PHAT CAT SWINGERS AT YV SUMMER CONCERT

Bring your family and friends down to the Yucca Valley Community Center ball field tonight to enjoy the free Summer Music Festival, sponsored by Yucca Valley Ford, Yucca Valley Chrysler Center, and Z107.7. Chanda-Lyn Fraschetti has the details… Come enjoy a swinging good time and listen to the music of

…View Full Story…

WORK SET TO START SOON AT YUCCA VALLEY GOLF COURSE

After a lot of time and effort, the former Blue Skies Country Club in Yucca Valley is finally on the road to restoration. Managing editor Tami Roleff says early paperwork has been filed with the planning Department… Owners of the former Blue Skies Golf Course in Yucca Valley submitted grading

…View Full Story…

LARGE MARIJUANA FARM BUSTED IN LUCERNE VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team raided an illegal marijuana farm in Lucerne Valley Wednesday. Investigators served a search warrant on a home in the 10200 block of Baker Street where they found a large marijuana cultivation on the five-acre property. The marijuana plants were growing within an area enclosed with

…View Full Story…

MOUNTAIN FIRE CONTAINMENT EXPECTED TODAY, CAUSE RELEASED

Fire investigators say the Mountain Fire was caused by electrical equipment failure on private property, a nearly 20-acre parcel of land along Highway 243 in Mountain Center owned by Tarek M. Al-Shawaf, of Saudi Arabia. Because a fire originated on a property does not mean the owner was involved. The

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE HOME BURNS AGAIN

A Joshua Tree home that was saved in a fire in March, burned to the slab in another fire early this morning. About 4 a.m., firefighters from the Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and Yucca Mesa fire stations were called to a fire in the 60900 block of Prescott Trail. The

…View Full Story…

CONGRESSMAN COOK INVESTIGATES CADIZ WATER PROJECT

Representative Paul Cook wants the Federal government to take a close look at the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery, and Storage Project, which would ship water from desert aquifers to Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Reporter Dan Stork tells what Cook has asked for… In a June 12th letter, Representative

…View Full Story…

SLURRY SEAL IN YUCCA VALLEY: WHERE TODAY AND TOMORROW

The Town of Yucca Valley’s slurry seal street maintenance project schedule has been modified. Today’s work will be done on: Sunnyslope Drive, from La Contenta to End; Palomar Avenue from Ute Trail to Yucca Trail; Palomar Avenue from Carlyle to Juarez; and Sunnyslope Drive from Warren Vista to Hilton. Tomorrow,

…View Full Story…

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2 OF 3: CALTRANS, WASTEWATER AND HUD GRANTS

A long Twentynine Palms City Council meeting Tuesday night covered a wide range of topics. Reporter Dan Stork breaks his report into three parts. Today: An expected CALTRANS action, a joint action with the Water District to gain access to grants, and an action to safeguard a Federal grant… During

…View Full Story…

NARCOTICS STOLEN FROM YUCCA VALLEY ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY

A large quantity of pain pills were reported stolen from an assisted living facility in Yucca Valley. Shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday, investigators were called to the Santa Fe Assisted Living Facility in the 55400 block of Santa Fe Trail where employees said between 100 and 200 hydrocodone pills were

…View Full Story…

MAN ARRESTED FOR KEYING CARS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A man who was mad about being kicked out of a Twentynine Palms restaurant was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of keying about a dozen cars in a car lot. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michael Tuohey, 37, identified as a construction worker from Jacksonville, North Carolina, was asked to

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE MAN HOSPITALIZED AND ARRESTED AFTER DUI ROLLOVER CRASH

A Joshua Tree man was hospitalized Tuesday after he rolled his pick-up truck while allegedly driving under the influence. According to the California Highway Patrol, William Porter, 26, was driving his 1972 Chevy truck northbound on Avalon Avenue about 4:40 Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say for unknown reasons, Porter braked hard

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY SLURRY SEAL PROJECT, WHEN AND WHERE

Due to the recent rain, Yucca Valley’s slurry seal street maintenance project schedule has been modified in order for crews to remove mud and debris from local roadways, so that the contractor may proceed with the street maintenance project. Today, Wednesday, July 24, slurry seal will be applied to: Palomar

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL: TWO ITEMS, TWO LONE LEONE “NO” VOTES

The Yucca Valley Town Council met last night. In what is becoming a recurring theme, two items were approved with Councilman Leone being the lone “no” vote. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains… Two routine matters on the agenda for the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting last night were approved with

…View Full Story…

1,000 SHOW UP FOR 150 JOBS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS CASINO JOB FAIR

Cars lined every street surrounding the Little Church of The Desert Tuesday, with the line of eager hopefuls snaking down and around the block as over 1,000 job seekers attended the job fair hosted by the new Tortoise Rock Casino. The response was so unexpected and overwhelming, the company ran

…View Full Story…

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 1 OF 3: CONTENTION OVER OPEN MEETINGS

A long Twentynine Palms City Council meeting Tuesday night covered a wide range of topics. Reporter Dan Stork breaks his report into three parts. Today in Part 1: A contentious discussion on potential Brown Act problems, and two items pulled from the consent agenda… The major item of contention at

…View Full Story…

CORONER IDENTIFIES MAN FOUND DEAD IN POOL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The county coroner has identified the man who was found dead in a swimming pool in Twentynine Palms Saturday afternoon. Joesph Jonathan Sayer, 18, of Twentynine Palms, was found dead in the pool of a home in the 75600 block of Encanto Drive about 1 p.m. There were no obvious

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED WITH DUI OVER TWICE THE LEGAL LIMIT

A woman with a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit was arrested in Yucca Valley Sunday evening. According to a police report, Heather Madeiros, 25, was seen driving erratically on Indio Avenue and the Outer Highway in Yucca Valley about 8 p.m. The deputy reported that two

…View Full Story…

PROGRESS BEING MADE IN YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR HOUSING PROJECT

The Yucca Valley Senior Housing project is making slow but steady progress. The developer, National CORE Renaissance, has transplanted most of the Joshua trees on the site. About 20 Joshua trees have been donated and moved to a new demonstration garden at the Brehm Youth Sports Park. The demonstration garden

…View Full Story…

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL IN BUSY SESSION TONIGHT

After skipping the first meeting in July, the Twentynine Palms City Council has a busy agenda this week. Dan Stork lists items of interest… The July 23 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council starts with a closed session at 5:15 pm to discuss one anticipated case of litigation, real

…View Full Story…

A FLURRY OF BURGLARIES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Burglars hit at least seven homes and businesses in Yucca Valley over the weekend. According to a Sheriff’s report, burglars stole tools and an iPod from unlocked vehicles in the 7400 block of San Remo Trail and 54400 block of Pinon Drive, and a golf cart from the Travelodge sometime

…View Full Story…