4-YEAR-OLD FALLS OUT OF A SECOND STORY WINDOW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 4-year-old boy fell out of a second story window in Twentynine Palms Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the toddler, who lives in military housing in the 5900 block of Desert Knoll Avenue, opened a window in his bedroom about 9:30 p.m., leaned out and fell. The boy landed

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OLD SCHOOLHOUSE LECTURE LOOKS AT VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA, TOMORROW

The fascinating story of Virginia City, Nevada will be the subject of tomorrow’s Old Schoolhouse Museum Lecture. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how and where to enjoy the lecture…

Virginia City, Nevada—the site of the Comstock Lode, and where author Mark Twain, the outlaw Sam Brown, and a host

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS SETS SURPLUS GOODS AUCTION

The City of Twentynine Palms will hold a sealed-bid auction of surplus goods February 23 and 24. The items will be on display—and sealed bids can be placed—both days from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the city’s Public Works yard, 6994 Bullion Ave. All bids will be opened at

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE MEETS SUNDAY

If you enjoy eating good food and meeting new people—and who doesn’t—reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report for anyone who enjoys these things and who wants to become more involved in their community…

Transition Joshua Tree holds its quarterly membership meeting and potluck this Sunday, February 12, from 5 to

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GET CPR CERTIFIED THIS SATURDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Get certified in CPR in one day. During this 2½ hour workshop, participants will learn adult, child and infant CPR, the Heimlich maneuver, and a defibrillator demonstration from a certified American CPR training instructor. All class materials are provided and participants will earn an American CPR training certification card good

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HIGH-SPEED CHASE IN LANDERS AND JOHNSON VALLEY RESULTS IN AN ARREST

A high-speed pursuit in Johnson Valley and Landers ended with the arrest of a Buellton man Sunday afternoon. The California Highway Patrol said Officer Caleb Miller was assigned to the King of the Hammers event, and was monitoring traffic in the area of State Route 247 and Boone Road. About

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ACCUSED OF BURGLARIZING A BUSINESS

A Twentynine Palms man and woman were arrested Monday following a burglary at a business. According to a Sheriff’s report, construction workers returned to their work site in the 73500 block of 29 Palms Highway shortly before 2 p.m. to find two men fleeing the scene with items from the

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THERE IS STILL TIME TO GET IN ON THE FUN AT THE KING OF THE HAMMERS

With the end in sight of the weeklong King of the Hammers desert mega-race and rock crawl in Johnson Valley, this is your last chance to get in on the fun at this year’s 11th annual event. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on what to expect … This Friday will

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CHP ADDING EXTRA OFFICERS FOR KING OF THE HAMMERS TRAFFIC CONTROL

The King of the Hammers is in full swing, and the CHP is anticipating heavier than normal traffic flow on State Routes 62 and 247 through Sunday. The event draws a high number of slower-moving vehicles, motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, and toy haulers. The event concludes with most participants

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MET LAST NIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report… In a 45-minute meeting that had little discussion, the Yucca Valley Town Council zipped through its short agenda last night. It authorized spending up to $125,000 to demolish six

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MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN DIES AFTER FALLING IN SINKHOLE

The County Coroner has released the name of a 72-year-old woman found dead in in a sinkhole at her property in Morongo Valley. Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Mark Murphy said the victim’s son had called for a welfare check on Margaret Pine, in the 50800 block of Canyon Road, shortly

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT: DEMOLITION AND SALES TAX REVIEW

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. The demolition of multiple structures, and guidelines for the upcoming sales tax are on the agenda. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… Among the items on tonight’s agenda of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council will be

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FRIDAY FUGITIVE CAUGHT AND ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man featured on the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Fugitive Friday Facebook page was arrested Saturday morning. Thomas Brown, 36, had a $175,000 felony warrant for burglary issued for his arrest. Deputies located Brown about 8:20 a.m. Saturday morning in the 7800 block of Valley Vista Avenue in Yucca

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PROBATIONER WITH WARRANTS FOUND WITH STOLEN MOTORCYCLE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday morning, accused of possession of a stolen motorcycle. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the 6400 block of Linda Lee Drive about 5:30 a.m. to arrest Mark Villegas, 33, on a no-bail warrant for burglary, possession of a firearm with a

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LANDERS’ QUIRKY HISTORY REVEALED AT SATURDAY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Home to the historic Integratron (the Morongo Basin’s only “intergalactic spaceport”), and what has been called the world’s largest freestanding boulder, Landers’ history is rich, quirky, and colorful. Some of it is even factual. Reporter Mike Lipsitz pulls out his aluminum foil hat for this story…

At this Saturday’s 3

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MAGGIE NELSON NAMED MISS YUCCA VALLEY FOR 2017

A major milestone as the 50th Annual Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant enjoyed a successful and well-attended presentation Saturday night at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Taking the crown from a poised and confidant field of eight contestants was Yucca Valley High School junior Maggie Nelson. The First Princess was Hailey

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR OFFICERS SPOUSE’S CLUB BENEFIT AUCTION

The Officers’ Spouses’ Club of Twentynine Palms aboard the Marine base awarded more than $35,000 in grants and scholarships last year. The organization gave $16,000 in grants to organizations such as the Twentynine Palms food pantry, 29 Palms Art Gallery, Reach Out Morongo Basin, the Boys and Girls Club of

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LEGACY BRICKS STILL AVAILABLE AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 continues to work on their Serenity Patio east of the theater building on Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms. The patio area includes a stunning giant sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a seating area, and a wall partially full of legacy bricks. Theater-goers are enjoying

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A WARNING ABOUT JOB AD SCAMS

The AARP Fraud Watch Networks helps raise awareness of consumer fraud. Reporter Rebecca Havely says beware of certain job ads…

If an ad for a job sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Beware of job ads that guarantee you’ll make a certain amount of money or that

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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES STAFF TO HOLD LOCAL OFFICE HOURS MONDAY

District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday, February 6. Staff representatives will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with state government.

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