FOUND GERMAN SHEPARD IN JOSHUA TREE

FOUND GERMAN SHEPARD IN JOSHUA TREE

Male, tan & black.

Found near: Winters & Border in Joshua Tree.

Call: Jim 760-364-3440

BIG FAT TABBY LOST

BIG FAT TABBY LOST

Male, all grey.

Lost near: Florida Court in 29 Palms.

Call: Mary 847-226-1570

HUSKY FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

HUSKY FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

Husky black & white, no collar looks well cared for.

Found near: Hillview & Crest Circle in Joshua Tree.

Call: Jess 760-401-5334

HUSKY LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

HUSKY LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Female Husky, white black & tan, wearing collar.

Lost near: Fortuna & Paxton in Yucca Valley.

Call: Carson 760-221-5597

ITS JUST A DRILL: CHP TRAINING AT THE OLD JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY TODAY

The California Highway Patrol will be conducting training today (Thursday, October 12) at the old Joshua Tree Elementary School. Residents may see police activity in the area, as well as hear gunfire. Officers will conduct a training scenario using non-lethal rounds. The school grounds will be closed to the public, and officers ask residents to avoid the area so that training is not disrupted.

COMMUNITY DISASTER PREPAREDNESS DAY SATURDAY

Come check out an earthquake simulator at the community disaster preparedness day Saturday, October 14. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has more…

The simulator, can give you real-life experience of what a 7.5 earthquake feels like. The Mercy Air helicopter is also scheduled to be at the event. There will be free information and live demonstrations from the Community Emergency Response Team, Southern California Edison, the county fire department, and the Sheriff’s Department, and others, on public safety. Some of the topics that will be covered are basic first aid, resources and deployment, water purification and storage, animal care, disaster supplies and kits, survival skills, and food storage and solar cooking. The event will be held in the Tractor Supply parking lot in Yucca Valley from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

STOLEN DIRT BIKE LEADS TO DISCOVERY OF A DRUG LAB IN YUCCA VALLEY

The recovery of a stolen dirt bike led to the arrest of a Yucca Valley man for operating a drug lab Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies on patrol contacted Lucas Clavet, 21, outside his apartment complex in the 7100 block of Sage Avenue about 1:10 p.m. Clavet had a 1997 Honda CR250 dirt bike; deputies determined the dirt bike had been reported stolen June 11 from a home in the 3800 block of Bonita Avenue. Deputies then obtained a search warrant for Clavet’s apartment. During the search, deputies located a butane honey oil lab; honey oil is obtained when someone uses butane to extract THC from marijuana. The process is extremely dangerous and can result in explosions. Narcotics officers took over the investigation. Lucas Clavet was arrested on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle, and manufacturing drugs or narcotics. He was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail with his bail set at $550,000.

AN ARREST FOR DRUGS AND WEAPONS IN LANDERS

A Rialto man, suspected of assault, was arrested Tuesday in Landers after Sheriff’s deputies found drugs and a weapon in his vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were sent to the area of Goat Mountain Road and Margarita Street in Landers about 3 p.m. Steven Mixco, 29, of Rialto, was identified as the suspect, and deputies located Mixco driving a vehicle in the 58800 block of Napa Road in Landers. Mixco is on felony probation, and during a search of the vehicle, deputies located methamphetamine packaged for sales and a cane sword. Steve Mixco was arrested for investigation of possession of methamphetamine for sales and possession of a prohibited weapon, and booked into the Morongo Basin Jail. Mixco is being held on a no-bail probation violation hold.

“PSYCHO” BODY DOUBLE FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS TALKS OF NEW DOCUMENTARY

When Hitchcock’s thriller “Psycho” is mentioned, so is its famous shower scene. Janet Leigh’s body double in that scene, model Marli Renfro, happens to be a Hi-Desert resident, and she spoke with Rebecca Havely about a new documentary film based on the iconic scene she starred in…

 

Z107.7: I understand this documentary is rather unique.

Renfro: It’s the first movie that’s ever been made that is based solely on one scene from another movie.

Z: What is the significance of the title 78/52?

Renfro: There’s 78 cuts and 52 set ups in the shower scene of Psycho.

Z: Who came up with this movie concept?

Renfro: Alexandre Phillipe; he wrote the movie and directed it, and he just did an outstanding job.

Z: Sounds like it would be a great tool for teaching.

Renfro: I really believe that it should be mandatory viewing in film classes.

Z: Can you tell us what was it like being directed by a legend?

Renfro: I was a huge Hitchcock fan; I would have done it for free. He was fantastic and he knew exactly what he wanted.

Z: How was Anthony Perkins to work with?

Renfro: Very, very, very nice. Between shots, he and I and the wardrobe lady would play word games while waiting for the next set up.

Z: Tell us about the book that’s been written about you.

Renfro: Robert Gray Smith wrote it, it’s called “The Girl in Alfred Hitchcock’s Shower.”

Z: And that is available for sale on Amazon.

The documentary “78/52” was shown at the Sundance Film Festival and the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, and will be in wider release later this year.

THE COMMISSARY CLOSES ABOARD THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

The commissary on board the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms was closed until further notice Wednesday due to health code violations. A press release from the Combat Center Deputy Director states the commissary was closed because of “a pest control issue” that was discovered during a routine commissary inspection. The bakery/deli and produce areas were the source of the violations. All other areas of the commissary were deemed safe for operations.

Commissary patrons concerned about the quality of recent purchases may be eligible to file a claim for compensation on lost groceries with the Tort Claim Unit of Code 15, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Department of the Navy. They will need to fill out an SF 95 package. TCU prefers that the claims be emailed to them at TORTCLAIMSUNIT@navy.mil. They can also be mailed. The claim needs to include supporting documentation for the loss such as receipts or bank records.

The mailing address for TCU is:
Office of the Judge Advocate General Tort Claims Unit Norfolk
9620 Maryland Ave. Suite 205
Norfolk, VA 23511-2949

HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER NURSES VOTE TO UNIONIZE

Registered nurses at Hi-Desert Medical Center voted Tuesday night to join California’s largest nurses’ union. In a secret ballot, the nurses voted 77-4, or 95 percent, to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. Hi-Desert Medical Center is part of Tenet Healthcare. The nurses will now seek wage parity with other Tenet hospitals and a contract that requires the hospital to comply with the state’s mandated nurse-to-patient ratio law.

WORLD-CLASS PIANIST BRINGS CARNEGIE HALL TO YUCCA VALLEY

Residents will have an opportunity to see a world-class pianist perform here this Saturday in our Morongo Basin. Reporter Sara Snyder says Richard Bishop, who has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, will be performing at a Yucca Valley church…

A renowned classical pianist will give a solo concert Saturday in an intimate and friendly setting. Richard Bishop of Yucca Valley has his master’s degree from Julliard School of Music, and has performed with Isaac Stern and Itzhak Perlman, and in concert halls in Russia, Asia, Brazil, and the United States. Bishop will play Mozart, Schubert, Mozart, and Chopin during the concert, which is set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 14, at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 56750 Mountain View Trail in Yucca Valley. Tickets are $10 at the door.

CALIFORNIA SCHOOL EXIT EXAM, CAHSEE, IS SUSPENDED

Two years after Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that suspended the California High School Exit Exam as a requirement for high school graduation, Brown signed another bill Tuesday that permanently repealed the exam. The exam, known as CAHSEE, was an attempt to have students show that they had basic competence in English and math before graduation. However, some students were not able to get their diplomas because, while they had passed all their coursework, they had not passed the exam. Education officials now say the CAHSEE is obsolete and the should be repealed. Students will now be able to graduate as long as they complete state-mandated coursework and any local requirements.

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB ANNUAL AUCTION EVENT

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert will hold their annual live and silent auction fund-raiser Saturday, November 4. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details and your invitation…

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert is now selling tickets for its fourth annual “Blue and White” gala. This year’s event, set for Saturday, November 4, will be a night of 1920s rip-roaring fun. The evening will feature a live and silent auction, wine and cheese tasting, appetizers, and desserts. The social hour, tasting, and shopping begin at 5 at the Boys and Girls Club, 56525 Little League Drive in Yucca Valley. Everyone is encouraged to dress fashionably “after 5, 1920s style” or, to be just right, wear blue and white. Tickets are $35 per person or $250 for a table of eight. For tickets, sponsorships, or donations, call 760-365-5437.

YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS NOTCHES A WIN

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ varsity tennis team won their match against Desert Hot Springs yesterday, 14-4. Coach Cindy Miller said this was a great team win. The team is now 4-4 and is currently in third place.

In singles, Katie Brattain won 6-0, 6-0, 6-0; Dejia Valeur was 1-6, 4-6, 6-4; Elizabeth Anderson, 2-6, 6-2, 6-0. In doubles, Savannah Beasley and Kloee Scaccianoce were 6-3,6-2,6-1; April Bratcher and Mckenzi Monical were 6-1, 6-0, 6-2; Montana Rowe and Alyssa Synder were 6-1, 3-6; Alex Costa and Gisele Julian, 6-3.