REGGAE, CALYPSO AND SOCA AT YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW

It will be the popular island sounds of “UPSTREAM” tonight at the Yucca Valley Summer Concert venue. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation to the free, family fun event… The fourth concert of the 22nd annual summer concert series, co-hosted by the town of Yucca Valley and Z107.7, is

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STAR PARTY TONIGHT AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, July 30. The event begins at 9 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Volunteers will set up manual and battery-operated telescopes

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BURGLARS STEAL POOL EQUIPMENT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Evidently some burglars needed equipment for a pool party in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, burglars stole patio furniture from the pool area of the community center in the 5900 block of Desert Knoll Drive Wednesday night. The furniture is described as dark brown plastic wicker including a

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LOCAL INPUT SOUGHT ON FEDERAL SOLAR PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS COMPETITION

Do you have a great idea about a community solar program or project? Your idea could win you cash and help from the government to bring that idea to life. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says input is sought on the SunShot initiative… The U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative is soliciting

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ANIMALS SEIZED FROM MORONGO VALLEY PROPERTY NOW AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

In June, county animal control officers seized about 180 animals that were being housed on a property in Morongo Valley. Stephen Caro, who owned the Paws Rescue Ranch and most of the animals at 9333 Belle Vista Drive, describes the ranch as a sanctuary for senior, abandoned, abused, and neglected

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STEP INTO ART AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Visit Paris and the Louvre, and other art museums at an art-themed Family Fun Day in Yucca Valley Saturday, July 30, from 10 to 3. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is hosting a free “Step into Art” day at the museum with a wide variety of arts and crafts activities, as

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EXPECT MORE “SOUNDS OF FREEDOM” FROM THE MARINE BASE NEXT MONTH

Morongo Basin residents may hear more noise than usual from the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms over the next month. The Marine Corps will be conducting two exercises: integrated training exercise and a large-scale exercise. These exercises are comprised of intensive training for 3,500 active duty and

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JOSHUA TREE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MIXER THIS EVENING

Meet other professionals and community members at a summer mixer hosted by the Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce. The mixer will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Art Queen complex, 61855 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. There will be live music, a silent auction, and a

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PAT BENATAR TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

The Live at the Rock summer concert series at Tortoise Rock Casino continues tonight with another free outdoor concert. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… The Pat Benatar tribute band, “Crimes of Passion” will perform live this Friday, July 29, at 8 p.m. at Tortoise Rock Casino. The concert takes

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REGGAE, CALYPSO AND SOCA AT YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW

It will be the popular island sounds of “UPSTREAM” tomorrow night at the Yucca Valley Summer Concert venue. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation to the free, family fun event… The fourth concert of the 22nd annual summer concert series, co-hosted by the town of Yucca Valley and Z107.7,

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ODOR ADVISORY FOR SALTON SEA

The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued an odor advisory Thursday for the Salton Sea. The winds and humidity allow water from the bottom of the sea to rise, which releases hydrogen sulfide, which produces the rotten egg smell. Some people may feel ill from the smell, but the

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“FOREVER MARILYN” MAY BE RETURNING TO NEARBY PALM SPRINGS

The popular, “Forever Marilyn” statue may soon be back permanently in Palm Springs. P.S. Resorts is negotiating with a charitable foundation that donates to causes it believes will improve a community, to cover half the cost of relocating the blonde bombshell. The remainder of the cost would be covered through

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT SUSPECTED OF EMBEZZLEMENT

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of suspected embezzlement at the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce. Just five months after taking over as president of the chamber’s board of directors, the board filed a report with the Sheriff’s Department July 22, accusing Carey Alderson of using the chamber’s credit

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR BATTERY, WARRANT

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday after he was accused of punching his girlfriend in the mouth. According to a Sheriff’s report, Erwin Boyd, 40, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 7300 block of Araby Avenue about 6 p.m. when she said he hit her in the mouth.

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BEARS SPOTTED IN COVINGTON PARK IN MORONGO VALLEY

A family of bears have been causing some concern at Covington Park in Morongo valley. Reporter Tami Roleff tells you what to do if you have a close encounter of the bear kind… A momma bear and at least one cub have been spotted in Covington Park in Morongo Valley.

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SPECTACULAR FIREBALL STREAKS THROUGH SKY LAST NIGHT

A fireball seen streaking slowly across the northern sky before breaking into two pieces and vanishing late Wednesday left residents throughout Southern California and beyond wondering what they had just witnessed. The unidentified object was seen, and in some cases, recorded on cell phones, in the Southland skies shortly after

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SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS ARE NOW REQUIRED FOR THOUSANDS

Changes in the law requiring immunizations for students at public schools are affecting many thousands in the state. Reporter David Haldane said the new vaccination requirements are much tougher… Do you object to having your child immunized against common diseases at school? Well, deal with it! That’s the message being

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DONORS NEEDED FOR MAJOR REGIONAL BLOOD SHORTAGE

Blood centers are facing a summer shortage in Southern California, leaving a critically low one- to two-day supply. The American Red Cross in Southern California made an emergency appeal for blood donors after its average of red blood cells dipped slightly below the normal five-day stockpile. An official with LifeStream—which

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DON’T FALL FOR THE JURY SCAM

Con men are getting more aggressive in their attempts to part you with your money, or personal information. Reporter Rebecca Havely has this warning about the jury duty scam… The phone rings, you pick it up, and the caller identifies himself as an officer of the court. He says you

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERING LOW COST PET SERVICES

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in August for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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