MARINES HELP CLEAN OUT HOME OF JOSHUA TREE FLOOD VICTIM

Following September’s flash flood that inundated homes with up to two feet of mud in South Joshua Tree, residents begged the county for help. After touring the devastated area, Supervisor James Ramos told his staff to be creative in finding help for those who needed it. Field Representative Mike Lipsitz

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REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN LOOKING FOR THOSE NEEDING HELP

Reach Out Morongo basin is partnering with Marine volunteers to help local residents in need. Reporter Caitlin Logan says they are looking for those who could use the assistance… Reach Out Morongo Basin is seeking senior and disabled persons needing home repairs or yard work for upcoming service projects coordinated

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YOU MAY HEAR A MAJOR EXERCISE ABORD THE MARINE BASE TOMORROW

Residents at the Combat Center and surrounding areas will hear a lot of noise and activity Friday, October 10, as Marines practice a non-combatant evacuation operation exercise. Marines will simulate the evacuation of civilians from a potentially hostile area from 4 to 10 p.m. tomorrow. Helicopter and tilt-rotor flights will

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MARINES HELP DESERT CHRIST PARK, HELP SOUGHT FOR SATURDAY

Marines from the Twentynine Palms Combat Center spent Saturday, October 4, working at Desert Christ Park in Yucca Valley painting the fence and performing other chores to help spruce up the park. More volunteers are needed this Saturday, October 11, to finish the clean-up projects. If you would like to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINES BOLSTER MIDDLE EAST CRISIS RESPONSE UNIT

Marines from our local Twentynine Palms Base, along with those from Camp Pendleton, and Miramar air station, are deploying to the Middle East as part of the military’s “crisis response capability.” The Marine Corps said yesterday that the 2,300 Marine force will be spread throughout the U.S. Central Command area.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN RESCUED AFTER SPENDING A NIGHT IN A SEPTIC TANK

A Twentynine Palms man spent a cold and wet night in a septic tank before he was rescued by fire fighters Saturday morning. According to Fire Captain Robert Marquez, the elderly man, who was not identified, was walking around his property in the 2400 block of Lear Avenue about 7

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION DENIES 200-UNIT APARTMENT COMPLEX

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission met last night in closed session and then in regular session where they held a public hearing regarding an appeal of the Community Development Director’s determination regarding an Environmental Impact Report on a proposed 200-unit multi-family apartment complex to be built near the MCAGCC Condor

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EIS FOR SOME BASE EXPANSION LAND RELEASED

Some chunks of state-owned land included in the expansion of the Twentynine Palms Marine Base are going through environmental processing. Reporter Dan Stork tells about the report on “school lands”…

An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been issued for 2,563 acres of state-owned “school lands” that are part of the

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CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT ARRAIGNED, HIS LAWYER SPEAKS OUT

Christopher Lee, who is accused of murdering 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms and dumping her body down a 140-foot mine shaft in June, was in Joshua Tree Superior Court Tuesday afternoon. His lawyer pleaded “Not Guilty” to her murder, and denied the special allegations of “lying in wait.” The

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CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT SET FOR ARRAIGNMENT TODAY

Christopher Lee, 24 is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 today in Joshua Tree Courthouse. The County District Attorney’s office said Lee is scheduled to be arraigned on a murder charge in connection with the killing of 19-year-old Erin Corwin. The District Attorney’s Office also filed the special circumstance allegation

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CHRISTOPHER LEE RETURNED TO CALIFORNIA SUNDAY

Christopher Lee, the man accused of murdering Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms, and dumping her body in a 140-foot mine shaft east of the city, returned to California late Sunday. The 24-year-old murder suspect was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail and is being held without bail. Christopher Lee will

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CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT MAY WAIVE EXTRADITION FROM ALASKA

Christopher Lee, who was in court in Alaska on Tuesday on charges of being a fugitive from justice, told a judge today that he does not intend to fight extradition to California, where he will face a murder charge for killing 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms. County District Attorney

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TWO ARRESTS FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

An argument between a Twentynine Palms man and his wife resulted in the arrest of the man, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, Alexander Castano, 24, a private first class with CLB-7 on board the Combat Center, was arguing with his wife in the 6600 block

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SCIENCE AND HARD WORK: HOW THE BODY OF ERIN CORWIN WAS FOUND

Locating of the body of pregnant Marine Wife Erin Corwin—missing for seven weeks—and the arrest of a suspect, boyfriend Christopher Lee, came about as the result of a remarkable job by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said the conclusion of this phase of the Corwin

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MARINE ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A staff sergeant on the Marine Base in Twentynine Palms was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the base’s Child Development Center at 1:50 p.m. after child care workers found a girl had sustained injuries. Deputies discovered the girl had

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BLM, MARINE CORPS, OFF-ROADERS TO DISCUSS JOHNSON VALLEY USE TOMORROW

This reminder, representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host a meeting about changes in land use in the Johnson Valley area tomorrow, Saturday, August 16. They will discuss future training aboard the base and shared land use. All interested groups, organizations and members of

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SIX WEEKS MISSING, STILL NO EVIDENCE OF CRIME IN ERIN CORWIN CASE

After 6 weeks of intensive investigation and searches on-foot, 4-wheel-drive vehicles and helicopter, there is still nothing on the whereabouts of Erin Corwin, the pregnant wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine, who went missing June 28. Her husband, Marine Cpl. Jonathan Corwin reported her missing June 29 after she did

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FORMER MARINE BASE ROLE PLAYERS TOLD LAYOFFS ARE PERMANENT

While most of former role players who populated the faux Afghani and Iraqi villages aboard the Marine Base have already been sent home, those layoffs have become final and permanent. Tatitlek Corporation, who at one time had employed more than 2,500 workers at the Villages maintained for pre-deployment training on

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WEEK-LONG MAJOR EXERCISE STARTS FRIDAY ABOARD THE MARINE BASE

The Marine Corps will hold a week-long expeditionary brigade exercise on board the Combat Center starting THIS Friday, August 8. The Large Scale Exercise 14, (LSE-14), will assess the ability of the expeditionary brigade to command ground, air, and logistics combat elements’ capabilities to conduct combined-arms maneuver warfare. Participating in

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SCRAPPERS ARRESTED ON BASE WITH UNEXPLODED ORDINANCE

Two people were arrested Wednesday on the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center after they were found with scrap metals, weapons, and drugs. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick, the base’s military police came across Strader Surratt, 29, and Ashley Dedrick, 22, both of North Carolina, on the base and noticed

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