SHEPARD ROTT MIX FOUND IN LANDERS

SHEPARD ROTT MIX FOUND IN LANDERS

Male, perhaps a German Shepard maybe with Rottweiler Mix

Black and Rusty tan

Found near: 2 Mile Rd and Highway 247 in Johnson Valley/Landers

Name: Diane

Phone Number: 760-861-1467

PUG FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

PUG FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

Tan and brown looks young.

Found near: Delmonte & Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley.

Call: Randy 949-274-3858

DATSHOUND PIT MIX

DACHSHUND PIT MIX LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Female, brindle with white chest and grey face from old age but very puppy-like.

Lost near: Valley Vista & Joshua Lane in Yucca Valley.

DOG FOUND IN 29 PALMS

DOG FOUND IN 29 PALMS
Male, black with brown ears legs and face.

Found near: Elm Ave in 29 Palms.

Call: Jaren 858-733-2288

CHIHUAHUA LOST IN MOUNTAIN MESA

CHIHUAHUA LOST IN MOUNTAIN MESA

Male, white and tan wearing collar named, “Flynn”.

Lost near: Montanya & Hwy 62 in Mountain Mesa.

Call: Dusty 310-920-9995

JOSHUA TREE MAN SENTENCED TO 24 YEARS IN PRISON FOR 2015 SHOOTING

A 23-year-old Joshua Tree man who pleaded guilty last month to shooting two people in Yucca Valley in 2015 was sentenced Wednesday to more than 24 years in state prison. On April 15, 2015, Joseph Rojas, went to a home in the 55600 block of Pueblo Trail where he started arguing with one of the residents, Terry Hill. Rojas pulled out a gun and shot Hill, grazing his head about 9:20 a.m. As Rojas fled the property, he shot at Elaina Bixon, hitting her in the lower leg. Rojas then drove off in his white Mitsubishi. About 12 hours later, at 9:30 p.m., deputies received a call of a crash at Warren Vista and Yucca Trail in which one of the vehicles matched the description of Rojas’ car. Witnesses reported the driver of the Mitsubishi had a gun and Rojas was arrested for the attempted murders of Hill and Bixon. On October 5, Joseph Rojas pleaded guilty to two counts of assault with a firearm on a person, using a firearm and causing gross bodily injury, and two counts of shooting at an inhabited building or vehicle. Judge Rodney Cortez sentenced Joseph Rojas to 24 years, 8 months in the state prison at Chino, with credit for time served of almost 3 years.

TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AS AN ACCESSORY TO ARSON

A Twentynine Palms woman who refused to turn in her boyfriend to law enforcement was arrested Tuesday, accused of being an accessory to arson. According to a Sheriff’s report, firefighters responded to a car fire last Friday, November 3, about 9 a.m. near Adobe Road and Amboy Road in Twentynine Palms. Firefighters determined the fire was arson, and notified Sheriff’s deputies. A man and woman at the location were recognized, but the man fled before deputies arrived. Deputies told the woman, later identified as Brittany Phillips, 22, to contact them if she saw the man again. About 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, a deputy went to the woman’s house in the 72300 block of Old Dale Road and told her once again to contact law enforcement if she saw him. The deputy returned to the home about noon and saw both Phillips and the suspect in the front yard; the man fled. Brittany Phillips was arrested for investigation of being an accessory to arson, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail with her bail set at $25,000.

SIGN UP YOUR CELL PHONE TO GET EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS

The county’s emergency notification system allows public safety personnel to reach more residents than ever before during disasters, but if you want to be notified by your cell phone, you have to sign up. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to sign up…
The County’s Telephone Emergency Notification System, or TENS, uses listed and unlisted numbers in the 911 database to alert residents of life-threatening emergencies, such as wildfires or earthquakes. However, the 9-1-1 database only includes landline telephones, so other numbers must be registered. If you want to receive an emergency alert text message on your cell phone, or an emergency call on your TTY, TDD, or Voiceover Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone, you must register the number in the system.
To sign up, please visit www.sbcounty.gov and click on the “Sign Up for Emergency Alerts” icon or from the home pages of the County Fire and Sheriff’s departments at www.sbcfire.org or www.sbcsd.org. Thanks to the partnership with San Bernardino County’s 2-1-1 Social Services Hotline, residents who do not have internet access may register by dialing 211 to sign up.

SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES ELECTIONS BY DISTRICT

The city of Twentynine Palms, town of Yucca Valley, and Morongo Unified School District have all recently 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. The school board held a closed session meeting Tuesday to discuss the issue. Superintendent Tom Baumgarten said the board voted 4 to 1, with Chris Proudfoot dissenting, to approve the change to district-based elections. Among the points Proudfoot raised for voting against the measure, he said it was unfair to voters because instead of being able to vote for two to three candidates each election, residents will be allowed to vote for only one.

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CLOSED FOR VETERANS DAY

Copper Mountain College will be closed Friday, November 10, in observance of Veterans Day. It will be open for its inaugural basketball game Saturday night. The college will resume its regular hours Monday, November 13, at 8 a.m.

BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER GETS A BIG GIFT FROM THE STATE

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency has big plans. You would too, if you awoke to find a half million dollars had been deposited to your bank account. Reporter Mike Lipsitz picks up the story from here…
Last month the California State Water Resources Control Board awarded $500,000 in grant funding to the little water agency. Bighorn is required to use the money for planning purposes, but is not required to put up matching funds. General Manager Marina West says the agency plans to use most of the gift to integrate the Bighorn-Desert View water system, which serves Flamingo Heights and the western part of Landers, with the Landers system, which serves the eastern part of Landers around Goat Mountain. The latter was annexed from the county in 2015. Currently the two operate as wholly isolated and independent systems. West said confidence is high the public agency will receive a construction grant at the end of the planning phase.

COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING SATURDAY

Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association will hold its annual membership meeting and board election this Saturday, November 11, at noon; lunch will be provided. Special guest Curt Sauer, general manager of the Joshua Basin Water District, will update residents on important water issues affecting the Copper Mountain Mesa area. Sauer will discuss where they are and what lies ahead for water rates, Chromium-6 treatment, and answer questions about the Water District. A rate study is currently being conducted and community involvement will be appreciated. The Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center is at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree.

SIGNUPS BEING TAKEN FOR YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE

The Yucca Valley Rotary Club is now accepting applications for its 20th annual Festival of Lights parade. Reporter Andrew Dieleman enlightens you on how to participate in the parade…
Entries are now being accepted for the 20th annual Yucca Valley Festival of Lights parade. The light parade is set for Saturday, December 9, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Bannock and Santa Fe Trail, and heads west on Santa Fe to the Hi-Desert Water District’s office at Inca Trail. The parade theme is “Light Up the World.” Clubs, organizations, businesses and even individuals are encouraged to enter their float, car, boat, truck, pets or anything that can be lit up. All entries are $25. Entry forms are available at the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce. The parade will conclude with a visit from Santa and a puppet show at the water district’s office. For more information call 760-365-1988.

HILARIOUS HOLIDAY-THEMED IMPROV SHOW AT THEATRE 29 SATURDAY NIGHT

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. The top notch cast of improvisers 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. “The Baker’s Dozen” shows are rated PG-13 and are greatly reduced in price with general admission between $5 and $10. Get tickets by visiting theatre29.org or call the Theatre 29 Box Office at 760-361-4151.

LEARN ABOUT DESERT OASES AT THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Learn about desert palm oases at the Old Schoolhouse lecture, sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society. Jim Cornett, who has studied desert palms for 25 years and was the curator and director of natural sciences at the Palm Springs Desert Museum, will be discussing palm oasis ecology Friday, November 10, at the Old Schoolhouse Museum in Twentynine Palms. The lecture starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, call 760-367-5535.

YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION OFFERS YOUTH BASKETBALL PROGRAM

The Town of Yucca Valley is getting ready for its youth basketball program. Reporter Eric Knabe says to register now…
Yucca Valley’s youth basketball league is a competitive recreational league for boys and girls in grades three through eight that focuses on fundamentals and skills development, and features competitive league play. Boys and girls play separately with divisions for third and fourth grades, fifth and sixth grades, and seventh and eighth grades. The $70 fee includes a picture package, team jersey, and shorts. Practices are on two weeknights starting in December with games held on Saturdays, time to be determined by the team coach. Registration closes November 16 or when the league is filled. Coaches and officials are needed as well. For more information, call 760-369-7211.

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IN 1ST ROUND CIF PLAYOFF GAME TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat football team will make its 15th play-off appearance tonight (Thursday, November 9) when they travel to Apple Valley to play the number-one ranked Division 10 team, the Sun Devils. Apple Valley is 10-and-0 in overall play; the Wildcats are 7-and-3. This is the second time in two seasons that the Wildcats are playing the number one seed. Last year, they traveled to Anaheim to play Katella High School, and defeated the Knights to advance into the CIF semi-finals. Twentynine Palms High School is the only DeAnza League team that is competing in the Division 10 playoff bracket, as Coachella Valley and Rancho Mirage High Schools have been moved into the Division 11 bracket this year.
Apple Valley and Twentynine Palms both average about 400 yards per game on offense, although the Sun Devils average 42 points per game to the Wildcats’ 36 points per game. The only opponent they have in common is Granite Hills High School. Twentynine Palms defeated the Cougars 55-13, while Apple Valley won their contest 60-7.
Tonight’s game starts at 7 p.m. in Apple Valley.