DEATH PENALY SOUGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY CARJACKING-MURDER

The District Attorney’s office announced in court Friday that it intends to seek the death penalty against the men accused of murdering a 33-year-old Beaumont man following a carjacking in Yucca Valley. Jose Gomez, 20, and Bryan Valle, 19, both of Earlimart, are accused of stealing a car in Wasco

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COUNTY SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON REWEWABLE ENGERGY

The ordinance on commercial solar facilities that San Bernardino County adopted last year is not the County’s last word on the subject. Reporter Dan Stork says that public input is being sought for a Renewable Energy Element for the County’s General Plan…

This month, the County Land Use Services Department

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS TO DISCUSS HELENDALE SOLAR FIELD TOMORROW

While there is nothing on the agenda of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors’ Tuesday meeting that directly impacts the Morongo Basin, there is an item that may be a preview of coming attractions for our area. Reporter Dan Stork focuses on a solar project in Helendale that is

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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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COUNTY SHERIFF APOLOGIZES FOR CAMPAIGN ENDORSEMENT GLITCH

In yesterday’s Z107.7 news, we questioned why the names of many area residents, including mine and my wife’s, who had not endorsed him, were included on a 17 page on-line list of those endorsing San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon’s election. McMahon is currently serving as the appointed Sheriff and

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COUNTY GROUP SEEKS NOMINEES FOR VISIONING AWARD

The San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Visioning Award. Nominees for this award should be someone who has made a positive impact on the community for a project or event held in 2013, and may include community and business leaders, teachers, pastors, industry professionals, or

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QUESTIONS ABOUT ENDORSEMENTS IN SHERIFF MCMAHON’S CAMPAIGN

A 17-page list of personal endorsements for the campaign of John McMahon for San Bernardino County Sheriff was removed from the campaign’s website after questions were raised by Z107.7 News. In doing campaign research yesterday morning, I saw that my name and my wife’s name were listed as endorsers. Not

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APPLICATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR 2014-15 COUNTY GRAND JURY

Volunteers for the 2014-2015 San Bernardino County Grand Jury are being sought; the recruiting period is open for those citizens interested in serving. Successful applicants will serve as Grand Jurors for the period beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015. To be eligible for selection a person must

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COUNTY APPROVES COMMERCIAL SOLAR ORDINANCE

The few local residents who addressed the County Board of Supervisors were cautiously approving of the new solar development ordinance. Dan Stork describes their last requests… Since it was a consent agenda item, and no Supervisor requested additional discussion, the San Bernardino County ordinance on commercial solar development was approved

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COUNTY SPERVISORS SET TO FINALIZE COMMERCIAL SOLAR ORDINANCE

The solar energy ordinance discussed at the last Board of Supervisors meeting is on the agenda for this week’s meeting. Dan Stork tells how you can view the meeting, and be a part of it… The ordinance on the regulation of commercial solar energy generation facilities, that was discussed at

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A REMINDER ABOUT PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS

Have you paid your property tax yet? Reporter Dan Stork says, time’s running out… Tuesday, December 10, is the last day to pay the first installment of property taxes to avoid a 10 percent penalty. You can do it in any of several ways: Online, at www.MyTaxCollector.com; over the phone,

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS APPROVE COMMERCIAL SOLAR ORDINANCE

About two dozen citizens gave the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors their views on the proposed ordinance regulating commercial solar power generation projects, with about half doing so via the teleconferencing facility in Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork observed proceedings from the county government building in Joshua Tree and

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS TO CONSIDER SOLAR ORDINANCE TOMORROW

The solar energy ordinance reviewed recently by the County Planning Commission is now ready for the Board of Supervisors. Dan Stork tells how you can view the discussion tomorrow, and be a part of it locally… An ordinance on the regulation of commercial solar energy generation facilities will be discussed

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS INCREASE OVERSIGHT OVER RENEWABLE ENERGY

The involvement of San Bernardino County in the oversight of renewable energy is growing. Dan Stork says it shows up in two places on today’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting… Two items on the consent agenda of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors meeting for November 19 relate to renewable

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SEVEN ARRESTED FOR BUYING BOOZE FOR TEENS IN STING OPERATION

Seven people were arrested Saturday for buying booze for minors during a “shoulder tap” sting operation in the Morongo Basin. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, between 4 p.m. and midnight Saturday, minor decoys approached adult customers in front of businesses licensed to sell alcohol, and asked the adults

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COUNTY TO REVIEW COMMERCIAL SOLAR ORDINANCE TOMORROW

During the summer, the County Board of Supervisors placed a moratorium on commercial solar development, while planning staff prepared guidelines for such projects. A draft county ordinance regulating commercial solar energy goes before the San Bernardino County Planning Commission tomorrow. Reporter Dan Stork previews the rules… San Bernardino County staff

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD: PART 2, DIVERSE TOPICS FROM OPEN SESSION

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education had a budget workshop in addition to its regular business meeting this week. Dan Stork breaks his report into two parts. Today, diverse topics that arose in the regular business session: summer session, busing, class overcrowding, athletic eligibility, staffing decisions, and expenditures…

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FILING DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT

The candidate filing deadline for director of the Yucca Valley Airport District has been extended until 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 14. Citizens who are interested in running may file the appropriate documents at the San Bernardino County Elections Office, 777 E. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino. The filing period ended Friday,

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEET TOMORROW

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, in the County Government Center in San Bernardino, but Morongo Basin residents can view the meeting via live remote at the county government building in Joshua Tree, 63665 Twentynine Palms Highway. Of interest to local

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, July 15th. The locations and times are:

The Church of the Lighted Cross, at 11518 Elbow Lane in Morongo Valley, from 8 to 10; Belfield Hall, on Reche Road in Landers,

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