YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION HEARS WIDE-RANGING VIEWS ON HOME OCCUPATION PERMITS

Between 40 and 50 people turned out last night for a public workshop held by the Yucca Valley Planning Commission on home occupation permits. The residents split up into small groups—with the Planning Commissioners roving around and listening and participating in the discussion—and talked about what they felt should—and shouldn’t

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THREE LOCAL RESIDENTS RESCUED NEAR PALM SPRINGS TRAM MEMORIAL DAY

Three Morongo Basin residents were found early Tuesday morning after one of their wives reported them missing after a hike. Larry Duffield and Jason Popwski, of Joshua Tree, and Brian McBrayer of Yucca Valley, became stranded during a hike in Mt. San Jacinto State Park, west of Palm Springs, and

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR LEWD, DRUNKEN INCIDENT AT COMMUNITY CENTER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday evening after he started harassing several girls at the Yucca Valley Community Center. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michael Clark, 43, was drunk and with his young son at the community center when he started touching the girls in an inappropriate manner. Boys

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TRIES TO EXPLAIN THE EXPLANATION OF CITY MANAGER FIRING

Members of the Twentynine Palms City Council devoted a portion of their regular meeting to explaining why they weren’t explaining their decision to fire City Manager Joe Guzzetta, and to hinting at what they wouldn’t explain. Reporter Dan Stork draws the lines for you to read between… At the beginning

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, BUDGET WORKSHOP, FIRE TAX ON AGENDA

The Twentynine Palms Water District will begin its meeting tonight with the discussion and possible adoption of a groundwater management plan update. Next, the directors will hold a budget workshop. Following staff reports, the Fire Department will discuss and take possible action on fire protection fees and charges. Directors will

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

Directors for the Twentynine Palms Public Cemetery District will hold their monthly meeting Thursday, May 29, at the cemetery office on Encelia Avenue in Twentynine Palms. Among the items on the routine agenda, the directors will go in to closed session to discuss and possibly approve performance evaluations and possible

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CALIFORNIA RANKS LOW FOR MILITARY RETIREES

A recent report that compares all 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of best and worst states for military retirees found that California ranks fairly low in all its categories. Managing editor Tami Roleff breaks down some of the rankings… Wallet Hub, a social media company that

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD OFFERS FREE LUNCH FOR SENIORS TOMORROW

The Morongo Valley Community Services District and Fire Department will sponsor a hot dog cook-out for the Senior Moments Lunch Bunch. Fire fighters will cook hot dogs in the Covington Park pavilion Thursday, May 29, at 11:30 a.m. Representatives from Reach Out Morongo Basin will talk about the Neighbors Helping

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DRUM CIRCLE IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

A new moon drum circle will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 28. Facilitated by Sam Sloneker, the drum circle will be held in the Joshua Tree Retreat Center’s Friendship Hall. Participants are encouraged to bring drums, shakers, and tambourines. The drum circle is free, although donations of

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HARMONIC VOCALIST, MUSICIAN AT HARRISON HOUSE SATURDAY

A harmonic vocalist, songwriter, and composer will be the featured artist at a concert and workshop sponsored by Harrison House in Joshua Tree. Timothy Hill will perform original songs and traditional material from America and India, accompanying himself on guitar in a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 31. Tickets

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TEEN BOOK CLUB MEETS TOMORROW AT TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

The Twentynine Palms Library’s Teen Book Club meet tomorrow afternoon. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details… The Twentynine Palms Teen Book Club will have their monthly meeting on Thursday, May 29, from 4 to 5 p.m. They will discuss the book Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. This book is about a

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL RENNAISSANCE ADADEMIC AWARDS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley High School’s Annual Renaissance Academic Awards Night will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Trojan Gymnasium. The Jazz Band, under the direction of Bill Barrett, will perform at 6:00 p.m. The award program will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Yucca Valley High School students will be

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UNHELMETED OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLE RIDER KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH

A Lakeside man was killed Saturday morning in Twentynine Palms riding his off-road motorcycle without a helmet. According to Sheriff’s reports, Marshall Winn, 31, left his family and friends about 9:30 to go for a motorcycle ride in the open desert. When he did not return, they went looking for

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY CHILD ABUSE, 5-YEAR-OLD IN COMA

A Yucca Valley woman was placed under arrest Thursday after investigation of a baby brought to the hospital with severe head injuries. The Sheriff’s Department said on May 18, deputies responded to the home of Hannah Thompson, 21, in the 8600 block of Palomar Avenue in Yucca Valley with Fire

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SHERIFF’S HELICOPTER USED TO CATCH MAN EVADING ARREST FRIDAY

A Yucca Valley Man was arrested Friday afternoon after a Sheriff’s helicopter and deputies were called in to search for him. About 11:30, a Deputy on routine patrol in the Paradise Valley neighborhood of Yucca Valley when he spotted David Vasquez, 40. When Vasquez saw the deputy he took off

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT: WATER BOARD MEETING, HIRING ON THE AGENDA

A potential discussion with the Water District and hiring a Community Development Director are among the items before the Twentynine Palms City Council. Reporter Dan Stork previews those items and the rest of the agenda… The first scheduled discussion of the Twentynine Palms City Council at its May 27 meeting

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VEHICLE FIRE AT TWENTYNINE PALMS GAS STATION MONDAY

A vehicle had to be towed away after it caught on fire at a gas station in Twentynine Palms Monday morning. According to Fire Captain Matt Helmkamp, a vehicle was having mechanical problems about 10:30 a.m., and the driver pulled into the rear of the FasTrip gas station in the

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN, TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN, ARRESTED AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested for felony spouse abuse following a fight with her boyfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jessica Aparicio, 25, and her boyfriend were drinking about 11:30 p.m. Sunday night when she decided to leave the residence in the 4300 block of Inez Street with her

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will be on the highway and Yucca Mesa on the north side, tomorrow morning starting at 7 a.m. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves and water available. Following the clean up efforts there will be an optional get together for coffee at the

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets tomorrow afternoon. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the board will look at remodeling and a van… The Hi-Desert Medical Center will have a special meeting on Wednesday, May 28, starting at 2:00 p.m. During this meeting, the Board will discuss the Behavioral Health Remodel, the

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