CADIZ PLAN TO BRING WATER FROM DESERT TO ORANGE COUNTY WINS APPEALS

The plan by Cadiz Inc. to bring groundwater from the Mojave Desert east of Twentynine Palms to Orange County won a big legal case yesterday. The California 4th District Appellate Court decision in Santa Ana upheld six lower court decisions on governmental approvals and environmental reviews of the controversial water

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WE REVIEW “DON’T HUG ME, I’M PREGNANT” AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29’s newest production, “Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant,” opened last Friday to a standing ovation. Managing editor Tami Roleff was in the audience, and says this musical will have you laughing at and with the characters in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota… “Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant,” directed by Marty Neider

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight, Wednesday, May 11, are correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission, airport use agreements, and an update on the gate and fencing. Under new business, directors will discuss fees for parking non-flyable

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board will meet tomorrow in a special and regular session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a look at the college board’s Agenda… A busy day awaits the Copper Mountain College Trustees tomorrow. At 1:30 p.m. they meet in special session to review the board’s self-evaluation procedure. Then

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FREE PARENT ENRICHMENT CLASSES OFFERED LOCALLY

Family Service Association is taking enrollments for its free parent enrichment groups. The 16-week classes are open to Morongo Basin residents who are pregnant or care for a child up to 5 years old. The classes are held once a week on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 1, or 3:30 to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS JUNIOR HIGH STUDENT EDUCATION EXPO AT LUCKIE PARK SATURDAY

The students of Twentynine Palms Junior High School will hold a public outreach project Saturday, May 14. The “Students Education Expo” at the Rotary Pavilion at Luckie Park will feature stations with information about various local community issues and events, including education, health, fitness, and culture. In addition, the Morongo

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TAI CHI CLASS OFFERED BY YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION

The Town of Yucca Valley is offering tai chi classes. Reporter David Knutson tells you more about the health benefits and how to sign up… The Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department offers over twenty leisure and enrichment classes throughout the year. One of the classes offered is tai chi.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School baseball and softball teams will play their last game of the season against Shadow Hills High School at home tomorrow. Both games start at 3:15. The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat baseball and softball teams’ last game of the season is also tomorrow, against Desert

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MAY PAVE WAY FOR TRANSFER OF FIRE TO COUNTY TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City council meets in regular session tonight. Reporter David Haldane says the council is expected to take a big step toward facilitating the transfer of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department from water district control to the county… And the beat goes on! Or so it seems, as

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY AFTER A STRUGGLE WITH DEPUTY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday on a robbery warrant following a routine traffic stop. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle at Barberry Avenue and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley about 2:20 p.m. for a defective windshield. In the back seat was Robert Deffenbaugh, 33,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FILM FESTIVAL TO FEATURE MORE THAN MOVIES

The 24 military films and documentaries being shown at the Twentynine Palms Military Film Festival this weekend will include some of the best war movies ever produced, from patriotic classics to original documentaries. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the film festival will feature more than movies, though… The Twentynine Palms

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GROVE’S THEATER PRESENTS “TEA AT 5” KATHERINE HEPBURN BIOGRAPHY SHOW

Groves Cabin Theatre will present “Tea at Five,” a one-woman play based on the life of Katharine Hepburn. Susan Brundage recounts stories from Hepburn’s memoire “Me: Stories of My Life” that will go from her Yankee childhood to winning four Oscars, to her heart-breaking romance with Spencer Tracy. The production

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MORONGO BASIN MAC GETS PREVIEW OF APPEALS ON TWO JOSHUA TREE DEVELOPMENTS

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council met last night. Reporter David Haldane said they got a preview of upcoming appeals to be filed against the recent approval of two controversial Joshua Tree developments… The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is about to get an earful, judging from the tone

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PARKING LOT SALE THIS WEEKEND AT TWENTYNINE PALMS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

The Twentynine Palms United Methodist Church will hold a parking lot sale Saturday, May 14. Vendor spaces are $10, and there will be free coffee and donuts for vendors. The sale will be held from 8 to 1. To reserve a space, call 760-367-7338 from 9 to noon, Tuesday through

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, will meet tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Helen Gray Education Center in Joshua Tree. The group is facilitated

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK PRESERVATION SUBJECT OF LECTURE TOMORROW

A unique look at how resources and history is preserved in Joshua Tree National Park is being offered in a lecture tomorrow in Yucca Valley. Reporter David Knutson has details… Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society for the presentation of “Historic Preservation at Joshua Tree National Park” by the Chief

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS PLACES THIRD IN LEAGUE

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ varsity tennis team traveled to the Indian Well Tennis Gardens Thursday and Friday for De Anza League individual finals. Coach Bill Shay said the Wildcats finished the regular season 6-4, and placed third in the league, giving them a playoff berth. The Wildcats were

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CLASS ON EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

If you’ve ever wondered how Joshua Trees got here, where they might be in 10,000 years, or what makes them look the way they do, wonder no more. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us where to learn the answers… Joshua Tree 101 is a short two-hour, information-packed class about this

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SERVICES SET FOR SUE KELLY

Mary Sue Kelly, an 18-year-resident of Twentynine Palms, died May 7, of lung cancer. She was 77 years old. Sue Kelly is survived by her sister, Vickie Waite, of Twentynine Palms; her brother, Bill Kelly, of Palm Springs; her nephew, Tollian Waite, and niece, Sarah Waite, of Twentynine Palms; numerous

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LANDERS MAN INJURED IN HIT-AND-RUN INVOLVING DIRT BIKE SUNDAY

The California Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help in a hit-and-run crash involving a dirt bike in Landers Sunday afternoon. About 2:25 p.m., an unknown man was driving was described by witnesses as a silver or gray Saturn southbound on Sage Avenue at about 20 to 25 miles

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