29 PALMS & MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING TONIGHT

The annual 29 Palms Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place at 29 Palms City Hall on Tuesday, December 1st starting at 5 pm. The Gospel Fellowship Christian Center Church choir, led by choir director Cassandra Haney, will perform holiday songs for the crowd as well as join with the

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HISTORIC JOSHUA TREE BURNED IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

An iconic Joshua Tree in Joshua Tree National Park, describes as “historic” by Park officials, was discovered burning Saturday night, and park officials say the fire was set intentionally. According to a park press release, park officials were notified at 8:10 p.m. Saturday about the burning tree, located along the

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GIVE BIG TO SUPPORT NON-PROFITS ON TUESDAY

Tuesday, December 1, is “Give Big San Bernardino County,” a 24-hour online giving campaign that allows residents to give to their favorite causes in the Morongo Basin and San Bernardino County. The goal is to raise a minimum of $300,000 in just 24 hours through online donations. From 12:00 a.m.

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SEND IN ENTRIES NOW FOR YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE

Entries are now being accepted for the 18th annual Yucca Valley Festival of Lights parade. The light parade is set for Saturday, December 12, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Bannock and Santa Fe Trail, and heads west on Santa Fe to the Hi-Desert Water District’s office at Inca Trail. The

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BUCKLE UP AND DRIVE SAFELY THIS WEEKEND

As you travel to and from Grandma’s house, or during Black Friday shopping, remember that the Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel times in American, and by extension, one of the deadliest. Over the 2014 Thanksgiving weekend, 45 people died in collisions on California roadways, a 36 percent

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CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT PATROL OVER THE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, can also be one of the deadliest. The Morongo Basin California Highway Patrol will have all available officers on patrol during a Maximum Enforcement Period to help avoid tragedies for California motorists. Over the 2014 Thanksgiving weekend, 45 people

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ON TRACK FOR 2 MILLION VISITORS THIS YEAR

Joshua Tree National Park is on track to have nearly two million visitors this year. Managing editor Tami Roleff says Park Superintendent David Smith told about 200 people at the State of the Morongo Basin October 29 that those visitors spend money in our Morongo Basin…

“The park is a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING 5-MONTH-OLD BABY

A five-month-old baby from Twentynine Palms is hospitalized in a coma, and authorities have arrested his father, saying that he is responsible. According to a Sheriff’s press release, paramedics were called to a home in the 5800 block of Ocotillo Avenue for a baby who was not breathing. After assessing

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CITY SERVICES CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

In addition, the Town of Yucca Valley and the City of Twentynine Palms will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27. City and town offices will re-open Monday morning, November 30.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP WITH THANKSGIVING MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Volunteers are needed for the annual Betty Garret Thanksgiving meal at Little Church of the Desert in Twentynine Palms. Volunteers are needed to work on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, to decorate, serve the meals in the hall, as well as deliver meals. If you are interested in volunteering, call Teresa

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COUNTY PAYS $3.75 MILLION IN FATAL CAR CRASH INVOLVING MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF'S DEPUTY

Z107.7 News has learned that the County Board of Supervisors approved a $3.75 million settlement with the widow and children of a Twentynine Palms man who was killed in a traffic collision with a Sheriff’s deputy 2 ½ years ago, but due to squabbling among the family, the settlement hasn’t

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A SPATE OF BURGLARIES IN JOSHUA TREE

At least seven Joshua Tree residents reported burglaries Monday and Tuesday. According to Sheriff’s reports, a neighbor was notified by a security company about 3 p.m. Monday that a burglar alarm for a home in the 5800 block of Sunset Road had been activated. The neighbor saw that the back

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CHOOSES THE LIBRARY TO GO INTO THE OLD PFF BUILDING

At last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council was presented with three alternatives for potential use of the former PFF Bank Building: a new location for the town library; a new location for the Hi-Desert Nature Museum; or combination of the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and the

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WINDS FAN A JOSHUA TREE FIRE

Firefighters in Joshua Tree battled a strong wind yesterday as they fought a fire burning a garage and multiple vehicles. According to County Fire Captain Clint Marks, firefighters from Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, and CalFire were called at 4:02 p.m. to the 61600 block of El Coyote for

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JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN, ON STAGE, ESCAPES PARIS TERROR ATTACK

A Joshua Tree musician who was on stage in Paris when terrorists burst into the concert hall shooting automatic rifles Friday managed to escape safely. Dave Catching–who co-owns the recording studio Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree–was playing guitar for the rock band Eagles of Death Metal at the

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MAN KILLED IN A FREAK MODEL-ROCKET ACCIDENT IN JOHNSON VALLEY

A Highland man was killed in a freak accident in the Giant Rock Off-Highway Vehicle area of Johnson valley yesterday. According to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Sergeant Michael Landavaso, On Saturday, November 14, at 2:09 p.m., Sheriff’s Dispatch received 911 calls for a medical emergency at the Giant Rock OHV

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LEARN HOW TO SET UP A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will hold a Neighborhood Watch meeting in Yucca Valley on Monday, November 16. Learn how to start a neighborhood watch in your area, tips on safety, security, how to report suspicious activity, local social media information, online resources, and about becoming a Sheriff’s Department volunteer.

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING MULTIPLE VEHICLE BURGLARIES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

At least three vehicles were burglarized in Twentynine Palms Wednesday night. According to Sheriff’s reports, residents in the 7000 block of 49 Palms Avenue, 6900 and 7000 block of Juniper Avenue reported their vehicles had been broken into overnight. Items reported stolen include debit and credit cards, duffle bag, music

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COUNTY OFFICIAL CAUGHT IN PROSTITUTION STING GETS OVER 300K

San Bernardino County will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to its ousted human resources director who was caught in a prostitution sting. Andrew Lamberto will receive $337,258.51 through May 27, according to a settlement approved yesterday by the board of Supervisors. Starting May 28, Lamberto will be able to

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YUCCA VALLEY FAMILY HOMELESS AFTER EARLY MORNING DUPLEX FIRE

A Yucca Valley family and their cats are homeless after an early morning fire. About 1:30 a.m., firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, and Morongo Valley were called to a duplex fire in the 58900 block of David Avenue. Arriving firefighters found the fire was well involved in

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