WE LOOK AT THE CANDIDATES FOR MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD

Four candidates are vying for three seats on the Morongo Unfired School District Board. Reporter David Haldane takes a snapshot of all four… Harmony. That’s pretty much what all four candidates for the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education say they want, particularly in light of the district’s recent

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER CANDIDATE FORUM LAST NIGHT

At last night’s candidate forum sponsored by the Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce, five hopefuls vying for three seats on the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors answered questions previously submitted from a variety of sources. Moderator and reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report … The subject of land

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, October 22, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be the Match bone marrow

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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, October 24. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at Reach Out, 7255 Joshua Lane, Suite C in Yucca Valley. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

PARKING LOT AND BAKE SALE AT MORONGO VALLEY CHURCH TOMORROW

The Church of the Lighted Cross will hold a parking lot sale and bake sale to raise funds for a new roof. The Raise the Roof sales are set for Saturday, October 22, starting at 8 a.m. until everything is gone. All proceeds will go to the “raise the roof”

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan volleyball team lost a heartbreaker last night to the Rancho Mirage Rattlers. Coach Darrell Sterling said it was a tough loss but the girls played hard. Ej Day had 11 kills and two blocks. Riley Vallo had eight kills. Senior setter Becky Messaros

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STATE SUPREME COURT DENIES DOLLAR GENERAL APPEAL

It appears that after five years of opposing the construction of a Dollar General store in Joshua Tree, the fight is over. Last week, the California State Supreme Court denied a petition from the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance for review of a ruling in June by the Fourth District

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DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY THIS SATURDAY

The Sheriff’s Department will host a drug take-back day this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz urges you to take advantage of this opportunity to keep yourself, your family, and our water supply safe… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration give the public another opportunity to prevent

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO GRISLY PENNSYLVANIA MURDER

A Twentynine Palms man accused of fatally stabbing and beating a man before dismembering and burning his corpse, has pleaded guilty to murder. James Britton Jr., 36, repeatedly stabbed and beat Robert Roudebush with a hammer in a Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, home in early July 2002. After letting the corpse sit

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CORONA MAN HELD AFTER YUCCA VALLEY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Corona man was arrested Sunday in Yucca Valley, after his girlfriend said an argument turned physical. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 56800 block Little League Drive about 1:30 p.m. A woman at the scene said that her boyfriend, Jose Landeros, 34, had hit her

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YUCCA VALLEY OKTOBERFEST THIS SATURDAY

The Annual Yucca Valley Oktoberfest is this Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more on this fun, family-friendly celebration… Mark the date for the fourth annual Yucca Valley Oktoberfest, set for Saturday, October 22. The gates open at 2 p.m. and games and contests and music will start at 3.

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BLOOD DRIVE AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Friday, October 21, at Twentynine Palms High School from 7 to 3. Donors must be at least 15 years old, and those under age 18 must provide written parental consent. Prospective donors must be free of infections or illness, weigh at least

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD GIVEAWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to noon, Friday, October 21, at the Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive in Yucca Valley.

FREE LECTURE ON BREAST IMAGING AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

The Hi-Desert Medical Center continues its free health care lecture series with “More Than Wearing Pink.” Here’s more from reporter Rebecca Havely… The Hi-Desert Medical Center is raising awareness regarding breast imaging in its latest free lecture in a series. In the lecture “More Than Wearing Pink,” the director of

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ANDROMEDA SOCIETY ASTRONOMERS CLUB MEETS TOMORROW

Join the Andromeda Society Astronomy Club Friday, October 21, from 6 to 10 p.m. for a preview of the winter constellations. Bring your own telescope and binoculars or enjoy the club’s equipment. Volunteers will be available if you need help with your telescope. The event will be held at the

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WATER HARVESTING LECTURE TOMORROW

Water harvesting will be the subject of a lecture tomorrow. Reporter Edica Gonzales has your invitation… The second lecture in the series on permaculture will be on water harvesting. The lecture will be held at the Yucca Valley Senior Center in the community center complex on Friday, October 21, starting

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SCHOOL DISTRICT WANTS SURPLUS PROPERTY COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS

The Morongo Unified School District is accepting applications for residents to serve on a Surplus Property Advisory Committee for the former Joshua Tree Elementary School. Committee members will review data and determine what should be considered surplus property and how it should be used or disposed of. For applications, call

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats volleyball team hosted the Desert Mirage Rams yesterday, Senior Night, and won in three sets. Junior Lindsey Scamman led the team with seven kills, three blocks, and two assists. Senior Tatiyanna Mackall had four kills, three ace serves, and two blocks. Senior Selemara Mapuatuli

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STATEWIDE EARTHQUAKE DRILL AT 10:20 TOMORROW MORNING

The annual Great California Shake Out earthquake drill on Thursday, October 20, at 10:20 a.m. will involve more than 10 million people. Listen to Z107.7 as radio personality Pat Michaels leads you in the Shake Out earthquake drill. Before Thursday, make sure you, your family, and co-workers or students know

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS GOOD NEWS ABOUT CRIME

After appointing 20 Yucca Valley students to the town’s Youth Commission, the Yucca Valley Town Council agreed to add two more students as alternates during their meeting last night. Morongo Unified School District Superintendent Tom Baumgarten gave the council an update on projects in the school district and a preview

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