TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL IN SPECIAL SESSION MONDAY

The Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a special meeting 4 p.m. Monday, June 6. On the agenda, councilmembers will be asked to approve a routine item to align the city’s election with the statewide election in November. The council will also be asked to approve a new contract to

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CEREAL DONATION FOOD DRIVE KICKS OFF TODAY

A cereal donation food drive kicks off today. Managing editor Tami Roleff says it is a joint effort… Let’s get serious about cereal. Hi-Desert Medical Center, Hi-Desert Publishing Co., and Z107.7 are sponsoring a cereal food drive June 3 through June 10. Local businesses will have donation bins for customers

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING FROM CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE TOMORROW

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 4, will be Food for Life’s first day serving their meal from Church of the Nazarene in Twentynine Palms. Turn south on 49 Palms Road across from Del Taco, go straight and you’ll be in the parking lot of the church. Food for Life will be serving

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MORONGO VALLEY CASINO NIGHT TO BENEFIT FIRE DEPARTMENT

A casino night fundraiser in Morongo Valley tomorrow will benefit the Fire Department. Reporter Mike Lipsitz puts it all on red… Attention high rollers, card sharks, lucky beginners and everyone in between. Dust off your good luck charms. This Saturday, June 4, is casino night in the Covington Park multipurpose

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BOXOHOUSE OPEN HOUSE FOR WRITER IN RESIDENCE

BoxoHOUSE is holding an open house for a writer in residence. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Saturday June 4 BoxoHOUSE will present their writer in residence Antoine Vigne from 5 to 7 p.m. For the past few weeks Vigne has been working on his third novel, which he is

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ CONCERT TOMORROW

The music department at Yucca Valley High School will present its annual jazz concert Saturday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school’s multi-purpose room. This will be the final performance for jazz band seniors Jessica Fairfield, Nathan Lafferty, Heather Meyer, Jeremy Napier, Cloie Nolte, Hannah Shepherd, and Chandra

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LAST LANDERS MARKETPLACE OF THE SEASON FOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will have their yard sale in Landers tomorrow for the last time this season. Reporter David Knutson joins us… The last marketplace/yard sale of the season for the Morongo Basin Historical Society will take place on Saturday, June 4. Featured items include DVDs, books, home

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A CAUTIONARY TALE ABOUT RENTING OUT PARTY VENUES

A complaint about a Joshua Tree vacation rental being used as a special event venue for weddings has resulted in a warning to the owner by the county. In May, a listener contacted Z1077 News about homes at 59729 and 59727 Melton Trail being used and marketed as a venue

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER MEETING PART 1 OF 2: SURPRISE OBJECTIONS TO WATER PLAN

In recent weeks, Joshua Basin Water District General Manager Kurt Sauer has made impassioned pleas for public input on the agency’s draft urban water management plan. At last night’s meeting, much to everyone’s surprise, he got it. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz explains in this first part of a two-part story…

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SMALL FIRE IN YUCCA MESA THURSDAY MORNING

Firefighters were called to a small fire early this morning. About 5:40 a.m., Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Valley firefighters responded to a small structure fire near Aberdeen and Balsa Avenues. The fire was in a room filled with gaming equipment that was attached to one of the two

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JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY PRESENTS “SHREK, THE MUSICAL”

Joshua Tree Elementary school will perform “Shrek The Musical, Jr.” Reporter Rebecva Havely has all the details… The students at Joshua Tree Elementary school will present, for one night only, “Shrek The Musical Jr.,” on Friday June 3. This family-friendly show is for all ages. The musical comedy follows the

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LAST WEEKEND FOR “DON’T HUG ME, I’M PREGNANT” AT THEATRE 29

The hysterically funny musical comedy, “Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant” finishes up its run at Theatre 29 with two final performances this weekend. “Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant” is set in a little bar called “The Bunyan” in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota. Clara, played by Kylie Robinson, is 8 1/2 months

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER AQUATICS PROGRAM STARTS JUNE 20

Swim lessons will be starting soon in Yucca Valley as the Town of Yucca Valley gets ready for its summer aquatic program. Reporter David Knutson dives in with details… The Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department will begin their summer aquatics programs on June 20 at the Yucca Valley Community

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HOME ENERGY EDUCATION WORKSHOP OFFERED THIS MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, June 6. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

SCIENCE CAMP A RITE OF PASSAGE FOR AREA SIXTH GRADERS

Even while local sixth graders are getting back from their annual science camp experience, fund-raising is already beginning for next year. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look… For sixth-grade students throughout Morongo Basin, science camp is akin to a rite of passage. Often, it’s the first time a child

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET JUNE 10

The local chapter of the California Retired Teachers Association will meet for potluck lunch on Friday, June 10, at 10:00 a.m. at the home of Marty Snider, at 60533 La Brisa Drive, in Joshua Tree. This will be CalRTA’s final meeting before summer hiatus. Meetings will resume in September. Please

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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT’S IN YUCCA VALLEY

Yucca Valley Recreation will host slow-pitch softball tournaments. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you when and how to sign up… The Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department will host two slow pitch softball tournaments in July. The men’s tournament will be held July 5-8, and the co-ed tournament July 18-21

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SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS ARMED ROBBERIES

Sheriff’s investigators have arrested two Marines in connection with three armed robberies in Twentynine Palms since Sunday. On Sunday about 9:30 p.m., the Motel 6 was robbed by one suspect wearing a mask over his face, who displayed a handgun, demanded money, and then fled on foot to a car

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER HEARS FROM LAFCO, CONSIDERS WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Joshua Basin Water District Board has a full plate for their meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said they will hear from LAFCO, look at a draft water management plan, and consider budgets… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, attendees will hear from the Executive Director of

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TWO ARRESTS AFTER TWO INCIDENTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two Twentynine Palms men accused of felony spouse abuse were arrested in separate incidents Monday. According to Sheriff’s reports, deputies were called about 12:20 a.m. early Monday morning for a report of a loud argument in the 6400 block of Desert Queen Avenue. Kiara Williams, 22, told deputies that her

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