COUNTY COURTS TO OFFER ON-LINE RESTRAINING ORDER SYSTEM

The San Bernardino County Court system has initiated a free online system for people requesting a restraining order due to domestic violence. The applicant for a restraining order answers a few questions on the court’s website. The request can then be submitted to the court electronically 24 hours a day,

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BUSINESS MENTOR WORKSHOPS AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FRIDAY

SCORE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. SCORE volunteers have been helping small business owners for nearly fifty years. On Thursday, SCORE volunteers will hold workshops at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Sara Snyder has

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, June 18, in the Helen Gray Center at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be

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YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

Get your blankets and lawn chairs ready for this year’s Yucca Valley Summer Concert Series. Z107.7 has proudly sponsored the immensely popular free events since their start 20 years ago. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has this year’s concert line-up… The Town of Yucca Valley will offer a variety of six

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TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITORS CENTER ART GALLERY CALL FOR ART

Desert artists are invited to submit one piece of original art for the summer Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center. The theme is “Water in the Desert: Scarcity and Abundance.” Artwork must depict or be inspired by the theme of water in the desert, focusing

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COMMUNITY DRUM CIRLE THURSDAY MORNING

Nationally-known Joshua Tree percussionist Sam Sloneker will facilitate a community drum circle Thursday, June 19, at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church, Onaga at Church Street in Yucca Valley, during Dr. Lou Gerhardt’s weekly Positive Living Seminar. The experience is open to the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION TO DISCUSS SIGN CODES TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission returns to review of the Development Code at its June 17 meeting. Reporter Dan Stork reviews the discussion… For its June 17 meeting, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will hold its 39th study session on an update of the City’s Development Code. Up for discussion

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE COMPLETES NAVY TRAINING

Navy Seaman Apprentice Sara Kennedy, daughter of Rebecca Pessa of Yucca Valley, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. During the eight-week program, Kennedy completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety

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JOSHUA TREE SUMMER SPLASH THIS SATURDAY

Get the kids together for some cool fun in Joshua Tree this Saturday. Reporter Diana Jones invites you to the Summer Splash… The Joshua Tree Summer Splash is a free family event that will have something for everyone. Not only will it be a celebration of the Joshua Tree Community

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YUCCA VALLEY LOBOS FOOTBALL AND CHEER CAMP THIS WEEK

The Yucca Valley Lobos is holding a free youth football and cheer camp this week in Yucca Valley. Football runs through Thursday, June 19, and cheer camp runs through Wednesday, June 18. Both camps are from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brehm Sports Park, north of the Boys and

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ATTEMPTED STABBING IN LANDERS SUNDAY EVENING

A Landers man was arrested Sunday evening after he tried to stab someone with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, after Brian Grajkowski, 50, made a crude comment about a woman, he was told to stop talking like that and to leave the property in the 7800 block of

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PEDESTRIANS CITED AFTER THEY CAUSE CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

Two pedestrians were cited after a two-vehicle crash in Joshua Tree Saturday evening. Shortly before 6 p.m., the female pedestrians were standing in the center lane of Highway 62 southbound at El Reposo, waiting to cross the highway. Hernan Mendoza, 20, of Spokane, Washington, driving a white 2007 Mazda, thought

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MARINE ARRESTED FOR BEATING HIS PREGNANT WIFE

A Marine corporal was arrested Saturday night after he beat up his pregnant wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Kevin Buitrago, 22, put his wife, who is four-months pregnant, in a choke hold and she passed out. The Sheriff’s report stated the woman also had two black eyes from being

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SMALL VEGETATION FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY

A small vegetation fire in Yucca Valley brought out fire fighters from three stations Saturday. About 5 p.m., fire fighters from Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and CalFire were called to a quarter-acre fire at Inca Trail and Bunny Road that was burning a few Joshua trees and some bushes. The

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ARE YOU PREPARED FOR AN EARTHQUAKE? HERE’S HOW

Smaller earthquakes in our region remind us again that our Morongo Basin is earthquake country. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you what should do to keep your family safe and together in the event of a major earthquake….. We all know the Big One is coming, maybe not today, maybe

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YUCCA VALLEY WASTEWATER PROJECT INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS START TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Water District will hold informational meetings about the wastewater reclamation project every Tuesday, starting June 17, through August 26. Information about the cost, financing, funding, construction, and the district assessment vote will be presented at these meetings about the sewer project. Two meetings will be held each Tuesday

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MEETING TOMORROW TO DISCUSS THE CITY’S SIGN CODE

The City of Twentynine Palms is asking for resident’s input tomorrow night as they start to take a close look at the rules and regulations for displaying signs .The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will meet at 6:00 p.m. to look at potential revisions to the sign code. Attendees are encouraged

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FIRE IS PART OF NATURE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

With high-temperature, high wind, and low humidity, most of Southern California is under a fire danger watch. Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp says in the park, fire is considered part of nature…

Fire has always played a major role in Joshua Tree National Park and other desert areas.

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THEATRE 29 FRIDAY OPENING NIGHT GALA

Opening night gala tickets are available for the Friday opening of “A Doll’s House,” the latest production at Theatre 29. Reach Out Morongo Basin, the neighbors-helping-neighbors organization, will benefit from proceeds of opening night, set to start at 6 p.m. this Friday, June 20, with hors d’oeuvres and a silent

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TORTOISE ROCK CASINO ANNOUNCES FREE SUMMER CONCERTS

Get ready to get rock in Twentynine Palms. The Tortoise Rock Casino has announced they will be offering a series of free outside concerts this summer. Managing Editor Tami Roleff gets out her Zippo…

Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms will offer free concerts featuring local bands and tribute bands

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