ASSEMBLYMAN MAYES TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday, May 1. 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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YUCCA VALLEY OFFERING LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSE

Registration is underway for the Town of Yucca Valley Lifeguard Certification Course. To enroll, participants must be at least 15 years old before the last scheduled class session and be able to pass a prerequisite skills evaluation. The course fee of $220 includes American Red Cross registration fee, lifeguarding manual,

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERING LOW-COST PET SERVICES LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in May 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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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE POTLUCK AND MEMBERSHIP MEETING

If you enjoy eating good food and meeting new people … and who doesn’t? Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report for anyone who enjoys these things and who wants to become more involved in our community … Transition Joshua Tree holds its quarterly membership meeting and potluck on Sunday, April

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BLUE JEAN BALL FUNDRAISER AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will celebrate its 65th anniversary with its biggest fundraiser of the year, the Blue Jean Ball. The event on Saturday, April 29, will include exhibitions of historic photos and special volunteers; “Tales of the Past” with special guests Audrey Gillick, Ann Lear, Chuck Caplinger, and

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YUCCA VALLEY SEEKS COMMENTS ON ITS HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN

The Town of Yucca Valley is seeking public input on updating its local hazard mitigation plan. The plan identifies hazards, potential losses, mitigation needs, goals, and strategies as part of local disaster preparedness measures. The plan is available at Town Hall and on the town’s website at yucca-valley.org. Comments should

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SPRING PLAY TONIGHT AND NEXT WEEKEND

Twentynine Palms High School’s spring play, continues tonight and next 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

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS NEEDS APPLICANTS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, PLANNING COMMISSIONS

The city of Desert Hot Springs is soliciting applications from residents to serve on two commissions: the Public Safety Commission, and the Planning Commission. The Public Safety Commission meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. The vacant commission seat expires in January 2018. The Planning Commission

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BODY IMAGE DISCUSSED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

How to improve your body image will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, April 30, at 4 p.m. The free program, titled “Hey, Good Lookin’: A Healthy Approach to Body Image,” features a filmed interview with artist Adam Schultz, who sculpts plus-size female figures in bronze and stone. The

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HIT MUSICAL “INTO THE WOODS” AT THEATRE 29

The Broadway musical, “Into the Woods,” opened this weekend at Theatre 29. “Into the Woods” intermingles the lives of many of your favorite fairytale characters in unexpected ways. A baker and his wife, cursed by a witch, journey into the woods to reverse the curse. In the woods they meet

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, April 29. The event begins at 8:15 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. The thin crescent moon will be above the constellation

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LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL PLACED ON PRECAUTIONARY LOCKDOWN FOR SAFETY

Yucca Valley’s Contenta Middle School was placed on lockdown Friday while sheriff’s deputies combed the area looking for two escaped convicts. “We had sheriff’s deputies surrounding the school,” Garrett Gruwell, the school’s principal, said. “Even though the imminent danger wasn’t close, they wanted to make sure we felt safe.” The

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY MEN SUSPECTED OF STEALING MAIL FROM CARRIER THURSDAY

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested Thursday, accused of stealing mail out of a mail delivery truck. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the mail carrier parked his mail truck in the Food 4 Less parking lot about 1:45 p.m. and went into Rent-a-Center to deliver mail. When he emerged, he

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MISSING YUCCA VALLEY MAN FOUND SAFE IN IDAHO

A Yucca Valley man who was reported missing April 14 was found safe Thursday in Idaho. According to the Sheriff’s Department, George “Marty” McKissen left his home in the 56800 block of Little League Drive to ride his bicycle the morning of April 14 and never returned home. McKissen has

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CONTROLLED BURN IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS MORNING

The County Fire Department will clear out overgrown brush at the Hi-Desert Water District’s recharge ponds in Yucca Valley through a controlled burn exercise Friday morning. Starting at 9 a.m., county firefighters will participate in the training drill to clear debris at the pond that may disrupt the water recharge

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TWENTYNINE PALMS DOG PARK OPENING TOMORROW

Dog lovers, listen up! The City of Twentynine Palms and Palms ‘n Paws Animal Shelter invite you to attend the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new dog park at Knott’s Sky Park tomorrow Saturday, April 29. Bring the whole family, two- and four-legged and come celebrate with food,

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CALTRANS WARNS OF TRAFFIC DELAYS, UPCOMING FREEWAY WORK

CalTrans is advising motorists to expect heavy traffic delays this weekend due to the StageCoach music festival in Indio. Traffic delays are expected on Interstate 10 from Beaumont to Indio Friday, April 28, through Monday, May 1. In addition, CalTrans has scheduled some road work next week on the on-ramp

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NATIONAL DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY IS TOMORROW

This Saturday is National Drug Take-Back Day. Reporter Mike Lipsitz urges you to dispose of those old prescriptions with the Sheriff’s Department… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially

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NEW IMPROV TROUPE FORMING AT THEATRE 29, WORKSHOPS NEXT WEEK

Even as “Into the Woods” opens tonight for a four-week, 12-performance run, Theatre 29 is preparing for the start of their resident repertory improvisational troupe. Prior to the audition and subsequent formation of the troupe, Theatre 29 will hold two days of workshops, at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, and

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER GRADES COMING UP

Since being taken over by Tenet Health two years ago, Joshua Tree’s Hi-Desert Medical Center has shown steady improvement. Reporter David Haldane says that the trend continues with the facility’s latest report card… If you get sick and end up at Hi-Desert Medical Center, you’re likely to have an above-average

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