COURTHOUSE CLOSED THE NEXT TWO MONDAYS

County courthouses will be closed Monday, February 13, for Lincoln’s Birthday, and Monday, February 20, for President’s Day.

CHP OFFICERS SAVE CHOKING WOMAN AT YUCCA VALLEY RESTAURANT

Three California Highway Patrol officers are credited with saving the life of a woman who was choking in a Yucca Valley Restaurant. CHP Officer Simon Miller said that he, Officer Caleb Miller, and Officer Aaron Lowe were at Taco Bell about 12:45 p.m. Friday when a woman at a nearby

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OPEN BASKETBALL IN YUCCA VALLEY EVERY SUNDAY

The Town of Yucca Valley sponsors adult open basketball every Sunday at the Boys and Girls Club’s gym. The gym is open for ages 30 and over from 2 to 4 p.m., and is open for players aged 18 to 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission is $2 at

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CHP OFFICERS SAVE CHOKING WOMAN IN YUCCA VALLEY FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Three California Highway Patrol officers are credited with saving the life of a woman who was choking in a Yucca Valley Restaurant. CHP Officer Simon Miller said that he, Officer Caleb Miller, and Officer Aaron Lowe were at Taco Bell about 12:45 p.m. Friday when a woman at a nearby

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DIRT BIKE RIDER KILLED IN HEAD-ON CRASH ON AMBOY ROAD

A dirt-bike rider, riding without proper lights or a helmet, was killed in a head-on collision east of Twentynine Palms last night. According to the CHP, a 2002, Ford F-350 pick-up truck, driven by Patrick Candelaria, 47, of Twentynine Palms, was traveling eastbound on Amboy Road at 6:11 P.M. and

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4-YEAR-OLD FALLS OUT OF A SECOND STORY WINDOW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 4-year-old boy fell out of a second story window in Twentynine Palms Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the toddler, who lives in military housing in the 5900 block of Desert Knoll Avenue, opened a window in his bedroom about 9:30 p.m., leaned out and fell. The boy landed

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HIGH-SPEED CHASE IN LANDERS AND JOHNSON VALLEY RESULTS IN AN ARREST

A high-speed pursuit in Johnson Valley and Landers ended with the arrest of a Buellton man Sunday afternoon. The California Highway Patrol said Officer Caleb Miller was assigned to the King of the Hammers event, and was monitoring traffic in the area of State Route 247 and Boone Road. About

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MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN DIES AFTER FALLING IN SINKHOLE

The County Coroner has released the name of a 72-year-old woman found dead in in a sinkhole at her property in Morongo Valley. Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Mark Murphy said the victim’s son had called for a welfare check on Margaret Pine, in the 50800 block of Canyon Road, shortly

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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES STAFF TO HOLD LOCAL OFFICE HOURS MONDAY

District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday, February 6. Staff representatives will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with state government.

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HEARTS OF YUCCA VALLEY TO HOLD FUNDRAISING DINNER

Hearts of Yucca Valley—a non-profit organization that raises funds to support heart-related emergencies in the Morongo Basin—will hold a fundraiser Monday, February 6. The Super Bowl Recovery Party will be held at Electric Sports Lounge in the Von’s Shopping Center in Yucca Valley from 6 to 10 p.m. There will

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A CLOSER LOOK AT THE DOD HIRING FREEZE

With thousands of Z107.7 listeners employed by the Department of Defense, today we take a close look at exactly what the recent DoD hiring freeze means. Just three days after being sworn in as president, Donald Trump issued an executive order concerning a hiring freeze. The Department of Defense says

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WOMAN HOSPITALIZED AFTER BEING PINNED BY CAR AT GAS PUMP

A 35-year-old woman was hospitalized Wednesday evening after she was trapped between her car and a gas pump in Twentynine Palms. According to Battalion Chief Mike Snow, Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to the AM/PM gas station in the 73400 block of 29 Palms Highway about 6 p.m. to extricate

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER SUSPECTED DUI CRASH IN PALM SPRINGS THAT KILLED ANOTHER YUCCA VALLEY MAN

A Yucca Valley man has been arrested after a suspected DUI Crash killed another Yucca Valley man in Palm Springs Monday evening. The Palm Springs Police Department said they arrested 50-year-old Robert Garcia Jr. for investigation of driving under the influence of drugs causing a deadly crash which killed Keyon

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING A WOMAN WITH A GUN

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday, after a woman said he threatened her with a gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, Branden Nesbit, 26, was arguing with a woman in the 5000 block of 1st Street West in Joshua Tree about noon. The woman told deputies that Nesbit grabbed

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN KILLED IN VEHICLE-VERSUS-PEDESTRIAN CRASH SUNDAY NIGHT

A Joshua Tree woman was killed when she was hit by a pick-up truck last night. According to a preliminary report from the California Highway Patrol, 57-year-old Michele Fleming was crossing the highway northbound at Grand View Circle when she was struck by a silver Toyota Tacoma in the number

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SANTA FE SOCIAL CLUB SEEKS DONATION

The Santa Fe Social Club is accepting donations for its rummage sale next month. Residents are encouraged to donate furniture, books, toys, household items and other treasures for the two-day sale, set for February 9 and 10. The sale will raise money for the club’s programs, social activities, and items

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ARMED ROBBER SENTENCED FRIDAY TO 22 YEARS IN STATE PRISON 

A Victorville man convicted of robbing four businesses in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms two years ago was sentenced Friday to 22 years in state prison. In February 2015, Ramirez Brown, 37, who has ties to the area, robbed a smoke shop on Adobe Road, a liquor store in the

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MBCA ANNUAL MEETING TOMORROW ASKS, “WHAT ABOUT MY WATER”

The Morongo Basin Conservation Association’s annual meeting has earned a reputation for introducing cutting-edge issues and innovations presented locally by industry experts. This year’s meeting looks to continue the tradition. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report… The Morongo Basin Conservation Association’s 2017 annual meeting is this Saturday, January 28, from

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DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO REVIEW CHARGES OF RECKLESS DRIVING, HIT-AND-RUN DURING YUCCA VALLEY PROTEST

The District Attorney’s office will review a case of reckless driving and hit-and-run during the Women’s March protest in Yucca Valley Saturday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Chris Kallgren of Yucca Valley was standing near the curb on Highway 62 near Old Woman Springs Road about 11 a.m. holding a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL GETS A “PROJECT PHOENIX” BRIEFING

The Twentynine Palms City Council heard a presentation last night about its plans for Project Phoenix, a multi-use facility downtown financed by tax-exempt bonds. The council wanted to find out if—and how—the components of Project Phoenix would fit on the proposed site. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at the meeting

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