MBTA, TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet in closed session at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, to discuss anticipated litigation and to conference with labor negotiators. The board will meet in regular session at 5 p.m., at which time it will recognize its employee of the quarter.

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CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICAN ART AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

A unique, cooperative Art Exhibit opens today at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. Managing editor Tami Roleff has a closer look at the Sand to Stone exhibit… The 29 Palms Art Gallery will present a special exhibit that focuses on contemporary Native American art. The exhibit, Sand to Stone: Contemporary

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HOMEGROWN POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS TONIGHT

High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association will hold their quarterly meeting this Wednesday evening, April 27, at 6 p.m. at Yucca Mesa Community Center. Founder Charla Shamhart will give a presentation about the best egg laying chickens for home poultry fans. There will also be the opportunity to participate in a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MEETS WITH WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District board hold the regular monthly water then fire meetings tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has some of the details … The Twentynine Palms Water District aims to tackle an ambitious agenda at tonight’s 6 p.m. meeting. Following public comments, the board will adjourn for a closed

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CACTUS SEWABLES MEET MONDAY

The general meeting of the Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will take place on Monday, May 2, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, 57098 29 Palms Hwy. Doors open at 12:30 pm and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00 pm. The program will be a special tea

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THEATER 29 GEARING UP FOR “DON’T HUG ME, I’M PREGNANT”

The cast and crew of “Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant” is gearing up for opening at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… As opening night steadily approaches for the musical comedy “Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant” at Theatre 29 director Marty Neider shared some behind the scenes stories. Neider

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE IN CONCERT TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley High School Winter Percussion Ensemble will give a performance Wednesday, April 27, in anticipation of the championship finals. The performance will be held in the high school gym starting at 6:30. Admission is free, although donations will be accepted.

POWERFUL ANTI-DUI PROGRAM AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Given the almost weekly horrors on our local roads and highways so far this year, there just can’t be too strong of a reminder of the dangers of driving, particularly for young motorists. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the schedule for this week’s “Every 15 Minutes” program at Yucca Valley

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School baseball and softball teams will travel away to play Big Bear, starting at 3:15. Also tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School golf team will host Shadow Hills High School at home. Tee time is at 2:45. The Twentynine Palms High

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WITH ONLY 3 PERCENT PROTESTING, COUNTY TAKEOVER OF TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE TO MOVE FORWARD

The Local Agency Formation Commission will move forward on a plan for County Fire to take over fire protection services from the Twentynine Palms Water District. Twentynine Palms City Manager Frank Luckino said yesterday’s LAFCO protest hearing received only 170 protests, which is just 3 percent of registered voters and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS, FINANCIAL HOUSE IN ORDER

The Twentynine Palms City Council will see their financial house in order when they meet tonight. Reporter David Haldane had details… The City of Twentynine Palms has its financial house in order. At least it looks that way, judging from the preliminary general fund budget for fiscal 2016/17 to be

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TEENAGER BRANDISHES KNIFE IN STATER BROTHERS ROBBERY

A teenager was arrested Saturday in Yucca Valley after he allegedly pulled a knife on an employee at Stater Brothers following an attempted shoplifting. According to a Sheriff’s report, the boy, who was not identified due to his age, went into the old Stater Brothers, on the west end of

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YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE WOMEN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Saturday, accused of felony child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, a young boy did not want to go to home from his grandfather’s house, and so his mother, identified as Leslie Middleton, 32, punched him in the back. After an investigation, Leslie Middleton

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SATURDAY IS NATIONAL DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY

April 30 is National Drug Take-Back Day, and two organizations are hosting events Saturday from 10 to 2 to accept unwanted or unneeded prescription drugs and needles. The Hi-Desert Family Health Clinic in Yucca Valley is holding a drug take-back day as part of its community resource fair. The resource

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING GIRLFRIENDS CAR

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday, accused of stealing his ex-girlfriend’s car. According to Sheriff’s reports, Jason Holmes, 26, went to his ex-girlfriend’s home in the 61400 block of La Jolla Drive in Joshua Tree about 6:30 April 15. His girlfriend told deputies he demanded the keys to her

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A BUSY WEEKEND FOR AREA THIEVES

Thieves were busy over the weekend. According to Sheriff’s reports, thieves stole a travel trailer, a trailer, and a golf cart from Landers, Joshua Tree, and Morongo Valley. The travel trailer, which had flat tires and broken windows, was reported stolen 11:30 Saturday morning from a home in the 3000

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER MEETS, PROPOSED RATE INCREASES TO BE REVIEWED

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a review of budget projections will show proposed rate increases… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Topping tonight’s agenda is a review of five-year

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BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Wednesday, April 27, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. O-negative blood is especially needed. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. To make an appointment to donate blood,

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JOSHUA TREE ROTARY BIKE 4 SHOES EVENT NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS

There are children in the Morongo Basin who don’t have shoes to wear to school. The Joshua Tree Rotary Club and Z107.7 are sponsoring a fund-raising bike ride to purchase a new pair of school shoes for children in need in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff says registration

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular Joshua Tree Clean Team pickup will be held tomorrow morning, Wednesday April 27, 8 a.m. at the intersection of Yucca Mesa and Canterbury. For parking, turn west on Canterbury. The team will start at 8 a.m. and work for one short hour. There will be trash bags,

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