DRIVER ESCAPES SERIOUS INJURIES IN SINGLE-VEHICLE ROLLOVER CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY MONDAY

A man escaped serious injury following a single-vehicle rollover crash in Morongo Valley Monday afternoon. According to Morongo Valley Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, firefighters were notified of the crash at Highway 62 and Fox Trail about 3 p.m. by someone who walked into the station. The unidentified driver was traveling

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TWO INJURIES IN TWO SEPARATE CRASHES ON MORONGO GRADE SATURDAY

At least two people were injured in three separate crashes in 1 ½ hours on the Morongo Grade Saturday morning. The first crash happened at 9:28 a.m. Witnesses reported a dark gray Honda was weaving and passing vehicles in an unsafe manner as it was driving westbound down the grade.

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MORONGO VALLEY FALL ART AND CRAFT FAIR TOMORROW

Some fun in the community of Morongo Valley tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you to the annual fall art and craft fair…

Discover all there is to do at the west end of Morongo Basin at the Morongo Valley fall art show and craft fair Saturday, September 26. Centered around

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD IN FIRE EQUIPMENT COST DILEMMA

The Morongo Valley CSD Board met in a special session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said the Board is struggling with funding for fire equipment… At last night’s special meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District Fire Chief Jock Johnson reported that the department’s primary vehicle, the medic engine,

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DOG MISSING AFTER MORONGO VALLEY FIRE

A dog is missing and presumed dead following an early morning fire in Morongo Valley Sunday. According to a Sheriff’s report, 911 was called about 4 a.m. to report a mobile home was fully engulfed in flames in the Valley View Mobile Home Manor in the 10800 block of West

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Community Services District will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. tonight when the board will hear options for repairing or replacing the Fire Department’s medic engine after which General Manager Donna Munoz will present a midyear budget review. Tonight’s meeting takes place at the Covington Park

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FREE SURPLUS FEDERAL FOOD GIVEAWAY LOCALLY MONDAY

The third Monday of September 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, September

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MORONGO MAN ACCUSED OF SOLICITING 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Sunday, accused of soliciting a 12-year-old girl for sex. Police from New Hampshire contacted the San Bernardino Crimes Against Children division August 31 about a 12-year-old girl who was receiving lewd photos and messages from Christopher Pate, 20, of the 9000 block of Ole

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in regular session tonight. Fire department funding by committee or taxes will be discussed. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look at the agenda… The Morongo Valley Community Services District holds its regular third Tuesday meeting at 7 p.m. tonight when directors are expected

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FAMILY FUN NIGHT IN MORONGO VALLEY FRIDAY

Morongo Valley is bringing back an old favorite—Family Fun Potluck and Game Night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to get in on the fun … The Second Friday of every month is your invitation to Morongo Valley’s Family Fun Potluck and Game Night in the multi-purpose room at Covington

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF STABBING HIS STEPFATHER

A 20-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of stabbing his stepfather. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 10:30 a.m., the mother of John Zielonka went to her home in the 11100 block of Morongo Way in Morongo Valley to finish moving her belongings out of a home she

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CAR FIRE SPARKS SMALL VEGETATION FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY

A vegetation fire in Morongo Valley was sparked by a car that had just come out of the Morongo Grade Thursday evening. According to Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Mark Murphy, the male driver of a 1993 Buick noticed the car had started smoking and pulled way over on to the

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MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN RUGGED DESERT HOT SPRINGS WASH

A woman who was found dead Sunday morning was identified Wednesday as a 28-year-old Morongo Valley resident. The Riverside County Coroner’s office said Stephanie Dixon, 28, was found in Mission Creek Wash, west of Indian Avenue in Desert Hot Springs, about 8 a.m. Sunday morning. The Desert Hot Springs police

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NEW PERFORMANCES FOR “DRIVING MISS DAISY” AT GROVE’S THEATER

The Groves Cabin Theatre has added several performances to the run of “Driving Miss Daisy.” Reporter Rebecca Havely is directing the show and has all the details… The cast and crew have rehearsals well underway for “Driving Miss Daisy.” The cast includes, Joy Groves, Horace Miller and Dave Jessup. The

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MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN FOUND DEAD NEAR DESERT HOT SPRINGS

A woman who was found dead Sunday morning was identified Wednesday as a 28-year-old Morongo Valley resident. The Riverside County Coroner’s office said Stephanie Dixon, 28, was found in Mission Creek Wash, west of Indian Avenue in Desert Hot Springs, about 7:47 a.m. Sunday morning. The Desert Hot Springs police

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF STALKING

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Monday morning, accusing of violating a restraining order by stalking and harassing his neighbor. According to a Sheriff’s report, Gregory Lonsdale, 60, of the 53200 block of Altadena Avenue in Morongo Valley threatened his neighbor and pointed a handgun at him on July 31.

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SEX OFFENDER ACCUSED IN MORONGO VALLEY RAPE

A registered sex offender in Morongo Valley was arrested Wednesday, after he was accused of raping a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman went to a residence in the 49600 block of Paradise Avenue in Morongo Valley Monday to get a tattoo from Aaron “Dino” Pearson, 48. The

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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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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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SCHOOL BOARD IN WORKSHOP/STUDY SESSION TONIGHT

In a 5:30 p.m. work/study session tonight, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will review the single plans for student achievement for Landers, Morongo Valley, Palm Vista, and Oasis elementary schools. Those plans will be approved during the 7 p.m. open session. During a closed session, the board

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