RAIN AND LIGHTNING BRING FIRES, FLOODS, AND POWER OUTAGES

Monsoonal rain and lightning storms slammed parts of Morongo Basin again yesterday, flooding roads, sparking fires, and causing power outages. Thousands of residents in Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Mesa were without power for 10 hours or more, starting about 1 p.m. In Twentynine Palms, Adobe Road, Utah Trail,

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A DAY AT THE FARM AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Spend a day on the farm and enjoy farm country games and activities!. Come enjoy a petting zoo, face painting, scarecrow contest, crafts, sack races, hay rides and much more. The free family fun day is set for Saturday, August 1, from 10 to 3 at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum

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“HOUSE PARTY” AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Summer Music Festival continues this Saturday night with a live outdoor concert. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details … The town of Yucca Valley is pleased to present their popular concert series. The dance band “House Party” will perform live this Saturday night, August 1, at

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CAR WASH TOMORROW TO BENEFIT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL BAND AND COLOR GUARD

The Yucca Valley High School color guard and marching band will hold a car wash Saturday, August 1 from 8 to 2. The car wash will be held in the parking lot of the Hi-Desert Star on the highway in Yucca Valley. Cars are $5 and $10 for over-sized vehicles.

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NEIGHBORS SAVE A YUCCA VALLEY HOME FROM FIRE

Neighbors helped keep a fire from spreading in Yucca Valley Wednesday morning. According to County Fire Captain Jay Dimoff, the fire was burning a small area in a vacant lot in the 6300 block of Fortuna Avenue about 11:40 a.m., but neighbors saw the blaze and used garden hoses to

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Friday, July 31, 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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HEALTHCARE DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The local healthcare district board meets tonight at their new headquarters in Yucca Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… The newly reorganized Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District Board of Directors meets in special session at 6 p.m. tonight. Following a staff report from new CEO Jackie Combs, the board will

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YUCCA VALLEY FELON FOUND WITH DRUGS AND WEAPONS

A Yucca Valley man who was arrested on a felony warrant was also arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 58700 block of Barron Drive in Yucca Valley just after midnight on Monday morning to arrest David Beavers,

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YUCCA VALLEY BUSINESS OFFERS REWARD AFTER VANDALISM

The owner of a Yucca Valley landscaping business is offering a reward for information about the suspects who slashed his truck’s tires early Sunday. Larry Bost, of Bost Landscaping, noticed that someone had jumped the 6-foot fence surrounding his property in the 7400 block of Joshua Lane and slashed the

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF BURGLARY

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested last week, accused of burglary. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies were called about 10:30 p.m. July 19 to a burglary on Nagles Street in Yucca Valley. The resident, identified by the Sheriff’s Department as Pastor Jerel Hagerman of Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel,

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SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORN

A registered sex offender was arrested again in Yucca Valley after deputies discovered child pornography in his home Monday. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7600 block of Joshua View Drive at 12:30 p.m. to perform a compliance check on Richard Corline, 68, and

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT PRIMROSE DRIVE CELL TOWER

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Discussion will center on a proposed cell phone tower on Primrose Drive. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will meet tonight to discuss once again a proposed cell phone tower disguised as a pine tree. The 55-foot

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HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS OFFERED COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

This year, the University of California application and the Common Application computer window will open early, on August 1, for students to begin to apply to colleges. Reporter Dan Stork says that Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools will hold workshops to help students get a jump on the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday after a high-speed pursuit through Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident reported about 5 p.m. that a vehicle was speeding down a dirt road in the Desert Heights neighborhood and that the driver threw out some trash as he crossed

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN GET PROBATION FOR BEATING FAMILY DOG

A Yucca Valley man was given probation after he accepted a plea bargain for beating his family’s dog. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jason LaFay, of the 58200 block of San Andreas Road in Yucca Valley, became angry May 3 when the dog wanted to play. The report states that

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DO’S AND DON’TS OF RATTLESNAKE BITES

Summertime walks and hikes can sometimes bring you up closer than you’d like to desert rattlesnakes. Reporter Rebecca Havely has some do’s and don’ts to keep you safe… California has eight different species of rattlesnakes. Rattlers strike when they are threatened, deliberately provoked, or accidentally touched by someone walking or

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THE WISE GUYS AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT SATURDAY NIGHT

The Yucca Valley Summer Concert series continues this Saturday night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites to hear the big ban sounds of the Wise Guys… Yucca Valley’s free Summer Music Festival continues this Saturday, July 25, with the Wise Guys Big Band Machine. From swing to swank, the Wiseguys Big Band

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MULTIPLE BURGLARIES REPORTED IN YUCCA VALLEY WEDNESDAY

Multiple burglaries were reported in Yucca Valley Wednesday, with several in the Country Club Mobile Home Estates. Tools were stolen from an unlocked car parked in a garage in the 7500 block of Aster Avenue. Burglars used a knife to pry open a back door in the 5500 block of

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DESERT CHRIST PARK FOUNDATION LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

The landmark “Desert Christ Park” in Yucca Valley has seen better days. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a volunteer foundation is looking for help in its maintenance and restoration… Desert Christ Park—a museum of sculptures—overlooks Yucca Valley and features more than 40 snow-white statues and images spanning several acres and portraying

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YUCCA VALLEY HOUSE FIRE DISPLACES FAMILY TUESDAY

A Yucca Valley family is displaced from their home following a fire Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters were called to the residence on the corner of Deer Trail and Navajo Trail at 1:22 p.m. County Fire Captain Darrel Feuerhahn said the fire started in a bedroom and also burned the bath, although

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