SCHOOL DISTRICT LOOKS FOR INPUT ON ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN

The Morongo Unified School District is asking for the public’s input for the District’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Each school has a link to the survey on their webpage or it is available on the district’s website at www.morongo.k12.ca.us. The survey ends December 16, 2016. The district values your

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ELKS HOOP SHOOT WINNERS NAMED

Two boys and one girl won the first round of the “Elks Hoop Shoot” Sunday. For the boys, the 10-11 year old winner was Jonathon Aguirre and 12-13 was Carlos Williams. For the girls, it was Adrianna Olmeda in the 10-11 year old division. The three Twentynine Palms champions will

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TLC LOOKING FOR GIFT BAG DONATIONS

The volunteers of TLC, or Tender Loving Christmas, are looking for help with donations for their gift basket program. Reporter Kirby Davis tells you how… Every year, Tender Loving Christmas (TLC) puts together gift bags to give to homeless people and those in convalescent homes. Ideal items include toiletries, playing

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS

The Tender Loving Christmas, TLC, event set for this Christmas Day is in the preparation stage and volunteers are needed. Reporter Kirby Davis says volunteers will meet tomorrow… So much to do, so little time do it. Tender Loving Christmas needs hundreds of volunteers for its 33rd annual Christmas Day

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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES YUCCA VALLEY OFFICE HOURS MONDAY

District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday, December 5. Staff representatives will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with state government.

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DONATE TOYS FOR TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS

San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters have been busy throughout Morongo Basin this week. They’ve been placing collection boxes at area businesses, including Z107.7 studios, in Joshua Tree as part of the Tender Loving Christmas event. The hope is to fill the boxes with new, unopened toys and help bring Christmas

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN CONVICTED OF KILLING WOMAN BY SETTING HER ON FIRE

A Yucca Valley man was convicted Thursday of the 2011 torture and burning death of his ex-girlfriend, Maria Banuelos. A Rancho Cucamonga jury found 43-year-old Hector Meza guilty of one count of first degree murder, with the jury finding true the special circumstances that the murder was committed during

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PROTECT YOUR DOG AGAINST PARVOVIRUS

If your dog contracts the parvovirus it can be hard to eradicate. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has some helpful hints…

Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious disease that is often fatal, especially for young puppies. Parvo is prevalent in the Morongo Basin, and the Yucca Valley Animal Shelter receives calls

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF HITTING FATHER WITH PIPE

A 21-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly hit his father with a pipe. Deputies were called to the 55900 block of Navajo Trail following an argument between the two men about 3 p.m. After an investigation, Steven Levitt was arrested on suspicion of assault with a

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MENTAL HEALTH HELP AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN

Early identification of mental illness could change a child’s life; with more here’s assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz…

Untreated mental health problems impact children, families, schools and communities. Assessing and addressing problems at a young age improves a child’s quality of life and his or her chance to succeed. Early Identification

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF MOLESTING TWO YOUNG CHILDREN

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of sexual molestation of two young children. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called about 2 p.m. to Bannock Trail in Yucca Valley for a report that Joshua Jackson, 23, had touched a 4-year-old and 6-year-old child in a sexual manner.

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FREE CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church will hold a free gospel concert Saturday, December 3, at 6 p.m. All are welcome. The church is located at 8035 Church Street in Yucca Valley.

ART EXHIBITION AT ST. MARY’S IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

An Art exhibition and sale will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Yucca Valley tomorrow. Reporter Kirby Davis says proceeds will benefit church projects….. St. Mary’s of the Valley Altar Rosary Guild invites you to join in the Christmas spirit with live music, light refreshments, and an exhibition of

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SERVICES SET FOR CRYSTAL LEBO

Crystal Lebo, a 20-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died Monday, November 28. She was 39 years old. Crystal Lebo is survived by her husband, J.W. Lebo, of Yucca Valley; her parents, Lynn and Kelly Schumacher of Twentynine Palms; sisters Nina Centner, Caitlyn Cross, Shannon Schumacher, and Amanda Van Gyven; and

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN’S CONVICTION FOR RAPING A 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL UPHELD

A state appeals court Wednesday upheld a former Yucca Valley resident’s conviction for breaking into a Claremont home and raping a 12-year old girl. The three-justice panel rejected the defense’s contention that the trial court’s failure to grant Joseph Chandler Davall’s motion for a change of venue from Pomona deprived

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ONE ARRESTED, TWO SOUGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY WALMART BURGLARY

A man was arrested in Yucca Valley Tuesday night, accused of helping to two other men steal merchandise from Walmart. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness saw two men carrying electronics run out of Walmart’s emergency exit about 10 p.m., and get into a white van. The witness followed

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER FIGHT OVER A DOG

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Tuesday after fighting with her roommate over a dog. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor in the 7500 block of Shafter Avenue called deputies about 4:30 p.m. to report that a woman with blood on her face came to his home asking for

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TWO ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY FOR IDENTITY THEFT

Two Desert Hot Springs residents were arrested in Yucca Valley, accused of identity theft. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle in the 55500 block of Iona Lane about 11:30 a.m. Inside the vehicle, were Donald Berry, 38, and Amber Lugauer, 40, both listed no formal address.

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SNOW, SANTA, AND CRAFTS IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY

It will be snow, Santa, and crafts in Yucca Valley Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to the Town’s annual holiday event… Catch the spirit of the season at the Yucca Valley Holiday Craft Faire Saturday, December 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Community

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will hold its general meeting Monday, December 5, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30 and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Election of officers for 2017 will be held at this meeting. Members and guests will celebrate

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