SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN ARMED ROBBERY IN YUCCA VALLEY EARLY MONDAY MORNING

An employee at a Yucca Valley restaurant was shot during an armed robbery early Monday morning. About 4:15 a.m. two men entered Castaneda’s restaurant, in the 56500 block of 29 Palms Highway and demanded money from the clerk. One of the men shot the clerk in the head; he was

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MEMORIAL DAY CLOSURES

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, post offices, and Copper Mountain College will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 29, in observance of

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DEPUTIES ASK FOR PUBLIC’S HELP IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE

Deputies are asking for the public’s help concerning a structure fire in Twentynine Palms that is being investigated by the County Fire Department’s arson investigators. On Wednesday, May 24, the Sheriff’s Department received numerous phone calls shortly after 8:24 p.m. about a fire in the 6400 block of Yucca Avenue.

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67TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS UNDERWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The 67th annual Yucca Valley Grubstake Days celebration kicked off last night with a mixer at the Elks Lodge. Events through May 29 include a golf tournament, parade, carnival, rodeo, pancake breakfast, Pony Express rider, and 5K and 10K run, and 2K walk. Saturday, May 27, enjoy a pancake breakfast

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BRITISH APPAREL MARKETING TEAM CRITICIZED FOR ILLEGAL NATIONAL PARK ABUSE

A group of young men who travel the world and film themselves doing stunts to promote a British clothing brand recently released a video of themselves breaking several laws in Joshua Tree National Park. The group of nine men can be seen running up and launching themselves off a Joshua

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FIRE DESTROYS A JOSHUA TREE HOME

A home in the Desert Heights area of Twentynine Palms is a total loss after a fire Tuesday afternoon, and smoke from the fire could be seen for miles. Firefighters from Twentynine Palms, Wonder Valley, the Combat Center, and Joshua Tree were called to the home of Joanie Johnson and

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ARMED ROBBERY AT PAYLESS SHOES IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an armed robbery at the Payless Shoe Store in Yucca Valley. About 6:30 p.m. Monday, the suspect entered the store in the 57900 block of 29 Palms Highway, lifted his shirt to show a gun, and demanded the store clerk give him cash from the

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MORONGO BASIN WARRANT SWEEP NETS 50 ARRESTS SATURDAY

A warrant sweep in the Morongo Basin put 50 people behind bars Saturday. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a California parole officer, along with Sheriff’s deputies conducted warrant sweeps in Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms, and unincorporated areas of the county. Of the 50 people arrested, eight had active felony warrants

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED ON CONSPIRACY WARRANT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Thursday morning following a traffic stop when it was determined he had a warrant for his arrest. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a black Chevy truck for having an obscured license plate and no license plate light Thursday morning near

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUSTS RAISES ETHICS ISSUES IN INTERIOR NOMINEE

The controversial proposal by Cadiz Inc. to pump water out of the aquifer east of Twentynine Palms and ship it to Orange County could get a green light more easily if the U.S. Senate confirms Donald Trump’s nominee for deputy secretary of the Interior. David Bernhardt is a partner in

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A MOTHER’S DAY TRAGEDY FOR A TWENTYNINE PALMS FAMILY

While most of us celebrated a happy Mother’s Day this past weekend, one family suffered an unthinkable tragedy. Reporter David Haldane has the story…

Mother’s Day. It’s a holiday that means different things to different people, mostly having to do with flowers, chocolate, nurturance and love.

For Brent Slavik, a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE TO GET SILVER STAR FOR SAVING LINGUIST DURING ENEMY FIRE

The Marine Corps will present the third-highest combat award to an Iraq War veteran Thursday, following a review that upgraded his commendation. Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Glenn M. Walters, will present the Silver Star Medal to Capt. Andrew Kim, an officer with Marine Corps Tactics and Operations

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DID THEY GET DOWNTOWN RIGHT? TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL AND PLANNERS MEET TONIGHT

Redeveloping downtown Twentynine Palms has lately been a major topic of discussion and debate. The discussion continues at a special workshop meeting tonight as city officials contemplate whether mistakes may have been made. Reporter David Haldane has the details… Did Twentynine Palms officials mess up in formulating the city’s Downtown

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AN EDITORIAL OPINION: COUNCILS, GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE SAND ON MARIJUANA

An editorial opinion from Z107.7 News… The Town of Yucca Valley is drafting a new ordinance to deal with the legalization of marijuana, both for medical and recreational use. Opponents of Measure X—a ballot measure that failed in 2015, which would have allowed two medical marijuana dispensaries in the Town

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GOLF 4 LIFE TOURNAMENT SATURDAY, MAY 20

The Golf 4 Life event is a great day of fun for all golfers, men, women and kids, Saturday, May 20, at Hawks Landing Golf Course. Registration starts at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Fees are $80 per golfer or $75 per golfer with a team

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GUILTY PLEA IN DUI CRASH THAT KILLED TWENTYNINE PALMS DENTIST AND HIS WIFE

The Twentynine Palms Marine accused of killing a prominent dentist and his wife in a DUI crash in May 2015 pleaded guilty in court last month. Mariah Natividad, 22, a lance corporal with the Exercise Support Division on the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, was driving under the influence and

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GUILTY PLEA IN DUI CRASH THAT KILLED TWENTYNINE PALMS DENTIST AND HIS WIFE

The Twentynine Palms Marine accused of killing a prominent dentist and his wife in a DUI crash in May 2015 pleaded guilty in court last month. Mariah Natividad, 22, a lance corporal with the Exercise Support Division on the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, was driving under the influence and

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SECOND ANNUAL VETERANS UNIVERSITY SET FOR MAY 20 IN PALM SPRINGS

Congressman Raul Ruiz of Palm Springs will host the Second Annual Veterans University on Saturday, May 20, at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Registration starts at 8:30, and the program runs from 9 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Veterans University is a free one-day event that will cover topics such as: health

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THE “SOUND OF FREEDOM” WILL RATTLE LOCAL WINDOWS THROUGH JUNE 2

What local residents call the “Sound of Freedom” has been rattling windows in the Morongo Basin for the past few days and will continue for the next three weeks. The Marine Corps announced that Integrated Training Exercise 3-17 is currently taking place on board the Combat Center through June 2.

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION HEARS MORE ABOUT MARIJUANA

Yucca Valley’s Planning Commission heard from more than two dozen people last night about an ordinance that would prohibit all personal and commercial uses of marijuana in town limits, but would allow residents to grow six plants indoors. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there, and files this report…

“I would

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