PICK-UP DRIVER WHO HIT WHEELCHAIR SOUGHT FOR HIT AND RUN

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of hit and run involving a wheelchair and a pick-up truck. According to a Sheriff’s report, a disabled Yucca Valley man was riding his motorized wheelchair eastbound on Sunnyslope Drive near Hilton Road when he was struck from behind by a white truck

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WALKER STOLEN FROM DISABLED ELDERLY WOMAN AT WAL-MART

A disabled and elderly woman had her walker stolen while she shopped at Walmart Friday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman had just had open heart surgery and uses a wheeled walker to help with getting around. On Friday, she left the walker at the entrance with the store

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING 9-1-1 AND MAKING THREATS

A Joshua Tree man who consistently abused the 9-1-1 emergency phone number was arrested Saturday morning. According to Sheriff’s Detective Corey Emon, Joshua Dunn, 37, had been calling and texting 911 numerous times a day since November 28, and was verbally abusive to dispatchers. Despite being warned that misusing 911

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3.3 EARTHQUAKE THIS MORNING CENTERED IN MORONGO VALLEY

A minor earthquake occurred at 6:06 a.m. this morning. The U.S. Geological Survey says the the magnitude 3.3 event occurred five miles west-northwest of Morongo Valley at a depth of six miles. The quake was 14 miles west-southwest of Yucca Valley. It was felt widely in the region and as

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EARLY MORNING DUMPSTER FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE

Joshua Tree firefighters were called to a small dumpster fire at the Joshua Mobile Estates in the 62400 block of 29 Palms Highway just after 7 this morning. The fire was quickly extinguished.

The dumpster fire at the Joshua Mobile Estates was out within minutes, thanks to quick work

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY AND WATER MEET TONIGHT ON FIRE DEPARTMENT TRANSFER

The Twentynine Palms City Council and Water District Board will meet together in a joint special meeting for both tonight. Reporter David Haldane says the two agencies will look at what needs to be done to ease the transfer of the fire department to the county… The Twentynine Palms City

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING ON COMPETING DESERT PROTECTION BILLS

The Yucca Valley Town Council has called a special meeting for tonight (Monday, December 7), to approve a resolution in support of either Congressman Paul Cook’s California Minerals, Off-Road Recreation, and Desert conservation act, or Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Wilderness, Wild and Scenic Rivers, National Park and Preserve Additions in the

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FOOD DRIVE FOR ANIMALS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS SHELTER

The Twentynine Palms animal shelter is holding a food drive for animals during the month of December. Starting today and running through December 31, donations of dry and canned dog and cat food and treat will be accepted at the animal shelter as well as at VCA Animal Hospital and

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WIEFEL’S TO HOLD REMEMBRANCE SERVICE

A remembrance service is planned at Wiefel’s Mortuary. Managing editor Tammi Rolloff has more… The Second Annual Holiday Remembrance service to honor loved ones who have died will be held Friday, December 11, at Wiefels Mortuary in Yucca Valley. Families and friends who wish to remember their loved ones are

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, December 11, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will enjoy a presentation by members of the Yucca Valley High School Band, under the direction of Bill Barrett. Lunch will be provided at a cost

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TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS NEEDS SALAD SPONSORS

Salad sponsors are needed for the Tender Loving Christmas party. Assignment reporter David Knudsen shares how you can help… Tender Loving Christmas Director Mara Cantelo is seeking salad sponsors for the TLC Christmas Day event at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Each year, 5,000 pounds of 22 different salads are

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SOME HOPE FOR THE END TO THE SAGA OF THE BELEAGUERED TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a joint meeting with the Twentynine Palms Water District Monday, December 7, to work out an agreement on the future of the city’s fire department. The council members and the board of directors will attempt to finalize an agreement between the two agencies

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FIRE DESTROYS HOUSE IN MORONGO VALLEY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING

A Morongo Valley home suffered significant damage due to an early morning fire Friday. According to Morongo Valley Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, firefighters from Morongo Valley, CalFire, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and a breathing support unit from Loma Linda were called to a structure fire at 6:14 a.m. in the

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THE HILARIOUS “FARNDALE CHRISTAMS CAROL” AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 is offering the holiday hit, “Farndale Christmas Carol”. Managing editor Tammy Rolloff has all the details… Don’t miss out on seeing “Farndale Christmas Carol” at Theatre 29. If you are looking for a good laugh this holiday season, bring your family (and the visiting friends and relatives too)

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MULTIPLE BURGLARIES REPORTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Several burglaries were reported in Twentynine Palms Thursday. In the 6400 block of Shelton Road in Wonder Valley, someone broke a gate surrounding the property and forced entry into a detached garage. A burglary was also reported in the 7400 block of Chissum Trail and a small amount of cash

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RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR STEVE RIEMAN SCULPTURE

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency program is offering the opportunity to win a Steve Rieman sculpture. Tickets for “Walking Critter” are $100 each, and proceeds benefit the program’s scholarship fund. The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residence scholarship fund provides artists with accommodations, studio space, a stipend, and a gallery

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ELKS FREE THROW SHOOTING COMPETITION FOR AGES 8-13 THIS SUNDAY

Twentynine Palms competition for the annual Elks National Free Throw Shooting contest for youngsters age 8 through 13 will be held at the Twentynine Palms Junior High School gym this Sunday, December 6, at noon. Over three million youngsters from throughout the country entered last year’s competition for boys and

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CALLS SPECIAL MEETING FOR MONDAY

The Yucca Valley Town Council has called a special meeting for Monday, December 7, to approve a resolution in support of either Congressman Paul Cook’s California Minerals, Off-Road Recreation, and Desert conservation act, or Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Wilderness, Wild and Scenic Rivers, National Park and Preserve Additions in the California

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MORONGO VALLEY HOME DAMAGED IN EARLY MORNING FIRE

A Morongo Valley home suffered significant damage due to an early morning fire Friday. According to Morongo Valley Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, firefighters from Morongo Valley, CalFire, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and a breathing support unit from Loma Linda were called to a structure fire at 6:14 a.m. in the

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PALM SPRINGS MAN SOUGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY SHOOTING

A Palm Springs man is wanted in connection with an attempted murder in Yucca Valley early Thursday morning. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, Gary Clayton, 27, was visiting his girlfriend at her apartment in the 54600 block of 29 Palms Highway when they began to argue. Clayton left the

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