LOCAL SCHOOL LOCKER ROOMS BEING CONVERTED TO TRANSGENDER

Recent Title IX rulings bar public schools from discriminating against transgender students, a mandate that has been widely interpreted as requiring them to be assigned locker rooms based on the gender with which they most identify. Reporter David Haldane takes a look at how that’s being implemented in the Morongo

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A NIKE COMMERCIAL SHOT AT FRIENDLY HILLS ELEMENTARY YESTERDAY

It was certainly no ordinary Wednesday at Friendly Hills Elementary School yesterday. The tranquil quiet of the still playground was replaced by the swarm of activity that comes with the production of a Nike commercial featuring NBA Star LeBron James. While James was not at the filming, he will be

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AREA RESIDENTS GETTING IRS SCAM CALLS, DON’T FALL FOR THEM

Recently, Morongo Basin residents have been receiving phone calls from someone who claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Managing editor Tami Roleff says don’t fall for these scammers who say you owe money… The phone rings, and the caller says he is from the IRS and that you

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SUSPECT IN YUCCA VALLEY MAKE-UP THEFT SOUGHT

Authorities are looking for what should now be a very well-groomed woman who walked out of the Yucca Valley Walgreens with nearly $700 worth of makeup Sunday afternoon. A sheriff’s report described her as having “short dark hair and wearing red shorts with a black top.” According to a witness,

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FAKE DOLLAR BILLS IN CIRCULATION LOCALLY

Apparently there’s some funny money, in really small bills, floating around the Morongo Basin. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority reported Monday that sometime between 6:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. an unknown passenger placed two counterfeit dollar bills in the fair box of bus #303. The driver, who couldn’t identify the

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board will look at some rules and regulations and work on reservoirs tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board will consider amending the district’s rules and regulations on excessive water use and the water

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29 PALMS CANDIDATES FORUM THIS FRIDAY, NON-PARTISAN POP-UP SATURDAY

Two opportunities to hear from local candidates this weekend. Friday night, October 7, a Z107.7 News Twentynine Palms City Council election candidates’ forum will be held at the Community Services Building at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. as a public service. Each candidate will

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JOSHUA TREE ART OBJECT USED FOR TARGET PRACTICE

Apparently not everyone in Joshua Tree is an art lover. A 5-foot-tall object, described as a “polished aluminum piece of art” made from a semi-trailer door welded together and cemented into the ground near some rocks in the 62900 block of Sullivan Road, ended up full of bullet holes sometime

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CAR DRIVES THROUGH A TWENTYNINE PALMS FRONT YARD

A property in Twentynine Palms was damaged when a vehicle drove through a front yard late Sunday. Reginald Hart, who lives in the 73900 block of Playa Vista Drive, said the car knocked down an aluminum mailbox and fence causing an estimated $385 in damage. A neighbor across the street

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WATCH FOR THE “TECH SUPPORT” SCAM

We know that scam artists use phony websites and email to try and gain access to your credit cards and banking information, but few people are aware the cybercriminals also look for victims via the telephone. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tell you how you can avoid falling victim to cybercriminals… Tech

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NON-PARTISAN POLITICAL POP-UP THIS SATURDAY MORNING AT THE SPORTSMAN’S CLUB

Z107.7 Radio and the Sportsman’s Club are sponsoring a non-partisan office political pop-up event Saturday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. The free event is designed to give residents a chance to talk one on one with the candidates prior to the November 8 general election. All non-partisan candidates are

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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES YUCCA VALLEY OFFICE HOURS TOMORROW

Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Wednesday, October 5. Staff representatives will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with state government. Mayes encourages residents who

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STATE WARNS TO BE ON HEIGHTENED ALERT FOR EARTHQUAKE

The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said Southern California residents should remain on heightened alert until Tuesday for the increased possibility of a major earthquake. The warning comes in the wake of a series of small temblors deep under the Salton Sea, which is on the far Southern 800-mile-long San

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NEGATIVE BLOOD DONORS NEEDED

A call is being put out urging Blood Donors with O-negative blood to step forward. Reporter Sara Snyder says the need is urgent…

Lifestream, the region’s blood bank is in desperate need of O-negative blood, as there is insufficient supply to meet the demand of local hospitals. Only about 7

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BLOOD DRIVE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, October 4, at Copper Mountain College from 10 to 3:30 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be the Match bone marrow screening free of charge. To make an appointment to donate

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FREE HEALTH AND COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Get free health services to protect your family, kid’s fun, and important information during a Free Health and Community Resources Fair in Twentynine Palms this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation…

Free health screenings and flu shots; resources and information for families and veterans; a Kids’ Zone with fun

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FREE LEGAL ADVICE FOR MILITARY VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT

Military service members and their families who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault have access to free legal advice and representation. The Victims’ Legal Counsel provides confidential advice, counseling, and referrals for crime victims, and can help victims obtain a military or civilian protective order. VLC services are

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VFW SEEKS DONATIONS FOR RUMMAGE SALE

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 is accepting donations of clean usable items for its parking lot sale, set for October 8 and 9. Funds raised from the sale will be used toward the post’s expenses. The VFW is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua

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YUCCA VALLEY RECRUITING YOUTH COMMISSIONERS

The Town of Yucca Valley is recruiting for their youth commission. Reporter Kirby Davis tells you how to apply…The Yucca Valley Youth Commission is made up of students in grades 7 through 12 who attend school in Yucca Valley. Youth commissioners produce informative video programs, present forums to local schools,

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will hold its general meeting Monday October 3, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30 and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Lori Conway will present the day’s program, Tips and Tricks for a Better Quilt. There will

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