CAR VS. FIRE HYDRANT HIT-AND-RUN IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The California Highway Patrol is asking for assistance in a hit-and-run that sheared off a fire hydrant in Twentynine Palms early Thursday morning. About 12:30 Thursday morning, CHP officers and Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a sheared fire hydrant at Indian Trail and Meldora Avenue. Law enforcement determined

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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. California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin has some tips on how to ride safely is… Here are some important safety reminders for motorcyclists. Wear a helmet and protective gear. “No skin

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CHP OFFERS TIPS ON DRIVING AROUND MOTORCYCLES

Reducing the number of motorcycle-involved collisions goes beyond training and prevention on the part of the motorcyclists. 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 collision involving a motorcycle can have major

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THE CHP SAYS PREP YOUR VEHICLE FOR SUMMER ROAD TRIPS

Now that summer is here, more people are taking off on summer vacations and weekend road trips. CHP Officer Joan Griffin says with a little planning and preparation, you can reduce the risk of a tragedy while you are behind the wheel… The warm temperatures and summer travel put extra

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CHP LOOKING FOR HELP IN LOCATING HIT AND RUN DRIVER

The California Highway Patrol is asking for help in finding the driver involved in a hit-and-run that hospitalized a man. According to the CHP, Paul Paddock, 22, of Twentynine Palms, was sitting on the ground in front of Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown about 2 a.m. Sunday, June 28, with

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HOT WEATHER BRINGS DRIVING SAFETY TIPS

The California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety warn that summer presents a new set of challenges on the roads. Reporter Dan Stork passes along some driving tips from the OTS and the CHP that are relevant anytime, and especially during hot weather… The California Office of

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HOT WEATHER PRESENTS DRIVING CHALLENGES

The California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety warn that summer presents a new set of challenges on the roads. Reporter Dan Stork passes along some hot-weather driving tips from the CHP…

Here are some of the hazards of summer driving:

Leaving children or animals in a

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RECENT PEDESTRIAN INJURY REMINDS US TO PUT ICE ON OUR PHONE

The family of a Joshua Tree man who was badly injured when he walked out in front of a car in downtown Joshua Tree this past weekend was not notified of his injuries for almost two days because officials did not know who to contact. It wasn’t until the California

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CHP ON MAXIMUM PATROL THIS MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND

More drivers on the road for the Memorial Day weekend means the California Highway Patrol will conduct a maximum enforcement period. From 6 p.m. Friday, May 22 through midnight Monday, May 25, CHP officers will be out in force, enforcing speed limit laws, click-it-or-ticket, and looking for DUIs. Last year,

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MORONGO BASIN MAC, BARELY THERE, VOTES AGAINST BLM ROUTE PLAN

At a sparsely attended meeting Monday night, the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council denounced a BLM plan on access routes in the western Mojave Desert. Reporter Dan Stork describes the objections…

With two members absent, and two seats unfilled, the Morongo Basin MAC barely had a quorum to hear a

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CHP OFFERS CLASS FOR MATURE DRIVERS

A special class for older drivers is being offered by the local CHP office tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up for the “Drive Smart” class… Morongo Basin Area drivers age 55 and older are invited to attend the upcoming “Age Well, Drive Smart” classes offered by

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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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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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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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ACTIVITY AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW A SIMULATION

Twentynine Palms Community Members, please be aware that during the day on April 30 and May 1, there will be a simulation on the Twentynine Palms High School campus involving the fire department, police officers, medical personnel, and helicopter support. This is a simulation. They are running the Every 15

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CHP START SMART DRIVING CLASSES FOR TEENS TOMORROW NIGHT

The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another free Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom instruction on collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing elements, and driver responsibilities. The class will be held on Wednesday, April 29, in the CHP offices on the

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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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CHP TO ENFORCE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DISTRACTED DRIVING

The California Highway Patrol will enforce “zero tolerance” during April for Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distracted driving is any activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from driving. Several common distractions include using cell phones, iPods, and GPS; eating, reading, shaving or putting on make-up; or anything that causes drivers

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CHP RECRUITING FOR NEW OFFICERS

The California Highway Patrol is hiring and has begun recruitment. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to apply… The California Highway Patrol is looking for men and women from diverse communities to provide the highest levels of safety, service, and security. Each candidate must be 20 to 35 years old,

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CHP REMINDS YOU TO DESIGNATE A DRIVER FOR SUPER BOWL

Sunday’s Super Bowl is a great excuse for family, friends, and fans to get together and cheer for their favorite team. Managing editor Tami Roleff reminds you to be sure you have a designated driver… The California Highway Patrol, along with the National Football League, is joining in the Fans

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