YUCCA VALLEY MAN REPORTED MISSING FRIDAY FOUND IN TEXAS SATURDAY

A Yucca Valley man who went for a haircut Friday afternoon, only to find the cosmetology school closed, continued driving east, for another 900 miles. Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost said about 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dean Abney, 85, of the 54900 block of Martinez Trail, told his wife he was going

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YOUNG GIRL HURT IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH SATURDAY EVENING

A young girl was airlifted to a hospital Saturday evening after a traffic collision in Yucca Valley. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Ricky Baine of Yucca Valley was driving a 2011 Volkswagen eastbound on Highway 62 at 6:42 p.m. when he turned north onto Hilton Avenue; Baine told investigators

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING NUMEROUS BURGLARIES

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted burglary at a Yucca Valley bank Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, a burglar tried to retrieve night deposit bags from the drop box by using rodent glue trap tied to a string. The bank manager told investigators it appears nothing is missing

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FIRST TWO HOMES NAME FOR REACH OUT’S PARADE OF HOMES

The 11th Annual Parade of Homes organized by Reach Out Morongo Basin announces two homes on this year’s parade route and seeks one final Joshua Tree home to complete the lineup. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with all the details… The largest fundraiser of the year for Reach Out Morongo is

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, December 27, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for

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YUCCA VALLEY ELKS LODGE STATUE STOLEN, RECOVERED IN RANCHO CUCAMONGA

Three men were arrested last week following an investigation into the theft of large plaques and bronze statues—including the elk from the Yucca Valley Elks lodge—over the last several months. According to a Rancho Cucamonga police press release, deputies served a search warrant on homes in Claremont and Rancho Cucamonga

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MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY WITH STOLEN CAR

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested in Yucca Valley yesterday, after he was found with a stolen car. According to a sheriff’s report, a man called the Sheriff’s Department about 8 a.m. Tuesday morning to report that he saw his car—which had been stolen in Desert Hot Springs—in the

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31ST ANNUAL TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS TOMORROW

Tomorrow is Christmas, which means the annual Tender Loving Christmas in Yucca Valley. Reporter Caitlin Logan has your invitation… There are many of us who spend holidays alone for one reason or another, and those who cannot afford to celebrate. If you or someone you know is shut in, attend

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COMMISSIONERS SOUGHT BY THE TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY

Applications are now being accepted for open seats on the Yucca Valley Planning Commission and the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Commission. Commissioners are appointed by the Town Council, and typically serve four-year terms. Planning commission meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

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YUCCA VALLEY MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN ONAGA TRAIL CRASH

A motorcycle rider suffered major injuries to his leg yesterday when he was hit by a car in Yucca Valley. Shortly before 11 a.m., a man driving a Ford Fusion eastbound on Onaga Trail—who was not identified by the Sheriff’s Department—pulled over to the south shoulder of the road. After

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DÉJÀ VU FOR A SERIAL DRUNK DRIVER

It was déjà vu all over again when a man with previous convictions for driving under the influence was arrested again Saturday night for driving drunk. Sheriff’s reports indicate a deputy saw a white Dodge Ram pick-up truck leaving a Yucca Valley gas station at Highway 62 and Church Street

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN HALL CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Yucca Valley will be closed during the holidays, with limited services available. Town offices will be closed from December 24 through January 5. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will be closed from December 24 and will re-open to visitors on Friday, January 2. Though the senior lunch program at the Yucca

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GROUND AND AIR SEARCH FINDS MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING HIS MOTHER

Law enforcement searched on the ground and in the air for a Yucca Valley man accused of beating up his mother Sunday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Charles Pritchett, 29, a parolee who was high on drugs, hit his mother in the face at her home in the 7200

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TLC INVITES YOU TO THEIR 31ST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

This Thursday, Christmas day, will be the 31st annual Tender Loving Christmas event at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Entertainment Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… The 31st annual Tender Loving Christmas Holiday Celebration is Christmas Day, December 25, and everyone is invited. There’s no need to be home alone

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YUCCA VALLEY MEDICAL MARIJUANA PETITION SIGNATURES VERIFIED

The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters has determined that there are more than enough signatures on the petition to change a Yucca Valley ordinance to allow medical marijuana dispensaries within town limits. More than 2,000 people signed the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Authorization and Regulation Initiative, and the Registrar determined

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TLC LOOKING FOR HELP FOR PETS AND PEOPLE THIS CHRISTMAS

Volunteers are needed to help package meals for pets to be distributed to shut-ins on Christmas Day by Tender Loving Christmas. If you can help, come to the Yucca Valley Community Center at noon on Monday, December 22.

The 31st annual Tender Loving Christmas Holiday Celebration is right around the

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YUCCA VALLEY TIRE STORE ONE OF THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY

A Yucca Valley tire dealer has been named one of the top 10 performing dealers in the country. Big O Tires was named a Platinum Performer—and is the only tire dealer in California—in the November 2014 issue of Tire Review, an industry magazine. The dealers were scored on objective questions

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DROPS PROHIBITION ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Opponents of a medical marijuana dispensary in Yucca Valley have one less argument to fight the proposed initiative that would permit dispensaries to set up shop again in Town limits: that medical marijuana is illegal under U.S. law. When Congress passed its 1,600-page spending bill last weekend, it included a

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

There will be a distribution of surplus federal food at Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive, Yucca Valley, from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Friday, December 19.

HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT EMPLOYEES SPREAD HOLIDAY JOY

For 12 years, Hi-Desert Water District employees have donated to local charities during the holiday season. At the district’s annual holiday party, employees buy raffle tickets, and the money that is raised is donated back to local charities. This year, 38 water district employees raised $770. Tender Loving Christmas received

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