YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED, CHILDREN TAKE, AFTER “OVERWHELMING” AMOUNT OF ANIMAL FECES FOUND IN HOME

A Yucca Valley man was arrested, and three children were removed after deputies found an “overwhelming” amount of animal feces and urine inside his home. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called about noon Wednesday, to make a welfare check in the 58000 block of Carlyle Drive in Yucca

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY TAKING CDBG GRANT APPLICATIONS

The Town of Yucca Valley is taking applications for Community Development Block Grants. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells area community organizations how to apply… The Town of Yucca Valley is soliciting applications from community organizations for 2018-19 community development block grants. Applications and instructions are available at a county website

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LOCAL MEETING ADDRESSES STATE’S NET ZERO RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PROGRAM

When a residence or business produces as much or more energy than it consumes, it is said to be at net zero energy. In the coming years, all new construction in California will be required to achieve net zero. In this report, Mike Lipsitz shares how existing homes can achieve

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HEALTHCARE DISTRICT HEARS FROM SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District board of directors met last night in regular session. Reporter Eric Knabe fill us in… The meeting began with a presentation by Tom Baumgarten of the Morongo Unified School District. The presentation showed how the district‘s framework of a multi-tiered system of support is a

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JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND AT YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Senior Center invite you to come listen and dance to the sounds of the Joshua Tree Jazz Band at the roaring 20’s Flapper Party Saturday, November 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Senior Center. Ages 55 and older are free; under 55 are

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PUBLIC MEETING HELD ON PROPOSED CHANGES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Hosted by the National Park Conservation Association, members of the desert community met with Joshua Tree National Park Service representatives in a public meeting last night at the Joshua Tree Community Center. Reporter Andrew Dieleman was there to gather the details… Joshua Tree National Park representatives were ready to answer

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YUCCA VALLEY TAKES UP DISTRICTED ELECTIONS IN SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION TODAY

The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a special closed session meeting today. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains… The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a special closed session meeting at 2:15 p.m. today (Thursday, November 2). The sole item on the agenda is a discussion with the town’s attorney

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM TARGETS ILLEGAL DUMP SITES THIS SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Clean Team is coordinating a clean-up of several illegal dump sites in the wash area just north of Hilltop Street in Joshua Tree. The clean-up will be Saturday, November 4, from 8 a.m. to noon, but even an hour of your time will be appreciated. Meet at

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THE REMARKABLY QUIRKY TRADITION OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS WEED SHOW IS THIS WEEKEND

With roots going back to the 1940s, the Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s annual Weed Show at the Old Schoolhouse Museum is as much a part of fall as the cool temperatures. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more…

The Weed Show is one of Twentynine Palms’ oldest and most unique artistic traditions.

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR “MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS”

Theatre 29 announces their casting for “Meet Me in St. Louis.” This lighthearted holiday musical is based on the 1944 heartwarming film of the same name. Theatre 29’s play is helmed by the multi-award-winning director Kathryn Ferguson. Here with the cast list is Rebecca Havely… In the show’s center is

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PETITION FOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION AND PROCESSING IN YUCCA VALLEY CERTIFIED

The County Registrar of Voters has certified that a citizens’ petition to allow the commercial cultivation of marijuana in Yucca Valley had more than enough signatures to require further action by the Town Council. A minimum of 1,072 signatures were needed to put the issue on the ballot for the

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MEETING ON FUTURE OF TLC THIS FRIDAY

For many, the Christmas holidays hardly seem possible without a list. There are gift lists, grocery lists, and card lists to name a few. The recent and untimely passing of Mara Cantelo makes necessary another holiday list relevant to thousands across our Morongo Basin. Reporter Mike Lipsitz pulls out his

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TRIAL BEGINS FOR YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING MARTIN REYES

The trial for a man accused of shooting and killing a Yucca Valley man more than four years ago began yesterday. Brian Cline, 34, was in a Joshua Tree courtroom Tuesday when lawyers began selecting potential jurors. On April 18, 2013, Brian Cline was arguing with Martin Reyes, 35, in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN CRASHES INTO HOUSE IN SUSPECTED DUI

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of drunk driving. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 3700 block of Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms just after 4:30 a.m. where they found a Nissan pick-up truck had been driven into a residence. During the

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11TH ANNUAL REACH OUT CRAFT AND BAKE SALE THIS WEEKEND

Reach Out Morongo Basin will hold its 11th annual craft Fair and Bake Sale this weekend in Twentynine Palms. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details…

The Reach Out Morongo Basin’s craft fair and bake sale will be held on November 4-5 at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center. Among the

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IT’S HALLOWEEN SOME TIPS TO MAKE IT SAFE AND FUN

Halloween is a fun holiday enjoyed by many, but without the right precautions, serious issues can arise. Reporter Eric Knabe has some tips to make this holiday just slightly less scary… Halloween parties are always safer than trick-or-treating, but if you do choose to trick-or-treat, stay in your neighborhood. Plan

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IT’S HALLOWEEN SOME TIPS TO MAKE IT SAFE AND FUN

Halloween activities are planned for Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Valley. The City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Rec Department is offering an alternative to door-to-door trick or treating with a fun fest. Children will be able to play games for candy prizes and visit a haunted house. The

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OPEN ENROLLMENT STARTS TOMORROW FOR COVERED CALIFORNIA

Most everyone knows that auto insurance is required by law. But fewer folks have gotten used to the idea that health insurance is also now required by law. Failure to obtain coverage can run into penalties come tax time. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us how to best shop for that

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DOG SHOT IN ITS YUCCA VALLEY YARD, SUSPECT SOUGHT

Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help in a case of a dog that was shot in its own yard in Yucca Valley. According to the owners, Michael and Deana Cowdry, of the 7500 block of Cibola Trail, one of their dogs, Lola, an 8-year-old Chihuahua-terrier mix, went missing

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VEHICLES CATCH FIRE FOLLOWING CRASH ON HIGHWAY TUESDAY MORNING

Firefighters were called to a two-vehicle fire following a crash at the intersection of Highway 62 and Indian Canyon Road, just south of the Morongo Grade early this morning. Just before 7 a.m., a blue Nissan pick-up truck and a four-door car collided at the intersection. Both vehicles caught on

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