MESA FEST 2017 THIS SATURDAY BENEFITS PARK PLAYGROUND

This Saturday, folks from all over the Basin will descend on the community of Yucca Mesa for Mesa Fest 2017, an all-day beer and music festival organized for one simple goal: to provide a children’s playground in that community; currently there is none. Reporter Mike Lipsitz brings us an overview…

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TRAVEL TO THE PAST AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

Travel to the past at a class at Rainbow Stew. A past life regression workshop, presented by hypnotherapist John Till, will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, September 21. Learn about reincarnation and how hypnosis is used to experience past lives. Participants will then experience a group regression. Rainbow Stew is

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NEW “JOHN MUIR” EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TODAY

The new exhibit opening today at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley presents naturalist John Muir’s Botanical Legacy. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in… The Hi-Desert Nature Museum presents Nature’s Beloved Son, Rediscovering John Muir’s Botanical Legacy. On display, September 21 through December 16. In the spirit in which

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School and Twentynine Palms High School girls’ tennis and volleyball teams will compete against each other in Twentynine Palms. Tennis is at 3:15 p.m.; volleyball at 4:30 p.m.

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES SHORT-TERM RENTAL CODE

Last night in Yucca Valley the Town Council amended their development code, adding an entirely new chapter. And with that action, a comprehensive set of requirements governing most every aspect of short-term vacation rentals in the town limits will go into effect in 30 days. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there…

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS CRACKING DOWN ON OUTSIDE TRASH HAULERS

The City of Twentynine Palms is cracking down on outside trash haulers. According to a press release, the city received several complaints of residents hiring companies other than Burrtec to provide “roll-off boxes,” a metal trash container ten cubic yards or larger. The city has an exclusive franchise agreement with

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THREE-CHAMBER MIXER TONIGHT TO UNVEIL THEATRE 29 2018 SEASON

You can win a free pair of 2018 season tickets to Theatre 29 tonight as they announce the new season of musicals, plays, and improv shows. A special three chamber of commerce mixer will be held at the Joshua Tree Community Center tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. Rebecca Havely

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THREE-CAR PILEUP IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SENDS TWO TO THE HOSPITAL

A three-vehicle pileup in Twentynine Palms on Monday sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries according to a Sheriff’s report. Just after 3 p.m. Monday afternoon, a commuter headed southbound on Adobe Road told sheriff investigators that he “felt himself blackout” as he approached traffic stopped at the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEETS IN ROUTINE SESSION TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District hold its regular monthly board meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what to expect … It looks to be a fairly routine meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District tonight. The board meets at 6 p.m. for the likely approval of noncontroversial items on

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DISABLED AMERICAN VETERAN’S AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

Representatives from the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization will be on the Copper Mountain College main campus tomorrow and the first and third Thursday of each month. Veterans who need assistance to file benefit claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs are urged to stop at the Office of Student

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MORONGO UNIFIED SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORS MEET TOMORROW

The Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) of Morongo Unified School District is holding a meeting of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) on Thursday, September 21 from noon to 1 p.m. at Joshua Tree Elementary School. The CAC consists of teachers, parents, school staff and community members concerned with the

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TALENT SHOW TOMORROW TO BENEFIT MIRACLE EAR FOUNDATION

A Talent show tomorrow night will benefit the Miracle Ear Foundation. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… The Morongo Basin is filled with talented performers, and you can watch some of them during a talent show to benefit the Miracle Ear Foundation. The talent show is at 6 p.m.

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MANE STREET STAMPEDE WILD WEST SHOW IN PIONEERTOWN SATURDAY

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show performs this Saturday, September 23 on Mane Street at the Pioneer Bowl at 2:30 p.m. sharp in Pioneertown. Shows are free to the public. Come join the fun in the 70 degree weather. For more information call 760-366-3333 and ask for Paden. The

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HEALING CIRCLE AT RAINBOW STEW TONIGHT

Rainbow Stew will hold an energy healing circle on Wednesday, September 20. The healing circle is open to the public and no appointment is necessary. The event is free, although donations are acceptable. The healing circle will be held between 6 and 8:45 p.m. Rainbow Stew is located on the

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR MARA CANTELO SET FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

A Celebration of Life is set for Mara Cantelo, founder of the annual “Tender Loving Christmas” event. Rebecca Havely has the service details… A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. All are welcome to attend the service, “Christmas in September.” To honor her favorite time of year,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TAKES UP SHORT-TERM VACATION RENTALS TONIGHT

At the last Yucca Valley Town Council meeting, the council voted to sell an easement to the Hi-Desert Water District for $28,000. Managing editor Tami Roleff says at tonight’s meeting, the council will reconsider the issue, among other items…

At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING ON TOURISM MARKETING TONIGHT

Missing the legal requirement to put out a public notice by 24 minutes, the Twentynine Palms Tourism Business Improvement District called a special session for 4 p.m. this afternoon at City Hall. The meeting will focus on tourism and marketing with a review of the City’s Tourism marketing plan for

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD MEETS, COVINGTON PARK MAINTENANCE ON THE AGENDA

(Do you) know what tree trimming, soft ball, and seismic monitoring all have in common? They’re all up for discussion at tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District or CSD. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… It’s been five years since an arborist gave the more than

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TWO CANDIDATES PREPARE TO RUN AGAINST CHAD MAYES FOR STATE ASSEMBLY

Two potential candidates are preparing to challenge California Republican Assembly member Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley in the June 2018 primary. Gary Jeandron, former Palm Springs Police Chief, has been seeking the support of local GOP organizers, He’s expected to officially announce his campaign today. Jeandron is the second person

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER CONSIDERS A NEW HIRE TONIGHT

Consideration of a new hire is on the agenda at tonight’s special meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency. Reporter Mike Lipsitz joins us again, with has details… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors convenes in special session at 6 p.m. tonight. Tonight’s meeting is in place of

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