A REMINDER ABOUT SCHOOLS AND DRIVER SAFETY

According to the National Safe Routes to School program, more children are struck by cars near schools than at any other location. With Morongo Basin schools opening today, drivers must exercise more caution than ever in or near school zones. Reporter Mike Lipsitz reminds us of safe driver practices in

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SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY, A REMINDER ABOUT SCHOOL BUS SAFETY

School starts in the Morongo Basin Monday, August 21. Thousands of local children will ride the school bus to school every day. Reporter Eric Knabe offers these tips about how we can be safe around the school bus…

It’s back to school and the National Association For Pupil Transportation has

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RIDE YOUR BIKE BACK TO SCHOOL SAFELY

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District will start the 2017-18 school year Monday, August 21. Do you have fond memories of riding your bike to school as a kid? Reporter Rebecca Havely has tips to bring the joy of biking to school to your own children, and help them

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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST DOG ATTACKS

Walking in the desert, or even in your own neighborhood, 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

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WHAT TO WATCH FOR WITH DOOR-TO-DOOR SOLICITORS

With the warmer weather that comes along with summer, 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 solicitors…

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PROBLEM WITH ANTS? WE’VE GOT SOME TIPS TO GET RID OF THEM

This wet winter has led to a greater infestation of ant this spring and summer. Reporter Eric Knabe has some tips to help combat the invasion…

This summer has been challenging in the seasonal battle between ant and man. Here are some ideas that may tip the scales in your

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KEEP CHILDREN SAFE FROM POISON

If you’re dealing with ants, be careful if you place poison out to kill them. Don’t use toxic substances where children or pets can get to them. The California Poison Control System provides immediate, free and expert treatment advice and referral over the telephone, 24 hours a day, seven days

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TIPS TO AVOID GETTING LOST IN THE DESERT

With the search for a pair of missing hikers on everyone’s minds, managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips on how to avoid getting lost in the desert—or anywhere else…

It’s not uncommon for people to become lost or turned around in Joshua Tree National Park. Thankfully, most find their

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TAKE PRECAUTIONS WHEN HIKING IN THE SUMMER HEAT

With the search for the missing hikers from Orange County still active, many people are wondering about the advisability of hiking in the desert during the summer months. Joshua Tree National Park Ranger George Land offers these tips on how you can still hike safely…

Hot summer weather is upon

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DESERT SURVIVAL TIPS

While the likelihood of finding the Orange County couple alive diminishes each day they remain missing—and it’s highly unusual for people to remain missing this long—reporter David Haldane has some suggestions o, how to avoid—and if necessary, survive—becoming lost in the desert…

Imagine a nightmare scenario. You’re hiking in Joshua

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TIPS TO AVOID GETTING LOST IN THE DESERT

With the search for a pair of missing hikers reaching its sixth day, reporter Rebecca Havely offers these tips on how to avoid getting lost in the desert—or anywhere else… It’s not uncommon for people to become lost or turned around in Joshua Tree National Park. Thankfully, most find their

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DON’T WALK DOGS ON HOT PAVEMENT

Most people are aware that they shouldn’t leave their dogs in cars during hot weather. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has this reminder about another danger for dogs in the heat…

If it’s too hot for you to walk barefoot on pavement—and it’s been plenty hot recently—then it’s too hot for your

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TAKE PRECAUTIONS WHEN HIKING IN THE SUMMER HEAT

Don’t let the heat cheat you out of a good hike. Here’s some hot weather hiking tips from Joshua Tree National Park Ranger George Land…

Hot summer weather is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up hiking in the park. As long as you plan ahead

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ADD “ICE” TO YOUR CELL PHONE

Adding an In Case of Emergency, or ICE, contact to your cell phone can help emergency personnel contact your friends or loved ones if you are badly injured in an accident and can’t speak for yourself. Anthony Abraria explains this simple idea…

Your emergency contact person should be someone who

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VEHICLE THEFTS ON THE RISE, A REMINDER FROM THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

In addition to residential burglaries, theft from parked vehicles and vehicle theft is also going up here in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Anthony Abraria says the Sheriff’s Department is offering a reminder…

Crimes of petty theft from vehicles and stolen vehicles are on the rise. The citizens of the Morongo

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IT’S MONSOON SEASON: SOME LIGHTNING SAFETY TIPS

As we move into the depths of summer, residents of the Morongo Basin can expect summer thunderstorms. Reporter Anthony Abraria offers these safety tips to protect your home from lightning strikes…

According to the National Weather Service, every thunderstorm produces lightning which is a direct threat to most buildings. A

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OFFERS SUMMER HIKING SAFETY TIPS

With the summer’s heat, locals and visitors who hike in Joshua Tree National Park need to take extra precautions. Park Spokesman George Land has some summer hiking safety tips…

Hot summer weather is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up hiking in the park. As long

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WE MAY SEE SOME RAIN THIS WEEK, MONSOON SAFETY REMINDERS

With rain expected later this week, 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. A flood watch means a flood is possible, while a

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FIRES, FLOODS, EARTHQUAKES: WHAT TO INCLUDE IN AN EMERGENCY KIT

Whether it’s floods, fires, or an earthquake, an hour or two of preparation in advance of a disaster offers peace of mind, but can also mean the difference between surviving or not. Reporter Mike Lipsitz offers some tips on putting together your emergency kit…

Assemble your kit with the thought

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ADD ICE TO YOUR CELL PHONE

Adding an In Case of Emergency, or ICE, contact to your cell phone can help emergency personnel contact your friends or loved ones if you are badly injured in an accident and can’t speak for yourself. Reporter Edica Gonzalez explains this simple idea…

Your emergency contact person should be someone

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