SOUTHERN ROCK BAND AT YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT

Bring your family and friends down to the Yucca Valley Community Center ball field Saturday night to enjoy the country rock sounds of the summer concert series. Managing editor Tami Roleff says this weekend’s band is Southbound…

Southbound is a southern rock band that plays rock hits from the ’60s,

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of beating up his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 7100 block of Seymour Drive about 1 a.m. A neighbor heard a woman screaming and said a man, later identified as Kelly Macon, 33, was

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MAJOR ROADWORK ON THE YUCCA GRADE STARTS MONDAY

Get ready for possible delays going down the Yucca Grade for the rest of the year. Two years ago, CalTrans installed temporary delineators between east- and westbound lanes on Highway 62 in Morongo Valley to reduce the number of head-on crashes. The project has been deemed a success, and starting

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COST OF SENIOR NATIONAL PARK PASS GOING FROM $10 TO $80 NEXT MONTH

A National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands “Senior Pass” gives U.S. citizens age 62 and older lifetime access to more than 2,000 sites and parks. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says get yours now before the price goes up—way up…

A Senior Pass to America’s national parks has been a very reasonable

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PIONEERTOWN’S PAPPY AND HARRIET’S IN TOP 50 AMERICAN MUSIC VENUES

Courtesy Pappy and Harriet’s

A local honky-tonk has been named one of the top 50 American music venues by the online review site Yelp. Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown was ranked at number 17 in the list, ahead of concert halls such as the Troubadour in West Hollywood, at

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ADVENTURES IN ENGINEERING AT JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree library will present “Adventures in Engineering” this Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said the program will mark the end of this year’s summer reading program…

The final program in the Joshua Tree library’s summer reading programs for adults is Adventures in Engineering. Ron Robillard will discuss his

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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES IN THE CROSSHAIRS OF POLITICAL RETRIBUTION

In the rough and tumble world of state politics, Yucca Valley-based Assembly minority leader Chad Mayes has become the latest target. Mayes, who just joined with seven other Republicans in voting for an extension of a prominent California climate change policy, is being accused of an extra marital affair and

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MARATHON MEETING ON VACATION HOME RENTALS

The Yucca Valley Town council spent about two-and-a half hours discussing the proposed ordinance on short-term vacation rentals at its meeting last night. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there for the entire 3 ½ hour-marathon meeting and offers this report…

The Yucca Valley Town Council heard from 18 residents last

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED IN YUCCA VALLEY ARSON FIRE

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Monday, after county fire officials said she started a small fire in Yucca Valley. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, firefighters were called to a small brush fire behind the movie theater, south of Pima Trail and west of Palm Avenue, at

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TWO ACCUSED IN PLOT TO STEAL HIGH-END ELECTRONICS FROM WAL-MART

Two people were arrested Monday, accused of conspiring to steal high-value electronic items from Walmart. According to a Sheriff’s report, Walmart employees observed Joshua Stockwell, 29, of Hemet, in the automotive department with a computer and other items in his shopping cart. As store security watched on video cameras, Stockwell

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION RESCINDS DOWNTOWN PLAN, HEARS A RESIGNATION

Last night, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission held a discussion on rescinding and replacing the city’s Downtown Economic Revitalization Specific Plan. This time the public got to participate. Reporter Eric Knabe explains…

Last night the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission had its final discussion on the rescission of the city’s Downtown

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS: VACATION RENTALS, LIBRARY MOVE, SEX OFFENDERS

The Yucca Valley Town Council will discuss regulating short-term vacation rentals at its meeting tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says leasing the former PFF bank to the county library and adjusting the town’s sex offender ordinance is also on the council’s agenda…

After the planning commission held two public hearings

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN WHO RUNS RED LIGHT SENDS FOUR TO HOSPITAL IN 4-VEHICLE CRASH FRIDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

A 72-year-old woman who ran a red light caused a four-vehicle crash in Yucca Valley Friday afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol, Sara Carter of Joshua Tree was driving eastbound on Highway 62 when she entered the intersection at La Contenta Road against a red light about 12:15 p.m.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD CRUELTY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday, accused of child cruelty. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to the 73800 block of Sun Valley Drive about 4 p.m. Thursday. For unknown reasons, deputies requested a search warrant for the home. After an investigation, Christopher Franklin,

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOLS OFFER ONLINE REGISTRATION

New to the Morongo Unified School District and don’t know what to do? Have no fear, the Internet is here. Reporter David Haldane explains…

That’s right, this year for the first time ever, new incoming students can register online. Just go to the district’s web site at www.morongo.k12.ca.us, find the

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A RASH OF BURGLARIES IN YUCCA VALLEY

At least five Yucca Valley homes were reported burglarized since Friday. According to Sheriff’s reports, burglars shattered a sliding glass door in the 58500 block of San Andreas Drive; kicked in the front doors of homes in the 57000 block of Selecta Avenue, 58500 block of San Marino Drive, and

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CORONER NAMES TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN KILLED IN ONTARIO MOTORCYCLE CRASH

The County Coroner has released the name of a Twentynine Palms man killed in an Ontario motorcycle crash. On July 11, at 12:50 a.m., officers with the Ontario Police Department and paramedics with the Ontario Fire Department responded to a collision involving a motorcycle and vehicle at the intersection of

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AN UPDATE ON STATE LEGISLATION THAT AFFECTS CADIZ WATER-PUMPING PROJECT

Earlier this month we brought you news of proposed legislation that aims to safeguard desert groundwater so that water transfers don’t negatively impact cultural and natural resources. In this follow up, reporter Mike Lipsitz brings to the surface some controversies associated with Assembly Bill 1000, the California Desert Protection Act…

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FEDERAL BILL WOULD EASE THE WAY FOR JOINT TWENTYNINE PALMS-MARINE BASE SEWER SYSTEM

Twentynine Palms and the neighboring Combat Center may be receiving some federal help in building a joint wastewater treatment facility. On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its annual national security authorization bill, HR 2810, which encourages the base to cooperate with the city to provide a community sewage

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SHERIFF’S HOMELESS OUTREACH PROJECT ONGOING

The Z107.7 “Up Close” show Friday featured a lively discussion on the issue of homelessness in the Morongo Basin. In this follow-up, reporter Rebecca Havely outlines the Sheriff Department’s homeless outreach, Project Hope…

In June of 2016 the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department launched a public awareness campaign about homelessness,

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