DRIVER WHO KNOCKED OVER YUCCA VALLEY DENNY’S SIGN SOUGHT

The Yucca Valley Denny’s sign lies mangledafter a vehicle crashed into it.

The Sheriff’s Department is searching for the driver who crashed a pick-up truck into the Denny’s sign in Yucca Valley Monday morning and fled. About 5:30 a.m., an unidentified man drove a 2004 Dodge truck into the

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FASTIDIOUS BURGLAR RANSACKS A TWENTYNINE PALMS HOME

A fastidious burglar ransacked a Twentynine Palms home sometime over the weekend. The resident, Elizabeth Hanson, of the 6600 block of Tamarisk Avenue, came home about 1:30 Monday afternoon to find that someone had broken her bedroom window, and “wiped her out.” Hanson said not only did the burglar steal

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WE CORRECT A STORY ABOUT A MOTORCYCLE CRASH

A correction to a story we ran yesterday about a motorcycle crash in Twentynine Palms Monday. About 4:50 p.m. Monday, Matthew Fletcher, 24, was riding his Yamaha eastbound on Highway 62, with his fiancée, Ashlee Demund as his passenger. Anthony Hilson, 41, was attempting to cross the highway southbound at

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A SLOW AND CAREFUL YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in what Managing Editor Tami Roleff says was a relatively calm session…

Slow and careful deliberations were the order of the day at last night’s nearly 3-hour-long meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council. The Council took more than an hour just to go

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JOSHUA TREE PLANNING WORKSHOP TOMORROW

The people of Joshua Tree will have a chance to shape the future of the village when the County of San Bernardino Land Use Services Department hosts a special workshop to discuss a Joshua Tree Community Plan update. Development rules, desert preservation, downtown design, economic development, and tourism will all

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SCHOOL BOARD REVISES ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY

The Morongo Unified School Board met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said they adjusted athletic eligibility policy for all sports after 20 years, set a student teacher ratio, and will hire eight new teachers…

Responding to public outcry at last week’s special meeting, the Morongo Unified School District Board of

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“WATER IN THE DESERT” EXHIBIT OPENS TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will present a new temporary exhibition, “Water in the Desert–An Interactive Exhibit,” in conjunction with the High Desert Water District. This exhibition encourages visitors of all ages to learn about the process of providing water to this arid region through interactive displays for children and adults

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO HEAR WASTEWATER TREATMENT POLICIES TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will hear from the State water quality board tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look…

Representatives from the Colorado Regional Water Quality Control Board will give a presentation at the Hi-Desert Water District’s Board of Directors meeting tonight. The presentation will be on

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT HEARS RECOMMENDATION FOR 8 PERCENT RATE INCREASE TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water Board will hear a recommendation to raise their rates by 8 percent tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz looks at the rest of the agenda…

Prior to tonight’s regular meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District Board, Directors will convene a 4 p.m. joint session with the Citizen’s

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OPEN HOUSE AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT

This reminder: Yucca Valley High School will celebrate Back to School Night, tonight, at 6:00 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Lady Trojans from Yucca Valley High School travelled to Indio High School to take on the Lady Rajahs volleyball teams yesterday. They defeated the Lady Rajahs 3-0. Coach Matt Jennings said the team served the ball well with a 93 percent serving percentage. From the service line Chelsea Mondary

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM CONTRACT AND A PIPELINE ON THE AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Among items of interest are a contract with the registrar for Hi-Desert Nature Museum and discussion of converting a pipeline…

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet in regular session at 6:00 tonight. On the consent agenda, the Council will

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TWO TRUCKS TAKEN FROM COUNTY YARD IN LANDERS

Thieves went on a joyride Sunday morning after breaking into the County maintenance yard in Landers and stealing two vehicles. Shortly before 7 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported that someone had broken into the county yard in the 800 block of Landers Lane. The suspect or suspects somehow got

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TWO HOSPITALIZED AFTER MOTORCYCLE CRASHES INTO TRUCK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two people were hospitalized yesterday after the Yamaha motorcycle they were on crashed into a pick-up truck in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, Matthew Fletcher, 24, with passenger Ashlee Demund, 26, was attempting to cross Highway 62 southbound at Split Rock when his motorcycle collided with a Ford

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS, ATHLETIC ELIGIBIITY ON AGENDA

Athletic eligibility is likely to be the focus of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting for this evening. Dan Stork previews what else will be going on…

A late addition to the action agenda of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting for September 17

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COMMANDANT CALLS FOR SMALLER MARINE CORPS OF 174,000

The Commandant of the Marine Corps has called for the service to cut its active-duty force to 174,000 personnel saying in a piece published Monday, “doing so will allow Marines to remain engaged as the U.S.’s premier crisis-response force.” Gen. Jim Amos’ essay, posted on the website “defense one,” called

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FREE SEMINAR: CHOLESTEROL; THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY, AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

A great way to learn more about how to keep you and your family healthy. The Hi-Desert Medical Center is offering a free seminar about cholesterol. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says while the event is free, you do have to make a reservation…

Many of us think of cholesterol as bad;

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CALL FOR ART FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITORS CENTER GALLERY

The fall Art in Public Places group show is titled “Recollections: The 20th Century in the Morongo Basin,” from gold miners and desert homesteaders to artists, military, and the pioneers who built our community. The historically themed show will be on display from October 1 to December 27, 2013, at

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT HOUSING ELEMENT OF GENERAL PLAN

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will discuss the Housing Element of the General Plan at its September 17 meeting. Dan Stork has some background…

The sole item on the agenda of the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission for September 17 is a public hearing on the presentation of the 2013-2021 Housing

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SOROPTMIST TO HOST PRUDIE UNDERHILL SCHOLARSHIP EVENT

Tickets are now on sale for the Prudie Underhill Western Champagne Social, a scholarship fund-raiser set for Saturday, October 12. Join Soroptimist International of Twentynine Palms from 6 to 10 p.m. at Broadview Hacienda, Prudie Underhill’s former home, at 73452 Sunnyslope in Twentynine Palms. The evening will consist of a

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