TASTE OF MORONGO BASIN

It’s mid-September, so it’s time to get your yum on! Managing Editor Tami Roleff previews the lineup at the Taste of Morongo Basin tonight…

The Eighth Annual Taste of Morongo Basin is tonight! Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Joshua Tree, the extremely popular event will be held from 6

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ANOTHER NEAR-DROWNING OF A CHILD, THIS TIME IN JOSHUA TREE

There was another near-drowning of a child in a pool yesterday. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman was sitting with her 3-year-old daughter out by the spa at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center about 2 p.m. The report states the woman looked at the Bhakti Fest schedule for less

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MARINE KILLED, 18 INJURED, IN CAMP PENDLETON TRAINING CRASH

One Marine has been killed and 18 others were injured in a rollover crash during routine training at Camp Pendleton Marine Base. First Lt. Colleen McFadden says the rollover happened Thursday afternoon. McFadden says the Marine was from the 1st Marine Division, and the person’s name will not be released

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MORONGO UNIFIED STUDENTS CLOSE TO STATE ON COMMON CORE ASSESSMENTS

Yesterday, we reported on state and county results on assessment tests related to the new Common Core curricula. Reporter Dan Stork looks at local results, and at how to understand them…

The results for Morongo Unified School District students on the first-ever California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress very

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YUCCA VALLEY TRANSIENT LINKED TO AT LEAST 6 BURGLARIES

Three additional burglary counts have been added to a Yucca Valley transient accused of breaking into the Gateway Pawn shop and two homes in Yucca Valley over Labor Day weekend. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Gateway Pawn was broken into early Friday morning and several items were stolen. Saturday, a

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES CAST FOR “ADDAMS FAMILY” MUSICAL

The musical extravaganza, “The Addams Family” has been cast at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares who they dug up for this crazy, kooky, mysterious and ooky cast of characters…

The magnificently macabre new musical comedy, “The Addams Family,” has been cast by a multi-award winning team. Artistic and musical

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ANDROMEDA SOCIETY STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Enjoy a free star party with the Andromeda Society tonight, Friday, September 11. The moon will set just after 6 p.m. leaving a dark night to spot constellations like Scorpius and the Big Bear and Little Bear. Telescopes will be provided, or bring your own. The star party will be

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, September 12. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:20 p.m. and end about 1 a.m. The highlight of the evening will be galaxies and globular clusters. For more information, call 760-367-7222. Sky’s The Limit Observatory and

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet Saturday, September 12, at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen at Copper Mountain College. A $10 breakfast is served at 9:00 a.m. The meeting begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. The Club will be voting on two candidate endorsements for the election being held November, 2015. They

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JOSHUA TREE INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST NEXT WEEK

The Joshua Tree International Film Festival will bring stars to the desert under the stars for three days in September. Maya Taylor from “Tangerine,” Jason Momoa from “Game of Thrones,” Bruce Greenwood from “Mad Men” are just a few of the big names who will be at the film festival

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MOJAVE VIPERS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD KIDS

The Mojave Vipers are looking for a few good kids who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The Mojave Vipers Young Marine program is for children who are between 8 and 18 and are in good standing at school. This is not a “boot camp” or “scared straight”

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MEDITATION TOMORROW AT ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH IN YUCCA VALLEY

St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church will sponsor a Oneness Meditation event Saturday. The meditation begins at 1:30 p.m. at the church and will be followed by a Oneness community gathering from all over the country and a vegetarian potluck. The church is located at 56312 Onaga Trail in Yucca

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CADIZ PROJECT GATHERS LEGAL SUPPORT

An appeal is in process by an environmental group and a company with a mining operation in Amboy to block the Cadiz pipeline project, which will tap an aquifer in the Cadiz Valley and move it to coastal California. Reporter Dan Stork says that many organizations have weighed in on

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING CLINIC TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley High cheerleaders will hold a cheer leading clinic tomorrow, Saturday, September 12. Learn sidelines, cheers, dances, jumps, and more. The clinic will be held in the high school multipurpose room from 9 to 1 p.m. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Participants should bring a sack lunch. The

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND A COLOR GUARD CAR WASH TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley High School color guard and marching band will hold a car wash Saturday, September 12, from 8 to 2. The car wash will be held in the parking lot of the Applebee’s on the highway in Yucca Valley. Cars are $5 and $10 for oversized vehicles. Funds

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Our local high school athletes will be in competition today and tomorrow. Assignment Reporter David Knutson checks the schedules…

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team will travel away to Indio to play the Rajahs.

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS

The Yucca Valley High School girls varsity tennis team beat Twentynine Palms High School yesterday 10-8. Coach Cindy Miller said in singles, Carrie Scofield and Katie Brattain went 3-0. In doubles, Dawn Rich and Moriah Goddard and Aislinn Gueltzow and Miranda Green took two out of three. Yucca Valley is

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF HITTING SON WITH A BASEBALL BAT

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday, accused of fighting with his mother, and hitting his son with a baseball bat. According to a Sheriff’s report, Joseph Inman, 52, of the 61600 block of El Reposo Circle, was arguing with his elderly mother and hit her about 5:30 p.m. A

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BURGLARIES AND BREAK-INS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Residents all over Yucca Valley reported burglaries and break-ins Tuesday. Burglary reports include a car left in a carport in the 54800 block of Martinez Trail and a fuel line was cut on a medical transport van, and the fuel stolen, at a medical office in the 58300 block of

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BORED YUCCA VALLEY BOY CITED FOR MAKING FALSE CALLS TO 911

A Yucca Valley boy who called 911 because he was bored was cited by law enforcement yesterday. According to a Sheriff’s report, emergency operators have received multiple 911 calls over the last week from a home in the 7500 block of Acoma Trail. On September 2, the boy told dispatchers

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