FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Sara Snyder has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday.

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MAN KILLED WHEN TRUCK FALLS ON HIM IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY

The coroner’s office has identified the Yucca Valley man who was killed Sunday when a truck fell on him. David Prudeaux, 60, was working on a Ford pick-up truck in the 57800 block of Joshua Lane just before 3 p.m. the truck he was working on slipped off its supports

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TWO ACCUSED IN MAJOR VANDALISM TO YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

A juvenile and a Yucca Valley man were arrested Tuesday, accused of vandalizing Yucca Valley High School at least four times over nine months. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Shaunna Ables, three males broke into the school grounds after 10 p.m. on June 12 and June 22, 2015, and February 26

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MARINE CORPS’ PLAN TO AIRLIFT OVER 1,400 DESERT TORTOISES IS CANCELLED

The Marine Corps’ plan to move more than 1.400 desert tortoises from the Johnson Valley Off-Road area to a BLM-managed habitat has been cancelled. The Marines were going to move the endangered species reptiles to Bureau of Land Management habitat near Barstow, so the 88,000-acre Johnson Valley area could be

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WE REVIEW “DISNEY’S LITTLE MERMAID” AT THEATRE 29

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid” at Theatre 29 opened last weekend to packed houses. Reporter Rebecca Havely was there and offers this review of the production… “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” makes a big splash at Theatre 29. The packed audience was electric with anticipation and filled with children of all ages.

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STATE ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES ON Z107.7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

California Assemblyman Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley will be the guest on the Z107.7 Up Close Show tomorrow, Friday, March 18. Mayes, the former chief of staff for county supervisor Janice Rutherford, and former Yucca Valley mayor, is the minority leader of the California Assembly. Call in tomorrow with your

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO BENEFIT FROM WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL

You can soak in the atmosphere of old time Twentynine Palms next month. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to a fundraiser for the 29 Palms Historical Society at a historic city landmark… Here’s your chance to enjoy the historic atmosphere of Broadview Hacienda, the former home of Twentynine Palms

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JOSHUA TREE HOUSING PROJECT ON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

A controversial 248-unit housing development in Joshua Tree will go before the County Planning Commission tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the session will be teleconferenced to the Joshua tree County Government building… The proposed 248-unit gated development in Joshua Tree, known as Alta Mira, is the only agenda item on

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER 20 MILE TWO-STATE PURSUIT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested following a 20-mile pursuit that started in Arizona and ended in California. According to Lieutenant Curt Bagby of the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department in Arizona, a patrol officer attempted to stop Matthew Beckett, who turns 30 today, in Parker, Arizona, for an unknown

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THREE BURGLARIES REPORTED IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY

Three burglaries were reported in Yucca Valley Tuesday. Two men tripped a burglar alarm in the 6100 block of Buena Suerte Road just before 7 a.m. Residents in the 7700 block and 7800 block of Deer Trail called deputies about 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to report that burglars had

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL REVIEWS LEGISLATION, FUNDING PRIORITIES

Every year, dozens of bills are introduced into the state legislature and U.S. Congress that directly and indirectly impact local governments. At last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, town staff discussed some of the issues and the official position the town should take on the legislative issues.

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PARK TO PARK BIKE RIDE AND FESTIVAL PLANNED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A community partnership of the Joshua Tree National Park, City of Twentynine Palms and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center present the Park to Park Ride and Festival to be held on Saturday, April 30, at Knott’s Sky Park in Twentynine Palms. The event is a leisure bike ride

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MORONGO BASIN MAC OPPOSES TWO CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE PROJECTS

No surprise last night as the Morongo Basin MAC came out against two controversial development projects in Joshua Tree. Reporter David Haldane was there and files this report… There was discussion but no argument last night as the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council unanimously adopted resolutions opposing two unpopular Joshua

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A PACKED HOUSE FOR A MORONGO VALLEY FIRE TAX TOWN HALL MEETING

The Morongo Valley CSD held a town hall meeting Saturday about the proposed Fire Tax for the community. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says it was a full house on hand… It was a packed house for Saturday morning’s town hall meeting on the proposed fire tax in Morongo Valley. If approved,

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ARRESTED AT CEMETERY SUNDAY NIGHT

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested late Sunday night, after she was found inside a cemetery vehicle at the Joshua Tree Memorial Park. According to a Sheriff’s report, a cemetery employee arrived at the cemetery about 11:30 p.m. and discovered a woman, subsequently identified as Deseret Pinar, 29, sitting inside

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING HIS PARENTS

A 22-year-old Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday, accused of threatening his parents. According to a Sheriff’s report, Colby Thomason, was arguing with his mother and father in the 6400 block of Palm View Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 1:45 p.m. Sheriff’s dispatchers could hear the argument, “He hit me

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet tonight. A dump truck and grants for off-road enforcement is on the agenda. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… Among the items on tonight’s consent agenda of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council will be asked to: approve an amendment

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ACCUSED ARSONIST FLEES WHILE SETTING FIRES, ATTACKS DEPUTIES

A Twentynine Palms transient was arrested Saturday, accused of setting more than a dozen fires and assaulting Sheriff’s deputies. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to a vegetation fire in the wash behind the Stater Brothers grocery store about 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Fire Engineer Lee Martin

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MORONGO BASIN MAC LOOKS AT TWO CONTROVERSIAL DEVELOPMENT ISSUES TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin MAC will take up two controversial development proposals at a meeting in Joshua tree tonight. Reporter David Haldane has the details… The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meets tonight to consider two hot button issues. First, it will discuss whether to adopt a resolution opposing a plan

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FIRE DESTROYS MORONGO VALLEY HOME EARLY SATURDAY

The Sheriff’s arson unit is investigating a fire in Morongo Valley early Saturday morning. According to Morongo Valley Fire Chief Jock Johnson, firefighters were called to the 49200 block of Palo Verde Road just after midnight Saturday morning where they found a 3,600-square foot residence 75 percent involved in flames.

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