MORONGO VALLEY BALL FIELD CLEAN-UP TOMORROW

A clean up of the Morongo Valley ball fields will be held tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to help…

Join the Morongo Valley Youth Sports League for a ball field clean up on Saturday, June 6, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Volunteers get a manageable 4 x

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MORONGO BASIN CHAPTER OF NEWBORNS IN NEED STARTS UP

Newborns in Need is a national charity that donates essential items to sick or needy babies. A local chapter has started in the Morongo Basin, and the charity is in need of volunteers who can sew, sort baby items, and make posters. In addition, donations of diapers, diaper bags, large

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW-COST PET SERVICES LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in June for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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TWO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARRESTS IN MORONGO VALLEY

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Sunday night, accused of assaulting his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Richard Roberts, 25, of the 9500 block of Bella Vista Drive, came home drunk about 11 p.m., began yelling at his wife and then grabbed her and threw her to the ground.

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HEAT IS GOING UP, DON’T LEAVE DOGS IN HOT CARS

The weather is heating up as summer approaches; temperatures are expected to be in the 100s this weekend. Managing editor Tami Roleff has this urgent reminder about leaving dogs in a hot car…

On a hot day, temperatures inside of a vehicle can quickly rise to dangerous levels. The temperature

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COUNTY SUPERVISORIAL CANDIDATE TO BE REVEALED TODAY

In a stunning, live announcement on this morning’s Z107.7 Up Close Show long-time community activist and civic leader Donna Munoz told host Gary Daigneault she aims to win the County Board of Supervisor’s 3rd District seat currently held by James Ramos in the November 2016 election. Reporter Mike Lipsitz files

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MORONGO VALLEY CLEAN UP THIS SATURDAY

The Morongo Valley Clean Team needs volunteers to help with a one-morning cleanup of an illegal dumpsite. Volunteers are asked to come at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, to the corner of Hess and Recuerdo. Wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts and sturdy shoes. Bring work gloves. Rakes and shovels

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TODDLER FALLS INTO FIRE PIT

A toddler suffered bad cuts when he fell into a washing machine tub that was being used as a fire pit in Morongo Valley Monday evening. According to Fire Engineer Mark Murphy, the parents brought the 16-month-old boy to the fire station just after 7:30 p.m. with a cut that

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LUNCH IN THE PARK BACK IN MORONGO VALLEY TOMORROW

The Morongo Valley Lunch in the Park will return tomorrow after a brief hiatus. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… Morongo Valley Wednesday’s Lunch in the Park have been on hiatus due to a seeding project at Covington Park, but Wednesday, Lunch in the Park returns May 27 with artist

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD IN BUSY MEETING WEDNESDAY NIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD had a wide-ranging meeting Wednesday night. Reporter Dan Stork says they addressed the budget, the CalFire tax, a director’s complaint, change of meeting date, a threatening state bill, and heard a goodbye preview from a longtime director… Budget The Morongo Valley Community Services District Board of

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CALTRANS HEARS FROM MORONGO VALLEY RESIDENTS ABOUT HIGHWAY 62

A modestly-sized, but vocal group of Morongo Valley residents showed up to hear what CalTrans had to say about the Route 62 median project. Reporter Dan Stork tells about the give-and-take…

Caltrans officials conducted a public meeting at the pavilion in Covington Park in Morongo Valley Wednesday night, to update

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER A MORONGO VALLEY BURGLARY

Two people were arrested Tuesday morning, accused of stealing firearms and electronics from a home in Morongo Valley. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to a home May 1 in the 52600 block of Altadena Drive in Morongo Valley to investigate a burglary. The homeowners said tool and

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SAND TO SNOW MEETING TONIGHT

There will be a meeting tonight to update the community about the Sand to Snow National Monument and the California Desert Conservation and Recreation Act. It will be held from 5:45 to 7:15 at Morongo Valley Elementary School. For more information, contact information can be found with this story at

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MULTIPLE REPORTS OF VANDALISM IN MORONGO VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department received five calls concerning vandalism in Morongo Valley Tuesday. According to Sheriff’s reports, a barbecue at Covington Park was damaged, as well as skylights, security lights, and a freshly seeded area, among other items. Roofing tar was poured on all five slides at Morongo Valley Elementary School,

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TO HEAR CALTRANS HIGHWAY PLANS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board will get a look at Cal-Trans plans for State Route 62 tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the CSD’s agenda…

In the hour prior to tonight’s regular meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, Cal Trans will hold a public meeting to talk about plans

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of May is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, May

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Thursday morning, accused of exposing himself to a minor. According to a Sheriff’s report, probation officers made a compliance check about 9:30 a.m. on Richard Arteaga, 39, at a home in the 10400 block of San Jacinto. Officers discovered that Arteaga exposed himself in

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SMALL VEHICLE FIRE CLOSES HIGHWAY IN MORONGO VALLEY

Morongo Valley firefighters responded to a small vehicle fire about 10:30 Wednesday morning. According to Fire Captain Mark Murphy, two women were driving east on Highway 62 near Big Morongo Canyon when the engine of their 2000 Toyota Camry caught on fire in the number 2 lane. Firefighters closed the

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WE REVIEW “THE WEIR” AT GROVES THEATER IN MORONGO VALLEY

The Groves Cabin Theater of Morongo Valley opened “The Weir,” by Conor McPherson this past weekend. Reporter Rebecca Havely attended and offers this review of the production… “The Weir,” by Conor McPherson, takes place in a rural Irish pub where the characters share a few drinks and stories of local

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MORONGO VALLEY WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS DAY TOMORROW

Join the Morongo Valley fire Department tomorrow as the recognize National Wildfire Preparedness Day. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitations… Morongo Valley and the Morongo Valley Fire Department joins a nationwide effort this Saturday for National Wildfire Preparedness Day. High temperatures and extremely dry conditions raise concerns for the possibility

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