SUSPECT SURRENDERS JUST AS SWAT TEAM ARRIVES IN LANDERS

A SWAT team was called out to Landers Sunday night following a burglary in which a suspect barricaded himself in the house for more than five hours. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Jim Thornburg, deputies responding to a burglar alarm call in the 58600 block of Stearman Road at 5:39 p.m.

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LONG SESSION SET FOR MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education has a long meeting in store for it tonight. Reporter Dan Stork lists the agenda items…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets down to work early on June 2, with a three-topic workshop/study session at 4:15 p.m. The topics

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FIRE AND CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

Twentynine Palms firefighters were busy Sunday, responding to both a structure fire and a traffic collision. About 1:50 p.m., the Twentynine Palms Fire Department received multiple calls of a house fire on Kaiser Road, near Morongo Road, in the Desert Heights area of Twentynine Palms. According to firefighter Lane McGivern,

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FIREFIGHTERS SAVE YUCCA VALLEY HOUSE, FAMILY CAT KILLED

Fast work by county firefighters Friday afternoon saved a Yucca Valley residence; the family cat was killed. Fire Captain Donnie Viloria said firefighters responded to a residential structure fire in a residence on the 58000 block of Barron Drive in Yucca Valley at 5:45 p.m. Emergency crews arrived on scene

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HEAT IS ON, WATCH YOUR DOGS ON HOT PAVEMENT

Most people are aware that they shouldn’t leave their dogs in cars during hot weather. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has this reminder about another danger for dogs in the heat…

If it’s too hot for you to walk barefoot on pavement—and it’s been plenty hot recently—then it’s too hot for

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, June 2, at Jack in the Box in Yucca Valley from 10-2. 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

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SUMMER CLOSURES START TODAY IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Summer is the slow season at Joshua Tree National Park, and several campgrounds in the park will close today (June 1). Ryan campground will close at the access road. Partial closures include the east side of Black Rock campground will close (the west side will remain open); the “B” loop

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BATS

It flies in the National Park, but it’s not a bird or an insect. Ranger Pam Tripp tells where the bats are, and how to act around them…

When visiting Joshua Tree National Park during the warmer months, keep an eye out for the only flying mammal in the world

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MEDITATION CLASSES AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will offer a free introductory class on mindfulness meditation on Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 a.m. In addition, a four-class introductory series will be offered beginning Monday, June 8, at 9:30 a.m. The classes will be led by Janice Pask, who also offers continuing classes through

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DON’T WALK DOGS ON HOT PAVEMENT

Most people are aware that they shouldn’t leave their dogs in cars during hot weather. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has this reminder about another danger for dogs in the heat…

If it’s too hot for you to walk barefoot on pavement—and it’s been plenty hot recently—then it’s too hot for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ROTARY TAKES JUNK VEHICLES

If you have an old junk vehicle and want to get rid of it, the Twentynine Palms Rotary Club will tow it away for you at no charge. Vehicles do not need to be operational, but easy access is required. All proceeds from the sale of junked vehicles will be

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YUCCA VALLEY SWIM LESSONS

The weather is hot and it’s time to get in the pool. You can’t swim? ROP broadcasting student Cortni Rahn tells how to fix that…

Yucca Valley Recreation is holding swim lessons. Registration opens Monday, June 8, beginning at noon. You can register online at www.yucca-valley.org or in person at

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DONNA MUNOZ ANNOUNCES RUN FOR COUNTY SUPERVISOR

In a stunning, live announcement on Friday’s Z107.7 Up Close Show long-time community activist and civic leader Donna Munoz told host Gary Daigneault she aims to win the County Board of Supervisor’s 3rd District seat currently held by James Ramos in the November 2016 election. Reporter Mike Lipsitz spoke to

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THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD GALA OPENING

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” opened last night at Theatre 29. In this unfinished story by Charles Dickins, the audience determines the ending. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more information on the play that ends differently every night…

The curtain will rise at 7 p.m. for “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.”

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FREE GOSPEL CONCERT TODAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

A free gospel concert will be held Saturday, May 30, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Yucca Valley. The concert begins at 6 p.m. and will feature local talent as well as Pastor Curtis Wright, who plays the banjo, violin, mandolin, harmonica, guitar, and Indian flute. Wright has performed

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DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN FEEDS THE HOMELESS AND HUNGRY

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will provide free meals for the hungry and homeless residents of Yucca Valley at the church on Sunday, May 31, from 1 to 5 pm. Free California rolls will be provided for the homeless and hungry. In addition, sack lunches will be available for many of

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH PRESENTS: “LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL”

The Theatre Department at Yucca Valley High School presents “Legally Blonde, the Musical.” by Heather Hach, Music & Lyrics by Laurance O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more details…

The spring musical at Yucca Valley High is “Legally Blonde, the Musical” and will be performed in the school’s

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS BEGINS RESTRICTING ITS OWN WATER USE

The City of Twentynine Palms has begun doing its water-saving duty. Reporter Dan Stork explains what steps the city is taking…

The City of Twentynine Palms has begun undertaking water conservation measures on its public buildings and properties, in compliance with Governor Brown’s order for mandatory water reduction in cities

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WONDER VALLEY MAN HELD AFTER ATTACKING HIS SON AND DAUGHTER

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Wednesday after he attacked his son and daughter. According to a Sheriff’s report, Steven Harwood, 43, of the 76600 block of Foley Drive, had been drinking and got into an argument with his teenage-age children about 8:30 p.m. The report states that he punched

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN FOUND IN POSSESSION OF HEROIN AT WAL-MART

A Yucca Valley man was arrested at Wal-Mart Wednesday, suspected of being in possession of heroin. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley about 3 p.m., where they found Perry Belden, 24, in the parking lot outside the store. After a short foot pursuit,

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