TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUG SALES TWICE IN TWO WEEKS

A man who was arrested last week for possessing drugs was arrested again Monday morning, accused of the same crime. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle in the 6300 block of Desert Knoll Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 3 a.m. Inside the vehicle was Ehrrich Grenzow,

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BEWARE OF “THE GRANDPARENT’S SCAM”

An old phone scam that is making the rounds again. It’s called the “grandparents scam,” because the caller pretends to be the victim’s grandchild who needs money because of an arrest or car crash. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how you can avoid being a victim…. A grandparent receives a

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PART 3 OF 4 IN OUR LOOK BACK AT NEWS STORIES OF 2015

We continue our special series looking back on the biggest Z107.7 News stories of 2015. Today, in part 3 of 4, the Twentynine Palms, Morongo Valley, and Wonder Valley fire departments were also in the news this year. In Twentynine Palms, after years of trying—and failing—to get residents to approve

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SCHEDULED POWER OUTAGE TODAY IN YUCCA MESA, LANDERS

About 2500 homes are without power today in our Morongo Basin due to scheduled power outages. Southern California Edison turned off power between 5:30 and 5:45 for about 1400 customers in Yucca Mesa, centered around Aberdeen Drive, and just over 1000 customers in Landers, around Belfield Boulevard. The power outage

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CONSIDER BEING A FOSTER PARENT

Abused, abandoned, and neglected, hundreds of children in San Bernardino County are added each month to the growing list of children needing foster parents. Confused, lonely, and frightened, these children need tender care and understanding in a safe home to restore their confidence and self-worth. Reporter Cassie Zimarik explains how

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4.4 EARTHQUAKE RATTLES THE INLAND EMPIRE

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake centered in Devore rattled parts of our region of Southern California Tuesday evening. Authorities at the U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake shook shortly before 6 p.m. along the intersection of the San Andreas and San Jacinto fault lines. Fire officials issued a level-one alert to check

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NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW HONORS WW2 VETS

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will hold a New Year’s Eve party Thursday to honor World War II veterans. The party is a potluck at the post from 2 to 6 p.m. Bring a favorite dish to share and join in the festivities. Music will be

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SEEKS HALL OF FAME NOMINEES

Yucca Valley High School wants to recognize their graduates who have gone on to make a difference with their success, Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains… The Yucca Valley High School Hall of Fame committee is accepting nominations for the 2016 Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors alumni and

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats basketball team have been playing in the Century High School Elks Hoops Classic in Santa Ana. The team began their play against Lawndale High School out of Inglewood Saturday, December 26. Coach Kevin Cole said after a slow start, Twentynine Palms found themselves down

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SCHEDULED POWER OUTAGE TODAY IN YUCCA MESA, LANDERS

About 2500 homes are without power today in our Morongo Basin due to scheduled power outages. Southern California Edison turned off power between 5:30 and 5:45 for about 1400 customers in Yucca Mesa, centered around Aberdeen Drive, and just over 1000 customers in Landers, around Belfield Boulevard. The power outage

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BOAT AND GARAGE DESTROYED, 1 MINOR INJURY, IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE

Sheriff’s deputies have detained a man who started a fire in a boat in Twentynine Palms early this morning, destroying the boat, a garage, and damaging a home. Twentynine Palms Fire Chief Jim Thompson said the fire was reported at 3:48 a.m. Tuesday morning in the 74900 block of Alta

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2 MILLIONTH VISITOR IN 2015 IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK MONDAY

Just days before the end of the year, Joshua Tree National Park welcomed its 2 millionth visitor yesterday (December 28). Park superintendent David Smith said the record number of visitors this year “blew away” the previous record, 1.6 million, set in 2014. Earlier this year, Smith said the park was

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JOSHUA TREE FIRE INSIDE THE NATIONAL PARK CALLED SUSPICIOUS

Monday afternoon, Twentynine Palms firefighters went bouldering in Joshua Tree National Park as they responded to a fire about a half mile up Rattlesnake Canyon. According to Fire Captain Robert Marquez, firefighters were called at 12:19 for a Joshua tree fire. Marquez said firefighters had to scramble over rocks carrying

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COLD WEATHER REMINDERS FOR AREA DRIVERS

With very cold weather in our Morongo Basin area, and chances of precipitation later this week, Managing Editor Tami Roleff has some reminders about winter driving… Be prepared for winter driving. If you are traveling up into the mountains to see snow, bring chains for your vehicle. Don’t pass a

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A DOMESTIC DISPUTE RESULTS IN AN ARREST ON A CHILD ABUSE WARRANT

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Saturday morning following an argument with her ex-boyfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Roberta Alldis, 25, of the 64900 block of Tonto Drive, began arguing with her ex-boyfriend about 10 a.m., and called deputies for help after he grabbed her cell phone and threw

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ELDERLY ABUSE AGAIN

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of elder abuse again. According to a Sheriff’s report, Joseph Denillo, 44, went to a home in the 7600 block of Bannock Trail about 6:30 p.m. when he began arguing with a man and his wife. The couple locked themselves in the

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LOCAL WOMAN COMPETES ON “WORST COOKS IN AMERICA”

“Worst Cooks in America” is a hit competition series that transforms kitchen disasters into skilled cooks. Holgie Forrester of Twentynine Palms competes on the Food Network series this season. Reporter Rebecca Havely asks her about her worst cooking disasters… Z: Holgie what lead you to apply for “Worst Cooks in

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN AWAKES TO FIND PROWLER IN HER HOME

A Yucca Valley woman scared off a prowler who was in her bedroom Saturday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman, who lives in the 6400 block of Rome Court, told deputies she woke up shortly before 8:30 a.m. to find a man, identified only as Hispanic, standing in

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ANOTHER SPATE OF BURGLARIES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

At least six more residences and businesses in Twentynine Palms reported burglaries last week. According to a Sheriff’s report, sometime between Tuesday and Thursday, thieves stole at least two packages off the front porch of a home in the 6600 block of Palo Verde Avenue. The resident of a home

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY BUSINESSES BURGLARIZED

Two Yucca Valley businesses reported break-ins over the weekend. A propane business in the 55500 block of Yucca Trail reported Monday morning that thieves cut a hole in the fence and stole 146 full propane cylinders sometime over the holiday weekend. And in the 56800 block of Wilhart Drive, burglars

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