DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested following a fight with his girlfriend Sunday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called the Sheriff’s Department shortly before midnight Sunday to say her boyfriend, identified as Brian Novak, had a knife, punched her in the face, and threatened her life. Deputies

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SUPERVISORS OK TRAILS IN JOSHUA TREE’S SECTION 6, PIONEERTOWN WATER INTER-CONNECTION PIPELINE

Two items from the consent agenda of the September 1 meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors have direct local impact. Reporter Dan Stork says one is about a trail project in Joshua Tree, and the other is about bringing water to Pioneertown… The Board of Supervisors accepted

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER LOOKS AT DROUGHT SURCHARGE TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District will meet in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says, among other items, the board will consider a drought surcharge… At tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, directors will receive an update on conservation efforts which look to be just short

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JOSHUA TREE VFW POST BROKEN INTO

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Veterans Way in Joshua Tree was broken into Saturday night. Employees said sometime between 6 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday, thieves cut the lock off the gate and stole bags of aluminum cans, folding chairs with the VFW logo stamped

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WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER DRIVING INTO HER JOSHUA TREE BOYFRIEND

A San Bernardino woman was arrested Sunday morning, accused of running into her boyfriend with a vehicle. Sheriff’s reports say deputies were called to the 6100 block of Panorama Road in Joshua Tree about 8:30 due to a fight between a man and a woman, later identified as Jennifer Casas,

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15-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED AFTER STEALING GRANDMOTHER’S CAR

A 15-year-old boy who stole his grandmother’s car in Joshua Tree early Saturday morning was arrested several hours later in Landers. Sheriff’s reports say the car was reported stolen about 12:30 a.m. Saturday when a neighbor said someone ran into her awning in the 6100 block of Valley View Street

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, TWO POLICIES UP FOR REVIEW

The Morongo Unified School District Board meets in closed and regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the school board will look at two policies involving parents… Following a 6 p.m. closed session meeting on student expulsions and re-admissions, public employee discipline, dismissal, release, the Morongo Unified School District

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COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT JOSHUA TREE CELL TOWER

The county’s planning commission will be asked to give its stamp of approval to a conditional use permit for a 55-foot cell phone tower, designed as a sign, in Joshua Tree. The project will also include 12-panel antennas, a 30-foot by 30-foot block building, a 30-kilowatt generator, and two GPS

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TRAIL PROJECT, PIONEERTOWN WATER, ON AGENDA FOR COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING TOMORROW

Among items of local interest at the county’s board of supervisors meeting tomorrow, the Supervisors will be asked to approve a grant award of $200,000 to develop 3.1 miles of trail at Desert View Recreational Trails Project in Joshua Tree, over a five-year- period, along with a 20-year performance contract

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THEATRE 29, LOCAL CHAMBERS, TO ANNOUNCE 2016 SEASON

If you’re eagerly awaiting the announcement of the Theatre 29 2016 season, save the date of Wednesday, September 23. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… In a special tri-chamber event, the local chambers of commerce will host an event announcing the highly anticipated Theatre 29, 2016 season. The event

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COLLEGE BOARD IN WORKSHOP SESSION TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will hold a workshop/study session at 9 a.m. Friday, August 28. Among the items the trustees will discuss are trustee self-evaluation and goal setting, as well as goal-setting for the college superintendent/president. The workshop will be held in the community room of the

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BREAKFAST IN THE CLASSROOM AT JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY

The Morongo Unified School District will serve “Breakfast in the Classroom” at Joshua Tree Elementary School. Breakfast in the Classroom takes the traditional school breakfast approach and improves it by moving it to the classroom. Breakfast is available to every child, at no cost, making it possible for all children

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DISABLED AMERICAN VETS MOBILE SERVICE OFFICE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office will be in Joshua Tree August 27. Service officers will advise and assist veterans with any and all questions about rights, benefits, and claims. This service is free of charge, even without a membership to DAV. The DAV Mobile Service Office program will

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HARRISON HOUSE CONCERT TO MARK ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

There will be a very special concert at the Harrison House in Joshua Tree this Sunday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Chamber music concert will commemorate the Armenian Genocide… Harrison House will commemorate the centennial of Armenian genocide with a performance by the Pogossian family string quartet and quintet.

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, August 26, the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be meeting at the Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) on Highway 62 and Olympic. The volunteers will work for one short hour from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks and gloves available to

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE SEPTEMBER CALENDAR

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in September 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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COUNTY SUPERVISORS SET TO STREAMLINE ROOFTOP SOLAR PERMITTING

The County Board of Supervisors meets in regular session tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says streamlining solar and formalizing the Morongo Basin Supervisor’s representative are all on the agenda…

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At tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors, the expected passage of a new ordinance will

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LOCAL CHAMBERS TEAM UP FOR THEATRE 29 2016 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

The highly anticipated Theatre 29 2016 performance season will be unveiled at a tri-chamber mixer event. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details … The chambers of commerce for Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley will host a special event mixer on Wednesday, September 23, from 5 to 7

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AMATEUR SKATEBOARD FINALS COMING TO JOSHUA TREE

A free amateur skateboard competition will be coming to Joshua Tree for two days in September. Managing editor Tami Roleff says spectators will be able to see 34 of the best skateboard amateurs from around the country… Zumies Best Foot Forward is holding the finals of its amateur skateboard competition

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SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY, TIPS ON GETTING THERE SAFELY

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District open Monday after a long summer vacation. Whether you are walking to school or taking the bus, Z107.7 News wants you to get there safely. Reporters Mike Lipsitz and Rebecca Havely have some safety tips. We start with Mike Lipsitz on school bus

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