TILES AVAILABLE FOR THEATRE 29 SERENITY GARDEN

Theatre 29 has big plans for its new Serenity Patio just to the east of the theater building. This area includes a giant Simi Dabah sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that you, too, can be a part of the Serenity Patio…
Along with the Simi Dabah sculpture and seating area is a wall that is covered with custom-engraved tiles. The tiles are purchased by volunteers, businesses, and members of the community who want to show their support for Twentynine Palms’ community theater. Two sizes are available: 4-by-8 inches, for $85, or 8-by-8 inches, for $150, and the tiles can be engraved with a message or logo of your choice. The funds raised will be used to retire the theater’s debt. To order a brick, call Cindy Daigneault at 760-366-8471. Reporting for Z107.7, this is managing editor Tami Roleff.

VETERANS’ FLAGPOLE, MARKER REDEDICATION CEREMONY SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will hold a ceremony Saturday, May 27, to rededicate the veterans’ marker and flag pole in downtown Joshua Tree. The marker and flag pole are at the corner of Highway 62 and Park Boulevard. Representatives from the Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, the American Legion and the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms will also attend the 10 a.m. ceremony. The marker and flag pole were originally dedicated 26 years ago, on May 27, 1991.

ADD ICE TO YOUR CELL PHONE

Adding an In Case of Emergency, or ICE, contact to your cell phone can help emergency personnel contact your friends or loved ones if you are badly injured in an accident and can’t speak for yourself. Reporter Edica Gonzalez explains this simple idea…
Your emergency contact person should be someone who knows your medical history and how to contact your family, such as a spouse, significant other, parent, or good friend. Then, on your cell phone, create a new contact named I-C-E with the person’s name and phone number, address, and their relationship to you under notes. It’s a good idea to have at least two ICE contacts, labeled 1 and 2. If you have a password protected phone, there are ICE apps that you can add to your locked screen page that don’t require a password for emergency personnel to access. Search for “ICE” or “ICE lock screen” in your app store to find one that works on your phone. It’s also a good idea to keep an ICE card in your wallet in case your phone is lost or broken. Reporting for Z107.7, this is Edica Gonzalez.

START SMART CLASSES FOR NEW DRIVER

The CHP Morongo Basin is hosting a Start Smart driving awareness class for newly licensed drivers. Reporter Eric Knabe has the class details…
Start Smart is designed to provide teens and their parents with an interactive, safe driving awareness class. This class is 1 ½ to 2 hours long and is offered free of charge. The class will illustrate how poor choices behind the wheel of a car can affect the lives of numerous people. It also teaches collision avoidance techniques and focuses on responsibilities of newly licensed drivers. The class is on May 26 at 6 p.m. at the CHP area office located at 63683 Twentynine Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. Parents and teens interested in attending a Start Smart class are invited to call Officer Simon Miller at 760-366-3707. Reporting for Z107.7 this Is Eric Knabe

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST DOG ATTACKS

Walking in the desert can be a relaxing way to exercise but encountering aggressive dogs can be terrifying and dangerous. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips about how to protect yourself if you are threatened by loose dogs…
Dog attacks can be vicious and bloody. Reduce your risk of attack by being prepared. If you can, avoid walking in areas where loose dogs roam. Dogs in packs are especially dangerous. If a dog threatens you, don’t turn your back on it or run away, as dogs can easily outrun you. Don’t make direct eye contact. In a firm, loud, and deep voice, tell the dog to SIT, STOP, or GO HOME. Carry protection with you on walks, like a golf club, walking stick, stun baton, or pepper spray. If a dog charges you, use anything handy—like the club or stick, or a purse, or backpack, as a barrier between you and the dog. If you are attacked, shove the club or stick or your arm—wrapped with a jacket—down the dog’s throat and push hard. Wait to spray the dog with pepper spray until you can spray it directly in the eyes. Reporting for Z107.7, this is managing editor Tami Roleff.

SAVE THE DATE FOR YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INSTALLATION, AWARDS DINNER

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will install its new officers and present awards at an Italian Laid-Back Luau. The dinner, featuring antipasto salad, pineapple chutney chicken or pork, roasted veggies, scalloped potatoes, and tiramisu, will be held at the Roost at Hawk’s Landing golf course June 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person. Dress is casual summer attire; mustaches are optional. To reserve your spot, call 760-365-6323.