DESERT HOT SPRINGS APPROVES FIFTH MARIJUANA CULTIVATION OPERATION

Nearby Desert Hot Springs, missing industry, jobs and tax revenue, welcomed the announcement that CalCann Holdings plans to build a greenhouse to grow 6,000 pounds of organic medical cannabis each year. The pot will go to the company’s own Orange County dispensaries and others under a new state licensing system.

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN ACCUSED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS ARSON

Sheriff’s officials have released the name of the man arrested in connection with an arson in Twentynine Palms last week. On Tuesday, December 29, about 3:45 a.m., firefighters and deputies were called to a home in the 74900 block of Alta Loma Drive for a fire that destroyed a boat

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ONE ARRESTED, 1 SOUGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY ATTEMPTED MURDER

The Sheriff’s Department has released more information about what is now being called an attempted murder shooting during a burglary in Yucca Valley last week. Investigators say a man–whose name was not released by the Sheriff’s Department, was walking past a residence in the 5900 block of Avalon Avenue about

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JEWISH HIGH HOLY DAYS SERVICES IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Rosh Hashanah—the Jewish New Year—falls this year in the middle of September. Reporter Dan Stork urges Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin to reserve their places at the High Holy Day services offered by the Jewish Federation… Religious services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and for Yom Kippur,

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MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN RUGGED DESERT HOT SPRINGS WASH

A woman who was found dead Sunday morning was identified Wednesday as a 28-year-old Morongo Valley resident. The Riverside County Coroner’s office said Stephanie Dixon, 28, was found in Mission Creek Wash, west of Indian Avenue in Desert Hot Springs, about 8 a.m. Sunday morning. The Desert Hot Springs police

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A CHAMPIONSHIP FOR TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

The Tri-Valley Little League Yucca Red All-Star team for 7- and 8-year-olds won the District 58 Tournament Championship in Desert Hot Springs last week. In the double-elimination tournament, Tri-Valley’s Yucca Red faced off against the Twentynine Palms Dirt Devils for the third time in the final battle to determine the

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MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN NAMED DESERT HOT SPRINGS CHIEF

The captain of the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station will be leaving to become chief of police of the Desert Hot Springs police department. Dale Mondary, who has been with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for 24 years, said his last day with the Sheriff’s Department will be June 12.

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MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER PURSUIT

A Morongo Valley woman was arrested early Sunday morning after a police chase from Morongo Valley to Desert Hot Springs. Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost said deputies responded to a family dispute in the 8700 block of Ramona Trail in Morongo Valley about 3 a.m. As deputies arrived, Catherine Engebretson, 38,

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PASSOVER SEDER IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Again this year, a public Passover Seder is being offered to Jewish residents of the area. Reporter Dan Stork tells how to reserve a spot at the table… Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin and Desert Hot Springs— including military personnel—are invited to a community Passover Seder during this year’s

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MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY WITH STOLEN CAR

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested in Yucca Valley yesterday, after he was found with a stolen car. According to a sheriff’s report, a man called the Sheriff’s Department about 8 a.m. Tuesday morning to report that he saw his car—which had been stolen in Desert Hot Springs—in the

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MARINE HUMVEE FIRE BLOCKS MORONGO GRADE

A military vehicle in a convoy on its way to the Marine Base in Twentynine Palms caught on fire yesterday afternoon, shutting down the Morongo Grade for about half an hour. According to the CHP, the last Humvee in the convoy caught on fire about 3:10 yesterday about a quarter

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BODY FOUND WEST OF YUCCA VALLEY

Hikers reported finding a man’s dead body in the mountains west of Yucca Valley near Desert Hot Springs, sheriff’s officials say. A 911 caller told dispatchers of their find at 10:32 a.m. Sunday, roughly seven miles east of Desert Hot Springs in the mountains north of Dillon and Aqueduct Roads.

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS APPROVES MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES

Three medical marijuana dispensaries will open soon in nearby Desert Hot Springs. Their city council voted last night on how many shops and the criteria for applications. The criteria includes financial and criminal backgrounds; how the business would be organized; the number of patients the shop expects to serve; and

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS TO DECIDE HOW MANY MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES

Desert Hot Springs is expected to take the final steps necessary in letting medical marijuana dispensaries set up shop in the city Tuesday night when council members vote on a series of ordinances. The Desert Hot Springs City Council has already approved ordinances allowing the dispensaries, which come back for

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A STRANGE CASE OF MUSICAL STOLEN CARS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Sheriff’s investigators are scratching their heads over a strange case of musical stolen cars in Yucca Valley Wednesday. From what deputies have been able to piece together, the thief tried to steal a black 1993 Honda Civic from the parking lot in the Dollar Tree store in the 58600 block

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HIGH HOLY DAYS SERVICES IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Rosh Hashanah—the Jewish New Year—falls this year in the fourth week of September. Reporter Dan Stork urges Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin to reserve their places at the High Holy Day services offered by the Jewish Federation…

Religious services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and for Yom

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LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS FACE MORE COMPETITION, LESS PLAYOFF BERTHS

As our local high school football season gets underway, the De Anza League is expanding with a new team, but fewer play-off berths. Rancho Mirage is joining Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, Big Bear, Shadow Hills, Desert Hot Springs and Desert Mirage in a scramble for just two automatic play-off berths

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NEARBY DESERT HOT SPRINGS FACING DIS-INCORPORATION

Desert Hot Springs City leaders declared a fiscal emergency Tuesday—Desert Hot Springs’ second in eight months—in order to place general tax measures on the Nov. 4 ballot. The previous fiscal emergency, declared last November, enabled the City Council to reduce employee benefits and holidays, eliminate staff by more than 70

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SATURDAY MORONGO VALLEY CRASH CAUSES ROAD DELAYS, POWER OUTAGE

Traffic on Highway 62 was disrupted for about six hours on Saturday after a man drove his truck into a power pole in Morongo Valley. About 2:30 p.m., Raymond Yglesias, 48, of Whittier, was driving a Ford Ranger pick-up truck pulling a trailer, westbound on the Highway, just east of

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ELDERLY COUPLE CRITICALLY INJURED IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH

An elderly couple were critically injured in a crash in Joshua Tree Saturday afternoon. About 1:10, Velma Ringwald, 58, of Twentynine Palms was stopped at the southbound stop sign at Sun Ray Road and Highway 62, when she pulled out directly into the path of a bread delivery truck driven

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