JAMES WEBB CONVICTED IN HOME DEPOT RV STABBING MURDER

The man accused of the stabbing death of a man in his RV in the Home Depot parking lot in Yucca Valley nearly two years ago was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder Friday. James Webb, 36, killed John Rosin, 77, in the early morning hours of August 28,

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GARAGE FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

The county take-over of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department got off to a running start Sunday afternoon when a fire broke out at a garage in Twentynine Palms. County Battalion Chief Rick Denison was at the fire stations’ temporary home briefing Twentynine Palms firefighters on county procedures when a structure

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TWO FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOPS MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold two free home energy education workshops Monday, June 27. The workshops about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held at the Reach Out Yucca Valley office, 7255 Joshua Lane, Suite C, and at the Wonder Valley Community Center on

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ALL SURVIVE TWENTYNINE PALMS CAR CRASH

Everyone walked away without injuries in a car crash in Twentynine Palms Friday morning. According to Sherriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, a Jaguar driven by a 17-year-old girl was driving east bound on highway 62 at about 10:20 a.m. when it made a left turn in front of a westbound BMW.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD AFTER THREATENING TO KILL HIS WIFE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday, accused of threatening to kill his ex-wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, James “Wally” Fears, 55, was arguing with his ex-wife about paying rent for staying at the home they still shared in the 5400 block of Cahuilla Avenue about 3 p.m. The

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COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF DOLLAR GENERAL IN JOSHUA TREE

For nearly five years, some Joshua Tree residents have been fighting to prevent the construction of a Dollar General store at the corner of Sunburst Avenue and Highway 62 in Joshua Tree. Opponents claimed that the store would be inconsistent with the Joshua Tree Community Plan which encourages small independent

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COURT RULES FOR DOLLAR GENERAL IN JOSHUA TREE

For nearly five years, some Joshua Tree residents have been fighting to prevent the construction of a Dollar General store at the corner of Sunburst Avenue and Highway 62 in Joshua Tree. Opponents claimed that the store would be inconsistent with the Joshua Tree Community Plan which encourages small independent

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS CITY MANAGER RESIGNS

The city manager of Desert Hot Springs announced his resignation Wednesday, effective July 21. Dale Mondary, the city’s current police chief—and former Sheriff’s captain in the Morongo Basin and a Yucca Valley resident—has been asked to take over as the interim city manager. Martin Magana had been the city’s community

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SKETCHY INFORMATION ON A ROBBERY BY TASER IN YUCCA VALLEY

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two men who allegedly robbed another man after threatening him with a taser in Yucca Valley late Monday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim told deputies that he met the two men about 10:30 p.m. at a nearby motel. The suspects told him

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EXTREME HEAT CONTINUES, OFFICIALS ASK FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION

The first day of summer featured an Extreme Heat warning and the heat will remain in triple digits well into next week, according to the National Weather Service. Summer officially began at 3:34 p.m. Monday. By 5 p.m., daytime temperature records were set in several Riverside County cities including Palm

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HEAT WAVE WILL PEAK TODAY AND TOMORROW, COOLING CENTERS OPEN

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through 9 p.m. Wednesday night, with the hottest days expected to be Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures throughout the Morongo Basin are expected to reach up to 110 in Yucca Valley to 118 degrees in Twentynine Palms today. Heat-related illnesses such

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet 3 p.m. Monday, June 20. On the agenda, the council—which represents residents in Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley—will present a slide show of existing and potential industrial solar fields on private lands. Officials from the Sheriff’s Department, county fire, and

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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, June 20. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Sportsman Club on Sunburst Avenue in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING ISSUED FOR SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning from 10 a.m. Sunday through 9 p.m. Wednesday, with the hottest days expected to be Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures throughout the Morongo Basin are expected to reach up to 110 in Yucca Valley to 118 degrees in Twentynine Palms. Heat-related

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EARTHQUAKE CENTERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A 3.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the Morongo Basin at 10:02 this morning. The quake was centered in the Sky Harbor area of town, just inside the boundaries of Joshua Tree National Park near Black Rock Canyon campground. Z107.7 has not received any reports of damage or injuries.

A FIRE CAUSES EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO A DESERT HEIGHTS AREA HOME THIS MORNING

An early morning fire caused extensive damage to a single-story home in the Desert Heights area west of Twentynine palms early this morning. Fire Chief Jim Thompson said the fire was reported at about 2:00 a.m. this morning at a single family residence in the 2100 block of Pampas. Twentynine

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“FACTS AND FARCE” BRING A FULL HOUSE TO A MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET MEETING

In a demonstration of community interest rarely seen at a budget planning workshop, nearly 50 residents turned up at last night’s budget workshop at the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report … Empowered by last week’s defeat of the proposed Fire Tax, and hopped

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CONVICTED ARMED ROBBER ARRESTED AFTER WONDER VALLEY MOTORCYCLE THEFT

A Wonder Valley man, already on probation for Armed Robbery, was arrested Sunday, accused of stealing a motorcycle from his neighbor. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man in the 85800 block of Eddie Albert Drive in Wonder Valley called the Sheriff’s Department about 12:30 Sunday afternoon to say he

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN KILLED IN SINGLE CAR ROLLOVER EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms Woman was killed and a passenger injured in a single-car rollover crash on State Route 62 east of Twentynine Palms yesterday afternoon. According to the County Coroner, at 2:31 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, the California Highway Patrol received a 911 call reporting a single-vehicle rollover on

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CAL FIRE SUSPENDS BURN PERMITS

While recent rains this winter and spring have been a welcome sight in California, drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the region prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono Counties. This suspension

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