In yesterday’s primary election, County Supervisor Dawn Rowe will retain her seat on the board of supervisors. She received 56.15 percent of the vote.

Morongo Basin voters were emphatic in their disapproval of Measure C, the school bond measure for Morongo Unified Schools; nearly 61 percent voted no.

There will be a run-off election in November for the District 42 State Assembly seat between Chad Mayes, who changed his party affiliation to Independent, and Andrew Kotyuk, a Republican. Mayes leads Kotyuk by about 900 votes.

And for the first time in several elections, there will be a Democrat challenging a Republican on the November ballot for the 8th District Congressional Seat. Jay Obernolte won with 35.4 percent of the vote, followed by Christine Bubser with 27 percent.

In the judicial elections, judges Joel Agron and Stanford Reichert will retain their seats, with 54.98 and 53.75 percent, respectively.

Californians voted down Prop 13, by 56 percent.

And Californians preferred Bernie Sanders to Joe Biden as their Democratic nominee for president, 33.2 percent to 24.3. Mike Bloomberg was third at 14.7, and Elizabeth Warren was fourth with 12.1 percent.


The Town of Yucca Valley Planning Commission held a joint special meeting with the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Commission last night. Assignment reporter Keith Bailey was there, and has the meeting details…

Last night, the Yucca Valley Planning Commission and the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Commission held a joint session to discuss the Proposition 68 Aquatics and Recreation Center Project. After, a long and detailed presentation by LPA, an architectural firm based in Irvine California, the commissioners voted in favor of receiving and filing the report with the recommendations suggested by the citizens advisory group.

The aquatics center will have an outdoor 32-meter pool, an indoor hybrid recreational pool, room to build a competition pool, a gymnasium, multi-purpose room, training room, and rehab room. The Proposition 68 aquatics and recreation Center project will now be moved to the town council for its consideration.


A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday, accuse of trying to kill his girlfriend. Deputies were called to the 6300 block of El Dorado Avenue in Yucca Valley about 5 a.m. for a domestic disturbance. According to a Sheriff’s report, Eddie Jimenez, 62, had choked the woman, and prevented her from leaving the room. The woman’s family helped her escape from Jimenez and called deputies. Eddie Jimenez was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail with his bail set at $1 million.


There’s always something going on in Landers. And this Friday night the biggest thing going is the Landers Elementary Auction Extravaganza. So put off whatever you have planned for Friday night and head over to the school for dinner and an auction. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says is doesn’t matter if you do it for the kids, or do it for the prizes as long as you do it…

The public is invited to Landers Elementary School this Friday for a $10 Baked Potato Dinner with drink and dessert, plus live auction and $1 chance drawings. Some of the items up for auction or raffle include tickets to Joshua Tree Music Festival, Knotts Berry and Theatre 29; plus there are Snow Valley Lift Tickets, dinners, passes to the Integratron, Yucca Bowl and much more. All proceeds benefit student field trips, including Sixth Grade Science Camp, family activity nights, and school assemblies.

Landers Elementary School is on Reche Road about a half mile east of State Route 247 in Landers.


Condor Elementary School on board the Marine Corp Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms is set to host its Denim & Diamonds Date Night Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, May 2, to help raise funds for many of the school’s extra-curricular activities. Reporter Andrew Dieleman tells us more about this fundraising event…

The Denim & Diamonds Date Night Auction Fundraiser will be the largest fundraising event to ever benefit Condor Elementary School. The auction will feature numerous donated packages from local businesses including 29 Palms Inn and Mexican Street Tacos; and travel packages to the Santa Monica Pier, Lake Havasu, and South Africa to name a few. All proceeds will help fund art exploration and field trips for students. The auction will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. in building 1707 aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. Tickets are $20 per person or $30 per couple, and are available at the link below.