DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested after he beat up his girlfriend Friday. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses said Randy Camerer, 28, of the 7300 block of Sage Avenue, bit his girlfriend’s chin, and choked her in front of her young children about 8:30 a.m. Thursday. When deputies arrived,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN STEALS FROM FRIEND’S HOUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday morning, accused of breaking into a friend’s home and stealing money. According to a Sheriff’s report, Timothy Bowen, 24, spent Thursday night at a friend’s house in the 6500 block of Mariposa Avenue in Twentynine Palms. The friend believes that Bowen unlocked a

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GRASS-ROOTS FUND-RAISER SEES 1,500 ATTENDEES, RAISES OVER $17,000

In a remarkable grass-roots event Saturday, over 1,500 people attended “Abigail’s Day” Saturday at the Yucca Mesa Community Center. Organizers said the event, first planned as a family barbeque, grew beyond their wildest expectations into an phenomenal outpouring of community support for young Abigail Snipes, a 12-year-old cancer victim currently

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BEWARE OF THE “GRANDPARENTS’ SCAM”

An old phone scam that is making the rounds again. It’s called the “grandparents scam,” because the caller pretends to be the victim’s grandchild who needs money because of an arrest or car crash Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how you can avoid being a victim… Grandparents in Yucca Valley

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SUED BY THE ACLU OVER TASER USE

The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, asking a court to order the department to turn over documents showing steps it has taken to comply with county grand jury recommendations on the use of Tasers. The grand jury found that deaths related to the

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COUNTY SEEKING 2015-16 GRAND JURORS

Volunteers for the 2015-2016 San Bernardino County grand jury are now being requested. Reporter Dan Stork tells who can apply, what a grand juror does, and how to apply… To be eligible for selection to the county grand jury, a person must be at least 18 years of age, a

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT MAILING OUT ASSESSMENT DISTRICT BALLOTS

The Hi-Desert Water District began mailing ballots Friday to all property owners in Yucca Valley for the sewer project’s assessment district vote. Property owners will have until May 13 to vote on whether or not to support the formation of assessment districts in the town for the sewer project. Approval

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GRAFFITI IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Whether defacers of nature fancy themselves artists, or are celebrating an infatuation, they’re still jerks. Ranger Pam Tripp tells what you can do to fight graffiti…

The beauty of Joshua Tree National Park speaks for itself in the vast open views, the wondrous rock piles, the unique Joshua Trees, and

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EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE

Evangelical Free Church will hold a sunrise service Easter morning, April 5, starting at 6 a.m. The service will be held in the amphitheater, behind the church, 6804 Mohawk Trail in Yucca Valley. After the service, children are invited to go next door to Desert Christ Park and search for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN SERVES ON NAVY WARSHIP

Monument High School graduate Heather Krough servers on board the USS New Orleans.

A local high school graduate has a post aboard an advanced naval vessel. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells where Heather Krough is serving…

A Twentynine Palms native is serving aboard one of the Navy’s newest and

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YVHS BASEBALL RESULTS

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan baseball teams lost to the powerhouse Cajon Cowboys of San Bernardino at home Thursday afternoon. Senior Isaiah Kinder started and pitched six innings in workman-like fashion, striking out five Cowboys in the process. The Trojan offense was shut down most of the day and

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SPRING TEEN BASKETBALL LEAGUE

The City of Twentynine Palms has a wealth of recreation programs. ROP broadcasting student William Lopez says that the successful teen basketball program is accepting registrations…

The city of Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation is having a 2015 spring teen basketball league. Twentynine Palms Park and recreation are accepting registrations

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ABIGAIL’S DAY

A fundraiser is set for today, Saturday, March 28, to help the family of a 12-year-old Yucca Mesa girl who has had surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments on a cancerous 15-pound tumor on her neck. Friends of the Snipes family are hoping to raise $7,000 at the event to pay

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HILLTOPPER GRAND PRIX THIS WEEKEND

There is an influx of off-road motorcycle racers and their families and fans into the Twentynine Palms area this week. The 41st annual Hilltopper Motorcycle Club Grand Prix will be held this Saturday and Sunday. Reporter Diana Medley has details and ticket information…

The American Motorcycle Association and Hilltoppers Motorcycle

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR “URINETOWN THE MUSICAL” AT THEATRE 29

The edgy new musical with the terrible title, “Urinetown,” is coming to the end of its run at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to get the last few seats to the show…

If you haven’t seen the show everyone’s talking about and critics and audiences agree is

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, March 28. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:45 p.m. and end about 12:30 a.m. The first quarter moon will be just west of Jupiter and are the night’s primary exhibits. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks,

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TORTOISE SCULPTURES & 80S CONCERT AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO

In celebration of its one-year anniversary, Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms unveiled two eye-catching new sculptures Tuesday outside of the casino at the corner of Adobe Road and Baseline Road. The spectacular 8-foot-tall metal tortoises were created by Ricardo Breceda of Temecula. Breceda also created the sculptures of bighorn

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THIS RACE WEEKEND, SHERIFF ENFORCING OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE LAWS

The Sheriff’s Department would like to remind everyone that the Hill Toppers Moto-Cross Gran Prix event in Twentynine Palms occurs this weekend Friday, March 27, through Sunday, March 29. OHV riders should ride in designated riding areas and trails only; and respect private lands. The Sheriff’s Department OHV Team and

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TWO ARRESTED WITH DRUGS AND WARRANTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two people were arrested Wednesday morning after they were found with drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy performed a traffic stop near Mariposa Avenue and Two Mile Road in Twentynine Palms about 10 a.m. Wednesday. The deputy determined that the driver, Joe Ramirez, 30, was wanted on a

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PUBLIC VOTE SET TO APPROVE HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER LEASE

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board has set the date for a public vote to approve the leasing of the local hospital to Tenet HealthCare. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at last night’s special hospital board meeting… Last night at Hi-Desert Medical Center, the governing board reconvened a special meeting from the

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