DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN HELD FOR WAL-MART GRAND THEFT

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Friday, accused of felony theft from Walmart. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the Walmart in Yucca Valley about 7 p.m. about a man, later identified as Jacob Patellis, 40, who had walked out of the store without paying for

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A CHANCE TO WEIGH-IN ON JOSHUA BASIN RATE INCREASES TONIGHT

Tonight in Joshua Tree, the public will have one last chance to weigh in on the proposed and hefty water rate increases before a board vote. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District,

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ROADWORK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODAY

The City of Twentynine Palms will overlay several city streets today and tomorrow. Today, Cahuilla Avenue will be overlaid from El Paseo Drive to Gorgonio Avenue. And on Thursday, Cahuilla Avenue will be overlaid from Gorgonio Avenue to Verbena Drive. Barricades with No Parking signs will be in place the

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“VAGINA MONOLOGUES” AT THEATRE 29 THIS SUNDAY

The Thought Theatre production of “The Vagina Monologues” will be moving their production to Theatre 29 for a special final performance. With details, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely… Thought Theatre of Pioneertown just finished a successful run of the Eve Enser play, “The Vagina Monologues,” and will now take the show

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BLOOD DRIVE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Thursday, February 22, at Copper Mountain College, from 10 to 3:30. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening with

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SCHOOL DISTRICT SCIENCE FAIR LAST NIGHT

Yucca Valley High School hosted the annual Morongo Unified School District Science Fair last night. Reporter Tanisha Cureton celebrates the winners…

Did you know that you can use the energy in a peanut to heat water? Neither did I, and that’s just one of several other projects presented at the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL WINS 2ND ROUND CIF PLAYOFF

Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball won its second-round CIF playoff action at home last night. The Wildcats defeated the visiting Leuzinger Olympians, 88-79. They will travel away to play Knight High School this Friday at 7 p.m. in the division 3AA semifinals.

FAST STORM BRINGS SNOW, RAIN, POWER OUTAGES, AND TRAFFIC BACKUPS

A fast-moving storm front swept through the Morongo Basin Monday morning bringing freezing temperatures, snow flurries, rain, high winds, power outages, and snarling traffic. The morning squall came in from the west and saw snow at the higher elevations in Yucca Valley, Pioneertown, and Rim Rock areas. Light snow fell

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FREEZING TEMPERATURES MEAN PROTECT YOUR PIPES

A cold front brought freezing temperatures to our Morongo Basin. Reporter Andrew Dieleman reminds you to watch for freezing pipes… Standing water in pipes and hoses expands as it freezes, possibly causing pipes and hoses to break. Leaks due to freezing are usually not noticed immediately, which allows the water

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL GETS DOWN TO BUSINESS TONIGHT

After recognizing the town’s new attorneys, the Miss Yucca Valley Court, and Paul Hoffman for his work in pulling off Mara’s Christmas Wish, the Yucca Valley Town Council will get down to business at its meeting tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the rest of the agenda… Among the

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS TO OVERLAY SOME STREETS THIS WEEK

The City of Twentynine Palms will overlay several city streets on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Starting tomorrow, (February 21), Cahuilla Avenue will be overlaid from El Paseo Drive to Gorgonio Avenue. And on Wednesday, (February 22), Cahuilla Avenue will be overlaid from Gorgonio Avenue to Verbena Drive. Barricades with

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets in regular session tonight at 5 p.m. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… Items on the agenda for this week’s meeting include a public hearing for the Planning Commission to consider, and take action on, the proposed notice of exemption, site plan review

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WONDER VALLEY MEETING TOMORROW ON ILLEGAL SHOOTING, COUNTY PLAN

A meeting in Wonder Valley will take up illegal shooting and a county-wide plan tomorrow. Illegal shooting is the subject of much concern in the Morongo Basin’s far east community of Wonder Valley. In this report, Mike Lipsitz tells how residents there can learn what’s being done about it… This

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD GETS MEDIAN UPDATE FROM CALTRANS TONIGHT

Tonight’s Morongo Valley CSD meeting will include an update from CALTrans on the Morongo Valley Median project. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… The Morongo Valley Community Services District will meet tonight in open session to hear an update from CALTrans regarding the Morongo Valley median project and a

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ART COLONY OF MORONGO VALLEY MEETS TOMORROW

The Art Colony of Morongo Valley will hold their monthly meeting this Wednesday, February 21 at 11am followed by a potluck luncheon at noon. Their art gallery and gift shop is open every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 11165 Vale Ave in Covington Park in

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SPELL-A-THON DATES SET, GET YOUR SPELLING TEAMS READY

The Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy has set the date for this year’s annual spell-a-thon, its biggest fundraiser of the year. With more information, here’s managing editor Tami Roleff… The Kiwanis Club of Twentynine Palms has announced the date of its 27th annual spell-a-thon. The spelling bee for adults

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION AT COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA TODAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will distribute free surplus food today at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center on Winters Road from 9 to 11. In addition, representatives from the Champions of Change will be on site to provide nutrition information about the food provided in this

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ENERGY CIRCLE AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

Rainbow Stew will hold an energy healing circle tomorrow (Wednesday, February 21). The healing circle is open to the public and no appointment is necessary. The event is free, although donations are accepted. The healing circle will be held from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Rainbow Stew is located on the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS BOYS’ BASKETBALL PLAYOFF GAME TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms boys’ varsity basketball team has a CIF playoff game against Leuzinger of Lawndale at home tonight. The Wildcats are 22-8 overall, and 9-1 in league play, while the Leuzinger Olympians are 19-8 overall and 8-2 in league. Tip-off at Richard Casey Memorial Gym is at 7 p.m.

TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN KILLED IN FIERY MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH IN RIALTO FRIDAY

A Twentynine Palms man was one of five people killed in a deadly freeway crash near Rialto Friday afternoon. Duddley White, 74, was one of five people killed when a concrete truck traveling eastbound on the 10 Freeway near Rialto swerved through the center divider shortly before 1 p.m. Friday.

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