DEPUTIES COMING AND GOING, PROP 47 CHANGING LAW ENFORCEMENT

During his report to the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, Sheriff’s Captain Dale Mondary told of personnel changes in his command, and of potential fallout from the passage of Prop 47. Reporter Dan Stork relates who’s going and who’s coming… Captain Mondary told the Morongo Basin MAC and community members

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AT BLACK ROCK CAMPGROUND

An Oceanside man was arrested early Sunday morning, accused of beating up his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jared Watts, 28, was camping with his girlfriend at Black Rock Canyon campground in Yucca Valley, when the woman called to report that he was hitting her. The report states that

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WINDOWS SHOT AT YUCCA VALLEY STORE

Someone shot at the windows of the Yucca Valley Liquor store late Sunday night. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick, about 10:40 p.m., a clerk inside the store behind the cash register heard three “clicks” and then noticed three bullet holes in the south-facing windows of the store, which were

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD TO REVIEW EBOLA PROCEDURES

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board will hear options on affiliation partners tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik also says they will talk about Ebola procedures… On Wednesday, November 12, the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will have its regular meeting. On the agenda, the board will receive a presentation from Morongo

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting Wednesday, November 12, are correspondence from the Local Agency Formation Commission. Under old business, they will discuss airport use tie-down agreements. Under new business is a letter from the Hi-Desert Water District, land

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL ORIGINAL MUSICAL OPENS TONIGHT

Yucca Valley High School performs “The ‘H’ Factor,” an original musical written and directed by high school senior Joseph Hesse. Reporter Rebecca Havely attended their final dress rehearsal and offers this review… The curtain rose on a medieval group of singing villagers hocking their wares in the town square. Their

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Z107.7 GETS A CONGRATULATORY LETTER FOM THE PRESIDENT

When Z107.7 Radio celebrated its 25th anniversary in July, it received many certificates and resolutions from local, county, and state entities and elected officials. Even Congressman Paul Cook sent a letter of congratulations, brought to the station by his granddaughter, accompanied by Field Representative Dawn Rowe. Then, more than three

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CDPA ANNIVERSARY ART EXHIBIT OPENS IN JOSHUA TREE FRIDAY

An art exhibit will mark the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act. Reporter Cassie Zimarik invites you to Joshua Tree Friday evening… On Friday, November 14, there will be an opening reception for the CDPA 20th Anniversary Exhibit. The exhibit will feature artwork from Joshua Tree National Park

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HEAR ABOUT MIGRATORY BIRDS AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will host a lecture Thursday, November 13, on bird migration. The Morongo Basin has a large number of birds that stop during their migratory journeys. Each species has a different, but equally interesting migration story. This presentation starts at noon; admission is $5 for the general

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NEW MURAL CELBRATES CDPA 20TH ANNIVERSARY

Continuing the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act, a new mural will be dedicated in Twentynine Palms Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation…… Local artists Chuck Caplinger and Art Mortimer have been busy painting a new mural on the Old Schoolhouse museum in

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ENROLLMENT STARTS SATURDAY FOR COVERED CALIFORNIA

Under the Affordable Care Act, all Americans are required to have health insurance. Open enrollment for obtaining insurance coverage for 2015 in California’s insurance marketplace, Covered California, begins Saturday, November 15. If you find the marketplace too confusing, you can use the services of certified agents for Covered California, such

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PEDESTRIAN KILLED CROSSING THE HIGHWAY IN MORONGO VALLEY

A pedestrian was killed last night in Morongo Valley as he attempted to cross the highway. About 5:50 p.m., the elderly Morongo Valley man was crossing Highway 62 southbound at Desert Willow when he was struck by a Sheryl Scott, 50, of Morongo Valley, who was driving westbound in a

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A COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY

Morongo Valley fire fighters were called to a commercial structure fire Monday afternoon. According to Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, an alarm went out at 12:16 p.m. from the Village Mart, on the corner of Senilis and the Highway. The store’s coolers had an electrical malfunction, which charged the building with

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MET LAST NIGHT, TWO RESOLUTIONS PASSED

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council heard about Marine Base programs, met the new National Park superintendent, and hoped to prod the county into action in diverse areas. Reporter Dan Stork reports on those items, and on a rejected invitation revealed during public comment… Erin Adams, from the Community Plan

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ATTEMPTED ROBBERY OF YUCCA VALLEY TACO SHOP BY FINGERPOINT

A Los Angeles man was arrested Monday night after he attempted to rob a taco shop with his finger. Shortly after closing, at 10:12 p.m., Michael Clark, 21, walked into Algoberto’s Taco Shop in the 56100 block of 29 Palms Highway, with his face covered and his hand under his

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER EVADING DEPUITES

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday night after he fled from a Sheriff’s deputy in Landers. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick, a deputy tried to stop a blue pick-up truck about 11:35 p.m. near Reche Road and Belfield Boulevard for equipment violations. The driver sped off and turned

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TOMORROW NIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council meets one day late because of the Veterans Day holiday. Reporter Dan Stork tells what it will talk about… Following a closed session at 5:15 p.m. to confer on two cases of potential litigation and to talk about recruitment of a City Manager, the Twentynine

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER ACCUSES SOLAR FIELD OF WATER THEFT

The Joshua Basin Water District accused a company operating a commercial solar field in Joshua Tree of water theft. According to a release from the district, a telemetry alarm notified crews early November 4 of a line break near the Sun Edison solar project in Joshua Tree. Staff discovered a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WEED SHOW WINNERS

A busy weekend with perfect weather drew over 450 visitors—including some from Switzerland—to the Old Schoolhouse Museum for the Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s Annual Weed Show. The theme this year was All Rhyme, No Reason, and 35 individuals entered 146 compositions showcasing local desert weeds and appropriate accessories. The People’s

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A SPATE OF VANDALISM IN YUCCA VALLEY

Numerous Yucca Valley homes were vandalized during the night Sunday. According to Sheriff’s reports, a home in the 7700 block of Inca Trail reported graffiti spray painted on a wall behind the residence. A home in the 58000 block of Hidden Gold had its outside lights smashed during the night;

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