WHITE WOLFHOUND MIX FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

WHITE WOLFHOUND MIX FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

Female, Irish Wolfhound mix, white with tan spots and ears.

Very friendly, wearing collar but no tags.

Found near: Kickapoo & Mountain View in Yucca Valley.

Call: 760-925-9270

SERVICE DOG LOST IN PALM SPRINGS

SERVICE DOG LOST IN PALM SPRINGS

Zoe was lost Mar. 27, 2018 on Interstate 10 East of Palm Springs, CA at the 101.2 mile marker as a result of a car accident.

Zoe is a Registered Service Support Dog and her owner, a Veteran needs her.

Zoe weighs approximately 65 lbs. and stands about 2 ft. tall.. She has a round tiny patch of hair missing on her shoulder/upper arm on the side, a tiny white fur butterfly-shaped mark before her belly. There is no hair on her lower belly. She has a tiny 1 inch stripe of thin white fur on her neck.

Last seen:

Zoe was wearing a red Kong collar and a red harness? Zoe has a micro-chip. She has been missing since March 27th.

Contact: Karen

J296b@sympatico.ca

Or Contact: Sharna

Sharna.n.horn@hotmail.com

10 CHARGES FILED AGAINST TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR CHILD ABUSE

This follow-up to a story we aired April 3rd about a Twentynine Palms man who had been arrested for child abuse. According to the Sheriff’s
Department, Child and Family Services had removed a 3-year-old girl from the custody of Otis Flemings, 30, on November 3, 2017. CFS noticed
numerous bruises on the girl and took her to the emergency room at Loma Linda Medical Center. Doctors determined she had bruised buttocks,
bruised ears, multiple scabbed lesions and scars, bilateral retinal hemorrhages, and a deep brain injury. On March 21, the District Attorney’s
office filed 10 charges against Flemings. Otis Flemings was arrested March 30 for corporal injury to a child, child endangerment, two counts of inflicting great bodily injury on a child, and six felony enhancements, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with his bail set at $450,000.

DARK NIGHTS FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS DOG PARK USERS

It was a dark day for dog owners at last night’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Reporter David Haldane attended and explains…

If you want to walk your dog after dark in Twentynine Palms, well, you’re just going to have to wait.

That was the consensus at last night’s meeting of the city council, which decided against installing solar lighting at the city’s dog park. The issue had come up after a group of local dog owners signed a petition asking that the Knott’s Sky Park facility be kept open after dusk.

A staff report, however, contained several troubling points, among them that most city dog parks close early, that keeping this one open would
require increased police protection, and perhaps most troubling of all, that buying the lights alone—not to mention installing them—would cost nearly $80,000.

Ed Vallerand, a local property owner, completely agreed. “I don’t want those lights out there, in the evening, lighting up my neighborhood. The
lights are really bright.”

NEW FEDERAL LAWSUIT QUESTIONS CADIZ WATER PROJECT’S FEDERAL APPROVAL

Following in the footsteps of the National Park Conservation Association, which filed a lawsuit April 2 against the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management for its actions concerning the Cadiz water project, the Center for Biological Diversity also filed a lawsuit yesterday
against the Interior Department and the BLM. The Center sued the agencies for failing to provide public records concerning the Cadiz water project. The Center alleges that these records could shed light on the Trump administration’s decision to allow Cadiz, Inc., to move forward without environmental review with its proposed project to sell billions of gallons of water to Los Angeles-area water agencies. The Center for Biological Diversity claims it has filed numerous Freedom of Information Act requests for these records, but its requests have been ignored.

https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/Cadiz/pdfs/foia-complaint-cadiz-bernhardt-willens.pdf

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS FORM ANTI-BULLYING COMMITTEE

The Morongo Unified School District took a major step towards addressing bullying within the school district at last night’s emotional board meeting. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has the details…

A group of anti-bullying protestors returned to the MUSD Board last night. Students and parents of students continued to make impassioned pleas to
the board to address bullying from select students and teachers within the district. One brave student gave a brief testimony of his bullying
experiences, stating that the bullying he endured was so bad that he need counseling from contemplating suicide. In response to the issue, MUSD
board members Hillary Slotta and Michael Chlebik agreed to join a newly-proposed subcommittee with the intention of addressing the bullying issue
in any way possible.

The meeting began at 5 p.m. with a work study session to discuss the formation of a district-wide public survey to determine public support for
new bonds and prioritizing projects that would receive funding from those proposed bonds. In open session, beginning at 7 p.m., the board
recognized 17 high school students who were selected as the district-wide 2018 student-of- the-year in their career technical education classes. The
board then approved the creation of a proposed public survey, which will determine public support for possible district bonds in the future, and
unanimously agreed to labeling May 9 as “the Day of the Teacher” in the district. The renaming of the Twentynine Palms Junior High School computer lab was postponed; the name-change will be re-addressed at future meetings.

BOND REFINANCING SAVES SCHOOL DISTRICT $8.2 MILLION

District property owners will be $8.2 million richer thanks to an action from The Morongo Unified School District. According to a press release from the MUSD, the money is the result of the refinancing of portions of its General Obligation Series B and Series C Bonds; which provide district funding for numerous necessities including facilities, security measures, and ADA access in district schools. According to the press release, property owners in the district will begin see a reduced tax rate on future tax bills.

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet in a regular meeting tomorrow. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details…

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will begin their regular monthly meeting in closed session at 2 p.m. Thursday, at which time trustees will discuss employee discipline/dismissal, and potential litigation. The board will then reconvene in open session at 3 p.m., and announce action taken, if any during the closed session. Then it will hear reports from faculty and staff.

Board members will then discuss meeting with the Twentynine Palms city council, and will re-open the contract between CMC and the California School Employees Association.

BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Thursday, April 12, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. All blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now 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.

IMPROV TROUPE PERFORMING AT THEATRE 29 SATURDAY

The Baker’s Dozen improv troupe will take to the Theatre 29 stage for a spring-themed comedy show this Saturday night. Rebecca Havely has your
invitation…

To improvise means to make something up on the spot or figure it out as you go. So, with the improve comedy of “The Baker’s Dozen” that means
anything can happen and usually does. Their spring-themed show named, “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Bread” is Saturday, April 14, at 7 p.m. at
Theatre 29. Director Chris Fleischman, with assistant directors Katie Fleischman and Graham Cooley, will be joined on stage by Cindy Daigneault, Lisa Goldberg, Charles Harvey, Rebecca Havely, Cody Joseph, Kevin Myers, Marty Neider, Kurt Schauppner, Lyle Williams and Joe Rego.

Future performances, all PG-13, are set for May 26, June 16, July 14, August 11, September 15, November 10, and December 29 in 2018. “The Baker’s Dozen” improv ticket prices are greatly reduced with general admission at $10, military, and seniors $7 and $5 for students with ID. Theatre 29 season ticket holders may attend one improv show at no charge. Visit theatre29.org or call 760-361-4151.

YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Among the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight (Wednesday, April 11) are fraud detections and prevention, a committee report on the Yucca Valley Airport Day and a continuation of the discussion on use of land owned by the airport district.

Under new business, directors will prioritize new projects and improvements; hear a report about realigning the east end taxiway, hear about changes to the airspace, and a budget proposal. The meeting starts at 6:30 in the Mesquite Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center.

RATTLESNAKE AVOIDANCE CLASSES FOR DOGS OFFERED

Rattlesnakes are a fact of life in the desert, and dogs usually come out on the losing end when the two animals meet. Managing editor Tami Roleff
says the Morongo Basin Humane Society is offering rattlesnake aversion training for dogs later this month…

The Morongo Basin Humane Society is once again sponsoring rattlesnake aversion training. The training will be done by experienced dog trainers and
naturalists from Natural Solutions Wildlife Enterprises. Training will be held from 8:30 to 5 Sunday, April 29. Each dog is trained individually to avoid rattlesnakes that are native to our desert region and training takes 10 to 20 minutes per dog. The cost is $75 per dog and the Joshua Tree no-kill animal shelter receives a portion of the fee. To reserve your spot, call Mimi at 760-366-9306 and download an application from mbhumanesociety.com.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ tennis team will travel away to Thermal to play Coachella Valley High School. First
serve is at 3:15 p.m.

Also today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ tennis team will travel away to play Rancho Mirage High School, starting at 3:15 p.m.

FORMER RESIDENT, TED MICHAL, DIES AT 60

Ted Michal, a 30-year-resident of Yucca Valley, died April 4 in Antlers, Oklahoma. He was 60 years old. Ted Michal is survived by his fiancé, Shari Dillon of Antlers; his children Kylie Michal of Oklahoma and Jamie Michal of Ohio; his brothers Ronald Michal of Wrightwood; Jeff Michal of Johnson Valley, and Bob Crowder of Oregon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Michal and Joy Michal, and an infant daughter, Aileen Michal.

Ted Michal was the retired owner of Ted’s Coffee Shop and a former cook for C&S Coffee Shop, in Yucca Valley. He loved to cook, garden, and host family gatherings. A memorial service will be set at a later date.