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STRONG-ARMED ROBBERY AT WAL-MART, JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday, accused of strong arm robbery at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, Wal-Mart loss prevention personnel observed Bruce Johnson, 46, of the 61900 block of Begonia, concealing items in his backpack. When security attempted to prevent Johnson from leaving the...
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VIOLENT RAMPAGE RESULTS IN ARREST AT GUNPOINT IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested at gunpoint Sunday evening, accused of scaring her young children during a violent, drunken rampage. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called about 8 p.m. Sunday to report her boyfriend, identified as Richard Guzman, 32, was drunk and was hitting things in her...
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SCHOOL BOARD TO TALK ABOUT HOPE ACADEMY, VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting tonight at District offices in Twentynine Palms that will consist principally of workshops. Reporter Dan Stork has the full agenda…
Hope Academy will be one topic at a special workshop/study meeting of the Morongo Unified School District...
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested after he beat up his girlfriend Friday. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses said Randy Camerer, 28, of the 7300 block of Sage Avenue, bit his girlfriend’s chin, and choked her in front of her young children about 8:30 a.m. Thursday. When deputies arrived,...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN STEALS FROM FRIEND’S HOUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday morning, accused of breaking into a friend’s home and stealing money. According to a Sheriff’s report, Timothy Bowen, 24, spent Thursday night at a friend’s house in the 6500 block of Mariposa Avenue in Twentynine Palms. The friend believes that Bowen unlocked a...
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SCULPTOR AT MORONGO VALLEY WEDNESDAY LUNCH PROGRAM

The Morongo Valley Wednesday lunch program will feature a sculptor tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff gets out her brown bag…
Artist and sculptor Dan Redmon will be the featured speaker at Morongo Valley’s Lunch in the Park tomorrow, April 1, starting at noon. Redmon will discuss the snake he recently...
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CESAR CHAVEZ HONORED TODAY

The state honors the life of Cesar Chávez today, a civil rights pioneer who fought vigorously for the rights of California farm workers. Cesar Chávez Day, an annual state holiday celebrated on March 31, falls on the activist’s birthday. As co-founder of the United Farm Workers union, Chávez was the...
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MARINES CO-ED COMBAT EXPERIMENT COMES TO TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Marine Corps’ unprecedented experiment on co-ed combat has moved from the forests of North Carolina to Twentynine Palms. A special gender-integrated task force is undergoing a grueling training regimen. The goal is to help Marine leaders decide whether all combat jobs should be opened to women. It’s part of...
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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER LOOKS AT BUYING PROPERTY TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View water Agency has called a special meeting for tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda…
The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors meets in special session at 6 p.m. tonight. On the agenda is consideration of continuing associations with the agency’s legal counsel, auditors, and...
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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES AVAILABLE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

California Assemblyman Chad Mayes’ main office is in Palm Desert, where District 42 constituents can go for help or information about issues they may have. For residents who are not able to make the drive, his office will move to the Yucca Valley Community Services Department on Wednesday, April 1....
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OASIS ELEMENTARY PLAY TO BENEFIT SCIENCE CAMPERS

A play at Oasis Elementary School in Twentynine Palms will help the sixth graders go to science camp. Reporter Rebecca Havely invites you to “Hooray for Justice” Thursday afternoon…
The Oasis Elementary School sixth grade drama club will present the play “Hooray for Justice.” The play is a comedy that...
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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW-COST PET SERVICES

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in April for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you...
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NESTING RAPTORS CLOSE CLIMBING AREA IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A climbing area in Joshua Tree National Park has been temporarily closed to protect nearby nesting raptors. The “Towers of Uncertainty,” about 2 ½ miles south of Geology Tour Road, will be closed until the birds have abandoned their nest. The closure is not anticipated to last beyond June 15.

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KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP AT YUCCA VALLEY ELEMENTARY

If your child will be 5 on or before September 1, 2015, he or she is ready to enter kindergarten. Reporter Dan Stork says parents in the Yucca Valley Elementary area can do their part during April…
During the month of April, Yucca Valley Elementary School will be having a...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports, the Yucca Valley High School softball and baseball teams will play the Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles at home tomorrow. Both games start at 3:30.

The Trojan tennis team will travel away to Rancho Mirage tomorrow; first serve is at 3:15.

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GRASS-ROOTS FUND-RAISER SEES 1,500 ATTENDEES, RAISES OVER $17,000

In a remarkable grass-roots event Saturday, over 1,500 people attended “Abigail’s Day” Saturday at the Yucca Mesa Community Center. Organizers said the event, first planned as a family barbeque, grew beyond their wildest expectations into an phenomenal outpouring of community support for young Abigail Snipes, a 12-year-old cancer victim currently...
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BEWARE OF THE “GRANDPARENTS’ SCAM”

An old phone scam that is making the rounds again. It’s called the “grandparents scam,” because the caller pretends to be the victim’s grandchild who needs money because of an arrest or car crash Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how you can avoid being a victim…
Grandparents in Yucca Valley...
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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SUED BY THE ACLU OVER TASER USE

The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, asking a court to order the department to turn over documents showing steps it has taken to comply with county grand jury recommendations on the use of Tasers. The grand jury found that deaths related to the...
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COUNTY SEEKING 2015-16 GRAND JURORS

Volunteers for the 2015-2016 San Bernardino County grand jury are now being requested. Reporter Dan Stork tells who can apply, what a grand juror does, and how to apply…
To be eligible for selection to the county grand jury, a person must be at least 18 years of age, a...
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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT MAILING OUT ASSESSMENT DISTRICT BALLOTS

The Hi-Desert Water District began mailing ballots Friday to all property owners in Yucca Valley for the sewer project’s assessment district vote. Property owners will have until May 13 to vote on whether or not to support the formation of assessment districts in the town for the sewer project. Approval...
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