YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR SPOUSE ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday afternoon, accused of beating up his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, neighbors reported that Joseph Lopez, 27, of the 7300 block of Bannock Trail, broke out the back windshield of his girlfriend’s car about 8:30 a.m., as well as windows to the

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TOURISM, HOMELESS PRISONERS, PROJECT PHOENIX ON TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council is in for a busy evening of listening and talking at their meeting tonight. Reporter Dan Stork says topics include tourism, a program for homeless released prisoners, Project Phoenix, new city signage, and budget planning topics… The Twentynine Palms City Council starts its 6 p.m.

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will be working on its Development Code at its meeting tonight. The commissioners will be asked to approve amendments relating to, among others, infrastructure improvements, landscaping, parking, property maintenance, soil erosion, and temporary special events. Next, the Commission will be asked to approve an amendment

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CLAREMONT POLICE, LOCAL DEPUTIES, CHASE AND ARREST YUCCA VALLEY MAN FRIDAY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday morning after a brief chase, accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Claremont in March. According to Claremont police, Joseph Davall, 34, entered a home in Claremont late on the night of March 21 and physically and sexually assaulted the girl who

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THIS SATURDAY IS DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY

The Sheriff’s Department will take all your unused prescription drugs this coming Saturday. Reporter Taylor Thacker has more on “Drug take back day”…

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will give the public its eighth opportunity in four years to prevent pill

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE TO RECEIVE THE NAVAL CROSS TOMORROW

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will award the Navy Cross to Gunnery Sgt. Richard Jibson, a Twentynine Palms Marine, at a ceremony on board the Combat Center Tuesday morning (April 22). Gunnery Sergeant Richard Jibson was an infantry advisor in Afghanistan May 28, 2012, when he earned the Marine

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MIKE LIPSITZ TO BE NAMED FIELD REP FOR SUPERVISOR RAMOS

The position of local field representative for County Supervisor James Ramos has been vacant since Donna Munoz resigned to become the general manager of the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Dan Stork says that a look at the Supervisors’ meeting agenda for tomorrow reveals that the expected replacement is a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ROTARY COLLECTING E-WASTE THIS SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club is sponsoring a free collection of your electronic waste. On Saturday, April 26, from 10 to 1, you can drop off—for free—your televisions; computers, laptops, and computer components; fax machines, copiers, or printers and their ink cartridges and toners; video game consoles; cameras; VCR and

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REMOTE CONTROL TOYS IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Remote control toys are neat, and there are appropriate places to play with them. Ranger Pam Tripp says, the National Park is NOT one of them…

 

Kids of all ages love to play with toys, and visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are no exception. There are restrictions, however,

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, April 21. The locations and times are:

The Church of the Lighted Cross, at 11518 Elbow Lane in Morongo Valley, from 8 to 10; Belfield Hall, on Reche Road in Landers,

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E-WASTE COLLECTION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club is sponsoring a free collection of your electronic waste. On Saturday, April 26, from 10 to 1, you can drop off—for free—your televisions; computers, laptops, and computer components; fax machines, copiers, or printers and their ink cartridges and toners; video game consoles; cameras; VCR and

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DINE AL FRESCO AT REACH OUT BENEFIT

Come dine al fresco at an abandoned homestead cabin in beautiful Pipes Canyon during a fundraiser for Reach Out Morongo Basin. An Evening at the Ruin will be a unique dining experience, from 4 to 8 p.m. May 10, featuring a barbecue dinner by Hero’s Catering, a no-host bar with

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WILDFLOWER SEASON

While this year’s wildflower bloom can’t be called the best ever, it is better than we’ve seen in a few years. ROP broadcasting student Jessica Harwood tells about what makes for a good bloom…

Here in our Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms we can receive dazzling wildflower blooms throughout spring.

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SHERIFF DEPUTIES AID IN CAPTURE OF WANTED SEX OFFENDER

Composite sketch of assailant on 12-year old girl in Claremont. Joseph Davall was arrested in Yucca Valley on April 18.

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department assisted in the arrest and capture of a man wanted for sexual assault on a 12-year old Claremont girl last month. Joseph Davall, 34,

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NATIONAL PARK WEEK

National Park Week begins April 19, and Joshua Tree National Park will join the celebration. The National Park Service is waiving park entrance fees Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20, although camping fees and fees for Keys ranch tours will still be collected. April 22 is Earth Day, and

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host an evening with the cosmos Saturday, April 19. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:30 p.m. and end about midnight when the moon rises. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on the galaxies in Ursa Major, also known as

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EXTENDED MIRACLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION OPEN

Dodger, Angels, Giants and A’s fans get ready, because the Miracle League is ready to play ball! Due to the overwhelmingly positive response, Miracle League Baseball is anticipating extending its league from two to four teams this season. Two games will be played each Monday evening starting April 28th through

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LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION IN YUCCA VALLEY

Lifeguarding is a great summer job for young people. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells how to get your certification…

Registration is underway for the Town of Yucca Valley Lifeguard Certification Course. This course will provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to

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MAN EJECTED IN ROLL-OVER CRASH IN PIONEERTOWN THURSDAY NIGHT

Yucca Valley fire fighters said just after 9 p.m. Thursday night, a car missed a curve in the 5100 block of Pioneertown Road and drove off into the desert, rolling over several times. The driver was ejected during the roll-over. He was taken to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs with

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CHP LOOKING FOR HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER WHO HIT BICYCLIST IN JOSHUA TREE

The California Highway Patrol is searching for a driver who hit a bicyclist in downtown Joshua Tree and then fled the scene. According to the CHP, Johnathan Cozart, 22, of Joshua Tree was riding his bicycle northbound on Park Boulevard at 5:07 p.m. Wednesday. As Cozart entered the intersection of

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