TWENTYNINE PALMS FILM FEST SEEKS SCREENPLAYS

Organizers of the 29 Palms Military Film Festival are looking for screenplays for its inaugural film fest to be held in May. The event will honor military films and the courage that inspired them. To enter a military-themed screenplay for consideration in the festival, call 323-782-1300 or email marcberry@basiclead.com. The

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOMELESS CENSUS

Later this month, the third annual census of local homeless people, known as the “Point-in-Time Count,” takes place. The results will be used in a variety of ways, including to help determine where County funds and other resources will be best allocated. The count is conducted primarily by volunteers from

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MOJAVE WATER AGENCY HAS IDEAS ON WHAT TO DO WITH THAT RAINWATER

With El Nino bringing more rain to our region, the Mojave water Agency wants to show you how to use it. The Mojave Water District is hosting a meeting on January 26, 5:30-7:00 p.m., to help you prepare your landscape for the harsh winter season. You can learn how to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HOME EXPLODES; DRUGS SUSPECTED

Suspected drugs inside a refrigerator at a Twentynine Palms mobile home blew up yesterday, completely destroying the home. About 8:25 p.m., Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to the Desert Oasis Mobile Home Park, in the 72200 block of Joshua Drive, for an explosion. The explosion blew out the windows and

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MILITARY POLICE TAZE JUVENILE ON BOARD THE COMBAT CENTER

A juvenile was tazered by military police on board the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center yesterday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the boy, who had been arguing with his mother, left his home and went to a nearby park. His father found him and confronted him and the father told

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MORONGO BASIN AMBULANCE HOME BURGLARIZED

A Yucca Valley home used by paramedics with Morongo Basin Ambulance was burglarized sometime yesterday. Paramedics said thieves kicked in the front door of the home in the 55300 block of Santa Fe Trail between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and stole a flat-screen television. Anyone with information should call

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CAMPING CAPACITIES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park saw two million visitors in 2015, and it looks like 2016 will be just as, if not more, busy. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has some reminders about camping capacity… As visitation to Joshua Tree National Park increases, many people are making the trip to come in

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY MEN ARRESTED IN TWO INCIDENTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday night, accused of choking and biting a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, Benjamin Benstead, 24, was arguing with a woman about 9:45 p.m. in the 7400 block of Hopi Trail. Benstead is accused of wrapping his arm around her neck. After she

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ANOTHER CONEX BOX STOLEN IN JOSHUA TREE

Just a month after a Conex storage box was stolen in Joshua Tree, a second Conex box was also stolen in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of a 10-foot long shipping container with a roll-up door, in the 600 block of Sunfair Road, called the Sheriff’s

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PARADE OF HOMES FEATURED: MURPHY’S HAASIENDA

Reach Out Morongo Basin’s annual Parade of Homes is back down to six homes, after the owner of one home had to withdraw from the tour. The annual fund raiser happens Sunday, February 14, and brings in thousands of dollars to support services for area senior and disabled residents. Each

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FREE HEALTH SCREENING FOR KIDS IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Rotary Club is teaming up with the Hi-Desert Shrine club to screen local children up to the age of 18 for a variety of conditions and possible admission to a Shriner’s Children’s hospital. Those hospitals are free for their patients. The screening will be held from 10

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SPECIALTY FLUTE CONCERT SUNDAY AT RAINBOW STEW

Yucca Valley Flute Circle presents Jesse Kalu of Heartfelt Productions from Sedona, Arizona in concert at 6pm, Sunday, January 24, at Rainbow Stew. As he presents heart to heart, the sounds of wildlife calls such as doves, quail, loons, hawks, owls, seagulls, dolphins, whales, coyotes, wolf, elk and more emanate

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TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE SIGN-UPS TOMORROW

Tri-Valley Little League will hold registration for baseball and softball Saturday, January 23, from 9 to 1 at the Yucca Valley Senior Center. The cost is $85 per child, with a family discount for three children or more of $65 each. For more information, visit a link in this story

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SIGN UP FOR THE HEALTHY HEARTS RUN

Attention runners: It’s time to get signed up for the annual Healthy Hearts run in Yucca Valley. Reporter David Knutson gets out his running shoes… It’s time to put that New Year’s resolution to work! The “Healthy Hearts 5k Run and 2k Community Health Walk” will be on Saturday, February

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS, CROSS TOWN RIVALRY BASKETBALL TONIGHT

Today in high school sports, the Twentynine Palms High School and Yucca Valley High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will play each other. The girls will play in Yucca Valley and the boys will play in Twentynine Palms. Both games begin at 6 p.m. The Yucca Valley High School

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HOME EXPLODES; DRUGS SUSPECTED

Suspected drugs inside a refrigerator at a Twentynine Palms mobile home blew up yesterday, completely destroying the home. About 8:25 p.m., Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to the Desert Oasis Mobile Home Park, in the 72200 block of Joshua Drive, for an explosion. The explosion blew out the windows and

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MILITARY POLICE TAZE JUVENILE ON BOARD THE COMBAT CENTER

A juvenile was tazered by military police on board the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center yesterday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the boy, who had been arguing with his mother, left his home and went to a nearby park. His father found him and confronted him and the father told

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER BITING HER PARENTS, ENDANGERING A CHILD

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested early Wednesday morning after her parents said she bit and threatened them during a fight over custody of her child. Laura Hendrickson, 35, went to her parents’ home in the 7800 block of Quail Springs Road in Joshua Tree just before 1 a.m. to

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MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN HELD AFTER PEPPER SPRAY ATTACK

A Morongo Valley woman was arrested Tuesday morning after she pepper sprayed another woman during an argument. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim went to a home in the 7400 block of Hopi Trail just after 7 a.m. to pick up her brother’s 8-month-old baby who lived there with

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL ASKS FOR SALES TAX STUDY

During last year’s strategic planning sessions, Yucca Valley residents consistently identified three primary concerns: increased public safety; improvement of town streets; and the cost of the upcoming sewer project. Town staff reminded council members that there is no more money in the budget to go toward these concerns without increasing

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