BIG BAND CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY

Enjoy the sounds of Big Band music at Saturday’s concert in the park in Yucca Valley. Reporter Sara Snyder says this weekend’s band is the Ted Herman Orchestra, all the way from Palm Springs…

Saturday’s band at the Yucca Valley summer concert series features the Big Band sounds of the

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FUTURE OF THE GODDESS MOVEMENT AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

A cross-cultural presentation about the future of the goddess movement is the final class in a series in the Women’s Heritage Project. Led by docu-filmmaker Meloney Hudson, the class will be held at Rainbow Stew on Saturday, August 5, starting at 10:30 a.m. A donation of $25 is requested, but

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ATTEMPTED MURDER, ELDER ABUSE CHARGES ADDED TO YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED MONDAY FOR ASSAULT

A 33-year-old Yucca Valley man who was arrested early Monday morning after allegedly stabbing another man, faces an additional charge of attempted murder and elder abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 7200 block of Palo Alto Avenue in Yucca Valley Monday afternoon where the grandmother

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VICTIMS UNCOOPERATIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY STABBINGS

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating two stabbings in Yucca Valley Tuesday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called about 6:40 p.m. to report that a man came to her door in the 55300 block of Santa Fe Trail and stabbed a man, and screamed to the dispatcher, “He’s squirting

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MARINE ARRESTED AFTER 130 MPH PURSUIT FRIDAY

A high-speed chase from Joshua Tree to Morongo Valley Friday night resulted in the arrest of a 20-year-old Marine from Ohio. According to the California Highway Patrol, just before 11 p.m. Friday, Officer Casey Simmons attempted to stop a blue 2006 Yamaha R6 sports bike on Highway 62 near Sunburst

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VICTIM IDENTIFIED IN TUESDAY’S FATAL PEDESTRIAN CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY

The driver of the car that hit and killed a pedestrian in Yucca Valley yesterday never saw the victim until he was on his windshield, according to the Sheriff’s deputy who investigated the accident. Deputy Ryan Arthurton said Bruce Ball, 67, of Yucca Valley, was crossing Highway 62 near Barberry

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES HOME ENERGY FINANCING PROGRAM

The Town of Yucca Valley made it easier for town residents to get financial help for home energy improvements at their Council meeting last night. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more on the PACE and HERO programs… It may be easier for Yucca Valley residents to make upgrades to their

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AN ARREST AFTER A STABBING AND THEFT IN YUCCA VALLEY

A 33-year-old Yucca Valley man suspected of stabbing another man after stealing items from a woman’s apartment was arrested Monday. Sheriff’s Deputy Alex Millan said the victim received a phone call about 1 a.m. from Drew Childs, who told her he was at her apartment in the 7100 block of

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LOCAL THEATERS HOLD THEIR OWN IN REGIONAL AWARD NOMINATIONS

The four local theater organizations of the Morongo Basin were nominated for a large share of the Desert Theatre League’s 2016-17 season “Desert Stars” awards, announced Tuesday. The Desert Theater League is made up of some 30 theatrical producing organizations in the hi- and low deserts. The Hi-Desert Cultural Center

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MAN KILLED WHILE CROSSING HIGHWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY MORNING

A man crossing the Highway in Yucca Valley was struck and killed by a motorist early this morning. The pedestrian was crossing State Route 62 at Barberry at about 5:15 am when he was hit in the number 1 lane by a westbound Toyota Corolla. The driver immediately pulled over

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL: FINANCING FOR HOUSEHOLD ENERGY UPGRADES

The Yucca Valley Town Council will look at a way for you to get financing for efficient or alternate energy for your home tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, council members will be asked

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THREE STOLEN VEHICLES RECOVERED, FOUR ARRESTED

Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputies recovered three stolen vehicles this weekend, and arrested four people. Two Yucca Valley residents were arrested early Sunday morning after a deputy stopped a Toyota about 12:40 a.m. near Old Woman Springs Road and Highway 62. Inside the vehicle were Steven Hoyle, 27, and Leah Edwards,

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NEW TENANT COMING TO OLD WAL-MART BUILDING

The Town of Yucca Valley Planning Department announced that a new tenant will be moving into the old Walmart building soon. Hibbett Sports—a leading athletic-inspired fashion retailer headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with more than 1,000 stores—has submitted plans to move into about 6,000 square feet of the building, located at

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will distribute USDA surplus food Wednesday, August 2, at 3 p.m. until the food is gone. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Wear proper attire for the weather and remember there are no public restrooms.

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ESSENTIAL OILS CLASSES START TOMORROW AT RAINBOW STEW

If you are wondering what essential oils are all about, Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will hold free informational introduction classes. You’ll be able to experience the oils and see for yourself how many uses they have. Classes will be held August 2, 3, 8, 15, 17, 22, 23, and

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YUCCA VALLEY GIRL COMPETING IN CROSSFIT GAMES

Yucca Valley teen athlete, Sequoia Barrera, will be competing at the 2017 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin, this week. She will be competing among the world’s fittest athletes to become the fittest teen on Earth. Sequoia would like to thank everyone who continues to support her incredible journey. You can

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2ND ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT IS TOMORROW

Tuesday, August 1, is National Night Out, an event that highlights the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they protect. Managing editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… The Morongo Basin will join communities across the country for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1. This will be the second

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YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION PLANS A BUS TRIP TO THE U.S.S. IOWA

Yucca Valley Recreation is planning an adult excursion to the Port of Los Angeles and the U.S.S. Iowa, Reporter Eric Knabe tells you how to sign up for the trip… Spend the day at the Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro for a one-hour self-guided tour of the U.S.S. Iowa

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive in Yucca Valley on Tuesday, August 1, at Hi-Desert Water District, from 9 to 1. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers

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YUCCA VALLEY STREETS TO GET SLURRY SEAL NEXT WEEK

Some Yucca Valley streets will receive slurry seal treatments in the next week. Slurry seal preserves the existing pavement and prevents the asphalt road from deteriorating to the point that road reconstruction is necessary. It’s a highly cost effective tool for maintaining existing roads. The contractor will provide notice to

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