TWO YUCCA VALLEY MEN HELD AFTER FIGHT WITH JUVENILES

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of fighting with two juveniles. According to a Sheriff’s report, neighbors called police about 3:05 a.m. to report a fight in the street near Acoma and Papago Trail. Witnesses reported that the suspects, later identified as Angel Castro, 25, and

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A RASH OF CAR BURGLARIES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Eleven vehicles in Yucca Valley were broken into Monday night-Tuesday morning. According to Sheriff’s reports, vehicles in the 7400, 8100, and 8200 blocks of Church Street, the 7500 block of Deer Trail, and the 56200 block of Joshua Drive, were all tampered with between midnight Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL AND YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL COLLECTING DONATED PROM DRESSES

The Yucca Valley High School S-Club is accepting donated dresses for its prom dress closet. The dresses can be dropped off at the Yucca Valley High School front office through April 4. The dresses will be free to any student in the Morongo Basin who comes to the school, accompanied

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BLOOD DRIVE AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Friday, March 14, at the Yucca Valley High School, 7600 Sage Avenue, from 8 to 1 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Surplus food will be distributed to low-income residents of 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 at the Waystation, 61722 Commercial Street in Joshua Tree, on Friday March

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ART AND MUSIC AT DESERT PRESBYTERIAN

Award-winning artist Darlene Morris is Desert Hills Presbyterian Church Artist of the Month and her work will be shown there through April 3 during church office hours. She works in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media, focusing on landscapes and collage. Award-winning pianist, composer and recording artist John Nilsen will present

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School track team will travel to Irvine for a 2:30 p.m. meet. The Trojan baseball team will travel away to Needles.

The Joshua Springs baseball team will host Nuview Bridge at home; first pitch is at 3:15.

ARREST WARRANT ISSUED FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER FOR SEX WITH STUDENT

An arrest warrant was issued today for a Yucca Valley High School teacher, who is accused of having sex with a female student. According to the Sheriff’s Department, officials at the high school notified the Sheriff’s Department January 31 that they suspected Zachary Miller, 33, of Yucca Valley, was having

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CLIMATE MARCHERS COMING THOUGH OUR MORONGO BASIN

You may see a large group of people marching eastbound along the highway in the Morongo Basin during next day or two. The marchers are part of the Great March for Climate Action, a group trying to inspire political leaders to act now to address climate warming. According to the

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES TACO BELL AND PANDA EXPRESS, DISCOUNTS FLOODING

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission met last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said businesses were approved and flooding was discussed…

At last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, the commissioners quickly approved the plans for a Panda Express and Taco Bell, to be built on the southeast

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting Wednesday, March 12, are airport use agreements; setting up a reserve account; and information on Super Unicom. Under new business, the directors will be asked to accept a law firm to represent the

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in a special session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says purchases and a funding agreement are on tap… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting tonight. On the agenda, the Board will be asked to authorize the purchase of

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LEARN HOW TO IDENTIFY WILDFLOWERS AT THE HDNM TOMORROW

Learn to spot wildflowers tomorrow at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to the Winter Lecture Series… The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will be holding its last Winter Lecture Series of the year this month. On March 13, starting at noon, the lecture topic will be “Wildflowers and

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION GETS PLANS FOR NEW TACO BELL AND PANDA EXPRESS TONGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says they will hold a public hearing on development code and hear more new building plans…. Among the items on tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, the commissioners will hold a public hearing on an environmental assessment,

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LOCAL REPUBLICANS TO HEAR FROM CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK

The Morongo Basin Republicans are hosting the San Bernardino County Republicans Monday, March 17, and invite the public to attend. U.S. Congressman, Paul Cook will present current information from Washington. Lunch is $15, at the Evangelical Free Church, 6804 Mohawk Trail, Yucca Valley, at noon. For more information, go to

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LOCAL RUNNERS CAN PARTICIPATE IN ONE RUN FOR BOSTON

One Run for Boston is a non-stop running relay across America in aid of the One Fund Boston. The One Fund Boston raises money to help those families most affected by the bombing during the Boston Marathon last year. The One Run for Boston comes through the Morongo Basin on

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER ATTEMPTED BURGLARY AT WAL-MART

An Apple Valley father and son were arrested after they allegedly tried to steal hundreds of dollars of merchandise from Wal-Mart Friday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 8:30 p.m., Richard Anderson Sr., 49, was seen concealing more than $500 worth of electronic equipment inside a box for a

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YUCCA VALLEY FELON ARRESTED WITH WEAPONS

A Yucca Valley felon on probation was arrested Friday after he was found with guns and ammunition. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7500 block of Shawnee Trail about 1:45 p.m. to conduct a probation check on Bradley Blackwell, 37. At the home, the

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WARREN VALLEY WATERMASTER IN SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW

The Warren Valley Basin Watermaster Board will hold a special meeting Tuesday. The Watermaster Board will be asked to approve the 2013-14 annual report. According to a preview of the annual report, the amount of water withdrawn from the Warren Valley Basin during the water year 2012-13 declined slightly, by

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24TH ANNUAL WALK FOR LIFE THIS SATURDAY

The 24th Annual Walk 4 Life, to benefit the Hi-Desert Pregnancy Clinic, is set for Saturday, March 15 at Brehm Sports Park in Yucca Valley. Registration for the fundraising walk is $5, $15 for a family of three or more. T-shirts and sweatshirts will be given to walkers who have

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