CHP OFFERS DRIVING CLASSES FOR SENIORS

The Morongo Basin Station of the California Highway Patrol will offer a free driving update class for area senior citizens in Yucca Valley this Friday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to enroll… As we age, our reflexes slow, our vision deteriorates, and our flexibility declines. The California Highway

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ONE ARREST AFTER A CHASE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man who led police on a short chase Sunday was arrested after police found drugs in his possession. According to a police report, a deputy attempted a traffic stop on Phillip Maldonado, 49, about 5:20 p.m. Sunday. Maldonado refused to yield, and led the deputy on a

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RECALL PROPONENT SUES TOWN FOR RESCINDED NAMES, DEADLINE TODAY

A judge on Monday ordered the Town of Yucca Valley to tell the recall proponents how many voters changed their minds about signing the petitions to recall Council Members Robert Lombardo and George Huntington. Recall proponent Ron Cohen sued the Town last Thursday to get the information, and in a

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OKTOBERFEST PACKAGES

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley is offering some special packages for their upcoming Oktoberfest event. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the bargains for the September 21 event…..

Oktoberfest is a community event presented by the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley and the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce to be held

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MAN WANTED FOR ASSAULT WITH FLARE GUN ARRESTED

A man wanted by police for allegedly firing a flare gun at his brother last month, was arrested Friday in Yucca Valley. Police say that on August 24, Raymond Grogins, 21, was arguing with his brother, Scott, in the 7200 block of Palo Alto Avenue when Raymond Grogins grabbed a

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet Monday, September 9, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center; doors open at 12:30 p.m.; meeting begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be served, followed by an “Over the Top” show and share by members of projects completed over the

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THEATRE 29 2014 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT GALA

Theatre 29 will announce its 2014 performance season at a special season announcement gala, co-hosted by three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce, next week. The gala will be held in Friendship Hall of the Joshua Tree Retreat Center from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 12. The Twentynine Palms,

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LAND BARON’S BALL

A fun event is being planned to benefit a good cause. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the Land Baron’s Ball will help the Miracle league of the Desert…

Enjoy an Italian themed night of dining, dancing, and drinking under the stars as you support a good cause. The Land Baron’s Ball

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FIRST SATURDAY IN OLD TOWN YUCCA VALLEY

More than 20 businesses in Old Town Yucca Valley will be participating in First Saturday, tonight. First Saturday is a late-night shopping event in Yucca Valley. Merchants selling antiques, vintage and modern clothing, jewelry, collectibles, art, home décor and architectural salvage, indoor gardening supplies, and dining establishments will be open

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MONDAY IS THE DEADLINE TO GET TICKETS FOR STAIRWAY TO THE STARS

The deadline is this Monday to get tickets for the festive fund-raiser for Sky’s the Limit, “Stairway to the Stars.” Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you where to get them…

Tickets are now on sale for Stairway to the Stars, a festive fundraiser for Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature

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GOOD NEWS COMES IN THREES FOR YUCCA VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The school year has barely started, and already there’s much positive news coming out of one of the local elementary schools. Dan Stork says good things come in threes at Yucca Valley Elementary…

Yucca Valley Elementary School has started the academic year with three pieces of good news, according to

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FIRST SATURDAY EVENT IN OLD TOWN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

More than 20 businesses in Old Town Yucca Valley will be participating in First Saturday, tomorrow. First Saturday is a late-night shopping event in Yucca Valley. Merchants selling antiques, vintage and modern clothing, jewelry, collectibles, art, home décor and architectural salvage, indoor gardening supplies, and dining establishments will be open

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RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT SUBJECT OF MEETING TOMORROW

The California Desert Coalition and the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan are hosting a public meeting tomorrow, Saturday, September 7, about renewable energy projects. Representatives from federal, state, and county agencies will be on hand to hear from residents about wind turbines, solar energy, and power lines, on public and

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TWO LANDERS MEN ARRESTED WITH STOLEN, CONCLEAED HANDGUN

Two Landers men were arrested Wednesday after walking around inside Wal-Mart with a concealed and stolen handgun. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant D. Garvin, a Wal-Mart security employee called police just before 1 p.m. after watching Frank Hernandez, 25, give a handgun to Jacob Perez, 19, in the parking lot outside

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“BATTLE OF THE BALL,” FOOTBALL VS. VOLLEYBALL AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT

Battle of the Ball is the chance for the Yucca Valley High School varsity volleyball team to play the senior class football players in a three-set match. The rivalry has been heated and the football team is looking to defeat the Lady Trojans. The match will be played at Yucca

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBAL TEAMS IN PRE-SEASON OPENER

The volleyball teams from Yucca Valley high school travelled to San Jacinto High School to face the Lady Tigers in a pre-season opener. The varsity team lost in three straight sets. Coach Matt Jennings said the Lady Trojans were neck and neck in the third set but just fell short.

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BACK-TO SCHOOL NIGHT AT LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL TONIGHT

La Contenta Middle School Back-to-School Night is tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Parents should bring their child’s schedule. The evening is designed to give parents a chance to visit their child’s classrooms and meet their teachers. Parents will be given an overview of the curriculum, procedures, and policies.

SKATEBOARD COMPETITION PLANNED IN MORONGO VALLEY

A skateboard competition is planned for Morongo Valley next weekend. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to signup…

Show off your skills and impress the pros at the Morongo Valley Skate Park Games! All skateboarders, BMX bikers, and freestyle scooters are welcome to compete in this year’s Games scheduled for

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILD GUILD MEET THIS MONDAY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet Monday, September 9, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center; doors open at 12:30 p.m.; meeting begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be served, followed by an “Over the Top” show and share by members of projects completed over the

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD: PART 2, DIVERSE TOPICS FROM OPEN SESSION

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education had a budget workshop in addition to its regular business meeting this week. Dan Stork breaks his report into two parts. Today, diverse topics that arose in the regular business session: summer session, busing, class overcrowding, athletic eligibility, staffing decisions, and expenditures…

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