MOTHER ARRESTED AFTER CHILD FOUND ALONE IN YUCCA VALLEY PARK

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested after her young child was found alone in a park Sunday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, a park visitor reported about 6 p.m. that a 4-year-old had been at Jacob’s Park, at the corner of Hopi and Onaga Trails, for over an hour;

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YUCCA VALLEY POST OFFICE HAS 11 WINDOWS SHOT WITH BB’S

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating vandalism at the Yucca Valley post office Sunday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, an employee was working in the back of the post office when he heard a loud crash at the front of the building about 5:30 p.m. When he came out to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT BINGO, TOURISM, AND RELOCATION

The Twentynine Palms City Council will meet in regular session tonight. Reporter David Haldane says the meeting will mostly be about… Bingo, tourism and relocation. Those are the subjects dominating the agenda at tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council. The bingo, if approved, would take place at the

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BURGLARS BUSY ACROSS THE MORONGO BASIN COMMUNITIES

Burglars were busy across the Morongo Basin Friday night. According to Sheriff’s reports, at least six residential burglaries were reported in Yucca Valley Saturday morning, two in Morongo Valley, and two in Twentynine Palms. In Yucca Valley, thieves stole: two quads from a home in the 1400 block of Cambria

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DEPUTIES “ESCORT A MAN TO THE GROUND” AFTER BASEBALL BAT INCIDENT

Yucca Valley deputies “escorted” a man to the ground Saturday morning, when he refused to follow their orders. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies responded to a home in the 6400 block of Hermosa Avenue for a vehicle burglary report. While there, David Scott, 24, of the 58500 block of

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CHP OFFERS “START SMART” DRIVING CLASSES

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 August 25 at 6 p.m. for teens and their parents. The class will illustrate how poor choices behind

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS POLICE HOLD ZERO TOLERANCE ANTI-DUI CAMPAIGN

The Desert Hot Springs Police Department will deploy a special roving DUI saturation patrol and DUI/driver’s license checkpoints through September 5. During the high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving and will be looking for the tale-tell

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FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS AT LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Whoever said that there’s no such thing as a free lunch obviously didn’t go to school in the Morongo Basin. Our local public schools are offering free and reduced price meals. Reporter David Haldane tells us who is eligible and how to sign up… As it does annually, the Morongo

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BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, August 24, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, 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 donation. To make an appointment to donate blood,

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THEATRE 29 OPENS “SECRET GARDEN” MUSICAL FRIDAY NIGHT

Theatre 29 announces the gala opening of the musical “The Secret Garden,” sponsored by Friends of the Twentynine Palms Library and The Gladys Carol Scholarship. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… “The Secret Garden” opening night festivities Friday, August 26, begins at 6 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a silent

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CHIEF RANGER TO RETIRE

After 32 years of service to the National Park Service, Chief Ranger Jeff Ohlfs will retire August 31. Ohlfs has served at Joshua Tree National Park for 26 years. He started his career with the Park Service as an intern in 1981 at Pinnacles National Monument, and has worked at

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency will hold their monthly meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the Landers area water supplier’s Board agenda… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Directors are expected to update and establish reserve account

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

At tonight’s special meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board, the board will meet for closed session labor negotiations for represented employees. There are no other items on the agenda. Tonight’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. at district offices on Chollita Road in Joshua Tree.

JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular meeting of the Joshua Tree Clean Team is tomorrow, August 24, at Hwy. 62 and Neptune on the south side. The volunteers will be meeting from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Neptune is located between Border and Center. There will be gloves, bags, and grabbers to make

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST MOVIE SHOWING TONIGHT

A special screening of the Documentary film, “Dam Nation” will be hosted by the Mojave Desert Land Trust tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you where to bring the popcorn… The Mojave Desert Land Trust will host a special showing of the movie “Dam Nation” tonight. The movie, which has

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DISH NETWORK PROBLEM AFFECTS SOME MORONGO BASIN TELEVISION VIEWERS

Some Morongo Basin residents were without television reception Monday. According to Mark Lundquist, the field representative for Third District County Supervisor James Ramos, the problem is with DISH Network. The county’s Special District Department is working with Dish to resolve the problem. For more information, call Special Districts TV at

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOLS START TODAY, DRIVER SAFETY REMINDERS

Today is the first day of school for the Morongo Unified School District. According to the National Safe Routes to School program, more children are hit by cars near schools than at any other location. Now that Morongo Basin schools are open, drivers must be more cautious than ever in

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SHARE THE ROAD WITH SCHOOL BUSSES

School days bring congestion on neighborhood streets. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares some tips on sharing the road with school busses…

It’s never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present, especially before and after school. Yellow school busses are picking up students,

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MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS LIFTED FOR BLUE CUT FIRE

Mandatory evacuation orders for the Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino County were lifted Sunday for all communities affected by the fire. The fire, which is just over 37,000 acres, is now 89 percent contained, and firefighters are mopping up, securing, and reinforcing containment lines. Fire officials announced a preliminary

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WEDNESDAY DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS ON YUCCA VALLEY TAX MEASURES

If you want to make a written ballot comment, for or against, the proposed Yucca Valley sales tax measures, Wednesday is the deadline. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to submit…

Yucca Valley residents will vote on two tax measures in November. Measure Y will enact a ½ percent

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