HI-DESERT WATER CALLS SPECIAL MEETING FOR 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 directors will be asked to update its policy concerning

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VEHICLES VANDALIZED IN YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a case of vandalism in which the suspects scratched a swastika on a car. According to a Sheriff’s report, the vandalism was reported about 11 a.m. Monday morning in the 58300 block of Carlyle Drive in Yucca Valley. The vandals threw eggs at the vehicle, stole

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CATAPALOOZA AT THE YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER

The Yucca Valley animal shelter is holding a “Catapalooza” through July 31. The adoption fee for all cats and kittens has been lowered to $20 during July. The animal shelter, located at 4755 Malin Way, is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5. For directions or information, call 760-365-3111.

YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SUMMER PRACTICE STARTS TODAY

Yucca Valley High School Volleyball will have summer practice July 20 to July 23 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Yucca Valley High School Gym. Tryouts for both junior varsity and varsity will be July 27 to 30 from 4:00 to 7:00 in the Yucca Valley High School Gym.

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LAST YEAR FOR YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY CLUB FIREWORKS

More than 4,000 people went to Brehm Sports Park to watch the Yucca Valley fireworks on the Fourth of July, with thousands more watching from nearby homes and parking lots. The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley, which has sponsored the fireworks display for the past 32 years, has announced that

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

There will be a distribution of surplus food on Friday July 17, from 10 am to noon, at the Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive, in Yucca Valley.

BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Thursday, July 16, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 8 to 1. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone marrow

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LUNCH LECTURE ON NATIONAL PARK  VANDALISM TOMORROW

The brown bag lunch lectures at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum are offered once a month. This month the topic is “Impacts of Graffiti and Vandalism at Joshua Tree National Park.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… The National Park has suffered repeatedly from incidents of graffiti and vandalism for decades. This

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MOTORCYCLE RIDER INJURED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH MONDAY

A motorcycle rider was hospitalized following a crash in Yucca Valley Monday evening. About 7:30 p.m., a bystander came upon a crashed motorcycle, with an unconscious male rider in the 57700 block of Joshua Drive. County Fire Captain Ed Noble said the rider, estimated to be in his 50s, was

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD HAS TWO OPEN SEATS

The Yucca Valley airport has two seats of its four seats up for election. Forms may be obtained from the County Elections Office, 777 East Rialto Avenue in San Bernardino, from 8 to 5, Monday through Friday. For more information, visit the elections website, sbcountyelections.com, or call 909-387-8300.

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SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES OFERRED BY YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION

Yucca Valley Recreation is offering specialized self-defense classes. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the classes will be offered twice over the summer… 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

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING GUNS TO RELIEVE STRESS

A Yucca Valley man who tried to relieve some stress by shooting his firearms in his back yard was arrested Saturday night. About 7:30 p.m. Saturday, multiple calls were made to 911 saying that someone was shooting a gun in the 57800 block of Buena Vista Drive. The callers said

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ROAD WORK ON STATE ROUTE 247 THIS WEEK

CalTrans has announced that Highway 247—Old Woman Springs Road—will be under construction this week. Both north- and southbound lanes will be under construction from El Cortez Road to Handley Road from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday night through Friday morning.

FINAL WEEK FOR HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM YOUTH CAMP

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum youth camp begins its final week. There’s still time for you to register your child. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely to tell you how… “Eat Well, Play Well” is the theme of the Yucca Valley youth camp at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. This is the final week

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CALLED OUT ON MASS GRADING SUBDIVISION

Even though the project was approved some years ago, the recent mass grading for a new Yucca Valley subdivision is causing a lot of controversy. Strong public reaction led to what amounts to a public shaming of the Yucca Valley Town Council at their Tuesday meeting. Managing Editor Tami Roleff

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AS HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER RESTRUCTURES, CEO BOB TYK STEPPING DOWN

Since voters approved the hospital’s lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare in late June, there has been a lot of speculation over the future of current CEO Bob Tyk. Tonight’s special meeting of the Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District Board of Directors puts an end to the speculation. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains…

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SUMMER VOLLEYBALL CAMP PLANNED IN YUCCA VALLEY NEXT MONTH

A summer volleyball camp will be offered in Yucca Valley next month. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to sign-up…

The Town of Yucca Valley and Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan volleyball team present summer volleyball camp for girls in grades six through ten. The camp takes place at

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FAMILY FUN DAY IN PARADISE VALLEY SATURDAY

The Town of Yucca Valley will host a family fun day at Paradise Park on Saturday, July 11, from 11 to 2. The free event will feature a jumbo inflatable water slide, along with kiddie pools, bubble zone, music, and refreshments. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The playground

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES ARTISTS EXCEPTION TO HOME PERMIT REQUIREMENT

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session last night. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the meeting had hellos, farewells, and a break for local artists…

The Yucca Valley Town Council opened its meeting last night welcoming new Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Joling, and closed it by saying farewell to

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MORE BURGLARIES IN YUCCA VALLEY

There has been a rash of burglaries in Yucca Valley. Yesterday, we reported five, and at least three more burglaries in Yucca Valley were reported Monday, and three people were arrested in connection with at least one of the burglaries. A generator and tools were reported stolen from a home

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