DONATE TOYS FOR TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS

San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters have been busy throughout Morongo Basin this week. They’ve been placing collection boxes at area businesses, including Z107.7 studios, in Joshua Tree as part of the Tender Loving Christmas event. The hope is to fill the boxes with new, unopened toys and help bring Christmas

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PROTECT YOUR DOG AGAINST PARVOVIRUS

If your dog contracts the parvovirus it can be hard to eradicate. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has some helpful hints…

Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious disease that is often fatal, especially for young puppies. Parvo is prevalent in the Morongo Basin, and the Yucca Valley Animal Shelter receives calls

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PAN HANDLERS STEAL CASH FROM WOMAN IN JOSHUA TREE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of strong arm robbery Thursday evening. About 6:20, a woman was approached in the 61800 block of 29 Palms Highway in downtown Joshua Tree by pan handlers for money for food. The woman took out $10 to give to them, and the unidentified

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MENTAL HEALTH HELP AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN

Early identification of mental illness could change a child’s life; with more here’s assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz…

Untreated mental health problems impact children, families, schools and communities. Assessing and addressing problems at a young age improves a child’s quality of life and his or her chance to succeed. Early Identification

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CRAFT AND BAKE SALE AT JOSHUA TREE CHURCH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Head to the First Baptist Church on Sunset Road in Joshua Tree this Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3 for a craft and food sale. Check out the holiday wreaths and flowers and many other gift items from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PREGNANT WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN JOSHUA TREE

Following up on a report of a dead body, Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 6800 block of Mt. Shasta Avenue in Joshua Tree at about 9:30 a.m. Monday morning. Deputies found a 35-year-old woman who was seven months pregnant lying face down inside a Winnebago parked at the location.

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READY SB COUNTY APP AIMS TO HELP IN NATURAL DISASTERS

The state of California and San Bernardino County have set up websites and apps to help residents in case of natural disasters and emergencies. The California Office of Emergency Services, caloes.ca.gov, has tips for individuals, families, businesses, and schools and teachers, on how to prepare. Kirby Davis has more information

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STEWARDSHIP EVENT IN SAND TO SNOW MONUMENT THIS SATURDAY

Pitch in this Saturday with the BLM and Mojave Desert Land Trust as a way to discover the Sand to Snow National Monument and improve it for others. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains … The Mojave Desert Land Trust and the Bureau of Land Management Barstow Field Office have organized a

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SERVICES SET FOR RAM NANDYALA

Ram Nandyala, a 30-year resident of Yucca Valley, died November 21; he was 35 years old. He is survived by his parents, Rocky and Suryamani Nandyala of Yucca Valley; a sister, Vinuta Chaudhari of LaVerne; and brother Sirish Nandyala of Yucca Valley. He was a computer professional and had completed

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CHECK-CASHING SCAM VICTIMIZES JOSHUA TREE WOMAN

Scammers tried to fool a Joshua Tree resident into giving them nearly $1,700 recently through a check-cashing scam. A check-cashing scam starts when the victim receives a realistic check or money order as overpayment for merchandise or a secret shopper scheme, with the request the victim deposit the check, and

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ORGAN DONATION TRULY A GIFT OF LIFE

Through the miracle of tissue and organ transplantation, thousands of lives are saved, and the quality of life for hundreds of others, is greatly improved. In fact, transplantation is one of modern medicine’s true triumphs. Every three hours, someone in the United States dies because of the shortage of donor

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DESERT STORYSONGS COMING TO Z107.7 SUNDAYS

Sunday afternoons on Z107.7 is gaining another local, quirky show, starting this Sunday, November 27. Jill Carey Michaels, an artist, performer, and author of “Debutante without a Dress” and “No Customer Service” left New York and stopped in the Morongo Basin this summer, and she never left. Michaels hosted radio

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JOSHUA TREE’S NO-KILL SHELTER INVITES YOU TO A TOUR

The Joshua Tree No-Kill animal shelter which is run by the Morongo Basin Humane Society invites you to help kick off the November 29 Give Big 24-hour on-line donation drive sponsored by the County of San Bernardino.

The first event is this Saturday, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2

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BASIN BUSINESSES COMPETE FOR BEST HOLIDAY DECORATING

‘Tis the season! You can get into the holiday spirit by entering your business in the annual Holiday Decorating Contest, co-sponsored by Z107.7 Radio and the Hi-Desert Publishing Company. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says all it takes to enter is a phone call…

Z107.7 and Hi-Desert Publishing team up again for

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HONEYBEES UP FOR DISCUSSION IN JOSHUA TREE ON SATURDAY

High Desert Beekeepers Association meets tomorrow from noon to 2 p.m. at The Nourishing Tree in Joshua Tree. Winter hive preparation is the topic of discussion and Charla Shamhart will give a report from the Apitherapy Society conference where more than half the attendees were beekeepers. High Desert Beekeepers Association

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TOMORROW IS THANKSGIVING DAY, PUBLIC OFFICES AND SERVICES WILL BE CLOSED

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, most public offices, state, county and local municipalities will be closed. The San Bernardino County Court will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Thursday, November 24 in observance of

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FAKE RETAIL APPS ARE POPPING UP FOR THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON

With the holiday shopping season just around the corner, the Better Business Bureau is warning iPhone owners about fake retail apps popping up in Apple’s app store that will steal your information. Kirby Davis has more information about this latest scam…

Counterfeiters have impersonated themselves as retail chains like Dollar

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LOCAL MEDIA COMBINE TO SPONSOR HOLIDAY BUSINESS DECORATING CONTEST

‘Tis the season! You can get into the holiday spirit by entering your business in the annual Holiday Decorating Contest, co-sponsored by Z107.7 Radio and the Hi-Desert Publishing Company. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says all it takes to enter is a phone call…

Z107.7 and Hi-Desert Publishing team up again for

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A REMINDER TO ADD ICE TO YOUR CELLPHONE CONTACTS

If you are badly injured in a crash or other accident, rescue personnel may not know who to contact to let them know you are hurt. Adding an In Case of Emergency, or ICE, contact to your cell phone can help emergency personnel contact your friends or loved ones if

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Z107.7 ADDS MORE LOCAL PROGRAM TO SUNDAY AFTERNOON LINE-UP

An extra half hour of unique local programming will be added to Z107.7’s schedules Sunday afternoons. Z107.7 is gaining another local, quirky show, starting this Sunday, November 27. Jill Carey Michaels, an artist, performer, and author of “Debutante without a Dress” and “No Customer Service” left New York and stopped

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