DESERT HOT SPRINGS POLICE HOLD ZERO TOLERANCE ANTI-DUI CAMPAIGN

The Desert Hot Springs Police Department will deploy a special roving DUI saturation patrol and DUI/driver’s license checkpoints through September 5. During the high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving and will be looking for the tale-tell

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TWO PERRIS MEN CONVICTED OF HOME INVASION ROBBERY IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Two Perris men were convicted Thursday of a home invasion robbery in Desert Hot Springs. On June 3, Edward Inzunza, 22, and Antonio Sanchez, 29, went to a home in the 68100 block of Via Domingo, where they held an elderly couple at gunpoint, then beat and robbed them, before

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30-ACRE BLAZE NEAR DESERT HOT SPRINGS CLOSES ONE LANE OF HIGHWAY 62 FOR HOURS WEDNESDAY

Morongo Valley firefighters assisted Riverside County firefighters and CalFire in battling a 30-acre blaze alongside Highway 62 Wednesday afternoon that closed down one lane of the highway for hours. About 2:25 p.m., a fire started on the east side of the highway, about a mile south of North Indian Canyon

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS WOMAN WINS OLYMPIC MEDAL FOR WEIGHTLIFTING

A woman who was born and raised in Desert Hot Springs won the bronze medal in weightlifting at the Olympics in Rio Sunday. Sarah Robles, 28, won the United States’ first weightlifting medal in 16 years. Robles lifted 126 kilograms in the snatch, and 160 in the clean and jerk,

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS ASKING FOR HELP WITH MURDER

Desert Hot Springs police are asking for the public’s help in the murder of a man early Saturday morning. Police were called to the 13500 block of Cielo Azul Way in Desert Hot Springs at 3 a.m. for a report of shots fire. Police did not locate a victim, but

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TWO ARRESTED IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS BURGLARIES

An ongoing investigation into a series of residential burglaries in Desert Hot Springs resulted in the arrest of a Desert Hot Springs man. Aaron Schoolfield, 22, was arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy, and on a parole violation. The investigation remains active and anyone with information should call

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERING LOW COST PET SERVICES

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in August for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY WITH STOLEN MERCEDES

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Wednesday after he attempted to drive a stolen Mercedes in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, Morongo Basin deputies were alerted about 7 p.m. that a Mercedes Benz E350, stolen from Palm Springs, was at an apartment complex in the 6300 block

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED IN HIT AND RUN DEATH IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

CHP investigators arrested a Yucca Valley man after a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian on North Indian Canyon Drive Saturday night. The California Highway Patrol said Michael Bettasso, 39, was driving a Nissan Sentra northbound on North Indian Canyon Drive, north of Dillon Road, at about 7:30 p.m.; 63-year-old Richard

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN INVOLVED IN FATAL CRASH IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS FRIDAY

A Yucca Valley woman was involved in a fatal crash in Desert Hot Springs Friday afternoon. According to the Desert Hot Springs police, the 53-year-old woman, who was not identified by the police, was driving eastbound in the 64600 block of Dillon Road in a 2016 Kia Sorrento just after

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS POLICE ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT PATROL THIS WEEKEND

A lot of people will be traveling and partying during the Fourth of July holiday, which means law enforcement will also be out in force. The Desert Hot Springs police will be conducting a maximum enforcement period during the holiday weekend. All available officers will be out on the roads

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FORMER MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN NAMED INTERIM DESERT HOT SPRINGS CITY MANAGER

The City Manager of nearby Desert Hot Springs announced his resignation Wednesday, effective July 21. A name familiar to Morongo Basin residents, Dale Mondary, a Yucca Valley resident and former Morongo Basin Sheriff’s captain, currently that city’s police chief, was appointed interim city manager. Martin Magana had been Desert Hot

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STOLEN ITEMS RECOVERED IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS BURGLARY INVESTIGATION

During an investigation of a rash of residential burglaries, the Desert Hot Springs Police Department served search warrants at several locations in the city Monday and recovered multiple stolen items. However, investigators have not been able to identify the owners of a few items: a Tommy Hilfiger watch, a silver

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA FORUM TONIGHT IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Since Desert Hot Springs approved the cultivation of medical marijuana in 2014, city planners expect more than 46 acres of medical marijuana to be cultivated in coming years. Taxes on the cultivation and sales of medical marijuana are expected to more than double the city’s $15 million budget. A free

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COMMUNITY PASSOVER SEDER PLANNED IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin and Desert Hot Springs—including military personnel—are invited to a community Passover Seder during this year’s Passover holiday. The Seder is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Desert. The festival service and meal will be taking place at Mission Lakes Country Club in Desert

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COMMUNITY PASSOVER SEDER PLANNED IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin and Desert Hot Springs—including military personnel—are invited to a community Passover Seder during this year’s Passover holiday. The Seder is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Desert. The festival service and meal will be taking place at Mission Lakes Country Club in Desert

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS APPROVES FIFTH MARIJUANA CULTIVATION OPERATION

Nearby Desert Hot Springs, missing industry, jobs and tax revenue, welcomed the announcement that CalCann Holdings plans to build a greenhouse to grow 6,000 pounds of organic medical cannabis each year. The pot will go to the company’s own Orange County dispensaries and others under a new state licensing system.

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN ACCUSED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS ARSON

Sheriff’s officials have released the name of the man arrested in connection with an arson in Twentynine Palms last week. On Tuesday, December 29, about 3:45 a.m., firefighters and deputies were called to a home in the 74900 block of Alta Loma Drive for a fire that destroyed a boat

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ONE ARRESTED, 1 SOUGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY ATTEMPTED MURDER

The Sheriff’s Department has released more information about what is now being called an attempted murder shooting during a burglary in Yucca Valley last week. Investigators say a man–whose name was not released by the Sheriff’s Department, was walking past a residence in the 5900 block of Avalon Avenue about

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JEWISH HIGH HOLY DAYS SERVICES IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Rosh Hashanah—the Jewish New Year—falls this year in the middle of September. Reporter Dan Stork urges Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin to reserve their places at the High Holy Day services offered by the Jewish Federation… Religious services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and for Yom Kippur,

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