ARRESTS FOR BURGLARY IN WONDER VALLEY AND YUCCA VALLEY

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, accused of burglary. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, a deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Daniel Weber, 33, in the 74700 block of Sunset Drive. During the course of the traffic stop, the deputy determined that Weber

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday afternoon accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman reported that her boyfriend, Steven Aldama, 55, threw her down and she hit her head, causing her head to bleed. The woman tried to run away, but Aldama followed her,

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POSTAL SERVICE WARNS ABOUT SCAMS

A new scam has con artists targeting their victims via e-mail, pretending to be with the Postal Service. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Postal officials are putting out a warning… The U.S. Postal Inspection Services is warning residents of fraudulent emails and phone calls which try to gather personal

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64TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE TOMORROW ON NEW ROUTE

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 64th Annual Grubstake Parade will be coming down a new street in a new part of town this year due to the construction on Hwy 62. The parade “Honoring All Those Who Serve” will line up at the corner of Church Street and Onaga

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3RD BATTALION, 4TH MARINES, DEACTIVATION SET

Third Battalion, 4th Marines, “The Thundering Third,” will deactivate during a ceremony aboard the Combat Center held at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Grey Field, May 30. Since its initial inception in 1925, this is the unit’s 6th period of activation. Since its reactivation in 1994, 3/4 served on seven combat

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SHERIFF ASKING FOR HELP IN FINDING MISSING ALZHEIMERS PATIENT

A man who has gone missing twice before is missing again, and the Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding this critical missing person. Oscar Nava, 75, walked away from his residence in the 7400 block of Church Street in Yucca Valley on Monday, May 12, and

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ANTIQUE TRACTOR FLIPS OVER ON GRANDPARENTS IN SOUTH YUCCA VALLEY

Steve Simpson and Eric Sherwin rescued a man who was injured when the tractor he was riding on Powerline Road in south Yucca Valley rolled over on him.

Grandparents out for a ride on an antique tractor had to be rescued in south Yucca Valley after the tractor rolled

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TRAVEL TRAILER BURNS TO GROUND IN JOSHUA TREE

An old travel trailer burned to the ground in North Joshua Tree Wednesday morning. About 7:30 a.m., when fire fighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Mesa, and the Combat Center arrived at the fire near Winters Road and Borland Pass Road, they found the travel trailer and its metal shelter burned

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION PART 2: APPROVALS AND COMPLAINTS

Most of the very long meeting of the Morongo Unified School District on Tuesday centered on a proposed raise for the District Superintendent. In the second of two reports on the meeting, reporter Dan Stork says that approvals on diverse subjects were given, and diverse complaints were heard… District Superintendent

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NEW LOWER SPEED LIMITS IN JOSHUA TREE

If you drive east on Highway 62 through Joshua Tree, you may have noticed a change in the speed limit signs. Last week CalTrans lowered the speed limit through Joshua Tree to 45 miles per hour. CalTrans spokesman Manuel Jabson said the new signs were installed last week. Now the

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FATAL CRASH CAUSES INTERSTATE 10 TO BE CLOSED BOTH DIRECTIONS AT ARIZONA BORDER

Due to a crash between a semi-truck and a tour bus early this morning, Interstate 10 will be closed at the Arizona state line until 2 this afternoon. About 2 a.m., the tractor-trailer hauling steel pipe jack-knifed on the eastbound 10 just west of the state line in Blythe. The

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PART ONE: SUPERINTENDENT’S RAISE DENIED IN VOCAL MEETING

A near-capacity crowd stayed through the longest meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education that reporter Dan Stork has ever covered. In the first of two reports on the meeting, he says that they mostly came to protest one agenda item, and they got what they came

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CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

It’s that time of year again. More drivers on the road for the Memorial Day weekend means the California Highway Patrol will conduct a maximum enforcement period. From 6 p.m. Friday, May 23 through midnight Monday, May 26, CHP officers will be out in force, enforcing speed limit laws, click-it-or-ticket,

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UNDERWHELMING TURNOUT FOR YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL BUDGET WORKSHOP

An underwhelming public turnout to a budget workshop led into last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said after hearing some fiscal suggestions, the Council heard more on the effort to synchronize the Town’s many traffic lights…

About a dozen people, not including Town

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS PLANNED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND JOSHUA TREE

Memorial Day is the traditional day to remember and pay tribute to those who have served our country in the military. Memorial Day events are being planned for both Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms this Memorial Day Monday. The Joshua Tree Memorial Park will hold its 13th annual Memorial Day

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL DEFENDS MANAGER FIRING, HEARS OF LACK OF CONFIDENCE

In a continuation of the meeting in which City Manager Joe Guzzetta was fired, the Twentynine Palms City Council listened to residents, and decided on a course of action. Reporter Dan Stork was there and describes some unhappy citizens… The Twentynine Palms City Council heard public comment, before they withdrew

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TWIN EARTHQUAKES RATTLE THE REGION

A pair of earthquakes rattled the Morongo Basin and nearby Big Bear last night. The first, a magnitude 3.8 earthquake jolted Big Bear Lake shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Originally listed at 3.9, it was later downgraded to 3.8. The epicenter of the quake

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS: BUDGET INPUT, SYNCHRONIZING TRAFFIC LIGHTS

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meets in an early special and then regular session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the agenda ranges from public input on the budget to synchronizing traffic lights…

The Yucca Valley Town Council will start its regular meeting tonight with a special meeting starting

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NEW ROUTE FOR 64TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE SATURDAY

Due to construction on Highway 62, the route for the 64th annual Grubstake Days parade has changed. Participants will line up on the corner of Church Street and Onaga Trail and proceed east down Onaga Trail to the high school on the corner of Onaga and Sage. After the parade

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS HORSHOE TOURNAMENT SIGNUPS BEING TAKEN

This year’s Grubstake Days brings out the traditional horseshoe tournaments hosted by the Town of Yucca Valley. Reporter Diana Jones gets out her favorite throwin’ shoes…

The Grubstake Days horseshoe competition returns Saturday with a double-elimination tournament. Registration is first-come, first-served, at the Yucca Valley Community Center, Monday through Thursday

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