17-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED ROBBERY IN YUCCA VALLEY FRIDAY

A 17-year-old boy was arrested early Friday morning, accused of attempting to rob a convenience store in Yucca Valley. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the boy entered the AM/PM store, located at 58181 29 Palms Highway, about 3:15 a.m. The clerk told deputies the boy brandished an imitation firearm and

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MORONGO UNIFIED LOOKS AT ESTABLISHING A COLLEGE AND CAREER PREP CENTER

Morongo Unified School District Superintendent Tom Baumgarten has a vision that he believes will make the district more relevant to Morongo Basin residents’ lives. Reporter David Haldane explains…

Lots of folks have been walking in and out of Yucca Valley’s Town Center Mall lately. What’s strange is that most are

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS TEACHING AT RAINBOW STEW WEDNESDAY

Rainbow Stew is offering another health and wellness teaching session this week. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details…

The third health and wellness teaching session at Rainbow Stew is on the subject of cancer. Dr. Asfaha, known to her patients as “Dr. Nikki” will be teaching Wednesday, June 28, from

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BUY TICKETS NOW FOR CHAMBER INSTALLATION DINNER

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will install its new officers and present awards at an Italian Laid-Back Luau. The dinner, featuring antipasto salad, pineapple chutney chicken or pork, roasted veggies, scalloped potatoes, and tiramisu, will be held at the Roost at Hawk’s Landing golf course June 29 from 5

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KEEP COOL THIS WEEKEND IN LOCAL POOLS

The Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley pools will be open to escape the heat. In Twentynine Palms, the pool at Luckie Park is open 1 to 5 p.m. every day through August 28, with a final weekend September 3 and 4. Admission is $3 per person, $1.50 for seniors, or

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EXTREME HEAT CONTINUES, COOLING CENTERS OPEN

The extreme heat warning has been extended until 9 p.m. Monday, but there are cooling centers where residents can get out of the heat. In Yucca Valley, the Hi-Desert Nature Center is open Saturday 10 to 5. In Twentynine Palms, the Senior Center on Adobe Road is a cooling center

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COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE AT WAL-MART TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, June 24, 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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YUCCA VALLEY LOBOS CAR WASH IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Lobos will hold a car wash fundraiser Saturday, June 24. The car wash will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at American Tire Depot, 56916 29 Palms Highway in Yucca Valley. All proceeds will benefit the Yucca Valley Lobos youth football and cheer programs.

RAINBOW STEW TO HOST JOAN OF THE ANGELS TOMORROW

A special program will be offered at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley tomorrow. Reporter Eric Knabe invites you to meet Joan of the Angels…

Rainbow Stew and Joan of the Angels present message from spirit. Receive guidance and healing from the Angelic Realms, June 24 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL BANS COMMERCIAL MARIJUANA IN TOWN LIMITS

At last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council heard from dozens of people who were nearly unanimous in their support of a town ordinance prohibiting commercial marijuana businesses in the town. Managing editor Tami Roleff says council members voted to approve the new ordinance… “Medical marijuana

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BODY FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY IDENTIFIED

The San Bernardino County Coroner’s office has identified the body found in the desert in Yucca Valley last week as Luther Anson Junior, 47. Anson was found about 8 a.m. Thursday, June 15, in the desert near Sunnyslope and Palm Avenue by a passer-by. The coroner’s office has not determined

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MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE BOARD MEETS THIS AFTERNOON

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District board of directors will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. this afternoon, Wednesday, June 21. The sole item on the agenda is a performance evaluation of the chief executive officer, Jackie Combs. The board will take up the evaluation again in another closed session

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REACH OUT NUTRITION CLASSES TOMORROW AND NEXT THURSDAY

Learn healthy eating habits for the whole family at the free nutrition classes being offered by Reach Out Yucca Valley. The next classes are Thursday, June 22, and June 29, at 5 p.m. They will take place at Reach Out Yucca Valley’s office, 7255 Joshua Lane. Residents who complete a

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TO DISCUSS MARIJUANA ORDINANCE TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council has a full agenda tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the real meat of the meeting will be when the council members discuss the ordinance banning all marijuana uses in the town… After several contentious planning commission meetings, the ordinance banning all marijuana uses and

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HEALING CIRCLE AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW EVENING

Rainbow Stew is hosting an energy healing circle. Reporter Eric Knabe Fills us in… On Wednesday June 21, Rainbow Stew will host an energy healing circle. This circle will be open to the public. Walk in any time between 6 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. No appointment is necessary and there

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BODY FOUND THURSDAY MORNING IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a body that was found in Yucca Valley Thursday morning. According to limited information, a woman was walking near Palm Avenue and Sunnyslope Drive about 8 a.m. when she found the body. The Sheriff’s Department reports there were no obvious signs of trauma and the

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THREE ARRESTED FOLLOWING REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS FLASHLIGHTS IN YARD

Three people were arrested following a report of suspicious flashlights in a yard in Yucca Valley. About 4:30 a.m. Friday morning, Fred Garrido, 51, of Yucca Valley, called deputies to report that he saw flashlights in his yard in the 7600 block of Warren Vista Drive. When deputies arrived, they

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SUMMER PROGRAM AT YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARIES

The Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley libraries are both offering a summer program through July 29. Family movies are shown on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Twentynine Palms; in Yucca Valley, the movies are shown on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Crafts are offered on Mondays in Yucca Valley and on

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SHERIFF NEEDS HELP FINDING MISSING YUCCA VALLEY MAN

UPDATE: 8 a.m. 6-18-17

Arturo Esparza has been found safe.

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing Yucca Valley man. Arturo Esparza, 57, left his home on foot near Pioneertown Road about 5:45 p.m. Saturday and has not returned. Esparza has Alzheimer’s Disease. He

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ROAD WORK ON OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD MONDAY

The California Department of Transportation will be performing road work on State Route 247 Monday. CalTrans will be grinding and repaving both north- and southbound lanes of the highway from Handley Road to Boone Avenue Monday, June 19, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists are urged to use caution

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