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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REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN SEEKS “PARADE OF HOMES” SPONSORS

The 12th annual Reach Out Morongo Basin “Parade of Homes” fund-raiser is set for Valentine’s Day, February 14. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says it’s not too late to be a sponsor… Reach Out Morongo Basin’s “Parade of Homes” is the organization’s primary annual fundraiser. It brings in thousands of dollars

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TOP LOCAL NEWS STORIES OF 2015, PART 2 OF 4

All this week Z107-7 News is taking a look back at the top news stories of 2015 in a special four-part series. Today in part 2, big stories of 2015 included the arrest and subsequent plea bargain of San Bernardino County’s Third District Supervisor’s field representative for bringing contraband into

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The next meeting of the Joshua Tree Clean Team is December 30. They will meet at Aberdeen and Border from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Grabbers, trash bags, and gloves will be provided to make the job easier. They will meet for coffee and conversation at the Park Rock Cafe

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AN ATTEMPTED MURDER AT A YUCCA VALLEY MOTEL YESTERDAY

An attempted murder at a Yucca Valley Motel yesterday. According to the Sheriff’s Department at 4:40 pm, Sunday, December 27, Deputies responded to a report of an attempted murder at the Best Western Hotel on the Highway in Yucca Valley. Deputies were told the suspect, Sherman Brant, 30, was rummaging

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BLACK ICE CLOSES PART OF THE HIGHWAY IN 29 PALMS THIS MORNING

The severe cold caused one lane of State route 62 in 29 Palms to close early this morning. Sheriff’s Sergeant Jim Thornburg said a water leak, suspected to be from a fire hydrant, froze in temperatures in the mid-20’s this morning, causing black ice on the stretch of highway. Thornburg

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CHP REMINDS US OF NEW TRAFFIC LAWS FOR 2016

The California Highway Patrol as part of its mission to save lives is informing motorists of new roadway safety laws for 2016. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with more…

Beginning January 1, 2017 child safety seats for children under two years old must ride rear-facing in an appropriate child passenger safety

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CHP REMINDS US OF NEW TRAFFIC LAWS FOR 2016

Other new laws set to take effect January 1 will affect California drivers. Drivers will no longer be allowed to wear a headset or earphones that covers both ears, or have earplugs in both ears, while driving a motor vehicle or a bicycle. Electrically motorized boards will also be regulated

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THAT TRASH LASTS A LOT LONGER THAN YOU MAY THINK

Reporter Mike Lipsitz breaks down the decomposition of everyday trash…

Toss your “footprint-making” leather shoes out of your vehicle and it’ll be another 25 to 40 years before they disappear (unless another soul picked them up of course). Remember the fellow who’d walk a mile for a Camel? Well, if

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A LOOK BACK AT THE MORONGO BASIN IN 2015, THE FIRST IN A 4-PART SERIES

As 2015 comes to a close, we look back on some of the top stories of the year in a special 4-part series. Today, part 1; The Lake Fire burned more than 31,000 acres south of Big Bear in June and forced the evacuation of Pioneertown. Although the US Fire

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