24-HOUR CELEBRATION OF LOU HARRISON’S LIFE THIS SUNDAY

A special and unique day is planned at Harrison House Music Arts and ecology in Joshua Tree this Sunday. Reporter Kirby Davis says the 24-hour event will celebrate the 100th birthday of quintessential California Composer Lou Harrison… Harrison House will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lou Harrison’s birthday with a

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST RALLY FOR THE MONUMENTS THIS AFTERNOON

The Mojave Desert Land Trust will host a rally this afternoon to show its support for California’s desert national monuments. The rally, “Monuments for All” is set for 5:30 p.m. today, Monday May 8, at the Mojave Desert Land Trust’s office in Joshua Tree (60124 Twentynine Palms Highway), and will

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LOCAL BUSINESSES INVITED TO SPREAD THE GRUBSTAKE DAYS FEVER

Seems everyone wants to get in on the fun planned for Yucca Valley’s annual Grubstake Days Celebration, May 25 to 29. It’s shaping up to be one of the most exciting in recent years, and now there’s more reason for area businesses to take part. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains…

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CALTRANS WORKING ON OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD TOMORROW

CalTrans will be performing utility work on Old Woman Springs Road in Yucca Valley Tuesday, May 9. Be prepared for one-way lane closures between Buena Suerte Road and San Juan Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Watch for road workers and slow down.

MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST TO HOLD RALLY MONDAY

The Mojave Desert Land Trust will host a rally Monday afternoon to show its support for California’s desert national monuments. The rally, “Monuments for All” is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Mojave Desert Land Trust’s office in Joshua Tree (60124 Twentynine Palms Highway), and will feature live music,

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COLDWELL BANKER AGENT AWARDED INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT’S ELITE AWARD

Andy Patel, a broker-associate with Coldwell Banker Roadrunner Realty, has been named to the company’s 2016 International President’s Elite. Only the top 2 percent of all sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system qualified for this distinguished group. Last year, Patel successfully closed 53 transaction, representing 29 sellers and

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REGISTER FOR CERT TRAINING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

New training classes will start May 19 for volunteers who are at least 18 years old who interested in becoming a part of the Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT. Edica Gonzalez tells you how to sign up… The Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT classes will be held Friday,

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FOOD FOR LIFE SEEKING MUSICIANS

Do you play an instrument and love to sing? Consider joining Food For Life one Saturday and entertain their diners. If this sounds of interest to you, please contact Wally Currie at 760-449-8683 to make arrangements.

DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE PLANNED BY TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION

Twentynine Palms Recreation is hosting a special event later this month. Reporter Eric Knabe says get registered for a daddy-daughter dance set for May 12… Twentynine Palms Recreation Department is now accepting registration for the second annual Daddy Daughter Dance. The dance is set for May 12, at the Twentynine

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

The California Retired Teachers Association will meet next Friday, May 12, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center in Joshua Tree. Attendees will welcome Hi Desert Medical Center’s Nutritionist, Reneé Harvey, who will discuss nutritional health for seniors. Lunch will be provided at a cost of $15 per person.

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DALE BASIN WELL OWNERS ASSOCIATION MEETS SUNDAY

The Dale Basin Well Owners Association meets 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Godwin Christian Fellowship Church, 6389 Godwin Road, in Wonder Valley. Note the change of location. There will be an update on the state of water and wells in Wonder Valley, an update on the Cadiz project,

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FREE CONCERT IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS SUNDAY

The third season of Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts concludes with its final concert on Sunday, May 7. The free concert features the City of Angels Saxophone Quartet, an ensemble with a musical history of more than 27 years. The concert will be held at 4:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran

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NEW APP MAKES IT EASIER AND FASTER TO GET INTO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

We’ve all heard about peak attendance and long entrance lines at Joshua Tree National Park. Now the park service has made it easier and faster to get into the park. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says pull over and get out your smart phone… Joshua Tree National Park now offers a free

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DESERT PRESBYTERIAN CONCERT SUNDAY

Desert Hill Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will host a community concert Sunday, May 7. The concert will feature singer, songwriter, and guitarist Nolan McFadden. Doors open at 2:30 and the concert starts at 3 p.m. Admission is $8 at the door. Light refreshments will be served. Desert Hills Presbyterian

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SPRING PLAY CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND

Twentynine Palms High School’s spring play, continues this weekend. Edica Gonzalez has all the details… “Once Upon a Wolf” at Twentynine Palms High School features the Big Bad Wolf who decides he doesn’t want to be the bad guy anymore. The one-act play examines what happens when a fairy tale

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OPENING RECEPTION TONIGHT FOR GLASS OUTHOUSE ART GALLERY

The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery will hold an opening reception Saturday, May 6, from 5 to 9 p.m. for artists Deborah Ammar and Lori Antoinett. Music will be provided by Hunter and the Wicked. The Glass Outhouse is located at 77575 Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms. For more information, call

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KENTUCKY DERBY EVENT SATURDAY AT YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER

The Yucca Valley Senior Center is holding a Kentucky Derby day this Saturday, May 6. Come and sip mint juleps, eat Kentucky Derby pie, play racing games and watch the Kentucky Derby on big screen TVs, all for free for seniors 55 and older. Under 55 are $2 at the

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EMBRACING CHANGE EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

Practical advice for accepting and embracing change will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, May 7 at 4 p.m. Here’s reporter Eric Knabe with the details… The free program, titled “Embracing Change: Taking the Fear Out of What Comes Next,” examines why change is often difficult for people and

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CHICKEN-FRIED STEAK FOR BREAKFAST AT VFW

Sunday breakfast for the Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will feature Kenny’s chicken-fried steak from8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

NEW SHOW AT GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

A new show opened yesterday at Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree. The show, “Women’s Empowerment: Nasty Women,” features the artworks of 33 local artists, both women and men, along with signature artist Casey Kiernan with a video installation and photography. An opening reception is set for Saturday, May 13, from

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