MORONGO UNIFIED ADMINISTRATORS ON “UP CLOSE” SHOW FRIDAY

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District open Monday. Tomorrow’s Up Close Show on Z107.7 will be a “Back-to-School” special, with Superintendent Tom Baumgarten and Director of Secondary Curriculum Amy Woods. Call in with your questions about busing, lunches, curriculum, scheduling, or going back to school. It all begins at

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PIPE BOMB DETONATED BY SHERIFF'S BOMB SQUAD IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s bomb and arson squad blew up a pipe bomb in Yucca Valley Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a 7-year-old girl found a suspicious device that looked like a pipe bomb in her back yard of the 7100 block of Barberry Avenue. The device was described as

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT

The Yucca Valley Town Council dealt with routine business during its regular meeting last night. Then, following the open session, the council went into closed session for a performance evaluation of Town Manager Curtis Yakimow. A report released after the meeting states that Yakimow received a positive performance evaluation for

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday afternoon, accused of beating up his girlfriend and threatening her with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called deputies from the 54600 block of 29 Palms Highway about 12:40 to say her boyfriend was beating her with a fist, and

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets tonight. Additional sewer work and a sewer update are on the docket. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda…

After a routine consent agenda, changing dental insurance will be the first action items considered by the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors. Following that,

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MISSING YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN FOUND DECEASED

A missing elderly Yucca Valley woman has been found deceased. According to a Sheriff’s report, an off-road rider found an older model Volvo car stuck on a rock in a wash near Palomar Avenue and Juarez Drive in Yucca Valley about 5 p.m. Monday. It appears the car’s driver, later

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TO HEAR FROM CONGRESSMAN COOK TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight. Congressman Cook, risk sharing and Public safety will be heard from and about tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look…

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley will give a presentation at the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting tonight. After a routine

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING HIS MOTHER

A Yucca Valley man is accused of beating up his mother Friday after she served him with a “no negative contact” restraining order. According to a Sheriff’s report, Mynor Marroquin, 40, became angry after he was served with a restraining order by his mother. The report states that about 3:30

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING HIS FATHER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday night, accused of injuring his father during a fight. According to a Sheriff’s report, the 77-year-old father called for help about 9:45 p.m., saying his son, Eric Jacobs, 49, was arguing with him and then the argument turned physical. The man said Jacobs

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BEWARE DOOR-TO-DOOR SOLICITORS

With the warmer weather that comes along with summer, so do the door-to-door solicitors. And while many operate fairly and honestly, there are ways to spot those who are simply looking for a quick buck. Reporter Dan Stork gives some tips on how to protect yourself from unscrupulous solicitors…

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BLOOD DRIVES IN JOSHUA TREE AND YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct two community blood drives on Wednesday, August 19. The first will be at the hospital in Joshua Tree from 10 to 2, followed by a blood drive at Vons in Yucca Valley from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood

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CRITICAL MISSING PERSON ALERT

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An elderly Yucca Valley woman is missing, and her family is asking for the public’s help in finding her. About 9 a.m. Sunday morning, Jeanette Moss, 95, left her home in Yucca Valley to go to Walgreens. When she didn’t return, her family contacted the Sheriff’s Department. Jeannette Moss has

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ARREST MADE IN YUCCA VALLEY BANK BOMB THREAT

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A Morongo Valley man who called in a bomb threat to a bank in Yucca Valley last week was arrested Friday. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a man who identified himself as Steven Castillo called the Yucca Valley branch of Chase Bank four times Thursday morning between 9 and

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SPEECH SCREENING OFFERED FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS

The Morongo Unified school District is offering speech screening for kids from 3 to 5 years old tomorrow and Wednesday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says don’t miss this important opportunity… The Morongo Unified School District is offering speech screening for preschool children, aged 3 to 5 years old. Speech screenings

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SCHOOL BUS ROUTES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

School bus routes have been updated and some revisions have been made. Bus route information is available on the Morongo Unified School District website at www.morongo.k12.ca.us under the Transportation tab and also on the front page. Please check your child’s route and bus number to make sure you have the

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TIPS TO AVOID CHILD HEAT STROKE

Most susceptible to heat-related illness are the elderly, homeless, people with chronic ailments, and children. Reporter Dan Stork says residents should be extra careful—especially with children—in the summer heat…

Those at the greatest risk of heat-related illnesses are seniors and children. Health Department Public Information Officer Henry Varela stresses that

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MAN WHO CRASHED INTO WALL AT FRIENDLY HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ARRESTED FOR DUI

We have more information about the man who drove his car through a block wall near Friendly Hills Elementary School Monday. According to the California Highway Patrol, about 7:25 p.m., Matthew Castro, 43, of Yucca Valley, was driving a black 2011 Buick Enclave northbound on Sunny Vista Road at 40

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HOW TO APPLY FOR FREE, REDUCED SCHOOL LUNCHES

The federal government provides free or reduced-cost meals for eligible students at school. There are several ways that public school students can qualify. Reporter Sara Snyder outlines the eligibility requirements, and how to apply for the program…

Households that receive food stamps or CalWORKS may not have to complete a

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JUVENILE ARRESTED FOR FALSE 9-1-1 CALLS ALLEGING RAPE

A juvenile girl was arrested Monday after making false calls to 911 stating she had been raped. According to a Sheriff’s report, 911 received text messages from a cell phone, starting about 10:25 a.m., that a friend had been raped. The messages described being in a basement and a name

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HOPE ACADEMY EXPANSION APPROVED

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission voted at its meeting last night to approve the request to expand Hope Academy Charter School in the Yucca Valley Town Center Mall. The commission voted 3-1, with Jeff Evans recusing himself, to approve the 14,000 square-foot addition of 10 classrooms and a multi-purpose room.

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