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New Joshua Tree Guide On It's Way This May

02/11/2014 ● By Steve

Our guide to the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities was so popular with visitors we're getting ready to publish a new, updated version.

Former County Supervisor Goes Out of His Way - to Prove He Is a Bigot

05/31/2013 ● By Steve

Former San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry, who lost his re-election bid in November, 2012, has been going out of his way lately to alienate many of his former constituents. And he's using Facebook to do it.

From a Hole in the Ground

05/01/2013 ● By Brian O

That’s the last half of a phrase many of us are familiar with, and unfortunately, it appears to apply rather well to the folks of the County of San Bernardino Economic Development Agency when it comes to the topic of tourism.

An Unwanted Imposition: Dollar General

02/15/2013 ● By Steve

Supervisor James Ramos should work to halt this decision, based on a poorly made staff report, from going forward...

Remembering a True Desert Treasure: Huell Howser

02/14/2013 ● By Steve

If there ever was a “Mr. California,” someone who loved this state completely, and shared it freely with those who would join him, it was Huell.

Bad Science, Dead Bobcats

02/11/2013 ● By Steve

Not long after my story in the December, 2012 issue conveyed a warning about posting photos of your friendly neighborhood bobcat for bobcat hunters and trappers to see, all hell broke loose in and around Joshua Tree when video astronomer and desert renaissance man Tom O’Key found a bobcat trap set on his property.

"Pop pop pop, get ready to watch the Yucca kids drop"

12/20/2012 ● By Steve

"Pop pop pop, get ready to watch the Yucca kids drop." That's what the Yucca Valley High School student posted on Facebook on Wednesday of this week. What may have been intended as a sick joke was taken appropriately as a threat by law enforcement.

Threats of gun violence made against Yucca Valley schools this morning

12/20/2012 ● By Steve

The San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department is working on violent threats made against Yucca Valley school children. Police are at schools at this hour.

Donnie Miller Retirement Reception in Twentynine Palms

07/17/2012 ● By Steve

The City of Twentynine Palms will say farewell to retiring Sheriff’s Captain Donnie Miller at a special reception in his honor on Tuesday, July 24, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at City H

Hazardous Weather Outlook for Parts of Desert Region

07/11/2012 ● By Steve

No more dry heat in July!  Thunderstorm season has arrived here in the desert, along with chances of flash floods and debilitating heat and humidity.The National Weather Service has issued a Haza