PURSE SNATCHER CAUSES POWER OUTAGE AND ROAD CLOSURE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A purse snatching in Yucca Valley resulted in a crashed U-Haul that shut down Highway 62 between Old Woman Springs Road and Sage Avenue and caused a power outage throughout the Morongo Basin for hours Friday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, three women from Palm Springs drove up

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TWO MINOR INJURIES IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH FRIDAY MORNING

Two women suffered minor injuries in a Friday morning crash east of Joshua Tree. About 7:30, a gray Acura and a white Toyota Corona crashed in the eastbound lane of Highway 62 near Sunkist Avenue. The white Toyota ended up on the driver’s side, against a utility pole. The two

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WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES, CPS TAKES 7-MONTH OLD BABY

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Thursday morning on drug warrant charges, and a 7-month old baby was taken by Child Protective Services. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called at 6:46 Thursday morning to report that she had been caring for the baby at a home in the

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FINAL PERFORMANCE “SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD”

Tonight is the night. It’s your last chance to see Theater 29’s final offering of the 2014 season, the hilarious Ken Ludwig farce, “Shakespeare in Hollywood.” Rebecca Havely tells you how to get tickets… King Oberon played wonderfully by Ben Bees and Puck his mischievous servant, delightfully portrayed by Lizzy

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WINTER HOLIDAY FAIR IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Get out your ugly sweaters and come to the Winter Holiday Fair in Joshua Tree Saturday, December 20. Hosted by the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District, the holiday fair will run from noon to 5 at the Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Avenue. Activities will include an ugly

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FIREFIGHTERS BRINGING SANTA CLAUS TO JOSHUA TREE NEIGHBORHOODS

Station 36 firefighters will be giving Santa a ride through Joshua Tree neighborhoods tonight, Sunday, and Monday, from 6 to 8 p.m. each night. Tonight, Santa will be riding a fire truck on paved roads in neighborhoods north of Highway 62. On Sunday, Santa and his fire engine will be

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE

A purse snatching in Yucca Valley resulted in a crashed U-Haul that shut down Highway 62 between Old Woman Springs Road and Sage Avenue and caused a power outage throughout the Morongo Basin for hours Friday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, three women from Palm Springs drove up

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YUCCA VALLEY MEDICAL MARIJUANA PETITION SIGNATURES VERIFIED

The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters has determined that there are more than enough signatures on the petition to change a Yucca Valley ordinance to allow medical marijuana dispensaries within town limits. More than 2,000 people signed the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Authorization and Regulation Initiative, and the Registrar determined

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PHONE SCAMS ABOUND THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

With the holidays come the con artists and scammers trying to take your money. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says here are some of the scams to be aware of… As the holiday season continues, so do phone scams. There have been recent reports of scams where you receive a call from

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BUSINESS HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST WINNERS NAMED

With comments ranging from “original” and “clever” to a “beacon of holiday spirit,” the results from the annual Z107.7 and Hi-Desert Publishing business holiday decorating contest are in, with some newcomers and repeats. In the exterior categories, the judging panel said “Joshua Tree’s eclectic style space known as The Station

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WINTER HOLIDAY FAIR IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Get out your ugly sweaters and come to the Winter Holiday Fair in Joshua Tree Saturday, December 20. Hosted by the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District, the holiday fair will run from noon to 5 at the Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Avenue. Activities will include an ugly

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A SPURNED WOMAN TRASHES CAR OF EX-BOYFRIEND IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Joshua Tree woman who felt spurned by a man she’d been dating took out her anger on his vehicle Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Marina Montgomery, 33, had been dating a man in the 5900 block of Chia Avenue in Twentynine Palms. When he broke off their relationship,

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DROPS PROHIBITION ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Opponents of a medical marijuana dispensary in Yucca Valley have one less argument to fight the proposed initiative that would permit dispensaries to set up shop again in Town limits: that medical marijuana is illegal under U.S. law. When Congress passed its 1,600-page spending bill last weekend, it included a

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’TIS THE SEASON FOR HOLIDAY SCAMS

It’s the season of giving, and unfortunately, the season of taking, too. Whether it’s an online shopping scam, gift-card fraud, or a fake charity asking for donations, Managing Editor Tami Roleff says make sure you’re dealing with a legitimate charity before donating…

Crooks are always coming up with new ways

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FIREFIGHTERS BRINGING SANTA CLAUS TO JOSHUA TREE NEIGHBORHOODS

Joshua Tree Station 36 firefighters will be giving Santa a ride through Joshua Tree neighborhoods THIS Saturday (Dec 20), Sunday (Dec 21), and Monday (Dec 22) from 6 to 8 p.m. each night. On Saturday, Santa will be riding a fire truck on paved roads in neighborhoods north of Highway

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

There will be a distribution of surplus federal food at Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive, Yucca Valley, from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Friday, December 19.

CONGRESSMAN COOK CLARIFIES CADIZ

Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley talked with Z107.7 News Tuesday, explaining his seemingly new stand in favor of a controversial Cadiz water project that would move water from the Fenner Valley east of Twentynine Palms, to Orange County. In June 2013 Cook had asked the Department of the Interior

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OPPONENTS OF JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL MEET TOMORROW

Opponents of the proposed Joshua Tree Dollar General store are planning their next legal move against the project. Reporter Dan Stork says a meeting has been called for this week… Recently, the developers of the Dollar General store planned for Joshua Tree appealed a court decision that favored opponents of

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NAME OF MARINE KILLED IN ROLLOVER CRASH RELEASED

The County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the Twentynine Palms Marine who was killed in a roll-over crash on Amboy Road Saturday morning. Kirk Gadsby, 25, of Mariposa, was driving a Ford Expedition northbound on Amboy Road east of Twentynine Palms, when he lost control, and the Expedition

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES PARK SIGNAGE

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says park signage dominated the meeting… A routine item on last night’s agenda of the Yucca Valley Town Council prompted the only real discussion of the meeting. The town’s Park and Recreation Commission had presented

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