YUCCA VALLEY MAN REPORTED MISSING FRIDAY FOUND IN TEXAS SATURDAY

A Yucca Valley man who went for a haircut Friday afternoon, only to find the cosmetology school closed, continued driving east, for another 900 miles. Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost said about 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dean Abney, 85, of the 54900 block of Martinez Trail, told his wife he was going

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OFFICERS

The Board of Directors for the non-profit Community Theatre organization, Theatre 29 elected new officers and Board Members for 2015. Here’s entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely with the specifics… New officers have been elected for the Board of Directors at Theatre 29. In reorganizing the Executive Board for 2015, the board

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CRITICAL MISSING PERSON IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in searching for a critical missing person. Dean Abney, 85, left his home 54900 block of Martinez Trail about 3:30 p.m. Friday in Yucca Valley to get a haircut at Elite Cosmetology School, also in Yucca Valley. When he did not

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MORE ON THE CHARITY THAT GAVE A YUCCA VALLEY GIRL HER BEST CHRISTMAS EVER

On Tuesday, a Yucca Mesa girl was granted the best Christmas ever by the only law-enforcement-based charity in Southern California. The Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation grants the wishes of seriously ill children in the Inland empire from Temecula to Twentynine Palms, Riverside to the Coachella Valley. Wishes granted in the

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING NUMEROUS BURGLARIES

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted burglary at a Yucca Valley bank Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, a burglar tried to retrieve night deposit bags from the drop box by using rodent glue trap tied to a string. The bank manager told investigators it appears nothing is missing

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YUCCA VALLEY ELKS LODGE STATUE STOLEN, RECOVERED IN RANCHO CUCAMONGA

Three men were arrested last week following an investigation into the theft of large plaques and bronze statues—including the elk from the Yucca Valley Elks lodge—over the last several months. According to a Rancho Cucamonga police press release, deputies served a search warrant on homes in Claremont and Rancho Cucamonga

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YUCCA VALLEY MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN ONAGA TRAIL CRASH

A motorcycle rider suffered major injuries to his leg yesterday when he was hit by a car in Yucca Valley. Shortly before 11 a.m., a man driving a Ford Fusion eastbound on Onaga Trail—who was not identified by the Sheriff’s Department—pulled over to the south shoulder of the road. After

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A CARJACKING IN JOSHUA TREE, WITH THE VICTIM STILL IN IT

An argument between a Twentynine Palms man and his girlfriend over a car resulted in an arrest for carjacking Saturday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, the woman told deputies that Darrious McCoy, 24, was arguing with her over her car and threatened her with a knife in the 61600

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SANTA IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

Station 36 firefighters will be giving Santa a ride through Joshua Tree neighborhoods from 6 to 8 p.m. each night. Santa and his fire engine will be visiting neighborhoods on paved roads south of the highway, north of Alta Loma and east of Outpost. Then Monday, December 22, the fire

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PURSE SNATCHER CAUSES POWER OUTAGE AND ROAD CLOSURE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A purse snatching in Yucca Valley resulted in a crashed U-Haul that shut down Highway 62 between Old Woman Springs Road and Sage Avenue and caused a power outage throughout the Morongo Basin for hours Friday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, three women from Palm Springs drove up

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TWO MINOR INJURIES IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH FRIDAY MORNING

Two women suffered minor injuries in a Friday morning crash east of Joshua Tree. About 7:30, a gray Acura and a white Toyota Corona crashed in the eastbound lane of Highway 62 near Sunkist Avenue. The white Toyota ended up on the driver’s side, against a utility pole. The two

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE

A purse snatching in Yucca Valley resulted in a crashed U-Haul that shut down Highway 62 between Old Woman Springs Road and Sage Avenue and caused a power outage throughout the Morongo Basin for hours Friday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, three women from Palm Springs drove up

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A SPURNED WOMAN TRASHES CAR OF EX-BOYFRIEND IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Joshua Tree woman who felt spurned by a man she’d been dating took out her anger on his vehicle Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Marina Montgomery, 33, had been dating a man in the 5900 block of Chia Avenue in Twentynine Palms. When he broke off their relationship,

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CONGRESSMAN COOK CLARIFIES CADIZ

Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley talked with Z107.7 News Tuesday, explaining his seemingly new stand in favor of a controversial Cadiz water project that would move water from the Fenner Valley east of Twentynine Palms, to Orange County. In June 2013 Cook had asked the Department of the Interior

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COUNTY EXPLAINS PIONEERTOWN WATER SITUATION, SORT OF

Jeff Rigney, the director for San Bernardino County Special Districts, talked with Z107.7 about the status of water service in Pioneertown in general, and of a particular case of supposed special treatment in that area in particular. Reporter Dan Stork reports what we were told… Jeff Rigney told us that

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MORE CARNAGE ON LOCAL ROADS, ONE KILLED, THREE INJURED IN THREE CRASHES

A 25-year-old male, assigned to the Twentynine Palms Marine Corp Base, was killed in a crash early Saturday morning. The man, who has not yet been identified by the coroner’s office, was driving a 1997 Ford Expedition northbound on Amboy Road about five miles north of Sheephole Pass east of

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CMC FOUNDATION 49 DOLLAR SALE RESULTS

Successful art buyer happily shows original Snake Jagger scene snagged by his sharp-eyed but camera-shy spouse [photo courtesy of Janis Commentz.]

Prospective buyers at CMC Foundation 49 Dollar Sale scan the exhibit wall

The 49-dollar art sale event conducted by the Copper Mountain College Foundation on Saturday December

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HI-DESERT CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND

You have two chances to get your holiday musical cheer this weekend. Reporter Diana Jones invites you to hear the Hi-Desert Chorus…

The Hi-Desert Chorus, directed by Bill Barrett and accompanied by local composer Clyde Grabski, will perform its annual “Sounds of the Season” concert this Saturday, December 13, and

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AN ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY IN JOSHUA TREE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted armed robbery at a Joshua Tree fast-food restaurant early Wednesday morning. At 5:18, a man, identified only as a Hispanic adult male armed with a gun, came into Santana’s Restaurant and tried to kick in the kitchen door. When the employee heard the

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16-YEAR-OLD STRUCK BY A CAR IN JOSHUA TREE

A juvenile on foot was hit and badly injured by a car in Joshua Tree Tuesday night. According to the California Highway Patrol, Beverly Walker, 41, of Joshua Tree, was driving a 2002 Honda eastbound on Alta Loma Drive about 7 p.m. As she neared Olympic Drive, she struck a

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