ONE PERSON DEAD, THREE INJURED IN MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH ON INTERSTATE

One person is dead, and three others are injured, following a multi-vehicle crash early Monday morning on Interstate 10 near Desert Hot Springs. The California Highway Patrol says about 5 a.m., a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle ridden by Aaron Coates, 34, of Yucca Valley, collided with a 2002 Acura, driven by

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSING CONCEALED KNIFE

A Yucca Valley man, found in a vacant lot about 1 a.m., was arrested early Sunday morning, after a deputy found him in possession of a six-inch knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident near the intersection of Jemez and Santa Fe Trail in Yucca Valley called deputies about

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF FIGHTING WITH HIS MOTHER AND SISTER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday, accused of fighting his mother and sister. According to a Sheriff’s report, Joseph Gerdes, 60, was arguing with his sister in the 55700 block of Crestview Drive in Yucca Valley. His sister said he pushed her to the ground and punched her in

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AN ARREST AFTER AN ASSAULT ON A SHERIFF’S DEPUTY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Saturday morning after he allegedly assaulted a Sheriff’s deputy. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a vehicle check on a Toyota Camry parked in a driveway in the 7400 block of Elk Trail in Yucca Valley about 3:45 a.m. The vehicle

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ABOUT 100 GET A TOUR OF THE OLD WOMAN SPRINGS RANCH

About 100 residents spent a couple hours exploring the historic Old Woman Springs Ranch north of Yucca Valley Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff was one of them, and says the Morongo Basin Historical Society coordinates a tour of the property about once a year…

About 30 miles north of Yucca

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FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE TWO BLAZES IN MORONGO BASIN MONDAY AFTERNOON

Morongo Basin firefighters not only had to battle two fires Monday afternoon, but strong winds as well. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Bryant O’Hara, the first fire was reported at 2:23 p.m. in the 1300 block of Jack Rabbit Trail in the Desert Heights area of Twentynine Palms. Thick

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER AFTER THREATENING WOMAN WITH A KNIFE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Monday morning, after he allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend and her family. According to a Sheriff’s report, Valentin Gonzalez, 26, of the 7000 block of Deer Trail, was arguing with the woman about 1 a.m. Monday when he took a large kitchen

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COUNTY PLANS TO APPROVE IMPROVEMENTS TO ROADS, BIKE, AND PEDESTRIAN PATHS

Several items related to the Morongo Basin are on the agenda for tomorrow’s 10 a.m. county board of supervisors meeting in San Bernardino. Supervisors are expected to award a $1.5 million construction contract to make improvements along portions of Aberdeen, Alta Loma, Quail Springs Drive and Yucca Trail in Yucca

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CHURCH TO SCREEN DOCUMENTARY ON EATING HEALTHY ON A FOOD-STAMP BUDGET

Eating healthy can be a challenge. The Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Yucca Valley will show the documentary “Food Stamped” about a couple’s attempt to eat healthy on a food stamp budget. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details…

On Tuesday, April 17, the Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Yucca Valley will show

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YUCCA VALLEY REC DEPARTMENT OFFERS CLASSES FOR TODDLERS AND LINE DANCING

The Yucca Valley Recreation Department is offering classes for all ages. Mom, Dad & Me is back at the Yucca Valley Community Center. This playful and active class, for toddlers ages 2 to 5, is held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Get moving with popular

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YUCCA VALLEY LIBRARY TO HOLD SPRING BOOK SALE

Friends of the Yucca Valley Library is holding its annual spring book sale. Reporter Tanisha Cureton has the details for the Yucca Valley events…

The Yucca Valley Library will hold its annual spring book sales starting Tuesday, April 17. Members of the Yucca Valley Library will be get an early

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION ON MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday.

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TAX RALLY SUNDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will hold a tax rally Sunday, April 15, at the corner of Old Woman Springs Road and Highway 62. The rally will be held from noon to 2 p.m.

DROP-IN TO LINE DANCING CLASS IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY NIGHT

The Yucca Valley Recreation Department is offering line dancing classes on Monday nights. Learn to dance to a wide mix of music, including country, pop, and Big Band. You never need a partner in line dancing, but feel free to bring along friends. There is a $3 drop-in fee; no

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WATERCOLOR PAINTER IS ARTIST OF THE MONTH AT YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH

Deane Locke, a watercolor painter, is the artist of the month at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley. Her show, “March Showers Bring April Flowers,” hangs all this month in Room 1 just off the fellowship hall. The show can be viewed Sunday mornings between 11 a.m. and 12:30

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FAMILY MOVIE AT THE YUCCA VALLEY LIBRARY TOMORROW

This Saturday, starting at 10 a.m., the Yucca Valley library will play a free movie as part of its family movie program. With the cinematic details, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman…

This week’s family film at the Yucca Valley library: “Despicable Me Presents: Minion Madness.” See the hilarious antics of the

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS THIS MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday.

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FOOD AS MEDICINE TO BE DISCUSSED AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

Herbalist Charla Shamhart will present a lecture on using traditional foods as medicine. The lecture is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Rainbow Stew. A suggested donation is $10. Rainbow Stew is located on the south side of the highway in Old Town Yucca Valley. For more

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School golf team will host Shadow Hills High School at home, starting at 3 p.m.

The Trojan swim team will travel away to Twentynine Palms High School; the meet starts at 3:15.

And in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley

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CALTRANS TO INSTALL DELINEATORS ON DANGEROUS STRETCH OF HIGHWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

UPDATED 12:56 with comments from CalTrans UPDATED 4-16- 6:45 a.m. with photos

The driveway into the AM/PM and Sonic parking lots, just east of Balsa Avenue in Yucca Valley, has been the scene of two fatal motorcycle crashes in just three months this year. Wednesday, Caltrans notified the county that

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