OWNER OF YUCCA VALLEY USED CAR DEALERSHIP ARRESTED

The owner of a Yucca Valley consignment car dealership was arrested Monday, accused of embezzling money from his customers. According to Sheriff’s Detective Corey Emon, several customers complained that they consigned vehicles to, or bought vehicles from, Dale Armstrong, of Armstrong Auto Sales, and never received either the money from

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HI-DESERT WATER SPECIAL MEETING ON SEWER SYSTEM BUSINESS

The pace of preparations for the Yucca Valley sewer system is quickening, Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Hi-Desert water Board has called a special meeting tonight…

The board of directors for the Hi-Desert Water District will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Among the items on the

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight, (Wednesday, March 11), is correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission. Under old business, the directors will discuss Forms 700 are due, airport use agreements, and airport aircraft tie-down rental agreements. The

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A STREET BRAWL IN YUCCA VALLEY

A speeding car and a thrown cigarette led to a large street brawl and two arrests in Yucca Valley Saturday night. Sheriff’s Sergeant Matthew Yost said, shortly before 11, about a dozen people were outside near Deer and Onaga Trails when a red SUV went speeding by and someone threw

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WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER RAMMING HER BOYFRIEND’S CAR WITH HERS

A phone call from an ex led to a fight Saturday night in which a Yucca Valley woman rammed her boyfriend’s car. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jessica Hanksley, 27, became angry at her boyfriend after he received a phone call from his ex-girlfriend about 10 p.m. According to the

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION GETS A REPORT AND UPDATES

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says an annual report and development updates will be heard… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hear an annual report on the 2014 general plan at its meeting tonight. Afterward, the commission will discuss implementation strategies of the general

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE PRODUCTION OF “FRANK’S LIFE” OPENS TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley High School theater company is rehearsing its next production, “Frank’s Life.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… “Frank’s Life,” by Mark Dunn, is a dark comedy about Frank, a man who discovers his entire life has actually been filmed as a soap opera. His family and friends

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DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN YARD SALE SATURDAY

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will hold a yard sale Saturday, March 14. Proceeds from the sale will support the church’s mission partners. Donations for the sale may be left at 4 p.m. Friday, March 13, in front of the annex building or on the patio behind the church. The church

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SPRING LEAGUE SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL IN YUCCA VALLEY

Yucca Valley Recreation is offering spring slow-pitch softball leagues. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you how to sign up… This spring, join one of four adult slow pitch softball leagues being offered by the Town of Yucca Valley. League play will begin the week of March 23 and the town is

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School baseball team will host Xavier College Prep. The first pitch is at 3:15 p.m.

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat golf team will host Palm Valley High School at home. Tee off is at 2:45.

The Joshua Springs

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WANTED SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A registered sex offender, wanted on warrants out of Maryland, was arrested in Yucca Valley Wednesday evening, accused of not registering his new address. Authorities say he was discovered living with a Yucca Valley woman and her children. Sheriff’s Investigators said about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, a deputy contacted Charles Brown,

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN CAUGHT HOT WIRING CAR

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday morning, after he was found trying to hot wire a car. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 8:40 a.m., a deputy found Forrest Jones, 22, in the driver’s seat of a 1997 Honda, trying to start the hot-wired vehicle with a pocket knife,

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DISSOLUTION OF YUCCA VALLEY RDA NEARLY COMPLETE

Three years after the State of California officially dissolved municipal redevelopment agencies, the dissolution of the Yucca Valley RDA is nearly complete. As of 2014, all properties formerly owned by the Yucca Valley Redevelopment Agency are now town properties, and identified for municipal use. Two weeks ago, the State Controller’s

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER SHOOTING DURING CAR CHASE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested at gunpoint Wednesday after his ex-girlfriend said he was shooting at her during a car chase. Sheriff’s deputies were called to Buena Vista and Indio Avenue in Yucca Valley at 11:46 a.m. for a report of shots fired. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost,

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YUCCA VALLEY GOLF COURSE TO OPEN

After many years of being in a state of dormant disrepair during long legal proceedings, the newly refurbished “Hawk’s Landing Golf Club at Blue Skies” will open this weekend. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tees off… Yucca Valley’s new golf course will finally open this month. Golfers who have purchased their

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DANCING WITH THE SOCCER STARS AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Modeled on a popular TV show, a fundraising event at Yucca Valley High School has been a new tradition. Reporter Dan Stork previews “Dancing with the Soccer Stars”… Dancing with the Soccer Stars is an annual event that showcases the teamwork of the Heat dancers from StarStruck Dance Studio and

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YUCCA VALLEY RESIDENTS TO VOTE ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA JUNE 2

The Yucca Valley Town Council said good-bye to County Fire Division Chief Dave Benfield at its meeting last night, and welcomed Division Chief John Chamberlin who will be taking his place. Benfield, who will be retiring March 20, has been division chief of the South Desert Region for about 1

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WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER TRYING TO CASH STOLEN CHECK

A Van Nuys woman was arrested after she attempted to cash a forged check at a Yucca Valley bank Monday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 4:45, Amber Keys, 45, went to the Wells Fargo bank on Highway 62 and tried to cash a check for $2,800. The bank

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA AND MORONGO VALLEY

An argument over a cell phone led to an arrest of a Yucca Valley man, accused of punching his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses called the Sheriff’s Department to report that Ernest Finister, 52, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 6400 block of India Avenue in Yucca

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YUCCA VALLEY JUVENILES ARRESTED FOR VANDALIZING CARS

Two Yucca Valley juveniles were arrested Saturday night, accused of vandalizing vehicles. According to a Sheriff’s report, shortly before 10:30 p.m., a resident in the 7500 block of Fox Trail heard his car alarm go off and saw two suspects get out of his car and run off. After an

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