MAN INJURED FOLLOWING CRASH ON QUAD IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 19-year-old man received head injuries following a crash on an ATV Wednesday afternoon. According to the Sheriff’s department, the man, who was not identified, and a passenger were riding a quad on a sidewalk southbound on Mesquite Springs Road about 2:15 p.m. The man misjudged a turn near El

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COUNTY SEIZES DOZENS OF DOGS AND CATS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND LANDERS

County animal control authorities are investigating nearly five dozen dogs and about two dozen cats that were seized from two different properties in Landers and Yucca Valley last week. “We’re still trying to determine if this is a hoarding situation or something else,” said Frank Becerra, of San Bernardino County

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA

At the stroke of midnight, recreational use of marijuana became legal in California. But there are a few important details about the new law, as managing editor Tami Roleff reports… As of November 9, recreational use of marijuana became legal in California. But there are a few important details about

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF HAVING STOLEN PROPERTY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday morning, accused of possessing stolen property. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s department, deputies went to the 4700 block of Avenida la Manana in Joshua Tree about 11 a.m. There deputies found Jason Arrona, 41, along with unspecified stolen property. After obtaining

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER SAFETY REPORT CARD SHOWS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center, and hospitals nationwide, recently got a report card on their efforts towards safety. Reporter David Haldane said the score shows a need for some improvement… Patient safety at the Hi-Desert Medical Center is holding steady, but has lots of room for improvement. That’s the gist of

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NATIONAL AND STATE ELECTION RESULTS

In yesterday’s presidential election, Donald Trump beat out Hillary Clinton, with 279 electoral votes to 218. Kamala Harris is California’s next U.S. senator, with 66 percent of the vote. Congressman Paul Cook and Assemblyman Chad Mayes easily kept their seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and California Assembly, with

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LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS

In what the Registrar of Voters calls “Final Unofficial Results” in local contests, Jeff Drozd and Robert Lombardo are the winners for the Yucca Valley Town Council, Drozd with 31.55 percent and Lombardo with 28.78 percent. In Twentynine Palms, Steve Bilderain and Joel Klink are the winners with 31.07 percent

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES ONE VARIANCE, DENIES ANOTHER

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission approved one variance and denied another last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains… Saying that there were many other properties adjacent to the airport that had hangers that were oversized for their lots, the Yucca Valley Planning Commission approved a request at its meeting last

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CALIFORNIA STATE MEASURE RESULTS

The Statewide Proposition results are: Prop 51: YES, Borrows $9 billion in school bonds Prop 52: YES, Restricts diverting funds away from Medi-Cal Prop 53: NO, Would have forced a statewide vote on bonds bigger than $2 billion Prop 54: YES, requires legislation to be published online before final vote

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College board of directors will meet tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the College board agenda… The Copper Mountain College board trustees meet at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community Room. Under action items, trustees are expected to approve a collective bargaining agreement through 2019 with

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FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS

In yesterday’s presidential election, Donald Trump beat out Hillary Clinton, with 279 electoral votes to 218. Kamala Harris is California’s next U.S. senator, with 66 percent of the vote. Congressman Paul Cook and Assemblyman Chad Mayes easily kept their seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and California Assembly, with

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EARLY ELECTION RESULTS: 8 P.M.

Updated 10 p.m. In local contests, Jeff Drozd and Robert Lombardo and are the early winners for the Yucca Valley Town Council, each with 29 percent (29.68 and 29.01). In Twentynine Palms, Steve Bilderain and Joel Klink and are the leading candidates, with 30.66 percent and 27.01 percent, respectively. For

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN CONVICTED IN PENNSYLVANIA MURDER, DISMEMBERMENT

A Twentynine Palms woman has been convicted of first-degree murder in the 2002 slaying and dismemberment of a man whose charred remains were later found in barrels at a waste disposal site in eastern Pennsylvania. Jurors in Pennsylvania convicted 48-year-old Stacy Britton of Twentynine Palms of first-degree murder on Monday

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE MONDAY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Monday afternoon, after deputies said he led them on a high-speed chase through the Morongo Basin. The chase started just after 1 p.m. as Thomas Stokell, 39, led deputies and CHP officers eastbound on the highway, before he was finally captured in the 6200

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CRASH CAUSES POWER OUTAGE TUESDAY MORNING

Several thousand residents are without power in the Morongo Basin this morning due to a downed power line. Southern California Edison reports that that just before 6 a.m., crash in the 56600 block of 29 Palms Highway in Yucca Valley brought down a power pole and lines, affecting about 1,000

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MAN RECEIVES MINOR INJURIES IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH TUESDAY MORNING

A man received minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash in Joshua Tree this morning. About 5 a.m., a pick-up truck and a Suzuki SUV collided on the highway near Rotary Way. The Suzuki spun out, and Joshua Tree firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate the driver,

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN SAYS A GHOST TOLD HER TO ATTACK A MAN

A Yucca Valley woman, who describes herself as a psychic, was arrested early Saturday morning, after she said a ghost told her to beat up a man. According to a Sheriff’s report, Nikki Wolf, 46, had been drinking and watching a movie with her roommate in the 59000 block of

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SIX DRUG RAIDS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND LANDERS NET 8 ARRESTS, 1400 PLANTS

Eight people were arrested, and more than 1400 marijuana plants and 19 pounds of marijuana were seized during six drug raids in Yucca Valley and Landers Friday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the Marijuana Enforcement Team and Sheriff’s deputies went to four homes in Landers: in the 2700 block of

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COUNTY RELEASES RESULTS OF ROAD SURVEY FOR SOME UNINCORPORATED AREAS

Back in July, property owners in Copper Mountain Mesa, Flamingo Heights, Landers, and Yucca Mesa were surveyed to determine their support for increases in road maintenance fees in return for improved service. In this report, Mike Lipsitz brings us survey results and some background… The San Bernardino County Special Districts

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AUDITIONS FOR “SYLVIA” A COMEDY OF TAIL-WAGGING PROPORTIONS, AT THEATRE 29

The 2017 season opener at Theatre 29 is the hilarious comedy by A. R. Gurney, “Sylvia.” Director Eddie Tucker has set open auditions. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… “Sylvia” is a smart, silly, sophisticated, and occasionally salty comedy about relationships, nature, and growing older. Open auditions are set for

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