YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL DELAYS ACTION ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA INITIATIVE

Faced with the choice of acting immediately to adopt a citizen’s initiative to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the town, setting a date for a special election for the residents to vote on the issue, or delaying their decision for 30 days, the Yucca Valley Town Council voted for delay

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AN ARREST FOR STRONG ARMED ROBBERY IN YUCCA VALLEY

We have limited details about a Yucca Valley man who was arrested yesterday, accused of strong arm robbery. About 12:30 Tuesday afternoon, deputies were called to the Flyers Gas Station on the highway in Yucca Valley concerning a man, later identified as Robert Brooks, 38, who was drunk, harassing and

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Thursday, January 22, at Food 4 Less in Yucca Valley from 10 to 2 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will meet in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a new dump truck and sewer system details are among items on the agenda… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors, the board will

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA INITIATIVE ON YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL AGENDA TONIGHT

After hearing presentations from the Chamber of Commerce and receiving an update on the homeless point-in-time count, the Yucca Valley Town Council will be asked to approve the consent agenda, which includes a bequest of $50,000 from the Charles C. May Trust to be used for the animal shelter; and

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MAN LEADS DEPUTIES ON LOW-SPEED CHASE THROUGH YUCCA VALLEY, JOSHUA TREE MONDAY NIGHT

A mentally unstable man led police on a low-speed pursuit through Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree yesterday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man made suicidal and homicidal statements to counselors at the Crisis Walk-In Center in Yucca Valley shortly before 7 p.m., saying he had a gun at home

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NEW EXHIBIT AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM IS A CALIFORNIA FEAST

A new traveling exhibit has just opened at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker says it includes historic and contemporary Indian artifacts and more… A new exhibit called “Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast” is now open at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. The

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LA HABRA WOMAN WINS DESERT CHRIST PARK RAFFLE

A La Habra woman is the winner of the Phil Dunham photo raffle, sponsored by the Desert Christ Foundation. The winning ticket belonged to Frances Watkins. The Desert Christ Park Foundation reminds residents that volunteers—along with their talents and ideas—are always needed. For more information, call 760-365-3984.

REACH OUT PARADE OF HOMES TO INCLUDE DREAM CATCHER RANCH

The Parade of Homes is an annual fundraising event for Reach Out Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork previews the Dream Catcher Ranch in Yucca Valley… In the Western Hills area of Yucca Valley, Dream Catcher Ranch is expected to enchant tour goers on the Parade of Homes, put on by

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MUSIC STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR ROTARY MUSIC COMPETITION

Area music students are being invited to participate in the Yucca Valley Noon Rotary Club’s annual music competition. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains who can register… The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s annual music competition will be held Saturday, February 28, at 7 p.m. at Yucca Valley High School. Contestants

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REGISTER FOR SPRING SOCCER

The Morongo Basin Youth Soccer League is holding registration today. Registration is $50 for returning 2014 fall players; $65 for new players. This is the first year that MBYSA is holding spring soccer league. Registration will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight and Wednesday, January 21, and from

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ROTARY CLUB MUSIC COMPETITION APPLICATIONS

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s annual music competition will be held Saturday, February 28, at 7 p.m. at Yucca Valley High School. Contestants must be high school or home-schooled students from the Morongo Basin. Contestants may enter in one of three categories: vocal, instrumental, or piano. Pianists and instrumentalists

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LAST PERFORMANCE FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL PLAY TODAY

News anchor Cassandra Dumont had made enough enemies to fill a phone book. Everyone who knew her had a motive for her murder. But just who done it? Find out at the murder mystery production of “No Crime Like the Present” by Bill Gleason. Yucca Valley High School student, Aimee

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MEDITATION CLASS AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Desert Hill Presbyterian Church is offering a meditation talk tomorrow (Sunday, January 18). Reporter Taylor Thacker has the details… Learn how to clear your mind with Mindfulness Meditation. On Sunday, January 18, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., there will be a free introductory talk about Mindfulness Meditation at Desert Hills

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REGISTER FOR TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

Registration has been set for Tri-Valley Little League’s 2015 baseball and softball season. All registrations will be taken at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Registration will be held today, from 9 to 1. Registration is $85, with a discount for multiple children from the same household. After today, the registration

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SHOPLIFTING LEADS TO $100,000 ARREST WARRANT

A Yucca Valley woman accused of shoplifting was arrested Wednesday on a $100,000 warrant for drug charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman, later identified as Rachel Margolies, 35, was in the check-out line at Dollar General in Yucca Valley shortly before 9 p.m. when the clerk said she

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YUCCA VALLEY SEWER SYSTEM COSTS GO DOWN

With changes in sizes of pipes, the numbers and sizes of manhole covers, and project and construction management costs, the estimate for the Yucca Valley sewer project’s final cost has changed again. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the total cost of the wastewater project has decreased slightly… With the Yucca

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WE REVIEW “NO CRIME LIKE THE PRESENT” AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

The Yucca Valley High School theatre company presents, “No Crime Like the Present,” a murder mystery by Bill Gleason. Reporter Rebecca Havely offers this review of the production… Private eye Mavis Davis searches for the killer of a woman who everyone wanted dead. The smooth-talking Mariah Muchtar plays Mavis Davis

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PERMITS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER HOOK UP

When the Town of Yucca Valley builds its sewer, property owners will be responsible for connecting their homes to the main sewer line in the street. Not only will residents have to pay for the lateral connection line, but they will have to obtain permits from the Town for it.

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MINDFULNESS MEDITATION THIS SUNDAY

Desert Hills Presbyterian is offering a meditation talk this Sunday. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details… Learn how to clear your mind with mindfulness meditation. On Sunday, January 18, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., there will be a free introductory talk about mindfulness meditation at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca

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