PROTECT YOUR MAIL AND PACKAGES FROM MAIL THEFT

Mail theft is a real problem in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Tanisha Cureton has some tips about how to protect your mail from thieves…

Sending mail and packages can be scary during the holiday season. So, here are some tips to protect your mail.

Avoid sending cash by mail; if

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WHAT TO WATCH FOR WITH DOOR-TO-DOOR SOLICITORS

With the colder weather that comes along with the holidays, so do the door-to-door solicitors. And while many operate fairly and honestly, there are ways to spot those who are simply looking for a quick buck. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives some tips on how to protect yourself from unscrupulous

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STAY SAFE WITH HOLIDAY DECORATIONS

Now that the Christmas season is here, many people are decorating their homes and yards. Reporter Tanisha Cureton offers the following safety tips from the San Bernardino County Fire Department… With the holiday season upon us, the San Bernardino County Fire Dept. reminds residents of the following holiday decorating and

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THAT HOLIDAY MEAL COULD HARM YOUR PET, A REMINDER

The majority of pet emergency room visits during the holidays revolve around the turkey. Don’t feed your dog or cat any food from your holiday meal. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more about how even a small piece of turkey skin or butter-coated vegetable can cause a life-threatening illness in

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SAFETY TIPS FOR PREPARING YOUR HOLIDAY MEAL

As your home warms up with all the delicious smells of Thanksgiving cooking, make sure you’re being safe while in the kitchen. Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and related injuries. The San Bernardino County Fire Department offers these safety tips for cooking your holiday meal.

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IT’S HALLOWEEN SOME TIPS TO MAKE IT SAFE AND FUN

Halloween is a fun holiday enjoyed by many, but without the right precautions, serious issues can arise. Reporter Eric Knabe has some tips to make this holiday just slightly less scary… Halloween parties are always safer than trick-or-treating, but if you do choose to trick-or-treat, stay in your neighborhood. Plan

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SOME SAFETY TIPS IN THE WAKE OF RECENT HOME FIRES

Fires kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined and 85 percent of all fire deaths occur in residences. A few simple steps may save your life and the lives of loved ones. Reporter Rebecca Havely offers these safety tips… Smoke and flames can engulf a house very quickly. Smoke

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COUNTY ISSUES FIRE WEATHER WATCH

San Bernardino County has issued a fire weather watch for the weekend. Strong gusty winds from the San Bernardino County mountains are expected; some locations could have sustained winds of 25 miles per hour, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour. Winds will increase Saturday morning, peak midday, calm

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PROTECT YOUR HOUSE FROM WILDFIRE

Reporter Mike Lipsitz has some tips on how to protect your home from wildfire…

As the threat of wildfire continues, The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® suggests some critical actions to take before, during, and after wildfires. Be prepared with a disaster safety kit in case evacuation is ordered.

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TIPS FOR JOGGING SAFELY

Many people enjoy jogging or running, but if they’re not careful, they can be victimized by criminals. Runners or joggers are often so preoccupied with their run that they are not paying attention to their surroundings or realize what is happening around them. Reporter Eric Knabe offers the following personal

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PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM FIRE WITH DEFENSIBLE SPACE

Although we’re enjoying cooler fall weather, southern California and the West are still threatened by extreme fire danger. Reporter Sara Snyder says you can help by creating a defensible space… To better protect your home from wildfires, remove all dead plants, grass, leaves, and pine needles from your yard and

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HOME FIRE SAFETY TIPS

Fires kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined and 85 percent of all fire deaths occurring in residences. A few simple steps may save your life and the lives of loved ones. Reporter Rebecca Havely offers these safety tips…

Smoke and flames can engulf a house very quickly. Smoke

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN SWINDLED OUT OF ALMOST $3,000.00 IN BABY SITTER SCAM

In a new twist on an old con, a woman in Twentynine Palms found herself swindled out of $2,860 from a long-distance perpetrator. According to Sheriff’s records, the victim told deputies she had supposedly been hired for babysitting work by a man who claimed to be moving from New York

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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST DOG ATTACKS

Walking in the desert can be a relaxing way to exercise but encountering aggressive dogs can be terrifying and dangerous. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips about how to protect yourself if you are threatened by loose dogs…

Dog attacks can be vicious and bloody. Reduce your risk of

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EARTHQUAKES, IT’S NOT AN IF, IT’S A WHEN… HOW TO STAY SAFE

The recent earthquakes in Mexico and tremblers in California remind us it’s only a matter of time before the Morongo Basin has another big earthquake. Managing editor Tami Roleff has these tips on how to stay safe during a quake… If you are indoors, duck or drop down to the

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CHP TELLS US HOW TO DRIVE SAFELY AROUND MOTORCYCLES

Reducing the number of motorcycle-involved collisions goes beyond training and prevention on the part of the motorcyclists. California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin offers the following tips for motorists on how to drive safely around motorcycles… Give motorcycles extra room. A minor rear-end collision involving a motorcycle can have major

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DRIVE SAFELY AROUND MOTORCYCLES

Reducing the number of motorcycle-involved collisions goes beyond training and prevention on the part of the motorcyclists. California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin offers the following tips for motorists on how to drive safely around motorcycles…

Give motorcycles extra room. A minor rear-end collision involving a motorcycle can have major

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MONSOON SEASON IS HERE, SOME SAFETY TIPS

The Morongo Basin is now in the monsoon season. And with monsoons, comes the very real threat of flash flooding. When rain threatens, the National Weather Service may issue flood watches or flood warnings here on Z107.7. A flood watch means a flood is possible, while a flood warning means

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BEWARE OF THE “GRANDPARENT’S” SCAM

An old phone scam that is making the rounds again. It’s called the “grandparents scam,” because the caller pretends to be the victim’s grandchild who needs money because of an arrest or car crash. A woman in Morongo Valley received a call recently in which the caller claimed to be

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READY SB COUNTY PHONE APP TO HELP RESIDENTS DURING EMERGENCIES

The state of California and San Bernardino County have set up websites and apps to help residents in case of natural disasters and emergencies. The California Office of Emergency Services, CALoes.ca.gov, has tips for individuals, families, businesses, schools and teachers, on how to prepare. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more information

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