YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Friday morning, accused of molesting a child and spouse abuse. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, a woman called for deputies about 2 a.m. Friday morning. Dispatchers could hear the woman telling a man to stay away from her daughter, and

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OWNER OF MORONGO VALLEY PET RESCUE CHARGED WITH 21 COUNTS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY

The owner of a Morongo Valley rescue organization for senior, abandoned, or abused dogs was arrested Monday, accused of animal neglect. In June, San Bernardino County animal control officers seized 180 dogs and cats from Stephen Caro, 60, who ran the Paws Pet Ranch, at 9333 Bella Vista Drive in

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BIZARRE ROAD RAGE IN YUCCA VALLEY FRIDAY  

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a bizarre assault in Yucca Valley Friday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man riding a Yamaha motorcycle stopped for a traffic light on eastbound Highway 62 at Old Woman Springs Road about 1:30 p.m. The driver next to him in the number 2

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MULTIPLE VEHICLE THEFTS, BURGLARIES IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating multiple vehicle thefts and burglaries in Yucca Valley from the weekend. On Friday, a white Kia Optima was reported stolen from a driveway in the 8500 block of San Vicente Drive, a utility trailer was reported stolen from the 58700 block of Barron Drive, and

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DIRT BIKE RIDER ARRESTED FOR RECKLESS DRIVING, WARRANT

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday, accused recklessly driving a dirt bike without a license or registration. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was driving in the area of Two Mile Road and Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms and saw a black dirt bike cross Adobe Road and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION TO DISCUSS PEDDLING ORDINANCE

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight. Reporter David Haldane says the commissioners will discuss whether to impose restrictions on hawking and peddling in the city…

If you’re a peddler, hawker or street vendor in Twentynine Palms, your life may be about to get harder. The city’s Planning Commission meets

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

After a routine consent agenda, the Yucca Valley Town Council will be asked to repeal regulations the town inherited from the county concerning roads. Then the council will hear information about the town’s upcoming plans for whether permits will be required for residents who have to hook up to the

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

Finalizing the budget is the main item on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills in the rest of the meeting’s agenda… At tonight’s regular 7:00 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board is expected to adopt

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER INSTALLS NEW OFFICER

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce installed its newest officer, Tom Huls, owner of Big O Tires. Sharon Cisneros performed the installation at the latest board of directors meeting at Pacific Western Bank. Huls will serve a three-year term as director and chairman of the marketing committee.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TUESDAY

Hi-Desert Hospice of Joshua Tree hosts a free, on-going bereavement support group every third Tuesday for those whose loves ones have died. Each meeting provides a safe, comfortable setting to navigate through the difficulties that often accompany the death of a loved one. The support group meets Tuesday, August 16,

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FREE HIV TESTING TOMORROW

The San Bernardino County Health Department offers free HIV screening at its mobile testing unit every third Wednesday of the month, including tomorrow, August 17. The van will be at the Day Reporting Center, in the courthouse parking lot in Joshua Tree, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Rapid testing takes

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS WOMAN WINS OLYMPIC MEDAL FOR WEIGHTLIFTING

A woman who was born and raised in Desert Hot Springs won the bronze medal in weightlifting at the Olympics in Rio Sunday. Sarah Robles, 28, won the United States’ first weightlifting medal in 16 years. Robles lifted 126 kilograms in the snatch, and 160 in the clean and jerk,

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CANDIDATES FOR OTHER OFFICES

The 2016 presidential election is fast approaching and while the filing deadline for many offices closed this past Friday, for offices where the incumbent did not file for re-election, the deadline has been extended to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says you still have time to

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CANDIDATES FILE FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS

Reporter David Haldane says the deadline to file to run for an elected seat for Twentynine Palms City Council and the school board has also been extended until Wednesday… If you suspect that your calling may be to serve on a school board or city council, you have a few

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REGISTRATION BEGINS AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 

Registration for students enrolled at Yucca Valley High School begins today. Monday, August 15, is for freshmen only; all grade levels may register Tuesday and Wednesday. Registration hours for all three days are 7 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. There is not a late registration time. New

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS ASKING FOR HELP WITH MURDER

Desert Hot Springs police are asking for the public’s help in the murder of a man early Saturday morning. Police were called to the 13500 block of Cielo Azul Way in Desert Hot Springs at 3 a.m. for a report of shots fire. Police did not locate a victim, but

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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO MEET AGAIN ON JOSHUA TREE SOLAR PROJECT TOMORROW

Tomorrow’s 1 p.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino picks up were last Tuesday’s meeting concluded. The board will again take up the appeal which seeks to stop plans to turn the former Joshua Tree airport into a large solar farm. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … At

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE SELECTED

The Joshua Tree National Park Association has announced the six artists selected for the National Park Artist-in-Residence Program. Reporter Rebecca shares the names of the artists chosen… From a pool of nearly 100 applicants, five visual artists and one writer have been selected for the Joshua Tree National Park Artist-in-Residence

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RELAY FOR LIFE CHANGES FROM 24 HOURS TO 12 HOURS

Organizers for Relay for Life Morongo Basin met last week with past participants and decided to shorten the length of the annual fund-raising event. The walk-a-thon scheduled for April 2017 will be 12 hours long instead of 24 hours. Organizers are still discussing which date to hold the event and

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COUNCIL MEETS TODAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet at 3:00 p.m. today at the Yucca Mesa Community Center. The county’s general plan is under discussion, including the draft Renewable Energy Element and the Homestead Valley Plan workshops. The Yucca Mesa community center is located at 3133 Balsa Ave. just off Aberdeen

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