TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO SEVEN ENDANGERED CHILDREN

A routine traffic stop in Twentynine Palms led to an arrest of a woman for felony child neglect. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies stopped a vehicle about 8:30 Saturday evening near Hatch and Morongo Roads. A routine records check found that the driver, Arsenio Jones, 26, of Twentynine Palms,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS, HEARING ON NEW DEVELOPMENT CODE

The Twentynine Palms City Council will negotiate to buy 36 properties and then hold a public hearing on the city’s new development code tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the Council’s agenda… Tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council will start with a closed session at 5:15, in which

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER VANDALIZING CARS AT A JOSHUA TREE RESTAURANT

A Yucca Valley transient was arrested Friday afternoon, accused of vandalizing several cars at a Joshua Tree restaurant. According to a Sheriff’s report, employees of a restaurant in the 61700 block of 29 Palms Highway called about 3:15 p.m. Friday to report that a man, later identified as Dustin Mattis,

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TWO MEN ARRESTED AFTER POUNDING ON WINDOWS

Two Riverside men were arrested Friday night, after several residents called to report a man was pounding on their windows in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies received multiple calls of a man pounding on and breaking windows in the area of Mimosa and Sun Valley Drive starting

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CHP OFFERS “START SMART” DRIVING CLASSES FOR TEENS AND PARENTS

Start Smart is a safe driving awareness class for teens and their parents. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the class details… The Morongo Basin Area CHP will be holding a Start Smart class on June 30 at 6 p.m. for teens and their parents. The class will illustrate how poor choices

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING A CAR

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested after a woman said he stole her car. According to a Sheriff’s report, a Yucca Valley woman reported her vehicle stolen just after 9 p.m. Saturday. She told Deputy Armando Cantu that Mark Jones, 49, of Twentynine Palms had stolen her vehicle while she

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS IN BUSY WORK, CLOSED, AND OPEN SESSIONS

The Morongo Unified School Board will be very busy today with work-study, closed, and open sessions. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Morongo Unified School District Board of trustees will meet in a work-study session at 5:00 today to receive presentations on the Single Plans for Student

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET WORKSHOP TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD will hold a budget workshop tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details… The Morongo Valley Community Services District Board will hold a second budget workshop at 6:30 p.m. this evening. General Manager Donna Munoz and Fire Chief Jock Johnson will present the proposed budget, which includes

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BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, June 29, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at

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FREE MOVIE ON VEGETARIANISM AT SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH TONIGHT

A free movie on vegetarianism will be shown in Yucca Valley tonight. Reporter Edica Gonzales tells us when and where… “Vegucated” is an award-winning documentary that follows three meat-and-cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for 6 weeks. Lured by true tales of weight loss and health

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Among items of interest is a public hearing for a housing development near the golf course. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more… Among the items on tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission is a public hearing for an environmental assessment and

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BIG-HORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The water agency responsible for water service in the Landers area will be meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Among items on tonight’s agenda, the board will likely establish the appropriation

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THURSDAY OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATES WILLIAMS INSURANCE SANTA CLARITA BRANCH

Williams Insurance in Twentynine Palms will hold an open house to celebrate the expansion of its business. Andrea Williams, an 11-year employee, will be named senior agent at the company’s new Santa Clarita branch location, which is expected to open September 1. The open house will be held from 2

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JAMES WEBB CONVICTED IN HOME DEPOT RV STABBING MURDER

The man accused of the stabbing death of a man in his RV in the Home Depot parking lot in Yucca Valley nearly two years ago was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder Friday. James Webb, 36, killed John Rosin, 77, in the early morning hours of August 28,

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS TAKE UP UNSAFE WATER IN PIONEERTOWN AND LITTLE MORONGO

At tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of county board of supervisors in San Bernardino, the board will consider a temporary solution for properties in Little Morongo and Pioneertown where the piped water is unsafe to drink. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … On tomorrow’s consent agenda, county supervisors will likely

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NEW COUNTY-RUN TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE RESPONDS TO FIRST STRUCTURE FIRE SUNDAY

The county take-over of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department got off to a running start Sunday afternoon when a fire broke out at a garage in Twentynine Palms. County Battalion Chief Rick Denison was at the fire stations’ temporary home (the fire station is under renovation) briefing Twentynine Palms firefighters

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EDISON OFFERS TO TIPS TO PREPARE FOR A POWER OUTAGE

Sporadic planned and unplanned power outages are a way of life in our rural desert communities. Southern California Edison is offering some tips to prepare… Southern California Edison offers these tips to prepare for a power outage. If you have a well, your water pump will not work, so have

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POWER OUTAGE VICTIMS CAN CONTACT REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN FOR RIDE TO COOLING CENTER

Some residents may have received a notice from Southern California Edison about a maintenance outage scheduled Wednesday, June 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for parts of Twentynine Palms and Wonder Valley. A deteriorated pole and broken switch must be replaced prior to the monsoon season. A Facebook post

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FREE STEAM CAMPS OFFERED TO TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

A camp for STEAM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, is being offered by Twentynine Palms High School. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to sign-up… Twentynine Palms High School is sponsoring two weeks of summer camps for junior and senior high school students who are

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LO-COST ANIMAL SERVICES IN JULY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in July 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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