ONE ARREST IN RAID ON ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

One man was arrested, and deputies are searching for others, in a raid on an illegal marijuana grow in Yucca Valley Thursday. About 10:30 p.m. Thursday, firefighters were called to the 3500 block of Warren Vista Avenue for a report of a downed power line at the home. Firefighters determined

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BODY OF A COACHELLA WOMAN FOUND NEAR HER STUCK CAR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A body found in Twentynine Palms yesterday has been identified as a Coachella woman. The body was spotted by a Twentynine Palms man driving on a nearby dirt road, who reported it to the Sheriff’s department. The County coroner said Thursday, June 15, at about 11:00 AM, the body of

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WITH EXTREME HEAT WARNINGS, KNOW THE SIGNS OF HEAT STROKE

This weekend is going to be a hot one. The National Weather Service has issued a heat warning in the Morongo Basin through Thursday. Heat waves are common in the Morongo Basin and heat stress injuries are ever present. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to spot the signs of

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ROLLOVER CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY SENDS TWO TO HOSPITAL

Two people were injured following a roll-over crash in Yucca Valley Thursday. About 3:45 p.m., a pick-up truck, traveling westbound on Highway 62, attempted to turn left onto Shafter Avenue, but the driver turned directly into the path of a blue sedan traveling eastbound on the highway. The force of

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING DONATION BOX FROM RESTAURANT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly stole a donation box from a restaurant. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michael Hall, 41, went in to the Panda Express restaurant in the 58400 block of 29 Palms Highway in Yucca Valley about 1:30 p.m. On the counter was

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF STALKING ARRESTED IN A STORE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of stalking. According to limited information released by the Sheriff’s Department, a 911 call was placed about 8 p.m. concerning the stalking. Deputies went to a store in the 59800 block of 29 Palms Highway where they arrested Agustin Carranza, 46. Agustin

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EXTREME HEAT WARNING: COOLING CENTERS AVAILABLE

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning from Saturday through Wednesday, June 21, (and possibly even farther into next week), with the hottest days expected to be Monday through Wednesday. Temperatures on Tuesday are expected to reach up to 112 degrees in Yucca Valley and 120 degrees

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CHANGES COMING TO OUTLYING LOCAL FIRE STATIONS

Change is in the air for San Bernardo County fire stations in the Morongo Basin’s outlying areas. Reporter David Haldane explains…

If you’re a part time firefighter paid to answer calls in Landers, Pioneertown or Rimrock, you’ll soon be out of a job. That’s the word from the county fire

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POLICE INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Desert Hot Springs police are investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning. About 4:30 a.m., police were called to the 66200 block of Pierson Boulevard, where they found a man—who has not yet been identified—lying on the ground. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Anyone with information should

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN PALMS SPRINGS DUI

A Yucca Valley man who crashed while driving high on drugs must stand trial for the murder of his passenger who died in the crash, a Riverside County judge ruled Tuesday. Robert Garcia Junior, 51, also faces charges of DUI causing injury for the injuries of three other people in

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THEATRE 29 AUDITIONS: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Theatre 29 announces auditions for the hit musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Director Rebecca Havely, musical director Analisa Pilecki, and choreographer Sarah Fleischman will cast 12 male and eight to 10 female singers/dancers. With all the details here’s reporter Rebecca Havely…

The story of Joseph and his many

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POINTING GUN AT NEIGHBOR RESULTS IN ARREST FOR JOSHUA TREE MAN

A Joshua Tree man was arrested after he allegedly threatened a neighbor with a gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 60800 block of Division Street in Joshua Tree about 11:30 p.m. because a man said his neighbor, Frank Nicholson, 68, pointed a gun at him.

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SMALL SHED FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Firefighters made quick work of a shed fire in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon. Joshua Tree firefighters, assisted by Yucca Valley firefighters, were called to the 60400 block of Latham Trail at 1:39 p.m. The 10×10-foot shed was threatening a house, but firefighters were able to prevent it from spreading, and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL SAYS “NO” TO TOURISM MARKETING GROUP

The Twentynine Palms City Council got lots done last night, but not with one voice. Reporter David Haldane, who was there, explains… Summer funding for tourism in Twentynine Palms? Fuhgettaboutit! That was the answer a divided City Council delivered last night to Joshua Tree Gateway Communities, a nonprofit tourism marketing

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COUNTY SAYS WONDER VALLEY FIRE STATION WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR NOW

The County will be keeping the Wonder Valley Fire station open, for now. Wonder Valley MAC representative Teresa Sitz posted Tuesday evening that she had been contacted by San Bernardino County Assistant Fire Chief Tom Marshall who told her, “Today the fire budget was approved and (Wonder Valley) station 45

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says sewer engineering and a closed session to evaluate district management are on the agenda… Among the items on the agenda of tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District’s board of directors is a contract agreement

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS THAT MOST LOCAL FIRE STATIONS WILL REMAIN OPEN

Despite the light agenda, lots came out of last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC. Reporter David Haldane was there and offers this report… Rumors regarding the potential closure of several desert fire stations contain a grain of truth. But it’s only a grain. That according to Battalion Chief

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD TONIGHT, PUBLIC HEARINGS AND PERSONNEL

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will do some housekeeping at its regular meeting tonight. Public hearings and personnel. That pretty much sums up the agenda for tonight’s meeting. The two public hearings are on the proposed Local Control Accountability Plan and the annual budget and service plans

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FREE CLASSES ON HEALTHY EATING AND NUTRITION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Reach Out Morongo Basin will hold a class on healthy eating and nutrition tomorrow at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center, featuring Tamara Estes, a registered nurse. Reporter Eric Knabe fills in the details… The class will be held on June 14, from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., will be on healthy

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS FELONS ARRESTED WITH GUNS AND AMMO

Two Twentynine Palms men, who are convicted felons, were arrested Sunday after they were found with guns and ammunition. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 1 p.m., deputies were called to an area north of Pinto Mountain in Wonder Valley for reports of shots fired. Deputies saw a Nissan Frontier

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