YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER TO BE CLOSED FRIDAY

The Yucca Valley animal shelter will be closed Friday, May 8. Stray animals may be left in the holding pens south of the shelter entrance while the shelter is closed. For animal control emergencies, call the Sheriff’s Department at 760-365-2364. The animal shelter will resume its normal hours Saturday, May

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SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR TO BE RELEASED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A man designated by the county as a “sexually violent predator” has been released from custody and will be living in Yucca Valley. Richard Murillo, 75, was convicted of indecent exposure and lewd acts with three children under the age of 14 in 1994, and served five years in state

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS, 107-HOME SUBDIVISION ON THE AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Approval of a housing project, volunteers and a proposed half-cent sales tax are all on the agenda. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… At its meeting tonight, the Yucca Valley Town Council will be asked to approve permits

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JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED ON SAN PEDRO FISHING BOAT

Authorities Monday identified a Joshua Tree man who died after being pulled off a small commercial fishing boat at the breakwater near the Los Angeles Harbor Lighthouse. Firefighters dispatched at 1:21 p.m. last Tuesday found the unconscious man on the boat, near the San Pedro harbor entrance. Erik Scott of

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VANDALS TRASH THE TWENTYNINE PALMS POST OFFICE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating vandalism and suspected mail theft at the Twentynine Palms Post Office. According to a Sheriff’s press release, sometime between Saturday evening and 4:15 Sunday morning, unknown suspects forced entry into 120 mail boxes in the post office lobby. Mail was thrown all over the floor.

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TIPS FROM THE CHP ON MOTORCYCLE SAFETY MONTH

Reducing the number of motorcycle-involved collisions goes beyond training and prevention on the part of the motorcyclists. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month, and California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin offers the following tips for motorists on how to drive safely around motorcycles… Give motorcycles extra room. A minor rear-end

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LANDERS SOLAR APPEAL IN FRONT OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TOMORROW

The disputed solar project in Landers reaches the County Board of Supervisors tomorrow. Local residents can weigh-in with their opinions from the county building in Joshua Tree. At the Tuesday May 5 meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will consider an appeal by the Landers Community Association of

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SPONSORSHIPS SOUGHT FOR YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY FIREWORKS SHOW

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley is already planning this year’s Fourth of July fireworks show. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says sponsorships for the event are being offered…

For more than 27 years, the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley has produced the free Fourth of July community fair and celebration, but

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FINAL PHASE ON DUMOSA TRAFFIC LIGHT STARTS TOMORROW

The final phase of construction on the traffic signal at Dumosa Avenue and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley is expected to start tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5. Still waiting to be completed are the installation of the signal light poles, electrical wiring, and final street striping. It’s unknown when the signal

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A ONE-NIGHT ONLY FLAMENCO PERFORMANCE AT THEATRE 29 MAY 10

Seattle-based flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show to Theater 29 for a one-night-only special performance. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with more details…

On May 10, only at 8 p.m., the performance Como El Viento Flamenco En Vivo will grace the stage at Theater 29 in Twentynine Palms. It

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CERT TO HEAR FROM GUEST SPEAKER WEDNESDAY

The Twentynine Palms Community Emergency Response Team will have a guest speaker at its next meeting May 6. Mara Cantelo will talk about what to expect after a disaster. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Twentynine Palms Senior Center, 6539 Adobe Road. For more information, call

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HISTORIC SITES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is rich with history. Ranger Pam Tripp says it needs to be protected…

Here at Joshua Tree NP there are numerous historic sites near trails, roads, and campgrounds Places such as Ryan Ranch, Wonderland Ranch, and other remnants of homesteading and mining are visible and reachable

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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR MILITARY

A San Bernardino County program offers free behavioral health 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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VET CENTER COUNSELING AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TUESDAY

The San Bernardino Vet Center 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 of

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YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION BUS TO VISIT HUELL HOWSER EXHIBIT

The late Huell Howser was a resident of Twentynine Palms and a good friend to our Morongo Basin Communities. The Town of Yucca Valley will be taking a bus to a new exhibit honoring him. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to be on that bus…

The Town of Yucca

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

The general meeting of the Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will take place on May 4, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Program for the afternoon will be a showing and discussion of members’

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THIRD ANNUAL EXTRAVAGANZA AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SATURDAY

Make plans to support the talented and hard-working students of Yucca Valley High School this Saturday. Reporter Diana Medley invites you to the third annual extravaganza…

The Yucca Valley High School will present its Third Annual Extravaganza, an event designed to showcase the talents of the visual and performing arts

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ROTARY FOOD DRIVE RESULTS

The Morongo Basin Rotary Clubs’ food drive in March raised enough food and cash to provide more than 100,000 meals to benefit hungry residents and food banks in the Morongo Basin. Rotarians were at all Stater Brothers locations in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms Saturday, March 14, and collected more

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ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN

There is a fundraising auction for the local people-helping-people organization today. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to come to Old Town Yucca Valley to help out Reach Out Morongo Basin and pick up some good stuff…

The Third Annual Art Auction benefit for Reach Out Morongo Basin is today

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ADULT SOFTBALL REGISTRATION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation is now accepting team registrations for its upcoming adult summer softball leagues, slated to start June 22. Team fees are $400, with $150 due upon registration to guarantee a spot. The co-ed league will run on Monday and Wednesday nights, men’s league is on Tuesday

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