YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is holding a free Christmas Holiday Open House Sunday December 14 from 2 to 5 pm, with food, beverages, entertainment, and prizes. The Yucca Mesa Community Center is located at 3133 Balsa Avenue, north of Aberdeen in Yucca Mesa.

AN ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY IN JOSHUA TREE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted armed robbery at a Joshua Tree fast-food restaurant early Wednesday morning. At 5:18, a man, identified only as a Hispanic adult male armed with a gun, came into Santana’s Restaurant and tried to kick in the kitchen door. When the employee heard the

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HAVOC LEADS TO A WOMAN’S ARREST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of beating up a man and wreaking havoc on his vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday by a man in the 74200 block of Pinon Drive in Twentynine Palms, who said that Shaunte

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SOLAR DEVELOPERS TO MEET WITH LANDERS RESIDENTS TOMORROW

A meeting has been set up between developers of a solar project in Landers and community residents. Reporter Dan Stork describes how it came about and when and where it will be…

In the wake of the December 4 approval by the San Bernardino County Planning Commission of a permit

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MORONGO AMBULANCE STRIKE TEAM CALLED FOR NURSES STRIKE

Morongo Basin Ambulance sent a strike team of ambulances to transfer patients from Arrowhead Regional Medical Center during a nurses’ strike Tuesday. Hundreds of nurses picketed outside the hospital starting Tuesday for two days, demanding higher wages and protesting working conditions. Hospital administrators called on multiple agencies in San Bernardino

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ANNUAL YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE TOMORROW NIGHT

The Annual Light Parade will be held tomorrow evening in Yucca Valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker says bring the whole family, come see the parade and stay for the fun after…

The Annual Festival of Lights Parade is set to LIGHT UP THE WORLD Saturday, December 13, at 5:30 p.m. The

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16-YEAR-OLD STRUCK BY A CAR IN JOSHUA TREE

A juvenile on foot was hit and badly injured by a car in Joshua Tree Tuesday night. According to the California Highway Patrol, Beverly Walker, 41, of Joshua Tree, was driving a 2002 Honda eastbound on Alta Loma Drive about 7 p.m. As she neared Olympic Drive, she struck a

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TRIBES SUE BLM OVER NEARBY SOLAR PROJECT

NextEra is a very large energy development company that is gaining a presence in the Morongo Basin, having made an agreement with the Morongo Unified School District to implement solar electricity generation at school sites. At the last Morongo Basin MAC meeting, it encountered resistance to a solar farm at

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

There will be a distribution of surplus federal food at The Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street, Joshua Tree, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, on Friday, December 12.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTING SAFETY TIPS

’Tis the season to decorate your houses and businesses with holiday lighting. Assignment Reporter Cassie Zimarik has some important lighting safety tips… With the Christmas season, here comes quite a bit of holiday decorating. One thing that you should be careful about is Christmas lights. While the twinkly lights seem

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CHP COLLECTING TOYS

The Morongo Basin station of the California Highway Patrol is collecting toys for its CHiPs 4 Kids Toy Drive. Toys can be brought to the CHP station in Joshua Tree anytime during business hours. For more information about the CHiPs 4 Kids Toy Drive, call Officer Joan Griffin at 760-366-3707.

AN ARREST AFTER SHOTS ARE FIRED ABOARD THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

A Twentynine Palms man is celebrating his birthday today in jail, following his arrest early Sunday morning aboard the Marine Base. Mark Blake, 31, today, is accused of felony spouse abuse after he pointed a gun at his wife and shot into the ceiling of a home in the 7100

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BOY HIT BY CAR IN JOSHUA TREE TUESDAY NIGHT

We have a few more details about a boy who was hit by a car in Joshua Tree last night. According to the California Highway Patrol, Beverly Walker, 41, of Joshua Tree, was driving a 2002 Honda eastbound on Alta Loma Drive about 7 p.m. As she neared Olympic Drive,

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A CONTENTIOUS CHANGING OF THE GUARD FOR THE TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL

A contentious city council meeting last night. The only Twentynine Palms City Council meeting this month was expected to be strictly celebratory and ceremonial, with fond goodbyes to departing members and hearty welcomes to newcomers. Reporter Dan Stork says it didn’t turn out that way, exactly… Before John Cole, McArthur

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WOMAN ARRESTED SQUATTING IN HOME WITH STOLEN JEEP

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Monday morning after she was found squatting at a home with a stolen Jeep. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of a home in the 6900 block of Lennox Avenue in Yucca Valley had secured the location with a locksmith on Friday, but

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PUBLIC’S HELP SOUGHT IN THEFT OF ATV

Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in a Yucca Valley burglary. During the night of Wednesday, December 3, unknown suspects cut a locked cable and stole a red, 2003 Kasea Skyhawk all-terrain vehicle from a home in the 7100 block of Seymour Drive. The quad was pushed to

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MAN TASED AND ARRESTED AFTER SHOTS FIRED IN YUCCA VALLEY HOME

A Yucca Valley man was tased and arrested Saturday morning after he shot a gun into his home’s ceiling and threatened his girlfriend with the gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, Timothy Jackson, 47, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 7500 block of Fox Trail about11:30 a.m. when Jackson

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LOADED GUN FALLS, SHOOTS LANDERS MAN IN THE LEG

A Landers man was shot in the leg when his cocked and loaded pistol fell off a shelf. According to a Sheriff’s report, John Todd, of the 5200 block of Dusty Mile Road, was moving a shelf inside his home about 1:45 p.m. Sunday when the .44 Magnum fell off

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS JOSHUA TREE AIRPORT SOLAR PLAN

Environmental issues dominated the December meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC last night. Reporter Dan Stork highlights the featured presentation on a solar project in Joshua Tree, and reveals more council vacancies… In an added informational presentation before the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District CEO Bob

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IS THAT A BATON IN YOUR PANTS?

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday for hiding a police baton in his shorts pocket. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy saw Michael Dennison, 24, walking near the corner of Church Street and 29 Palms Highway about 1:15 a.m. During a search of Dennison, the deputy located a

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