HOMICIDE SUSPECTED IN DEATH OF MAN FOUND IN PIONEERTOWN

A man was found dead Sunday morning inside a vehicle in Pioneertown, and Sheriff’s deputies suspect foul play. According to the Sheriff’s department, authorities were called about 9:10 a.m. to the area of Skyline Ranch Road and Pioneertown Road. Deputies found Charles Brown, 63, of Yucca Valley, dead inside a sleeping bag inside the red Nissan Vera. Homicide detectives were called to investigate. No further information is available. If you have information, call Detective Mark Green at 909-387-3589.

BODY FOUND SUNDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

We have limited information about a body that was found in Twentynine Palms Sunday morning. According to Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cynthina Bachman, deputies were called to an area near the wash near Aztec Avenue and Buena Vista Drive at 6:37 a.m. The caller said a woman was dead and lividity was pronounced. The Sheriff’s Department is investigating; anyone with information should call 760-366-4175.

SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES SEEK WOMAN FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a woman after the children she was babysitting became ill from illegal drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, firefighters were called to a home in the 7300 block of Cibola Trail in Yucca Valley about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday to help two toddlers, a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old, who were having trouble breathing. When paramedics learned that the children’s babysitter, Jinjer Carter, 32, of La Brea, had consumed and smoked drugs containing THC, and that the children exhibited symptoms of being under the influence of marijuana, they called Sheriff’s deputies to investigate. Jinjer Carter fled the home prior to the arrival of deputies. The children were taken to Hi-Desert Medical Center for treatment. During a search of the home, deputies found multiple products containing THC in areas that were easily accessible to the children. Anyone with information concerning Carter’s whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s department at 760-366-4175.

8-YEAR-OLD BOY DROWNS IN HOTEL POOL FRIDAY IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

An 8-year-old boy drowned in a Desert Hot Springs hotel swimming pool Friday evening. Issac Moore had gone to a pool party at the Vista Ventana Spa and Resort Friday in the 66500 block of 6th Street. Paramedics were called to the extended-stay hotel about 9:30 p.m. for an unresponsive boy who had been pulled from the pool. Issac Moore was taken to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs where he was pronounced deceased. He is survived by his parents, an older brother, and a younger sister. A Go Fund Me account has been set up to help with funeral expenses.

https://www.gofundme.com/isaacsservice

SUPERVISORS TO DISCUSS RENEWABLE ENERGY TOMORROW

After years of private debate, public meetings, hearings, and legal challenges the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will convene what may be the last public hearing on the subject of renewable energy as it relates to the County General Plan. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills in the details…

Tomorrow’s County Board of Supervisors meeting will get off to a late start due to a closed morning session for the expected appointment of a county CEO. So following the 1 p.m. start, recognitions, appoints, and items on the consent agenda, the County Board of Supervisors will convene a public hearing to consider a Renewable Energy and Conservation Element of the County General Plan. This is a new addition to the General Plan and will contain policies related to the environmental, economic and community values associated with the development of solar, wind, and biomass energy Countywide. The proposed policies up for vote follow years of testimony, discussion and debate gathered by the county in an effort to draft policies that address many competing concerns. Tomorrow’s meeting streams online and to the first-floor teleconferencing room in the County Government Center on White Feather Road in Joshua Tree. Public comment and participation in the hearing may be made via live video link from that location.

PALM SPRINGS VETERANS DAY PARADE SEEKING MILITARY PARTICIPANTS

The City of Palm Springs is seeking military participation in its 21st annual Veterans Day parade. The parade is set for Saturday, November 11, starting at 3:30 p.m. in downtown Palm Springs. Applications are due by October 20. The Palm Springs Veterans’ Day parade is one of 60 events nationwide that is an official regional site for the observance of Veterans Day by the Veterans Day National Committee of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The parade is one of the largest in Southern California honoring veterans.

Armed Forces Participation Request

Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade Application 2017

YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BUYS NEW WEATHER SYSTEM

The Yucca Valley Airport has a new weather reporting system. The airport’s board of directors recently purchased and installed the “Say Weather” reporting station, which will provide on-demand, and up-to-the minute weather advisory information to pilots in the air. The system will also publish weather advisory information to a web-based weather sites. For more information, call the airport at 760-953-3670.

http://www.weatherlink.com/user/l22ariport

The new weather underground station is kcayucca49

PROBLEM WITH ANTS? WE’VE GOT SOME TIPS TO GET RID OF THEM

This wet winter has led to a greater infestation of ant this spring and summer. Reporter Eric Knabe has some tips to help combat the invasion…

This summer has been challenging in the seasonal battle between ant and man. Here are some ideas that may tip the scales in your favor. First identify the type of ant you are dealing with. That’s what the internet for. Some ants may be new to you and need special treatment. The area you thought was clean might need another once over. Small crumbs still look like a buffet to an ant. Ants leave a scent trail getting to that food; wipe down the area with a vinegar and water solution or a vinegar-based cleaner to remove the trail. When using bait, make it easy for the ant to get to and avoid using repellant type sprays near it. And if you have small children and or the elderly or someone who is allergic in your household, consider hiring a professional who can act promptly and can give you a game plan to avoid the next infestation.

SET THE DATE FOR PIONEER DAYS KICK-OFF

Yes, we are in the dog days of summer, but it’s never to early to think about Pioneer Days in Twentynine Palms. The kick-off event for Pioneer Days is set for Friday, September 15, at the Bowladium, starting at 5:30 p.m. There will be barbecue, live music, vendors, and raffles. Pioneer Days buttons will go on sale, and it’s also the launch of the friendly competition for “Judge” and “Sheriff.” Pioneer Days is set for October 19-22.

REGISTER NOW FOR MORONGO VALLEY CAR SHOW

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. There will be live music by Ghostlight Trio, and home-cooked barbecue by Willie Boys. Vendors, sponsors—and of course, vehicles—are needed for the event. Register your vehicle before September 1 for $25; registration is $35 afterwards. Vehicles that travel more than 75 miles to the car show are only $15. Clubs that enter five or more vehicles also get a discounted rate. For more information, see mvfdlocal5028.org.

KEEP CHILDREN SAFE FROM POISON

If you’re dealing with ants, be careful if you place poison out to kill them. Don’t use toxic substances where children or pets can get to them. The California Poison Control System provides immediate, free and expert treatment advice and referral over the telephone, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. With more information about keeping children safe from poisons and toxic substances, here’s Anthony Arbraria…

Here are some tips on ways to keep children safe from poison. Place the California Poison action line phone number—800-222-1222—on or near all phones. Ask for child-resistant containers. Do not store food products and household cleaners in the same cabinet. Keep harmful medicines and household products out of reach and in locked cabinets. Never call medicine candy. Know your plants. Check the poison control web site at calpoison.org, or call your local plant store or nursery. And always keep potentially harmful products such as cosmetics, perfume, cigarettes, alcohol, vitamins with iron, and all medicine, completely out of reach.