CALFIRE INVESTIGATING SECOND SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN A MONTH IN MORONGO VALLEY

CalFire officials are investigating a second suspicious fire in a month in Morongo Valley. According to Morongo Valley Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, multiple people stopped by and called the fire department just after 3:30 Monday afternoon to report a fire behind the basketball courts in Covington Park. Rarey said as

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET WORKSHOP TONIGHT

After unsuccessfully trying to get a fire tax passed, the Morongo Valley CSD Board will meet in a budget workshop session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… The Morongo Valley Community Services District Board will hold a budget workshop at 6 p.m. this evening. General Manager Donna Munoz and Fire

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SOLAR PANELS STOLEN FROM MORONGO VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Last fall, the Morongo Unified School board approved a contract with NextEra Energy Resources to install solar panels at 15 elementary, middle, and high schools in the district. The solar panels are projected to provide 80 percent of the energy needs for the school district and save the school district

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MORONGO VALLEY CASINO NIGHT TO BENEFIT FIRE DEPARTMENT

A casino night fundraiser in Morongo Valley tomorrow will benefit the Fire Department. Reporter Mike Lipsitz puts it all on red… Attention high rollers, card sharks, lucky beginners and everyone in between. Dust off your good luck charms. This Saturday, June 4, is casino night in the Covington Park multipurpose

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MORONGO VALLEY CASINO NIGHT TO BENEFIT FIRE DEPARTMENT

A casino night fundraiser in Morongo Valley tomorrow will benefit the Fire Department. Reporter Mike Lipsitz puts it all on red… Attention high rollers, card sharks, lucky beginners and everyone in between. Dust off your good luck charms. This Saturday, June 4, is casino night in the Covington Park multipurpose

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MORONGO VALLEY PLAGUED BY VANDALS AND BURGLARS

Just after midnight Friday, security cameras at the Morongo Valley fruit market caught two men who were breaking into the water dispenser machine outside the store. And also that night, a mirror was broken off a postal truck at the post office, next door to the fruit market. The previous

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LOW-COST ANIMAL SERVICES OFFERED LOCALLY BY ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in June for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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MORONGO VALLEY PARCEL TAX SUBJECT OF THE Z107.7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

Members of the Morongo Valley Citizens’ Fire Committee will be on the Up-Close show tomorrow (Friday, May 27). The Community Services District has proposed a flat $350 annual per parcel fee which they say would, among other services, keep the Morongo Valley Fire Department operational at current service levels. Voters

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MORONGO VALLEY THE TARGET OF BURGLARS AND VANDALS

Burglars and vandals targeted vehicles in Morongo Valley over the weekend. According to Sheriff’s reports, residents in the 11000 block of San Jacinto Street, 11000 block of Coronado Drive, 11000 block of Knobb Avenue, and 49400 block of Mojave Drive reported Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that their vehicles had been

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD DISCUSSES AUDIT, PROPOSED PARCEL TAX

The Morongo Valley CSD board met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says an audit and a proposed parcel tax dominated the meeting… At last night’s board meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District there was extended discussion concerning the complexities and costs of performing an annual audit, then directors

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TO HEAR FIRE AND TAX COMMITTEE UPDATES

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says they will get a fire department presentation and an update from the fire tax committee, among other items… At tonight’s regular 7:00 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board will hear a presentation

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ONLINE GAMING FEUD RESULTS IN ASSAULT, VANDALISM ARREST FOR MORONGO VALLEY MAN

A feud between two men over their online gaming consoles escalated and resulted in the arrest of a Morongo Valley man for assault with a deadly weapon early Tuesday morning According to the Sheriff’s Department, Steven Ingersoll, 24, and the other man had been engaging in mutual text message harassment

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A BUSY WEEKEND FOR AREA THIEVES

Thieves were busy over the weekend. According to Sheriff’s reports, thieves stole a travel trailer, a trailer, and a golf cart from Landers, Joshua Tree, and Morongo Valley. The travel trailer, which had flat tires and broken windows, was reported stolen 11:30 Saturday morning from a home in the 3000

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF INTENTIONALLY RAMMING A TRUCK

A Morongo Valley man was arrested late Thursday night, accused of intentionally ramming his car into a vehicle his ex-girlfriend was in, along with another man. According to a Sheriff’s report, James Santana, 35, had had on-going problems with his 36-year-old ex-girlfriend. Shortly before midnight Thursday, Santana found the woman

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF INTENTIONALLY RAMMING A TRUCK

A Morongo Valley man was arrested late Thursday night, accused of intentionally ramming his car into a vehicle his ex-girlfriend was in, along with another man. According to a Sheriff’s report, James Santana, 35, had had on-going problems with his 36-year-old ex-girlfriend. Shortly before midnight Thursday, Santana found the woman

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT MEETING–ML

The Morongo Valley Community Services District board met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there, and files this report… At last night’s board meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District the board expanded access to the ball fields allowing any organized local youth sports team use of the fields.

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MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE VERSUS VEHICLE CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

A man was critically injured when he was thrown from his motorcycle Monday afternoon following a collision in Yucca Valley. According to Sheriff’s reports, the man, identified only as being in his 50s, was riding his cruising-type motorcycle eastbound on Buena Vista about noon when the motorcycle and a small,

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD HAS A FULL AGENDA FOR TONIGHT’S MEETING

The Morongo Valley Community Services District board of directors may change the night of its regular meeting when it meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… At tonight’s regular 7:00 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board will hear a presentation on the Morongo Youth Awards,

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MORONGO VALLEY TOWN HALL TONIGHT TO DISCUSS PROPOSED FIRE TAX

The Morongo Valley Community Services District meets tonight in special session. This will be a town hall-type meeting for the CSD board members and the fire committee to discuss the proposed fire tax measure on the June 7 ballot and answer questions from the public. Tonight’s meeting begins at 7

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NO REASON GIVEN AS POWER OUTAGES AFFECT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS

A power outage throughout the Morongo Basin Monday left tens of thousands of residents without power for hours, some for as long as 18 hours. Residents in Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, Landers, Pioneertown, and Morongo Valley reported power outages between 8:30 and 9 a.m. While power was restored

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