GUILTY PLEA IN DUI CRASH THAT KILLED TWENTYNINE PALMS DENTIST AND HIS WIFE

The Twentynine Palms Marine accused of killing a prominent dentist and his wife in a DUI crash in May 2015 pleaded guilty in court last month. Mariah Natividad, 22, a lance corporal with the Exercise Support Division on the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, was driving under the influence and

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SECOND ANNUAL VETERANS UNIVERSITY SET FOR MAY 20 IN PALM SPRINGS

Congressman Raul Ruiz of Palm Springs will host the Second Annual Veterans University on Saturday, May 20, at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Registration starts at 8:30, and the program runs from 9 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Veterans University is a free one-day event that will cover topics such as: health

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AUDIENCES AND REVIEWERS ARE RAVING ABOUT “INTO THE WOODS” AT THEATRE 29

Audiences are raving about the fairytale musical “Into the Woods” at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely says there’s still two weekends left to see the show…

The Broadway hit musical “Into the Woods” continues its run through May 21 at Theatre 29. A first-time audience member said, “Everyone did an

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BLOOD DRIVE IS PART OF TOMORROW’S HEALTH FAIR IN YUCCA VALLEY

As part of tomorrow’s Health Fair, LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, May 13, at the Yucca Valley Community Center, from 9 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should

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FOURTH ANNUAL RAINBOW STEW ART FAIR TOMORROW

An artist’s fair will be held in Yucca Valley tomorrow. Reporter Edica Gonzales invites you to the fourth annual Rainbow Stew event… Rainbow Stew will hold its fourth annual artists’ fair Saturday, May 13, from 10 to 5:30 p.m. Come meet some of the artists whose work in gourd art,

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MOTORHOME FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY THURSDAY NIGHT

A motor home and small sedan are a total loss after a fire in Morongo Valley Thursday night. About 9:30 p.m., Morongo Valley firefighters, with assistance from water tenders from Yucca Mesa and Desert Hot Springs, were called to the 50700 block of Palo Verde Road where they found the

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WOMAN LOSES CASH BACK TO THIEF AT WAL-MART

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of petty theft at Walmart Wednesday evening. According to a report, the victim was using the self-checkout register about 4:30 p.m. and requested $100 in cash back. The register did not dispense the $100, and so the woman left the cash register to

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MAKE YOUR OWN BRUSHES AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

Make your own brushes at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says sign up soon…

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold a two-day brush-making workshop with internationally renowned brush maker Glenn Grishkoff. Participants will make eight to 10 brushes that can be used for ink, watercolor,

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LANDERS ASSOCIATION MEETS TOMORROW

The Landers Community Association will hold its monthly meeting Saturday, May 13, at 3 p.m. at Belfield Hall on Reche Road. Topics of discussion include Landers’ big real estate boom and what’s driving it, Grubstake Days rodeo and dance, the Landers July 3 fireworks show, an art show with wine

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A LECTURE ON THE ADOBES OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

You can learn about the adobes of Twentynine Palms from an author who lives in one of the very first ones built. Reporter Sara Snyder invites you to the Old Schoolhouse Museum Lecture…

The adobes of Twentynine Palms will be the topic of the Old Schoolhouse lecture tonight. Pat Rimmington

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SPRING PICNIC DINNER TONIGHT AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up a spring picnic dinner tonight (May 12) from 4 to 6 p.m. On the menu will be beef, turkey and barbecue pork sandwiches, and salads donated by Auxiliary members, all for $5. The post is located on Veterans

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS RODEO QUEEN CORONATION AND SPAGHETTI DINNER TOMORROW

The Grubstake Days rodeo fundraiser dinner is planned for tomorrow night. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation…

Rustle up a posse and get ready for some great grub at the spaghetti dinner and rodeo queen coronation fundraiser dinner set for Saturday, May 13. A spaghetti dinner will be served from

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BEER DRINKERS AND HELL RAISERS AT THE ROCK

The Friday concert series, Live at the Rock, is back in May. The concert series runs every Friday night through October on the outdoor stage at Tortoise Rock Casino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says tonight’s concert is for all the “Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers” out there…

The ZZ Top tribute

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley baseball and softball teams will host Coachella Valley High School at home. Both games start at 3:15.

THE “SOUND OF FREEDOM” WILL RATTLE LOCAL WINDOWS THROUGH JUNE 2

What local residents call the “Sound of Freedom” has been rattling windows in the Morongo Basin for the past few days and will continue for the next three weeks. The Marine Corps announced that Integrated Training Exercise 3-17 is currently taking place on board the Combat Center through June 2.

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LOCAL POSTAL MAIL CARRIERS COLLECTING FOOD THIS SATURDAY

This Saturday, May 13, letter carriers across the Morongo Basin will be collecting food for families in need. Residents are encouraged to leave a bag filled with non-perishable food such as canned meats, soups, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, and rice, next to their mail box before the regular

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HEALTH AND RESOURCE FAIR THIS SATURDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Young and old, students, veterans, kids, and seniors will all discover something of value at an upcoming free event. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to take advantage… You’re invited for fun and information at the Health and Community Resource Fair, Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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MAN ESCAPES INJURY IN ROLL-OVER CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY WEDNESDAY

A Joshua Tree man escaped serious injury when his pick-up truck rolled over in Morongo Valley Wednesday afternoon. Morongo Valley Fire Department Captain Jeff Rarey said the man was driving eastbound on Highway 62 when he fell asleep at the wheel about 4:19 p.m. The truck drifted over to the

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CAR STOLEN IN TWENTYNINE PALMS STOPPED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Desert Hot Springs man in a stolen car was arrested at gunpoint in Yucca Valley early Tuesday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, an employee at the Twentynine Palms Holiday Inn called deputies at 1:54 a.m. because she just saw someone driving her 2005 black Monte Carlo out of

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ARTIST TALK AND RECEPTION AT JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SATURDAY

A featured artist will be at the Joshua Tree library this Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to the reception… The Joshua Tree Library will hold an opening reception and artist’s talk for its newest art exhibition. Hiroko Momii is a painter who expresses her experiences and visions through

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