FREE HEALTH AND COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Get free health services to protect your family, kid’s fun, and important information during a Free Health and Community Resources Fair in Twentynine Palms this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation…

Free health screenings and flu shots; resources and information for families and veterans; a Kids’ Zone with fun

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FREE LEGAL ADVICE FOR MILITARY VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT

Military service members and their families who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault have access to free legal advice and representation. The Victims’ Legal Counsel provides confidential advice, counseling, and referrals for crime victims, and can help victims obtain a military or civilian protective order. VLC services are

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VFW SEEKS DONATIONS FOR RUMMAGE SALE

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 is accepting donations of clean usable items for its parking lot sale, set for October 8 and 9. Funds raised from the sale will be used toward the post’s expenses. The VFW is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua

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YUCCA VALLEY RECRUITING YOUTH COMMISSIONERS

The Town of Yucca Valley is recruiting for their youth commission. Reporter Kirby Davis tells you how to apply…The Yucca Valley Youth Commission is made up of students in grades 7 through 12 who attend school in Yucca Valley. Youth commissioners produce informative video programs, present forums to local schools,

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will hold its general meeting Monday October 3, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30 and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Lori Conway will present the day’s program, Tips and Tricks for a Better Quilt. There will

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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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GAS POLE VANDALISM IN YUCCA VALLEY EARLY THURSDAY

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a gas meter transmission pole in Yucca Valley that was cut down sometime Thursday night. Deputies were called to the intersection of Navajo Trail and Chaparral Drive at 7:45 a.m. where they found the pole lying in the road. Evidence indicated that the pole had been

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OKTOBERFEST IN JOHNSON VALLEY SATURDAY

The annual Oktoberfest celebrations are upon us. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… All aboard the Johnson Valley express to old Bavaria and the annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 1. Kids of all ages will enjoy exploring the model train exhibits and garden railway during the afternoon. Adults will

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HARRISON HOUSE CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Harrison House held its first concert 10 years ago when Terry Riley performed in memory of Lou Harrison October 7. To celebrate 10 years of music, arts, and ecology, Harrison House is holding three concerts with the theme From Father to Son: A Celebration of Musical Heritage. Managing editor Tami

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FREE FALL FESTIVAL IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Mark your calendars for a free fall festival featuring carnival rides, music, fireworks, and petting zoo in Desert Hot Springs. The Desert Hot Springs Fall Festival is a family-friendly event set from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, October 1, and is free. Live music will be provided by Gin Piston,

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A VIOLENT ASSAULT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Wednesday after allegedly attacking a neighbor with a metal pipe. According to the sheriff’s department, Ricardo Rocha, 34, went to a home in the 6500 block of Eucalyptus Ave. just after midnight where he found his wife with another man. The men argued

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CANDY BAR THEFT ESCALATES TO AN ARMED ROBBERY IN YUCCA VALLEY

A simple candy bar theft escalated into a felony robbery Wednesday when a Landers man allegedly grabbed the arm of a gas station employee who was attempting to call 911. According to the sheriff’s department, Eriberto Zapien, 32, went to the Chevron station on the 57200 block of Highway 62

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NEW CALIFORNIA RIGHT TO RESCUE ACT EXPLAINED

There’s nothing more infuriating or heartbreaking than seeing a dog locked in a car on a hot day. Even on cool 70-degree days, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise to more than 100 degrees in a short time. On Saturday, September 24, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Right to Rescue

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A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

In light of violent incidents around the country, leading to a disconnect between government, law enforcement and citizens, local Twentynine Palms leaders and citizens are getting together tonight for what is called a community conversation. Reporter David Haldane says the public is invited to participate… How does a community build

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DONNA JOHNSON RETIRING FROM HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER AFTER 51 YEARS

Gas was 31 cents a gallon, the mini-skirt was introduced, and the “Sound of Music” was the year’s top grossing film; it was 1965 and twenty-two-year-old Donna Johnson began working at Hi-Desert Memorial Hospital in Yucca Valley. Assignment report Mike Lipsitz picks up the story from there… Tomorrow, Hi-Desert Medical

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THIEVES’ REMORSE IN A BIZARRE CASE OF A STOLEN LICENSE PLATE

In a case that could be characterized as thieves’ remorse, a Morongo Valley man was arrested Saturday after a bizarre case of a stolen license plate. According to Sheriff’s reports, employees from Liberty Automotive in Morongo Valley called about 8 a.m. Saturday to report a license plate had been stolen

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21ST ANNUAL ORCHID FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND IN LANDERS

Make plans to be at the 21st annual Orchid Festival in Landers this weekend. This event will be filled with beautiful flowers, food, music, classes, hot air balloon rides, vendors, and more. Edica Gonzalez has your invitation… For 21 years, Gublers Orchids in Landers have opened their greenhouses to the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL APPROVES PLANS FOR PROJECT PHOENIX

Twentynine Palms’ Project Phoenix will have a multipurpose facility including a gymnasium, meeting rooms and banquet rooms with kitchens as well as a public library. That’s the direction City Council gave its staff last night for the city’s ambitious plan to expand and modernize its downtown corridor. In other business,

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COUNTY APPROVES THE ALTA MIRA HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN JOSHUA TREE

A controversial housing development in Joshua Tree, the 248 units on 105 gated acres known as Alta mira, got a green light at yesterday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino. The 3-2 vote in favor of the project, and against the appeal concluded almost a decade of

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, TEACHERS, REACH A TENTATIVE ACCORD

The long adversarial process to come up with a contract between the Morongo Unified School District and the teachers’ union may finally be over. Reporter David Haldane said a tentative agreement was announced at last night’s School Board meeting… The first indication that something had changed was the silence. For

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