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MORONGO BASIN WARRANT SWEEP NETS 50 ARRESTS SATURDAY

A warrant sweep in the Morongo Basin put 50 people behind bars Saturday. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a California parole officer, along with Sheriff’s deputies conducted warrant sweeps in Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms, and unincorporated areas of the county. Of the 50 people arrested, eight had active felony warrants...
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FIVE INJURED IN TWO RELATED CRASHES IN MORONGO VALLEY

Five people were injured in two related crashes in Morongo Valley Saturday afternoon. Shortly before noon, James Foreman, 53, of Joshua Tree, was driving a 2009 Nissan Versa westbound on Highway 62 when for unknown reasons, he lost control of his car going down the Morongo Grade. The car traveled...
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WOMAN INJURED WHEN SHE IS THROWN FROM A HORSE

A woman was taken to the hospital Saturday after she was thrown from her horse in Joshua Tree National Park. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, the woman was riding a horse with a friend on a trail near Black Rock Campground in Yucca Valley around 4 p.m....
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COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEET TOMORROW, 2 LOCAL AGENCIES UP FOR MAJOR FUNDING

Two Morongo Basin agencies are likely recipients of funds if all goes as expected at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details …
On tomorrow’s consent agenda, county supervisors are expected to approve a grant application that, together with...
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SUSPECTS IDENTIFIED IN YUCCA VALLEY CACTUS THEFTS

A Yucca Valley man who was arrested Wednesday following a traffic stop has been identified by the Sheriff’s Department as a suspect in two cactus thefts. On May 14, residents in the 8100 block of Church Street and 58600 block of Santa Barbara Drive discovered that thieves had stolen barrel...
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COUNTY ASSESSOR’S OFFICE WARNS OF A NEW SCAM

Another scam designed to part honest, hardworking people from their money has cropped up here in San Bernardino County. Managing editor Tami Roleff puts out this warning about the assessor’s scam.
The San Bernardino County Assessor’s office is warning the public about multiple reports of suspicious activity. People are knocking...
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STRIPING OF DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE STARTS THIS WEEK

Caltrans began striping Highway 62 in downtown Joshua Tree this morning. The striping project, which will provide striped islands, diagonal parking areas, and bicycle lanes, will take place 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, May 22, through Thursday, May 25. Traffic control will be in place. Motorists are advised to...
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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR NEW IMPROVISATIONAL TROUPE

The improv workshops and auditions at Theatre 29 were immensely successful. Director Chris Fleischman has cast “The Baker’s Dozen,” the theater’s inaugural improvisational comedy troupe. With the cast list, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely…
The “Baker‘s Dozen” Improv Troupe consists of 13 talented comedian/actors. The troupe’s director Chris Fleischman will be...
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GRUBSTAKE RODEO TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce still has some Rodeo discount tickets for this Saturday or Sunday’s Grubstake Days Rodeo and dance. The rodeo and ancillary events will be held at Homestead Park in Landers. Gates open at 4:00, events starts at 7:00 with a live music and a...
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EXPERIMENTAL ART AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Most of the year, great learning takes place behind classroom doors at Copper Mountain College. But during May, students and non-students alike are invited to expand their minds outside the classrooms. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation…
During May, 10 artists of note will show their outdoor artworks on the...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT TOMORROW

Twentynine Palms High School will hold a spring concert Tuesday, May 23. The Symphonic Band, Select Choir, and Concert Choir will all be performing. The final concert of the year will be held in the high school’s gym. The doors open at 6:15 with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.

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COLOR RUN FUN AT YUCCA VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Registration is now open for a color fun run at Yucca Valley Elementary School. Pre-register by May 24 for the June 2 race. Edica Gonzalez has all the details about this colorful race…
Yucca Valley Elementary School’s Family Faculty Association will hold a family-friendly one-mile color fun run 5:30 p.m....
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TILES AVAILABLE FOR THEATRE 29 SERENITY GARDEN

Theatre 29 has big plans for its new Serenity Patio just to the east of the theater building. This area includes a giant Simi Dabah sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that you, too, can be...
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VETERANS’ FLAGPOLE, MARKER REDEDICATION CEREMONY SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will hold a ceremony Saturday, May 27, to rededicate the veterans’ marker and flag pole in downtown Joshua Tree. The marker and flag pole are at the corner of Highway 62 and Park Boulevard. Representatives from the Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, the...
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ADD ICE TO YOUR CELL PHONE

Adding an In Case of Emergency, or ICE, contact to your cell phone can help emergency personnel contact your friends or loved ones if you are badly injured in an accident and can’t speak for yourself. Reporter Edica Gonzalez explains this simple idea…
Your emergency contact person should be someone...
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START SMART CLASSES FOR NEW DRIVER

The CHP Morongo Basin is hosting a Start Smart driving awareness class for newly licensed drivers. Reporter Eric Knabe has the class details…
Start Smart is designed to provide teens and their parents with an interactive, safe driving awareness class. This class is 1 ½ to 2 hours long and...
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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST DOG ATTACKS

Walking in the desert can be a relaxing way to exercise but encountering aggressive dogs can be terrifying and dangerous. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips about how to protect yourself if you are threatened by loose dogs…
Dog attacks can be vicious and bloody. Reduce your risk of...
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SAVE THE DATE FOR YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INSTALLATION, AWARDS DINNER

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will install its new officers and present awards at an Italian Laid-Back Luau. The dinner, featuring antipasto salad, pineapple chutney chicken or pork, roasted veggies, scalloped potatoes, and tiramisu, will be held at the Roost at Hawk’s Landing golf course June 29 from 5...
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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED ON CONSPIRACY WARRANT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Thursday morning following a traffic stop when it was determined he had a warrant for his arrest. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a black Chevy truck for having an obscured license plate and no license plate light Thursday morning near...
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TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS CARNIVAL

Discount tickets for the Grubstake Days carnival are now available. Discount tickets are 10 for $6 until May 25. Tickets may be purchased at the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce, Yucca Valley Boys and Girls Club, and in front of Vons in Yucca Valley from 9 to 1 Saturday, May...
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