TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS LICENSE PLATE READERS IN THE CITY

The Twentynine Palms City Council meets tonight to consider, among other things, improving and expanding the vision of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Reporter David Haldane explains… If you’re a scofflaw in Twentynine Palms, your days of traversing city streets without detection may be numbered. At its regular meeting

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STORMS CAUSE POWER OUTAGE IN OVER 4,000 TWENTYNINE PALMS AREA HOMES

Some 3,985 homes lost power around 4:15 p.m. Monday in Twentynine Palms, according to Southern California Edison. Another 128 customers north of the city limits lost power around 3:40 p.m., according to SCE. The outage was caused by storm conditions in the area, the power company said. Power was restored

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BOY HIT BY CAR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY NIGHT, SERIOUSLY INJURED

A 15-year-old boy was seriously injured about 9:20 p.m. Saturday night when he was hit by a car . According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, the boy was walking eastbound on Highway 62 at Utah Trail when he was hit by a car, also traveling eastbound on the

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MORONGO BASIN UNDER A FLASH FLOOD WATCH TODAY, SAFETY TIPS

The Morongo Basin is under a flash flood watch today. flash floods can strike any time and any place with little or no warning. In mountainous or flat terrain, distant rain may be channeled into gullies and ravines, turning a wash into rampaging torrent in minutes. City streets can become

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A REMINDER, ROADWORK ON THE YUCCA GRADE STARTS TODAY

This reminder, major roadwork on the Yucca grade starts today. CalTrans will replace the temporary delineators with permanent raised curb medians between East Drive and Yucca Park Road. In addition, the highway will be restriped for left-turn lanes, and a traffic signal will be added at Bella Vista Drive. Eastbound

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested early Sunday morning, after she led Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed pursuit for miles through Yucca Valley and Morongo Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy spotted a gray Chrysler van driving westbound on Highway 62 without headlights about 2:30 a.m., and attempted

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SUPERVISORS MEET: LOCAL RECOGNITION, APPOINTMENT AND REVENUE AGREEMENT

A recognition, an appointment, and a revenue agreement all with ties to our Morongo Basin are on the agenda for tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills in the details… In a largely ceremonial move, supervisors will recognize Joshua Tree

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERING A VOLLEYBALL CLINIC

The Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department and Twentynine Palms High School volleyball coaches will be offering a volleyball clinic to girls and boys entering fourth through seventh grades. The clinic will teach the fundamentals of the game as well as specific skills to help participants play the game with

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TILES AVAILABLE FOR THEATRE 29 SERENITY GARDEN

Theatre 29 has big plans for its new Serenity Patio just to the east of the theater building. This area includes a giant Simi Dabah sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that you, too, can be

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JULY TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE SUMMER SALAD SUPPER

If you enjoy eating and learning about good food, and meeting new people—and who doesn’t—reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report on the Transition Joshua Tree Local Food Program…

Transition Joshua Tree holds its community dinner and produce giveaway on Sunday, July 23 starting at 6 p.m. at the Community United

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WARNING ABOUT THE MEDICAL ALERT SCAM

Scam artists continue to rip off residents of our Morongo Basin. Reporter Sara Snyder warns about the “Medical Alert” scam…

A new twist to the telemarketing scam. With promises of a “free” medical alert system, the scam targeted seniors and caretakers and claimed to be offering the system free of

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST SPECIAL AT JOSHUA TREE VFW SUNDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up Cindy’s pancake breakfast special Sunday from 8 to 11 a.m. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

SKY’S THE LIMIT OBSERVITORY OFFERS ASTRONOMY CLASS

Our Morongo Basin is blessed with some of the darkest night skies, and best views of space found anywhere on the continent. For anyone who wants to know more about the objects we see up there, Sky’s The Limit observatory offers a hands-on learning opportunity. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says this

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SOUND BATH AT RAINBOW STEW SUNDAY

Feel good from the inside out with a sound bath. Rainbow Stew will hold a sound bath using quartz crystal bowls, Tibetan prayer bells, and more. Bring a pad, pillow, and water; please, no small children, pets, or cell phones. A suggested donation is $10. The sound bath will be

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FREE CONCERT IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS SATURDAY

A free concert will be held tonight in Desert Hot Springs with your invitation here’s reporter Anthony Abraria…

A La Quinta-based reggae band that will be performing at the Desert Oasis Music Festival in October will give a free concert Saturday in Desert Hot Springs. MoZaiq combines the influences of

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WITH A CRITICAL BLOOD SHORTAGE, A BLOOD DRIVE AT WAL-MART TOMORROW

The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors of all types. During the last two months, about 61,000 fewer donations were given, causing a significant draw-down of the Red Cross blood supply, as blood donations are being

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CALTRANS KICKS OFF PUBLIC SAFETY CAMPAIGN

You’ve seen the billboards along Highway 62 and Interstate 10: a face with tire treads on it and the message “You’ll never know who you run into: Look Both Ways.” CalTrans officially kicked off a public safety campaign called Look Both Ways. Accidents involving pedestrians and vehicles have risen in

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SOUTHERN ROCK BAND AT YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT

Bring your family and friends down to the Yucca Valley Community Center ball field Saturday night to enjoy the country rock sounds of the summer concert series. Managing editor Tami Roleff says this weekend’s band is Southbound…

Southbound is a southern rock band that plays rock hits from the ’60s,

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of beating up his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 7100 block of Seymour Drive about 1 a.m. A neighbor heard a woman screaming and said a man, later identified as Kelly Macon, 33, was

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MAJOR ROADWORK ON THE YUCCA GRADE STARTS MONDAY

Get ready for possible delays going down the Yucca Grade for the rest of the year. Two years ago, CalTrans installed temporary delineators between east- and westbound lanes on Highway 62 in Morongo Valley to reduce the number of head-on crashes. The project has been deemed a success, and starting

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