YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight, (Wednesday, August 12), are correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission, the HI-Desert Water District and the fall conference of the Association of California Airports. Under old business, the directors will discuss

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Thursday, August 13, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. 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 marrow

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SEVEN CITED IN STING TARGETING PROVIDING ALCOHOL TO MINORS

Seven people were cited in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms Thursday, accused of purchasing alcohol for—or selling it to—minors, and three others were arrested or cited on other charges. During a shoulder-tap sting operation, minors—under the supervision of Sheriff’s deputies—visited several liquor and convenience stores and asked strangers to buy

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER TODDLER FOUND ALONE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Thursday, accused of child neglect. According to a Sheriff’s report, a CHP officer found a 1-year-old toddler unattended outside near the roadway in the 62000 block of Mountain View Circle in Joshua Tree. After an investigation, a Sheriff’s deputy located the mother, Kodi Schrimshaw,

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U-2 TRIBUTE BAND AT YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Music Fest continues with “L.A. Vation,” a tribute to U2 this weekend. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… The world’s greatest tribute to U-2 is “L.A. Vation,” deriving its name from the U-2 hit “Elevation.” They’re more than just a cover band. They not only execute great music,

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SERVICES TOMORROW FOR RODNEY PAULINO

Rodney Anthony Paulino, a 33-year resident of Yucca Valley, died at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs on July 30, 2015. He was 49 years old.

He was the son of Arthur Gogo Paulino and Rosalind Mendiola Quitugua Paulino born March 11, 1966 in Afame Sinajaña, Guam.

He was

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY SETTLES DEVELOPERS LAWSUIT

More than a year and a half after a lawsuit was filed by a development company against the town of Yucca Valley, the town council agreed to a settlement in a closed session meeting Tuesday night. After Mirage Front Properties bought a parcel subdivided into 17 home lots, the town

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A WIN AND A LOSS FOR LOCAL BUSINESS AT LAST NIGHT’S YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

Local businesses found out you win some and you lose some at last night’s Yucca Valley Town Council meeting. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at that meeting and files this report…

It was a win and a loss for two local area businesses, when the Yucca Valley Town Council awarded

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HI-DESERT AND JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARDS MEET TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water Board is expected to write off bad debt and increase some security deposits tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… At tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board, directors will consider a resolution to write off $15,000 of bad debt accumulated in 2014.

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HI-DESERT WATER LOOKING FOR PUBLIC ADVISORS

The Hi-Desert Water District is looking for customers who are interested in volunteering to serve on a public advisory committee. The committee will discuss and provide input on matters affecting the public, such as rates, fees, ordinances, and more. The committee would meet on an as-needed basis; meeting times will

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VENDORS SOUGHT FOR YUCCA VALLEY OKTOBERFEST

Vendor applications are being accepted for the third annual Yucca Valley Oktoberfest and community fair, sponsored by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce. Vendor spaces are $35. Food vendors are $150 and must provide their own food handlers license. Applications are available online at yvrotary.org, or call

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UPDATE: WIDESPREAD VERIZON OUTAGE HAS BEEN RESTORED

As of 3:53 this afternoon, it appears that all cellular and internet services, emergency services, as well as ATMs and credit card networks are back online. According to San Bernardino County Fire Division Chief John Chamberlin, a trunkline was struck in the Palm Springs area at approximately 10:15 this morning.

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DAMAGED TRUNKLINE IN PALM SPRINGS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAJOR WIDESPREAD CELLULAR OUTAGE

According to San Bernardino County Fire Division Chief John Chamberlin, a trunkline was struck in the Palm Springs area at approximately 10:15 this morning. This is affecting all Verizon landline and cell service, including 911. The San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services is in the process of making arrangements

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THREAT OF A YUCCA VALLEY BANK ROBBERY GETS AN ARREST

A 45-year-old woman who was angry that her bank wouldn’t replace her stolen credit card was arrested Monday morning after she threatened to rob the bank. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Adrian Garcia, Royal Fahrner went into the US Bank in Yucca Valley about 10 a.m. to request a replacement for

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT WITH A FULL AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says full agenda includes a public hearing for infrastructure assessments, hiring a traffic analyst, and fast tracking residential solar… After being off for a month, the Yucca Valley Town Council has a busy agenda for its

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER WALKING INTO TRAFFIC IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man who walked into traffic on Highway 62, nearly causing numerous traffic accidents, was arrested Friday morning. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were conducting routine patrols in Yucca Valley when a man, later identified as 58-year-old Henry Simmons, walked into traffic on the highway at Dumosa

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OUT-OF-COMPLIANCE SEX OFFENDER DETAINED

A registered sex offender was arrested Friday in Yucca Valley after he was found to be out of compliance with the terms of his sex registration. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies performed a sex registrant compliance check on Jeffery Lucas, 23, at his residence in the 7500 block

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EDUCATION PLANNING AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

Copper Mountain College wants you to help it develop a long-term education master plan. It will hold a public meeting Tuesday, August 4, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. On Wednesday, August 5, CMC will hold another meeting from 6 to

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MORONGO BASIN LIVE THEATERS NET 59 DESERT STAR NOMINATIONS

The Community Theaters of the Morongo Basin have been recognized by the Desert Theatre League for a combined 59 Desert Star Award nominations for the 2014/2015 theater season. The awards cover the entire Coachella Valley and include both the Hi- and Low-Desert theaters. Twentynine Palms’ Theatre 29, Joshua Trees’ Hi-Desert

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RAIN AND LIGHTNING BRING FIRES, FLOODS, AND POWER OUTAGES

Monsoonal rain and lightning storms slammed parts of Morongo Basin again yesterday, flooding roads, sparking fires, and causing power outages. Thousands of residents in Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Mesa were without power for 10 hours or more, starting about 1 p.m. In Twentynine Palms, Adobe Road, Utah Trail,

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