TWO ACCUSED, ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY FOR BURGLARY

Two people were arrested Thursday in Yucca Valley, accused of burglary. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 7800 block of Hopi Trail in Yucca Valley about noon Thursday, for a burglary investigation. Evidence led deputies to the 3000 block of Hilton Avenue, where they found a

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STATE EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER 5 YEARS

The state’s prohibition against septic discharge in Yucca Valley has been officially delayed. The California Regional Water Quality Control Board held a public hearing in Yucca Valley Thursday morning and extended the septic discharge prohibition dates to accommodate the construction schedule of the sewer project. The Board adopted Hi-Desert Water

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THREE FIRES KEEP YUCCA VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS BUSY YESTERDAY

Yucca Valley firefighters were busy yesterday putting out fires. About 5 p.m. they responded to a motorhome fire near Old Woman Springs Road and Buena Vista. County Fire Captain Zach Taylor said the owners were about a mile away from where they had just purchased the motorhome when the engine

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MORONGO VALLEY FAMILY LEFT HOMELESS AFTER HOUSE FIRE

A Morongo Valley family is homeless after a fire destroyed their home and killed their dogs Tuesday afternoon. According to Morongo Valley Fire Chief Jock Johnson, the residents were not home when the fire started, but when they returned to their home in the 50900 block of Aspen Drive about

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TO FORM A MEDICAL MARIJUANA COMMITTEE

The subject of medical marijuana will be back in front of the Twentynine Palms City Council tonight. Reporter David Haldane checks the council’s agenda… The subject of medical marijuana will once again rear its controversial head in Twentynine Palms tonight when the city council considers forming an ad hoc committee

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TWO WONDER VALLEY HOMES BURN TO THE GROUND

Fire officials are investigating the cause of two fires that burned two Wonder Valley homes to the ground Sunday night just a few hours apart. Firefighters responded to multiple reports of the first single-story structure fire near Virginia and Meriweather Roads about 7:15 p.m., said San Bernardino County Fire spokesman

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RAINBOW STEW TO HOST FILM SUNDAY

Rainbow Stew will host a special screening of the one-hour film, “The Wisdom of the Grandmothers” Sunday, March 6, at 6 p.m. Grandmothers from Siberia to Patagonia are interviewed on the meaning of indigenous teachings. A suggested donation of $10 is requested. Rainbow Stew is located on the highway on

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THREE TWENTYNINE PALMS MEN ARRESTED FOR FELONY VANDALISM

Three Twentynine Palms men were arrested in the early morning hours of Thursday following vandalism to a vehicle earlier in the night. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman in the 2700 block of Canyon Road called 911 at 11:11 Wednesday night to report that two men had banged on

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ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROWS BUSTED IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team, in conjunction with the Yucca Valley Code Compliance officer, served search warrants on multiple residences in the last two weeks for illegal marijuana grows. According to the Town of Yucca Valley, a search warrant was served the last week of February in the 5100 block

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SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT RAIDS MULTIPLE YUCCA VALLEY RESIDENCES FOR ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROWS

The Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team, in conjunction with the Yucca Valley Code Compliance officer, served search warrants on multiple residences in the last two weeks for illegal marijuana grows. According to the Town of Yucca Valley, a search warrant was served the last week of February at 5100 block of

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER PART 1: TWO EVILS ON CONTROVERSIAL SOLAR PROJECT

Wednesday night’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District was again dominated by discussion of NextEra Energy’s efforts to secure water for their proposed solar plant at the old Joshua Tree airport site. Reporter Mike Lipsitz covers the district’s action on NextEra in part one of this two-part report… Last

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED IN ARMED ROBBERY OF THE JOSHUA TREE INN

A Twentynine Palms transient was arrested Monday afternoon in connection with the armed robbery of the Joshua Tree Inn. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Brandon Lamar, 32, went to the Joshua Tree Inn about 5:10 p.m. Friday and demanded money from the inn clerk at gunpoint. After receiving the undisclosed

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SUSPECT ARRESTED IN ARMED ROBBERY OF JOSHUA TREE INN

A Twentynine Palms transient was arrested Monday afternoon in connection with the armed robbery of the Joshua Tree Inn. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Brandon Lamar, 32, went to the inn about 5:10 p.m. Friday and demanded money from the inn clerk at gunpoint. After receiving the undisclosed amount of

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MORONGO VALLEY SQUATTER ARRESTED

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Saturday morning after he was found squatting in a vacant home in Morongo Valley with a stolen trailer. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of a property in the 49600 block of Buena Vista Drive in Morongo Valley called about 9 a.m.

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YUCCA VALLEY PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN A HIT AND RUN, SUSPECT SOUGHT

A Yucca Valley pedestrian was killed early Sunday morning in a hit-and-run collision. According to the Sheriff’s Department, about 2 a.m., Jerrod Cary, 32, was walking southbound on Avalon Avenue just south of Sunnyslope Drive when he was hit by a 2007 gray Nissan Maxima, which was traveling northbound on

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN KILLED IN HIT-AND-RUN EARLY SUNDAY

A Yucca Valley pedestrian was killed early Sunday morning in a hit-and-run collision. According to the Sheriff’s Department, about 2 a.m., Jerrod Cary, 32, was walking southbound on Avalon Avenue just south of Sunnyslope Drive when he was hit by a 2007 gray Nissan Maxima, which was traveling northbound on

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HARRISON HOUSE TO OFFER PERMACULTURE LECTURE

Harrison House Music and Arts is adding “Ecology” to its name, and as its first major event, it will host a three-day permaculture lecture in April. To prepare for the lecture, Harrison House is holding a work party March 5 and 6, in which those interested in permaculture will prepare

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CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT TO BE FILED AGAINST  SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY JAILS 

The Prison Law Office will file a class action lawsuit in federal court Monday, February 29 alleging that the conditions in the San Bernardino County Jails violate the U.S. constitution. The County of San Bernardino denies the allegations, but has been working with the Prison Law Office for more than

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11-YEAR-OLD SUSPECTED OF SETTING A FIRE IN A LOCAL SCHOOL

Sheriff’s deputies cited an 11-year-old Twentynine Palms boy they suspect set a fire in a restroom at school Wednesday afternoon. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the boy, who was not identified due to his age, asked to use the restroom at Bright Futures Academy, in the 5400 block of Luckie

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REINTRODUCED LEGISLATION COULD EXPAND JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Legislation reintroduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein would expand Joshua Tree National Park. The bill would create five off-road vehicle areas, designate 230,000 acres as wildlife areas, and add about 4,500 acres to Joshua Tree National Park and 39,000 acres to Death Valley National Park. The expansion does not include Eagle

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