YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING HIS PARENTS WITH A KNIFE

A 29-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday after his parents said he threatened them with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Christopher Williams was arguing with his parents about 7 p.m. in the 55200 block of Airlane Drive in Yucca Valley because he refused to his chores. Williams

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SIGNS IN JOSHUA WILL DIRECT NATIONAL PARK VISITORS TO TWENTYNINE PALMS ENTRANCE

This weekend is expected to be a busy weekend in Joshua Tree National Park, due to the federal holiday of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. The city of Twentynine Palms has placed digital signboards along the highway west of Joshua Tree advising motorists of long delays at the

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MARTIN LUTHER KING WALK MONDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored on Monday across the country and here in the Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to join the celebration… “I have a dream.” The celebrated civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,

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CLOSURES FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Government offices, banks, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Junior Day.

MARINE CORPS RELEASES PLAN FOR ON RELOCATING JOHNSON VALLEY TORTOISES

The Marine Corps has completed its study on the impacts of alternative plans to relocate tortoises that are in the Marines’ training area in Johnson Valley. The Marine Corps is required to relocate tortoises out of its training areas and to ensure that they have a high rate of survival.

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LESSONS LEARNED AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ACTIVE-SHOOTER TRAINING DRILL

Copper Mountain College was the site of a joint active-shooter training drill early Wednesday morning. College employees and faculty participated in the drill, in which a Sheriff’s deputy—portraying the lone shooter—simulated shooting and wounding 10 staff members as he moved from the student services center to the Greenleaf library, and

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CHP OFFER FREE “START SMART” DRIVING CLASS TOMORROW

The CHP Morongo Basin is hosting a Start Smart driving awareness class for newly licensed drivers. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the class details… Start Smart is a class offered free of charge by the CHP to teen drivers. The class takes place at the CHP office at 63683 29 Palms

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS OUTLINES “PROJECT PHOENIX” PLANS

The Twentynine Palms downtown redevelopment plan known as Project Phoenix is taking shape. The city plans to build a multi-purpose building on Highway 62, just west of Adobe Road, that will include basketball and volleyball courts, conference and banquet rooms, a kitchen, and galleries for the display of art exhibitions.

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REMODELED EDCHADA’S RESTAURANT REOPENS IN DOWNTOWN TWENTYNINE PALMS

After three months of renovations, Edchada’s Restaurant in Twentynine Palms has re-opened and is ready for business. Owner Jim DePierro said that despite the $400,000 remodel—which included doubling the size of the bar and adding flat screen TVs along with new tables and chairs—the menu prices have not changed. In

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FAA SAFETY CLASSES HOSTED BY THE MARINE BASE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

For aircraft pilots, safety has to be a top priority. And toward that end, local pilots and other enthusiasts will want to attend a free seminar designed specifically for areas like our Morongo Basin where general aviation pilots and those working or training for the military often come into contact.

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COUNTY HEALTH SAYS FLU IS ON THE RISE; GET VACCINATED

Influenza activity is on the rise and County Health is strongly encouraging residents to get the flu shot. Getting vaccinated against the flu can reduce flu illnesses and prevent flu-related hospitalizations or unnecessary trips to the emergency room. Residents are encouraged to visit their primary care physician or urgent care

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MOVES ON JOINT CITY-MARINE BASE SEWER SYSTEM

The Twentynine Palms City Council approved a list of rules for the new dog park coming to Knott Sky Park at its meeting last night, and also approved the hiring of a new lobbyist in Washington, DC. The new lobbying firm, IFS, is not only less expensive than its previous

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SCHOOL BOARD INTERVIEWS TEN APPLICANTS FOR EMPTY SEAT

With an open seat after the death of newly-reelected trustee Ron Palmer, The Morongo Unified School District board of trustees will review 10 applications for the opening and determine questions to ask the candidates this morning, followed by the interviews at 9:40 in the Sportsman’s Club on Sunburst Avenue in

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APPLICATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR COUNTY GRAND JURY

Volunteers for the 2017-2018 San Bernardino County grand jury are now being requested. Edica Gonzalez explains who can apply, what a grand juror does, and how to apply… To be eligible for selection to the county grand jury, a person must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen

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THEFT FROM A YUCCA VALLEY COMMUNITY THEATER

The community theatre troupe, The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley, were the victims of a burglary. The Players perform in the parish hall at St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church at Church Street and Onaga Trail. About 12:30 p.m. Sunday, troupe members went behind the church to their storage

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER A HI-SPEED CHASE FROM LANDERS TO YUCCA VALLEY

At least two men were arrested early Monday morning following a high-speed chase that started in Landers and ended in a residential neighborhood in Yucca Valley. Just after 10 p.m. Sunday night, a man called deputies to report he had been robbed by an armed suspect. The man said his

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: SHARED SEWERS AND BARKING DOGS

The Twentynine Palms City Council tonight will consider a variety of issues ranging from wastewater management to unruly canines. Here with the story is reporter David Haldane… Shared sewers and barking dogs. Those are two of the subjects likely to dominate tonight’s Twentynine Palms City Council agenda. The sewers relate

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WE CONCLUDE OUR LOOK AT NEW LAWS FOR 2017

As we enter a new year, we conclude our look at new laws that took effect January 1. Employers are prohibited from paying women less than male colleagues, based on prior salary. Companies, including Uber and Lyft, can no longer hire drivers who are registered sex offenders, have been convicted

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SOROPTIMIST SPONSOR OPENING OF “SYLVIA” AT THEATRE 29 FRIDAY

The Soroptimists of Twentynine Palms will host the gala opening night of the tail-wagging comedy “Sylvia” at Theatre 29. Managing editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… The comedy “Sylvia” will open at Theatre 29 Friday, January 13, with a gala benefit, hosted by the Twentynine Palms Soroptimists. The gala event

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FREE HIV TESTING COMING TO YUCCA VALLEY NEXT WEEK

Free HIV testing will be available in Yucca Valley next week. The Yucca Valley Family Health Clinic, is partnering with the County’s Public Health HIV Prevention program to bring their mobile HIV testing vehicle to the clinic, Wednesday, January 18, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. The clinic is located

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