THREE ARRESTED AFTER ATTEMPT TO STEAL BIG TICKET ITEMS FROM WAL-MART

Three men were arrested Thursday morning, accused of attempting to steal thousands of dollars of merchandise from the Yucca Valley Wal-Mart. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, about 9:30 Thursday morning, Wal-Mart’s Loss Prevention associates observed Bryan Earnhart, 25, of Menifee, and Joseph Mascola, 27, of Wildomar, stealing about

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SOME REMINDERS ABOUT FLASH FLOODING

With today’s rain, the Morongo Basin is at risk for flash flooding. Three fire stations in the area have sand bags available for residents. Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley Station 41 on the highway are giving away up to 10 sand bags, and Morongo Valley will give out an unlimited

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet this Monday in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting begins promptly at 1 p.m. Guests are welcome. Quilters will be submitting their challenges for voting by the guild. These challenges will then be

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STAR TWIRLERS DANCE TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a Plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight. Bill (Tex) Gipson will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Bob Paull will be cueing rounds from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. and between tips. For more information contact Dennis

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WE REVIEW ST. JOSPEPH’S PLAYERS “ON GOLDEN POND” IN YUCCA VALLEY

The newly formed St. Joseph’s players in Yucca Valley opened a three-week run of the popular play “On Golden Pond” last weekend. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was in the audience and offer this review of the show…..

“On Golden Pond,” now playing at St. Joseph of Arimathea Church in Yucca

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YUCCA VALLEY RDA OVERSIGHT BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Oversight Board of the Successor Agency to the Yucca Valley Redevelopment Agency will hold a special meeting at 9:30 Friday morning in the Mesquite Room of the Community Center. The committee will be asked to approve the recognized obligation payment schedule, and will then hear an update on the

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SCHOOLS ASKING FOR PARENT INPUT ON LCAP, WE EXPLAIN

LCFF and LCAP have become part of the alphabet soup that California schools have to deal with. The local school district is asking parent groups for input on LCAP. Reporter Dan Stork explains what, why, where, and when…

The way that funds for educational programs are distributed from the state

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YUCCA VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO INDUCT 30 INTO HONOR SOCIETY

Yucca Valley Elementary School will induct 30 students into a newly formed chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society. According to Principal Jolie Kelley, “Yucca Valley Elementary School has many exceptional students. The faculty decided to apply for a charter in the fall, in part so we could honor these

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BEWARE OF GRAND JURY SCAM

The San Bernardino County Grand Jury warns residents that scammers are asking people to pay money due to missing a summons for a grand jury appearance. A resident was recently contacted by an alleged Sheriff’s lieutenant, who said an arrest warrant had been issued because the person had failed to

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SECOND PHASE OF HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION STARTS IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley has begun the second phase of its highway construction project, the Transportation Congestion Relief Program. The first phase included raised medians from Kickapoo Trail to Elk Trail, and from Cherokee Trail to Apache Trail. The second phase includes sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and handicap ramps from

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JOSHUA SPRINGS BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL IN CIF PLAYOFFS TONIGHT

Joshua Springs Lightning boys’ basketball hosts Hesperia Christian Patriots tonight at 7:00 at Joshua Springs in the CIF Division 6 quarterfinal. Spokesman Adam Evergart says the match-up between former league rivals should be a good one, as Hesperia is the number 6 ranked team, while Joshua Springs is ranked number

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FORMER COMPTON POLICEMAN ARRESTED FOR YUCCA VALLEY SPOUSAL ASSAULT

A former Compton police officer who used to help put criminals in jail is himself behind bars today. Retired officer Thomas Zampiello, 67, of Yucca Valley, was arrested Friday afternoon after his wife told Sheriff’s deputies he threatened her and rammed her car. According to a Sheriff’s report, Zampiello went

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COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDERS CLASS OFERRED BY COUNTY FIRE

If a disaster happened in your community, who would be there to help? Well, it could be you. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to sign up for the Community Emergency Response Team…

If an earthquake, flash flood, fire, or other disaster was to hit the High Desert, would you

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ON GOLDEN POND OPENING A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

The St. Joseph’s Players held their opening weekend of “On Golden Pond” this past weekend at St. Joseph’s of Arimathea Church in Yucca Valley. The opening night Gala on Friday was sponsored by the Gladys Carols Scholarship Program. Ticket sales, donations, and auction proceeds raised more than $2,300 for the

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DESERT GUILDS QUILT SHOW SET FOR PALM SPRINGS MARCH 7-8

“Quilting Seasons” is the theme for this year’s Desert Guilds’ Quilt Show to be held in Palm Springs March 7 and 8. The show will feature 150 quilts made by members of three quilt guilds, including Cactus Sewables in Yucca Valley, Coachella Valley, and Pass Patchers, from the Banning/Beaumont area.

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JOSHUA SPRINGS BOYS BASKETBALL ADVANCES TO CIF QUARTER FINALS

Joshua Springs boys’ basketball advances to the CIF Quarterfinal Tuesday, defeating the Providence Patriots 53-47 on Friday night. The win pushes the Lightning to a 19-4 record, best in school history. Dylan Hadley scored 23 points to lead the Lightning to a season high.

2-1-1 SERVICE PROVIDING FREE REFERRALS COUNTYWIDE

San Bernardino County is part of a nationwide service that provides free referrals to Californians who need help for everything from basic needs to job training or tax filing. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how dialing 2-1-1 could help you…

Each year in California, about 2 ½ million people turn

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MOTORCYCLE RIDE TOMORROW TO BENEFIT LOCAL HOMELESS VETERANS

Attention motorcycle riders: Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause will be taking donations to Martha’s Kitchen in Indio with a 30 percent veteran population, and come back to Yucca Valley to give out more donations to MB Haven this Saturday, the 22nd. The run starts at 9:00 a.m. from Razor Fades,

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COUNTY OFFERING FREE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH FOR MILITARY

A San Bernardino County program offers free behavioral heath services for military service members and their families. All active duty and retired military personnel, reservists, or National Guard who have served on or after September 11, 2001, and their families are eligible. Services include confidential behavioral health assessments, rehabilitative support,

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ROTARY CLUB FOOD DRIVE COLLECTED 59,633 MEALS

The four Rotary Clubs of the Morongo Basin collected enough food to provide more than 59,600 meals for residents during its first annual food drive last week. The Valentine’s Day food drive collected bags of food at Stater Brothers East in Yucca Valley; each bag contained 10 food items that

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