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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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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a town council candidates’ forum tomorrow evening. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us when and where those who want to be informed voters should be…
Yucca Valley residents are invited to a candidates’ forum Thursday, September 29. Each candidate running for Yucca...
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BB GUN DAMAGE TO A JOSHUA TREE BUSINESS

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a third case of possible BB gun damage to a Joshua Tree business in a week. Monday, an employee of a business in the 61800 block of 29 Palms Highway reported an 8-foot-by-8-foot window was broken sometime during the night, possibly by a BB gun. Last week,...
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TWO YUCCA VALLEY MEN ACCUSED OF RESISTING ARREST

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested Sunday night, after they were found in a car associated with a crime. According to a sheriff’s report, a deputy made a traffic stop in the 6900 block of Old Woman Springs Road shortly before 11 p.m. The report states the vehicle was used in an unspecified crime....
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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks their agenda…
At tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District the board is expected to consider a customer request for an adjustment or payment plan on a $1,400 bill following discovery of a leak...
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SIGN UP FOR CLASSES FOR THIS WEEKEND’S ORCHID FESTIVAL

The 20th Annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival is this weekend, October 1 and 2 at Gubler Orchids in Landers. One of the more popular events at the festival is the orchids classes, instructional “how to” classes conducted by The Orchid Society of Arizona. Three different classes will be offered; Saturday,...
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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FALL GALA SATURDAY

The annual fall gala is planned for this Saturday at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation…
Cooler weather means time for the Copper Mountain College Foundation’s annual Fall Gala on Saturday, October 1 at 6 p.m. in the Bell Center on the CMC campus. The event helps provide...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports, the Yucca Valley High School cross-country team will participate in its first DeAnza League meet tomorrow, against Desert Hot Springs. 
The Twentynine Palms High School tennis team will travel away to Big Bear to play Big Bear High School, starting at 3:15.
Also tomorrow, the Joshua Springs...
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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.

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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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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS: RECONSTRUCTION AND AUTO PARTS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a change in code for rebuilding and a new auto parts store are on the agenda…
At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, commissioners will hold a public hearing on changing language in the municipal code...
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DUI OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLIST WHO CRASHED IN MORONGO VALLEY IDENTIFIED

The California Highway Patrol has identified the man who was hospitalized following a crash on his dirt bike in Morongo Valley a week ago. Jeremy Reynolds, 39, was riding his 2000 Honda about 11:15 p.m. eastbound on Breezeway when he unexpectedly came upon the wash at Little Morongo Road and...
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DESERT-WISE LIVING SERIES SATURDAY FOCUSED ON RENEWABLE ENERGY

All of us can recognize the benefits of decreasing fossil fuel consumption. The challenge is how to do it economically and without sacrificing comfort. That aim was the focus of a gathering of experts who met in Yucca Valley for the Morongo Basin Conservation Association’s Desert-Wise Living series on Saturday....
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