YUCCA VALLEY MAN CAUGHT SHOPLIFTING HAD NEARLY $200,000 IN ARREST WARRANTS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested on nearly $200,000 in warrants after he was caught shoplifting. About 4 p.m., deputies were called to Walmart when a store employee observed the man, later identified as Jarod Davis, 30, put grocery and electronic items inside a backpack and reusable shopping bags and

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STAGE PLAY, “A FEW GOOD MEN” PLAYING WEEKENDS IN YUCCA VALLEY

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley mount their largest production yet with the Aaron Sorkin courtroom drama, “A Few Good Men.” Edica Gonzalez says seats are still available… “A Few Good Men” is the St. Joseph’s Players’ eighth show over the last four seasons. Smaller cast shows have been

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REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, EXHIBIT OPENS TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” is a new exhibit at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum that showcases artwork made from recycled or reused materials. It’s goal is to make people think about a throw-away society by sharing the artists’ visions of reused and recycled materials. The exhibit includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, and mixed

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HI-DESERT WATER LOOKS AT PERSONNEL AND MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board also meets in regular session. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the board will look at personnel and membranes… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors are the modifications of the current position of staff accountant

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF RUNNING A DRUG LAB

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of running a drug lab. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the 6300 block of Fortuna Avenue about 10:30 a.m. with a search warrant. There they found Eric Danielson, 31, along with tools that had been recently stolen from the

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION TAKES UP RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission takes up the controversial subject of regulating recreational marijuana use in the town tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff say commissioners will also discuss a home variance and a new car wash… Recreational marijuana will be the main topic of discussion at tonight’s meeting of the

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS BUSINESS DECORATING CONTEST ANNOUNCED

The annual Grubstake Days celebration in Yucca Valley is May 25-29. To encourage Yucca Valley area businesses to get into the spirit and encourage shopping locally, the Hi-Desert Star and Z107.7 Radio have teamed up to co-sponsor a free Western Heritage Decorating contest for all businesses in the Western Morongo

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ENERGY HEALING CIRCLE AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

Rainbow Stew will hold an energy healing circle on Wednesday, March 15. The healing circle is open to the public and no appointment is necessary. The event is free, although donations are acceptable. In addition, Rainbow Stew will hold late night shopping. The healing circle will be held between 6

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ALL ABOUT FOSSILS AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM LECTURE THURSDAY

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum offers its next brown bag lunch lecture. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Mammoths, lions, and camels oh my! They once roamed along wetlands just north of Las Vegas, Nevada. Their history is preserved at Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument. Learn more about these fossils

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MAN ARRESTED TWICE IN THE SAME WEEK

A man who was arrested Tuesday was arrested again Thursday, accused of different charges. Sheriff’s reports say deputies were called to the Twentynine Palms Stater Brothers grocery store about 6 a.m. Tuesday for a man, later identified as Joshua Thompson, 31, for identity theft. Thompson was arrested and released. Two

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN A RELUCTANT HERO IN EUREKA FATAL HIT AND RUN

Authorities in Eureka, California, are calling him a hero. But a Yucca Valley man expresses a kind of “aw shucks” modesty in describing how he helped police apprehend the suspect in a fatal hit-and-run. Reporter David Haldane has the story… It’s something everyone wonders: If tragedy struck, would you do

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH’S CAREER PATHWAYS GOLF TOURNAMENT SEEKS SPONSORS

The annual golf tournament to benefit the Yucca Valley High School Career Pathways scholarship program is April 7 at Hawks Landing. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says sponsors are needed… Over the last two decades, Career Pathways Foundation has awarded more than $120,000 in educational scholarships to deserving Yucca Valley High School

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DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

Daylight Saving Time started at 2 a.m. this morning. Spring forward, fall back. Did you remember to change your clocks? If you didn’t, you’re late! And while you’re at it, change the batteries in your smoke alarms, too.

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CLIMBING AREA CLOSED

A pair of nesting red-tailed hawks has temporarily closed some climbing routes in Joshua Tree National Park. Park Superintendent David Smith announced that all public entry and activities in the area described as Morongo Man Cliffs—about one-half mile northwest of the Split Rock parking lot—are prohibited during the hawks’ nesting

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CAMPGROUND RULES AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park Ranger George Land reminds campers of some visitation rules…

As visitation to Joshua Tree National Park increases, many people are making the trip to come in and enjoy the park, including those who wish to camp. The park has eight campgrounds and a total of 494

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MINERVA HOYT CALIFORNIA DESERT CONSERVATION AWARD-WINNER ANNOUNCED

The Joshua Tree National Park Association has announced that Cindy Zacks is the winner of the 13th annual Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award. The award honors those who have been an example of environmental leadership, inspiring past and future generations to take on the challenges the California deserts face.

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REGISTER NOW FOR YUCCA VALLEY SOFTBALL LEAGUES

Yucca Valley is getting ready to start the spring softball leagues. Managing editor Tami Roleff joins us with the details…

What better way to start spring than joining one of four adult slow pitch softball teams? Registration is now open for the Town of Yucca Valley’s four adult slow pitch

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SPRING FORWARD THIS WEEKEND AND CHANGE YOUR SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES

The days are getting longer and that means it’s time to change our clocks again. Kirby Davis says to move your clocks one hour ahead before you go to bed Saturday night…

March 12 is the start of Daylight Saving Time and it’s time to “spring forward” one hour, which

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COMMUNITY CONCERT AT YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH

A Yucca Valley church will hold a concert tomorrow at 2 p.m. featuring musicians who have played around the world. Kirby Davis fills in the details…

Desert Hill Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will host a community concert Sunday, March 12. The concert will feature Paulette Miller on the harp,

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ST. JOSEPH'S PLAYERS’

The St. Joseph’s Players mounts their largest production yet with the Aaron Sorkin courtroom drama, “A Few Good Men.” Edica Gonzalez says seats are still available…

“A Few Good Men” is the St. Joseph’s Players’ eighth show over the last four seasons. Smaller cast shows have been the norm in

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