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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YUCCA VALLEY MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN PALMS SPRINGS DUI

A Yucca Valley man who crashed while driving high on drugs must stand trial for the murder of his passenger who died in the crash, a Riverside County judge ruled Tuesday. Robert Garcia Junior, 51, also faces charges of DUI causing injury for the injuries of three other people in

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YUCCA VALLEY SWIM PROGRAM START JUNE 19

Town aquatic programs start this Monday at the Yucca Valley High School community pool. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says many drop-in programs will be available…

The Town of Yucca Valley aquatic programs will begin Monday, June 19, at the community pool at the high school on Sage Avenue. Drop-in programs

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WOMEN’S HERITAGE PROJECT CLASS AT RAINBOW STEW SATURDAY

A cross-cultural presentation on the universal blood mysteries is the fifth class in a series in the Women’s Heritage Project. The class will be held at Rainbow Stew on Saturday, June 17, starting at 10:30 a.m. A donation of $25 is requested, but no one will be turned away. Rainbow

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says sewer engineering and a closed session to evaluate district management are on the agenda… Among the items on the agenda of tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District’s board of directors is a contract agreement

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight (Wednesday, June 14) are LAFCO correspondence, the aging airport lights and radio receiver, weeds and brush. Under new business, directors will discuss theft of fuel. The meeting starts at 6:30 in the

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THURSDAY LECTURE, “LIVING WITH DESERT WILDLIFE” IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is offering another brown bag lunch lecture. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more details… Have you ever found a baby bird that couldn’t fly, a tiny bunny all on its own or a lizard that’s lost its tail? The next brown bag lunch lecture, “Living with Desert

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YUCCA VALLEY ANNOUNCES LINE-UP FOR 23RD ANNUAL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

The Town of Yucca Valley has announced the schedule for its 23rd annual summer concert series. Desert Sol will perform at the July 4 fireworks show at Brehm Field. The concerts at the Yucca Valley Community Center ballfield begin July 15 with the Dixie sounds of Persuasion, followed by Southbound

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CHANT FOR PEACE AT RAINBOW STEW

Rainbow Stew invites the public to an evening of peace chanting Reporter Eric Knabe provides the details… Come to Rainbow Stew the evening of June 14 at 7 p.m. for a beautiful, gentle, and transformative work. The facilitators will chant the vowels to create peace within their own hearts, minds,

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SIGN UP FOR YUCCA VALLEY SOFTBALL LEAGUES

Play softball for fun and exercise by joining one of four adult slow pitch softball leagues offered by the Town of Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff oils up her glove… Registration is being accepted for the Town of Yucca Valley’s adult slow-pitch softball leagues. The Town will offer ladies’

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ELITE COSMETOLOGY COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR UNITY HOME

The Elite Cosmetology School in Yucca Valley is teaming up with a celebrity stylist to help Morongo Basin Unity Home. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to stop by Saturday as they give Unity Home residents makeovers and collect much-needed personal care donations… Elite Cosmetology School in Yucca Valley, along

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TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED CHASE FRIDAY NIGHT

Two people were arrested following a high-speed pursuit in the Morongo Basin Friday night. About 10:35 p.m., Deputy Shane Crowl noticed a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a vehicle violation near Highway 62 and El Reposo in Joshua Tree. When he attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled. Five Sheriff’s

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YUCCA VALLEY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Revenue Measure Oversight Commission—the commission formed to recommend to the town council how the funds from the new sales tax measure should be distributed—meets tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the commissioners will be receiving background on streets and public safety… The Yucca Valley Revenue Measure Oversight

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EXPLORE THE MOJAVE DESERT IN A WEDNESDAY LECTURE IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is hosting its monthly lecture this Wednesday. Reporter Eric Knabe fills you in… This June 14, join the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s second Wednesday lecture series, which is held at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley (57116 29 Palms Highway). Kim Stringfellow—author, multimedia-artist, and

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