3.9 EARTHQUAKE NEAR HEMET THIS MORNING

A 3.9-magnitude earthquake shook the Inland Empire at 12:39 a.m. this morning. According to the U.S. Geological Survey The quake was centered five miles north of Hemet, and eight miles south of Beaumont. There were no reports of damage or injury.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In a third round game at the West Valley Tip-Off Classic in Hemet the Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team suffered a tough 40-39 loss to Heritage High School of Romoland. Coach Jess Geeson said Senior Hannah Hughes and freshman Taylor Spitz each had 10 points to lead the Yucca

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YUCCA VALLEY AMATEUR ASTRONOMER SAM DAVIDSON PASSED AWAY TUESDAY

Sam Davidson, a 30-year resident of Yucca Valley, died at home October 22. He was 86 years old. Sam Davidson is survived by two daughters, Caryn Davidson of Joshua Tree, and Dale Davidson of New York, NY; granddaughter Claire Davidson, of Hemet; and his former wife and life-long friend, Inge

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MORE DETAILS ON MAJOR INJURY MOTORCYCLE CRASH FRIDAY

The California Highway Patrol has released the names of the three people involved in last Friday night’s head on collision on State Route 62 in Joshua Tree. Investigators say Rebecca Fletcher, 25, of Deale, Maryland, was riding the 2006 Suzuki sport bike in the eastbound left lane just east of

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