MAN INJURED FOLLOWING CRASH ON QUAD IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 19-year-old man received head injuries following a crash on an ATV Wednesday afternoon. According to the Sheriff’s department, the man, who was not identified, and a passenger were riding a quad on a sidewalk southbound on Mesquite Springs Road about 2:15 p.m. The man misjudged a turn near El

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COUNTY SEIZES DOZENS OF DOGS AND CATS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND LANDERS

County animal control authorities are investigating nearly five dozen dogs and about two dozen cats that were seized from two different properties in Landers and Yucca Valley last week. “We’re still trying to determine if this is a hoarding situation or something else,” said Frank Becerra, of San Bernardino County

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA

At the stroke of midnight, recreational use of marijuana became legal in California. But there are a few important details about the new law, as managing editor Tami Roleff reports… As of November 9, recreational use of marijuana became legal in California. But there are a few important details about

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF HAVING STOLEN PROPERTY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday morning, accused of possessing stolen property. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s department, deputies went to the 4700 block of Avenida la Manana in Joshua Tree about 11 a.m. There deputies found Jason Arrona, 41, along with unspecified stolen property. After obtaining

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER SAFETY REPORT CARD SHOWS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center, and hospitals nationwide, recently got a report card on their efforts towards safety. Reporter David Haldane said the score shows a need for some improvement… Patient safety at the Hi-Desert Medical Center is holding steady, but has lots of room for improvement. That’s the gist of

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VETERANS DAY TOMORROW; YUCCA VALLEY PLANS TRIBUTE

In honor of Veterans’ Day, November 11, schools, banks, the court house, and government offices will be closed. Many restaurants offer free meals or discounts for the military with proper ID. The Town of Yucca Valley will host the Morongo Basin Veterans’ Tribute Friday, November 11, at the Yucca Valley

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST FALL GATHERING SATURDAY

You are invited to join the Mojave Desert Land trust for their second annual Fall Gratitude Gathering open House Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… Celebrate a “Decade of Connectivity and Conservation” with the Mojave Desert Land Trust at the second annual Fall Gratitude Gathering open house event at

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

Lifestream will conduct a community blood drive on Friday, November 11, at Vons in Yucca Valley from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donors with O-negative blood are especially needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Lifestream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation.

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to noon, Friday, November 11, at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street, in Joshua Tree.

REGISTER FOR THE “WEE HOOPS” BASKETBALL PROGRAM

Wee Hoops, a basketball program for first and second graders, is getting underway in Yucca Valley. Reporter Kirby Davis tells you how to get your little hoopsters signed up… Wee Hoops, a four-week youth basketball program for players in the first and second grades, is designed to introduce participants to

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YUCCA VALLEY ELKS TOYS FOR TOTS CONCERT AND DINNER SATURDAY

Christmas is right around the corner and the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge is hosting a Toys for Tots concert and dinner this Saturday, November 12, at the Elks Lodge located at 55946 Yucca Trail. Dinner service will begin at 4 p.m. Twentynine Palms Marines will be at the door to

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MARINE CORPS MARKS IT’S 241ST ANNIVERSARY TODAY

Today, November 10, is the 241st anniversary of the formation of the United States Marine Corps, in the words of Commandant Robert B. Neller, “Each year on or around 10 November, Marines gather in groups large and small to celebrate our history, honor the memory of those who have gone

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NATIONAL AND STATE ELECTION RESULTS

In yesterday’s presidential election, Donald Trump beat out Hillary Clinton, with 279 electoral votes to 218. Kamala Harris is California’s next U.S. senator, with 66 percent of the vote. Congressman Paul Cook and Assemblyman Chad Mayes easily kept their seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and California Assembly, with

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LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS

In what the Registrar of Voters calls “Final Unofficial Results” in local contests, Jeff Drozd and Robert Lombardo are the winners for the Yucca Valley Town Council, Drozd with 31.55 percent and Lombardo with 28.78 percent. In Twentynine Palms, Steve Bilderain and Joel Klink are the winners with 31.07 percent

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES ONE VARIANCE, DENIES ANOTHER

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission approved one variance and denied another last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains… Saying that there were many other properties adjacent to the airport that had hangers that were oversized for their lots, the Yucca Valley Planning Commission approved a request at its meeting last

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CALIFORNIA STATE MEASURE RESULTS

The Statewide Proposition results are: Prop 51: YES, Borrows $9 billion in school bonds Prop 52: YES, Restricts diverting funds away from Medi-Cal Prop 53: NO, Would have forced a statewide vote on bonds bigger than $2 billion Prop 54: YES, requires legislation to be published online before final vote

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College board of directors will meet tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the College board agenda… The Copper Mountain College board trustees meet at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community Room. Under action items, trustees are expected to approve a collective bargaining agreement through 2019 with

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SPECIAL CLOSED MEETING FOR JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD TODAY

The Joshua Basin Water District board will meet at offices on Chollita Road in Joshua Tree for a special closed session at 2 p.m. this afternoon. On the agenda: labor negotiations.

FREE FLU SHOTS TODAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

With the quickly approaching flu season, Reach Out Morongo Basin will host a flu shot clinic for the community at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center Wednesday, November 9, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Please bring ID and proof of insurance. Vouchers for free flu shots will also be available. Call

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INSPIRATIONAL DINNER SET FOR PARENTS WHO HAVE LOST A CHILD

A special inspirational event is being planned for parents who have lost a child. Reporter Edica Gonzales invites you to the Umbrella Ministries’ Journey of the Heart… Parents who have suffered the loss of a child are invited to a dinner to hear an inspirational talk about coping with loss.

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