TOY POMERANIAN LOST IN LANDERS

TOY POMERANIAN LOST IN LANDERS

Female, Toy Pomeranian, blonde with brindle on her back.

Lost near: Bodick & Acoma in Landers.

Call: Ron or Jacqueline  760-364-4558

EARLY MORNING YUCCA MESA FIRE BURNS OUTBUILDINGS

Firefighters from Yucca Firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree were called out to a fire early this morning. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, The call about a residential structure fire came in at 12:49 a.m. to the 59000 block of Lutz Lane in Yucca Mesa. Yucca Mesa firefighters were first on the scene and determined that a couple of outbuildings, a detached garage, and recreational trailers were burning out of control. It took the 15 firefighters nearly an hour to get the fire knocked down, and they managed to save the family’s primary residence. Snow said a resident had been burning yard waste in a barrel located too close to the exterior of the garage and the light winds caused flames to spread into surrounding structures. The structures and contents, valued at about $50,000, are a total loss.

Photo courtesy County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow.

Photo courtesy County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow.

Photo courtesy County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow.

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS IN A WIDE-RANGING SESSION TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight for the first time this year. Managing editor Tami Roleff the agenda is full of a variety of items ranging from abandoned shopping carts to budget allocations…
Among the items on the consent agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town council, the council will be asked to reject a claim filed against the town by Jeff Cook; award a construction contract for a town-wide crack sealing project; and award a contract for a demographic study to establish voting districts. Under department reports, the council will be asked to approve a funding request for the Yucca Valley High School Select choir; approve the allocation of Measure Y funds; approve the five-year capital improvement plan; and update the town’s ordinance on abandoned shopping carts. Next, the council will be asked to once again provide direction to the Planning Commission on establishing alternative recommendations for accessory structures such as guest houses and casitas. Finally, the council will report on its evaluation of Town Manager Curtis Yakimow. Then, the council will go into closed session to appoint a town attorney. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center.

MORONGO VALLEY CSD LOOKS AT MEDIAN PROJECT AND VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Tonight’s Morongo Valley CSD meeting will include an update from CALTrans on the Morongo Valley median project. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details…
Tonight’s board meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District will include an update from CALTrans regarding the Morongo Valley median project. The board will then go into closed session to perform a public employee performance evaluation on the board’s general manager. In open session, the board will discuss new board member candidates, administrative assistance for the fire chief, and updates regarding improvements, donations, and programs in Covington Park. The board will then discuss the Covington Park tree-trimming schedule, surplus fire engine 462, and will call for nominations for the annual Chuck Osborne Volunteer of the Year award. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. in the Covington Park Community Building.

TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight in regular session. A new chair and vice-chair will be selected. Among items of interest, commissioners will hold public hearings on a variety of business before them. They will take public input into a change to the heights of detached garages and carports and whether to allow the use of a metal container by the Family Fitness Center, then issuing a conditional use permit. Input will also be taken on an application to install a 5×8 electronic sign at the First Assembly of God Church on Sullivan Road and on an amendment to the development code to exempt off-street parking requirements in the downtown area. That meeting starts at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall on Adobe Road.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR COUNTY POINT-IN-TIME HOMELESS COUNT

The county is looking for local volunteers to participate in a count of the homeless population later this month. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more about the program and how you can get involved…
The “Point-in-Time Count” is an annual census and survey of local homeless people. This year’s count takes place throughout the morning of Thursday, January 25. The effort will help promote grant funding and other resources to help people exit life on the streets and prevent homelessness in the Hi-Desert. The count is conducted by volunteers from every community and from all walks of life. Working in pairs and small groups, volunteers will visit locations where homeless people live and spend time in order to count individuals, conduct brief surveys, and distribute convenience items and other essentials. Volunteers must register in advance and attend a training session in Joshua Tree beginning at 10 a.m. on January 18. For more information or to volunteer, call 909-386-8231.

Point-In-Time Count Homepage
http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dbh/sbchp/community-projects/point-in-time-count/

Volunteer Information
http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dbh/sbchp/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/10/2018-PITC.pdf

Volunteer Registration
http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dbh/sbchp/community-projects/point-in-time-count/pitc-registration/

3,700 MARIJUANA PLANTS SEIZED IN LUCERNE VALLEY RAIDS

The Sheriff’s Department raided four properties in Lucerne Valley Friday and seized more than 3,700 marijuana plants and more than 250 pounds of processed cannabis. Starting about 7 a.m., deputies from the Marijuana Enforcement Team went to the 15800 block of Huff Road, where they seized more than 2,500 plants and 231 pounds of cannabis; the 31100 block of Villa Nova Road, where they seized 564 plants and 12 pounds of cannabis; 37800 block of Stellar Road, where they seized 533 plants; and a property on Akeley Road, where they seized 94 plants. Three people were arrested at the Stellar Road address: Robert Flood, 61, of Lucerne Valley; and Patricio Ruiz, 41, and Rafael Sanabria, 37, both of Los Angeles County. Investigators do not believe the locations are linked.

THEATRE 29 OFFERS IMPROVISATIONAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS THIS MONTH

Theatre 29 resident improvisational comedy troupe, the “Baker’s Dozen,” will be offering two free workshops this month. With more details here’s Rebecca Havely…
The “Baker’s Dozen” improvisational comedy troupe was formed as Theatre 29 wanted to build upon recent accomplishments with more experimental and diverse forms of performance art training. Improvisation is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. After a wildly successful first season, more workshops are being offered for artists looking to increase their on-stage proficiency or for those wishing to join the troupe. The workshops will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on January 20 and January 27 at Theatre 29, 73637 Sullivan Rd. in 29 Palms. Join either or both sessions free of charge.

LEARN HOW TO PRESERVE ART AT CAMPBELL HOUSE TOMORROW

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will give a presentation on how to preserve the pieces of art in your collection. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details…
Presented by the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery, “Save Your Stuff, Preserving Your Collection” will feature a presentation from renowned art conservator Scott Haskins. Owner of Fine Art Conservation Laboratories, Haskins will show how to preserve art pieces ranging from fine paintings to heirlooms and historic photos. The event will take place at the Campbell House on Wednesday, January 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. The Campbell House is located at 74744 Joe Davis Drive in Twentynine Palms. Seating for the event is limited.

For more information, or to RSVP for the event, go to:
www.29palmsartgallery.com
RSVP link: www.29palmsartgallery.com/events
Lori Rennie: 714-270-7098

ENERGY CIRCLE AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

Rainbow Stew will hold an energy healing circle on Wednesday, January 17. The healing circle is open to the public and no appointment is necessary. The event is free, although donations are accepted. The healing circle will be held from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Rainbow Stew is located on the south side of the highway in Old Town Yucca Valley.

TOUR THE HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BIRTHING CENTER THURSDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center is offering a variety of monthly lectures and events. Reporter Eric Knabe has something for those who are expecting…
On Thursday, January 18, at 6 p.m., join the Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Birthing Center leadership and clinical staff for an extensive tour of their beautiful private and semi-private birthing suites and participate in an informative Q&A. The tour takes place each month at the Birthing Center on the Hi-Desert Medical Center campus in Joshua Tree. Registration is required; for more information or to register, call 760-366-6182, or go online at www.hdmc.org under events. See all of the upcoming classes and events that cover a range of health care topics, from quitting smoking to diabetes management support.