THREE FOREIGN TOURISTS RESCUED NEAR A MARINE BASE LIVE-FIRE RANGE

Three Spanish tourists were stuck in the sand for hours Monday afternoon near the live fire range of the Twentynine Palms Combat Center. Just before 1 p.m., a Spanish-speaking man called to report that he and two companions were stuck in the sand in their silver Hyundai Sonata on board

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Z107.7 STORY SPARKS A PLANNED CLEAN-UP AT GIANT ROCK IN LANDERS

A few weeks ago, Z107.7 News broke the story of an abandoned campsite near Landers’ Giant Rock that was littered with an extraordinary amount of trash, human waste and other debris. In this follow up report, Mike Lipsitz says community response has been enormous…

Following Z107.7’s report on the large-scale

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FIREWORKS, FOOD, AND FAMILY FUN IN LANDERS THIS SATURDAY

Our Morongo Basin’s only Labor Day and end of summer celebration is September 2 at Homestead Valley Park in Landers. Here is reporter Mike Lipsitz with all you need to know to get in on the fun… Celebrate the end of summer with food, fireworks, and family fun in Landers.

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FIREWORKS, MUSIC, AND FAMILY FUN SEPTEMBER 2 IN LANDERS

Fireworks, food, fun, and family entertainment are planned in Landers at the Morongo Basin’s only Labor Day celebration September 2 at Homestead Valley Park. Gates open at 4 p.m. Cody Joseph and the Z107.7 Mobile DJ will get things warmed up, and the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard will open

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LANDERS PAROLEE FOUND AFTER HOUSE SEARCHED

A Landers man was arrested Tuesday on a no-bail warrant and for violating his parole. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies received a tip that Jeremy Cruz, 45, was at a home in the 1500 block of Dakota Lane. When deputies arrived about 9:30 p.m., they were met at the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN LINKED TO LANDERS BREAK-INS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday after two neighbors in Landers reported break-ins. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 55900 block of Montara Road said sometime between 2:30 and 5 p.m. Friday, someone broke into a Conex storage container on the property and stole porcelain dolls,

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin

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HOMESTEAD COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting Monday, August 21. On the agenda are updates on the hauled water ban, the Ord Mountain solar project and Siena solar project, as well as clean-up at Giant Rock, set for September 8. The council represents the communities of Yucca

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WATER VENDING MACHINE STOLEN FROM A LANDERS CONVENIENCE STORE

The Sheriff’s is investigating a case of a stolen water dispensing machine in Landers. According to a Sheriff’s report, two men in an older model white flat-bed truck arrived at the Halliday convenience store in the 56000 block of Reche Road in Landers about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday morning. A surveillance

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PARENTS OF NEW STUDENTS NEED TO GO TO LANDERS ELEMENTARY

Parents of new students at Landers Elementary School need to stop by the school to pick up an enrollment packet prior to the first day of school on August 21. The office is open between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Children entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by September

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GIANT ROCK AREA TRASHED BY VISITORS, CLEAN-UP PLANNED

Everyone who comes here leaves a mark on the desert. Some leave a simple footprint in the sand; others however, leave a trail of trash and debris that can only be measured by the ton. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has a report on one such trash site that is particularly troubling

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LANDERS MAN ACCUSED OF HAVING EXPIRED VEHICLE REGISTRATION TABS

A Landers man was arrested Tuesday morning, accused of having expired registration tabs on his Jeep Cherokee. About 6:40 a.m., Michael Garcia, 35, was stopped near Avalon and Drexel Roads in Yucca Valley. The deputy determined that the registration tabs on the vehicle had expired in 2012, and that Garcia

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BUSY DAY IN LANDERS SATURDAY

A kid’s clothing sale, school supply drive, and community meeting all take place in Landers tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us more…

Saturday looks to be a busy day at Landers Belfield Hall. The Thrift Shoppe will be open extended hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the big

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LANDERS MAN ACCUSED OF STABBING TIRES AT HOME DEPOT

A Landers man was arrested Wednesday morning, accused of stabbing tires. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the Yucca Valley Home Depot about 10:30 a.m. for a report of a fight. Witnesses said a man, later identified as Paul Maki, 40, was stabbing tires in the parking

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER CONSIDERS TAX LIENS ON DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS

A public hearing on delinquent accounts and a countywide water service review from LAFCO are on the agenda at the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency board meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. On

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MORONGO BASIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY MOVIE SERIES CONTINUES TONIGHT

Hang out on the edge of your seat and under the stars this Friday night at the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s movie series. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more…

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Friday night movie series under the stars spotlights Hollywood gems with local ties. This Friday, July 21,

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting Monday, July 17. The council represents the communities of Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley. Representatives from the Sheriff’s Department, as well as County Fire and CalFire will be in attendance. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. at

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting Monday, July 17. The council represents the communities of Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley. Representatives from the Sheriff’s Department, as well as County Fire and CalFire will be in attendance. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. at

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Z107.7 TO BROADCAST BACKGROUND MUSIC FOR TWO COMMUNITY FIREWORKS SHOWS

Make plans to attend and enjoy the professional Fireworks shows this Fourth of July in the City of Twentynine Palms and the Town of Yucca Valley. Pyro-Spectaculars, the same company that does the fireworks for the Olympics and the Super Bowl, will be putting on the shows in both communities.

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CHP RELEASES INFORMATION ON FIERY 3-CAR CRASH IN LANDERS THAT KILLED TWO

The California Highway Patrol released details about a fiery crash in Landers that killed two people early Wednesday morning. Douglas Barnes, 37, of Victorville, was driving a white 2012 Dodge 5500 pick-up truck, towing a 30-foot trailer, southbound on Old Woman Springs Road, at an unknown rate of speed. Just

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