1 MAN, 2 WOMEN, ARRESTED IN 3 SEPARATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REPORTS

A man and two women were arrested in separate incidents over the weekend, accused of felony spousal abuse.

About 10:40 p.m. Friday night, a Yucca Valley man called the Sheriff’s Department to report that his fiancée kept hitting him, and that he wasn’t going to go to jail because a

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JEWISH HIGH HOLY DAYS SERVICES PLANNED

The Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are coming up. Reporter David Haldane has your invitation to holiday services in the desert… Need a welcoming place to attend Jewish High Holy Day services? The Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and the Desert Area invites you to Mission Lakes

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will hold a special meeting tomorrow, Thursday, September 7, at which the board of directors will be asked to approve an agreement between MBTA and Joshua Tree National Park for an in-park shuttle service. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. in the MBTA operations center,

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BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN TOMORROW

A beginning photography class will be held the first and third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church. Dion Dubois will teach participants how to take professional photos using your camera or cell phone, and how to put your photos on your computer. The cost

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KIDS CLOTHING SWAP IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY

Do your kids still need new-to-you clothes for the new school season? Reporter Eric Knabe has an event that could help… Jennifer Warden and St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church will host a kids’ clothing swap, where outgrown items are donated for points and those points are then used as

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycat volleyball team traveled to Palm Springs to take on the Indians. Coach Missy Bond said the Ladycats started off slow, but showed the Indians what they are made of by coming back strong. While the Ladycats lost in three sets, Coach Bond said she

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS IN CLOSED AND REGULAR SESSION TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight in both a closed and open session. A far-reaching agenda is packed with everything from leasing a new vehicle, electric vehicle charging stations, and the council giving themselves and commission members raises. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look at the busy

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION TO HEAR REQUEST FOR ALCOHOL SALES AT A MOTEL

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight with booze on its mind. Reporter David Haldane explains… Should guests at the Circle C Lodge be allowed to buy alcohol on the premises? That’s the question facing the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission tonight as it holds a public hearing on the request

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8 CITED FOR PROVIDING ALCOHOL TO MINORS IN SHERIFF’S STING OPERATION

Eight people were cited in Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Twentynine Palms Friday, accused of purchasing alcohol or tobacco for minors. During a shoulder-tap sting operation, minors, under the supervision of Sheriff’s deputies, visited liquor stores and retail establishments that sell alcohol and asked people to buy alcohol for them.

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PAROLEE-AT-LARGE ARRESTED DURING PEDESTRIAN CHECK MONDAY

A parolee-at-large who had a warrant for his arrest was taken into custody early Monday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy conducted a pedestrian check on a man, later identified as Daniel LaMonte, 31, of Yucca Valley, at 2:30 a.m. near 29 Palms Highway and Dumosa Avenue. During

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SUSPECTED DRUG DEALER ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A San Bernardino man suspected by being a drug dealer was arrested in Yucca Valley early Sunday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a 1996 Jeep Cherokee near Old Woman Springs Road and Spencer Road about 12:20 a.m. Inside the Jeep was Ernest

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MONSOON SEASON IS HERE, SOME SAFETY TIPS

The Morongo Basin is now in the monsoon season. And with monsoons, comes the very real threat of flash flooding. When rain threatens, the National Weather Service may issue flood watches or flood warnings here on Z107.7. A flood watch means a flood is possible, while a flood warning means

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PALMER FIRE NEAR REDLANDS NOW 80 PERCENT CONTAINED

Firefighters made significant progress yesterday in containing the Palmer Fire straddling the border of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. An update by the Riverside County Fire Department at 5:30 p.m. declared the brush fire was 80 percent contained and had burned 3,874 acres. The fire started at 1:30 p.m. Saturday

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MOJAVE VIPER YOUNG MARINE PROGRAM IS RECRUITING

The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is recruiting. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more about young people who want to earn the title… The Mojave Vipers are looking for a few good kids who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The Mojave Vipers Young Marine program is for children

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse in Yucca Valley will have a USDA Food Distribution on Wednesday, September 6, at 3:00 p.m. until they run out of food. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather

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RETIRED TEACHERS TO HEAR ABOUT DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

California Retired Teachers Association will hold its first meeting of the 2017-2018 school year September 8, at 10:00 a.m. in the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will welcome a CERT representative who will share information on earthquake preparation. Bring donations for the homeless. Needed items

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REGISTRATION OPENS TODAY FOR YUCCA VALLEY CRAFT FAIR

Registration opens today for the big December 2 holiday craft fair in Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells crafters how to sign up… Hurry and register now for a booth at the very popular Yucca Valley holiday craft fair. This event always fills fast. Registration opens today (Tuesday, September

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FOOTBALL WINS IN FIRST OVERTIME GAME IN ALMOST 20 YEARS

By Varsity Coach Ernest Martinez The Twentynine Palms varsity Wildcats won their first overtime game in nearly 20 seasons, defeating the Indio Rajahs 28-21 in a terrific non-league football game Friday night. The two teams battled through several tough conditions, including the heat and humidity, and moving the game to

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MORE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley Cross Country team kicked off its season in Santa Barbara at the Gaucho Invitational. Coach Jay Stepp said the boys placed fourth out of 14 teams and the girls were sixth out of 14. Up next is the Beaumont invitational on Saturday, September 9, at 8:00 a.m.

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REGISTER NOW FOR DAV AIR RIFLE COMPETITION

The third annual Air Rifle Competition is hosted by The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 60. Competition equipment is supplied by the National Rifle Association. With the competition details, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely…

All veterans and all people with disabilities are welcome and accommodated at the Third Annual Air Rifle Competition,

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