FORBES RATES YUCCA VALLEY’S PACIFIC WESTERN BANK PARENT #1 IN THE COUNTRY

Forbes came out with its 2017 list of America’s Best Banks last month, and a bank with a branch in Yucca Valley was ranked number one. Forbes rated Los-Angeles based PacWest Bancorp—the parent company of Pacific Western Bank—as the best among the nation’s 100 largest banks, based on 10 metrics

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MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT: A COMMUNITY UPDATE

A year and a half ago, the Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District leased the hospital to Tenet Healthcare, which is now responsible for the operation of the hospital and its satellite facilities. The district changed its name to Morongo Basin Healthcare District, and besides serving as Tenet’s landlord, it operates the

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DUE TO NATIONWIDE BLOOD SHORTAGE, A BLOOD DRIVE AT WAL-MART TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Saturday, February 25, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free

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BEWARE THE ROMANCE SCAM

The AARP Fraud Watch Network helps raise awareness about consumer fraud and identity theft. In this report, Mike Lipsitz explains what to watch for so you can avoid becoming a victim…

Romance scams start with fake profiles on online dating sites. The scammer, who is allegedly working abroad, quickly builds

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JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN’S NEW ALBUM FEATURED ON Z107.7 THIS SUNDAY AT 4:00

Morongo Basin musician Dana Larson will join Pat Michaels on the Z107.7 Local Music Showcase this Sunday at 4 p.m. for an in-depth interview and debut of Dana Larson’s new album “Desert Mermaid.” Larson, who lives in an RV in Joshua Tree, has spent four years writing and producing the

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YUCCA VALLEY EARTH DAY ORGANIZERS SEEKING VENDORS

Organizers are already hard at work planning for this April’s Earth Day event in Yucca Valley. The event has grown every year and is now one of the most successful in the region. Reporter Edica Gonzales says vendors are being sought for the April 22 celebration…

Each April, the Hi-Desert

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FREE GOSPEL CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

A free gospel concert will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, February 25, at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Curtis Wright and Friends will be the featured musicians for the concert. The church is located at 8035 Church Street in Yucca Valley.

LEARN HOW TO BE HEARD ON CONSERVATION ISSUES: SYMPOSIUM TONIGHT

A panel of conservation experts and consultants will hold a symposium Friday, February 24, on how to make your voice heard on conservation issues. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details…

Many people feel that public lands face unprecedented threats, and are worried about how to preserve advances made

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL IN HOME CIF SEMIFINAL PLAYOFF TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys’ basketball team, 25-3, will take on Hesperia High School tonight, February 24, at home in the semi- finals of the CIF division 3A playoffs. The ’Cats will host Hesperia High School in the Richard A. Casey Gym at 7:00 p.m. on the Twentynine

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LITTLE LEAGUE LATE REGISTRATION TOMORROW

Twentynine Palms Little League is having the final late registration on Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Twentynine Palms Jr. High School in the gym. The cost is $80 per player. The league hosts youth softball and youth baseball players ages 4 to 16. Games

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19-YEAR-OLD MAN ACCUSED OF SEX WITH A YUCCA VALLEY MINOR

A 19-year-old man was arrested Tuesday morning, accused of having sex with a minor girl from Yucca Valley. The girl’s family notified deputies about 5 a.m. Tuesday that the girl, whose age was not released, had not returned home after going to a movie with Cristian Hernandez, whose residence is

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BEWARE THE LAWYER LETTER SCHEME

The AARP Fraud Watch Network helps raise awareness about consumer fraud and identity theft. In this report, Mike Lipsitz explains what to watch for so you can avoid becoming a victim… Scam artists are continuously looking for new angles from which to separate you from your money. In one such

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13TH ANNUAL REACH OUT PARADE OF HOMES A BIG SUCCESS

Sunny skies smiled down on Reach Out Morongo Basin’s 13th annual Parade of Homes Sunday. Edica Gonzalez says the fundraiser was a great success… Nearly 170 tickets were sold for Reach Out Morongo Basin’s 13th annual Parade of Homes, which featured two homes in Twentynine Palms, two homes in Joshua

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BOTH YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS GIRLS’ BASKETBALL END THEIR CIF PLAYOFF RUN

Both the Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High School girls’ basketball seasons came to an end last night. The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans lost 66-28 to the CIF Division 3AA top-ranked Glendora Tartans in Glendora. Coach Jess Geeson said junior Savannah Beasley scored eight points while junior Zena

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STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCE SATURDAY WITH A “JOHN WAYNE” THEME

The Star Twirlers Square dance club has a fun theme for this Saturday’s event. Reporter Kirby Davis says even if you are not a Star Twirler, you are invited to put on your best John Wayne and join them… The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club will hold a dance Saturday,

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL GEARING UP FOR THE SEASON

The Yucca Valley High School baseball team is gearing up for the season. Coach Brian Shoenborn told Z107.7 News that due to new rules that place a limit on the number of pitches a player can throw and that regulate rest days for pitchers, the team is trying to increase

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MOJAVE VIPER YOUNG MARINES PROGRAM RECRUITING

The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is recruiting. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more about children who want to earn the title… The Mojave Vipers are looking for a few good kids who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The Mojave Vipers Young Marine program is for children

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS REPORTS AND SPENDS MONEY LAST NIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council began its meeting last night with an introduction of Miss Yucca Valley and her court, followed by a report by Jackie Combs of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the rest of the meeting was about spending money… The Yucca Valley

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

UPDATE 2/23/17 9:30 a.m. According to San Bernardino County District Attorney Supervisor Ron Webster, Joseph Giron Sanchez appeared in San Bernardino County court in Joshua Tree on February 22. The felony charge of child abuse was reduced to a misdemeanor charge. Giron Sanchez had a public defender appointed to represent

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ATTACKING HIS ELDERLY MOTHER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday, accused of attacking his elderly mother. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 1600 block of Wamego Trail in Yucca Valley about 11:30 for an argument between John Nobles, 28, and his mother. During the argument, the woman told deputies

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