24-HOUR HOTLINE FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

The Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services provides a 24-hour crisis hot-line to help survivors of sexual assault. Counselors can accompany sexual assault survivors to medical exams, police and legal interviews, and court appearances. Speakers are available to talk to schools and community groups about sexual assault, and rape prevention. The

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EMPTY BOWLS BENEFIT FOR REACH OUT MORONGO FOOD BANK

The Center for Healthy Generations will hold the Empty Bowls Benefit to raise money for the Morongo Basin food banks. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has more information on the event and how you can attend…

The Empty Bowls Benefit combines delicious home-made soups and breads made by local cooks, served in

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9TH ANNUAL YUCCA VALLEY GOURD FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

Mark your calendars for the ninth annual gourd art festival, set for November 18 and 19 at the Yucca Valley Community Center. The free event will feature gourd artists and crafts vendors from all over southern California. In addition to the holiday shopping, there will be classes taught by renowned

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JOHNSON VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF RAPE, SPOUSE ABUSE, AND BURGLARY

A Johnson Valley man was arrested last Thursday, accused of felony spouse abuse, burglary, and attempted rape. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a home in the 56300 block of Joshua Drive in Yucca Valley about 11 a.m. for a report that a man, later identified as

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HEALTH CARE DISTRICT GETS GOOD NEWS AND GOOD NEWS

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District Board of Directors met in regular meeting last night, Reporter Eric Knabe has the highlights…

The meeting began on a high point with the Morongo Transit Authority presenting checks for the two MBTA transportation grants in which they will purchase a new van that will

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NEW COUNTY FIRE BATTALION CHIEF COMING TO THE MORONGO BASIN

The Morongo Basin welcomes a new county fire battalion chief as of Monday, November 20. Battalion Chief Donnie Viloria has been a firefighter for 30 years, which includes 15 years with Newberry Springs and Fort Irwin, before joining the county fire department in 2002. Prior to his new assignment here,

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JOAN OF ANGELS AND WRITING CLASSES AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

If you believe in angels, make plans to attend Rainbow Stew’s next class Saturday, November 18. Joan of Angels is a spiritual teacher and messenger for angelic and celestial beings. The $20 class is set for 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. at Rainbow Stew, located in Old Town Yucca Valley on

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LOCAL MAN WINS BAJA 1000 MOTORCYCLE RACE

A prestigious win for a local off-road competition team—Yucca Valley’s Mark Samuels, 27, and team won the 50th running of the Baja 1000 in the motorcycle division; that’s 1,134 miles of fun in just about 21 hours.

Mark Samuels

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YUCCA VALLEY RESIDENT SCAMMED OUT OF $15,000

A Yucca Valley resident is out $15,000 after falling victim to a Nigerian scam. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim said a friend, whom she had never met, traveled to Nigeria in 2016 and recently asked for money to get out of Nigeria. The victim received several checks, supposedly

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF MAKING FRAUDULENT GIFT CARDS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday, accused of making fraudulent gift cards. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies served a warrant at his home in the 58700 block of Ocotillo Drive in Yucca Valley about 9 a.m. During the warrant search, deputies located Benjamin Lim, 47. Lim allegedly told

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER MIXER TONIGHT AT RAINBOW STEW

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold an after-hours mixer tonight (Thursday, November 16). The mixer is set for 5 to 7 p.m. at Rainbow Stew, 55509 29 Palms Highway, in Old Town Yucca Valley. All Chamber members and guests are invited to attend.

BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW AT VONS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Lifestream will conduct a community blood drive on Friday, November 17, at Vons in Yucca Valley from noon to 5 p.m. Donors with O-negative blood are especially needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Lifestream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. For

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BLACK AND GOLD WRESTLING SCRIMMAGE AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley High School Wrestling team invites the public to their “Black and Gold Scrimmage” tonight, Thursday, November 16. Coach Larry Giron says there is no charge for admission but they will accept donations at the door. There will be a snack bar and souvenirs for sale. This is

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested late Monday night, accused of punching and kicking a child. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 7800 block of Valley Vista in Yucca Valley about 3:15 p.m. Monday for a report that someone stole a stereo from the home. When

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY VANDALISM

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday, accused of felony vandalism. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called about 1:45 p.m. to the 55500 block of 29 Palms Highway for a man whose shirt was covered in blood. The man, Samuel Baker, 36, told deputies that he received psychic

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TECH HELP AVAILABLE FOR YUCCA VALLEY SENIORS

Are you still trying to figure out all those new tech devices? Teens from the Yucca Valley Youth Commission will be available to help you out. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you when and where… Need help setting up your cell phone, tablet or other electronic device? Want to learn

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ENERGY HEALING CIRCLE AT RAINBOW STEW TONIGHT

Rainbow Stew will hold an energy healing circle on Wednesday, November 15. The healing circle is open to the public and no appointment is necessary. The event is free, although donations are acceptable. The healing circle will be held between 6 and 8:45 p.m. Rainbow Stew is located on the

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL BAND AND COLOR GUARD FREE CONCERT FRIDAY

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan marching band and color guard will be traveling to Westminster High School this weekend to compete in the division finals. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the band will give a free performance Friday…

The Trojan marching band and color guard performed in the California

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN 2013 SHOOTING DEATH

The man accused of shooting and killing a Yucca Valley man more than four years ago pleaded guilty last week to voluntary manslaughter. Brian Cline, 34, accepted a plea bargain Wednesday for killing Martin Reyes, 35, on April 18, 2013. Cline and Reyes were arguing in the 6300 block of

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EMPTY BOWLS BENEFIT FOR REACH-OUT MORONGO BASIN SUNDAY

The Center for Healthy Generations in Yucca Valley will hold the Empty Bowls Benefit to raise money for the Morongo Basin food banks. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has more information on the event and how you can attend… The Empty Bowls Benefit combines delicious home-made soups and breads made by local

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