HI-DESERT WATER LOOKS AT STANDBY AND AVAILABILITY CHARGES TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Stand-by and availability fees and a proposed intertie are on the agenda. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks it out…..

Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors are the establishment of

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TODAY

There will be a distribution of surplus food this afternoon, Wednesday, July 1, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Pacific Clinics, 56020 Santa Fe Trail, Suite M, in Yucca Valley.

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN CELEBRATES 18TH BIRTHDAY IN JAIL

A Yucca Valley man who decided to celebrate his 18th birthday with a couple of friends by stealing some ice tea to go with his donuts celebrated becoming an adult in jail yesterday. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 4:30 Monday afternoon, Albert Dupree, 18, and two friends who are

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HI-DESERT WATER SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board has called a special meeting for tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us why…

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the board will be asked to establish appropriation limits; adopt

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL LOOKING FOR A GIRLS SOFTBALL COACH

Yucca Valley High School is now accepting letters of interest for the vacant girls’ softball position for the 2015-16 school year. Those interested should contact Yucca Valley High School Athletic Director Dustin Howard at 760-365-3391 or email dchoward@yvhs.net.

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TWO SOUGHT AFTER SHOTS FIRED IN YUCCA VALLEY YESTERDAY

The Sheriff’s Department is searching for two male juveniles after one of them shot at a vehicle in Yucca Valley Sunday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Mike Landavazo, the boys, described as Hispanic, were in the 7300 block of Valley Vista about 1 p.m. when they attempted to steal a

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YUCCA VALLEY CRASH CAUSES POWER OUTAGE

A man who crashed a stolen vehicle into a power pole on the north side of the highway across from Walmart in Yucca Valley in the early hours Saturday is responsible for a power outage that affected parts of the Morongo Basin. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Mike Landavazo, about 12:30

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REV DR. LOU GERHARDT’S NINE-WEEK SEMINAR STARTS THIS THURSDAY

Local Reverend Dr. Lou Gerhardt will start a nine-week seminar series this week. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more…

“In The Time of Your Life, LIVE!” that’s the title of the Rev. Dr. Lou Gerhardt’s free nine-week seminar beginning at 10 a.m. this Thursday, July 2, at St. Joseph Episcopal Church,

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BURGLARS SCARED OFF AT TWO HOMES IN YUCCA VALLEY WEDNESDAY MORNING

Suspected burglars were scared off at two nearby residences in Yucca Valley early Wednesday morning. According to Sheriff’s reports, a resident in the 7400 block of Warren Vista Avenue said two suspects shined a light through his window about 4 a.m. When he got up to call 911, the power

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A CORRECTION ON A DRUG ARREST

We have a correction about a story we ran on Tuesday about a man, Richard Salazar, who was arrested Monday after he was found with methamphetamine. There were two men, both named Richard Salazar, who were arrested. Richard Allen Salazar, 21, was arrested Friday on Bannock Trail on suspicion of

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SECOND ARREST FOR DRUGS IN THREE DAYS FOR YUCCA VALLEY MAN

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday on warrants and for possession of methamphetamine. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 55300 block of Havasu Trail in Yucca Valley about 5 p.m. to arrest Richard Salazar, 30, on his warrant. The report states that Salazar

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CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK TO HOLD TOWN HALL ON TWITTER

U.S. Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley will hold a town hall meeting on Twitter, Wednesday, June 24, from noon to 1 p.m. Residents do not need a Twitter account to follow along on his Twitter page, @RepPaulCook, but those who want to ask questions must have a Twitter account.

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will open a public hearing at tonight’s meeting on a 55-foot cell phone tower to be disguised as pine tree. The tower will be located on a vacant lot on Primrose Drive, north of Yucca Trail. After opening the public hearing, the Commission is expected

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SIGN UP FOR PERSONAL SELF-DEFENSE CLASS

Learn the time-tested art of the Samurai, tailored to today’s environment. An instructor with 20 years of experience will teach a variety of self-defense techniques in a 2 ½ hour workshop. Students should wear comfortable clothing. The self-defense workshop is offered twice this summer, July 18 and August 22, at

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YUCCA MESA HOUSE BURNS TO GROUND SATURDAY

A Yucca Mesa home burned to the ground, and a firefighter suffered minor injuries Saturday. According to County Fire Captain Bryan Hoverman, firefighters were alerted to the fire at 9:43 a.m. when a motorist stopped at the fire station on Aberdeen drive to tell them about smoke coming from a

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF STOLEN VEHICLE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday night after he was found with a stolen vehicle. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, shortly before midnight Friday, a National Park officer saw a man standing next to a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer in the 75500 block of National Park Drive in Twentynine

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF HEROIN

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday for being in possession of heroin. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7600 block of Bannock Trail shortly before 9 a.m. There they found Richard Salazar, 21, along with heroin. Richard Salazar was arrested for investigation of

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TENNIS CLASSES START TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Tennis Association is sponsoring a six-week class for beginning and intermediate tennis players. The National Junior Tennis and Learning class is for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 17. The classes start June 23 and go through July 30, from 8 to 10 Tuesday

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY SETTLES CHILD MOLESTER’S LAWSUIT

The Yucca Valley Town Council voted in closed session Tuesday night to settle a case with a convicted child molester in exchange for his dismissal of a lawsuit against the town. Frank Lindsay, 62, of San Luis Obispo, has sued at least 19 municipalities in California, ranging from Stockton to

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

An excessive heat warning is in place for temperatures up to 117 this weekend. An excessive heat warning is issued when temperatures are forecast to reach dangerous levels that will stress the body if precautions are not taken. Cooling centers are: Yucca Valley Town offices normal business hours. The Yucca

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