PROTECT YOUR DOG AGAINST PARVOVIRUS

If your dog contracts the parvovirus it can be hard to eradicate. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has some helpful hints…

Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious disease that is often fatal, especially for young puppies. Parvo is prevalent in the Morongo Basin, and the Yucca Valley Animal Shelter receives calls

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF HITTING FATHER WITH PIPE

A 21-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly hit his father with a pipe. Deputies were called to the 55900 block of Navajo Trail following an argument between the two men about 3 p.m. After an investigation, Steven Levitt was arrested on suspicion of assault with a

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PAN HANDLERS STEAL CASH FROM WOMAN IN JOSHUA TREE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of strong arm robbery Thursday evening. About 6:20, a woman was approached in the 61800 block of 29 Palms Highway in downtown Joshua Tree by pan handlers for money for food. The woman took out $10 to give to them, and the unidentified

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MENTAL HEALTH HELP AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN

Early identification of mental illness could change a child’s life; with more here’s assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz…

Untreated mental health problems impact children, families, schools and communities. Assessing and addressing problems at a young age improves a child’s quality of life and his or her chance to succeed. Early Identification

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR COMEDY “KITCHEN WITCHES”

This is the final weekend of “Kitchen Witches,” performed by The St. Joseph’s Players. For the final weekend, the production company offers a special two-show deal. Come see the hysterical comedy tonight or tomorrow, and buy tickets in advance for the next production, “A Few Good Men,” and get $1

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY EXHIBITION AND RECEPTION

The 29 Palms Art Gallery’s newest exhibition is a holiday mini show with original art by guild members. The art in this show is 12×12 inches or smaller, with prices to match. In addition to the mini show, guild members are on display in the Pickering Room. The featured artist

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TONIGHT

Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center invites stargazers to enjoy the desert night sky tomorrow (Saturday, December 3) at a free event from 5:30 until about 9:30 p.m. A tour of cosmic wonders in the early winter sky will include Venus, a crescent Moon, and Mars, all of which

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FATAL CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FRIDAY MORNING

A woman was killed and a man critically injured in a head-on crash in Twentynine Palms early this morning. According to CHP Officer Randy O’Brien, Samantha Reyes, 19, was driving a gray 2006 Toyota Tundra pickup truck southbound on Lear Avenue at a speed greater than 55 miles per hour,

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WONDER VALLEY HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE THURSDAY NIGHT

A Wonder Valley home is a total loss following a fire Thursday night. Firefighters were called to the 3100 block of Shelton Road at 11:37 where they found the 2-story home 50 percent involved with flames when they arrived. Due to a lack of water in the area, the fire

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JURY DECIDING THE FATE OF MAN ACCUSED OF SETTING WOMAN ON FIRE, KILLING HER

A Yucca Valley man was convicted Thursday of the 2011 torture and burning death of his ex-girlfriend, Maria Banuelos. A Rancho Cucamonga jury found 43-year-old Hector Meza guilty of one count of first degree murder, with the jury finding true the special circumstances that the murder was committed during the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF MOLESTING TWO YOUNG CHILDREN

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of sexual molestation of two young children. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called about 2 p.m. to Bannock Trail in Yucca Valley for a report that Joshua Jackson, 23, had touched a 4-year-old and 6-year-old child in a sexual manner.

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CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER ACCUSED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS RAPE

A convicted sex offender was arrested Wednesday evening, accused of rape. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, a woman went to the Sheriff’s station in Joshua Tree about 4 p.m. Wednesday to say that she had been raped a couple days earlier at an unidentified location on Two

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GO TAKE A HIKE, WITH THE MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST TOMORROW

Breathtaking views and some heavy breathing are guaranteed on Saturday’s hike with the Mojave Desert Land Trust. Reporter Mike Lipsitz laces up his hiking boots … Join the Mojave Desert Land Trust for a guided hike in the Sand to Snow National Monument this Saturday, December 3 from 8 a.m.

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CADIZ INC. RAISES MONEY FOR CONTROVERSIAL GROUNDWATER TRANSFER PLAN

Cadiz Inc. has raised more than $9 million to be used to advance the company’s environmentally controversial project to transfer groundwater from east of Twentynine Palms to parts of south Orange County. The cash was raised in a in a public stock offering held Thursday. Money from the sale can

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR “KITCHEN WITCHES” AT ST. JOSEPHS CHURCH

The St. Joseph’s Players offers the comedy “Kitchen Witches” for one final weekend and offers a two-show deal. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… December 3 and 4, come see the hysterical comedy “Kitchen Witches,” and get a two-show deal. The St. Joseph’s Players spring show, “A Few Good Men”

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LOCAL RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

California Retired Teachers Association will meet on Friday, December 9, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will share in some holiday spirit as The Twentynine Palm High School Select Choir, under the direction of Mr. Michael Mayes, entertains them with its

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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA BREAKFAST TOMORROW

It’s time for Pancakes! Served from 8am to 11 am at The First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association located at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. Seven Bucks gets you all your breakfast favorites served by your local favorites.

FREE CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church will hold a free gospel concert Saturday, December 3, at 6 p.m. All are welcome. The church is located at 8035 Church Street in Yucca Valley.

TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY EXHIBITION AND RECEPTION

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will open an exhibition with a reception this Sunday. Managing editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… The 29 Palms Art Gallery’s newest exhibition is a holiday mini show with original art by guild members. The art in this show is 12×12 inches or smaller, with

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat boys basketball team traveled to Rancho Mirage High School to play the Brawley Wildcats in the Rancho Mirage invitational. Twentynine Palms was victorious with a 81-67 score. Coach T.J. Stanford said Twentynine Palms will have a home game Tuesday, December 6, against Cathedral City.

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