A BIG WIN FOR ROOFTOP SOLAR IN CALIFORNIA

Rooftop solar just got a big boost from the state of California. Reporter David Haldane explains… In a big win for rooftop solar in California, the state Public Utilities Commission last week rejected fee increases sought by the big three utility companies. Alison Seel, an attorney with the Sierra Club,

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MARINES PUT SEVERAL LOCAL AND COACHELLA VALLEY BUSINESSES OFF-LIMITS

According to a Marine Corps Combat Center order, several businesses in Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, and in the Coachella Valley are declared off limits to Marines, “in order to protect [them] from detrimental conditions in the civilian community.” The off-limits businesses include the Adobe Smoke Shop and STC Smoke Shop,

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EVERYMAN CHALLENGE RACE AT “KING OF THE HAMMERS” TOMORROW

The top five winners at yesterday’s 4 Wheel Parts race at the King of the Hammers event yesterday qualified to race in the 2016 Nitto King of the Hammers race Saturday. They are: Raul Gomez, JP Gomez, Andrew McLaughlin, Casey Currie, and Pete Antunac. Coming up at the King of

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A THREE-SHOW WEEKEND FOR “SUNSHINE BOYS” AT THEATRE 29

Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy, “The Sunshine Boys,” continues its run at Theater 29 with three performances this weekend. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… “The Sunshine Boys” continues to tickle the funny bone at Theatre 29. This weekend you have three chances to catch the comedy. Friday and Saturday night the

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW WITH POSSIBLE LITIGATION AND REORGANIZATION

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet Thursday, February 4, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. After a 4:30 closed session in which directors will discuss anticipated litigation, the directors will meet in open session at 5 p.m. and recognize the employee

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT LOOKS AT WELL REHAB, NEW TRUCKS, EMPLOYEES, AND NEXTERA SOLAR TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District board of directors meets tonight. Well rehab, new trucks and employees, and a report on a solar project are all on tap. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look at the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District the board will consider

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL NAMES LARRY BOWDEN TO THEIR HALL OF FAME

Twentynine Palms High School has announced its selection for its newest addition to the Hall of Fame. According to the induction committee, Larry Bowden has worked hard to make Twentynine Palms and the Morongo Basin a place where children can enjoy their childhood. Bowden has coached football, organized basketball tournaments,

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RETIRED TEACHER MEETING SET FOR FEBRUARY 12

The California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, February 12, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will honor past presidents of Hi Desert Division 62 and will welcome Rob Breyer, Director of CalRTA Area 9. Members for whom 2016 marks their

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY PAGEANT CONTESTANT SHANNON PEUKERT

Tickets for the 2016 Rotary Club Miss Yucca Valley Pageant will be available at the door. The annual tradition starts at 6:00 p.m. this Saturday at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Today, Reporter David Knutson introduces us to contestant Shannon Peukert… Today we interview Shannon Peukert, a junior at Yucca Valley

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SENIOR NIGHT FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL AT HOME TONIGHT

In high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will play Shadow Hills High School. The boys will play at home in a game honoring their seniors. The girls will travel away to Indio. Both games start at 6 p.m.

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL INVESTS FOR A FUTURE SALES TAX MEASURE TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. In the consent agenda is a considerable investment in planning for a future sales tax initiative. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… Tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council will begin with an update from the county

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WONDER VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED ON WARRANT

A Wonder Valley woman suspected of forgery was arrested on a warrant Saturday. According to a Sheriff’s press release, when deputies arrived at a home in the 76300 block of Raymond Drive about 8:20 with a warrant to arrest Teala Campbell, 29, a woman matching Campbell’s description looked out the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A 33-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday night, accused of beating his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman contacted deputies about 9 p.m. Saturday to say that Aaron Hancock, of the 7900 block of Hopi Trail, had beat her two days earlier, and then had left the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SEEKS SEARCH AND RESCUE VOLUNTEERS

Joshua Tree National Park is recruiting new volunteers for their search and rescue team. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… If you enjoy teamwork, helping others and the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park this opportunity may be for you. The Joshua Tree National Park Search and Rescue team

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KING OF THE HAMMERS POLARIS RZR UTV RACE TOMORROW

The 2016 King of the Hammers off-road competitions continue. In the Vision X SRRS versus the Ultra4 Shootout yesterday at King of the Hammers, Scott GoForth, representing SRRS, was the overall winner, at 38.343, with Jason Bartram representing Ultra4, was the fastest Ultra4 winner, at 40.237. Coming up at the

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS IN CLOSED AND OPEN SESSION

The Morongo Unified School Board will meet in closed and open sessions tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks their agenda… Board members will receive an update on negotiations between the Morongo Unified School District and teachers’ union. In other business, the school board will consider a resolution guaranteeing equal educational

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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Wednesday, February 3. Staff representatives will be available from 10 until 2 in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with state government. Mayes encourages residents who are not

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A SHUFFLE IN THE TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD, TWO SOUGHT

At its meeting last week, the Twentynine Palms Cemetery District board of trustees selected the new chair and vice chair, and said good-bye to two board members. Carey Alderson was named the new chair and Rebeca Rinkes is the new vice chair. Leaving the board are April Gibson and Betty

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WE MEETS MISS YUCCA VALLEY CONTESTANT SHELBY CLOW

The Miss Yucca Valley Pageant, sponsored by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club, will be this Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Today Z107.7 reporter David Knutson introduces you to contestant Shelby Clow… Who is the prominent woman you interviewed, and what did you learn from her?

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will distribute surplus food Wednesday, February 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Pacific Clinics, 56020 Santa Fe Trail, Suite M, in Yucca Valley.