PALM DESERT WOMAN ACCUSED OF FORGERY ON MARINE BASE

A Palm Desert woman was arrested on board the Combat Center last week, accused of various counts of fraud and forgery. We have limited details about the arrest, but about 3 p.m. November 16, deputies were called to the base to arrest Kristin Fitzpatrick, 49. Her booking record lists her

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF SPOUSE, CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday afternoon, accused of child abuse and spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, Parris Wilson, 28, was arguing with a woman in the 73700 block of Raymond Drive about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday afternoon when Wilson pushed and punched the woman. The woman’s daughter

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ROBBERY

One man is in custody, and Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a second man, following a robbery in Yucca Valley Monday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim had pulled his car over to the curb in the 7100 block of Sage Avenue. The victim told deputies that a man

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FOUR JUVENILES ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY AND VEHICLE THEFT

Four juveniles were arrested in Twentynine Palms, accused of stealing a utility vehicle and a motorcycle. According to Sheriff’s reports, employees from the City of Twentynine Palms notified deputies about 7:30 a.m. that the maintenance barn at Luckie Park had been broken into, and the thieves had stolen a John

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HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST 2017

‘Tis the season! Business owners can get into the holiday spirit by entering their business in the annual Holiday Decorating Contest, co-sponsored by Z107.7 Radio and www.Z1077FM.com. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says all it takes to enter is a phone call…Z107.7 announces the annual holiday decorating contest, a tradition that sees

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FOOD 4 LIFE CHRISTMAS MEAL

Now that Thanksgiving is over, Christmas is just around the corner. Food for Life will serve a Christmas meal Saturday, December 23, at Palms Baptist Church on Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms from 1 to 4 p.m. In addition to the meal, there will be a clothing giveaway and a

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SUNNYVALE 29 PALMS HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAY

A small boutique hotel in Twentynine Palms is once again putting on a spectacular holiday light show, and is inviting Morongo Basin residents to enjoy the twinkling and sparkling display. Andrew Dieleman has the details… The Sunnyvale Garden Suites Hotel is once again hosting a holiday light show set to

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BLOOD DRIVE AT WALMART SATURDAY

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, November 25, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 10 to 3. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream offers donors free cholesterol screening with every

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RIDE ORVS RESPONSIBLY

Many people will be taking advantage of the long holiday weekend by riding their off-road vehicles in the desert. Reporter Sara Snyder says to ride responsibly…

This time of year, the Morongo Basin will experience an increase in off-road activity and illegal trespass. Riders need to respect private property and

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THAT HOLIDAY MEAL COULD HARM YOUR PET, A REMINDER

The majority of pet emergency room visits during the holidays revolve around the turkey. Don’t feed your dog or cat any food from your holiday meal. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more about how even a small piece of turkey skin or butter-coated vegetable can cause a life-threatening illness in

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DUMPSTER FIRE AT VONS IN YUCCA VALLEY LATE TUESDAY NIGHT

Yucca Valley firefighters were called to a fire at the Vons grocery store late Tuesday night. About 11:30 p.m., passers-by reported a significant amount of smoke rising from the Vons store, but firefighters determined the blaze was actually in a dumpster behind the store. It was quickly extinguished and the

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BURN PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALMOST ALL FIRES

Yucca Valley firefighters were recently called out to an illegal burn. County Fire Chief Donnie Viloria said the fire was illegal because the resident did not have a burn permit. Viloria reminds residents that permits are needed for campfires, warming fires, bonfires, and burning vegetation. The permits are free, simply

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SHERIFF WILL BE ENFORCING OFF-ROAD VEHICLE USE THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The Thanksgiving weekend is a popular time for residents and visitors alike to ride their off-road vehicles in our desert. Reporter Andrew Dieleman reminds riders there are rules governing where you can legally ride your OHV… The Sheriff’s Department reminds residents that the operation of off-highway vehicles is regulated. County

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HOLIDAY CLOSURES TOMORROW FOR THANKSGIVING

Government offices, schools, the post office, banks, the County court system. MBTA bus service, and most businesses will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Some agencies, including the courts, will also be closed on Friday as well. Burrtec Waste and Recycling will also be closed on Thursday. Trash pickup

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FREE THANKSGIVING MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms Food for Life will serve its annual free-to-the-public Thanksgiving meal tomorrow, Thursday, November 23, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Thanksgiving meal will be held at First Baptist Church, 6414 Split Rock, in Twentynine Palms. Meals are served at no cost. Donations are accepted at www.29foodforlife.com.

MORONGO VALLEY CSD GETS A NEW FIRE CHIEF, LOSES A DIRECTOR

The swearing in of Morongo Valley’s new Fire Chief Gary Yearsley kicked off last night’s regular monthly meeting of the Community Services District, or CSD, there; Jim Brakebill is second in command. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what followed… The board discussed and approved a jump in the new fire

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APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER

With the unexpected resignation of Morongo Valley Community Services District board director Darin Sandin, the CSD is advertising for applications to fill his seat. Qualified candidates must be registered voters living within the boundaries of the Morongo Valley CSD. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at

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AUDITIONS FOR “THE ODD COUPLE” MONDAY AT THEATRE 29

Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” will be cast by Director Katie Fleischman at Theatre 29’s open auditions. With the details here’s reporter Rebecca Havely… Oscar and Felix are a match made in mayhem. A divorced slob and a neat-freak decide to room together, and the hilarity ensues. Auditions will be

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL GOES TO 8-1

The Copper Mountain College Fighting Cacti men’s basketball team rolled past the visiting Cerro Coso Coyotes last night; the final score was 110 to 77. Coach Devin Aye said the Fighting Cacti were led by Dontavious Marshal who ended the night with 22 points. Ronald Bell and Murshid Randle both

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PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON NATIONAL PARK FEE HIKES ENDS THURSDAY

The Trump administration is proposing to double, triple, or almost quadruple the price of admission during peak season to 17 of the most popular national parks. Starting in January 2018, a 7-day car pass in Joshua Tree National Park will increase to $70, from the current $25, between January and

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