YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday, accused of giving a boy a black eye. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 3700 block of Lucerne Vista in Yucca Valley about 11:15 a.m. because a boy there had a black eye. The boy said Reuben Kimball, 36, hit him because he had been playing with the man’s bike. After an investigation, Reuben Kimball was arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse, booked into West Valley Detention Center, with his bail set at $50,000.

ONE ARRESTED FOLLOWING EARLY MORNING PURSUIT IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early Thursday morning, accused of fleeing from Sheriff’s deputies. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, a deputy tried to stop a vehicle near Quail Springs Road and Alta Loma in Joshua Tree about 5 a.m. The vehicle, with two men inside fled, and a pursuit ensued south on Quail Springs Road. Deputies found the men at a home in the 72200 block of Rincon Road in Joshua Tree. One man, Joshua MacKenzie, 36, was on probation for grand theft auto, and had a warrant out for his arrest for assault with a deadly weapon and intimidating a witness. Joshua MacKenzie was arrested for investigation of felony failure to yield and conspiracy. He was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail with his bail set at $100,000. The other was cited and released due to a medical condition; a report will be sent to the district attorney’s office for review.

YUCCA VALLEY TO HOLD GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL CAMP

Yucca Valley is offering girls volleyball camp this summer. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more…
The Town of Yucca Valley and the Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan Volleyball Team are holding a summer volleyball camp for girls entering sixth through 10th grades. The camp is designed to promote skill development and game knowledge in novice and intermediate players, and will help athletes prepare for school team tryouts. The camp will take place at the high school gym Monday through Thursday, June 26 through June 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The camp fee is $75 per player. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged either online at yucca-valley.org or in person at the Yucca Valley Community Center. For more information call 760-369-7211. Reporting for Z107.7, this is managing editor Tami Roleff.

MORONGO VALLEY CASINO NIGHT TO BENEFIT FIRE DEPARTMENT

The eighth annual Morongo Valley Firefighter’s Auxiliary Casino Night will be in play this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz puts it all on red for this worthy cause …
Attention high rollers, card sharks, lucky beginners and everyone in between. Dust off your good luck charms. This Saturday, June 3 is Casino Night in Morongo Valley at the Covington Park Multipurpose Room. Doors open at 6 p.m.; gambling happens from 7 to 9:30 p.m. followed by a raffle. Hosted by the Morongo Valley Firefighters’ Auxiliary, tax-deductible tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Advance tickets include a free beverage, raffle ticket and $200 in casino cash. Tickets purchased at the door include $200 in casino cash only. Net proceeds benefit the Morongo Valley Fire Department. Snacks and hors d’oeuvres are all complementary. You must be 21 or older and have photo I.D. to enter. Tickets are on sale now at Get Dirty Dirt Bikes, on the north side of the highway just before the grade or contact Debbie Harris at 760-861-8765 or any other Firefighters’ Auxiliary member. Reporting for Z107.7 News, this is Mike Lipsitz.

NEW SHOW AT GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

A new show opened yesterday at Gallery 62 art gallery in downtown Joshua Tree, and an opening reception has been set for Saturday, June 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. The show, “The Body Eclectic” features artists Janis Commentz, Timothy Hearsum, Zara Kand, Kat Johnson, David Bottoms, and signature artist Karan Murphy. Works featuring human figures are the theme for this exhibit. The show runs through July 2. Gallery hours are Fridays and Sundays noon to 3; and Saturdays 9 to 3. The gallery is located at 61607 29 Palms Highway, Suite H.

CHAMBER MUSIC AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM THIS WEEKEND

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is holding another chamber music concert fundraiser tonight and tomorrow. The Encelia Chamber Ensemble and Junior Ensemble will perform works by composers Handel, Bach, Mendelssohn and many more of the masters. A meet and greet will follow the performance. The concert is set for 7 p.m. tonight and 2 p.m. tomorrow, Sunday, June 4. Tickets are available for a donation of $20 for standard seating and $25 for preferred seating. Purchase your tickets early online at hidesertnaturemuseum.org.

ORIGINAL COMEDY SHOW TOUR KICKS OFF AT THEATRE 29 SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Broadway and television performer Alan Palmer returns to Theatre 29 with an all-new show. You may remember Palmer from his previous one-man show performances at Theatre 29: “The Fabulous Divas of Broadway” in 2014 or “The Fabulous Divas of Hollywood” in 2015. Now he’s returning to Twentynine Palms this weekend only with his latest creation, “The Final, Final Farewell Tour of Dolores and Dick DelRubio.” A hilarious homage to the husband and wife lounge act duo, Dick and Delores DelRubio. Dick and Delores share their stories of celebrity, love, life and entertaining. From competing with Liz Taylor, wedding Elvis, bedding Donald Trump and performing in burlesque, Dick and Delores will literally charm the pants right off of you! Performances at Theatre 29 are tonight, June 3 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 4 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available now at theatre29.org or by calling the Theatre 29 Box Office at 760-361-4151. This is sure to be a popular event so get your tickets now. The production contains light innuendo and is not appropriate for children under 13.

JAZZ CONCERT AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

The annual Yucca Valley High jazz concert and dinner is tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has all the details…
The Music Department at Yucca Valley High School will present its annual jazz concert Saturday, June 3, at 6 p.m. in the high school’s multi-purpose room. This event will be the final concert for seniors Christian Barnes, Seth Enochs, Fiona Flores, Preston Hill, Ryan Marsh, and Radley Militar. The event will include a meal of garlic and herb chicken breast, or seasoned pork chop, or vegetable lasagna, rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables, dinner roll, white/chocolate cake, apple pie, water, iced tea, or lemonade. Tickets are $15 and are available from any jazz band member or from Music Director Bill Barrett. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door. For more information, email yv_band@me.com. Reporting for Z107.7, this is managing editor Tami Roleff.

REVISED SCHEDULE FOR LOW-COST VACCINE CLINICS

Due to circumstances beyond its control, the Animal Action League has had to change its schedule for low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics for dogs and cats in June. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you with your lost pet. Clinics will be held in Joshua Tree, west of the dinosaurs on Highway 62, on June 3, 9, 12, 13, 22, 29, and 30, and in Desert Hot Springs’ Wardman Park on June 15. All clinics are held from 10 to 2 and are cash only. Visit animalactionleague.us for more information. To make an appointment for spay or neutering, call 760-366-1100.

BAVARIAN BRASS BAND AT YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER TODAY

Join the Yucca Valley Senior Club for a first Saturday event today. The American Bavarian Brass Band, a 14-member brass band, will play for a polka party. The event is from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Senior Center. Light refreshments will be served. Seniors 55 and older are free and under 55 are $2.