DOG MISSING AFTER MORONGO VALLEY FIRE

A dog is missing and presumed dead following an early morning fire in Morongo Valley Sunday. According to a Sheriff’s report, 911 was called about 4 a.m. to report a mobile home was fully engulfed in flames in the Valley View Mobile Home Manor in the 10800 block of West

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Community Services District will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. tonight when the board will hear options for repairing or replacing the Fire Department’s medic engine after which General Manager Donna Munoz will present a midyear budget review. Tonight’s meeting takes place at the Covington Park

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FREE SURPLUS FEDERAL FOOD GIVEAWAY LOCALLY MONDAY

The third Monday of September is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, September

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MORONGO MAN ACCUSED OF SOLICITING 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Sunday, accused of soliciting a 12-year-old girl for sex. Police from New Hampshire contacted the San Bernardino Crimes Against Children division August 31 about a 12-year-old girl who was receiving lewd photos and messages from Christopher Pate, 20, of the 9000 block of Ole

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in regular session tonight. Fire department funding by committee or taxes will be discussed. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look at the agenda… The Morongo Valley Community Services District holds its regular third Tuesday meeting at 7 p.m. tonight when directors are expected

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FAMILY FUN NIGHT IN MORONGO VALLEY FRIDAY

Morongo Valley is bringing back an old favorite—Family Fun Potluck and Game Night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to get in on the fun … The Second Friday of every month is your invitation to Morongo Valley’s Family Fun Potluck and Game Night in the multi-purpose room at Covington

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF STABBING HIS STEPFATHER

A 20-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of stabbing his stepfather. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 10:30 a.m., the mother of John Zielonka went to her home in the 11100 block of Morongo Way in Morongo Valley to finish moving her belongings out of a home she

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CAR FIRE SPARKS SMALL VEGETATION FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY

A vegetation fire in Morongo Valley was sparked by a car that had just come out of the Morongo Grade Thursday evening. According to Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Mark Murphy, the male driver of a 1993 Buick noticed the car had started smoking and pulled way over on to the

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MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN RUGGED DESERT HOT SPRINGS WASH

A woman who was found dead Sunday morning was identified Wednesday as a 28-year-old Morongo Valley resident. The Riverside County Coroner’s office said Stephanie Dixon, 28, was found in Mission Creek Wash, west of Indian Avenue in Desert Hot Springs, about 8 a.m. Sunday morning. The Desert Hot Springs police

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NEW PERFORMANCES FOR “DRIVING MISS DAISY” AT GROVE’S THEATER

The Groves Cabin Theatre has added several performances to the run of “Driving Miss Daisy.” Reporter Rebecca Havely is directing the show and has all the details… The cast and crew have rehearsals well underway for “Driving Miss Daisy.” The cast includes, Joy Groves, Horace Miller and Dave Jessup. The

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MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN FOUND DEAD NEAR DESERT HOT SPRINGS

A woman who was found dead Sunday morning was identified Wednesday as a 28-year-old Morongo Valley resident. The Riverside County Coroner’s office said Stephanie Dixon, 28, was found in Mission Creek Wash, west of Indian Avenue in Desert Hot Springs, about 7:47 a.m. Sunday morning. The Desert Hot Springs police

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF STALKING

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Monday morning, accusing of violating a restraining order by stalking and harassing his neighbor. According to a Sheriff’s report, Gregory Lonsdale, 60, of the 53200 block of Altadena Avenue in Morongo Valley threatened his neighbor and pointed a handgun at him on July 31.

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SEX OFFENDER ACCUSED IN MORONGO VALLEY RAPE

A registered sex offender in Morongo Valley was detained Wednesday, after he was accused of raping a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman went to a residence in the 49600 block of Paradise Avenue in Morongo Valley Monday to get a tattoo from Aaron “Dino” Pearson, 48. The

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD LOOKING INTO ADDITIONAL TAXES

The Morongo Valley CSD Board met last night. Additional taxes, super majority, and a lease were all om the agenda. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at that meeting and files this report…

At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, directors formed an ad hoc committee to investigate

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says state surplus, a special tax, and defining a super majority are all on the agenda…

In Morongo Valley, the Community Services District holds the regular third Tuesday meeting at 7 p.m. in the Covington Park Community

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SCHOOL BOARD IN WORKSHOP/STUDY SESSION TONIGHT

In a 5:30 p.m. work/study session tonight, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will review the single plans for student achievement for Landers, Morongo Valley, Palm Vista, and Oasis elementary schools. Those plans will be approved during the 7 p.m. open session. During a closed session, the board

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TWO INJURED IN ROLLOVER CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY SUNDAY

Two people were injured, one seriously, during a single-vehicle rollover crash in Morongo Valley Sunday. Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Andrew Behrens said that shortly before 7 p.m., rescue personnel were called to a crash in the eastbound lane of Highway 62, just east of Sundown Trail. A Ford Focus had

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SPEECH SCREENING OFFERED FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS

The Morongo Unified school District is offering speech screening for kids from 3 to 5 years old tomorrow and Wednesday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says don’t miss this important opportunity… The Morongo Unified School District is offering speech screening for preschool children, aged 3 to 5 years old. Speech screenings

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MEET YOUR MAC: TODAY GAYLE SWARAT

The members of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council are not elected, but are appointed by the District Supervisor. Since they hadn’t been subject to voter scrutiny, we thought Morongo Basin residents should know something about the people representing the unincorporated areas of the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork asked

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CANDIDATE FILING EXTENDED FOR MORONGO VALLEY CSD

Last Friday was the deadline for candidates to file for the November 3rd Consolidated Election; however, that deadline must be extended when an incumbent does not file and that’s exactly the case for one local special district office. Assignment reporter, Mike Lipsitz, has details… In Morongo Valley, long-time Community Services

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