FORBES RATES YUCCA VALLEY’S PACIFIC WESTERN BANK PARENT #1 IN THE COUNTRY

Forbes came out with its 2017 list of America’s Best Banks last month, and a bank with a branch in Yucca Valley was ranked number one. Forbes rated Los-Angeles based PacWest Bancorp—the parent company of Pacific Western Bank—as the best among the nation’s 100 largest banks, based on 10 metrics

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MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT: A COMMUNITY UPDATE

A year and a half ago, the Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District leased the hospital to Tenet Healthcare, which is now responsible for the operation of the hospital and its satellite facilities. The district changed its name to Morongo Basin Healthcare District, and besides serving as Tenet’s landlord, it operates the

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DUE TO NATIONWIDE BLOOD SHORTAGE, A BLOOD DRIVE AT WAL-MART TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Saturday, February 25, 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 EARTH DAY ORGANIZERS SEEKING VENDORS

Organizers are already hard at work planning for this April’s Earth Day event in Yucca Valley. The event has grown every year and is now one of the most successful in the region. Reporter Edica Gonzales says vendors are being sought for the April 22 celebration…

Each April, the Hi-Desert

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FREE GOSPEL CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

A free gospel concert will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, February 25, at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Curtis Wright and Friends will be the featured musicians for the concert. The church is located at 8035 Church Street in Yucca Valley.

19-YEAR-OLD MAN ACCUSED OF SEX WITH A YUCCA VALLEY MINOR

A 19-year-old man was arrested Tuesday morning, accused of having sex with a minor girl from Yucca Valley. The girl’s family notified deputies about 5 a.m. Tuesday that the girl, whose age was not released, had not returned home after going to a movie with Cristian Hernandez, whose residence is

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STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCE SATURDAY WITH A “JOHN WAYNE” THEME

The Star Twirlers Square dance club has a fun theme for this Saturday’s event. Reporter Kirby Davis says even if you are not a Star Twirler, you are invited to put on your best John Wayne and join them… The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club will hold a dance Saturday,

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL GEARING UP FOR THE SEASON

The Yucca Valley High School baseball team is gearing up for the season. Coach Brian Shoenborn told Z107.7 News that due to new rules that place a limit on the number of pitches a player can throw and that regulate rest days for pitchers, the team is trying to increase

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS REPORTS AND SPENDS MONEY LAST NIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council began its meeting last night with an introduction of Miss Yucca Valley and her court, followed by a report by Jackie Combs of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the rest of the meeting was about spending money… The Yucca Valley

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ATTACKING HIS ELDERLY MOTHER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday, accused of attacking his elderly mother. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 1600 block of Wamego Trail in Yucca Valley about 11:30 for an argument between John Nobles, 28, and his mother. During the argument, the woman told deputies

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GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Golf enthusiasts, prepare to tee off and support Yucca Valley High School Baseball in the second annual golf tournament fundraiser. This is a 12-hole, four-person team scramble Saturday, March 4, at Hawk’s Landing golf course in Yucca Valley. Registration starts at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT IN WIDE RANGING SESSION

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in two sessions tonight. The council will first meet in a workshop meeting and then move on to the regular session. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look at tonight’s agenda… Tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council will start with a

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HEALTHY HEARTS RUN THIS SATURDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Attention runners: Ready, set, go register for the Town of Yucca Valley’s 25th annual Healthy Hearts Run this Saturday. Edica Gonzalez has the details… Get out your running shoes and run on over to the 25th Annual Healthy Hearts 5K run and 2K walk in Yucca Valley. The event starts

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LEARN ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

Find out everything you ever wanted to know about the health benefits of essential oils tonight. Reporter Kirby Davis has your invitation… Essential oils will be the topic of a health program set for Tuesday, February 21. Keith and Bertha Tutt will discuss the benefits of essential oils for health

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SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST PLANNED FOR NEXT WEEK

St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church of Yucca Valley will host a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper next week. Everyone is welcome Tuesday, February 28. Pancakes, sausages and coffee will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. for just $5 each or $15 for families of four. Cash only please; tickets at the

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FREE ENTRANCE TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK MONDAY

Enjoy the Joshua Tree National Park free fee day tomorrow. Here’s more from Edica Gonzalez…

In honor of President’s Day, February 20, all national parks will waive entrance fees Monday. Camping and reservation fees will still be collected as normal. Fee free days are an opportunity to take advantage of

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHECK FORGERY

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Wednesday, accused of check fraud. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was sent to the 61600 block of Capilla Drive in Joshua Tree about 3 p.m. to investigate a possible check forgery. The victim gave the deputy a copy of a check that

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WEEKEND RAIN AND WINDS, A REMINDER TO TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN

Here with some weather warning reminders is News Director Gary Daigneault… With a powerful winter storm bearing down on our Morongo Basin region this weekend, some safety reminders from Z107.7 News. Driving or walking into water flowing across the road is very dangerous. Each year, more deaths occur due to

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TIME TO PREPARE AN EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT

More wind and rain will be beating down on California in the near future as the storm continues to rage. For this reason, it’s a great idea to start assembling an emergency supply kit if you don’t have one already. Don’t know where to begin? Visit a link in this

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AUTHOR OF “THE SHACK” TALKS SPIRITUALITY AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

Nearly 30 percent of Americans identify themselves as spiritual but not religious, and the trend is growing. Kirby Davis says participants in the The Lifetree Café in Twentynine Palms can discuss the issue in a safe environment Sunday… William Paul Young, best known as the author of “The Shack,” will

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