TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AFTER SLAPPING EX-GIRLFRIEND

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Monday morning after his ex-girlfriend said he came to her home and beat her up. According to a Sheriff’s report, Ethan Saleem, 21, of the 4000 block of Hilltop Drive, went to the home of his ex-girlfriend, in the 7500 block of Palm

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WE HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE TOP STORIES OF 2013

Several highly-visible and (mostly) highly-compensated administrative positions in public agencies turned over this year. Dan Stork says you can’t tell the players without a scorecard… The parade of changes in the highest-level administrative posts in public agencies in the Morongo Basin began in March, when Tamara Alaniz became the General

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APPLY NOW FOR THE GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

And in more current news… Attention high school seniors: Applications are being taken for a prestigious local scholarship that can pay the entire cost of your college education. Z107.7’s Diana Jones tells you how to apply for the Greenleaf Scholarship from Copper Mountain College… Local high school seniors are invited

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REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN AWARDED $5,000 GRANT

Reach Out Morongo Basin was awarded a $5,000 grant Monday from the Opus Community Foundation for its Senior Safety Program.

Opus Bank manager Jay Kanner from the Twentynine Palms branch presented the check to Reach Out Morongo Basin executive director Robin Schlosser, who expressed her appreciation and said Reach

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APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED FOR COUNTY GRAND JURY

There’s a great opportunity for public service for those who have the time to devote. Assignment reporter Katie Baker describes what it takes to be a grand juror… Volunteers for the 2014-2015 San Bernardino County Grand Jury are now being requested. Successful applicants will serve as Grand Jurors for the

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TOP SPORTS STORIES OF 2013

Some of our top stories of 2013 in local sports… The Tri-Valley Little League 9-and 10-year-old girls’ softball team is the best in the state, after they won the state championship in July. The girls beat Crescenta Valley during the state play-offs, and then beat them again during the final

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CONVICTED FELON ARRESTED SUNDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY AT GUNPOINT

A convicted felon was arrested at gunpoint Sunday after a foot pursuit and a modified rifle was found in his possession. According to Sheriff’s Steve Wilson, deputies were following up on a tip that Raymond Robles, 29, of the 7300 block of Condalia Avenue in Yucca Valley was in possession

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CHP SATURATION PATROLS START TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY

The California Highway Patrol will have a saturation patrol out from 6 p.m. tonight through midnight, Wednesday, January 1. The CHP and the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department reminds residents, don’t drink and drive.

SOROPTIMISTS HOST OPENING GALA AT THEATRE 29

The hard-working volunteers of Theatre 29 are getting ready for the opening night of the first production of 2014, “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Opening night is next Friday, January 10, and opening nights always sell out. Reporter Diana Jones tells us where you can get your tickets to this

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ELECTRONIC WASTE DISPOSAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Christmas is over and now it’s time to get rid of old electronics and your no-longer-fresh Christmas trees. You can drop off—for free—your televisions; computers, laptops, and computer components; fax machines, copiers, or printers and their ink cartridges and toners; video game consoles; cameras; VCR and DVD players, cell phones

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 HOW TO DISPOSE OF YOUR NO-LONGER-FRESH CHRISTMAS TREE

Burrtec Waste and Recycling will also recycle your Christmas trees. Make sure your tree is free of ornaments, lights, tinsel, tree stands, nails, or any other debris. In Twentynine Palms only you can leave your tree at the curb for Burrtec to pick up on your regular trash day, through

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LOU GERHARDT TO START 9-WEEK SEMINAR BEGINNING THURSDAY

The Reverend Dr. Lou Gerhardt is starting a new nine-week seminar starting Thursday, January 2, entitled “Strong Words We Embrace in 2014.” The seminar is not a Bible study nor a discussion group, but a presentation on how to develop a more positive outlook on life and relationships. Each week

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ENERGY-SAVING TIPS

Although winter has been fairly mild so far, it still pays to winterize your home to save on your energy bills. Assignment reporter Katie Baker offers these energy-saving tips for your home…

With skyrocketing energy costs, understanding how much energy you use in your home can help you make better

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CHP OFFERS START SMART CLASS FOR TEENS AND NEW DRIVERS

The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another FREE Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom instruction on collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing elements, and driver responsibilities. The class will be held on Tuesday, January 21, in the CHP offices on the

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INSIDE SCOOP ON THE TWENTYNINE PALMS YEARBOOK

Yearbooks are a great way to remember classmates, sports, clubs, and special events during the school year. Here with a behind-the-scenes look at how yearbooks are made is ROP broadcasting student Cassie Zimarik…

The Twentynine Palms High School award winning yearbook has made great strides in capturing priceless memories of

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School girls’ basketball team has started off the season with a 9 and 3 record. Their last game was a win in the Ayala Best of the West tournament on December 28 against St. Lucy’s, 51 to 35. Standout performers so far have been leading scorers,

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday, accused of sexually molesting a young girl. According to Sheriff’s reports, the 12 year old victim told her grandmother that Robert Medina, 20, had touched her inappropriately. After investigation, Robert Medina was placed under arrest for suspicion of lewd acts with a child

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CHP LOOKING FOR MOTORCYCLIST WHO FLED CRASH

The California Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s assistance in finding a motorcycle rider who left the scene of a crash Thursday afternoon. CHP Officer Joan Griffin said at 1:15 p.m., Christian Giangreco, 43, was preparing to back his Subaru Crosstrek into his driveway in the 61700 block of Alta

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Z107-7 RADIOTHON TO HELP TPHS SELECT CHOIR GET TO CARNEGIE HALL

A national honor for our Morongo Basin, having our music students invited to perform at Carnegie Hall. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says now we all need to help to get them there….. The 22 members of Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir have been honored with an invitation to the prestigious

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NEW DRIVING LAWS COMING WITH THE NEW YEAR

With every new year, comes new traffic and vehicle laws. Here are some of the new ones for 2014. The statute of limitations for hit-and-run collisions in which death or permanent, serious injury was a result has been extended. A criminal complaint may be filed within three years of the

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