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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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE DINNER THIS SUNDAY

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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GODDESSES AND ANGELS AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

Two events at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley tomorrow.

A cross-cultural presentation about the future of the goddess movement is the final class in a series in the Women’s Heritage Project. Led by docu-filmmaker Meloney Hudson, the class will be held at Rainbow Stew on Saturday, July 22, starting

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DOORS TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Now in its third season, tonight’s Tortoise Rock Casino Live at the Rock free concert pays tribute to The Doors. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on tonight’s electric tribute to psychedelic rock and blues…There’s a reason the music of Jim Morrison and The Doors still matters 45 years after his

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CAR WASH TOMORROW FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL COLOR GUARD

Come out tomorrow and bring those dirty cars and trucks to support the Yucca Valley High School Color Guard. The Color Guard is hosting a car wash at Yucca Valley High school on Sage Avenue from 9-1 tomorrow, Saturday, July 22. Tickets are $5; all donations are accepted. The money

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MAJOR ROADWORK ON THE YUCCA GRADE STARTS MONDAY

Get ready for possible delays going down the Yucca Grade for the rest of the year. Two years ago, CalTrans installed temporary delineators between east- and westbound lanes on Highway 62 in Morongo Valley to reduce the number of head-on crashes. The project has been deemed a success, and starting

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COST OF SENIOR NATIONAL PARK PASS GOING FROM $10 TO $80 NEXT MONTH

A National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands “Senior Pass” gives U.S. citizens age 62 and older lifetime access to more than 2,000 sites and parks. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says get yours now before the price goes up—way up…

A Senior Pass to America’s national parks has been a very reasonable

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PIONEERTOWN’S PAPPY AND HARRIET’S IN TOP 50 AMERICAN MUSIC VENUES

Courtesy Pappy and Harriet’s

A local honky-tonk has been named one of the top 50 American music venues by the online review site Yelp. Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown was ranked at number 17 in the list, ahead of concert halls such as the Troubadour in West Hollywood, at

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ADVENTURES IN ENGINEERING AT JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree library will present “Adventures in Engineering” this Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said the program will mark the end of this year’s summer reading program…

The final program in the Joshua Tree library’s summer reading programs for adults is Adventures in Engineering. Ron Robillard will discuss his

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ARRESTS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN JOSHUA TREE AND YUCCA VALLEY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday after he rolled a wheel into his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jamal Middleton, 31, had been arguing with his wife over several days over their car and recently purchased wheels. On Tuesday, Middleton allegedly pushed a wheel into his wife, causing

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