WHITE CAT LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

WHITE CAT LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

Male, mostly white with brown spot on left side of nose.

Also black along his back and tail.

Lost near: Park & Verbena in Joshua Tree.

Call: Kerrie 760-401-3915

LOST LAB PIT MIX

LOST LAB PIT MIX

Male, black with white chest and paws.

Wearing a collar.

Lost near: El Reposo & Park in Joshua Tree.

Call: Sarah 442-269-1462

AUSTRALIAN SHEPARD LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

AUSTRALIAN SHEPARD LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

Male, with Blue Merle coat.

Lost near: Hwy 62 and Sunfair in Joshua Tree.

Call: Chubby 760-475-2310

SHIH TZU LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

SHIH TZU LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Male, light golden brown with white and gray.

Lost near: Avalon & Arcadia in Yucca Valley.

Call: Sabrina 760-660-8493

CHIHUAHUA LOST IN 29 PALMS

CHIHUAHUA LOST IN 29 PALMS

Tan, male wearing a collar with skull and crossbones.

Lost near: Daisy & Siesta in 29 Palms.

Call: Danielle 760-219-5504

HUSKY FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

HUSKY FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

Female, White and Auburn.

Found near: Staters and Walgreens parking lot in Yucca Valley.

Call: Debbie 760-821-3138 or 760-844-0270

LOST CAT IN JOSHUA TREE

LOST CAT IN JOSHUA TREE

Male, mostly white with Calico spots, fixed.

Lost near: Verbena and Park in Joshua Tree.

Call: Kerrie 760-401-3915

2 DOGS FOUND IN FLAMINGO HEIGHTS

2 DOGS FOUND IN FLAMINGO HEIGHTS

2 Big Male, Mixed breed dogs, seem young.

1 Brown, 1 Black, black dog wearing blue collar.

Found near: Wamego and Cedarbird in Flamingo Heights.

Call: Judy 916-213-0264

NEW OBSTACLE FOR CADIZ WATER PROJECT

The Cadiz water project—a plan to pump water from a desert aquifer and sell it to a water agency in Orange County—has hit another obstacle. Last month, the State Lands Commission sent a letter to Cadiz saying that Cadiz’s route to pipe the water to the Santa Margarita Water District would cross a 200-foot-wide strip of state land, which would require a lease from the state. Two of the three State Lands Commission members who would have to approve the lease are Governor Jerry Brown and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, both of whom have opposed the Cadiz water project in the past. A Cadiz spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times that the company doesn’t “see anything in the state letter that impacts our ability to complete the project.” Cadiz’s plans to pump out enough groundwater every year to supply 100,000 homes could earn it $1 to $2 billion in revenue. Critics of the project say that Cadiz will deplete the aquifer by pumping out more water than can be replaced naturally; Cadiz claims that in 50 years, the water in the aquifer will only be depleted by 3 to 13 percent.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-cadiz-pipeline-20171006-story.html

COLD STONE CREAMERY COMING TO TWENTYNINE PALMS

It’s official, not only will Starbucks be coming to downtown Twentynine Palms, but so will a Cold Stone Creamery ice cream parlor. City manager Frank Luckino said that the ice cream parlor will go in the old AutoZone business on Adobe Road, between the 7-11 convenience store and McDonalds. A date for the opening hasn’t been determined yet, but he said the building just needs to be remodeled, and the appropriate health certificates obtained. The opening of the Starbucks, on the northwest corner of Adobe Road and the highway, will be about 18 months away. Luckino said the city tried to negotiate with Bank of America to keep its ATMs in the city, but they will be permanently removed when construction begins.

AUDITIONS TONIGHT FOR “MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS”

The family musical “Meet Me in St. Louis” is based on the 1944 heartwarming film of the same name. Director Kathryn Ferguson is holding open auditions at Theatre 29 tonight. With the list of roles available here’s Rebecca Havely…

Auditions will be held tonight, October 9, at 6:30 p.m. on the Theatre 29 mainstage. Veteran director Kathryn Ferguson is seeking a cast of 25-28 singers. The roles include Mr. and Mrs. Smith, in their 40s; their 19-year-old son; and four daughters, ages 8 to 18; a grandfather type; some middle-age men and women; and some males and females ages 16 to 20. Please also attend auditions if interested in technical assistance such as stagehands, set builders, or costume construction. “Meet Me in St. Louis” features memorable musical numbers such as “The Boy Next Door,” “The Trolley Song,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

Auditions will consist of cold readings and movement, dress comfortably. Bring a karaoke or non-vocal backing track on CD, or on a mobile device with a speaker “Meet Me in St. Louis” will run four weekends November 24 through December 17. For ticket information visit theatre29.org or call the Theatre 29 box office at 760-361-4151.

THREE INJURED IN OFF-ROAD VEHICLE ROLLOVER CRASH SATURDAY

Three people were injured when their off-road vehicle overturned in Johnson Valley. About 5:40 p.m. Saturday, a rock-crawler-type vehicle rolled over in the Means Dry Lake off-highway vehicle area. Although the roll-over happened near the Desert Run fundraising event, it was not a part of it. County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said a 27-year-old man had serious injuries and was flown by Mercy Air to Arrowhead Medical Center. A 26-year-old man and 25-year-old woman received minor injuries and they were taken by Morongo Basin Ambulance to Hi-Desert Medical Center.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE TWENTYNINE PALMS WEED SHOW

With roots going back to the 1940s, the Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s annual Weed Show at the Old Schoolhouse Museum is as much a part of fall as the cool temperatures. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more…

The Weed Show is one of Twentynine Palms’ oldest and most unique artistic traditions. This annual display, now in its seventh decade, features artistic arrangements of indigenous desert vegetation and found objects both natural and man-made. Think of it as local rendition of the traditional floral display. Each show follows a specific theme. The 2017 Weed Show theme is “No Business Like Old Business.” The event takes place Saturday, November 4, from noon to 4 p.m., and Sunday, November 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no fee to enter your creation in the judged show or to see it. Entries are judged on subject matter, use of desert vegetation, use of accessories, artistic composition and originality. Entries will be judged in 12 categories, plus a People’s Choice award to be decided by exhibition visitors. The Weed Show highlights the beauty of local flora and the skill of local artisans. For more information visit 29PalmsHistorical.com.

SHERIFF’S STATION ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR NO-KILL PET SHELTER

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department is accepting donations of pet food, cleaning supplies, blankets and other pet-related items for donation to the Morongo Basin no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree. The shelter especially needs dry dog and cat food, all kinds of puppy and kitten food, cleaning supplies and pet bedding. New and gently used donations are welcomed. All donations will be brought to the shelter during Thanksgiving week.

VOTE FOR LOCAL AUTHOR IN LITERARY CONTEST

Z107.7 reporter David Haldane wears several hats. One is represented by the voice you hear regularly delivering local news stories right here. Another is as the author of an award-winning 2015 memoir called Nazis & Nudists. Reporter Rebecca Havely says Haldane’s book is competing for another award…

“Nazis & Nudists,” a memoir by Z1077’s own reporter and weekend news anchor David Haldane, continues to garner awards; most recently as a nonfiction finalist in the 2017 McGrath House Indie Book Awards. Unlike in most literary contests, however, the ultimate winners in this one are determined not by a panel of judges, but by a vote of the public. To vote, just follow the link below and click on the last book in the last category. The voting ends October 31.

The link: http://tinyurl.com/nazis-nudists-contest

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7wJh5GcE90bHjJoK-y_QxUtahp7teTSBrcpxWVIBzj-i0qA/viewform

MORONGO BASIN MAC TO MEET TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meets tonight with highways on its agenda. Specifically, an update by David Matza, the Caltrans Government and Legislative Affairs Liaison, on current Morongo Basin projects including improvements to the Yucca Grade and continuous left turn lanes on Highway 62. Tonight’s meeting gets underway 6:30 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Avenue.

CALTRANS TO PERFORM ROAD WORK ON HIGHWAY 62 THIS WEEK

Caltrans will be performing road work on various parts of Highway 62 this week. Starting today, street sweepers will be cleaning the eastbound lanes of Highway 62 from 7 to 2 between Hoopa Road and Fairway Avenue. On Tuesday and Wednesday, workers will be sealing cracks on westbound lanes from Hanford Avenue to Sage Avenue. And on Thursday, crack seal work will be performed on eastbound lanes from Indio Avenue to Yucca Mesa Avenue. All crack seal work will be done between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Motorists are urged to use caution in these areas.

HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TO HOLD LECTURE ON HEART HEALTH

Make plans to attend a lecture tomorrow about heart health, sponsored by the Hi-Desert Medical Center. Reporter Eric Knabe says registration is required for the free presentation…

Physicians from Hi-Desert Medical Center are offering lectures on five key topics to help residents be more informed about their health. Tuesday October 10, learn about heart disease, measures to help prevent its development, as well as treatments offered by the medical center. The lecture starts at 10 a.m. at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the medical centers campus. Registration is required; call 760-366-6182, or register online at www.hdmc.org under events.

Revati J. Ghatnekar, M.D., Cardiologist

RETIRED TEACHERS TO HEAR ABOUT ELDER LAW

The next meeting of the Retired Teachers Association will be a presentation on elder law by attorney Michael McGuire. The meeting is set for 10 a.m. Friday, October 13, at the Helen Gray Education Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Lunch is $15 and reservations are required. There is no cost to attend for those who do not order lunch. To reserve your spot, call Gay Smith at 760-369-2211 by today.

LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS, TAKE ONLY PHOTOS

The Joshua Tree National Park has many pieces of the past on its lands. Park Ranger Sarah Jane Pepper says to leave any artifacts where you found them…

Do you keep any mementos from family members who live far away or are deceased? Sometimes simple, everyday items have special meanings because of who gave them to us or because of how they were used in the past. At Joshua Tree National Park artifacts from historic and prehistoric civilizations are important clues to the rich cultures and lifestyles of the people who have lived here in the past. They are special to the people whose ancestors left them just like a scrapbook or locket might be. It can be very interesting to come across rock art, pottery shards, or even rusty tin cans in the park. Please help us protect these irreplaceable resources by leaving them where you find them and reporting sightings to park rangers.