HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ soccer team traveled to Romoland to compete in the Heritage Winter Classic over the weekend. Coach Scot Phillips said after suffering a hard 4-0 defeat in the opening round to Patriot High School from Riverside, the Lady Trojans bounced back to gain a win

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TWO JOSHUA TREE MEN HELD FOR BURGLARIZING MULTIPLE HOMES

Two Joshua Tree men were arrested Friday, accused of burglarizing homes in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies were called to the 62000 block of Desert Air Road in Joshua Tree shortly before 3 by a neighbor who saw two men force their way into a home,

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FOUR INJURED IN SATURDAY MORNING JOSHUA TREE CRASH

Four people were injured following a two-vehicle crash in Joshua Tree Saturday morning. According to CHP officer C. Miller, T.T. Ammal, 68, was driving her silver Toyota Camry southbound on Sunny Vista about 11:30 a.m. After stopping at Highway 62, she pulled out onto the highway to make a left

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SHERIFF WARNS ABOUT THE “ARREST WARRANT” SCAM

Scam artists are still luring trusting area residents into parting with their hard-earned money. Reporter Rebecca Havely says beware of the “Arrest Warrant” scam… In this scam, con artists are taking advantage of technology that can change whatever is visible on Caller ID, and allow the to pose as the

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TWO ARRESTED FOR SELLING DRUGS IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of selling drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7400 block of Borrego Trail about 1 p.m., where they found Richard Andrade, 44, along with heroin and prescription medications for sale. Richard Andrade was arrested

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A DOSE OF REALITY AT WONDER VALLEY FIRE MEETING

The topic of fire protection service in Wonder Valley swept community consciousness this fall when residents learned that the fire district operating there for about $35 per parcel annually has become unsustainable and that charges even 10 times that might not eve be sufficient. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says Saturday’s

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COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO HEAR OF ROAD IMPROVEMENTS FOR JOSHUA TREE

At tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino, the board is expected to consider several items relevant to our Morongo Basin. Among them is the likely approval of $1.4 million for pavement reconstruction on Joshua Tree’s Park Boulevard, from Alta Loma Drive north to

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O-NEGATIVE BLOOD DONORS NEEDED

With the holidays approaching, the local blood bank is putting out the call for donors with O-negative blood. Reporter Sara Snyder tells you how to donate….. Lifestream, the region’s blood bank is in desperate need of O-negative blood, as there is insufficient supply to meet the demand of local hospitals.

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YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE CALLED A HUGE SUCCESS

Organizers from the Yucca Valley Rotary Club said the 18th Annual Festival of Lights Parade was a huge success. Spokesperson Cynthia Kraemer said large crowds along the parade route and several hundred kids came to see Santa and the puppet show. She thanked the Hi-Desert Water District who hosted the

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS FOR REORGANIZATION MEETING TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Trustees meet tomorrow. Reporter David Haldane says the meeting will focus on reorganization… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gathers tomorrow for its annual reorganization meeting. On the agenda: election of a new president and clerk as well as district representative

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans basketball team won the Hesperia Christian Holiday tournament with a 45-20 win over Apple Valley Saturday night in Hesperia. The Yucca girls led 20-18 at the half but turned up the defensive pressure to take control of the game, out-scoring the Sun Devils

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PLAY BINGO AND SUPPORT TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

Tri-Valley Little League will be the beneficiary of bingo night at the Sportsman’s Club today, December 13, from 4:30 to 9:30. There will also be raffles. The Sportsman’s Club is located on Sunburst Avenue in Joshua Tree.

TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS NEEDS SALAD SPONSORS

Tender Loving Christmas Director Mara Cantelo is seeking salad sponsors for the TLC Christmas Day event at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Each year, 5,000 pounds of 22 different salads are hand-made, at a cost of $1 per pound. The organization needs 22 salad sponsors at a sponsorship level of

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TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN

Drowning deaths are a serious concern in the desert. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has more… Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is

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RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR STEVE RIEMAN SCULPTURE

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency program is offering the opportunity to win a Steve Rieman sculpture. Tickets for “Walking Critter” are $100 each, and proceeds benefit the program’s scholarship fund. The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residence scholarship fun provides artists with accommodations, studio space, a stipend, and a gallery

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PLAY BINGO AND SUPPORT TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

Tri-Valley Little League will be the beneficiary of bingo night at the Sportsman’s Club Sunday, December 13. Bingo is from 4:30 to 9:30. There will also be raffles. The Sportsman’s Club is located on Sunburst Avenue in Joshua Tree.

TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS BLANKET DONATIONS

Tender Loving Christmas is collecting donations for convalescent homes. Reporter David Knutson shares how you can help… Tender Loving Christmas is asking for blanket donations for their donation to convalescent homes for the holidays. If you can help by donating any knitted, crocheted, or sewn blankets, you can drop items

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SOROPTIMISTS SOLICITING DONATIONS OF NEW ITEMS TO GIVE TO NURSING HOME RESIDENTS

For the last four years, the Soroptimist Club of Yucca Valley has been giving gift baskets at Christmas to residents of the Continuing Care Center in Joshua Tree. The club is soliciting donations of the following new items: pajamas and night gowns, fleece blankets, non-skid socks, windbreakers, sugar-free candy, and

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THE HILARIOUS “FARNDALE CHRISTAMS CAROL” AT THEATRE 29

Don’t miss out on seeing “Farndale Christmas Carol” at Theatre 29. If you are looking for a good laugh this holiday season, bring your family (and the visiting friends and relatives too) to see this hilarious, over-the-top comedy. Directed by Marty Neider, the “Farndale Christmas Carol” follows the antics and

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LOOK FOR METEOR SHOWERS STARTING TONIGHT

Meteor showers peak tomorrow, assignment reporter Sara Snyder has more… Star gazers will have a treat in store as the Geminid meteor showers make their appearance again, starting now through December 17. The Geminid meteor shower will peak Sunday, December 13, into the early morning hours of Monday, December 14,

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