FORMER TWENTYNINE PALMS MAYOR/COUNCILMAN TRIES STAND-UP COMEDY IN LOS ANGELES

In retirement, a former Twentynine Palms city councilman and mayor is developing a new direction for himself. Reporter Dan Stork chatted with Jay Corbin about his efforts as a standup comic…

We’d heard that Jay Corbin, who retired from his consulting practice in December, after completing one term on the

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SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ACCEPTS PLEA BARGAIN IN CHILD PORN, SEX ABUSE CASE

A former school bus driver for the Morongo Unified School District, accused of child pornography and child sexual abuse, accepted a plea bargain Friday. Alex Gomez, 57, of Twentynine Palms, pleaded guilty to two counts of lewd acts with a child and possession of child pornography in exchange for dropping

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN THROWN FROM JEEP, HOSPITALIZED

A Twentynine Palms Marine was injured when he was thrown from a Jeep he was riding Friday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michael Klouchek, 24, was driving a Jeep on a dirt road near Encelia and Laura Lane when the Jeep hit a dirt berm and he was thrown

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HIGH SPEED PURSUIT ON JOSHUA TREE DIRT ROADS

Two people were arrested Friday morning following a high-speed pursuit on dirt roads in Joshua Tree. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Leach, around 9 a.m. Friday, he saw a 2007 Mazda 6 sedan driving eastbound on Pipeline Road and cross Sunfair without slowing or stopping. Leach turned on his lights

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JULY 3 FIREWORKS IN LANDERS

It’s an annual tradition, the Third of July fireworks in Landers. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the free event will include all kinds of activities besides fireworks…

The public is invited to celebrate Independence Day on July 3rd at the Homestead Valley Park fireworks spectacular in Landers. Admission is free and

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VENDORS NEEDED FOR FOURTH OF JULY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

And there will be fireworks in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms on the Fourth of July. Reporter Dan Stork says there’s still room for vendors at the 4th of July celebration in Twentynine Palms…

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the City of Twentynine Palms, is actively

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF STOLEN VEHICLE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday night after he was found with a stolen vehicle. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, shortly before midnight Friday, a National Park officer saw a man standing next to a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer in the 75500 block of National Park Drive in Twentynine

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF HEROIN

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday for being in possession of heroin. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7600 block of Bannock Trail shortly before 9 a.m. There they found Richard Salazar, 21, along with heroin. Richard Salazar was arrested for investigation of

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DEADLINE FOR RETURNING MEASURE Y BALLOTS IS TOMORROW

The deadline for returning ballots for the mail-in election for Measure Y is tomorrow, June 23. Voting YES on Measure Y would approve a 30-year lease agreement between the Hi-Desert Medical Center District and Tenet Healthcare. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details about the proposed merger and election…

The fate of

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TENNIS CLASSES START TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Tennis Association is sponsoring a six-week class for beginning and intermediate tennis players. The National Junior Tennis and Learning class is for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 17. The classes start June 23 and go through July 30, from 8 to 10 Tuesday

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY SETTLES CHILD MOLESTER’S LAWSUIT

The Yucca Valley Town Council voted in closed session Tuesday night to settle a case with a convicted child molester in exchange for his dismissal of a lawsuit against the town. Frank Lindsay, 62, of San Luis Obispo, has sued at least 19 municipalities in California, ranging from Stockton to

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SMOKE FROM “LAKE” FIRE FILLS THE MORONGO BASIN SKIES

UPDATE 6-19-15 Firefighters continued battling the Lake Fire today along the northern boundary of the San Gorgonio Wilderness in steep rocky terrain. It is currently 15,000 acres and is 10 percent contained. About 150 structures are threatened. Fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft are battling the fire from the air with numerous

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RECENT PEDESTRIAN INJURY REMINDS US TO PUT ICE ON OUR PHONE

The family of a Joshua Tree man who was badly injured when he walked out in front of a car in downtown Joshua Tree this past weekend was not notified of his injuries for almost two days because officials did not know who to contact. It wasn’t until the California

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

An excessive heat warning is in place for temperatures up to 117 this weekend. An excessive heat warning is issued when temperatures are forecast to reach dangerous levels that will stress the body if precautions are not taken. Cooling centers are: Yucca Valley Town offices normal business hours. The Yucca

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER VOTES FOR MONTHLY INACTIVE METER FEE

The cost of your undeveloped property in Joshua Tree—if you have a water meter—is about to go up. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said the Joshua Basin Water Board made that decision last night… At last night’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District Board, directors voted to begin the process to

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HOT DOG CALL LEADS TO ARREST FOR HEROIN POSSESSION

Two people were arrested Tuesday evening after heroin was found in their possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident called at 6:10 p.m. to report that a dog had been locked in a vehicle parked at the Park-n-Ride at Kickapoo and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley. The caller said

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HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM OFFERS YOUTH CAMP

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum of Yucca Valley is offering a summer fun and fitness youth camp that encourages healthy eating and exercise. Reporter Rebecca Havely describes the four weeks of fun… New topics are offered each week of this four-week youth camp which begins June 23, and runs Tuesdays through

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTS A MIXER

Join the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce for a June Mixer this evening, Thursday, June 18, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The mixer will be held at the Twentynine Palms Visitors Center, 73484 Twentynine Palms Highway. Network with area business owners and representatives and sample food from various local restaurants.

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FREE MOVIE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS’ LUCKIE PARK TONIGHT

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department presents “Movies in Luckie Park” Thursday nights through July 30, on the north side of the racquetball courts starting at approximately 8:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for the community to gather and enjoy family entertainment at its best. Refreshments will be offered

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STEAM CAMP OFFERED AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

It will be STEAM-y in more ways than one in Twentynine Palms this August. Reporter Dan Stork says invites teenagers to sign up for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics camp at Twentynine Palms High School… Students in grades 7 through 12, throughout the Morongo Basin are invited to come

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