A WARNING ABOUT THE MEDICAL ALERT SCAM

Scam artists continue to rip off residents of our Morongo Basin. Reporter Sara Snyder warns about the “Medical Alert” scam… A new twist to the telemarketing scam. With promises of a “free” medical alert system, the scam targeted seniors and caretakers and claimed to be offering the system free of

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AN ARREST AT GUNPOINT IN JOSHUA TREE

A man was arrested at gunpoint in Joshua Tree late Wednesday night. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Yu, just before midnight, a black GMC Blazer—a vehicle that matched the description of a vehicle involved in recent burglaries in the area—was speeding near Desert Air and Mountain View, and he initiated a

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MANY LOCAL BUSINESSES CLOSED MONDAY FOR COLUMBUS DAY

Monday is Columbus Day, and many government offices, banks, and other businesses will be closed. The City of Twentynine Palms and the county courthouse in Joshua Tree will be closed. The Town of Yucca Valley will be open, as will Copper Mountain College. However, the college will be closed Tuesday

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1,200 POUNDS OF UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TURNED IN

During the 10th Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station received 26 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs. More than 1,200 pounds of expired and unwanted prescription drugs were turned into 10 County Sheriff’s Department stations on Saturday, September 26. The most drugs–481 pounds–were delivered to the Yucaipa

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GALLERY 62 ART RECEPTION IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY NIGHT

Gallery 62 will hold an opening reception Saturday, October 10, for its fall members group show. The exhibition will celebrate 23 local artists who work in all forms of media. The opening reception will be held during the Joshua Tree Second Saturday Art Crawl from 6 to 8 p.m. Many

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SERVING DINNER TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a Thursday night dinner tonight from 4:00 to 7:00. On the menu is chicken thighs with Spanish sauce, rice, and salad, for $8. Don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The VFW post is located at 6402

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

An ambitious agenda awaits the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees when they convene in regular session at 3:00 tomorrow on the Joshua Tree campus in the Bell Center’s Community Room. Following a public hearing on next fiscal year’s proposed adopted budget, the board will consider a long list of

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER TAKES UP CHROMIUM 6, CONSERVATION

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says chromium-6 and conservation dominate the agenda… At tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board will look into chromium-6 mitigation planning and consider a request for financial assistance to address the state’s new lower

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEETS SATURDAY

At this Saturday’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club, members will celebrate Governor Brown’s signature on California’s Right-to-Die law. The club lobbied for passage of this law over the summer. Breakfast starts at 9 a.m. at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus, followed by the business

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District board of directors will start their meeting tonight at 6:15 with a closed session discussion on student expulsions, an update on litigation, and negotiations with the Morongo Teachers Association and California School Employees Association. In its regular meeting at 7, the directors will recognize students

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COPPER MOUNTAIN FOUNDATION FALL GALA THIS SATURDAY

The Copper Mountain College Foundation will host their Annual Fall Gala is this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… “If You Can Dream It, You Can Achieve It.” That’s the theme for the Copper Mountain College Foundation’s Annual Fall Gala, an elegant black and white evening that includes dinner,

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PUBLIC HEARING TOMORROW ON SCHOOL TEXTBOOK SUPPLIES

There will be a public hearing at the next board of education meeting October 6, at 7:00 p.m. at Joshua Tree Elementary School, regarding the requirements of Education Code Section 60119, Sufficiency of Textbooks requirement. The purpose of this public hearing is to provide information detailing the extent to which

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DEPUTIES INVESTIGATE SHOTS FIRED IN JOSHUA TREE THURSDAY NIGHT

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating shots fired in Joshua Tree late Thursday night. About 11:45, a deputy on patrol heard five shots and saw the muzzle flashes, in the area of the Joshua Mobile Estates in the 62400 block of 29 Palms Highway. Deputies were unable to determine if the

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CLASS ON PREVENTION OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OFFERED

Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services is hosting a free class on identification and assessment of victims of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more information…

San Bernardino Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation presents a four-hour training course at the Helen Gray Education Center; Wednesday. October 7. from 9

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JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY BOOK SALE THIS WEEKEND

Tomorrow at noon is your last chance to bid on the silent auction held by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The silent auction for out-of-print and oversize books, and unusual items, is part of the library’s fall book sale. The book sale starts Saturday, October 3, from 9

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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA BREAKFAST TOMORROW

The turkey buzzards have arrived and so has October, along with the First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association Come out to the Center at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree this Saturday, Oct 3 and enjoy all your breakfast favorites from 8 a.m. to 11

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FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Sky View Chapel Church of God will hold a free pancake breakfast Saturday, October 3, from 8 to 9:30. The church is located at 7475 Sunny Vista Road in Joshua Tree.

WE SAY GOODBYE TO A VALUED Z107.7 FAMILY MEMBER

Today we wish fair winds and following seas to a long-time valued member of the Z107.7 family. Reporter Dan Stork, who offered dedication, humor, intellect and wit to our news coverage, is moving on to follow his heart…

I’ve been a part-time reporter at KCDZ-FM for over 13 years. It

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CORONER IDENTIFIES VICTIM OF FATAL CRASH WITH SCHOOL BUS

The Coroner’s Office has released the name of the driver who was killed in a crash with a school bus last week. Lawrence “Larry” Parker, 57, of Joshua Tree, was driving his 1993 Toyota Tacoma pick up truck westbound on Alta Loma about 7 a.m. Friday when a school bus,

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JOSHUA TREE MAN WANTED ON BURGLARY WARRANT ARRESTED

A sharp-eyed deputy spotted a wanted felon walking in Joshua Tree and arrested him on a warrant and for possession of an illegal weapon. According to a press release, the deputy saw Paul Nagy, 21, walking near Sunset Road and Desert Air Road about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday. The report states

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