TWO DOGS LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

TWO DOGS LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

1 male small dog with long gray fur.
Wearing a black collar with “Banks” on tag.

1 female great dane/pit mix black & white.
Wearing a star wars collar with “Jada” on tag.

Lost near: Yucca Valley Community Center

Call: 603-998-2451

TWO DOGS LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

TWO DOGS LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

1 black lab mix, 1 brown mixed breed.

Lost near: Rice & Jadite in Joshua Tree.

Call: Richard 760-218-8227

YORKIE LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

YORKIE LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Female, golden coloring her tail is not docked.

Lost near: Fox & Navajo in Yucca Valley.

Call: Jane 760-703-1982

SILVER TERRIER FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

SILVER TERRIER FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

Male, silver fur, well groomed, not fixed

Found near: RT 62 and Pioneertown Rd in Yucca Valley.

Call: Robyn 917-797-2866

MAIN COON CAT LOST IN 29 PALMS

MAIN COON CAT LOST IN 29 PALMS

Long hair orange approx. 3 years old.

Lost near: Bagley & El Paseo

Call: Peter 760-472-1495

ORANGE & WHITE CORGI LOST IN MORONGO VALLEY

ORANGE & WHITE CORGI LOST

Short tail about 3 inches and abnormally short legs.

1 eye blue, named “Sinatra”.

Lost near: Canyon & Rawson in Morongo Valley, lost on 3/29.

Call: Nate 415-484-2296

GREY CAT FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

GREY CAT FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

Female, short haired gray cat with white down her nose, chest and belly and white front paws.

Found near: Apache Trail in Yucca Valley

Call: Jasmine Moore 442-275-5800

FAST FIRE KNOCKDOWN SAVES YUCCA VALLEY HOUSE

Fast work by responding county firefighters saved a Yucca Valley house Saturday morning. Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said county fire crews from Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree responded to a structure fire in the 57400 block of Encelia Drive in Yucca Valley at approximately 1 a.m. Medic Engine 41 from the downtown Yucca station was first on scene and found a detached garage fully involved. The fire was threatening the adjacent house, but an aggressive fire attack kept the fire contained to the garage. The fire was knocked down about 10 minutes after arrival. No injuries reported. The cause is under investigation.

(San Bernardino County Fire photo)

MEASURE Y OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MEETS TONIGHT

The committee that oversees how the revenues are spent from the Yucca Valley Measure Y half-percent sales tax will meet tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the commission will be discussing revenues for public safety, infrastructure, and quality of life…
Tax revenues for the half percent Measure Y sales tax for 2018-2020 budgets are projected to be $1.76 million and $1.795 million. The Yucca Valley Revenue Measure Oversight Commission will meet tonight to discuss spending that money. As directed by the town council, the commission will be asked to allocate a major portion of the revenue for public safety. Approximately 40 percent will be allocated to infrastructure projects, although it may not all be spent in a given year. About $50,000 will be allocated to quality of life in the town, including $35,000 for senior services, which will provide for a half-time staff member and operating supplies. In addition, funds are expected to be shifted from the Yucca Valley pool to the Senior Center beautification project. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. In the Cholla Room at the Yucca Valley Community Center.

3.4 EARTHQUAKE RATTLES NEARBY RIVERSIDE COUNTY LAST NIGHT

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake rattled parts of nearby Riverside County on Sunday evening.
The temblor struck at 7:53 p.m. about nine miles west of Anza and about 15 miles east of the Pechanga resort, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
No damage was immediately reported by authorities. The quake was initially reported as having a magnitude of 3.7 but was later downgraded.

FAMILY BIKE RIDE AND BIKE RODEO PART OF ANNUAL PARK-2-PARK RIDE

The Twentynine Palms Recreation Department will present a family bike ride and bicycle safety rodeo as part of the third annual Park-2-Park Bike Ride on Saturday, April 28. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details…
For cyclists who aren’t quite ready to take on the 54-mile route at the third annual Park-2-Park bike ride, the event will also feature an easier seven-and-a-half mile family bike ride through Twentynine Palms. The event will also feature a bicycle safety rodeo, a hands-on lesson and obstacle course that teaches children to safely ride a bicycle on the streets. The events will take place on Saturday, April 28, from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. beginning at Knott’s Sky Park in Twentynine Palms.

All participants must register by April 13. For more information, or to register for the event, visit http://29palms.org/
View April 28 in the “Community Calendar” for registration documents.

COMBINED ROTARY CLUBS FOOD DRIVE CALLED “SUCCESSFUL AND PRODUCTIVE”

The annual Morongo Basin combined Rotary Clubs food drive Friday was very successful and productive, according to organizers. The Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley Noon and Yucca Valley Sunset Rotary Clubs manned booths at all of the local Stater Brothers markets during the day, accepting donations of food and cash for local food banks. They distributed a list of the most needed non-perishable food to shoppers who would graciously pick up an item or two while doing their own shopping.  At the end of the day, over 325 full bags of food plus odds and ends, were collected, along with a good amount of cash.

“FINDING FULGURITES” IN WONDER VALLEY TOMORROW

Have you heard about fulgurites? A fulgurite is formed when lightning hits wet sand. The sand melts and turns into a glass tube. Reporter Eric Knabe has the mysterious details about how to find them…
Meet at the gazebo in the Wonder Valley Park located at Corner of Amboy and Blower Roads in Wonder Valley, Tuesday April 3 at 9 a.m. Darlene Parris will show you fulgurites that she has collected and will tell you all about them. Then Parris will take you walking in the nearby desert and show you how to find fulgurites. It won’t be far, maybe 20 feet, or so. Bring a hat and water, a collection bag, a small digging implement (like a trowel), and anything else you need to be comfortable (chair, gloves, sunscreen, snack). Everyone is welcome.

BLOOD DRIVE AT YUCCA VALLEY WAL-MART TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive Tuesday, April 3, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 10 to 3. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not be at risk for AIDS or hepatitis. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 800-TRY-GIVING.

SIGN UP FOR THE TEEN PING PONG BATTLE SET FOR THIS SATURDAY

The Yucca Valley Youth Commission will host the Teen Paddle Battle ping pong tournament. Reporter Tanisha Cureton gives the details…
Local teens are invited to participate in the Teen Paddle Battle ping pong tournament event Saturday, April 7. The tournament will take place at the Yucca Valley Community Center from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This event will feature a variety of awards and prizes. Players must be in grades 7 to 12 and registration is $3 for singles and $5 for doubles. Space is limited so early registration is encourage; register online at www.yucca-valley.org. Come enjoy music, food concessions and a bounce house for the kids. For more information, call 760-369-7211.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan boys’ tennis team will travel away to play Rancho Mirage, starting at 3:15.
The Trojan golf team will host Beaumont at home; tee time is 3 p.m.

Also today, the Twentynine Palms boys’ tennis team will travel away to Desert Hot Springs; first serve is at 3:15.