YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION PART 2 0F 3, HOUSING UPDATES

Managing editor Tami Roleff broke her report on Tuesday’s Yucca Valley Planning Commission into three parts. Yesterday, updates on commercial projects in the town. Today, in part 2, good news about residential housing. Tomorrow, highways and roads…

The foundation for the senior housing project on Dumosa and Highway 62 is

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AN ARREST FOR THE ABUSE OF AN ELERDLY TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN

A caretaker for an elderly woman was arrested in Joshua Tree Tuesday morning, accused of endangering the health of his client. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 71900 block of Gorgonio Drive in Twentynine Palms about 7:40 a.m. to follow up on a complaint

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TWO ARRESTED FOR DRUG CHARGES

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested Tuesday afternoon after they were found with drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies contacted Michael Carreon, 21, in the 73700 block of 29 Palms Highway at noon. Carreon and his companion, Carlos Fernandez, 19, both showed signs of being under the influence. During

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR FAILING TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday for failing to register as a sex offender at his new address. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, 16 years ago Michael Kant, 61, was required to register as a sex offender, but he eluded law enforcement and left the state. He recently

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APPLICATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR THE 2014-2015 COUNTY GRAND JURY

The County is looking for citizens interested in serving on next year’s grand jury. Assignment Reporter Katie baker tells you how to apply…

Volunteers for the 2014/2015 San Bernardino County Grand Jury are now being requested. Successful applicants will serve as grand jurors for the period beginning July 1, 2014

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER COLLECTING OLD NEEDLES AND DRUGS

Prescription drugs and used needles end up in landfills and pose a danger to the environment and to people if not disposed of properly. The Hi-Desert Medical Center is sponsoring a collection drive for unwanted prescription drugs and used needles on Saturday, February 15, from 10 to 2 at the

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JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY PART OF PALM SPRINGS MODERNISM WEEK

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery is participating in Palm Springs Modernism Week. Reporter Dan Stork directs you to where you can find its pop-up gallery…

Works from a baker’s dozen of artists will be on exhibit at a pop-up show established by the Joshua Tree Art Gallery down the hill.

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FREE ENTRANCE TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK THIS WEEKEND

Free admission, warmer weather, longer days, and fewer crowds make this day a great time to visit a national park. To celebrate Presidents’ Day weekend, Joshua Tree National Park is waiving entrance fees Saturday, February 15, through Monday, February 17. Presidents’ Day weekend is generally the start of the busy

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS OPENS “ON GOLDEN POND” FEBRUARY 21

The St. Joseph’s Players, a Yucca Valley-based Community Theater group, is hard at work rehearsing the play “On Golden Pond”. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the show has a strong local cast and crew…

The St. Joseph’s Players’ production of the classic comedy/drama “On Golden Pond,” opens Friday, February 21, and

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER MIXER AT RAINBOW STEW THIS EVENING

Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will host the Chamber of Commerce’s February Mixer Thursday, February 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. Rainbow Stew offers gifts, cards, and items of every description to feed the mind and spirit. Mixers are held quarterly as an opportunity for business people to network. Rainbow

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ROTARY CLUBS FOOD DRIVE TOMORROW

The combined Rotary Clubs of the Morongo Basin are holding a food drive from 9 a.m. To 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at the three area Stater Bros. stores. The drive will benefit local food banks. Non-perishable food and cash donations to buy food will be gratefully accepted. Donate early

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CAREER PATHWAYS GOLF TOURNAMENT MAY 2

Attention duffers: A golf tournament for a good cause is set for May 2. Reporter Dan Stork gets out his 9 iron…

Golfers, mark your calendars for the eighth annual Yucca Valley High School Career Pathways Foundation Golf Tournament. The date is set for Friday, May 2, at Tahquitz Creek

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School varsity boys’ basketball team beat Desert Hot Springs in a home game last night. Coach Michael Schneider said the Wildcats played a well-rounded game and came away with a lopsided 81-45 victory. This brings their record to 5-4 in the De Anza league, with Big

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SAYS NO TO HOWSER PROPERTY, GETS MUSICAL INVOCATION

The Twentynine Palms City Council met last night, after an “invocation” consisting of just music, they waded through personnel contracts, block grant allocations, a new phone system, and a NO to buying land from the Huell Howser estate. Reporter Dan Stork was there, listening along with the Council, and filed

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CONGRESSMAN COOK VOTES TO RESTORE MILITARY COLA

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley voted to restore the full Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) to all military retirees. This would undo the recent reduction to COLA and ensure that all veterans receive the full benefits that they were promised. The restoration of COLA for veterans passed the House

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION GETS A PROJECT STATUS UPDATE, PART 1 OF 3

After making quick work of routine requests for time extensions for a site plan review and conditional use permit, the Yucca Valley Planning Commission heard progress reports on the status of various projects around the town. Today, managing editor Tami Roleff gives the low-down on the commercial updates. Tomorrow, updates

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FOUR MORE BURGLARIES, ATTEMPTED BURGLARIES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Four more Twentynine Palms businesses experienced burglaries or attempted break-ins Monday night. Two adjoining businesses in the 6400 block of Cholla Avenue reported Monday morning that a burglar had gained entrance and stole a computer, jewelry, and a purse. In addition, two adjacent businesses in the 73500 block of Twentynine

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD BUYS HIGH-TECH MAMMOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board voted to purchase a high-tech piece of equipment last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files this report…

Last night’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors kicked off with a presentation on the hospital’s medical imaging department. And in a related

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting Wednesday, February 12, are correspondence from LAFCO and the Department of Homeland Security; airport use agreements; setting up a reserve account; and nominations for LAFCO members. The meeting will start at 6:30 in

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SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFERS “COMMON CORE” MEETING TOMORROW

No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, and now the Common Core Standards are all approaches to improving educational outcomes in this country. If you’re confused about what the latest of these, the Common Core, adds to the mix (and you should be), reporter Dan Stork tells you about

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