MAN KILLED WHEN TRUCK FALLS ON HIM IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY

The coroner’s office has identified the Yucca Valley man who was killed Sunday when a truck fell on him. David Prudeaux, 60, was working on a Ford pick-up truck in the 57800 block of Joshua Lane just before 3 p.m. the truck he was working on slipped off its supports

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TWO ACCUSED IN MAJOR VANDALISM TO YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

A juvenile and a Yucca Valley man were arrested Tuesday, accused of vandalizing Yucca Valley High School at least four times over nine months. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Shaunna Ables, three males broke into the school grounds after 10 p.m. on June 12 and June 22, 2015, and February 26

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MARINE CORPS’ PLAN TO AIRLIFT OVER 1,400 DESERT TORTOISES IS CANCELLED

The Marine Corps’ plan to move more than 1.400 desert tortoises from the Johnson Valley Off-Road area to a BLM-managed habitat has been cancelled. The Marines were going to move the endangered species reptiles to Bureau of Land Management habitat near Barstow, so the 88,000-acre Johnson Valley area could be

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WE REVIEW “DISNEY’S LITTLE MERMAID” AT THEATRE 29

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid” at Theatre 29 opened last weekend to packed houses. Reporter Rebecca Havely was there and offers this review of the production… “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” makes a big splash at Theatre 29. The packed audience was electric with anticipation and filled with children of all ages.

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STATE ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES ON Z107.7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

California Assemblyman Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley will be the guest on the Z107.7 Up Close Show tomorrow, Friday, March 18. Mayes, the former chief of staff for county supervisor Janice Rutherford, and former Yucca Valley mayor, is the minority leader of the California Assembly. Call in tomorrow with your

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO BENEFIT FROM WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL

You can soak in the atmosphere of old time Twentynine Palms next month. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to a fundraiser for the 29 Palms Historical Society at a historic city landmark… Here’s your chance to enjoy the historic atmosphere of Broadview Hacienda, the former home of Twentynine Palms

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to noon, Friday, March 18 at the Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive in Yucca Valley.

JOSHUA TREE VFW SERVING ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree VFW post will be serving up a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner tonight. The corned beef and cabbage will be offered from 4 to 6 tonight at the Post home at 6402 Veterans Way in Joshua Tree. The meals will be dished up at $9 each with

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TWO FUND-RAISERS NET ABOUT $4,000 FOR REACH-OUT MORONGO BASIN

Reach Out Morongo Basin held two fund-raising events last weekend that raised about $4,000 for its Neighbors Helping Neighbors programs. The opening night gala last Friday for Theatre 29’s “The Little Mermaid” raised almost $2,500. Attendees were treated to heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and a silent auction featuring art, photos,

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL BENEFIT CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT PLANNED

A planned charity golf tournament will benefit a program at Yucca Valley High School. Reporter David Knutson tells you how to sign up… Yucca Valley High School Career Pathways Foundation will be hosting their ninth annual golf tournament to help the local youth of the community. This fundraiser benefits the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats’ second swim meet of the season took place Monday at Luckie Park against the Banning High School Broncos. The Wildcat boys’ team swept first place in every event, and won the meet 107-52. First place winners were: 200 medley relay, Kevin Johnson, Kyle Bobadilla,

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JOSHUA TREE HOUSING PROJECT ON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

A controversial 248-unit housing development in Joshua Tree will go before the County Planning Commission tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the session will be teleconferenced to the Joshua tree County Government building… The proposed 248-unit gated development in Joshua Tree, known as Alta Mira, is the only agenda item on

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER 20 MILE TWO-STATE PURSUIT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested following a 20-mile pursuit that started in Arizona and ended in California. According to Lieutenant Curt Bagby of the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department in Arizona, a patrol officer attempted to stop Matthew Beckett, who turns 30 today, in Parker, Arizona, for an unknown

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THREE BURGLARIES REPORTED IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY

Three burglaries were reported in Yucca Valley Tuesday. Two men tripped a burglar alarm in the 6100 block of Buena Suerte Road just before 7 a.m. Residents in the 7700 block and 7800 block of Deer Trail called deputies about 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to report that burglars had

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL REVIEWS LEGISLATION, FUNDING PRIORITIES

Every year, dozens of bills are introduced into the state legislature and U.S. Congress that directly and indirectly impact local governments. At last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, town staff discussed some of the issues and the official position the town should take on the legislative issues.

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PARK TO PARK BIKE RIDE AND FESTIVAL PLANNED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A community partnership of the Joshua Tree National Park, City of Twentynine Palms and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center present the Park to Park Ride and Festival to be held on Saturday, April 30, at Knott’s Sky Park in Twentynine Palms. The event is a leisure bike ride

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CALL FOR ART FOR 4TH ANNUAL JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION

The fourth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition will be held September 17 and 18 in Twentynine Palms. A call for art entries is now being issued for the exposition’s annual Juried Art Exhibition, which will be displayed at the historic 29 Palms Art Gallery for the month of

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ST JOSEPH’S PLAYERS ANNOUNCE CAST OF “BROADWAY BOUND”

The St. Joseph’s Players has cast the comedy “Broadway Bound.” They began “The Eugene Trilogy” by Neil Simon with their productions of “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Biloxi Blues.” “Broadway Bound” completes the trilogy. Reporter Rebecca Havley has the names of the latest cast members… The St. Joseph’s Players community theater

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Thursday, March 17, at Copper Mountain College from 10 to 3 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be the Match bone marrow screening free of charge. To make an appointment to donate

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YUCCA MESA STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Learn about the night sky at the Andromeda Society’s star party Friday, March 18, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue. Bring your telescope and binoculars for a telescope clinic, or use the club’s equipment. For more information, visit andromedasociety.org or email the club

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