ONE ARREST AFTER YUCCA VALLEY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday, accused of hitting his girlfriend in the head. According to a Sheriff’s report, Edy Morales, 28, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 57000 block of Campanula Street in Yucca Valley about 8 a.m. Monday morning. The woman told deputies Morales hit her

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT HEARS RESTRICTIONS; PROPOSED 15 PERCENT RATE INCREASE NOT ENOUGH

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors met last night to discuss mandatory restrictions on water use and a proposed 15 percent rate increase over five years. Reporter Rebecca Havely attended the meeting and offers this report…

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Twentynine Palms

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CALFIRE SUSPENDS OUTSIDE RESIDENTIAL BURNING

As drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the region, CAL FIRE has suspended all burn permits for outdoor open residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of San Bernardino County. This suspension takes effect at 6:00 a.m. June 1, and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris,

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CHANGE OF COMMAND TOMORROW AT NAVAL HOSPITAL ABOARD BASE

A traditional Navy Change of Command and Retirement Ceremony will take place at 8:30 a.m., May 29, at the Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms. Captain John Allen Lamberton will take command from Captain Jay Sourbeer, who will retire after 30 years of

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PLANNERS LOOK AT AN I-10 EXPRESS LANE

For those who travel the 35 miles of Interstate 10 between Claremont and Yucaipa, it’s no secret that the freeway is at capacity for the majority of the day, with congestion peaking during commuting hours, and on weekends and holidays. Reporter Mike Lipsitz reports on a pay-to-play plan that aims

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MYSTERY GUEST TO ANNOUNCE CANDIDACY FOR COUNTY SUPERVISOR ON FRIDAY’S UP-CLOSE SHOW

In tomorrow’s Up Close Show on Z107.7, an announcement will be made concerning a prominent Morongo Basin resident’s candidacy for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisor’s seat. Join Z107.7 at 10 a.m. Friday to find out who will be running against current Third District Supervisor James Ramos in the

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MBTA BOARD MEETS THIS AFTERNOON

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. today, May 28, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. After administrative and operations reports, the board will appoint an interim general manager. The board will then go into closed session to discuss

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TORTOISE AVERSION TRAINING FOR DOGS OFFERED

In an effort to keep our desert tortoise population safer, aversion training for dogs will be offered by the Mojave Desert land Trust. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has details…

Most desert-dwelling dog owners have likely had their animals trained to avoid rattlesnakes. Tortoise aversion training is very similar to rattlesnake aversion

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MORONGO VALLEY CLEAN UP THIS SATURDAY

The Morongo Valley Clean Team needs volunteers to help with a one-morning cleanup of an illegal dumpsite. Volunteers are asked to come at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, to the corner of Hess and Recuerdo. Wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts and sturdy shoes. Bring work gloves. Rakes and shovels

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TRIBUTE TO TIM KELLY IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

The passing of Joshua Tree violinist Tim Kelly in a bicycle-versus-car crash last Sunday night has brought out tributes. A parade with marching band will be held Saturday morning, along with a tribute, at the Joshua Tree farmers’ market. Community members may express condolences and share memories in a book

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MUSICAL, “MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” OPENS AT THEATRE 29 FRIDAY

Theatre 29 opens the musical “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” this Friday night May 29 with a gala fundraiser benefiting CERT, the Twentynine Palms Community Emergency Response Team. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details…

The opening night gala fundraiser for “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” this Friday night begins

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TRACK TEAM IN ACTION

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School track team will participate in the masters meet at Cerritos College.

TEACHERS IN CONTRACT DISPUTE MASS OUTSIDE DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS

With protest folk songs alternating with appreciations of union solidarity over a portable P.A. system, Morongo Unified School District teachers massed outside district headquarters on both sides of Utah Trail on Tuesday afternoon. Reporter Dan Stork was at the rally, and spoke with MTA representatives John Ferguson and Terry Weitz…

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CORRECTION TO STORY ABOUT TODDLER WHO FELL INTO FIRE PIT

We have a correction to a story we ran yesterday about a toddler who fell into a fire pit. The boy fell into a washing machine tub that was being used for a fire pit, but there was no fire at the time and the 16-month-old boy was not burned,

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MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE GETTING MAJOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

A $4.1 million federal contract is resurfacing roads within the Mojave National Preserve to make them safer. The roads include Ivanpah, Morning Star Mine, Kelso Cima and ZzyZx. These roads are known to many as the back roads to Las Vegas from Twentynine Palms. This project will continue through the

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YUCCA VALLEY OFFERING SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHERS

The Town of Yucca Valley is now offering vouchers to get your pets spayed and neutered. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to apply…

The Town of Yucca Valley continues to offer its voucher program for spaying and neutering dogs and cats. There are no income restrictions for the

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WONDER VALLEY MAN HELD AFTER THREATS

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Saturday morning, accused of threatening to kill a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, Randy Vessells, 46, was arguing with a woman in the 81400 block of Star Lane in Wonder Valley, over whether he had stolen items from her. The report states Vessells

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN BREAKS WIFE’S CELL PHONE, ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms man who didn’t want his wife recording him was arrested early Friday morning for breaking her cell phone. According to a Sheriff’s report, two women went to a bar in the 73600 block of Highway 62. Brandon Carpenter, the husband of one of the women, saw them

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL IN BRISK MEETING

The Twentynine Palms City Council moved briskly through its agenda Tuesday night. Reporter Dan Stork recaps the action…

The Twentynine Palms City Council began its May 26 meeting by approving an amendment to the Development Code that will establish guidelines for single room occupancy facilities, in accordance with state guidelines.

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

More than 75 entries took part in the 65th annual Grubstake Day parade, held on the highway in Yucca Valley Saturday. The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the parade entries. First place in dance was the California Youth Spirit Corps All Stars. The Youth category

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