The Twentynine Palm Food Pantry provides meals for those in our community in need of assistance. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Food Pantry will shift to their Summer Hours starting Monday…

The Twentynine Palms Community Food Pantry will start its summer hours beginning June 12. The food pantry will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 to 10 a.m., and closed Tuesdays and Thursdays, through September 4. In addition, it will be open the first Saturday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m., and the second and fourth Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. The Twentynine Palms Community Food Pantry, located at 6450 Star Dune Avenue in Twentynine Palms, provides emergency food services for residents of Twentynine Palms, Wonder Valley, and the Marine base. For more information, call 760-361-3663.


Just as learning doesn’t end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Managing editor Tami Roleff says a free lunch and breakfast program is available for children during part of the summer…

Morongo Basin children up to age 18 can receive a free breakfast and lunch this summer, thanks to a program sponsored by the school district and the National School Lunch program. There’s no paperwork, just show up Monday through Thursday at the participating locations at the stated times and receive a free meal. Adults may purchase meals for $2.30 for breakfast, $3.80 for lunch. The distribution locations are Twentynine Palms High School, the Community Services Center, Knotts Sky Park, and Palm Vista Elementary School in Twentynine Palms; Hi-Desert Cultural Center in Joshua Tree; and in Yucca Valley, La Contenta Middle School, Yucca Mesa Elementary School, the Boys & Girls Club, Yucca Valley High School Yucca Valley Elementary School, and Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel. Distribution sites will be open beginning June 12, and are open for a very short time at each site—10 or 15 minutes—and at different times for every site. A complete schedule is listed with this story at For more information, call MUSD Nutritional Services at 760-367-9191 extension 4263 or 4271.

Twentynine Palms High School: June 19 to July 27
Breakfast: 9:45 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Lunch: 12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Twentynine Palms Community Services Center: June 12 to August 10
Breakfast: 9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Lunch: 12:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Knotts Sky Park: June 19 to July 27
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Palm Vista Elementary School: June 20 to August 1
Breakfast: 8:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m. to noon

Hi-Desert Cultural Center: July 10 through August 10


Protect your pets this summer from the parvovirus. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has more…

Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious disease that is often fatal, especially for young puppies. Parvo is prevalent in the Morongo Basin, and the Yucca Valley Animal Shelter receives calls nearly every day about dogs that are sick from parvo. The disease can be easily transferred to healthy dogs, and is difficult to eradicate from the home or yard of an infected dog. Toys and dishes should be disinfected with a bleach solution, as well as shoes if you have walked in an area with an infected dog. Bedding should be discarded. Grass and flooring, such as carpeting or wood, are harder to disinfect, and may have to be discarded or resurfaced. Treatment is expensive and usually requires a hospital stay of 5 to 7 days—if the dog even survives. However, parvo can be easily prevented through three separate vaccinations, and booster shots as an adult. For more information about parvovirus, contact your veterinarian. Reporting for Z107.7, this is Edica Gonzalez.


Illegal fireworks are a concern especially around the Independence Day holiday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on the potential risk and costs associated with using illegal fireworks…

Possession of fireworks is illegal throughout Morongo Basin. This includes so called “safe and sane” fireworks, and any fireworks that explode, shoot in the air or move along the ground. With the threat of wildfire nearing peak season, San Bernardino County Fire has stepped up enforcement of state and county fireworks laws. Fire officials will be issuing citations for the illegal use of fireworks, with possibility of arrest and fines of more than $1,250 for the first offense. Property owners may be cited if they allow fireworks to be possessed, stored or used on their property. According to the National Fire Protection Association, on a typical July 4th, fireworks cause more fires in the U.S. than all other causes combined. Basin residents are encouraged to watch fireworks at community celebrations rather than risking the death, blindness, and maiming injuries that children and adults suffer every year. Reporting for Z107.7 News, this is Mike Lipsitz.


If you haven’t signed your child up yet for Theatre 29’s summer youth theater program, there’s still time. The first 30 applicants approved in each age group will be accepted. The program will run Monday through Friday from June 26 through July 30 culminating with two performances of “Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.” There are two age groups: “Juniors” ages 7-11 years old, who meet weekdays from 10:00 a.m. until noon. The “Seniors,” ages 12-17, will meet from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. The cost for the program is $60 per student. The program will teach a wide variety of theatrical skills, including auditioning, acting, singing, choreography, costuming, make-up, backstage skills, set construction, lighting, sound, and much more. Applications will be available at the Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation offices, the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Z107.7 studios in Joshua Tree and must be turned in to an address on the application by June 12, 2017.

Applications are available online at: