GIANT ROCK CLEAN-UP EXPERIENCING MISSION CREEP

Following Z107.7’s original report and a series of follow-up reports in connection with an expansive illegal dump site near Giant Rock in Landers, community response has been extraordinary. And while the organized cleanup is set for 8 a.m. tomorrow, reporter Mike Lipsitz says changing conditions have led organizers to make

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HELICOPTER RESCUES ONE OF TWO MEN WITH VEHICLE STUCK IN SAND IN WONDER VALLEY

A missing person’s report Wednesday led to the rescue of two men who had gotten their vehicle stuck in the sand in Wonder Valley. Deputies were called to the 80500 block of Amboy Road about 8:20 p.m. for a report of missing persons, where they learned that a father and

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DOVE HUNTING SEASON IS UNDERWAY

Dove season is open and you may hear the sound of gunfire in some areas. Dove hunting season started September 1, and Sheriff’s dispatch gets numerous “shots heard” and “man-with-a-gun” calls. Dove hunting season runs through September 15. It reopens November 12 to December 26. Non-lead ammunition is required when

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YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARIES OFFER KIDS PROGRAMS, FREE MOVIES

The Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms libraries offer classes for kids Tuesdays through Thursdays. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more…

If you have a child between the ages of one and five, the Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley libraries have programs aimed specifically at kids their age. The Little Artists program

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NEW PICK-UP RULES CAUSE COMPLAINTS AT YUCCA VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Chaos reigned at a Yucca Valley elementary school this week as parents railed against new rules allegedly designed to keep their children safe. Reporter David Haldane explains… Parents picked their kids up from Yucca Valley Elementary School yesterday without any handcuffs. That was a departure from the day before when

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YUCCA VALLEY TRANSGENDER MAN LEADS LAWSUIT AGAINST TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

A Yucca Valley man is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the Trump administration, alleging that the president’s directive banning transgender people from serving opening in the military is unconstitutional. According to the lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Aiden Stockman,

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BEWARE OF THE “GRANDPARENT’S” SCAM

An old phone scam that is making the rounds again. It’s called the “grandparents scam,” because the caller pretends to be the victim’s grandchild who needs money because of an arrest or car crash. A woman in Morongo Valley received a call recently in which the caller claimed to be

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN WITH EXTENSIVE RECORD ACCUSED OF SELLING DRUGS

A Yucca Valley man with an extensive criminal history was arrested, accused of selling drugs. Deputies went to a home in the 7400 block of Elata Avenue in Yucca Valley about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday where they found Daniel Dalpezzo, 47, along with methamphetamine and ammunition. As a convicted felon, Dalpezzo

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TWO MEN ARRESTED AFTER YUCCA VALLEY PROBATION CHECK

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested Tuesday when deputies went to a home on a probation check. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7300 block of Lucerne Vista in Yucca Valley about 5:30 p.m. Living at the home was John Killen, 52, and Robert

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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES REACTS TO DACA TERMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT

Our local state representative issued a statement yesterday in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). DACA is the immigration policy founded by the Obama administration in June 2012 that shielded young immigrants from deportation who were brought to

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL GETS GOOD NEWS FROM LIVABILITY SURVEY

The Yucca Valley Town Council heard the results of a community livability survey last night, and managing editor Tami Roleff says the council heard pretty good news… Yucca Valley is a pretty good place to live, and most residents are happy with the services provided by the town. That was

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THOUSANDS COMING TO JOSHUA TREE FOR 6-DAY BHAKTI FEST STARTING TODAY

Bhakti Fest, with its thousands of participants, opens at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in Joshua tree today. The six-day event, from September 6 through the 11th, is the premier yoga, kirtan, and personal growth festival in the United States. Many of attendees will be staying on the grounds of

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GIANT ROCK CLEAN-UP DAY THIS SATURDAY

A few weeks ago, Z107.7 News broke the story of an abandoned campsite near Landers’ Giant Rock that was littered with an extraordinary amount of trash, human waste, and other debris. In this follow up report, Mike Lipsitz says community response has been enormous… Following Z107.7’s report on the large

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CHANGE COMING FOR COUNTY TELEVISION SERVICE VIEWERS

A big change is coming for those who rely on the county for their television service. Last week, the San Bernardino County Special Districts Department learned that current FCC regulations will no longer permit KESQ in Palm Springs to transmit its signal outside of the Coachella Valley. Beginning this week,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS IN CLOSED AND REGULAR SESSION TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight in both a closed and open session. A far-reaching agenda is packed with everything from leasing a new vehicle, electric vehicle charging stations, and the council giving themselves and commission members raises. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look at the busy

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION TO HEAR REQUEST FOR ALCOHOL SALES AT A MOTEL

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight with booze on its mind. Reporter David Haldane explains… Should guests at the Circle C Lodge be allowed to buy alcohol on the premises? That’s the question facing the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission tonight as it holds a public hearing on the request

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8 CITED FOR PROVIDING ALCOHOL TO MINORS IN SHERIFF’S STING OPERATION

Eight people were cited in Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Twentynine Palms Friday, accused of purchasing alcohol or tobacco for minors. During a shoulder-tap sting operation, minors, under the supervision of Sheriff’s deputies, visited liquor stores and retail establishments that sell alcohol and asked people to buy alcohol for them.

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PAROLEE-AT-LARGE ARRESTED DURING PEDESTRIAN CHECK MONDAY

A parolee-at-large who had a warrant for his arrest was taken into custody early Monday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy conducted a pedestrian check on a man, later identified as Daniel LaMonte, 31, of Yucca Valley, at 2:30 a.m. near 29 Palms Highway and Dumosa Avenue. During

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SUSPECTED DRUG DEALER ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A San Bernardino man suspected by being a drug dealer was arrested in Yucca Valley early Sunday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a 1996 Jeep Cherokee near Old Woman Springs Road and Spencer Road about 12:20 a.m. Inside the Jeep was Ernest

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REGISTER NOW FOR DAV AIR RIFLE COMPETITION

The third annual Air Rifle Competition is hosted by The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 60. Competition equipment is supplied by the National Rifle Association. With the competition details, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely…

All veterans and all people with disabilities are welcome and accommodated at the Third Annual Air Rifle Competition,

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