All posts by Sara Snyder

Hometown I've lived in Joshua Tree, California for nearly all of my 30 years. Family Status Happily married to one of the last real men in this world. I'm blessed with a beautiful 5-month-old baby boy and a sweet, lively stepson. Hobbies/Interests Listening to music, sketching, writing, watching movies and investing countless hours on all things geeky. Most Interesting Person I've Met My grandfather John Almes Sr., also known as "Spud". His enthusiasm and positive outlook on life are an inspiration, and his awesome sense of humor always keeps me smiling. And my best friends Maribel and Cristina, who are strong, kind and supportive beyond words. I'd Give Anything To... Vacation in New Zealand. Let Me Let You In On A Little Secret I play the keyboard. I took lessons from age 7 to 12, though I'm a bit rusty now. Most Memorable Z1077 Event It's great to be back! I look forward to what the future holds and I'm sure I'll be updating this soon. How I Keep My Daily Work Tasks Creative I try to find humor in all that goes on, but especially my own "bloopers". My Favorite Thing To Watch On TV Right Now British comedies on PBS, music television, reruns of "The Drew Carey Show". What's In My CD Player Right Now U2, Keane, OneRepublic, pretty much anything but country and metal.

STATE SETS IN-PERSON VOTING RULES UNDER VIRUS THREAT

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that California will establish hundreds of locations around the state where voters can cast ballots in-person, a month after he decided to send every registered voter a mail-in ballot for the November election. The decision is an effort by the administration to balance the necessity of protecting public health during the coronavirus outbreak, while recognizing that some residents want, or need, to vote in person. His earlier order to send each voter a mail-in ballot was criticized by national Republicans, who saw it as a possible pathway to large-scale abuse. The governor’s office said the order would ensure in-person voting options are available in sufficient numbers to allow voters to maintain physical distancing. Counties must open a minimum of one in-person voting location for every 10,000 registered voters, beginning the Saturday before Election Day. The executive order also requires ballot drop-box locations be available between October 6 and November 3. As is already the case, in-person voting sites will be available in county elections offices starting 29 days before Election Day.

TWO LANDERS RESIDENTS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING TIRES OF ANOTHER VEHICLE

Two Landers residents were arrested late Tuesday, accused of shooting out the tire of another vehicle. Deputies were called about 10 p.m. to Kickapoo Trail and 5th Avenue in Landers because Jay Gordon, 37, and Rene Kincaid, 50, were arguing with a victim over another man who was living in the area. The victim said Gordon pointed a gun, at which time they began to fight over the firearm. The victim was able to get control of the gun and tried to leave, at which time Gordon pointed a second gun at the victim and fired it, hitting the tire of the victim’s car. Gordon and Kincaid fled in a vehicle. Deputies and Sheriff’s aviation units searched the area for the suspects, and when they were located, Jay Gordon and Rene Kincaid were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, and unlawful discharge of a firearm. Gordon and Kincaid were booked into the Morongo Basin Jail with their bail set at $50,000 each.

LOST TORTOISE SHELL CAT IN YUCCA VALLEY

LOST CAT FEMALE

MOSTLY BLACK WITH TORTOISE SHELL PATTERN

ORANGE MARKINGS

“CHARLOTTE”

TAMARISK AND CHURCH STREET IN YUCCA VALLEY

FOUND LAB MIX IN JOSHUA TREE

Lost or Found: Found

Type of Pet: Dog

Gender: Female

Breed: Lab Mix

Colors/Markings: Black with white strip on neck to chest, 1 white paw

Additional Details: Wearing Collar

Street and Cross Street: Sunburst and HWY 62

City: Joshua Tree

Name: Barbara

Phone Number: 310-651-4238

FOUND TWO PITBULL MIXES IN JOSHUA TREE

Lost or Found: Found

Type of Pet: Two Dogs

Gender: One Male, One Female

Breed: Female Pitbull mix

Colors/Markings: Grey/brown brindle

Breed: Male Pitbull Mix

Colors/Markings: Beautiful stunning white

Street and Cross Street: Winters Road and Boreland Pass

City: Joshua Tree/ 29 Palms

Name: Kelly Lowry

Phone Number: 760-368-5505