RAINBOW STEW ART FAIR THIS WEEKEND

Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will be holding its third annual Art Fair today and tomorrow, April 18 and 19. Come and meet the artists in person who offer their work in gourd art, copper art, jewelry, painting, photography, and more. The art fair will be held outside the store,

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR HEROIN POSSESSION

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of heroin possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 6200 block of Murrieta Avenue in Yucca Valley about 12:40 Thursday to perform a probation compliance check on Darren Jimenez, 28. During the compliance check, deputies

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BREAKING NEWS: YUCCA VALLEY FAMILY HOMELESS FOLLOWING FRIDAY MORNING FIRE

A Yucca Valley family is homeless following a fire Friday morning. According to County Fire Captain Jay Dimoff, Yucca Valley firefighters were dispatched at 11:22 a.m. to a medical aid call in the 6300 block of Richard Drive, but on their way there, it was changed to a structure fire.

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9 CHARGES FILED AGAINST YUCCA VALLEY MAN FOR LANDERS ASSAULT

The District Attorney filed nine charges last week against a Yucca Valley man, stemming from an assault in Landers in March. According to a Sheriff’s report, Ronnie James Salazar, 27, was kicked out of his ex-girlfriend’s home in the 57600 block of Mariquita Road on in mid March. The report

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EARTH DAY EVENT AT THE YUCCA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER TOMORROW

Tomorrow is the annual Earth Day event at the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex from 9-2. Managing editor Tami Roleff says a lot will be offered in the hugely popular, family-friendly event…… Celebrate Earth Day during a festival in Yucca Valley Saturday. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will celebrate Earth Day

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REPUBLICANS TO HEAR FROM THE YUCCA VALLEY TOWN MANAGER

The town manager of the town of Yucca Valley will be the guest speaker at the April 20 ​Morongo Basin Republicans dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. Curtis Yakimow will present an update on where the town has been, where they are now and where they are going. The informative dinner

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYER HOST FUND-RAISER DINNER SUNDAY

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley are cooking up a Greek- themed dinner this Sunday night, April 19, to help produce their upcoming production of Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues.” Director and reporter Rebecca Havely shares what’s on the menu… The cast and crew of the upcoming comedy “Biloxi Blues”

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of April 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, April

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TWO SHOT IN YUCCA VALLEY, SUSPECT CAUGHT AFTER CRASH

A Joshua Tree man is in custody following a shooting and crash in Yucca Valley Wednesday morning. Sheriff’s Sergeant Jim Thornburg said Joseph Rojas, 20, was arguing with Terry Hill, 26, and Elaina Bixon, 21, in the 55600 block of Pueblo Trail, when Rojas pulled out a handgun and shot

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BABY FOUND IN SHOPPING CART IN WAL-MART PARKING LOT

A baby was forgotten for a few minutes in a shopping cart in a Wal-Mart parking lot yesterday. According to Sheriff’s officials, a Wal-Mart employee found a 10-month-old baby in a shopping cart about 3:05 p.m. and brought the child into the store and called the Sheriff’s Department. The father

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ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE

The 65th Annual Grubstake Days parade is planned for May 23. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says entries are now being sought by the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce… Entries are now being accepted for the 65th annual Grubstake Days parade, set to take place Saturday, May 23. This year’s theme

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RAINBOW STEW ART FAIR THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will be holding its third annual Art Fair April 18 and 19. Come and meet the artists in person who offer their work in gourd art, copper art, jewelry, painting, photography, and more. The art fair will be held outside the store, 55509 29 Palms

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

There will be a distribution of federal surplus food at the Church of the Nazarene, 56428 Buena Vista Drive in Yucca Valley, from 10 to noon on Friday, April 17.

YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN BUYING CAR ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

A Yucca Valley woman said she was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday evening when she tried to buy a car. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman was going to buy a car from a private party and had arranged for the seller to bring the car to her home in

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS, REVIEWS REQUIREMENTS FOR BTI

Managing editor Tami Roleff was at the meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission last night. She says a review of commercial guidelines led to a set of requirements for a business… The 60-foot tall cell phone tower disguised as a pine tree on Primrose Trail in Yucca Valley was

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FRIENDS OF YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY BOOK SALES START TOMORROW

The Friends of the Yucca Valley Library will have many gently used best-selling books, videos and DVDs, records and magazines for sale during its spring book sale. Customers can also bid on rare, old, and just plain interesting items on the silent auction table. All proceeds from the book sale

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FOUR ARRESTED IN SHOULDER TAP STING OPERATION

Four people were cited during a shoulder-tap sting in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms over the weekend. According to a Sheriff’s press release, underage juveniles, under the supervision of Sheriff’s deputies, asked strangers at several liquor stores to buy alcohol or tobacco for them. Deputies made four citations for furnishing

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a public hearing on a cell phone tower and a site plan review are on the agenda…

Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, is a public

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SIGN UP FOR AN ANTI-SEXUAL VIOLENCE FLASH MOB

Participants are being sought for a flash-mob event planned for next week. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says it is to call attention to an important subject…

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services is organizing a flash mob to be held in the Wal-Mart parking lot

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TAI-CHI AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will offer weekly classes in ancient Chinese meditation and breathing and movement exercises. A class in Tai chi and qigong will be taught by Janice Pask every Wednesday from 11 to noon. Pask has been teaching mindful meditation, and has many hours of qigong as part

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