EVENT TO HELP MILITARY, VETERANS, AND GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES KEEP HOMES

A free, one-day event to help active-duty military, veterans, government employees and their families stay in their homes will take place on Saturday, August 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cal State San Bernardino. Assistance will include: foreclosure prevention and mortgage options; homebuyer assistance; nonprofit support services; financial

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WEST NILE VIRUS NOW IN COUNTY, TAKE PRECAUTIONS

The West Nile Virus has been confirmed in birds and chickens in San Bernardino County, according to the Department of Public Health. A Victorville resident was hospitalized recently with West Nile Virus. The Health Department urges residents to assume that West Nile Virus is present throughout the region and should

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MORONGO CALLEY CSD APPROVES BUDGET, DEFLECTS CALTRANS CRITICISM

The Morongo Valley CSD Board met in regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files this report… In Morongo Valley last night the Community Services District adopted the fiscal 2013-2014 budget with Director Chuck Osborne opposed. All other actions were unanimous. And in a move to generate

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PALM SPRINGS POLICE RELEASE REPORT ON FATAL SHOOTING OF TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE

Palm Springs police shot Marine Cpl. Allan DeVillena six times in the upper body as he tried to drive away drunk from a parking ramp last November, according to documents obtained Tuesday by the Palm Springs Desert Sun. The report says he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18, more than

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DISCIPLINE AND CONSTRUCTION DOMINATE MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT MEET LAST NIGHT

Disciplinary policies and construction funding were features of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting last night. Z107.7 Reporter Dan Stork was there and explains…

At a workshop preceding its regular meeting, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education was briefed by Cynthia Vargas, a lawyer who

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CALTRANS HEARS FROM BOISTEROUS, OVERFLOW CROWD IN MORONGO VALLEY

Locals turned out in mass for last night’s public information meeting with Caltrans in Morongo Valley. As the 6 p.m. start time ticked ever closer, the Covington Park Multipurpose Room swelled to well over 100 people with as many or more waiting outside, all eager to share their thoughts on

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TWO ATTACKED BY DOGS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two Yucca Valley residents reported being attacked by loose dogs Monday morning. The first attack was reported at 6:43 a.m. when a man was walking near Paxton and Balsa Avenue in Yucca Valley. The man told investigators he was walking when he was confronted by two large dogs that chased

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REMARKS BY MARK NUAIMI AT AUGUST 20, 2013 COUNCIL MEETING WHEN HE WAS DISMISSED

“Mayor and council, good evening up here. I thank the Town Council and the community for the opportunity to have served as town manager for the past three years.

It’s never easy to part ways, and I completely understand why Town Council has found that a change of leadership is

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN MANAGER FIRED, TO GET SEVERENCE PACKAGE

Despite about 10 speakers urging the Yucca Valley Town Council last night to dismiss Town Manager Mark Nuaimi with cause, thereby depriving the Town Manager of a severance payment of more than $126,000, the Council dismissed Nuaimi without cause, 4 to 1. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at the meeting,

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HIGHWAY 62 HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT NOW 97 PERCENT COMPLETE

The repaving project along Highway 62 from Yucca Mesa road in Yucca Valley to Bermuda Avenue in Twentynine Palms is 97 percent complete, according to a CalTrans spokeswoman. Motorists may see moving lane closures here and there, now and then, as CalTrans completes its inspection of the highway checking off

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CALTRANS TO HOLD MEETING IN MORONGO VALLEY TONIGHT

The new temporary flexible posts, called delineators, recently installed by CalTrans in the median on Highway 62 in Morongo Valley has upset many residents and drivers. CalTrans installed the delineators along a 6.3 mile stretch of the highway from Morongo Valley to Yucca Valley, with 10 left-hand turn pockets, to

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL EXPECTED TO FIRE TOWN MANAGER MARK NUAIMI TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in a mostly closed session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the meeting is all about severing ties with Town Manager Mark Nuaimi…

The severance agreement between Town Manager Mark Nuaimi and the Town Council is the sole item on the action agenda at

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN STILL ON LIFE SUPPORT

The Twentynine Palms man who was hit by a car Saturday night remains on life support, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office. Jason Harpel, 38, was walking southbound on Lear Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 9 p.m. Saturday when he was hit by Alissa Myers, 25, who was driving

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PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY NIGHT IDENTIFIED

The County Coroner’s office has identified the Yucca Valley woman who was killed Sunday night when she was struck by a vehicle on Highway 62 in Yucca Valley. Judith James, 56, was walking southbound across the highway just west of Church Street about 8:30. Jose Salazar, 42, of Moreno Valley,

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CHP TO OFFER

The CHP has an education program that targets the most accident-prone age group of drivers. Dan Stork says teen drivers can “Start Smart” this Thursday…

The California Highway Patrol is offering another free Start Smart class, at the Morongo Basin Area CHP office, on Thursday, August 22 at 6 p.m.

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TOWN RELEASES TOWN MANAGER “IMMEDIATE DISMISSAL” TERMS

On Friday, the Town of Yucca Valley released the proposed separation agreement for Town Manager Mark Nuaimi, which will be voted on during its regular meeting Tuesday. Despite receiving performance evaluations of “Above Average” and “Excellent” from the Town Council, and despite initiating, supervising, and delivering projects such as Essig

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YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR, RECALL PROPONENT, REACT TO NUAIMI LEAVE

In the wake of Yucca Valley Town Manager Mark Nuaimi’s being placed on administrative leave, and his apparent impending firing, Z107.7 news got some reaction from both Town officials and recall proponents. Z107.7 News Managing Editor Tami Roleff spoke with both the Town Mayor Merl Abel and recall proponent Ron

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN WALKING ON LEAR AVENUE HIT, NOT EXPECTED TO LIVE

A Twentynine Palms man is not expected to live after being hit by a car Saturday night. According to Sheriff Deputy Brad Heard, Alissa Myers, 25, of Twentynine Palms was driving southbound on Lear Avenue about 9 p.m. when her Honda hit Jason Harpel, 38, who she said was walking

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN KILLED WALKING ON STATE ROUTE 62 LAST NIGHT

A Yucca Valley woman was hit and killed while walking last night. The County Coroner said Sunday night at 8:24 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call of a vehicle versus a pedestrian on State Hwy 62 and Scarvan Avenue, in Yucca Valley. Deputies arrived and found a 56-year-old

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PHONE SERVICE AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park has been having trouble with phones since the beginning of August. Phones at the Oasis of Mara Visitor Center and the 29 Palms Headquarters area cannot receive incoming calls from the public. The park apologizes for this inconvenience and asked visitors to contact the Joshua Tree

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