FORMER TWENTYNINE PALMS MAYOR/COUNCILMAN TRIES STAND-UP COMEDY IN LOS ANGELES

In retirement, a former Twentynine Palms city councilman and mayor is developing a new direction for himself. Reporter Dan Stork chatted with Jay Corbin about his efforts as a standup comic…

We’d heard that Jay Corbin, who retired from his consulting practice in December, after completing one term on the

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SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ACCEPTS PLEA BARGAIN IN CHILD PORN, SEX ABUSE CASE

A former school bus driver for the Morongo Unified School District, accused of child pornography and child sexual abuse, accepted a plea bargain Friday. Alex Gomez, 57, of Twentynine Palms, pleaded guilty to two counts of lewd acts with a child and possession of child pornography in exchange for dropping

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN THROWN FROM JEEP, HOSPITALIZED

A Twentynine Palms Marine was injured when he was thrown from a Jeep he was riding Friday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michael Klouchek, 24, was driving a Jeep on a dirt road near Encelia and Laura Lane when the Jeep hit a dirt berm and he was thrown

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HIGH SPEED PURSUIT ON JOSHUA TREE DIRT ROADS

Two people were arrested Friday morning following a high-speed pursuit on dirt roads in Joshua Tree. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Leach, around 9 a.m. Friday, he saw a 2007 Mazda 6 sedan driving eastbound on Pipeline Road and cross Sunfair without slowing or stopping. Leach turned on his lights

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JULY 3 FIREWORKS IN LANDERS

It’s an annual tradition, the Third of July fireworks in Landers. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the free event will include all kinds of activities besides fireworks…

The public is invited to celebrate Independence Day on July 3rd at the Homestead Valley Park fireworks spectacular in Landers. Admission is free and

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VENDORS NEEDED FOR FOURTH OF JULY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

And there will be fireworks in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms on the Fourth of July. Reporter Dan Stork says there’s still room for vendors at the 4th of July celebration in Twentynine Palms…

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the City of Twentynine Palms, is actively

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF STOLEN VEHICLE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday night after he was found with a stolen vehicle. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, shortly before midnight Friday, a National Park officer saw a man standing next to a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer in the 75500 block of National Park Drive in Twentynine

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF HEROIN

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday for being in possession of heroin. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7600 block of Bannock Trail shortly before 9 a.m. There they found Richard Salazar, 21, along with heroin. Richard Salazar was arrested for investigation of

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DEADLINE FOR RETURNING MEASURE Y BALLOTS IS TOMORROW

The deadline for returning ballots for the mail-in election for Measure Y is tomorrow, June 23. Voting YES on Measure Y would approve a 30-year lease agreement between the Hi-Desert Medical Center District and Tenet Healthcare. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details about the proposed merger and election…

The fate of

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TENNIS CLASSES START TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Tennis Association is sponsoring a six-week class for beginning and intermediate tennis players. The National Junior Tennis and Learning class is for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 17. The classes start June 23 and go through July 30, from 8 to 10 Tuesday

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SMALL FIRE AT JUMBO ROCKS CAMPGROUND FRIDAY

Twentynine Palms firefighters, along with crews from the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management, responded to a small vegetation fire at Jumbo Rocks campground about 12:15 Friday afternoon. The fire was smoldering when firefighters arrived, burned vegetation in about one-quarter acre, and damaged two road signs. The

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LAKE FIRE STATUS

As of 6:36 am this morning, the affected area for the Lake Fire, which has been burning near Route 38 south of Big Bear Lake since Wednesday was tallied at 16,136 acres. The Incident Information web site said, ” Fire within the wilderness is low intensity allowing the firefighters to

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FIRE AWARENESS

Yes, most of the Morongo Basin is desert, but there’s plenty that can burn. Ranger Pam Tripp provides fire cautions for the National Park…

Fire has always played a major role in Joshua Tree National Park and other desert areas. Lightning strikes as well as human caused fires are both

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EXTREME HEAT ADVISORY IN PLACE UNTIL MONDAY

An excessive heat warning remains in effect until Monday night. Hottest days are expected to be Saturday and Sunday with temperatures up to 117. The greatest impacts are on children, the elderly, pets, the homeless .and people with chronic ailments. Heat exhaustion, cramps or in extreme cases heat stroke can

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FIRE DANGER: CREATE A DEFENSIBLE SPACE

With the summer’s heat comes extreme fire danger. Reporter Sara Snyder says you can help by creating a defensible space…

California is in an extreme drought, and county and state fire officials have ordered a ban on open burning due to the high threat of wildfire. To better protect your

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DON’T WALK DOGS ON HOT PAVEMENT

If it’s too hot for you to walk barefoot on pavement—and it’s been plenty hot recently—then it’s too hot for your dog to walk on pavement. A dog’s paws can be burned by hot pavement. To prevent burns and blisters on your dogs’ pads, walk your best friend in the

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SWIM LESSONS IN YUCCA VALLEY

If you or your child doesn’t swim, or would like to swim better, Reporter Taylor Thacker says now is the time, in Yucca Valley…

The Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department will begin its summer Aquatics program on June 22nd at the community pool located at Yucca Valley High School.

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TENNIS CLASSES IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Morongo Basin Tennis Association is sponsoring a six-week class for beginning and intermediate tennis players. The National Junior Tennis and Learning class is for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 17. The classes start June 23 and go through July 30, from 8 to 10 Tuesday

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FOOD FOR LIFE LOOKING FOR DRIVERS

Are you looking for a way to spread kindness and meet some great people? Food for Life/Breaking Bread Ministry delivers hot meals to community shut-ins. About 100 meals are delivered each week, with the routes divided into four groups. Volunteer drivers pick up the food around 12:30, and are finished

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CULINARY TRAINING THRU THE JOB CORPS

Cooking is an intriguing career, but where to start? ROP broadcasting student Katrell Hall has a suggestion…

If you have ever wanted to become a chef & make a career out of cooking and don’t know where to get started then Job Corps might be for you according to www.jobcorps.gov

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