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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DEMOCRATIC CLUB TO HOLD FUNDRAISER AT LAS PALMAS TUESDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will hold a fundraiser at Las Palmas Mexican restaurant in Yucca Valley. From 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, a portion of the night’s proceeds will be donated to the non-profit organization. Las Palmas is located on the corner of Highway 62 and Elk

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LIBRARIES OFFER SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

The Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley libraries are both offering a summer reading 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

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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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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER SHE CRASHES CAR INTO POWER POLE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested late Wednesday night,accused of driving into a power pole and fleeing the scene. According to Sheriff’s reports, Kirsten Cooper, 23, crashed her white Dodge car into a power pole in the alley behind the Budget Motel on Deer Trail and Santa Fe Trail, about

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ORANGE MAN DETAINED FOR RESISTING ARREST

A man from Orange was arrested Thursday, accused of resisting arrest. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a white Mitsubishi car about 3 a.m. Thursday morning near Joshua Lane and Sunnyslope Drive in Yucca Valley. As the deputy attempted to detain the driver, identified

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BUY TICKETS NOW FOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ITALIAN LAID-BACK LUAU

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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INTERNSHIPS FOR GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Twentynine Palms High School and Yucca Valley High School both have graduates who are ready to intern with local businesses. The Transition Partnership Program and Career Pathways program has graduates who are work-ready and eligible for subsidized work placements in area businesses. In Twentynine Palms, call Lori Jo Cosgriff at

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ONE ARREST IN RAID ON ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

One man was arrested, and deputies are searching for others, in a raid on an illegal marijuana grow in Yucca Valley Thursday. About 10:30 p.m. Thursday, firefighters were called to the 3500 block of Warren Vista Avenue for a report of a downed power line at the home. Firefighters determined

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ROLLOVER CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY SENDS TWO TO HOSPITAL

Two people were injured following a roll-over crash in Yucca Valley Thursday. About 3:45 p.m., a pick-up truck, traveling westbound on Highway 62, attempted to turn left onto Shafter Avenue, but the driver turned directly into the path of a blue sedan traveling eastbound on the highway. The force of

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING DONATION BOX FROM RESTAURANT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly stole a donation box from a restaurant. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michael Hall, 41, went in to the Panda Express restaurant in the 58400 block of 29 Palms Highway in Yucca Valley about 1:30 p.m. On the counter was

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF STALKING ARRESTED IN A STORE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of stalking. According to limited information released by the Sheriff’s Department, a 911 call was placed about 8 p.m. concerning the stalking. Deputies went to a store in the 59800 block of 29 Palms Highway where they arrested Agustin Carranza, 46. Agustin

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REACH OUT YUCCA VALLEY OFFER FREE NUTRITION CLASSES

Reach Out Yucca Valley is offering free nutrition classes to the community. Here with the dates and details is reporter Rebecca Havely…

Come learn some healthy eating habits for the whole family at the free Nutrition Classes being offered by Reach Out Yucca Valley. The classes are Mondays, Wednesdays and

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FREE NEIGHBORHOOD BARBEQUE AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN TOMORROW

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will hold a free neighborhood barbecue Saturday, June 17. Residents in the Storey Park neighborhood are invited stop by the church, meet their neighbors and church members, and enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, sides, and beverages. The cook-out will be held from 5 to

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR LEROY GODDEN TOMORROW

A celebration of life for Leroy Godden will be held at the Center for Healthy Generations, 57121 Sunnyslope, in Yucca Valley from 2:30 to 5:30 tomorrow, Saturday, June17. Godden was a member of the Nomads Motorcycle Club and organizers said the bike club will be there, with members coming from

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EXTREME HEAT WARNING: COOLING CENTERS AVAILABLE

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning from Saturday through Wednesday, June 21, (and possibly even farther into next week), with the hottest days expected to be Monday through Wednesday. Temperatures on Tuesday are expected to reach up to 112 degrees in Yucca Valley and 120 degrees

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CHANGES COMING TO OUTLYING LOCAL FIRE STATIONS

Change is in the air for San Bernardo County fire stations in the Morongo Basin’s outlying areas. Reporter David Haldane explains…

If you’re a part time firefighter paid to answer calls in Landers, Pioneertown or Rimrock, you’ll soon be out of a job. That’s the word from the county fire

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