YUCCA VALLEY FIREWORKS SHOW IS SET TO GO

Thanks to the generosity of many sponsors, the Yucca Valley Rotary club has moved forward with its plans for this year’s annual Fireworks Show and Community Fair.

The show which moved last year to a new location at the new Brehm Youth Sports Park at Little League Drive, will open

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MUSD SUPERINTENDENT PUT ON PAID LEAVE

Dr. Cecilia English, the Superintendent of the Morongo Unified School District, has been placed on paid administrative leave. That was the full statement given to z107.7 by a school board member, following a special meeting of the Board of Education that was noticed as a closed session performance evaluation of

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BEWARE OF PHONE SCAMS

Have you gotten a phone call from someone trying to sell you something that sounds too good to be true? Chances are, if it sounds too good to be true, it is. The FBI offers the following tips to help prevent you from being victimized by telemarketers.

“You must act

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DOMESTIC BATTERY ARREST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday night after he threatened his girlfriend and dragged her around the yard by her hair. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called deputies about 6:20 p.m. to report her boyfriend, Ricardo Cendejas, 45, took her dog into the desert and said he

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SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM

Just as learning doesn’t end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says there’s free lunch and breakfast available for children during part of the summer…

Now that school’s out, the Morongo Unified School District will provide free breakfast and lunches for

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EAGLE MOUNTAIN HYDRO PROJECT GETS FEDERAL LICENSE

The Eagle Mountain landfill project is dead, but another massive project has desert residents, environmentalists, and some government agencies up in arms. According to a story in Friday’s Desert Sun, a controversial plan to build a hydroelectric plant in the open pits of an old iron mine was granted a

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“A DOLL’S HOUSE” CAST AT THEATRE 29

Tickets are now available for “A Doll’s House,” which opened last night at Theatre 29, in Twentynine Palms. “A Doll’s House,” a classic drama by Henrik Ibsen, is directed by Theatre 29 veteran Kurt Schauppner, who previously helmed productions of “The Unbroken Chain”, “Picnic,” and “The Memory Jar,” at the

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN MISSING FOR TWO DAYS FOUND IN BRAWLEY

A Yucca Valley woman who has been missing for two days has been found alive and well in Brawley. On Wednesday, June 18, about 7:30 a.m., Kathleen “Kay” Collins, 88, left her home in the 56200 block of 29 Palms Highway to attend an event at the Double Tree Hotel

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TWO PEOPLE HOSPITALIZED AFTER MORONGO VALLEY CRASH

Two people were hospitalized after a traffic collision in Morongo Valley last night. About 11:15 p.m. a vehicle traveling westbound on the highway and a vehicle pulling out of the Valero gas station were in a T-bone collision. A man and a woman in the van were taken to Desert

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SCHOOL DISTRICT SPONSORING FREE SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM

Just as learning does end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Reporter Dan Stork says there’s free lunch and breakfast available for children during part of the summer… The Morongo Unified School District is sponsoring a summer feeding program, in conjunction with the US Department

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WHOOPING COUGH REACHING EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS

The number of whooping cough cases in California has now reached epidemic status, according to state public health officials. In the last two weeks, 800 new cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, have been reported, and in San Bernardino County, 43 cases have been reported so far this year, compared

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS, EFFORT TO DEFEAT WIND TURBINES ON TAP

Keeping the Highway 247 area scenic will be the focus when the Homestead Valley Community Council meets tomorrow. Reporter Sara Snyder has more… The Homestead Valley Community Council Scenic 247 Committee plans a public meeting 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Johnson Valley Community Center. Members from the Save

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A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Sunday breakfast is pancakes, eggs, omelets, breakfast burritos, and quesadillas from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

FREE MEALS OFFERED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Tomorrow, the Desert Congregational Men’s Ministry will be preparing and hosting the Food for Life meal. The meal will be served from 3 to 5 p.m. at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine palms. If you are a shut-in and need a meal to be delivered, call

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TOMORROW NIGHT

A star party tomorrow night at Sky’s the Limit. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where the telescopes will be focused… Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, June 21. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8 p.m. and end about 1 a.m.

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YUCCA VALLEY CAR WASH TO BENEFIT HEAT COMPETITION DANCE TEAM

The Heat Competition dance team from Star Struck studio in Yucca Valley will hold a car wash, tomorrow, Saturday, June 21, at Ultimate Motors on the highway in Yucca Valley, starting at 9 a.m. The dancers will also hold a bake sale Sunday, June 22, at the Yucca Valley Walgreens,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CAR WASH TO BENEFIT HOMELESS VETERANS

Vets Cruisin’ for a Cause will hold a car wash Saturday to raise funds to buy beds and mattresses for the homeless shelters. The car wash is from 9 to 2, or until the last car is washed, at the Change for Vets thrift store, 5758 Adobe Road, Suite B,

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD GENERAL MANAGER CUTS HER OWN SALARY

The Morongo Valley Community Services District will be paying its new general manager less than originally planned. Reporter Dan Stork explains how this happened… At the Wednesday night meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the Board of Directors approved a one-year compensation package for General Manager Donna Munoz.

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OPEN MIC AT 180 MINISTRIES TONIGHT

One 80 Ministries will hold an open mic night tonight (from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church in downtown Joshua Tree. Live bands and local talent are all welcome to participate in the free event. One 80 Ministries is located on the highway in Joshua Tree.

YUCCA VALLEY MAN FACES LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE IN FATAL BURNING OF EX-GIRLFRIEND

A Yucca Valley man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend in 2011 by setting her on fire will face life without parole, and not the death penalty, if he is convicted at trial. Last week, Deputy District Attorney Kent Williams announced at a preliminary hearing for Hector Meza, 41, that the

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