JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN, ON STAGE, ESCAPES PARIS TERROR ATTACK

A Joshua Tree musician who was on stage in Paris when terrorists burst into the concert hall shooting automatic rifles Friday managed to escape safely. Dave Catching–who co-owns the recording studio Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree–was playing guitar for the rock band Eagles of Death Metal at the

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HIGHLAND MAN DIES IN FREAK MODEL ROCKET ACCIDENT IN LANDERS

A Highland man died following a freak accident with a model rocket in Landers Saturday. According to a Sheriff’s press release, Boy Scouts troops were hosting their annual Rocket Rave at Giant Rock this weekend, in which the scouts launch home-made and commercially made model rockets. Boy Scout leader Michael

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CHP OFFERS “AGE WELL DRIVE SMART” CLASSES FOR SENIORS

The California Highway Patrol is offering classes in Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley for drivers age 55 and older. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… “Age Well Drive Smart” are free classes being offered by the California Highway Patrol. The goal is to help seniors maintain their driving independence

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SHERIFF’S NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will hold a neighborhood watch meeting in Yucca Valley on Monday, November 16. Learn how to start a neighborhood watch in your area, tips on safety, security, how to report suspicious activity, local social media information, online resources, and about becoming a Sheriff’s Department volunteer.

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY SEEKING CDBG APPLICATIONS

The Town of Yucca Valley is taking applications for Community Development Block Grants. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells area community organizations how to apply… The Town of Yucca Valley is soliciting applications from community organizations for the 2016-17 community development block grant. All proposals and applications must be submitted by

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MAN KILLED IN A FREAK MODEL-ROCKET ACCIDENT IN JOHNSON VALLEY

A Highland man was killed in a freak accident in the Giant Rock Off-Highway Vehicle area of Johnson valley yesterday. According to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Sergeant Michael Landavaso, On Saturday, November 14, at 2:09 p.m., Sheriff’s Dispatch received 911 calls for a medical emergency at the Giant Rock OHV

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LEARN HOW TO SET UP A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will hold a Neighborhood Watch meeting in Yucca Valley on Monday, November 16. Learn how to start a neighborhood watch in your area, tips on safety, security, how to report suspicious activity, local social media information, online resources, and about becoming a Sheriff’s Department volunteer.

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet 3 p.m. Monday, November 16, at a new location—the Johnson Valley Community Center, at the corner of Larrea Road and Quailbush Road, about 1 1/4 miles south of Highway 247. The Homestead Valley Community Council brings the concerns of residents of Landers, Johnson

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SNOWBIRDS MIGRATING TO THE DESERT

With winter months approaching, Park Ranger Pam Tripp shares some bird watching tips… The Snowbird is a common winter migrant easily recognized by its lightly covered, bright colored plumage. Traveling in well-appointed nests, they usually arrive in early January to take advantage of the warmer temperatures in the Mohave and

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DROP OFF SHOEBOXES FOR OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD THIS WEEK

Operation Christmas Child is an evangelical organization that delivers shoeboxes filled with small gifts to needy children around the world. Volunteers should drop off their filled shoeboxes the week of November 16 through November 23 at Valley Community Chapel, 59025 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. The drop-off hours vary; check

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The third Monday of November is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter David Knutson has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, September

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LEARNING ABOUT DRUG COURT

Opportunities in local drug court careers is an interest of ROP broadcast student Teresia Hall. She interviewed a substance abuse counselor and offers this story… Working with your local drug court can be exciting and give you lots of opportunities to help better your life. Talking with Wanda Tomlinson, a

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY CLUB COLLECTING USED BOOKS

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley is collecting books for all ages, whether hard back or paperback and to distribute to local organizations, libraries and children’s centers. The books should be in good condition and be free of any drawing or writing in the book. Books can be dropped

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING MULTIPLE VEHICLE BURGLARIES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

At least three vehicles were burglarized in Twentynine Palms Wednesday night. According to Sheriff’s reports, residents in the 7000 block of 49 Palms Avenue, 6900 and 7000 block of Juniper Avenue reported their vehicles had been broken into overnight. Items reported stolen include debit and credit cards, duffle bag, music

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WHAT MAKES A GOOD YEARBOOK PHOTO?

Twentynine Palms High School students are working on their yearbook. ROP broadcast student Samantha Montgomery asks, what makes a good yearbook photo? Students at Twentynine Palms High School are hard at work putting together the 2015-2016 yearbook, and one of the most important things in the yearbook is the photography.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP WITH THANKSGIVING MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Volunteers are needed for the annual Betty Garret Thanksgiving meal at Little Church of the Desert in Twentynine Palms. Volunteers are needed to work on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, to decorate, serve the meals in the hall, as well as deliver meals. If you are interested in volunteering, call Teresa

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COUNTY OFFICIAL CAUGHT IN PROSTITUTION STING GETS OVER 300K

San Bernardino County will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to its ousted human resources director who was caught in a prostitution sting. Andrew Lamberto will receive $337,258.51 through May 27, according to a settlement approved yesterday by the board of Supervisors. Starting May 28, Lamberto will be able to

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD GIVEAWAY THIS MONDAY

The third Monday of November is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Sara Snyder has this Monday’s times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday.

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LARGE, TOWED BARBEQUE RIG STOLEN IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in the case of a stolen barbecue smoker. The employees of Murphy’s Bar came to work Wednesday morning and discovered that sometime Tuesdaynight, their very large smoker, which is towed behind a vehicle, had been stolen from the bar on Acoma

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SHERIFFF TO HOLD NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING MONDAY

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will hold a Neighborhood Watch meeting in Yucca Valley on Monday, November 16. Learn how to start a neighborhood watch in your area, tips on safety, security, how to report suspicious activity, local social media information, online resources, and about becoming a Sheriff’s Department volunteer.

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