TWO MEN ARRESTED AFTER TODDLER FOUND ALONE IN JOSHUA TREE

Updated August 11:

Two men were arrested Tuesday evening in Joshua Tree, accused of leaving a young child alone and then fighting with the friends of the person who reported them. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called about 7:30 p.m. to report a child, estimated to be 4

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SEARCH WARRANT RESULTS IN THREE ARRESTS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Three Yucca Valley residents were arrested Tuesday morning during two search warrants in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home and business in the 900 block of Cambria and the 55400 block of Yucca Trail about 9:14 a.m. Tuesday to serve a search warrant. At

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN LEADS DEPUTIES ON HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT FROM YUCCA VALLEY TO JOSHUA TREE MONDAY NIGHT

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Monday night after leading deputies on a high-speed pursuit through Yucca Valley residential neighborhoods and on the highway to Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, Benjamin Johnson, 39, was in the old Stater Brothers parking lot in the 57000 block of 29 Palms

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION ADDS NEW MEMBER, GETS UPDATES

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission met in regular session last night. After swearing in a new commissioner, they went on to business and an update on upcoming housing and commercial projects. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at that meeting, and files this report… After swearing in Margie Trandem as the

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BODY FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY LAST WEEK IDENTIFIED AS MISSING WOMAN

The Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that the woman’s body found in the desert in Yucca Valley Tuesday, August 2, is that of a woman who was reported missing August 1. According to the initial Sheriff’s report, Glenna Reed, 48, was arguing with her boyfriend in his vehicle about 2:30 p.m.

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TEEN ARRESTED AFTER HITTING PREGNANT WOMAN WITH A SKATEBOARD

A teenager was arrested Saturday evening, accused of hitting a pregnant woman with his skateboard. According to a Sheriff’s report, the teen, who was not identified due to this age, went with two friends into the Vons grocery store in Yucca Valley about 6 p.m. and started riding his skateboard

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NON-TEACHING SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES REACH CONTRACT AGREEMENT

It looks like the non-teaching employees of the Morongo unified School District, after long stalled negotiations, have finally reached an agreement with the district over their contract, Reporter David Haldane looks at the proposed terms… “Houston, we have an agreement!” That was the headline on a press release sent out

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PILOT FIRE GROWS, MORE EVACUATIONS ORDERED

At nearly 7,000 acres and growing, the “Pilot” fire continues to burn through the nearby western San Bernardino Mountains, 4,700 mountain and desert residents have been told to evacuate. Crews had contained 6 percent of the fire by sunset Monday. On Monday, flames spread in all directions, fire officials said.

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS: PUBLIC HEARING, NEW COMMISSIONER

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets in Regular session. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a new commissioner, a public hearing and a decision on a delay are all on the agenda… After swearing in its newest planning commissioner, Margie Trandem, the Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold a public hearing

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PILOT FIRE BURNING IN NEARBY SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAINS

A fast-moving fire on the north side of the San Bernardino Mountains on Sunday burned 1,500 acres in eight hours and forced evacuations near Silverwood Lake. The 4,500-acre Pilot Fire is burning timber and brush east of the lake in the San Bernardino National Forest, filling the air with thick,

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SUPERVISORS TAKE UP CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE SOLAR FARM TOMORROW

The last item on tomorrow’s 64-item Board of Supervisor’s agenda looks to be the final showdown in the protracted battle between energy behemoth Nextera, and Morongo Basin environmental groups. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … At tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested late Thursday night, accused of beating on a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies received a report of a man beating a woman, who was bleeding, in the 75100 block of Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms about 11 p.m. Thursday. The caller also

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT CONDUCTING HOMELESS OUTREACH PROGRAM

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has launched a new public awareness campaign about homelessness, “Positive Change, Not Spare Change.” According to the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement, or HOPE team, 65 percent of panhandlers are not homeless. The HOPE team says giving money to panhandlers contributes to the

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CAST FOR “SECRET GARDEN” AT THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCED

The classically haunting hit Broadway musical, “The Secret Garden,” has been cast at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast list… Theatre 29 proudly announces the cast of “The Secret Garden.” The redemptive family tale of love, loss and renewal is under the artistic and musical direction of multi-award

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MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT CELEBRATES NATIONAL COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER WEEK

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District is celebrating National Community Health Center Week, August 7 through August 13. Health centers started as a pilot project during President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty and have grown into the country’s largest primary care network. More than 24 million Americans use more than 9,000

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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP SET FOR MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, August 8. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

HOME FIRE SAFETY TIPS

Fires kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined and 85 percent of all fire deaths occurring in residences. A few simple steps may save your life and the lives of loved ones. Reporter Kirby Davis offers these safety tips… Smoke and flames can engulf a house very quickly. Smoke

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TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN

Driving into hazardous flood waters is very dangerous. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has some flood water warnings… Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a

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SANTA FE SOCIAL CLUBHOUSE RUMMAGE SALE MONDAY

The Santa Fe Social Club House is holding a rummage sale tomorrow, Monday, August 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lots of great items from furniture to clothing and some amazing glass solar light made by the Clubhouse members. The Clubhouse is located on the corner of Apache Trail

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PICNIC IN DESERT CHRIST PARK PLANNED FOR THURSDAY NIGHT

Residents are invited to a picnic in the park at Desert Christ Park Thursday, August 11 to share their memories of this outdoor “museum of sculptures.” Bring a chair and a picnic dinner, and enjoy the wildlife, the views, and the park’s history and memories. The free picnic begins at

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