YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER AFTER STABBING

A Yucca Valley man has been accused of attempted murder after a stabbing. Sheriff’s Deputy Shane Crowl said on Friday, August 26, deputies were called to a report of a stabbing in the 7100 block of Airway Avenue in Yucca Valley about 1:20 pm, . Responding deputies found the victim,

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MAN ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ABUSING TWENTYNINE PALMS CHILDREN FOR YEARS

A Redlands man was arrested Thursday, accused of multiple counts of sexual molestation of two Twentynine Palms children. According to a Sheriff’s report, on February 25, deputies learned that Johnny Villanueva, 33, had sexually molested a child for several years in Twentynine Palms. The abuse began when the child was

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CHP INVITES YOU TO FOR COFFEE WITH A COP

The local CHP station is inviting you out for coffee. Managing editor Tami Roleff say “coffee a with a cop” is tomorrow… Got a beef or just want to say “thanks for a job well done?” Well, tomorrow is your chance to get up close and personal with the Morongo

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MOJAVE TRAILS MONUMENT SCOPING SESSION IN YUCCA VALLEY WEDNESDAY

Residents are invited to share what they value most about the Mojave Trails National Monument during a meeting with staff from the Bureau of Land Management. The public will be able to provide comments on specific interests and concerns in an open house format. These sessions will be held in

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AUDITIONS FOR THEATRE 29 “HALLOWEEN HAUNT” TONIGHT

Theatre 29 is holding auditions tonight for the upcoming “Halloween Haunt.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has the auditions details… A haunted mansion that was unknowingly built on top of an abandoned mine after it’s’ collapse. “Resurgence” is the premise for this year’s Halloween Haunt at Theatre 29. Director Cyrus Short has

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMEN’S AGAPE TO MEET THURSDAY

Yucca Valley Women’s Agape International will host speaker Christine Potter at the club’s monthly meeting, Thursday, September 1. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at the Sizzler in Yucca Valley. The cost is $16.60. For more information, call Sonya Fox at 760-369-1318 or Bobbie Brewer at 760-409-9016.

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JOSHUA TREE FOOD PROGRAM CELEBRATES STONE FRUITS TODAY

The Joshua Tree food program celebrates stone fruits. Reporter Mike Lisitz has more… “Stone Fruits” include peaches and plums, apricots, cherries, and nectarines. They’re fresh, plentiful and at their best during the warm summer months when they’re in season. Stone fruits contain compounds that may help prevent diabetes, heart disease

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ANOTHER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON SCAM

Recently, some Morongo Basin residents were called by people pretending to be employees of Southern California Edison. The callers said the residents had outstanding bills, and demanded the customers make payments with prepaid cards over the telephone. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips on how to avoid being a

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AUDITIONS MONDAY FOR “HALLOWEEN HAUNT” AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 announces auditions for the highly anticipated return of the eleventh incarnation of their highly successful Halloween haunt. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the audition’s details… Director Cyrus Short has auditions planned for “Resurgence,” this year’s Halloween haunted house. Adventurous souls will explore a haunted mansion that was unknowingly

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LOW-COST VACCINE CLINICS SET FOR SEPTEMBER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in August for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ARRESTED WITH $500K+ IN WARRANTS

A Joshua Tree woman with more than $500,000 in misdemeanor warrants was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of drug possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped Toni Cagle, 31, as she was walking near the intersection of Sunset and El Cajon in Joshua Tree. The deputy determined that Cagle

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE IS FREE THIS WEEKEND

To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary this week, Joshua Tree National Park—and every other national park and monument in the country—will offer free admission this weekend. Ranger Pam Tripp has more… To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary this week, Joshua Tree National Park will offer free

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DESERT SOL TO PERFORM AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ELKS FUND-RAISER

The Morongo Basin’s favorite R&B and soul band will be featured at a special fund-raiser for the Twentynine Palms Elks Lodge at 6 p.m. tonight. Reporter Edica Gonzalez invites you to enjoy the sounds of Desert Sol… The R&B and soul band Desert Sol will perform at a fundraising event

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REGISTER NOW FOR YOUTH SOCCER AND VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department is taking registrations for its 2016 youth soccer league and youth volleyball league teams. Girls and boys ages 4 through 14 can register for soccer through Wednesday, September 7. The registration fee is $46 per child. Volleyball is open to girls and boys

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THEATRE 29’S “THE SECRET GARDEN” OPENS THIS WEEKEND

The musical “The Secret Garden,” the redemptive family tale of love, loss and renewal opened Friday for a five-week run through September 24, at Theatre 29. Based on the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, “The Secret Garden” tells the story of how 10-year-old Mary Lennox is sent to live

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34-YEAR-OLD WONDER VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF MOLESTING CHILD UNDER 10

A Wonder Valley man was arrested on warrants Wednesday morning, accused of child molestation and intimidating a witness. According to Sheriff’s reports, on December 28, 2015, the parents of a young girl reported that they just discovered that a family friend, later identified as Nicholas Buskirk, 34, had sexually

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS ARRESTED FOR CHILD CRUELTY

Two Twentynine Palms parents were arrested Tuesday, accused of child cruelty. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 6300 block of Smoke Tree Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 7 p.m. July 20, for an unresponsive 4-month-old boy. The baby was taken to the Naval Hospital in Twentynine

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APPROVAL OF JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL APPEALED TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

The latest in the continuing story of the fight against putting a Dollar General store at Sunburst and the highway in Joshua Tree: Having lost their appeal of the approval the store by the State District Court of appeals, the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance is now filing for a

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STATEWIDE TEST SCORES: GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS FOR LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

The state of California released standardized testing scores for our local school district. Reporter David Haldane says it was good news and bad news… For the Morongo Unified School District, there’s good news and bad news in this week’s release of statewide test scores in math and English. The good

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“THE MUSICAL “SECRET GARDEN” OPENS TONIGHT AT THEATRE 29

The musical “The Secret Garden,” the redemptive family tale of love, loss and renewal opens tonight for a five-week run through September 24, at Theatre 29. The opening night gala of the hit three-time Tony-Award winning Broadway musical is sponsored by Friends of the Twentynine Palms Library and The Gladys

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