MOTORCYCLE RIDER KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH SATURDAY

UPDATES TO IDENTIFY MOTORCYCLE RIDER KILLED

A Yucca Valley motorcycle rider was killed Saturday evening in a crash in Yucca Valley, at the same location where another motorcycle rider was killed in January. About 8:15 p.m., a silver SUV traveling westbound on Highway 62 attempted a left-hand turn into the

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FREE LECTURE ON SEXUAL EXPLOITATION NEXT WEEK

A free seminar and training promises to help attendees make a difference in the lives of young people in our community. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on a serious and often secret subject… “Exploited! Crimes Against Humanity” is the title of a free seminar on trafficking, sextortion, social media grooming

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“MAD MIKE” SURVIVES AMBOY STEAM ROCKET LAUNCH

An Apple Valley man finally launched his rocket—and himself—into the air Saturday and lived to talk about it afterward. Sometime after 3 p.m., “Mad” Mike Hughes climbed into his steam-powered rocket, and without any sort of countdown, blasted upwards an estimated 1,875 feet before falling back to Earth on the

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Community Services District has called a special meeting tonight at 7 p.m. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… At tonight’s special meeting, the board will begin discussions on hiring a new attorney for the Morongo Valley Community Service District and will discuss the USDA food bank

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING ON DISTRICT BOUNDARIES TODAY

The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold its first public hearing this afternoon where residents will be able to discuss district boundaries for this November’s election. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details of when and where the council will be meeting… The Yucca Valley Town Council got its

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CHP OFFERS FREE “START SMART” TEEN DRIVING CLASSES

The Morongo Basin CHP is once again hosting a Start Smart driving awareness class for newly licensed drivers. Reporter Eric Knabe has the class details… Start Smart provides teens and their parents/guardians with an interactive safe-driving awareness class that will illustrate how poor choices behind the wheel of a car

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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, March 27, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 1 to 6 p.m. Blood donors are especially needed to help fill a nationwide shortage. All blood types are needed. Donors will receive incentives. Those aged

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GET YOUR HORSESHOE TEAMS READY FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS

One of the attractions at this year’s Yucca Valley Grubstake Days community fair is the horseshoe tournament. The annual tournament will be held Saturday, May 26, starting at 12:30 p.m. at the carnival grounds on the corner of Hilton Avenue and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley.

The registration fee is

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29 PALMS VISITOR’S CENTER ART GALLERY PUTS OUT A CALL FOR ART

Desert artists are invited to submit artwork for the next Art in Public Places exhibition in Twentynine Palms. Here’s reporter Tanisha Cureton to fill in the details… “The Bloomin’ Desert: Kaleidoscope of Color” is the theme for the next Art in Public Places exhibition on display at the Twentynine Palms

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boy’s tennis team will host Coachella Valley High School at home, starting at 3:15 p.m.

The Trojan golf team will travel away to Palm Desert to play Xavier Prep; tee time is 3 p.m.

Also today, the Twentynine Palms High

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START SMART CLASSES FOR NEW DRIVER

The Morongo Basin CHP is once again hosting a Start Smart driving awareness class for newly licensed drivers. Reporter Eric Knabe has the class details… Start Smart provides teens and their parents/guardians with an interactive safe driving awareness class that will illustrate how poor choices behind the wheel of a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD TO MEET MONDAY

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District will hold its regular meeting Monday, March 26 at 6 p.m. Among the items on the agenda: the board will be asked to approve the final 2016-17 audit, adopt a resolution for additional coverage for worker’s comp and set a date for the 2017-18 budget

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PASSOVER SEDER PLANNED BY LOCAL JEWISH RESIDENTS

Passover is just around the corner. Here with an invitation to this year’s community Seder is managing editor Tami Roleff… Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin and Desert Hot Springs—including military personnel—are invited to a community Passover Seder during this year’s Passover holiday. The Seder is sponsored by the Jewish

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YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR’S OFFICE HOURS CANCELLED

Due to scheduling conflicts, Yucca Valley mayor Rick Denison has cancelled the “meet the mayor” office hours on Monday, March 26, and Monday, April 2. Denison normally holds office hours every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. during which residents can discuss items of interest on a first-come, first-served basis.

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MIL-TREE TO HOLD MOVING THE MEMORIES WORKSHOP

Mil-Tree is a local non-profit with a mission to bring together veterans, active-duty military and civilians to address wounds of the soul through communication and art. Reporter Mike Lipsitz brings us this report about an opportunity to address that goal… “Moving the Memories” is a two-day workshop designed to foster

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School boy’s tennis team hosts Coachella Valley High School at home, starting at 3:15 p.m.

The Trojan golf team travels away to Palm Desert to play Xavier Prep; tee time is 3 p.m. Finally, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF MOLESTING HIS DAUGHTER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Friday morning, after his daughter told deputies he molested her. According to a Sheriff’s report, a 13-year-old girl, who said she had run away from her mother’s home in the Sacramento area, sent a text to 911 about 1:20 a.m. Friday claiming that

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LOCAL FOOD PROGRAM TO HOLD FREE ITALIAN DINNER SUNDAY

Just the words “Italian dinner” conjures up an image of good people connecting with good food. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation to the Joshua Tree Local Food Program’s Italian dinner tomorrow…

Sunday night is Italian night at the Joshua Tree Local Food Program’s vegetarian dinner and produce giveaway. A

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY SPOUSE ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested late Tuesday, accused of hitting his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 56200 block of Navajo Trail in Yucca Valley about 7:30 p.m. The woman said her ex-boyfriend, John Sanchez, 61, started arguing with her, then hit her, giving

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LIFETREE CAFÉ WILL DISCUSS AFTERLIFE FOR PETS

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. This week’s discussion is about the afterlife for pets. Here’s reporter Tanisha Cureton with the details…

Lifetree Café will be examining the program, titled “Do Good Dogs Go to Heaven?” on

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