HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD CANDIDIATES EXPRESS SIMILAR VIEWS

In a crisp event that ran barely an hour, the three candidates for two open seats on the Board of Directors of the Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District showed little substantive difference in their responses during a forum on Wednesday night. Reporter Dan Stork gives a snapshot of what was said…

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AARON’S FINED OVER $28 MILLION IN SETTLEMENT

The state on Monday announced a $28.4 million settlement with Aaron’s, Inc., the nation’s second largest rent-to-own business, to resolve allegations the company violated California consumer protection and privacy laws. Aaron’s has a store in the Von’s Center in Yucca Valley. “Aaron’s concealed its illegal privacy and business practices from

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AN ARREST FOR PROWLING IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday night after he was caught breaking into a house. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor reported that a prowler had been in the 7400 block of Cibola Trail for the last few nights, and that she heard glass breaking and saw a

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CREDIT CARD PHONE SCAMMERS WORKING LOCALLY

The phone scammers are busy locally. Managing Editor Tami Roleff described her experience… I received a phone call recently from a blocked phone number and when I answered it, I heard an automated voice message saying that my MasterCard account had been locked, and to “press 1 to unlock the

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MONDAY IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER ELECTION

The deadline to register to vote for the November election is Monday, October 20. Register online at sbcountyelections.com, or pick up voter registration forms at the post office, city or town clerk’s office, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Public Health or Transitional Assistance Department in Yucca Valley

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MEDICARE OPTIONS FOR SENIORS TO BE EXPLAINED TOMORROW

Local seniors can find out about Medicare options tomorrow in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how… Health Net will be having an informational event for senior citizens about Medicare options. On Friday, October 17, from 9 to 11 a.m., Health Net will be present at the Twentynine Palms

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26 OF 53 ARTISTS NAMED FOR NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW ARE LOCAL

Of the 53 artists selected for the second annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition, 26 are local to the Morongo Basin. Twentynine Palms artists include Robert Arnett, Chuck Caplinger, Anne Lear, Mark Spangenberg, and Gillyan Thorburn. From Joshua Tree are Fred Fulmer, Coco Hall, James Hammons, Gerhard Kammer, Anahita

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REPTILES FOR SCIENCE TONIGHT AT OASIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Learn about reptiles for a good cause tonight. Reporter Caitlin Logan invites you to Oasis Elementary School in Twentynine Palms…. Come meet and learn about reptiles from around the world! Reptiles for Science is an event that will be held as a fundraiser for sixth grade science camp. There will

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LECTURE ON CHALLENGES TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TOMORROW

The Desert Institute and Copper Mountain College will hold a free lecture Friday, October 17 on “Challenges to Joshua Tree National Park.” Panelists will include Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith; the park’s Chief of Resources Andrea Comptom; and the park’s Chief of Interpretation Jennie Albrinck. The lecture is

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FALL CHOIR CONCERT AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT

Your opportunity to hear the much-celebrated Twentynine Palms High School choir and band in concert tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has details… The public is invited to Twentynine Palms High School on Thursday, October 16 for the Music Department’s Annual Fall Concert. The event takes place inside the gymnasium and begins

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Big Bear High School Lady Bears came to Trojan gym at Yucca Valley High School to begin the second round of De Anza League volleyball play. Coach Matt Jennings said the varsity team fell 0-3. Standouts were Becky Messaros, 10 for 10 serving with three aces, and seven assists;

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HAY TRUCK TIPS IN YUCCA VALLEY, ONE INJURED

A Joshua Tree man sitting at a stop sign in Yucca Valley was in the wrong place at the wrong time yesterday, when a trailer full of hay fell on his van and sent him to the hospital. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Adrian Garcia, Kenneth Sanderson, 58, newly arrived from

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WASHINGTON STATE FUGITIVE ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A fugitive wanted in Seattle, Washington, was arrested in Yucca Valley early this morning. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, Deputy Yu was patrolling near Barron and Camarilla Avenues about 3:10 Wednesday morning when he came across a man with a backpack on a skateboard, who said he was

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STATE-WIDE EARTHQUAKE DRILL TOMORROW

A statewide earthquake drill will be held tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says join in “The Great California Shakeout” at 10:16 on 10/16… The earth starts shaking. It could be “The Big One.” Do you know what to do the moment the shaking starts? Your instinctive actions can save you

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PIONEER DAYS EVENTS START TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The schedule has been set for Pioneer Days in Twentynine Palms. The carnival in Luckie Park will open 4 p.m. Thursday, October 16, and Friday, October 17. The Little Miss and Master will be held at the Elk’s Lodge at 6 p.m. Thursday. Theatre 29’s presentation of “Young Frankenstein” plays

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SCHOOL BOARD SOLAR WORKSHOP GETS SOMEWHAT HEATED

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education met in a special study/workshop session Tuesday evening, to review the three proposals for solar energy electricity generation that were presented to it last week. Most of the audience were members of the solar advisory committee. Reporter Dan Stork reviews how discussions

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LOCAL CANDIDIATES POLITICAL POP-UP EVENT SET FOR NEXT WEEK

Attention local candidates for non-partisan offices. A political pop-up event is being sponsored by Z107.7 Radio and the Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club. The public is invited to come and meet the candidates for Yucca Valley Town Council, Twentynine Palms City Council, Morongo Unified School Board, Joshua Basin Water District, Hi-Desert

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD IN ROUTINE MEETING TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Caitlin Logan checks the agenda… The Joshua Basin Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, October 15, starting at 7:00 p.m. During this meeting, it will be recommended that the board approves the acquisition of two new vehicles. They

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD MEET TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will meet tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the agenda includes a closed and open session… The board of directors for the Hi-Desert Water District will hold a regular and closed-session meeting tonight. The board will be asked to authorize a contract for help in

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DOG LICENSING AND PET VACCINATION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Town of Yucca Valley will host a dog licensing and pet vaccination clinic on Thursday, October 16, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Community Center courtyard. The clinic is offered to all Yucca Valley and San Bernardino County residents. Low-cost rabies vaccinations will be available for $6

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