MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN HELD AFTER PEPPER SPRAY ATTACK

A Morongo Valley woman was arrested Tuesday morning after she pepper sprayed another woman during an argument. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim went to a home in the 7400 block of Hopi Trail just after 7 a.m. to pick up her brother’s 8-month-old baby who lived there with

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SINGLE-VEHICLE CRASH BACKS UP TRAFFIC ON MORONGO GRADE

A single vehicle traffic crash on the Morongo Grade backed up traffic for about 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon. Morongo Valley Fire Chief Jock Johnson said about 4:20 p.m., a vehicle going up the grade crashed into the concrete center divider at the county line, and then careened into the metal

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD VOTES TO PUT $350 FLAT PARCEL TAX ON THE BALLOT

Last night in Morongo Valley, the Community Services District board approved a plan to put a flat tax proposal to voters this June. The proposed annual $350 per parcel tax must win a two-thirds majority to pass. If approved, it would replace the current property assessment. Revenue generated would be

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“THE SEAHORSE” AT GROVE’S THEATER IN MORONGO VALLEY

The Groves Cabin Theater of Morongo Valley is now taking reservations for the drama, “The Seahorse.” Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how to reserve your tickets… “The Sea Horse,” a drama by Edward J. Moore, is in rehearsals now at the Groves Cabin Theater in Morongo Valley. Director Abe Daniels has

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD LOOKS AT FIRE TAX AND A BUDGET REVIEW TONIGHT

At tonight’s regular 7:00 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board is expected to review the final fire tax proposal and vote on bringing it to Morongo Valley voters in June. Among other items on tonight’s agenda, the board will receive a mid-year budget review, and present

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PARADE OF HOMES INCLUDES MORONGO VALLEY HORSE RANCH

All homes have been selected for the 12th annual Parade of Homes tour, sponsored by Reach Out Morongo Basin. The Parade of Homes is Reach Out’s biggest fund-raiser of the year, which brings in thousands of dollars for its neighbors-helping-neighbors programs. This year’s tour features homes from Morongo Valley to

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TO ASK FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT GRANT TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz a grant application for fire equipment is on the docket… The Morongo Valley Community Services District meets tonight in special session in order to discuss terms and conditions for the possible submission of a grant. If awarded, the

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PART 3 OF 4 IN OUR LOOK BACK AT NEWS STORIES OF 2015

We continue our special series looking back on the biggest Z107.7 News stories of 2015. Today, in part 3 of 4, the Twentynine Palms, Morongo Valley, and Wonder Valley fire departments were also in the news this year. In Twentynine Palms, after years of trying—and failing—to get residents to approve

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DRUGS FOUND IN MORONGO VALLEY STRUCTURE FIRE

Morongo Valley firefighters joined the California Highway Patrol in passing out toys to children in Morongo Valley last night. But firefighters had to leave suddenly when they were called to a structure fire about 7:15 p.m. in the 52700 block of North Ridge Road. Morongo Valley Fire Captain Jeff Rarey

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ONE SOUGHT AFTER MORONGO VALLEY MAN PISTOL-WHIPPED

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in an assault in Morongo Valley Monday afternoon. The male victim, who was not identified by the Sheriff’s Department, said about 1 p.m. a man, identified only as Hispanic, came to the 52300 block of Altadena Drive, pointed a gun at

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD LOOKS AT NEW TAX OF $350 PER PARCEL

The Morongo Valley CSD Board met last night. After reorganization the CSD decided to try to get a new tax of $350 per parcel approved by the voters. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files this report… At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District board the

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TO CONSIDER A FIRE TAX TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD board meets tonight in regular session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board may consider putting a fire tax on the ballot to save the local fire department… At tonight’s regular 7:00 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, board members will consider a revenue-generating measure

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ARSON SUSPECTED IN MORONGO VALLEY CAR FIRE

Arson is suspected in a car fire in Morongo Valley early Saturday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor in the 4900 block of Visnaga Avenue was awakened about 1 a.m. when he heard a loud explosion outside his home. When he looked outside, he saw a vehicle on

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3.3 EARTHQUAKE THIS MORNING CENTERED IN MORONGO VALLEY

A minor earthquake occurred at 6:06 a.m. this morning. The U.S. Geological Survey says the the magnitude 3.3 event occurred five miles west-northwest of Morongo Valley at a depth of six miles. The quake was 14 miles west-southwest of Yucca Valley. It was felt widely in the region and as

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LOW-COST ANIMAL SERVICES OFFERRED LOCALLY IN DECEMBER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in December 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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FIRE DESTROYS HOUSE IN MORONGO VALLEY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING

A Morongo Valley home suffered significant damage due to an early morning fire Friday. According to Morongo Valley Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, firefighters from Morongo Valley, CalFire, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and a breathing support unit from Loma Linda were called to a structure fire at 6:14 a.m. in the

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NO ARRESTS MADE IN SPECIAL HOLIDAY ORV PATROL

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department conducted off-highway vehicle enforcement last Friday and Saturday during the Thanksgiving Day weekend. Over the course of the two days, deputies contacted 250 people and responded to four calls for service, but made no arrests and issued no citations. They handed out pamphlets outlining rules

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LOW-COST ANIMAL SERVICES OFFERRED LOCALLY IN DECEMBER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in December 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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29 PALMS & MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING TONIGHT

The annual 29 Palms Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place at 29 Palms City Hall on Tuesday, December 1st starting at 5 pm. The Gospel Fellowship Christian Center Church choir, led by choir director Cassandra Haney, will perform holiday songs for the crowd as well as join with the

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COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM FORMING IN MORONGO VALLEY

The community of Morongo Valley is forming an emergency response team. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells residents how to sign up… When it comes to major disasters, the question is not “if” but “when.” In Morongo Valley, some are planning for that eventuality by organizing a Community Emergency Response Team, or

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