YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY CHILD ABUSE, 5-YEAR-OLD IN COMA

A Yucca Valley woman was placed under arrest Thursday after investigation of a baby brought to the hospital with severe head injuries. The Sheriff’s Department said on May 18, deputies responded to the home of Hannah Thompson, 21, in the 8600 block of Palomar Avenue in Yucca Valley with Fire

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SHERIFF’S HELICOPTER USED TO CATCH MAN EVADING ARREST FRIDAY

A Yucca Valley Man was arrested Friday afternoon after a Sheriff’s helicopter and deputies were called in to search for him. About 11:30, a Deputy on routine patrol in the Paradise Valley neighborhood of Yucca Valley when he spotted David Vasquez, 40. When Vasquez saw the deputy he took off

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT: WATER BOARD MEETING, HIRING ON THE AGENDA

A potential discussion with the Water District and hiring a Community Development Director are among the items before the Twentynine Palms City Council. Reporter Dan Stork previews those items and the rest of the agenda… The first scheduled discussion of the Twentynine Palms City Council at its May 27 meeting

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VEHICLE FIRE AT TWENTYNINE PALMS GAS STATION MONDAY

A vehicle had to be towed away after it caught on fire at a gas station in Twentynine Palms Monday morning. According to Fire Captain Matt Helmkamp, a vehicle was having mechanical problems about 10:30 a.m., and the driver pulled into the rear of the FasTrip gas station in the

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HELPING HOMELESS VETERANS

There are many homeless veterans in the Morongo Basin who are lacking the necessities to keep warm and fed. A new organization, Vets Cruzin for a Cause, is collecting jackets, blankets, and food to distribute to these homeless vets. If you have old jackets, blankets, and food you can spare,

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MBTA BUSES, BURRTEC TRASH PICKUP, NOT OPERATING MONDAY

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Tuesday, May 27. Burrtec trash and recycling services will also be delayed one day next week for the holiday. Banks and the post office

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BEE AWARE

The hills are alive, with the sound of … bzzzz. Ranger Pam Tripp has tips for watching out for bees…

As the weather warm, the desert and its creatures begin to change as they prepare for the summer heat. Joshua Tree National park Ranger Pam Tripp has tips on avoiding

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VETERANS SERVICES IN THE MORONGO BASIN

The County Veterans Affairs Office in San Bernardino sends a service representative to the Morongo Basin two days a week. Misty Taylor is at the County Building, 56357 Pima Trail, in Yucca Valley every Tuesday from 9 to 3. Taylor visits Twentynine Palms on Wednesdays. She is at 73629 Sun

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MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCES IN 29 PALMS AND JOSHUA TREE

Memorial Day is the traditional day to remember and pay tribute to those who have served our country in the military. The Twentynine Palms Public Cemetery will hold a Memorial Day service 9 a.m. Monday, May 26. Major General David Berger from the Combat Center will be the guest speaker,

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THERESA A. MIKE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Students in the Morongo Basin are invited to apply for the Theresa A. Mike Scholarship, sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians. The scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000 can be used for tuition, fees, books, or living expenses at any accredited university, community college, or technical school.

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE “NUNSET BOULEVARD”

Tonight’s your last chance to see “Nunset Boulevard,” the laugh-out-loud funny show about the Little Sisters of Hoboken who think they’ve made the big time when they’re invited to the Hollywood Bowl. They are thrilled until they arrive and realize they are booked into the Hollywood Bowl-a-rama, and not the

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, May 24. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:45 p.m. and end about 2 a.m. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on galaxies, quasars, and Saturn and Mars. Visitors should bring binoculars or telescopes, chairs,

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CHP MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR HOLIDAY WEEKEND

It’s that time of year again. More drivers on the road for the Memorial Day weekend means the California Highway Patrol will conduct a maximum enforcement period. From 6:01 p.m. Friday, May 23 through 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 26, CHP officers will be out in force, enforcing speed limit laws,

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DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE PROGRAM

Having a driver’s license is a privilege, not a right. Reporter Diana Jones says that the DMV has a program that guides DUI offenders on the path to regain that privilege…

The Driving Under the Influence program is a State-certified program for residents who have been convicted of DUI. The

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ARRESTS FOR BURGLARY IN WONDER VALLEY AND YUCCA VALLEY

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, accused of burglary. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, a deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Daniel Weber, 33, in the 74700 block of Sunset Drive. During the course of the traffic stop, the deputy determined that Weber

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday afternoon accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman reported that her boyfriend, Steven Aldama, 55, threw her down and she hit her head, causing her head to bleed. The woman tried to run away, but Aldama followed her,

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POSTAL SERVICE WARNS ABOUT SCAMS

A new scam has con artists targeting their victims via e-mail, pretending to be with the Postal Service. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Postal officials are putting out a warning… The U.S. Postal Inspection Services is warning residents of fraudulent emails and phone calls which try to gather personal

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64TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE TOMORROW ON NEW ROUTE

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 64th Annual Grubstake Parade will be coming down a new street in a new part of town this year due to the construction on Hwy 62. The parade “Honoring All Those Who Serve” will line up at the corner of Church Street and Onaga

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3RD BATTALION, 4TH MARINES, DEACTIVATION SET

Third Battalion, 4th Marines, “The Thundering Third,” will deactivate during a ceremony aboard the Combat Center held at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Grey Field, May 30. Since its initial inception in 1925, this is the unit’s 6th period of activation. Since its reactivation in 1994, 3/4 served on seven combat

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SHERIFF ASKING FOR HELP IN FINDING MISSING ALZHEIMERS PATIENT

A man who has gone missing twice before is missing again, and the Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding this critical missing person. Oscar Nava, 75, walked away from his residence in the 7400 block of Church Street in Yucca Valley on Monday, May 12, and

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