CAR ROLLS OVER INTO HOUSE IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS MORNING

We have sketchy information about an early morning traffic crash in Yucca Valley. About 2:18, an unidentified male driver was traveling on Palomar Avenue near Onaga Trail when he lost control of his car, which overturned and rolled into a house on the west side of the street. The driver

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PAGEANT CELEBRATES 239TH BIRTHDAY OF THE MARINE CORPS TODAY

Today, Thursday November 6, the Combat Center will celebrate the Marine Corps 239th birthday by holding a pageant of uniforms at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field, Thursday. The pageant is to instill in all Marines a sense of pride based on the history passed from one generation to the

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INTERIM TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY MANAGER LEAVING

Following any election, there is a cascade of changes as government officials move on or move out. Reporter Dan Stork says that one local musical chairs exercise involves state, county, and city government… Chad Mayes’ victory in the 42nd Assembly District race leaves County Supervisor Janice Rutherford without a Chief

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NO CHANGE IN RESULTS AFTER LATEST ELECTION FIGURES

Even with two local races relatively close, the latest figures from the county elections office showed no change in results. Of interest is the report shows that county-wide, more voters voted by mail than went to the polling place; 27.15% of registered voters in the County voted in Tuesday’s election.

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PART 2: TRAFFIC LIGHTS WON’T SYNC

The Yucca Valley Town Council learned at its meeting Tuesday night that CalTrans’ traffic signal synchronization project has hit a little snafu. The software program has been installed, but, it’s not working. CalTrans hopes to get it up and running soon, however. Managing editor Tami Roleff joins us for part

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COMPLETE LOCAL PRELIMINARY ELECTION RESULTS

Here are the preliminary results from yesterday’s elections; provisional and some absentee ballots remain to be counted. Two races are relatively close, but are unlikely to change:

Yucca Valley Town Council: Rick Denison, Merl Abel, and Bob Leone. Twentynine Palms City Council: John Cole, Dan Mintz, and McArthur Wright (Adam

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MET LAST NIGHT, PART 1 OF 2

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in a busy session last night, Managing Editor Tami Roleff breaks her report into two parts. Today, in the first part, she focuses on an appeal of a Planning Commission ruling… After considerable discussion, and some hard questions of Town staff and the business

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN KILLED IN JOSHUA TREE CAR VERSUS PEDESTRIAN CRASH IDENTIFIED

The Coroner’s office has identified the Yucca Valley woman who was killed as she tried to cross the highway in Joshua Tree Saturday morning. Brenna Hampson, 20, was standing in the fast lane of eastbound Highway 62 about 6:15 a.m., east of Whitefeather Road. Hampson was attempting to cross the

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WORRIES OVER FLOOD CONTROL IN JOSHUA TREE

In the wake of September’s flash floods in Joshua Tree, the County’s Department of Public Works movement of dirt left some locals unsatisfied. Reporter Dan Stork describes the bureaucratic cracks into which further improvements are falling… At October’s Morongo Basin MAC meeting, local residents complained to Supervisor James Ramos about

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT GETS $7.2 MILLION GRANT

The Hi-Desert Water District learned that it was awarded a $7.2 million grant through the Mojave Water Agency that it will use to replace water mains. The grant was awarded by the Department of Water Resource’s Integrated Regional Water Management, and was part of $221 million awarded to 27 projects,

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday morning, accused of sexually molesting a young girl. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called 911 shortly before 2 a.m. to report that her sister had been molested by a man across the street in the 62100 block of Crestview Drive in

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PUBLIC’S HELP NEEDED TO FIND CRITICAL MISSING PERSON

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing man. On Sunday, November 2, at about 3:30 in the afternoon, William Starr, 65 years old, a white male adult, 5 feet 6 inches, 195 pounds, left his residence 58000 block Stearman Road, Landers, in his 1986

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16 GRADAUTE JOSHUA TREE DRUG COURT

Twice a year, the Joshua Tree Drug Court celebrates the successes of another class of graduates. Reporter Dan Stork was at the Yucca Valley Senior Center to witness the jubilation surrounding the latest group of 16…

Selected local drug offenders are given the opportunity to enter the Joshua Tree Drug

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ASSAULTS GIRLFRIEND WITH A GUN

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Saturday morning, accused of hitting his girlfriend with a gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called the Sheriff’s Department about 12:30 a.m. Saturday to report that her boyfriend had hit her in the face with a pellet rifle. When deputies arrived at

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested at gunpoint Saturday night after his girlfriend passed a note to a store clerk asking for help. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman came in to the Circle K in Joshua Tree about 10 p.m. Saturday and handed the clerk a note which

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DRIVERS HIT TWO PEDESTRIANS SATURDAY IN SEPARATE CRASHES; ONE KILLED, ONE INJURED

Drivers hit two pedestrians in separate crashes Saturday, and one was killed in the collision. At 6:15 a.m., Raymond Walls, 67, of Cabazon, was driving his 2004 Ford F-150 pick-up truck eastbound on the highway near Whitefeather Road about 6:15 a.m. Just east of Whitefeather Road, a still-unidentified 20-year-old woman

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WOMAN ARRESTED: CHASED AND HIT, ANOTHER WOMAN WITH HER CAR

A Twentynine Palms woman is behind bars, accused of deliberately hitting another woman with her car Saturday. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Alyssa Streets, 24, and Brittany Williams were at a party in Twentynine Palms when Williams allegedly took Streets’ cell phone and left the party shortly before 3 a.m.

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BODY FOUND WEST OF YUCCA VALLEY

Hikers reported finding a man’s dead body in the mountains west of Yucca Valley near Desert Hot Springs, sheriff’s officials say. A 911 caller told dispatchers of their find at 10:32 a.m. Sunday, roughly seven miles east of Desert Hot Springs in the mountains north of Dillon and Aqueduct Roads.

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AN UPDATE ON YUCCA VALLEY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

The Town of Yucca Valley is seeing a lot of activity in construction on civic, retail, and recreational projects. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the status of those projects…

One of the two buildings of the new Yucca Valley senior housing complex has been completed and residents are starting to

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY HOLDING MEETING ON HOUSING NEEDS TOMORROW

The Town of Yucca Valley will hold a community workshop on community development planning and affordable housing needs. The plans will identify community development and affordable housing needs, and assess the current housing market, discuss characteristics of the county population, identify community improvement priorities, and outline a plan to fund

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