FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION THIS MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Sara Snyder has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday.

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REGISTRATION BEGINS AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Registration for students enrolled at Yucca Valley High School begins Monday, August 15, for freshmen only. Enrolled freshmen should bring their completed paperwork to the high school library between 7 and 11 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. New students who have not enrolled yet should call and make an

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MOTORCYCLE CRASH VICTIM IDENTIFIED

The Riverside County Coroner has identified the man who was killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday afternoon as a Yucca Valley man. Eugene Bess Junior, 28, was riding his Suzuki motorcycle on the southbound connector of Highway 62 to eastbound Interstate 10 about 4 p.m. when he drifted to the

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CHRISTOPHER LEE MURDER CASE CONTINUED TO SEPTEMBER

Christopher Lee, the man accused of killing a 19-year-old Twentynine Palms woman who was once his lover, was in a San Bernardino Courthroom Friday morning. Judge J. David Mazurek continued the case until September 9, for a trial readiness hearing. Lee is accused of strangling Erin Corwin and dumping her

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR FIREARMS, DRUG WARRANT

A Twentynine Palms convicted felon was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of carrying a loaded firearm. According to a Sheriff’s report, Sam Smith, 48, was stopped near Sullivan Road and Yucca Avenue about 12:30 p.m. The deputy determined that Smith had a warrant for his arrest for transporting drugs in December

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN WITH TEAR GAS ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday afternoon following a fight with a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to Highway 62 and Encelia Avenue in Twentyine Palms shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday for a report that a man and woman were fighting, and that the man

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TELESCOPE CLINIC AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TONIGHT

A waxing gibbous moon, Mars, and Saturn will offer plenty of fun for new telescope users at a free telescope clinic hosted by Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center. The clinic is set for Saturday, August 13, beginning about 8:00 p.m. and ending about 11:00 p.m. This event is

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STORIES OF THE START FROM JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

As the Perseids meteor showers are at their peak, now is the time to star gaze at Joshua Tree National Park. Here’s more from Park Ranger Carey Goldstein… Stories of the stars are among the oldest of all folktales, but still have just as much meaning today. As our night

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ART RECEPTION, JAZZ BAND IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

It’s Second Saturday in Joshua Tree. Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree will hold an opening reception today during the Second Saturday Art Crawl. The exhibition, “Summer Heat,” is a group show featuring 18 artists and runs through August 28. The reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight

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BLUEGRASS MUSIC AT TWENTYNINE PALMS CHURCH SERVICE

Desert Congregational Church will feature country gospel and bluegrass pickin’ at its service Sunday, August 14. Danny Agajanian is an accomplished banjo and mandolin picker and also plays guitar, accordion, fiddle, and piano. The service starts at 10 a.m. The public is welcome. Desert Congregational Church is located at 5688

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS OPEN AUDITIONS TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

The St. Joseph’s Players Community Theatre of Yucca Valley are holding open auditions for two productions tonight Saturday, August 13, at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church 56312 Church Street in Yucca Valley. Directors Rebecca Havely and Abe Daniels will cast the comedy, “Kitchen Witches” and the drama “A Few

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DOGS PRESUMED DEAD IN YUCCA VALLEY HOUSE FIRE

Two dogs died in a fire that destroyed a Yucca Valley home Thursday morning. Firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Joshua Tree were called to the 7000 block of Palomar Avenue at 11:15 a.m. Smoke was pouring from attic vents in the home when fire fighters arrived. Flames were

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MAN WHO DIED IN A TWENTYNINE PALMS SWIMMING POOL IDENTIFIED

The County Coroner has identified the man who died in a swimming accident early Tuesday morning. LeShawn Etheridge, 38, of Norfolk, Virginia, had dropped his phone into the pool in the 72300 block of Larrea Avenue and jumped in after it about 1:43 a.m. Tuesday morning. The woman he was

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MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN CRASH AT HWY 62 AND I-10

A motorcyclist was killed after his bike reportedly flew off a State Route 62 connector road and crashed into a car traveling on Interstate 10, smashing the car’s windshield. The crash was reported around 4 p.m. Thursday, along the connector road from southbound Highway 62 to westbound Interstate 10, according

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LANDERS ROAD COMMITTEE OFFERING A SOLUTION

A group of civic-minded self-starters in Landers have spent the last few months investigating alternative ways to maintain the 163 miles of unpaved roads there. On Saturday, they will present their findings to the Landers Association. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Landers road conditions recently moved into the spotlight

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SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS ON NEARBY PILOT FIRE

Firefighters made significant progress on the Nearby Pilot Fire over the last 24 hours. Forest Service managers say the fire is at about 8,115 acres and was 80 percent contained. The Fire is burning in chaparral and brush between Pilot Rock Ridge and State Highway 173 in Hesperia and continues

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION THIS MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Sara Snyder has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday.

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BURGLARS STEAL FURNITURE FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS HOME

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a Twentynine Palms burglary in which the thieves stole a home’s furniture. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of a home in the 74900 block of Serrano Drive called the Sheriff’s Department about 3:20 Wednesday to report that sometime in the last three weeks,

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ARRESTS FOR WEAPONS AND OPERATING A DRUG HOUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of possession of a dangerous weapon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a vehicle check about 1:30 a.m. near Adobe Road and Cones Airport Road in Twentynine Palms. The driver, identified as Daniel Ammermam, 40, was found to

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS LOOKING FOR AUCTION DONATIONS

The local Democratic Club is planning an auction and looking for auction items. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details… The Morongo Basin Democratic club is seeking donations for a fund-raising auction in September. Anything and everything is welcome. The auction is set for Saturday, September 17, from 4 to 6

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