TWENTYNINE PALMS STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETINGS START TONIGHT

The first in three strategic planning sessions will be held tonight by the city of Twentynine Palms. Reporter David Haldane says the public is urged to get involved… A three-day strategic planning workshop for the City of Twentynine Palms kicks off tonight with an introduction and discussion of community safety

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WONDER VALLEY SQUATTER ATTEMPTS TO RUN OVER MAN, ARRESTED

A Wonder Valley man who was squatting at a home was arrested Saturday after he tried to run over a man. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man went to check on a friend’s home in the 2500 block of Marks Road in Wonder Valley about noon Saturday when he

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A “DESPERATE NEED” FOR O-NEGATIVE BLOOD

An urgent call from the areas Blood bank about what they call “a desperate need” for O-negative type blood. Assignment Reporter Ashton Henry has details… Lifestream, the region’s blood bank is in desperate need of O-negative blood, as there is a low supply to meet the demand of local hospitals.

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular meeting of the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27. The hard working volunteers will meet on the north side of Hwy 62 and La Contenta from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Grabbers and gloves and bags will be provided. Afterward, the Clean Team

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY TO DISCUSS RATE INCREASES TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a discussion on proposed rate increases is on the agenda… Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. On tonight’s agenda is a mid-year budget review

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COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Yucca Valley Mayor Bob Leone will hold “coffee with the mayor” on Wednesday, January 27, and every fourth Wednesday of the month, in the Mesquite Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Join the mayor and town staff for coffee and donuts from 8 to 9 a.m., and discuss your

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT REVIEWS AUDIT IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District will meet in a special meeting tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said it is for a routine financial review… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight to approve an audit of the water district for fiscal year 2014-2015.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Yucca Valley varsity boys’ basketball played the Big Bear Bears yesterday and won 85-51. Coach Gilbert Berry said they were led by Jamal Robinson and Tommy Geiger. Five players had eight or more points in the team effort. The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team traveled up to Big Bear

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5th 3.0 OR ABOVE EARTHQUAKE IN 30 DAYS RATTLES OUR REGION

The fifth regional earthquake of 3.0 magnitude or larger within the last 30 days rumbled through our Morongo Basin Sunday. The shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported at 7:32 a.m. Sunday morning, 38 miles from Joshua Tree, at a depth of 1.2 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was

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STRATEGIC PLANNING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

You can have some input in the future plans for the city of Twentynine Palms. Reporter David Haldane has a look this week’s three strategic planning meetings… People aren’t the only ones who begin the year with resolutions. Cities do too and to that end, the Twentynine Palms City Council

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100 TURNOUT TO HEAR ABOUT COMMUNITY CHOICE AGGREGATION

Suppose you had a choice of electric companies, that there was a local power provider offering rates at far less than you now pay, that the power was generated locally and provided local jobs, and that all the profits went to local schools, roads, and other local services? Reporter Mike

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN BOOKED ON $800,000 IN ARREST WARRANTS

Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday afternoon after deputies went to a home with an arrest warrant. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies went to the 7600 block of Cibola Trail about 3:30 p.m. with an arrest warrant for Ruben “Tony” Minero, 36, who was arrested without incident. During a

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN HELD FOR POSSESSION OF A VARIETY OF DRUGS

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Yucca Valley woman Thursday following a probation compliance check in the 55600 block of Navajo Trail. About 3:45 p.m., deputies went to the home where they found Natalie Barner, 32, along with heroin, methamphetamine, prescription drugs, and drug paraphernalia used to weigh and package narcotics. Natalie

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PROBATION CHECK RESULTS IN ARREST FOR DRUGS

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Wednesday when deputies found her with drugs following a probation compliance check. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies conducted a probation compliance check at a home in the 58700 block of Barron Drive about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies found a substantial amount of methamphetamine,

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BEWARE OF THE “JURY DUTY” SCAM

Con men are getting more aggressive in their attempts to part you with your money, or personal information. Reporter Rebecca Havely has this warning about the jury duty scam… The phone rings, you pick it up, and the caller identifies himself as an officer of the court. He says you

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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. O-negative blood is especially needed. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood

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LIFE EXPECTATIONS OF DISCARDED TRASH

Here’s one for you. Did you ever wonder exactly what kind of “footprint” you’re leaving on the planet? Managing editor Tami Roleff breaks down the decomposition of everyday trash… If you throw your “footprint-making” leather shoes out of the car window, they would take between 25 and 40 years to

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LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Yucca Valley High School boys’ soccer won against Twentynine Palms High School, by a score of 4 to 1. Coach Jorge Rodriguez said senior Andrew Bellucci scored a hat trick (three goals); senior Oscar Hernandez scored one goal. Senior Giovanni Costagliola had one assist, and senior Bryan Grijalva also had

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TILES AVAILABLE FOR THEATRE 29 SERENITY GARDEN

Theatre 29 has big plans for its new Serenity Patio just to the east of the theater building. This area includes a giant Simi Dabah sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that you, too, can be

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PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT

Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp asks you to keep your park clean… Many visitors to Joshua Tree National Park make efforts to reduce the amount of waste they produce by re-using or recycling. While it is great to use a compost heap for kitchen scraps or organic waste

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