SUPERVISORS MEET: LOCAL RECOGNITION, APPOINTMENT AND REVENUE AGREEMENT

A recognition, an appointment, and a revenue agreement all with ties to our Morongo Basin are on the agenda for tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills in the details… In a largely ceremonial move, supervisors will recognize Joshua Tree

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FIRE IN HIGHLAND COULD BRING SMOKE INTO OUR DESERT

Firefighters are battling a wildland fire east of San Bernardino and north of Highland. The fire began shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, and quickly grew to over 900 acres. Some smoke from that fire may come in to our area. Over 560 firefighters from several agencies are working to contain

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TWO AREA FELONS ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE ALLEGATIONS IN SAN BERNARDINO

Two local residents were arrested Sunday in San Bernardino, accused of possession of drugs and a stolen handgun. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies made a traffic stop of a vehicle in the area of Victoria Avenue and 28th Street just before 1 p.m. Inside the car were Pedro Sanchez,

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MARINE TRAINING EXERCISE WILL BRING NOISE TO THE AREA

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 a 29-day integrated training exercise called ITX 4-17. The exercise will conduct battalion-size, live-fire maneuvers and will incorporate combat support, combat

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SUMMER MOVIES SERIES KICKS OFF TONIGHT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Summer movies in Luckie Park are here again, presented by the Twentynine Palms Recreation Department. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in…

Summer has returned and so has the summer movie program in Luckie Park. This Thursday, June 15, the summer season begins with the movie “The Jungle Book.” This 2016

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ANOTHER MASSIVE SOLAR FARM COULD BE COMING TO THE DESERT CENTER AREA

Riverside County could soon be getting its fifth massive solar farm. The 500-megawatt Palen solar project would be between Interstate 10 and Joshua Tree National Park.

Palen’s developer, San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy, has signed a contract to sell the electricity to Southern California Edison. The California Public Utilities Commission

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“DESERT DAZE” TICKETS GO ON SALE NEXT WEEK

An eclectic mix of music, culture, art, and nature will return to Joshua Tree with the 6th annual Desert Daze Music and Art Festival at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center October 13-15. The event will feature a who’s who of live music—including desert-rooted Eagles of Death Metal—and food, film screenings,

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YUCCA VALLEY SWIM PROGRAM START JUNE 19

Town aquatic programs start this Monday at the Yucca Valley High School community pool. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says many drop-in programs will be available…

The Town of Yucca Valley aquatic programs will begin Monday, June 19, at the community pool at the high school on Sage Avenue. Drop-in programs

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WOMEN’S HERITAGE PROJECT CLASS AT RAINBOW STEW SATURDAY

A cross-cultural presentation on the universal blood mysteries is the fifth class in a series in the Women’s Heritage Project. The class will be held at Rainbow Stew on Saturday, June 17, starting at 10:30 a.m. A donation of $25 is requested, but no one will be turned away. Rainbow

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEET TOMORROW, 2 LOCAL AGENCIES UP FOR MAJOR FUNDING

Two Morongo Basin agencies are likely recipients of funds if all goes as expected at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … On tomorrow’s consent agenda, county supervisors are expected to approve a grant application that, together with

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEET: MORONGO BASIN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

Topics specific to our Morongo Basin are the subjects of several agenda items at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Item 49 on the board of supervisor’s agenda tomorrow will green light a $200,000 grant to pay for

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COURTS AND CLERGY CONFERENCE IN SAN BERNARDINO

Local members of the clergy still have time to sign up for a special conference on courts, kids and the clergy early next month. Reporter Edica Gonzales has details… Members of the clergy are invited to attend a conference in San Bernardino that will focus on courts and children. Judges

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THREE KILLED, ONE WOUNDED IN SAN BERNARDINO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING

Two adults and an 8-year-old child are dead, and another child was wounded, in what is being called a murder-suicide at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino. San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said Cedric Anderson, 53, of Riverside, came to the school shortly before 10:30 a.m. Monday and

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YUCCA VALLEY LOBOS HOSTING YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEER CAMPS

The Yucca Valley Lobos will hold three youth football and cheer camps in Yucca Valley. Football is open to children ages 7 to 14; cheer is for children 4 to 14. A football only camp is set for April 3 through 7. Football and cheer camps will be held May

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DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE COUNTY GRAND JURY APPROACHING

The deadline to volunteer for the San Bernardino County grand jury for 2017-2018 has been extended to March 17. Kirby Davis explains who can apply, what a grand juror does, and how to apply… To be eligible for selection to the county grand jury, a person must be at least

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DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE COUNTY GRAND JURY HAS BEEN EXTENDED

The deadline to volunteer for the San Bernardino County grand jury for 2017-2018 has been extended. Kirby Davis explains who can apply, what a grand juror does, and how to apply… To be eligible for selection to the county grand jury, a person must be at least 18 years of

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS TO GREEN LIGHT JOSHUA TREE MENTAL HEALTH CENTER

When county supervisors meet tomorrow, Robert Lovingood will be sitting in the chairman’s seat. Lovingood replaced James Ramos in a board reorganization. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what to expect during the 10 a.m. meeting… Among the many items on tomorrow’s agenda when county supervisors meet in San Bernardino, the

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS CONSIDER COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA ROAD FEES TOMORROW

When county supervisors meet tomorrow, Robert Lovingood will be sitting in the chairman’s seat. Lovingood replaced James Ramos in a board reorganization. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what to expect during Tuesday’s 10 a.m. meeting… Among the many items on tomorrow’s agenda when county supervisors meet in San Bernardino, the

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APPLICATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR COUNTY GRAND JURY

Volunteers for the 2017-2018 San Bernardino County grand jury are now being requested. Edica Gonzalez explains who can apply, what a grand juror does, and how to apply… To be eligible for selection to the county grand jury, a person must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS REORGANIZE, WILL APPOINT LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES TOMORROW

The business portion of tomorrow’s meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino will be postponed from the usual 10 a.m. time until at least 2 p.m. The delay will allow the board to attend funeral services for Riverside County Board of Supervisors Chairman John Benoit. The highly-regarded Benoit died of

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