California officials are weighing whether to list the iconic western Joshua tree as a threatened species, a designation that would make it harder to remove the trees for housing, solar or other development projects.
The home builders dug up and destroyed 32 Joshua trees on the property that they own in San Bernardino County to make room for a house they want to build there.
Joshua Tree National Park has reopened to the public, though many of its campsites remain closed.
A Ventura County judge tentatively ruled on Thursday that a convicted sexually violent predator will not be released to live in the community of Joshua Tree in San Bernardino County, officials said.
San Bernardino County officials are voicing their concerns after being told that a violent sexual predator from Ventura County may be ordered to live in Joshua Tree.
A convicted rapist and child molester may soon be permanently relocated to the community of Joshua Tree in San Bernardino County.
The western Joshua tree needs protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction, the Center for Biological Diversity said in a petition Tuesday to the state’s Fish and Game Commission.
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man whose burned body was found in a dry lake bed in Joshua Tree on Friday morning.