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YUCCA VALLEY — A mother of two and nursing assistant died in a collision Wednesday night in downtown Yucca Valley. Family and friends say Nicole Dobbins, 35, was a hard-working mom who was loved by the residents at the Continuing Care Center, where she worked.

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PIONEERTOWN — A 55-year-old performer and coach, Jonathan Linn, was arrested for rape, lewd and lascivious acts with a child and false imprisonment Tuesday. Investigators allege he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old child.

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YUCCA VALLEY — The Morongo Basin Healthcare District elected the 2020 leadership team in its first meeting of the new year.

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YUCCA VALLEY — Snow and above-average rainfall were the highlights for the month of December. Yucca Valley recorded 2.78 inches of rain, well above the historical average of 0.63 for the month. Snow was reported in all parts for the Basin. Yucca Valley recorded 3 inches but higher elevations…

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YUCCA VALLEY — The price of water in Yucca Valley may go up; the Hi-Desert Water District directors are scheduled to review the first rate increase since 2011 at their board meeting on Jan. 22.

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JOSHUA TREE — Volunteers are being sought for this year’s Point In Time Homeless Count in the Morongo Basin.

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SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY — The 2020 election is just around the corner and the final list of candidates running for office in the March 3 primary election has been released by the registar of voters. 

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YUCCA VALLEY — Two dogs and two cats died in a fire that burned a home in the 7300 block of Apache Trail just south of Twentynine Palms Highway Thursday morning.

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK — A handful of bird enthusiasts gathered at the Indian Cove ranger station early Friday morning, Jan. 3, to help Tom Haworth conduct the Twentynine Palms and northern Joshua Tree National Park portions of this year’s Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count.

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YUCCA VALLEY — An armed man robbed the Sprint store at gunpoint Friday night, stealing two iPads. Deputies are searching for any clues to the identity of the suspect.

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JOSHUA TREE — Kathleen Lowndes doesn’t think of herself as a walking miracle, but that is one of the ways to look at her remarkable recovery.

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YUCCA VALLEY — Christmas Day dawned with sunny skies beaming over a well-attended Mara’s Christmas Wish event. Many visitors chose to eat in the outside courtyard at the Yucca Valley Community Center.

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JOSHUA TREE — New York and Connecticut-based artist Tyler Morgan used his recent BoxoHOUSE residency to continue his exploration into understanding his place in nature. His artwork is made up of natural elements through which he hopes to broaden perspectives, spur discussion and effect change.

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK — Skeletal remains discovered in the 49 Palms Oasis area last week have not yet been identified, but a missing Canadian hiker’s family says it has sent his dental records to investigators to see if they match.

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JOSHUA TREE — Sheriff’s deputies are looking for Gilbert Gonzalez, 31, of Twentynine Palms, who led them on a high-speed chase starting at the Joshua Tree cemetery Saturday morning, Dec. 21.

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JOSHUA TREE — When Roger Tindell shot Jonathan Lakes in Yucca Valley a year ago, Lakes was left unable to walk, speak or care for himself. His family, who now often have to speak for him, addressed Tindell at his sentencing hearing Friday morning at the Joshua Tree courthouse.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS — Marines assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment were awarded as sniper of the year and sniper instructor of the year in a ceremony held Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.

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YUCCA VALLEY — Two suspects from an attempted armed robbery of Yucca Valley Liquor, also known as Triangle Liquor, have been arrested. Deputies are still searching for the third suspect involved in the attempted robbery, 19 year old resident of Desert Hot Springs Merisa Robinson.

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JOSHUA TREE — Roger Tindell, a 38-year-old Morongo Basin resident facing eight charges of attempted murder, took a plea deal Wednesday morning in court and changed his plea to guilty to three counts of attempted murder with an enhancement for discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury.

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JOSHUA TREE — After three years of hearings, Patrick McGee’s family got the chance to address Manuel Lois Garcia, the man who pleaded guilty to killing McGee, at his sentencing hearing at the Joshua Tree Superior Courthouse Thursday morning. Garcia was sentenced to 28 years in prison.

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JOSHUA TREE — Panorama Heights community members gathered at the Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club Tuesday night to discuss the future of former Fire Station 35. The building was given to the Family Assistance Program in April by San Bernardino County to be turned into a day-use homeless facility…

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YUCCA VALLEY — A pancake breakfast and bake sale to benefit the Way Station will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at The Cross Christian Fellowship, 7333 Apache Trail (behind Kasa Market).

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YUCCA VALLEY — Outgoing Mayor Robert Lombardo introduced a new slogan for Yucca Valley, “Our Town, Our Home,” during the 2019 State of the Town address Tuesday in the community center.

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JOSHUA TREE — Artist and choreographer Ana Sanchez has been working with 11 Latin women, telling their stories through her BoxoHOUSE Project exhibit “Materiality of Exile” and with her performances.