TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY EXHIBITION CLOSES SUNDAY

The final day to see the mini show now on display at the 29 Palms Art Gallery is Sunday. Kirby Davis fills in the details… The 29 Palms Art Gallery’s current exhibition will close its mini show Sunday, January 8. Featuring original art by guild members, the art in this

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CALFIRE FIRE FIGHTERS LOOKING FOR SUBSTANTIAL RAISE

CalFire firefighters are looking at a proposal that would give them a hefty raise. The state-employed firefighters, some of the lowest-compensated in their profession in California, are preparing to vote on a contract offer that would increase their base pay by 9.29 percent to 22.55 percent over four years. Union

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JOSHUA TREE BOXOHOUSE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE TALK SATURDAY

BoxoHOUSE of Joshua Tree presents artist-in-residence Amanda Beech for an artist’s talk. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… Amanda Beech, an artist-in-residence at BoxoHouse is working on a long-term project which she’ll share at an artist’s talk on Saturday January 7. You’re invited to attend the presentation from 3 to

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HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM “SEEDS” EXHIBIT OPENS TODAY

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s newest exhibit: “Seeds: Nature’s Artful Engineering,” opens today and will run through March 11. The exhibit explores the diversity, beauty, and importance of native California plants and their seeds through photographs. More than 25 detailed photos of seeds and more than 30 seed specimens are featured

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CALL FOR ART AT 29 PALMS VISITOR CENTER ART GALLERY

The Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Art Gallery’s upcoming show will feature the many moods and shades of the desert in the winter. Edica Gonzalez issues this reminder that the deadline to submit art for the show is Friday… The Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Art Gallery is putting out

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team traveled to Hemet to face the Bulldogs in a non-conference matchup Wednesday. They came out victorious with a 66-52 score. Coach T.J. Stanford said leading the ’Cats in scoring was D’Shaun Barrett with 22 points and four steals. Adam Bell had another

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NEW STATE LAWS FOR 2017, PART 2 OF 5

As we welcome a new year, we continue our look at several new laws that took effect as of January 1. Employers will be prohibited from asking job applicants to disclose arrests made while they were juveniles, if the arrest didn’t result in a conviction. If you’re stressed by your

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ANY DRIVERS’ HANDHELD CELLPHONE USE IS NOW ILLEGAL

It’s now illegal for California drivers to even hold their phones while behind the wheel, no matter the reason. The new law is expected to cut down on distracted-driving accidents and deaths, in which eight out of 10 accidents involve inattentive driving, and talking or texting on a mobile phone

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TRASH CAN FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE RESTROOM

The Sheriff’s Department and the County Fire Department are investigating a fire set in the restroom at the Little League ball field in Yucca Valley Tuesday morning. About 9:30, a town employee discovered that unknown suspects had taken all the toilet paper in the men’s restroom and put it in

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ONE ARREST AFTER AN ARGUMENT TURNS VIOLENT

An argument over infidelity turned violent Friday, and a Twentynine Palms man was arrested for allegedly breaking his wife’s finger. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a woman in the 73900 block of Two Mile Road texted her sister about 8 a.m. to say that Abram Martin, 22, a private first

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED WITH A STOLEN MOTORCYCLE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday, accused of being in possession of a stolen motorcycle. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called about 1 p.m. to report a suspicious man in front of her home in the 56500 block of Antelope Trail. The arriving deputy discovered a motorcycle,

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CALIFORNIA IMMIGRANTS SCRAMBLING TO GET DOCUMENTS IN ORDER

Some Californians are scrambling to get their identification and work documents in order by January 20. As Kirby Davis reports, they are immigrants—concerned about President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to deport some 11 million undocumented people… Immigrants in California are gathering their documents in anticipation of the new president’s swearing-in

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MEET MONDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will hold its general meeting on January 9 in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, 57098 29Palms Hwy. Doors open at 12:30 and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. New officers will be installed and outgoing officers and committee chairpersons will be

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District starts the new year with a fairly routine agenda. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… The Joshua Basin Water District board of directors meet in regular session tonight. There are no action items on the agenda, but there will be a fiscal 2015/2016 audit report, as

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET JANUARY 20

The local chapter of the California Retired Teachers Association will meet on the third Friday in January rather than the usual second Friday. The meeting will be held January 20, at 10 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will welcome Silver Sneakers instructor,

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YOUTH ART CLASS OFFERED AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery has an exciting new youth art class. Here’s Rebecca Havely with your invitation… Kicking off the new year at The 29 Palms Art Gallery is a youth art class called “The Tree House Project.” Artist Krista Wargo is a Yucca Valley High School teacher. She’ll

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team traveled up the mountain to Big Bear High School last night and came home with a 59-39 non-conference win. Coach Jess Geeson said junior Savannah Beasley led the squad with a season high 28 points, while sophomore Angie Reutgen chipped in

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MAN RESCUED WHEN CAR SKIDS OFF ROAD INTO WATER-FILLED DITCH IN YUCCA VALLEY

A man escaped injury, but his car is totaled, when his car skidded off the roadway and landed in a water-filled ditch in Yucca Valley early New Year’s Day. Swift water rescue personnel were called about 3:30 a.m. to Kickapoo Avenue and Yucca Trail where they found the gray, four-door

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MAN RESCUED AFTER FALL IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A man was rescued in Joshua Tree National Park Friday after he fell from rocks. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, the unidentified man, who was in his 40s, was scrambling on rocks near the Hall of Horrors when he fell into a crevice from an undetermined height

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PEDESTRIAN HIT CROSSING HIGHWAY OUTSIDE CROSSWALK IN JOSHUA TREE IDENTIFIED

The California Highway Patrol has released its report on the pedestrian versus vehicle crash in Joshua Tree Thursday evening. According to the report, Ernest Ale, 56, of Idlywild, was driving a 1993 Dodge Ram westbound on Highway 62 just before 6:30 p.m. As he approached Veterans Way, he entered the

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