Employers are reminded that they are required by law to post a compliant employment poster in a conspicuous place in the workplace where all employees and applicants can see it. The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce offers these posters at a discounted rate to its members. To order a poster, download the order form at 29chamber.org and mail it, with a check to the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce, 73484   29 Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277.


The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its regular meeting 3 p.m. Monday, November 18 at the Yucca Mesa Community Center. The HVCC is a coalition of the community organizations of Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights and Johnson Valley. The Council will once again take up the issue of industrial solar fields and their effect on property values, and will urge the county supervisors to change the zoning guidelines in the County’s General Plan.


More than a million people visit Joshua Tree National Park each year. Park Ranger Pam Tripp explains why visitors are encouraged to take only photos and leave only footprints…

Joshua Tree National Park offers many different ways to enjoy the desert.  Amazing rock formations, unique desert plants and wildlife are many of the attractions that draw over a million people annually to the park.

In our quest to remember the experience, sometimes we want to take a memento home with us.  A special rock or a pretty flower, are both potential souvenirs. Imagine though, if every one of those million plus visitors took something home with them?  Eventually, we would not have the same park we enjoy today.

The national park staff strives to preserve and protect all the features of the park.  You can help us by remembering to:  “Take only photographs and Leave only footprints.” Our hope is that when your grandchildren visit the park, they will be able see what others have seen in the past and will continue to see far into the future.


The third Monday of the month 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, November 18th.  The locations and times are:

  • The Church of the Lighted Cross, at 11518   Elbow Lane in Morongo Valley, from 8 to 10
  • Belfield Hall, on Reche Road in Landers, 8:30 to 10:30
  • The Community Center in Yucca Valley, 8:30 to 10:30
  • Copper Mountain Mesa Foundation, 65336 Winter Road in the Copper Mountain area, 9 to 11
  • Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Road, 9 to 11
  • The fire station in Wonder Valley, 10:30 to 11:30, and
  • Little Church of the Desert at 6079 Adobe   Road in Twentynine Palms, from 10 to noon

Recipients are requested to bring their own paper or plastic bags.

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino is a private, non-profit organization that seeks to serve the low-income families, elderly, disadvantaged and homeless of the county.  For more information, call 909-723-1580.