TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF STRONG-ARM ROBBERY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday, accused of strong arm robbery of a convenience store Monday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man entered the store in the 73700 block of 29 Palms Highway shortly before 9:30 p.m. Monday night and concealed three cans of Red Bull on

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JURY TRIAL FOR MARINE ACCUSED OF MURDER STARTS TODAY

A jury trial for a Marine accused of shooting his roommate in Twentynine Palms starts today. Brock Myers, 25, who was a corporal with 1st Battalion, 7th Marines at the time of the shooting, said the shooting of Corporal Steven Kohus, 26, in the head on March 2, 2014, was

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COUNTY DOG LICENSING FEES GO UP TOMORROW

The cost of licensing your dog goes up tomorrow in unincorporated San Bernardino County. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says there is a substantial discount for spayed and neutered dogs… For dog owners in the county’s unincorporated areas, it’s going to cost more to license those dogs beginning July 1. County Care

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THERE IS HOPE FOR HOPE ACADEMY

There is hope after all for the 2,000 students who are enrolled at Hope Academy Charter Schools. The charter school, with 10 campuses across three counties, has been under fire recently following possible financial irregularities by the school’s former superintendent. The school’s original five-year charter with Morongo Unified School district

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WE REVIEW “THE NERD” BY YUCCA VALLEY’S ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley opened their production of “The Nerd” last weekend. The play is about a man who comes for dinner and never leaves, and the schemes by the rest of the cast to get rid of him, without hurting his feelings. Managing editor Tami Roleff

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SHARP-EYED DEPUTY MAKES WARRANT ARREST

A Yucca Valley man was arrested on his warrant after he was recognized by a sharp-eyed deputy Monday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, the deputy noticed Marty Crew, 35, in a silver sedan near Avenida La Flora Desierta and Calle Las Sierras in Joshua Tree about 4:40 p.m. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS’ SUMMER MOVIE IN THE PARK IS “ANTMAN”

The family-favorite summer movies in Luckie Park series continues tonight in Twentynine Palms. Reporter David Knutson says grab the kids, a blanket or a lawn chair, and enjoy “Antman”… As part of the Twentynine Palms Recreation Department’s summer movies in Luckie Park, the movie being shown this Thursday is “Antman.”

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GAS TAXES GO DOWN TOMORROW, BUT NOT BY MUCH

The California Board of Equalization has announced that the state excise tax on gasoline will drop 2.2 cents per gallon as of Friday, July 1. This lowers the current excise tax rate from 30 cents to 27.8 cents per gallon. The lowered gas tax rate will remain in effect for

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THE YUCCA VALLEY POOL IS OPEN TO KEEP YOU COOL

With the hot weather, Yucca Valley residents do have a chance to cool off. Managing editor Tami Roleff reminds us the Yucca Valley swimming pool is open… The Yucca Valley High School pool is open for water fun and fitness programs throughout the summer. These drop-in style programs do not

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ART RECEPTION AT TWENTYNINE PALMS’ DOWNTOWN GALLERY TOMORROW

Visitors can enjoy “Desert Oasis” at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Art Gallery during the gallery’s current exhibition. An opening reception will be held Friday, July 1, from 5:30 to 7, during which visitors can meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments and live music. The exhibition, “Desert Oasis:

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SOME RANCOR AS TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL VOTES TO SUPPORT TOURISM EFFORT

After spending more than 4 ½ years revising the city’s development code, the Twentynine Palms City Council thoroughly discussed the significant changes to the code, and then approved it at last night’s meeting. The new code should be in effect by the end of the year. The council also approved

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SINGLE CAR ROLLOVER BRIEFLY CLOSES THE YUCCA GRADE YESTERDAY

A woman was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon following a single-vehicle roll-over crash on Highway 62 just west of Yucca Valley. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., Patricia Gomez, 44, of Santa Ana, was driving her 2001 Chevrolet pick-up truck westbound in the number 1 lane of Highway 62 east of Yucca Park Road

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MAN HELD AFTER TRYING TO BREAK IN TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY ANIMAL SHELTER

A transient was arrested Monday morning after he attempted to break in to the Morongo Basin Humane Society animal shelter. According to a Sheriff’s report, workers at the shelter in the 4600 block of Sun View Road called the Sheriff’s Department at 11:23 to report that a former volunteer, identified

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A FULL HOUSE FOR MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET WORKSHOP

Once again, Morongo Valley citizens turned out in large numbers last night for the Community Services District’s second budget workshop. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report … Last night was the CSD’s second budget workshop. It picked up where the first one left off. And so with surgical precision,

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MARINE FOLLOWS SUSPECTED BURGLAR UNTIL DEPUTIES MAKE ARREST

A convicted burglar was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of trying to break into a Twentynine Palms home. According to a Sheriff’s report, an active-duty Marine saw a man, later identified as Daniel Weber, 35, trying to break in to his home in the 74700 block of Old Dale Road

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SUSPICIOUS DISGUISED MAN FOUND TO HAVE MULTIPLE WARRANTS

A Yucca Valley transient was arrested Monday after a Joshua Tree resident thought it was suspicious for the man to be walking around with a bandana over his face. According to a Sheriff’s Report, a resident called the Sheriff’s Department about 9 a.m. to report a man, wearing a King’s

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TWENTYNINE PALMS AND YUCCA VALLEY FIREWORKS PLANNED

Community fireworks displays are planned for both the Town of Yucca Valley and the City of Twentynine Palms. In Yucca Valley, the Brehm Youth Sports Park fields on Little League drive will open at 6:00 with vendors, food, and entertainment. The fireworks, with synchronized background music provided live on the

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MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF’S NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will hold a Neighborhood Watch meeting in Twentynine Palms tonight (Wednesday, June 29). Learn how to start a neighborhood watch in your area, tips on safety, security, how to report suspicious activity, local social media information, online resources, and about becoming a Sheriff’s Department volunteer.

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THIRD OF JULY FIREWORKS PLANNED IN LANDERS

Landers’ Third of July Independence Day celebration is an annual tradition. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says come early for the fun, stay for the fireworks … The public is invited to Landers big 2016 July 3rd Independence Day celebration and fireworks spectacular at Homestead Valley Park this Sunday. Admission is free

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GRASS-ROOTS POTLUCK AND WATER FIGHT AT KNOTT’S SKY PARK FRIDAY

A grass-roots event is being organized for this Friday evening by some active citizens of Twentynine Palms. The “Town Potluck and Water Fight” will be held this Friday, July 1, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Knott’s Sky Park, 6851 El Sol Road. Organizer Arielle Bickford said, “This is

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