JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF BITING GIRLFRIEND

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Monday evening after his fiancée said he bit her. According to a Sheriff’s report, Thaddius Lindsey, 28, of the 4300 block of Bonita Avenue, got into a fight with his fiancée Sunday over a set of keys, and during the argument, the woman said

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ONE KILLED, THREE INJURED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH THIS MORNING

One woman is dead, and her three children injured, following a broadside collision in Twentynine Palms Wednesday morning. According to the Sheriff’s Department, at 7:55 a.m., Terri Brooks, 26, was driving her Ford Fusion southbound on Utah Trail, with her three children, ages 1, 4, and 7. She stopped at

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ROLLOVER ON THE MORONGO GRADE INJURES UNSECURED 3-YEAR-OLD

A 3-year-old boy was hospitalized with major injuries following a roll-over crash on the Morongo Grade Tuesday morning. According to a CHP press release, William Linares, 21, of Yucca Valley, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado westbound on Highway 62 on the Morongo Grade, east of Indian Canyon Drive at

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BURNING CAR BRIEFLY SHUTS DOWN YUCCA GRADE

A car fire yesterday afternoon briefly closed the Yucca Grade for about 15 minutes. County Fire said the fire broke out in a vehicle going up the grade at about 4:30. The occupants, a man and wife and their child, unidentified, said the car they were in began to have

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JOSHUA TREE AIRPORT SOLAR PROJECT REP TO MEET WITH MAC COMMITTEE

The company that will construct solar power generation facilities for the Morongo Unified School District is also planning a less popular solar field in Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork says a subcommittee of the Morongo Basin MAC will meet with a company representative tomorrow… The Land Use Study Committee of

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KING OF THE HAMMERS COMING TO JOHNSON VALLEY JANUARY 30

One of the major off-road events in the country, “The King of the Hammers,” will be held in the nearby Johnson Valley off-road area. The ninth running of the King of the Hammers desert race and rock crawl takes place Friday, January 30, to Friday, February 6, at Means Dry

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FIVE ARRESTED AT DRUG LAB IN LANDERS

Five men were arrested Sunday morning, accused of operating a THC extraction drug lab. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies from the Morongo Basin station served a search warrant on a home in the 60200 block of Stearman Road in Landers shortly before noon Sunday. At the home, the

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETING DOMINATED BY SOLAR DEVELOPMENT

The January 12 meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Commission was again dominated by solar development issues. Reporter Dan Stork says that mental health services, roads, and a 5-letter word also figured in discussions… In the opening presentation at the Morongo Basin MAC January meeting, Susan Petro described the

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ORV COMPLAINTS RESULT IN ARREST FOR STOLEN ORV

Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he was found riding a stolen off-highway vehicle. Neighbors near Mesquite Springs Road and Indian Trail complained to the Sheriff’s Department that several quads and a large pick-up truck were riding on their private road. After the resident asked the off-roaders to

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COUPLE ARRESTED FOR THEFT FROM WAL-MART

A couple involved in a car crash in Yucca Valley two weeks ago that sent a 7-year-old girl to the hospital, were arrested in Wal-Mart Friday for shoplifting. Sheriff’s reports that Wal-Mart security reported that Eleanora Woods and Paul Maki, 34, had allegedly hidden $40 worth of DVDs in their

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WOMAN ARRESTED WITH STOLEN CHECKS AND CREDIT CARDS

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Saturday after she was found with stolen checks. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy found Krystle Edwards, 29, sleeping in her car on Mesquite Drive in Twentynine Palms about 11:30 Saturday morning. The deputy found stolen checks and credit cards in her possession.

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2014 SETS NEW RECORD FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VISITATION

A new National Park Service report shows that nearly 1.6 million people visited Joshua Tree National Park in 2014, up from 1.4 million in 2013. Park Superintendent David Smith said, “Joshua Tree has evolved from a fall-through-spring park, to a year-round destination.” Over 180,000 people visited the park in December,

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT, ORV ENFORCEMENT ON AGENDA

In its January meeting tonight, the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council again considers solar development. Reporter Dan Stork says that a crisis walk-in center and OHV enforcement are also on the agenda… There will be three informational presentations at the January meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council tonight,

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ACCUSED YUCCA VALLEY HOME DEPOT MURDERER REFUSES TO GO TO COURT

The Yucca Valley man accused of killing a man in an RV in the Home Depot parking lot in August refused to leave the jail for a court appearance Friday. James Webb, 34, who is being held at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, was due in court

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TRIAL POSTPONED FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ACCUSED OF SEX WITH STUDENT

A Yucca Valley High School teacher accused of unlawful and lewd acts with a minor agreed Friday to postpone his trial until next week. According to court records, Zachary Miller, 34, was in Joshua Tree Superior Court Friday for a trial readiness hearing when judge Bert Swift accepted a motion

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council meets tonight in regular session, a day earlier than usual. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Twentynine Palms City council will meet in a regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. this Monday, January 12; note the change of day from Tuesday to Monday for

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AUDITIONS FOR “URINETOWN THE MUSICAL” MONDAY

Auditions for Theatre 29’s “Urine Town the Musical,” the edgy new Broadway hit, are tomorrow. Actors as well as a back stage crew are needed for the production. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Theater 29 director Gary Daigneault and his team seek several performers for the cast of “Urinetown

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SLOW JAMS ON Z107.7 TONIGHT

With the start of a new year comes new programming to Z107.7. Reporter Sara Snyder says late-night listeners will be treated to music for loving… Smooth and sexy, old and new R&B love songs can be heard five nights a week in a new program on Z107.7, Slow Jams. Monday

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LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in January for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION TOMORROW

The third Monday of the month is the usual day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin, but in January, the food will be distributed tomorrow. Reporter Diana Jones has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute

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