YUCCA VALLEY MEDICAL MARIJUANA PETITION SIGNATURES VERIFIED

The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters has determined that there are more than enough signatures on the petition to change a Yucca Valley ordinance to allow medical marijuana dispensaries within town limits. More than 2,000 people signed the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Authorization and Regulation Initiative, and the Registrar determined

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TLC LOOKING FOR HELP FOR PETS AND PEOPLE THIS CHRISTMAS

Volunteers are needed to help package meals for pets to be distributed to shut-ins on Christmas Day by Tender Loving Christmas. If you can help, come to the Yucca Valley Community Center at noon on Monday, December 22.

The 31st annual Tender Loving Christmas Holiday Celebration is right around the

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YUCCA VALLEY TIRE STORE ONE OF THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY

A Yucca Valley tire dealer has been named one of the top 10 performing dealers in the country. Big O Tires was named a Platinum Performer—and is the only tire dealer in California—in the November 2014 issue of Tire Review, an industry magazine. The dealers were scored on objective questions

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DROPS PROHIBITION ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Opponents of a medical marijuana dispensary in Yucca Valley have one less argument to fight the proposed initiative that would permit dispensaries to set up shop again in Town limits: that medical marijuana is illegal under U.S. law. When Congress passed its 1,600-page spending bill last weekend, it included a

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

There will be a distribution of surplus federal food at Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive, Yucca Valley, from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Friday, December 19.

HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT EMPLOYEES SPREAD HOLIDAY JOY

For 12 years, Hi-Desert Water District employees have donated to local charities during the holiday season. At the district’s annual holiday party, employees buy raffle tickets, and the money that is raised is donated back to local charities. This year, 38 water district employees raised $770. Tender Loving Christmas received

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT SELECTS PRESIDENT, HEARS OBJECTION TO PR FIRM PAYMENT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board met last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said after reorganization, there were some questions about a no-bid contract… The Hi-Desert Water District board of directors unanimously selected Bob Stadum to serve as its president next year. But Sarann Graham’s nomination of Dan Munsey for vice

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DESERT CHRIST PARK ANNUAL MEETING TOMORROW

Desert Christ Park Foundation will hold its annual meeting at the Park on Friday, December 19, at 10:00 a.m. Desert Christ Park is located at 56200 Sunnyslope Drive in Yucca Valley. All are welcome to attend. The Park’s Foundation is always seeking new board members and volunteers. For more information

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SUNDANCE-BOUND DOCUMENTARY SHOT AT BLACK ROCK HIGH SCHOOL

Black Rock High School is the subject of a documentary film, currently in production, that is scheduled to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival. Reporter Dan Stork spoke with Principal Vonda Viland about the project and about the alternative school… We asked Black Rock High School Principal Vonda Viland

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team traveled to Sultana last night and fell by a score of 45-38 in a non league contest. Coach Jess Geeson said Senior Ashley Priest led the team with 11 points, while junior Annika Dendekker and sophomore Taylor Spitz

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES PARK SIGNAGE

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says park signage dominated the meeting… A routine item on last night’s agenda of the Yucca Valley Town Council prompted the only real discussion of the meeting. The town’s Park and Recreation Commission had presented

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YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE WINNERS NAMED

More than 25 vehicles, each decorated with thousands of lights, along with horses and children’s marching drill and cheer teams delighted onlookers during the 17th Annual Festival of Lights Parade held Saturday in Yucca Valley. For the second year, the parade made its way down Santa Fe Trail to the

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD IN BUSY SESSION TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff looks at a very busy agenda… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting at 6:00 tonight. On the agenda, the Board will nominate and elect a president and president-elect. Then the board will be

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys’ basketball team lost a hard-fought battle to San Jacinto High School last night. The final score was 60-53. Coach Michael Schneider said freshman guard D’Shaun Barrett scored a team high of 13 points and Kyle Hope ended up with 11 points.

The

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YUCCA FAMILY HELPS SAVE THEIR HOME FROM FIRE

A Yucca Valley family did everything right to save their house from being destroyed by a fire yesterday. Yucca Valley fire fighters were called to a home in the 56000 block of Golden Bee at 9:35 a.m. According to County Fire Captain Rick Denison, a heating blanket that was left

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL IN ROUTINE MEETING TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council looks fairly routine. The Council will hear a presentation from Hi-Desert Medical Center, presumably on its affiliations plans. Among the items on the consent agenda,

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COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS COLLECTING TOYS FOR TLC

The San Bernardino County Fire stations are collecting toys for Tender Loving Christmas, which will be given to children during the annual Christmas dinner in Yucca Valley. Collection boxes are at many businesses including the Z107.7 studio in Joshua Tree, and in Yucca Valley at Pacific Western Bank, Pacific Marine

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TAY CENTER OFFERS SERVICES FOR YOUNG HOMELESS

Pacific Clinic’s TAY Center offers young adults a safe and comfortable place to define and accomplish their life goals. Clients can come to the TAY Center to meet their basic needs such as a meal, shower, laundry, enrichment groups, job training, housing referrals, and a place to meet new people.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan Varsity wrestling team is now 2-0 in De Anza League play, after drubbing the Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles 70-3 yesterday. The JV Wresters won by forfeit as DHS did not field a JV team to wrestle against. Coach Brandon Whitbread said the Trojans

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MORE CARNAGE ON LOCAL ROADS, ONE KILLED, THREE INJURED IN THREE CRASHES

A 25-year-old male, assigned to the Twentynine Palms Marine Corp Base, was killed in a crash early Saturday morning. The man, who has not yet been identified by the coroner’s office, was driving a 1997 Ford Expedition northbound on Amboy Road about five miles north of Sheephole Pass east of

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