DEATH CAFE AT YUCCA MESA COMMUNITY CENTER

The Death Café is back. Reporter Sara Snyder tells where to go for a lively discussion…

The Transition Joshua Tree Heart and Soul Team invites the public to the Death Café. At Death Cafes, people drink coffee, eat cake, and discuss death. The aim is to increase awareness of

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN GETS LIFE FOR RAPE OF 12-YEAR-OLD

A 35-year-old Yucca Valley man was sentenced to life without parole on Wednesday for the rape of a 12-year-old Claremont girl last year. Joseph Davall broke into the girl’s home in March 2014 and sexually assaulted her in her bed while she was home alone. When he left, he took

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RIDER HURT IN DIRT BIKE VERSUS SUV CRASH

We have limited information about a dirt bike rider was injured Thursday when he was struck by an SUV on Old Woman Springs Road in Yucca Valley. Shortly before 5:30, the unidentified dirt biker rider was crossing Old Woman Springs Road near Sunnyslope when he was hit by a man

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ANOTHER IRS TAX SCAM

Now that the end of tax season is here, federal officials are warning about scammers posing as IRS agents. The IRS imposter scam tops the list of tax scams to be on the lookout for this year, according to law enforcement officials. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives tips on how

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MOVER ARRESTED

An employee of a moving company was arrested Thursday, accused of stealing from the customer he was packing for a move. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a residence on Copper Drive on board the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms about 10:30 Thursday morning. A supervisor at

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COLLEGE APPROVES $162,000 PRESIDENT/SUPERINTENDANT CONTRACT

The Copper Mountain College board met in three sessions yesterday: a regular session, a joint session with the Morongo Unified School Board, and a closed session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files reports on both public sessions. In his first report Lipsitz says a formal contract was made with

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YUCCA VALLEY VOTERS PASS SEWER ASSESSMENT BY LARGE MARGIN

Prior to the opening of the ballots for the formation of an assessment district for the Yucca Valley sewer project, the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors held a public hearing yesterday morning, in which residents could ask questions about the assessment district. Most of the comments made by residents

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YUCCA VALLEY MARINE SAFE, HELPING VICTIMS OF NEPAL EARTHQUAKES

A Marine from Yucca Valley is in Nepal helping with the humanitarian aid following two major earthquakes there in the last two weeks. Sergeant Juan Alcaraz is a crew chief assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, which is based at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside. The squadron is part

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DRUG AND NEEDLE DROP-OFF AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER SATURDAY

Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a drop-off event for unwanted prescription drugs and used needles. The event takes place Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to noon in front of the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree. Drugs and used needles are a contamination and

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DEATH CAFÉ AT YUCCA MESA COMMUNITY CENTER

The Death Café is back. Reporter Dan Stork tells where to go for a lively discussion…

The Transition Joshua Tree Heart and Soul team invites the public to the Death Café. At Death Cafés, people drink coffee, eat cake, and discuss death. The aim is to increase awareness of death

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ONE INJURY IN ROLLOVER CRASH ON LEAR AVENUE

A man suffered moderate injuries yesterday when his truck rolled over following a collision in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, a 2015 Chevy Silverado and a 1998 Nissan Frontier pick-up truck—registered to Steven Finley of Joshua Tree—were both traveling northbound on Lear Avenue about 3:40 p.m. Yost

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MET LAST NIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council pondered the west Mojave route plan, heard another installment in the budgeting process, considered a potential breach in checks and balances, and tweaked a parking ordinance at its meeting last night. Reporter Dan Stork has details…

A BLM representative explained that the west Mojave route

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YUCCA VALLEY WORKSHOP ON SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLS, PARADISE PARK

A joint meeting of two Yucca Valley town commissions last night focused on planning for two specific projects. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report…..

At a joint workshop between the Yucca Valley Planning Commission and the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Commission, town staff reviewed the Active

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COLLEGE BOARD IN REGULAR, SPECIAL, AND JOINT SESSIONS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board has set a full day of meetings for tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz gets out the score card…

An ambitious day lies ahead for the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees, with three back-to-back meetings planned for tomorrow (Thursday). First meeting is a 2 p.m. closed

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TWENTYNINE PALMS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PLAY OPENS

The Twentynine Palms Junior High School drama club presents its spring play. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details…

Cindy Ross directs a play by Jen McVetty, “Little Red and Her Riding Hoods,” a motorcycle gang made up of angry stage hands at a local theater. The gang decides they’ve

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ CONCERT SATURDAY

It’s an evening of jazz at the Yucca Valley High School Saturday, May 16. The high school band will play different types of jazz music in the multi-purpose room. The event includes a dinner of pulled pork or chicken sandwiches. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; dinner and the concert start

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ONE HURT, ONE ARRESTED FOR DUI IN TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH

A suspected drunk driver was arrested Sunday morning after he crashed into another vehicle in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, Marine Lance Corporal Kevin Jefferson, 22, of First Tanks Battalion on board the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, was driving his 2013 Chevy Cruze northbound on Adobe Road

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BATTLING TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested early Sunday morning, accused of fighting and threatening each other following an argument. According to a Sheriff’s report, Taylor Geiger, 20, and Dillon Geiger, 21, were arguing about 2:30 a.m. at their home in the 6500 block of Gatehill Drive on board the Combat

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, WE CHECK THE AGENDA

At its next regular meeting, the Twentynine Palms City Council continues its review of next year’s budget, and considers two changes in the development code. Reporter Dan Stork has details…

The Twentynine Palms City Council will start its May 12 meeting with a resolution in support of the Hi-Desert Memorial

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HI-DESERT WATER ASSESSMENT BALLOTS TO BE COUNTED TOMORROW

All ballots for the proposed formation of the Hi-Desert Water District’s assessment district must be turned in before tomorrow morning’s 9 a.m. public hearing by the water district. The water district board of directors will begin the meeting with a vote to approve the purchase of 10 pieces of equipment.

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