ONE ARREST AFTER 3 MEN STABBED FRIDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FRIDAY NIGHT

Three men were stabbed during an argument in Twentynine Palms Friday night, and the suspected assailant was arrested the next day. According to a Sheriff’s report, Steven Perez, 24, was arguing with the men in the 6600 block of Desert Queen Avenue in Twentynine Palms shortly before 11:30 p.m. Friday

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DROUGHT THREATENS VERY EXISTENCE OF JOSHUA TREES

If the Mojave desert continues to be in a drought along with the rest of California, the very existence of the iconic Joshua trees may be threatened. An ecologist with the University of California Riverside told the Los Angeles Times, “If warmer, drier conditions continue in the coming decades, scientific

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NO REMOTE CONTROL TOYS IN THE NATIONAL PARK, PLEASE

Remote control toys are great fun. Ranger Pam Tripp says that the Desert is not the place for them…

Kids of all ages love to play with toys, and visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are no exception. There are restrictions, however, to what can be used in the park.

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BROADWAY MUSICAL “MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” AT THEATRE 29

The comedic musical whodunit “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” is now playing at Theatre 29 through June 27. Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” recreates the lively, bawdy world of a Victorian-era British music hall. A distinguished company of actors attempts to tell the story

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TWENTYNINE PALMS GRANDFATHER ACCUSED OF FELONY CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday evening, accused of child cruelty when he disciplined his grandchild. According to a Sheriff’s report, Robert Feskanich, 47, in the 6400 block of Mariposa Avenue was supposed to babysit his three-year-old grandson about 6:30 p.m. The report states Feskanich called his son to

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FORMER YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER CONVICTED IN SEX WITH STUDENT CASE

A former Yucca Valley High School teacher, accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, and whose February trial ended in a mistrial, accepted a plea bargain in Joshua Tree court Friday. Zachary Miller, 34, pleaded guilty to one charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor more

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***** BREAKING NEWS******* YUCCA VALLEY TEACHER PLEADS GUILTY TO UNLAWFUL SEX WITH MINOR

A Yucca Valley High School teacher, accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, and whose February trial ended in a mistrial, accepted a plea bargain in Joshua Tree court Friday. Zachary Miller, 34, pleaded guilty to one charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor more than

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YUCCA VALLEY VOTERS SAY NO TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA; MEASURE “X” DEFEATED

Yucca Valley residents yesterday defeated an initiative to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the town. With about one-third of the town’s 9,800 registered voters casting ballots, the final unofficial results are 57 percent against Measure X, with only 43 percent of voters for the proposed ordinance. Only 730 of the

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MEASURE X FAILS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Yucca Valley residents defeated yesterday an initiative to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the town. With about one-third of the town’s 9,800 registered voters casting ballots, the final unofficial results are 1,854 against Measure X, with only 1,414 voters for the proposed ordinance. Only 730 of the more than 3,200

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ELECTION DAY TODAY IN YUCCA VALLEY FOR MEASURE X

Today is election day in Yucca Valley for Measure X. Measure X would permit one medical marijuana dispensary per 10,000 residents to operate in the town. Polls are open until 8 p.m. tonight. Check your voter’s guide for your polling station, or call 800-881-VOTE.

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FIRE AND CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

Twentynine Palms firefighters were busy Sunday, responding to both a structure fire and a traffic collision. About 1:50 p.m., the Twentynine Palms Fire Department received multiple calls of a house fire on Kaiser Road, near Morongo Road, in the Desert Heights area of Twentynine Palms. According to firefighter Lane McGivern,

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BATS

It flies in the National Park, but it’s not a bird or an insect. Ranger Pam Tripp tells where the bats are, and how to act around them…

When visiting Joshua Tree National Park during the warmer months, keep an eye out for the only flying mammal in the world

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DONNA MUNOZ ANNOUNCES RUN FOR COUNTY SUPERVISOR

In a stunning, live announcement on Friday’s Z107.7 Up Close Show long-time community activist and civic leader Donna Munoz told host Gary Daigneault she aims to win the County Board of Supervisor’s 3rd District seat currently held by James Ramos in the November 2016 election. Reporter Mike Lipsitz spoke to

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS BEGINS RESTRICTING ITS OWN WATER USE

The City of Twentynine Palms has begun doing its water-saving duty. Reporter Dan Stork explains what steps the city is taking…

The City of Twentynine Palms has begun undertaking water conservation measures on its public buildings and properties, in compliance with Governor Brown’s order for mandatory water reduction in cities

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SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ACCUSED OF MOLESTATION ARRAIGNED

The Twentynine Palms school bus driver who was arrested in January on charges of child pornography and lewd acts with a child was arraigned in Joshua Tree Superior Court last week. Alex Gomez, 57, pleaded not guilty to lewd acts with a child, possession of child porn, and possession of

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TEACHERS IN CONTRACT DISPUTE MASS OUTSIDE DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS

With protest folk songs alternating with appreciations of union solidarity over a portable P.A. system, Morongo Unified School District teachers massed outside district headquarters on both sides of Utah Trail on Tuesday afternoon. Reporter Dan Stork was at the rally, and spoke with MTA representatives John Ferguson and Terry Weitz…

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JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN ON BICYCLE HIT AND KILLED SUNDAY NIGHT

A Joshua Tree musician was killed Sunday evening when the bicycle he was riding was hit by a car. According to the California Highway Patrol, Tim Kelly, 58, was riding his bike northbound on Sunburst Avenue near Jericho Lane about 8:15 p.m. A 2014 Chevrolet Sonic, driven by Derek Burnham,

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JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN KILLED IN CRASH SUNDAY NIGHT

A Joshua Tree musician was killed Sunday evening when the bicycle he was riding was hit by a car. According to the California Highway Patrol, Tim Kelly, 58, was riding his bike northbound on Sunburst Avenue near Jericho Lane about 8:15 p.m. A 2014 Chevrolet Sonic, driven by Derek Burnham,

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LOST AND FOUND IN THE NATIONAL PARK

You drive out of the National Park, reach for your cell phone … it’s not there! Ranger Pam Tripp tells you what to do…

Many visitors enjoy a wonderful trip through Joshua Tree National Park, only to find later that they have forgotten or lost an item. It is not

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25TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKES RUN

On your marks. Get set. GO…to the Grubstakes Run. Reporter Cassie Zimarik gets out her starting pistol…

The 25th Annual Grubstakes 10K, 5K and 2K Run is to be held in Yucca Valley on Sunday, May 24. The Grubstakes Run is open to experienced and novice athletes of all ages

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