YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PART 1: DIVISION ON MORE HIGHWAY MEDIANS, GUTTERS AND SIDEWALKS

Last night, the Yucca Valley Town Council narrowly accepted the sole bid for a construction project on Highway 62 on the west end of Town. The $2.8 million dollar project, which will add raised medians, curbs, gutters, and sidewalks from Mohawk Trail to Palm Avenue, and a traffic light at

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LANDERS WOMAN ROBBED AT GUNPOINT IN HER HOME TUESDAY

A Landers woman said she was robbed at gunpoint in her home. According to Sheriff reports, the woman who lives in the 200 block of South Cambria Avenue called police about 5:50 to report that two men entered her home and confronted her with a gun. She told police the

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BICYCLIST HIT BY TRUCK TUESDAY MORNING IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was hit by a truck while riding his bicycle yesterday. About 9:30 a.m., Steven Garnett, 20, was riding his bike near the intersection of Barberry Avenue and Golden Bee Drive when he was hit by a driver in a 2005 Dodge pick-up truck. Garnett complained of

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PART 1: AB 1266, ACCOMMODATIONS FOR TRANSGENDER STUDENTS

AB1266, nursing resources, and mileage allowances were the major topics at the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting. Dan Stork reviews the presentations, pleas, and perturbations in two parts. Today, AB 1266… Assistant Superintendent Doug Weller and John Dietrich, who advises the school district as legal counsel, gave

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EDISON WARNS ABOUT A TELEPHONE SCAM

Southern California Edison is warning residents and businesses that it has received a number of reports about a telephone scam. Imposters claiming to be from SoCal Edison are calling businesses and telling them their electric bills are overdue. The caller then demands immediate payment through a prepaid cash or debit

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… At tonight’s regular 7 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District the board is expected to establish a policy for cost recovery for emergency services provided where the responsible party should be

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YUCCA VALLEY POLICE FOCUSING ON SPEEDING

This week, traffic enforcement officers in Yucca Valley will focus on speeding and other violations on Highway 62 between Inca Trail and Mohawk Trail. The Sheriff’s Department reminds motorists the speed limit in the construction zone on the west end of Yucca Valley is 35 miles per hour and construction

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MEETS ON WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District board will have brief meetings tonight on both water and fire business. Reporter Taylor Thacker has a closer look… There is a brief Water District meeting tonight, Wednesday, November 20, at 6:00 p.m. The Directors will approve the commending of Philip C. Cisneros for 20

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD GETS STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors, the directors will be given a review of the district’s quarterly budget report, get an update on replacing water

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT CONSIDERS STATEWIDE WATER ACTION PLAN TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District the board will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. tonight. Among the items to be considered is a resolution in support of a statewide water action plan by the Association of California Water Agencies. The plan outlines 15 actions to improve water supply reliability,

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD HEARS COUNTY WATER CUSTOMER WOES LAST NIGHT

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board heard from local ratepayers … but not theirs. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz explains what county water customers were doing at last night’s meeting of Landers local water provider… “They railroaded us.” “They’re vultures.” “Inept.” “County water has been a big headache.” Such was the

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JTAG CALLS FOR ARTISTS FOR DECEMBER SHOW

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery, JTAG, is putting out a call for art for its December show. The themed show is titled PLACE. Artwork may describe geography–whether of an actual place or of the artist’s self, a place in history, or where the artist is now or is going in

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OFFERS PREMIERE STARGAZING EVENT THIS SATURDAY

Joshua Tree National Park is renowned for its dark night skies, making it an ideal place for astronomy and stargazing. Dan Stork says that there will be an exceptional opportunity for learning and viewing this weekend… Joshua Tree National Park, in partnership with Celestron Telescopes, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS INCREASE OVERSIGHT OVER RENEWABLE ENERGY

The involvement of San Bernardino County in the oversight of renewable energy is growing. Dan Stork says it shows up in two places on today’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting… Two items on the consent agenda of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors meeting for November 19 relate to renewable

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STATE WATER BOARD TAKING INPUT ON SEPTIC PROHIBITION

The State Water Resources Control Board will accept comments on a Basin Plan Amendment for the Colorado River Basin Region. The amendment includes the septic prohibition in Yucca Valley. Comments on the amendment should be sent to commentletters@waterboards.ca.gov and must be received by noon November 27. The Basin Plan Amendment

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL AND PLANNING COMMISSION IN JOINT MEETING TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council and Planning Commission will meet together tonight, followed by the Council on its own. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says this is a busy session, including plans for more medians and sidewalks….. The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a special joint session with the Planning

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COMPLIANCE POSTERS AVAILABLE AT TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce reminds employers that they are required by law to post a compliant employment poster in a conspicuous place in the workplace where all employees and applicants can see it. The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce offers these posters at a discounted rate to its

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SCHOOL BOARD TO DISCUSS AB 1266 TONIGHT

On the agenda for the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education are individual school plans, mileage allowances for administrators, AB1266 information, and more. Dan Stork has the list of issues… The November 19 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education begins with a closed session at

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION CODE UPDATE SESSION #29 TONIGHT

With nothing being scheduled for it to decide, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will confine itself to studies at its meeting tonight. The agenda of the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission for November 19 consists of two study session discussions. The first is a discussion by the Commission of city projects.

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY LOOKS AT HOW TO GET THE COUNTY OUT THE WATER BUSINESS

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board meets in a special session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the Board will discuss how to get the County out of the Landers water business…… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors meets in Special Session at 6 p.m. tonight. The Board is

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