29 PALMS ART GALLERY CLASSES TOMORROW

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold two art classes Friday, September 18. The first class is from 4 to 6 p.m., and is geared toward youth ages 5 to 17. Artist Hiroko Momii will cover how to design with negative and positive space. The second class, from 6:30 to

…View Full Story…

ARTIST TALK AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SATURDAY

Krista Wargo will talk about her artwork currently on exhibit at the Joshua Tree library on Saturday, September 19 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wargo brings a fresh and startling perspective to her paintings of desert landscapes. Light refreshments will be served at this free event. The exhibit and talk

…View Full Story…

SWING DANCE CLASSES OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley will be offering swing dance classes. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells how to have some great fun learning the energetic steps of the distinctive dance style… The Yucca Valley Community Services Department has added dance classes to its enrichment programs. Instructor Chris Perry leads two classes.

…View Full Story…

PULLED PORK DINNER AT JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree VFW will be serving up a pulled pork dinner for $8 from 4 to 7 p.m.

SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

There will be a distribution of surplus food on Friday September 18 at Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive in Yucca Valley, from 10 am to noon.

TWENTYNINE PALMS UNITED METHODIST WOMEN’S RETREAT SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms United Methodist Women will hold a spiritual growth retreat Saturday, September 19. Pastor Peggy Ventris of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church will be the guest speaker. Registration and breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by worship, workshops, and lunch. RSVP by calling 760-367-7338.

SHERIFF’S SEARCH AND RESCUE “DESERT RUN” SIGN-UPS AVAILABLE

The annual “Desert Run” fund-raiser top support the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers is planned for October 2 through 4. Reporter David Knutson tells you how to sign-up… It’s that time of year again. The Morongo Basin Search and Rescue team is holding an off-road fund raiser event at Means

…View Full Story…

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan cross-country team will participate in the Woodbridge Invitational meet. The first event starts at 8 a.m.

4.5 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HITS BIG BEAR

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit at 9:10 this morning about 8 miles south of Big Bear Lake. The shallow earthquake was centered near Horse Meadow, just south of Barton Flats, where the Lake fire burned in June. Residents felt it as far away as La Quinta and Beaumont, and said

…View Full Story…

ARSON BLAMED FOR FIRE IN VACANT YUCCA VALLEY OFFICE

Fire investigators were called to a fire in a vacant building in Yucca Valley last night. About 9:30 p.m., firefighters responded to the 58200 block of 29 Palms Highway for an audible fire alarm. Smoke had filled the building, but when firefighters opened the doors, the smoke dispersed; the building’s

…View Full Story…

TODDLER AND MOM ESCAPE INJURY IN YUCCA VALLEY ROLL-OVER, BUT NOT A TICKET

A woman and her toddler escaped serious injury when their vehicle hydroplaned and overturned on Old Woman Springs Road about 1 p.m. yesterday. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the unidentified driver hit water on the road near San Juan Road and hydroplaned before going off the highway and rolling over.

…View Full Story…

CHP WANTS YOUR CHILD SAFETY SEAT TO BE SAFE

This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week, and the California Highway Patrol reminds motorists that children are required by law to ride in the back seat of a vehicle, in either a booster seat or car seat, until they are 8 years old, or are 4 feet, 9 inches

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS FUTURE FOR THE HIGHWAY

Measure I is a county sales tax that municipal governments can use for transportation projects. In order to use the funds, local governments must identify projects and estimate the costs of the projects every year. At last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council approved a resolution

…View Full Story…

13-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED AFTER BEATING HIS MOTHER

A Yucca Valley boy who didn’t want to go to school Monday was arrested and sent to juvenile hall after he beat up his mother. According to a Sheriff’s report, the mother called law enforcement about 7 a.m. for help in getting her 13-year-old son to go to school. The

…View Full Story…

SCHOOL BOARD IN A SLAM-BANG SESSION LAST NIGHT

Deficit budgets, teacher turnover, military children, test results, and solar project progress all supplemented the agendized business of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education, which was dispatched in slam-bang fashion at Tuesday night’s meeting. Dan Stork reports… Morongo Unified School District Assistant Superintendent Sharon Flores presented the unaudited

…View Full Story…

SALTON SEA STINK ALERT ISSUED FOR TODAY

A stink alert has been issued for the Salton Sea. The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued an odor advisory that extends through today. The smell of rotten eggs is expected to hit the Coachella Valley due to elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide, the gas associated with natural processes

…View Full Story…

CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS PLAGUED WITH A RASH OF ILLEGAL DUMPING

During the past two weeks, the City of Twentynine Palms has experienced a rash of illegal dumping in the southeast portion of the City. One site was in the vicinity of Wilshire Avenue and Baseline Road, and one was a half mile above Sahara Avenue and Morning Drive. Each of

…View Full Story…

SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION ON THE HIGHWAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

An ADA sidewalk infill project is underway in the City of Twentynine Palms. The CalTrans project is along State Route 62 on both ends of the downtown area from the east side of Cienega Drive to Palo Verde Avenue, and the west side of Bullion Avenue to Oasis Avenue. “K”

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA BASIN WATER TO REVISIT INACTIVE METER CHARGES TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District board meets tonight. Inactive meter charges and conservation dominate the agenda. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look… At tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, management is recommending the board move forward with plans to charge for inactive meter accounts. If

…View Full Story…

SIGNING OF THE CONSTITUTION TO BE NOTED TOMORROW

A celebration commemorating the 228th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution will be held at 1 p.m. Tomorrow, Thursday, September 17. In Philadelphia, the Liberty Bell will ring at 4 p.m. Eastern time. The Cahuilla Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution urges residents to ring bells

…View Full Story…