A REMINDER ABOUT YOUR COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES

San Bernardino County tax collectors are issuing a reminder that Monday, December 11, is the last day to pay the first installment of property taxes to avoid a 10 percent penalty. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with information on how you can make those payments on time…

The first installment of

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LOW-INCOME SENIORS, DISABLED, MAY APPLY TO POSTPONE PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS

The state of California is once again allowing some residents to postpone paying their property taxes. Reporter Rebecca Havely says if you are low-income or disabled, you may be eligible…

There is help available if you can’t afford your property taxes. If you are at least 62 years old, or

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ELECTRIC TIME-OF-USE RATES EXPLAINED AT REACH OUT MONDAY

Do you know what the Time-of-Use rate plans are? They are the state mandated rate plans that Southern California Edison customers will begin to be switched to in 2018. Reporter Eric Knabe has where you can find out more about it…

The California Public Utilities Commission requires Southern California Edison

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TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AND LIGHT PARADE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

It just wouldn’t be Christmas in Twentynine Palms without the tree lighting ceremony and the light parade. Managing editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… The holidays in Twentynine Palms officially get underway Tuesday, December 5 with the annual tree lighting ceremony at Veterans Park, next to City Hall. The festivities

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APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR MILITARY CHILD OF THE YEAR

The deadline is fast approaching for the Military Child of the Year awards for military children between the ages 13 and 18 in each branch of the service. Reporter Rebecca Havely explains how to enter your military child…

The Military Child of the Year awards will recognize six children between

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING 6-YEAR-OLD BOY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday, accused of assaulting a 6-year-old boy. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Troy Kaukani was called to Joshua Tree Elementary School to investigate injuries to a 6-year-old boy. The boy said that Aidan Chairez, 26, his mother’s boyfriend, had hit him in the

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FATHER AND SON ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THURSDAY

A father and son were arrested in Twentynine Palms Thursday afternoon. Deputies went to a home in the 74300 block of Chemehuevi Drive just after 2 p.m. Thursday looking for Steven Carreon, 26. Carreon is believed to be one of the suspects who fled from deputies November 16 following a

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS ARRESTED FOR FORGERY

Two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Thursday, accused of forgery and identity theft. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 7500 block of Sage Avenue in Yucca Valley about 5:20 p.m. Thursday for a report of identity theft. The caller said his 17-year-old son’s wallet had been

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FIRST AND LAST SUPERMOON OF 2017 ON SUNDAY

When the full moon rises tomorrow, it will be the first—and last—super moon of 2017. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains why it’s a super moon and when to watch it…

Due to a little-understood optical effect called the moon illusion, the full moon can seem huge when rising behind distant

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY HOLDS ANNUAL FAIR

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold its annual fine art and craft fair today, December 2, from 9 to 2. Families are invited to come visit with Santa and enjoy hot chocolate and candy canes from 10 to 1. An opening art reception of Mojave Memories is set for

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YUCCA V ALLEY HIGH SCHOOL WASHINGTON D.C. BENEFIT CONCERT

Yucca Valley High School will host a benefit concert today, December 2 with singer/songwriter Gene Evaro Jr. to raise money for the high school select choir’s trip to Washington, D.C. A community arts and crafts fair will take place at 3 p.m. before the concert. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with

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NEW EXHIBITION AT GALLERY 62

Gallery 62’s newest exhibition, High Desert Holidays, is now on display at the art gallery. The show features the artwork of dozens of artists with a variety of work priced at under $100. Signature artists are Valerie Davis with wands, jewelry, and paintings, and Laurie Shafer with clothing, scarves, and

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SECRETS OF CONTENTMENT REVEALED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

How to live a satisfying life, even in difficult times, will be explored at Lifetree Café Sunday. Managing editor Tami Roleff says participants will explore contentment… The host of Lifetree Cafe, Brad White-Findeisen, says, “In this season when it’s supposed to be about love, joy, peace and giving, the reality

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IMPROV COMEDY WORKSHOP AT RAINBOW STEW SUNDAY

An improv comedy workshop will be held 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, December 3, at Rainbow Stew. Presented by Tami Wood and Bob Rufer, participants will explore self-awareness through improv tools, games, and exercises. The cost is $20 and reservations are required. Call 760-774-2553 for more information.

BOXOHOUSE TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE FOR ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

BoxoHouse will hold an open house Sunday for its current artist-in-residence. With details, here’s managing editor Tami Roleff…

Join BoxoHouse’s current artist-in-residence under the full moon Sunday for an open house and performance. Johanna Wagner has spent several weeks in Joshua Tree drawing, painting, photographing, and making videos. Her open

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING 6-YEAR-OLD BOY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday, accused of assaulting a 6-year-old boy. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Troy Kaukani was called to Joshua Tree Elementary School to investigate injuries to a 6-year-old boy. The boy said Aidan Chairez, 26, had hit him in his head and pulled his

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FATHER AND SON ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THURSDAY

A father and son were arrested in Twentynine Palms Thursday afternoon. Deputies went to a home in the 74300 block of Chemehuevi Drive just after 2 p.m. Thursday looking for Steven Carreon, 26. Carreon is believed to be one of the suspects who fled from deputies November 16 following a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN GETS 22 YEARS FOR SHOOTING AND KILLING ANOTHER MAN

The Twentynine Palms man who pleaded guilty to shooting another man almost four years ago was sentenced to 22 years in state prison Thursday. Raymond Burney, 55, was arguing with Wayne Kerr, 55, in the 6300 block of Palmview Avenue when Burney pulled out a gun and shot Kerr in

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CRAFTS, SANTA, AND REAL SNOW AT THE YUCCA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER TOMORROW

Enjoy real snow, visits with Santa, and holiday craft fair shopping, at the Yucca Valley Community Center on Saturday, December 2. Reporter Eric Knabe has all the details…

Catch the spirit of the season at the Town of Yucca Valley’s Holiday Craft Faire, December 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00

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YUCCA VALLEY SENIORS HOSTS YUCCA VALLEY ELEMENTARY TALENT SHOW TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Senior Club is sponsoring a fundraiser for the music department of the Yucca Valley Elementary School. The Yucca Valley Elementary Holiday Talent Show is tomorrow, Saturday, December 2, at the Yucca Valley Senior Center from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free for children 10 and

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