SHERIFF INVESTIGATING THEFT OF OVER $11,000.00 FROM YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of check theft against a Yucca Valley church. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the St. Joseph of Arimathea Church about 12:30 Monday afternoon. The church’s treasurer discovered that an unknown suspect had made multiple unauthorized transactions from the church’s checking account, totaling more

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INTENTIONAL FLOODING OF HOMES IN YUCCA VALLEY AND 29 PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating two similar cases of vandalism in Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley. On Saturday, deputies were called to the 6500 block of Desert Queen Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 7:30 p.m. when neighbors noticed water in the front yard of an apartment building. Neighbors and the

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION DISCUSSES SHORT TERM RENTALS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission held its first public hearing last night on its draft ordinance concerning short-term vacation rentals. Managing editor Tami Roleff said commissioners heard from residents who spoke on both sides of the issue… At last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, commissioners heard from

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CHANGE IN LUNCH POLICY MISUNDERSTANDING AT ONAGA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

A robocall to parents of students at Onaga Elementary School has caused some misunderstanding. Interim Superintendent Doug Weller said it appears that a parent may have misunderstood a robocall that went out the other day. The school used to have a Friday-only policy for parents; in other words, parents were

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL DRUM LINE PERFORMS TONIGHT

The award-winning Yucca Valley High School Drumline is giving up Prom for more competition. They will give a final and sendoff performance tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… Some students in the Yucca Valley High School Winter Percussion Ensemble will not be going to Prom on Saturday because

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION TAKES UP SHORT TERM RENTALS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission wants to hear from you tonight about what you think about short-term rentals or vacation home rentals in the town. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the input will be taken in a public hearing… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold a public hearing tonight

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NEW MOON GATHERING AT RAINBOW STEW TONIGHT

Join women around the world to celebrate the new moon tonight. Reporter Edica Gonzales says the gathering will be at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley… Women around the world have been gathering together to celebrate the New Moon. Wednesday, April 26, Rainbow Stew will hold its own gathering starting at

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Joshua Springs baseball and softball teams will host the Bloomington Christian Academy at home.

TWO ARRESTED, ONE SOUGHT AFTER MAN IS BEATEN AND ROBBED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two people were arrested early Saturday morning, and Sheriff’s deputies are searching for another man accused of a robbery and a high-speed chase in Yucca Valley. About 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, deputies were called to a motel near Highway 62 and Camino del Cielo about two men running through the

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TIME TO GET YOU GRUBSTAKE DAYS TUG O’ WAR TEAM SIGNED UP

Grubstake Days is still five weeks off, but it is time to get your tug o’ war team ready and signed up. The Grubstake Days tug-o-war is back, and organizers are looking for teams to participate. A special challenge is being sent out to Marines and sailors, as well as

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YUCCA VALLEY OFFERING LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSE

The Town of Yucca Valley is offering an opportunity for you to get certified as a lifeguard. Reporter Kirby Davis tells you how to sign-up… Registration is underway for the Town of Yucca Valley Lifeguard Certification Course. To enroll, participants must be at least 15 years old before the last

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FOOD PROGRAM GOES INDIAN

Keeping up with the best ways to grow, store and cook fresh food is an ongoing process. One local group works to spread the word about eating healthy, and developing nutritious habits. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us how you can get involved … The Joshua Tree Local Food Program invites

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CLASS WARFARE CONSIDERED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

The next topic to be discussed at Lifetree Café is class warfare. Here with more is reporter Kirby Davis… Societal class equality at home and abroad will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, April 23 at 4 p.m. The free program, titled “Class Warfare: The Unending Struggle for Equality,”

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DESERT-WISE LANDSCAPE TOUR

Drought-tolerant landscaping and energy efficient homes are the focus of the upcoming seventh annual Desert-Wise Landscape Tour. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says get tickets now… Now in its seventh year, the Morongo Basin Conservation Association’s Desert-Wise Landscape Tour has become a de facto right of Spring. The popular, self-guided tour, has

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LYRID METEOR SHOWER THIS WEEKEND

The Lyrid meteor shower peaks this week, with meteors visible through April 25. While the Lyrids are not the strongest meteor shower, some meteors may occasionally reach fireball intensity. The showers emanate from the constellation of Lyra; its principal star, Vega, is the third brightest star in the northern hemisphere.

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EARTH DAY CELEBRATION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Saturday is the annual Earth Day event at the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex from 9-2. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the celebration is a hugely popular, family-friendly event…… Celebrate Earth Day during a festival filled with activities, entertainment, and demonstrations in Yucca Valley Saturday. Local experts will give demonstrations

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BLM PONDERING LOCAL OFF-ROAD VEHICLE ROUTES

Earlier this week, officials from the Bureau of Land Management held an open house in Yucca Valley. The aim was to provide information on a proposal that would bar ORV, or off-road vehicle, traffic from various types of local roads, and to gather public comment on the proposal. Reporter Mike

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, April 22, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free

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STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCING AT A NEW LOCATION TOMORROW

The Star Twirlers Square Dance club has found a new place to hold its dances. Its new location is at the Evangelical Free Church on Mohawk Trail in Yucca Valley. Its next dance on Saturday, April 22, will be a picnic theme. Line dance will start at 7 and between

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SUSPECT IN LAST WEEK’S WAL-MART ARMED ROBBERY ARRESTED

The man suspected of robbing Walmart last week was arrested in Yucca Valley Tuesday. About 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, the man entered Walmart and demanded money from a cashier. He then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. The Sheriff’s Department publicized a photo of the suspect

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