E-CIGARETTE SELLERS WILL NEED A LICENSE AS OF JANUARY 1

A new state law will soon require the sellers of electronic smoking devices to get licenses from the state. Reporter David Haldane has the story… It may not be real tobacco. But after January 1, it will cost you real money to sell it. We’re talking about electronic cigarettes, vaping

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WINTER CLOTHING AND GEAR BEING COLLECTED FOR THE HOMELESS

Morongo Basin Haven is now accepting donations for winter clothing and gear for the homeless in the Morongo Basin. New or used adult-sized coats, sleeping bags, and scarves are especially needed, as well as cotton socks and hand and feet warmers. Drop off locations include the Morongo Valley Fire Department,

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JURY DELIBERATIONS BEGIN TODAY IN CHRISTOPHER LEE MURDER TRIAL

The defense and the prosecution both rested their cases Tuesday morning in the murder trial of Christopher Lee. Lee is a former Twentynine Palms Marine accused of murdering his neighbor and lover, Erin Corwin, and dumping her body down a mine shaft in the desert east of Twentynine Palms two

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MAN ARRESTED, 22 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA SEIZED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested late Tuesday night after he was found with 22 pounds of marijuana. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies received a tip about 10 p.m. Tuesday that a man, living in a garage in the 7400 block of Joshua View Drive in Yucca Valley, was

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of assaulting her boyfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Katherine Walter, 31, and her boyfriend were drinking in the early morning hours when they began to argue about Walter’s drinking. The argument escalated, and Walter allegedly slapped and bit her

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL LAYS DOWN NEW CONDITIONS FOR TLC

The Yucca Valley Town Council unanimously voted at its meeting last night to provide symbolic recognition of the town’s appreciation for local law enforcement by holding a dedication ceremony at the newly renovated Sheriff’s substation, and to paint a blue line in between double yellow lines on the road leading

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WHAT HAPPENS TO ELECTION BALLOTS WITH INSUFFICIENT POSTAGE?

What happens to election ballots with insufficient postage? With California’s 17 initiatives this election cycle, that mail-in ballot is thicker and heavier than it’s been in a long time. In fact, it’s so heavy that, in many counties, it takes more than one stamp to get the ballot back to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RESTAURANT ROBBED BY MAN WITH MACHETE

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help for information concerning an armed robbery at a Twentynine Palms restaurant early Monday morning. According to Detective Chad Johnson, a man armed with a machete and wearing a camouflage military uniform, hat, and a bandana over his face walked into Castaneda’s

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PUBLIC COMMENT ENDS SUNDAY FOR EAGLE MOUNTAIN HYDRO-ELECTRIC PLANT

Environmentalists and activists have been fighting projects proposed for the former Eagle Mountain mining area, south of Joshua Tree National Park, for decades. Just when it seemed the land was safe from a garbage dump, the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management have stepped in to transfer the

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SEISMOLOGISTS NOT RATTLED BY SERIES OF LOW-DESERT EARTHQUAKES

Seismologists say a string of earthquakes that began early Monday near the southern Salton Sea is not likely to trigger any activity on the nearby San Andreas fault. The shakers come about a month after a two-day cluster of quakes rattled the Bombay Beach area that prompted the U.S. Geological

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“OPERATION GOBBLE” TO GIVE TURKEYS TO NEEDY MORONGO VALLEY RESIDENTS

The community of Morongo Valley is looking for needy families who need a Thanksgiving Turkey this year. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on “Operation Gobble”… Some 65 Thanksgiving turkeys will land on the tables of as many needy families in Morongo Valley this Thanksgiving. The Morongo Valley Community Services District

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REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS, CRAFT FAIR THIS WEEKEND

Reach Out Morongo Basin, a nonprofit serving senior and disabled neighbors, is looking for people who would like to serve on the organizations’ board of directors. Applicants should be energetic and enthusiastic about improving the lives of residents in the Morongo Basin. If you have a few hours a month

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Z107.7 NEWS OFFER HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR ON AND OFF THE ROAD

Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and dads, there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety. The National Safety Council said darting or running into the road accounts for about 70 percent of pedestrian deaths

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HALLOWEEN WALK IN MORONGO VALLEY TONIGHT

There’s Halloween fun in Morongo Valley tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the theme for the annual Halloween Walk is… Day of the Dead: That’s the theme for tonight’s second annual Halloween Walk in Morongo Valley. An alternative to knocking on stranger’s doors, Morongo Valley children age five and above, are

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THEATRE 29 “HALLOWEEN HAUNT” “RESURGENCE” FINAL NIGHT TONIGHT

Theatre 29’s “Halloween Haunt”—the immersive theater event of the season—will be open for its final night tonight. The eleventh incarnation of the Halloween Haunt has adventurous souls explore a haunted mansion built atop a collapsed mine. The Halloween Haunt Resurgence utilizes the entire Theatre 29 main stage, interior and exterior

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TRUNK OR TREAT AT THE JOSHUA TREE SPORTSMAN’S CLUB TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club is hosting a Trunk or Treat event tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. and it’s free and open to the public. Local volunteers will decorate the trunks of their cars and pass out candy or other treats to the trunk or treaters. They will also

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UNITED METHODIST TRUNK OR TREATS IN YUCCA VALLEY, JOSHUA TREE, AND TWENTYNINE PALMS.

Trunk or treat tonight in the parking lots of the United Methodist churches of Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley. It is for kids of all ages. Join them tonight, Halloween night, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

EARLY VOTING BEGINS MONDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Beginning Monday, October 31, voters in the Morongo Basin can cast an early ballot in Yucca Valley prior to the November 8 presidential general election. The early voting site at the Yucca Valley Town Hall will also collect mail-in ballots from voters. Earlier this month, early voting began at the

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PUBLIC INVITED TO ART RECEPTION FRIDAY AT HOSPITAL

An opening reception will be held Friday, November 4, for an art show in the Hi-Desert Medical Center’s rotating art galleries. The art show will feature works by local artists Darlene Morris, Jeff Turner, and Z107.7’s own Tami Roleff. The opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m.

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FREE LECTURE “HOW TO IDENTIFY POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER” TUESDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center continues its free health care lecture series with “How to Identify Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.” Here’s more from reporter Edica Gonzalez… Learn how to recognize symptoms, within yourself and others, for PTSD and bring awareness to the need for help. Tuesday, November, 1 from 6 to 7

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