HOLIDAY TRAVEL TIPS FROM THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

With the holidays comes travel. Assignment Reporter Katie Baker says the Sheriff’s department has some tip to help your journey be a safe one for you and your family…

This holiday season, the Sheriff’s Department would like to share some travel safety tips.

Make sure your car is ready

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MORE NEW LAWS KICKING IN FOR 2014

With the new year comes the implementation of new laws. Some of the new employment laws taking effect as of January 1:

Military and veterans have been added to the list of categories protected from employment discrimination under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, which also includes race, religious creed,

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WINTER SAFETY TIPS

We’re fortunate, living here in the high desert, to have a limited indoor heating season. Assignment reporter Dan Stork passes along some tips to stay safe when using fireplaces and other indoor heaters… Here are winter heating tips from the San Bernardino County Fire Department. Change furnace filters early in

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD GENERAL MANAGER RESIGNS

The Morongo Valleys CSD met in regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said the four-hour meeting ended with a big surprise… In addition to the swearing in of newly elected officers at last night’s marathon four-hour meeting of the Community Services District in Morongo Valley, directors approved a new

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SANTA’S ELVES IN MORONGO VALLEY TOMORROW EVENING

Santa’s elves will visit some families in Morongo Valley Friday evening. Reporter Mike Lipsitz puts on his pointy elf shoes and digs into his bag of goodies to tell us more… In Morongo Valley tomorrow evening, Santa’s elves will brighten the holidays for more than three dozen families. Now in

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD gets down to work with their newly formed board tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the CSD will reorganize and look at user fees… At tonight’s regular 7 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, new board members Karen Lowe and Gayl Swarat, and incumbent

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CORONER IDENTIFIES WOMAN KILLED DURING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT MONDAY NIGHT

The County coroner has released the name of the woman who was killed during a high-speed pursuit Monday night. Deputies had attempted to stop Janice Richardson, 55, of Yucca Valley, about 9:20 Monday night for reckless driving near Palm Drive and Highway 62, when she fled through residential neighborhoods, driving

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MORE ON A FATAL CRASH AFTER 130-MPH PURSUIT MONDAY NIGHT

More information today on a fatal crash on the Morongo Grade Monday night. At about 9:20 p.m., the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Yucca Valley Station attempted to stop a 1994 Toyota Camry for reckless driving in Yucca Valley, near Palm Avenue and Highway 62. The vehicle, occupied by a 55-year

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FREEZE WARNING CONTINUES, PROTECT YOUR PIPES!

The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning here in our Morongo Basin through tomorrow morning. With Temperatures in the 20’s, Reporter Taylor Thacker reminds you to watch for freezing pipes… Standing water in pipes and hoses expands as it freezes, possibly causing pipes and hoses to break.

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SOME HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS FROM COUNTY FIRE

The San Bernardino County Fire Department would like to remind you of the following holiday safety tips. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz explains some of the ways to ensure a safe holiday season… Before setting up lighted decorations, check for burned-out lights, empty sockets and broken bulbs. Inspect wires for breaks

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FIRE DAMAGES A FLORIST SHOP IN TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORIC PLAZA

A fire caused major damage to a florist shop in the Historic Plaza in Twentynine Palms last night. Twentynine Palms Fire Chief Jim Thompson said firefighters responded to a reported commercial structure fire at the Flower Garden in the 5600 block of Historic Plaza at 11:50 Tuesday night. Firefighters arrived

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD SETS EMERGENCY SERVICES CHARGES

The Morongo Valley CSD Board met in regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said the directors made two significant actions….. Last night in Morongo Valley, officers of the Community Services District Board established a policy for cost recovery of emergency services provided where the responsible party should be held

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… At tonight’s regular 7 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District the board is expected to establish a policy for cost recovery for emergency services provided where the responsible party should be

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD TO BE DISTRIBUTED MONDAY

The third Monday of the month 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,

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY VISITS WHITEWATER PRESERVE THIS FRIDAY

The Historical Society is travelling to the Whitewater Preserve this Friday. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to join them… Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society on their car pool to the Whitewater Preserve. Naturalist Dawn Boatman will be the host for the day and will share the history of the

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NEW, BASIN-WIDE MUNCIPAL ADVISORY COMMISSION MET LAST NIGHT

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council met for the first time last night. About two dozen members of the public turned out to weigh in on a handful of topics relevant to the County Board of Supervisors. The eight neophyte MAC members listened intensely to public comments on a proposed

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2013 TOYS FOR TOTS PROGRAM HAS STARTED

An annual tradition for the Marine Corps Reserves is gearing up in our Morongo Basin area. Reporter Taylor Thacker says… Toys for Tots has started! The Marines will be accepting toy donations and money donations starting now for this Christmas season. To donate money, go online to http://29-palms-ca.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx and then

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SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED FOR FAILING TO REGISTER

A registered sex offender living in Morongo Valley was arrested Monday morning after Sheriff’s deputies determined he had not registered his new residence with the Sheriff’s Department. During a sex offender compliance check, Sheriff’s deputies contacted 30 registered sex offenders in the Morongo Basin to ensure they living at their

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TWO HURT IN THURSDAY AFTERNOON CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY

Two women were taken to the hospital last night after a two-car crash in Morongo Valley that shut down the highway for about an hour. According to Morongo Valley Fire Chief “Jock” Johnson, firefighters were called to the crash at Elm Street and Highway 62 at 6:33 p.m. There they

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TWO ARRESTED WITH DRUGS IN MORONGO VALLEY

Two men were arrested in Morongo Valley Wednesday, after deputies found drugs in their possession. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, deputies were on a follow-up investigation and went to a home in the 49300 block of Senilis Avenue about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. A car pulled in behind the

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