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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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING CASH FROM NEIGHBOR

A man who was helping a neighbor clean up thought he hit the mother lode when he found a large amount of cash, but he was arrested when he refused to return it to his neighbor. According to a Sheriff’s report, Ronald Svidergol, 52, was helping his neighbor clean in

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ATTEMPTED BURGLARY AT A MORONGO VALLEY HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE

The owners of a Morongo Valley home that was destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon discovered someone had attempted to burglarize the home. According to investigators, the residents were not home when their home in the 50900 block of Aspen Drive caught on fire about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. After the fire

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TOWN HALL MEETING ON MORONGO VALLEY FIRE TAX PROPOSAL SATURDAY

A town hall meeting about the proposed fire tax in Morongo Valley will be held this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says this is a great opportunity for residents to get all the information about the proposal… Morongo Valley’s proposed fire tax will be the topic of discussion at a special,

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MORONGO VALLEY FAMILY LEFT HOMELESS AFTER HOUSE FIRE

A Morongo Valley family is homeless after a fire destroyed their home and killed their dogs Tuesday afternoon. According to Morongo Valley Fire Chief Jock Johnson, the residents were not home when the fire started, but when they returned to their home in the 50900 block of Aspen Drive about

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MORONGO VALLEY SQUATTER ARRESTED

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Saturday morning after he was found squatting in a vacant home in Morongo Valley with a stolen trailer. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of a property in the 49600 block of Buena Vista Drive in Morongo Valley called about 9 a.m.

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PRICE OF GAS GOING UP RAPIDLY, WE’LL TELL YOU WHY

If you’ve been enjoying our falling gasoline prices you’d better fill up, because experts say prices will jump about 30 cents today and will keep on climbing. Consumer Watchdog warns that gas prices on the street will spike after the Los Angeles wholesale market jumped 52 cents per gallon Thursday.

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YUCCA VALLEY FLUTE CIRCLE MEETS TOMORROW

Yucca Valley Flute Circle meets this Saturday, February 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley. Flutemakers Marvin and Jonette Yazzie will share insights into making and playing Native American flutes. Marvin Yazzie, a Navajo Nation Tribal member, and his wife Jonette, were raised in the

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CRASH INTO POWER POLE CAUSES OUTAGES, CLOSES YUCCA GRADE THIS MORNING

A single car crashed into a power pole in Morongo Valley early this morning, causing power outages in scattered areas throughout the Morongo Basin and that blocked the westbound lanes of the Yucca Grade for about 2 hours. The CHP said the crash occurred at 4:12 this morning in Morongo

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MORONGO VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS SAVE TWO HOMES, RV LOST

Morongo Valley firefighters were able to save two houses that were threatened by a motorhome fire last night. Captain Andrew Arthen said when they arrived at the fire in the 49400 block of Conejo Road about 5:30, the motorhome was fully involved in flames. It was parked between two homes,

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD SEEKING A NEW BOARD MEMBER

The Morongo Valley Community Services District is seeking applications for a new board member. Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month in the Covington Park multi-purpose room. Qualified candidates must be registered voters living within the boundaries of Morongo Valley. Interested residents can pick up an

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WE REVIEW “THE SEAHORSE” AT GROVE’S THEATER

Groves’ Cabin Theatre in Morongo Valley held its opening night for the two-actor play, “The Seahorse,” last weekend. Directed by Abe Daniels, “The Seahorse” is a sensuous and testy love story between a woman who is afraid to fall in love, and the man who loves her. Managing editor Tami

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MORONGO VALLEY UNVEILS SAND-TO-SNOW MONUMENT SIGN

The Morongo Valley Chamber of Commerce unveiled a new welcome sign yesterday. The sign, located at the corner of Highway 62 and Hess Boulevard, says “Morongo Valley — Home of Sand-to-Snow National Monument.” The new Sand to Snow National Monument was part of a package proposed by Senator Diane Feinstein

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