TERRIER MIX FOUND IN 29 PALMS

TERRIER MIX FOUND IN 29 PALMS

Female, black with brown face.

Found near: Utah & Amboy in 29 Palms

Call: Shelley 830-229-2767

YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF RAPING A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL

A Yucca Valley man was arrested for investigation of raping a 15-year-old girl. On Monday, deputies were called to the 55600 block of Onaga Trail about 7:30 p.m. to investigate a disturbance. The deputy found the girl’s father at the scene confronting Greyelk Tatu, 19, whom he said raped his daughter at Jacob’s Park in Yucca Valley several days earlier. After an investigation, Greyelk Tatu was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail with his bail set at $250,000. In July, Greyelk Tatu pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor more than three years younger and was sentenced to a year in jail.

TWO ARRESTED ON CHARGES FROM BLOODY KNIFE FIGHT IN LANDERS LAST MONTH

A man and his mother were arrested Thursday, November 2, after a bloody knife fight in Landers last month. Deborah King, 51, called Sheriff’s deputies October 19 to the 800 block of Ducor Avenue when an argument between her son, Cory McGilloway, 28, and Kenneth Cook and Christopher Cook, turned violent. The Cooks and McGilloway all suffered multiple stab wounds and they were all taken to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs. The district attorney’s office issued a warrant October 26 for the arrest of Cory McGilloway for two counts of attempted murder, and for Deborah King for assault with a firearm. They were taken into custody about noon Thursday during a traffic stop near their home at Ducor and Reche Road in Landers. McGilloway and King pleaded not guilty in Joshua Tree Superior Court Friday, November 3. Cory McGilloway is being held at West Valley Detention Center on $2 million bail; Deborah King is being held on $400,000 bail.

Cory McGilloway

TWO BOYS SUSTAIN SERIOUS INJURIES WITH FIREWORKS EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two boys were seriously injured Saturday when they were shooting off illegal fireworks. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, firefighters were called to a campsite on Gold Crown Road in Wonder Valley about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. A 12-year-old boy received severe injuries to his right arm, from his hand to his elbow, when the fireworks exploded; a 14-year-old boy was also injured in the explosion. The 12-year-old boy was flown by Mercy Air to Loma Linda Medical Center; the 14-year-old boy was taken by ambulance to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs. The Sheriff’s Department is investigating.

FOUR MEN ARRESTED IN LOCAL ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW RAIDS

At least six men were arrested Friday when Sheriff’s deputies raided illegal marijuana grows in Landers, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree. Deputies from the Inland Regional Narcotics Enforcement Team pulled more than 2,000 marijuana plants, and seized more than 600 pounds of processed marijuana and four firearms at locations in the 59100 block of Rocky Acres Road, 59300 block of Reche Road, 1000 block of Chuckwalla, 60200 block of Meliz Road, and locations near Acoma Trail and Shannon Road, in Landers; the 5100 block of Border Avenue in Joshua Tree; and 3700 block of Lucerne Vista in Yucca Valley, beginning about 9 a.m. Friday. Arrested at the Rocky Acres Road location for investigation of marijuana cultivation were: Jose Maciel Leon, 22, of Reedly; Anthony Madrid, 20, of Sun Valley; and Elicio Solis, 37, of Landers. Arrested at the Border Avenue location: Phattham Thammathong, 54, of Riverside; arrested at Reche Road was Alfredo Torres-Morales, age 77, of Dinuba; and at the Lucerne Vista, address, Pasko Silon, 35, of Yucca Valley was arrested. They were all booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, cited, and released.

59100 Rocky Acres Rd., Landers
208 marijuana plants; 18 pounds of processed marijuana; 3 firearms seized

Reche Rd. , Landers
209 marijuana plants; 62 pounds of processed marijuana; 1 firearm seized

1000 & 1000 Chuckawalla Drive, Landers
236 marijuana plants; 58 pounds of marijuana seized

Acoma Trail, Landers
155 marijuana plants; 132 pounds of marijuana seized

5100 Border Avenue, Landers
903 marijuana plants; 336 pounds of marijuana seized

3700 Lucerne Vista, Yucca Valley
122 marijuana plants; 21 pounds of marijuana seized

60200 Meliz Road, Landers
196 marijuana plants; 1 pound of marijuana seized

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TAKES UP MARIJUANA AND SHORT-TERM RENTALS TONIGHT

Tonight’s regular meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council will be preceded by a strategic plan workshop at 5 p.m. The workshop is an opportunity for residents and the town council to identify, discuss, and prioritize key concerns, and to develop strategies for addressing the most important issues. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the agenda for the regular meeting…
Following the strategic plan workshop at 5 p.m., the Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a public hearing on annexing the new O’Reilly Auto Parts store into a community facilities district. The council will also be asked to approve resolutions to annex Mohawk Car Wash into a community facilities district. Next the council will be asked to accept the citizens’ initiative concerning commercial marijuana operations in town limits. It is expected that the council will request a report on the initiative to be presented at its December 5 meeting. And finally, the council will be asked to approve a resolution establishing a short-term vacation rental application and monitoring fees. The regular meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center.

SCHOOL BOARD TO CONSIDER ELECTIONS BY DISTRICTS

The city of Twentynine Palms, town of Yucca Valley, and Morongo Unified School District all received letters from a lawyer threatening legal action unless they changed the way council and board members are elected, from “at large” elections to “district” elections. At its last meeting in October, the school board voted to table any action on the issue; board member Michael Chlebik said the issues were so complex the board needed extra time to study it to make the right decision. Tonight, the school board will hold a closed session meeting to take up the issue at 5 p.m. in the school district’s conference room, 5715 Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms.

THANKSGIVING THEMED IMPROV SHOW AT THEATRE 29 THIS SATURDAY

Theatre 29’s wildly successful improvisational troupe, “The Baker’s Dozen,” will be onstage again, with a Thanksgiving themed special show in Twentynine Palms this Saturday evening. Here with your invitation is Rebecca Havely…
The top notch cast of improvisers “The Baker’s Dozen”, will perform a Thanksgiving themed special show, “Corny-copia” at 7:00 p.m. Saturday November 11 at Theatre 29. With improv, the plot, characters, and dialogue of a game, scene, or story are made up in the moment. Under the Direction of troupe Director, Chris Fleischman the Theatre 29 “Baker’s Dozen” Troupe will take suggestions from the audience as a source of inspiration to get the show started. The “Baker‘s Dozen” consists of thirteen ultra-talented comedian/actors each with a unique take on the art of improvisational comedy. Along with Director Fleischman they are; Graham Cooley, Cindy Daigneault, Cam D’Angeles, Amy Fangmeyer, Katie Fleischman, Kory Fleischman, Lisa Goldberg, Charles Harvey, Cody Joseph, Yvonna Mullen, Joseph Rego, and Hope Spicer.
“The Baker’s Dozen” shows are rated PG-13 and are greatly reduced in price with general admission between $5 and $10. The next improv show is set Saturday, December 30 so book them both by visiting theatre29.org or call the Theatre 29 Box Office at 760-361-4151.

CHAPARRAL ARTISTS SEEKING PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR FALL SHOW

Photographers are invited to submit artwork to the Chaparral Artists Art Guild’s Fall Photo Show. Bring your photos to Rainbow Stew Thursday, November 9, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. or Friday, November 10, from 10:30 to noon. An opening reception and awards ceremony are set for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 12. The judged show is open to non-members. The show will be on display at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley through Wednesday, December 6.

A LECTURE ABOUT THE ANCIENT LAKE CAHUILLA TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

Long before the Salton Sea, ancient Lake Cahuilla covered some 2,200 square miles of present day’s Coachella and Imperial valleys. The lake was last seen sometime after 1580. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells of an opportunity to learn why the lake matters to us today…
Freshwater Lake Cahuilla filled the Salton Sink and dried up multiple times over two millennia. Ancient birds and peoples depended on the lake just as modern day communities depend on the Salton Sea. The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Second Wednesday Lecture Series presents “Important Birds of Ancient Lake Cahuilla and the Salton Sea.” College of the Desert Professor of Natural Resources Kurt Leuschner will share his knowledge of special birds associated with the ancient lake which covered six times the area of today’s Salton Sea. Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society this Wednesday, November 8, for this special Second Wednesday Lecture Series beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in the Yucca Valley Community Complex. A $5 donation is requested.

FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse in Yucca Valley will hold its monthly USDA food distribution on Wednesday, November 8, at 3 p.m. until they run out of food. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather and remember there are no public restrooms available. The address of the Social Club is 56020 Santa Fe Trail, Suite M. If you have any questions about the distribution call 760-369-4057 and ask for Susie or Phebe.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Helen Gray Education on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center. The group is facilitated by Kristin Martin. For more information, please contact Martin at 760-250-7295 or visit the Hi-Desert Medical website at www.hdmc.org

WORLD NET CANCER DAY IS FRIDAY

World NET Cancer (neuroendocrine tumors) Day is November 10. The day is to build awareness to help others get a quicker diagnosis, have a more enjoyable daily life, and a better prognosis. Watch for flyers at various businesses in our local communities. Please increase awareness by wearing zebra stripes.

RESEARCH GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ASSOCIATION

The Joshua Tree National Park and Association is currently accepting applications for the Robert Lee Graduate Student Research Grants. With more information on the program and how to apply, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman…
Graduate students interested in conducting research in Joshua Tree National Park are invited to apply for assistance through the 2017 Robert Lee Graduate Student Research Grants program. The application deadline is November 7 and awards will be announced by December 15. All graduate research proposals should focus on some aspect of the natural or cultural resources of Joshua Tree National Park. Multiple grants of up to $4,000 will be provided through the Joshua Tree National Park Association to assist students with field study expenses.

For application forms and more information about the Robert Lee Graduate Student Research Grant program:
https://www.nps.gov/jotr/learn/nature/grantprogram.htm

INAUGURAL HOME BASKETBALL GAME AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE SATURDAY

Copper Mountain College will host its inaugural basketball game in the Bell Center Gymnasium, in Joshua Tree this Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 6 pm against Santa Monica College. There will be a double header against Imperial Valley College Tuesday, November 14, 2017 with the first women’s home game at 5:00 pm, followed by the men’s team.
The ticket pricing is: Veterans & Active Duty Service Members get in FREE on Veterans Day, General Admission is $5, Youth, Non-CMC Students, Seniors 65+ is $2 and CMC Students w/Current ID & Children under 6 are free.

TWENTYNINE PALMS FOOTBALL FIRST ROUND CIF GAME MOVED TO THURSDAY IN APPLE VALLEY

Twentynine Palms High School’s first-round CIF playoff football game against Apple Valley has been changed from Friday, November 10, to Thursday, November 9, at 7:00 p.m. at Apple Valley High School.