HARRISON HOUSE CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Harrison House held its first concert 10 years ago when Terry Riley performed in memory of Lou Harrison October 7. To celebrate 10 years of music, arts, and ecology, Harrison House is holding three concerts with the theme From Father to Son: A Celebration of Musical Heritage. Managing editor Tami

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FREE FALL FESTIVAL IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Mark your calendars for a free fall festival featuring carnival rides, music, fireworks, and petting zoo in Desert Hot Springs. The Desert Hot Springs Fall Festival is a family-friendly event set from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, October 1, and is free. Live music will be provided by Gin Piston,

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A VIOLENT ASSAULT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Wednesday after allegedly attacking a neighbor with a metal pipe. According to the sheriff’s department, Ricardo Rocha, 34, went to a home in the 6500 block of Eucalyptus Ave. just after midnight where he found his wife with another man. The men argued

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CANDY BAR THEFT ESCALATES TO AN ARMED ROBBERY IN YUCCA VALLEY

A simple candy bar theft escalated into a felony robbery Wednesday when a Landers man allegedly grabbed the arm of a gas station employee who was attempting to call 911. According to the sheriff’s department, Eriberto Zapien, 32, went to the Chevron station on the 57200 block of Highway 62

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NEW CALIFORNIA RIGHT TO RESCUE ACT EXPLAINED

There’s nothing more infuriating or heartbreaking than seeing a dog locked in a car on a hot day. Even on cool 70-degree days, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise to more than 100 degrees in a short time. On Saturday, September 24, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Right to Rescue

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A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

In light of violent incidents around the country, leading to a disconnect between government, law enforcement and citizens, local Twentynine Palms leaders and citizens are getting together tonight for what is called a community conversation. Reporter David Haldane says the public is invited to participate… How does a community build

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DONNA JOHNSON RETIRING FROM HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER AFTER 51 YEARS

Gas was 31 cents a gallon, the mini-skirt was introduced, and the “Sound of Music” was the year’s top grossing film; it was 1965 and twenty-two-year-old Donna Johnson began working at Hi-Desert Memorial Hospital in Yucca Valley. Assignment report Mike Lipsitz picks up the story from there… Tomorrow, Hi-Desert Medical

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THIEVES’ REMORSE IN A BIZARRE CASE OF A STOLEN LICENSE PLATE

In a case that could be characterized as thieves’ remorse, a Morongo Valley man was arrested Saturday after a bizarre case of a stolen license plate. According to Sheriff’s reports, employees from Liberty Automotive in Morongo Valley called about 8 a.m. Saturday to report a license plate had been stolen

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21ST ANNUAL ORCHID FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND IN LANDERS

Make plans to be at the 21st annual Orchid Festival in Landers this weekend. This event will be filled with beautiful flowers, food, music, classes, hot air balloon rides, vendors, and more. Edica Gonzalez has your invitation… For 21 years, Gublers Orchids in Landers have opened their greenhouses to the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL APPROVES PLANS FOR PROJECT PHOENIX

Twentynine Palms’ Project Phoenix will have a multipurpose facility including a gymnasium, meeting rooms and banquet rooms with kitchens as well as a public library. That’s the direction City Council gave its staff last night for the city’s ambitious plan to expand and modernize its downtown corridor. In other business,

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COUNTY APPROVES THE ALTA MIRA HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN JOSHUA TREE

A controversial housing development in Joshua Tree, the 248 units on 105 gated acres known as Alta mira, got a green light at yesterday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino. The 3-2 vote in favor of the project, and against the appeal concluded almost a decade of

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, TEACHERS, REACH A TENTATIVE ACCORD

The long adversarial process to come up with a contract between the Morongo Unified School District and the teachers’ union may finally be over. Reporter David Haldane said a tentative agreement was announced at last night’s School Board meeting… The first indication that something had changed was the silence. For

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TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATE UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR CAMPAIGN VIOLATION

A candidate for Yucca Valley Town Council is under investigation by the California State Fair Political Practices Commission. After a query by Z107.7 News, Eric Quander confirmed he was under investigation for starting an on-line fundraising effort before he had filed the proper forms with the commission. Teri Rindahl from

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NON-PARTISAN CANDIDATE POP-UP PLANNED IN JOSHUA TREE

Z107.7 Radio and the Sportsman’s Club are sponsoring a non-partisan office political pop-up event Saturday morning, October 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. The free event is designed to give residents a chance to talk one-on-one with the candidates prior to the November 8 general election. All non-partisan candidates are

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EARTHQUAKE SWARM HITS SALTON SEA AREA

The Salton Sea has been hit by more than 200 small earthquakes in the last day or so. The largest, a 4.2, hit Monday night, and nine of them registered at 3.0 or higher. The earthquakes were fairly localized, with most of them hitting Bombay Beach area.

SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN ARMED BURGLARY IN LANDERS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a claim of an armed burglary in Landers on Saturday. According to a Sheriff’s report, a homeowner in the area of Sunset Road and Mars Drive called about 11:15 a.m. to report that he interrupted four men who were trying to steal railroad ties and

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AN ARREST AFTER A DRUG LAB IS FOUND IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Friday morning, accused of running a drug lab. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to the 6100 block of Ocotillo Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 3:30 a.m. where they found drug manufacturing equipment and paraphernalia. Inside the home was Jervon Winston,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TAKES UP WASTEWATER TREATMENT

The issue of the future of wastewater treatment will be addressed by the Twentynine Palms City Council tonight. Reporter David Haldane says expenditures for Project Phoenix are also on the agenda…. Excrement is at the top of tonight’s Twentynine Palms City Council agenda. More specifically, the septic tanks that have

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FIRE DESTROYS ABANDONED HOME IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to an early morning fire today. An abandoned stone house on Yucca Avenue, just north of 29 Palms Highway, had flames and smoke coming from the front door and eaves when firefighters arrived about 2:15 a.m. Firefighters from Wonder Valley and the Combat Center assisted

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DECISION ON CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE DEVELOPMENT EXPECTED TOMORROW

Like a cruel cliffhanger on a daytime drama, the last meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors ended moments before the board would have voted on the planned Alta mira gated housing project in Joshua Tree. That was two weeks ago and county supervisors are expected to finally

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