YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL EXTENDS TIME FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA NEGOTIATION

With a legal deadline approaching, the Yucca Valley Town Council got more time from the proponents who successfully petitioned for an ordinance allowing medical marijuana. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at a special council meeting on the matter last night… As expected, the Yucca Valley Town Council approved an agreement

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, February 14, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be the Match bone

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DESERT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HIKE SUNDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church of Yucca Valley hosts a Valentine weekend potluck and hike. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how you can join the fun… A hike for the whole family is planned for this Sunday, February 15, by the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church of Yucca Valley. Prior to the hike,

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HOMICIDE INVESTIGATING DEATH OF 4-WEEK-OLD BABY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Homicide investigators are investigating the death of a four-week-old baby boy in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies and paramedics were called to a home in the 8500 block of Amador about 4:30 a.m. Monday for a baby who was not breathing. Despite life-saving attempts, the baby

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL WANTS MORE TIME ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA ORDINANCE

The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. today. The sole item on the agenda is to approve an agreement with the proponents of the medical marijuana dispensary initiative. The agreement would buy more time for the council to continue its negotiations with the proponents

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COUNTERFEIT BILLS FOUND

Counterfeit bills were found in a vacant home in Yucca Valley Tuesday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, the home in the 55400 block of Onaga Trail was in foreclosure, and when an employee from the foreclosure company went to the home about 3:30 Tuesday, he found a safe with

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports action today, the Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will compete against each other in Yucca Valley. The girls start at 6, the boys at 7:30.

The Joshua Springs Lightning boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host Mesa Grande Academy

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CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY WITH ACCORDION MUSIC IN YUCCA VALLEY

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Rose and Buster’s Wine Tasting Room in Yucca Valley Saturday night, and listen to Steve Shaw play his accordion. The music begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 14. Rose and Buster’s is located at 55834 29 Palms Highway in Old Town Yucca Valley.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team beat the Rams of Desert Mirage high school last night, cruising to a 52-to-40 point win. Coach Michael Schneider said the night was highlighted by nice defensive play from everyone on the team. D’Shaun Barrett led all scorers with 19 points. Jimmy

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SERVICES TOMORROW FOR CHARLENE CARROTHERS

Charlene Carrothers, a 30-year-resident of Yucca Valley, died February 7. She was 61 years old. Charlene Carrothers is survived by her husband, Craig Carrothers; her daughter Carrie Baker of Erie. Pennsylvania; two sons, Cory Carrothers of Ray City, Georgia; Casey Carrothers of Santa Rosa; 11 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. Charlene

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HOUSE AND VEGETATION FIRES KEEP FIRE FIGHTERS BUSY

A Landers home is a total loss after an early morning fire today. Fire fighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and CalFire were called to a single-family residence in the 55000 block of Sunnyslope at 4:38 this morning. Captain Jay Dimoff said the home was fully involved in

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MOSTLY ROUTINE MEETING FOR THE YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission looks at a site plan extension and development code tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff looks at the agenda… It’s a routine meeting tonight for the Yucca Valley Planning Commission. The first item on the agenda is a request for a three-year time extension for a

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN DETAINED, THREATENS ANOTHER WITH A KNIFE

A Yucca Valley man with a history of violence was arrested Sunday evening, accused of threatening another man with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man called the Sheriff’s Department shortly after 6:30 p.m. Sunday to report that David Hopkins, 33, had pulled a knife on him in

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TWO HELD AFTER FIGHT AT APPLEBEE’S

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested late Sunday night following a fight at Applebee’s in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called deputies shortly before 8 p.m. to report that her former boyfriend, Nathan Brown, 29, threatened to come to her house in the 49500 block of

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TAI CHI CLASSES AT A YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH

A Yucca Valley Church offers tai chi classes and your first class is free. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to reserve your space… Byron Miller has studied tai chi and other eastern disciplines for the past 25 years. Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley hosts his classes that

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MISS YUCCA VALLEY 2015 AND HER COURT NAMED

A 16-year-old junior from Yucca Valley High School was crowned as “Miss Yucca Valley” Saturday night at the annual pageant sponsored by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club. Sarah Webb was selected by the judges after a long pageant process. The pageant is not a beauty contest and does not include

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YUCCA VALLEY TO HOST VALENTINE’S DINNER-DANCE

The Town of Yucca Valley is sponsoring a Valentine’s Day dinner and dance this Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff puts on her dancing shoes… Enjoy live entertainment featuring hits from Elvis to Pharrel at a Valentine’s Day dinner and dance on Saturday, February 14. The dinner dance takes place in

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SHERIFF AND FIRE OFFICIALS SAY “KING OF THE HAMMERS” SAFE, SUCCESSFUL

The “King of the Hammers” off-road competition came to close yesterday. Some 35,000 to 40,000 spectators came to “Hammertown” at the Johnson Valley off-road area north of Yucca Valley to see more than 415 teams race in a variety of competitions. The event saw praise from law enforcement and safety

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LECTURE ON GOLD PROSPECTING WEDNESDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

A hands-on lecture about prospecting for gold in Southern California will be offered at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum this week. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you how to be a real gold digger… The Morongo Basin Historical Society continues its Second Wednesday Lecture Series with “Gold: Prospecting in Southern California.” A

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TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THE HEALTHY HEARTS RUN

The Annual Healthy Hearts Run is set for later this month. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells area runners how to sign-up… Personal health and fitness are the themes of the Town of Yucca Valley’s annual Healthy Hearts 5K Run and 2K Family Health Walk. The event is scheduled for Saturday, February

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