YUCCA VALLEY MAN CAUGHT HOT WIRING CAR

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday morning, after he was found trying to hot wire a car. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 8:40 a.m., a deputy found Forrest Jones, 22, in the driver’s seat of a 1997 Honda, trying to start the hot-wired vehicle with a pocket knife,

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DISSOLUTION OF YUCCA VALLEY RDA NEARLY COMPLETE

Three years after the State of California officially dissolved municipal redevelopment agencies, the dissolution of the Yucca Valley RDA is nearly complete. As of 2014, all properties formerly owned by the Yucca Valley Redevelopment Agency are now town properties, and identified for municipal use. Two weeks ago, the State Controller’s

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER SHOOTING DURING CAR CHASE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested at gunpoint Wednesday after his ex-girlfriend said he was shooting at her during a car chase. Sheriff’s deputies were called to Buena Vista and Indio Avenue in Yucca Valley at 11:46 a.m. for a report of shots fired. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost,

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YUCCA VALLEY GOLF COURSE TO OPEN

After many years of being in a state of dormant disrepair during long legal proceedings, the newly refurbished “Hawk’s Landing Golf Club at Blue Skies” will open this weekend. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tees off… Yucca Valley’s new golf course will finally open this month. Golfers who have purchased their

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DANCING WITH THE SOCCER STARS AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Modeled on a popular TV show, a fundraising event at Yucca Valley High School has been a new tradition. Reporter Dan Stork previews “Dancing with the Soccer Stars”… Dancing with the Soccer Stars is an annual event that showcases the teamwork of the Heat dancers from StarStruck Dance Studio and

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YUCCA VALLEY RESIDENTS TO VOTE ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA JUNE 2

The Yucca Valley Town Council said good-bye to County Fire Division Chief Dave Benfield at its meeting last night, and welcomed Division Chief John Chamberlin who will be taking his place. Benfield, who will be retiring March 20, has been division chief of the South Desert Region for about 1

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WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER TRYING TO CASH STOLEN CHECK

A Van Nuys woman was arrested after she attempted to cash a forged check at a Yucca Valley bank Monday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 4:45, Amber Keys, 45, went to the Wells Fargo bank on Highway 62 and tried to cash a check for $2,800. The bank

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA AND MORONGO VALLEY

An argument over a cell phone led to an arrest of a Yucca Valley man, accused of punching his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses called the Sheriff’s Department to report that Ernest Finister, 52, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 6400 block of India Avenue in Yucca

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YUCCA VALLEY JUVENILES ARRESTED FOR VANDALIZING CARS

Two Yucca Valley juveniles were arrested Saturday night, accused of vandalizing vehicles. According to a Sheriff’s report, shortly before 10:30 p.m., a resident in the 7500 block of Fox Trail heard his car alarm go off and saw two suspects get out of his car and run off. After an

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY MUSIC CONTEST WINNERS

The Yucca Valley Rotary Club held its annual music competition Saturday, February 28, and selected its top three winners to advance to the regional competition. The annual competition is open to all high school students who perform one or two songs by singing or playing an instrument. This year, nine

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COMBINED MUSIC CONCERT AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Chapter two of a two-part combined music concert involving both Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley High schools takes place this Thursday night. To get all the details, reporter Rebecca Havely interviewed Yucca Valley High Music Director Bill Barrett… Last week Twentynine Palms High hosted a combined music concert. This week

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TO SET DATE FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA VOTE

The Yucca valley Town Council meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the council will set a date to vote on an ordinance legalizing medical marijuana negotiated after a successful citizen’s initiative effort forced their hand… After being introduced to new firefighters working for the town and hearing an update

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FOUR PEOPLE ARRESTED FOLLOWING BURGLARY LAST WEEK

Three Yucca Valley men and a woman were arrested following a burglary last week. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Arthurton, on Wednesday, David Scholar reported a burglary of his business in the 55600 block of Yucca Trail. Scholar said that the door had been forced open, and between $20,000 and

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LOU GERHARDT’S 9-WEEK SEMINAR SERIES STARTS THURSDAY

“Honest Answers to Tough Questions” is the title of the Rev. Dr. Lou Gerhardt’s nine week seminar beginning this Thursday, March 5, 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church, at the corner of Onaga and Church Streets in Yucca Valley. Each unit is self-contained. This not a

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YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION OFFERS SPRING ADULT SOFTBALL

The Town of Yucca Valley is offering four adult Spring slow pitch softball leagues. Teams will play an average of ten games followed by playoffs and a championship game; league play begins the week of March 23. Teams may choose from men’s league, ladies league and two coed leagues. Games

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MBTA MANAGER TO STEP DOWN JULY 1

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority’s general manager has announced he will be stepping down this summer. Joe Meer, who has been with the MBTA since 2002 and its general manager since 2006, said he plans to resign as of July 1 in order to pursue his graduate studies. During the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED WITH STOLEN TRAILER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday evening after he was found with a stolen trailer. According to a Sheriff’s report, the trailer’s owner called the Sheriff’s Department about 3:30 p.m. to report someone had stolen a trailer out of his yard earlier in the day. The caller reported he

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REUSED OR RECYCLED ART SOUGHT FOR EARTH DAY EXHIBIT

Local artists who have used recycled or reused items for their pieces are being sought by the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. Reporter Taylor Thacker put out the call… As part of the Town of Yucca Valley’s annual Earth Day celebration, local residents are invited to contribute artwork made from recycled and

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STAR TWIRLERS WILL DO-SEE-DOH IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight. The lodge is located at 55946 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. The dance level will be geared to comply with the level the students are dancing at the present time in

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CACTUS SEW-ABLES QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

The general meeting of the Cactus Sew-ables Quilt Guild will take place this Monday, March 2, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Program for the afternoon will be “a Moo-ving Experience,” a trunk

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