TEEN DATING CLASS OFFERED THIS WEEK

Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services is hosting a class on teen dating; violence and sexual assault awareness. Here with all the details is reporter Rebecca Havely… Teens will be given tips on how they can create healthy relationships and on what red flags lead to violence in a relationship. There

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VAN CRASHED INTO POWER POLE IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY MORNING

A woman was injured early Saturday morning when a van crashed into a power pole in Yucca Valley. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, the large passenger van was westbound on Onaga Trail, just west of Sage Avenue about 4 a.m., when, for unknown reasons, the van left

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A RED TENT GATHERING FOR WOMEN AT RAINBOW STEW

Rainbow Stew will have a Red Tent women’s gathering tonight. Reporter Eric Knabe fills in the details… Rainbow Stew present a Red Tent women’s gathering 7 p.m. Monday, July 24. It will be an evening of the new moon with meditation, sharing, drumming, and song. You are asked to bring

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A BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, July 25, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Blood donors are especially needed to help fill a nationwide shortage. All blood types are needed. Donors will receive incentives. Those aged

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CHOIRS NEEDED FOR GOSPEL CHOIR COMPETITION

Gospel choirs are invited to sign up for a singing competition in Twentynine Palms in September. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… A gospel music choir competition is set for September, and organizers are looking for choirs to participate. Each choir will perform, and then a collection will

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERING A VOLLEYBALL CLINIC

The Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department and Twentynine Palms High School volleyball coaches will be offering a volleyball clinic to girls and boys entering fourth through seventh grades. The clinic will teach the fundamentals of the game as well as specific skills to help participants play the game with

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TILES AVAILABLE FOR THEATRE 29 SERENITY GARDEN

Theatre 29 has big plans for its new Serenity Patio just to the east of the theater building. This area includes a giant Simi Dabah sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that you, too, can be

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JULY TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE SUMMER SALAD SUPPER

If you enjoy eating and learning about good food, and meeting new people—and who doesn’t—reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report on the Transition Joshua Tree Local Food Program…

Transition Joshua Tree holds its community dinner and produce giveaway on Sunday, July 23 starting at 6 p.m. at the Community United

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WARNING ABOUT THE MEDICAL ALERT SCAM

Scam artists continue to rip off residents of our Morongo Basin. Reporter Sara Snyder warns about the “Medical Alert” scam…

A new twist to the telemarketing scam. With promises of a “free” medical alert system, the scam targeted seniors and caretakers and claimed to be offering the system free of

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST SPECIAL AT JOSHUA TREE VFW SUNDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up Cindy’s pancake breakfast special Sunday from 8 to 11 a.m. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

SKY’S THE LIMIT OBSERVITORY OFFERS ASTRONOMY CLASS

Our Morongo Basin is blessed with some of the darkest night skies, and best views of space found anywhere on the continent. For anyone who wants to know more about the objects we see up there, Sky’s The Limit observatory offers a hands-on learning opportunity. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says this

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SOUND BATH AT RAINBOW STEW SUNDAY

Feel good from the inside out with a sound bath. Rainbow Stew will hold a sound bath using quartz crystal bowls, Tibetan prayer bells, and more. Bring a pad, pillow, and water; please, no small children, pets, or cell phones. A suggested donation is $10. The sound bath will be

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FREE CONCERT IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS SATURDAY

A free concert will be held tonight in Desert Hot Springs with your invitation here’s reporter Anthony Abraria…

A La Quinta-based reggae band that will be performing at the Desert Oasis Music Festival in October will give a free concert Saturday in Desert Hot Springs. MoZaiq combines the influences of

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STAR PARTY TONIGHT AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, July 22. The event begins at 8:45 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights of the night sky include the summer Milky

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WITH A CRITICAL BLOOD SHORTAGE, A BLOOD DRIVE AT WAL-MART TOMORROW

The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors of all types. During the last two months, about 61,000 fewer donations were given, causing a significant draw-down of the Red Cross blood supply, as blood donations are being

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CALTRANS KICKS OFF PUBLIC SAFETY CAMPAIGN

You’ve seen the billboards along Highway 62 and Interstate 10: a face with tire treads on it and the message “You’ll never know who you run into: Look Both Ways.” CalTrans officially kicked off a public safety campaign called Look Both Ways. Accidents involving pedestrians and vehicles have risen in

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SOUTHERN ROCK BAND AT YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT

Bring your family and friends down to the Yucca Valley Community Center ball field Saturday night to enjoy the country rock sounds of the summer concert series. Managing editor Tami Roleff says this weekend’s band is Southbound…

Southbound is a southern rock band that plays rock hits from the ’60s,

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of beating up his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 7100 block of Seymour Drive about 1 a.m. A neighbor heard a woman screaming and said a man, later identified as Kelly Macon, 33, was

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MORONGO BASIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY MOVIE SERIES CONTINUES TONIGHT

Hang out on the edge of your seat and under the stars this Friday night at the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s movie series. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more…

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Friday night movie series under the stars spotlights Hollywood gems with local ties. This Friday, July 21,

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FISH AND CHIPS AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up a fish and chips dinner tonight, (Friday, July 21) from 4 to 6 p.m. Two pieces of fish are $7; three pieces are $8. Sunday’s breakfast is Cindy’s pancake breakfast special from 8 to 11 a.m. And don’t

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