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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT AFTER SHOOTING AT EX-GIRLFRIEND

A Yucca Valley man was arrested at gunpoint Wednesday after his ex-girlfriend said he was shooting at her during a car chase. Sheriff’s deputies were called to Buena Vista and Indio Avenue in Yucca Valley at 11:46 a.m. for a report of shots fired. According...
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YUCCA VALLEY RESIDENTS TO VOTE ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA JUNE 2

The Yucca Valley Town Council said good-bye to County Fire Division Chief Dave Benfield at its meeting last night, and welcomed Division Chief John Chamberlin who will be taking his place. Benfield, who will be retiring March 20, has been division chief of the South Desert Region for about 1...
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SHERIFF’S INVESTIGATING BURGLARY AT LANDERS STORE

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary in Landers over the weekend, in which the burglars broke through a wall of a store. Sometime Sunday night, burglars cut a hole in the wall and stole cash, lottery tickets, and $2600 in cigarettes from Mojave Liquor in the 200 block of Old...
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WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER TRYING TO CASH STOLEN CHECK

A Van Nuys woman was arrested after she attempted to cash a forged check at a Yucca Valley bank Monday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 4:45, Amber Keys, 45, went to the Wells Fargo bank on Highway 62 and tried to cash a check for $2,800. The bank...
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SCHOOL BOARD FACES UNHAPPY TEACHERS, REFUSE LAYOFFS

Labor cost was the theme of a well-attended Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting Tuesday evening. Reporter Dan Stork relates what was said—and decided—about funding, negotiations, and layoffs…
Approximately 100 school employees—mostly teachers—came out to show their support for their contract negotiating team, following a second round of...
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA AND MORONGO VALLEY

An argument over a cell phone led to an arrest of a Yucca Valley man, accused of punching his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses called the Sheriff’s Department to report that Ernest Finister, 52, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 6400 block of India Avenue in Yucca...
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JOSHUA BASIN WATER MEETS: NEW METER FEES ON AGENDA

The Joshua Basin Water Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says response to a controversial solar project and raising meter installation fees are among items on the agenda…
At tonight’s regular meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, directors will consider a response to a Project...
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BROKEN TAIL LIGHT LEADS TO WARRANT ARREST

A broken tail light led to the arrest of a Twentynine Palms woman on $50,000 in arrest warrants. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a gold Saturn near Highway 62 and Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms about 10:30 Saturday morning for a broken light. The deputy determined that...
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YUCCA VALLEY JUVENILES ARRESTED FOR VANDALIZING CARS

Two Yucca Valley juveniles were arrested Saturday night, accused of vandalizing vehicles. According to a Sheriff’s report, shortly before 10:30 p.m., a resident in the 7500 block of Fox Trail heard his car alarm go off and saw two suspects get out of his car and run off. After an...
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WE REVIEW “URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL” AT THEATRE 29

Urinetown the Musical is about a time in the not-too-distant future during a 20-year-drought. In order to conserve water, private toilets are banned, and everyone must pay to use the public amenities. The Urine Good Company runs the public toilets with an iron fist; anyone caught relieving themselves anywhere else...
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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY MUSIC CONTEST WINNERS

The Yucca Valley Rotary Club held its annual music competition Saturday, February 28, and selected its top three winners to advance to the regional competition. The annual competition is open to all high school students who perform one or two songs by singing or playing an instrument. This year, nine...
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COMBINED MUSIC CONCERT AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Chapter two of a two-part combined music concert involving both Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley High schools takes place this Thursday night. To get all the details, reporter Rebecca Havely interviewed Yucca Valley High Music Director Bill Barrett…
Last week Twentynine Palms High hosted a combined music concert. This...
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A BIG WIN FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

Twentynine Palms High School Boys varsity tennis defeated Coachella Valley High School, 10 to 8, yesterday. Coach Bill Shay said Jarod Burks led the Wildcats in single play by sweeping all three sets, and John Lanza won two out of three sets. In doubles action, the Wildcats were led by...
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A TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HAS DIED FROM A FEBRUARY 18 CRASH

The elderly Twentynine Palms man who made a U-turn on Adobe Road causing a crash February 18 has died. Lewis Roller, 91, passed away Sunday at a skilled nursing facility in Palms Springs. Roller was driving a 2000 silver Suzuki north on Adobe Road about 4:30 p.m. when he made...
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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TO SET DATE FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA VOTE

The Yucca valley Town Council meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the council will set a date to vote on an ordinance legalizing medical marijuana negotiated after a successful citizen’s initiative effort forced their hand…
After being introduced to new firefighters working for the town and hearing an update...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD AFTER TAKING ANOTHER MAN’S WALKER

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested for robbery after he stole another man’s walker. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, the victim, who lives in the 6500 block of Yucca Avenue in Twentynine Palms, called police just after noon Friday to report that a man he identified as Clark Cravey,...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT BREAKING INTO HOME

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested at gunpoint Sunday afternoon after a woman said he tried to break into her home. According to a Sheriff’s report, Anthony Pitts, 33, and his brother Joshua Pitts, 25, went to a home in the 6700 block of Sage Avenue in Twentynine Palms about...
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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS IN TWO SESSIONS TODAY AND TONIGHT

A long Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting tonight deals mainly with tuning board policies. Reporter Dan Stork lists the affected policies, and the other items on the agenda…
The March 3 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets off to an early start...
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JOSHUA TREE MAN HELD AFTER MACHETE ATTACK

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday, accused of attacking another man with a machete. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matthew Yost, three men lived in separate residences on the same property in the 66500 block of Daisy Lane in Joshua Tree and were arguing. About 3 a.m., Matthew Snedeker, 46,...
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MARINE ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Marine was arrested Friday morning, accused of beating up his wife. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Michael Carradine, 28, a sergeant with Communications and Electronics School Headquarters Company, was arguing with his wife in the 8000 block of Sandhill in Twentynine Palms about 11:30 when the argument turned...
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