OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD UNDER CONSTRUCTION THIS WEEK

Old Woman Springs Road, also known as State Route 247, will be under construction all this week through Friday morning. The highway will have lane closures between El Cortez Road and Handley Road between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. each night. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS SET TO STREAMLINE ROOFTOP SOLAR PERMITTING

The County Board of Supervisors meets in regular session tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says streamlining solar and formalizing the Morongo Basin Supervisor’s representative are all on the agenda…

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At tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors, the expected passage of a new ordinance will

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING TODAY

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors will hold a special closed session meeting at 4 p.m. today. The first item on the agenda is the discipline/dismissal/release of a public employee. The second item in closed session is a performance evaluation of Fire Chief Jim Thompson. The meeting will

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YUCCA VALLEY HOMEOWNER ALMOST THE VICTIM OF A RENTAL SCAM

A homeowner was almost the victim of a rental scam. She had listed the home in Yucca Valley for sale, and saw that her home was also being listed online as a home for rent. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers the following tips to help you avoid being the victim

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FOUR CITED FOR BUYING ALCOHOL FOR MINORS

Four people were cited in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms Friday, accused of purchasing alcohol for minors, and three others were arrested or cited on other charges. During a shoulder-tap sting operation, minors—under the supervision of Sheriff’s deputies—visited several liquor and convenience stores and asked strangers to buy alcohol or

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LOCAL CHAMBERS TEAM UP FOR THEATRE 29 2016 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

The highly anticipated Theatre 29 2016 performance season will be unveiled at a tri-chamber mixer event. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details … The chambers of commerce for Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley will host a special event mixer on Wednesday, September 23, from 5 to 7

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THREE LOCAL WOMEN TO BE HONORED BY CONGRESSMAN COOK

Three local women will be honored by Congressman Paul Cook during his third annual Salute to Women in September. The theme of the event is Young Leaders and Mentors. In the Young Leaders category are Breanna Panzarella, a senior this year at Twentynine Palms High School, and Rachel Green, a

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ORGAN DONATION: ITS IMPORTANT

Did you check the organ donation box on your last driver’s license renewal? Reporter Dan Stork tells why it’s important… Through the miracle of tissue and organ transplantation, thousands of lives are saved, and the quality of life for hundreds of others, is greatly improved. In fact, transplantation is one

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SHERIFF SAYS DON'T GIVE MONEY TO PANHANDLERS

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is launching a new public awareness campaign about homelessness, “Positive Change, Not Spare Change.” According to the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement, or HOPE, team, 65 percent of panhandlers are not homeless. The HOPE team says giving money to panhandlers contributes to the

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AMATEUR SKATEBOARD FINALS COMING TO JOSHUA TREE

A free amateur skateboard competition will be coming to Joshua Tree for two days in September. Managing editor Tami Roleff says spectators will be able to see 34 of the best skateboard amateurs from around the country… Zumies Best Foot Forward is holding the finals of its amateur skateboard competition

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SEX OFFENDER ACCUSED IN MORONGO VALLEY RAPE

A registered sex offender in Morongo Valley was arrested Wednesday, after he was accused of raping a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman went to a residence in the 49600 block of Paradise Avenue in Morongo Valley Monday to get a tattoo from Aaron “Dino” Pearson, 48. The

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AN ARREST AFTER A DRIVE-THROUGH BACKUP

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly backed his car into another car in a drive-through restaurant. According to a Sheriff’s report, Anthony Masi, 58, was in the drive-through lane at the Twentynine Palms McDonald’s when he got tired of waiting and tried to back up

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SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY, TIPS ON GETTING THERE SAFELY

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District open Monday after a long summer vacation. Whether you are walking to school or taking the bus, Z107.7 News wants you to get there safely. Reporters Mike Lipsitz and Rebecca Havely have some safety tips. We start with Mike Lipsitz on school bus

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SAVE OCTOBER 10TH FOR THE YUCCA VALLEY OKTOBERFEST

Mark your calendars and save the date for the third annual Oktoberfest and fall festival in Yucca Valley. Set for Saturday, October 10, the festival will feature a the American Bavarian Brass Band out of Beaumont, who will play polkas, marches, waltzes, schottisches, and Rheinlanders. Master of ceremonies and bergermeister

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RED CROSS DEPLOYMENT WORKSHOP NEXT WEEK

Adjusting to life stateside after deployment is difficult for all members of military families. Reporter Dan Stork says the Red Cross wants to help…

The American Red Cross and Reach Out Morongo Basin invite all active duty service members, veterans and their families to a “Communicating Clearly Workshop” to be

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YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR HOLDING MONDAY OFFICE HOURS

Yucca Valley Mayor George Huntington holds “office hours” at the Town Hall every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. This is an opportunity for residents to meet with the mayor to discuss concerns, ideas for the community, or to learn more about the activities going on in the town. Meetings

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR TO PERFORM AT A PADRES GAME

The Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir will get taken to the old ball game next month. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the choirs boosters are selling tickets to join them at a Padres game…

The Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir is headed to San Diego in September. The

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FOOD FOR LIFE LOOKING FOR DRIVERS

Food for Life in Twentynine Palms is looking for volunteer drivers. Are you looking for a way to spread kindness and meet some great people? Food for Life/Breaking Bread Ministry delivers hot meals to community shut-ins. About 100 meals are delivered each week, with the routes divided into four groups.

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SPRINGSTEEN EXPERIENCE AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

A Bruce Springsteen tribute band takes the stage for the free Live at the Rock concert tonight at the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms tonight. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says come on down tonight where they’ll be Dancing in the Dark…

Tonight, August 21, the Springsteen Experience, a Bruce

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SERVING FISH AND CHIPS TONIGHT, TACOS WEDNESDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and chips dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Two pieces are $6; three pieces are $7. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.The VFW Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way.