WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER RAMMING HER BOYFRIEND’S CAR WITH HERS

A phone call from an ex led to a fight Saturday night in which a Yucca Valley woman rammed her boyfriend’s car. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jessica Hanksley, 27, became angry at her boyfriend after he received a phone call from his ex-girlfriend about 10 p.m. According to the

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REQUIRES STITCHES, ONE ARRESTED

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday, accused of spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report Tyrone Lopez, 38, had fought with a woman on Sunday, March 1. The woman received injuries to her back that needed stitches. Tyrone Lopez was arrested for investigation of felony spouse abuse Friday morning

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HOW ARE BAIL AMOUNTS SET, YOU ASKED, Z107.7 NEWS ANSWERS

You asked, and we answered. Why are the bail amounts for some crimes less—or more—than others? Managing editor Tami Roleff explains…

San Bernardino County sets all bail amounts for almost every crime committed in the county, and several factors are used to determine the bail amount. A crime with a

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT, MIKE LIPSITZ REPORTS

The Morongo Basin Mac, made up of representatives of the unincorporated communities of the Morongo Basin, meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a look at the agenda…

At tonight’s 6:30 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, two new delegates will be sworn in: Lib Koenig representing Flamingo

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BATTLE COLOR DETACHMENT ABOARD MCAGCC WEDNESDAY MORNING

The Battle Color Detachment from the Washington, D.C., Marine Barracks will be performing their celebrated Battle Color Ceremony on board the Twentynine Palms Marine Base Wednesday morning. The ceremony consists of the Silent Drill Platoon, the Marine Corps Color Guard, and the U.S. Drum and Bugle Corps, which is known

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NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID McCHESNEY TO TEACH AT CACTUS MART

Renowned nature photographer David McChesney, a Joshua Tree resident, with be teaching a series of classes at the Cactus Mart in Morongo Valley this spring. Reporter Dan Stork chatted with him about those classes and other works McChesney has in progress…

Z107.7: When are the classes going to be, David?

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COMBINED ROTARY CLUBS FOOD DRIVE SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Rotary Clubs will hold a food drive to benefit hungry residents and food banks in the Morongo Basin. Rotarians will be at all Stater Brothers locations in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms from 9 to 5 on Saturday, March 14, to collect non-perishable food items or cash

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NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE STATIONS

We’ve thought that the busy West Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park could benefit from a second lane during peak times. Ranger Pam Tripp has another suggestion…

Every year Joshua Tree National Park is seeing more and more visitors, adding up to 1.5 million visitors yearly. As the park gets

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GRAFFITI SPREADS OUTSIDE NATIONAL PARK

In more verdant areas, some people memorialize their infatuations by savaging trees with hearts and initials. Here, they paint on rocks. Local social media has been abuzz with depredations outside of the National Park, on private property in Joshua Tree. A sheriff’s deputy who responded to the complaint of a

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OLD WEST MOVIE AT BOXO-HOUSE

Examining the myths of the Old West starts with a look at old time Western movies. BoxoHouse is hosting a series of movie screenings of old Westerns in conjunction with an artist’s residency program, and the last movie in the series is Sunday. Reporter Diana Medley tells you where you

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YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR OFFICE HOURS

Yucca Valley Mayor George Huntington holds “office hours” at the Town Hall every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. This is an opportunity for residents to meet with the mayor to discuss concerns, ideas for the community, or to learn more about the activities going on in the town. Meetings

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ANN LEAR ARTWORK TO BE RAFFLED AT SPELL-A-THON

The annual Literacy Coalition Spell-a-Thon is set for next Saturday, March 14. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says that an art raffle accompanies the competition…

Artist Ann Lear has donated one of her paper collage artworks, entitled “Falling Water” to be raffled off during the 24th annual Spell-a-Thon, sponsored by the

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CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS TONIGHT—SPRING FORWARD

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour tonight as we spring forward into Daylight Saving Time. Reporter Diana Medley says to also make sure to change the batteries in all your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and flashlights.

Working smoke alarms are critical to helping save your life.

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STOLEN SUV RECOVERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Thursday afternoon after she was found driving a stolen SUV. According to a Sheriff’s report, about noon on Tuesday, a man in the 6100 block of Desert Air Drive in Joshua Tree started his black and beige 2002 Ford Explorer to let it warm

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URINETOWN THE MUSICAL NOW PLAYING AT THEATRE 29

The first Broadway musical production of the Theater 29 2015 season opened last week and runs through March. Directed by Desert Theatre League “Best Director of a Musical” award-winner Gary Daigneault, with musical direction by Ed Will, and choreographed by Mandi Pushkar, “Urinetown the Musical” is a hilarious tale of

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“COLOR EXPLOSION” EXHIBIT AT 29P VISITOR CENTER

“Color Explosion: Nothing Subtle About the Desert” is the theme for the spring Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce. Desert artists are invited to submit an original piece of art to the visitor center on Friday, March 27, between 11 a.m.

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ABCs OF WATER

Water management is a vital profession in California. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells of a program that describes career possibilities in that field…

“Careers and Education Opportunities in Water” is the title of the next ABC’s of Water session set for Tuesday, March 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Not a

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WANTED SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A registered sex offender, wanted on warrants out of Maryland, was arrested in Yucca Valley Wednesday evening, accused of not registering his new address. Authorities say he was discovered living with a Yucca Valley woman and her children. Sheriff’s Investigators said about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, a deputy contacted Charles Brown,

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SECOND MARKET BURGLARIZED IN LANDERS

A second market was burglarized in Landers in less than a week. At 6 a.m. Thursday, deputies were called to the Hero Market on Old Woman Springs Road after the owner was notified that the burglar alarm had been activated. Like the Mojave Liquor store, which had been burglarized over

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN CAUGHT HOT WIRING CAR

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday morning, after he was found trying to hot wire a car. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 8:40 a.m., a deputy found Forrest Jones, 22, in the driver’s seat of a 1997 Honda, trying to start the hot-wired vehicle with a pocket knife,

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