BOXER LAB LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Female, brown and white with large brown spot on one side, named Allie.

Lost near: Deer and Onaga in Yucca Valley.

Call: Tralynn 760-851-4933

BLACK BORDER COLLIE LOST IN LANDERS

BLACK BORDER COLLIE LOST IN LANDERS

Type of Pet: Dog

Female Wearing Collar

Lost Near: Kickapoo and University

City: Landers

Call: Donna  760-821-3809

AUSTRALIAN SHEPARD MIX LOST IN 29 PALMS

AUSTRALIAN SHEPARD MIX LOST IN 29 PALMS

Female, gold and white.

Lost near: Alladin Dr. in 29 Palms.

Call: Ryan 518-965-5600

SNOW BENGAL LOST IN 29 PALMS

SNOW BENGAL LOST IN 29 PALMS

Female Snow Bengal 6 yrs. old with spots and stripes, green eyes, jungle looking.

Reward offered.

Lost near: Joshua Dr. & Mojave Ave. in Twentynine Palms

Call: Lisa 760-367-9870

MAN HOSPITALIZED MONDAY MORNING WITH GUNSHOT WOUND

UPDATES WITH MORE INFORMATION.

 

UPDATES: We have more information about a shooting in Yucca Valley this morning.

Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Jody Miller has more information about an officer-involved shooting in Yucca Valley this morning. Miller said deputies responded to the area of Amador and Navajo Trail this morning after dispatchers received reports of a man, dressed in black, running through backyards in the neighborhood. Responding deputies located a man who matched the description in the wash just west of the Big Lots shopping center, south of the highway. The suspect was armed and while deputies were attempting to take him into custody he was shot and wounded by a deputy. A witness told Z107.7 News he heard three shots. Details on the circumstances of the shooting were not made available. The as-yet-unidentified man was taken to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs with a gunshot wound. No deputies were injured during the incident. Because the shooting involved a deputy, the Sheriff’s Homicide Division is conducting the investigation. Because of the law enforcement action nearby, Yucca Valley High School was placed on lock down for a short time.

 

YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF KNIFE FIGHT WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday afternoon, accused of fighting three high school students. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the Yucca Valley High School about 2:45 p.m. Three students, who were not identified due to their age, had gotten into a fight with Heriberto Pena, 46. The victims and witnesses told deputies that Pena had a knife in his hand while he was punching one of the students. Two Yucca Valley High School staff members stepped between the attackers and YVHS students and shielded them from harm. None of the students was injured during the fight. Heriberto Pena was located at his home in the 56600 block of Joshua Drive where he was arrested for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, and released on $50,000 bail.

MORONGO BASIN MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL SECTION 6 UPDATE TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, the MAC, tonight will get an earful on two vital local issues that are often ignored. Reporter David Haldane has the details…
What’s to become of Joshua Tree’s Section 6? No, it’s not a secret spot where UFOs have been sighted and aliens held. In fact, it’s a 605-acre desert parcel bisected by Onaga Trail east of Quail Springs Road that has, much to the chagrin of nearby residents, become something of an, well, unregulated playground for campers and off-roaders.
Now it looks like San Bernardino County, which manages the area as a special district, may finally be poised for action. To find out exactly what kind, attend tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council which will hear an update.
Other items on the agenda include a presentation by Joshua Tree resident Blake Baxter on the challenges of rural broadband.
Tonight’s meeting gets underway 6:30 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Avenue.

http://z1077fm.com/county-taking-notice-of-joshua-tree-section-6-degradation/

SUPERVISORS LOOK AT JOSHUA TREE BIKE PATH, 29 PALMS TRAILS TOMORROW

If all goes as expected at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino, more Morongo Basin residents will see improved access to hiking and biking trials in the not-too-distant future.
County supervisors are expected to approve two items likely to enhance local outdoor recreation on tomorrow’s consent agenda. The first is reconstruction of an aged bike path on Sunburst Street from the highway to the former Joshua Tree Elementary School. The estimated $300,000 needed for the project will primarily be split between the County Public Works and a Transportation Authority grant. Construction will take about four months beginning June 2019. And looking east to Twentynine Palms, supervisors are expected to approve an agreement granting access to the County Flood Control District’s right-of-way, thus paving the way for a city-financed multi-use trail system within Twentynine Palms.

Tomorrow’s meeting streams online and to the first-floor teleconferencing room in the County Government Center on White Feather Road in Joshua Tree where public comment may be made via live video link.
http://cob-sire.sbcounty.gov/sirepub/cache/2/2mxxmxyocwfukm3tfpw3xb1b/223571001082018074025674.PDF

http://cob-sire.sbcounty.gov/sirepub/cache/2/2mxxmxyocwfukm3tfpw3xb1b/223579401082018074131429.PDF

MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST LECTURE ON PLANT CONSERVATION WEDNESDAY

Mojave Desert Land Trust’s Madena Asbell will give a lecture Wednesday, January 10, at 5:30 p.m. for the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s second Wednesday lecture series. Reporter Eric Knabe has all the details…
Mojave Desert Land Trust’s nursery manager Madena Asbell will give a lecture “Plant Conservation: What it is, how it’s done, and why it matters” January 10 at 5:30 p.m. How exactly do we conserve plants? Which species are important? And why? In this talk, Madena Asbell will answer these questions, and discuss what you can do to conserve native plants in your own backyard and beyond. Hi-Desert Nature Museum is closed for renovation this month; the January lecture will be in the Senior Center within the Community Center Complex.

A CHILI COOK-OFF AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW POST FRIDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will hold a chili cook-off Friday, January 12. Contestants should drop off their chili at 3:30 p.m.; the eating and judging will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. The VFW post is located on Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE LIBRARIES OFFER SPECIAL PROGRAMS

The Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree Libraries will host a number of new activities for young children in January and February. With his favorite book in hand, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman…
The Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree Libraries invite parents and children ages 1-5 to take part in exciting new programs from January 10 to February 14, including the new Story Time program every Tuesday at 11 a.m. at both library locations. Programs at the Yucca Valley library include the Little Artists program on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and the Movers and Shakers program on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Programs at the Joshua Tree library include Toddler Boot Camp, for very active toddlers, on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

For more information on these programs or about the San Bernardino County Library system:
Michael Jacome – County Branch Manager
Phone: 760-228-5455
Email: michael.jacome@lib.sbcounty.gov
Website: http://www.sbclib.org/

RETIRED TEACHERS MEET FRIDAY

The next meeting of the Retired Teachers Association will be a presentation on elder law by attorney Michael McGuire. The meeting is set for 10 a.m. Friday, January 12, at the Helen Gray Education Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Lunch is $15 and reservations are required. There is no cost to attend for those who do not order lunch. To reserve your spot, call Gay Smith at 760-369-2211.

PARADE OF HOMES TO FEATURE TWENTYNINE PALMS HIDDEN TREASURE

All six homes have been selected for Reach Out Morongo Basin’s Parade of Homes tour on February 18. Now in its 14th year, the fundraiser pays for services to local senior and disabled residents. In the coming days Z107.7 will preview the homes on the tour one at time. Today we go to Twentynine Palms. Here’s Mike Lipsitz with a sneak peek at another of the six homes on the tour…
The Parade of Homes is a self-guided tour of six standout residences. Casa de Loma is one of four featured homes in Twentynine Palms. Built in 1935 as part of an expansion of the exclusive Adobe Hotel, the owner envisioned it as a ‘presidential suite.’ The adobe brick hotel changed hands many times over the years and was eventually subdivided into apartments. Casa de Loma sat abandoned for more than 20 years before Jan and Gary Peters, formerly of historic Roughley Manor, took ownership and embarked on major renovations inside and out. Of particular note is the home’s spacious outdoor dining and entertainment area with expansive views of our Morongo Basin. Parade of Homes tickets are $25 and include tour of all six homes and lunch at the Park Rock Cafe in Joshua Tree with live music by The Luminators. Ticket sales begin January 8.

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE SPORTS

Friday night, the Copper Mountain College Fighting Cacti took a very tough loss on the road to Santiago Canyon College, 103-96. Coach Devin Aye says the Copper Mountain College men’s team is 14-5 on the year and 1-1 in the Orange Empire Conference. Next game is Wednesday, January 10, against Irvine Valley College, 5 p.m. Tip-off at the Bell center in Joshua Tree.
Jailen Moore led the Fighting Cacti in scoring with 18 points; Ronald Bell scored 16 points, Murshid Randal netted 14 points, Rosemond Alexis and Isiah Blackmon both with 11 points, and Jaleel Simmons Chipped in 10.
The Copper Mountain women’s basketball Fighting Cacti took that long trip to Saddleback College on Friday for their second conference game of the season. Coach Hosie Ward said the team was shorthanded and a little bit banged up, and lost 80-34.
Tusitusia Brown led  with 17 points, 11 rebounds, and eight block shots. Courtney Stanford had eight points, four rebounds, and three assists. Celeste Reyes added six points and eight rebounds.

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ soccer teams will travel away to Salton City to play West Shores High School. Game time for the boys is at 5 p.m.; the girls’ start time is to be announced.

SERVICES TOMORROW FOR DAVID BUTLER

David Butler, a 28-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died on Christmas Day, December 25. He was 58 years old. He is survived by his sister Connie Butler of San Bernardino, and brother Roy Butler of Granada Hills. A viewing will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church on Tuesday, January 9, at 10 a.m., with Friar David Lusson officiating. Interment following immediately after at Twentynine Palms Cemetery with a graveside service.