CANDIDATES MEET FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT FORUM

Candidates for the Morongo Unified School District board of trustees answered questions at a candidates’ forum last night at Friendly Hills Elementary School in Joshua Tree. Reporter David Haldane was there and files this report… The Morongo Teachers Association sponsored a forum Thursday for four candidates—including two incumbents—vying for three

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TWO ARRESTS MADE IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY FOR CLOWNING

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department states that it has received reports of clowns in the county. “Clowning” is when someone dresses up as a frightening clown and walks around schools and other areas trying to scare members of the public. Clowning reports are often spread by social media, many

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FORMER YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN & UNBORN CHILD KILLED BY FORMER TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE

A former resident of Yucca Valley and her unborn child were shot and killed by her husband, a former Twentynine Palms Marine, in Prescott, Arizona, Saturday, October 8. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office says 41-year-old Kenneth Blair of Prescott was booked for the murder of his wife, 41-year-old Delissa Blair.

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JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED BY SUSPECTED DUI DRIVER IN PALMS SPRINGS

A Joshua Tree man was struck and killed by a suspected DUI driver in Palms Springs early Tuesday morning. The California Highway Patrol said Austin Ulshafer, 29, from Cathedral City, was arrested on suspicion of DUI after the two-car crash. CHP investigators said Ulshafer was driving a GMC pickup truck

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM OFFERED THIS SUNDAY

Domestic violence is often referred to as a silent crime, because its victims often do not speak up about the abuse they suffer. An estimated 25 percent of women have been victims of domestic violence, as well as about 15 percent of men, while millions of children witness violence in

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TWO JOSHUA TREE MEN ARRESTED FOR NUMEROUS BURGLARIES

Two Joshua Tree men were arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of breaking into multiple vehicles in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 57200 block of Jarana Court called about 1:30 to report a vehicle burglary in progress. Arriving deputies learned that at least five vehicles

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PEDESTRIAN HIT CROSSING HIGHWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

A man suffered a head injury after he was hit by a car while he was crossing Highway 62 in Yucca Valley Wednesday afternoon. Managing editor Tami Roleff witnessed the collision at 12:49 p.m. as the man, who has not been identified, was crossing the highway southbound at Kickapoo Trail

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JOSHUA TREE MAN STRUCK AND KILLED BY SUSPECTED DUI DRIVER IN PALMS SPRINGS

A Joshua Tree man was struck and killed by a suspected DUI driver in Palms Springs early this morning. The California Highway Patrol said Austin Ulshafer, 29, from Cathedral City was arrested on suspicion of DUI after the two-car crash. CHP Investigators said Ulshafer was driving a GMC pickup truck

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULT ON A PEACE OFFICER

A Joshua Tree woman who threw a drink on a Sheriff’s deputy was arrested Monday afternoon, along with her companion. According to a Sheriff’s report, the deputy stopped Gerald Shaw, 28, and Shelby Moses, 23, both of Joshua Tree near Hopi Trail and Santa Fe Trail about 4:30 p.m. After

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED A OF ASSAULT WITH NAIL POLISH

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Monday evening after she allegedly threw a nail polish bottle at another woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, neighbors called the Sheriff’s Department about 8:30 p.m. because they heard women screaming in the 6300 block of Indio Avenue in Yucca Valley. When deputies arrived,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TALKS ABOUT AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Twentynine Palms City Council met in regular session last night. Reporter David Haldane was there and said the discussion centered on affordable housing… Affordable housing was the topic at last night’s Twentynine Palms City Council meeting. Specifically, low-cost housing as part of Project Phoenix, the city’s planned multi-million-dollar downtown

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OUR ENDORSEMENTS FOR THE YUCCA VALLEY AND 29 PALMS COUNCILS

Today Z107.7 begins a series of endorsements for local offices and untangling the crowded state ballot. We begin the series with the Z107.7 News Editorial Board’s endorsements for the Yucca Valley Town Council and the Twentynine Palms City Council. For the Yucca Valley Council, we are endorsing incumbent Robert Lombardo

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COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE LOOKING FOR POLL WORKERS

The November 8 election is expected to be a busy one with national, state, and local candidates and initiatives on the ballot. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the county is looking for poll workers… The San Bernardino County Elections Office is recruiting poll workers for the November 8 general election.

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SHOOTING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MONDAY NIGHT

We have limited information about a shooting in Twentynine Palms Monday night. About midnight, deputies and paramedics were called to a residence near Indian Trail and Mesquite Springs Road where they found two men who had been shot. Morongo Basin Ambulance took both men to Desert Regional Hospital. Their condition

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TRIAL FOR FORMER MARINE ACCUSED OF KILLING ERIN CORWIN STARTS TODAY

The murder trial of the former Marine who is accused of killing a Twentynine Palms woman and dumping her body down a mine shaft is scheduled to start today. Prosecutors allege that in June 2014, Christopher Lee, now 27, arranged a secret tryst with his lover and next door neighbor,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: LOW INCOME HOUSING, PROJECT PHOENIX

The Twentynine Palms City Council meets tonight in regular session. Reporter David Haldane takes a peek at the agenda… Low income housing is on tonight’s agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Specifically, the question of how to include it in Project Phoenix, the city’s multi-million-dollar renovation of its downtown

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VOTER GUIDES HIT MORONGO BASIN MAILBOXES

Morongo Basin residents should start receiving their voter information guides this week for November’s general election. The guide includes a sample ballot as well as information about the propositions, local measures, and voting. The back cover of the guide has the voter’s polling location. Voters are encouraged to hold on

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NON-PARTISAN POLITICAL POP-UP PUTS CANDIDATES AND VOTERS TOGETHER

Candidates for offices across the Morongo Basin met with voters at Saturday’s non-partisan political pop up sponsored by Z107.7 and the Sportsman’s Club in Joshua Tree. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us who turned out to meet with voters…

Candidates and voters turned out in about equal numbers offering ample access

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WOMAN DIES AFTER FALLING FROM CLIFF IN PIONEERTOWN

A woman visiting Pioneertown fell off a cliff and died late Friday night. According to the county coroner’s office, Daena Kirk, 35, of Tehachapi, was with another man and woman on top of a hill about midnight when Kirk didn’t see a cliff and fell down the shale-covered slope. Her

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested last week, accused of sexually abusing three children. The Orange County District Attorney’s office says Brandi Valadez, 40, faces four felony charges of lewd acts on children under 14 and two charges of child abuse. The children, two boys under the ages of 10

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