HEART TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

The Live at the Rock concerts continue at Tortoise Rock Casino Friday nights. Reporter Kirby Davis invites you to hear a Heart tribute band tonight… August kicks off with Heart Attack and a tribute to Heart on August 5. Their spot-on recreation of Heart’s music takes guests on a journey

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GARTH BROOKS TRIBUTE AT YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT

It will be a Garth Brooks tribute band for the Yucca Valley summer concert tomorrow evening. Managing editor Tami Roleff says she has friends in low places… Join Z107.7 radio personality Pat Michaels Saturday during the town of Yucca Valley’s summer concert. Enjoy the cool desert evening listening and dancing

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CAT-A-PALOOZA AT THE YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER

The Yucca Valley animal shelter is holding a Cat-a-Palooza adoption event through Tuesday, August 9. Adoption fees for all cats will be $20 and include vaccines and spaying or neutering. The Cat-a-Palooza runs Friday, August 5; Saturday, August 6; and ends Tuesday, August 9. Shelter hours are noon to 5.

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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA BREAKFAST TOMORROW MORNING

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 6, is the first Saturday breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association, located in north Joshua Tree at 65336 Winters Road. All of your breakfast favorites will be served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. by the friendly volunteers. Come on out for fellowship with your

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER TODDLERS LEFT ALONE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of leaving her toddler children alone at home while she drove to Palm Springs. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies received a call at 4:13 a.m. that Ashley Boughner, 27, had left her 1 ½ year-old and 3-year-old child at

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SHOTS FIRED IN FLAMINGO HEIGHTS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of shots fired in Flamingo Heights. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 1900 block of Yellow Knife Road called about 1 a.m. Tuesday morning to report that someone was driving in circles on the property, shouting, and shooting at a

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT COLLECTING SCHOOL SUPPLIES TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Station of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will be collecting school supplies tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to come fill a cop car… The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department is holding its first fundraising event to provide area children with everything they need to go

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday night accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, the boy returned home after a visit with his father—identified as David Flaningam, 30, of the 62200 block of Verbena Road—with a hand print on his back. The boy told his mother that

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JOSHUA TREE MAN FOUND WITH DRUGS, WEAPONS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday morning, accused of possessing dangerous weapons and drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 10:30 a.m., a deputy stopped a white, four-door car near Hallee Road and Highway 62 for having an expired vehicle registration. After an investigation, the driver, Cesar Espinoza, 52,

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FLASH FLOODS SAFETY TIPS

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for today. Flash floods can strike any time and any place with little or no warning. In mountainous or flat terrain, distant rain may be channeled into gullies and ravines, turning a wash into rampaging torrent in minutes. City streets

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TWO CASES OF WEST NILE VIRUS IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

The County Health Department has confirmed two human cases of West Nile virus in San Bernardino County, the first in the county this year, Infected mosquitos transmit the virus when they bite. Both victims are elderly men; both are receiving medical care. One man lives in the west side of

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SOME CALIFORNIA ROADS MAY SOON GENERATE POWER

California has almost 400,000 miles of roads and a ton of truck traffic that together may soon become a source of renewable energy. Reporter Kirby Davis explains… When a truck rumbles down the road, it sends out powerful vibrations. The California Energy Commission is set to test something called piezoelectric

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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP SET FOR MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, August 8. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

SCHOOL BACKPACK GIVEAWAY SATURDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree church is giving away free school supplies and backpacks Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the giveaway is first come-first served… Morongo Basin students from kindergarten to sixth grade are eligible for a free back-to-school backpack from Lighthouse Christian Center. Students with a parent or guardian may pick

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SANTA FE SOCIAL CLUBHOUSE RUMMAGE SALE TOMORROW, MONDAY

The Santa Fe Social Club House is holding a rummage sale tomorrow, Friday, August 5, and on Monday, August 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lots of great items from furniture to clothing and some amazing glass solar light made by the Clubhouse members. The Clubhouse is located on

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WOMAN’S DECOMPOSED BODY FOUND IN DESERT IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY EVENING

Two boys hiking in the desert in Yucca Valley Tuesday evening found a decomposed body. According to a Sheriff’s report, the boys’ father called law enforcement shortly before 9 p.m. to report his sons had found a woman’s body while hiking in the desert east of Western Hills that evening.

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES TWO SALES TAX MEASURES FOR BALLOT

The Yucca Valley Town Council went ahead with two separate half-percent sales tax measures at last night’s meeting. Managing editor Tami Roleff said the Council also appointed a new Planning Commissioner and heard a member says we would not run for reelection… At last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING HIS BROTHER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday morning for allegedly assaulting his brother. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 7400 block of Kickapoo Trail about 10:30 a.m. for an assault. The victim told deputies that he and his brother, Dell Cannady, 56, were arguing when Cannady

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PERRIS WOMAN GIVES FALSE NAME AFTER SHOPLIFTING AT WAL-MART

A Perris woman was arrested in the Yucca Valley Walmart Monday afternoon, accused of shoplifting and giving a false name to law enforcement. According to a Sheriff’s report, Walmart employees observed Tashianna Lewis, 23, along with two men, concealing food, liquor, and clothing under their clothes and in shopping bags.

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THE CON ARTISTS ARE SMISHING FOR YOUR MONEY

With online and mobile banking skyrocketing, it’s no surprise that scams have quickly followed. One recent tactic is the use of scam texts. The practice is called “smishing,” a contraction of SMS phishing. Reporter Mike Lipsits says smishing is designed to steal your personal information… A smishing text appears to

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