SECOND ARMED ROBBERY IN A WEEK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a second armed robbery in Twentynine Palms in less than a week. About 7 p.m. Sunday, an armed man walked in to the liquor store in the Historic Plaza, demanded cash, and tried to make the clerk walk into the back room, but the clerk ran

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD IN SHOOTING OF 3 IN THOUSAND PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man is in custody following an argument Saturday night in Thousand Palms in which three men were shot–including himself. According to the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Department, about 9:20, residents reported they heard shots fired and a woman screaming in the 78000 block of Varner Road. Although no

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL EXPECTED GET GO-AHEAD ON ENCELIA TRAFFIC LIGHT TONIGHT

There’s some good news hidden in the consent agenda for this week’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Reporter Dan Stork tells what that is, and what else will be going on at the meeting… Within the consent agenda for the February 24 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City

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TWO MARINES ARRESTED AFTER THEY BURNED THEIR NEIGHBOR’S ORV

Two Marines were arrested Saturday afternoon, after a neighbor said they made a bonfire out of his off-road vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 71600 block of Indian Trail in Twentynine Palms called deputies about 9:20 Saturday morning to report that someone had stolen firewood from

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SERIAL EVADER ARRESTED AFTER CRASH AND FOOT CHASE

A Yucca Valley man with multiple convictions for vehicle theft and felony evading was arrested again Saturday for reckless driving while he was evading Sheriff’s deputies. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Jim Thornburg, he spotted Odie Beavers, 45, driving a Ford pick-up truck with a cracked windshield about 10:20 near Natoma

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YUCCA VALLEY OVERSIGHT BOARD MEETS TOMORROW MORNING

The Yucca Valley Oversight Board will meet tomorrow morning. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells us why… The Oversight Board to the Successor Agency to the dissolved Yucca Valley Redevelopment Agency will meet Wednesday morning, February 25. On the agenda, the board will be asked to approve the recognized payment schedule,

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ONE PERSON SLIGHTLY INJURED IN CAR VERSUS BUS CRASH

One person was slightly injured when his car crashed into an empty school bus Monday afternoon. About 2:30 p.m., an unidentified man driving a sedan westbound on Highway 62 crashed into the rear driver’s side of a bus being driven southbound on Yucca Mesa. There were no children on the

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VERY DUI DRIVER TREATED FOR ALCOHOL POISONING

A Camarillo woman was hospitalized early Saturday morning for alcohol poisoning, following a crash in Yucca Valley in which she is suspected of driving under the influence. According to a Sheriff’s report, Eliana Luna, 24, crashed her gray Nissan Altima into a pole at the intersection of Highway 62 and

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD LOOKS TO INCREASE THEIR COMPENSATION

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board will get an update on their upcoming annexation and consider giving themselves a raise tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… Board compensation, or more specifically a 5 percent cost of living adjustment will be among the items considered when the Bighorn-Desert View

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MAILBOX VANDALISM UNDER INVESTIGATION

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the vandalism of mailboxes on several streets in Yucca Valley last week. Friday morning, numerous mailboxes in the 7700 block of Hanford Avenue and 8400 block of Grand Avenue were vandalized. An older model black Honda hatchback may be associated with the vandalism. Anyone with

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PROBOSCI IN CONCERT AT HARRISON HOUSE FRIDAY

Harrison House Music, Arts and Ecology presents a musical duo. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Harrison House invites you to Probosci, a musical duo performance. Former Harrison House artist-in-residence Gyan Riley and violinist Timba Harris combine their talents in a live concert on Friday and Saturday, February 27 and

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, February 25, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out at Alta Loma and the Rock House tomorrow morning, Wednesday, February 25, 8 a.m. The Rock House is about a half mile west of Olympic. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves, and safety vests available to the clean team workers.

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YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOLS COMBINED MUSIC CONCERT THURSDAY

Twentynine Palms High School and Yucca Valley High School are scheduled to exhibit their talents at the annual combined music concert taking place this year in the Twentynine Palms High School gym. On Thursday, February 26, the bands and choirs from both high schools will perform. Reporter Taylor Thacker spoke

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING UPDATE

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan boys’ wrestlers had their season come to a close Friday and Saturday at the CIF Inland Division Championships at Temecula Valley High School. Coach Brandon Whitbread said Trojan wrestlers Martin Kennedy, Isaac Arismendiz, and Michael McKay made it into the second day of competition,

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BLM REPORT SAYS ILLEGAL HOLIDAY OFF-ROADING OVERRAN OUR DESERT

A report from the Bureau of Land Management said some 30,000 off-road vehicles descended on the Mojave Desert over Thanksgiving weekend, and many went where they were not supposed to go. In his report, Ranger Patrick Chassie of the BLM’s Barstow Field Office said that a number of riders were

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MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN SINGLE-VEHICLE CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A motorcyclist was injured during a single-vehicle crash inside Joshua Tree National Park Sunday morning. About 11:20, Twentynine Palms fire fighters were called to the crash south of the cholla cactus garden. According to Lane McGivern of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department, it took rescue personnel about 30 minutes to

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NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCE OPEN HOUSE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE SATURDAY

The Nursing and Health Services program at Copper Mountain College will hold an open house this Saturday. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has your invitation….. The Health Sciences and Nursing Department of Copper Mountain College will be hosting an Open House on February 28, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in

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COUNCIL ON AGING MEETS THURSDAY

The Regional Council on Aging will meet this Thursday, February 26, at 1 P.M. in the Yucca Valley Nutrition Center, with speakers, David Wilder and Kathleen “Kitty” Mesler. Mesler is the senior senator to the California Legislature in Sacramento. Wilder is a professional appointee by the Board of Supervisors and

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REACH-OUT TO BENEFIT FROM FRIDAY OPENING NIGHT AT THEATRE 29

The opening night gala for “Urinetown the Musical” will benefit Reach Out Morongo Basin, the neighbors-helping-neighbors organization. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with all the information… The opening night gala of “Urinetown the Musical” is set for Friday, February 27. Arrive at 6 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres and to bid on

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