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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TO SELL ADS ON FIRE ENGINES

The Morongo Valley CSD Board is taking steps to get their strained finances straightened out. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said that includes selling advertising on fire engines…
Following a recent wakeup call from LAFCO that the Morongo Valley Community Services District get its financial house in order or risk dissolution, the...
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REPUBLICANS TO HEAR FROM THE YUCCA VALLEY TOWN MANAGER

The town manager of the town of Yucca Valley will be the guest speaker at the April 20 ​Morongo Basin Republicans dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. Curtis Yakimow will present an update on where the town has been, where they are now and where they are going. The informative dinner...
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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYER HOST FUND-RAISER DINNER SUNDAY

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley are cooking up a Greek- themed dinner this Sunday night, April 19, to help produce their upcoming production of Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues.” Director and reporter Rebecca Havely shares what’s on the menu…
The cast and crew of the upcoming comedy “Biloxi Blues”...
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YUCCA MESA ITALIAN DINNER TONIGHT

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will hold an Italian dinner tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. The dinner will feature lasagna—with or without meat—salad, garlic bread, and a complimentary glass of wine. Tickets are $10, $7 for children under 10, and are available at the door. The dinner will be...
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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS FIRE TAX MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will discuss the state fire tax at its meeting Monday. Also on the agenda are renewable energy, a presentation by Pat Flanagan on the BLM’s West Mojave Route project, and illegal dumping. Public comments on these and any other issues are welcome. The meeting starts...
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FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

The Food for Life meal tomorrow will be hosted by Palms Baptist Church. From 3 to 5 p.m., the meal will be served at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. They will be serving ham, vegetables, fresh fruit salad and dessert.

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of April is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places…
The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, April...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GOLFER SIGNS WITH CAL STATE UNIVERSITY SAN BERNARDINO

Twentynine Palms High School student Brandon Steffins has secured a spot on the Cal State University San Bernardino Coyotes Golf Team. He was awarded an athletic scholarship of $2,500 per year for the next four years to offset the cost of tuition. On National Signing Day April 15 Brandon signed...
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HIGH SCHOOL SORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan varsity baseball team recorded another win by besting the Rattlers of Rancho Mirage at home 5-3 Wednesday afternoon. Coach Brian Schoenborn said in the second inning, sophomore Tim Parker was the first to cross the plate for the Trojans, after an RBI hit by...
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TWO SHOT IN YUCCA VALLEY, SUSPECT CAUGHT AFTER CRASH

A Joshua Tree man is in custody following a shooting and crash in Yucca Valley Wednesday morning. Sheriff’s Sergeant Jim Thornburg said Joseph Rojas, 20, was arguing with Terry Hill, 26, and Elaina Bixon, 21, in the 55600 block of Pueblo Trail, when Rojas pulled out a handgun and shot...
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BABY FOUND IN SHOPPING CART IN WAL-MART PARKING LOT

A baby was forgotten for a few minutes in a shopping cart in a Wal-Mart parking lot yesterday. According to Sheriff’s officials, a Wal-Mart employee found a 10-month-old baby in a shopping cart about 3:05 p.m. and brought the child into the store and called the Sheriff’s Department. The father...
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MORONGO VALLEY HOME BURNS TO THE GROUND LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Morongo Valley firefighters were called to a suspicious fire late last night that burned a home to the ground. According to Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, a resident in the 51400 block of 29 Palms Highway heard a loud boom about 11:30 p.m., and then about 10 minutes later saw flames...
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CHP HONORS 911 DISPATCHERS

California Highway Patrol dispatchers handle the majority of California’s wireless 9-1-1 emergency calls. Not only are they responsible for sending fire, ambulance, or law enforcement in response to 911 calls, but they are in constant radio communication with the responders, providing needed information. Last year, more than 900 CHP dispatchers...
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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FINES FOREIGN VANDAL, 4 OTHERS CONVICTED

The Swedish-Portuguese street artist, Andre Saraiva, known as “Mr. Andre” has paid the fine for vandalizing a boulder in Joshua Tree National Park. On February 27, park officials were notified by members of the public that Saraiva had posted Instagram photos of his “work” on rock formations thought to be...
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“CRAZY GLUE CASE” AGAINST FORMER SUPERVISORS REPRESENTATIVE CONTINUED

Yesterday’s scheduled hearing for Mike Lipsitz, the former Morongo Basin field representative for Third District County Supervisor James Ramos, was continued to May 27 in San Bernardino Superior Court. Lipsitz, 53, was arrested in February during a vehicle stop near the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center. He is accused of smuggling...
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ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE

The 65th Annual Grubstake Days parade is planned for May 23. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says entries are now being sought by the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce…
Entries are now being accepted for the 65th annual Grubstake Days parade, set to take place Saturday, May 23. This year’s theme...
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MARINE HELICOPTER LANDS ON SOLANO BEACH YESTERDAY

A huge Marine Corps helicopter made an emergency landing on Solano Beach Wednesday, bringing no damages or injuries but leaving an unforgettable spectacle for surrounding swimmers and sunbathers. The CH-53E Super Stallion landed on the shore of the northern San Diego County beach shortly after 11:30 a.m. after a low...
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MAJOR EXERCISE ON MAINSIDE OF MARINE BASE TOMORROW

Residents at the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms and surrounding areas will hear a lot of noise and activity tomorrow, Friday, April 17, as Marines practice a non-combatant evacuation operation exercise. Marines will simulate the evacuation of civilians from a potentially hostile area. Helicopter and tilt-rotor flights will be conducted...
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GROVE’S THEATER ANNOUNCES CAST OF “THE WEIR”

The delightfully intimate Grove’s Cabin Theater in Morongo Valley has announced casting for their next production. Reporter Rebecca Haveley has the cast for “the Weir”…
The Groves Cabin Theatre of Morongo Valley announces the cast of its next offering, “The Weir,” by Conor McPherson, directed by Karl Weimer. Ghostly tales...
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RAINBOW STEW ART FAIR THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will be holding its third annual Art Fair April 18 and 19. Come and meet the artists in person who offer their work in gourd art, copper art, jewelry, painting, photography, and more. The art fair will be held outside the store, 55509 29 Palms...
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