YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED WITH A STOLEN CAR

A Yucca valley man was arrested Tuesday, accused of being in possession of a stolen car. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, about 9:30 a.m., Joel Gomez, 56, was arrested by the Auto Theft Task Force for investigation of possession of a stolen 2000 BMW, and on warrants

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AN ARREST FOR TRANSPORTATION OF METHAMPHETAMINE

A Highland man was arrested Tuesday, accused of transporting methamphetamine for sales. According to a Sheriff’s report, Darby Hess, 47, was at the Sheriff’s station at 3:40 p.m. when he was arrested on suspicion of unlawful sale of speed. Darby Hess was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail with his

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WE REVIEW, “MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS” AT THEATRE 29

“Meet Me In St. Louis” opened last weekend at Theatre 29 to enthusiastic crowds. The Smiths have a son and four daughters; this is their story at the turn of the century on the brink of the St. Louis world fair. Entertainment Reporter Rebecca Havely attended, and offers this review

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A NEW VAN AND A CHECK FOR THE MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority presented a new van and a check for more than $17,000 to the Morongo Basin Healthcare District at its meeting earlier this month. The 2017 Ford Transit-350 van and check for $17,579 came out of the MBTA’s Transportation Assistance Grant program, which funds vehicles and

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE HOSTING 49 BUCK ART SALE SATURDAY

Copper Mountain College’s Fine Arts Program is again hosting the 49 Bucks Art Sale. Reporter Eric Knabe has all the artistic details… On December 2, at 4 p.m., artists from across the basin have donated their artistic talents towards over one hundred, 5 x 7 inch canvases, which will be

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ON THE Z107.7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District will be the subject of the z107.7 “Up Close” show tomorrow. Assistant Superintendents Amy Woods and Debby Turner will talk about the new ACES Academy program, changes and challenges within the schools, and plans for the future. Call and ask what you want to know

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EMPOWERMENT COACH AT RAINBOW STEW TONIGHT

An empowerment coach who will help you identify your dreams and life’s purpose will be at Rainbow Stew Thursday. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to get tickets… Dr. Dream is an empowerment coach who will give a presentation on Tibetan healing bowls, essential oils, and raw chocolate at

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team traveled to play the Yucaipa Thunderbirds Wednesday night. Coach T.J. Stanford said the ’Cats were victorious with a 95-84 score. The ’Cats will play Friday in the semifinals of the Beaumont Tip-Off Classic at 7 p.m. D’Shaun Barrett led in scoring with

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COLLEGE SPORTS

The Copper Mountain College Men’s Fighting Cacti basketball team will play in the Mount San Jacinto tournament tonight, Friday, and Saturday in Hemet.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL CAUGHT IN CALIFORNIA ELECTION CHANGE TSUNAMI

What came out of last night’s Twentynine Palms City Council meeting is that a huge wave of change is likely to hit Twentynine Palms soon.

A quiet tsunami sweeping through California. That’s how a Twentynine Palms demographer described the effects of a law requiring cities to transition from at-large to

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MOVING ON ACCESSORY STRUCTURES

The Town of Yucca Valley has recently received requests to build guest houses and casitas on residential properties with single family homes, as well as to build garages between the house and the street. Because the town’s development code does not address any of the issues associated with the number

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BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT OFFICE TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Thursday, November 30, at Hi-Desert Water District, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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

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NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR “MILITARY CHILD OF THE YEAR”

The deadline is fast approaching for the Military Child of the Year awards for military children between the ages 13 and 18 in each branch of the service. Reporter Rebecca Havely explains how to enter your military child…

The Military Child of the Year awards will recognize six children between

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COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER INTERVIEWING BOARD CANDIDATES TOMORROW

Update: This story has been changed to reflect the correct day of the meeting.

 

With the passing of Mara Cantelo and the retirement of Mary Jane Binge from the governing board of Morongo Basin Community Health Center, the board development committee held a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday

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TIME OF USE ELECTRIC RATES ARE COMING, GET AN EXPLANATION THIS MONDAY

Do you know what the Time-of-Use rate plans are? They are the state mandated rate plans that Southern California Edison customers will begin to be switched to in 2018. Reporter Eric Knabe has more information about how you can find out more about it…

The California Public Utilities Commission requires

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SERVING EGG-ROLL STYLE TACOS TODAY, FISH AND CHIPS FRIDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up eggroll-style beef or chicken tacos Wednesday, November 29, from 11 to 1. Friday (December 1) is a fish and chips dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Two pieces of fish are $7; three pieces are $8. Sunday’s breakfast

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THOUGHT THEATRE HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR TWO PRODUCTIONS

Thought Theatre in Pioneertown announces the audition date for the second half of its inaugural season. Directors are casting two productions December 4. With the auditions details here is reporter Rebecca Havely…

Thought Theatre will hold auditions for two upcoming productions an original music revue entitled “Stand for Freedom Cabaret”

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REPORT

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team traveled to Beaumont to play the Apple Valley Sun Devils in the Beaumont Tip Off Classic. The ’Cats were victorious with an 81-55 score. Head Coach T.J. Stanford said the ’Cats started slow but recovered in the third quarter with tough defense.

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JURY SELECTION STARTS IN MURDER TRIAL OF TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN

Jury selection is starting today in the murder trial of a Twentynine Palms man accused of stabbing and killing a Yucca Valley man last year. On September 14, 2016, a woman called 911 to report that her boyfriend, Luis Arroyo, 49, had been stabbed in the 7600 block of Cibola

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL HOLDS HEARING ON DISTRICT VERSUS AT-LARGE ELECTIONS

The Twentynine Palms City Council tonight once again takes up a controversial issue that’s been making its rounds in the Morongo Basin. Reporter David Haldane explains…

If you have feelings about the City of Twentynine Palms transitioning from at-large to district-based elections, tonight is your chance to let them be

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