FREEZE WARNING CONTINUES, PROTECT YOUR PIPES!

The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning here in our Morongo Basin through tomorrow morning. With Temperatures in the 20’s, Reporter Taylor Thacker reminds you to watch for freezing pipes… Standing water in pipes and hoses expands as it freezes, possibly causing pipes and hoses to break.

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SUPERVISOR RAMOS RECAPS ACCOMPLISHMENTS

In his address to the Basin Wide Foundation’s breakfast meeting on Thursday, Third District County Supervisor James Ramos marked his first year in office with a recap of accomplishments and a peek at future aims. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has highlights… Chief among accomplishments, Ramos described a new sense of

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT

Having finished with installation and setting of priorities, the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council is ready for its first meeting in what should be its regular format. Assignment reporter Dan Stork has the agenda… The December 9 meeting of the Big MAC starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Joshua Tree

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET WEDNESDAY

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, will hold their monthly meeting Wednesday evening 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Helen Gray Center on the campus of the Hi Desert Medical Center. The group is

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CHP COLLECTING TOYS

The California Highway Patrol is collecting toys to distribute to local needy children. Bring your new, unwrapped toy to the California Highway Patrol office in Joshua Tree or to the Yucca Valley Wal-Mart, pharmacy entrance. For more information, call CHP Officer Joan Griffin at 760-366-3707.

OVER 100 ATTEND DRUG COURT GRADUATION

The Joshua Tree Drug Court held its 19th semi-annual graduation at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Reporter Dan Stork observed the celebration… Before a packed room of well over 100 family, friends, and well-wishers at the Yucca Valley Community Center, Judge Rod Cortez handed out diplomas to the latest graduates

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PICTURES WITH SANTA IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Saturday, December 7, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District will host a Holiday Fair including pictures with Santa. Get your family holiday pictures taken by a professional photographer, and get them back in time for gift giving. While waiting for your photo opportunity

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SOME HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS FROM COUNTY FIRE

The San Bernardino County Fire Department would like to remind you of the following holiday safety tips. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz explains some of the ways to ensure a safe holiday season… Before setting up lighted decorations, check for burned-out lights, empty sockets and broken bulbs. Inspect wires for breaks

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SPORTSMANS CLUB SWAP MEET IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Sportsman Club in Joshua Tree will hold its monthly swap meet tomorrow. Shop for great bargains on new and used items, Admission is free, and vendors are always welcome. Spaces rent for just $20; for non-profit organizations, the space is free. Call Jose at 760-275-6876. The swap meets are

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A BUSY JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner, tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Note the change in hours. Sunday breakfast is chicken fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

The California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, December 13, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on White Feather Road. Entertainment will be provided by the Condor Elementary School Choir. Members wishing to reserve lunch should call Sherry Craft, at 760-881-5275, no later than Monday, December 9.

MARIJUANA ANTI-PROHIBITON PROJECT MEETS SATURDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

Recent court decisions affecting access to medical marijuana dispensaries and personal cultivation will be the subject of this month’s meeting of the Marijuana Anti-Prohibition Project. The featured speaker will be marijuana advocate Lanny Swerdlow. The meeting is set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 7, at the Listening Lounge in downtown

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS TOMORROW IN CLOSED SESSION

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special closed session meeting 11 a.m. Friday in the Helen Gray Education Center, on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree. The sole item on the agenda is a discussion concerning personnel and benefits.

DONATIONS FOR ANIMAL SHELTER AND TLC COLLECTION AT VON’S

Volunteers from the Morongo Basin Humane Society will be at the Yucca Valley Vons tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to collect donations for the Joshua Tree no-kill animal shelter and for needy community pet owners who will have bags of pet food available to them at TLC’s Christmas

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FIREFIGHTERS COLLECTION TOYS FOR NEEDY CHILDREN

Morongo Basin firefighters will be collecting toys to distribute to needy children. Boxes where residents can drop off toys will be in local businesses, banks, and mobile home parks, including at the Z107.7 studio in Joshua Tree. In addition, Walmart will host a “stuff the truck” event at the store

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS APPROVE COMMERCIAL SOLAR ORDINANCE

About two dozen citizens gave the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors their views on the proposed ordinance regulating commercial solar power generation projects, with about half doing so via the teleconferencing facility in Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork observed proceedings from the county government building in Joshua Tree and

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CHP LOOKING FOR HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER AFTER WOMAN HITS MBTA BUS

The California Highway Patrol is searching for the driver involved in a hit-and-run accident last week that injured a Joshua Tree woman. According to a CHP press release, a dark colored Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound on Highway 62 in the left lane about 4:05 p.m. on Friday, November 29,

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TLC “STUFF THE BUS” FOOD DRIVE STARTS TODAY

Tender Loving Cause, or TLC, has been organizing volunteers to provide a free Christmas meal to residents of the Morongo Basin for the past 29 years. But feeding 5,000 people a turkey and ham dinner with all the sides isn’t the only thing TLC does. The organization also provides gift

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AN ARREST AFTER THREATENED MURDER AND VIOLENCE IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday night after he threatened to kill two other men. According to a Sheriff’s report, Mark Epstein, 56, was arguing with an unidentified man in the 6200 block of East Parkway Boulevard in Joshua Tree shortly before 10 p.m. The report states that Epstein

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS TO CONSIDER SOLAR ORDINANCE TOMORROW

The solar energy ordinance reviewed recently by the County Planning Commission is now ready for the Board of Supervisors. Dan Stork tells how you can view the discussion tomorrow, and be a part of it locally… An ordinance on the regulation of commercial solar energy generation facilities will be discussed

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