JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY PLAN WORKSHOP THURSDAY

Local residents have an opportunity to weigh in on the Joshua Tree Community Plan; it’s part of the bigger countywide plan. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… San Bernardino County seeks public input on the Joshua Tree Community Plan through a series of workshops. “Confirming Our Goals and Objectives” is the

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MORONGO VALLEY PLANS PUBLIC MEETINGS ON MEASURE “E” PARCEL FEE PROPOSAL

Morongo Valley voters will decide the future of paramedic and fire protection services there at the June 7 Primary Election. Labeled “Measure E,” the Community Services District worked to put the initiative on the ballot. Measure E calls for a flat $350 per parcel annual fee to replace the existing

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT EXTENSION FOR COFFEE SHOP PLAN

The developer of a new coffee shop in Twentynine Palms will ask the Planning Commission for a fourth and final extension tonight. Reporter David Haldane has more on tonight’s meeting… The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight to consider granting a fourth and final one-year extension to a coffee shop

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WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERAN DAY THIS SATURDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

A Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day event will be held Saturday, April 2, from 10 to 2 at the Joshua Tree Community Center. The event will include a patriotic tattoo contest, chili cook-off, entertainment, raffles, resources for veterans, vendors, and more food. The Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day event is

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THEATRE 29 SUMMER YOUTH THEATER APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

The Theatre 29 Summer Youth Program is well into the planning stages and applications are available now. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… Applications are now available for the Theatre 29 Summer Youth Theater program. All students who are applying must agree to be in attendance for the entire month-long program.

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ARREST IN YUCCA VALLEY AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested late Saturday night after her husband said she punched him multiple times in his head. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jennifer Wood, 28, was arguing with her husband about 11 p.m. in the 7700 block of Acoma Trail. The report states the husband attempted

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ARREST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FOR FURNISHING ALCOHOL TO MINORS

Two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Saturday for providing alcohol to minors. According to a Sheriff’s report, three teenage siblings went to a home in the 73600 block of Buena Vista Drive in Twentynine Palms about 9 p.m. Saturday. Two of the teens started drinking and playing beer pong with

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PARK TO PARK BIKE RIDE AND FESTIVAL SET FOR APRIL 30

A new event is being organized for all bicycle enthusiasts. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to register for the Park-to-Park Bike Ride and Festival… Joshua Tree National Park, the City of Twentynine Palms, and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center are co-sponsoring the Park to Park Ride

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CONSTRUCTION STARTS FOR NEW SIGN FOR SKY’S THE LIMIT

Construction has begun on a sign at the entrance to the campus of Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center in Twentynine Palms. A team of volunteers, led by Bob Carter, Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s “Old Timer of the Year” in 2015, has dug the footings for the monument sign

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GLASS OUTHOUSE GALLERY TO HOLD RECEPTION SATURDAY

The Glass Outhouse will host an opening reception for its new show, “Terra Firma,” Saturday, April 2. Featured artists are Janis Commentz and Noreen Lawlor. The reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. and the Luminators will provide live music. The Glass Outhouse is located at 77575 29

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HUMANE SOCIETY SEEKING “WOOF WALK” VENDORS

The popular “Woof Walk” event, which benefits our local no-kill Animal Shelter, is coming up at the end of April. Reporter David Knutson says vendors are being sought for the event… The Morongo Basin Humane Society runs a no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree and is seeking vendors for their

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School tennis team hosts Rancho Mirage High School at home, starting at 3:15 p.m. Also tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School tennis team will host Desert Hot Springs High School at home. First serve is at 3:15. And the

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POWER OUTAGE DARKENS TWENTYNINE PALMS, SCHOOLS STILL OPEN

Update: as of 8:30 AM, power was restored to all schools.

A power outage affected nearly 4,000 homes, schools, and businesses in the Twentynine Palms area this morning. According to Southern California Edison, the outage of unknown origin, hit at 1:22 a.m. and affected 3,987 customers. Edison crews have restored

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF USING A STUN GUN ON CHILDREN

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday after deputies learned he had been using a stun gun to discipline young children. According to a Sheriff’s report, parents of six children, ranging in age from 8 months to 11 years old, allowed a friend, Daniel Kitchens, 25, to stay with them

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WONDER VALLEY RESIDENTS LEARN ABOUT FIRE PROTECTION AND INSURANCE

Recent concerns surrounding the future of fire protection services in Wonder Valley have sparked additional fears over the ability of residents in rural communities to get and keep homeowner’s insurance and mortgages. Wonder Valley residents recently learned more about the issue from an expert. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz gives the

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SINGLE-VEHICLE ROLLOVER CRASH HOSPITALIZES MAN

A single-vehicle rollover crash in Landers sent a man to the hospital early this morning. The SUV was traveling southbound on Old Woman Springs Road about 4 a.m. when for unknown reasons, the man lost control near Valli Hi, sending the vehicle rolling into the desert on the west side

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ATTACKS A WOMAN WITH A ROCK

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Saturday after he tried to attack a woman with a rock. According to a Sheriff’s report, Bobbie Lowery, 33, was arguing with a woman in the 51800 block of Panorama Drive about 1 p.m. The woman told deputies that Lowery threw her to the

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WE TOUR ERIC BURDON’S HOUSE FOR SALE IN JOSHUA TREE

Rock icon Eric Burdon is selling his Joshua Tree home for a cool $889,000. Z107.7 Reporter David Haldane took the tour and tells what a rock star’s abode offers… The first things you notice about Eric Burden’s house are the stone alligators guarding its gate. There are more oddities inside:

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SHERIFF’S SGT. RICK MILLARD RETIRING, 20 YEARS AS DEPUTY AFTER 21 AS A MARINE

After serving with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for 20 years, Sergeant Rick Millard will be retiring Friday, April 1. Millard has worked as a deputy, corporal/detective, and sergeant here in the Morongo Basin. He started his career with the Sheriff’s Department as a volunteer with search and rescue

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY’S LOBSTERFEST

Enjoy a lobster dinner under the stars during the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s first lobsterfest near Pioneertown in April. Managing editor Tami Roleff says pass the butter… A private desert hide-away outside under the stars will be the site of the Lobsterfest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Yucca

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