YUCCA VALLEY RECALL PETITIONS TURNED IN, SIGNATURES TO BE VERIFIED

About 10 percent more signatures on recall petitions than were needed were turned in to the Yucca Valley Town Clerk yesterday. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the signatures must first be verified before a recall election is called…

The petitions turned in to the Yucca Valley Town Clerk Tuesday afternoon

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CHP OFFERS DRIVING CLASSES FOR SENIORS

The Morongo Basin Station of the California Highway Patrol will offer a free driving update class for area senior citizens in Yucca Valley this Friday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to enroll… As we age, our reflexes slow, our vision deteriorates, and our flexibility declines. The California Highway

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DISASTER RESPONSE CLASSES OFFERRED IN 29 PALMS

Would you know what to do in case of a disaster? The Twentynine Palms Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will hold free training classes over three weekends to learn about disaster preparedness, fire suppression, medical operations, search and rescue, disaster psychology and team organization, and terrorism. Participants will also take

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ONE ARREST AFTER A CHASE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man who led police on a short chase Sunday was arrested after police found drugs in his possession. According to a police report, a deputy attempted a traffic stop on Phillip Maldonado, 49, about 5:20 p.m. Sunday. Maldonado refused to yield, and led the deputy on a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, BONDS, STORM DAMAGE, AND MBTA SUPPORT

Project Phoenix bonds, storm damage, the fate of the MBTA, and an appeal of a Planning Commission decision are part of the Twentynine Palms City Council agenda tonight. Dan Stork has more details…

The September 10 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council starts off with two presentations. The first

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RECALL PROPONENT SUES TOWN FOR RESCINDED NAMES, DEADLINE TODAY

A judge on Monday ordered the Town of Yucca Valley to tell the recall proponents how many voters changed their minds about signing the petitions to recall Council Members Robert Lombardo and George Huntington. Recall proponent Ron Cohen sued the Town last Thursday to get the information, and in a

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MONSOONS

Summer storms in the desert are supposed to be a July-August phenomenon, but daily storms somewhere around us look like they’re going to continue for a while. Ranger Pam Tripp tells what to expect from the monsoons…

Summer sun and rising humidity makes us really feel the heat. At Joshua

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MAN WANTED FOR ASSAULT WITH FLARE GUN ARRESTED

A man wanted by police for allegedly firing a flare gun at his brother last month, was arrested Friday in Yucca Valley. Police say that on August 24, Raymond Grogins, 21, was arguing with his brother, Scott, in the 7200 block of Palo Alto Avenue when Raymond Grogins grabbed a

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DRUNK TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT

A Twentynine Palms man, who was too drunk to walk on his own, was arrested Saturday evening when his young children attempted to help him walk into a business. About 7:30 p.m., Twentynine Palms police received a call about Sean McKenzie, 50, who was extremely intoxicated. McKenzie had parked his

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AUDITIONS FOR

Theatre 29 will hold open auditions for the holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol” tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff has details…

Auditions for the classic holiday tale, “A Christmas Carol,” directed by Rob Wanless at Theatre 29, have been set for tonight, Monday, September 9. The play is an adaptation of

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ALCOHOL AVAILABILITY TO BE RESTRICTED AT MARINE CORPS BASES

Sales of alcohol sales aboard Marine Corps installations will soon be restricted as the service continues its fight against the abuse of alcohol and crimes associated with drinking. According to Marine Times, the new rules are detailed in a memo signed by Commandant Gen. James Amos. The changes are intended

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CONTROVERSY OVER TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY

Academic ineligibility of some student athletes at Twentynine Palms High School has become a sore point at that school in recent weeks. Two TPHS administrators spoke about the issue at recent meetings of the Morongo Unified School District. Dan Stork relates what they said…

Some students at Twentynine Palms High

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FLASH FLOOD ADVICE

Flash floods can strike any time and any place with little or no warning. In mountainous or flat terrain, distant rain may be channeled into gullies and ravines, turning a wash into rampaging torrent in minutes. City streets can become rivers in seconds. Observe these flash flood safety rules. They

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FIRST SATURDAY IN OLD TOWN YUCCA VALLEY

More than 20 businesses in Old Town Yucca Valley will be participating in First Saturday, tonight. First Saturday is a late-night shopping event in Yucca Valley. Merchants selling antiques, vintage and modern clothing, jewelry, collectibles, art, home décor and architectural salvage, indoor gardening supplies, and dining establishments will be open

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FIRST SATURDAY EVENT IN OLD TOWN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

More than 20 businesses in Old Town Yucca Valley will be participating in First Saturday, tomorrow. First Saturday is a late-night shopping event in Yucca Valley. Merchants selling antiques, vintage and modern clothing, jewelry, collectibles, art, home décor and architectural salvage, indoor gardening supplies, and dining establishments will be open

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RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT SUBJECT OF MEETING TOMORROW

The California Desert Coalition and the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan are hosting a public meeting tomorrow, Saturday, September 7, about renewable energy projects. Representatives from federal, state, and county agencies will be on hand to hear from residents about wind turbines, solar energy, and power lines, on public and

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A BOARD VACANCY AT BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency is looking for a new board member. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency is accepting applicants to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Directors. A qualifying applicant must be a registered voter residing within the Agency’s boundaries, and

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TWO LANDERS MEN ARRESTED WITH STOLEN, CONCLEAED HANDGUN

Two Landers men were arrested Wednesday after walking around inside Wal-Mart with a concealed and stolen handgun. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant D. Garvin, a Wal-Mart security employee called police just before 1 p.m. after watching Frank Hernandez, 25, give a handgun to Jacob Perez, 19, in the parking lot outside

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MORE DETAILS ON AN ARREST FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER IN LANDERS

More details on an arrest for attempted murder in Landers Wednesday. According to Sheriff Sergeant D. Garvin, Coral Schilling, 62, of the 4200 block of Youngs Freeway, called 911 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday to report that her husband, David, was threatening to have a shoot-out with police. Schilling told 911

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THREE CHAMBER GALA TO ANNOUNCE THEATRE 29 2014 SEASON

Theatre 29 will announce its 2014 performance season at a special season announcement gala, co-hosted by three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce, next week. The gala will be held in Friendship Hall of the Joshua Tree Retreat Center from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 12. The Twentynine Palms,

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