VEHICLE LAWS FOR 2014: HIT AND RUN, DUI TESTS, AND UNDERAGE TEXTING

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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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO PARTNER WITH NATUREBRIDGE

Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent Mark Butler has announced that the park will partner with NatureBridge. NatureBridge, a nonprofit organization founded in 1971, and currently serving more than 30,000 students per year , creates youth-oriented residential educational programs in national parks. Hereabouts, it will focus on teaching youth about the

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VEHICLE LAWS FOR 2014: AMBER ALERTS, BICYCLES, AND ZEV HOV

With every new year comes new traffic and vehicle laws. Here are some of the new ones for 2014.

The use of Amber alerts has been expanded, by requiring law enforcement to request activation of the AMBER Alerts after receiving a report that a child has been taken abducted by

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APPLICATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR 2014-15 COUNTY GRAND JURY

There’s a great opportunity for public service for those who have the time to devote. News Director Gary Daigneault describes what it takes to be a Grand Juror…

Volunteers for the 2014-2015 San Bernardino County Grand Jury are being sought; the recruiting period is open for those citizens interested in

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THE ABCs OF WATER

Ever wonder how much water we really have in the High Desert, or what kind of chemicals are found in our groundwater? You can learn the answers to those questions and more, at a “Science of Water” presentation on January 28, featuring Lance Eckhart, the Principal Hydrogeologist of the Mojave

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NEW LAW WILL ALLOW TRANGENDER CHOICES IN SPORTS AND RESTROOMS

A controversial law takes effect Wednesday, January 1, which will allow transgender students in public schools to choose which restrooms they use, and whether they will participate on boys’ or girls’ sports teams. Los Angeles and San Francisco schools have had a similar law on the books for eight and

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TRAFFIC OFFICERS IN YUCCA VALLEY FOCUSING ON SPEEDING

This week, traffic enforcement officers in Yucca Valley will focus on speeding and other violations on Highway 62 between Mohawk Trail and Deer 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. The construction

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HOLIDAY TRAVEL TIPS FROM THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

With the holidays comes travel. Assignment Reporter Katie Baker says the Sheriff’s department has some tip to help your journey be a safe one for you and your family…

This holiday season, the Sheriff’s Department would like to share some travel safety tips.

Make sure your car is ready

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MORE NEW LAWS KICKING IN FOR 2014

With the new year comes the implementation of new laws. Some of the new employment laws taking effect as of January 1:

Military and veterans have been added to the list of categories protected from employment discrimination under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, which also includes race, religious creed,

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BRING YOUR VISITORS TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Looking for something for all those visiting friends and Family to do?… Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp says come visit our park…

Do you have relatives visiting and need to entertain them? Joshua Tree National Park invites you to join the fun and attend a ranger led program

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CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING IN 29 PALMS AND YUCCA VALLEY

Recycle your holiday greenery. Burrtec Waste and Recycling will 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

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E-WASTE RECYCLING IN 29 PALMS

Did you get a new TV or computer for Christmas and are wondering how to dispose of those now unused or old electronics? The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club can help you get rid of them safely. As of December 26, you can drop off—for free—your televisions; computers, laptops, and computer

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SOROPTIMIST HOST OPEING NIGHT GALA AT THEATRE 29

The first show of the Theatre 29 2014 season will open this January 10th. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the opening night will be a special gala… Soroptimist International of Twentynine Palms will host the opening night of the first show of Theatre 29’s 2014 season, “The Importance of Being

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SERVICES OFFERRED FOR YOUNG HOMELESS

Pacific Clinic’s TAY Center offers young adults a safe and comfortable place to define and accomplish their life goals. Clients can come to the TAY Center to meet their basic needs such as a meal, shower and a place to do laundry. Once they become drop-in clients they can utilize

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE FOCUSING ON PERMACULTURE AND WATER

Transition Joshua Tree has been focusing on Permaculture and water harvesting. Dan Stork explains what those are, and has a status update on the group’s efforts… According to Transition Joshua Tree, Permaculture is a land use design method that works with the deep patterns of nature to regenerate ecosystems and

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ basketball team is in the third and final day of the Linfield Christian School tournament. And the Trojan boys’ and girls’ soccer teams are in third and final day of the Ontario Christian Tournament.

MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN YUCCA VALLEY ATTEMPTED MURDER

A Yucca Valley man who was accused of attempted murder nearly two years ago, accepted a plea bargain in Joshua Tree Superior Court Monday. On September 5, 2011, about 4:30 a.m., a woman called 911 to report her ex-boyfriend, Jon Richard Smith, 53, was outside her house in the 56000

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WOMAN INJURED IN BIKE VERSUS CAR COLLISION

A Twentynine Palms woman was injured when she crashed her bicycle into a vehicle Christmas Eve. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, Ashley Echeverria, 18, ran the stop sign at Abronio Avenue and El Paseo and crashed into the passenger side of a Honda, driven by Patricia Vendervees, 66. Garvin

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WINTER SAFETY TIPS

We’re fortunate, living here in the high desert, to have a limited indoor heating season. Assignment reporter Dan Stork passes along some tips to stay safe when using fireplaces and other indoor heaters… Here are winter heating tips from the San Bernardino County Fire Department. Change furnace filters early in

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CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK ON UP CLOSE SHOW TOMORROW

Former Yucca Valley mayor, California State Assemblyman, and current U.S. Congressman Paul Cook, will be the guest on the Up Close show tomorrow at 10 a.m. Cook will talk about his accomplishments during his first year in Washington, D.C., what he hopes to accomplish, and listen to your concerns. Congressman

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