THREE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN HEAD-ON CRASH NEAR PIONEERTOWN FRIDAY

Three people were seriously injured in a head-on crash near Pioneertown Friday night. About 8:23 p.m., 3 vehicles—a sedan, pick-up truck, and an SUV, collided on Pioneertown Road near Chateau Road north of Pioneertown. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike McClintock said three people were trapped inside the heavily damaged vehicles and firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to rescue them. Two men were taken by Morongo Basin Ambulance to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs; a woman was flown by a CHP helicopter to Loma Linda Medical Center. Two other people received minor injuries and refused to be taken to the hospital. The California Highway Patrol is investigating. d

“SISTER ACT” IN ITS FINAL WEEKEND AT THEATRE 29

Robin Wilson shines as a lounge singer hiding out in a convent in “Sister Act,” playing at Theatre 29. Courtesy photo

The divine musical comedy hit “Sister Act” finishes its run at Theatre 29 this weekend. The musical “Sister Act” is based on the film of the same name. The live comedy is running now at Theatre 29 and stars award-winning actress/singer Robin Wilson in the leading role of Deloris Van Cartier, who witnesses a murder and must hide from the bad guys. She’s hidden in a convent where she ends up leading a “Sister Act” of gospel singing, dancing, and even rapping sisters. This family-friendly musical comedy runs through Sunday, March 1, with performances tonight at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $15 and are available at www.theatre29.org or by calling Theatre 29 Box Office at 760-361-4151.

CALIFORNIA RANKS LOW IN PROPERTY, VEHICLE TAXES PAID

Many people often complain about how expensive it is to live in California. But a study by a personal finance website says that taxes on property and vehicles are fairly low compared to other states. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more information…

Wallethub, a personal finance website, recently studied how states compare with taxes on property and vehicles. According to the website, California’s property taxes are, on average, the 16th least expensive in the United States, with Hawaii as the least expensive. As for vehicle taxes, 24 states have no taxes on vehicles; of the remaining 26, California comes in the third lowest. To read the full report, visit the link below.

https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-the-highest-and-lowest-property-taxes/11585/#vehicle

NIGHTTIME ROAD CLOSURES IN NEARBY RIVERSIDE COUNTY

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues the $2.4 million-dollar bridge preventative maintenance and restriping project at various locations on Interstate 10, State Route 79, and State Route 86 in Riverside County. Rebecca Havely has more information about the nighttime closures in the Cabazon area…

Nighttime lane closures are now taking place on I-10 in the Cabazon area. The nighttime work closes one to two lanes in either eastbound or westbound direction of travel, Monday through Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. for the next three weeks. Be advised that the bridge project is within the limits of the “I-10 Tune Up Pavement Rehabilitation Project” which also has lane closures at night.

BOXOPROJECTS TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE FOR ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

BoxoProjects will hold an open house Saturday for two artists-in-residence. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the artists use music and sound in their work…

Two artists with backgrounds in music and anthropology, Caroline Partamian and Ethan Primason, will host an artist’s tea in Joshua Tree National Park February 23. Courtesy photo

Two artists with backgrounds in music and anthropology will be featured at an open house Saturday at BoxoProjects in Joshua Tree. Caroline Partamian and Ethan Primason worked on a month-long analysis of three sonic moments recorded in three different abandoned mines in Joshua Tree National Park. On a particularly windy day in February, the artists recorded the wind as it filled, passed through, and revealed the architecture of three long abandoned man made caverns.

BoxoProjects artists-in-residence Caroline Partamian and Ethan Primason created visual representations of the sounds heard in three abandoned mines in Joshua Tree National Park. Courtesy photo

One short audio recording from each mine was then meticulously dissected, analyzed, and reconstructed into a multi-channel immersive audio environment to reveal the complexities, relationships and layered acoustic properties that make up a brief sonic moment. Through their multisensory analysis of these moments; they built a series of speakers, fans, resonating metallic sheets, and visual representations of the physical waveforms. The open house featuring their work is set for Saturday, February 29, from 2 to 5 p.m. BoxoProjects is located at 62732 Sullivan Road in Joshua Tree.