WHITE & TAN OLDER DOG FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE

WHITE & TAN OLDER DOG FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE

Female older and very sweet. Both hips appear in bad shape.

Mixed breed of mostly tan and white with a white face.

Found on Winters Road between Cady Road and Jackalope Terrace in Joshua Tree

Call: Tim 213-820-3790

THREE DOGS FOUND IN LANDERS

THREE FOUND IN LANDERS

A white mom with tan spots and two puppies one white one black, genders unknown.

Found near: Lynn and Acoma in Landers.

Call: Sheryl 760-885-7087

FOUR WHITE HUSKIES FOUND IN 29 PALMS

FOUR WHITE HUSKIES FOUND IN 29 PALMS

Found near: Summer Estates in 29 Palms.

Call: Kelly 760-799-0904

BLACK SHEPARD LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

BLACK SHEPARD LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

Male, completely black

Lost near: Joshua Tree Old Elementary

Call:Jacqueline 209-450-9448

DEPUTY-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN YUCCA VALLEY UNDER INVESTIGATION

Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Jody Miller released more information about an officer-involved shooting in Yucca Valley Monday morning. Miller said deputies responded to the area of Amador and Navajo Trail shortly before 8:00 a.m. 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. Due to law enforcement action nearby, Yucca Valley High School was placed on a precautionary lock down for a short time.

TWO PEOPLE—INCLUDING DEPUTY—INJURED IN SEPARATE ROLLOVER CRASHES ON MORONGO GRADE

Two people—including a Sheriff’s deputy–were injured in separate rollover crashes on the Morongo Grade. According to Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Ryan Murphy, a Sheriff’s deputy rolled his patrol car on the westbound side of the highway on the grade about 7:20 p.m. Monday night. Murphy said the patrol car rolled down the embankment and the deputy—who was not identified—was out of the car when rescuers arrived. He was taken to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs with non-life-threatening injuries.
Then about 4:20 Tuesday morning, Morongo Valley firefighters were called out to another rollover crash on the Morongo Grade. This car also rolled down the embankment and the driver had gotten out of the car on his own before firefighters arrived. He was also taken to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs.

FIRE ON POWER POLE IN MORONGO VALLEY CAUSES POWER OUTAGE

Morongo Valley firefighters also responded to a power pole fire just after midnight last night. Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Ryan Murphy said the power was surging and caused a fire, which led to a power outage in parts of the Morongo Basin. Southern California Edison says the rain caused power outages in at least five areas in the Morongo Basin.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS EXPANSION OF THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Theater 29 has some far-reaching dreams for its future. Tonight, the Twentynine Palms City Council gets to take a look at, and perhaps judge, some of them. Reporter David Haldane has the story…
Theater 29 may soon have scenery that goes up and down. That’s just one element of an ambitious remodeling plan to be considered at tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Other proposed changes include increased seating capacity, a new stage, set storage, an outdoor concert stage, new billboard and extensive landscaping.
All told, engineering the project could cost up to $67,000 and building it another $450,000.
The independent nonprofit theater, founded in 1999 as a Parks and Recreation program to promote appreciation of the theater arts, now leases a city-owned building at 73637 Sullivan Road. In its 19-year history, according to a staff report, Theater 29 has produced 124 shows seen by about 15,000 patrons.
Tonight’s meeting gets underway 6 p.m. at City Hall on Adobe Road.

TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF PUNCHING HIS STEPSON

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested late Friday night, accused of punching his stepson. According to a Sheriff’s report, Sirglen Sims, 36, was arguing with the boy and punched him in the mouth three times. The boy left home and went to the home of a trusted adult, who called the Sheriff’s Department. After an investigation, Sirglen Sims was arrested at his home in the 500 block of Mariposa Avenue on suspicion of felony child abuse, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with his bail set at $100,000.

RAINY CONDITIONS TODAY MEAN SLICK ROADS; BE CAREFUL

The National Weather Service is forecasting rain for the Morongo Basin. With information on how you can drive safely in the rain, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman…
Substances such as oil and other vehicle fluids can build up on roadways over time. When mixed with rain water, these substances create a slick layer on the road that becomes slippery and can cause vehicles to hydroplane, sliding on the roadway without control of the vehicle. The California Department of Transportation is urging drivers to do the following: make sure your tires have appropriate tread and air pressure and test your windshield wipers. While driving, reduce your speed, leave space between vehicles, turn on your headlights, never use cruise control, avoid sudden acceleration and braking and never drive through standing water or closed flood areas. Turn around, don’t drown!

WOMAN CAUGHT SIPHONING GAS HELD ON AN ARRAY OF CRIMINAL CHARGES

A Baldwin Park woman was arrested Friday in Twentynine Palms after she attempted to siphon gasoline to put into a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses called deputies about 1:40 p.m. to report that a woman, later identified as Angelina Lee, 33, was trying to steal gasoline from a vehicle in the 70300 block of Orion Street in Twentynine Palms. When a deputy stopped to question Lee, she allegedly provided a false name, and said the 1999 Toyota Corolla was hers. However, a records check of the vehicle showed that the car had been reported stolen, and the deputy located a driver’s license inside the vehicle with her real identity. Angelina Lee was arrested for investigation of possession of stolen property, and on a $210,000 warrant out of Baldwin Park for identity theft, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with her bail set at $50,000.

TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF BEATING UP A MAN

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Friday, accused of beating up a man. According to a Sheriff’s report, neighbors called deputies to report that they heard yelling and screaming coming from an apartment in the 73900 block of Two Mile Road about 5 p.m. Deputies arrived and saw injuries on the man’s head and shin. Molly Farris, 19, was arrested on suspicion of felony spouse abuse, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with her bail set at $50,000.

MORONGO BASIN MAC GETS AN UPDATE ON SECTION 6

The Morongo Municipal Advisory Council, otherwise known as the MAC, got an update last night on the county’s plans to combat the illegal use of Joshua Tree’s Section 6. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this…
Gates, signs and trails. Oh yes, and a permanent potty. Those are the main ingredients of a $300,000 project planned by the county to secure Section 6, a 605-acre desert parcel bisected by Onaga Trail near Joshua Tree’s Quail Springs Road. For some time now, the area has been plagued by illegal campers who start bonfires, unleash dogs, and poop on the ground.
Frank Haggard, San Bernardino County’s district services coordinator, thinks the work can be completed in 18 months, he told a packed meeting of the Morongo Municipal Advisory Council last night. Some of his listeners expressed impatience, advocating that automobile access be halted now with boulders and bulldozers.
Haggard admitted that enforcement is a problem, calling on area residents to help. To volunteer, he said, call the Joshua Tree Community Center at 760-366-8415.

MAJOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS START TOMORROW

The City of Twentynine Palms will be overlaying several city streets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the coming weeks. Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, January 10, Desert Trail will be overlaid from Bagley Avenue to Oasis Avenue. Barricades with No Parking signs will be in place the day before the road work. The roads will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents and businesses nearby will be notified prior to the road work. For more information, call 760-367-6799 extension 1016 or 1015.

SCHOOL BOARD TO REVIEW PROPOSED VOTING DISTRICTS

The Morongo Unified School District board of education will meet in open session tonight. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details…
The MUSD Board of Education will meet tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Joshua Tree Elementary School. The meeting will begin with a work study session to discuss two potential boundary maps for the new district school zones created by the proposed trustee election areas. In open session, beginning at 7 p.m., the board will discuss action items including overnight travel approval for Yucca Valley High School wrestlers to compete at the CIF Championship in Colton, the Sunshine Proposal with the Morongo Teachers Association, the lease of property at Town Center Mall in Yucca Valley, and a policy update regarding the superintendent’s salary and benefits. Joshua Tree Elementary School is located at 4950 Sunburst Avenue in Joshua Tree.

YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER MONTHLY SING-ALONG TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Senior Center will hold its free monthly sing-along and ice cream social tomorrow, Wednesday, January 10. This month’s theme is new beginnings and renewal, but the sing-along will also feature songs from the 40s to the 80s. The sing-along starts at 1 p.m. with keyboard wizard Cat Cohen at the senior center. All ages are welcome to attend.

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, Wednesday, January 10, and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center at 6601 White Feather Road, Joshua Tree. The Compassionate Friends is a national support organization offering practical help from other parents who are on this journey. The group is facilitated by Kristin Martin. For more information, contact Martin at 760-250-7295 or visit the Hi-Desert Medical website at www.hdmc.org.

YUCCA VALLEY COMMUNITY THEATER TROUPE HAS A NEW VENUE

The Yucca Valley Community Theatre troupe, formerly known as The St. Joseph’s Players, not only has a new name, but also a new home. With more, here’s Rebecca Havely…
The newly named “Curtain Call Players,” formerly the “St. Joseph’s Players,” have found a new venue to call home in Yucca Valley. For the past five seasons, the troupe has produced a spring and fall show that have garnered several Desert Theatre League nominations. Among their wins, their latest production “A Few Good Men” won the Best Production of a Drama Star Award. The new space they will now call home is La Grange Performance and Event Venue on Santa Fe Trail in Yucca Valley. The Curtain Call Players has a newly formed Improv Troupe called “Curtains Up.” The core team of Jericho McWilliams, Ben Bees, Andrew Dieleman, and Cyrus Short have planned upcoming improv workshops and auditions for fundraiser performances that will begin in February 2018. Director Rebecca Havely will be announcing a fall play production soon, a comedy to be produced at La Grange. To stay up to date with the first Yucca Valley Community Theatre Troupe, visit and like their Facebook Page called “The Curtain Call Players.” To check out the new venue visit lagrangeoldtown.com.

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat boys soccer team traveled to West Shores High School for a non-league match Monday night. Coach Nathan Niles said the Wildcats fought well and played great team defense, but lost by the score of 2-1. The loss brings the team record to nine wins, four losses and three draws. 
Goalies KJ Magwood and Adam Pereira combined for six saves on the night. Senior Roy Rathbun scored in the second half on an assist from senior Nick Stowers to tie the game.