TEEN TENNIS AT JACOBS PARK IN YUCCA VALLEY

Teen tennis in Yucca Valley starts tomorrow, and will be held every Friday for seven weeks. Reporter Cara Conway says grab your racquet and have some fun with your friends…

Challenge your friends to teen tennis every Friday, from July 11 through August 22, at Jacobs Park in Yucca Valley.

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TO HOLD SOCCER CAMP

It’s that time of year again! Soccer will be starting soon and the Yucca Valley High School soccer team will hold a soccer camp. Designed for ages 4 to 14, this camp is organized to teach the basic skills that will help kids be successful. The camp will be held

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TRI-VALLEY ALL-STAR GIRLS WIN SECTION 9 CHAMPIONSHIP

The Tri-Valley All-Stars girls’ softball team won the Section 9 championship yesterday in Yucca Valley. The team, comprised of the top 9- and 10-year-old players from the four teams of the regular season, dominated their opponents from Jurupa, winning 25 to 4. The Yucca Valley Tri-Valley All-Stars took the District

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WITNESS SAYS POLICE WERE NOT IN HARM’S WAY IN DEADLY MARINE SHOOTING IN PALM SPRINGS IN 2012

A woman who witnessed a deadly police shooting in Palm Springs in 2012 told the Desert Sun newspaper that the two officers were not in harm’s way when they fired at a Marine’s car in a downtown parking garage. Lesley Diggins, 42, who was only a car-length away from the

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NEW GENERAL TAKES OVER COMBAT CENTER COMMAND

A change of command at the Combat Center will feature two Marines who have handed off command to each other in the past. Maj. Gen. David Berger will relinquish command of the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, to Maj. Gen. Lewis Craparotta,

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE HOLDS FAREWELL PARTY FOR PRESIDENT/SUPERINTENDENT DR. ROGER WAGNER

Dr. Roger Wagner’s resignation as president of Copper Mountain College becomes effective July 14. Reporter Dan Stork says there will be a farewell party tomorrow…

The Board of Trustees of Copper Mountain College has invited the community to celebrate and say goodbye to Dr. Roger Wagner after seven years of

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION RESTRICTS HOME OCCUPATION PERMITS, DISCUSSES NATIVE PLANT ORDINANCE

Entrepreneurs who live in multi-family housing or on a lot smaller than 18,000 square feet in the Town of Yucca Valley take note: the Planning Commission feels that many home occupations would generate too much traffic for the neighborhoods, and it proposes to prohibit them in those areas. Among the

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DO YOU NEED WATER SERVICE LINE INSURANCE?

Did you receive a letter offering to sell you insurance for your outside water pipes? Is it a scam or a prudent investment? Reporter Diana Jones examines water line insurance offers…

Some Morongo Basin residents may have received a mailing urging the recipient to buy insurance for their water service

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CLARIFICATION ON TWENTYNINE PALMS BURGLARY ARRESTS

A clarification on the arrest of two Twentynine Palms men Saturday following multiple burglaries in the city. Z107.7 News reported Monday that a witness saw two men—whom we identified as Dallas Moore, 20, and Bobby Burcham, 25,—fleeing after attempting to break in to a vehicle on Mariposa Avenue about 5:20

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS APPROVE SYNTHETIC DRUG ORDINANCE

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday designed by the Sheriff’s Department to combat synthetic drugs by using a multi-pronged approach to eradicate sales of these illicit substances. The ordinance includes criminal, administrative and civil penalties for those who sell drugs commonly known as “spice”

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE AGENDA

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet tomorrow to continue its discussion of an appointment of a superintendent/president, and then in open session. Reporter Taylor Thacker gives an overview of the Board’s agenda…

Copper Mountain College will have a Board closed session on Thursday, July 10, starting at

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MILITARY K-9S AT TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY THURSDAY

The Twentynine Palms Library will feature a performance by military working dogs from the Combat Center base tomorrow. Military dogs play an active role in locating drugs and searching for explosives. Military K9 dog handlers will provide a demonstration in Veterans’ Park, adjacent to the library, at 10:30 Thursday morning.

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GARDEN CLUB MEETING THURSDAY

St. Martin in the Field will host a Gardening Club meeting tomorrow, July 10 at 6 p.m. Learn more about composting as they share information and share the harvest. Located at 72348 Larrea Avenue in Twentynine Palms, this meeting is free and open to the public. Prepare to get your

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STUDENT ART CLASS TOMORROW AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will offer a young artists’ painting class tomorrow with local artist Tanner McGuire. The two-hour classes are being offered at 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. McGuire will provide short lessons on art principles, offer demonstrations, and work with the children to develop their own paintings.

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Z107.7 RADIO CELEBRATES 25 YEARS—AND YOU’RE INVITED

On July 15, 2014, KCDZ-FM radio, or Z107.7 FM, will celebrate an amazing 25 years of uninterrupted service. Since seven seconds after 1:07 p.m. July 15, 1989, Z107.7 has been continuously operating and has been an intrinsic part of the incredible changes, challenges, and progress in our beautiful, remarkable, and

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FIRE DESTROYS JOSHUA TREE HOME, RV TRAILERS, SHED

An extension cord being used to power a swamp cooler is blamed for a fire in Joshua Tree Sunday afternoon that completely destroyed a home, two travel trailers, a shed, and a vehicle. About 4 p.m., fire fighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, the Combat Center, and Morongo

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY AT PALM DESERT MALL

A 21-year-old Joshua Tree man was arrested Monday afternoon following a foot chase at the Westfield Mall in Palm Desert. Store owners called Sheriff’s deputies about 1:30 to report that Matthew Stewart was walking through the mall and stealing items from stores. Authorities say when mall security tried to stop

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SHERIFF TO PRESENT ORDINANCE BANNING SYNTHETIC DRUGS AT COUNTY SUPERVISOR MEETING TODAY

Sheriff John McMahon will present a synthetic drug ordinance to the Board of County Supervisors today that includes criminal, administrative and civil penalties for those who sell synthetic drugs – more commonly known as “spice” or “bath salts” – in the county. Spice is a mixture of herbs sprayed with

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WHAT TO DO DURING A FLASH FLOOD

The Morongo Basin is now in the monsoon season. And with monsoons, comes the very real threat of flash flooding. When rain threatens, the National Weather Service may issue flood watches or flood warnings. A flood watch means a flood is possible, while a flood warning means that flooding is

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LIBRARY OFFERS DMV CLASSES FOR SENIORS

The Twentynine Palms Library is continuing its free driver education class for seniors on Wednesdays through July 30. Participants will receive necessary information needed to pass the DMV written exam. Seniors can join the class at any time and no pre-registration is necessary, the classes are on Wednesdays at 2

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