MAN SHOT AND KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY NIGHT

A Twentynine Palms man was reported to have been shot in the head and killed Sunday night. Sheriff’s homicide detectives were called to a home in the 7300 block of Saladin Avenue last night. Z107.7 News will have more information as it becomes available.

POWER OUT AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL OVER THE WEEKEND

Teachers at Yucca Valley High School report that the high school was without power Monday morning, and has been without power all weekend. According to County Fire Captain Rick Denison, Yucca Valley firefighters were called to a reported transformer explosion right across from the high school at 8:22 Saturday morning.

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FIVE ARRESTED IN PUBLIC NUISANCE SWEEP

Five men were arrested Friday in Yucca Valley during an 8-hour panhandling and public nuisance sweep by the Sheriff’s Department. Arrested were Paul Garrison, 26, and Michael Flores, 23, for panhandling near Warren Vista and Highway 62. Flores was also found to be wanted on multiple felony burglary warrants. Michael

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ONE IN CUSTODY AFTER AN OFF-ROAD VEHICLE EVADES ARREST

Good detective work by two Sheriff’s deputies led to the arrest of a Twentynine Palms man Friday night after he was seen speeding on his off-road vehicle. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, about 8:18, Deputies Ericson Dominick and Shaunna Able saw Alejandro Gomez, 18, driving a quad about 80

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AUDITIONS FOR “NUNSET BOULEVARD” TONIGHT AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 will hold open auditions for the musical “Nunset Boulevard” tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says backstage help volunteers are also welcome… Auditions are tonight for “Nunset Boulevard,” the latest in the hilarious musical comedy series. If you’re interested in being in the Theatre 29 production, come to the main

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WONDER VALLEY MAN ARRESTED ON WEAPONS CHARGES

A Wonder Valley man on felony probation was arrested Thursday after weapons and ammunition were found in his home. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the home of William Wetterer, 67, of the 4700 block of Wilson Road about 8:30 a.m. for a probation compliance check. Deputies searched

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF BITING HUSBAND

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Thursday evening after her husband said she bit him. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man arrived home in the 57200 block of Juarez Drive and his wife, Yolanda Gilmore, 44, started arguing with him because he was late getting home. The man told

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UNITY HOME OFFERING STATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION TRAINING

Morongo Basin Unity Home will be offering its 40-hour California state Mandated Training class beginning March 4, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Classes will be every Tuesday and Thursday for 5 weeks. Unity Home offers this course to our community free of charge. For questions, or to enroll,

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DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING AT YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION

Yucca Valley Recreation will be offering dog obedience classes starting this Thursday. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get fluffy signed up… Find the joys of having an obedient dog with a six week Basic Dog Obedience Training Course beginning on Thursday, March 6th at the Yucca Valley Community

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LOW-COST ANIMAL VACCINE AND MICROCHIP CLINIC

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in March for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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VENDORS SOUGHT FOR HUMANE SOCIETY WOOF-WALK

Vendors are needed for the Morongo Basin Humane Society’s third annual Woof Walk and Fair. The fundraising event will include a dog walk, blessing of the animals, auction, food, music, pet demonstrations, and vendor booths. The Woof Walk is set for Saturday, April 12, at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown.

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE FORMING PERMACULTURE TEAM

Transition Joshua Tree is moving forward, looking for participants in its permaculture project. Dan Stork tells you how to get in on it… Transition Joshua Tree is forming a permaculture team. Whether you’re experienced in this approach to sustainable agriculture and ecosystem regeneration or are new to it, there’s a

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BIG BEAR PIRATE SHIP SINKS

Big Bear Lake’s iconic tour boat, “The Big Bear Pirate Ship,” sank sometime during the night Friday, between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next morning. The sunken ship was discovered Saturday at 8 a.m. by a Holloway’s Marina employee. The cause of the sinking was due to severe weather

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8-WEEK SELF IMPROVEMENT SEMINAR STARTS THURSDAY

The Reverend Dr. Lou Gerhardt is starting a new eight-week seminar starting Thursday, March 6, entitled “You Have a Spark of Greatness in You.” The seminar is not a Bible study nor a discussion group, but a presentation on how to develop a more positive outlook on life and relationships.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SEASON STARTS FRIDAY

The High School Baseball season opens this Friday. ROP Broadcast student and Baseball Player Alex Chavez says the 29 Palms High School Team is ready… The Twentynine Palms High School baseball team is ready to start their new season this year. Last year they had a rough season with a

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ROUGHING IT IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Like everything else about us, camping has been altered by technology. Ranger Pam Tripp surveys the history of roughing it… In the early days, hikers discovered the desert using a keen sense of direction, a good memory, and plenty of luck. They took a low-tech approach to exploring their environment.

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HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE PROGRAM AT HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE

Juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply for the Future Achievers of Science and Technology (FAST) program at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont. The FAST program includes class visits, research lab demos, an overnight stay in one of the residence halls, hands-on experiments and workshops, and more. Participants will have

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AREA 62 DAYS IN LANDERS

Back by popular demand, the Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold Area 62 Days every Saturday and Sunday through April. This event will have fun for the entire family as participants will be able to learn about the history and legends of Giant Rock and UFOs, see a crashed UFO

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NUNSET AUDITIONS

With the run of the second production of the year at Theater 29 underway, preparations are starting for its successor. Mike Lipsitz has the audition call for “Nunset Boulevard”… Auditions for the latest in the hilarious musical comedy series, “Nunset Boulevard – The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show,” start at 6:30

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STATE GAS TAX ADJUSTMENT

Californians might not be paying as much in excise taxes at the gas pump starting this summer, but don’t expect to spend less overall. The California State Board of Equalization voted Tuesday to reduce the excise tax rate by 3 ½ cents, or 10 percent, effective July 1. California motorists

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