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BABY FOUND IN SHOPPING CART IN WAL-MART PARKING LOT

A baby was forgotten for a few minutes in a shopping cart in a Wal-Mart parking lot yesterday. According to Sheriff’s officials, a Wal-Mart employee found a 10-month-old baby in a shopping cart about 3:05 p.m. and brought the child into the store and called the Sheriff’s Department. The father...
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MORONGO VALLEY HOME BURNS TO THE GROUND LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Morongo Valley firefighters were called to a suspicious fire late last night that burned a home to the ground. According to Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, a resident in the 51400 block of 29 Palms Highway heard a loud boom about 11:30 p.m., and then about 10 minutes later saw flames...
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CHP HONORS 911 DISPATCHERS

California Highway Patrol dispatchers handle the majority of California’s wireless 9-1-1 emergency calls. Not only are they responsible for sending fire, ambulance, or law enforcement in response to 911 calls, but they are in constant radio communication with the responders, providing needed information. Last year, more than 900 CHP dispatchers...
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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FINES FOREIGN VANDAL, 4 OTHERS CONVICTED

The Swedish-Portuguese street artist, Andre Saraiva, known as “Mr. Andre” has paid the fine for vandalizing a boulder in Joshua Tree National Park. On February 27, park officials were notified by members of the public that Saraiva had posted Instagram photos of his “work” on rock formations thought to be...
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“CRAZY GLUE CASE” AGAINST FORMER SUPERVISORS REPRESENTATIVE CONTINUED

Yesterday’s scheduled hearing for Mike Lipsitz, the former Morongo Basin field representative for Third District County Supervisor James Ramos, was continued to May 27 in San Bernardino Superior Court. Lipsitz, 53, was arrested in February during a vehicle stop near the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center. He is accused of smuggling...
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ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE

The 65th Annual Grubstake Days parade is planned for May 23. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says entries are now being sought by the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce…
Entries are now being accepted for the 65th annual Grubstake Days parade, set to take place Saturday, May 23. This year’s theme...
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MARINE HELICOPTER LANDS ON SOLANO BEACH YESTERDAY

A huge Marine Corps helicopter made an emergency landing on Solano Beach Wednesday, bringing no damages or injuries but leaving an unforgettable spectacle for surrounding swimmers and sunbathers. The CH-53E Super Stallion landed on the shore of the northern San Diego County beach shortly after 11:30 a.m. after a low...
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MAJOR EXERCISE ON MAINSIDE OF MARINE BASE TOMORROW

Residents at the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms and surrounding areas will hear a lot of noise and activity tomorrow, Friday, April 17, as Marines practice a non-combatant evacuation operation exercise. Marines will simulate the evacuation of civilians from a potentially hostile area. Helicopter and tilt-rotor flights will be conducted...
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GROVE’S THEATER ANNOUNCES CAST OF “THE WEIR”

The delightfully intimate Grove’s Cabin Theater in Morongo Valley has announced casting for their next production. Reporter Rebecca Haveley has the cast for “the Weir”…
The Groves Cabin Theatre of Morongo Valley announces the cast of its next offering, “The Weir,” by Conor McPherson, directed by Karl Weimer. Ghostly tales...
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RAINBOW STEW ART FAIR THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will be holding its third annual Art Fair April 18 and 19. Come and meet the artists in person who offer their work in gourd art, copper art, jewelry, painting, photography, and more. The art fair will be held outside the store, 55509 29 Palms...
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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

There will be a distribution of federal surplus food at the Church of the Nazarene, 56428 Buena Vista Drive in Yucca Valley, from 10 to noon on Friday, April 17.

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CALTRANS PUTS THE KIBOSH ON A TWENTYNINE PALMS ART PROJECT

Earlier this school year, a civic beautification idea was put forward in Twentynine Palms. The idea is still alive, but it has hit a snag. Reporter Dan Stork explains…
A while back, a call went out to artistically-inclined students at Twentynine Palms High School about a public art project....
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Yesterday the Twentynine Palms High School swim team met with Yucca Valley at home. The boy’s team showed outstanding improvements, but fell short to the Trojans 84-to-86. This leaves them 1-1 in league and 3-3 overall. As for the Lady Wildcats, the team dominated with a score of 119-to-51, leaving...
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BABY FOUND AT WALMART

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of a baby that was found in a shopping cart in a Walmart parking lot. Sheriff’s Sergeant Jim Thornburg said deputies were called to Walmart about 3:05 Wednesday afternoon about the baby. Thornburg said deputies have contacted the people who claim to be...
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BREAKING NEWS--SUSPECT BEING QUESTIONED IN YUCCA VALLEY SHOOTING THIS MORNING

A man is being questioned this afternoon following a shooting and crash in Yucca Valley Wednesday morning. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Jim Thornburg, the Hispanic male suspect–who has not yet been identified– was arguing with a man and a woman in the 55600 block of Pueblo Trail. An anonymous person...
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STREET ARTIST PAYS FINE FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VANDALISM

The Swedish-Portuguese street artist, Andre Saraiva, known as “Mr. Andre” has paid the fine for vandalizing a boulder in Joshua Tree National Park. On February 27, park officials were notified by members of the public that Saraiva had posted Instagram photos of his “work” on rock formations thought to be...
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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN BUYING CAR ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

A Yucca Valley woman said she was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday evening when she tried to buy a car. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman was going to buy a car from a private party and had arranged for the seller to bring the car to her home in...
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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS, REVIEWS REQUIREMENTS FOR BTI

Managing editor Tami Roleff was at the meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission last night. She says a review of commercial guidelines led to a set of requirements for a business…
The 60-foot tall cell phone tower disguised as a pine tree on Primrose Trail in Yucca Valley was...
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ACLU SAYS BEATING BY COUNTY DEPUTIES PART OF LARGER PROBLEM

A spokesman for the American Civil Liberties Union says a federal investigation into the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has been too long in coming. The FBI announced Friday it would conduct a civil rights investigation into the televised beating of a man as he was taken into custody. Thursday,...
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WE REVIEW “WAIT UNTIL DARK” AT THEATRE 29

The mystery thriller, “Wait Until Dark,” opened last weekend at Theater 29. Set in 1960 Greenwich Village, New York, this haunting tale follows three ex-con men on a desperate search for a drug-filled doll that leads them to the apartment of a young blind woman oblivious to the dangers the...
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