YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TO DISCUSS MARIJUANA ORDINANCE TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council has a full agenda tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the real meat of the meeting will be when the council members discuss the ordinance banning all marijuana uses in the town… After several contentious planning commission meetings, the ordinance banning all marijuana uses and

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD HOLDS BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING TONIGHT

A public hearing is just one agenda item at tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what to expect… At tonight’s regular 7 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board will convene a public hearing, followed by a vote,

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TWO LA MEN LOST IN DESERT, FOUND ON MARINE BASE SATURDAY

Two Los Angeles-area men who got lost after leaving a party in Joshua Tree, got their truck stuck in the desert, and thought they’d walk to Big Bear, were guests of the county Saturday night until they were sober again. Marco Salinas, 21, of Los Angeles, and William Ruiz, 35,

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LANDERS MAN ARRESTED AFTER SHORT STAND-OFF

A Landers man was arrested Friday night after he was found with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Gannon Barnes, 32, went to a family member’s home in the 60700 block of Reche Road and asked to stay there. Barnes was told to leave. When the resident walked out

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JOSHUA TREE FELON FOUND WITH DRUGS

A Joshua Tree man on felony probation was sent back to jail Saturday after he was found with drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy spotted Jason Brown, 35, pushing a bicycle in the 6400 block of Sunset Road. The deputy knew that Brown was on probation and had

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight with a light agenda. Though there will be no public hearings or action items, the commissioners will hear sub-committee reports on the vision and zoning for the Downtown Economic Revitalization Specific Plan, and receive official notification of an approved administrative use permit for

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HEALING CIRCLE AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW EVENING

Rainbow Stew is hosting an energy healing circle. Reporter Eric Knabe Fills us in… On Wednesday June 21, Rainbow Stew will host an energy healing circle. This circle will be open to the public. Walk in any time between 6 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. No appointment is necessary and there

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EXTREME HEAT WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY, COOLING CENTERS AVAILABLE

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through this Friday. Temperatures on Tuesday are expected to reach up to 113 in Yucca Valley and 122 degrees in Twentynine Palms. Heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke are likely for people who spend a prolonged time

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CALTRANS OFFER TIPS FOR DRIVING IN HIGH TEMPERATURES

Caltrans is alerting motorists that high temperatures can cause problems for the traveling public such as vehicle breakdowns, and uncomfortable conditions. Reporter Rebecca Havely has some helpful travel tips… Know before you go. Check traffic conditions to make your drive safer. Make sure you vehicle is in good repair check

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Landers woman killed in off-road vehicle crash.

A Landers woman was killed Saturday in an off-road vehicle accident. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 2800 block of Shawnee Trail in Landers about 1:05 p.m. for a report of a missing woman. Rhea Mears, 64, had gone out riding her 2003 Honda Sportrax quad

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BODY FOUND THURSDAY MORNING IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a body that was found in Yucca Valley Thursday morning. According to limited information, a woman was walking near Palm Avenue and Sunnyslope Drive about 8 a.m. when she found the body. The Sheriff’s Department reports there were no obvious signs of trauma and the

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WITH EXTREME HEAT DON’T LEAVE PEOPLE OR PETS IN A CAR

Heatstroke is a leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths in young children. With temperatures over 100 degrees in the Morongo Basin this week, the California Office of Traffic Safety cautions parents, plus anyone transporting pets or the elderly, that leaving them in a hot car, even for a few minutes,

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GARAGE FIRE IN JOHNSON VALLEY EARLY MONDAY MORNING

Firefighters were called to an early morning fire in Johnson Valley today. About 3:45 a.m., Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree firefighters were called to a home on Kickapoo Trail, where they found a garage, attached to a single family home, on fire. Firefighters were able to save most

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THREE ARRESTED FOLLOWING REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS FLASHLIGHTS IN YARD

Three people were arrested following a report of suspicious flashlights in a yard in Yucca Valley. About 4:30 a.m. Friday morning, Fred Garrido, 51, of Yucca Valley, called deputies to report that he saw flashlights in his yard in the 7600 block of Warren Vista Drive. When deputies arrived, they

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COLOR CAMP STARTS TOMORROW AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery presents their wildly popular youth summer art program Color Camp. The first session, Paint & Chalk, begins on Tuesday, June 20, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Reporter Eric Knabe provides the artistic details…

The program includes 6 sessions from June 20 to June 29, 8:30 to

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SUMMER PROGRAM AT YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARIES

The Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley libraries are both offering a summer program through July 29. Family movies are shown on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Twentynine Palms; in Yucca Valley, the movies are shown on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Crafts are offered on Mondays in Yucca Valley and on

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HI-DESERT TEST KITCHEN SERVES UP ACACIA TONIGHT

Whether you call it “catclaw,” “Wait A Minute” bush, or Senegalia Greggii, the Acacia is this month’s featured ingredient at the High Desert Test Kitchen’s June community dinner. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you to pull up a chair, if you can pull the catclaw off of you … The High

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SHERIFF NEEDS HELP FINDING MISSING YUCCA VALLEY MAN

UPDATE: 8 a.m. 6-18-17

Arturo Esparza has been found safe.

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing Yucca Valley man. Arturo Esparza, 57, left his home on foot near Pioneertown Road about 5:45 p.m. Saturday and has not returned. Esparza has Alzheimer’s Disease. He

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ROAD WORK ON OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD MONDAY

The California Department of Transportation will be performing road work on State Route 247 Monday. CalTrans will be grinding and repaving both north- and southbound lanes of the highway from Handley Road to Boone Avenue Monday, June 19, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists are urged to use caution

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS SOLAR FIELDS

The Homestead Valley Community Council will discuss industrial solar fields at its next meeting. Participants will learn about proposed utility-scale solar fields and how to defend themselves against corporations that want to build solar fields next to their properties. The Homestead Valley Community Council represents residents of Yucca Mesa, Landers,

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