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AN ARMED ROBBERY AT THE MOTEL 6 IN 29 PALMS
SHERIFF ASKING FOR PUBLIC HELP AFTER TWO MEN SHOT IN YUCCA VALLEY
COUNTY TO REVISE ORDINANCE REQUIRING NEW FIRE SAFE SHINGLES
GOVERNOR SIGNS CALIFORNIA BUDGET 85 DAYS LATE *
FEDS MOVE TO DROP CONTEMPT CASE AGAINST TWO MARINES *
HI DESERT MEDICAL CENTER IS READY FOR THE BIG ONE
29 PALMS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS EXTENDED THE DEADLINE IN THEIR SEARCH FOR A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
REACH OUT TO HONOR VOLUNTEERS AT APPRECIATION CARNIVAL *
29 WATER GETS UPDATE IN PROCESS OF FIRE DEPT. GOING TO CITY
YUCCA MESA ASSOCIATION 47TH BIRTHDAY DINNER FRIDAY NIGHT *
TOMORROW IS MATH NIGHT AT TWENTYNINE PALMS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
VOLLEYBALL TEAM RUMMAGE SALE
TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL HOSTS DESERT CHRISTIAN TOMORROW

ARMED ROBBERY AT THE MOTEL 6 IN 29 PALMS
3 MEN ARE BEING SOUGHT AFTER AN ARMED ROBBERY AT THE 29 PALMS MOTEL SIX LAST NIGHT. A SHERIFF’S SPOKESMAN SAID THREE BLACK MALE ADULTS ENTERED A ROOM DEMANDING MONEY, ONE OF THE MEN BRANDISHED A GUN. AFTER TAKING A SMALL BACKPACK, THE MEN FLED IN AN UNKNOWN DIRECTION. A SHERIFF’S HELICOPTER WAS BROUGHT IN TO THE 29 PALMS AREA LAST NIGHT TO ASSIST DEPUTIES AND DETECTIVES LOOKING FOR THE SUSPECTS.

SHERIFF ASKING FOR PUBLIC HELP AFTER TWO MEN SHOT IN YUCCA VALLEY
THE SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT IS SEEKING THE PUBLICS HELP AFTER 2 MEN WERE SHOT IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY. SHERIFFS DETECTIVE RICK MILLARD SAID THAT AROUND 9:15 SATURDAY NIGHT DISPATCHERS RECEIVED SEVERAL 911 CALLS REPORTING GUN SHOTS HEARD IN THE 6200 BLOCK OF RICHARD DRIVE IN THE PARADISE VALLEY AREA. ARRIVING DEPUTIES FOUND 2 MEN, AGES 21 AND 55, HAD BEEN SHOT AND WOUNDED. FOR INVESTIGATIVE PURPOSES, THEIR NAMES ARE NOT BEING RELEASED AT THIS TIME. THE TWO MEN WERE TAKEN TO DESERT HOSPITAL IN PALM SPRINGS, THEIR CONDITION IS UNKNOWN. MILLARD SAID THAT THE SHOOTING APPARENTLY STEMMED FROM A DISPUTE BETWEEN SEVERAL PEOPLE AND THAT THE INVESTIGATION INTO THOSE INVOLVED IS ONGOING. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THE SHOOTING IS ASKED TO CALL DETECTIVE MILLARD AT THE MORONGO BASIN SHERIFFS STATION, 366-4175.

COUNTY TO REVISE ORDINANCE REQUIRING NEW FIRE SAFE SHINGLES
COUNTY SUPERVISORS SAID THEY WILL REVISE AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING THAT FIRE-RESISTANT SHINGLES REPLACE WOOD SHINGLES WHEN A HOME IS SOLD IN MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES. Z107.7 MANAGING EDITOR KARL GARDNER SAYS REALTORS SAID SELLERS UNABLE TO SELL THEIR HOMES FOR WHAT THEY OWE WILL FIND IT IMPOSSIBLE TO BEAR THE COST OF A NEW ROOF -- BETWEEN $8,000 AND $20,000 AND FURTHER DISTRESS AN ALREADY SAGGING REAL ESTATE MARKET. AN ORDNANCE INTRODUCED TUESDAY TO THE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS THAT WOULD REQUIRED HOME SELLERS TO REPLACE SHAKE SINGLE ROOFS WITH FIRE RETARDANT MATERIALS BY 2014, WAS CONTINUED BY THE BOARD TO ITS OCTOBER 7TH MEETING. AS INTRODUCED, THE ORDINANCE WOULD HAVE REQUIRED HOME IN CERTAIN FIRE SAFETY OVERLAY AREAS OF THE COUNTY, TO REPLACE SHAKE SHINGLE ROOFS WITH FIRE RETARDANT MATERIALS, EITHER VOLUNTARILY OR AT THE TIME OF SALE. THE CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS BALKED AT THE PROPOSAL, SAYING POINT OF SALE MANDATES ARE BOTH COSTLY AND SEVERELY DAMAGE A SELLERS ABILITY TO SELL THEIR HOME. THE ISSUE WAS TABLED AND SENT BACK TO COUNTY STAFF TO CLEAR UP SOME PROVISIONS ALONG WITH REMOVING THE POINT OF SALE REQUIREMENT. THE ORDINANCE DID NOT SPECIFY WHETHER BUYER OR SELLER WOULD PAY FOR THE UPGRADE, ONLY THAT THE CHANGE BE MADE BY THE CLOSE OF ESCROW.

GOVERNOR SIGNS CALIFORNIA BUDGET 85 DAYS LATE *

FEDS MOVE TO DROP CONTEMPT CASE AGAINST TWO MARINES *

HI DESERT MEDICAL CENTER IS READY FOR THE BIG ONE
WITH THE STATE GETTING READY FOR A STATE-WIDE EARTHQUAKE DRILL IN NOVEMBER, REPORTER TAMI ROLEFF SAYS OUR OWN HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER IS ALREADY PREPARED... HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER’S STAFF SAYS THEY ARE PREPARED AND READY IN CASE THE MORONGO BASIN IS SHAKEN BY A BIG EARTHQUAKE, SAID TOM MCCANN, DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT. MCCANN SAID THE STAFF HAS BEEN PLANNING AND TRAINING FOR THE BIG ONE FOR 3 YEARS. IT HAS BEEN MEETING WITH OTHER AREA HOSPITALS, INCLUDING THE NAVAL HOSPITAL ON THE MARINE CORPS BASE, AND OTHER AREA SPECIAL DISTRICTS. MCCANN SAID THAT WHILE THE HOSPITAL IS REQUIRED TO HAVE ENOUGH FOOD, WATER, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, AND GENERATOR POWER TO SUSTAIN THE HOSPITAL FOR 3 DAYS, IT ACTUALLY HAS ENOUGH SUPPLIES TO LAST A WHOLE WEEK. IN ADDITION, MCCANN SAID THE HOSPITAL HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AN EMERGENCY STOREHOUSE FOR EXTRA MEDICAL SUPPLIES THAT MAY BE NEED BY OTHER HOSPITALS. IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY, MCCANN SAID THE HOSPITAL WOULD SET UP A TRIAGE SYSTEM TO TREAT THE WOUNDED, WITH THE MOST SEVERELY INJURED PATIENTS BEING SEEN FIRST. RESIDENTS WITH MINOR INJURIES WOULD BE URGED TO HELP THEMSELVES OR SEEK TREATMENT AT ONE OF THE LOCAL CLINICS. IN ADDITION, IF 29 PALMS HIGHWAY BECOMES IMPASSABLE, THUS CUTTING OFF THE MEDICAL CENTER, THE HOSPITAL COULD SET UP LARGE TENTS IN DIFFERENT AREAS AROUND THE MORONGO BASIN WHERE PATIENTS COULD BE SEEN AND TREATED. FINALLY, MCCANN URGED THAT RESIDENTS BE PREPARED FOR THE BIG EARTHQUAKE. HAVE SUPPLIES OF FOOD AND WATER FOR AT LEAST 3 DAYS AND HAVE AN EMERGENCY PLAN IN PLACE.

29 PALMS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EXTENDS DEADLINE IN SEARCH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
THE 29 PALMS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS EXTENDED THE DEADLINE IN THEIR SEARCH FOR A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS WILL NOW BE TAKEN THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30TH. THE CHAMBER’S EXECUTIVE BOARD YESTERDAY NAMED JESSICA SCHULTZ AS THE INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR UNTIL A PERMANENT ONE CAN BE FOUND. FORMER CHAMBER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CHRISTINA DOOLEY HAS RESIGNED EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY. FOR AN APPLICATION OR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE CHAMBER AT 367-3445

REACH OUT TO HONOR VOLUNTEERS AT APPRECIATION CARNIVAL *

29 WATER GETS UPDATE IN PROCESS OF FIRE DEPT. GOING TO CITY
THE 29 PALMS WATER DISTRICT WILL MEET TONIGHT ON BOTH WATER AND FIRE DEPARTMENT BUSINESS. REPORTER KATIE ELWELL CHECKS THE AGENDA,,,, FIRE CHIEF JIM THOMPSON IS EXPECTED TO REPORT ON THE FIRE DEPARTMENT COMING UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE CITY AT THIS EVENING’S 29 PALMS FIRE DEPARTMENT MEETING. DIRECTORS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO DESIGNATE FUNDS FOR FIRE STATION IMPROVEMENTS, TO DECLARE OCTOBER 5-11 AS FIRE PREVENTION WEEK, AND TO OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY. A CLOSED SESSION WILL FOLLOW BETWEEN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND LABOR NEGOTIATORS. IN WATER DISTRICT NEWS, DIRECTORS WILL DISCUSS A POLICY DEALING WITH NITRATE INFILTRATION INTO THE WATER SUPPLY. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE WATER DISTRICT OFFICES ON HATCH ROAD AT 6.

YUCCA MESA ASSOCIATION 47TH BIRTHDAY DINNER FRIDAY NIGHT *

TOMORROW IS MATH NIGHT AT TWENTYNINE PALMS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
TOMORROW NIGHT IN MATH NIGHT AT 29 PALMS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. REPORTER DAN STORK GETS OUT HIS TRUSTY SLIDE RULE... THIS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH IS MATH NIGHT AT 29 PALMS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL! THIS IS A SPECIAL INFORMATIONAL NIGHT FOR PARENTS, DEDICATED TO GIVING THEM HANDS-ON DEMONSTRATIONS OF TOOLS THAT CAN HELP THEIR CHILDREN SUCCEED IN MATHEMATICS, WITH ATTENTION TO ALGEBRA READINESS, PRE-ALGEBRA, ALGEBRA, GEOMETRY. THEY CAN EXPLORE RESOURCES AVAILABLE IN TEXTBOOKS, WORKBOOKS, AND ON-LINE IN THE MATH LAB. THERE ARE TWO HALF-HOUR SESSIONS, ONE AT 6 PM, AND ONE AT 6:45, WITH A 15 MINUTE Q&A AT THE END OF EACH SESSION.

DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TEAM RUMMAGE SALE
THE YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL LADY TROJAN VOLLEYBALL TEAMS WILL BE HOLDING A RUMMAGE SALE ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 11. THE PROCEEDS FROM THE RUMMAGE SALE, TO BE HELD IN THE HI-DESERT STAR PARKING LOT FROM 7:00 AM UNTIL NOON, WILL HELP TO PURCHASE EQUIPMENT AND PAY FOR UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP THE LADY TROJAN VOLLEYBALL TEAMS BY DONATING MERCHANDISE TO BE SOLD AT THE RUMMAGE SALE, PLEASE CONTACT PAM NAYLOR AT 365-5534 TO ARRANGE FOR A PICK-UP OR DROP-OFF OF YOUR RUMMAGE SALE DONATION. THE LADY TROJANS APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL HOSTS DESERT CHRISTIAN TOMORROW
THE 29 PALMS HIGH SCHOOL WILDCAT VOLLEYBALL TEAM HOSTS DESERT CHRISTIAN AT HOME TOMORROW AFTERNOON. BOTH VARSITY AND JV TEAMS BEGIN COMPETITION AT 3:15.

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