BEAGLE PUPPY LOST IN 29 PALMS

LOST FEMALE DOG
TRI COLORED BEAGLE
6 MONTHS OLD
WEARING STAR WARS COLLAR
NAMED,”LEIA”
LOST NEAR: JUNIPER AND GRANITE IN 29 PALMS
CALL: JENNIFER 760-464-6747

BLACK & WHITE SHITZU FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

BLACK & WHITE SHITZU FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

Male, no collar.

Found near: Acoma & Pueblo in Yucca Valley

GREY CAT FOUND IN 29 PALMS

GREY CAT FOUND IN 29 PALMS

Gender: Unknown

DOMESTIC LONG HAIR, GREY/WHITE WITH BROWN SPOTS

Found near: HWY 62 & ATHOL AVE in TWENTYNINE PALMS

call: DONNA 714-362-4002

SHERIFF’S SWAT TEAM CALLED TO TWENTYNINE PALMS STAND-OFF MONDAY

The Sheriff’s Department sent in a SWAT team Monday following a report of a man who barricaded himself inside his home after stabbing a woman in the hand. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were sent to a home in the 6500 block of Oasis Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 5:30 p.m. for a report of a domestic disturbance, in which people were arguing and items were being thrown inside the apartment. The occupant, Peter Walik, 36, barricaded himself inside with a knife and told deputies to shoot him. At the same time, a woman called Sheriff’s Dispatch from another home and said she had been stabbed and was bleeding. A deputy determined the woman was Walik’s girlfriend and mother of his child, and that Walik had stabbed her. She was taken to a local hospital and treated for her injuries. Meanwhile, Walik had barricaded himself inside his apartment by placing furniture in front of doors and windows. The Special Weapons and Tactics team was called in and after several hours of negotiations, Walik eventually left the apartment. After a short struggle, he was arrested for investigation of spouse abuse and assault with a deadly weapon. After being treated for his injuries from breaking a window and the altercation, Walik was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail with his bail set at $100,000.

COLORADO FUGITIVE ARRESTED IN LANDERS

A Colorado fugitive and documented gang member was arrested in Landers Monday. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies from the Yucca Valley Multiple Enforcement Team went to the 59000 block of Jana Lane in Landers about 10:30 a.m. with an arrest warrant for Larry Camfield. Camfield is a fugitive out of the state of Colorado, wanted for parole violations, and is a documented gang member who is known to frequent Yucca Valley and the Landers area. Camfield fled prior to the deputies’ arrival. Through an investigation, deputies located Camfield at a home in the 59200 block of Reche Road. The home’s front window had been forced open and Camfield was inside the house. The residence was unoccupied at the time, but Camfield did not have permission to be inside the home and the home owner did not know him. Larry Camfield was arrested for his active felony warrant from Colorado and on suspicion of burglary. He was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail where he awaits extradition to Colorado.

SMALL VEGETATION FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY MORNING

Yucca Valley firefighters responded to a small vegetation fire alongside Yucca Mesa Road early Tuesday morning. County Battalion Chief Mike Snow said firefighters were called about 7 a.m. to two 5-foot-by-5-foot fires near Security and Yucca Mesa Road. The cause was determined to be an open flame, but it’s not known how the fire started.

THREE CARS CATCH ON FIRE FROM EXPLODING PROPANE HEATER

An exploding propane heater started three vehicles on fire Friday night in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, a caller said he was camping on BLM land near Sunfair Road off the highway when he heard a loud explosion just before 10 p.m. He said he could see a pillar of flames about a mile east of his location, and while he was on the phone with Sheriff’s dispatch, he heard several smaller explosions. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said Joshua Tree firefighters were dispatched to Copper Mountain Road, but because of the fire’s remote location and rugged terrain, they could not get to the fire. The brush engine from Twentynine Palms was then sent out, which arrived about 30 minutes after the first call for help. Firefighters found three vehicles on fire and quickly put out the blaze. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

COUPLE KILLED IN LANDERS CRASH FRIDAY IDENTIFIED

The two people killed in a head-on collision in Landers Friday evening have been identified. Krüe Karnbach, 22 from Johnson Valley and his 19-year-old female passenger Natalie Craddock were pronounced deceased at the scene after the 5:30 pm crash. CHP investigators said Michael Daugherty, 24, of Big Bear, was driving a Dodge Durango northbound on Old Woman Springs Road at about 55 miles per hour and attempted to pass a tractor-trailer just north of Linn Road. When Daugherty pulled into the southbound lane to pass, he saw a Chevrolet Cavalier, driven by Karnbach driving toward him in the southbound lane. Taking evasive action, Daugherty swerved to the left, Karnbach swerved to the right, causing a head-on collision. Daugherty received major injuries; his 1-year-old daughter, who was restrained in a child safety seat, received minor injuries. Both were taken to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs.

EDISON EXPLAINS NEW TIME-OF-USE RATE PROGRAM

The way you pay for electric power is about to change. A Southern California Edison representative spoke about time-of-use plans at a meeting in Twentynine Palms Monday, sponsored by Reach Out Morongo Basin. Reporter Andrew Dieleman was there, and explains what time-of-use-plans are…
Southern California Edison spokeswoman Jennifer Cusack explained that electricity rates in time-of-use plans change based on what time of day the electricity is used. Consumers pay more for energy during “peak period” hours from 4-9 p.m. and less during “off-peak period” hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Edison has selected about 10 percent of its customers—or about 600,000—to take part in the program. According to Cusack, selected participants can opt-out of the program at any time. If you are selected to be in the time-of-use plan, you will receive either email or direct mail notices beginning in March.
Cusack also stated that customers with solar panels have the option of opting in or out of the time-of-use plan as well, but will continue to earn applicable credits for the energy that their solar systems produce on the net-energy metering plan.

For more information about time-of-use plans:
Program Information Links and contact information:
Edison General Services: 800-655-4555
https://www.insideedison.com/stories/5-myths-facts-about-time-of-use-rates
https://www.insideedison.com/stories/q-a-time-of-use-rate-plan-transitions-begin-in-2018

THREE ARRESTS MADE IN WONDER VALLEY BURGLARY

Three Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Saturday, accused of burglary. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Z. Carlos was called to the 6600 block of Godwin Road in Wonder Valley about 8:40 to investigate a burglary in progress. When he arrived he discovered Denise Singer, 32, Don Howard III, 48, and Olivia Leclerc, 28, at the location, as well as a Conex box that had been burglarized. Property from the Conex box was inside the suspects’ vehicle. Denise Singer, Don Howard III, and Olivia Leclerc were arrested for investigation of burglary, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with their bail set at $25,000 each.

A STATE OF THE TOWN ADDRESS AT TONIGHT’S YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

Tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council will begin with a State of the Town address by Mayor Merl Abel, followed by recognition of California Highway Patrol Lieutenant Eric Robles, who is retiring after 29 years of service. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the rest of the agenda…
Among the items on the consent agenda for tonight’s regular meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council will be asked to deny a claim by resident Irene Bazzle; set the annual permit application fee at $205 for personal indoor cultivation of marijuana; approve a subdivision improvement agreement for 107 houses at the southeast corner of Golden Bee Drive and Sage Avenue; and waive the fee for the Mara’s Christmas Wish event at the community center on December 25. Then, the council will elect its new mayor and mayor pro tem. Reports on the town’s finances and the citizen’s initiative impact concerning allowing commercial cultivation in town limits will be presented. And finally, the council will be urged to set a date for a special election for residents to vote on the commercial marijuana cultivation. The council will then go into closed session to discuss property negotiations, and a performance evaluation. Tonight’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center.

SCHOOL BOARD PUBLIC HEARING ON AT LARGE VS. DISTRICT ELECTIONS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education holds a special public hearing tonight for input on transitioning from at-large to district-based elections. The school district is one of several  local government entities threatened recently with legal action should they continue holding at-large elections, which some deem as a violation of the California Voting Rights Act. Tonight’s hearing gets underway 6 p.m. at Joshua Tree Elementary School.

CHAD MAYES STAFF HOLDS YUCCA VALLEY OFFICE HOURS TOMORROW

District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Wednesday, December 6. Staff representatives will be available from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with state government. Mayes encourages residents who are not able to make the drive to his main district office in Rancho Mirage to attend the mobile office hours in Yucca Valley.

TREE LIGHTING AND LIGHT PARADE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

Back by popular demand, the 20th annual winter light parade in Twentynine Palms is tonight. Reporter Eric Knabe has the festive details..
Come and have a fun evening beginning at 5 p.m. with cookies and cocoa. At 5:30 the festivities start with a welcome by the mayor, followed by Christmas carols and the illumination of the holiday tree at City Hall. Santa will arrive on a fire truck to pass out candy canes before the light parade begins. At 6:45 p.m., watch the parade as it starts at Joshua Drive and Adobe Road and travels north on Adobe Road to Sun Valley Drive, lighting up the night sky. And be sure to look out for Santa in the parade.

A TREASURE SALE AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER TODAY

The Yucca Valley Senior Center will hold a “treasure sale” tomorrow, December 6. There will be crafts, baked goods, jewelry, and a little of this and that for sale. The sale will be at the senior center next to the soccer field at the Yucca Valley Community Center. To set up a table, call 760-601-5978.

YUCCA VALLEY ELKS HONOR ESSAY WINNER

The Yucca Valley Elks Lodge honored a sixth grader at a dinner last week for his winning essay on how drugs can affect your life. Jesse Pratt, who attends Yucca Valley Elementary School, was this year’s winner of the Elks-sponsored essay contest on “Why I Choose to Be Drug Free.” Jesse received a $50 Walmart gift card after he read his essay to club members.

Jessie Pratt’s essay:
Drugs? Drugs aren’t right. We have to fight before drugs ruin your life!
I am going to tell you things that happen if you do drugs. Some drugs ruin people’s life so badly, that when they get addicted, they spend all their pay checks on drugs and they don’t want to pay rent, so they might become homeless. They don’t have money to pay off their car and then they won’t have transportation to get to their job. Then, they lose their job! Sometimes you see them in front of stores begging for money, and maybe some of them will become aggressive, which is called aggressive panhandling, which is illegal! Some drugs are illegal so if you get caught with drugs, you will go to prison. If you are a parent, you will lose your children due to child endangerment.
Drugs can also kill you! You could overdose or take them the wrong way. I know this because my brother’s friend, Mark, took bad drugs and overdosed on them. He went missing for 24 hours. His uncle didn’t know where Mark was and after a while, he started to smell a bad smell. He checked his backyard and found him, he was dead.
There are many drugs out there that make you hallucinate and freak out! There are a lot of drugs out there, but the worst drugs are the ones with bath salts in it. I searched the internet about that and found videos of it and it seems to make people feel like they are possessed or act like Zombies. You know how people are these days, they record everything on their phones. If I were you, I wouldn’t do that because those videos can go viral and I don’t think you want the whole world to know that you are addicted to drugs. Just think about your life, you would be better without drugs! You will succeed in life, you will always have money to buy things you want and not become a miserable pan-handler. If you don’t do drugs, you will walk into a store and there will be someone who does do drugs and they will ask you for any spare change. Will you be that person who gives them money? Do you want to give them a way to buy those drugs or alcohol? Yes, alcohol is just as addictive as drugs! It is bad for you because you could get drunk and then drive and possibly, you won’t know what you are doing and crash into something or someone, then you will go to prison because you killed someone. I don’t think you want to do that!
I think drugs are bad and those are the reasons why you should not do drugs. Please, make the right choice for a better future for yourself and do not do drugs!

TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will discuss a modification to the city’s development code, a request for a conditional use permit, and the Cactus bar at its meeting tonight. Reporter Andrew Dieleman fills in the details…
The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will meet at 5 p.m. tonight. Topics that will be discussed in the public hearing include a recommendation to the Planning Commission to modify the development code to allow a maximum height of 16 feet for detached garages and carports. The planning Commission will also address a request for a conditional use permit to place a caboose on a property at 3370 Utah Trail and a request for a Letter of Public Convenience and Necessity so that the Cactus bar, 5670 Adobe Rd, can sell beer and wine. The meeting will be held at Twentynine Palms City Hall, 6136 Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms.

LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS NAMED TO DE ANZA LEAGUE TEAMS

The Morongo Basin was well represented yesterday when the All-DeAnza teams were announced. The selections are made by league coaches.
Yucca Valley tailback Lucas Lopez and quarterback Elijah Lynch were voted on the all-league First Team. Lopez carried the ball for 899 yards and 15 touchdowns in eight games, and Lynch passed for 1,972 yards and 27 touchdowns versus seven interceptions. He also ran the ball for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Twentynine Palms, quarterback D’Shaun Barrett and tailback Hunter Tygart were selected. Barrett passed for 1,589 yards and 21 touchdowns against nine interceptions, and ran for 353 yards and five interceptions. Tygart rushed for 1,175 yards and 12 touchdowns.

FIRST TEAM
Twentynine Palms:
K.J. Morton, Hunter Tygart, Isaiah Castaneda and D’Shaun Barrett.

Yucca Valley:
Elijah Lynch, Lucas Lopez, Albert Montes-Reyes and Joseph Jennings.

SECOND TEAM
Twentynine Palms:
Finn O’Brien, Tristan Carpenter, Casey Allen and Adam Mapuatuli. (Jonathan Carson, honorable mention).

Yucca Valley:
Ian Munger, Chris Worrell, Jakob Swing and Caleb Robinson. (Aron Markham, honorable mention).

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ basketball team will host Arroyo Valley High School from San Bernardino. Tip-off is at 5 p.m.
Also today, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ basketball team will participate in the Rancho Verde Tournament through Saturday.
And the Twentynine Palms boys’ basketball team will participate in the Showdown in the Snake Pit tournament, through Saturday.
And finally, the Twentynine Palms girls’ soccer team will travel to Banning to play Banning High School, starting at 5 p.m.