YUCCA VALLEY POST OFFICE HAS 11 WINDOWS SHOT WITH BB’S

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating vandalism at the Yucca Valley post office Sunday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, an employee was working in the back of the post office when he heard a loud crash at the front of the building about 5:30 p.m. When he came out to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT BINGO, TOURISM, AND RELOCATION

The Twentynine Palms City Council will meet in regular session tonight. Reporter David Haldane says the meeting will mostly be about… Bingo, tourism and relocation. Those are the subjects dominating the agenda at tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council. The bingo, if approved, would take place at the

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BURGLARS BUSY ACROSS THE MORONGO BASIN COMMUNITIES

Burglars were busy across the Morongo Basin Friday night. According to Sheriff’s reports, at least six residential burglaries were reported in Yucca Valley Saturday morning, two in Morongo Valley, and two in Twentynine Palms. In Yucca Valley, thieves stole: two quads from a home in the 1400 block of Cambria

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DEPUTIES “ESCORT A MAN TO THE GROUND” AFTER BASEBALL BAT INCIDENT

Yucca Valley deputies “escorted” a man to the ground Saturday morning, when he refused to follow their orders. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies responded to a home in the 6400 block of Hermosa Avenue for a vehicle burglary report. While there, David Scott, 24, of the 58500 block of

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOLS START TODAY, DRIVER SAFETY REMINDERS

Today is the first day of school for the Morongo Unified School District. According to the National Safe Routes to School program, more children are hit by cars near schools than at any other location. Now that Morongo Basin schools are open, drivers must be more cautious than ever in

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SHARE THE ROAD WITH SCHOOL BUSSES

School days bring congestion on neighborhood streets. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares some tips on sharing the road with school busses…

It’s never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present, especially before and after school. Yellow school busses are picking up students,

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MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS LIFTED FOR BLUE CUT FIRE

Mandatory evacuation orders for the Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino County were lifted Sunday for all communities affected by the fire. The fire, which is just over 37,000 acres, is now 89 percent contained, and firefighters are mopping up, securing, and reinforcing containment lines. Fire officials announced a preliminary

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WEDNESDAY DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS ON YUCCA VALLEY TAX MEASURES

If you want to make a written ballot comment, for or against, the proposed Yucca Valley sales tax measures, Wednesday is the deadline. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to submit…

Yucca Valley residents will vote on two tax measures in November. Measure Y will enact a ½ percent

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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, August 22. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at Reach Out, 7255 Joshua Lane, Suite C in Yucca Valley. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

DON’T FALL FOR IRS SCAM

Recently, Morongo Basin residents have been receiving phone calls from someone who claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Managing editor Tami Roleff says don’t fall for these scammers who say you owe money… The phone rings, and the caller says he is from the IRS and that you

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ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD

CalTrans has announced that it will be performing road maintenance on Old Woman Springs Road Monday, August 28. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., lanes will be temporarily closed between Marmac Road in Landers to Midway Avenue in Lucerne Valley.

KING OF THE HAMMERS TO BE FOCUS OF TV SHOW

A 6-week television show featuring King of the Hammers will be shown on NBC Sports, starting August 25. King of the Hammers is a week-long off-road race that takes place in late January in Johnson Valley. The series, titled “Journey to the Hammers,” will feature three episodes that are focused

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REGISTER NOW FOR MEN’S CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE

The Morongo Basin Evangelical Pastors Fellowship is sponsoring a Mighty Oaks Men’s Conference Saturday, September 17. The guest speaker will be Chad Robichaux, a former Force Recon Marine and a professional mixed martial arts champion, who will share his journey about becoming a Christian man, husband, and father. The conference

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ROLL OVER CAR CRASH NEAR COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FRIDAY MORNING

UPDATE 5 P.M. FRIDAY:

A Twentynine Palms woman was seriously injured Friday morning when her SUV rolled over in Joshua Tree. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Randy O’Brien, Adrianna Warren, 25, was driving westbound on Highway 62 at 11 a.m. when for unknown reasons, the tire tread separated on

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TWO PERRIS MEN CONVICTED OF HOME INVASION ROBBERY IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Two Perris men were convicted Thursday of a home invasion robbery in Desert Hot Springs. On June 3, Edward Inzunza, 22, and Antonio Sanchez, 29, went to a home in the 68100 block of Via Domingo, where they held an elderly couple at gunpoint, then beat and robbed them, before

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VEHICLE STOP RESULTS IN ARREST FOR GRAND THEFT AUTO

Two people were arrested late Wednesday night after they were found with a stolen vehicle. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, a deputy stopped a vehicle about 10 p.m. near Desert View Road and Highway 62. Inside the vehicle were Alicia Hernandez, 33, of Twentynine Palms, and Ricky

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ID AND INTERVENTION SERVICES

When recognized early emotional, behavioral and mental health concerns can be identified and addressed. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… Untreated mental health problems impact children, families, schools and communities. Assessing and addressing problems at a young age improves a child’s quality of life and his or her chance to succeed.

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 40TH YEAR REUNION SET

Attention Yucca Valley High School Class of 1976: The class will hold its 40-year reunion Saturday, September 17 at the Hawk’s Landing Golf Resort in Yucca Valley from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The evening will include dinner and dancing, with music provided by the Z107.7 Mobile DJ. Not a

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BLUE CUT FIRE UPDATE: FREEWAY RE-OPENED, SOME MANDATORY EVACUATIONS LIFTED, THREE ARRESTED FOR LOOTING

Fire officials are making progress in the Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino county near the Cajon Pass. After exploding to 30,000 acres in under 24 hours in the first day, by today, officials estimate its size at about 36,000 acres, and say it is 26 percent contained. And good

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SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY; SHARE THE ROAD WITH BUSSES

With schools across the county back in session, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department reminds drivers about school bus safety. Stop immediately for a school bus that displays a flashing red light and a stop signal arm. Do not proceed until the stop signal is no longer flashing or visible

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