JAMES WEBB GETS 26 YEARS TO LIFE FOR FATAL STABBING IN THE HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT

James Webb, the man convicted last month of stabbing a man to death in Yucca Valley nearly two years ago, was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison Monday. Webb, 36, killed John Rosin, 77, inside his RV while it was parked in the Home Depot parking lot in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MARKS FIRE TURNOVER, ELIMINATES TV COVERAGE

The Twentynine Palms City Council marked the turnover of the fire Department to county control last night. Reporter David Haldane said they also eliminated TV coverage of their meetings… The moment was almost one for the history books. After years of discord, the Twentynine Palms City Council last night ceremoniously

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LANDERS MAN ARRESTED AFTER RIFLE IS STOLEN

A Landers man was arrested Saturday, accused of stealing a rifle. According to a Sheriff’s report, Johnathan Gambel, 18, was staying at a friend’s home in the 1800 block of Acoma Trail in Landers. The gun owner noticed that the .22-caliber rifle was missing. After an investigation, Johnathan Gambel was

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CHP OFFERS START SMART CLASS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Area CHP will be holding a free Start Smart driving class for teens and parents. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… Start Smart is designed to provide teens and their parents with an interactive, safe driving awareness class. This class is offered by the Morongo Basin

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LAST DAY FOR YUCCA VALLEY ROAD PROJECT

Yucca Valley has been performing road maintenance on town roads at various locations through today. Z107.7 has been letting you know where so you can plan accordingly. Today, the project comes to an end as they make a slurry seal application on San Andreas Road from Warren Vista to Joshua

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THE PRICE OF WATER IN LANDERS IS GOING UP

The cost of water in the Landers area is going up, but not by much. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at last night’s meeting of the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency board and files this report… At last night’s meeting of the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency, the board approved a

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CONGRESSMAN COOK UPDATES TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL

The Twentynine Palms City Council heard from home-grown Congressman Paul Cook last night. Cook updated the council on a variety of issues and priorities. Reporter David Haldane was there and files this report… Worried about hobbyists bringing down airplanes with unmanned drones? If so, Congressman Paul Cook may be your

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JOSHUA TREE CHAMBER SUMMER MIXER AT ART QUEEN COMPLEX FRIDAY

The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce is inviting you to a summer mixer this Friday evening. Meet other professionals and community members from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Art Queen complex, 61855 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. Chamber organizers say the event will be a fun one with

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER SET TO GET TWO NEW PICKUP TRUCKS

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board will meet tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a contract for general manger Ray Kolisz and two new pickup trucks are on the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District the board is expected to award the bid for purchase of two

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HI-DESERT WATER IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District will meet in a special session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the meeting’s agenda… The Hi-Desert Water District board of directors will hold a special meeting tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the board will review the district’s urban water management plan. After a

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A RASH OF BB GUN VANDALISM IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY NIGHT

At least seven people reported vandalism caused by a BB gun to their businesses and vehicles in Yucca Valley Saturday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, sometime Saturday night, unknown suspects shot a BB gun at four businesses in the 56900 and 55600 blocks of Yucca Trail and three vehicles

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WOMAN WITH NEARLY $1.5 MILLION IN WARRANTS ARRESTED IN LANDERS

A Yucca Valley woman with seven arrest warrants of nearly $1.5 million dollars was arrested Friday morning, accused of petty theft. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man and a woman went to the Dollar General store in Landers just before noon Friday and allegedly left without paying for several

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CALFIRE ASKS FOR YOUR HELP TO PREVENT WILDFIRES

Even as the Sand Fire roars out of control in nearby Santa Clarita, CalFire is reminding residents that extreme fire danger requires your help to prevent wildfires. Reporter David Knutson has some fire safety reminders… CAL FIRE is asking the public for their help to prevent the sparking of a

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SHOPLIFTING LEADS TO ARREST ON MULTIPLE WARRANTS

A transient was arrested Saturday on warrants after he was accused of stealing wine from a Joshua Tree convenience store. According to a Sheriff’s report, Eric Hurtado, 26, went into Sam’s Market at the corner of Hallee Road and Highway 62 about 9:30 Saturday morning and allegedly put two bottles

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LANDERS MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING A WITNESS IN MORONGO VALLEY

A Landers man was arrested Sunday night, accused of intimidating a witness. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim was with his son at a softball game in Covington Park in Morongo Valley when he was approached by Joshua Quintana, 31. The man told deputies that Quintana threatened him and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SITS DOWN TO A SMORGASBORD TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council will meet tonight. Reporter David Haldane says a full plate includes a new levy, vacation home rentals, and an update from Congressman Paul Cook… The Twentynine Palms City Council will consider a smorgasbord of issues at its regular meeting tonight. Among other things, the Council

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EXPECT MORE NOISE THAN USUAL ABOARD THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

Morongo Basin residents may hear more noise than usual from the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms over the next month. The Marine Corps will be conducting two exercises: integrated training exercise and a large-scale exercise. These exercises are comprised of intensive training for 3,500 active duty and

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NEW FEDERAL INITIATIVE WILL HELP MORE CALIFORNIANS AFFORD SOLAR

The White House has announced a new initiative to make solar more affordable for homeowners by making additional zero-down government loans available. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more… The Obama Administration announced last week plans to make solar an option for all homeowners by allowing the Veterans Administration and Department

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ROAD MAINTENANCE IN YUCCA VALLEY TODAY

Yucca Valley will be performing road maintenance on town roads at various locations through July 27. Z107-7 will tell you where each day so you can plan accordingly. Today, Tuesday July 26, roadwork will be performed on Outer Highway 62, at the following locations: Old Woman Springs to Airway; Barberry

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY LOOKS AT AMBITIOUS AGENDA TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency, the water supplier for the Landers area, will hold a board meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says an ambitious agenda includes several public hearings … The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Tonight’s

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