REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD MEETS LOCALLY TOMORROW

A rare local meeting of a powerful state water regulatory board will be held in Yucca Valley tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details…

The Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board will hold a public meeting in Yucca Valley Thursday, June 11. Among items of interest, board members

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MEASURE X DEFEAT IS NOW OFFICIAL

It’s official: Yucca Valley residents decidedly voted against a ballot measure that would have allowed up to two medical marijuana dispensaries in the town. The County Registrar of Voters released the official election results yesterday. With 38 percent of the town’s voters casting ballots, Measure X was defeated 56.5 percent

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MAN WITH TWO PRIOR DUI CONVICTIONS ARRESTED FOR DUI

A Yucca Valley man with two previous convictions for driving under the influence was arrested again Saturday for DUI. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a traffic stop at Warren Vista Avenue and Buena Vista Drive in Yucca Valley about 8:15 Saturday night. The report states the driver,

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF IDENTITY THEFT

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Friday morning, accused of identity theft. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7600 block of Hanford Avenue in Yucca Valley about 9 a.m. with a search warrant for Karen McClure, 50. During the search, deputies found narcotics and

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN WANTED FOR WARRANTS, USES FAKE NAME

A Yucca Valley man wanted on warrants was arrested Friday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy saw Mathew Morones, 34, riding his motorcycle at a high rate of speed on Skyline Ranch Road near Elkins Lane about 1:40 Friday afternoon. The report states that Morones tried to give

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says a change to the home occupation permit code is on the agenda…

Among the items on tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission is a public hearing on a request to subdivide a 1.89 acre property in

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STATE WATER QUALITY BOARD MEETS IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY

The Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board will hold a public meeting in Yucca Valley Thursday, June 11. Among items of interest, board members will discuss revising the waste water discharge requirements for the Combat Center’s fire department training facility. The board will also hear an update on

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SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION OPEN TODAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Swim lesson registration opens today for Yucca Valley Recreation. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get the kids signed up…

Registration is underway for the Town of Yucca Valley’s swim lessons. Early registration is encouraged and the fee is $45. For proper class placement and maximum opportunity to learn,

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THE DROUGHT CONTINUES, SOME WATER CONSERVATION TIPS

The water districts in the Morongo Basin area have all implemented regulations to reduce water consumption. Managing editor Tami Roleff says leaky plumbing can waste a lot of water…

The first thing you should do to conserve water is to check your water meter for leaky plumbing. Check it last

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, June 6, 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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MORONGO BASIN CHAPTER OF NEWBORNS IN NEED STARTS UP

Newborns in Need is a national charity that donates essential items to sick or needy babies. A local chapter has started in the Morongo Basin, and the charity is in need of volunteers who can sew, sort baby items, and make posters. In addition, donations of diapers, diaper bags, large

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VOLUNTEER GARDENERS SOUGHT FOR DESERT CHRIST PARK

Volunteer gardeners are being sought to help out at Yucca Valley’s Desert Christ Park. Reporter Sara Snyder tells you how to help… Are you passionate about gardening? Are you passionate about weeds? Do you have an hour twice a month? Desert Christ Park—a museum of sculptures—needs volunteers to help keep

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FORMER YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER CONVICTED IN SEX WITH STUDENT CASE

A former Yucca Valley High School teacher, accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, and whose February trial ended in a mistrial, accepted a plea bargain in Joshua Tree court Friday. Zachary Miller, 34, pleaded guilty to one charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor more

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF DEALING DRUGS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of dealing drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a traffic stop of a 1993 Honda near the intersection of Highway 62 and Juniper Road shortly before 1 a.m. During a consent search of the vehicle, the deputy

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HI-DESERT WATER ADDS NEW WATER CONSERVATION REGULATIONS

The Hi-Desert Water District is toughening up on water conservation in Yucca Valley. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at last night’s meeting and outlines the new regulations…

In order to comply with new water conservation regulations, the Hi-Desert Water District amended its current water restrictions to prohibit using potable water

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MEDITATION AT YUCCA VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SATURDAY

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will offer a free introductory class on mindfulness meditation on Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 a.m. In addition, a four-class introductory series will be offered beginning Monday, June 8, at 9:30 a.m. The classes will be led by Janice Pask, who also offers

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LAST WEEKEND TO SEE “BILOXI BLUES” AT ST. JOSEPH’S IN YUCCA VALLEY

If you haven’t seen “Biloxi Blues” at St. Joseph’s in Yucca Valley, this weekend is your last chance. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to get tickets…

The St. Joseph’s Players’ production of “Biloxi Blues” is one third of a play trilogy by Neil Simon called “The Eugene Trilogy.” The

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FREE CELL PHONE FOR LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS

The Lifeline Assistance Program is a government-sponsored program that provides free landlines to low-income residents. The program was recently expanded to include cell phones. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains who is eligible, and how to apply for a free cell phone…

Residents who participate in a government-subsidized program may qualify

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YUCCA VALLEY VOTERS SAY NO TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA; MEASURE “X” DEFEATED

Yucca Valley residents yesterday defeated an initiative to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the town. With about one-third of the town’s 9,800 registered voters casting ballots, the final unofficial results are 57 percent against Measure X, with only 43 percent of voters for the proposed ordinance. Only 730 of the

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS, CHANNEL 10 EYED FOR TAKEOVER

The Yucca Valley Town Council meeting began last night with a presentation on the Marine base’s economic effects on the Morongo Basin and recognition of Diane Olsen and Al Arrowood as the full- and part-time employees of the year. Also recognized were Sheriff’s Captain Dale Mondary—who will be leaving next

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