SMALL VEGETATION FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY EARLY MONDAY

Yucca Valley firefighters responded to a small vegetation fire northwest of Paradise Park early this morning that is “suspicious in origin.” About 3 a.m., a fire, less than a quarter acre in size, was burning trash, weeds, and grass about a couple hundred yards off the road near Balsa and

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BLUE AND WHITE GALA AT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB FRIDAY

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert will hold their annual live and silent auction fund-raiser this Friday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details and your invitation… “Blue and White” is the theme of this year’s annual live and silent auction for the Boys and Girls Club of the

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11-YEAR-OLD BRINGS KNIFE TO SCHOOL, THREATENS OTHER STUDENTS

An 11-year-old boy who threatened to stab another student at school was arrested in Yucca Valley Wednesday afternoon. The boy, who was not identified because of his age, brought a miniature, 5 ½-inch sword to Yucca Valley Elementary School Wednesday morning and threatened to stab the other student “a million

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ALCOHOL SUSPECTED IN CRASH OF VEHICLE INTO A BUILDING

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash in Yucca Valley early Thursday morning. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matthew Yost, Richard Sanchez, 27, of Yucca Valley, was driving his 1995 Lexus northbound on Avalon Avenue about 2:18 a.m. when he lost control of the car rounding a curve.

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TWO SUSPICIOUS FIRES IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s arson squad is investigating two suspicious fires in Yucca Valley Thursday. About 5:45 p.m., fire fighters from Joshua Tree were on a medical aid call in Yucca Valley when they saw smoke coming from behind the Airway Medical Center. They arrived to find a dumpster fully involved in

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TLC VOLUNTEEERS TO MEET ON MONDAYS

The volunteers that put on the annual Tender Loving Cause events for the holidays will start meeting regularly next week. Managing editor Tami Roleff says mark Mondays on your calendar if you want to help… Tender Loving Cause, the all-volunteer organization that has put on Tender Loving Christmas for 30

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, November 8, 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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BICYCLE RODEO IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Town of Yucca Valley, in conjunction with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, will host a “State Safe Routes to School Program” and bicycle rodeo for Yucca Valley students on Saturday, November 8, at the Yucca Valley Community Center. The event kicks off at 9:00 a.m. in the Yucca

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CAR ROLLS OVER INTO HOUSE IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS MORNING

We have sketchy information about an early morning traffic crash in Yucca Valley. About 2:18, an unidentified male driver was traveling on Palomar Avenue near Onaga Trail when he lost control of his car, which overturned and rolled into a house on the west side of the street. The driver

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PART 2: TRAFFIC LIGHTS WON’T SYNC

The Yucca Valley Town Council learned at its meeting Tuesday night that CalTrans’ traffic signal synchronization project has hit a little snafu. The software program has been installed, but, it’s not working. CalTrans hopes to get it up and running soon, however. Managing editor Tami Roleff joins us for part

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YUCCA VALLEY MARIJUANA INITIATIVE MOVING FORWARD

One of the issues in the recent contest for vacancies on Yucca Valley Town Council was whether to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the town. With the election over, Dan Stork asked the leading proponent of an enabling ordinance to assess its prospects… With the results in for the Yucca

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HI-DESERT WATER INCREASES THREE CONTRACTS

When the Hi-Desert Water District asked the sewer project’s engineers to eliminate the grinder pumps for 79 property owners, the engineers had to reconfigure the collection system, and that new design led to the water district needing easements—and appraisals—from an additional 117 properties. The appraiser also had to go back

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MET LAST NIGHT, PART 1 OF 2

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in a busy session last night, Managing Editor Tami Roleff breaks her report into two parts. Today, in the first part, she focuses on an appeal of a Planning Commission ruling… After considerable discussion, and some hard questions of Town staff and the business

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT GETS $7.2 MILLION GRANT

The Hi-Desert Water District learned that it was awarded a $7.2 million grant through the Mojave Water Agency that it will use to replace water mains. The grant was awarded by the Department of Water Resource’s Integrated Regional Water Management, and was part of $221 million awarded to 27 projects,

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will look at paying more for services related to the sewer project tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks that agenda… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors, the directors will be asked to increase the

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HUMANE SOCIETY FUND-RAISER THIS SATURDAY

Morongo Basin residents can help the animals at the Morongo Basin Humane Society’s no-kill animal shelter during a fund-raising event Saturday, November 8. For a $10 donation, you can learn to make pet beds which will be donated to the shelter. For an additional $5, you can make a bed

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YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CLUB MEETS FRIDAY

The Yucca Valley Senior Club will hold their monthly meeting this Friday, November 7, at 10 a.m. at the Yucca Valley Senior Center located at the Community Center. All 60 years and above seniors and those interested in helping seniors, or are involved with seniors are welcome.

16 GRADAUTE JOSHUA TREE DRUG COURT

Twice a year, the Joshua Tree Drug Court celebrates the successes of another class of graduates. Reporter Dan Stork was at the Yucca Valley Senior Center to witness the jubilation surrounding the latest group of 16…

Selected local drug offenders are given the opportunity to enter the Joshua Tree Drug

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested at gunpoint Saturday night after his girlfriend passed a note to a store clerk asking for help. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman came in to the Circle K in Joshua Tree about 10 p.m. Saturday and handed the clerk a note which

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, BREHM SPORTS PARK AGREEMENT ON THE AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight, among items of interest is an agreement to acquire the Brehm Sports Park. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the Council’s Agenda…

The Yucca Valley Town Council will start off their meeting tonight with a closed session at 5:30, in which

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