65TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAY PARADE TOMORROW MORNING

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce 65th Annual Grubstake Days parade will take place on Saturday, May 23, of Memorial Day Weekend,. The grand marshal for this year’s parade is the United States Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. This year’s theme is “Patriotic Parade: Celebrating the Past, Present and

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YUCCA VALLEY TRIPLE MURDER TO BE FEATURED ON TV SHOW

A Yucca Valley triple homicide will be featured Sunday on a television show about couples who murder. In January 2004, Jimmy Dale Kelly and Kimberly Michaud went to a home on Joshua View Drive in Yucca Valley to rob Patty Crevoisier, 44, and ended up murdering her and two men—William

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“BILOXI BLUES” AT ST. JOSEPH’S THIS WEEKEND

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley opened “Biloxi Blues” last Friday night with a gala fundraiser benefiting two charities: The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, and the Gladys Carol Scholarship Program. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares the fundraiser’s success… The “Biloxi Blues” audience arrived last Friday night and enjoyed

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STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCE TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight at 55946 Yucca Trail. Brent Lively will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Lines will be cued from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. and between tips. For further information contact

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CONGRESSMAN COOK GETS $4 MILLION GRANT FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER

Some good news for property owners in Yucca Valley. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a federal grant will help pay for the new sewer system…

The Hi-Desert Water District has been awarded a $4 million grant from the Bureau of Land Reclamation—with the assistance of Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca

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WE REVIEW “BILOXI BLUES” AT ST, JOSEPH’S IN YUCCA VALLEY

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley opened their new play last weekend, “Biloxi Blues,” by Neil Simon. The second in the “Eugene Trilogy,” the play follows Eugene Jerome as he heads off to boot camp along with a diverse assortment of new soldiers, meets the hard-charging Sergeant Toomey, and

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47TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP NIGHT AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

The Yucca Valley High School 47th annual senior awards and scholarships program will be held tonight, Wednesday, May 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Yucca Valley High School seniors will be honored with numerous scholarships and awards. Representatives from many local organizations, clubs and businesses will award

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SERVICES SET FOR STEVE TROVATO

Steven Trovato (former Stater Bros. manager and owner of Water Spout in Twentynine Palms) passed away May 12, at Desert Regional Medical Center. Steven Trovato is survived by his wife, three children, and his parents. Services for Steven Trovato will be held Saturday, May 30, at 12 noon at Weifels

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN WITH DRUGS ARRESTED FOLLOWING PROBATION COMPLIANCE CHECK

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday afternoon following a probation compliance check at his residence. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 58500 block of Paxton Road about 11:45 to perform a probation compliance check on Michael DeShazo, 54. While there, deputies found methamphetamine

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LECTURE ON ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING TOMORROW

Tomorrow’s Brown Bag lecture at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum is all about organic vegetable gardening. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out the compost…

Throughout the year, the monthly Brown Bag Lecture Series presented by the Hi-Desert Nature Museum features a wide variety of speakers who present topics of special interest for

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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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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW AT WAL-MART

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, May 16, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone marrow

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HI-DESERT CHORUS CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND

The Hi-Desert Chorus will hold its very popular spring concert May 16 and 17 in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. The doors open at 2, with the concert starting at 2:30. Directed by Jeff Lantz, the concert will feature old favorites, as well as a new

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of May 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, May

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DESERT FERMENTERS MEET TOMORROW

Those who prepare food and beverages using fermentation techniques will meet together tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains… SoCal Desert Fermenters will hold its quarterly meeting for both novice and experienced fermenters to share experiences, techniques, recipes, and tastes of homemade fermented foods and beverages. Examples include sauerkraut, sourdough bread,

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CAR WASH TO BENEFIT ONAGA ELEMENTARY SCIENCE CAMP

Come out and support Onaga’s sixth grade science camp car wash fundraiser Sunday May, 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Onaga Elementary School. They are asking for $5 donations.

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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MENTAL HEATH AWARENESS CELEBRATION RESERVATIONS BEING TAKEN

A special celebration of mental health awareness month is set for next week. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says make your reservation by tomorrow…

The Sante Fe Social Club is recognizing Mental Health Awareness month by hosting a celebration on May 20. This is an open house celebration in which you can

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