YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL DELAYS ACTION ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA INITIATIVE

Faced with the choice of acting immediately to adopt a citizen’s initiative to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the town, setting a date for a special election for the residents to vote on the issue, or delaying their decision for 30 days, the Yucca Valley Town Council voted for delay

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AN ARREST FOR STRONG ARMED ROBBERY IN YUCCA VALLEY

We have limited details about a Yucca Valley man who was arrested yesterday, accused of strong arm robbery. About 12:30 Tuesday afternoon, deputies were called to the Flyers Gas Station on the highway in Yucca Valley concerning a man, later identified as Robert Brooks, 38, who was drunk, harassing and

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Monday afternoon after he fought with his girlfriend. According to the Sheriff’s Department, neighbors heard a woman screaming for help and things breaking from a house in the 61800 block of Verbena Road about 3:15 p.m. A Sheriff’s investigation found that Jeromy Bunyard and

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LOCAL CHP OFFERING “START SMART” TEEN DRIVERS CLASSES

The local CHP office will offer “Start Smart” classes for teens locally. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you how to sign up… The California Highway Patrol will be offering a new and revitalized “Start Smart” teen safe driving program on January 28 at 6 p.m.. The class is for teens and

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18TH SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE MARINE CORPS NAMED

Sergeant Major Ronald Green has been selected as the 18th sergeant major of the Marine Corps. Green, now the sergeant major of I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton, will assume the post February 20, according to a Marine Corps announcement. The decision was made by Marine Corps Commandant General

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Thursday, January 22, at Food 4 Less in Yucca Valley from 10 to 2 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water Board will look at whether to buy state Water for recharge tonight. Reporter Rebecca Havely takes a closer look… The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will give direction

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, January 22, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. The board will recognize a retired employee and the employee of the quarter. Under old business, the board will receive administrative and operations reports.

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will meet in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a new dump truck and sewer system details are among items on the agenda… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors, the board will

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TODDLER BOOT CAMP AND STORYTIME AT TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TOMORROW

Toddler Boot Camp is offered every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. through February 12 at the Twentynine Palms Library, open to children 1 to 3 years of age. Toddler Boot Camp is designed for the more active toddler, focused on the development of gross motor skills, listening skills, following directions, stretching

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3RD ANNUAL CHOCOLATE SUNDAY AT UNITED METHODIST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

On Sunday, January 25, the United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will host its third annual Chocolate Sunday. From 2 to 4 p.m., you are invited to the church on Mesquite Springs Road to share in “heavenly indulgencies”—a variety of foods made from chocolate. In addition to eating, you can

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HARMONIKA RANCH INCLUDED IN REACH-OUT PARADE OF HOME

The Harmonika Ranch in Pioneertown is one of the featured homes in the upcoming Parade of Homes, a fund-raiser for Reach-Out Morongo Basin. Reporter Taylor Thacker has more… With six homes signed on for the 11th Annual Parade of Homes benefit for Reach Out Morongo Basin, organizers are ramping up

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

After finding themselves down by a score of 11-5 in the first quarter against Yucca Valley, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys’ basketball team went on a 22-to-6 run, to take a ten point lead at halftime and secure a 49-to-38 point win. This brings Twentynine Palms’ overall record

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA INITIATIVE ON YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL AGENDA TONIGHT

After hearing presentations from the Chamber of Commerce and receiving an update on the homeless point-in-time count, the Yucca Valley Town Council will be asked to approve the consent agenda, which includes a bequest of $50,000 from the Charles C. May Trust to be used for the animal shelter; and

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MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN HELD AFTER THREATENING UNBORN BABY

A Morongo Valley woman was arrested after she threatened to kill her sister’s unborn baby Sunday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, Charrvone Moore, 22, went to her sister’s home in the 7400 block of Hope Trail in Yucca Valley about 3 p.m. Sunday. The sister told deputies that Moore

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER BEATING EACH OTHER

Two Twentynine Palms women were arrested early Friday morning accused of beating each other up. According to a Sheriff’s report, Brooke Bolton, 26, and Jodie Willenbecher, 34, who are engaged to each other, had been out drinking, and when they returned to their home in the 5500 block of Adobe

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MAN LEADS DEPUTIES ON LOW-SPEED CHASE THROUGH YUCCA VALLEY, JOSHUA TREE MONDAY NIGHT

A mentally unstable man led police on a low-speed pursuit through Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree yesterday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man made suicidal and homicidal statements to counselors at the Crisis Walk-In Center in Yucca Valley shortly before 7 p.m., saying he had a gun at home

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING ON HIGH DENSITY HOUSING

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Rebecca Havely says they will focus on zoning for high density housing… Among the items on the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission agenda tonight is a public hearing on the draft high density residential zoning district ordinance. The zoning district

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HOSPITAL SETS PUBLIC MEETINGS ON PROPOSED AFFILIATION

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold three special meetings to hear public input on its proposed lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare Corporation. The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 26, at the Yucca Valley Senior Center behind Town Hall; Tuesday, January 27, at

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NEW EXHIBIT AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM IS A CALIFORNIA FEAST

A new traveling exhibit has just opened at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker says it includes historic and contemporary Indian artifacts and more… A new exhibit called “Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast” is now open at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. The

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