TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT SUSPECTED OF EMBEZZLEMENT

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of suspected embezzlement at the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce. Just five months after taking over as president of the chamber’s board of directors, the board filed a report with the Sheriff’s Department July 22, accusing Carey Alderson of using the chamber’s credit

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR BATTERY, WARRANT

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday after he was accused of punching his girlfriend in the mouth. According to a Sheriff’s report, Erwin Boyd, 40, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 7300 block of Araby Avenue about 6 p.m. when she said he hit her in the mouth.

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BEARS SPOTTED IN COVINGTON PARK IN MORONGO VALLEY

A family of bears have been causing some concern at Covington Park in Morongo valley. Reporter Tami Roleff tells you what to do if you have a close encounter of the bear kind… A momma bear and at least one cub have been spotted in Covington Park in Morongo Valley.

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SPECTACULAR FIREBALL STREAKS THROUGH SKY LAST NIGHT

A fireball seen streaking slowly across the northern sky before breaking into two pieces and vanishing late Wednesday left residents throughout Southern California and beyond wondering what they had just witnessed. The unidentified object was seen, and in some cases, recorded on cell phones, in the Southland skies shortly after

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SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS ARE NOW REQUIRED FOR THOUSANDS

Changes in the law requiring immunizations for students at public schools are affecting many thousands in the state. Reporter David Haldane said the new vaccination requirements are much tougher… Do you object to having your child immunized against common diseases at school? Well, deal with it! That’s the message being

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DONORS NEEDED FOR MAJOR REGIONAL BLOOD SHORTAGE

Blood centers are facing a summer shortage in Southern California, leaving a critically low one- to two-day supply. The American Red Cross in Southern California made an emergency appeal for blood donors after its average of red blood cells dipped slightly below the normal five-day stockpile. An official with LifeStream—which

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DON’T FALL FOR THE JURY SCAM

Con men are getting more aggressive in their attempts to part you with your money, or personal information. Reporter Rebecca Havely has this warning about the jury duty scam… The phone rings, you pick it up, and the caller identifies himself as an officer of the court. He says you

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERING LOW COST PET SERVICES

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in August for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority, MBTA, will meet tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will begin its regular meeting Thursday, July 28 with a closed session, in which it will hold performance evaluations for the general manager and director of

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SAYS DON’T GIVE MONEY TO PANHANDLERS

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is launching a new public awareness campaign about homelessness, “Positive Change, Not Spare Change.” According to the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement, or HOPE, team, 65 percent of panhandlers are not homeless. The HOPE team says giving money to panhandlers contributes to the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SUMMER MOVIE IN THE PARK TONIGHT IS “TOMORROW LAND”

It’s Thursday, that means a summer movie in Twentynine Palms Luckie Park tonight. Reporter David Knutson tells us what will be on the outdoor screen… As part of the Twentynine Palms Recreation Department’s summer movies in Luckie Park, the final movie being shown this Thursday is “Tomorrow Land.” “Tomorrow Land”

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RONALD MCDONALD AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TODAY

The Joshua Tree Branch Library is hosting Ronald McDonald at their summer reading program today 3 p.m. They will wrap up the program on Saturday, July 30, with prize drawings and an ice cream social at 2 p.m.

AMERICAN LEGION SUPPORTS REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN

The Joshua Tree American Legion Jack V. Rice Post 761 presented a $500 check to Reach Out Morongo Basin last week. The donation was presented by Commanders John Potter and Al Souza to Executive Director Robin Schlosser for the charity’s Neighbors-Helping-Neighbors program, which helps veterans, seniors, and disabled residents in

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JAMES WEBB GETS 26 YEARS TO LIFE FOR FATAL STABBING IN THE HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT

James Webb, the man convicted last month of stabbing a man to death in Yucca Valley nearly two years ago, was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison Monday. Webb, 36, killed John Rosin, 77, inside his RV while it was parked in the Home Depot parking lot in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MARKS FIRE TURNOVER, ELIMINATES TV COVERAGE

The Twentynine Palms City Council marked the turnover of the fire Department to county control last night. Reporter David Haldane said they also eliminated TV coverage of their meetings… The moment was almost one for the history books. After years of discord, the Twentynine Palms City Council last night ceremoniously

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LANDERS MAN ARRESTED AFTER RIFLE IS STOLEN

A Landers man was arrested Saturday, accused of stealing a rifle. According to a Sheriff’s report, Johnathan Gambel, 18, was staying at a friend’s home in the 1800 block of Acoma Trail in Landers. The gun owner noticed that the .22-caliber rifle was missing. After an investigation, Johnathan Gambel was

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CHP OFFERS START SMART CLASS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Area CHP will be holding a free Start Smart driving class for teens and parents. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… Start Smart is designed to provide teens and their parents with an interactive, safe driving awareness class. This class is offered by the Morongo Basin

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LAST DAY FOR YUCCA VALLEY ROAD PROJECT

Yucca Valley has been performing road maintenance on town roads at various locations through today. Z107.7 has been letting you know where so you can plan accordingly. Today, the project comes to an end as they make a slurry seal application on San Andreas Road from Warren Vista to Joshua

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THE PRICE OF WATER IN LANDERS IS GOING UP

The cost of water in the Landers area is going up, but not by much. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at last night’s meeting of the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency board and files this report… At last night’s meeting of the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency, the board approved a

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CONGRESSMAN COOK UPDATES TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL

The Twentynine Palms City Council heard from home-grown Congressman Paul Cook last night. Cook updated the council on a variety of issues and priorities. Reporter David Haldane was there and files this report… Worried about hobbyists bringing down airplanes with unmanned drones? If so, Congressman Paul Cook may be your

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