HI-DESERT AND JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARDS MEET TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets tonight. Among items of interest is a $5,000 a month consultant. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s regular meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors, the Board will be asked to authorize

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SEVEN ARRESTED FOR BUYING BOOZE FOR TEENS IN STING OPERATION

Seven people were arrested Saturday for buying booze for minors during a “shoulder tap” sting operation in the Morongo Basin. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, between 4 p.m. and midnight Saturday, minor decoys approached adult customers in front of businesses licensed to sell alcohol, and asked the adults

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VETERANS INFORMATION SEMINAR THURSDAY AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

The DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Morongo Basin Chapter #60 is hosting an informational seminar for all Veterans, their dependents and caregivers THIS Thursday, November 7, at 9 a.m. at the Copper Mountain College Bell Center. The information seminar will be followed by the Mobile Service Office until 3 p.m. where

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LOW-COST DOG VACCINE CLINICS THIS MONTH

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine clinics in November for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Clinics will be held from 10 to 2 at the following locations and

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD IN CLOSED SESSION TONIGHT

On the heels of the firing of CEO Administrator Lionel “Chad” Chadwick last week, the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will meet for a special closed session at 6:30 tonight in the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus. On the closed session agenda, strategic relationships and services.

WE CLARIFY AND UPDATE JOSHUA TREE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION

Recently, Z107.7 described renewed plans for a residential housing development on 105 acres in the Friendly Hills area of Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork has some comments from the planning firm employed by the developer, as well as a correction to one detail of our earlier story… Terra Nova Planning

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CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS AND SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES SUNDAY

Spring forward, fall back. Yes, it’s that time again. Managing editor Tami Roleff reminds you to not only change your clocks, but also smoke alarm batteries… Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend, which means it’s time to change our clocks again. In March, we “spring” forward one hour, so on

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PART 1 IN A 4-PART SERIES ON BULLYING

Bullying in its many forms has become a serious problem. Today Z107-7 starts a series of stories describing the various types of bullying. Today, Sheriff’s Service Specialist Anita Baker tells us about physical bullying… Bullying can be irritating, embarrassing, hurtful, and even dangerous. Physical bullying involves any form of physical

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JOSHUA TREE VFW HAS A BUSY KITCHEN THIS WEEK

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner, tonight from 4:30 to 6:30. Sunday breakfast is chicken fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR THEFT AND PAROLE VIOLATIONS

A Joshua Tree transient, who’s been convicted of several felonies, was arrested again Tuesday for theft and parole violations. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, William Gaines, 49, had been a caretaker for an elderly couple in the 62200 block of Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. On his recommendation, the

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AN ARREST FOR THEFT OF UTILITIES AND THREATENING DEPUTY WITH KNIFE

After the manager of a Joshua Tree apartment complex noticed the electric bill for the meter in the complex’s laundry room had increased significantly, he determined that a tenant was stealing the electricity. Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter said a deputy was called in to investigate, and when the deputy knocked

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MARIJUANA ANTI-PROHIBITION GROUP MEETS SATURDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

The Marijuana Anti-Prohibition Project will hold its regular meeting 2:30 Saturday, November 2. The featured speaker will be marijuana advocate Lanny Swerdlow, who will discuss the International Drug Policy Conference held in Denver last week. More than 1,000 people, including government officials from all over the world, attended the conference

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CEO CHADWICK GONE FROM HDMC,”IRRECONCILABLE INCOMPATIBILITY”

CEO Administrator Chad Chadwick has been removed from his position by the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the Board cites “irreconcilable incompatability.”… Late yesterday, a press release from Hi-Desert Medical Center announced a mutually agreed upon end to CEO Lionel “Chad” Chadwick’s employment with the

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STOLEN VINTAGE HARLEY ENDS UP IN JOSHUA TREE

A vintage Harley Davidson motorcycle that was stolen in Minnesota 28 years ago was recovered earlier this month in Joshua Tree. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the owner couldn’t believe it when the California Highway Patrol called to tell him it had been recovered…

Noble Handley thought his 1934

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FAMED COMPOSER IN JOSHUA TREE CONCERT SATURDAY

Harrison House Music and Arts in Joshua Tree will present artist-in-residence Evan Ziporyn in a solo performance of works for bass clarinet and electronics this Saturday, November 2, at 8:00 p.m. Award-winning composer/bass clarinet virtuoso Ziporyn makes music at the crossroads between genres and cultures east and west. His compositions

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YESTERDAY’S HIGH WINDS CAUSE DAMAGE IN MORONGO BASIN

Yesterday’s high winds caused some damage in the Morongo Basin. In Twentynine Palms, the wind sheered off a power line pole at its base about 8:30 a.m. in the 4700 block of Adobe Road. The power lines kept the pole from falling to the ground. Twentynine Palms Fire Captain Matt

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular Joshua Tree Clean Team pick-up is tomorrow morning, at Alta Loma and Sherwood. The team will start at 8 a.m. and work for one short hour. Afterwards, the team will meet for optional coffee and conversation at the Park Rock Cafe. The volunteers are dedicated and have

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ROTARY CLUBS RAFFLING OFF A NEW HARLEY

The combined Rotary Clubs of the Morongo Basin are raffling off a new Harley-Davidson Motorcycle to benefit Copper Mountain College. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to get tickets… If you’ve been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the brand new Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail motorcycle traveling about the Basin

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ART TOURS VISITOR WINS NEW LINN GUITAR

One visitor’s experience points out the great local benefits of the Highway 62 art tours, held the past few weekends. In this case, Karan Flohra of Cypress attended the second weekend of the Highway 62 Art Tours with her aunt Julee Gilleland…

ArtFX and furnishings in Yucca valley was

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RETIRED TEACHER MEETING NOVEMBER 8

The California Retired Teacher Association will meet Friday, November 8, at 10 a.m. at the Helen Gray Educational Complex at the hospital in Joshua Tree. The program will be presented by Pete Wood and Sandy Smith, representing the Copper Mountain College Foundation, and will be followed by lunch. All educators

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