SCHOOL BOARD IN VARIED SESSION LAST NIGHT

Student achievement goals, Prop 30 fund uses, and mileage reimbursement were among the topics at last night’s school board meeting. Dan Stork fills in the details… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education moved through its action agenda with the customary lack of discussion, save for one item. A

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY RESIDENTS ARRESTED FOR IDENTITY THEFT

Two Yucca Valley residents were arrested early Monday morning, accused of multiple counts of identity theft. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 1:30 a.m., a deputy stopped a car driven by Stephanie Viestenz, 24, near the intersection of Antelope Trail and Cholla Avenue in Yucca Valley for having expired vehicle

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WE CORRECT A MOTORCYCLE CRASH STORY

A correction about a story we ran yesterday about a motorcycle crash in Twentynine Palms. We reported the motorcycle failed to yield to a Ford F-150 pickup truck, when, according to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, it was the truck that failed to yield. Wilson said Raymond Greenidge, 67, was riding

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THE RESULTS OF THE BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD ELECTION

While the results are very close, the unofficial results of the vote for Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board have been released. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the preliminary count… In the Morongo Basin’s only election-day race, four candidates were on the ballot for three open seats on the Bighorn-Desert View

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY AND WATER DISTRICT TALK WASTEWATER TONIGHT

In an effort to prevent a future sewer predicament, the City of Twentynine Palms and the Twentynine Palms Water District jointly paid for a planning study on the groundwater management and wastewater treatment. Tonight, the governing bodies of the two agencies will learn the results of the effort. Dan Stork

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THE WINNERS OF THIS YEARS TWENTYNINE PALMS WEED SHOW

More than 700 people went through the Old Schoolhouse Museum this past weekend for the Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s Annual Weed Show. Fifty-five residents took on the challenge of showcasing local desert flora in 177 entries to the theme of Twentynine Palms Gold in honor of the late Twentynine Palms

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RUMMAGE SALE AT SANTA FE CLUBHOUSE STARTS TOMMORROW

Donations are now being accepted for a rummage sale held by the Santa Fe Social Clubhouse. Donations can be dropped off at the clubhouse between 9 and 5 through Friday. Call Phebe or Susie at 760-369-4057 if you need items picked up. The rummage sale will be held Thursday and

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HI-DESERT AND JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARDS MEET TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets tonight. Among items of interest is a $5,000 a month consultant. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s regular meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors, the Board will be asked to authorize

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BAND AND CHOIR CONCERT A LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL TONIGHT

La Contenta Middle School will present a band and choir concert in their multi-purpose room at 6:00 p.m. tonight. The band and choir director is Mrs. Rebecca Dulatre-Corbin. The public is welcome to attend.

TWENTYNINE PALMS AND YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOLS VOLLEYBALL ACTION YESTERDAY

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats traveled to Desert Hot Springs yesterday and beat the Golden Eagles in four sets. The Ladycats were led by senior Cherokee Turner with 14 kills. Senior Tusia Brown and freshman Tatiyanna Mackall had eight kills each. Brown had two ace serves and Mackall had

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BREAKING NEWS: EXTENDED RESPONSE TIME CAUSES GREATER DAMAGE AT 29 PALMS HOME

The Twentynine Palms Fire Chief said a longer response time because of the closed Lear Avenue fire station was a factor in fire damage to a small home Tuesday. Chief Jim Thompson said firefighters responded to a report of smoke at about 1:00 p.m. on the dirt extension to Indian

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SEVEN ARRESTED FOR BUYING BOOZE FOR TEENS IN STING OPERATION

Seven people were arrested Saturday for buying booze for minors during a “shoulder tap” sting operation in the Morongo Basin. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, between 4 p.m. and midnight Saturday, minor decoys approached adult customers in front of businesses licensed to sell alcohol, and asked the adults

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SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED FOR FAILING TO REGISTER

A registered sex offender living in Morongo Valley was arrested Monday morning after Sheriff’s deputies determined he had not registered his new residence with the Sheriff’s Department. During a sex offender compliance check, Sheriff’s deputies contacted 30 registered sex offenders in the Morongo Basin to ensure they living at their

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WHAT IS BULLYING, PART 3 OF 4: CYBERBULLYING

With a focus on bullying from both school and law enforcement, Z107.7 continues our 4-part series on types of bullying. Today, in part 3 of 4, Sheriff’s Service Specialist Anita Baker describes cyberbullying… Cyberbullying can be irritating, embarrassing, hurtful, and even dangerous. Cyberbullying is the most common with today’s technology.

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER AND SHERIFF OFFER RETAIL HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS

The Yucca Valley Chamber Business Watch Committee and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will hold two workshops on retail holiday safety tips. Topics covered will be how to detect counterfeit money, how to identify shop lifters and what to do if you suspect someone is shoplifting in your store.

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

On the agenda of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education are individual school plans, mileage allowances for administrators, many policy reviews, and more. Dan Stork has the list of issues… The November 5 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education begins with a brief closed

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VETERANS INFORMATION SEMINAR THURSDAY AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

The DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Morongo Basin Chapter #60 is hosting an informational seminar for all Veterans, their dependents and caregivers THIS Thursday, November 7, at 9 a.m. at the Copper Mountain College Bell Center. The information seminar will be followed by the Mobile Service Office until 3 p.m. where

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Among items of interest is targeting mobile marijuana dispensaries and delivery services. In closed session, discussion of a potential law suit by recall proponent Ron Cohen… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse in Yucca Valley will have a USDA Food Distribution on Wednesday, November 6, from 3 p.m. until it runs out of food. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather

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DESERT PRESBYTERIAN OFFERS FAMILY DINNER AND GAME NIGHT

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will have a family dinner and game night Wednesday, November 6, starting at 6 p.m. Join them for dinner, followed by crafts for the kids and games for the adults. The church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail in Yucca Valley.