FAMILY FUN DAY IN PARADISE VALLEY SATURDAY

The Town of Yucca Valley will host a family fun day at Paradise Park on Saturday, July 11, from 11 to 2. The free event will feature a jumbo inflatable water slide, along with kiddie pools, bubble zone, music, and refreshments. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The playground

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JOSHUA TREE ARTIST HIT ON THE HIGHWAY LAST MONTH HAS DIED

The Joshua Tree artist who was hit by a car as he attempted to cross the highway in Joshua Tree last month died Sunday. According to the California Highway Patrol, Anita Barker, 53, was driving eastbound on the highway about 40 to 45 miles per hour in the number 1

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ALTERCATION LEADS TO ASSAULT AND SHOTS FIRED IN JOSHUA TREE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an assault in which shots were fired in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon. According to preliminary reports, deputies were called to a home in the 59400 block of Cielito Drive about 1:30 p.m. for a report of a man beaten with a baseball bat. The victim told

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES ARTISTS EXCEPTION TO HOME PERMIT REQUIREMENT

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session last night. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the meeting had hellos, farewells, and a break for local artists…

The Yucca Valley Town Council opened its meeting last night welcoming new Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Joling, and closed it by saying farewell to

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MORE BURGLARIES IN YUCCA VALLEY

There has been a rash of burglaries in Yucca Valley. Yesterday, we reported five, and at least three more burglaries in Yucca Valley were reported Monday, and three people were arrested in connection with at least one of the burglaries. A generator and tools were reported stolen from a home

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COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW, TO CONSIDER EDUCATION SCHEDULE

The Copper Mountain College Board meets in open session tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda…

Following a 2 p.m. closed session for a president/superintendent performance evaluation, the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees convenes in regular open session at 3:00 tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community Room on the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN HELD AFTER FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday morning, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, Douglas Bonderer, 23, was arguing with his girlfriend about 4:30 a.m. Monday morning. The woman told deputies that Bonderer had held her against her will, spat on her, threw a rock at

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DUMPSTER DIVER ARRESTED AFTER FIGHTING WITH SHERIFF’S DEPUTY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Monday afternoon, accused of dumpster diving and then resisting arrest. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 5200 block of Adobe Road called about 4:30 p.m. to report a suspicious person who was dumpster diving. The resident had previously reported several burglaries

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PROTECT YOU DOG AGAINST PARVOVIRUS

Parvo—the nickname to the very serious canine parvovirus—is a real danger to your dogs. Managing editor Tami Roleff has some tips on how to protect your four-legged family member…

Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious disease that is often fatal, especially for young puppies. Parvo is prevalent in the Morongo

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight, (Wednesday, July 15), are correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Congressman Paul Cook, and the Town of Yucca Valley regarding property changes. Under

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY BOARD TO APPOINT NEW GENERAL MANGER TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. After a closed session in which directors will appoint a new general manager and discuss anticipated litigation, the directors will recognize the outgoing

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YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION PLANS BUS TRIP TO LAKE ARROWHEAD

The Town of Yucca Valley is planning to take a relaxed bus trip to cool and scenic lake Arrowhead. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to be on that bus…

Escape to cool Lake Arrowhead on a Yucca Valley sponsored day trip on August 12. Travel by deluxe motor coach

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SHERIFF SAYS DON’T GIVE MONEY TO PANHANDLERS

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is launching a new public awareness campaign about homelessness, “Positive Change, Not Spare Change.” According to the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement, or HOPE, team, 65 percent of panhandlers are not homeless. The HOPE team says giving money to panhandlers contributes to the

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STRING OF BURGLARIES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Yucca Valley residents reported at least six burglaries and attempted burglaries Sunday. According to Sheriff’s reports, a vehicle and cell phone were stolen from a home in the 7400 block of Elk Trail. The 2005 Ford was found parked around the corner, possibly due to the fact it had a

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GAS STATION VIOLENCE, THEFT, LEAD TO ARREST

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Saturday, accused of attacking a woman and stealing her purse. About 11 a.m., a deputy saw Juanita Sharp, 50, punching a man at a gas station in the 61700 block of 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. The deputy detained Sharp, at which time,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CONSIDERS LETTING ARTISTS WORK FROM HOME WITHOUT PERMITS

The Yucca Valley Town Council will consider allowing artists to work in their homes without a home occupations permit tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks tonight’s council agenda…

Among the items on the consent agenda of tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, council members will be asked to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING CANCELLED

The July 7 meeting of the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission has been cancelled. The next meeting of the Planning Commission is scheduled for Tuesday, August 18.

ADA COMPLIANCE FORUM SET FOR THIS FRIDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce has selected the site for its informational forum about the American with Disabilities Act. The forum is set for Friday, July 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the chamber’s office, 6448 Hallee Road in Joshua Tree. Small business and ADA compliance strategies and

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HOT WEATHER BRINGS DRIVING SAFETY TIPS

The California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety warn that summer presents a new set of challenges on the roads. Reporter Dan Stork passes along some driving tips from the OTS and the CHP that are relevant anytime, and especially during hot weather… The California Office of

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SUMMER RAINS BRING OUT DESERT TORTOISES, HOW TO HELP

Summer rains mean that desert tortoises are on the move, searching for puddles from which to drink. Many tortoises will be traveling on roads, which makes them vulnerable to being hit by cars. Desert tortoises should only be moved in emergency situations. Officials at Joshua Tree National Park have produced

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