MALTIPOO LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Female Maltipoo, Maltese/Poodle mix grey & white, with microchip.

Lost near: Barberry Ave & Joshua Dr in Yucca Valley

Call: Robert 760-660-5600 or 760-991-7563

HUSKY FOUND ON YUCCA MESA

HUSKY FOUND ON YUCCA MESA

Male, large Husky , blackish grey with two different colored eyes .

No collar or tags and vet says no  microchip.

Found near: On the mesa at Avalon & Del Mar near elementary school in Yucca Valley.

Call: Keri 760-675-0825

PROPOSED FEDERAL BUDGET INCLUDES $76 MILLION FOR A TWENTYNINE PALMS WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

City Manager Frank Luckino

The proposed federal budget presented for fiscal year 2020-21 by the Trump administration Friday includes a $76 million appropriation for a wastewater treatment facility for the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center. City Manager Frank Luckino said the city and the Marine Base will be collaborating on a joint use of the facility for both the base and the City.

Congressman Paul Cook

Luckino said Congressman Paul Cook was instrumental in securing this funding “for a facility that can support the base’s mission but, also support a portion of the City’s needs.”

Twentynine Palms Mayor Joel Klink

Twentynine Palms Mayor Joel Klink said, “The City thanks the support of Congressman Cook; this plant will not only supply a vital need for the base’s mission but also opens the possibility for our community to realize this essential service.”

TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN DRIVES JEEP OFF SIX-STORY PARKING GARAGE IN SANTA MONICA SUNDAY

Firefighters tend to a Twentynine Palms man who drove his Jeep off a six-level parking garage in Santa Monica Sunday morning. Santa Monica Fire Department photo

A Twentynine Palms man was injured after driving his Jeep off the top of a six-story parking garage in Santa Monica early Sunday morning. Authorities say the 20-year-old man, who has not been identified, drove his newer model Jeep off the top level of the public parking garage near the Santa Monica Pier shortly after midnight Sunday.

An unidentified Twentynine Palms man drove his Jeep off the top of a six-level parking garage early Monday morning and crashed into a McDonald’s on the other side of the street. Santa Monica Fire Department photo

The Jeep landed against a McDonalds on the other side of the street. Two other people who had been inside the Jeep managed to jump out before it flew off the parking garage.

An unidentified Twentynine Palms man drove his Jeep off the top of a six-level parking garage early Monday morning and crashed into a McDonald’s on the other side of the street. Santa Monica Fire Department photo

The driver was alert and conscious when firefighters arrived, but he suffered non-visible critical injuries and was taken to UCLA Westwood where he is in stable condition. It’s not known at this time if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

“MAD MIKE” HUGHES DIES IN ROCKET LAUNCH SATURDAY

“Mad Mike” Hughes Courtesy photo

“Mad Mike” Hughes, a self-described daredevil and proponent of the Flat Earth theory, died about 1:45 p.m. Saturday when his homemade, steam-propelled rocket crashed in the desert near Barstow. A video of the launch by freelance journalist Justin Chapman shows a parachute falling off the rocket seconds after the launch; the rocket climbs into the sky for about 10 seconds before it begins its fall to earth and pancaked into the desert about 1 ½ miles northeast of the Slash X café and bar south of Barstow.

Justin Chapman video, @justindchapman

Chapman told Z107.7 News that the rocket had three other parachutes on board that didn’t deploy; Hughes’ team believes he was knocked unconscious on take-off, as they were unable to reach him via radio during the launch.

2018 Launch

Hughes had made a similar launch near Amboy in 2018; in that launch, the rocket had a hard landing, but Hughes suffered only minor injuries. Saturday’s launch was being filmed for a television series, “Homemade Astronauts,” for the Science Channel. Hughes said he wanted to go up in a rocket to prove for himself that the Earth was round, but he also admitted his claims of a flat Earth were a publicity stunt to raise money to build his rocket.

Mike Hughes was 64 years old and is survived by two children.