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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NEW COOK BILL PRIORITIZES VETERAN’S CLAIMS

A backlog of veterans’ claims led Congressman Paul Cook to introduce a measure to expedite the most urgent cases. Reporter Dan Stork describes the new bill…

Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley has presented the Prioritizing Urgent Claims for Veterans Act, H.R. 2382, to the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on

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OPENING OF “STEEL MAGNOLIAS” IN YUCCA VALLEY FRIDAY

A new Yucca Valley Theater Company will open their first production this Friday Night. Special Correspondent Les Taylor says the gala for “Steel Magnolias” will benefit Reach-Out Morongo Basin… Area theatre goers have a rare opportunity this Friday, July 5, when “Steel Magnolias” opens in Yucca Valley. Not only is

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FIREWORKS ALERT FROM COUNTY FIRE

Possession of any type of fireworks, including “safe and sane” fireworks, is against the law in any unincorporated area of San Bernardino County. In the event a fire occurs due to the unsafe use of fireworks, the responsible persons are likely to face criminal charges and be held liable for

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COUNTY PREPARES FOR SAME-SEX MARRIAGES

Same-sex couples will not be able to obtain marriage licenses in San Bernardino County until the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifts a stay on a lower court decision declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional, which probably won’t happen for at least a month. In 2010, a U.S. District Court judge

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MET LAST NIGHT: COURT SERVICE WORRIES, CITY BUDGET

Closed session discussions of the city attorney’s performance sandwiched a brisk open session of the Twentynine Palms City Council that featured public comment on Project Leatherneck, court service worries, a business permit, and the city budget. Reporter Dan Stork examines the meat in the sandwich… At the outset of the

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MORONGO VALLEY RESIDENT WINS LITERARY AWARD

Morongo Valley resident Debra Freeland won the prestigious Desert Literary Society Award from Cal State San Bernardino. Chanda-Lyn Fraschetti has the information… Cal State San Bernardino annually rewards students with the Desert Literary Award for excellence in writing. One of this year’s recipients is Morongo Valley resident Debra Freeland, for

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SUPERVISORS UPHOLD PERMIT FOR JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL STORE

In a 4-to-1 decision yesterday, County Supervisors upheld the Conditional Use Permit for a Joshua Tree Dollar General. More than two dozen local business owners and residents testified against the development in a public hearing in San Bernardino and from the new Teleconferencing Center at the County building in Joshua

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEET, THREE ITEMS IMPACT MORONGO BASIN

In addition to hearing an appeal on Dollar General in Joshua Tree, the County Board of Supervisors will also consider a Joshua Tree land use moratorium, and plans for regional Municipal Advisory Councils, and a replacement for a newly-vacant Planning Commission slot. Reporter Dan Stork tells where they will fall

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD TO BE DISTRIBUTED MONDAY

Free federal surplus food will be given out this Monday, some of the locations have been changed. Reporter Dan Stork has the when and where…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, May 20. The locations and times

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NAME OF YUCCA VALLEY CARJACKER KILLED IN SAN BERNARDINO RELEASED

Sheriff’s investigators have released the name of the suspect in a Yucca Valley carjacking and murder who was killed in San Bernardino after a high speed chase. Thursday, May 9, deputies responded to a shots fired call at the Town Center Mall in Yucca Valley. and found a white sedan

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LIVING SUSPECT IN YUCCA VALLEY CARJACKING MURDER IDENTIFIED

The Sheriff’s Department has identified one of the suspects in the attempted car-jacking in Yucca Valley Thursday morning. Jose Gomez, 19, was shot and injured during a gun battle with law enforcement in San Bernardino following a high-speed chase that started in Yucca Valley after a pharmaceutical representative was fatally

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