COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TUESDAY

A local resource fair will be held by Copper Mountain College this coming Tuesday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what services will be provided…

Copper Mountain College hosts a free community resource fair this Tuesday, May 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in 300 Quad on the main campus.

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WIND ADVISORY ISSUED FOR THE MORONGO BASIN

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Morongo Basin from 2 p.m. this afternoon to 10 p.m. Winds will be south to southwest winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph. Winds will increase early this afternoon and will be strongest

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SMALL VEHICLE FIRE CLOSES HIGHWAY IN MORONGO VALLEY

Morongo Valley firefighters responded to a small vehicle fire about 10:30 Wednesday morning. According to Fire Captain Mark Murphy, two women were driving east on Highway 62 near Big Morongo Canyon when the engine of their 2000 Toyota Camry caught on fire in the number 2 lane. Firefighters closed the

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CHP OFFERS SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORCYCLE RIDERS

Motorcycles are fun to ride, but there are dangers to riding down the highway at 65 miles per hour. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin has some tips on how to ride safely…

Here are some important safety reminders for motorcyclists. Wear a

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER A FIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

Two people were arrested Tuesday evening following a fight in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses called deputies about 6 p.m. to report that a man was beating a screaming woman in the 62100 block of Verbena Road, banging her head on a car and punching her in

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THREE HOMES BURGLARIZED IN JOSHUA TREE

Three homes were burglarized in Joshua Tree early Tuesday morning. According to Sheriff’s reports, homes in the 61300 block of La Crescenta Drive, 4300 and 4400 blocks of Alta Avenue, reported burglaries Tuesday morning. A neighbor on Alta Avenue heard an alarm sound about 3:30 a.m. and checked the area,

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SUPERVISORS NIX LANDERS SOLAR PROJECT

The County Board of Supervisors reversed a planning commission decision that would have allowed a photovoltaic project in Landers to go forward. Reporter Dan Stork says the vote was split… At its Tuesday meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors upheld a community appeal of a planning commission decision

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CAR THIEF ARRESTED AFTER JOSHUA TREE CAR AND FOOT CHASE

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested early Monday morning, accused of stealing a car in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of the 1992 Honda Civic discovered just after midnight Monday his car was missing from his driveway in the 61400 block of Sunburst Drive. The

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3.9 EARTHQUAKE NEAR HEMET THIS MORNING

A 3.9-magnitude earthquake shook the Inland Empire at 12:39 a.m. this morning. According to the U.S. Geological Survey The quake was centered five miles north of Hemet, and eight miles south of Beaumont. There were no reports of damage or injury.

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS, FAULTY SALES TAX INITIATIVE WITHDRAWN

Yucca Valley town staff and council members stressed at Tuesday’s meeting that the proposed citizen’s initiative for a half-cent sales tax for the sewer project is premature and needs major revisions. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains… The sales tax initiative proposes to lower the cost of the sewer assessments for

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YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER TO BE CLOSED FRIDAY

The Yucca Valley animal shelter will be closed Friday, May 8. Stray animals may be left in the holding pens south of the shelter entrance while the shelter is closed. For animal control emergencies, call the Sheriff’s Department at 760-365-2364. The animal shelter will resume its normal hours Saturday, May

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SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR TO BE RELEASED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A man designated by the county as a “sexually violent predator” has been released from custody and will be living in Yucca Valley. Richard Murillo, 75, was convicted of indecent exposure and lewd acts with three children under the age of 14 in 1994, and served five years in state

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS, 107-HOME SUBDIVISION ON THE AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Approval of a housing project, volunteers and a proposed half-cent sales tax are all on the agenda. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… At its meeting tonight, the Yucca Valley Town Council will be asked to approve permits

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JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED ON SAN PEDRO FISHING BOAT

Authorities Monday identified a Joshua Tree man who died after being pulled off a small commercial fishing boat at the breakwater near the Los Angeles Harbor Lighthouse. Firefighters dispatched at 1:21 p.m. last Tuesday found the unconscious man on the boat, near the San Pedro harbor entrance. Erik Scott of

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VANDALS TRASH THE TWENTYNINE PALMS POST OFFICE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating vandalism and suspected mail theft at the Twentynine Palms Post Office. According to a Sheriff’s press release, sometime between Saturday evening and 4:15 Sunday morning, unknown suspects forced entry into 120 mail boxes in the post office lobby. Mail was thrown all over the floor.

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TIPS FROM THE CHP ON MOTORCYCLE SAFETY MONTH

Reducing the number of motorcycle-involved collisions goes beyond training and prevention on the part of the motorcyclists. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month, and California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin offers the following tips for motorists on how to drive safely around motorcycles… Give motorcycles extra room. A minor rear-end

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LANDERS SOLAR APPEAL IN FRONT OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TOMORROW

The disputed solar project in Landers reaches the County Board of Supervisors tomorrow. Local residents can weigh-in with their opinions from the county building in Joshua Tree. At the Tuesday May 5 meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will consider an appeal by the Landers Community Association of

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SPONSORSHIPS SOUGHT FOR YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY FIREWORKS SHOW

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley is already planning this year’s Fourth of July fireworks show. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says sponsorships for the event are being offered…

For more than 27 years, the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley has produced the free Fourth of July community fair and celebration, but

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FINAL PHASE ON DUMOSA TRAFFIC LIGHT STARTS TOMORROW

The final phase of construction on the traffic signal at Dumosa Avenue and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley is expected to start tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5. Still waiting to be completed are the installation of the signal light poles, electrical wiring, and final street striping. It’s unknown when the signal

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A ONE-NIGHT ONLY FLAMENCO PERFORMANCE AT THEATRE 29 MAY 10

Seattle-based flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show to Theater 29 for a one-night-only special performance. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with more details…

On May 10, only at 8 p.m., the performance Como El Viento Flamenco En Vivo will grace the stage at Theater 29 in Twentynine Palms. It

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