POWER POLE SHORT CAUSES BROWN-OUT IN YUCCA VALLEY

A short in a fuse at a power pole in Yucca Valley caused a brown-out for thousands of residents Thursday night. Shortly before 8 p.m., a fuse leading to a transformer on a power pole at Onaga Trail and Fox Avenue blew up, causing an arc fire on the pole.

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HALLOWEEN EVENT TOMORROW AT THE YUCCA VALLEY LIBRARY

The Yucca Valley library will be part of the Halloween Spook-tacular event Saturday. There will be a costume parade, story readings, Halloween music, crafts, and trick or treating in the library. The library’s Spook-tacular event is from 2 to 5 p.m.

JOSHUA TREE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS DINNER AND HALLOWEEN PARTY SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Knights of Columbus is holding a spaghetti dinner and Halloween costume party Saturday, October 29. Cocktails start at 4 p.m. and dinner is at 4:30. Tickets are $5, $3 for children; kids under 10 are free. The dinner and party is open to the public; attendees do

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN FOUND WITH LOADED GUN IN TOWN HALL PARKING LOT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday morning, accused of carrying a stolen loaded gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, a Yucca Valley employee called to report that a man was sitting in a vehicle on the west side of the library in the town hall parking lot. with a

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MORONGO BASIN LIBRARIES IN WORLD READING RECORD ATTEMPT TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms, and Joshua Tree libraries will participate in a special reading event to set the world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day. The Read for the Record event will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 27, at the

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TWO PEOPLE ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF BURGLARY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two people were arrested Monday, after Yucca Valley resident called 9-1-1 and reported seeing lights on inside the garage of a neighboring vacation home in the 56300 block of Antelope Trail in Yucca Valley just before 11 p.m. The owners were out-of-town. Deputies arrived and contacted Justin Channell, 30, a

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YUCCA VALLEY SQUATTER ARRESTED AFTER BRANDISHING GUN

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of brandishing a weapon. According to a Sheriff’s report, the new owner of a property in the 5100 block of Old Woman Springs Road went to the property about 3 p.m. Friday and discovered a man, later identified as Stephen White, 40,

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT CHURCH PARKING

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will take up of parking spaces for a local church tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains…… Additional parking spaces for a new church is the sole item on the Yucca Valley Planning Commission’s agenda tonight. Town codes require that At the Cross, located at 7333

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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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