MORONGO VALLEY CSD EXPECTED TO HIRE DONNA MUNOZ TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Community Services District Board meets in regular session tonight. A new general manager and volunteer nominees will be approved. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has an overview of the meeting…

At tonight’s regular 7 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, directors are expected to approve an

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DONNA MUNOZ TAPPED FOR MORONGO CALLEY CSD GENERAL MANAGER

Last week’s announcement that Donna Munoz, Morongo Basin’s Field Rep to County Supervisor James Ramos, was stepping down makes sense with today’s news that Munoz has been offered the position of General Manager for the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Munoz was at the CSD training with outgoing General Manager,

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MORONGO BASIN MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL STOOD UP BY COUNTY LAND USE SERVICES, AGAIN, PUNTS

After County Land Use Services—for the second month in a row—cancelled at the last minute, a commitment to attend a Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting, the two top aides to Supervisor James Ramos stepped in to discuss local concerns about that department’s procedures. Reporter Dan Stork tells what they

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT AT JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY CENTER

Solar fields, retail stores, housing developments—it’s all about land use. And so is the special report and the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting tonight, says Dan Stork…

The featured Special Report at the February 10 meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC has the two top aides to Third District

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“THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE” OPENS SATURDAY AT GROVE’S THEATRE IN MORONGO VALLEY

The Artificial Jungle, playwright Charles Ludlam’s self-proclaimed “’masterpiece of suspense,” opens at Groves Cabin Theatre in Morongo Valley on Saturday, February 15. In The Artificial Jungle, the sociopathic Roxanne schemes to bump off Chester Nurdiger, her pet-store owner husband. Chester uses ventriloquism to sell a mute parrot to an unsuspecting

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE EXPANDS SPAY/NUETER. MICROCHIP SERVICES

The Animal Action League has added some clinics to its spaying/neutering, and microchip/vaccine schedule. Appointments are only required for spaying and neutering services. Clinics will be held from 10 to 2 on February 12, 13, 24, 25, and 26 in Joshua Tree, behind the dinosaurs on Highway 62; February 14

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The second Monday of February 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, February

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN KILLED IN TRAGIC TRACTOR ACCIDENT

A Morongo Valley man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a tragic freak tractor accident. At 3:28 p.m., William Wesley Wire, 61, was driving a construction-type tractor on his property in the 8500 Block of Rose Eden Drive, near Altadena, when the tractor hit a bump, and Wire fell off. The

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MORONGO BASIN COUNTY MAC WANTS INPUT ON AREA ROADS

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council Committee on Roads will meet 10 a.m. Friday at the Bob Burke County Government Office in Joshua Tree. The committee is soliciting public comments on issues pertaining to roads in the unincorporated areas of the Morongo Basin.

MAKE YOUR SMARTPHONE PART OF YOUR DISASTER PLAN

Your Smartphone, now almost ubiquitous in our culture, can be a lifeline in a disaster or emergency. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says make it part of your disaster plan…

For Smartphone users, incorporating the devices into emergency plans can save lives. If you don’t use texting regularly, familiarize yourself with your

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MORONGO VALLEY ART GALLERY OPENS NEW GIFT SHOP AND GALLERY SATURDAY

The Morongo Valley Art Colony will hold the ribbon cutting and grand opening of its new gift shop and gallery Saturday, February 1, in the Morongo Valley Community Center in Covington Park. The gift shop will feature all original art created by its members, including books, gifts, cards, crafts, photography,

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AREA FIRE FIGHTERS HOME FROM FIGHTING LA-AREA FIRE

Fire fighters from two Morongo Basin stations who were sent to fight the Colby fire early Friday morning returned to the Morongo Basin Sunday afternoon. Brush engines from Station 41 in Yucca Valley and from the Morongo Valley Fire Department left about 2 a.m. Friday, and returned home about 2:30

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT SETTLES LONG RUNNING LAWSUIT

A controversial long-running lawsuit, which had divided many community members in Morongo Valley, is finally over. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at last night’s Morongo Valley CSD Board meeting and files this report… Following a mid-meeting closed session at last night’s regular meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, President

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in regular session tonight, a closed session for a legal update and an award are on the agenda. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… At tonight’s regular 7 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, directors will adjourn to closed session on the

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

The format of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council features several regular reports, and one highlighted topic. Dan Stork tells what’s in store for this month… The featured special report at the January 13 meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC is on County Code Enforcement. The subcommittee on Land Use

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The second Monday of January 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, January

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SIX ARRESTED IN MAJOR MORONGO BASIN-WIDE DRUG BUST

Six men were arrested Tuesday in a major drug bust that ranged from Landers to Morongo Valley. According to a Sheriff’s press release, about 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sheriff’s detectives served a search warrant at a home in the 2700 block of Shawnee Trail in Landers. During a search of the

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HELP SOUGHT FOR LOCAL HOMELESS VETERANS

There are many homeless veterans in the Morongo Basin who are lacking the necessities to keep warm and fed. A new organization, Vets Cruzin for a Cause, is collecting jackets, blankets, and food to distribute to these homeless vets. If you have old jackets, blankets, and food you can spare,

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APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED FOR COUNTY GRAND JURY

There’s a great opportunity for public service for those who have the time to devote. Assignment reporter Katie Baker describes what it takes to be a grand juror… Volunteers for the 2014-2015 San Bernardino County Grand Jury are now being requested. Successful applicants will serve as Grand Jurors for the

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ENERGY-SAVING TIPS

Although winter has been fairly mild so far, it still pays to winterize your home to save on your energy bills. Assignment reporter Katie Baker offers these energy-saving tips for your home…

With skyrocketing energy costs, understanding how much energy you use in your home can help you make better

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