SHERIFF’S STATION ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR JOSHUA TREE NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station is collecting donations for the Joshua Tree no-kill animal shelter. Residents can drop off dry dog and cat food, cleaning supplies, blankets, bedding, and other pet-related items during business hours to the Sheriff’s Station on the highway at Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. All donations

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Edica Gonzalez has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday. The

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REGISTER NOW FOR WOMEN’S PRAYER MEAL

Magnificat, a Catholic women’s ministry, is hosting its quarterly prayer meal December 3. The guest speaker will be Cheryl Ward-Kaiser. The event will be held at the Indian Wells County Club from 9:30 to 12:30. Reservations are required. The cost is $28 per person if seats are reserved by November

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY SEEKING GRANT APPLICATIONS

The Town of Yucca Valley is taking applications for Community Development Block Grants. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells area community organizations how to apply… The Town of Yucca Valley is soliciting applications from community organizations for the 2017-18 community development block grant. All proposals and applications must be submitted by

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE LEONID METEORS

Following Monday’s supermoon, star gazers have been watching the skies for the Leonid meteor shower, an annual event that has graced the sky with some of the most intense meteor storms in history. The showers peaked Thursday night and early Friday morning, but they will continue streaking the sky until

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EIGHTH ANNUAL GOURD FESTIVAL IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS WEEKEND

The eighth annual gourd festival is coming to Yucca Valley this weekend. This free event at the Yucca Valley Community Center will include shopping, a gourd art show, adult classes, food, and pony rides. Vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice award. Hours are 9 to 4 Saturday, November

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EVENING WITH THE COSMOS

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, November 19. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will end about 9:30 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will be double stars, clusters and

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NEW CROSSWALK LIGHTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The City of Twentynine Palms Public Works Department recently replaced and improved the pedestrian crosswalk lights at the intersection of Tamarisk and Highway 62. These new lights are LED. They also installed LED enhanced warning signs at the crosswalk.

LIFETREE CAFÉ TO EXPLORE TECHNOLOGY AND RELATIONSHIPS

Explore the positive and negative impacts of technology has on your life at Lifetree Café. Here’s reporter Sara Snyder with more… The consequences of living online will be explored at Lifetree Café Sunday, November 20. The 4 p.m. program, entitled “Living Online: Provocative Thoughts from the Author of ‘Is Google

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SEIZED DOGS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

More than 50 dogs seized by San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control from two properties in Landers will be available for adoption on Monday. The dogs are part of an investigation of animal neglect in which 55 dogs were seized November 2 by Animal Control. Labradoodles, golden retrievers, terriers,

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR RONALD PALMER HAS DIED

Ronald Palmer, a member of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Directors and Twentynine Palms resident, died Wednesday evening. Palmer, who was just re-elected to the school board, had been a member of the school board since 2007. Palmer retired after teaching math at Twentynine Palms Junior High. He

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SEARCH CONTINUES IN CASE OF MISSING LOS ANGELES COUPLE

UPDATE: 10 a.m. The couple has been found safe in Mexico. Los Angeles police said they would be reunited with their families. A Facebook post from the couple’s family said Aaron Morganstein and Masha Mitkova were at the sand dunes at Osborne Lookout at the Imperial Sand Dunes on Sunday

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS POLICE SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN

UPDATE: 4 p.m.: Leslie Locke has been located. Due to the CHP issuing a “Silver Alert,” he was located when he went through a toll road. He reached his destination safely. Authorities do not know where he was for the hours he was missing, but he was not a victim

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YUCCA VALLEY MARCHING BAND FREE PERFORMANCE TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan Marching Band and Color Guard spend a lot of time performing at football games, competitions, pep assemblies, and spirit marches; tonight, this award-winning ensemble wants to perform for you. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … The Yucca Valley High School Trojan Marching Band

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SEARCH WARRANT RESULTS IN ARREST FOR POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested Tuesday after Sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant in a stolen property investigation. Deputies went to the 6100 block of Encelia Avenue where they discovered about $10,000 worth of stolen property, as well as several pounds of marijuana, methamphetamine, ammunition, and body armor. Also

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LONGTIME TEACHER AND BOARD MEMBER RONALD PALMER PASSES AWAY

The Morongo Unified School District is sad to announce the passing of Board Member Ronald Palmer.

Mr. Palmer served with distinction as a math teacher and trustee, with over three decades of service to the Morongo Basin. He was very dedicated to the students of Morongo Unified and we

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YUCCA VALLEY PROBATIONER FOUND WITH MARIJUANA CULTIVATION AND AMMUNITION

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday following a probation compliance check. According to the Sheriff’s Department, probation officers went to the 1600 block of Deer Trail in Yucca Valley about 4 p.m. where they found a marijuana growing operation and 58-year-old Jay Klausing as well as ammunition. Klausing is

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING A WOMAN

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday evening after he beat up a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, Joshua Steiger, 32, and a woman were arguing about 7:20 p.m. Saturday in the 61700 block of Oleander in Joshua Tree. The report states that the woman tried to grab some

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CALIFORNIA JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM BENEFITTING FROM REFORM

California stands out for its work in turning young lives around, according to a new report on youth prisons. The report recommends closing all youth prisons and reinvesting in other types of programs. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more… The report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows youth correctional

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF DEALING DRUGS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested November 10, accusing of being a drug dealer. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle for expired registration tags near Sunset Road and Alta Vista Drive in Joshua Tree about 2:30 a.m. Inside the vehicle was Kevin Saville, 53. During a

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