TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL COACH TAKES TWO BRONZE MEDALS IN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP

The cross-country coach from Twentynine Palms High School brought home two medals from the 2018 USA Open Karate Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has the details…

ME Wilson Sr.

M.E. Wilson Sr., a coach at Twentynine Palms High School, competed in the 2018 USA Open Karate Championships,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School baseball and softball teams will play a game against Twentynine Palms High School that was rescheduled from March 22. Both games start at 3:30 p.m. The Trojan golf team will travel away to Rancho Mirage; tee time is 3 p.m.

FAST FIRE KNOCKDOWN SAVES YUCCA VALLEY HOUSE

Fast work by responding county firefighters saved a Yucca Valley house Saturday morning. Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said county fire crews from Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree responded to a structure fire in the 57400 block of Encelia Drive in Yucca Valley at approximately 1 a.m. Medic Engine 41

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MEASURE Y OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MEETS TONIGHT

The committee that oversees how the revenues are spent from the Yucca Valley Measure Y half-percent sales tax will meet tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the commission will be discussing revenues for public safety, infrastructure, and quality of life… Tax revenues for the half percent Measure Y sales tax

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3.4 EARTHQUAKE RATTLES NEARBY RIVERSIDE COUNTY LAST NIGHT

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake rattled parts of nearby Riverside County on Sunday evening. The temblor struck at 7:53 p.m. about nine miles west of Anza and about 15 miles east of the Pechanga resort, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No damage was immediately reported by authorities. The quake was

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FAMILY BIKE RIDE AND BIKE RODEO PART OF ANNUAL PARK-2-PARK RIDE

The Twentynine Palms Recreation Department will present a family bike ride and bicycle safety rodeo as part of the third annual Park-2-Park Bike Ride on Saturday, April 28. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… For cyclists who aren’t quite ready to take on the 54-mile route at the third

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COMBINED ROTARY CLUBS FOOD DRIVE CALLED “SUCCESSFUL AND PRODUCTIVE”

The annual Morongo Basin combined Rotary Clubs food drive Friday was very successful and productive, according to organizers. The Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley Noon and Yucca Valley Sunset Rotary Clubs manned booths at all of the local Stater Brothers markets during the day, accepting donations of food and

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“FINDING FULGURITES” IN WONDER VALLEY TOMORROW

Have you heard about fulgurites? A fulgurite is formed when lightning hits wet sand. The sand melts and turns into a glass tube. Reporter Eric Knabe has the mysterious details about how to find them… Meet at the gazebo in the Wonder Valley Park located at Corner of Amboy and

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BLOOD DRIVE AT YUCCA VALLEY WAL-MART TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive Tuesday, April 3, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 10 to 3. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream offers donors free cholesterol screening with every

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SIGN UP FOR THE TEEN PING PONG BATTLE SET FOR THIS SATURDAY

The Yucca Valley Youth Commission will host the Teen Paddle Battle ping pong tournament. Reporter Tanisha Cureton gives the details… Local teens are invited to participate in the Teen Paddle Battle ping pong tournament event Saturday, April 7. The tournament will take place at the Yucca Valley Community Center from

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan boys’ tennis team will travel away to play Rancho Mirage, starting at 3:15. The Trojan golf team will host Beaumont at home; tee time is 3 p.m.

Also today, the Twentynine Palms boys’ tennis team will travel

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OFFICE HOURS SET FOR ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES

District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Wednesday, April 4. Staff representatives will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with state government.

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“STAND FOR FREEDOM CABARET” COMING TO THOUGHT THEATER IN PIONEERTOWN

Thought Theatre is presenting a cabaret in Pioneertown with an original script and an original musical score, co-written by two Hi-Desert bands. With your invitation, here’s Rebecca Havely… Thought Theatre founder Miri Hunter stars in the leading role of an original cabaret performing in Pioneertown. Hunter co-wrote the original script

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BLOOD DRIVE AT WALMART TUESDAY

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive Tuesday, April 3, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 10 to 3. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream offers donors free cholesterol screening with every

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MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND ART RECEPTION FRIDAY

An opening art reception for “The Bloomin’ Desert: Kaleidoscope of Color” will be held for the next Art in Public Places exhibition. Here’s reporter Tanisha Cureton with the details… “The Bloomin’ Desert: Kaleidoscope of Color” is the theme for the next Art in Public Places exhibition on display at the

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ART RECEPTION AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

A new exhibit is now on display at the 29 Palms Art Gallery in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff says be sure to make the opening reception set for Saturday, April 7. Imaginary scenes and California landscape paintings punctuated with poetry are the newest exhibit at the 29 Palms

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports Monday, the Trojan boys’ tennis team will travel away to play Rancho Mirage, starting at 3:15 p.m. Also Monday, the Trojan golf team will host Beaumont at home; tee time is 3 p.m. And finally, the Twentynine Palms boys’ tennis team will travel away

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FIVE CHILDREN FOUND LIVING IN FILTHY CONDITIONS; YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED

A man was arrested Thursday after children were found living in filthy conditions at a home in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy conducted a security check on a home in the 6600 block of Hanford Avenue in Yucca Valley about 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The deputy noted

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SIGN UP NOW FOR OLD WOMAN SPRINGS RANCH TOUR

Come take advantage of this rare opportunity to tour the historic private property known as Old Woman Springs Ranch. Reporter Tanisha Cureton gives the details on how to visit…

The Old Woman Springs Ranch will be open to tour Saturday, April 14. Tour the house and ranch at Old Woman

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN WITH LOADED GUN ARRESTED THURSDAY

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Thursday following a brief vehicle and foot pursuit. About 3:20 p.m., a local police sergeant was on patrol near West Drive and 2nd Street and attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle. The driver, later identified as Jorge Gilbert, 33, drove to

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