SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY FRIDAY

A house fire in Yucca Valley Friday afternoon is “suspicious in nature,” according to fire officials. County Fire Captain Darrell Feuerhahn said Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Mesa fire fighters were called to the blaze at 4:11 p.m. The fire started in a debris pile of junk, weeds, lumber,

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COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT OFFICIALS WARN OF PHONE SCAM

The scammers are out there trying to trick you out of your money. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the San Bernardino County Superior Court has a warning… San Bernardino Superior Court officials are warning the public to be aware of scammers posing on the phone as members of the court or

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REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN LOOKING FOR THOSE NEEDING HELP

Reach Out Morongo basin is partnering with Marine volunteers to help local residents in need. Reporter Caitlin Logan says they are looking for those who could use the assistance… Reach Out Morongo Basin is seeking senior and disabled persons needing home repairs or yard work for upcoming service projects coordinated

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BLOOD DRIVE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21, at Copper Mountain College from 10 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years

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COLLEGE FOUNDATION ANNUAL DINNER THIS SATURDAY

The Copper Mountain College Foundation will host its annual fall dinner October 25 in the brand new Christine Proudfoot Student Activity Center, as part of the center’s dedication ceremony. The theme this year is Jewel in the Desert, An Archeological Dig. Tickets are $75 per person, or help sponsor a

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER IN SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board will meet in a special PLEGS meeting tomorrow. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells us what that means… Tomorrow, Tuesday October 21, at 9:15 a.m., the Big Horn Desert View Water Agency will hold a special Planning/Legislative, Engineering/Grant and Security or “PLEGS” Committee meeting. The

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SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES FORUM WEDNESDAY

Morongo Teachers Association (MTA) and California School Employees Association (CSEA) together, announce a School Board Candidates forum this Wednesday, October 22, at 6:00 p.m. at Friendly Hills Elementary School in Joshua Tree. All five candidates running for two open seats have confirmed their attendance to this question and answer public

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MORE CANIDIDATES CONFIRM FOR Z107.7 POLITICAL POP-UP SATURDAY

Some 20 local candidates for non-partisan offices have confirmed they will be in attendance at a political pop-up event this coming Saturday. Z107.7 Radio and the Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club are co-hosting the event. The public is invited to come and meet the candidates for Yucca Valley Town Council, Twentynine

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A SPECIAL READING EVENT TOMORROW AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

Jumpstart is a national program that works to get kids going early on language skills. Reporter Dan Stork tells about a reading event at Joshua Tree Library that is part of the effort… On Tuesday, October 21, at 11 a.m., the Joshua Tree Library hosts a Jumpstart Read for the

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RESULTS, SCHEDULE

The Yucca Valley High School Varsity Trojan football team lost to Shadow Hills High School Friday night 47-7. Coach Andrew Amosa said the Trojans touchdown came from quarterback William Perrance. The Trojans were led by Creston Cole on the ground with 70 yards and junior Tommy Gieger had three receptions

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Z107.7 NEWS MAKES ENDORSEMENTS FOR LOCAL ELECTED OFFICES

With some 33 candidates running for 15 open seats on local councils and boards, today, Z107.7 News makes our endorsements. These endorsements represent the views of the entire Z107.7 editorial board, not just the news director. For Congress there was no question, local resident Paul Cook has done an exemplary

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION FRIDAY

The third Monday of October 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, October

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PIONEER DAYS ROAD CLOSURES TOMORROW MORNING

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is holding the 2014 Pioneer Days Parade on October 18, at 10:00 a.m. State Route 62 (Hwy 62) will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. between Oasis Avenue and National Park Drive. Commuter traveling east will be diverted via Oasis Avenue, left

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WE REVIEW “BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” BY ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS

The St. Joseph’s Players in Yucca Valley are performing “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the first in a coming-of-age, semi-autobiographical trilogy by Neil Simon. It’s 1937 in Brooklyn, New York, and the Jerome family—parents Jack and Kate, and sons Stanley and Eugene—have welcomed Kate’s widowed sister Blanche and her two daughters, Nora

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, October 17, at Wal-mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for

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BOXOHOUSE EXHIBITION IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

A special art exhibition in Joshua Tree tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker says come to the BoxoHOUSE…

Artist Heather L. Johnson, who travelled around the United States creating artwork that represented the beautiful sights she saw, will be presenting her artwork at an exhibition on Saturday, October 18, at the BoxoHOUSE

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SCULPTURE CLASS FOR KIDS AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM SATURDAY

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will offer a sculpture class for children Saturday as part of its Kid Ed-Ventures series. Children will be taught the basics of sculpture, and will be able to take home a creatively designed creature. The free class starts at 10:30 at the museum in Yucca Valley.

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WILDERNESS SOCIETY HIKES WHITEWATER CANYON TOMORROW

With an eye to the potential environmental impact of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, the Wilderness Society is planning to spotlight 12 California desert treasures in upcoming tours. Reporter Dan Stork tells about one scheduled for the Whitewater Canyon area tomorrow… Matt Jatovsky, a former ranger at the Mojave

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TOMORROW

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, October 18. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 6:45 p.m. and end about 2:00 a.m. The focus of the star party will be large spiral galaxies and brilliant globular clusters. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs,

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LEGO CHALLENGE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

How creative can you get with Lego bricks? Reporter Caitlin Logan says you can show your stuff off during Pioneer Days in Twentynine Palms… As part of this year’s Pioneer Day celebration in Twentynine Palms, there will be a Lego design challenge, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 19, in

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