PEDESTRIAN KILLED WHILE CROSSING THE HIGHWAY IDENTIFIED

The San Bernardino County Coroner’s office has identified the pedestrian killed Friday in Twentynine Palms as 62-year-old Michael Hryzan of Twentynine Palms. Hryzan was crossing Highway 62 at Mesquite Avenue about 8 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle. Michael Hryzan was taken to Hi-Desert Medical Center where he

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CORONER IDENTIFIES MAN KILLED WHILE ROCK CLIMBING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The Riverside County Coroner’s office has identified the man who died after falling while rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park Saturday afternoon. Samuel Boldissar, 25, of Redondo Beach, fell about 60 feet on the Cyclops Rock in the Park. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL: STREET SWEEPER, CONSULTANT, PUBLIC SAFETY

Clean streets is among the things on tonight’s Twentynine Palms City Council agenda. Reporter David Haldane explains… Here’s a basic rule of governance: Have Street Sweeper, will sweep streets. For that, though, you need someone to drive that big piece of machinery. So the City of Twentynine Palms has a

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JOSHUA TREE MAN FOUND WITH STUN GUN AND BURGLARY TOOLS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday, on his warrants and accused of being in possession of a stun gun. Sheriff’s reports say a deputy was making an area check about 7:30 a.m. near Sunny Sands Drive and Heron Avenue. The deputy saw a black truck that matched a description

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LANDERS FELON FOUND WITH SAWED OFF SHOTGUN

A convicted felon was arrested Thursday, accused of possessing a sawed-off shotgun and other weapons. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies made a probation compliance check at a home in the 600 block of Ripon Avenue in Landers about 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning where they found Johnny Mungarro, 25. Mungarro

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SHERIFF ASKING FOR PUBLIC'S HELP IN DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two women were murdered in Twentynine Palms Friday, and the Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying their murderer. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a 911 call was placed at 12:03 a.m. Friday morning, stating that two people had been killed in the 7700 block of Bedouin Avenue.

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61-YEAR-OLD MAN KILLED CROSSING HWY 62 IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FRIDAY

A 61-year-old man was killed Friday night crossing Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms. About 8 p.m., the man, who has not yet been identified by the Coroner’s Department, was crossing the highway southbound at Mesquite Avenue when he was hit by a vehicle traveling eastbound on the highway. The man,

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CALTRANS TO EXPLAIN NEW MORONGO VALLEY HIGHWAY MEDIANS WEDNESDAY

In May 2015, responding to an accident tally well above average and a growing death toll, the California Department of Transportation, or Caltrans, installed plastic delineators to separate the east and westbound lanes of highway 62 in Morongo Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz picks up the story from there… The public

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR HOME INVASION AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday night, accused of a home invasion robbery and high-speed pursuit. The Sheriff’s Department said residents in the 6400 block of Goleta Avenue in Yucca Valley called just before 10 p.m. to report that a man had broken into their home and stolen their

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1 KILLED, 1 INJURED IN TWO FALLS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OVER THE WEEKEND

County firefighters responded to two separate rock-climbing falls in Joshua Tree National Park Saturday, in which one man was killed and another seriously injured. About 4:10 p.m., the man, whose name has not yet been released by the Coroner’s Department, was climbing the Cyclops route near Hidden Valley when he

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JOSHUA TREE LOCAL FOOD PROGRAM

If you like good food and good people, reporter Mike Lipsitz says make time for the Joshua Tree Local Food Program … This month, the free Joshua Tree Local Food Program celebrates Mexican cuisine at the all vegetarian community dinner and produce giveaway. You’re invited this Sunday, March 26 from

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MAKE YOUR OWN BRUSHES AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY WORKSHOP

Learn to make your own artists brushes at a two-day workshop. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the details… The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold a two-day brush-making workshop with internationally renowned brush make Glenn Grishkoff. Participants will make eight to 10 brushes that can be used for ink, watercolor,

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FREE TENNIS LESSONS FOR ADULTS

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play tennis, here’s your chance. Reporter Kirby Davis has the details… The Morongo Basin Tennis Association will offer lessons for adults, beginning April 1. The first four lessons are free and lessons for the next eight weeks are at low cost. Lessons will

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DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING SHOTS FIRED FIND TWO BODIES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

UPDATE 3/25 8 a.m.

The Sheriff’s Department has not released any additional details about the shooting, and despite a call requesting confirmation, the coroner’s office has not released the victim’s names yet. But friends of the victims have said they are Renee Neper Metcalf, 62, and Christy Pratt McKissic, 33.

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“A FEW GOOD MEN” PERFORMS FINAL WEEKEND

The St. Joseph’s Players will end their run of “A Few Good Men” with two performances this weekend. Saturday evening at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Staff reporter Sara Snyder says tickets are still available… This dramatic courtroom thriller follows a Navy lawyer who has never seen

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POWER OF MUSIC AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

The next topic at Lifetree Café is the power of music. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has all the details… The power of music to affect our moods, enhance our mental state, and aid in our physical wellbeing is the next topic at Lifetree Café. The free program, “Unlocking the Mystery of

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SIGN UP TODAY FOR YUCCA VALLEY LOBOS AND CHEER TEAMS

The Yucca Valley Lobos and youth tackle football and cheer teams will hold their final early registration day on Saturday, March 25. Players who sign up will receive an early bird discount of $25 on the registration fee. Registration is from 5 to 7 p.m. at Papa’s Smoke House, 5609

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GET JUNGLE FEVER AT STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCE TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club will hold a dance Saturday, March 11. The theme is “Jungle Fever.” Line dancing will be held 7 to 7:30 p.m. and between tips; square dancing is 7:30 to 10 p.m. Bill “Tex” Gipson will be calling squares; Linda Sande will be cueing lines.

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HOMICIDE IS INVESTIGATING TWO DEAD BODIES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Z107.7 News has confirmed that the Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives have been called to investigate two dead bodies in Twentynine Palms. Just after midnight Friday morning, deputies were sent to the 7700 block of Bedouin Avenue, in the Hanson Tract area, in response to a call of shots fired. Z1077

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TWO TODDLERS, SUBJECT OF AMBER ALERT, FOUND SAFE, CAR THEY WERE IN WAS STOLEN

The two toddlers who were the subject of an Amber Alert that came into Morongo Basin cell phones last night were found unharmed this morning. Cathedral City police say toddler brothers, Carlos and Jayden Cortez, who were abducted when the Honda Accord they were in was stolen, were found safe

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