TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, VIOLATING RELEASE BOND

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Saturday morning, accused of hitting his wife and pulling her hair. Deputies were called to the 7400 block of Kellogg Avenue about 2 a.m. for a report of a man and woman yelling at each other. After an investigation, Craig Carter, 44, was

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WONDER VALLEY HOMESTEAD CABIN TOTAL LOSS IN FIRE MONDAY

An abandoned homestead cabin in Wonder Valley is a total loss following a fire Monday evening. Firefighters from Wonder Valley, Twentynine Palms, and the Combat Center were called to the small cabin at Schooler Road and Raymond Drive just after 7:30 p.m. County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said smoke

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION TAKES UP SHORT TERM RENTALS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission wants to hear from you tonight about what you think about short-term rentals or vacation home rentals in the town. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the input will be taken in a public hearing… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold a public hearing tonight

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD SPECIAL BUDGET WORKSHOP MEETING TONIGHT

On the far west end of the Morongo Basin, the Morongo Valley Community Services District will hold a special meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what it’s about … The Morongo Valley Community Services District will convene a special workshop session at 7 p.m. this evening. On the agenda

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SIDEWINDER REMOVED FROM LANDERS POST OFFICE

Landers residents agree that the Post Office there is the de facto town center, meeting place, transportation hub and community grapevine. It’s certainly the place where you can meet all kinds. Reporter Mike Lipsitz brings us this story that left these involved a bit rattled … Stick around Landers Post

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MYSTERY ATM FOUND IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

ATMs are usually found in or near stores or banks, or other high-traffic areas. But about 11 a.m. Sunday morning, a Twentynine Palms Sheriff’s deputy was called about a Tranax ATM that was found in a dumpster behind the Stater Brothers grocery store. The machine was locked and appeared to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: CARGO CONTAINERS AND CHURCHES

The Twentynine Palms City Council meets tonight with an agenda that could potentially give residents more places to put their stuff and more places to pray. It could also cost them more money. Reporter David Haldane explains… Sea-going cargo containers and places of worship top tonight’s Twentynine Palms City Council

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS: PROPOSED BUDGET AND A VACANCY

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting tonight (Tuesday, April 25). Directors will announce a vacancy on the board due to the resignation of Pat Flynn-Zawojski; review the proposed budget for 2017-18; continue discussions on landscape and memorial options; discuss a general manager leadership

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BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TONIGHT

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, April 26, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATERBOARD: BOARD CHANGES AND COMPENSATION

Board changes and a look at compensation are just some of the items up for discussion at the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency’s meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. On the action agenda,

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regularly scheduled cleanup for the Joshua Tree Clean Team is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The hard-working volunteers will be meeting at the entrance to the Joshua Tree Retreat Center (Institute of Mentalphysics) and invite you to join them. Grabbers, gloves, trash bags

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DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH FESTIVAL OF JOY SATURDAY: VENDORS SOUGHT

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a Festival of Joy Saturday, April 29 from 10 to 1. The deadline for vendors to register is Wednesday, April 26. The cost is $25 for a 6-foot table. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, with a welcome at 9:50 a.m. The free festival

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NEW MOON GATHERING AT RAINBOW STEW TONIGHT

Join women around the world to celebrate the new moon tonight. Reporter Edica Gonzales says the gathering will be at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley… Women around the world have been gathering together to celebrate the New Moon. Wednesday, April 26, Rainbow Stew will hold its own gathering starting at

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HIGHWAY 62 ON-RAMP TO EASTBOUND I-10 CLOSED TODAY

CalTrans will be performing shoulder work on the westbound Highway 62 connector to westbound Interstate 10 today, from 7 to 3. The Interstate on-ramp will be closed during construction.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Joshua Springs baseball and softball teams will host the Bloomington Christian Academy at home.

TWO ARRESTED, ONE SOUGHT AFTER MAN IS BEATEN AND ROBBED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two people were arrested early Saturday morning, and Sheriff’s deputies are searching for another man accused of a robbery and a high-speed chase in Yucca Valley. About 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, deputies were called to a motel near Highway 62 and Camino del Cielo about two men running through the

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COUNTY DENIES PERMIT FOR MAJOR CONCERT AT JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER

Many will remember the sensation surrounding last October’s Desert Daze “outsider” rock music fest at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. From the estimated 2,000 mostly non-local concert-goers the three-day event received two thumbs up. But from sleep-deprived neighbors and others angered by the unpermitted clearing of desert for parking at

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WOMAN INJURED IN CRASH WITH POWER POLE IN MORONGO VALLEY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING

A Twentynine Palms woman suffered moderate injuries when her 1999 Subaru crashed into a power pole in Morongo Valley early Sunday morning. About 1 a.m., Morongo Valley firefighters were called to Highway 62 and Vale Drive where they found the driver and sole occupant, Christine Schwabe, 37, pinned inside her

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGE AFTER SHE'S FOUND CUTTING DOWN MESQUITE TREES

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested after she was found cutting down mesquite trees in the desert Thursday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a code enforcement officer was in the area of Mesquite Springs and Rainier Roads about 2 p.m. when he a small pickup truck parked in the

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FIRE TRAINING WITH CONTROLLED STRUCTURE BURNS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

If you see smoke in Twentynine Palms this week, don’t be too alarmed, the fire department is burning down some area houses as part of training. It’s part of a joint action by the city and the San Bernardino County Fire Department to benefit both. The firefighters get to train

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