TWENTYNINE PALMS TARGET FLUSHED OUT WITH PEPPER SPRAY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested and sprayed with pepper spray after he failed to come out of his hiding spot in an attic. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 6400 block of Mesquite Avenue about 4 p.m. to follow up a report that

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BILOXI BLUES FINAL WEEKEND OF RUN

If you haven’t seen “Biloxi Blues” at St. Joseph’s in Yucca Valley, this weekend is your last chance. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to get tickets…

The St. Joseph’s Players production of “Biloxi Blues” is one third of a play trilogy by Neil Simon called “The Eugene Trilogy.” The

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BURN PERMITS SUSPENDED IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

The County Fire Marshall has suspended all burn permits in unincorporated parts of San Bernardino county, as well as in Yucca Valley. Covered barbecues, recreational fires fueled solely by natural gas or propane, recreational and cooking fires within organized campgrounds and on private property that are otherwise permitted are

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TWENTYNINE PALMS GRANDFATHER ACCUSED OF FELONY CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday evening, accused of child cruelty when he disciplined his grandchild. According to a Sheriff’s report, Robert Feskanich, 47, in the 6400 block of Mariposa Avenue was supposed to babysit his three-year-old grandson about 6:30 p.m. The report states Feskanich called his son to

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THE DROUGHT CONTINUES, SOME WATER CONSERVATION TIPS

The water districts in the Morongo Basin area have all implemented regulations to reduce water consumption. Managing editor Tami Roleff says leaky plumbing can waste a lot of water…

The first thing you should do to conserve water is to check your water meter for leaky plumbing. Check it last

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT ON WARRANT

A Joshua Tree man was arrested at gunpoint on a warrant Thursday night, after he was found hiding in his girlfriend’s daughter’s bed. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7500 block of Elwood Street in Joshua Tree about 11 p.m. with a warrant to

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BROADWAY MUSICAL “MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” AT THEATRE 29

The comedic musical whodunit “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” is open at Theatre 29. The Broadway hit show will run through June 27. Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” recreates the lively, bawdy world of a Victorian-era British music hall. A distinguished company of actors

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MORONGO VALLEY BALL FIELD CLEAN-UP TOMORROW

A clean up of the Morongo Valley ball fields will be held tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to help…

Join the Morongo Valley Youth Sports League for a ball field clean up on Saturday, June 6, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Volunteers get a manageable 4 x

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FORMER YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER CONVICTED IN SEX WITH STUDENT CASE

A former Yucca Valley High School teacher, accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, and whose February trial ended in a mistrial, accepted a plea bargain in Joshua Tree court Friday. Zachary Miller, 34, pleaded guilty to one charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor more

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BALLOTS MAILED FOR HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

Watch your mail. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the ballots to approve the affiliation of Hi-Desert Medical Center with Tenet Healthcare have been mailed out…

The Hi-Desert Medical Center began mailing ballots Friday to all registered voters in the Morongo Basin who live within the boundaries of the healthcare district.

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF DEALING DRUGS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of dealing drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a traffic stop of a 1993 Honda near the intersection of Highway 62 and Juniper Road shortly before 1 a.m. During a consent search of the vehicle, the deputy

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday morning, after his girlfriend said he punched her. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident of the Starview Mobile Home Park in the 5300 block of Adobe Road said the woman came to his door about 5:30 Tuesday morning, saying her boyfriend, Michael

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JOSHUA TREE’S SECTION 6 ON WAY TO BEING A COMMUNITY PARK

Over 50 years ago, Section 6 in Joshua Tree was set aside for a community park. Reporter Dan Stork says that some concrete developments are bringing that goal into sight…

The awarding of a grant for the Desert View Conservation Area Park, planned for Section 6 in Joshua Tree, was

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***** BREAKING NEWS******* YUCCA VALLEY TEACHER PLEADS GUILTY TO UNLAWFUL SEX WITH MINOR

A Yucca Valley High School teacher, accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, and whose February trial ended in a mistrial, accepted a plea bargain in Joshua Tree court Friday. Zachary Miller, 34, pleaded guilty to one charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor more than

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YUCCA VALLEY VOTERS SAY NO TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA; MEASURE “X” DEFEATED

Yucca Valley residents yesterday defeated an initiative to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the town. With about one-third of the town’s 9,800 registered voters casting ballots, the final unofficial results are 57 percent against Measure X, with only 43 percent of voters for the proposed ordinance. Only 730 of the

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9-YEAR-OLD BEATEN WITH A 2X4; PARENTS ARRESTED

A Johnson Valley couple was arrested Friday, after their young daughter said she was beaten with a 2×4. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, a teacher questioned a 9-year-old student about black-and-blue bruises on her left hand. The girl said her father, Brandon DaSilva, 33, of the 5200 block of

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS, CHANNEL 10 EYED FOR TAKEOVER

The Yucca Valley Town Council meeting began last night with a presentation on the Marine base’s economic effects on the Morongo Basin and recognition of Diane Olsen and Al Arrowood as the full- and part-time employees of the year. Also recognized were Sheriff’s Captain Dale Mondary—who will be leaving next

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GOATS KILLED IN JOSHUA TREE FIRE

Several goats were killed in a fire in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon. According to County Fire Captain Donnie Viloria, neighbors in the 64000 block of Moonlight Mesa Road smelled smoke about 3:45 p.m. and discovered a travel trailer and surrounding buildings were on fire and called 911. No one was

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ARSON SUSPECTED IN YUCCA VALLEY BRUSH FIRE TUESDAY

Yucca Valley firefighters responded to an arson fire in the desert east of Machris Park yesterday. About 7:17 p.m., a witness said a white man, dressed all in black, was seen running from a wash where a fire was burning about a 30-by-30-foot section of desert just west of Lisbon

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MEASURE X FAILS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Yucca Valley residents defeated yesterday an initiative to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the town. With about one-third of the town’s 9,800 registered voters casting ballots, the final unofficial results are 1,854 against Measure X, with only 1,414 voters for the proposed ordinance. Only 730 of the more than 3,200

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