YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE COMPLETES NAVAL BASIC TRAINING

Navy Seaman Apprentice Michael A. Prince Jr., son of Michael and Bernadette Prince of Yucca Valley, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. During the eight-week program, Prince completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB REDNECK REVERSE RAFFLE THIS SATURDAY

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert is holding a reverse raffle Saturday, April 12, in which the last ticket drawn wins the grand prize, $1,500 toward the drip of your choice. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more information about how you can be a part of this Redneck

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Twentynine Palms High School Track and Field split victories with the Big Bear Bears yesterday in a De Anza League dual. Coach Ronda Morton said Adriann Miller led the girls with 4 first place performances in the 4×1, 4×4, 100 meter, and 200 meter. Nisa Seals won the high jump,

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MAN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE HEAD-ON CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK WAS A MARINE

More details today following a violent, motorcycle-to-motorcycle head-on crash in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday afternoon. Base officials say the man killed was a Marine stationed at the Twentynine Palms base. Corporal Elmer VanHoorebeke Jr., 27, was an electrical system technician with VMU-1 who deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. VanHoorebeke

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL GETS BUDGET INPUT, TALKS ABOUT PUBLIC ART, HOMELESSNESS

The meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council was far-ranging and crisp. Reporter Dan Stork was there, and says that the topics ranged through budgetary matters, public art, and how the city might respond to homelessness…

Twentynine Palms City Manager Joe Guzetta described to the City Council the calendar of

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TWO FELONS, ONE HIDING OUT AFTER EARLY RELEASE, LOCATED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A wanted parolee released early under AB109 was found hiding out in Twentynine Palms with another wanted felon Sunday. At 1:30 p.m., deputies responded to the 6200 block of Ocotillo Road in Twentynine Palms for a report of a verbal disturbance. At the location, deputies contacted two men. One identified

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STOLEN CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE

Deputies from the Sheriff’s Department’s Rural Crimes Task Force recovered on Monday a piece of heavy equipment that had been stolen last year in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a Bobcat augur attachment, owned by JMJ Construction out of Winchester, was stolen in September 2013 while workers

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION GIVES NEW ROSS STORE BIGGER SIGNAGE

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission gave the new Ross store a bigger sign last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at that meeting and files this report…

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission went against its staff recommendation at its meeting last night, and granted a variance for a 238-square foot

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YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR HOUSING GETS A NAME AND A MOVE-IN DATE

The new senior housing project in Yucca Valley has a name and a schedule for when residents can move in. Dumosa Senior Village will feature 73 one-bedroom apartments for residents 55 and older who meet income limits, and one two-bedroom unit for the project manager. The first phase, featuring 31

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting Wednesday, April 9, are airport use agreements; setting up a reserve account; and aircraft tie down rental agreements. Under new business, the directors will be asked to accept a law firm to represent

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD HEARS OF MORE HOSPITAL BELT-TIGHTENING

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says Board members named a vice president and heard of more belt tightening…

At last night’s Board meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center, Director Pat Cooper was named Board Vice President; that office had been filled by Paul Hoffman

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DRUM CIRCLE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Nationally-known Joshua Tree percussionist Sam Sloneker will facilitate a community drum circle Thursday, April 10, 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church, Onaga at Church Street in Yucca Valley. This delightful experience is open to the general public and there is no charge. Refreshments

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PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Preschool-aged children can attend the Twentynine Palms Library’s preschool story time tomorrow at 11 a.m. The theme for preschool story time will be “colors.” Children are invited to bring something to share, that relates to the theme. Parents and babysitters are invited to bring their three-, four-, and five-year-olds to

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“FABULOUS DIVAS OF HOLLYWOOD”, THIS WEEKEND ONLY AT THEATRE 29

This weekend only, two performances only of a delightful one-man show that wowed audiences and critics in New York and Los Angeles. Reportage Taylor Thacker tells you how to get tickets to “The Fabulous Divas of Hollywood” at Theatre 29…

There is a popular, fun show coming to the desert

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat golf team came out strong yesterday (Tuesday April 8th) and beat Desert Hot Spring at home in a league match 224-283. Coach Grant Whipple said standouts for the ’Cats were Brandon Steffins, 38; Ty Lueken, 43; Michael Goodale, 46; and Justin Delarosa, 46. The

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LAWSUIT FILED BY FAMILY OF MAN KILLED BY SHERIFF’S PATROL CAR

The family of the man killed nearly a year ago in a crash with a Sheriff’s deputy in Twentynine Palms has filed a lawsuit against the deputy involved in the crash, as well as the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department , the County, and the City. Z107.7 News has learned

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2nd RIDER FROM SUNDAY MOROTRCYCLE HEAD-ON IN JTNP DIES

The second rider involved in a head-on motorcycle to motorcycle crash Sunday in Joshua Tree National Park has died. Riverside County Coroner’s officials said Elmer Vanhoorebeke Jr., 27, of Twentynine Palms died Sunday afternoon at 4:20 p.m. in the Emergency room at Desert Hospital in Palms Springs. Vanhoorebeke Jr had

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TNPCC MEETS TONIGHT: BUDGET PLANNING, PUBLIC ART, HOMELESSMESS

An evening of discussions is on the agenda for the Twentynine Palms City Council. Dan Stork says they’ll cover budget planning, public art, and homelessness…

In the first discussion item on the agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council on April 8, the Council will approve the Budget Calendar and

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MAN CRASHES THROUGH HOUSE WHILE FAMILY IS SLEEPING

A family had a rude awakening Sunday morning when a man broke through the walls of their house into their bedroom while they were sleeping. According to a Sheriff’s report, the homeowners were sleeping in their bedroom when about 7 a.m., a black man the residents described as “homeless” and

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YUCCA VALLEY CAREGIVER ARRESTED FOR DRUGS, ELDER ABUSE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Sunday morning after drugs were found in her residence. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 56800 block of Antelope Trail about 3:45 to execute a search warrant. During the search, deputies recovered methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. During the

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