ART EXHIBITION, “SPRING RENEWAL” RECEPTION TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The new downtown Twentynine Palms Art Galley exhibition “Spring Renewal” opens with a reception tomorrow. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation…

You’re invited to an opening reception for “Spring Renewal,” the spring Art in Public Places exhibition, April 7, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., held at the City of Twentynine

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY RUMMAGE SALE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold a two-day rummage sale Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8. Some of the items for sale include sports trading cards, Harley-Davidson parts for motorcycles from the 1940s and ’50s, furniture, and man-cave items. Sale hours are 9 to 1 both days at

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SPIRITUALITY AND WELLNESS TALK AT YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH TOMORROW

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will sponsor a talk on spirituality and wellness Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. The talk is free, but donations are accepted. The church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail in Yucca Valley. For more information, call Kathy Ashkins at 760-365-6331.

SENIORS OFFERED FREE TEEN TECH HELP TOMORROW

Are you still trying to figure out all those new tech devices out there? Free teen tech will be available in Yucca Valley tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you when and where… Need help setting up your cell phone, tablet or other electronic device? Want to learn how to

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Twentynine Palms High School track and field teams fell to the Rancho Mirage Rattlers yesterday. The girls were edged 70-55, and the boys 97-30. Coach Ronda Lockett-Morton said the day was not without highlights as senior Selemara Mapuatuli led the Lady Wildcat throwers to a sweep of the throws events

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SUSPECT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS DOUBLE MURDER ARRAIGNED TODAY

A Joshua Tree courtroom was filled Tuesday afternoon with family and friends, as well as Marines, of both the victims of a double murder, and the man accused of killing them. Rafael Aikens, 22, pleaded not guilty in his first court appearance since he was arrested for the murders of

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION GREEN LIGHTS CONTROVERSIAL CADIZ WATER PROJECT

The Trump administration removed a major roadblock to plans to pump ancient groundwater from the Mojave Desert east of Twentynine Palms to urban areas of Southern California. The federal Bureau of Land Management rescinded a 2015 finding that Cadiz, Inc., needed to obtain a federal permit on 43 miles of

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BEWARE THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON SCAM

Recently, some Morongo Basin residents were called by people pretending to be employees of Southern California Edison. The callers said the residents had outstanding bills, and demanded the customers make payments with prepaid cards over the telephone. Edica Gonzalez offers these tips on how to avoid being a victim of

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LANDERS WOMAN ACCUSED OF DUI AND LEAVING HER 7-MONTH-OLD BABY ALONE

A Landers woman was arrested Monday following a suspected drunk driving crash, in which officers discovered she had left her 7-month-old baby home alone. Per a Sheriff’s report, Erica Silva, 34, called 911 about 3 p.m. after she crashed her car on Winters Road near Sunburst Avenue. She told dispatchers

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VICTIM OF THREAT ARRESTED FOR WARRANTS

A Yucca Valley man who said he was threatened with a gun by his daughter’s former boyfriend was arrested Monday when deputies determined he had warrants for his arrest. Sheriff’s reports say the daughter called the Sheriff’s Department about 9:20 p.m. to report that her ex-boyfriend had broken into her

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL SELECTS TAX OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

As of April 1, the town of Yucca Valley is collecting a 1 percent sales tax, with a portion of the proceeds being used for town infrastructure and programs, and a portion to be used to lower the sewer assessment for residents. As part of the sales tax measures, the

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TO CHOOSES INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education holds a special meeting today to appoint an acting superintendent. A district spokeswoman told Z107.7 News, “The appointee will be filling in for Superintendent Tom Baumgarten who is out on ‘an extended sick leave.’” She declined to provide further details, except to

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS, LOOKS AT INFRASTRUCTURE

The regular, twice-monthly meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District is tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this preview… Three discussion items are the focus of tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District the board. First topic is on tank rehabilitation and associated costs. The second topic is covers estimated

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STAR TWIRLERS MOVING AFTER AFTER 17 YEARS

After more than 17 years of dancing at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge, the Star Twirlers Square Dance Club has lost its lease. Classes for line dance and square dance will now be held in the clubhouse at the Aztec Mobile Home Park on Church Street in Yucca Valley. The

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS TO PERFORM ABOARD TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley will perform “A Few Good Men” for the Marines aboard the Twentynine Palms Military Base this Saturday. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… “A Few Good Men” finished its run at St. Joseph’s Church in Yucca Valley with rave reviews and standing ovations.

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ESSENTIAL OILS AND SPRING PHOTO SHOW AT RAINBOW STEW

If you are wondering what essential oils are all about, Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will hold three free informational introduction classes. You’ll be able to experience the oils and see for yourself how many uses they have. Classes are set for 1 p.m. Thursday, April 6; 11 a.m. Monday,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School softball and tennis teams will host Desert Hot Springs at home. Softball and tennis both begin at 3:15 p.m. Also today, the Twentynine Palms High School softball team will travel away to Thermal to play Desert Mirage High School. First

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COUNTY DRAFTING ORDINANCE TO REGULATE VACATION HOME RENTALS

Short term or vacation rentals of private homes to out-of-towners has long been practiced by many local property owners looking for extra income. In the Morongo Basin’s unincorporated areas, the tradition has gone on unfettered, free from county oversight, permit fees, or regulations of any kind. All of that may

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RELAY FOR LIFE CALLED A SUCCESS BY ORGANIZERS

Organizers are calling the 2017 Relay for Life Morongo Basin, held at Yucca Valley High School Saturday, a success. The event leader, Cathy Inscore, said, “On behalf of the Relay for Life Morongo Basin, I would like to thank everyone who worked so diligently. Even though it was only a

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS: CONTRACTS, A TRUCK, AND SALES TAX OVERSIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the agenda ranges from service contracts to a new truck to sales tax oversight… The consent agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council includes many requests for proposals, for street sweeping to

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