TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING THIS MORNING

With just 12 minutes to spare to comply with State open meeting laws, The Twentynine Palms City Council has called special meeting for 9:30 this morning. The meeting will be held in City Hall. The Special meeting will allow the Council to formally adopt the 2013-2021 Housing Element and addendum

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION PART 3 OF 3: ROADS, HIGHWAYS, AND CAPITAL PROJECTS

Managing editor Tami Roleff broke her report on Tuesday’s wide-ranging Yucca Valley Planning Commission meeting into three parts. In today’s third and final report, highway and road improvements, and other capital projects… The existing playground equipment at Paradise Park has been demolished and the new playground equipment has been installed

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DONNA MUÑOZ PARTS COMPANY WITH SUPERVISOR RAMOS

Donna Muñoz, field representative for the county’s Third District Supervisor James Ramos, has left his office to “pursue other opportunities,” according to a statement released by his office Thursday. Ramos said Muñoz played a vital role in maintaining communication between his office and the residents of the Morongo Basin, and

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CONGRESSMAN COOK SPONSORS BILL ON FOSTER CARE PLACEMENT

CONGRESSMAN COOK SPONSORS BILL ON FOSTER CARE PLACEMENT The area’s congressman has allied himself with a bill that has the potential to improve the process of placing children in foster care. Dan Stork explains… Rep. Paul Cook has signed on as an original cosponsor to H.R. 3923, the “Child Protection

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TESTING HI-TECH METER READERS

The Hi-Desert Water District will begin a pilot program of high-tech meter readers in the Western Hills area of Yucca Valley. About 160 meters in the area south of Buena Vista Drive, between Old Woman Springs Road and Warren Vista Avenue were due for replacement. The meters can take readings

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FOUR TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINES TO BE DECORATED FOR HEROISM

Four Twentynine Palms Marines will be decorated for heroism in Afghanistan. First Lt. Kenneth Conover III and Sgt. Kenneth Rick will each receive a Silver Star, while Staff Sgt. Joshua Brodrick and Sgt. Nicholas Brandau will each receive a Bronze Star with combat “V” device during a Feb. 18 ceremony

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THREE ARRESTED IN JOSHUA TREE WITH DRUGS AND WEAPONS

A Joshua Tree man, released on bail last week, was in court again Tuesday, accused of a new crime. Sheriff’s reports say, a search warrant was served in the 6400 block of Valley View Street in Joshua Tree at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Deputies discovered four firearms, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia,

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION PART 2 0F 3, HOUSING UPDATES

Managing editor Tami Roleff broke her report on Tuesday’s Yucca Valley Planning Commission into three parts. Yesterday, updates on commercial projects in the town. Today, in part 2, good news about residential housing. Tomorrow, highways and roads…

The foundation for the senior housing project on Dumosa and Highway 62 is

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AN ARREST FOR THE ABUSE OF AN ELERDLY TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN

A caretaker for an elderly woman was arrested in Joshua Tree Tuesday morning, accused of endangering the health of his client. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 71900 block of Gorgonio Drive in Twentynine Palms about 7:40 a.m. to follow up on a complaint

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TWO ARRESTED FOR DRUG CHARGES

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested Tuesday afternoon after they were found with drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies contacted Michael Carreon, 21, in the 73700 block of 29 Palms Highway at noon. Carreon and his companion, Carlos Fernandez, 19, both showed signs of being under the influence. During

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SAYS NO TO HOWSER PROPERTY, GETS MUSICAL INVOCATION

The Twentynine Palms City Council met last night, after an “invocation” consisting of just music, they waded through personnel contracts, block grant allocations, a new phone system, and a NO to buying land from the Huell Howser estate. Reporter Dan Stork was there, listening along with the Council, and filed

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CONGRESSMAN COOK VOTES TO RESTORE MILITARY COLA

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley voted to restore the full Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) to all military retirees. This would undo the recent reduction to COLA and ensure that all veterans receive the full benefits that they were promised. The restoration of COLA for veterans passed the House

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION GETS A PROJECT STATUS UPDATE, PART 1 OF 3

After making quick work of routine requests for time extensions for a site plan review and conditional use permit, the Yucca Valley Planning Commission heard progress reports on the status of various projects around the town. Today, managing editor Tami Roleff gives the low-down on the commercial updates. Tomorrow, updates

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FOUR MORE BURGLARIES, ATTEMPTED BURGLARIES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Four more Twentynine Palms businesses experienced burglaries or attempted break-ins Monday night. Two adjoining businesses in the 6400 block of Cholla Avenue reported Monday morning that a burglar had gained entrance and stole a computer, jewelry, and a purse. In addition, two adjacent businesses in the 73500 block of Twentynine

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD BUYS HIGH-TECH MAMMOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board voted to purchase a high-tech piece of equipment last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files this report…

Last night’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors kicked off with a presentation on the hospital’s medical imaging department. And in a related

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YUCCA VALLEY CRASH VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

The Coroner’s office has identified the two people who were killed in Yucca Valley in a crash Thursday afternoon. Jesse Torres, 64, and Melissa Torres, 36, both of Yucca Valley, were northbound on Warren Vista, attempting to cross Yucca Trail, when their red Bronco was broadsided by Brooke Nemeth, 23,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING, SPOUSE ABUSE SUNDAY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday, accused of kidnapping and spouse abuse after he barricaded himself inside his home. According to Sheriff’s Corporal Steve Everhart, shortly before 8 p.m., deputies were called to the Combat Center’s off-base housing in the 5900 block of Aztec Avenue after a neighbor called

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, ACQUISITION OF HOWSER LAND ON AGENDA

Block grant priorities, filling vacant city posts, and acquisition of land owned by the estate of a well-loved resident (now deceased) are among the topics at the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting. Dan Stork tells what else is doing…

After starting the 6 p.m. open session with a presentation to

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BOLD BURGLAR TAKES A SHOWER, STEALS A QUAD

A bold burglar broke into a home in Joshua Tree over the weekend. After drinking some beers from the fridge, and taking a shower in the victim’s home in the 6400 block of Valley View Street, the burglar stole a Honda Quad off-road vehicle. The burglary was reported to the

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS BUSINESSES BROKEN INTO

Two businesses were broken into over the weekend in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, doors to a business in the 5800 and 6400 blocks of Adobe Road were damaged during break-ins Saturday night. The business owner in the 5800 block said it was cost between $600 and $800

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