HAVE COFFEE WITH YUCCA VALLEY’S MAYOR TOMORROW MORNING

Yucca Valley Mayor Bob Leone will hold “coffee with the mayor” on Wednesday, October 26, and every fourth Wednesday of the month, in the Mesquite Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Join the mayor and town staff for coffee and donuts from 8 to 9 a.m., and discuss your

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YUCCA VALLEY OKTOBERFEST IS TODAY

Today is the fourth annual Yucca Valley Oktoberfest. The gates open at 2 p.m. and games and contests and music will start at 3. Some of the events will include a kids’ stick pony relay race, and costume contest for both kids and adults. Firefighters and Sheriff’s deputies will compete

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ONE ARRESTED, PART OF YUCCA VALLEY BURGLARY RING INVESTIGATION

At least one person was arrested in Yucca Valley Wednesday in connection with a burglary ring. Per limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, deputies went to a home in the 57500 block of Onaga Trail about 3:30 p.m. where they found David Vasquez, 43, along with property that had been

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GROUND IS BROKEN FOR THE YUCCA VALLEY SEWER SYSTEM

After literally years of planning, the largest community infrastructure project in the history of Yucca Valley broke ground yesterday. Reporter David Haldane was there as the shovels came out for the Yucca Valley Wastewater Treatment System… Most of the chocolate shovels melted before the ceremony began. Not so the metal

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CORONA MAN HELD AFTER YUCCA VALLEY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Corona man was arrested Sunday in Yucca Valley, after his girlfriend said an argument turned physical. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 56800 block Little League Drive about 1:30 p.m. A woman at the scene said that her boyfriend, Jose Landeros, 34, had hit her

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YUCCA VALLEY OKTOBERFEST THIS SATURDAY

The Annual Yucca Valley Oktoberfest is this Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more on this fun, family-friendly celebration… Mark the date for the fourth annual Yucca Valley Oktoberfest, set for Saturday, October 22. The gates open at 2 p.m. and games and contests and music will start at 3.

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD GIVEAWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to noon, Friday, October 21, at the Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive in Yucca Valley.

WATER HARVESTING LECTURE TOMORROW

Water harvesting will be the subject of a lecture tomorrow. Reporter Edica Gonzales has your invitation… The second lecture in the series on permaculture will be on water harvesting. The lecture will be held at the Yucca Valley Senior Center in the community center complex on Friday, October 21, starting

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats volleyball team hosted the Desert Mirage Rams yesterday, Senior Night, and won in three sets. Junior Lindsey Scamman led the team with seven kills, three blocks, and two assists. Senior Tatiyanna Mackall had four kills, three ace serves, and two blocks. Senior Selemara Mapuatuli

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS GOOD NEWS ABOUT CRIME

After appointing 20 Yucca Valley students to the town’s Youth Commission, the Yucca Valley Town Council agreed to add two more students as alternates during their meeting last night. Morongo Unified School District Superintendent Tom Baumgarten gave the council an update on projects in the school district and a preview

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SHARP-EYED DEPUTY ARRESTS DANGEROUS MAN WANTED ON FELONY WARRANT

A sharp-eyed deputy recognized a driver who was known to be armed and dangerous, and made a felony traffic stop in Yucca Valley Monday night. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, the deputy recognized the driver of a black Silverado, stopped the vehicle at Palomar Avenue and Yucca

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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 new piping and effluent recharge is on the agenda… Tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors looks to be fairly routine. The board will be asked to approve a purchase of nearly

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FREE MEDICARE UPDATE SEMINAR SATURDAY

A free seminar on updates and changes to Medicare will be held Saturday, October 22 in Yucca Valley. Sponsored by the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, representatives will answer questions and provide information for low-income and disabled residents. The consumer advocacy organization estimates that 30 percent of Medicare beneficiaries

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS: STOP LIGHT BATTERIES AND PUBLIC SAFETY

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight. Batteries for stop lights, a public safety report and a closed session are on the agenda. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… Among the items on tonight’s consent agenda for the Yucca Valley Town Council, council members will be asked to

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CONGRESSMAN COOK MAKES A VISIT TO LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL

Rep. Paul Cook dropped in on a Morongo Basin middle school Monday to tell stories of his life and career. Reporter David Haldane spoke to someone who was there… Eighth-graders at La Contenta Middle School in Yucca Valley got a surprise early yesterday: a visit from a real live congressman,

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YUCCA VALLEY TO HOLD INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON TAX MEASURES

The Town of Yucca Valley will hold informational sessions for the two tax measures placed on the November ballot for Yucca Valley voters. Measure Y would provide local funds (that are protected by law from the state), for local town services, including public safety and street and pothole repair. Measure

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Edica Gonzalez 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. The

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PEDESTRIAN HIT CROSSING HIGHWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

A man suffered a head injury after he was hit by a car while he was crossing Highway 62 in Yucca Valley Wednesday afternoon. Managing editor Tami Roleff witnessed the collision at 12:49 p.m. as the man, who has not been identified, was crossing the highway southbound at Kickapoo Trail

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TOUR THE OLD WOMAN SPRINGS RANCH

The Morongo Basin Historical Society invites you to their annual Old Woman Springs Ranch tour. Here’s Reporter Rebecca Havely with the details… The annual Old Woman Springs Ranch tour is Saturday October 15. This rare opportunity allows you to tour the historic private property. Gates open at 10 a.m. the

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULT ON A PEACE OFFICER

A Joshua Tree woman who threw a drink on a Sheriff’s deputy was arrested Monday afternoon, along with her companion. According to a Sheriff’s report, the deputy stopped Gerald Shaw, 28, and Shelby Moses, 23, both of Joshua Tree near Hopi Trail and Santa Fe Trail about 4:30 p.m. After

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