WHIPPET MIX FOUND YUCCA VALLEY

WHIPPET MIX FOUND YUCCA VALLEY

Female Whippet mix, Tan with faint white markings, Wearing Collar.

Found near: Grand Ave and Hidden Gold in Yucca Valley

Call: Stephanie 760-780-8205

PETITION FOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION AND PROCESSING IN YUCCA VALLEY CERTIFIED

The County Registrar of Voters has certified that a citizens’ petition to allow the commercial cultivation of marijuana in Yucca Valley had more than enough signatures to require further action by the Town Council. A minimum of 1,072 signatures were needed to put the issue on the ballot for the 2018 general election, or 1,608 signatures to trigger a special election. Of the 2,499 signatures on the petition, the Registrar determined that 1,737 signatures were valid. The Yucca Valley Town Council will now certify the petition at its meeting November 7 and then discuss its options. The petition would allow commercial cultivation and manufacturing of marijuana in certain zoning districts within town limits.

MEETING ON FUTURE OF TLC THIS FRIDAY

For many, the Christmas holidays hardly seem possible without a list. There are gift lists, grocery lists, and card lists to name a few. The recent and untimely passing of Mara Cantelo makes necessary another holiday list relevant to thousands across our Morongo Basin. Reporter Mike Lipsitz pulls out his notepad…

Cantelo’s passing leaves in jeopardy the continuation of the annual Tender Loving Christmas, or TLC, event she spearheaded. Now, from a core group of volunteers a new holiday list has emerged. It’s a sort of action plan for producing the TLC holiday meal with a visit from Santa bearing toys for children. Far from a done deal, the action plan will remain little more than a wish list without solid commitment and support from the community. The plan calls for develop of a leadership team, a budget, a menu, solicitation of donations of money, prepared menu items, and toys, as well as event publicity and other tasks. With a near impossible timeline the group has set a meeting for motivated people this Friday, November 3 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Cholla Room at the Yucca Valley Community Center. At that time a decision will be made to either start checking off items on the list or throw it all away.

For more information contact Paul Hoffman at 760-365-1643 or paul_hoffman@roadrunner.com

TRIAL BEGINS FOR YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING MARTIN REYES

The trial for a man accused of shooting and killing a Yucca Valley man more than four years ago began yesterday. Brian Cline, 34, was in a Joshua Tree courtroom Tuesday when lawyers began selecting potential jurors. On April 18, 2013, Brian Cline was arguing with Martin Reyes, 35, in the 6300 block of Hermosa Avenue in Yucca Valley when investigators say Cline pulled out a gun and fired several shots at Reyes, hitting him once in the face. Detectives say Cline then fled on foot, jumping fences, before he was found trying to hide on a home’s roof at Hermosa and Barron Drive. Martin Reyes was taken to Hi-Desert Medical Center where he died.

TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN CRASHES INTO HOUSE IN SUSPECTED DUI

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of drunk driving. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 3700 block of Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms just after 4:30 a.m. where they found a Nissan pick-up truck had been driven into a residence. During the investigation, deputies determined the driver, Juan Marquez, 21, was intoxicated, and had driven his truck through a fence and into the side of the home. There were no injuries, only property damage. Juan Marquez was arrested for driving under the influence, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, cited and released.

11TH ANNUAL REACH OUT CRAFT AND BAKE SALE THIS WEEKEND

Reach Out Morongo Basin will hold its 11th annual craft Fair and Bake Sale this weekend in Twentynine Palms. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details…

The Reach Out Morongo Basin’s craft fair and bake sale will be held on November 4-5 at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center. Among the arts and crafts booths will be jewelry, crocheted and knitted goods, bath and body goods, home décor, and much more. Home-baked goods and homemade tortillas will also be available, with proceeds going to various senior programs. Indoor and outdoor table spaces for vendors are limited. For more information and pricing, contact Reach Out Morongo Basin at 760-361-1410. The Senior Center is located at 6539 Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms.

COVERED CALIFORNIA ENROLLMENT BEGINS TODAY

Covered California health insurance open enrollment has begun. Now is the time to apply for health benefits or to make changes to your current plan. Morongo Basin Community Health Center’s certified application counselor Sheree Fansler is available to community members to assist them with the application process. To schedule an appointment or for free assistance with enrollment, call 760-366-1546. Open enrollment closes January 31. The Morongo Basin Healthcare District receives no monetary compensation by Covered California and is doing this outreach in keeping with their mission of improving the health and wellness of the people of the Morongo Basin.

JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors has called a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the board will be asked to discuss draft agreements with Mojave Water Agency for water supply connection, transfer facilities, and water storage; and discuss a rate study. Directors will also hear a presentation on converting to solar energy and be asked to form an ad hoc committee to work on the project. The meeting will be held on Chollita Road in Joshua Tree.

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL INTERACT CLUB THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

The Rotary-sponsored Interact Club at Twentynine Palms High School believes no one should miss out on Thanksgiving dinner. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells how you can help the club help those in need…

The Twentynine Palms High School Interact Club wants to provide a complete Thanksgiving meal to 300 needy families this year and is holding a food drive. Needed items include, but are not limited to: cranberries, roll mix, stuffing, gravy mix, instant potatoes, sweet potatoes, assorted vegetables, pumpkin pie mix, boxed pie crust, and evaporated milk. Grocery gift cards or cash donations that can be used for the purchase of miscellaneous items are also appreciated. Make checks payable to Twentynine Palms High School with Interact written in the memo section. Donations can be dropped off at the high school by November 15, or call Lori Cosgriff at 760-367-9591 extension 46 to have your items picked up.

To be placed on the list of recipients, call Reach Out Morongo Basin at 760-361-1410. The food baskets will be distributed November 18 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Twentynine Palms High School gym.

FRIDAY IS THE 50TH ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BELL FOOTBALL GAME

Friday is the 50th annual Battle of the Bell, when the Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team will travel to Twentynine Palms to play their cross-basin rivals, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats. At stake is the Kiwanis Club Bell, which has been won by the Twentynine Palms Wildcats for the last 12 consecutive years, and 31 out of 49 years. The Wildcats and the Trojans are tied for third place in the DeAnza League; the winner of Friday’s game will move on to the CIF southern section play-offs. The Trojans are 7-and-2 overall, while the Wildcats are 6-and-3 overall. Kick off for the varsity game is 7 p.m. at Tom Nicoll Field in Twentynine Palms. The junior varsity game starts at 4 p.m. The junior varsity Wildcats are 7-2 overall; the junior varsity Trojans are 8-1. Fans are urged to arrive early.

DROP-IN CO-ED SOFTBALL IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY EVENINGS

The Town of Yucca Valley is sponsoring drop-in co-ed softball games Thursday evenings, November 2 and 9. No registration is required; just show up at the community center softball field at 6:30; games are from 7 to 9 p.m. and are 35 minutes long. The fee is $2 each. Players must be 18 and over.

YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL WINS 1 ST CIF PLAYOFF GAME

The Yucca Valley High School varsity volleyball team won Tuesday’s home CIF Southern Section Girls’ Volleyball Tournament, Division 7, non-conference match against Vista del Lago High School of Moreno Valley in three sets (25-19, 25-15 and 25-12). The big hitter last night was Riley Vallo with 10 kills. Zena Yackimow had nine kills. EJ Day had six service aces.

The Trojan girls move on to a playoff match versus Mark Keppel High School of Alhambra in Trojan gym at Yucca Valley High School tomorrow, at 6:00 p.m.