YUCCA VALLEY RECALL PROPONENT ANNOUNCES RUN FOR TOWN COUNCIL

Yucca Valley recall proponent and an outspoken critic of the Yucca Valley Town Council, Ron Cohen, plans to put his money where his mouth is and toss his hat in the ring for a seat on the Council. Cohen made the announcement at Saturday’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Democratic

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2: VETERAN’S PARK, PUBLIC COMMENTS

Reporter Dan Stork split his report on a lengthy Twentynine Palms City Council meeting into two parts. Today: a discussion of plans for Veterans’ Park, which dominated the meeting; how to pay for a street project; and a survey of public comments… An extremely long discussion, which included Public Art

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY MEN HELD AFTER FIGHT WITH JUVENILES

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of fighting with two juveniles. According to a Sheriff’s report, neighbors called police about 3:05 a.m. to report a fight in the street near Acoma and Papago Trail. Witnesses reported that the suspects, later identified as Angel Castro, 25, and

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A RASH OF CAR BURGLARIES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Eleven vehicles in Yucca Valley were broken into Monday night-Tuesday morning. According to Sheriff’s reports, vehicles in the 7400, 8100, and 8200 blocks of Church Street, the 7500 block of Deer Trail, and the 56200 block of Joshua Drive, were all tampered with between midnight Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday

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A NEW SLOGAN FOR LANDERS

Landers now has an official slogan. Reporter and Landers honorary Mayor Mike Lipsitz tells about the process and the winner… The results of Landers’ Slogan Contest are in. On Saturday residents poured over the 78 entries to come up with a winner. Out is “Landers: Land of Endless Vistas,” and

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LATE HUELL HOWSER’S TWENTYNINE PALMS HOME SOLD

The late Huell Howser’s Twentynine Palms home and property has been sold. Listed for $395,000, the 11.9-acre estate featuring a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath house, sold for $650,000. The as-yet unidentified buyer paid cash. Howser was the long-time host of the popular TV show, “California’s Gold” and proceeds from the sale

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CITY, TRIBE, THEATRE 29, CUT RIBBON ON NEW SIGN

A multipurpose electronic sign is in place next to Theatre 29. Reporter Dan Stork was at the ribbon cutting, and tells how it came about, and how it will be used…

Officials from sponsoring organizations celebrate a new electronic sign at Theatre 29 with a ribbon cutting. Left to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL AND YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL COLLECTING DONATED PROM DRESSES

The Yucca Valley High School S-Club is accepting donated dresses for its prom dress closet. The dresses can be dropped off at the Yucca Valley High School front office through April 4. The dresses will be free to any student in the Morongo Basin who comes to the school, accompanied

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BLOOD DRIVE AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Friday, March 14, at the Yucca Valley High School, 7600 Sage Avenue, from 8 to 1 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Surplus food will be distributed to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin at the Waystation, 61722 Commercial Street in Joshua Tree, on Friday March

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ART AND MUSIC AT DESERT PRESBYTERIAN

Award-winning artist Darlene Morris is Desert Hills Presbyterian Church Artist of the Month and her work will be shown there through April 3 during church office hours. She works in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media, focusing on landscapes and collage. Award-winning pianist, composer and recording artist John Nilsen will present

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION REGISTERING FOR SPRING BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Twentynine Palms Recreation is now taking registration for their spring basketball league. ROP Broadcast student Laiza Mora tells you how to sign up…. Are you a teen in grades seven through twelve in Twentynine Palms looking for some kind of sport to do in the spring? Grab a friend and

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School track team will travel to Irvine for a 2:30 p.m. meet. The Trojan baseball team will travel away to Needles.

The Joshua Springs baseball team will host Nuview Bridge at home; first pitch is at 3:15.

ARREST WARRANT ISSUED FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER FOR SEX WITH STUDENT

An arrest warrant was issued today for a Yucca Valley High School teacher, who is accused of having sex with a female student. According to the Sheriff’s Department, officials at the high school notified the Sheriff’s Department January 31 that they suspected Zachary Miller, 33, of Yucca Valley, was having

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13-YEAR-OLD RESCUED AFTER INJURY IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A 13-year-old Manhattan Beach girl on a hiking trip with her class, had to be rescued in Joshua Tree National Park Tuesday. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Captain Robert Marquez, the girl was hiking with her classmates in the Indian Cove area of the park when she stepped on a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT SOLAR PROJECT AND AN ANNIVERSARY PARADE

Reporter Dan Stork split his report on a lengthy Twentynine Palms City Council meeting into two parts. Today: a federal lobbying presentation, a solar energy facility seeks city favor, and a parade anniversary celebration… At the behest of City Manager Joe Guzetta, federal lobbyist David Turch described to the Twentynine

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CLIMATE MARCHERS COMING THOUGH OUR MORONGO BASIN

You may see a large group of people marching eastbound along the highway in the Morongo Basin during next day or two. The marchers are part of the Great March for Climate Action, a group trying to inspire political leaders to act now to address climate warming. According to the

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES TACO BELL AND PANDA EXPRESS, DISCOUNTS FLOODING

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission met last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said businesses were approved and flooding was discussed…

At last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, the commissioners quickly approved the plans for a Panda Express and Taco Bell, to be built on the southeast

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting Wednesday, March 12, are airport use agreements; setting up a reserve account; and information on Super Unicom. Under new business, the directors will be asked to accept a law firm to represent the

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD LOOKING AT PURSUING HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board met in regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board is looking at the process for affiliating, letting an outside organization in, to run the financially troubled hospital… At last night’s Board meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center, Directors heard results of a

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