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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COUNTY SUPERVISORS MAY GREEN LIGHT JOSHUA TREE MENTAL FACILITY TOMORROW

If all goes as expected, tomorrow’s decision by the county board of supervisors will put into motion the first steps required for construction of a 10-bed crisis residential treatment facility in Joshua Tree. It will be the only facility of its kind in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has

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CHRISTOPHER LEE SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON, NO PAROLE

CHRISTOPHER LEE SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON, NO PAROLE Christopher Lee was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole Tuesday for the murder of Erin Corwin, 19, of Twentynine Palms. Corwin’s husband, mother and sister gave victim impact statements prior to the sentencing, in which they stressed how her

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JURY DELIBERATIONS BEGIN TODAY IN CHRISTOPHER LEE MURDER TRIAL

The defense and the prosecution both rested their cases Tuesday morning in the murder trial of Christopher Lee. Lee is a former Twentynine Palms Marine accused of murdering his neighbor and lover, Erin Corwin, and dumping her body down a mine shaft in the desert east of Twentynine Palms two

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PROSECUTION RESTS IN CHRISTOPHER LEE MURDER TRIAL

The prosecution rested its case Wednesday in the murder trial of Christopher Lee, who is accused of killing 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms in 2014. This week, the county’s chief medical examiner admitted under cross-examination by Lee’s attorney that Corwin’s strangulation could have happened as much as a day

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TRIAL FOR FORMER MARINE ACCUSED OF KILLING ERIN CORWIN STARTS TODAY

The murder trial of the former Marine who is accused of killing a Twentynine Palms woman and dumping her body down a mine shaft is scheduled to start today. Prosecutors allege that in June 2014, Christopher Lee, now 27, arranged a secret tryst with his lover and next door neighbor,

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VOTER GUIDES HIT MORONGO BASIN MAILBOXES

Morongo Basin residents should start receiving their voter information guides this week for November’s general election. The guide includes a sample ballot as well as information about the propositions, local measures, and voting. The back cover of the guide has the voter’s polling location. Voters are encouraged to hold on

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DECISION ON CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE DEVELOPMENT EXPECTED TOMORROW

Like a cruel cliffhanger on a daytime drama, the last meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors ended moments before the board would have voted on the planned Alta mira gated housing project in Joshua Tree. That was two weeks ago and county supervisors are expected to finally

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JURY SELECTION STARTS, COURT DATE SET IN CHRISTOPHER LEE MURDER TRIAL

Preliminary jury selection in the murder trial of Christopher Lee started this week, but due to a conflict with the judge’s schedule, the juror panels will be called back to court October 3. Lee, 27, is accused of strangling his neighbor and former lover, Erin Corwin, 19, of Twentynine Palms,

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SUPERVISORS SIDESTEP DECISION ON CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE DEVELOPMENT

Those expecting to see an end to the protracted standoff over the planned Alta Mira project in Joshua Tree will have to wait a little longer. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz explains why… Following presentations from the developer, county planners, and community leaders who brought the appeal, the Board of Supervisors

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SUPERVISORS MAY DECIDE CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE DEVELOPMENT TOMORROW

Nearly a decade in the making, tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino looks to be the final showdown in a battle between the people of Joshua Tree and developers of the planned Alta Mira gated housing project next to Friendly Hills Elementary School.

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FORGET ESCAPING, MAN CAUGHT SNEAKING INTO COUNTY JAIL

Forget escaping: A man was caught climbing into the San Bernardino county jail Sunday. About 6 a.m. Sunday, July 31, County Sheriff’s Sgt. Corey Emon spotted a man who was not a prisoner climbing up the perimeter fence of the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino. Emon notified jail staff

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TOP BRASS IN THE COUNTY GET A 7 PERCENT RAISE

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved a 7 percent pay increase to county administrators and executives. An unusual change included a reduction in salary of the county clerk, now a function carried out by the assessor, to $1 a year. A county spokesman said that the county, if

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CHRISTMAS IN MAY AT COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEETING TOMORROW

One way to know an election is near is to look at the money flowing out of San Bernardino. Yes, it’s Christmas in May. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … At tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino, the board is expected to

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66TH ANNUAL YUCCA VALLEY GRUBSTAKE DAYS NEXT WEEKEND

Some of the events in next week’s 66th annual Yucca Valley Grubstake Days celebration include a golf tournament, parade, pancake breakfast, and 5K, and 10K run and 2K walk. The golf tournament starts at 8 a.m. Friday, May 27, at Hawk’s Landing. Call 760-365-6323 to register. Saturday, May 28, enjoy

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