CHARGED UPGRADED TO MANSLAUGHTER AGAINST WOMAN ACCUSED IN JOSHUA TREE DUI

The charges against a woman accused of causing a head-on crash in Joshua Tree 10 days ago that killed a woman and critically injured her husband and 1-year-old daughter, were upgraded Saturday from felony DUI to gross vehicular manslaughter. According to the California Highway Patrol, Jennifer Zapata, 22, of Magna,

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN FORMALLY CHARGED IN CLAREMONT RAPE

A 34-year-old Yucca Valley man was formally charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office with multiple sex crimes against children. Joseph Davall is charged with seven felony counts, including four charges of sexual assault, two burglary charges, and making criminal threats. According to Claremont police, Davall broke into

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PROJECT PHOENIX UPDATE AT TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Rolling stock inventory condition, capital improvement schedule, the law enforcement costs of homelessness, city signage, and Project Phoenix status were all discussed at the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting last night. Reporter Dan Stork has details…

Design for a proposed Twentynine Palms “wayfinding” sign, approved by the City Council.

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MIKE LIPSITZ NAMED FIELD REP FOR COUNTY SUPERVISOR

Mike Lipsitz, honorary mayor of Landers, Z107.7 reporter, chair of the Municipal Advisory Commission, and out-going president of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club, was officially named as field representative for the County’s Third District Supervisor James Ramos Tuesday. Lipsitz’s contract was approved at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting. Supervisor Ramos

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THIEVES STEAL CABLE FROM YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

The Yucca Valley High School was burglarized over the weekend. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 1,000 feet of black power cable was stolen from the school’s construction site. The cable, which was attached to wooden poles, is valued at about $4,000. The Sheriff’s Department is investigating.

WOMAN STABBED IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY IN CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY

A Desert Hot Springs woman was stabbed in a case of mistaken identity in Yucca Valley Saturday evening, and a Joshua Tree woman is in custody. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Erica Devine was arguing with another woman in the 58600 block of Barron Drive in Yucca Valley shortly

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DOG ATTACKS WOMAN IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, IS SHOT DEAD

A dog was shot and killed in Twentynine Palms Saturday afternoon after it attacked a woman and her dog. According to a Sheriff’s report, Alecia Endres and Christina Anderson arrived at a home in the 74500 block of Valle Vista about 3:30 p.m. when two dogs ran at them barking

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR SPOUSE ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday afternoon, accused of beating up his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, neighbors reported that Joseph Lopez, 27, of the 7300 block of Bannock Trail, broke out the back windshield of his girlfriend’s car about 8:30 a.m., as well as windows to the

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TOURISM, HOMELESS PRISONERS, PROJECT PHOENIX ON TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council is in for a busy evening of listening and talking at their meeting tonight. Reporter Dan Stork says topics include tourism, a program for homeless released prisoners, Project Phoenix, new city signage, and budget planning topics… The Twentynine Palms City Council starts its 6 p.m.

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will be working on its Development Code at its meeting tonight. The commissioners will be asked to approve amendments relating to, among others, infrastructure improvements, landscaping, parking, property maintenance, soil erosion, and temporary special events. Next, the Commission will be asked to approve an amendment

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CLAREMONT POLICE, LOCAL DEPUTIES, CHASE AND ARREST YUCCA VALLEY MAN FRIDAY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday morning after a brief chase, accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Claremont in March. According to Claremont police, Joseph Davall, 34, entered a home in Claremont late on the night of March 21 and physically and sexually assaulted the girl who

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THIS SATURDAY IS DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY

The Sheriff’s Department will take all your unused prescription drugs this coming Saturday. Reporter Taylor Thacker has more on “Drug take back day”…

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will give the public its eighth opportunity in four years to prevent pill

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE TO RECEIVE THE NAVAL CROSS TOMORROW

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will award the Navy Cross to Gunnery Sgt. Richard Jibson, a Twentynine Palms Marine, at a ceremony on board the Combat Center Tuesday morning (April 22). Gunnery Sergeant Richard Jibson was an infantry advisor in Afghanistan May 28, 2012, when he earned the Marine

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MIKE LIPSITZ TO BE NAMED FIELD REP FOR SUPERVISOR RAMOS

The position of local field representative for County Supervisor James Ramos has been vacant since Donna Munoz resigned to become the general manager of the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Dan Stork says that a look at the Supervisors’ meeting agenda for tomorrow reveals that the expected replacement is a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ROTARY COLLECTING E-WASTE THIS SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club is sponsoring a free collection of your electronic waste. On Saturday, April 26, from 10 to 1, you can drop off—for free—your televisions; computers, laptops, and computer components; fax machines, copiers, or printers and their ink cartridges and toners; video game consoles; cameras; VCR and

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REMOTE CONTROL TOYS IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Remote control toys are neat, and there are appropriate places to play with them. Ranger Pam Tripp says, the National Park is NOT one of them…

 

Kids of all ages love to play with toys, and visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are no exception. There are restrictions, however,

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, April 21. The locations and times are:

The Church of the Lighted Cross, at 11518 Elbow Lane in Morongo Valley, from 8 to 10; Belfield Hall, on Reche Road in Landers,

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E-WASTE COLLECTION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club is sponsoring a free collection of your electronic waste. On Saturday, April 26, from 10 to 1, you can drop off—for free—your televisions; computers, laptops, and computer components; fax machines, copiers, or printers and their ink cartridges and toners; video game consoles; cameras; VCR and

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DINE AL FRESCO AT REACH OUT BENEFIT

Come dine al fresco at an abandoned homestead cabin in beautiful Pipes Canyon during a fundraiser for Reach Out Morongo Basin. An Evening at the Ruin will be a unique dining experience, from 4 to 8 p.m. May 10, featuring a barbecue dinner by Hero’s Catering, a no-host bar with

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WILDFLOWER SEASON

While this year’s wildflower bloom can’t be called the best ever, it is better than we’ve seen in a few years. ROP broadcasting student Jessica Harwood tells about what makes for a good bloom…

Here in our Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms we can receive dazzling wildflower blooms throughout spring.

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