YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PUTS MARIJUANA INITIATIVE ON THE JUNE 2018 BALLOT

Outgoing Yucca Valley Mayor Merl Abel discussed the vision for Yucca Valley in the next five years during his State of the Town address at last night’s town council meeting. In five years, by 2022, most the town’s major projects will be completed: sewer and the wastewater treatment facility, street

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A STATE OF THE TOWN ADDRESS AT TONIGHT’S YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

Tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council will begin with a State of the Town address by Mayor Merl Abel, followed by recognition of California Highway Patrol Lieutenant Eric Robles, who is retiring after 29 years of service. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the rest of the agenda…

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YUCCA VALLEY TO PUT COMMERCIAL CANNABIS PROPOSAL TO A VOTE

More than 40 people got up before the Yucca Valley Town Council last night to give their opinions on what the town should do concerning a citizens’ petition to permit commercial cannabis operations in town limits. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there during the marathon meeting and says residents will

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FOUR MEN ARRESTED IN LOCAL ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW RAIDS

At least six men were arrested Friday when Sheriff’s deputies raided illegal marijuana grows in Landers, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree. Deputies from the Inland Regional Narcotics Enforcement Team pulled more than 2,000 marijuana plants, and seized more than 600 pounds of processed marijuana and four firearms at locations in

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TAKES UP MARIJUANA AND SHORT-TERM RENTALS TONIGHT

Tonight’s regular meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council will be preceded by a strategic plan workshop at 5 p.m. The workshop is an opportunity for residents and the town council to identify, discuss, and prioritize key concerns, and to develop strategies for addressing the most important issues. Managing editor

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PETITION FOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION AND PROCESSING IN YUCCA VALLEY CERTIFIED

The County Registrar of Voters has certified that a citizens’ petition to allow the commercial cultivation of marijuana in Yucca Valley had more than enough signatures to require further action by the Town Council. A minimum of 1,072 signatures were needed to put the issue on the ballot for the

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Z107.7 ONLINE SURVEY ON MARIJUANA CULTIVATION AND PROCESSING IN YUCCA VALLEY

With the County registrar of voters processing a petition that would allow the cultivation and processing of marijuana in the Town of Yucca Valley, Z107.7 News want to hear from you. We have placed a simple survey on the bottom right front page of the Z107.7 website. The survey, which

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YUCCA VALLEY GETS COMPLETED PETITION FOR PRO-MARIJUANA BALLOT PROPOSAL

The Yucca Valley Town Clerk received a completed petition regarding the “Town of Yucca Valley Exemption of State Licensed Commercial Cannabis Operations from Town Prohibition on Commercial Marijuana Activities” from the proponents of the voter initiative. Proponents received approval to circulate the petition among local voters April 9. Yucca Valley

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS POLICE SEIZE $1 MILLION IN ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW FOLLOWING HOUSE FIRE

Desert Hot Springs police discovered an illegal marijuana grow following a house fire early Tuesday morning. About 5:45 a.m., firefighters were called to the 65300 block of Osprey Lane for a house fire. While fighting the blaze, firefighters discovered an illegal marijuana grow operation inside the home and called police.

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WILL CANNABIS CULTIVATION, MANUFACTURING BE COMING TO YUCCA VALLEY?

Yesterday the Town of Yucca Valley received a notice of intent from two residents indicating that they planned to circulate a petition to revise the town’s ordinances to allow the cultivation and manufacture of cannabis and cannabis-related products. The proposed ordinance would not allow cannabis stores or dispensaries to operate

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL BANS COMMERCIAL MARIJUANA IN TOWN LIMITS

At last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council heard from dozens of people who were nearly unanimous in their support of a town ordinance prohibiting commercial marijuana businesses in the town. Managing editor Tami Roleff says council members voted to approve the new ordinance… “Medical marijuana

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ONE ARREST IN RAID ON ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

One man was arrested, and deputies are searching for others, in a raid on an illegal marijuana grow in Yucca Valley Thursday. About 10:30 p.m. Thursday, firefighters were called to the 3500 block of Warren Vista Avenue for a report of a downed power line at the home. Firefighters determined

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2,000 MARIJUANA PLANTS SEIZED IN 3 LUCERNE VALLEY LOCATIONS, 6 ARRESTED

Sheriff’s officials seized nearly 2,000 marijuana plants when they served search warrants at three locations in Lucerne Valley Friday. Sheriff’s officials said the Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team learned the three unrelated locations had outdoor marijuana farms that did not comply with California’s medical marijuana law or the County’s ordinance prohibiting

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION DENIES RECONSIDERATION OF MARIJUANA BAN

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission made a few tweaks to the short-term vacation rental ordinance, changing quiet time hours to 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.; requiring (removable) signs with 24-hour contact information; and requiring a minimum age of 21 for renters of short-term rentals. The ordinance will now go to

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION: REVISIT MARIJUANA BAN, SHORT TERM RENTALS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meet tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says they will discuss whether to revisit their marijuana ban after getting incorrect information. They will also hold a public hearing on short-term vacation rentals… At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, commissioners will once again hold

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AN EDITORIAL OPINION: COUNCILS, GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE SAND ON MARIJUANA

An editorial opinion from Z107.7 News… The Town of Yucca Valley is drafting a new ordinance to deal with the legalization of marijuana, both for medical and recreational use. Opponents of Measure X—a ballot measure that failed in 2015, which would have allowed two medical marijuana dispensaries in the Town

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION HEARS MORE ABOUT MARIJUANA

Yucca Valley’s Planning Commission heard from more than two dozen people last night about an ordinance that would prohibit all personal and commercial uses of marijuana in town limits, but would allow residents to grow six plants indoors. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there, and files this report…

“I would

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION HEARING ON BANNING MARIJUANA TONIGHT

Acting at the direction of the Town Council, the Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold their second public hearing tonight as they come up with an ordinance that would ban marijuana in the town limits. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more… At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission,

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A WONDER VALLEY MEETING ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA FOR SENIORS SATURDAY

Last November, California voters approved Proposition 64 making marijuana use, both medical and recreational, legal in the state. Still, restrictions on pot use remain, leaving many Californians dazed and confused. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells about an upcoming meeting aimed at clearing the air … A special Wonder Valley community meeting

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION HEARS MARIJUANA PROHIBITION ARGUMENTS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission heard from nearly three dozen residents at its public hearing Tuesday night about an ordinance that would prohibit all commercial marijuana uses with the town, and regulate personal use and cultivation of recreational marijuana. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at the meeting, and says the

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