GAS STATION VIOLENCE, THEFT, LEAD TO ARREST

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Saturday, accused of attacking a woman and stealing her purse. About 11 a.m., a deputy saw Juanita Sharp, 50, punching a man at a gas station in the 61700 block of 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. The deputy detained Sharp, at which time,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CONSIDERS LETTING ARTISTS WORK FROM HOME WITHOUT PERMITS

The Yucca Valley Town Council will consider allowing artists to work in their homes without a home occupations permit tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks tonight’s council agenda…

Among the items on the consent agenda of tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, council members will be asked to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING CANCELLED

The July 7 meeting of the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission has been cancelled. The next meeting of the Planning Commission is scheduled for Tuesday, August 18.

ADA COMPLIANCE FORUM SET FOR THIS FRIDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce has selected the site for its informational forum about the American with Disabilities Act. The forum is set for Friday, July 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the chamber’s office, 6448 Hallee Road in Joshua Tree. Small business and ADA compliance strategies and

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HOT WEATHER BRINGS DRIVING SAFETY TIPS

The California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety warn that summer presents a new set of challenges on the roads. Reporter Dan Stork passes along some driving tips from the OTS and the CHP that are relevant anytime, and especially during hot weather… The California Office of

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SUMMER RAINS BRING OUT DESERT TORTOISES, HOW TO HELP

Summer rains mean that desert tortoises are on the move, searching for puddles from which to drink. Many tortoises will be traveling on roads, which makes them vulnerable to being hit by cars. Desert tortoises should only be moved in emergency situations. Officials at Joshua Tree National Park have produced

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CLIMBING AREA REOPENED

The climbing area known as the “Towers of Uncertainty” has reopened in Joshua Tree National Park. The area, which is approximately 2.5 miles south of Geology Road, was closed March 30 in order to protect nesting raptors. A park spokesman said this was the third year that redtail hawks had

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AUDITIONS FOR “MAN FROM EARTH” AT THEATRE 29 MONDAY

Theatre 29 will hold open auditions for the science-fiction drama, “The Man from Earth,” on Monday July, 13 at 6:30 p.m. Reporter Rebecca Havely has a breakdown of the roles to be cast …

Director Eddie Tucker will cast 10-12 actors in the following roles: John is a history professor

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SPECIAL ONE-DAY-ONLY FLAMENCO SHOW COMING TO THEATRE 29

It’s back by popular demand. Seattle-based flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her show back to Theatre 29 for another one-night-only special performance. The troupe’s first performance in Twentynine Palms May 10 was extremely well received and patrons were impressed and amazed at the high level of artistic skill and quality

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team has been successfully working for the last 7 ½ years and has succeeded in their goal of having cleaner streets and highways. It is now time to branch out to more needed areas. In addition to the regular areas a new schedule includes working on

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m, at the Helen Gray Center on the campus of the Hi Desert Medical Center

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SOCCER CAMP OFFERED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A soccer camp will be offered by Twentynine Palms Recreation. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the in-depth soccer training includes instruction by high school coaches…

Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department, and coaches Megan Pfau and Nathan Niles, present Micro Strikers mini soccer camp for ages 4 to 8, and youth

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY BEGINS THIS WEEK

Yucca Valley cross country is beginning this week at Yucca Valley High School. Anyone interested in competing in the 2015 season needs to come by the high school track at 6:00 p.m. anytime this week. Practices will run every night at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 8:00 a.m. If

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DRIVER HOSPITALIZED AFTER SINGLE CAR ROLLOVER IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Photo courtesy 29 Palms Fire Department.

One person was hospitalized following a single vehicle rollover crash in Twentynine Palms Saturday night. About 10:45 p.m., a pizza delivery driver was driving northbound on Adobe Road when for unknown reasons, the driver lost control and the vehicle rolled and crashed at White Sands Drive. During the crash, the

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TWO INJURED IN MORONGO VALLEY CRASH

Two people were injured during a two-vehicle crash in Morongo Valley Saturday afternoon. About 4:45 p.m., William Duke, 55, of Yucca Valley, was driving a 2002 Honda Accord westbound on Highway 62. As he neared Bella Vista Drive, Dylan Roche, 38, of Morongo Valley made a left-hand turn to go

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ROADWORK ON THE HIGHWAY WEST OF JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

CalTrans has announced that shoulder work will close one lane of westbound Highway 62 Tuesday, July 7. The number 2 lane will be closed from Sunny Vista Road in Joshua Tree to Yucca Mesa Road in Yucca Valley from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

HOWSER HOUSE RENTAL OFFERING LACKS CITY PERMITS

Following a years-long process, the City of Twentynine Palms enacted a vacation home rental ordinance earlier this year. So when a web site offering a well-known city residence for rent came to our attention, we were curious about its official status. Reporter Dan Stork looked into it…

Wheelhouserental.com is an

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ONE ARREST FOR STRONG-ARM ROBBERY

At least one person was arrested Thursday night for strong arm robbery following an attempted shoplifting attempt at a Yucca Valley grocery store. According to a Sheriff’s report, two suspects, one later identified as Michael Rascon, 20, a transient, entered the “new” Stater Brothers store about 10:30 p.m. and tried

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THREE ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY DRUG RAID

At least three Yucca Valley residents were arrested Thursday following a drug raid in the 7400 block of Joshua View in Yucca Valley. According to Sheriff’s reports, deputies went to the home about 8:40 a.m. and found heroin, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and weapons. Deputies determined that subjects came to the

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BEWARE OF THE “GRANDPARENT’S SCAM”

An old phone scam that is making the rounds again. It’s called the “grandparents scam,” because the caller pretends to be the victim’s grandchild who needs money because of an arrest or car crash Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how you can avoid being a victim….

A grandmother in Yucca

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