YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL ASKS FOR SALES TAX STUDY

During last year’s strategic planning sessions, Yucca Valley residents consistently identified three primary concerns: increased public safety; improvement of town streets; and the cost of the upcoming sewer project. Town staff reminded council members that there is no more money in the budget to go toward these concerns without increasing

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ONE ARREST AFTER AN UNRULY TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A routine Twentynine Palms City Council meeting turned unruly Tuesday evening. The city council held a special session for a second hearing of its new ordinance that bans medical marijuana within city limits. City manager Frank Luckino said that when it became obvious that city council members were going to

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STOLEN TRUCK FOUND IN TWENTYNINE PALMS; BURNED IN ARSON BEFORE OWNER CAN RETRIEVE IT

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of arson of a hay truck that was stolen Sunday in Tehachapi and found Tuesday in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff’s reports, the hay truck was discovered abandoned by a passer-by near Samarkand and Sunset about 3 p.m. Tuesday. The passer-by called the

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YOUTH ART PROGRAM GRANTS OFFERED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Public Arts Advisory Committee of the City of Twentynine Palms is offering small grants to support the arts programs for youth in Twentynine Palms and the Marine base. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how you can apply for the grant… The Public Arts Advisory Committee of Twentynine Palms, has established

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER TABLES HIRING AND BUYING, UNIQUE INSPECTION APPROVED

At last night’s board meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the agenda items relevant to the hiring of new personnel and the purchase of three fleet vehicles were tabled. That action because director Mike Reynolds was away on personal business and it was felt that the full board should

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MOJAVE WATER AGENCY HAS IDEAS ON WHAT TO DO WITH THAT RAINWATER

With El Nino bringing more rain to our region, the Mojave water Agency wants to show you how to use it. Reporter Ashton Henry has details… The Mojave Water District is hosting a meeting on January 26, 5:30-7:00 p.m., to help you prepare your landscape for the harsh winter season.

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WONDER VALLEY MEETING OUTLINES PAID-CALL FIRE PROGRAM

Wonder Valley residents will have an opportunity to learn more about fire and paramedic services at a meeting Saturday, January 23, at 10 a.m. James Brakebill, of the Copper Mountain College Fire Technology Program, will speak about the paid-call firefighter program, and ambulance and paramedic services. The meeting will be

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ENERGY SYMPOSIUM SET FOR SATURDAY

The local Morongo Basin Conservation Association will convene a symposium on energy and its management this Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… As part of its annual meeting Saturday, the Morongo Basin Conservation Association will hold a symposium on community choice aggregation, or CCA. CCAs allow local

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OUSTED TWENTYNINE PALMS BASKETBALL COACH WEIGHS IN

Twentynine Palms High School officials issued a statement about a mid-season basketball team coaching change Tuesday that provided very little information. Yesterday, the ousted head coach, Kevin Cole, responded. Cole told Z107.7 News, he is saddened that he was asked to resign. “I did not file the appropriate paperwork for

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULE

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team traveled to Rancho Mirage yesterday and came home with a 65-44 De Anza league win last night. Coach Jess Geeson said sophomore Savannah Beasley led the team with 20 points. She was followed by fellow sophomores Kloee Scaccionoce and Hannah Hovious

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FATHER AND DAUGHTER HIT CROSSING THE HIGHWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

A father and his young daughter were critically injured Tuesday night when they were hit by a car as they were crossing Highway 62 in Yucca Valley. About 7:15 p.m., Carleton Fonoimoana, 32, and his three children were walking northbound across the highway from the driveway behind Marshall’s, just west

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SINGLE-VEHICLE CRASH BACKS UP TRAFFIC ON MORONGO GRADE

A single vehicle traffic crash on the Morongo Grade backed up traffic for about 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon. Morongo Valley Fire Chief Jock Johnson said about 4:20 p.m., a vehicle going up the grade crashed into the concrete center divider at the county line, and then careened into the metal

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SHALLOW EARTHQUAKE HITS JOSHUA TREE EARLY TUESDAY

Did you feel it? A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit Tuesday morning 37 miles from Joshua Tree, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:21 a.m. at a depth of 0.6 miles. Another quake, with a magnitude of 3.0, was reported in the same area at 6:34

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL: FIREWORKS AND A RODEO

Representatives from the Yucca Valley Rotary Club told the Town Council last night that the club is no longer able to put on the town’s annual Fourth of July fireworks, and asked the town to take over the popular event. The fireworks have an estimated budget of about $35,000. After

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD VOTES TO PUT $350 FLAT PARCEL TAX ON THE BALLOT

Last night in Morongo Valley, the Community Services District board approved a plan to put a flat tax proposal to voters this June. The proposed annual $350 per parcel tax must win a two-thirds majority to pass. If approved, it would replace the current property assessment. Revenue generated would be

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY DISTRICT CLOSED SESSION TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold a special closed session meeting 11 a.m. Thursday, January 21. The sole item on the agenda is a mid-year employee evaluation and job description review. The meeting will be held in the cemetery office on Encelia Avenue in Twentynine Palms.

WE REVIEW “THE SUNSHINE BOYS” AT THEATRE 29

“The Sunshine Boys” opened last weekend at Theatre 29. The Neil Simon comedy follows the story of Lewis and Clark, a former vaudevillian duo who reunite for a TV special. Reporter Rebecca Havely attended and offers this review… The hilarious Neil Simon comedy, “The Sunshine Boys,” opened to enthusiastic audiences

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FOUR ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS PROBATION CHECK

Four Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Monday morning after deputies went to a home with an arrest warrant for two of them. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7500 block of North Star Avenue about 10:30 a.m. There they found Angela Vasquez, 36; Morgan

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ATTEMPT TO BREAK IN TO A YUCCA VALLEY BANK SUSPECTED

Someone tried to break into Union Bank in Yucca Valley sometime over the weekend. According to a Sheriff’s report, a customer went to use the outdoor automatic teller machine on the south side of the building about 9 a.m. Monday and noticed a window facing the highway had been shattered.

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER LOOKS AT 2 NEW EMPLOYEES, 3 NEW TRUCKS

The Joshua Basin Water District will look at acquiring two new employees and three new trucks tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… Among the items up for board vote at tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District is the hiring of a human resources/labor contract administrator and an

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