HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School boys’ soccer team played their first home game against Sultana High School from Hesperia. Coach Jorge Rodriguez said Yucca Valley came out fast and scored two goals in the first half and held them to no goals in the second half, Final score was 2

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SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT NEEDS PUBLIC HELP IN IDENTIFYING SUSPECTS IN ARMED ROBBERY

The Sheriff’s Department is asking the public’s help in identifying two Hispanic men who are suspects in an armed robbery at the “new” Stater Brothers grocery store on the east end of Yucca Valley. The armed robbery occurred about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, the

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FIRE AT A YUCCA VALLEY ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY CAUSES EVACUATION

Two people were displaced from their rooms at an assisted living facility in Yucca Valley after a fire tore through one of the facility’s bathrooms and its attic Sunday, Janunary 3. San Bernardino County Fire Captain Dean Dickover said the fire, which caused between $5,000 and $10,000-worth of damage, appears

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ASSEMBLYMAN MAYES TO HOLD LOCAL OFFICE HOURS WEDNESDAY

Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Wednesday, January 6. 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 government. Mayes encourages residents who are not able

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YUCCA VALLEY GYMNASTIC CLASSES START MONDAY

Healthy fun and great exercise for kids is being offered by Yucca Valley Recreation. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says sign up for gymnastic classes, which start this Monday… The Town of Yucca Valley is offering a new session of gymnastics classes for kids that will begin Monday, January 4, at the

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SEEKS HALL OF FAME NOMINEES

Yucca Valley High School wants to recognize their graduates who have gone on to make a difference with their success, Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains… The Yucca Valley High School Hall of Fame committee is accepting nominations for the 2016 Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors alumni and

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ELDERLY ABUSE AGAIN

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of elder abuse again. According to a Sheriff’s report, Joseph Denillo, 44, went to a home in the 7600 block of Bannock Trail about 6:30 p.m. when he began arguing with a man and his wife. The couple locked themselves in the

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN AWAKES TO FIND PROWLER IN HER HOME

A Yucca Valley woman scared off a prowler who was in her bedroom Saturday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman, who lives in the 6400 block of Rome Court, told deputies she woke up shortly before 8:30 a.m. to find a man, identified only as Hispanic, standing in

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY BUSINESSES BURGLARIZED

Two Yucca Valley businesses reported break-ins over the weekend. A propane business in the 55500 block of Yucca Trail reported Monday morning that thieves cut a hole in the fence and stole 146 full propane cylinders sometime over the holiday weekend. And in the 56800 block of Wilhart Drive, burglars

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AN ATTEMPTED MURDER AT A YUCCA VALLEY MOTEL YESTERDAY

An attempted murder at a Yucca Valley Motel yesterday. According to the Sheriff’s Department at 4:40 pm, Sunday, December 27, Deputies responded to a report of an attempted murder at the Best Western Hotel on the Highway in Yucca Valley. Deputies were told the suspect, Sherman Brant, 30, was rummaging

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THAT TRASH LASTS A LOT LONGER THAN YOU MAY THINK

Reporter Mike Lipsitz breaks down the decomposition of everyday trash…

Toss your “footprint-making” leather shoes out of your vehicle and it’ll be another 25 to 40 years before they disappear (unless another soul picked them up of course). Remember the fellow who’d walk a mile for a Camel? Well, if

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A LOOK BACK AT THE MORONGO BASIN IN 2015, THE FIRST IN A 4-PART SERIES

As 2015 comes to a close, we look back on some of the top stories of the year in a special 4-part series. Today, part 1; The Lake Fire burned more than 31,000 acres south of Big Bear in June and forced the evacuation of Pioneertown. Although the US Fire

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NEW MINIMUM WAGE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS KICKING IN

Good news for minimum wage employees; the state minimum wage will go up to $10 an hour as of January 1. That’s nearly $3 more an hour than the federal minimum wage. And employees with children will also be able to take off up to 40 hours each year so

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NEW LAWS AFFECTING CALIFORNIA DRIVERS SET TO TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 1

Some new laws set to take effect January 1 will affect California drivers. Drivers will no longer be allowed to wear a headset or earphones that covers both ears, or have earplugs in both ears, while driving a motor vehicle or a bicycle. Electrically motorized boards will also be regulated

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COFFEE WITH THE YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR STARTS NEXT MONTH

Yucca Valley Mayor Bob Leone will hold “coffee with the mayor” on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Mesquite Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Join the mayor for coffee and donuts from 8 to 9 a.m., and discuss your areas of concern, ideas, or just learn

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LOW-COST VACCINE CLINIC SCHEDULE IN JANUARY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in January for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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CHP OUT ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR THE HOLIDAY

A lot of people will be traveling during the holiday, which means the California Highway Patrol is conducting a maximum enforcement period through midnight Sunday, December 28, all available officers will be out on the roads for enhanced enforcement efforts, and helping motorists wherever needed. During last year’s maximum enforcement

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SIGN UP NOW FOR CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS

There are several opportunities for residents to participate in the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas bird count. The next count will tomorrow, December 27, at the Mojave River Valley. Meet at 6:30 a.m. at the Victorville Starbucks on the southwest corner of Bear Valley Road and Hesperia Road, three miles

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PREPARE A PERSONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS FILE (TR358)

With the possibility of increased rainy periods from El Nino, it’s best to prepare and keep safe your financial, insurance, and personal records. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips on a personal disaster preparedness file… Create a personal disaster preparedness file containing information about all your possession and keep

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TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS OFFERS FREE CHRISTMAS DINNER

The 32nd annual Tender Loving Christmas free banquet and toy give-a-way will be held tomorrow in Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff has some background and your invitation… A Yucca Valley woman has made it her mission in life to make sure that no one has to spend Christmas Day

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