YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday afternoon, accused of beating up his girlfriend and threatening her with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called deputies from the 54600 block of 29 Palms Highway about 12:40 to say her boyfriend was beating her with a fist, and

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD LOOKING INTO ADDITIONAL TAXES

The Morongo Valley CSD Board met last night. Additional taxes, super majority, and a lease were all om the agenda. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at that meeting and files this report…

At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, directors formed an ad hoc committee to investigate

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council, in its role as the successor agency to the redevelopment agency, will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight, Wednesday, August 19. The sole item on the agenda is consideration of a resolution of city fire services as required by the Local Agency Formation Commission.

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“THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH” OPENS AT THEATRE 29 FRIDAY

Theatre 29 invites you to the gala opening of the sci-fi drama, “The Man From Earth.” The event will benefit two local non-profits. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more…

“The Man From Earth” opens Friday night, August 21 at Theatre 29. Both the Twentynine Palms Library and the Gladys Carol Scholarship

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SUMMER SPLASH IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Rotary Club’s third annual “Summer Splash” is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at the Joshua Tree Community Center. The event was rescheduled from smoky days earlier this summer. An art show has been added to this year’s Splash, in addition to classic kid’s games,

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets tonight. Additional sewer work and a sewer update are on the docket. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda…

After a routine consent agenda, changing dental insurance will be the first action items considered by the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors. Following that,

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the meeting will focus on chromium-6… At tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, directors will receive an update on the state’s more stringent chromium-6 threshold and learn the status of the district’s current conservation

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM STARTS MONDAY

Registration is now open for the Twentynine Palms Youth Club after-school program. The program offers literacy and math programs, P.E., as well as homework assistance for students in first through sixth grades. The after-school program, which starts August 24, is free for students at Oasis Elementary School; $100 for students

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ZUMBA CLASSES AT TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION

The Twentynine Palms Recreation is offering Zumba classes for children ages 4 to 11. Classes will be instructed by certified Zumba instructor Tanesha Atwell. Classes will be held at the Community Services building on Mondays from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. for ages 4 to 6 and on Wednesdays from 6:00

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MISSING YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN FOUND DECEASED

A missing elderly Yucca Valley woman has been found deceased. According to a Sheriff’s report, an off-road rider found an older model Volvo car stuck on a rock in a wash near Palomar Avenue and Juarez Drive in Yucca Valley about 5 p.m. Monday. It appears the car’s driver, later

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FIRE AT LANDERS DUMP MONDAY AFTERNOON

Trash at the dump in Landers caught on fire Monday afternoon. County Fire Captain Bryan Hoverman said the fire at 59200 Winters Road was reported about 5:45 p.m. and was burning trash and tires. After fighting the fire for about 1 ½ hours, firefighters from Yucca Mesa Station 42 left

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BREAK-IN AT RACQUETBALL COURTS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS LUCKIE PARK

Thieves broke into the racquetball courts at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms sometime over the weekend. Twentynine Palms employees arrived at the courts about 9:30 Monday morning and discovered that unknown suspects had broken into the court and stole cash from a lock box, as well as a large bag

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TO HEAR FROM CONGRESSMAN COOK TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight. Congressman Cook, risk sharing and Public safety will be heard from and about tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look…

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley will give a presentation at the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting tonight. After a routine

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL CALLS SPECIAL MEETING FOR TOMORROW

Continuing the process to turn over responsibility for fire protection to the County, the Twentynine Palms City Council, will hold a special meeting tomorrow night at 6:00. The sole item on the agenda is consideration of a resolution of city fire services as required by the Local Agency Formation Commission.

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING HIS MOTHER

A Yucca Valley man is accused of beating up his mother Friday after she served him with a “no negative contact” restraining order. According to a Sheriff’s report, Mynor Marroquin, 40, became angry after he was served with a restraining order by his mother. The report states that about 3:30

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING HIS FATHER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday night, accused of injuring his father during a fight. According to a Sheriff’s report, the 77-year-old father called for help about 9:45 p.m., saying his son, Eric Jacobs, 49, was arguing with him and then the argument turned physical. The man said Jacobs

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BEWARE DOOR-TO-DOOR SOLICITORS

With the warmer weather that comes along with summer, so do the door-to-door solicitors. And while many operate fairly and honestly, there are ways to spot those who are simply looking for a quick buck. Reporter Dan Stork gives some tips on how to protect yourself from unscrupulous solicitors…

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SUPERVISOR RAMOS NAMES MARK LUNDQUIST MORONGO BASIN FIELD REP.

Third District County Supervisor James Ramos addressed yesterday’s meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council in Yucca Mesa. In a surprise, but long overdue, announcement, Ramos introduced 33-year Joshua Tree resident, Mark Lundquist, as his new field representative here. Lundquist is chairman of the Municipal Advisory Council, sits on the

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says state surplus, a special tax, and defining a super majority are all on the agenda…

In Morongo Valley, the Community Services District holds the regular third Tuesday meeting at 7 p.m. in the Covington Park Community

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BLOOD DRIVES IN JOSHUA TREE AND YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct two community blood drives on Wednesday, August 19. The first will be at the hospital in Joshua Tree from 10 to 2, followed by a blood drive at Vons in Yucca Valley from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood

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