BLACK ROCK HIGH SCHOOL DOCUMENTARY SCREENING IN PALM SPRINGS

For several years now, Black Rock High School in Yucca Valley has been helping teenagers in trouble make it through school. Recently a film crew spent two years there documenting the process for the world to see. The result is “The Bad Kids,” a film that has been recognized globally

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER STANDOUT TO SIGN LETTER OF INTENT

Alexia Missett, a senior at Yucca Valley High School, will sign her National Letter of Intent Wednesday, February 15, to play soccer at Nyack College in New York. The signing is set for 3:45 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at the high school. Missett has set many records in her

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JOSHUA SPRINGS BASKETBALL IN FIRST ROUND CIF PLAYOFFS TONIGHT

Both the Joshua Springs Christian School’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will be competing in the first round of the CIF championships. The girls’ team, which is 11-11, will play La Sierra Academy (8-10) at home tonight (Tuesday, February 14), starting at 7 p.m. The boys’ basketball team, with a

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ONE KILLED ONE MAJOR INJURY AT KING OF THE HAMMERS JOHNSON VALLEY

UPDATE: Victims were not participants.

A 55-year-old Perris man was killed in the Johnson Valley Off-Road area just after the King of the Hammers off-road race Saturday. According to the California Highway Patrol, about 1:30 p.m., Todd McLaughlin was driving a 2013 Can-Am 1000 side-by-side westbound along the ridge of

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CORONER RELEASES NAME OF MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN HEAD-ON CRASH THURSDAY

The County Coroner has released the name of the Twentynine Palms man killed in a head-on crash in Wonder Valley Thursday. At 6:12 p.m., Nikos Lukaris, 43, was riding a 1981 600R Honda dirt bike westbound in the 86900 block of Amboy Road riding without proper lights or a helmet,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: DEVELOPMENT CODE CHANGES ON AGENDA

The Twentynine Palms City Council, meeting on Monday instead of Tuesday this week due to Valentine’s Day, will consider a variety of topics ranging from demolition to tourism. Reporter David Haldane has the details… Fire is at the top of tonight’s Twentynine Palms City Council agenda. Meeting a day earlier

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THREE LOCAL CHP OFFICERS CREDITED WITH SAVING A LIFE

Three California Highway Patrol officers are credited with saving the life of a woman who was choking in a Yucca Valley Restaurant. CHP Officer Simon Miller said that he, Officer Caleb Miller, and Officer Aaron Lowe were at Taco Bell about 12:45 p.m. Friday when a woman at a nearby

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MAC TO HEAR CALTRANS PLAN FOR DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC

Public safety and improvements along State Route 62—focusing in Joshua Tree—will be the focus of tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details… With a well-earned reputation as one of Southern California’s deadliest roadways, a driver on Highway 62 is three times more

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SEXUAL ASSAULT TRAINING OFFERED

Every two minutes another woman, man or child is sexually assaulted. The effects can be devastating. Volunteer for Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services and make a difference. A few minutes of your time can help someone take back years of their life. Join Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services today and

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FURRY VALENTINES AT THE YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER

A unique opportunity for a unique Valentine’s Day surprise tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Yucca Valley Animal Shelter will hold their “My Furry Valentine” event tomorrow. The Yucca Valley Animal Shelter has the purr-fect Valentine’s Day gift, a warm and furry cat or dog. On Valentine’s Day, February

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GRUBSTAKES DAYS EVENTS AND RODEO LOOKING FOR VENDORS AND SPONSORS

Plans are underway for the 67th Annual Yucca Valley Grubstake Days and the public is invited to help plan the fun. It takes a bundle of volunteers to make the event happen so don’t be shy, call and sign-up to help today. Grubstake Western Kick-off Mixer at the Elks Lodge,

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS TO GREEN LIGHT JOSHUA TREE MENTAL HEALTH CENTER

When county supervisors meet tomorrow, Robert Lovingood will be sitting in the chairman’s seat. Lovingood replaced James Ramos in a board reorganization. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what to expect during the 10 a.m. meeting… Among the many items on tomorrow’s agenda when county supervisors meet in San Bernardino, the

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COURTS CLOSED THIS AND NEXT MONDAY

County courthouses will be closed today, Monday, February 13, for Lincoln’s Birthday, and Monday, February 20, for President’s Day.

LUCKIE AVENUE 4-WEEK CLOSURE STARTS TODAY

Luckie Avenue—the street that goes through the parking lot at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms—will be closed for about four weeks, starting today, Monday, February 13. The parking lot will be repaved, and some of the curbs, gutters and sidewalks will be replaced.

SCHOOL AND COLLEGE BOARD MEET IN JOINT SESSION TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will brainstorm with trustees of the local community college tomorrow night. Here with the story is reporter David Haldane… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education holds a joint meeting with the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees tomorrow night. On

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Due to the President’s Day holiday, the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a distribution of federal surplus food today at Copper Mountain Mesa, 65336 Winters Road, from 9 to 11.

Distribution of surplus food at the Twentynine Palms Community Food Pantry, on Stardune Avenue, will

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COURTHOUSE CLOSED THE NEXT TWO MONDAYS

County courthouses will be closed Monday, February 13, for Lincoln’s Birthday, and Monday, February 20, for President’s Day.

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO EXPAND COTTONWOOD VISITOR CENTER

The Joshua Tree National Park has an expansion planned. Here with the details is reporter Edica Gonzalez… Joshua Tree National Park will be expanding the Cottonwood Visitor Center on the southern border of the park. The current visitor center is a 20-year-old double-wide trailer that can no longer meet the

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TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PARADE OF HOMES

The annual Parade of Homes fundraiser is upcoming. Managing Editor Tami Roleff shares ticket information… Tickets are available now for the 13th annual Parade of Homes. This event is Reach Out Morongo Basin’s largest fundraiser of the year and features six unique and inspiring homes. This year’s Parade of Homes

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LUCKIE AVENUE CLOSES MONDAY FOR 4 WEEKS

Luckie Avenue—the street that goes through the parking lot at Luckie Park—will be closed for about four weeks, starting Monday, February 13. The parking lot will be repaved, and some of the curbs, gutters and sidewalks will be replaced.