SIX MEN ARRESTED IN LOCAL ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW RAIDS

At least six men were arrested Friday when Sheriff’s deputies raided illegal marijuana grows in Landers, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree. Deputies from the Inland Regional Narcotics Enforcement Team pulled more than 2,000 marijuana plants, and seized more than 600 pounds of processed marijuana and four firearms at locations in

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF RAPING A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL

A Yucca Valley man was arrested for investigation of raping a 15-year-old girl. On Monday, deputies were called to the 55600 block of Onaga Trail about 7:30 p.m. to investigate a disturbance. The deputy found the girl’s father at the scene confronting Greyelk Tatu, 19, whom he said raped his

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TWO ARRESTED ON CHARGES FROM BLOODY KNIFE FIGHT IN LANDERS LAST MONTH

A man and his mother were arrested Thursday, November 2, after a bloody knife fight in Landers last month. Deborah King, 51, called Sheriff’s deputies October 19 to the 800 block of Ducor Avenue when an argument between her son, Cory McGilloway, 28, and Kenneth Cook and Christopher Cook, turned

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TWO BOYS SUSTAIN SERIOUS INJURIES WITH FIREWORKS EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two boys were seriously injured Saturday when they were shooting off illegal fireworks. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, firefighters were called to a campsite on Gold Crown Road in Wonder Valley about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. A 12-year-old boy received severe injuries to his right arm, from his

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FOUR MEN ARRESTED IN LOCAL ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW RAIDS

At least six men were arrested Friday when Sheriff’s deputies raided illegal marijuana grows in Landers, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree. Deputies from the Inland Regional Narcotics Enforcement Team pulled more than 2,000 marijuana plants, and seized more than 600 pounds of processed marijuana and four firearms at locations in

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TAKES UP MARIJUANA AND SHORT-TERM RENTALS TONIGHT

Tonight’s regular meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council will be preceded by a strategic plan workshop at 5 p.m. The workshop is an opportunity for residents and the town council to identify, discuss, and prioritize key concerns, and to develop strategies for addressing the most important issues. Managing editor

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CORONER IDENTIFIES VICTIMS IN FRIDAY’S YUCCA VALLEY CRASH

The County Coroner’s office has identified the victims in the multi-vehicle crash that killed two people in Yucca Valley Friday afternoon. Doreen Hollingsworth, 83, of Yucca Valley, and Duane Griffin, 83, of Morongo Valley, were traveling eastbound in a silver Toyota Corolla on Highway 62 near La Honda Way about

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MOTORCYCLE RIDER INJURED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH SUNDAY

A 35-year-old man was injured in a motorcycle crash in Yucca Valley Sunday afternoon. According to County Battalion Fire Chief Mike Snow, the motorcycle rider lost control on Old Woman Springs Road near Farrello Road about 3:30 p.m. The unidentified rider suffered serious injuries and was taken to Desert Hospital

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COUNTY PLANNERS MEET FOR JOSHUA TREE, HOMESTEAD VALLEY, MORONGO VALLEY

County planners return to the Morongo Basin tonight to talk with residents of Joshua Tree, Homestead Valley, Pioneertown and Morongo Valley. It is the last such meeting related to an Environmental Impact Report, or EIR, on the coming Countywide Plan. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… The 2017 Countywide Plan is

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FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO FIRES IN JOSHUA TREE AND YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY

Area firefighters responded to two fires called in at the same time Saturday morning. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, at 11:04 a.m., firefighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and Yucca Mesa were called to a house fire in the 61900 block of Golden Street in Joshua Tree.

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN SCAMMED OUT OF $9,700

Recently, a Joshua Tree woman was scammed out of $9700 when someone based in India convinced her that her computer was hacked. Over a two-week period, the victim sent the fake company $9700 via gift cards to fix the non-existent problem on her computer. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how

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TWO KILLED IN MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON

Updated 11/5/17 8 a.m. with second victim’s identity

Updated 11/4/17 9 a.m. with additional details from the Sheriff’s Dept.

Updated 11/4/17 7:30 a.m. with one victim’s identity

Two people were killed and two people were injured following a multi-vehicle crash in Yucca Valley Friday afternoon. According to Deputy Ryan Arthurton,

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LOW-INCOME SENIORS, DISABLED, MAY APPLY TO POSTPONE PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS

The state of California is once again allowing some residents to postpone paying their property taxes. Reporter Rebecca Havely says if you are low-income or disabled, you may be eligible…

There is help available if you can’t afford your property taxes. If you are at least 62 years old, or

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FREE NUTRITION AND EXERCISE CLASS TUESDAY AT TWENTYNINE PALMS SENIOR CENTER

The county is offering a free exercise and nutrition class on Tuesdays, through November 7. The classes will cover nutrition guidelines, medication management, and stretching, balance, and flexibility exercises. The one-hour classes will be held at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center on Adobe Road at 9:30 a.m. There will be

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NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL NEXT WEEKEND

Sky’s the Limit and Joshua Tree National Park are co-sponsoring a night sky festival this weekend, Friday, November 10, through Sunday, November 12. The free events—which will include solar viewing and an astronomy fair by day, and night sky viewing and astronomy programs by night—run from 5 p.m. Friday, November

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ENTRIES NEEDED FOR 20TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PARADE

The Yucca Valley Rotary Club is now accepting applications for its 20th annual Festival of Lights parade. Reporter Andrew Dieleman enlightens you on how to participate in the parade…

Entries are now being accepted for the 20th annual Yucca Valley Festival of Lights parade. The light parade is set for

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VETERANS’ DAY TRIBUTE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, DESERT HOT SPRINGS SATURDAY

The City of Twentynine Palms will host the Morongo Basin’s Veterans Day Tribute 2017. This annual event alternates each year between the Town of Yucca Valley and the City of Twentynine Palms. There will be static equipment displays from law enforcement, fire departments, and the military, as well as music,

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN ACCUSED OF PLOTTING TO KILL POLICE OFFICERS

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Friday, accused of plotting to ambush and kill police officers and civilians. According to the Desert Hot Springs police, officers received a tip from a Desert Hot Springs business that Oscar Rene Parra Rincon, 39, had illegally purchased ammunition and was planning to

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TURN CLOCKS BACK AN HOUR

Spring forward, fall back. Yes, it’s that time again. Reporter Rebecca Havely reminds us to not only change our clocks, but also smoke alarm batteries…

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, which means it’s time to change our clocks again. In March, we “spring” forward one hour, so on the first

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COOK’S BILL ON HELIUM PASSES HOUSE, GOES TO SENATE

A bill sponsored by Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to allow helium extraction from federal lands—under the same terms as those for gas and oil—was passed by the House of Representatives Wednesday. Helium is used not only for balloons, but in MRIs, air-to-missile

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