AFRICAN PARROT LOST IN YUCCA MESA

AFRICAN PARROT LOST IN YUCCA MESA

African Grey Parrot, grey with red tail.

Reward offered.

Lost near: Yucca Mesa School area and El Dorado.

Call: Stanley 760-275-1631

TABBY LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

TABBY LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Male, fixed black and grey Tabby.

Lost near: Onaga and Palomar in Yucca Valley.

Call: Karen 562-505-5957

BLUE NOSE PIT LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

BLUE NOSE PIT LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Brindle with white, wearing collar.

Lost near: Joshua Lane and Juarez in Yucca Valley.

Call: Rowland 609-816-1108

TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF INDECENT EXPOSURE AT CAR WASH

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday, accused of exposing himself to women at a car wash. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the a self-car wash at the corner of Adobe Road and Calle Todd Lane about 5:15 for a report of a man exposing himself. When deputies arrived, the suspect, identified as Karl Pope, 25, was still at the scene in a black Dodge Challenger. After an investigation, Karl Pope was arrested for indecent exposure, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, cited and released.

OPEN AND INTERACTIVE MEETING ON TWENTYNINE PALMS’ PROJECT PHOENIX TONIGHT

Twentynine Palms will be holding what’s described as an “open and interactive” meeting to discuss Project Phoenix tonight. The purpose, according to a press release, is to get public input on various aspects of the project including parking access and other infrastructure needs. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Twentynine Palms Community Center on Joe Davis Drive.

IT’S WILDFIRE SEASON, CALFIRE HAS PREVENTION TIPS

If you live in a wildland area you need to use all equipment responsibly to reduce the risk of accidentally sparking a fire. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the wildfire prevention tips from CalFire…
Southern California is entering peak wildfire season. Whether working to create defensible space around your home, mowing the grass or dragging a road, or just pulling your dirt bike over to the side of the road, use all equipment responsibly. If the metal blades from a lawn mower hit rocks, they can create sparks and start a fire. Spark arresters are required in wildland areas on all portable gasoline-powered equipment, such as weed-eaters, chain saws, grinders, welders, tractors, and trimmers. Do your part, the right way, to keep your community fire safe. And finally, don’t drive your vehicle onto dry grass or brush. Hot exhaust pipes and mufflers can start fires.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIAL ON THE Z107-7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District are back in session. Tomorrow’s Up-Close Show on Z107.7 will be a “Back-to-School” special, with Superintendent Tom Baumgarten and Director of Secondary Curriculum Amy Woods. Call in with your questions about busing, lunches, curriculum, scheduling, or going back to school. It all begins at 10 a.m. on the Z107.7 Up Close Show.

MORONGO VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT CAR SHOW SET FOR OCTOBER 14

The last day to register your vehicle for a discounted registration fee for the Morongo Valley Fire Department’s third annual car show is Friday. With more on how to register your vehicle, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely…
Mark your calendars for the Morongo Valley Fire Department’s third annual car show. The car show is set for Saturday, October 14 in Covington Park in Morongo Valley. Register your vehicle before Friday, September 1 for $25; registration is $35 afterwards. Registration for vehicles that travel more than 75 miles to the car show is only $15, and for clubs that enter five or more vehicles. There will be antique fire trucks, live music by Ghostlight Trio, and home-cooked barbecue by Willie Boys. Vendors are also needed for the event. For more information, see mvfdlocal5028.org.

WOMAN ARRESTED WITH BRASS KNUCKLES IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Highland woman was arrested in Yucca Valley Tuesday morning after she was discovered to be carrying brass knuckles. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 63600 block of Highway 62 about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday where they found Shenade Brooks, 29. During a search, the deputy discovered brass knuckles, and Shenade Brooks was arrested for investigation of possession of a dangerous weapon, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with her bail set at $25,000.

HOW TO HELP VICTIMS OF HURRICANE HARVEY

Help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Visit RedCross.org, call 800-RED CROSS, or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

HELP SAVE LIVES, BECOME AN ORGAN DONOR

Every three hours, someone in the United States dies because of the shortage of donor organs. Every 18 minutes, another name is added to the thousands awaiting organ or organs. Reporter Sara Snyder says you can help resolve this national health shortage by becoming an organ donor…
Through the miracle of tissue and organ transplantation, thousands of lives are saved, and the quality of life for hundreds of others is greatly improved. In fact, transplantation is one of modern medicine’s true triumphs. All the costs involved in organ and tissue donation are the responsibility of the organ procurement organization. If you decide to become an organ donor, tell your family about your decision. Letting family know your wishes, and signing a donor card also signifies your commitment to organ and tissue donation. A single donor can help more than 50 people, so remember, the gift of organs and tissue is truly a gift of life.

YUCCA VALLEY SENOR CLUB JUKEBOX JAM SATURDAY

The Yucca Valley Senior Club will hold a Jukebox Jam Saturday, September 2. A three-piece band from Hemet-San Jacinto will perform live music, including doo wop, blues, rock and roll, modern country, show tunes, and more. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Senior Club behind the Yucca Valley library. The Jukebox Jam is free for seniors 55 and older, and $2 for those younger than age 55. Light refreshments will be served.

GET A SNEAK PEAK AT ART EXPOSITION ENTRIES STARTING TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo will hold their awards ceremony and reception September 16. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says you can get a sneak peek at the show starting tomorrow…
You can get a sneak peak of the fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition this weekend when the 29 Palms Art Gallery holds a soft opening. The juried exhibition of art from 63 local, national, and international artists will be on display at the art gallery 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning September 1. The exhibition theme is art depicting or inspired by Joshua Tree National Park; art will remain on display through October 1. Regular gallery hours are 11 to 3 Thursday through Sunday. The gala opening reception and awards ceremony is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, September 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. A variety of events will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17, from 10 to 4 at the art gallery, the 29 Palms Inn, the 29 Palms Creative Center, the Old Schoolhouse Museum, and the park’s Oasis Visitor’s Center.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ tennis team will host Xavier Prep at home, starting at 3:15. The Lady Trojan volleyball team will host West Shores High School at home, starting at 4:30.
 
The Twentynine Palms High School girl’s tennis and volleyball teams will host Shadow Hills High School from Indio at home. Tennis starts at 3:15; volleyball at 4:30.

MIX BREED DOG FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE

MIX BREED DOG FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE

Brown and black with white marks on chest and white legs.

Found near: La Mirada in Joshua Tree.

Call: Schaeffer 760-217-1465

LARGE MIXED BREED DOG FOUND IN 29 PALMS

LARGE MIXED BREED DOG FOUND IN 29 PALMS

Black with cream on face, white tipped tail.

Wearing blue collar, no tags.

Found near: Utah Trail & Twilight in 29 Palms.

Call: Christina 512-750-8362

JACK RUSSELL LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

JACK RUSSELL LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

White and brown with black on back.

“Beeta” can’t see or hear well.

Can be coaxed with food.

Lost near: Mohave Ranch & Hwy 62 in Joshua Tree.

Call: Taylor 310-422-0913

THREE FOREIGN TOURISTS RESCUED NEAR A MARINE BASE LIVE-FIRE RANGE

Three Spanish tourists were stuck in the sand for hours Monday afternoon near the live fire range of the Twentynine Palms Combat Center. Just before 1 p.m., a Spanish-speaking man called to report that he and two companions were stuck in the sand in their silver Hyundai Sonata on board the Marine base and they only had one bottle of water for the three of them. He said they were traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Barstow when the car’s tires got buried in the sand near Emerson Lake in the Quackenbush live fire area. He said they’d been stuck for a few hours before calling for help. A Sheriff’s deputy located them about 2:30 p.m. and gave them a ride in the patrol car to Hero’s Market in Landers. The deputy called the Marine base for assistance, but the provost marshal’s office said they weren’t on the base, even though the deputy said they passed “No Trespassing” signs. A tow truck was called to tow the car out.

Z107.7 STORY SPARKS A PLANNED CLEAN-UP AT GIANT ROCK IN LANDERS

A few weeks ago, Z107.7 News broke the story of an abandoned campsite near Landers’ Giant Rock that was littered with an extraordinary amount of trash, human waste and other debris. In this follow up report, Mike Lipsitz says community response has been enormous…

Following Z107.7’s report on the large-scale mess near Giant Rock, a number of groups and individuals began organizing a major cleanup. Teams from the Landers Association, Mojave Desert Land Trust, and an organization known as Blight Sites coordinated with the Bureau of Land Management and have set September 9 as the big cleanup day. Groups and individuals will check in with the BLM starting at 8 a.m. along the road out to Giant Rock just east of Linn Road and Belfield Boulevard in Landers. Bags, gloves and other equipment will be on-hand; volunteers will be assigned to one of several related cleanup sites. All involved should wear appropriate clothing and bring plenty of drinking water. Those with pickups and trailers are especially encouraged to show up and assist transporting the trash to the Landers Landfill. 

The BLM will be recording volunteer hours, assigning a dollar figure and adding it to the mounting fines levied against the known perpetrators.

EDISON TO ROLL OUT NEW RATES BASED ON THE TIME OF USE

Major changes are afoot for Edison customers, including those in the Morongo Basin. Reporter David Haldane explains…
If your lifestyle is somewhat flexible, you may be in for lower electricity rates. If it isn’t, well, not so much.
That’s the bottom line regarding Southern California Edison’s new rate scales set to begin for some as early as next year. Called Time-of-Use, the new system basically charges customers based on when they use the electricity; thus, watching TV during peak hours such as weekday summer afternoons will cost more than watching it during weeknights or weekends.
Generally, an SCE spokesman said, rates during peak hours will be higher than they are now while off-peak rates will lower. Starting next year, he said, the company plans to shift 400,000 customers to the new system, with the remainder getting there by 2020.
Don’t worry, though, there’s an out; if you don’t like the new system, you’ll still be able to switch back to the old one for at least the next three years.