TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HURT LEARNING TO RIDE MOTORCYCLE

A Twentynine Palms man was hospitalized Saturday after he crashed a motorcycle he was learning to ride. Shortly before 7 p.m., Christopher Sorrell, 28, was learning how to ride a 2005 Harley–Davidson motorcycle in the 5900 block of Lupine Avenue in Twentynine Palms. Sorrell accelerated at a high rate of

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School girls tennis team hosts Palm Springs High School at home. Match time is 3:15.

Also tomorrow, the Joshua Springs High School girls’ volleyball team travels away to Lucerne Valley for a 5 p.m. game.

JEWISH NEW YEAR SERVICES IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Religious services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and for Yom Kippur, will be held in Desert Hot Springs, at Mission Lakes Country Club, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and the Desert Area. Admission is free to Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin and Desert Hot

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FOUND DOG TRACED TO TWO OWNERS

On August 15, Yucca Valley Animal Officer Kim Casey responded to an early morning Sheriff’s report regarding an injured dog that had been rescued by a citizen. The Lhasa/Terrier mix was transported to the vet for care and had suffered minor injuries. In an effort to locate the dog’s owner,

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PALM SPRINGS POLICE RELEASE REPORT ON FATAL SHOOTING OF TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE

Palm Springs police shot Marine Cpl. Allan DeVillena six times in the upper body as he tried to drive away drunk from a parking ramp last November, according to documents obtained Tuesday by the Palm Springs Desert Sun. The report says he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18, more than

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN STILL ON LIFE SUPPORT

The Twentynine Palms man who was hit by a car Saturday night remains on life support, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office. Jason Harpel, 38, was walking southbound on Lear Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 9 p.m. Saturday when he was hit by Alissa Myers, 25, who was driving

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JEWISH NEW YEAR SERVICES IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Religious services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and for Yom Kippur, will be held in Desert Hot Springs, at Mission Lakes Country Club. The Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and the Desert Area, is sponsoring these observances during the High Holy Days. Admission is free to Jewish residents

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WILDFIRE STATUS UPDATE

On Saturday, firefighters made substantial progress against the Mountain Fire, which has been burning between Palm Springs and Idyllwild since Monday afternoon. As of Sunday morning, it is listed as 49% contained, with full containment expected by Friday, August 26. In the wake of overnight rains, and forecasted continuing thunderstorm

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WILDFIRE STATUS UPDATE

As of 11 p.m. Friday night the Mountain fire between Palm Springs and Idyllwild had grown to over 27000 acres, and was listed as 15% contained. Firefighters had been able to make excellent progress on the southeast side of the fire near Trails End on Morris Ranch Road in Garner

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SOS NEEDS SHUTTLE DRIVERS FOR MARINES ON SUNDAY

Soldiers Organized Services, or SOS, needs volunteer drivers to transport Marines from the Palm Springs Airport to the base in Twentynine Palms on Sunday. Drivers are needed between 4 and 10 p.m. Drivers would pick up the Marines at the Palm Springs USO, just north of the main entrance to

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AMERICAN LEGION HONORS YUCCA VALLEY HEROES

Henry and Wanda Sandoz of Yucca Valley got a standing ovation Saturday afternoon at the American Legion Department of California’s 95th annual convention in Palm Springs. The couple was acknowledged for keeping a war memorial cross in the Mojave Desert. The battle between the couple and the American Civil Liberties

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PALM SPRINGS MAN HURT IN AMBOY ROAD ROLLOVER

A Palm Springs man suspected of falling asleep at the wheel rolled his car on Amboy Road Monday afternoon. According to a press release from the California Highway Patrol, Claude Smithern, 89, was driving a 1987 Lincoln Continental southbound on Amboy Road, north of Bell King Road, when it’s believed

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CHP NAMES THOSE INVOLVED IN WEDNESDAYS JOSHUA TREE DUI HEAD-ON

The California Highway Patrol has identified the drivers involved in the head-on crash on Highway 62 Wednesday evening. Mario Zanin, 29, of Palm Springs, was driving a red 2004 Acura eastbound on the highway at 8:50 p.m. while intoxicated. His car traveled into the westbound lanes, where it collided head

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MAN WALKING HOME FROM HOSPITAL CLIPPED BY CAR, TAKEN BACK TO HOSPITAL

A man walking home from the hospital in the early morning hours today was hit by a car and hospitalized again. Around 1:30 this morning, a 56-year-old man was walking home from Hi-Desert Medical Center, westbound on the highway near Sunburst Avenue, when he wandered into the roadway and was

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE INJURED IN ROLLOVER CRASH IN WONDER VALLEY

A Twentynine Palms couple was hospitalized after a roll-over accident Monday afternoon. About 12:40 p.m., James Hill, 44, was driving eastbound on Indian Trail just west of Godwin Road about 45 miles per hour when, due to his level of intoxication, he swerved, causing his Ford Ranger truck to fishtail.

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MAN INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAST WEEK ARRESTED SATURDAY FOR FALSE IMPRISONMENT

The Yucca Valley man who was injured last week in an off-road motorcycle accident in Yucca Valley was arrested Saturday, accused of false imprisonment. Last Wednesday, Kyle Brown, 26, was riding an off-road motorcycle, later determined to be stolen, westbound on Sunnyslope Drive about 4 a.m. when he rode straight

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN EJECTED FROM MOVING BRONCO, MAY LOSE FOOT

A Banning man may lose his foot after being ejected from a moving vehicle Sunday afternoon. According to Fire Captain Dan Munsey, about 3 p.m. Sunday, an open-air Bronco without a top on it was traveling southbound on Warren Vista in Landers when it hit a bump at Winters Road.

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STOLEN MOTORCYCLE IN TRAFFIC COLLISION

Yucca Valley police have determined that a man who rode an off-road motorcycle into signposts near the intersection of Sage Avenue and Sunnyslope Drive early Wednesday morning, was riding a stolen motorcycle. Kyle Brown, 26, was riding the off-road bike westbound on Sunnyslope Drive about 4 a.m. when he rode

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