HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS OFFERED COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

This year, the University of California application and the Common Application computer window will open early, on August 1, for students to begin to apply to colleges. Reporter Dan Stork says that Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools will hold workshops to help students get a jump on the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday after a high-speed pursuit through Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident reported about 5 p.m. that a vehicle was speeding down a dirt road in the Desert Heights neighborhood and that the driver threw out some trash as he crossed

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN GET PROBATION FOR BEATING FAMILY DOG

A Yucca Valley man was given probation after he accepted a plea bargain for beating his family’s dog. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jason LaFay, of the 58200 block of San Andreas Road in Yucca Valley, became angry May 3 when the dog wanted to play. The report states that

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DO’S AND DON’TS OF RATTLESNAKE BITES

Summertime walks and hikes can sometimes bring you up closer than you’d like to desert rattlesnakes. Reporter Rebecca Havely has some do’s and don’ts to keep you safe… California has eight different species of rattlesnakes. Rattlers strike when they are threatened, deliberately provoked, or accidentally touched by someone walking or

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THE WISE GUYS AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT SATURDAY NIGHT

The Yucca Valley Summer Concert series continues this Saturday night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites to hear the big ban sounds of the Wise Guys… Yucca Valley’s free Summer Music Festival continues this Saturday, July 25, with the Wise Guys Big Band Machine. From swing to swank, the Wiseguys Big Band

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MULTIPLE BURGLARIES REPORTED IN YUCCA VALLEY WEDNESDAY

Multiple burglaries were reported in Yucca Valley Wednesday, with several in the Country Club Mobile Home Estates. Tools were stolen from an unlocked car parked in a garage in the 7500 block of Aster Avenue. Burglars used a knife to pry open a back door in the 5500 block of

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DESERT CHRIST PARK FOUNDATION LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

The landmark “Desert Christ Park” in Yucca Valley has seen better days. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a volunteer foundation is looking for help in its maintenance and restoration… Desert Christ Park—a museum of sculptures—overlooks Yucca Valley and features more than 40 snow-white statues and images spanning several acres and portraying

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YUCCA VALLEY HOUSE FIRE DISPLACES FAMILY TUESDAY

A Yucca Valley family is displaced from their home following a fire Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters were called to the residence on the corner of Deer Trail and Navajo Trail at 1:22 p.m. County Fire Captain Darrel Feuerhahn said the fire started in a bedroom and also burned the bath, although

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TWO ARRESTED TUESDAY ON WARRANTS, DRUG POSSESSION

Two Yucca Valley residents were arrested Tuesday afternoon on various warrants and for drug possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 6300 block of Ronald Drive just after noon with warrants for the arrest of Timothy Burleson, 31, and Megan Pyle, 19. The report

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HI-DESERT WATER CALLS SPECIAL MEETING FOR TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert water District Board has called a special meeting for tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells us why… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will be asked to update its policy concerning

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VEHICLES VANDALIZED IN YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a case of vandalism in which the suspects scratched a swastika on a car. According to a Sheriff’s report, the vandalism was reported about 11 a.m. Monday morning in the 58300 block of Carlyle Drive in Yucca Valley. The vandals threw eggs at the vehicle, stole

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CATAPALOOZA AT THE YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER

The Yucca Valley animal shelter is holding a “Catapalooza” through July 31. The adoption fee for all cats and kittens has been lowered to $20 during July. The animal shelter, located at 4755 Malin Way, is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5. For directions or information, call 760-365-3111.

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SUMMER PRACTICE STARTS TODAY

Yucca Valley High School Volleyball will have summer practice July 20 to July 23 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Yucca Valley High School Gym. Tryouts for both junior varsity and varsity will be July 27 to 30 from 4:00 to 7:00 in the Yucca Valley High School Gym.

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LAST YEAR FOR YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY CLUB FIREWORKS

More than 4,000 people went to Brehm Sports Park to watch the Yucca Valley fireworks on the Fourth of July, with thousands more watching from nearby homes and parking lots. The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley, which has sponsored the fireworks display for the past 32 years, has announced that

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

There will be a distribution of surplus food on Friday July 17, from 10 am to noon, at the Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive, in Yucca Valley.

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Thursday, July 16, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 8 to 1. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone marrow

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LUNCH LECTURE ON NATIONAL PARK  VANDALISM TOMORROW

The brown bag lunch lectures at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum are offered once a month. This month the topic is “Impacts of Graffiti and Vandalism at Joshua Tree National Park.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… The National Park has suffered repeatedly from incidents of graffiti and vandalism for decades. This

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MOTORCYCLE RIDER INJURED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH MONDAY

A motorcycle rider was hospitalized following a crash in Yucca Valley Monday evening. About 7:30 p.m., a bystander came upon a crashed motorcycle, with an unconscious male rider in the 57700 block of Joshua Drive. County Fire Captain Ed Noble said the rider, estimated to be in his 50s, was

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD HAS TWO OPEN SEATS

The Yucca Valley airport has two seats of its four seats up for election. Forms may be obtained from the County Elections Office, 777 East Rialto Avenue in San Bernardino, from 8 to 5, Monday through Friday. For more information, visit the elections website, sbcountyelections.com, or call 909-387-8300.

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SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES OFERRED BY YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION

Yucca Valley Recreation is offering specialized self-defense classes. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the classes will be offered twice over the summer… Learn the time-tested art of the Samurai, tailored to today’s environment. An instructor with 20 years of experience will teach a variety of self-defense techniques in a 2

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