THEATRE 29 REORGANIZING, LOOKING FOR BOARD CANDIDATES

Theatre 29 is soliciting nominations for volunteers who would like to serve on its board of directors. With more information, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely… Early next month the all-volunteer board of directors will be reorganized at Theatre 29. Anyone who is interested in serving a 2-year term on the non-profit,

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9TH ANNUAL GOURD ART FESTIVAL COMING TO YUCCA VALLEY

Mark your calendars for the ninth annual gourd art festival, set for November 18 and 19 at the Yucca Valley Community Center. The free event will feature gourd artists and crafts vendors from all over southern California. In addition to the holiday shopping, there will be classes taught by renowned

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TECH HELP AVAILABLE FOR SENIORS

Are you still trying to figure out all those new tech devices? Teens from the Yucca Valley Youth Commission will be available to help you out. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you when and where…

Need help setting up your cell phone, tablet or other electronic device? Want to

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TOYS FOR TOTS COLLECTING DONATIONS

An annual tradition for the Marine Corps Reserves is gearing up in our Morongo Basin area. Donations of toys and money are now being accepted for Toys for Tots. A toy collection box is here in the Z107.7 studio in Joshua Tree and at other businesses throughout the Morongo Basin.

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EMPTY BOWLS BENEFIT FOR REACH OUT MORONGO FOOD BAN

The Center for Healthy Generations will hold the Empty Bowls Benefit to raise money for the Reach Out Morongo Food Bank. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has more information on the event and how you can attend…

The Empty Bowls Benefit combines delicious home-made soups and breads made by local cooks, served

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DONATE SUPPLIES FOR NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department is accepting donations of pet food, cleaning supplies, blankets and other pet-related items for donation to the Morongo Basin no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree. The shelter especially needs dry dog and cat food, all kinds of puppy and kitten food, cleaning supplies and pet

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INAUGURAL HOME BASKETBALL GAME AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TONIGHT

Copper Mountain College will host its inaugural basketball game in the Bell Center Gymnasium, in Joshua Tree tonight, November 11, at 6 p.m. against Santa Monica College. In honor of Veterans’ Day, tickets are free for tonight’s game only for veterans and active duty service members. General admission tickets are

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HAPPINESS SECRETS EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

An hour of upward attitude adjustment will be provided at Lifetree Café in Twentynine Palms Sunday. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains…

“Smile, Even When You Think You Can’t,” is a free, one-hour program offered by Lifetree Café Sunday about proven ways to cope with difficult situations in life. During the

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DALE BASIN WELL OWNERS TO MEET SUNDAY

The Dale Basin Well Owners Association will hold its semi-yearly meeting 4 p.m. Sunday, November 12, at the Godwin Christian Fellowship Church, 6389 Godwin Road, in Wonder Valley. Note the change of date. There will be an election of officers; volunteers are needed. For more information, call Mary Quamme at

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HOMES NEEDED FOR PARADE OF HOMES TOUR

Reach Out Morongo Basin’s annual “Parade of Homes” has become a February tradition for many desert dwellers. For the past 13 years, many hundreds have set out on the tour, while many others have opened their hearts and homes to them. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this on how you can

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FOOD FOR LIFE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR THANKSGIVING

Food for Life needs volunteers to help with its Thanksgiving meal. The organization will provide a free dinner on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23, at First Baptist Church in Twentynine Palms on Split Rock. The meal is served from 1 to 4 p.m. They will need many volunteers to help cook,

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TODAY IS THE 242ND BIRTHDAY OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

On this date 242 years ago, the United States Marine Corps was born when the Continental Congress authorized the establishment of a battalion of Marines; the first Marines enlisted in Tun Tavern in Philadelphia. Every year, Marines around the world—active duty and retired, and their families—gather to honor their heritage

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WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT DISTRICT VERSUS AT-LARGE ELECTIONS

Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, and Morongo Unified School District all recently received letters from a lawyer threatening legal action unless they changed the way council and board members are elected, from “at large” elections to “district” elections. The lawyer, Kevin Shenkman of Malibu, argues that “at-large” elections dilute the vote

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TWO MARINES INJURED WHEN HIT BY A VEHICLE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THURSDAY NIGHT

Two Marines were injured when they were hit by a vehicle on Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms Thursday night. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Tim Turner, 22, who was under the influence of alcohol, was walking in Adobe Road near Samarkand Drive about 9 p.m. Turner’s companion, Julio Serrano, 21,

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MAN SUSPECTED OF ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THURSDAY

A Twentynine Palms man suspected of attempting to kidnap a 14-year-old girl last month was arrested Thursday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, the girl was outside her home in the 70800 block of Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms October 19 when a man, later identified as Freddie Day, 43,

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ANNUAL OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR STATE HEALTH INSURANCE IS OPEN

The annual open-enrollment period for the state health-insurance marketplace is now open. With information on recent changes and how you can apply, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman…

President Trump recently scraped cost-reduction payments to insurers – a move that means most silver-level plans will go up in cost – but the

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JOSHUA TREE MAN SENTENCED TO 24 YEARS IN PRISON FOR 2015 SHOOTING

A 23-year-old Joshua Tree man who pleaded guilty last month to shooting two people in Yucca Valley in 2015 was sentenced Wednesday to more than 24 years in state prison. On April 15, 2015, Joseph Rojas, went to a home in the 55600 block of Pueblo Trail where he started

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AS AN ACCESSORY TO ARSON

A Twentynine Palms woman who refused to turn in her boyfriend to law enforcement was arrested Tuesday, accused of being an accessory to arson. According to a Sheriff’s report, firefighters responded to a car fire last Friday, November 3, about 9 a.m. near Adobe Road and Amboy Road in Twentynine

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SIGN UP YOUR CELL PHONE TO GET EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS

The county’s emergency notification system allows public safety personnel to reach more residents than ever before during disasters, but if you want to be notified by your cell phone, you have to sign up. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to sign up… The County’s Telephone Emergency Notification System,

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SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES ELECTIONS BY DISTRICT

The city of Twentynine Palms, town of Yucca Valley, and Morongo Unified School District have all recently received letters from a lawyer threatening legal action unless they changed the way council and board members are elected, from “at large” elections to “district” elections. The school board held a closed session

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