SUV ROLLOVER SHOWS SEAT BELT VALUE

A man who was not wearing his seatbelt suffered major injuries when he was ejected from the vehicle he was riding in during a crash Thursday evening. According to the California Highway Patrol, Toa Solomona, 40, of Twentynine Palms, was driving a 2004 Ford F150 4-door pick-up truck in the

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CAR BREAK-INS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Three residents in Twentynine Palms reported their cars had been broken into Wednesday night. According to Sheriff’s reports, the thefts occurred in the 72200 block of Sunnyslope and 72300 block of Highway 62. Portable DVD players, tires and wheels, and a duffel bag containing BMX riding gear were stolen from

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, May 9. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:40 p.m. and end about 1:30 a.m. Highlights of the night will be galaxies and globular clusters, and Saturn will rise later in the evening. Bring water, snacks,

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MIRRORS & WINDOWS

Also tonight, a new exhibit opens at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells who’s showing…

Mirrors & Windows is the first invitational exhibition of art by some 18 contemporary artists who are art instructors affiliated with 13 Southern California community colleges. The artists work and teach in distinctly different

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GALLERY 62 RECEPTION SATURDAY NIGHT

Gallery 62 art gallery in Joshua Tree will hold the opening reception for its new show on Saturday, May 9, during the Saturday night Art Crawl from 6 to 8 p.m. Artists on display in May are Patrick Webster, Patricia Knight, Eric Saks, Nichole Vikdal, and Esther Shaw. During the

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MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN NAMED DESERT HOT SPRINGS CHIEF

The captain of the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station will be leaving to become chief of police of the Desert Hot Springs police department. Dale Mondary, who has been with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for 24 years, said his last day with the Sheriff’s Department will be June 12.

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FORMER SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ORDERED HELD FOR TRIAL

A former school bus driver from Twentynine Palms charged with lewd acts with a child, possession of child pornography, and using a concealed camera was ordered to stand trial after a preliminary hearing Thursday. Managing editor Tami Roleff was in court yesterday, and files this report…

Sheriff’s investigators told of

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HIGH WINDS BLAMED FOR YUCCA VALLEY HOUSE FIRE

Yesterday’s high winds are blamed for a house fire in Yucca Valley. According to County Fire Captain Donnie Viloria, at 2:40 p.m., a passer-by called in the small vegetation fire behind the rear of a vacant house in the 6400 block of Fortuna Avenue. Viloria said wind gusts of 35

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SQUATTERS START FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE THURSDAY NIGHT

Squatters are believed to be responsible for a fire in Joshua Tree Thursday night. According to Fire Captain Donnie Viloria, a Morongo Basin Ambulance crew smelled the smoke, investigated, discovered the fire in the 6400 block of Sunset Road, and called 911 just after 9:30. Aggressive action by firefighters from

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ROLLOVER CRASH ON HIGHWAY NEAR COLLEGE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON

We have limited information about a highway crash Thursday afternoon that sent three people to the hospital. About 5:45, a 4-door pick-up truck rolled over multiple times just east of Rotary Way near Copper Mountain College, coming to rest in the middle of the highway. One man was ejected and

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COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TUESDAY

A local resource fair will be held by Copper Mountain College this coming Tuesday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what services will be provided…

Copper Mountain College hosts a free community resource fair this Tuesday, May 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in 300 Quad on the main campus.

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WIND ADVISORY ISSUED FOR THE MORONGO BASIN

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Morongo Basin from 2 p.m. this afternoon to 10 p.m. Winds will be south to southwest winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph. Winds will increase early this afternoon and will be strongest

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SMALL VEHICLE FIRE CLOSES HIGHWAY IN MORONGO VALLEY

Morongo Valley firefighters responded to a small vehicle fire about 10:30 Wednesday morning. According to Fire Captain Mark Murphy, two women were driving east on Highway 62 near Big Morongo Canyon when the engine of their 2000 Toyota Camry caught on fire in the number 2 lane. Firefighters closed the

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CHP OFFERS SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORCYCLE RIDERS

Motorcycles are fun to ride, but there are dangers to riding down the highway at 65 miles per hour. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin has some tips on how to ride safely…

Here are some important safety reminders for motorcyclists. Wear a

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER A FIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

Two people were arrested Tuesday evening following a fight in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses called deputies about 6 p.m. to report that a man was beating a screaming woman in the 62100 block of Verbena Road, banging her head on a car and punching her in

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THREE HOMES BURGLARIZED IN JOSHUA TREE

Three homes were burglarized in Joshua Tree early Tuesday morning. According to Sheriff’s reports, homes in the 61300 block of La Crescenta Drive, 4300 and 4400 blocks of Alta Avenue, reported burglaries Tuesday morning. A neighbor on Alta Avenue heard an alarm sound about 3:30 a.m. and checked the area,

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SUPERVISORS NIX LANDERS SOLAR PROJECT

The County Board of Supervisors reversed a planning commission decision that would have allowed a photovoltaic project in Landers to go forward. Reporter Dan Stork says the vote was split… At its Tuesday meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors upheld a community appeal of a planning commission decision

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CAR THIEF ARRESTED AFTER JOSHUA TREE CAR AND FOOT CHASE

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested early Monday morning, accused of stealing a car in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of the 1992 Honda Civic discovered just after midnight Monday his car was missing from his driveway in the 61400 block of Sunburst Drive. The

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3.9 EARTHQUAKE NEAR HEMET THIS MORNING

A 3.9-magnitude earthquake shook the Inland Empire at 12:39 a.m. this morning. According to the U.S. Geological Survey The quake was centered five miles north of Hemet, and eight miles south of Beaumont. There were no reports of damage or injury.

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS, FAULTY SALES TAX INITIATIVE WITHDRAWN

Yucca Valley town staff and council members stressed at Tuesday’s meeting that the proposed citizen’s initiative for a half-cent sales tax for the sewer project is premature and needs major revisions. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains… The sales tax initiative proposes to lower the cost of the sewer assessments for

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