THE TLC CHRISTMAS DAY FEAST AND CELEBRATION IS THIS SUNDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

The TLC Christmas Day feast is a Morongo Basin holiday tradition now in its 33rd year. Reporter Mike Lipsitz put out the call… For a variety of reasons, many Morongo Basin neighbors find themselves isolated over the holidays. If that’s you, or it sounds like someone you know, then TLC

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NO SENIOR LUNCHES ON DECEMBER 26, JANUARY 2

The Twentynine Palms Senior Center will be closed December 26 and January 2 in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day. There will be no senior lunches served on these dates. The senior center will also have limited hours, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Tuesday, December 27, through

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MORE WET WEATHER, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN

More wet weather is on its way to our Morongo Vasin. Driving into hazardous flood waters is very dangerous. Edica Gonzalez has some flood water warnings… Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that

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NO MBTA BUSES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Sunday, December 25, and Monday, December 26, in observance of Christmas Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Tuesday, December 27.

EVEN SANTA CLAUS CAN USE THESE HEALTH TIPS FROM HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can protect you from obesity, heart disease and diabetes. But keeping up a healthy routine can be especially challenging around the holidays. Heck, even jolly old Saint Nick would be wise to take a few pointers from the folks at Hi-Desert Medical Center. Reporter Mike Lipsitz

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YUCCA VALLEY, TWENTYNINE PALMS OFFICES CLOSED TOMORROW THROUGH JANUARY 2

Offices for the Town of Yucca Valley and the City of Twentynine Palms will be closed tomorrow, December 23 through January 2. For Twentynine Palms, all offices are closed. For Yucca Valley, Building and Safety services will be limited to inspections only, December 27 thru December 29. Schedule an inspection

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640 ACRES SOUTH OF YUCCA VALLEY PURCHASED FOR EVENTUAL INCLUSION INTO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A 640-acre parcel of land in Yucca Valley that had been slated for a housing development will instead be protected forever, thanks to the Mojave Desert Land Trust. The Land Trust announced Tuesday that it has purchased the acreage—located south of the intersection of Acoma Trail and Golden Bee Drive—and

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, WE CHECK THE AGENDA

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the board will be asked to approve a draft hazard mitigation plan; update its

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THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS LOSE CELL PHONE SERVICE

Thousands of residents in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms were without cell phone service Monday. Customers with Verizon and AT&T said they lost their signal about 2 p.m. Monday. A spokeswoman with AT&T said a cut line was responsible for the lack of service. Most residents had cell phone signal

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TLC HAS URGENT NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS, MEETING TONIGHT, WORKING TOMORROW

The organizers of the annual Tender Loving Christmas event, TLC, are in URGENT need of more volunteers. TLC has many jobs to be done before, during and after Christmas and is seeking people with many skills. Tender Loving Christmas needs hundreds of volunteers for TLC’s 33rd annual Christmas day event.

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REGISTER FOR WEE HOOPS YOUTH BASKETBALL IN YUCCA VALLEY

Registration is underway for the Town of Yucca Valley youth basketball program. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how to register your first- and second-graders in the Wee Hoops basketball program… Wee Hoops is a four-week youth basketball program for first- and second- grade players. It’s designed to introduce participants to the

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ADOPTION EVENT AT THE YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER

The Yucca Valley Animal Shelter will hold a special adoption event through Thursday, December 22. During the Fur-Ever Home for the Holiday event, all dog and cat adoptions are $20, and the adoption fee includes vaccinations and spaying or neutering. Additional license fees may apply. The Yucca Valley Animal Shelter

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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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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MOVES TO PUT LIBRARY IN FORMER PFF BUILDING

The Yucca Valley Redevelopment Agency purchased the PFF Bank building for $1.6 million in October 2009, and the building has become an eyesore by sitting vacant ever since. In part two of a two-part report, managing editor Tami Roleff says the Yucca Valley Town Council held a special workshop Tuesday

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FREE FEDERAL 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, December 16, at the Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive in Yucca Valley.

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL SAYS GOODBYE, HELLO, AND OK’S IMPACT FEES

The Town of Yucca Valley said good-bye to two long-time public servants last night. In the first of a two-part report, managing editor Tami Roleff says a full house was at the meeting to thank Laurine Silver and George Huntington for their decades of service. Tomorrow, in part two, we’ll

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DEPUTIES SEARCH FOR FOUR SUSPECTS INVOLVED IN VEHICLE THEFT, HOME BURGLARY

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating four people suspected of burglary in Yucca Valley and Johnson Valley. According to investigators, shortly before 7 a.m. Monday, a witness saw two men loading tools and an all-terrain vehicle from a vacant home in the 51800 block of

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight, (Wednesday, December 14), are notifications from the town of Yucca Valley; correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission; airport use agreements, and runway maintenance. Under new business, directors will discuss an emergency

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ROCK ART LECTURE AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

A lecture tomorrow at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum is about efforts to save Rock Art. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… Petroglyphs and pictographs, or rock art, are affected by weather, the passage of time, natural processes, and, of course, by human causes. Joshua Tree National Park rangers are

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School soccer Wildcats had their first away contest of the season against the Roadrunners of Loma Linda Academy. The varsity ’Cats won 5-2.

Individual stats: Coach Nathan Niles said all five goals were assisted by Nick Stowers, Carlos Herrera, Angel Zaragoza, Roy Rathbun, and Antonio Ramirez.

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