FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership had a problem delivering surplus food for local food banks to distribute to low-income residents in the Morongo Basin on Monday. Deliveries will be made Wednesday (tomorrow) to three food distribution sites: the Yucca Valley Community Center, from 8:30 to 10:30, the Joshua Tree Community Center,

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSIONER RESIGNS

Tim Humphreville, the chair of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, told Mayor Robert Lombardo in a phone call last week that he plans to resign from the Planning Commission effective November 1. Former Council Member Frank Luckino named Humphreville to the Planning Commission in 2010; his appointment was confirmed by

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SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY FRIDAY

A house fire in Yucca Valley Friday afternoon is “suspicious in nature,” according to fire officials. County Fire Captain Darrell Feuerhahn said Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Mesa fire fighters were called to the blaze at 4:11 p.m. The fire started in a debris pile of junk, weeds, lumber,

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION FRIDAY

The third Monday of October is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, October

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WE REVIEW “BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” BY ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS

The St. Joseph’s Players in Yucca Valley are performing “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the first in a coming-of-age, semi-autobiographical trilogy by Neil Simon. It’s 1937 in Brooklyn, New York, and the Jerome family—parents Jack and Kate, and sons Stanley and Eugene—have welcomed Kate’s widowed sister Blanche and her two daughters, Nora

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, October 17, at Wal-mart 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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SCULPTURE CLASS FOR KIDS AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM SATURDAY

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will offer a sculpture class for children Saturday as part of its Kid Ed-Ventures series. Children will be taught the basics of sculpture, and will be able to take home a creatively designed creature. The free class starts at 10:30 at the museum in Yucca Valley.

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SIGN-UPS FOR TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

The Tri-Valley Little League is now registering boys and girls ages 4 to 16 for the 2015 season. Discounts are available for three or more children in a household, or if players are registered October 18 or October 25. Registration will be held in the Yucca Room of the Yucca

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AARON’S FINED OVER $28 MILLION IN SETTLEMENT

The state on Monday announced a $28.4 million settlement with Aaron’s, Inc., the nation’s second largest rent-to-own business, to resolve allegations the company violated California consumer protection and privacy laws. Aaron’s has a store in the Von’s Center in Yucca Valley. “Aaron’s concealed its illegal privacy and business practices from

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AN ARREST FOR PROWLING IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday night after he was caught breaking into a house. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor reported that a prowler had been in the 7400 block of Cibola Trail for the last few nights, and that she heard glass breaking and saw a

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HAY TRUCK TIPS IN YUCCA VALLEY, ONE INJURED

A Joshua Tree man sitting at a stop sign in Yucca Valley was in the wrong place at the wrong time yesterday, when a trailer full of hay fell on his van and sent him to the hospital. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Adrian Garcia, Kenneth Sanderson, 58, newly arrived from

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WASHINGTON STATE FUGITIVE ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A fugitive wanted in Seattle, Washington, was arrested in Yucca Valley early this morning. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, Deputy Yu was patrolling near Barron and Camarilla Avenues about 3:10 Wednesday morning when he came across a man with a backpack on a skateboard, who said he was

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD MEET TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will meet tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the agenda includes a closed and open session… The board of directors for the Hi-Desert Water District will hold a regular and closed-session meeting tonight. The board will be asked to authorize a contract for help in

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DOG LICENSING AND PET VACCINATION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Town of Yucca Valley will host a dog licensing and pet vaccination clinic on Thursday, October 16, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Community Center courtyard. The clinic is offered to all Yucca Valley and San Bernardino County residents. Low-cost rabies vaccinations will be available for $6

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION IN ROUTINE MEETING TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets in a routine meeting tonight. Managing Editor Tami gives details on what’s on the agenda… It’s a routine meeting for the planning commission tonight. The commissioners will be asked to approve the final amendment to revise the Town’s Development Code Regulations. The next item

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AFTER COURT FOR BURGLARY, MAN STEALS FROM WAL-MART

Less than a week after a Landers man was in court for burglary, he was arrested again Wednesday for stealing at Walmart. According to a Sheriff’s report, Walmart security called deputies about 2:50 p.m. to report that a man, later identified as Daniel Haverty, 18, was using a knife to

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GOURD ART FESTIVAL IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS WEEKEND

The annual Gourd Festival is going on in Yucca Valley this weekend. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has your invitation…

The 6th annual Gourd Art Festival is coming to Yucca Valley. The event, “Spirit of the West,” is sponsored by the Town of Yucca Valley and the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce

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ONE ARRESTED AFTER THREATS AT BLACK ROCK HIGH SCHOOL

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday after he threatened to shoot up a school and threatened teachers. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies were notified about noon Wednesday that Matthew Ross, 18, a student at Black Rock High School, located in the 59200 block of Sunnyslope Drive in

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“BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” OPENS IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

“Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the second in a three-play series by Neil Simon, opens Friday at St. Joseph of Arimathea Church in Yucca Valley. After opening night, the show will run 7 p.m. Saturdays on October 11 and 18, and November 1. Matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. will be on Saturday,

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MARINES HELP DESERT CHRIST PARK, HELP SOUGHT FOR SATURDAY

Marines from the Twentynine Palms Combat Center spent Saturday, October 4, working at Desert Christ Park in Yucca Valley painting the fence and performing other chores to help spruce up the park. More volunteers are needed this Saturday, October 11, to finish the clean-up projects. If you would like to

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