YUCCA VALLEY WALGREEN'S BURGLARIZED EARLY TUESDAY MORNING

Burglars stole a van from the Hi-Desert Star parking lot in Yucca Valley and used it to break in to Walgreen’s early Tuesday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, three men wearing ski masks drove the van through the glass front doors at Walgreens about 2:19 a.m. Once inside the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS GUNSHOT RESULTS IN ARREST OF GANG MEMBER

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Sunday morning, accused of shooting a gun in the city limits. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor in the 5900 block of La Buena Tierra Avenue heard a single gunshot about 4 a.m. A few minutes later, a deputy detained Rene Barrera,

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SHERIFF’S LOOKING FOR DRIVER FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SPEED CHASE

The Sheriff’s Department is searching for the driver of an older model Dodge Durango after a high-speed chase in Twentynine Palms early Sunday morning. Just after midnight, a deputy saw the vehicle run a red light at Adobe Road and Smith’s Ranch Road. When the deputy attempted to stop the

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POSSIBLE INSURANCE FRAUD SUSPECTED IN YUCCA VALLEY VEHICLE ARSON

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a vehicle arson in Yucca Valley that investigators say may be a case of attempted insurance fraud. According to a Sheriff’s report, firefighters were called to a vehicle fire at 5 a.m. Monday in the open desert south of Yucca Valley, between La Contenta and

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT FOLLOWS PLANNING SESSION

The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a planning session and a regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff check’s the council’s agenda… The Yucca Valley Town Council meeting tonight will be preceded by a strategic planning session at 4 p.m. Residents will have an opportunity to give input on

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MARINE FOUND DEAD ON CAMP PENDLETON SHOOTING RANGE

A Marine was found dead Monday morning at a Camp Pendleton shooting range. First Marine Division public affairs officer Lt. Colleen McFadden said the Marine, who was assigned to the 1st Marine Division, was found at 6 a.m. at Marksmanship Training Range 214 with a gunshot wound to the head.

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HEARINGS ON ROOFTOP SOLAR POWER RATES HAVE BEGUN

The Public Utilities Commission opened hearings Monday in San Francisco on whether power companies can raise charges and lower compensation for owners of rooftop solar. Reporter David Knutson has the story… Right now under the net metering program, solar owners are credited at the same rate the utilities charge. Evan

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PEDESTRIANS HIT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating car versus pedestrian incident in both Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley A Twentynine Palms woman was clipped by a car as she was walking on Hatch Road late Saturday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman said she was walking home from the casino

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“ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL” NOW ON STAGE AT THEATRE 29

The hilarious “Addams Family Musical”—perfect for the season—has opened for a five-week run at Theatre 29. The show, rated PG for mild innuendo and simulated torture, played to full houses on its opening weekend. ROP Broadcast student Diana Jimenez has more about the show and how to get tickets… The

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District board of directors will start their meeting tonight at 6:15 with a closed session discussion on student expulsions, an update on litigation, and negotiations with the Morongo Teachers Association and California School Employees Association. In its regular meeting at 7, the directors will recognize students

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FIRE TECHNOLOGY OPEN HOUSE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

An open house at the Lear fire station, just west of Twentynine Palms, will showcase the Copper Mountain Fire Technology Club. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… Copper Mountain College Fire Technology Club hosts an Open House from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 9, at the Lear

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FUND-RAISING DINNER TONIGHT TO BENEFIT MORONGO BASIN UNITY HOME

Morongo Basin Unity Home, a local domestic violence shelter, is holding a fund-raising dinner at Las Palmas restaurant in Yucca Valley. The restaurant will donate a portion of all sales Tuesday, October 6, from 4 to 9 p.m., to Unity Home. Las Palmas is located at 55792 29 Palms Highway,

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FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will have a USDA Food Distribution on Wednesday October 7, at 3:00 p.m. until we run out of food. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather and remember there

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ANDROMEDA SOCIETY STAR PARTY AT YUCCA MESA FRIDAY

Enjoy a free star party with the Andromeda Society Friday, October 9. Marvel at the billions of stars in the dark sky with the naked eye or binoculars. Telescopes will be provided, or bring your own. The star party will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yucca

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MARIJUANA FARMS RAIDED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND LANDERS

More than 350 marijuana plants and 200 pounds of pot were seized during raids by the Sheriff’s Department at two illegal marijuana growing operations Friday. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement operation went to a home in the 1800 block of Cypress Lane in Landers where they arrested five men

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN KILLED IN PALM SPRINGS MOTORCYCLE CRASH

A Morongo Valley man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Palm Springs last week. According to the Riverside County Coroner’s office, Jacob Lutzker, 27, was riding his 2002 Honda motorcycle south on Indian Canyon Road about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, when he was struck by a 2005 Ford Ranger that

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY TO HOLD STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSIONS

The Town of Yucca Valley is getting public input at a series of strategic planning sessions. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to participate… The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold two strategic planning sessions prior to their meetings in October. The session are set for 4 p.m. Tuesday,

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SHERIFF'S DESERT RUN ATTRACTS NEARLY 400 OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

Nearly 400 4-wheel drive vehicles, dirt bikes, quads, dune buggies, and other all-terrain vehicles participated in the 36th annual Desert Run in Johnson Valley Saturday. Sponsored by the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue, the family-friendly event drew 389 paid entries, with riders as young as a year old.

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COPPER MOUNTAIN FOUNDATION FALL GALA THIS SATURDAY

The Copper Mountain College Foundation will host their Annual Fall Gala is this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… “If You Can Dream It, You Can Achieve It.” That’s the theme for the Copper Mountain College Foundation’s Annual Fall Gala, an elegant black and white evening that includes dinner,

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AUDITIONS FORCOMEDY CHRISTMAS CAROL AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Theatre 29 will hold auditions tonight for the “Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s ‘A Christmas Carol.’” In this hilarious show, an English troupe of ladies mount an assault on Dickens’ holiday classic. Director Marty Neider is seeking a cast of four women and one man in the

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