ART RECEPTION, JAZZ BAND IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

It’s Second Saturday in Joshua Tree. Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree will hold an opening reception today during the Second Saturday Art Crawl. The exhibition, “Summer Heat,” is a group show featuring 18 artists and runs through August 28. The reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight

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BLUEGRASS MUSIC AT TWENTYNINE PALMS CHURCH SERVICE

Desert Congregational Church will feature country gospel and bluegrass pickin’ at its service Sunday, August 14. Danny Agajanian is an accomplished banjo and mandolin picker and also plays guitar, accordion, fiddle, and piano. The service starts at 10 a.m. The public is welcome. Desert Congregational Church is located at 5688

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS OPEN AUDITIONS TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

The St. Joseph’s Players Community Theatre of Yucca Valley are holding open auditions for two productions tonight Saturday, August 13, at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church 56312 Church Street in Yucca Valley. Directors Rebecca Havely and Abe Daniels will cast the comedy, “Kitchen Witches” and the drama “A Few

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DOGS PRESUMED DEAD IN YUCCA VALLEY HOUSE FIRE

Two dogs died in a fire that destroyed a Yucca Valley home Thursday morning. Firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Joshua Tree were called to the 7000 block of Palomar Avenue at 11:15 a.m. Smoke was pouring from attic vents in the home when fire fighters arrived. Flames were

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MAN WHO DIED IN A TWENTYNINE PALMS SWIMMING POOL IDENTIFIED

The County Coroner has identified the man who died in a swimming accident early Tuesday morning. LeShawn Etheridge, 38, of Norfolk, Virginia, had dropped his phone into the pool in the 72300 block of Larrea Avenue and jumped in after it about 1:43 a.m. Tuesday morning. The woman he was

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MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN CRASH AT HWY 62 AND I-10

A motorcyclist was killed after his bike reportedly flew off a State Route 62 connector road and crashed into a car traveling on Interstate 10, smashing the car’s windshield. The crash was reported around 4 p.m. Thursday, along the connector road from southbound Highway 62 to westbound Interstate 10, according

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LANDERS ROAD COMMITTEE OFFERING A SOLUTION

A group of civic-minded self-starters in Landers have spent the last few months investigating alternative ways to maintain the 163 miles of unpaved roads there. On Saturday, they will present their findings to the Landers Association. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Landers road conditions recently moved into the spotlight

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SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS ON NEARBY PILOT FIRE

Firefighters made significant progress on the Nearby Pilot Fire over the last 24 hours. Forest Service managers say the fire is at about 8,115 acres and was 80 percent contained. The Fire is burning in chaparral and brush between Pilot Rock Ridge and State Highway 173 in Hesperia and continues

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION THIS MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Sara Snyder has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday.

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BURGLARS STEAL FURNITURE FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS HOME

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a Twentynine Palms burglary in which the thieves stole a home’s furniture. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of a home in the 74900 block of Serrano Drive called the Sheriff’s Department about 3:20 Wednesday to report that sometime in the last three weeks,

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ARRESTS FOR WEAPONS AND OPERATING A DRUG HOUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of possession of a dangerous weapon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a vehicle check about 1:30 a.m. near Adobe Road and Cones Airport Road in Twentynine Palms. The driver, identified as Daniel Ammermam, 40, was found to

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS LOOKING FOR AUCTION DONATIONS

The local Democratic Club is planning an auction and looking for auction items. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details… The Morongo Basin Democratic club is seeking donations for a fund-raising auction in September. Anything and everything is welcome. The auction is set for Saturday, September 17, from 4 to 6

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ART RECEPTION, JAZZ BAND IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Tomorrow is Second Saturday in Joshua Tree. Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree will hold an opening reception Saturday during the Second Saturday Art Crawl. The exhibition, “Summer Heat,” is a group show featuring 18 artists, including Brian Baltzar, Penelope Benson-Wright, Tracy Roberts, Jesse Rodriguez, Miguel Criado, Chery Kandel, Jaymie Arquilevich,

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RAMONES TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms will feature a “Ramones” tribute band tonight. Reporter Kirby Davis invites you to hear “The Rockways” in a free concert… Experience the music of The Ramones on August 12 with The Rockaways. The band pays tribute to the legendary punk rockers The Ramones, and

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“THE ANSWER” AT YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT SATURDAY

The Yucca Valley Summer Concert Series will present Its final concert of the series Saturday night. Managing editor and emcee Tami Roleff says the popular band, “The Answer” will be featured… The last concert of the 22nd annual Yucca Valley summer concert series is Saturday, August 13, with the classic

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REGISTRATION BEGINS AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 

Registration for students enrolled at Yucca Valley High School begins Monday, August 15, for freshmen only. Enrolled freshmen should bring their completed paperwork to the high school library between 7 and 11 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. New students who have not enrolled yet should call and make an

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL CAR WASH TOMORROW

Yucca Valley High School Trojan Volleyball will have a CAR WASH, Saturday, August 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Napa Auto Parts parking lot.

TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER HITTING MARINE CORPS BASE GATE GUARD WITH HER VEHICLE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon, after a gate guard at the Marine Corps Combat Center said she hit him with her vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michelle Anders, 47, went to the main gate of the base on Adobe Road about 9 a.m. Military police officers

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IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, NATURAL GAS PLAN FOR INDIAN COVE, FIRE STATION TURNOVER

About 50 residents of the Indian Cove area in Southwestern Twentynine Palms met in an informal meeting at City Hall Wednesday afternoon. The informational gathering was called by City Manager Frank Luckino to determine if there was enough interest in the community to begin the process to eventually bring in

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COMMUNITY BACK-TO-SCHOOL DAY IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

With school starting in the Morongo Unified School District August 22, a community back-to-school day is planned for tomorrow in Joshua Tree. Reporter David Haldane tells you how to get free backpacks, supplies, information, and screenings… If your kid needs a new backpack for school, you’re in luck: a whole

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