TAROT CARD CLASS AT RAINBOW STEW

Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will host a series of classes on taking the mystery out of tarot card readings. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has the details… Tarot card reader and teacher Phyllis Lyte will be teaching a series of classes on the meaning behind tarot cards and how people can

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET FRIDAY; RSVP TODAY

At the California Retired Teachers Association March 9 meeting, they celebrated their 42nd anniversary and reported 17,662 hours of volunteer service this past year. The next meeting is Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. in the Helen Grey Center, 6601 White Feather Road, on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree.

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PROPERTY TAX 2ND INSTALLMENT DEADLINE TOMORROW

Have you made your property tax payment yet? Managing editor Tami Roleff says time’s running out… Tuesday, April 10, is the last day to pay the second installment of property taxes to avoid a penalty. You can pay your property tax in any of several ways: In person, by mail,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats track team hosted its first meet of the season against De Anza League foe Rancho Mirage Thursday. Coach Ronda Lockett-Morton said the team fell short to the Rattlers: varsity boys, 71-37, junior varsity boys, 68-36, and varsity girls 69-50, but had numerous outstanding individual

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PROPERTY TAXES DUE TUESDAY

Have you made your property tax payment yet? Managing editor Tami Roleff says time’s running out…

Tuesday, April 10, is the last day to pay the second installment of property taxes to avoid a penalty. You can pay your property tax in any of several ways: In person, by mail,

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HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP MONDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, April 9. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be from 9:30 to 3:30 at the Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway Road in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

TUG OF WAR CONTEST

What do you get when you cross a bunch of U.S. Marines, with the Los Angeles Police Department, and Sheriff Deputies from L.A. and San Bernardino for a competition that’s all guts and no guns? You get one heck of a Tug-of-War. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says to save the date

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PREPARE FOR END OF LIFE CARE WITH AN ADVANCE DIRECTIVE

More than 90 percent of people think it’s important to have conversations about end-of-life care with their loved ones, yet fewer than 30 percent have done so. Reporter Rebecca Havely offers some tips on how to get started…

Planning for accidents or a sudden illness may feel awkward, but conversations

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STATE PROGRAM HELPS FINANCE HOME RENOVATIONS

A state-enabled financing program helps homeowners pay for expensive improvements to their homes, such as new windows doors, solar, and heating and air conditioning systems. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more about the HERO program…

Since 2013, more than 200 Yucca Valley homeowners have taken advantage of the Home Energy

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports Monday, the Yucca Valley High School baseball team hosts Coachella Valley High School at home. First pitch is at 3:30 p.m. The Yucca Valley High School softball game against Coachella Valley that was originally scheduled for March 22 has been changed to tomorrow, starting at 3:30

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Sunday’s 4 p.m. discussion will be about illegal immigration. Reporter Tanisha Cureton has the details… The debate and national division surrounding immigration policy has been an on-going topic. The program titled

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LEARN TO GARDEN WITH LESS WATER USING WICKING BEDS

Transition Joshua Tree will host a workshop Sunday on how to create and use wicking beds for gardening. With his gloves and trowel, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman… Wicking beds use much less water than standard watering systems, making them perfect for desert gardening. A water reservoir below the surface of

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CONVICTED FELON ARRESTED AFTER HE WAS FOUND WITH AMMUNITION

A Yucca Valley convicted felon was arrested Thursday after he was found with ammunition. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a probation compliance inspection on Jesus Baez, 37, in the 6300 block of Balboa Avenue in Yucca Valley about 5 p.m. The deputy located a stolen 2003 Audi

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REGGAE MUSIC AT YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER SATURDAY

Come enjoy the happy sounds of reggae music at the Yucca Valley Senior Center Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff says “let’s get together and feel alright” … Be prepared to stand up and dance Saturday night to the reggae music of the dynamic group Lamour and the Mystik Band, as

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TWO ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF STOLEN VEHICLE

Two people were arrested Thursday after they were found with a stolen vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 7500 block of Sherman Hoyt Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 7 a.m. after a resident found two license plates in the bushes. The responding deputy found the

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STAR PARTY TONIGHT AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center invites stargazers to enjoy the desert night sky tonight. A variety of telescopes will be available for guests to view the incredible cosmic sights. Here’s reporter Tanisha Cureton with your invitation… The winte Milky Way is setting in the west as the spring

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB HOSTS CHARITY DESSERT PARTY AND AUCTION

The Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Desert will host its 16th Annual Dessert Soiree Charity Benefit party and auction at 6 p.m. tomorrow night. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with details on the sweetest event in the desert… The 16th Annual Dessert Soiree will feature a delicious selection of desserts,

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HILLTOPPERS MOTORCYCLE RACE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS WEEKEND

Thousands of spectators and participants will be converging on Twentynine Palms today and tomorrow for the 43rd annual Hilltoppers off-road motorcycle Grand Prix. The grand prix is an AMA-sanctioned event and part of the GPR Big Six Grand Prix Series. The gates open 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; the races

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ART RECEPTION AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

A new exhibit is on display at the 29 Palms Art Gallery in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff says be sure to make the opening reception set for tonight… Imaginary scenes and California landscape paintings punctuated with poetry are the newest exhibit at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. Featured

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AMBOY SALT MINE EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR VANDALISM, POSSESSION OF STOLEN GUN

Talk about a drinking bout gone bad. An employee at the salt mine in Amboy was arrested Thursday after allegedly trying to steal diesel gas from his employer. The problem was that, in the process, he also stole a truck and front-end loader which he drove through plant’s locked gate.

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