QUESTIONS ABOUT ENDORSEMENTS IN SHERIFF MCMAHON’S CAMPAIGN

A 17-page list of personal endorsements for the campaign of John McMahon for San Bernardino County Sheriff was removed from the campaign’s website after questions were raised by Z107.7 News. In doing campaign research yesterday morning, I saw that my name and my wife’s name were listed as endorsers. Not

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACUSED OF STEALING CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday, accused of stealing remodeling supplies from a residence. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, a resident in the 6300 block of Palo Alto Avenue in Yucca Valley was walking his dog about 6:30 a.m. when he noticed a silver pick up truck circling

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HI-DESERT WATER SAYS IT IS HAS PLENTY OF RESERVES

California Governor Jerry Brown declared California was officially in a drought last month, and the Mojave Water Agency, which provides state water to Hi-Desert Water District, will not be receiving any water from its water supplier. This means that Hi-Desert Water District, along with Joshua Basin Water District and Bighorn-Desert

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CURT SAUER NAMED NEW JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT GENERAL MANAGER

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors announced, pending contract approval, that they have appointed Curt Sauer as their new general manager. Sauer had retired four years ago as Superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park.

He recently served as the Department of Interior agency liaison and Incident Commander

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LAST WEEKEND FOR “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST” AT THEATRE 29

The classic comedy, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” by Oscar Wilde, continues its run at Theatre 29 through this Saturday. The play, directed by Butch Pelfrey, features Broadway-class period costuming by Kathryn Ferguson, and a delightfully imagined and intricate set designed by Pelfrey with help from his wife, Jackie Pelfrey.

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN KILLED IN TRAGIC TRACTOR ACCIDENT

A Morongo Valley man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a tragic freak tractor accident. At 3:28 p.m., William Wesley Wire, 61, was driving a construction-type tractor on his property in the 8500 Block of Rose Eden Drive, near Altadena, when the tractor hit a bump, and Wire fell off. The

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YUCCA VALLEY COUNCIL, PLANNING COMMISSION, APPROVE GENERAL PLAN UPDATE

In the fourth joint meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council and the Planning Commission held last night, the two bodies finally approved and adopted the General Plan Update, despite objections from some commissioners and council members about including maps of wildlife corridors and open space areas in the general

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FIRE DESTROYS A LANDERS HOME FIRE TUESDAY

A Landers home is a total loss following a fire yesterday. Shortly after 5 p.m., 16 fire fighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Mesa, and Yucca Valley responded to a fire in the 4600 block of Kickapoo Trail in Landers. The fire fighters were not able to save the 2,000-square foot

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TWO ARRESTED WITH DRUGS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AFTER TUSSLE WITH DEPUTY

Two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Monday when drugs were found on them during a probation compliance checks. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy went to a home in the 74500 block of Sunset Drive about 7 p.m. to conduct a probation compliance check on William Anderson, 47. The

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FULL HOUSE AT THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ASK FOR MORE PAY

Per usual, the agendized items of the Board of Education were dispatched in the blink of an eye, but its meeting was an hour long and spirited. Reporter Dan Stork explains why…

Teachers and other Morongo Unified School District employees attended the Board of Education meeting in force to

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MORONGO BASIN COUNTY MAC WANTS INPUT ON AREA ROADS

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council Committee on Roads will meet 10 a.m. Friday at the Bob Burke County Government Office in Joshua Tree. The committee is soliciting public comments on issues pertaining to roads in the unincorporated areas of the Morongo Basin.

SCHOOL BOARD WITH A BUSY SESSION TONIGHT

A lengthy agenda faces the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education tonight. Reporter Dan Stork lists the topics…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets off to an early start in its February 4 with a 5 p.m. closed session devoted to student discipline issues, bargaining with

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CHP WANTS MOTORISTS TO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE

Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on California’s roadways. In 2011 alone, more than 3,000 people were killed in distracted driving crashes. The California Highway Patrol is encouraging all motorists to make the conscience decision that could literally save their life: “Do not text and drive.” Distracted driving is a

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL AND PLANNING COMMISSION IN JOINT MEETING TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council and Planning Commission will meet in joint session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the Agenda…

The Yucca Valley Town Council and Planning Commission will hold a joint meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday for the fourth time, to discuss and possibly approve a revised and updated

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A CHANGE IN PARADE OF HOMES VENUES

Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, one of the six homes in Reach Out Morongo Basin’s 10th Annual Parade of Homes has withdrawn from the tour. Casa de Kinsman in Twentynine Palms has been replaced with Casa Grande in Twentynine Palms. The home has a delightful southwestern-style home with Mexican

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MAKE YOUR SMARTPHONE PART OF YOUR DISASTER PLAN

Your Smartphone, now almost ubiquitous in our culture, can be a lifeline in a disaster or emergency. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says make it part of your disaster plan…

For Smartphone users, incorporating the devices into emergency plans can save lives. If you don’t use texting regularly, familiarize yourself with your

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MARIAH MUCHTAR NAMED MISS YUCCA VALLEY IN SATURDAY PAGEANT

The 47th Miss Yucca Valley Pageant was held Saturday night featuring 10 high school junior candidates. Yucca Valley High School student Mariah Muchtar was named Miss Yucca Valley 2014 and received the sash and crown from the 2013 Miss Yucca Valley Kelli King. The court will consist of 1st Princess,

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ONE IN CUSTODY AFTER A SHOOTING AT A TWENTYNINE PALMS CAR WASH

One man is in custody for attempted murder after shooting another man at a carwash in Twentynine Palms Friday morning. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, the victim, who has only been identified as a Hispanic male from Twentynine Palms, was washing his GMC Yukon in the self-service carwash in

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STATE WATER EMERGENCY WILL DIRECTLY IMPACT THE MORONGO BASIN

The Governor’s declaration of a water emergency is trickling down to local levels. Dan Stork surveys the local impact of drastic measures by the state’s Department of Water Resources…

The California State Water Project (SWP) supplies water from the Feather River watershed and the Sacramento Delta water distribution area to

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CHIMNEY FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY

Old age and earthquakes are believed to be responsible for a chimney fire in Yucca Valley early Monday morning. According to County Fire Captain Rick Denison, the mortar and bricks of a chimney in a home in the 56000 block of Sunset Avenue were cracked, probably from earthquakes and old

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