30 ARRESTED IN MASSIVE DESERT HOT SPRINGS CRIME SWEEP

The Desert Hot Springs police department arrested 30 people Tuesday during massive raids throughout the city in an operation police dubbed Operation Sandstorm. The operation focused on subjects wanted on outstanding arrest warrants and parole and probation violations. More than 160 law enforcement officers, 20 police dogs, and helicopter air

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TRAINING FOR COUNTY HOMELESS COUNT IS THIS FRIDAY

Later this month, the fourth annual census of local homeless people, known as the “Point-in-Time Count,” takes place. The results will be used in a variety of ways, including to help determine where County funds and other resources will be best allocated. The count is conducted primarily by volunteers. Edica

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO HEAR FROM HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will hold a special meeting 6:30 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, January 18. After swearing in Dawn Johnson to fill the vacant seat for Landers, the advisory council will hear public safety reports from fire and law enforcement agencies. Next up is a presentation by Hi-Desert

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MAY REVISE CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY

The Joshua Basin Water District board of directors convenes tonight in regular session. Among items on the agenda, directors will consider revisions to the conflict of interest policy after which it will hear standing committee, staff and director reports. It all starts at 6:30 p.m. at district offices on Chollita

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SURPLUS FOOD GIVEAWAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS MORNING

The January distribution of USDA commodities will take place Wednesday, January 18, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Immanuel Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 6450 Star Dune Avenue, in Twentynine Palms.

29 PALMS ART GALLERY PAINT NIGHT FUND-RAISER TOMORROW

The 29 Palms Art Gallery is holding a fundraiser, Living Color: Wine and Paint Night. Rebecca Havely has your invitation… The wildly popular fundraiser, Living Color: Wine and Paint Night, is back at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. On Thursday, January 19, enjoy festive treats and nibbles as you sip

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team played their first home game of the season and cruised to a 65-35 De Anza League win over Rancho Mirage High School last night in Trojan Gym. Coach Jess Geeson said junior Savannah Beasley led the team with 14 points, while

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DEAD BODY FOUND AT MOTEL 6 IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

9:45 a.m. An update to the story we reported earlier today:

The suspect in a shooting at Motel 6 in Twentynine Palms early this morning has been found deceased. Deputies who responded about 3:30 a.m. to a report of shots fired at the motel on the highway in Twentynine Palms

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SHOOTING INVESTIGATION CLOSES THE HIGHWAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Deputies responding to a report of shots fired in Twentynine Palms early this morning were shot at by the suspect. The deputies were not injured. The shooting occurred at the Motel 6 on the highway in Twentynine Palms about 3:30 a.m. The suspect, who is holed up in a room

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MARINE KILLED IN TRAINING INCIDENT ON TWENTYNINE PALMS BASE IS IDENTIFIED

The Marine killed in a training mishap Friday evening aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base has been identified. LCpl. Austin Ruiz, 19, of Naples, Florida, died and another Marine was injured January 13 during what was called a “routine training mission.” According to his hometown television station, family members

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RETAIL MARIJUANA ON THE AGENDA FOR THE YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council has a full agenda for tonight’s meeting. After approving agreements and authorizations for the new Measure Y and Measure Z sales tax measures, the council will be asked to increase the street sweeping contract to $135,000, and to approve $17,000 to refurbish the softball infield

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION TO TALK ABOUT VACATION HOME RENTALS

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight to consider modifying permitting requirements for duplex units. Specifically, the commission will hear public input regarding whether to allow vacation home rental permits under certain circumstances via a Conditional Use Permit. In addition, the Commission will discuss taxi service and special events signs

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ROAD CLOSURES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

The City of Twentynine is notifying area drivers and residents of some road closures occurring Wednesday and Thursday, January 18, and 19, due to street overlays. Manana Drive from Palo Verde Avenue to Aztec Avenue will be closed on Wednesday, and Siesta Drive from Adobe Road to Aztec Avenue will

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TO SAY GOODBYE TO DONNA MUNOZ TONIGHT

Looks to be a busy meeting of the Community Services District in Morongo Valley tonight. Could even be some tears as this the last meeting for retiring General Manager Donna Munoz. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more … At tonight’s regular 7 o’clock meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District,

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SCHOOL BOARD REVIEWING BOARD APPLICANTS TODAY AND TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District board of education will meet today and tomorrow to review applications and discuss applicants for the open board seat previously occupied by Ronald Palmer, who died on November 18. Today’s meeting gets underway at 3 p.m. and Wednesday’s at 3:15. Both will be held in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Tuesday, January 17, at which time it will review a revised policy manual and discuss security options. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. in the cemetery office on Encelia Avenue in Twentynine Palms.

FREE, FAST HIV TESTING IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Family Health Clinic is partnering with the County of San Bernardino’s Public Health HIV Prevention program to bring their mobile HIV testing vehicle to Yucca Valley tomorrow. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… Start the New Year off right by knowing your HIV status. A mobile test

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LOCAL CARPOOLS GOING TO EAGLE MOUNTAIN HEARING IN PALM DESERT TOMORROW

The Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service have completed their study on the adjusting the southern boundary of Joshua Tree National Park to include more than 22,000 acres of public lands near Eagle Mountain. The public can express their thoughts on the proposal at a meeting 6

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS HOSTS TOURISM MARKETING SESSION THURSDAY

All hospitality and tourism-oriented business owners and managers and community organizers are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on tourism and marketing in Twentynine Palms Thursday. Reporter Kirby Davis has all the details… Businesses that cater to tourists are invited to participate in the 2017 Tourism and Marketing Update, sponsored

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Congratulations to Sequoia Barrera of Yucca Valley. The Yucca Valley Crossfit athlete placed first in the final event with a 165-pound weight maneuver and finished in seventh place overall at the Wodapalooza Miami Fitness Festival! She will now try to place top 10 in the CrossFit Open this March with

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