DEPUTIES INVESTIGATE ARMED ROBBERY OF YUCCA VALLEY BUSINESS

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a Yucca Valley business at gunpoint Friday night. Investigators say that at 7:48 p.m. Friday, the suspect, who had a black revolver, entered Toda Moda Fashion store at 57240 29 Palms Highway, and demanded money

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TLC LOOKING FOR SALAD SPONSORS

Every year, Tender Loving Christmas hosts a holiday meal for those who found themselves alone. For 33 years now, TLC has provided a hot meal and gift to those in need. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the event can’t be held without lots of help and money… Tender Loving Christmas

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DEADLINE TO PAY PROPERTY TAXES IS MONDAY

Monday, December 12, is the last day to pay the first installment of property taxes to avoid a 10 percent penalty. You can pay it online, at mytaxcollector.com, by phone at 760-241-8829, or in person, at an address in this story at z1077fm.com. An extra fee will be charged for

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“ADOPT-A-CHILD” PROGRAM HELPS KIDS OUT OF THEIR HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The Basin Wide Foundation needs help in making sure that children, out of their homes through no fault of their own, have a happy Christmas. Children in the Child Protective Services program are often found during the holidays in temporary homes or foster care. The Basin Wide Foundation sponsors an

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ASSISTANCE FOR PROPANE AND FIREWOOD AVAILABLE, MEETING MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, December 12, at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Assistance is for propane and firewood only. All Morongo Basin residents are welcome to attend. Applicants

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TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS NEEDS MEAT SPONSORS

Tender Loving Christmas provides a full Christmas Day banquet for all those in need, or who find themselves alone on the holiday, but they need the community’s help. Managing editor Tami Roleff says TLC needs monetary donations to buy the turkeys and hams… Tender Loving Christmas needs meat sponsors for

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FELON IN POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION ARRESTED

Following up on a report of a possible burglary in process, a Johnson Valley man was arrested early Thursday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the area of Grand View Road and Ocotillo Road in Johnson Valley about 3:30 a.m. for a report of suspicious suspects

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HI-DESERT CHORUS “SOUNDS OF THE SEASON” CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND

The Hi Desert Chorus will perform its annual “Sounds of the Season” concert Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11. The concert is held in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 2:30 p.m. The Yucca Valley High

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DROP IN TO PLAY BOARD GAMES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Don’t you just love playing games around the holidays? Yucca Valley’s Parks and Rec offers the chance to competitors of any age to do just that. Reporter Kirby Davis says to dust off your scrabble pieces… Remember the good old days playing board games? The Yucca Valley Parks and Rec

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YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE SET FOR SATURDAY

The Yucca Valley Light Parade has been an annual tradition since 1998, and this year’s 19th parade is set for Saturday, December 10. Edica Gonzalez tells you where to be to see beloved holiday event… The 19th annual Yucca Valley Light Parade kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Santa Fe

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INTELLIGENT DESIGN CONSIDERED AT THE LIFETREE CAFÉ

The area discussion group, Lifetree Café, will have a stimulating conversation about intelligent design this Sunday. Perspectives on intelligent design theory will be explored at a program sponsored by Lifetree Café. A filmed interview with an atheist professor—whose controversial view on the plausibility of intelligent design has brought criticism from

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NOMINATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR CALIFORNIA DESERT CONSERVATION AWARD

Minerva Hoyt was a tireless supporter of California deserts, and persuaded President Franklin Roosevelt and Congress to create Joshua Tree National Monument in 1936. The Joshua Tree National Park Association created the Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award in her honor, and is soliciting nominations for the 13th annual award.

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A REMINDER ABOUT YOUR COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES

This reminder that Monday, December 12, is the last day to pay the first installment of property taxes to avoid a 10 percent penalty. You can pay it online, at mytaxcollector.com, by phone at 760-241-8829, or in person, at 172 West Third Street, First Floor, in San Bernardino. An extra

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ASSISTANCE FOR PROPANE AND FIREWOOD AVAILABLE, MEETING MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, December 12 at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Assistance is for propane and firewood only. All Morongo Basin residents are welcome to attend. Applicants

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YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE TOMORROW NIGHT

The Yucca Valley Light Parade has been an annual tradition since 1998, and this year’s 19th parade is set for Saturday, December 10. Edica Gonzalez tells you where to be to see the beloved holiday event… The 19th annual Yucca Valley Light Parade kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Santa

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A CELEBRATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS AT COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA TOMORROW

A celebration of the animals and plants that inhabit the Copper Mountain Mesa area is set for Saturday, December 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Mojave Desert Land Trust and Stewards of the Coyote Valley, the event will include lectures on desert tortoises, medicinal uses of native

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet Saturday, December 10, at 10 a.m. in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. The morning begins with an optional $10 breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to all

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NEW BILL FREES SOLDIERS FROM HAVING TO PAY BACK SIGNING BONUSES

The $611 billion National Defense Authorization Act goes before the U.S. Senate this week: the house approved it on Friday. It is expected to free thousands of California soldiers from paying back millions of dollars they owed the Pentagon for receiving unauthorized bonuses for extending their service. Reporter David Haldane

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INTELLIGENT DESIGN CONSIDERED AT THE LIFETREE CAFÉ

The area discussion group, Lifetree Café, will have a stimulating conversation about intelligent design this Sunday. Reporter Edica Gonzales has your invitation… Perspectives on intelligent design theory will be explored at a program sponsored by Lifetree Café. A filmed interview with an atheist professor—whose controversial view on the plausibility of

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LOCAL SERVICES PLANNED FOR SUE MEADOR

Sue Meador, a 26-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died November 28 in La Jolla. She was 85 years old. Sue Meador is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Geselle and Dwayne McKnight, her son, Bill Meador, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Sue Meador received her master’s degree in education from

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