WOMAN KIDNAPPED IN YUCCA VALLEY, BEATEN AND HELD IN A CAR FOR 3 DAYS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday, accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman, holding her in his car for three days. Sheriff’s investigators say the victim said she was camping and met David Graham, 36, Sunday, March 12, who convinced her to get into his car. Once in the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AT FULL CAPACITY, CAMPING AT A PREMIUM

Our Joshua Tree National Park is at full capacity, and park spokesman George Land says campgrounds are going fast. Rather than be disappointed, park visitors are being urged to check before they make the drive…

Joshua Tree National Park is experiencing a record number of visitors. While it’s great to

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF WRITING A BAD CHECK FOR A NEW CAR

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of knowingly passing a bad check. According to a Sheriff’s report, Timothy Dennis, 38, went to a used car dealer in the 55100 block of 29 Palms Highway February 4 to buy a car. Dennis agreed to a down payment of $3500

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17TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW AND STREET FAIR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Rev up your engines at the 17th annual Twentynine Palms Car Show and Street Fair tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the event has something for everyone in the family…

Don’t miss all the antique, classic, and late-model cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Twentynine Palms 17th annual Car Show

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THEATER 29 ADDS EXTRA PERFORMANCE FOR SOLD OUT “MARY POPPINS”

Because of extraordinary demand, the production of “Disney’s Mary Poppins” at Theatre 29 is adding an additional Saturday matinee performance.

Patrons clamoring to experience “Disney’s Mary Poppins” have already filled all the online seats for the rest of the entire run. With the permission of Music Theater International, Theatre

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AN EVENING WITH THE COSMOS AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit in Twentynine Palms invites you to an evening with the cosmos Saturday. Reporter Edica Gonzales explains…

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, March 18. The event begins at 7:45 p.m. and will end about 11 p.m., but you are

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CLASSICAL CONCERT IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS SUNDAY

The third season of Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts continues Sunday, March 19 at 4 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church. This concert features the Sincopa Quartet, whose members are natives of Armenia, Brazil, Taiwan, and South Korea. Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food for a

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FREE BEATLES TRIBUTE CONCERT AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Tonight’s Live at the Rock free concert series kicks off the fourth season of live music on an outdoor stage at the Twentynine Palms casino. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says “don’t miss this really, really big show” with the Silver Beatles on their Magical Mystery Tour…

Beatles tribute band, The

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SIGN UP FOR TEEN BASKETBALL LEAGUES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Teens in the seventh thru twelfth grades, sign-up now through April 6 for the City of Twentynine Palms’ Parks and Recreation 2017 Spring Teen Basketball League.

Register at the Twentynine Palms Recreation Office, 74362 Joe Davis Dr., or online at 29palms.org. The cost is $20 per player. An open

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REGISTER FOR ADULT SOFTBALL IN YUCCA VALLEY

Yucca Valley is getting ready to start the spring softball leagues. Reporter Kirby Davis joins us with the details…

What better way to start spring than joining one of four adult slow pitch softball teams? Registration is now open for the Town of Yucca Valley’s four adult slow pitch softball

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ swim teams clipped the wings of the Apple Valley High School Eagles Thursday. The boys won 105 to 61; the girls won 96 to 72. In addition to winning the overall meet, several swimmers improved or obtained their CIF consideration time.

The

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YUCCA VALLEY TRANSIENT ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING, FALSE IMPRISONMENT

A Yucca Valley transient was arrested early Thursday morning, accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman. According to Sheriff’s reports, the woman said she was camping when she met David Graham, 36, on Sunday, March 12, who convinced her to get into his car. Once in the car, he held

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ANNOUNCES 2017 GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Copper Mountain College Foundation announced Yvonna Mullen of Twentynine Palms High School the 2017 Greenleaf Scholarship winner. The scholarship will pay tuition, books and fees, plus living expenses while Mullen is a student at Copper Mountain College and while she completes a degree at a four-year institute. Mullen’s mother Sumiko

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CALTRANS MOBILE APP OFFERS REAL-TIME TRAFFIC INFORMATION

CalTrans developed an online, real-time website with traffic information in 2012. Last August, a QuickMap mobile app was released for Android phones, and it became available for iPhone users in January. Kirby Davis says the app recently received an award of excellence, and gives an overview of its capabilities… CalTrans

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LANDERS WOMAN ACCUSED OF SPOUSE ABUSE

A Landers woman was arrested Tuesday night, accused of attacking another woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 100 block of Sunny Vista Road about 10 p.m. The victim said her attacker, later identified as Wendy Ann Walker, 48, slapped her, and got her on the

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER ROLLS OUT TWO NEW YOUTH VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

Hi-Desert Medical Center recently established two new volunteer programs for students and others interested in real-world experiences in the healthcare industry. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on how to get involved… Hi-Desert Medical Center volunteers have traditionally been funneled through the hospital’s multifaceted Auxiliary program. But recently, the hospital formed

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet Monday, March 20. If you own property, or live in Flamingo Heights, Landers, Yucca Mesa, or Johnson Valley, you can find out about any updates on a variety of issues that were discussed at the last meeting. Representatives from the Sheriff’s Department, County

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OVERFLOW SEATING ADDED TO SOLD-OUT “MARY POPPINS” AT THEATRE 29

Tickets for Theatre 29’s production of “Mary Poppins” have sold out, but managing editor Tami Roleff says you can still see this popular show from Disney… Mary Poppins is the story of the Banks family whose children, Jane and Michael, are out of control and need a new nanny. When

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TOMORROW IS TRANSIT APPRECIATION DAY FOR THE MBTA

Tomorrow is a special day for our own Morongo Basin Transit Authority, the MBTA, as they celebrate their own Transit Appreciation Day. Reporter Edica Gonzales says be sure to give their employees a hearty “Thank You”… Ok, so maybe it’s not an official holiday yet, but for the Morongo Basin

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR 67TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS IN MAY

Plans are underway for the 67th Annual Yucca Valley Grubstake Days, and organizers invite you to help plan the fun. It takes a bundle of volunteers to make this happen, so don’t be shy, call and sign-up to help today! Grubstake Western kick-off mixer at the Elks Lodge, Grubstake rodeo,

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