VANDALS STRIKE BREHM SPORTS PARK

Vandals struck at the Brehm Sports Park in Yucca Valley Thursday. According to a Sheriff’s report, sometime between 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and 12:30 Thursday afternoon, the door to the handicapped stall in the men’s restroom was kicked off, and a concrete picnic table was damaged. Damages are estimated in the

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER WANTS CANCER PATIENTS TO LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER

Women who are going through treatments for cancer are invited to a free workshop, Look Good, Feel Better, at the Hi-Desert Medical Center. The class offers complimentary group, individual, and online sessions that teach women how to deal with temporary hair loss, and changes to skin, complexions, and nails due

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CALL FOR ART FOR “TOUGH AS NAILS: WOMEN PIONEERS”

If you’re an artist with works that depict women who homesteaded in our desert community, the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery needs you. Here’s staff reporter Edica Gonzalez with a call for art… The Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and art gallery has put out a call for art for its next

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EXHIBIT CLOSES TODAY AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

Today is your last day to see the current exhibit at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum before a new exhibit comes in this week. Managing editor Tami Roleff has all the details… Today is your last chance to see the current exhibit, “Framed: Step into Art.” This interactive and educational experience

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CALFIRE PREPARED FOR FIRE RISK THIS WEEKEND

The Santa Ana wind event forecast for this weekend could be significant for much of San Bernardino County. The latest computer models show winds increasing on Sunday. These winds will be accompanied by single digit humidity and high temperatures. This weekend, CAL FIRE will bring in a strike team of

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SAVE THE DATE FOR JOHNSON VALLEY OKTOBERFEST

Save the date for the 7th annual Oktoberfest celebration in Johnson Valley. The beer garden at the Johnson Valley Oktoberfest opens at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 1. There’ll be a section of craft beers, hard cider, domestic beers, German wine, plus soft drinks, water and fresh pretzels. A German buffet

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SKY’S THE LIMIT TO HOLD STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, September 24. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will end about 11:30, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will be Saturn, Mars Neptune and Uranus,

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN CONVICTED OF EMBEZZLING FROM SCHOOL DISTRICT

A Joshua Tree woman was convicted Wednesday of embezzling from the Morongo Unified School District. Karin Buttinelli, 50, worked in the school district’s payroll and benefits office when she gave herself 68 hours of overtime that she did not earn in August and October 2014, for a total of $1,927.

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CHP INVESTIGATING ROLL-OVER CRASH IN PIONEERTOWN

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a roll-over crash in Pioneertown Thursday afternoon. County firefighters from Yucca Mesa who were called to the crash about 5:10 p.m. near Pipes Canyon Road and Rim Rock Road found a white Nissan truck on its passenger side in a home’s front yard, but

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PUBLIC LANDS DAY IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AND BIG MORONGO CANYON

Joshua Tree National Park and the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve invite volunteers to the 23rd annual National Public Lands Day events. Reporter Rebecca Havley tells us what’s going on in Joshua Tree National Park… Mark your calendar on Saturday, September 24 from 8 a.m. till noon. National Public Lands Day

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ALL BLOOD DONATIONS MUST NOW BE CHECKED FOR THE ZIKA VIRUS

LifeStream blood bank has started testing all blood donations for the Zika virus, in compliance with FDA recommendations. If potential donors decline to have their blood tested for Zika, they will not be able to give blood. A LifeStream spokesman said testing for the Zika virus ensures the continued safety

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COMMUNITY BASED RENEWABLES MEETING TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Conservation association sponsors the Desert-Wise living series. Tomorrow’s program takes a close look at community-based renewable energy. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… Moving Toward Community-Based Renewable Energy. That’s the theme of this Saturday’s Desert-Wise Living Series which will focus on energy-dependent water delivery, conservation, and the

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RACE OF THE CENTURY BRINGS ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLES TO 29 PALMS TOMORROW

The Race of the Century—a cross-country motorcycle race featuring motorcycles that are at least 100 years old—will be making a stop in Twentynine Palms tomorrow. Only 100 riders, whose motorcycles were manufactured in 1916 or earlier, will be riding 3,400 miles across country in the Race of the Century, also

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MOJAVE VIPER YOUNG MARINE PROGRAM RECRUITING

The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is recruiting this evening. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more about children who want to earn the title… The Mojave Vipers are looking for a few good kids who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The Mojave Vipers Young Marine program is

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WILD WEST STAMPEDE WESTERN REENACTMENTS IN PIONEERTOWN SATURDAYS

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show, the cowboy-clad re-enactment volunteers, performs Saturdays in historic Pioneertown. Shows start at 2:30 p.m. at Pioneer Bowl on Mane Street. For more information about becoming part of the troupe, call Paden at 760-366-3333. The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show is 100 percent

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JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Tonight’s Live at the Rock free concert series pays homage to the Man in Black with Johnny Cash tribute band, the Mighty Cash Cats. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says get ready to “Walk the Line” at Tortoise Rock Casino tonight … A Johnny Cash tribute band, the Mighty Cash Cats,

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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, September 26. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

MESA FEST CHARITY EVENT TOMORROW

Mesa Fest, an inaugural charity event that supports the Yucca Mesa Community Center, is tomorrow. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… The Yucca Mesa fall festival, Mesa Fest, will take place Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy the chili cook off, craft beer garden, horse

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STAR TWIRLERS CRAZY HAT SQUARE AND LINE DANCING TOMORROW NIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance club is hosting a crazy hat line and square dance tomorrow, Saturday, September 24. Line dancing will be held 7 to 7:30 and between tips; square dancing is at 7:30 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge, on Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. Wear your

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TOMORROW

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, September 24. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will end about 11:30, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will be Saturn, Mars Neptune and Uranus,

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