CONGRESSMAN VOTES TO RESTRICT ASSISTANCE TO PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

Rep. Paul Cook of Yucca Valley voted Tuesday for HR 1164, the Taylor Force Act. The bill, which passed the House of Representatives unanimously, would restrict U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority until it stops subsidizing terrorists through “pay to slay” policies. This legislation is in response to the Palestinian

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COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT EXTENDS APPLICATION PERIOD

The Morongo Valley Community Services District, or CSD, has extended the application period for candidates interested in serving on the board seat made available by last month’s unexpected resignation of CSD Board Member Darin Sandin. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

The original cutoff date of December 14 has been extended

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS NEEDS APPLICANTS FOR COMMISSIONS

The city of Desert Hot Springs is soliciting applications from residents to serve on three commissions: the Public Safety Commission, Community and Cultural Affairs Commission, and the Planning Commission. The Public Safety Commission meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. The Community and Cultural Affairs Commission

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THEATRE 29 ACHIEVES THE SILVER SEAL AT GUIDESTAR USA

Theatre 29 has received a high honor from the world’s largest source of information about non-profit organizations. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains…

Theatre 29 has been recognized for its outstanding non-profit organizational transparency. GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations, awarded Theatre 29 a Silver Seal. In

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL SETS SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION MEETING

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet in a special closed session tomorrow, Dec. 11th. The sole item on the agenda is an appointment of the town attorney. The meeting is set for 3 p.m. in the Town Hall conference room.

YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF SPOUSE ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of hitting his ex-girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Nick Loving, 28, went to the woman’s apartment in the 56000 block of 29 Palms Highway, hit her on the side of the face, took her cell phone and the keys to her

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YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE TONIGHT

Get ready to “Light up the World” tonight at the 20th annual Festival of Lights parade. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details on how the see our Basin’s best and brightest parade entrees…

“Light up the World;” that’s the theme of this year’s Festival of Lights Parade this Saturday, December 9

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JAZZ CONCERT TONIGHT DURING JOSHUA TREE ART CRAWL

The Joshua Tree Jazz Band will hold a concert tonight, December 9, during the Second Saturday Art Crawl. The concert will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. behind Zannedelions Boutique at 61877 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. There will be a no host bar and munchies available. The

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HI-DESERT CHORUS WINTER CONCERT

Come listen to the sounds of the season this weekend with the Hi-Desert Chorus. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation…

The Hi-Desert Chorus is again presenting its annual “Sounds of the Season” concert. The choral concert is scheduled for two performances this weekend at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December

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KIM CLEMENTS ART ON DISPLAY AT YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH

Kim Clements, a photographer and painter, will have her art on display at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church through January 10. Clements, an award-winning artist, enjoys conveying the beauty of desert animals, as well as the desert landscape and fauna through both her photography and watercolor paintings. Desert Hills Presbyterian Church

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER VEHICLE AND FOOT CHASE

A Joshua Tree man is accused of transporting drugs and was arrested Wednesday, following a short vehicle and foot pursuit. A Sheriff’s report says deputies from the Yucca Valley Multiple Enforcement Team attempted a traffic stop on a gray Dodge Ram truck at the intersection of El Reposo Circle and

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER SELLING STOLEN ITEMS TO THEIR RIGHTFUL OWNER

Sheriff’s officials say a man was arrested after he attempted to sell stolen video games—to their real owner. Richard Heck, 53, was arrested Wednesday night for possession of stolen property, according to Sheriff’s records. On October 7, Darryl Elliott of the 6800 block of Pine Avenue in Twentynine Palms reported

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SUSPICIOUS CAR FIRE WEDNESDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a suspicious car fire in Twentynine Palms Wednesday. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, firefighters were called to the 70800 block of 29 Palms Highway, near the Elks Lodge, about 8:30 p.m. for a car fire. When firefighters arrived, the car was fully

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THE FATE OF THE FORMER JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STILL IN LIMBO

The ownership dispute between the State of California and the Morongo Unified School District regarding the old Joshua Tree Elementary school property and building is still pending. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has the details…

A new Elementary school had to be built in Joshua Tree since a portion of the old

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YUCCA VALLEY REQUESTS DEMOGRAPHIC STUDY IN RESPONSE TO ELECTION DEMAND

Like the City of Twentynine Palms and the Morongo Unified School District, and dozens of other government agencies around the state, the Town of Yucca Valley recently received a letter from a Los Angeles lawyer alleging the Town was in violation of the California Voting Rights Act because the town’s

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AT LARGE VS. DISTRICT ELECTIONS SUBJECT OF Z107.7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

Recently, the City of Twentynine Palms, Town of Yucca Valley, and the Morongo Unified School District have received letters from a Los Angeles lawyer claiming that the government agencies are in violation of the California Voting Rights Act because at-large elections, the attorney argues, discriminate against minority voters by diluting

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HEALTHCARE DISTRICT TO DISCUSS GIFT OF PUBLIC FUNDS TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District will meet tomorrow night reporter Eric Knabe has the agenda… The Morongo Basin Healthcare District will start tomorrow in a regular meeting with a recognition of the MBHD Health Fair Committee and presentation by CFO Scott Wartell. The board will then go on to two

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TWO ACCUSED OF POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY IN JOSHUA TREE

Two people were arrested in Joshua Tree Tuesday, accused of possession of stolen property. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim called the Sheriff’s Department about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday to report that a vehicle believed to belong to the suspects, Larissa Hutchinson, 24, and Gareth Hylla, 40, was at a

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR, SKIRTS RATE INCREASE ACTION

The Joshua Basin Water District’s board passed several unanimous resolutions last night, but took no action in connection with the rate study, aka rate increase. That was due in part to the absence of Director Bob Johnson. Reporter Mike Lipsitz, though, was there … Last night in Joshua Tree, the

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“MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS” CONTINUES ITS RUN AT THEATRE 29

The beloved classic musical, “Meet Me in St. Louis,” continues its run at Theatre 29. With more, here’s Rebecca Havely… The musical “Meet Me in St. Louis”—based on the classic film of the same name—is filled with songs you know and love like, “The Boy Next Door,” “The Trolley Song,”

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