“DON’T HUG ME, I’M PREGNANT” NOW PLAYING AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 opens the hilarious musical, “Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant” with a gala fundraiser benefiting The Kiwanis Club. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation…“Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant,” a musical comedy directed by Marty Neider and Kathryn Ferguson, is set in a little bar called “The Bunyan” in Bunyon

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EVENT SPONSORS SOUGHT FOR REACH-OUT ART AUCTION FUND-RAISER

The art auction benefiting Reach Out Morongo Basin will take place today from 2 to 7 p.m. at ArtFx & Furnishings in Old Town Yucca Valley. The event will include a live auction plus live music, food, refreshments and desserts. Registration for the auction is from 2 to 3; the

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YUCCA VALLEY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT MIRRORS PRIOR ARREST

In an incident that is nearly identical to a similar call two months ago, a Yucca Valley man was arrested on multiple warrants following a call of suspected domestic violence. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 57400 block of Lupine Avenue about 12:30 a.m. after a

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PUBLIC COMMENTS SOUGHT IN NEW LAKE HAVASU BOATING RESTRICTIONS

Of interest to local residents who spend time at the river… The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to make changes to boating activities near Lake Havasu and the National Wildlife Refuge in the Topock Marsh. Proposed restrictions include prohibiting motors larger than 30 horsepower and requiring no-wake speeds

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VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE REMINDER

The voter information guides for the June 7 presidential primary election will be delivered to voters’ mailboxes beginning Tuesday, May 10. Mail ballots will be delivered to voters on the permanent mail ballot list beginning Saturday, May 14. Inside the voter information guide, voters will find a sample ballot, as

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IN ABOUT A MONTH, YOU WILL HAVE TO BE 21 TO BUY TOBACCO PRODUCTS, MILITARY EXCLUDED

In five weeks, you will have to be 21 to buy tobacco products. Wednesday, the governor of California signed a bill that raises the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21, effective June 9. The bill includes an exemption for active duty

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YOUTH IN ARTS PROJECT PAINTING TWENTYNINE PALMS DOWNTOWN UTILITY BOXES

A unique public arts project is taking place in downtown Twentynine Palms. Reporter David Haldane say local high school students are focusing on beautifying utility boxes… You see them gathering at 2:30 p.m., a bunch of teenagers that you’d expect would be home drinking cold Coca Colas after school. Instead,

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK UNVEILS NEW MURAL

Joshua Tree National Park has unveiled a new mural at its Joshua Tree Visitor Center. The mural, painted by Maryland artist Robert Hynes, illustrates the creatures that lived in and around the national park thousands of years ago. Some of the animals depicted include the mammoths, camels, ground sloths, and

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WARMER WEATHER BRINGING SEASONAL CLOSURES TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

With the hot summer weather right around the corner, Joshua Tree National Park will soon be implementing its seasonal closures at the end of May. Park Ranger Pam Tripp joins us… As the hot summer months approach, the demand for campsites at Joshua Tree National Park decreases, allowing certain campgrounds

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CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICAN ART SHOW RECEPTION AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold an opening reception Saturday for its special exhibit: Sand to Snow: Contemporary Native American Art in Joshua Tree. The reception opens at 5 p.m. for artists Cara Romero, Gerald Clarke Junior, and Lewis DeSoto. The artists will give a brief talk at 6

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ONLINE GAMING FEUD RESULTS IN ASSAULT, VANDALISM ARREST FOR MORONGO VALLEY MAN

A feud between two men over their online gaming consoles escalated and resulted in the arrest of a Morongo Valley man for assault with a deadly weapon early Tuesday morning According to the Sheriff’s Department, Steven Ingersoll, 24, and the other man had been engaging in mutual text message harassment

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HELP SOUGHT IN LOCATING PARADISE PARK VANDALS

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects who vandalized Paradise Park in Yucca Valley last month. On April 22, and again on April 26, unknown suspects spray painted graffiti on the park’s picnic tables, signs, restroom walls, storage container, and newly poured sidewalks. Yucca

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SHERIFF’S PURSUIT BRIEFLY PUTS YUCCA VALLEY HIGH A SCHOOL ON LOCKDOWN

The Yucca Valley High School was on lockdown for a few minutes Tuesday morning during a Sheriff’s pursuit in the area. About 10:17 a.m., Deputies Bruce Southworth and Raman Singh attempted to stop a vehicle traveling westbound on Onaga Trail. The driver, later identified as Marcus Corona, 21, of Yucca

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR STOLEN TRAILER, DRUGS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday, accused of being in possession of a stolen trailer and operating a drug house. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 58000 block of Saratoga Street about noon with a warrant for the arrest of Anthoney Garcia, 32,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TALKS REVENUE AND BUDGETS

After saying goodbye to County Fire Division Chief John Chamberlin, and welcoming newly promoted Division Chief Tom Marshall, the Yucca Valley Town Council recognized two out-going commissioners: Gregory Hill, on the Parks Commission, and Vickie Bridenstine on the Planning Commission. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the council then talked revenue

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FIRE IN JOHNSON VALLEY DESTROYS GARAGE, HOUSE PARTIALLY SAVED

Firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and a water tender from Lucerne Valley were able to save a Johnson Valley home from being a total loss, although the detached garage burned to the ground Monday morning. County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard said that firefighters were called to the

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OVER 1,000 POUNDS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS COLLECTED IN TAKE BACK DAY EVENT

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s department and the Drug Enforcement Administration took in 1,049 pounds of expired or unused and unwanted prescription drugs during the nationwide prescription drug take-back day on Saturday, April 30. The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station took in 33 pounds of prescription drugs during the free and

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS: PUBLIC HEARING ON DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEES

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. A renewal of development impact fees and a report on special revenue funds are on the agenda. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… Among the items on tonight’s agenda of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council will

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VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS FOUND ABANDONED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

An employee at the Motel 6 in Twentynine Palms found partially completed voter registration forms next to a dumpster at the motel Saturday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 11:30 p.m. the employee notified the motel manager about finding the 67 partially completed voter registration forms, and the manager

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BICYCLING UNDER THE INFLUENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Bicycling under the influence? A Twentynine Palms man discovered Monday afternoon that California laws against driving under the influence also apply to bicycling under the influence. According to a Sheriff’s report, Raymond Espinoza, 39, was riding his bicycle on Aztec Avenue near Twentynine Palms Junior High School shortly before 3

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