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EARLY MORNING MOBILE HOME FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS
2 MEN HELD AFTER STEALING CAR IN YUCCA VALLEY
YUCCA VALLEY NATIVE PLANT ORDINANCE GETS POLICY DIRECTION LAST NIGHT
13TH ANNUAL MORONGO BASIN ORCHID FESTIVAL IN LANDERS SATURDAY & SUNDAY
WEARABLE POWER COMPETITION ABOARD BASE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
CAR WASH THIS WEEKEND TO HELP VICTIMS OF CRASH
RESOURCES FOR LOW-INCOME AND HOMELESS OFFERED MONDAY
CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT CLUB MEETS MONDAY *
STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCE SATURDAY AT YUCCA VALLEY ELKS LODGE *
COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA BREAKFAST TOMORROW *
WONDER VALLEY HIKING CLUB THRIFT STORE ANNUAL SUMMER BLOW OUT *
JOSHUA TREE VFW WEEKEND DOUBLE TREAT *
YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCE NEW BASKETBALL COACH
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAMS IN ACTION TONIGHT
YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS BEATS DESERT HOT SPRINGS *
CAR WASH TOMORROW TO BENEFIT 29 PALMS FOOTBALL BOOSTERS *
ITíS HOMECOMING WEEKEND FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL *
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH BLESSING ANIMALS *
CUB SCOUTS MEET A JOSHUA SPRINGS TONIGHT *
BREAKING BREAD MINISTRY FREE MEAL IN 29 PALMS TOMORROW *

EARLY MORNING MOBILE HOME FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS
THE 29 PALMS FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS KEPT BUSY EARLY THIS MORNING. FIRE OFFICIALS SAID THAT A CALL CAME IN AT 3:30, REPORTING A MOBILE HOME ABLAZE AT THE DESERT OASIS MOBILE HOME PARK AT JOSHUA DRIVE AND DESERT OASIS STREET IN TWENTYNINE PALMS. ARRIVING FIRE FIGHTERS FOUND A VACANT MOBILE HOME FULLY ENGULFED IN FLAMES. FAST WORK BROUGHT THE INFERNO UNDER CONTROL IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES. THE UNIT WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED, MONETARY LOSSES ARE NOT KNOWN AND THE CAUSE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

2 MEN HELD AFTER STEALING CAR IN YUCCA VALLEY
FAST POLICE WORK SAW 2 MEN JAILED AFTER STEALING A CAR IN YUCCA VALLEY. SHERIFFS SERGEANT JEFF JOLING SAID THAT 23 YEAR OLD RICHARD MARTIN ALONG WITH 18 YEAR OLD BENNY NEWMAN, BOTH OF JOSHUA TREE, HAD STOLEN A CAR IN YUCCA VALLEY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. THE PAIR ABANDONED THE 2000 CHEVY CAVALIER ON PARADISE VIEW LANE IN YUCCA VALLEY AND BEGAN WALKING FROM THE SCENE. PATROLLING NEAR BY, SHERIFFS DEPUTY TIM PRESTON CONTACTED THE 2 MEN, AND AFTER FURTHER INVESTIGATION, ARRESTED MARTIN AND NEWMAN FOR SUSPICION OF GRAND THEFT AUTO AND RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY. RICHARD MARTIN AND BENNY NEWMAN WERE BOOKED INTO THE MORONGO BASIN JAIL AND HELD ON $25,000 BAIL EACH.

YUCCA VALLEY NATIVE PLANT ORDINANCE GETS POLICY DIRECTION LAST NIGHT
A MARATHON MEETING LAST NIGHT SAW BOTH THE Y.V. TOWN COUNCIL AND PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING TOGETHER TO ADDRESS A NATIVE PLANT ORDINANCE. WHILE NO CLEAR DECISIONS WERE MADE BEFORE THE MEETING TIMED OUT, SOME CLEAR DIRECTION WAS GIVEN. REPORTER TAMI ROLEFF WAS AT THAT MEETING FOR Z107-7 NEWS AND FILES THIS REPORT... THE YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL AND PLANNING COMMISSION DIDNíT EVEN GET HALF-WAY THROUGH THE AGENDA FOR THEIR STUDY SESSION ON THE TOWNíS NATIVE PLANT PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE LAST NIGHT BEFORE CALLING IT A NIGHT AFTER NEARLY 3 Ĺ HOURS OF DISCUSSION. THEY WERE ABLE TO COME TO A CONSENSUS ON POLICY QUESTIONS FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS, AS WELL AS MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. WHILE THE COUNCIL MEMBERS AND COMMISSIONERS DECIDED THAT A NATIVE PLAN SURVEY SHOULD BE DONE FOR THESE TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, THEY DECIDED THAT A NATIVE PLANT EXPERT WAS NOT NEEDED TO PERFORM THE SURVEY. IN ADDITION, THEY THOUGHT THAT REQUIRING THE TRANSPLANTATION OF 100% OF ALL TRANSPLANTABLE NATIVE PLANTS WAS UNREALISTIC AND IMPRACTICAL, BUT ADDED THAT DEVELOPERS SHOULD TRY TO SAVE AS MANY AS POSSIBLE. NOR DID THE COUNCIL AND COMMISSION FEEL THAT A NATIVE PLANT EXPERT WAS NECESSARY TO SUPERVISE AND MONITOR TRANSPLANTING JOSHUA TREES AND YUCCA PLANTS, OR MAINTAIN THEM AFTER THEIR TRANSPLANT. FINALLY, THEY DECIDED THAT PROJECT DESIGNS SHOULD NOT BE REQUIRED TO PROTECT LARGE NATIVE PLANTS THAT CAN NOT BE SUCCESSFULLY TRANSPLANTED. AFTER DECIDING THESE POLICY QUESTIONS, THE COUNCIL AND COMMISSIONíS STUDY SESSION STARTED TO GET BOGGED DOWN WHEN THE TALK TURNED TO WHAT SIZE LOTS FOR SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES SHOULD BE MORE LOOSELY REGULATED. THEY ULTIMATELY LEFT THAT DISCUSSION FOR ANOTHER TIME, WITH THE DIRECTION THAT THEY BE CALLED BACK TO FINISH THE STUDY SESSION SOON.

13TH ANNUAL MORONGO BASIN ORCHID FESTIVAL IN LANDERS SATURDAY & SUNDAY
THE 13TH ANNUAL MORONGO BASIN ORCHID FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD AT THE GUBLER ORCHID NURSERIES IN LANDERS THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. THE EVENT, SPONSORED BY THE YUCCA VALLEY SUNSET ROTARY CLUB, WILL FEATURE ONGOING TOURS OF THE ORCHID OPERATION, CLASSES IN THE CARE AND FEEDING OF ORCHIDS, AND DISPLAYS AND BOOTHS FROM AREA NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. TRADER JOES WILL CONDUCT WINE AND CHEESE TASTING AND A LIVE JAZZ BAND WILL ADD AMBIANCE. ADMISSION TO THE ORCHID FESTIVAL IS FREE. ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENT GO TO AREA CHARITIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR DIRECTIONS, CALL GUBLER ORCHIDS AT 364-2284 OR GO TO SUNSETROTARY.ORG.

WEARABLE POWER COMPETITION ABOARD BASE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
THE RESIDENTS OF THE MORONGO BASIN WILL HAVE A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE HIGH TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AT ITíS FINEST ABOARD THE 29 PALMS MARINE BASE TOMORROW. REPORTER KATIE ELWELL SAYS THE BASE WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE EVENT... THINK YOU COULD CREATE A MILITARY VEST THAT GENERATES ITS OWN POWER FOR 4 DAYS STRAIGHT, WEIGHTS UNDER 9 POUNDS, AND ENDURES EXTREME TEMPERATURES, LACK OF OXYGEN, AND BEING DRAGGED THROUGH THE SAND? THATíS WHAT TEAMS FROM AROUND THE NATION AND THE WORLD HAVE DONE, AND THEYíRE SHOWING THEM OFF OCTOBER 4 AT THE 29 PALMS MARINE CORPS BASE. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO THE FIRST EVER "POWER WEAR OFF" COMPETITION, PRESENTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. THE COMPETITION WILL BEGIN WITH EACH COMPETITORíS POWER-GENERATING VEST BEING PUT ON A MANNEQUIN FOR A 92-HOUR BENCH TEST. ON OCTOBER 4, THE GATE OPENS TO THE PUBLIC, AS EACH TEAMíS DESIGNATED TESTER COMPLETES THE FINAL 4 HOURS OF COMPETITION, WEARING THE VEST THROUGH FIELD TEST CHALLENGES. EACH POWER VEST IS JUDGED ON WEIGHT, WEARABILITY, AND HOW LONG THE ELECTRICITY ENDURES. FIRST PLACE FINISHER WILL RECEIVE $1 MILLION, WITH SECOND PLACE TAKING $500,000 AND THIRD PLACE, $250,000. ATTENDEES CAN ALSO SEE OTHER HIGH-TECH ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT IN ACTION, MEET LEADING GOVERNMENT SCIENTISTS, ENGINEERS, AND INVENTORS, AND WIN FREE GIVE-AWAYS.

CAR WASH THIS WEEKEND TO HELP VICTIMS OF CRASH
BENEFIT CAR WASHES WILL BE HELD THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY TO HELP VICTIMS OF A HORRIFIC CRASH THAT KILLED ONE AND LEFT TWO OTHERS INJURED LAST WEEKEND. ON SATURDAY, THE CAR WASH WILL BE AT THE BURGER KING IN THE 29 PALMS STATER BROTHERS CENTER FROM 10-2, THEN ON SUNDAY AT SANTANAíS NEAR 29 PALMS CITY HALL FROM 8-2. ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO HELP VICKY DIEBERT AND HER FAMILY AND DEBBIE HARRIS. ASHLEY DEIBERT, 21, WAS KILLED IN THE CRASH.

RESOURCES FOR LOW-INCOME AND HOMELESS OFFERED MONDAY
IF YOUR STRUGGLING, HAVE BECOME HOMELESS OR JUST LOOKING FOR SOME HELP, A COALITION OF COMMUNITY RESOURCE PROVIDERS WILL BE MEETING THIS MONDAY. REPORTER DAN STORK HAS MORE ON THE COMMUNITY RESOURCE DAY EVENT ... COMMUNITY RESOURCE DAY IS A MONTHLY EVENT AT WHICH A RANGE OF SERVICE PROVIDERS SHOWCASE THEMSELVES AT THE SPORTSMANíS CLUB IN JOSHUA TREE. THIS MONTH IT WILL BE ON MONDAY OCTOBER 6 FROM 9 TO NOON, AND 1 TO 3. FREE INFORMATION IS OFFERED ON A WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES, INCLUDING UTILITY ASSISTANCE, LEGAL OUTREACH RELATED TO HOMELESSNESS AND HOUSING, FOOD STAMPS, AUTO INSURANCE, JOB SEARCH, CHILDRENíS MEAL PROGRAMS, SENIOR ISSUES, DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT, SHELTER FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AND FINANCIAL COUNSELING. THE SPORTMANíS CLUB IS AT 6225 SUNBURST. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL WAYNE HAMILTON AT 401-0375.

CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT CLUB MEETS MONDAY *

STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCE SATURDAY AT YUCCA VALLEY ELKS LODGE *

COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA BREAKFAST TOMORROW *

WONDER VALLEY HIKING CLUB THRIFT STORE ANNUAL SUMMER BLOW OUT *

JOSHUA TREE VFW WEEKEND DOUBLE TREAT *

YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCE NEW BASKETBALL COACH
THERE ARE NEW BASKETBALL COACHES AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL. REPORTER KARL GARDNER WELCOMES THEM TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD... YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL HAS A NEW COACH HEADING UP THE BOYíS BASKETBALL PROGRAM. TRAVIS MAHAN, A REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAM TEACHER AT THE HIGH SCHOOL TAKES THE LEAD AS THE TROJANíS BASKETBALL COACH WHEN THE SEASON BEGINS NOVEMBER 25TH. MAHAN, WHO WAS AN ASSISTANT COACH LAST YEAR, SAID HEíS BEEN COACHING BASKETBALL SINCE 1995, AND IS "REALLY EXCITED TO REPRESENT YUCCA VALLEY". FUNDAMENTALS AND SPORTSMANSHIP ARE KEYS TO HIS COACHING PHILOSOPHY, MAHAN SAID, ADDING THAT HE WANTíS THE PLAYERíS TO HAVE AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE, AND TO JUST HAVE FUN. HEADING UP THE TROJAN BOYíS BASKETBALL JUNIOR VARSITY TEAM THIS YEAR, BERRY ABSEC.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAMS IN ACTION TONIGHT
THE YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TROJAN FOOTBALL TEAM ARE HOME THIS EVENING, SQUARING OFF AGAINST THE ARROWHEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY EAGLES, AND THE 29 PALMS HIGH SCHOOL WILDCAT FOOTBALL TEAM ARE AT HOME AS WELL, VERSUS THE OAK PARK EAGLES. KICK-OFF FOR ALL GAMES IS AT 7.

YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS BEATS DESERT HOT SPRINGS *

CAR WASH TOMORROW TO BENEFIT 29 PALMS FOOTBALL BOOSTERS *

ITíS HOMECOMING WEEKEND FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL *

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH BLESSING ANIMALS *

CUB SCOUTS MEET A JOSHUA SPRINGS TONIGHT *

BREAKING BREAD MINISTRY FREE MEAL IN 29 PALMS TOMORROW *

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