CHIHUAHUA LOST IN 29 PALMS

CHIHUAHUA LOST IN 29 PALMS

Tan male Chihuahua with black around mouth, 6 months old.

Lost near: 29 Palms Hwy and Belle Vista.

Call: Skylar 760-881-7591

LOST CAT LOST IN 29 PALMS

LOST CAT LOST IN 29 PALMS

White with black tail and black spots around eyes, no collar.

Lost near: Sunnyvale/Bagley in 29 Palms.

Call: Frank 760-368-7783

HUSKY LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

HUSKY LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Female Husky, white black and tan.

Lost near: Fortuna & Paxton in Wonder Valley.

Call: Crystal 267-312-2971

YUCCA VALLEY BICYCLIST STRUCK AND KILLED ALONG HIGHWAY 62

A Yucca Valley man riding a bicycle towing a trailer along State Route 62 in Yucca Valley was struck and killed yesterday. The county coroner says at 10:31 a.m., 911 calls were received regarding a vehicle versus bicyclist on the highway at Prescott Ave. David Rodriguez, 52, was injured and in full cardiac arrest when first responders arrived. He was taken to Hi-Desert Medical Center where he died from his injuries. Accident investigator Deputy Ryan Arthurton told Z107.7 News at the scene that David Rodriguez was riding in the eastbound shoulder of State Route 62 just east of Prescott Avenue, approaching Avalon Drive, when he was struck from behind by an eastbound motorist; the driver, Diego Kim, stopped. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating the collision.

MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING A GUN IN HER HOME

A Morongo Valley woman was arrested Wednesday, accused of shooting a gun in her home. Sheriff’s reports say deputies were called to the 11100 block of Hess Boulevard about 6:30 a.m. for a report of shots fired. The caller said they heard a gunshot as they were leaving the home, and wanted a deputy to check out the home to see if the occupant, later identified as Juanita Aragon, 34, was OK. After an investigation, Juanita Aragon was arrested for discharging a firearm inside a residence, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with her bail set at $50,000.

YUCCA VALLEY MAN WITH STOLEN DIRT BIKE ARRESTED

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday after a stolen dirt bike was found in his garage. Deputies made a check on a home in the 7600 block of Joshua View Drive about 7:20 p.m. They determined a woman standing in the detached garage was wanted on a $5,000 warrant. They entered the garage and saw a 2004 Honda dirt bike. A records check determined that the bike had been reported stolen September 2 in Landers. Jaden Derry, 21, told deputies he had purchased the dirt bike for $250. After investigation, Jaden Derry was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with his bail set at $100,000. On September 29, deputies investigating a case of strong arm robbery at the Yucca Valley 7-11 contacted Derry. At that time Jaden Derry was arrested for possession of a concealed dirk or dagger, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, and released on his own recognizance.

THIS WEEKEND’S LANDERS ORCHID FESTIVAL OFFERS A LOT MORE THAN ORCHIDS

If you think the Morongo Basin Orchid Festival is just about the world-class orchid show, the greenhouse tours offering acres of blooming orchids, and orchid-growing classes for kids and adults, then think again. Reporter Rebecca Havely says there’s something for every taste…

The 22nd annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival, held the weekend of October 7 and 8, is one of the most interesting and diverse events of the year. Visitors are guaranteed to find what they’re hungry for.

The Yucca Valley Sunset Rotary Club’s “Sunset Grill” will be back with burgers, dogs, and a taco plate with all the fixings. For those hungry for something a little more refined, the Sunset Rotary will again pop the cork on their popular wine tasting both days. Try the always-popular sparkling Lambrusco, or perhaps you prefer a Riesling, chardonnay, zinfandel, pinot noir or cabernet sauvignon. The tasting with a variety of cheese samples and a commemorative Orchid Festival wine glass is just $15. Or stick with what you know, wine by the glass is just $5. Complement it all with a fruit, cheese and cracker assortment for just $5. If you have a taste for craft beer, try a glass from Joshua Tree Brewing.

The Morongo Basin Orchid Festival is at Gubler Orchids at 2200 Belfield Blvd. off Reche Road in Landers. Just follow the signs.

MISS TWENTYNINE PALMS PAGEANT COMING BACK FOR 2018

The Miss Twentynine Palms Scholarship pageant is returning for 2018. The event will be produced by the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce and Elks Lodge. To be eligible to compete in the scholarship pageant, girls must be 16 years old, high school juniors or seniors for the first time, and live in the city of Twentynine Palms, the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center or surrounding county areas for at least two years. Applications are available at www.miss29palms.org. Completed applications must be submitted in person at the Twentynine Palms Elks Lodge on November 4 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS: PART 2 IN TODAY’S UP-CLOSE SHOW

There was so much to talk about when Twentynine Palms Mayor John Cole and City Manager Frank Luckino were on the Z107.7 Up Close show two weeks ago that they are returning today for Part Two. Call in starting at 10 a.m. with your questions about the city’s plans for Project Phoenix, or a possible sewer project with the Marine base, or any other city-related question. Twentynine Palms mayor and city manager featured guests today on the Up Close Show at 10 a.m.

SOME LOCAL CLOSURES FOR COLUMBUS DAY MONDAY

Monday is Columbus Day, and many government offices, banks, and other businesses will be closed. The City of Twentynine Palms and the county courthouse in Joshua Tree will be closed. The Town of Yucca Valley will be open, as will Copper Mountain College and Morongo Unified schools. Burrtec will also be open as usual.

CHAMBER MUSIC AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s chamber music concert is a popular event where tickets go fast. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells how you can get yours…

Enjoy chamber music as it was intended—in a warm, intimate setting with friendly guest service. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will hold its fifth chamber music concert Saturday, October 7, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 8, at 2 p.m. at the museum. Doors open 30 minutes beforehand. The Encelia Chamber Ensemble will be joined by the Creosote Brass Quintet; they will play music by Bach, Mozart, and others to set the mood for fall. All ages are welcome, but space is limited. Tickets are $15, or preferred seating for $20, and are available at the nature museum or online at hidesertnaturemuseum.org.

TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITOR CENTER ART RECEPTION TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Art in Public Places commission will hold an opening reception this evening, Friday, October 6, for its new exhibition “On the Frontier: Original Recyclers.” The art show features work created by desert artists in paintings, photography, mosaics, ceramics, assemblage, and metal sculpture. Light refreshments and live music will be provided. The free reception starts at 5:30 and the public is invited to attend. The exhibition will be on display at the Twentynine Palms Visitor’s Center in downtown Twentynine Palms through December. The visitor center’s hours are 10 to 4 daily. For more information, call 760-367-6197.

LOCAL AUTHOR CHANGES HISTORY IN NEW BOOK

A stay-at-home dad who’s written award-winning short stories has just published his first novel presenting an alternative United States history. Reporter David Haldane explains…

Choices matter.

That’s what Brent Harris wants you to take away from his new novel, “A Time of Need.” In it, he imagines what would have happened had George Washington sided with the British during the American Revolution.

Hint: a lot.

Brent Harris

A long-time student of both history and science fiction, the 37-year-old house husband in Twentynine Palms juggles his writing career with caring for two kids while his Navy lieutenant wife works at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.

The book’s point? “That basically all your choices do matter. That what we do now will define our future.”

Harris will do a reading at Space Cowboy Books in Joshua Tree October 16 from 3 to 5 p.m.

The book is available on his web site at www.brentaharris.com or on Amazon at Mybook.to/ATimeofNeed.

FISH AND CHIPS AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up a Boy Scout’s fish and chips dinner tonight, (Friday, October 6) from 4 to 6 p.m. Two pieces of fish are $7; three pieces are $8. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA BREAKFAST TOMORROW

A community pancake breakfast will be held at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center at 65336 Winters Road tomorrow, Saturday, October 7, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost is $7.

FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Food for Life will serving in Twentynine Palms tomorrow. Palms Baptist Church will be preparing taco salad. The meal will be served from 3 to 5 p.m. at Church of the Nazarene in Twentynine Palms.

NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will hold a neighborhood yard sale, and neighbors are invited to sell their items for free. Tables will be set up in the shaded courtyard Saturday, October 7, from 8 to noon. A Dixieland band will provide free music, and a clown will entertain children with bubbles and balloons. Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail, just a few blocks south of Yucca Valley High School.

BIZARRE BAZAAR IN LANDERS

The Landers Community Association is hosting its bi-annual Bizarre Bazaar on Saturday at Belfield Hall just east of the Moose Lodge on Reche Road in Landers. The Bizarre Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hi-desert vendors will be selling baubles, trinkets, curios, gifts, collectibles, souvenirs, and novelties. Chili dogs and beverages may be purchased at the bazaar. For more information, call Melanie or Paul Buck at 310-383-7811.

TOM PETTY TRIBUTE AT TORTOISE RACK CASINO TONIGHT

Audiences will gather at Tortoise Rock Casino for tonight’s Live at the Rock concert and special celebration of the life of Tom Petty and tribute to the music of the Heartbreakers’ frontman. The 66-year-old rock legend died at UCLA Medical Center after going into cardiac arrest at his Malibu home earlier this week. The tribute band, “You Got Lucky” promises a fitting send off. Reporter Mike Lipsitz the details…

The five-member band, “You Got Lucky,” takes the outdoor stage at Tortoise Rock Casino at 8 p.m. for tonight’s special tribute to rock legend Tom Petty. Petty died Monday, less than a week after performing three sold-out shows marking the Heartbreaker’s 40th anniversary at the Hollywood Bowl. Tonight’s free concert promises to capture the most memorable sounds of those years with hit songs like “Don’t Do Me Like That,” “Free Fallin’,” “Listen To Her Heart,” “The Waiting,” “Learning to Fly” and “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.” Tonight’s Live at the Rock tribute promises to be the closest any of us will ever get again to a live performance of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TO PLAY 50TH HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team will play its 50th annual homecoming game on Trojan field tonight. The undefeated Trojans will play the Desert Mirage Rams, who are 1-and-4. Prior to the game, the Route 62 Cruisers will hold a classic car show in front of the school’s library Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. And at halftime, the homecoming court will be driven onto the field in some of the classic cars. The school’s Culinary Club will cook up tailgate food as a fundraiser. The Class of 1969 offers free admission to its classmates who attend the game.