YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL BAND AND COLOR GUARD FREE CONCERT FRIDAY

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan marching band and color guard will be traveling to Westminster High School this weekend to compete in the division finals. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the band will give a free performance Friday…

The Trojan marching band and color guard performed in the California

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BASKETBALL NOTCHES A WIN FOR MEN, LOSS FOR WOMEN

The Copper Mountain College men’s Fighting Cacti basketball team notched a win against visiting Imperial Valley College last night 96-68. Coach Devin Aye said everyone scored for the men, led by Hyking Brisbon with 18 points, 15 rebounds; Tommie Groce, 12 points; and Jailen Moore, 12 points. The team is

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$2.5 MILLION CLAIM FILED AGAINST THE CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS FOR WATER DAMAGE

A Twentynine Palms commercial property owner filed a claim for $2.5 million against the city, alleging the city caused water damage to his property. Minh Dang purchased the property at 5025 Adobe Road, a former miniature golf and go-cart attraction, for $70,000 in January of 2015. Dang is demanding the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT WITH STARBUCKS ON THE AGENDA

The Twentynine Palms City Council meets tonight with coffee on its agenda. Reporter David Haldane explains… Twentynine Palms may be a step closer to having its own Starbucks after tonight’s city council meeting. Among the public hearings on the agenda is one pertaining to a Newport Beach developer’s application to

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TWO INJURED, POWER OUT FOR HOURS, FOLLOWING SUSPECTED DUI ROLLOVER CRASH IN YUCCA MESA

Two people were injured, and power was out for hours, following a high-speed single-vehicle rollover crash in Yucca Mesa Saturday. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Simon Miller, Jeremy Roses, 28, of Yucca Valley, was driving his 2001 Dodge Durango southbound on Warren Vista Avenue about 5:15 p.m. Witnesses said

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN 2013 SHOOTING DEATH

The man accused of shooting and killing a Yucca Valley man more than four years ago pleaded guilty last week to voluntary manslaughter. Brian Cline, 34, accepted a plea bargain Wednesday for killing Martin Reyes, 35, on April 18, 2013. Cline and Reyes were arguing in the 6300 block of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ACCUSED OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT

Two Twentynine Palms parents were arrested Thursday, accused of child endangerment. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy went to a home in the 72300 block of Old Dale Road about noon Thursday for a welfare check. The deputy determined the home was filthy with a strong odor of urine

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE VICTIM OF RENTAL SCAM

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department has received a report of residents who were the victims of fraud when trying to rent a home in Twentynine Palms. The victims responded to an online ad, and paid a deposit and first and last month’s rent. However, when they showed up on moving

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MARKING UP MAPS AT THE MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETING

If you like marking up maps, you should have been at the latest MAC meeting last night. Reporter David Haldane was there and explains… Last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council featured a large map with colored markers. Its purpose: to encourage attendees to trace their favorite

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SCHOOL BOARD TO HEAR PLAN FOR YUCCA VALLEY TOWN CENTER MALL PROJECT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education tonight gets an update on its new Academy of College and Career Excellence and is likely to designate December 12 as its annual reorganization meeting during which new officers will be selected. The Academy of College and Career Excellence is a pet

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MDLT WORKING TO ACQUIRE 630 ACRE “JUNIPER CANYON” PROPERTY

The Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) is working to acquire a property in south Joshua Tree on the border of the national park area; MDLT has named the property “Juniper Canyon.” Juniper Canyon features 630 acres of pristine desert lands abundant with desert tortoise and pinyon-juniper habitat near the remote

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EMPTY BOWLS BENEFIT FOR REACH-OUT MORONGO BASIN SUNDAY

The Center for Healthy Generations in Yucca Valley will hold the Empty Bowls Benefit to raise money for the Morongo Basin food banks. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has more information on the event and how you can attend… The Empty Bowls Benefit combines delicious home-made soups and breads made by local

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TREASURE SALE AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

There will be a treasure sale at the Yucca Valley Senior Center tomorrow and next month. A little of this and a little of that. Something old, something new, crafts and jewelry too. From everyday finds to Christmas delights, beaded bags and formals to add to your beautiful nights. Holiday

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT

In college sports, the Copper Mountain College men’s and women’s basketball teams will play a double-header tonight against Imperial Valley College. The women will play their home opener in the Bell Center gym at 5 p.m., followed by the men at 7 p.m.

MORONGO BASIN MAC TAKES UP TRAFFIC FLOW AND TRANSPORTATION TONIGHT

Transportation is on the agenda at tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council. Reporter David Haldane has the story… Want to have a say in improving traffic flow throughout the high desert? Tonight may be your chance as the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meets to hear a

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WASTE NOT MORONGO BASIN FORMING TO REDUCE LOCAL FOOD WASTE

A new organization, Waste Not Morongo Basin, has been established to reduce organic food waste and facilitating the rescue of safe and wholesome food for local food pantries and feeding assistance programs. Waste Not will be holding a meeting at the Sizzler Restaurant in Yucca Valley at 6:00 p.m. this

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS EXPECTED TO MAKE LOCAL APPOINTMENTS TOMORROW

In what must be any politician’s dream come true, county supervisors are expected to appoint three candidates to three open seats on the Twentynine Palms Water District board. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on that and other expected actions at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino…

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KUDOS FOR THE MORONGO BASIN COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

The Morongo Basin Community Health Center recently received national recognition for four programs it offers. The Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, identified the Take a Hike Program, Community Resource Directory, LIFT transportation services, and Coalition Formation as four programs that

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THEATRE 29 REORGANIZING, LOOKING FOR BOARD CANDIDATES

Theatre 29 is soliciting nominations for volunteers who would like to serve on its board of directors. With more information, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely… Early next month the all-volunteer board of directors will be reorganized at Theatre 29. Anyone who is interested in serving a 2-year term on the non-profit,

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LOW-COST PET SPAYING, VACCINES, AND MICROCHIPS OFFERED LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in November for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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