YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets in a special meeting tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… Tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council has been changed to next Tuesday, December 9. But the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center won’t be empty tonight as the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT VACATION HOME RENTAL ORDINANCE

The long-awaited vacation home rental ordinance comes before the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission tonight. Reporter Dan Stork says that discussion will follow two discussions pertinent to two specific properties… There are three public hearings scheduled for the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission at its December 2 meeting. They deal with dropping

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HOSPITAL BOARD TO CHOOSE AFFILIATE TOMORROW EVENING

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets in special meeting tomorrow. The Special Open session at 6:00 tomorrow will see the Board first discuss offers from Tenet and Strategic Management, then a vote to choose which they will affiliate with.

EDISON WORK IN YUCCA VALLEY TO DISRUPT TRAFFIC, CAUSE POWER OUTAGES

Yucca Valley residents and drivers should expect some disruption during the coming week as Southern California Edison performs some work on Sage Avenue Edison plans to excavate a large underground vault in the southbound lane of Sage Avenue, south of Onaga, Wednesday, December 3. A power outage will occur Saturday

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ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR YUCCA VALLEY CHRISTMAS LIGHT PARADE

The annual Christmas Light Parade is coming up December 13 in Yucca Valley. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says applications are now being taken… “Light Up the World” with the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley at their annual Christmas Light Parade. The parade is on Saturday, December 13 at 5:30 p.m. and

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse in Yucca Valley will have a USDA Food Distribution tomorrow, Wednesday, December 3, at 3:00 p.m. until they run out of food. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Teacher contract negotiation topics head the agenda of the MUSD Board of Education meeting for December 2. Reporter Dan Stork says that oversight committee appointments, construction completion, and board policies will also be addressed… The December 2 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will include a

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TLC SEEKING MEAT SPONSORS

Tender Loving Christmas (TLC) is seeking meat sponsors for the TLC Christmas Day event, to be held from 12:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Each year, 1,200 pounds of turkeys and hams must be purchased for this event, which typically costs around $3,000 each. TLC is

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TOYS FOR TOTS TOURNAMENT AT ROADRUNNER DUNES GOLF COURSE

Roadrunner Dunes Golf Course in Twentynine Palms will co-sponsor a Toys for Tots Golf Tournament, along with the Combat Center. The cost is $45 per person plus a new, unwrapped toy, or an additional $10 donation for Toys for Tots. The four-person scramble tournament will include 18 holes of golf,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School wrestling team will hold a home dual meet against Palm Desert High School, starting at 4 p.m.

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School boys and girls soccer teams will travel away to Silver Valley.

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AN ATTEMPTED MURDER IN WONDER VALLEY

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an attempted murder in Wonder Valley Thursday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick, a woman in the 81000 block of Witt Drive in Wonder Valley called 911 to report that her neighbor from the 3100 block of Shelton Road had come to her door about 1:30

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN BRANDISHES A GUN

A Yucca Valley woman is behind bars after brandishing a gun on Thanksgiving. According to a Sheriff’s report, someone called 911 and immediately hung up about 12:13 p.m. Thursday. Deputies responded to the 7600 block of Warren Vista where they saw Tara Landers, 43, holding a silver-colored revolver in her

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SHERIFF WARNS ABOUT SCAM TEXTS

Local residents are being targeted by scam artists who are using text messaging to try and get your personal information. Sheriff’s Safety Specialist Anita Northcutt joins us with this warning… With online and mobile banking skyrocketing, it isn’t a surprise that scams quickly follow. One recent tactic is the use

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN HELD FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday, accused of assaulting his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called 911 about 12:15 a.m. Thursday crying, and saying her boyfriend was trying to hurt her in the 1500 block of Old Woman Springs Road in the Flamingo Heights area of

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT OFFER REBATES FOR LOW-FLOW TOILETS

Here is a great opportunity to save water and money. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to get a Hi-Desert Water district rebate for a low-flow toilet… Hi-Desert Water District is offering a rebate to Yucca Valley customers who replace old toilets that use 3.5 gallons per flush or

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ABOUT 300 MARINES GET CLASSIC RIDES FROM THE PALM SPRINGS AIRPORT

About 300 Marines got a classic free ride from the Palm Springs Airport to the Twentynine Palms base over the weekend. The surprise transportation was compliments of Soldiers Organized Services and the Morongo Basin Old Car Club. The Marines, returning from Thanksgiving with their families, were driven back to the

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LOCAL CHP OFFICE COLLECTING TOYS

The California Highway Patrol will be collecting toys for local needy children during its CHiPs for Kids Toy Drives. New, unwrapped toys can be brought to the CHP office in Joshua Tree anytime during business hours. Call CHP Officer Joan Griffin for more information at 760-366-3707.

BE SURE FURNACES AND SPACE HEATERS ARE WORKING PROPERLY

Accidents involving fireplaces and heating equipment are a major cause of preventable home fires. County Fire urges residents to keep safe while they keep warm. Here is Caitlin Logan with some cool weather safety tips to help you stay warm safely. Stay safe while you stay warm. Before weather gets

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEETING DECEMBER 12

California Retired Teachers Association will meet on Friday, December 12, at 10:00 a.m., at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road. Members will be treated, for the second year in a row, to a musical presentation by the Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir, under the direction of Michael Mayes.

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MOJAVE VIPERS RECRUITING YOUNG MARINES

The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is recruiting. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more about children who want to earn the title… The Mojave Vipers are looking for a few good … kids … who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The Mojave Vipers Young Marine program is

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