COUNTY PAYS $3.75 MILLION IN FATAL CAR CRASH INVOLVING MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF'S DEPUTY

Z107.7 News has learned that the County Board of Supervisors approved a $3.75 million settlement with the widow and children of a Twentynine Palms man who was killed in a traffic collision with a Sheriff’s deputy 2 ½ years ago, but due to squabbling among the family, the settlement hasn’t

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A SPATE OF BURGLARIES IN JOSHUA TREE

At least seven Joshua Tree residents reported burglaries Monday and Tuesday. According to Sheriff’s reports, a neighbor was notified by a security company about 3 p.m. Monday that a burglar alarm for a home in the 5800 block of Sunset Road had been activated. The neighbor saw that the back

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CHOOSES THE LIBRARY TO GO INTO THE OLD PFF BUILDING

At last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council was presented with three alternatives for potential use of the former PFF Bank Building: a new location for the town library; a new location for the Hi-Desert Nature Museum; or combination of the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and the

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WINDS FAN A JOSHUA TREE FIRE

Firefighters in Joshua Tree battled a strong wind yesterday as they fought a fire burning a garage and multiple vehicles. According to County Fire Captain Clint Marks, firefighters from Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, and CalFire were called at 4:02 p.m. to the 61600 block of El Coyote for

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JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN, ON STAGE, ESCAPES PARIS TERROR ATTACK

A Joshua Tree musician who was on stage in Paris when terrorists burst into the concert hall shooting automatic rifles Friday managed to escape safely. Dave Catching–who co-owns the recording studio Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree–was playing guitar for the rock band Eagles of Death Metal at the

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MAN KILLED IN A FREAK MODEL-ROCKET ACCIDENT IN JOHNSON VALLEY

A Highland man was killed in a freak accident in the Giant Rock Off-Highway Vehicle area of Johnson valley yesterday. According to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Sergeant Michael Landavaso, On Saturday, November 14, at 2:09 p.m., Sheriff’s Dispatch received 911 calls for a medical emergency at the Giant Rock OHV

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LEARN HOW TO SET UP A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will hold a Neighborhood Watch meeting in Yucca Valley on Monday, November 16. Learn how to start a neighborhood watch in your area, tips on safety, security, how to report suspicious activity, local social media information, online resources, and about becoming a Sheriff’s Department volunteer.

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING MULTIPLE VEHICLE BURGLARIES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

At least three vehicles were burglarized in Twentynine Palms Wednesday night. According to Sheriff’s reports, residents in the 7000 block of 49 Palms Avenue, 6900 and 7000 block of Juniper Avenue reported their vehicles had been broken into overnight. Items reported stolen include debit and credit cards, duffle bag, music

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COUNTY OFFICIAL CAUGHT IN PROSTITUTION STING GETS OVER 300K

San Bernardino County will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to its ousted human resources director who was caught in a prostitution sting. Andrew Lamberto will receive $337,258.51 through May 27, according to a settlement approved yesterday by the board of Supervisors. Starting May 28, Lamberto will be able to

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YUCCA VALLEY FAMILY HOMELESS AFTER EARLY MORNING DUPLEX FIRE

A Yucca Valley family and their cats are homeless after an early morning fire. About 1:30 a.m., firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, and Morongo Valley were called to a duplex fire in the 58900 block of David Avenue. Arriving firefighters found the fire was well involved in

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BLM RELEASES FINAL DESERT RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSERVATION PLAN

The Bureau of Land Management released its final environmental review of the Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan Tuesday. The plan attempts to identify appropriate development areas for renewable energy projects in California, while setting aside 5.3 million acres for conservation of critical natural resources and wildlife habitat, and 3.8

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HAPPY 240TH BIRTHDAY OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

On this date 240 years ago, the United States Marine Corps was born when the Continental Congress authorized the establishment of a battalion of Marines, and the first Marines enlisted in Tun Tavern, Philadelphia. Every year, Marines around the world—active duty and retired, and their families—gather to honor their heritage

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SATURDAY NIGHT FIREBALL BRINGS CONCERN AND SPECULATION

Panic and speculation spread Saturday night when a bright white light shot through the night skies in Southern California. Residents posted a flurry of videos on social media, together with theories of aliens or meteors while others made panicked telephone calls. U.S. military officials said. It was a planned missile

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR AFTER-ACTION MEETING ON PIONEER DAYS

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce will hold a meeting Monday, November 16, to discuss the success and challenges of 2015 Pioneer Days event. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the chamber office, 73484 29 Palms Highway and is open to all. For more information, call 760-367-3445.

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REACH OUT HOLDING CRAFT FAIR THIS WEEKEND IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Reach Out Morongo Basin will hold its ninth annual craft fair and bake sale Saturday and Sunday, November 7 and 8. Vendors will offer handmade soaps, wood crafts, jewelry, and many other beautiful and tasty items. The sale will be at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center on Adobe Road from

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FORMER COUNTY FIELD REP TAKES PLEA BARGAIN TO CONTRABAND CHARGE

The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office yesterday dropped one charge and lowered another in the case against Mike Lipsitz. The former field rep for County Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos pleaded guilty to bringing contraband—a tube of Crazy Glue—to an inmate visit at the Glen Helen Fire Camp

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HISTORIC TWENTYNINE PALMS INN ACQUIRES HISTORIC ROUGHLY MANOR

The historic Roughley Manor in Twentynine Palms, a bed-and-breakfast owned by Gary and Jan Peters for the past 21 years, has been sold to the owners of the 29 Palms Inn, Paul and Jane Smith and daughter Heidi Grunt. Roughley Manor was once the home of Twentynine Palms homesteaders Bill

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HISTORIC ROUGHLY MANOR ACQUIRED BY 29 PALMS INN

Twenty one years ago Jan and Gary Peters bought what was known then as Campbell’s Ranch, which was originally established in 1925 as a 160 acre homestead by Bill and Elizabeth Campbell. Bill was a WWI veteran who returned from the war with burnt lungs from mustard gas and moved

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ELECTION RESULTS FOR BIGHORN WATER AND MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARDS

With all precincts reporting, fewer than 1,000 voters in Flamingo Heights, Landers and Morongo Valley went to the polls for yesterday’s elections. Their votes will be added to provisional and mail-in ballots for final, certified results. As it stands for the two open board seats at the Bighorn Desert View

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SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY HOME INVASION, SEXUAL ASSAULT

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects in a home invasion and sexual assault in Yucca Valley. On Friday, about 2:15 p.m., a man, described by a Sheriff’s press release as white, about 22 to 24 years old, with blond hair, knocked on a door

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