YUCCA VALLEY WOMEN’S AGAPE TO MEET THURSDAY

Yucca Valley Women’s Agape International will host speaker Christine Potter at the club’s monthly meeting, Thursday, September 1. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at the Sizzler in Yucca Valley. The cost is $16.60. For more information, call Sonya Fox at 760-369-1318 or Bobbie Brewer at 760-409-9016.

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER AFTER STABBING

A Yucca Valley man has been accused of attempted murder after a stabbing. Sheriff’s Deputy Shane Crowl said on Friday, August 26, deputies were called to a report of a stabbing in the 7100 block of Airway Avenue in Yucca Valley about 1:20 pm, . Responding deputies found the victim,

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MAN ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ABUSING TWENTYNINE PALMS CHILDREN FOR YEARS

A Redlands man was arrested Thursday, accused of multiple counts of sexual molestation of two Twentynine Palms children. According to a Sheriff’s report, on February 25, deputies learned that an ex-boyfriend, identified as Johnny Villanueva, 33, had sexually molested his girlfriend’s child for several years while he lived with them

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ARRESTED WITH $500K+ IN WARRANTS

A Joshua Tree woman with more than $500,000 in misdemeanor warrants was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of drug possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped Toni Cagle, 31, as she was walking near the intersection of Sunset and El Cajon in Joshua Tree. The deputy determined that Cagle

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34-YEAR-OLD WONDER VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF MOLESTING CHILD UNDER 10

A Wonder Valley man was arrested on warrants Wednesday morning, accused of child molestation and intimidating a witness. According to Sheriff’s reports, on December 28, 2015, the parents of a young girl reported that they just discovered that a family friend, later identified as Nicholas Buskirk, 34, had sexually

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STATE SAYS TWO AREA FOR-PROFIT EVENTS CAN’T USE VOLUNTEER LABOR

Two Joshua Tree event promoters, one a candidate for public office, are conducting business illegally, according to the State of California. The Joshua Tree International Film Festival and the Joshua Tree Music Festivals both offer free event passes and perks in exchange for so called “volunteers” to work preparing for

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MOTHER ARRESTED AFTER CHILD FOUND ALONE IN YUCCA VALLEY PARK

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested after her young child was found alone in a park Sunday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, a park visitor reported about 6 p.m. that a 4-year-old had been at Jacob’s Park, at the corner of Hopi and Onaga Trails, for over an hour;

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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, August 22. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at Reach Out, 7255 Joshua Lane, Suite C in Yucca Valley. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

ROLL OVER CAR CRASH NEAR COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FRIDAY MORNING

UPDATE 5 P.M. FRIDAY:

A Twentynine Palms woman was seriously injured Friday morning when her SUV rolled over in Joshua Tree. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Randy O’Brien, Adrianna Warren, 25, was driving westbound on Highway 62 at 11 a.m. when for unknown reasons, the tire tread separated on

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BLUE CUT FIRE UPDATE: FREEWAY RE-OPENED, SOME MANDATORY EVACUATIONS LIFTED, THREE ARRESTED FOR LOOTING

Fire officials are making progress in the Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino county near the Cajon Pass. After exploding to 30,000 acres in under 24 hours in the first day, by today, officials estimate its size at about 36,000 acres, and say it is 26 percent contained. And good

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BLUE CUT FIRE UPDATE: 4 PERCENT CONTAINED, NORTHBOUND 15 RE-OPENED

Firefighters are making slow progress against the Blue Cut Fire in the Cajon Pass area. Wednesday morning, the wildfire was estimated at 30,000 acres. By Thursday morning, the fire growth had slowed; fire officials estimated it at 31,689 acres and 4 percent contained. Nearly 1,600 firefighters are on scene fighting

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FIRE EXPLODES IN CAJON PASS; TRAFFIC DIVERTED INTO MORONGO BASIN

A wildfire in the Cajon Pass was raging out of control Tuesday, and its effects can be felt in the Morongo Basin. The Blue Cut Fire started about 10:30 Tuesday morning west of Interstate 15 and by midnight had exploded to more than 18,000 acres with zero percent containment. The

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ONE DEAD, FOUR OTHERS RESCUED IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS WHILE HIKING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SATURDAY

A 56-year old woman died Saturday while hiking in the Cottonwood area of Joshua Tree National Park. About 10 a.m., a family group began hiking to the Mastodon Peak Trail. They missed the sign for Mastodon and continued toward Lost Palms Oasis. They realized they had missed their trail and

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS WOMAN WINS OLYMPIC MEDAL FOR WEIGHTLIFTING

A woman who was born and raised in Desert Hot Springs won the bronze medal in weightlifting at the Olympics in Rio Sunday. Sarah Robles, 28, won the United States’ first weightlifting medal in 16 years. Robles lifted 126 kilograms in the snatch, and 160 in the clean and jerk,

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MARINES START JOHNSON VALLEY EXERCISE TODAY

The Marine Corps will be conducting large-scale military exercises on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Johnson Valley starting today. The shared use area will be temporarily closed to the public between August 14 and 21. The Marine Corps has already announced that it will use the

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MOTORCYCLE CRASH VICTIM IDENTIFIED

The Riverside County Coroner has identified the man who was killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday afternoon as a Yucca Valley man. Eugene Bess Junior, 28, was riding his Suzuki motorcycle on the southbound connector of Highway 62 to eastbound Interstate 10 about 4 p.m. when he drifted to the

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DOGS PRESUMED DEAD IN YUCCA VALLEY HOUSE FIRE

Two dogs died in a fire that destroyed a Yucca Valley home Thursday morning. Firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Joshua Tree were called to the 7000 block of Palomar Avenue at 11:15 a.m. Smoke was pouring from attic vents in the home when fire fighters arrived. Flames were

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER HITTING MARINE CORPS BASE GATE GUARD WITH HER VEHICLE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon, after a gate guard at the Marine Corps Combat Center said she hit him with her vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michelle Anders, 47, went to the main gate of the base on Adobe Road about 9 a.m. Military police officers

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MAN DROWNS IN MISHAP AT POOL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A man drowned early Tuesday morning in a pool in Twentynine Palms. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, a woman called for help about 1:40 Tuesday morning to say that her boyfriend, who was not identified, was in a pool in the 72300 block of Larrea Avenue. The

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BODY FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY LAST WEEK IDENTIFIED AS MISSING WOMAN

The Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that the woman’s body found in the desert in Yucca Valley Tuesday, August 2, is that of a woman who was reported missing August 1. According to the initial Sheriff’s report, Glenna Reed, 48, was arguing with her boyfriend in his vehicle about 2:30 p.m.

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