The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute free USDA food to in-need residents of the Morongo Basin at three locations Monday (September 20). Ernest Figueroa has the times and places…
The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday. The locations and times are:
- The Joshua Tree Community Center (6171 Sunburst Avenue) in Joshua Tree from 10 a.m. to noon.
- The Way Station (61722 Commercial Street) on Joshua Tree from 10 a.m. to noon.
- Belfield Hall (58380 Reche Road) in Landers from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
- And at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (59077 Yucca Trail) in Yucca Valley from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
For more information, call 909-723-1580.
The results of the 2021 Yucca Valley Community Livability Survey were presented to the Town Council this week. The survey polled residents on what they like about Yucca Valley alongside things that the town can do better. For a deeper look at the survey’s results, we go to reporter Jef Harmatz…
The results of the livability survey showed that nearly 2/3 of surveyed residents rated the overall quality of life in Yucca Valley as good or excellent. Based on 20-minute interviews with 569 residents, the town’s strong points were listed as its “small town” atmosphere, community events, and emergency services. The town received low marks for its handling of homelessness, traffic, and the lack of dining and shopping options. Tourism remains a divisive topic: 41 percent feel negatively about short-term rentals while 46% feel positively, with positive respondents skewing younger. A majority of respondents suggested punishing problematic short-term rentals as a means of resolving issues with tourism.
A former San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy, and resident of Yucca Valley, was arrested Friday (September 17) accused of the continuous sexual abuse of a child. According to Sheriff’s reports, deputies opened an investigation into former Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremie Cox, 50, after a male victim reported that Cox sexually abused him during the victim’s youth. On Friday (September 17) at 3:33 p.m., detectives from the Specialized Investigation Division located and arrested Cox in the 63600 block of Twentynine Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. Jeremie Cox was arrested for investigation of continuous sexual abuse of a child, oral copulation with a minor, and lewd and lascivious acts with a child. He was booked into the Central Detention Center with his bail set at $750,000. The Sheriff’s department clarified that none of the crimes committed by Cox occurred during the course of his duties as a deputy sheriff and that Cox is no longer employed by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
For the 37th year in a row, the San Bernardino County Sheriffs’ Department and the Town of Yucca Valley are sponsoring National Night Out on October 21 so interested vendors should get involved now. Reporter Heather Clisby has details…
Created as a “unique crime prevention event,” the San Bernardino County Sheriffs’ department and the town of Yucca Valley will host the 2021 National Night Out on Thursday, October 21, from 4-7 p.m. The event will take place at the Yucca Valley Community Center at 57088 Twentynine Palms Hwy and will feature vehicle tours, games, and vendors. Complimentary food and beverages will also be provided at this family-friendly event.
Vendors who would like to participate should submit their application form by Monday, September 20. Because this is a family event, vendors are asked to contribute a “kid activity” such as face painting, bean bag toss, balloon animals or crafts. Vendors are responsible for acquiring their own licensing and bringing their own equipment.
Forms can be obtained from and emailed to Melissa Kramer, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Shawn Moon, email@example.com or dropped off at the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station, 63665 29 Palms Hwy in Joshua Tree. Phone is 760/366-4175.
Blood is desperately needed. Lifestream will hold two blood drives tomorrow (September 18) at the Center for Healthy Generations (57121 Sunnyslope Drive) in Yucca Valley from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at the Hi Desert Farmers Market (73484 29 Palms Highway) in Twentynine Palms from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donors will receive a free cholesterol screening, a COVID-19 antibodies test, and incentives. All prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not be at risk for AIDS or hepatitis. All donors must wear a mask and submit to a COVID-19 screening. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 800-TRY-GIVING.