LARGE DOG FOUND IN 29 PALMS

LARGE DOG FOUND IN 29 PALMS

Large older dog found looks 10+

Back and White, some brown.

May be a Great Dane mix.

Found near: Utah Trail and Base Line in 29 Palms.

Call: Gloria 760-567-7737

PIT BULL FOUND IN 29 PALMS

PIT BULL FOUND IN 29 PALMS

Tan Pit with white paws, brown eyes.

Wearing chain collar.

Found near: Elpaseo near Oasis Elementary in 29 Palms.

Call: Victoria 760-819-3313

AUSTRALIAN SHEPARD LOST IN LANDERS

AUSTRALIAN SHEPARD LOST IN LANDERS

1 Year old, black has epilepsy and needs meds.

Lost near: New Dixie Mine and 247 in Landers.

Call: Sarah 760-442-0480

BLUE NOSED PIT LOST

BLUE NOSED PIT LOST

Cropped ears, scars on face from recent attack.

Lost near: Aberdeen and Piper in Yucca Valley.

Call: Krista 760-885-1143

SMALL DOG FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE

SMALL DOG FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE

Unknown breed, black brown and tan.

Lost near: Hillview in Joshua Tree.

Call: Karl 626-428-0451

CALICO CAT LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

CALICO CAT LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Calico white, orange and black with white socks.

Black facial mask.

Lost near: Wilmar and Indio Ave. in Yucca Valley.

Call: Shelley 760-574-0996

2 DOGS LOST

2 DOGS LOST

Male grey Pit Bull with white chest.

And all black Female Lab.

Lost near: Pinto Mountain Rd.

Call: Robin 760-362-3332

NEW PICK-UP RULES CAUSE COMPLAINTS AT YUCCA VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Chaos reigned at a Yucca Valley elementary school this week as parents railed against new rules allegedly designed to keep their children safe. Reporter David Haldane explains…
Parents picked their kids up from Yucca Valley Elementary School yesterday without any handcuffs.
That was a departure from the day before when one dad was briefly detained for what a sheriff’s spokesman described as “unruly” behavior. No charges were filed and he was quickly released.
What sparked the confrontation was a change in policy regarding where parents can meet their kids; instead of waiting on the sidewalk, they were directed to a spot nearly a block away from the campus.
District officials said the new place was safer. Danielle DenHartog, for one—the mother of a kindergartner—strongly disagreed. “I felt horrendous. My daughter comes to me and the first thing she tells me is that she’s scared.”
Thing were calmer the next day after school officials relented, allowing parents to come closer. District Superintendent Tom Baumgarten, there with three deputies to ensure the peace, said the situation is evolving. “It just takes a little while to try and work through the kinks of it.”

YUCCA VALLEY TRANSGENDER MAN LEADS LAWSUIT AGAINST TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

A Yucca Valley man is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the Trump administration, alleging that the president’s directive banning transgender people from serving opening in the military is unconstitutional. According to the lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Aiden Stockman, 20, came out as a transgender male when he was in the eighth grade and began hormone replacement therapy when he was in eleventh grade at Yucca Valley High School. He found a doctor and began his gender reassignment surgery, with plans to enlist in the Air Force afterwards. In his lawsuit, Stockman said he was “crushed” when Donald Trump released his August 25 policy re-instating the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military. Stockman and the other plaintiffs contend that Trump’s policy directive denies them equal protection of the laws, their right to freedom of expression, and their right to liberty and privacy. They are asking the Central District Court of California to declare the directive unconstitutional and enjoin the Trump administration from enforcing the directive. Trump ordered the ban to take effect in February 2018, but Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced transgender troops will be allowed to continue serving, pending the release of a study by experts.
https://www.unitedstatescourts.org/federal/cacd/688153/1-0.html

Aiden Stockman

BEWARE OF THE “GRANDPARENT’S” SCAM

An old phone scam that is making the rounds again. It’s called the “grandparents scam,” because the caller pretends to be the victim’s grandchild who needs money because of an arrest or car crash. A woman in Morongo Valley received a call recently in which the caller claimed to be her grandson. He said he had been arrested for DUI and needed cash to pay his lawyer in order to get out of jail. The victim drove to her bank and withdrew $4,500 to buy three $1,500 gift cards. She then gave the scam caller the numbers on the cards. The victim later learned from her daughter that her grandson had not been arrested and was OK. The victim was able to cancel one of the gift cards, but is out $3,000. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers the following tips on how you can avoid falling victim to a similar scam…
In the grandparents scam, the caller often begins the call by saying “Hi Grandma,” and then saying he or she is in trouble and asking you to keep a secret. That’s when the caller says he was in a crash or arrested and needs money. In order to avoid being taken by the grandparents scam, ask the caller information only you and your grandchild would know. Do not act without confirming the information. Call your grandchild or his or her parents first to confirm whether the story is true. Refuse to send money via a wire transfer or gift cards; you can never get it back. If you do fall for the scam, report it to the Sheriff’s Department.

YUCCA VALLEY MAN WITH EXTENSIVE RECORD ACCUSED OF SELLING DRUGS

A Yucca Valley man with an extensive criminal history was arrested, accused of selling drugs. Deputies went to a home in the 7400 block of Elata Avenue in Yucca Valley about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday where they found Daniel Dalpezzo, 47, along with methamphetamine and ammunition. As a convicted felon, Dalpezzo is prohibited from owning weapons or ammunition. Daniel Dalpezzo was arrested for investigation of possession of methamphetamine for sales and being a felon in possession of ammunition, booked into West Valley Detention Center, with his bail set at $50,000.

TWO MEN ARRESTED AFTER YUCCA VALLEY PROBATION CHECK

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested Tuesday when deputies went to a home on a probation check. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7300 block of Lucerne Vista in Yucca Valley about 5:30 p.m. Living at the home was John Killen, 52, and Robert Williams, 45. During a probation search of the home, deputies found methamphetamine, ammunition, and drug paraphernalia in Killen’s bedroom. John Killen was arrested for violating his probation and for possession of methamphetamine, and on warrants for forgery, grand theft, and identity theft, booked into West Valley Detention Center, and is being held with no bail. Robert Williams was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of ammunition, and for violating the terms of his post-release community supervision, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, and is being held without bail.

READY SB COUNTY PHONE APP TO HELP RESIDENTS DURING EMERGENCIES

The state of California and San Bernardino County have set up websites and apps to help residents in case of natural disasters and emergencies. The California Office of Emergency Services, CALoes.ca.gov, has tips for individuals, families, businesses, schools and teachers, on how to prepare. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more information about a free phone app developed by the county…
San Bernardino County has prepared a new app for smart phones to help residents prepare and plan for disasters. The Ready SB County app allows users to share their status with selected contacts with the push of a button, receive critical emergency alerts, locate the county’s emergency shelters, view up-to-date evacuation route maps, and get the latest news and weather for San Bernardino county. The app also creates a personalized emergency preparedness plan that includes what you’ll need for an emergency supply kit, an emergency food supply shopping list; an emergency communications plan, and critical information to prepare your home for a disaster. This free app is available for both Android and iPhones and can be used with or without an Internet connection.
For more information, email: CalOESPIO@caloes.ca.gov.

DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will discuss voter registration at its regular meeting Saturday, September 9. Members will learn how to fill out and submit voter registration forms, and where to register voters. Members will also be voting on a resolution condemning racism and bigotry. The meeting starts with an optional $10 breakfast buffet at 9 a.m. in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen at Copper Mountain College. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. Please be “green” and bring your own coffee mug. The college is located at 6162 Rotary Way in Joshua Tree.

VETERANS AND FAMILIES INVITED TO DAV AIR RIFLE SHOOTING COMPETITION

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans hosts the third annual Air Rifle Shooting Competition to be held on Saturday, October 7 at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more…
All veterans and their families are welcome; all disabilities will be accommodated, so come to compete or enjoy the contests from the shaded bleachers. The day starts at 7:30 a.m. with check in and range safety instruction; the competition begins at 9 a.m. Prizes, in various categories, will be awarded to individual shooters and to five-member Disabled American Veterans chapter teams. Shooter registration and spectator R.S.V.P. forms are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, September 15. Donations will be accepted to help defray costs of prizes, supplies, and provided lunch which includes hotdogs, hamburgers, chips and beverages. The Air Rifle Competition is an alcohol-free event. This year’s co-sponsors include the National Rifle Association, the Combat Center Formal Marksmanship Training Center and Z107.7-FM community radio.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan volleyball team beat the Indio Rajahs in three sets, 25-14, 25-17, and 25-17, yesterday. Coach Darrell Sterling said outside hitter EJ Day led with 12 kills, three blocks and 23 assists; setter Alessa Luckino had 34 assists; middle blocker Zena Yakimow had six service aces, four solo blocks, one shared block and one kill; and Libero Becca Dumas had 18 digs.

Coming up in high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School volleyball and tennis teams will host San Jacinto High School at home. Tennis begins at 3:15; volleyball at 4:45.