BALLOT SOKESMAN ON Z107.7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW FRIDAY

The owner of the Yucca Valley Medical Marijuana Resource Group, Jason Elsasser, will be on the Up Close show Friday, November 21. Elsasser is also the sponsor of the ordinance petition that would require the Town of Yucca Valley to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in Town limits. This is your

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN DEAD, BROTHER ACCUSED OF MURDER

A Yucca Valley man is dead, and his brother was arrested for his murder early Saturday morning. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, Jerry Zimmerle, 25, and Justin Zimmerle, 24, were fighting in the 7500 block of Palm Avenue shortly after 2:30 a.m. Saturday when Jerry Zimmerle is accused

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AMBULANCE OPERATORS ADDED TO THREE LOCAL FIRE STATIONS

While Yucca Valley’s fire department was established to fight fires, the truth is, 88 percent of the area’s 6,000 annual calls are for medical aids, such as traffic collisions, falls, and injuries. With such a high percentage of medical aid calls, chances are when a call for a fire came

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ANNUAL COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST THIS FRIDAY

The Annual Community Prayer Breakfast, a long-time Morongo Basin tradition, has been set for Friday, November 21. This year’s keynote speaker is retired Lieutenant General William Boykin. The prayer breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome Gym in Yucca Valley. Tickets are $15

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SERVICES FRIDAY FOR JESSE JAMES HOWARD JUNIOR

Jessie James Howard Jr. of Twentynine Palms died October 27 of sudden infant death syndrome. He was three months old. Jessie is survived by his parents, Jessie James Howard Senior of Yucca Valley and Melonie Howard of Twentynine Palms. A service will be held at Wiefels and Sons in Yucca

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MISSING 12-YEAR-OLD YUCCA VALLEY BOY FOUND SAFE

The 12-year-old boy who went missing Wednesday afternoon was found safe Thursday afternoon. Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick said the boy had been suspended from school at La Contenta Middle School for fighting, and he did not want to go home to face his parents. Warrick said the boy had thought

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ONE HOSPITALIZED, ONE ARRESTED, AFTER FIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY NIGHT

One man was hospitalized, and a second man arrested, following a violent fight in Yucca Valley yesterday. According to Sheriff’s reports, Christopher Benjamin, 23, of Yucca Valley, was arguing with his girlfriend about 9:30 p.m. in the 6300 block of Hermosa Avenue in Yucca Valley. A group of men heard

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FINGERPOINT ROBBER ARRESTED FOR SIMLIAR CRIME EARLIER

The man accused of robbing a taco shop at fingerpoint Monday was linked to a similar robbery in October last year. Investigators say on October 19, 2013, an unknown black male walked into the Cheap Cigarettes business in the 56100 block of 29 Palms Highway in Yucca Valley, covered his

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MAN AND DOG INVOLVED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH

A man and his dog escaped serious injury after the truck they were in rolled onto its side following a crash in Yucca Valley Thursday afternoon. Richard Koch, 65, of Johnson Valley, was driving the Tacoma truck eastbound on the highway just east of Sage Avenue about 3:10 p.m. when

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SIX NEW COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS COMING TO THE MORONGO BASIN

The fire stations in Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree will be receiving new firefighters this weekend. Graduation from the county fire department’s intensive, six-days-a-week training academy for fire fighters is today. Of the 28 cadets who entered the training program 10 weeks ago, six will be coming to the Morongo

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, November 15, at Walmart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for

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ED-VENTURES IN BAKING AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Kids will have fun baking at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum tomorrow. Reporter Caitlin Logan heats up the oven… The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is hosting the next edition of Kids Ed-Ventures this Saturday, November 15, at 10:00 a.m., showcasing the wonderful world of baking. Just in time for the holidays, children

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SHERIFF SEARCHING FOR MISSING 12-YEAR-OLD YUCCA VALLEY BOY

Edward Lockhart, the 12-year-old Yucca Valley boy who had been missing since 2 p.m. yesterday afternoon, has been found safe and sound and is now home. No further information on his return is available at this time.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AT BLACK ROCK CAMPGROUND

An Oceanside man was arrested early Sunday morning, accused of beating up his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jared Watts, 28, was camping with his girlfriend at Black Rock Canyon campground in Yucca Valley, when the woman called to report that he was hitting her. The report states that

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WINDOWS SHOT AT YUCCA VALLEY STORE

Someone shot at the windows of the Yucca Valley Liquor store late Sunday night. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick, about 10:40 p.m., a clerk inside the store behind the cash register heard three “clicks” and then noticed three bullet holes in the south-facing windows of the store, which were

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting Wednesday, November 12, are correspondence from the Local Agency Formation Commission. Under old business, they will discuss airport use tie-down agreements. Under new business is a letter from the Hi-Desert Water District, land

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HEAR ABOUT MIGRATORY BIRDS AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will host a lecture Thursday, November 13, on bird migration. The Morongo Basin has a large number of birds that stop during their migratory journeys. Each species has a different, but equally interesting migration story. This presentation starts at noon; admission is $5 for the general

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ATTEMPTED ROBBERY OF YUCCA VALLEY TACO SHOP BY FINGERPOINT

A Los Angeles man was arrested Monday night after he attempted to rob a taco shop with his finger. Shortly after closing, at 10:12 p.m., Michael Clark, 21, walked into Algoberto’s Taco Shop in the 56100 block of 29 Palms Highway, with his face covered and his hand under his

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER EVADING DEPUITES

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday night after he fled from a Sheriff’s deputy in Landers. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick, a deputy tried to stop a blue pick-up truck about 11:35 p.m. near Reche Road and Belfield Boulevard for equipment violations. The driver sped off and turned

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A SPATE OF VANDALISM IN YUCCA VALLEY

Numerous Yucca Valley homes were vandalized during the night Sunday. According to Sheriff’s reports, a home in the 7700 block of Inca Trail reported graffiti spray painted on a wall behind the residence. A home in the 58000 block of Hidden Gold had its outside lights smashed during the night;

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