COOK VOTES IN FAVOR OF BILLS CRACKING DOWN ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

The U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills Thursday in support of the administration’s immigration crackdown, and Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley voted in favor of both of them. Kate’s Law, and No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, passed largely along party lines. Kate’s Law is named for Kate Steinle,

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RESIDENTS INTERRUPT CAR THIEVES; SUSPECTS ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

Two people who were interrupted while trying to steal a vehicle were arrested on drug charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, when residents in the 7100 block of Sage Avenue in Yucca Valley interrupted a man and woman who were trying to steal their vehicle just before 2 a.m., the

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ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER KIM CASEY GRADUATES WITH HONORS

In June, Yucca Valley Animal Control Officer Kim Casey graduated with a bachelor’s degree. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives out kudos… Yucca Valley Animal Control Officer Kim Casey received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Cal State University, San Bernardino last month. Casey graduated Summa Cum Laude,

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PROPERTY VALUES INCREASING IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

Property values have been steadily increasing in San Bernardino County in the last few years. The County Assessor says the average increase in unincorporated parts of the county is 6.1 percent from last year. In Yucca Valley, the town’s properties, which are valued at nearly $1.6 billion, increased 4 percent

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK WILL BE BUSY

With more than 2.5 million visitors last year to Joshua Tree National Park, the park’s Joshua Tree entrance often has a long line of cars waiting to enter the park. This week is certain to be busy as visitors come to the park during the fourth of July holiday. Edica

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED ON OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT

We have limited information about a Yucca Valley man who was arrested Thursday for selling drugs. Jonathan Shields, 46, was stopped near Aberdeen and Warren Vista about 9:30 p.m. Shields had an out-of-county warrant for his arrest for possession of methamphetamine for sales. Jonathan Shields was arrested for investigation of

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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST DOG ATTACKS

Walking in the desert can be a relaxing way to exercise but encountering aggressive dogs can be terrifying and dangerous. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips about how to protect yourself if you are threatened by loose dogs…

Dog attacks can be vicious and bloody. Reduce your risk of

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TIPS TO AVOID FOOD POISONING

It’s summer, the traditional time of picnics by the pool, up in the national park, or in the back yard. The smell of hot dogs and burgers is sizzling on the grill, potato salad, chips, dips, all the summer treats. But if you’re not careful, those outdoor feasts could ignite

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FIREWORKS ALERT

Illegal fireworks are a concern especially around the Independence Day holiday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on the potential risk and costs associated with using illegal fireworks…

Possession of fireworks is illegal throughout Morongo Basin. This includes so called “safe and sane” fireworks, and any fireworks that explode, shoot in

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FIRST QUARTER MOON, JUPITER AND SATURN AT SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, July 1. The event begins at 8:45 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights of the night sky include a first quarter

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CORONER IDENTIFIES 3 KILLED IN 2 FATAL CRASHES WEDNESDAY

The County Coroner’s office has identified the three victims in two fatal collisions in the Morongo Basin Wednesday. At about 4:00 a.m., the CHP received a 911 call regarding a 3-vehicle collision on State Route 247, just north of Alderman Road in Landers. Douglas Barnes, 37, of Victorville, was driving

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SHERIFF INVESTIGATING DEATH OF YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a woman who was found not breathing Wednesday, June 28, in a Yucca Valley residential neighborhood, according to a sheriff’s news release. The female, approximately 24 years old, was found in the 7400 block of Church Street. Paramedics performed cardio-pulmonary resuscitation to no

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER INSTALLATION AND AWARDS LAST NIGHT

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce installed their new board members and officers last night. The well-attended event at Hawk’s Landing Golf Course saw outgoing members honored and awards given to area businesses and individuals. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells us who got the recognition…

The Yucca Valley Chamber of

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT THURSDAY MORNING

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early this morning after he led deputies on a high speed chase through Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Levi Korhonen, 42, near Onaga Trail and Warren Vista about

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN HELD AFTER HITTING A FEMALE WITH A THROWN ROCK

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Wednesday morning after he threw a large rock that hit a female. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a street fight at Church Street and Highway 62 about 12:20 Wednesday morning. The report states Manuel Tarango, 24, threw a baseball-sized

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EVEN IN SEARING HEAT, MARINES HELPING NEIGHBORS IN NEED

Extreme heat drives most of us inside, but there are some notable exceptions. Reporter David Haldane explains…

It was a scorching 115 degrees in the shade. Most residents of Twentynine Palms spent the recent heat wave huddled in air conditioned homes or offices waiting for the weather to change. Not

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YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CLUB PATRIOTIC BARBEQUE TOMORROW

Enjoy a patriotic barbecue lunch at the Yucca Valley Senior Club Saturday, July 1. Bruce’s Catering will serve up a meal of barbecue favorites from its smoker, along with all the fixings, from 2 to 5 p.m. There will also be games, a photo booth, and a live Dixieland band

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COUNTY LIBRARIES OFFER A NEW APP

Smartphone users have a new option when it comes to taking advantage of all that our county libraries have to offer. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details on a new app that puts the library system in the palm of your hand…

The San Bernardino County Library has launched a new

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CLASSES TOMORROW AT RAINBOW STEW IN YUCCA VALLEY

Classes are being offered tomorrow at Rainbow Stew in Yucca valley. A cross-cultural presentation on goddess community, gender, and social justice is the sixth class in a series in the Women’s Heritage Project, starting at 10:30 a.m. A donation of $25 is requested, but no one will be turned away.

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BEACH BOYS TRIBUTE AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Now in its third season, the Tortoise Rock Casino free Live at the Rock concert series runs every Friday night through October. Tonight’s featured band is Woodie and the Longboards with their tribute to the Beach Boys. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says it just wouldn’t be summer in California without them…

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