YUCCA VALLEY COUNCIL, PLANNING COMMISSION, APPROVE GENERAL PLAN UPDATE

In the fourth joint meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council and the Planning Commission held last night, the two bodies finally approved and adopted the General Plan Update, despite objections from some commissioners and council members about including maps of wildlife corridors and open space areas in the general

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FIRE DESTROYS A LANDERS HOME FIRE TUESDAY

A Landers home is a total loss following a fire yesterday. Shortly after 5 p.m., 16 fire fighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Mesa, and Yucca Valley responded to a fire in the 4600 block of Kickapoo Trail in Landers. The fire fighters were not able to save the 2,000-square foot

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TWO ARRESTED WITH DRUGS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AFTER TUSSLE WITH DEPUTY

Two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Monday when drugs were found on them during a probation compliance checks. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy went to a home in the 74500 block of Sunset Drive about 7 p.m. to conduct a probation compliance check on William Anderson, 47. The

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FULL HOUSE AT THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ASK FOR MORE PAY

Per usual, the agendized items of the Board of Education were dispatched in the blink of an eye, but its meeting was an hour long and spirited. Reporter Dan Stork explains why…

Teachers and other Morongo Unified School District employees attended the Board of Education meeting in force to

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MORONGO BASIN COUNTY MAC WANTS INPUT ON AREA ROADS

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council Committee on Roads will meet 10 a.m. Friday at the Bob Burke County Government Office in Joshua Tree. The committee is soliciting public comments on issues pertaining to roads in the unincorporated areas of the Morongo Basin.

HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Among the items on the agenda for the Hi-Desert Water District’s Board of Directors’ regular meeting, the Board will make committee appointments; be asked to approve a resolution supporting water conservation; and be asked to approve the transfer of $500,00 from the water fund to serve as bridge financing for

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the Board will update date water service rules and regulations and work on naming a new general manager…

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors meet in regular session at 7 p.m. tonight in

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STUDENT ART SHOW WINNERS NAMED

MorongoBasin students in grades 7 through 12: submitted nearly 200 pieces of art in the 29 PalmsArtGallery’s Student Show. The opening reception was held Sunday where the category and scholarship winners were announced. The 29 Palms Artists’ Guild awarded the $500 Ada Bigler scholarship to the most promising artist, Sarah

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YUCCA VALLEY TO HOLD KID’S VALENTINE’S DANCE THIS SATURDAY

The Town of Yucca Valley will hold a kid’s Valentine’s dance this Saturday. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation…

Love is in the air. The Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department will host a Kid’s Valentine’s Day Dance on Saturday, February 8, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Yucca

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FREE PERMACULTURE LECTURE TONIGHT

Transition Joshua Tree believes sustainable agriculture has a place in the desert. Reporter Dan Stork invites you to a lecture that promotes that view…

The Transition Joshua Tree Permaculture Project Team will present a free lecture on Drylands Permaculture—”an introduction to the art of resilient desert dwelling for many generations

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LITTLE LEAGUE TRYOUTS SUNDAY

Twentynine Palms Little League will host evaluation tryouts this Sunday, February 9, at Luckie Park. Divisional and age information is on the website www.29baseball.com or you can call TPLL President Ronda Lockett-Morton for more information at 760-368-7107.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Basketball is the sport of the day today for our local high schools. The Yucca Valley High School boys and girls basketball teams will host the Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles at home tonight. The girls start at 6; boys at 7:30.

 

Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’

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SCHOOL BOARD WITH A BUSY SESSION TONIGHT

A lengthy agenda faces the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education tonight. Reporter Dan Stork lists the topics…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets off to an early start in its February 4 with a 5 p.m. closed session devoted to student discipline issues, bargaining with

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CHP WANTS MOTORISTS TO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE

Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on California’s roadways. In 2011 alone, more than 3,000 people were killed in distracted driving crashes. The California Highway Patrol is encouraging all motorists to make the conscience decision that could literally save their life: “Do not text and drive.” Distracted driving is a

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL AND PLANNING COMMISSION IN JOINT MEETING TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council and Planning Commission will meet in joint session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the Agenda…

The Yucca Valley Town Council and Planning Commission will hold a joint meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday for the fourth time, to discuss and possibly approve a revised and updated

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A CHANGE IN PARADE OF HOMES VENUES

Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, one of the six homes in Reach Out Morongo Basin’s 10th Annual Parade of Homes has withdrawn from the tour. Casa de Kinsman in Twentynine Palms has been replaced with Casa Grande in Twentynine Palms. The home has a delightful southwestern-style home with Mexican

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MAKE YOUR SMARTPHONE PART OF YOUR DISASTER PLAN

Your Smartphone, now almost ubiquitous in our culture, can be a lifeline in a disaster or emergency. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says make it part of your disaster plan…

For Smartphone users, incorporating the devices into emergency plans can save lives. If you don’t use texting regularly, familiarize yourself with your

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PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME THURSDAY AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

The Twentynine Palms Library’s preschool story time is walking through the alphabet. This Thursday, February 6, 2014, preschool story time will be exploring the letter P. Children are invited to bring something to share, that begins with the featured letter. Parents and babysitters are invited to bring their three-, four-,

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET FEBRUARY 14

The California Retired Teachers’ Association will meet on Friday, February 14, at the Helen Gray Center on White Feather Road in Joshua Tree. The meeting will commence at 10 a.m. Area Coordinator, Ralph Villani, will speak, and past presidents of CalRTA, Division 62, as well as members who are over

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DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN DINNER AND FAMILY GAME NIGHT TOMORROW

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will feature a dinner and family game night Wednesday, February 5 at 6:00 p.m. RSVP to the church office at 760-365-6331. The church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail.