SELF DEFENSE CLASSES OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department is offering a personal self-defense workshop. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to enroll… Instructor Norma Rose is a black belt in Ketsugo Jujitsu and has over 20 years of experience. She will instruct a personal self-defense class on Saturday, August 20, from

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

Lifestream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, August 6, at Vons in Yucca Valley from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donors with O-negative blood are especially needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Lifestream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation.

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GARTH BROOKS TRIBUTE AT YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT

It will be a Garth Brooks tribute band for the Yucca Valley summer concert tomorrow evening. Managing editor Tami Roleff says she has friends in low places… Join Z107.7 radio personality Pat Michaels Saturday during the town of Yucca Valley’s summer concert. Enjoy the cool desert evening listening and dancing

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CAT-A-PALOOZA AT THE YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER

The Yucca Valley animal shelter is holding a Cat-a-Palooza adoption event through Tuesday, August 9. Adoption fees for all cats will be $20 and include vaccines and spaying or neutering. The Cat-a-Palooza runs Friday, August 5; Saturday, August 6; and ends Tuesday, August 9. Shelter hours are noon to 5.

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER TODDLERS LEFT ALONE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of leaving her toddler children alone at home while she drove to Palm Springs. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies received a call at 4:13 a.m. that Ashley Boughner, 27, had left her 1 ½ year-old and 3-year-old child at

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT COLLECTING SCHOOL SUPPLIES TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Station of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will be collecting school supplies tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to come fill a cop car… The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department is holding its first fundraising event to provide area children with everything they need to go

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SANTA FE SOCIAL CLUBHOUSE RUMMAGE SALE TOMORROW, MONDAY

The Santa Fe Social Club House is holding a rummage sale tomorrow, Friday, August 5, and on Monday, August 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lots of great items from furniture to clothing and some amazing glass solar light made by the Clubhouse members. The Clubhouse is located on

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WOMAN’S DECOMPOSED BODY FOUND IN DESERT IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY EVENING

Two boys hiking in the desert in Yucca Valley Tuesday evening found a decomposed body. According to a Sheriff’s report, the boys’ father called law enforcement shortly before 9 p.m. to report his sons had found a woman’s body while hiking in the desert east of Western Hills that evening.

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING HIS BROTHER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday morning for allegedly assaulting his brother. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 7400 block of Kickapoo Trail about 10:30 a.m. for an assault. The victim told deputies that he and his brother, Dell Cannady, 56, were arguing when Cannady

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PERRIS WOMAN GIVES FALSE NAME AFTER SHOPLIFTING AT WAL-MART

A Perris woman was arrested in the Yucca Valley Walmart Monday afternoon, accused of shoplifting and giving a false name to law enforcement. According to a Sheriff’s report, Walmart employees observed Tashianna Lewis, 23, along with two men, concealing food, liquor, and clothing under their clothes and in shopping bags.

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ST JOSEPH’S PLAYERS TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR 2016-17 SEASON

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley are holding open auditions for their fall 2016 and spring 2017 productions. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… Auditions are set for Saturday, August 13, at 6 p.m. Two award-winning directors Rebecca Havely and Abe Daniels will be casting. Daniels’ will direct

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PICNIC IN DESERT CHRIST PARK PLANNED FOR NEXT WEEK

Residents are invited to a picnic in the park at Desert Christ Park Thursday, August 11 to share their memories of this outdoor “museum of sculptures.” Bring a chair and a picnic dinner, and enjoy the wildlife, the views, and the park’s history and memories. The free picnic begins at

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT MEETS, KUDOS AND UPDATES ON TAP

It will be kudos, contracts, and updates tonight for the Hi-Desert Water District. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the Yucca Valley Water suppliers’ agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the board of directors of the Hi-Desert Water District, the district will be presented with two awards from the California Special Districts

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARINGS ON TWO TAXES TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town council has a full agenda after being dark for a month. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the main items on the agenda will be approving two sales tax measures for the November ballot… The Yucca Valley Town Council will hear a quarterly public safety report from

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASES IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday evening, following a high speed pursuit. According to a Sheriff’s report, just after 6 p.m. Friday, a deputy tried to stop a motorcycle near Elk Trail and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley. The report states that the bike rider, later identified as Dylan

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DESERT THEATER LEAGUE NOMINATIONS FOR FOUR AREA THEATER COMPANIES

The community theaters of the Morongo Basin have been recognized by the Desert Theatre League for more than 100 Desert Star Award nominations for the 2015/2016 theater season. The awards cover the entire Coachella Valley and include both the Hi- and Low-Desert theaters. Twentynine Palms’ Theatre 29, Joshua Trees’ Hi-Desert

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RIBBON CUTTING THIS AFTERNOON AT PARADISE PARK IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a ribbon cutting today at Paradise Park. The council authorized an improvement project for the park, which included two lighted basketball courts, a pickle ball court, lighted concrete pathways with benches, and a new shade structure. The town received grants in the amount

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ASSEMBLYMAN MAYES TO HOLD YUCCA VALLEY OFFICE HOURS TOMORROW

Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Wednesday, August 3. Staff representatives will be available from 10 until 2 in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with state government. Mayes encourages residents who are not

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VOLLEYBALL CAMP SET IN YUCCA VALLEY AUGUST 8 – 11

The Town of Yucca Valley has joined with Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan volleyball team to offer a youth volleyball summer camp. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with all the details and how to register… This action-packed, four-day volleyball camp starts August 8 and through August 11 for girls entering

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REGGAE, CALYPSO AND SOCA AT YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW

It will be the popular island sounds of “UPSTREAM” tonight at the Yucca Valley Summer Concert venue. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation to the free, family fun event… The fourth concert of the 22nd annual summer concert series, co-hosted by the town of Yucca Valley and Z107.7, is

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