TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN FOUND WITH LOADED HANDGUN

A Twentynine Palms man who had a misdemeanor vandalism warrant was arrested after he was found with a loaded handgun. About 1 p.m. Friday, deputies made a traffic stop on a vehicle near Ocotillo Avenue and Joshua Drive in Twentynine Palms because the car didn’t have license plates. The driver, Jervon Winston, was wanted for an active warrant for misdemeanor vandalism. During a search of Winston, the deputy found a loaded unregistered handgun in a fanny pack slung across his chest. Jervon Winston was arrested for possession of a concealed loaded firearm, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with his bail set at $50,000.

FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION AT 5 LOCATIONS TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin at four locations Tuesday. Ernest Figueroa has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Tuesday. The locations and times are:

Copper Mountain Mesa, 65336 Winters Road, in Joshua Tree, 9 to 11 a.m.;

29 Palms Community Pantry, 6450 Stardune Avenue, 10 to noon;

Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road, 10 to 11; and at the

Spirit and Truth Worship Center, 4751 Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms, from 5 to 7 p.m.
For more information, call 909-723-1580.

A distribution of free food will be held tomorrow and the first and third Tuesdays of every month, until further notice, at the new Joshua Tree Elementary School, 4950 Sunburst Avenue, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPO WINNERS

The Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo held its award ceremony Saturday at the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery. Out of 228 pieces of art submitted by 96 artists, 61 artworks were juried into the exhibition. Managing editor Tami Roleff joins us with the list of winners…

Not only did Robert Miramontes of Desert Hot Springs win the Superintendent’s Award for his photo “Primrose and Dune,” he also won first place in the photography division. Mitch Miller and Margie Trandem, of Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley, won second and third place in photography for their photos “Color Fuel” and “Snowstorm.” In the 3-dimensional art division, Ed Keesling of Yucca Valley won first place for his ceramic and wood bas relief sculpture, “29 Palms Founders.” Second and third place went to Angel LaCanfora of Torrance for “Sunset Explosion” and Ehrick Wright of Rancho Mirage for “Dancing Cholla.” Bart Baxter of Palm Desert won first place for his pencil drawing “Ozymandias;” Hannah Campbell of Yucca Valley won second place for her ink and pencil drawing “Light in the Storm,” and Kay Kaplan of San Diego won 3rd place for her oil painting “Desert Magic.” Best of Show was awarded to Marie Van Dorp-Skelly of Sunland for her oil painting “Peaceful Light.” The exhibition will run through November 29 at the 29 Palms Art Gallery.

Five of the winners of the Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo. From left: Ehrick Wright, Hannah Campbell, Margie Trandem, Mitch Miller, and Ed Keesling. Courtesy photo
“Dancing Cholla” by Ehrick Wright of Rancho Mirage, won third place, 3-dimensional art
“Desert Magic,” oil painting, by Kay Kaplan of San Diego, won third place in the 2-dimensional art.
Mitch Miller of Yucca Valley won second place in photography for “Color Fuel.”
Angel LaCanfora’s stained-glass mosaic “Sunset Explosion” won second place in the 3-dimensional art.
Hannah Campbell of Yucca Valley won second place for her ink and pencil drawing, “Light in the Storm.”
Robert Miramontes’ photo, “Primrose and Dune” won first place in photography and the Superintendent’s Award.
Ed Keesling of Yucca Valley won first place for his ceramic and wood bas-relief sculpture, “29 Palms Founders.”
Bart Baxter of Palm Desert won first place in the 2-dimensional art for his pencil drawing “Oxymandias.”
This oil painting, “Peaceful Light,” by Marie Van Dorp-Skelly of Sunland, won Best of Show.
Margie Trandem of Yucca Valley won third place in the photo category for her photo, “Snowstorm.”