TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR ROTARY’S LOBSTERFEST

Enjoy a lobster dinner under the stars during the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s second annual lobsterfest near Pioneertown in September. Sara Snyder says pass the butter…

Tickets are now available for the second annual lobsterfest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley. The event, which sold out last

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING ISSUED FOR MORONGO BASIN

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning from Sunday through Thursday. Temperatures throughout the Morongo Basin are expected to reach 105 in Yucca Valley to 113 degrees in Twentynine Palms. Heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke will be likely for people who spend a

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REGISTER NOW FOR AGE WELL, DRIVE SMART CLASS

The Morongo Basin area CHP will host a “Drive Smart” class for senior citizens. Reporter Eric Knabe says one will be held Thursday…

The Morongo Basin CHP will host an Age Well, Drive Smart older driver program later this month. Join the CHP for the keys to driving safer and

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SOUND BATH AT RAINBOW STEW SUNDAY

Feel good from the inside out with a sound bath. Rainbow Stew will hold a sound bath using quartz crystal bowls, Tibetan prayer bells, and more. Bring a pad, pillow, and water; please, no small children, pets, or cell phones. A suggested donation is $10. The sound bath will be

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BOMB THREAT CAUSES EVACUATION AT LA CONTENTA

La Contenta Middle School was evacuated for about an hour this morning after a bomb threat was called into the school. School administration contacted the Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Joling said that while they did not consider the threat credible, in the interest of caution and safety they evacuated

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CHP OFFERS FREE “DRIVE SMART” CLASS FOR SENIORS

The Morongo Basin area CHP will host a “Drive Smart” class for senior citizens. Reporter Eric Knabe says one will be held next week, August 31…

The Morongo Basin CHP will host an Age Well, Drive Smart older driver program later this month. Join the CHP for the keys to

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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES TO STEP DOWN AS REPUBLICAN CAUCUS LEADER

Just days after surviving a vote that would have removed him as leader of the California Assembly’s Republican Party, Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley announced Thursday morning he will step down. Mayes came under fire since joining seven other Republicans last month to vote in favor of extending California’s cap-and-trade

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF IDENTITY THEFT

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Wednesday night after she was found with another woman’s checkbook. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a car near West Drive and Pioneer Drive in Morongo Valley about 11:30 p.m. Driving the car was Jennifer Thompson, 35, who is on felony probation

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BLOOD DRIVE AT WALMART IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, August 26, 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, LifeStream offers donors free cholesterol screening with

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SONG WORKSHOP AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

Everyone has a song inside them, and a workshop in Yucca Valley will help you find yours. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how you can recognize your theme song…

Learn how to recognize your theme song at a workshop in Yucca Valley. Stephanie Kern, a singer, songwriter, and poet,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS, FOOTBALL KICKS OFF TONIGHT

The High School football season kicks off today with all three of our local teams in action. Yucca Valley High school will travel away to face Riverside Prep in Oro Grande. JV starts at 4:00, varsity at 7:00. Twentynine Palms faces Granite Hills at home at Tom Nicoll stadium. Fans

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HI-DESERT WATER LOOKS AT LOW-INTEREST LOANS TO HELP WITH SEWER COSTS

The Hi-Desert Water District board of directors gave direction to staff at its meeting last night to begin an analysis to determine the extent of the need for low-interest loans to help customers pay the sewer assessments. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at the meeting and files this report… The

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES JOSHUA SPRINGS EXPANSION

In a presentation last night that Yucca Valley Planning Commissioner Chair Steve Whitten called “death by PowerPoint,” the Planning Commission heard the history of the original 1995 application for a conditional use permit by the Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel. Over the years, the permit application has been modified extensively. Last

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SUSPECT SOUGHT IN ROBBERY AT YUCCA VALLEY AT&T STORE

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect believed to have stolen headphones from an AT&T store in Yucca Valley Monday. According to a Sheriff’s report, shortly before 4 p.m., a man allegedly walked out without paying for three Powerbeats 3 headphones. As the man ran from the store, he was

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HI-DESERT WATER LOOKS AT SEWER COST RELIEF FOR LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS

Yucca Valley residents face a number of costs to hook up to the upcoming sewer: annual assessments, maintenance fees, and the cost to build a connecting pipe from their homes to the sewer collection pipes. Managing editor Tami Roleff says tonight the Hi-Desert Water District’s board of directors will discuss

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN LINKED TO LANDERS BREAK-INS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday after two neighbors in Landers reported break-ins. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 55900 block of Montara Road said sometime between 2:30 and 5 p.m. Friday, someone broke into a Conex storage container on the property and stole porcelain dolls,

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF PUNCHING HER FIANCÉ IN THE FACE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Sunday, after her fiancé said she punched him. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 7100 block of Palo Alto Avenue in Yucca Valley about 10:20 p.m. Sunday for a report of a domestic disturbance. Deputies learned that Jessica Wasserburger, 28,

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNERS LOOK AT JOSHUA SPRINGS EXPANSION TONIGHT

A church expansion project and model homes are on the agenda of tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley planning commission. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, commissioners will be asked to approve a request by Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel

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HEALTHCARE DISTRICT TO LOOK AT SLIDING SCALE FEES TONIGHT

The governing board of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District will meet tonight and discuss setting up a sliding fee discount program for its low-income residents. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more… At its meeting tonight, the Morongo Basin Healthcare District’s governing board will discuss setting up a sliding fee discount

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OVERLOADED CIRCUITS CAUSE BEDROOM FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley family was forced to find a new home for the night after a fire damaged a bedroom Monday evening. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, the residents of a home in the 58400 block of Desert Gold Drive came home about 7:20 p.m. and found

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