CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The local CHP station will join law enforcement throughout the region with a maximum enforcement effort over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Reporter Diana Jones says DUI and speeders will be targeted… Many Morongo Basin residents will celebrate Independence Day this weekend with outdoor barbecues, picnics, and social gatherings.

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TWO INJURED IN THREE-VEHICLE CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash in Yucca Valley yesterday. About 5:45 p.m., Will Garcia of Twentynine Palms was driving a 2006 Suzuki eastbound in the number 2 lane of Highway 62, when he drove through the red light at Avalon Avenue. Garcia’s Suzuki crashed into 2013 Toyota

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CAR FIRE IN LANDERS YESTERDAY

A second car fire in as many days, this time in Landers. About 8:30 p.m. last night, Yucca Mesa fire fighters found a Toyota Camry fully involved in flames at Avalon Avenue near Luna Vista. The driver had apparently abandoned the car when it caught fire, as there was no

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SCHOOL SUPERINTENDANT ENGLISH FORMALLY RESIGNS HER POSITION

Last Friday, the Board of Education of the Morongo Unified School District held another special meeting. On Tuesday, Acting Superintendent Tom Baumgarten wrote a release about that meeting. Dan Stork says it formalizes the departure of Superintendent Dr. Cecelia English… We asked Acting Superintendent Tom Baumgarten whether any actions came

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HOMICIDE DETECTIVES CALLED IN TO INVESTIGATE DISAPPEARANCE OF TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN

Still no word on the woman from Twentynine Palms who went missing Saturday morning. Sheriff’s officials confirmed that homicide detectives have been called in to investigate the disappearance of Erin Corwin, 19, who left home about 7 a.m. Saturday to look for a hiking trail in Joshua Tree National Park.

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY STARTS MAJOR ROAD SLURRY SEAL PROJECT TOMORROW

Road maintenance will start tomorrow Wednesday, July 2, on some streets in Yucca Valley and continue for the next week. A maintenance slurry seal will be applied in stages on Joshua Lane from San Marino north to Onaga Trail, and on Joshua Drive from Joshua Lane west to Church Street.

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CAR FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY MONDAY

A woman escaped injury yesterday when her older model Mercedes caught fire in Morongo Valley. About 10:30 Monday morning, Morongo Valley fire fighters and Cal Fire found the Mercedes fully involved in flames in the intersection of Hess Boulevard and Pioneer Drive, near the Morongo Valley Elementary School. The car’s

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THE CHP SAYS PREPARE YOUR CAR FOR THE HOT WEATHER

That car fire in Morongo Valley reminds us that hot weather can take its toll on your vehicle. CHP Officer Joan Griffin offers these suggestions to prepare your vehicle…

The warm temperatures and summer travel put extra demands on both vehicles and drivers. Before any travel, check your vehicle’s radiator

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COUNTY OFFERS FREE BEHAVIORAL SERVICES FOR MILITARY

A San Bernardino County program offers free behavioral heath services for military service members and their families. All active duty and retired military personnel, reservists, or National Guard who have served on or after September 11, 2001, and their families are eligible. Services include confidential behavioral health assessments, rehabilitative support,

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SEARCHES FOR MISSING TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN

The Sheriff’s Department is searching for a Twentynine Palms woman who was last seen in the area Saturday. About 7 a.m. Saturday, Erin Corwin, 20, told her husband she was going to look for hiking trails in Joshua Tree National Park that she could hike with her mother when her

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE AND WIFE ACCUSED OF NEGLECTING THEIR FIVE CHILDREN

A Marine and his wife were arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of neglecting their five children. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, military police called deputies about 1:30 p.m. to investigate a case of child neglect in the 8100 block of Delta Street on board the Combat Center. Millard said deputies

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TWENTYNINE MAN ACCUSED OF SLAMMING HIS WIFE’S HEAD INTO A WALL

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday afternoon, after his wife said he slammed her head into a wall during an argument. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 2:30 p.m., Brian Simon, 28, of the 73900 block of Two Mile Road, was arguing with his wife when he grabbed her

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Z107.7’S TAMI ROLEFF ON HAND FOR MULTI-AGENCY WILD FIRE TRAINING

Fighting a wildfire is very different than fighting a house fire. And fortunately for us, wild land fires are not as common as house fires. However, that means that our fire fighters have to train to fight wild land fires so they keep their skills sharp. Managing editor Tami Roleff

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MINIMUM WAGE GOES UP ANOTHER DOLLAR AN HOUR STARTING TOMORROW

California’s low-end workers will all see bumps in their next paychecks as the first increase in the state’s minimum wage in six years takes effect tomorrow. The increase, to $9 per hour from $8 per hour, officially becomes the state standard Tuesday. It will go to $10 per hour Jan.

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THEATRE 29 AUDITIONS FOR “THE 39 STEPS”

4 actors, more than 150 parts – are you up for the challenge? Reporter Taylor Thacker has the audition call for the next production at Theatre 29…

Auditions for the fall production of Theatre 29’s 2014 season, the frenzied, fantastically funny comedic mystery “The 39 Steps”, have been scheduled for

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SKULL ROCK ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

There are so many trails in Joshua Tree National Park. But sometimes there’s too much of what you’d think was a good thing. Ranger Pam Tripp tells about an effort to improve the trails in the Skull Rock area…

Joshua Tree National Park is considering the construction of a new

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TRUSTEES MEET

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will hold a special closed session meeting Monday morning regarding the appointment of a superintendent/president. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. in the President’s office at the College in Joshua Tree.

SAFE AND SANE FIREWORKS ILLEGAL IN COUNTY

Many people have fond memories of celebrating the Fourth of July by twirling sparklers, watching firework fountains, and snakes. But the San Bernardino County Fire Department reminds residents that possession of any type of fireworks, including “safe and sane” fireworks like sparklers, snakes, and fountains, is against the law in

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VETERANS COUNSELING AVAILABLE IN THE MORONGO BASIN

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to Veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, Calif., in the Office

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CHILD ENDANGERMENT ARREST

A Marine and his wife were arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of neglecting their five children. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, military police called deputies about 1:30 p.m. to investigate a case of child neglect in the 8100 block of Delta Street on board the Combat Center. Millard said deputies

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