TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR VANDALIZING GIRLFRIEND’S HOME

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday, accused of destroying his girlfriend’s property. According to a Sheriff’s report, Daniel Dominguez, 30, of the 72300 block of El Paseo Drive, believed his girlfriend was cheating on him, so he broke a living room table, a flat-screen television, a desk, a desktop

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MORE ON THE CHARITY THAT GAVE A YUCCA VALLEY GIRL HER BEST CHRISTMAS EVER

On Tuesday, a Yucca Mesa girl was granted the best Christmas ever by the only law-enforcement-based charity in Southern California. The Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation grants the wishes of seriously ill children in the Inland empire from Temecula to Twentynine Palms, Riverside to the Coachella Valley. Wishes granted in the

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CHP OFFERS SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORCYCLE RIDERS

Motorcycles are fun to ride, but there are dangers to riding down the highway at 65 miles per hour. Even our residential streets are safe; just this past week a motorcycle rider was seriously injured in Yucca Valley while riding on Onaga Trail. With a tip on how to ride

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TWENTYNINE PALMS TEEN UNHAPPY OVER CHRISTMAS GIFT, SLASHES TIRES

A Twentynine Palms teenager, who was unhappy over his Christmas gift, slashed the tires of his parents’ truck and tried to run them over about 1 p.m. Christmas Day. According to a Sheriff’s report, the boy, whose identity is being withheld due to his age, was upset that he only

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JOSHUA TREE VFW TAKING WEEKEND OFF

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post is taking the weekend off, but don’t forget Taco Wednesday on New Year’s Eve from 11 to 1.

CHP OUT ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR THE HOLIDAY

A lot of people will be traveling during the holiday, which means the California Highway Patrol is conducting a maximum enforcement period through midnight Sunday, December 28, all available officers will be out on the roads for enhanced enforcement efforts, and helping motorists wherever needed. During last year’s maximum enforcement

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING NUMEROUS BURGLARIES

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted burglary at a Yucca Valley bank Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, a burglar tried to retrieve night deposit bags from the drop box by using rodent glue trap tied to a string. The bank manager told investigators it appears nothing is missing

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TRASH PICK UP FOR TOMORROW DELAYED

Burrtec Waste and Recycling Services was closed yesterday, Christmas Day, and will be closed New Year’s Day, January 1. Waste and recycling collection will be delayed by one day for both weeks.

FIRST TWO HOMES NAME FOR REACH OUT’S PARADE OF HOMES

The 11th Annual Parade of Homes organized by Reach Out Morongo Basin announces two homes on this year’s parade route and seeks one final Joshua Tree home to complete the lineup. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with all the details… The largest fundraiser of the year for Reach Out Morongo is

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RUN 12-26

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ basketball team will travel away to play Lake Washington in the Max Preps Holiday Tournament. Tip off is at 6 p.m. The tournament continues through December 30.

In sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ and girls’ soccer

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VFW TAKING THE WEEKEND OFF

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post is taking the weekend off, but don’t forget Taco Wednesday on New Year’s Eve from 11 to 1.

A SHERIFF’S WARNING ABOUT THE LEGAL USE OF OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

Many people are traveling to the Hi-Desert to go off-roading in our desert this weekend. Reporter Diana Jones says the Sheriff’s department will be out there too… The Sheriff’s Department has a reminder; many off highway vehicle riders will be out riding in our desert during the holidays. The Sheriff’s

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, December 27, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for

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YUCCA VALLEY ELKS LODGE STATUE STOLEN, RECOVERED IN RANCHO CUCAMONGA

Three men were arrested last week following an investigation into the theft of large plaques and bronze statues—including the elk from the Yucca Valley Elks lodge—over the last several months. According to a Rancho Cucamonga police press release, deputies served a search warrant on homes in Claremont and Rancho Cucamonga

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MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY WITH STOLEN CAR

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested in Yucca Valley yesterday, after he was found with a stolen car. According to a sheriff’s report, a man called the Sheriff’s Department about 8 a.m. Tuesday morning to report that he saw his car—which had been stolen in Desert Hot Springs—in the

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MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS ABOUT THE LANDERS SOLAR FIELD

Following a meeting with representatives from sPower, the company that wants to build a solar field on 35 acres in Landers, a group of Landers residents collected enough money to file an appeal of the solar project permit granted by the county. The residents’ appeal was filed with the county

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CHP OUT ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR THE HOLIDAY

A lot of people will be traveling during the holiday, which means the California Highway Patrol will conduct a maximum enforcement period. From 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 24, through midnight Sunday, December 28, all available officers will be out on the roads for enhanced enforcement efforts, and helping motorists wherever

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A SHERIFF’S WARNING ABOUT THE LEGAL USE OF OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

The Sheriff’s Department has a reminder; many off highway vehicle riders will be out riding in our desert during the holidays. The Sheriff’s Department will have OHV patrol units out meeting with riders and campers, educating them and issuing citations if needed. Riders need to obey all local, state, and

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31ST ANNUAL TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS TOMORROW

Tomorrow is Christmas, which means the annual Tender Loving Christmas in Yucca Valley. Reporter Caitlin Logan has your invitation… There are many of us who spend holidays alone for one reason or another, and those who cannot afford to celebrate. If you or someone you know is shut in, attend

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SEX OFFENDER FOUND OUT OF COMPLIANCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A registered sex offender was taken into custody at his Twentynine Palms home Monday. The Sheriff’s Department said Deputies Dominick and Casey received information that Joseph Bickel, 34, a convicted sex offender from Missouri, had been living in the city of Twentynine Palms for a couple months and had not

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