TWENTYNINE PALMS CHILD CARE WORKER PLEADS GUILTY TO MISDEMEANOR CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor child abuse. According to San Bernardino County court records, Pamela Cadwallader, 62, who was an employee at the Child Development Center on board the Combat Center, accepted a plea bargain Friday for one count of misdemeanor child abuse for physically punishing

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER TRYING TO REGISTER A STOLEN CAR

Two people were arrested Thursday, accused of trying to register a stolen vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, Amber Long, 33, and Kurt Hampton, 33, went to the Department of Motor Vehicles in Twentynine Palms about 11 a.m. to register a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix. The DMV clerk determined the

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TWO ACCUSED OF CONSPIRING TO STEAL FROM WAL-MART

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested Thursday, accused of conspiring to steal from Walmart. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was called to Walmart about 5 p.m. for a report that a man, later identified as Brian Laufer, 35, was in the store and cutting open packages of X-box

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PLANNING WORKSHOP TOMORROW AFTERNOON

The Yucca Valley Town Council will start updating its strategic plan this fall. The Town Council has requested a series of workshops to discuss some issues and priorities to include in the next strategic plan. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold

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AUDITIONS FOR “INTO THE WOODS” AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Open auditions are tonight for “Into the Woods,” the next big Broadway musical slated for Theatre 29’s season. Veteran director Charles Harvey is seeking a cast of 16 musical performers. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast break down…

The cast of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods” consists of a

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WE REVIEW ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS “A FEW GOOD MEN” IN YUCCA VALLEY

The St. Joseph’s Players community theater of Yucca Valley had its opening night gala for “A Few Good Men” last Friday. The Aaron Sorkin play—later made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Tom Cruise—revolves around the court-martial of two U.S. Marines charged with the murder of a fellow soldier. Reporter David

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NESTING HAWKS CLOSE CLIMBING AREA IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A pair of nesting red-tailed hawks has temporarily closed some climbing routes in Joshua Tree National Park. Park Superintendent David Smith announced that all public entry and activities in the area described as Morongo Man Cliffs—about one-half mile northwest of the Split Rock parking lot—are prohibited during the hawks’ nesting

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CLIMBING FORUM WEDNESDAY

Attention climbers and rock climbing supporters: Joshua Tree National Park will host a public meeting about climbing in the park this Wednesday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you when and where…

Joshua Tree National Park will host a public meeting Wednesday, March 8, to discuss climbing in the park. The

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PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME TOMORROW AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

The Joshua Tree Library holds preschool story time Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. This program is for children ages 3 to 5 and allows children to socialize, sing songs, and make simple crafts. For more information, call the library at 760-366-8615.

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL WINS CIF DIVISION, STATE HOME GAME WEDNESDAY

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team faced the St. Paul Swordsman from Santa Fe Springs in a Southern Section CIF Division 3A final Saturday. The Wildcats held on in a gritty game and won the division in overtime, 70-68. D’Shaun Barrett scored 29 points and Adam Bell had

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School softball team will travel away to Cathedral City. First pitch is at 3:30 p.m. Also tomorrow, the Joshua Springs baseball team will host Temecula Prep from Winchester. The game starts at 3:30 p.m.

ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS MONDAY

District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday, March 6. Staff representatives will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with state government.

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW COST ANIMAL SERVICE LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in March for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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CALL FOR ART FOR REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE EXHIBITION

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley is putting out a call for art for its annual Reduce, Reuse, Recycle art exhibition. Art intake is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9 through 11 at the museum. An opening reception is set for March 18 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, March 10, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on White Feather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will be joined by mythologist and storyteller, Catherine Svehla, Ph.D., who will demonstrate the relevance of mythology to contemporary life by sharing and discussing a

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OPEN AUDITIONS TONIGHT AT THEATRE 29 FOR “INTO THE WOODS”

Open auditions are tomorrow for “Into the Woods,” the next big Broadway musical slated for Theatre 29’s season. Managing editor Tami Roleff says veteran director Charles Harvey is seeking a cast of 16 musical performers…

The cast of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods” consists of 16 performers, most of

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ROAD CLOSURES PLANNED FOR “BACK ROAD TO VEGAS”

Travelers who plan to take “the back roads” to Las Vegas in March, take note: several roads will be closed to all traffic between noon and 10 p.m. between through March 18 while Union Pacific upgrades the railroad tracks. The Kelbaker Road crossing at Kelso will be closed March 4.

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CMC CASINO NITE

Whether you’re a player or a sponsor, everyone’s a winner at the Copper Mountain College Alumni Association’s upcoming Casino Nite. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says win or lose, it doesn’t matter when it’s all for fun and for a good cause…

Attention high rollers, card sharks, lucky beginners and everyone in

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FREE PROGRAMS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TONIGHT

Joshua Tree National Park will hold two ranger-led talks tonight. At the amphitheater in the Jumbo Rocks campground, learn about Keys Ranch and the people who made the desert their home. At the amphitheater in the Cottonwood campground, learn how plants, animals and people are able to survive in the

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THEATER 29’S “DISNEY’S MARY POPPINS”

Tickets are still available for Theatre 29’s production of “Mary Poppins.” Managing editor Tami Roleff says don’t miss out on this latest 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 a

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