HEMET MAN KILLED IN JOHNSON VALLEY JEEP CRASH WAS NOT WEARING A SEAT BELT

A Hemet man was killed in a tragic off-road vehicle crash in Johnson Valley early Tuesday morning. According to County Fire Captain Danny Stamps, the man, identified by the County Coroner as Nathan Alan Comstock, 39, and three passengers, including his wife, went for a night-time ride about 9:00 Monday

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CORONER IDENTIFIES MARINE KILLED ON MOTORCYCLE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Twentynine Palms Marine riding a motorcycle was killed, and a female passenger was injured, in a crash in Yucca Valley Monday afternoon. The County Coroner said Benjamin Mark Lawrenson was killed when a car made a U-turn in front of him and the motorcycle T-boned into the car at

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FIRST BABIES OF 2018 DELIVERED AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

New Year’s means new beginnings. For two couples at a Joshua Tree hospital over the weekend, that platitude literally came true. Reporter David Haldane tells the story…

Her name is Khloe. At 11:16 a.m. on New Years Day, Khloe’s mom was in a world of pain. Eventually it all worked

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CHP MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT NETS 4 DUI ARRESTS

The California Highway Patrol made four arrests for driving under the influence over the New Year’s holiday weekend. According to CHP officer Ramon Duran, that is a 33 percent increase from the previous year. The CHP was on maximum enforcement from 6 p.m. Friday, December 29, until midnight Monday, January

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE SATURDAY

Hi-Desert Medical Center as a part of their Senior Care Programs, is hosting an AARP Smart Driver Course this Saturday. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in… On Saturday, January 6, at the Helen Gray Center, from 8:30 am to 5:30 p.m., learn proven safety strategies to help keep you safe

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER HONORS SEVEN DOCTORS FOR LONGEVITY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center recently recognized seven physicians that each have more than 30 years of service with the hospital. Leading the pack is Surrender Vuthoori, a cardiologist who has been with the hospital for 38 years, followed by Bhaskar Nalaam, a surgeon with 37 years; Eldene Smith, family practice,

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD HAS CALLED A SPECIAL MEETING FOR TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Community Service District has called a special meeting for tonight. The January 3 special meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Service District will deal with a variety of mostly financial matters. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… Among the items to be discussed at tonight’s special

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DAV REPRESENTATIVES AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TODAY

Representatives from the Disabled American Veterans organization will be on the Copper Mountain College main campus tomorrow and the first and third Thursday of each month. Veterans who need assistance to file benefits claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs are urged to stop at the Office of Student services

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SIX HOMES SELECTED FOR 2018 REACH OUT PARADE OF HOMES

All six homes have been selected for Reach Out Morongo Basin’s February 18 Parade of Homes tour. The annual fundraiser supports services for local seniors and disabled residents. Reporter Mike Lipsitz picks up the story from here… The 14th annual Parade of Homes tour gives ticket holders entrée into six

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FIGHTING CACTI PLAY TODAY

Coming up in Copper Mountain College basketball, the men’s and women’s teams will travel away to play Cypress College in a double header. The men’s team begins at 5 p.m., and the women’s game starts at 7 p.m.

YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYS TODAY

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley girls’ basketball team will host Big Bear High School at home today. Tip-off is at 6 p.m.

MAN KILLED IN TRAGIC ORV ACCIDENT IN JOHNSON VALLEY EARLY TUESDAY

A Hemet man was killed in a tragic off-road vehicle crash in Johnson Valley early this morning. According to County Fire Captain Danny Stamps, the man, identified by the County Coroner as Nathan Alan Comstock, 39, and three passengers, including his wife, went for a night-time ride about 9 p.m.

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CAR MAKING ILLEGAL U-TURN KILLS MOTORCYCLE RIDER

A motorcycle rider was killed, and a female passenger was injured, in a crash in Yucca Valley Monday afternoon. According to County Fire Captain Danny Stamps, the unidentified male motorcycle rider was killed when a car made a U-turn in front of him and the motorcycle T-boned into the car

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MOBILE HOME, VACANT CABIN DESTROYED IN TWO SEPARATE FIRES SUNDAY

A mobile home in Joshua Tree is a total loss after a fire Sunday. County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said firefighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and Twentynine Palms were called to the Lazy H Mobile Home Park in the 6400 block of Valley View Street in Joshua Tree

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CALIFORNIA IS NOW THE NATION’S FIRST “SANCTUARY STATE”, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

A slew of new immigration laws went into effect January 1. And though filed under the tag “immigration,” much of the new legislation will affect U.S. citizens including business owners, law enforcement professionals, teachers, landlords, and city employees. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills us in… New for 2018, California becomes the

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WOMAN INJURED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH SUNDAY

A woman was seriously injured Sunday in a crash in Twentynine Palms. A 26-year-old woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash about 12:20 p.m. near Two Mile Road and Mesquite Road. She was flown by Mercy Air to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs.

MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN THURSDAY CRASH IDENTIFIED

The Riverside County Coroner’s office has released the name of a motorcyclist who died following a crash Thursday afternoon, December 28, 2017. Donnie Ray Howard Sr., 77, of Desert Hot Springs was riding southbound on Highway 62, south of Mission Creek Road, when a blue Dodge pick-up truck hit the

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AUDITIONS FOR “THE WIZARD OF OZ” ANNOUNCED AT THEATRE 29

Take a trip to the Emerald City at Theatre 29. Open auditions for the musical “The Wizard of Oz” are set. With the details, here’s Rebecca Havely… Director Gary Daigneault, with musical director Bill Barrett, will cast approximately 22 performers, ages 12 and older; some age exceptions may be made.

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS BUSINESS MEN RETIRING AFTER 30 YEARS

After almost 30 years in business in Twentynine Palms, McGeez Auto Body’s Mick and Pat McGrorty have retired. A retirement celebration will be held at the 29 Palms Elks Lodge on Saturday, January 6, from 4 to 9 p.m. Anyone wanting to wish Mick and Pat a happy retirement is

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER DIABETES CLASS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Medical Center is offering lectures on key topics to help residents be more informed about their health. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in on their monthly diabetes class starting tomorrow. Manage your diabetes, don’t let it manage you. Learn more about your diabetes from Hi-Desert Medical Center’s registered

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