HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Wednesday’s home game for the Yucca Valley High School baseball team against cross-town rivals Twentynine Palms turned up roses for the Trojans. Coach Brian Schoenborn said the Yucca Valley Trojans scored first with a stolen base by junior Colden McGarvie after an RBI single by freshman Desmond Delgado. The third

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SUPERVISORS NIX LANDERS SOLAR PROJECT

The County Board of Supervisors reversed a planning commission decision that would have allowed a photovoltaic project in Landers to go forward. Reporter Dan Stork says the vote was split… At its Tuesday meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors upheld a community appeal of a planning commission decision

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CAR THIEF ARRESTED AFTER JOSHUA TREE CAR AND FOOT CHASE

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested early Monday morning, accused of stealing a car in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of the 1992 Honda Civic discovered just after midnight Monday his car was missing from his driveway in the 61400 block of Sunburst Drive. The

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3.9 EARTHQUAKE NEAR HEMET THIS MORNING

A 3.9-magnitude earthquake shook the Inland Empire at 12:39 a.m. this morning. According to the U.S. Geological Survey The quake was centered five miles north of Hemet, and eight miles south of Beaumont. There were no reports of damage or injury.

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS, FAULTY SALES TAX INITIATIVE WITHDRAWN

Yucca Valley town staff and council members stressed at Tuesday’s meeting that the proposed citizen’s initiative for a half-cent sales tax for the sewer project is premature and needs major revisions. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains… The sales tax initiative proposes to lower the cost of the sewer assessments for

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YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER TO BE CLOSED FRIDAY

The Yucca Valley animal shelter will be closed Friday, May 8. Stray animals may be left in the holding pens south of the shelter entrance while the shelter is closed. For animal control emergencies, call the Sheriff’s Department at 760-365-2364. The animal shelter will resume its normal hours Saturday, May

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WE REVIEW “THE WEIR” AT GROVES THEATER IN MORONGO VALLEY

The Groves Cabin Theater of Morongo Valley opened “The Weir,” by Conor McPherson this past weekend. Reporter Rebecca Havely attended and offers this review of the production… “The Weir,” by Conor McPherson, takes place in a rural Irish pub where the characters share a few drinks and stories of local

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STATE SENATOR FULLER OPENS YUCCA VALLEY OFFICE

State Senator Jean Fuller will open a new district office in Yucca Valley, and is holding an open house on Friday, May 8, from noon to 2. Fuller represents the 16th Senate District, which covers the Morongo Basin and most of the eastern portion of San Bernardino County, and portions

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FULL HOUSE FOR SCHOOL BOARD IN 3-HOUR OPEN MEETING LAST NIGHT

A standing room only crowd of mostly employees attended the May 5 meeting of the MUSD Board of Education, to applaud those colleagues who were honored for their work at selected district sites, and to make clear their continuing displeasure at the course of contract negotiations. Reporter Dan Stork describes

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT MEETING CANCELED

The regular meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors scheduled for 7 p.m. this evening has been canceled. The Board’s next regular meeting is scheduled for May 20.

LAST DAY FOR REPLACEMENT BALLOTS FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER ASSESSMENT VOTE

Today is the deadline to request a replacement ballot in the vote for the Yucca Valley sewer assessment district. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details… Today, May 6, is the last day Yucca Valley property owners may request a replacement ballot for the assessment district vote for the Hi-Desert Water

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ART AUCTION RAISES OVER $6,000 FOR REACH OUT

With more than 100 pieces of art, Saturday’s art auction benefit for Reach Out Morongo Basin was a huge success. Executive Director Robin Schlosser said the third annual auction, held at ArtFx & Furnishings in Old Town Yucca Valley, raised $6,671 for the charity’s programs for seniors and the disabled.

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES OVER $4,000

The Yucca Valley Career Pathways Foundation Ninth Annual Golf Tournament was held Friday. The Foundation has awarded over $110,000 to Yucca Valley High School students in the last 18 years. Organizer Jeff Drozd said, “We raised approximately over $4,000 this year thanks to a very generous community.” The Twentynine Palms

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TWO LOCAL NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER EVENTS TOMORROW

The public is invited to celebrate the National Day of Prayer tomorrow at two locations in the Morongo Basin. In Yucca Valley, the prayer ceremony begins at noon at the Brehm Sports Park. Reporter Diana Medley has more on the prayer event in Twentynine Palms… The Twentynine Palms Ministerial Association

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BLUEGRASS JAM IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

The bluegrass jam will be this Wednesday, May 6, at the JT Trading Post, at 6 p.m. Please come and sing a song, strum along, or just relax and enjoy the music. Bluegrass jams are held the first Wednesday of every month. Americana, folk, blues, country, and other forms of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF WINS THE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

The Twentynine Palms High School golf team traveled to Shadow Hills yesterday to complete league play and start first day of individual finals and came out strong to defeat Big Bear and Desert Mirage. Coach Grant Whipple said the ’Cats ended their league season 11-1 and won the DeAnza League

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School golf, tennis, and track teams, as well as the Yucca Valley High School track team, will be participating in the DeAnza League finals.

The Joshua Springs Lightning baseball and softball teams will host Desert Christian High School at home tomorrow.

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SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR TO BE RELEASED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A man designated by the county as a “sexually violent predator” has been released from custody and will be living in Yucca Valley. Richard Murillo, 75, was convicted of indecent exposure and lewd acts with three children under the age of 14 in 1994, and served five years in state

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS, 107-HOME SUBDIVISION ON THE AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Approval of a housing project, volunteers and a proposed half-cent sales tax are all on the agenda. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… At its meeting tonight, the Yucca Valley Town Council will be asked to approve permits

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JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED ON SAN PEDRO FISHING BOAT

Authorities Monday identified a Joshua Tree man who died after being pulled off a small commercial fishing boat at the breakwater near the Los Angeles Harbor Lighthouse. Firefighters dispatched at 1:21 p.m. last Tuesday found the unconscious man on the boat, near the San Pedro harbor entrance. Erik Scott of

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