CAR FIRE IN LANDERS YESTERDAY

A second car fire in as many days, this time in Landers. About 8:30 p.m. last night, Yucca Mesa fire fighters found a Toyota Camry fully involved in flames at Avalon Avenue near Luna Vista. The driver had apparently abandoned the car when it caught fire, as there was no

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SCHOOL SUPERINTENDANT ENGLISH FORMALLY RESIGNS HER POSITION

Last Friday, the Board of Education of the Morongo Unified School District held another special meeting. On Tuesday, Acting Superintendent Tom Baumgarten wrote a release about that meeting. Dan Stork says it formalizes the departure of Superintendent Dr. Cecelia English… We asked Acting Superintendent Tom Baumgarten whether any actions came

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FIREWORKS JULY 3 IN LANDERS, JULY 4 IN YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

Get warmed up for the Fourth of July fireworks by going to see the Third of July fireworks in Landers. The fireworks will be held at Homestead Valley Park. Gates open at 5 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Preferred parking is $5. No outside food or beverages

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD LOOKS AT WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says electronic communication and whistleblower protection are on the agenda, along with other items… The Board of Directors of the Hi-Desert Water District will hold its regular meeting at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on tonight’s

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors will hold a routine meeting tonight. The Board will hear a history of Well 11; adopt a policy on replacing and purchasing vehicles; recognize Z107.7 for 25 years of community service; and hear a report on board meeting requirements. The meeting starts

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COUNTY ASSESSMENT FIGURES SHOW IMPROVING REAL ESTATE MARKET

An improving real estate market has been reflected in increased property assessments. Reporter Dan Stork tells how Morongo Basin municipalities have fared in the just-released assessment roll… The San Bernardino County Assessor has released the property assessment roll for 2014. The overall assessment of values for the entire county is

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JUGGLING AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Library invites children of all ages to travel back to the dinosaur days and join their summer reading program. The performance for children this week is David Cousin’s Juggling show at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 3. Cousin is a holder of five world records in juggling.

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HOMICIDE DETECTIVES CALLED IN TO INVESTIGATE DISAPPEARANCE OF TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN

Still no word on the woman from Twentynine Palms who went missing Saturday morning. Sheriff’s officials confirmed that homicide detectives have been called in to investigate the disappearance of Erin Corwin, 19, who left home about 7 a.m. Saturday to look for a hiking trail in Joshua Tree National Park.

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY STARTS MAJOR ROAD SLURRY SEAL PROJECT TOMORROW

Road maintenance will start tomorrow Wednesday, July 2, on some streets in Yucca Valley and continue for the next week. A maintenance slurry seal will be applied in stages on Joshua Lane from San Marino north to Onaga Trail, and on Joshua Drive from Joshua Lane west to Church Street.

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CAR FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY MONDAY

A woman escaped injury yesterday when her older model Mercedes caught fire in Morongo Valley. About 10:30 Monday morning, Morongo Valley fire fighters and Cal Fire found the Mercedes fully involved in flames in the intersection of Hess Boulevard and Pioneer Drive, near the Morongo Valley Elementary School. The car’s

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THE CHP SAYS PREPARE YOUR CAR FOR THE HOT WEATHER

That car fire in Morongo Valley reminds us that hot weather can take its toll on your vehicle. CHP Officer Joan Griffin offers these suggestions to prepare your vehicle…

The warm temperatures and summer travel put extra demands on both vehicles and drivers. Before any travel, check your vehicle’s radiator

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COUNTY OFFERS FREE BEHAVIORAL SERVICES FOR MILITARY

A San Bernardino County program offers free behavioral heath services for military service members and their families. All active duty and retired military personnel, reservists, or National Guard who have served on or after September 11, 2001, and their families are eligible. Services include confidential behavioral health assessments, rehabilitative support,

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will have a USDA Food Distribution on Wednesday July 2, 2014 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 and remember

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WITH FIRE DANGER, CREATE A DEFENSIBLE SPACE AROUND YOUR HOME

With the summer’s heat comes extreme fire danger. Reporter Sara Snyder says you can help by creating a defensible space…

California is in an extreme drought, and county and state fire officials have ordered a ban on open burning due to the high threat of wildfire. To better protect your

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY HELPING SENIORS PASS THE DMV TEST

The Twentynine Palms Library offers a free mature driver education class Wednesdays through July 30. Participants will receive necessary information needed to pass the DMV written exam. Seniors can join the class at any time and no pre-registration is necessary, the classes are on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Both the

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET WORKSHOP TOMORROW

The Morongo Valley CSD is almost ready with its preliminary budget for the coming year. Reporter Dan Stork says that a budget workshop is open to the public…

The Morongo Valley Community Services District will hold a workshop meeting on Wednesday July 2, at 3:30 p.m. The session is billed

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING CANCELLED

The regularly scheduled Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meeting for tonight, July 1, has been cancelled. The next meeting, on July 15, is expected to treat the subject of vacation home rentals.

400K PATRIOT MOTORCYCLE RIDE SET FOR NEXT MONTH

Change for Vets is putting a biker twist on the Manchu Mile, a 25-mile hike held by the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, to commemorate the 85-mile hike the regiment made to go to battle in 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion in China. Managing editor Tami

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BASIN-WIDE BREAKFAST THURSDAY HEARS ABOUT HOMELESS OUTREACH

The Basin Wide Foundation invites you to breakfast, Thursday, July 3, at the Helen Gray Center at the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree at 7:00 a.m. Sheriff’s Deputy Jones will give a presentation on the Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement (HOPE) program. HOPE was implemented by Law Enforcement for

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SEARCHES FOR MISSING TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN

The Sheriff’s Department is searching for a Twentynine Palms woman who was last seen in the area Saturday. About 7 a.m. Saturday, Erin Corwin, 20, told her husband she was going to look for hiking trails in Joshua Tree National Park that she could hike with her mother when her

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