REACH OUT OFFERS CYBER SECURITY SEMINARS STARTING THURSDAY

Keeping your home and vehicle securely locked is second-nature for most of us. But protecting your identity and online privacy remains somewhat of a mystery. Reporter Mike Lipsitz brings us this story on a local organization that aims to demystify cyber security and prevent you from becoming the next victim…

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BUSINESS OWNERS INVITED TO FREE SALES AND USE TAX WORKSHOP THURSDAY

Business owners are invited to basic sales and use tax workshop in Joshua Tree Thursday, April 19, sponsored by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. Participants will gain an understanding of sales and use taxes, district tax, taxable and non-taxable labor, as well as foreign and interstate taxability.

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FREE CLASS ON CHILDHOOD ASTHMA TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Many people think they can escape the effects of asthma by living in the desert, but thousands of residents know there’s no real escape from asthma. Reporter Tanisha Cureton says the Morongo Basin Healthcare District is offering a class on asthma… Dr. Shih, a pediatrician, will discuss childhood asthma at

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSING CONCEALED KNIFE

A Yucca Valley man, found in a vacant lot about 1 a.m., was arrested early Sunday morning, after a deputy found him in possession of a six-inch knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident near the intersection of Jemez and Santa Fe Trail in Yucca Valley called deputies about

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF FIGHTING WITH HIS MOTHER AND SISTER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday, accused of fighting his mother and sister. According to a Sheriff’s report, Joseph Gerdes, 60, was arguing with his sister in the 55700 block of Crestview Drive in Yucca Valley. His sister said he pushed her to the ground and punched her in

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AN ARREST AFTER AN ASSAULT ON A SHERIFF’S DEPUTY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Saturday morning after he allegedly assaulted a Sheriff’s deputy. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a vehicle check on a Toyota Camry parked in a driveway in the 7400 block of Elk Trail in Yucca Valley about 3:45 a.m. The vehicle

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ABOUT 100 GET A TOUR OF THE OLD WOMAN SPRINGS RANCH

About 100 residents spent a couple hours exploring the historic Old Woman Springs Ranch north of Yucca Valley Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff was one of them, and says the Morongo Basin Historical Society coordinates a tour of the property about once a year…

About 30 miles north of Yucca

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A NEW CONTROLLER FOR THE MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District has welcomed a new controller to the organization. Deborah Anderson is a certified public accountant with 15 years of experience in the mental health profession, most recently with Lutheran Social Services in San Bernardino as a chief financial officer/controller. Anderson said she is excited about

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FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE TWO BLAZES IN MORONGO BASIN MONDAY AFTERNOON

Morongo Basin firefighters not only had to battle two fires Monday afternoon, but strong winds as well. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Bryant O’Hara, the first fire was reported at 2:23 p.m. in the 1300 block of Jack Rabbit Trail in the Desert Heights area of Twentynine Palms. Thick

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER AFTER THREATENING WOMAN WITH A KNIFE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Monday morning, after he allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend and her family. According to a Sheriff’s report, Valentin Gonzalez, 26, of the 7000 block of Deer Trail, was arguing with the woman about 1 a.m. Monday when he took a large kitchen

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LOS ANGELES MAN WALKING TO BOSTON TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT CHILDHOOD CANCER CAMPS IS IN MORONGO BASIN

Kevin Fern

A Redondo Beach man, who is walking from Los Angeles to Boston to raise awareness of and money for childhood cancer camps, arrived in the Morongo Basin this weekend. Kevin Fern, 50, who expects it will take him about seven months to walk 4,000 miles, arrived in

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COUNTY PLANS TO APPROVE IMPROVEMENTS TO ROADS, BIKE, AND PEDESTRIAN PATHS

Several items related to the Morongo Basin are on the agenda for tomorrow’s 10 a.m. county board of supervisors meeting in San Bernardino. Supervisors are expected to award a $1.5 million construction contract to make improvements along portions of Aberdeen, Alta Loma, Quail Springs Drive and Yucca Trail in Yucca

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HI-DESERT TEST KITCHEN SERVES UP YUCCA IN TONIGHT’S MEAL

Artist Sarah Witt invites local enthusiasts to join her in a culinary exploration of the Mojave Desert. A different plant-based ingredient is highlighted at a vegetarian dinner once a month. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation for tonight’s meal…

Organized under the name Hi-Desert Test Kitchen, April guests are encouraged

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SMALL VEGETATION FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY SATURDAY

Morongo Valley firefighters were called to a large brush fire Saturday afternoon. According to Fire Engineer Chris Palmer, the fire started about 2:20 p.m. on the westbound side of Highway 62 and Desert Willow. Palmer said it burned light to medium brush in an area about 100 feet long by

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SECOND ARREST MADE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS STABBING

A second Twentynine Palms man was arrested in connection with a stabbing in the city Thursday. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 6700 block of Mesquite Drive at 2:26 a.m. Thursday where witnesses say Motusaga Faaaliga, 37, and Velore Faatolia, 41, jumped a man in his driveway. The victim had

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STUDY CLAIMS CADIZ WATER PROJECT THREATENS NATURAL SPRING IN MOJAVE TRAILS NATIONAL MONUMENT

A new study, funded by the Mojave Desert Land Trust, has found that one of the Mojave Desert’s largest natural springs would be threatened by a proposed water project that would pump 16 billion gallons of water per year from an underground aquifer. Bonanza Spring is located just 11 miles

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CHURCH TO SCREEN DOCUMENTARY ON EATING HEALTHY ON A FOOD-STAMP BUDGET

Eating healthy can be a challenge. The Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Yucca Valley will show the documentary “Food Stamped” about a couple’s attempt to eat healthy on a food stamp budget. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details…

On Tuesday, April 17, the Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Yucca Valley will show

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ATTORNEYS TO BE SCREENED WHEN ENTERING JOSHUA TREE COURTHOUSE AS OF JUNE 1

Attorneys entering the Joshua Tree courthouse will have to be screened for weapons as of June 1. Under current guidelines, attorneys are able to bypass security measures other visitors must undergo, which include passing through a metal detector and submitting handbags, briefcases, phones and electronic devices, keys, watches, and other

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YUCCA VALLEY REC DEPARTMENT OFFERS CLASSES FOR TODDLERS AND LINE DANCING

The Yucca Valley Recreation Department is offering classes for all ages. Mom, Dad & Me is back at the Yucca Valley Community Center. This playful and active class, for toddlers ages 2 to 5, is held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Get moving with popular

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YUCCA VALLEY LIBRARY TO HOLD SPRING BOOK SALE

Friends of the Yucca Valley Library is holding its annual spring book sale. Reporter Tanisha Cureton has the details for the Yucca Valley events…

The Yucca Valley Library will hold its annual spring book sales starting Tuesday, April 17. Members of the Yucca Valley Library will be get an early

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