CLARIFICATION ON TWENTYNINE PALMS BURGLARY ARRESTS

A clarification on the arrest of two Twentynine Palms men Saturday following multiple burglaries in the city. Z107.7 News reported Monday that a witness saw two men—whom we identified as Dallas Moore, 20, and Bobby Burcham, 25,—fleeing after attempting to break in to a vehicle on Mariposa Avenue about 5:20

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS APPROVE SYNTHETIC DRUG ORDINANCE

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday designed by the Sheriff’s Department to combat synthetic drugs by using a multi-pronged approach to eradicate sales of these illicit substances. The ordinance includes criminal, administrative and civil penalties for those who sell drugs commonly known as “spice”

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE AGENDA

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet tomorrow to continue its discussion of an appointment of a superintendent/president, and then in open session. Reporter Taylor Thacker gives an overview of the Board’s agenda…

Copper Mountain College will have a Board closed session on Thursday, July 10, starting at

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MILITARY K-9S AT TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY THURSDAY

The Twentynine Palms Library will feature a performance by military working dogs from the Combat Center base tomorrow. Military dogs play an active role in locating drugs and searching for explosives. Military K9 dog handlers will provide a demonstration in Veterans’ Park, adjacent to the library, at 10:30 Thursday morning.

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GARDEN CLUB MEETING THURSDAY

St. Martin in the Field will host a Gardening Club meeting tomorrow, July 10 at 6 p.m. Learn more about composting as they share information and share the harvest. Located at 72348 Larrea Avenue in Twentynine Palms, this meeting is free and open to the public. Prepare to get your

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STUDENT ART CLASS TOMORROW AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will offer a young artists’ painting class tomorrow with local artist Tanner McGuire. The two-hour classes are being offered at 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. McGuire will provide short lessons on art principles, offer demonstrations, and work with the children to develop their own paintings.

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Z107.7 RADIO CELEBRATES 25 YEARS—AND YOU’RE INVITED

On July 15, 2014, KCDZ-FM radio, or Z107.7 FM, will celebrate an amazing 25 years of uninterrupted service. Since seven seconds after 1:07 p.m. July 15, 1989, Z107.7 has been continuously operating and has been an intrinsic part of the incredible changes, challenges, and progress in our beautiful, remarkable, and

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FIRE DESTROYS JOSHUA TREE HOME, RV TRAILERS, SHED

An extension cord being used to power a swamp cooler is blamed for a fire in Joshua Tree Sunday afternoon that completely destroyed a home, two travel trailers, a shed, and a vehicle. About 4 p.m., fire fighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, the Combat Center, and Morongo

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY AT PALM DESERT MALL

A 21-year-old Joshua Tree man was arrested Monday afternoon following a foot chase at the Westfield Mall in Palm Desert. Store owners called Sheriff’s deputies about 1:30 to report that Matthew Stewart was walking through the mall and stealing items from stores. Authorities say when mall security tried to stop

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SHERIFF TO PRESENT ORDINANCE BANNING SYNTHETIC DRUGS AT COUNTY SUPERVISOR MEETING TODAY

Sheriff John McMahon will present a synthetic drug ordinance to the Board of County Supervisors today that includes criminal, administrative and civil penalties for those who sell synthetic drugs – more commonly known as “spice” or “bath salts” – in the county. Spice is a mixture of herbs sprayed with

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WHAT TO DO DURING A FLASH FLOOD

The Morongo Basin is now in the monsoon season. And with monsoons, comes the very real threat of flash flooding. When rain threatens, the National Weather Service may issue flood watches or flood warnings. A flood watch means a flood is possible, while a flood warning means that flooding is

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LIBRARY OFFERS DMV CLASSES FOR SENIORS

The Twentynine Palms Library is continuing its free driver education class for seniors on Wednesdays through July 30. Participants will receive necessary information needed to pass the DMV written exam. Seniors can join the class at any time and no pre-registration is necessary, the classes are on Wednesdays at 2

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The next clean-up for the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be on Wednesday, July 9th at 7 a.m. at the Rock House on Alta Loma (about half a mile west of Olympic Rd). Anyone interested is encouraged to join them for one short hour of work. There will be trash

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets every second Wednesday at the Helen Gray Education Center, located on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. This month’s meeting is Wednesday, July 9,

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BONITA DOMES AT MORONGO BASIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE

You may have seen some brilliant white domes in the desert south of the highway and just east of the Hi-Desert Medical Center. Reporter Cara Conway says the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s next Wednesday lecture will feature a guest speaker who will talk about the eco-friendly Bonita Domes…

Visit the

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. tonight in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. On the agenda, Copper Hills Homes is requesting a street vacation of 7 feet wide and 152 feet long on the southwest corner of Sage Avenue and Hidden Gold

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER AGENDA

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold their monthly meeting at 6:00 tonight in the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus. Among the items on the agenda, the Board will be given an overview/update on the pharmacy. Following approval of routine appointments, re-appointments, and terminations on

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SERVICES SET FOR HELEN REED

Services have been set for long-time Yucca Valley resident Helen Dawn Reed, who passed away May 23 at her home. She was 90 years old. Helen Reed was the wife of the late Walter Reed, the first Yucca Valley council member. She was a strong supporter of many Morongo Basin

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ROADS CLOSED AND THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER AFTER FLASH FLOODING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

The mountains shook and the heavens opened up Saturday morning. It may not be the time to build your own ark, but some folks in Twentynine Palms may have thought so. Reporter Dan Stork describes what happened…

First it was an earthquake that rattled the desert. A magnitude 4.6 quake,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SENIOR CENTER IS COOLING CENTER

Southern California Edison still has pockets of customers in Twentynine Palms who are still without power, and power is not expected to be restored for most customer until this afternoon, with a few not being restored until midnight tonight. For Twentynine Palms residents who are still without power, the Twentynine

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