YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT HOOKAH LOUNGE, CODE AMENDMENTS TONIGHT

Adding a hookah lounge to an existing restaurant, development code amendments, and a time extension are all on the agenda for the Yucca Valley Planning Commission meeting tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission has a full agenda for its meeting tonight. The

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CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD FOR YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL, HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER EXTENDED, FIVE FOR HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT

All three incumbents are running for re-election for the Hi-Desert Water District—Sheldon Hough, Roger Mayes, and Dan Munsey—as well as challengers Gina Orban and Margo Sturges. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in who has filed—so far—for the Town of Yucca Valley and the Hi-Desert Medical Center… Since several incumbents for

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SOME LOCAL CANDIDATE FILINGS EXTENDED, INCUMBENTS NOT RUNNING

Because incumbents have not filed for reelection, filing deadlines have been extended for some local elected offices. The City of Twentynine Palms announced that as a result of the non-filing of incumbent Council member Jay Corbin, the nomination period for filing papers for the Office of Twentynine Palms City Council

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT POSTPONES ASSESSMENT DISTRICT BALLOT

An overflow crowd sat through more than 3 ½ hours of discussion on the Yucca Valley sewer project and assessment district vote at a special meeting held last night by the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that even after all that discussion, not much

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YUCCA MESA MAN RESCUED AFTER TRAVEL TRAILER FELL ON HIM

A Yucca Mesa man can thank his lucky stars he is still alive today. County Fire Captain Matt Anderson said a man, identified only as being in his 50s, was working with his father on leveling a travel trailer on Wilhart Drive in Yucca Valley about 12:30 a.m. this morning

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“CHICO” IN YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT

For the 20th year, Saturday nights in the summer means music in Yucca Valley. Reporter Dan Stork says, come out and listen and dance to Chico… The Yucca Valley Summer Concert for August 9 features the veteran LA band Chico. Led by founder and bassist Joe Espinosa, Chico has been

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THEATRE 29 TO ANNOUNCE 2015 SEASON SEPTEMBER 17

Theatre 29, the only continuous year-round live theater venue in the Hi and Low-Desert, will join forces with the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce to unveil its 2015 performance season. Reporter Dan Stork tells how you can be among the first to find out what will be on stage

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HI-DESERT WATER CALLS SPECIAL MEEETING FOR TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board has called a special meeting for tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said a code of conduct and wastewater project engineering are on the agenda…… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the Board

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ST. JOSPEPH’S PLAYERS SET AUDITIONS FOR “BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS”

St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley are holding auditions for their next production. “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” Reporter Cara Conway tells you when and where… St. Joseph’s Players Production of Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” is searching for the brightest talent in the area for auditions on Saturday, August 23 at

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FULL MOON RUN TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

The weather should be cooperating to make tomorrow’s Full Moon Run in Yucca Valley spectacular. Reporter Taylor Thacker laces up her running shoes… The Town of Yucca Valley invites runners of all ages to its 11th annual Full Moon 5k Run on Friday, August 8. Race time is at 7:00

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, August 6, at Vons in Yucca Valley from 2:30 to 6:30 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 be free of infections

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DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH COLLECTING DONATIONS

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is collecting donations of clothing, bedding, toys, household items, and more for its annual trip to Window Rock Church and St. Michael’s School in Arizona. Donations for this poverty-plagued area can be dropped off through August 24 during church hours; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday mornings;

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HI-DESERT WATER RELEASES ASSESMENT COST ESTIMATES

As the Hi-Desert Water District plans for a state mandated sewer system, residents have been wondering what their cost would be. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the District has released those estimates… The design for Yucca Valley’s sewer system is 90 percent complete, and the Hi-Desert Water District has updated

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF RAPE IS ARRESTED

A Yucca Valley man was arrested yesterday after a woman said he raped her last week. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman said she met a man named “Carlos,” later identified as Carlos Flores, 31, in an emergency room July 24. They went to Palm Springs, and the woman

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING UP HIS 15-YEAR-OLD PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday, accused of beating up his pregnant girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jeremy Magness, 19, and his 15-year-old girlfriend had been drinking at a party Monday night. After they left the party, they started arguing near Hanford Avenue and Yucca Trail in Yucca

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FREE SUMMER CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW NIGHT

Get your reggae on at the Yucca Valley summer concert tomorrow night. Reporter Taylor Thacker says attendees will be jammin’ to the Caribbean sounds of Upstream… The Town of Yucca Valley’s Summer Music Festival continues with the band Upstream scheduled to play on Saturday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. Upstream

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS SET AUDITIONS FOR “BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS”

The St. Joseph’s players of Yucca Valley will be holding auditions for “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” Managing editor Tami Roleff has more on the tryouts…. Auditions have been set for “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the next production of the St. Joseph’s Players. This coming-of-age story centers on a Polish-Jewish family in Brooklyn,

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FULL MOON RUN IN YUCCA VALLEY NEXT FRIDAY

Attention runners: The very popular Full Moon Run in Yucca Valley is one week from today. Reporter Cara Conway laces up her running shores… Experience Yucca Valley’s beautiful vistas during the 11th annual Full Moon Run, Friday, August 8. The moderate 5K course at Machris Park invites all ages. Registration

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT SETS SPECIAL MEETING WITH NO-SHOW SEWER ENGINEERS

Someone has some ‘splainin’ to do after the featured act at last night’s Hi-Desert Water District Special meeting was a no-show. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says board members were not happy… With just barely 24 hours notice, the Hi-Desert Water District held a special meeting last night for its board

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DINOSAUR FAMILY FUN DAY AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM SATURDAY

Bring the kids to Dinosaur Family Fun Day at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum Saturday. Reporter Cara Conway has details… Dig up fossils, play games, and learn about the Age of the Dinosaurs, Saturday, August 2, from 9 to 3 at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and Yucca Valley Community Center. Hands-on

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