“A CHRISTMAS STORY” CAST NAMED BY THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 announces the cast of their final show of the season, “A Christmas Story.” This classic comedy is based on the holiday favorite movie written by humorist Jean Shepherd. The comedy follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his ongoing quest for a treasured Red Ryder BB gun. Reporter Rebecca Havely

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MOJAVE WATER AGENCY MEETS AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

The Mojave Water Agency will meet tomorrow, hosted by Copper Mountain College. The college will honor the agency and host a reception after the meeting. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details… Copper Mountain College will host the Mojave Water Agency’s Board meeting and honor the agency’s allegiance to the college

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MORONGO BASIN LIBRARIES IN WORLD READING RECORD ATTEMPT TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms, and Joshua Tree libraries will participate in a special reading event to set the world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day. The Read for the Record event will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 27, at the

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SCHOOL BOARD TOURS MODERNIZED SCHOOL CAMPUS

Last night’s Morongo Unified School District’s Board of Education meeting began with a tour of a recently modernized elementary school. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this report… The number two pencil is dead. That’s the message imparted by Morongo Unified School District Superintendent Tom Baumgarten at last night’s

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER TAKES A SERIOUS LOOK AT FUTURE WASTEWATER TREATMENT

The Twentynine Palms Water District will meet in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says they will start the process of taking a serious look at wastewater treatment and pay against some unfunded retirement debt… The Twentynine Palms Water District board meets for the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION TAKING ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUE REGISTRATION

The Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department is accepting team registrations for its upcoming adult softball leagues, slated to start in November. Team fees are $400. The coed league will run on Monday and Wednesday nights, and the men’s league is on Tuesday nights. The deadline to register is Friday,

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NO MAJOR DAMAGE REPORTED AFTER THUNDERSTORMS BRING MUCH NEEDED RAIN

The season’s first major thunderstorm blasted the region with more than 1,000 lightning bolts in 24 hours, and more than an inch of rain doused the San Bernardino Mountains, says the National Weather Service. The top three rainfall amounts fell in Crestline, 1.67 inches, Twin Peaks, 1.66, and Lake Arrowhead,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS TONIGHT

The City of Twentynine Palms will present their state of the City address tonight as well as hearing from the park and the base. Reporter David Haldane checks the Council’s Agenda…… What’s the prognosis for Twentynine Palms? That’s the subject of Mayor Dan Mintz’ State of the City address to

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TWO PEOPLE ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF BURGLARY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two people were arrested Monday, after Yucca Valley resident called 9-1-1 and reported seeing lights on inside the garage of a neighboring vacation home in the 56300 block of Antelope Trail in Yucca Valley just before 11 p.m. The owners were out-of-town. Deputies arrived and contacted Justin Channell, 30, a

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YUCCA VALLEY SQUATTER ARRESTED AFTER BRANDISHING GUN

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of brandishing a weapon. According to a Sheriff’s report, the new owner of a property in the 5100 block of Old Woman Springs Road went to the property about 3 p.m. Friday and discovered a man, later identified as Stephen White, 40,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN BREAKS INTO A CHURCH

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday, accused of breaking into a church. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were alerted to a burglary in progress at Faith in the Word Christian Center in the 72200 block of Indian Trail about 5:30 p.m. Sunday. During a search of the area,

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT CHURCH PARKING

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will take up of parking spaces for a local church tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains…… Additional parking spaces for a new church is the sole item on the Yucca Valley Planning Commission’s agenda tonight. Town codes require that At the Cross, located at 7333

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CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS DEMAND END TO ENLISTMENT BONUS PAYBACK

Lawmakers representing the Southland are joining the chorus of politicians calling on the Pentagon and the California National Guard to stop demanding repayment of enlistment bonuses that were granted incorrectly to service members. Congressman Cook has called for a House of Representatives probe into the matter and for a legislative

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD LOOKS AT RULES AND REGULATIONS

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, the water supplier for the Landers area, will hold a board meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says an audit and agency rules and regulations will be examined … The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight.

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The next regular meeting of the Joshua Tree Clean Team is set for Wednesday, October 26, meeting at Hillview and Highway 62 on the south side. They will work from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and meet for optional coffee and conversation afterwards at the Park Rock Cafe.

SCHOOL BOARD LOOKS AT A MODERNIZED SCHOOL TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District recently modernized one of its elementary schools. Reporter David Haldane says that district officials will begin tonight’s board of education meeting by showing it off… Welcome to the future. That’s the catchword for tonight’s Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting, which begins with

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Public Cemetery District will hold its regular meeting tonight (Tuesday, October 25) at 6 p.m. Among the items on the agenda, the board will review its policy on grave markers and other memorials, discuss options for shade covers for services, options for memorialization and recognition of

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HAVE COFFEE WITH YUCCA VALLEY’S MAYOR TOMORROW MORNING

Yucca Valley Mayor Bob Leone will hold “coffee with the mayor” on Wednesday, October 26, and every fourth Wednesday of the month, in the Mesquite Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Join the mayor and town staff for coffee and donuts from 8 to 9 a.m., and discuss your

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS PLAN GALA FUND-RAISER FOR “KITCHEN WITCHES” OPENING

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley is in rehearsals now for the hysterical comedy “Kitchen Witches.” The Opening Night Gala fundraiser will benefit the theatre troupe’s future productions. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… The cast and crew of “The Kitchen Witches” are cooking up some fun at rehearsals

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RELAY FOR LIFE SETS DATE FOR NEW 12-HOIUR FORMAT EVENT

Relay for Life Morongo Basin has announced the 2017 relay will be held April 1, 2017 at the Yucca Valley High School football field from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Spokesperson Cathy Inscore said, “This year, the event length has changed from a 24-hour event to an exciting 12-hour event!”

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