TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED

The regular meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held April 12 at 6 p.m.

YUCCA MESA CELL TOWER BACK AT YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION TONIGHT

A controversial Yucca Mesa Area Cell tower is back in front of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says requested design changes were apparently not made… Once again, a cell phone tower at the corner of Sage and Aberdeen Avenues in Yucca Mesa will be on

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TWO ARRESTED WITH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN WARRANTS

Two people were arrested in Joshua Tree Friday night for having hundreds of thousands of dollars in warrants for their arrests. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies performed a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 5700 block of Sunfair Road in Joshua Tree about 11:45 p.m. Driving the vehicle

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR SPOUSAL ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday afternoon, accused of spousal abuse. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to the Burnt Mountain Mobile Home Park in the 7800 block of Valley Vista Avenue about 4:30 p.m. for a domestic disturbance between Larry Gonzales, 31, and another person. The

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF CHOKING HIS WIFE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested late Sunday night after his wife said he tried to choke her. According to a Sheriff’s report, Kyle Lightner, 26, was arguing with his wife in the 58700 block of Barron Drive about 10:30 p.m. when his wife said he grabbed her by the

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SCHOOL BOARD PUBLIC HEARING ON HOPE CHARTER SCHOOL LICENSE TONIGHT

The first of two charter school applications will be the subject of a public hearing at tonight’s Morongo Unified School Board meeting. Reporter David Haldane takes a closer look… Is the Morongo Basin about to embark on an epic battle of the charter schools? If so, the first volley may

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular Joshua Tree Clean Team pickup will be held tomorrow morning, Wednesday March 23, 8 a.m. at the northwest corner of Hwy 62 at Sunburst. The team will start at 8 a.m. and work for one short hour. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves. Afterwards the

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD LOOKS AT 5 PERCENT INCREASE IN THEIR PER DIEMS

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board will meet in regular session tonight. While authorizing grant applications to offset costs, they will be looking at a 5 percent raise for themselves. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the Landers area water supplier’s agenda… Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the

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120 YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO LEARN CPR THURSDAY

This Thursday, March 24, Yucca Valley High School will hold a hands-only CPR training session sponsored by the American Heart Association in the gymnasium quad at YVHS. At lunch time on Thursday, 120 Trojan students will be working with CPR training mannequins and learning the basics of hands-only CPR. Following

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SIX HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS NAMED FOR BOY’S STATE PROGRAM

The Joshua Tree American Legion Post 761 recently announced that six area juniors have been named as the 2016 Boys’ State delegates. Delegates from Twentynine Palms High School are Hugh Carpenter, Steven Sanchez, and Kevin Johnson, with Nathaniel Thomas and Julius Horn, as alternates. From Joshua Springs Christian School are

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FILM FESTIVAL TICKETS ON SALE NOW

With war movies sparking a new resonance in the public imagination, the 29 Palms Military Film Festival will feature a prestigious line-up of 24 meticulously curated Hollywood classics, provocative documentaries and war movies inspired by true stories. The 29 Palms Military Film Festival will feature the best in popular military

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION BASKETBALL ALL-STARS BRING HOME THE HARDWARE

The 29 Palms Recreation All Stars brought home hardware from Beaumont and Redondo Beach Basketball tournaments. The fifth- and sixth-grade boys’, seventh-grade boys’ and seventh- and eighth-grade girls’ teams traveled to Beaumont this past weekend. The fifth and sixth graders came in second place while the seventh grade team boys

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan tennis team will open their season at home against their cross-basin rival, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats. The match begins at 3:15. The Twentynine Palms High School golf, track, and swim teams will all be competing

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RIDE AGAINST CHILD ABUSE SET FOR APRIL 15TH

Mark your calendar to take part in the Ride Against Child Abuse set for next month. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how be part of the effort… More than 160 Morongo Basin residents—both children and adults—were the victims of sexual abuse last year. The Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services

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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT, 29 PALMS WEDNESDAY

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will hold two Neighborhood Watch meetings this week. The first one will be held tonight, Monday, March 21st in the Yucca Valley Senior Center with a meeting in Twentynine Palms in the Community Services Building on Wednesday, March 23. Both meetings will start at 6:30

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL ADDS ADDITIONAL SPEAKER TO TODAY’S MEETING

The Homestead Valley Community Council has added an additional speaker to its monthly meeting today. Representatives from the Combat Center will play a video and have hand-out materials for residents. Officials from the fire department and Sheriff’s station will also be at the meeting, set for 3 p.m. at the

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REACH OUT AND MARINES LOOKING FOR SENIOR AND DISABLED WHO NEED HELP

Volunteers from Reach Out Morongo Basin and the Marine Corps are looking for seniors or disabled who can use some help. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains…. Home repairs and yard work can present increasing challenges for seniors and disabled residents. If this is you or you know of a local senior

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COUNTY SHERIFF IMPLEMENTING HOMELESS PROGRAM

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is launching a new public awareness campaign about homelessness, “Positive Change, Not Spare Change.” According to the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement, or HOPE, team, 65 percent of panhandlers are not homeless. The HOPE team says giving money to panhandlers contributes to the

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SIGN UP NOW FOR THE APRIL 9TH 29 PALMS UMC CHURCH STREET MARKET

The Twentynine Palms United Methodist Church is looking for vendors for their upcoming street fair. Reporter David Knutson tells you how to reserve a spot… Twentynine Palms will be having a street market sale at the United Methodist Church parking lot on Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to 1

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ROUTE 62 CRUISERS CAR SHOW SIGN-UPS BEING TAKEN

Show off your classic car for a good cause. The Route 62 Cruisers Car Club is taking registrations for its 9th annual car show. The car show will be May 21 at the Tractor Supply in Yucca Valley, starting at 9 a.m. This show is open to all makes and

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