WHITE DOG FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

WHITE DOG FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

Male dog, may be Samoyed breed or a mix.

Large with long white fur.

Found near Taos and Church in Yucca Valley

Call: 760-974-2180

BLUEHEALER MIX LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

BLUEHEALER MIX LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Female Blueheeler mix, gray speckled with large black markings

Lost near: Barberry Ave in Yucca Valley

Call: Jonathan 760-442-3442

COUNTY VIRUS CASES NOW 254, TWO LOCALLY, TWO MORE DEPUTIES STRICKEN

According to data released this morning (April 2), San Bernardino County now has 254 confirmed cases of coronavirus. That’s up from 183 on Tuesday. The number of deaths remains at six. Locally, Yucca Valley has two cases; 29 Palms has none. Yucaipa continues to have the most cases in the county, with 60, which is up from the 53 reported Tuesday. That includes the 51 residents and six staff at Cedar Mountain Post Acute Rehabilitation Center. One of the residents, an 89-year-old female with underlying health conditions, died last week. A second resident died Monday.

Yesterday, two more Sheriff’s deputies tested positive for COVID-19, making it five San Bernardino County deputies who have tested positive. The two newly diagnosed deputies, who were assigned to the corrections bureau, have been home from work for the past week with flu-like symptoms, sheriff’s officials said in a news release. An investigation was underway to determine how they were infected. Of the other deputies, one was assigned to patrol duty, and two others also work in the corrections bureau.

Eleven staff and one inmate at the California Institution for Men in Chino tested positive for COVID-19. Tests for two staff and three inmates are pending. Except for the inmate, the eleven CIM staff have been self-quarantined away from their place of employment.

Since Tuesday, the county’s tally of confirmed cases is up 39 percent. The number of tests is up 31%. Of the 2,963 people tested for COVID-19, 8.6% had positive results. Most of the cases—103—were among people 18 to 49 years old, while 74 cases were 50 to 64 years old; 74 cases were older than 65 and three were 2 to 17 years old.

DROP OFF 29 PALMS FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS TODAY AND TOMORROW

The 29 Palms Community Food Pantry has adjusted its schedule again. The food pantry will be open for drive-through service April 4, May 2, and June 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The USDA food distribution will be held April 21 and May 19 from 9 to 11. The food pantry is located at 6450 Stardune Avenue in Twentynine Palms. Rebecca Havely says the food pantry will be accepting donations at two locations Thursday and Friday this week…

Residents can make donations of non-perishable goods to the food pantry at two locations Thursday and Friday. You can drop off food at the Total Fitness Gym and in the parking lot behind City Hall from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Especially needed are cereal, pasta, spaghetti sauce, canned meat, canned fruit, soup, peanut butter, mac and cheese, rice, and ramen noodles, although all non-perishable items will be accepted. Monetary donations can also be mailed:

29 Palms Food Pantry
PO Box 782
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

STATE, COUNTY RECOMMEND CLOSING SCHOOLS UNTIL THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR

In response to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus, and through the recommendations of Governor Gavin Newsom and State Superintendent Tony Thurmond, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Ted Alejandre released a statement yesterday (Wednesday, April 1), recommending all county school districts remain closed through the rest of the 2019-2020 school year in the interest of the health and safety of students, staff, and families. Morongo Unified School District Superintendent Tom Baumgarten released a letter stating that the MUSD school board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, April 7, to discuss a resolution that, if adopted, would extend the school closure through June 10. Baumgarten went on to say that MUSD will continue to provide students with both distance-learning opportunities and student meals throughout the closure.