ACCUSED YUCCA VALLEY HOME DEPOT MURDERER REFUSES TO GO TO COURT

The Yucca Valley man accused of killing a man in an RV in the Home Depot parking lot in August refused to leave the jail for a court appearance Friday. James Webb, 34, who is being held at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, was due in court

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SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION TOMORROW

The third Monday of the month is the usual day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin, but in January, the food will be distributed tomorrow. Reporter Diana Jones has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute

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SIGN-UPS BEGIN FOR LITTLE LEAGUE, PONY LEAGUE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, YUCCA VALLEY

Even though it’s still winter, it’s time to start thinking about baseball and softball. ROP student Latasia Benavente has more… Do you like baseball, softball or T-ball? Sign-up for Twentynine Palms Little League, TPLL. According to League President Ronda Morton They’re accepting anyone from ages 4-17; 18-year-olds are also allowed

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY MEN ARRESTED FOR VANDALISM AT YUCCA VALLEY CAR DEALERSHIP

Two Yucca Valley men have been arrested for causing nearly $50,000 in damages to cars at a car dealership. According to a Sheriff’s press release, on November 26, the general manager of the Yucca Valley Ford dealership reported that someone had thrown rocks at new and used vehicles on the

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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR BILLY CLUB AND DRUGS

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Sunday afternoon after she was found with a billy club following a traffic stop in Landers. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy saw a black sedan driving erratically southbound on Belfield Boulevard about 3:30 p.m. The deputy stopped the car at Belfield and

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FREE SURPLUS FEDERAL FOOD TO BE DISTRIBUTED MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the usual day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin, but in January, the food will be distributed on the second Monday. Reporter Diana Jones has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San

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12 CONTESTANTS IN MISS YUCCA VALLEY PAGEANT NEXT MONTH

Next week, Z107.7 will start airing interviews with the 12 contestants vying for the title of Miss Yucca Valley. From Yucca Valley High School are Carmen Alvarez, Amanda Cruz, Rosie Lemm, Julia Martinez, Olivia Paul, Sydney Rieman Sara Webb, and Katlynne Wells. From Joshua Springs Christian School are Dani Enos,

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WEDNESDAY LECTURE SERIES STARTING UP AGAIN NEXT WEEK

The Historical Society Wednesday Lecture Series kicks off next week in Yucca Valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells us what the offering will be… Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society for their first Wednesday Lecture Series of the year. On Wednesday, January 14, the topic will be “Joshua Trees: History and

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MAN ESCAPES INJURY IN SPECTACULAR CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY WEDNESDAY

A man escaped injury Wednesday morning when he crashed his car in Yucca Valley and it flipped onto its roof and slid about 500 feet. According to a Sheriff’s report, the unidentified driver told Sheriff’s deputies that about 5:20, he was driving eastbound on Highway 62 just east of Sage

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LOCAL TOPS GROUP HELPING WITH SENSIBLE WEIGHT LOSS

The number one New Year’s Resolution on the top ten 2015 list is to Lose Weight! TOPS, an acronym for Take Off Pounds Sensibly, has been helping overweight individuals become thinner, healthier and just more comfortable since 1948! The mission of the non-profit, weight-loss organization is to support members as

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan wrestling team was victorious over Rancho Mirage High School—both on the JV and Varsity level— last night in Trojan gym. Coach Brandon Whitbread said first the Trojan JV team beat the Rattlers 38-12, led by pins from Enrique Luna, Samson Nunez, and Vanessa Contreras.

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YUCCA VALLEY CRASH CAUSES POWER OUTAGE

A two-vehicle crash in Yucca Valley sheared off a power pole and shut down Onaga Trail for an hour and a half Tuesday evening. Fire Captain Rick Denison said shortly after 5 p.m., “right-of-way issues” led to collision between a vehicle traveling northbound on Bannock Trail and a vehicle traveling

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TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION STARTS TONIGHT

Attention young baseball players, Tri-Valley Little League registration starts tonight, Managing Editor Tami Roleff gets out her cleats… Registration has been set for Tri-Valley Little League’s 2015 baseball and softball season. All registrations will be taken at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Registration will be held tonight from 5 to

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys basketball team were back in De Anza league action last night against Desert Hot Springs. Coach Michael Schneider said it was a defensive battle throughout, but the Wildcats came out on top by a score of 52-48. Freshman D’Shaun Barrett led all scorers

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MINOR EARTHQUAKE HITS LANDERS EARLY THIS MORNING

A magnitude 3.0 earthquake rattled the Landers area north of Yucca Valley early this morning. According to the U.S. Geologic Society, the 3.0 quake hit at 1:49 a.m. A USGS map shows it originated just north of Linn Road, east of Old Woman Springs, and was at a depth of

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS IN SPECIAL, OPEN, AND CLOSED SESSION

The Morongo Unified School Board meets today and tonight in special open and closed sessions. The meeting will be at Yucca Valley Elementary School with the open session at 4:00 p.m. After an opportunity for public comment on agenda items, the Board will adjourn to a work study session on

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will have a USDA Food Distribution on Wednesday January 7, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. until they run out of food. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather and remember

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LUCERNE VALLEY MAN KILLED WALKING ACROSS S.R. 247 LAST NIGHT

A Lucerne Valley man was killed last night walking across State Route 247, Old Woman Springs Road. According to the County Coroner, at 6:43 p.m. Sunday, 69-year-old Lucerne resident Alfred Moreau was walking across Old Woman Springs Road when he was struck by a vehicle. Moreau was transported to an

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School wrestling teams stayed busy over the holiday break. Coach Brandon Whitbred said the varsity boys posted their share of strong showings as well, capped by the team champion honors at the Beaumont Tournament. Trevor Scott and Gabriel Contreras each placed fifth, and Michael McKay and

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MOJAVE DESERT JIM AT ROSE AND BUSTER’S TONIGHT

A local author, explorer, and photographer will talk about his adventures in the Mojave Desert Sunday, January 4, at Rose and Buster’s Wine Tasting Room in Old Town Yucca Valley. Death Valley Jim has explored Death Valley, Joshua Tree National Park, and the upper Mojave Desert and written several books

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