HIGH SPEED BLAMED FOR CRASH THAT KILLED 2 IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

Speed is being blamed for a single-vehicle crash in Twentynine Palms that killed a Hemet man and an Ontario woman Saturday. The California Highway Patrol said Yovonne Marie Navarrette, 49, passed a vehicle traveling westbound in front of her on Indian Trail at a high rate of speed. As she

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ACTIVE SHOOTER EXERCISE ABOARD THE MARINE BASE TOMORROW

The Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms will conduct an active shooter exercise Tuesday, May 16, from 8 a.m. to noon. The full-scale exercise will evaluate the installation’s emergency operations plans, policies and procedures as well as first-responders’ capability and capacity to operate in coordination with multi-jurisdictional agencies.

A WARNING ABOUT THE “FAKE CHECK” SCAM

AARP Fraud Watch Network wants us to be aware that fake checks are featured in many types of scams, from phony prize winnings to fake jobs. And scammers are good at making phony checks look legitimate. Reporter Eric Knabe tells us how to spot a scam… The scams typically involve

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FIRE DESTROYS MOTORHOME AND VEHICLE IN WONDER VALLEY

A resident living in his motor home while building a permanent home in Wonder Valley will have to find another place to live following a fire Sunday. According to County Battalion Chief Mike Snow, firefighters were called to the 83600 block of Amboy Road at 1 p.m. where they found

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GOLF 4 LIFE TOURNAMENT SATURDAY, MAY 20

The Golf 4 Life event is a great day of fun for all golfers, men, women and kids, Saturday, May 20, at Hawks Landing Golf Course. Registration starts at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Fees are $80 per golfer or $75 per golfer with a team

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REGISTER NOW FOR FREE VETERANS RESOURCE FAIR 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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HIGH DESERT TEST KITCHEN MONTHLY DINNER MAY 15

For many folks in Morongo Basin exploring the Mojave Desert is a favorite pastime. Now how about exploring our desert from a culinary perspective? Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains … The High Desert Test Kitchen is an informal monthly dinner gathering organized by artist Sarah Witt. This month’s dinner is at

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YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEER CAMP REGISTRATION OPEN

The Yucca Valley Lobos football and cheer camp registration is open. The camp takes place May 15 through 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Community Center, 57090 Twentynine Palms Highway. The cost is $5. per day or $20. per week. Athletes already registered and paid for

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STILL TIME FOR PRE-REGISTRATION FOR ROUTE 62 CRUISERS CAR SHOW

The Route 62 Cruisers Car Show is set for next weekend, Saturday, May 20. Reporter Eric Knabe says there is still time to register your ride for the show… Rev up your engine; it’s time to register your vehicle for Route 62 Cruisers 10th annual car show, held May 20

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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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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED ON WARRANTS FOLLOWING FIGHT THURSDAY

A Yucca Valley man who was involved in a fight with another man was arrested on his warrants Thursday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Anthony Garcia, 27, was at a home in the 7200 block of Palo Alto Road and had been drinking, when another man arrived on his motorcycle

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR ROTARY’S LOBSTERFEST

Enjoy a lobster and steak dinner under the stars during the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s second lobsterfest in Pioneertown. Managing editor Tami Roleff says pass the butter…

A private scenic western ranch outside under the stars will be the site of the Lobsterfest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of

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GALLERY 62 EXHIBIT OPENING TONIGHT

Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree will hold an opening reception tonight Saturday, May 13, for its new art show, “Women’s Empowerment: Nasty Women.” The show features the artworks of 33 local artists, both women and men, along with signature artist Casey Kiernan with a video installation and photography. The opening

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SELF-WORTH EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

Discoveries about developing a healthy sense of self-worth will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, May 14 at 4 p.m.… The program, titled “What’s Wrong Right With You? The Surprising Truth About Self-Worth,” features an exclusive documentary film about a skid-row project that provides makeovers for homeless mothers. Lifetree

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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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