MARINE HARRIER JET CRASHES IN IMPERIAL

A Marine Harrier jet crashed into a residential area of Imperial, California, and destroyed two homes yesterday, but authorities say no one was injured. The Harrier AV-8B went down in a front yard on a neighborhood street of tightly packed houses at 4:20 p.m. in the city of about 15,000

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GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH PRORGAMS IN LUCERNE VALLEY

As a public service, Z107.7 News is publicizing the availability of a wide range of programs that focus on areas of mental and behavioral health. Today, Reporter Dan Stork describes the Lucerne Valley General Mental Health program… The General Mental Health Outpatient program in Lucerne Valley is committed to developing

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER TO HONOR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will honor local residents and businesses at the Chamber’s installation dinner July 10. The 2014 Chamber Member of the Year award goes to Jennifer Collins Farmer’s Insurance Agency. The Morongo Basin Heart and Soul Award goes to Lynn Vest. The 2014 Business of the

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REACH OUT TO SPONSOR OPENING NIGHT GALA AT THEATRE 29

The hard-working and talented volunteers at the Morongo Basin’s only full-time community theater are rehearsing for the June 29 opening of “A Doll’s House”. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the opening night Gala will be sponsored by Reach Out Morongo Basin… “A Doll’s House,” a classic drama by Henrik Ibsen, will

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GLASS OUTHOUSE CELEBRATES ITS 5TH ANNIVERSARY SATURDAY

The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery will hold its fifth anniversary celebration this Saturday, June 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. The featured artists will be Tami Wood and Snake Jagger. The Glass Outhouse is located on Thunder Road, just off Highway 62, east of Twentynine Palms.

CHALLENGER BRITISH SOCCER CAMP OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A unique soccer camp is being offered by the Morongo Basin Youth Soccer Association. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more on the Challenger British Soccer Camp… The Morongo Basin Youth Soccer Association is bringing British coaches to its soccer camp this summer. All kids who register by Friday, June 6,

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FINAL UNOFFICIAL RESULTS FROM YESTERDAY’S PRIMARY ELECTION

Here are the final, unofficial results from yesterday’s primary election. Four years ago, voters approved the “top two” system, in which the top two candidates for statewide and congressional offices—regardless of political party—advance to the general election in November. Yucca Valley resident Paul Cook has a commanding lead for the

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES $9.4 MILLION BUDGET

The Yucca Valley Town Council passed a $9.4 million budget last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at the busy meeting and files this report on the Council’s actions….. After recognizing Sue Earnest as the Town’s full-time Employee of the Year, and Chelsea Shirley as the part-time employee of the

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SIX AREA VETERANS GET CONGRESSIONAL RECOGNITION

Six area veterans were recognized last month for their past and current service to their country. Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley held the Heroes of the 8th District Recognition Ceremony in Apple Valley, and recognized more than 50 veterans who served their county on the battlefield and at home

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MENTAL AND BEAHVIORIAL TREATMENTS OFFERED FOR SCHOOL-AGED KIDS

As a public service, Z107.7 News is publicizing the availability of a wide range of programs that focus on areas of mental and behavioral health. Today, Dan Stork describes School-Aged Treatment Services…

School-Aged Treatment Services (SATS) is a Medi-Cal program of specialty mental health services for children and youth who

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MORONGO BASIN SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES OFFERS VOLUNTEER TRAINING

Volunteer training classes for Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services will start June 17. Volunteers who complete the 52-hour class will become certified crisis intervention counselors, and will help victims of sexual assault. The classes meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays June 17 through July 31. For more information, call

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT AND THEIR CITIZENS COMMITTEE IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board and the Citizens Committee meet together tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells us why…

The Joshua Basin Water District will have a special joint meeting of the Board of Directors and the Citizens Advisory Committee on Wednesday, June 4, starting at 7:00 p.m. At this

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets tonight, Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda….

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on the consent agenda, the directors will be given a financial review of the water district. The Board

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LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL SHOWCASE TONIGHT

Students of La Contenta Middle School will hold their second annual La Contenta Lion Showcase tonight, June 4. Students will perform on stage, display their artwork, showcase their written work, and show off projects. The doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. The Showcase will

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SUMMER HOURS FOR THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM

Summer hours have gone into affect for the old Schoolhouse Museum in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Diana Jones has the details…

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society has changed its hours for the summer. Effectively immediately, and through September 1, the Old Schoolhouse Museum will be open on Fridays through Sundays from

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SUPERINTENDENT/PRESIDENT OF COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE RESIGNS

After seven years at Copper Mountain College, Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Wagner announced Monday he will resign effective July 14 to accept the Superintendent/President position at Victor Valley College. According to a press release, during his tenure, Dr. Wagner led the college through a period of unprecedented state budget cuts and

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, MAY NAME NEW MANAGER

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular and then closed session tonight. A full meeting sees a slurry seal contract, 2014-15 budget, partnerships, and just maybe a new Town Manager. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Yucca Valley Town Council will begin its meeting tonight with

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SUSPECTED DUI CAUSES YUCCA MESA POWER OUTAGE

A suspected drunk driver is responsible for an overnight power outage in Yucca Valley Saturday night. According to the California Highway Patrol, about 8:55 p.m. Saturday, Sarah Frenzel, 26, of Yucca Valley, was driving her 1999 Volkswagen Passat westbound on Aberdeen Road when her car crossed the center line and

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LOCAL CHP OFFICER GETS CALIFORNIA HERO AWARD

A Morongo Basin CHP officer received an award Saturday in Sacramento from the California Chapter of Mothers against Drunk Driving. Officer Jake Griffith of Yucca Valley was honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for his outstanding work as a drug recognition expert, or DRE. A drug recognition expert, by examining

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TODAY AND TONIGHT IN MARATHON MEETING

Another long meeting is in store for the Board of Education on June 3. Reporter Dan Stork says it starts with an evaluation of the Superintendent, and continues with many end-of-year recognitions and setting the wheels in motion for next year… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets

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