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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BURGLARY LEADS TO ARREST OF MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN ON WEAPONS CHARGES

A Morongo Valley woman was arrested Monday during a burglary investigation when she was found in possession of a stolen handgun. According to reports from the Sheriff’s Department, a resident in the 5200 block of Border Avenue in Joshua Tree came home about 1:30 p.m. Monday to discover her front

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MORONGO VALLEY PLANS PUBLIC MEETINGS ON MEASURE “E” PARCEL FEE PROPOSAL

Morongo Valley voters will decide the future of paramedic and fire protection services there at the June 7 Primary Election. Labeled “Measure E,” the Community Services District worked to put the initiative on the ballot. Measure E calls for a flat $350 per parcel annual fee to replace the existing

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ATTACKS A WOMAN WITH A ROCK

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Saturday after he tried to attack a woman with a rock. According to a Sheriff’s report, Bobbie Lowery, 33, was arguing with a woman in the 51800 block of Panorama Drive about 1 p.m. The woman told deputies that Lowery threw her to the

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WOMAN FOUND WALKING ON THE HIGHWAY IN MORONGO VALLEY HELD ON WARRANTS

A Fontana transient who was walking into traffic on Highway 62 in Morongo Valley was arrested Tuesday morning when deputies discovered she had three arrest warrants totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses reported a woman, later identified as Michelle Cardenas, 31, was walking into

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MORONGO VALLEY CLEANUP THIS SATURDAY

A community cleanup is being held this Saturday in Morongo Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how you can pitch in to help… Morongo Valley residents are invited to a community-wide spring cleaning March 26 beginning at 8 a.m. Financed by County Code Enforcement and hosted by the Morongo Valley

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A PACKED HOUSE FOR A MORONGO VALLEY FIRE TAX TOWN HALL MEETING

The Morongo Valley CSD held a town hall meeting Saturday about the proposed Fire Tax for the community. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says it was a full house on hand… It was a packed house for Saturday morning’s town hall meeting on the proposed fire tax in Morongo Valley. If approved,

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo valley CSD meets in regular session tonight. The board will be looking for a new member. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… At tonight’s regular 7 o’clock meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board will interview candidates to fill the director’s seat vacated by Karen

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FIRE DESTROYS MORONGO VALLEY HOME EARLY SATURDAY

The Sheriff’s arson unit is investigating a fire in Morongo Valley early Saturday morning. According to Morongo Valley Fire Chief Jock Johnson, firefighters were called to the 49200 block of Palo Verde Road just after midnight Saturday morning where they found a 3,600-square foot residence 75 percent involved in flames.

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