YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF STRONG-ARM ROBBERY

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Tuesday, accused of attempting to punch a store clerk who was trying to stop her from stealing merchandise. According to a Sheriff’s report, Sandra Schorer, 30, went in to the Stater Brothers grocery store on the east end of Yucca Valley about 4 p.m.

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HI-DESERT WATER LOOKS AT MAJOR PIPE PURCHASE

The Hi-Desert Water District is expected to make a big investment in piping tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the water agency’s agenda… The sole action item on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the HI-Desert Water District board of directors is a request to approve a purchase of mainline

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FRIENDS OF TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TO HEAR FROM CITY MANAGER FRANK LUCKINO

The public is invited to attend the Friends of the Twentynine Palms Library annual meeting scheduled for this Saturday, February 4, from 11 a.m. to noon. Twentynine Palms City Manager Frank Luckino will provide an update on the Phoenix Project and what it may mean for the library. Elections for

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER STRUGGLING WITH CHROMIUM 6 COMPLIANCE

For water districts that have tested positive for Chromium-6 above the state’s allowable threshold, treatment to bring their water into compliance is expected to be very costly. The board at Joshua Basin Water District is looking into alternative ways to satisfy state requirements. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more … The

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING A WOMAN WITH A GUN

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday, after a woman said he threatened her with a gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, Branden Nesbit, 26, was arguing with a woman in the 5000 block of 1st Street West in Joshua Tree about noon. The woman told deputies that Nesbit grabbed

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called deputies about 4 p.m. because her boyfriend, Derek Burns, 23, was not allowing her and her child to leave a home in the 71500 block of Juanita Drive in Twentynine

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TAX RELIEF AVAILABLE FOR RECENT STORMS AND FLOODING

If your property was damaged by the recent storms and flooding, you may be eligible for property tax relief. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how you can apply…

If your property suffered storm damage from flooding due to the recent storms, you may be eligible for property tax relief. In

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WONDER VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF RANSACKING A HOME

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Sunday, accused of burglarizing a home. Sheriff’s deputies who were called to a home in the 4500 block of Blower Road in Wonder Valley about 9:30 a.m. discovered the home had been ransacked. Several items, including cans of food and a chainsaw, were stolen

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN FOUND WITH WEAPONS AND DRUGS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday, accused of carrying a concealed weapon and drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle near Sunnyvale Drive and Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms about 10:30 p.m. Inside the vehicle was Phillip Delacruz, 38. The deputy discovered a large fixed-blade

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN KILLED IN VEHICLE-VERSUS-PEDESTRIAN CRASH SUNDAY NIGHT

A Joshua Tree woman was killed when she was hit by a pick-up truck last night. According to a preliminary report from the California Highway Patrol, 57-year-old Michele Fleming was crossing the highway northbound at Grand View Circle when she was struck by a silver Toyota Tacoma in the number

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FATAL HEAD-0N CRASH IN LANDERS FRIDAY AFTERNOON

A 34-year-old Taft man was killed in a head-on collision in Landers Friday afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol, Steven Long was driving a 2007 GMC Envoy southbound on Old Woman Springs Road just after 2 p.m. at a speed of more than 55 miles per hour. Just after

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SON OF COUNTY FIRE CHIEF FOUND DEAD IN LAKE ARROWHEAD

Dawson Hartwig, son of San Bernardino County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig, was found dead early Sunday, January 29, in Lake Arrowhead, a day and a half after he went missing. The sheriff’s dive team found his body about 1:10 a.m. in about 30 feet of water near the Lake Arrowhead

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SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES OFFERS CERTIFIED VOLUNTEER TRAINING

Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services is offering certified training for new volunteers. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the course details…

Every two minutes another woman, man or child is sexually assaulted and the effects can be devastating. By volunteering for Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services you can make a difference. Free

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BURBANK MAN RESCUED AFTER FALL IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A rock climber was rescued after he fell about 30 feet in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Colin Campbell, 26, of Burbank, was climbing in the Jumbo Rocks area of the park when he fell about 30 feet to the ground about 11 a.m. Witnesses

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SANTA FE SOCIAL CLUB SEEKS DONATION

The Santa Fe Social Club is accepting donations for its rummage sale next month. Residents are encouraged to donate furniture, books, toys, household items and other treasures for the two-day sale, set for February 9 and 10. The sale will raise money for the club’s programs, social activities, and items

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VACCINE CLINICS IN FEBRUARY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in February for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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“KING OF THE HAMMERS” COMING TO JOHNSON VALLEY FEBRUARY 3-11

Tens of thousands of fans and participants will be coming to our Morongo Basin the first week of February for the “King of The Hammers” event at the Johnson Valley off-road area. Kirby Davis says there is still time to register… One of the major off-road events in the country,

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HEARTS OF YUCCA VALLEY TO HOLD FUNDRAISING DINNER

Hearts of Yucca Valley—a non-profit organization that raises funds to support heart-related emergencies in the Morongo Basin—will hold a fundraiser Monday, February 6. The Super Bowl Recovery Party will be held at Electric Sports Lounge in the Von’s Shopping Center in Yucca Valley from 6 to 10 p.m. There will

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Joshua Springs boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host Redlands Adventist Academy at home. The girls start at 5, the boys at 6:30.

ARMED ROBBER SENTENCED FRIDAY TO 22 YEARS IN STATE PRISON 

A Victorville man convicted of robbing four businesses in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms two years ago was sentenced Friday to 22 years in state prison. In February 2015, Ramirez Brown, 37, who has ties to the area, robbed a smoke shop on Adobe Road, a liquor store in the

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