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3 ARRESTED IN CHILD TORTURE AND MOLESTATION INVESTIGATION

COPPER THIEVES DISABLE CELL PHONE SITE IN WONDER VALLEY

SPEAR DUI INVESTIGATION REPORT GOES TO DA FOR CHARGES

MAJOR EARTHQUAKE DRILL TODAY

HOSPICE STARTS 22ND ANNUAL "LIGHT UP A LIFE" PROGRAM *

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL AND TENNIS WIN FIRST ROUND CIF MATCHES

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL LOOKS AT SEWAGE, REZONING, AND NEW ANIMAL SHELTER

EAGLES OFFER FREE DINNER SATURDAY *

TIME TO REGISTER FOR YUCCA VALLEY BASKETBALL LEAGUES *

AUDITIONS FOR "INTO THE WOODS JR." AT THEATRE 29 SUNDAY

2-MILE APOSTOLIC TABERNACLE CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARIES *

 

3 ARRESTED IN CHILD TORTURE AND MOLESTATION INVESTIGATION
20 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS SWARMED A HOUSE IN 29 PALMS TUESDAY MORNING, ENDING A MONTH LONG INVESTIGATION INTO SEX CRIMES AGAINST AN 11 YEAR OLD GIRL. SHERIFFS DETECTIVE LUCAS NILES SAID THE INVESTIGATION STARTED SEPTEMBER 11TH AFTER DEPUTIES ARRESTED CHRISTINA LARA FOR CRUELTY TO A CHILD. AFTER LARA’S ARREST, INVESTIGATORS IDENTIFIED 2 OTHERS WANTED IN THE CASE, 43 YEAR OLD CYNTHIA CARRANZA, AND 39 YEAR OLD ALEJANDRO MARQUEZ. OFFICERS SERVED A SEARCH WARRANT AT THE SUSPECTS HOME AT 8 AM AND SWAT TEAM MEMBERS LOCATED MARQUEZ ON HIGHWAY 62 NEAR DONNEL HILL. AFTER A SHORT CHASE, MARQUEZ WAS TAZED AND TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. INFORMATION PROVIDED BY MARQUEZ LED TO THE ARREST OF CARRANZA AT A HOME ON HOMESTEAD WAY IN YUCCA VALLEY. CHRISTINA LARA REMAINS IN CUSTODY AT WEST VALLEY DETENTION CENTER ON $100,000 BAIL. ALEJANDRO MARQUEZ AND CYNTHIA CARRANZA WERE BOOKED INTO THE MORONGO BASIN JAIL ON $50,000 BAIL EACH, FOR INVESTIGATION OF UNLAWFUL SEX WITH A MINOR, TORTURE, AND WILLFUL CRUELTY TO A CHILD.

COPPER THIEVES DISABLE CELL PHONE SITE IN WONDER VALLEY
COPPER THIEVES HAVE DISABLED A CELL PHONE TRANSMITTER SITE IN THE WONDER VALLEY AREA, EAST OF 29 PALMS.THE THEFT OF THE COPPER WIRING WAS REPORTED AT THE REMOTE VERIZON CELL SITE 100 YARDS NORTH OF S.R. 62 ON IRONAGE ROAD EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. INVESTIGATORS SAY THE UNKNOWN SUSPECTS BROKE IN AND TOOK 2 COPPER BUS BARS AND COPPER WIRE. VERIZON ESTIMATED IT WOULD COST IN EXCESS ON $2,000.00 TO REPAIR THE DAMAGE AND REPLACE THE COMPONENTS.

SPEAR DUI INVESTIGATION REPORT GOES TO DA FOR CHARGES
SOME THREE MONTHS AFTER THE ARREST OF 29 PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER STEVE SPEAR FOR INVESTIGATION OF DUI, THE CASE IS FINALLY MOVING TO THE NEXT STAGE. Z107-7 MANAGING EDITOR KARL GARDNER CHECKED WITH NEVADA AUTHORITIES AND HAS THIS UPDATE -----
CHARGES AGAINST THE MAYOR PRO-TEM OF THE CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS, SHERIFF’S SERGEANT STEVE SPEAR HAVE MOVED TO THE NEXT LEVEL, ACCORDING TO NEVADA OFFICIALS. LAS VEGAS METRO POLICE SPOKESMAN JAY RIVERA SAID METRO FINISHED THEIR INVESTIGATION LAST WEEK, SENDING THE CASE TO THE CLARK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE. A SPOKESWOMAN WITH THE LAUGHIN JUSTICE CENTER REPORTED THAT UNDER NEVADA LAW, THE DA HAS A YEAR AND A DAY TO FILE CHARGES. SPEAR, NEXT IN LINE FOR THE MAYOR’S SEAT OF TWENTYNINE PALMS, WAS ARRESTED AUGUST 15. RIVERA SAID SPEAR HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN A MINOR ALTERCATION WITH A SECURITY GUARD AT A LAUGHLIN CASINO AND WHEN HE WALKED TO HIS CAR, THE GUARD NOTIFIED POLICE. RIVERA SAID THE RESPONDING POLICE OFFICER OBSERVED SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS CONSISTENT WITH DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE AND PLACED SPEAR UNDER ARREST.

MAJOR EARTHQUAKE DRILL TODAY
EMERGENCY OFFICIALS AND ORGANIZERS OF THE GREAT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SHAKE OUT WANT YOU TO PRETEND YOU EXPERIENCE A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE TODAY. AT 10:04 A.M. TODAY, ON A DRILL SIGNAL BROADCAST BY Z107.7, THE PUBLIC WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON FOR ONE MINUTE TO SIMULATE A RESPONSE TO A 7.8-MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE ALONG A 200-MILE STRETCH OF THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT. IT'S PART OF THE LARGEST EARTHQUAKE DRILL EVER ORGANIZED IN THE UNITED STATES. 5 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE REGISTERED TO TAKE PART. BOTH RIVERSIDE AND SAN BERNARDINO COUNTIES AS WELL AS THE TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY AND THE CITY OF 29 PALMS WILL ACTIVATE THEIR EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTERS . THE COUNTY'S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES SAID EIGHT AREAS WILL BE ADDRESSED. THOSE INCLUDE MASS CARE, PUBLIC SAFETY, RESTORATION OF LIFELINES, EMERGENCY PUBLIC INFORMATION, COORDINATION OF EMERGENCY AGENCIES, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, COMMUNICATIONS AND LONG-TERM OPERATIONS. SCHOOLS ARE PARTICIPATING TO VARYING DEGREES. EXPERTS ARE URGING RESIDENTS TO BE PREPARED TO SURVIVE AT LEAST THE FIRST THREE DAYS FOLLOWING A QUAKE WITHOUT SERVICES SUCH AS ELECTRICITY, GAS, WATER AND PHONE SERVICE. FAMILIES WITH WATER, FOOD, FLASHLIGHTS, BLANKETS, BATTERY-OPERATED RADIOS, CASH AND FIRE EXTINGUISHERS WILL BECOME ASSETS TO THEIR COMMUNITIES. THE MODELS FOR THE 7.8-MAGNITUDE QUAKE ANTICIPATE 1,800 FATALITIES AND 53,000 INJURIES. IN THE SHAKING, 1,500 BUILDINGS ARE EXPECTED TO COLLAPSE, WHILE ANOTHER 300,000 WILL BE DAMAGED. EXPERTS EXPECT AS MANY AS 1,600 FIRES, SOME OF WHICH WILL BECOME MAJOR BLAZES.

HOSPICE STARTS 22ND ANNUAL "LIGHT UP A LIFE" PROGRAM *

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL AND TENNIS WIN FIRST ROUND CIF MATCHES
THE 29 PALMS HIGH SCHOOL LADY WILDCAT VOLLEYBALL AND TENNIS TEAMS WERE VICTORIOUS IN THEIR OPENING ROUND CIF PLAYOFF MATCHES YESTERDAY. THE TENNIS TEAM TRAVELED TO PASADENA TO TAKE ON LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL IN THE WILD CARD ROUND OF CIF DIVISION 4 ACTION. THEY CAME AWAY WITH A 10 - 8 WIN AND WILL ADVANCE INTO THE 1ST ROUND OF CIF PLAY. THEIR NEXT MATCH WILL TAKE PLACE TODAY. THEY WILL TRAVEL TO RIVERSIDE TO PLAY AGAINST PATRIOT HIGH SCHOOL. TUESDAY EVENING THE LADY CATS VOLLEYBALL TEAM WON THEIR MATCH AGAINST BAPTIST CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL FROM HEMET IN THE 1ST ROUND OF CIF DIVISION 4A PLAYOFFS. THEY WILL TRAVEL TO UPLAND TODAY FOR THEIR 2ND ROUND MATCH AGAINST UPLAND CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL. GAME TIME IS 7 PM.

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL LOOKS AT SEWAGE, REZONING, AND NEW ANIMAL SHELTER
THE YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL FACES A BUSY AGENDA TONIGHT. UPDATES ON A SEWER SYSTEM, ZONING CHANGES, AND THE POSSIBLE PURCHASE OF THE SWAP MEET AND BLUE SKIES COUNTRY CLUB PROPERTIES ARE ALL ON THE AGENDA. REPORTER KARL GARDNER TAKES A CLOSE LOOK AT THE AGENDA -----
THE MONTHLY SEWAGE TREATMENT PROJECT UPDATE TOPS A BUSY AGENDA FOR YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL, MEETING THIS EVENING’S IN THE YUCCA ROOM OF THE YUCCA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER STARTING AT 6. ITEMS ON INTEREST FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR INCLUDE AN AGREEMENT TO STUDY EXPANSION OF THE LONG CANYON DRAINAGE CHANNEL, DESIGN SERVICES FOR A NEW SIGNAL AT HIGHWAYS 62 AND 247, AND THE ANNUAL GENERAL PLAN REPORT. NEXT ON THE DOCKET, A PUBLIC HEARING TO REZONE A 17 ACRE LOT ON VALLEY VISTA THAT BACKS UP TO BURNT MOUNTAIN ZONED HILLSIDE RESERVE, TO RURAL LIVING. COUNCIL WILL THEN CONSIDER THE HOUSING ELEMENT OF THE GENERAL PLAN, ALONG WITH A JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY TO PROVIDE FINANCING, CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A NEW ANIMAL CARE FACILITY. A CLOSED SESSION FOLLOWS TO CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNCIL ON EXISTING LITIGATION, AND TO CONDUCT PROPERTY NEGOTIATIONS WITH BLUE SKIES COUNTY CLUB, THE SKY DRIVE-IN SWAP MEET, AND 13 OTHER PROPERTIES ACROSS YUCCA VALLEY.

EAGLES OFFER FREE DINNER SATURDAY *

TIME TO REGISTER FOR YUCCA VALLEY BASKETBALL LEAGUES *

AUDITIONS FOR "INTO THE WOODS JR." AT THEATRE 29 SUNDAY
YOUNG ACTORS, ACTRESSES, AND BACK STAGE HELP ARE BEING SOUGHT FOR THE FIRST SHOW OF THE THEATRE 29 2009 SEASON, INTO THE WOODS, JR.., DIRECTED BY TPHS SENIOR SHELBY ART. REPORTER TAMI ROLEFF SAYS AUDITIONS ARE THIS SUNDAY -----
A MUSICAL WRITTEN ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNG PERFORMERS IS THEATRE 29’S NEXT PRODUCTION. AUDITIONS FOR INTO THE WOODS JR. WILL BE HELD SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16 AT 5 PM AT THE JOHN CALVERI THEATER AT 73637 SULLIVAN ROAD IN 29 PALMS. THE PLAY COMBINES ELEMENTS FROM SEVERAL FAIRY TALES--RAPUNZEL, CINDERELLA, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, AND LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD--ALONG WITH A NEW STORY LINE ABOUT A BAKER AND HIS WIFE WHO WANT TO START A FAMILY. DUE TO CONTRACT RESTRICTIONS, NO ONE OVER THE AGE OF 18 IS PERMITTED IN THE SHOW. THE ONLY MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT IS THAT PERFORMERS MUST BE OLD ENOUGH TO READ ONSTAGE WITHOUT ASSISTANCE. THERE ARE 7 MALE ROLES AND 10 FEMALE ROLES, AND ONE CHARACTER THAT CAN BE PLAYED BY EITHER A BOY OR GIRL. SOME CHARACTERS MUST SING VERY WELL WHILE OTHERS SING VERY LITTLE OR NOT AT ALL. FOR THE AUDITION, PERFORMERS ARE ASKED TO PREPARE 16 BARS OF A SONG--APPROXIMATELY 1 MINUTE--AND BRING SHEET MUSIC OR A KARAOKE CD. VOCAL AUDITIONS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A COLD READ. THE MUSICAL WILL BE DIRECTED BY SHELBY ART AND MUSICAL DIRECTOR CYNTHIA ENFINGER. PERFORMANCES WILL RUN JANUARY 16 THROUGH FEBRUARY 14, 2009. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL SHELBY ART AT 799-7820 OR E-MAIL AT ACTSMART29@YAHOO.COM

2-MILE APOSTOLIC TABERNACLE CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARIES *

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