FORMER YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER CONVICTED IN SEX WITH STUDENT CASE

A former Yucca Valley High School teacher, accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, and whose February trial ended in a mistrial, accepted a plea bargain in Joshua Tree court Friday. Zachary Miller, 34, pleaded guilty to one charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor more

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF DEALING DRUGS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of dealing drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a traffic stop of a 1993 Honda near the intersection of Highway 62 and Juniper Road shortly before 1 a.m. During a consent search of the vehicle, the deputy

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HI-DESERT WATER ADDS NEW WATER CONSERVATION REGULATIONS

The Hi-Desert Water District is toughening up on water conservation in Yucca Valley. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at last night’s meeting and outlines the new regulations…

In order to comply with new water conservation regulations, the Hi-Desert Water District amended its current water restrictions to prohibit using potable water

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MEDITATION AT YUCCA VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SATURDAY

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will offer a free introductory class on mindfulness meditation on Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 a.m. In addition, a four-class introductory series will be offered beginning Monday, June 8, at 9:30 a.m. The classes will be led by Janice Pask, who also offers

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LAST WEEKEND TO SEE “BILOXI BLUES” AT ST. JOSEPH’S IN YUCCA VALLEY

If you haven’t seen “Biloxi Blues” at St. Joseph’s in Yucca Valley, this weekend is your last chance. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to get tickets…

The St. Joseph’s Players’ production of “Biloxi Blues” is one third of a play trilogy by Neil Simon called “The Eugene Trilogy.” The

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FREE CELL PHONE FOR LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS

The Lifeline Assistance Program is a government-sponsored program that provides free landlines to low-income residents. The program was recently expanded to include cell phones. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains who is eligible, and how to apply for a free cell phone…

Residents who participate in a government-subsidized program may qualify

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YUCCA VALLEY VOTERS SAY NO TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA; MEASURE “X” DEFEATED

Yucca Valley residents yesterday defeated an initiative to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the town. With about one-third of the town’s 9,800 registered voters casting ballots, the final unofficial results are 57 percent against Measure X, with only 43 percent of voters for the proposed ordinance. Only 730 of the

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS, CHANNEL 10 EYED FOR TAKEOVER

The Yucca Valley Town Council meeting began last night with a presentation on the Marine base’s economic effects on the Morongo Basin and recognition of Diane Olsen and Al Arrowood as the full- and part-time employees of the year. Also recognized were Sheriff’s Captain Dale Mondary—who will be leaving next

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ARSON SUSPECTED IN YUCCA VALLEY BRUSH FIRE TUESDAY

Yucca Valley firefighters responded to an arson fire in the desert east of Machris Park yesterday. About 7:17 p.m., a witness said a white man, dressed all in black, was seen running from a wash where a fire was burning about a 30-by-30-foot section of desert just west of Lisbon

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HI-DESERT AND JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARDS MEET TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water Board will meet tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board will focus on standby charges and water conservation…

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors meets in regular session at 7 p.m. tonight. Issues related to water conservation will dominate the agenda following a public

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“EAT WELL, PLAY WELL” AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

Nutrition and fitness will be explored in the Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s newest exhibit, “Eat Well, Play Well.” The hands-on exhibit encourages healthy living by teaching the science of making healthy food choices, showing what an appropriate serving size looks like, see first hand what it takes to burn off calories,

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TODAY

There will be a distribution of surplus food at Pacific Clinics, 56020 Santa Fe Trail, Suite M, in Yucca Valley, from 3 to 5 p.m. today, June 3.

ELECTION DAY TODAY IN YUCCA VALLEY FOR MEASURE X

Today is election day in Yucca Valley for Measure X. Measure X would permit one medical marijuana dispensary per 10,000 residents to operate in the town. Polls are open until 8 p.m. tonight. Check your voter’s guide for your polling station, or call 800-881-VOTE.

LOCAL BUSINESSES HIT WITH DISABLED ACCESS SUITS

The American Disability Act was created to guarantee access to places of business for people with disabilities. It has given rise to a group of lawsuit-creators who claim to fighting a good fight against scofflaw businesses. A lot of small businesses, including many in the Morongo Basin, don’t see it

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, WE CHECK THE AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks a full Council agenda…

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet in a regular meeting at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the council will hear a presentation about projects on the Marine

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YUCCA VALLEY SWIM LESSONS START SOON

Registration for Yucca Valley swim lessons opens Monday. ROP Broadcast student Cortni Rahn has the details…

Yucca Valley Recreation is holding swim lessons. Registration opens Monday, June 8, beginning at noon. You can register online at www.yucca-valley.org or in person at the Yucca Valley Community Center Mondays through Thursdays, 12:00

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FRIDAY NIGHT ADULT DROP-IN TENNIS IN YUCCA VALLEY STARTS FRIDAY

The Morongo Basin Tennis Association announces the start of a new adult tennis program, Friday night adult drop-in tennis, June 5 through June 26, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., at Jacobs Park in Yucca Valley. No pre-registration is required, just show up with a can of tennis balls. The format of

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FIREFIGHTERS SAVE YUCCA VALLEY HOUSE, FAMILY CAT KILLED

Fast work by county firefighters Friday afternoon saved a Yucca Valley residence; the family cat was killed. Fire Captain Donnie Viloria said firefighters responded to a residential structure fire in a residence on the 58000 block of Barron Drive in Yucca Valley at 5:45 p.m. Emergency crews arrived on scene

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, June 2, at Jack in the Box in Yucca Valley from 10-2. 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

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OFFERS SUMMER PROGRAM

The Boys and Girls Club of the High Desert has released details about its summer program. The club offers recreational activities, sports, movies, arts and crafts, cooking classes, reading programs, and water games for children ages 5 to 18. In addition, the club will offer a teen Community Emergency Response

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