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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SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN HOME INVASION ROBBERY, SEXUAL ASSAULT IN YUCCA VALLEY

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, identified 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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A SHOOTING LEAVES ONE DEAD IN YUCCA MESA SATURDAY MORNING

Update 4:42 p.m.

The San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office has ruled the death suicide.

 

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Homicide Division is investigating the death of a Yucca Mesa man who was shot early Saturday morning.” According to Sheriff’s Homicide Sergeant Greg Myler, deputies were called to the 57700

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CHP OFFERING START SMART CLASSES

The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another free Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom instruction on collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing elements, and driver responsibilities. The material has been updated, so even if you have been before, drivers can benefit

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MAN DEAD FOLLOWING A SHOOTING IN YUCCA MESA EARLY SATURDAY MORNING

A man is dead following a shooting in Yucca Mesa early this morning. According to Sheriff’s Homicide Sergeant Greg Myler, deputies were called to the 57700 block of Belmont Street at 12:52 a.m. for shots fired, and a 29-year-old man was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics. Myler said

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THREE MEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH YUCCA VALLEY BURGLARIES; DETECTIVES SEARCHING FOR ONE MORE

Three Yucca Valley men were arrested Wednesday, and Sheriff’s deputies are searching for one more, following a burglary and drug lab investigation in Yucca Valley. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, a Sheriff’s task force served two search warrants at 9:42 a.m. at homes in the 5200 block of Warren

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THREE MEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH YUCCA VALLEY BURGLARIES; DETECTIVES SEARCHING FOR ONE MORE

Three Yucca Valley men were arrested Wednesday, and Sheriff’s deputies are searching for one more, following a burglary and drug lab investigation in Yucca Valley. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, a Sheriff’s task force served two search warrants at 9:42 a.m. at homes in the 5200 block of Warren

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YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR NOTES PROGRESS IN HIS STATE OF THE TOWN REMARKS

Representatives from 10 government agencies, educational and health care organizations, as well as from the Twentynine Palms Marine Base and Joshua Tree National Park gathered Thursday afternoon to present a State of the Morongo Basin to about 200 people at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Yucca Valley Mayor George Huntington

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER FACES $1.3 MILLION IN UNFUNDED PENSION LIABILITY

Yesterday we reported that new government accounting standards revealed a projected $400,000 unfunded pension liability at the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency. At last night’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District, directors learned that district’s potential liability for unfunded pensions was more than triple the Bighorn figures. Reporter Mike Lipsitz

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LANDERS MAN STRUCK AND KILLED BY SEMI IN LANDERS TUESDAY NIGHT

A 45-year-old Landers man was killed last night when he was hit by a semi-truck as he was crossing Highway 247 in Landers. According to CHP Officer K. Casserly, about 9:40 p.m., Solomon Kings was crossing Highway 247 just north of Sunnyslope Drive, between Linn Road and Reche Road. The

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PILOT ERROR, FAULTY PART CAUSED FATAL TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE HELICOPTER CRASH

Two Marine officers who were killed when their helicopter crashed at the Combat Center in January disregarded warning lights that indicated an emergency with the aircraft’s oil pressure. The Marine Corps Times obtained a copy of the investigation into the crash and reported Sunday that the UH-1Y Huey helicopter was

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CORONER IDENTIFIES TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTORCYCLIST KILLED DOING HIGH SPEED WHEELIES ON ADOBE ROAD

A 31-year-old motorcycle rider died following a crash in Twentynine Palms Friday morning. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Greer, witnesses reported the motorcycle rider–Hayward Adams, of Twentynine Palms–doing wheelies and speeding southbound on Adobe Road about 11:50 a.m. As Adams approached Manana Drive on his gray 2008 Honda, Greer said

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