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STRIPING OF DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE STARTS THIS WEEK

Caltrans began striping Highway 62 in downtown Joshua Tree this morning. The striping project, which will provide striped islands, diagonal parking areas, and bicycle lanes, will take place 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, May 22, through Thursday, May 25. Traffic control will be in place. Motorists are advised to...
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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR NEW IMPROVISATIONAL TROUPE

The improv workshops and auditions at Theatre 29 were immensely successful. Director Chris Fleischman has cast “The Baker’s Dozen,” the theater’s inaugural improvisational comedy troupe. With the cast list, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely…
The “Baker‘s Dozen” Improv Troupe consists of 13 talented comedian/actors. The troupe’s director Chris Fleischman will be...
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GRUBSTAKE RODEO TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce still has some Rodeo discount tickets for this Saturday or Sunday’s Grubstake Days Rodeo and dance. The rodeo and ancillary events will be held at Homestead Park in Landers. Gates open at 4:00, events starts at 7:00 with a live music and a...
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EXPERIMENTAL ART AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Most of the year, great learning takes place behind classroom doors at Copper Mountain College. But during May, students and non-students alike are invited to expand their minds outside the classrooms. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation…
During May, 10 artists of note will show their outdoor artworks on the...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT TOMORROW

Twentynine Palms High School will hold a spring concert Tuesday, May 23. The Symphonic Band, Select Choir, and Concert Choir will all be performing. The final concert of the year will be held in the high school’s gym. The doors open at 6:15 with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.

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COLOR RUN FUN AT YUCCA VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Registration is now open for a color fun run at Yucca Valley Elementary School. Pre-register by May 24 for the June 2 race. Edica Gonzalez has all the details about this colorful race…
Yucca Valley Elementary School’s Family Faculty Association will hold a family-friendly one-mile color fun run 5:30 p.m....
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TILES AVAILABLE FOR THEATRE 29 SERENITY GARDEN

Theatre 29 has big plans for its new Serenity Patio just to the east of the theater building. This area includes a giant Simi Dabah sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that you, too, can be...
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VETERANS’ FLAGPOLE, MARKER REDEDICATION CEREMONY SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will hold a ceremony Saturday, May 27, to rededicate the veterans’ marker and flag pole in downtown Joshua Tree. The marker and flag pole are at the corner of Highway 62 and Park Boulevard. Representatives from the Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, the...
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ADD ICE TO YOUR CELL PHONE

Adding an In Case of Emergency, or ICE, contact to your cell phone can help emergency personnel contact your friends or loved ones if you are badly injured in an accident and can’t speak for yourself. Reporter Edica Gonzalez explains this simple idea…
Your emergency contact person should be someone...
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START SMART CLASSES FOR NEW DRIVER

The CHP Morongo Basin is hosting a Start Smart driving awareness class for newly licensed drivers. Reporter Eric Knabe has the class details…
Start Smart is designed to provide teens and their parents with an interactive, safe driving awareness class. This class is 1 ½ to 2 hours long and...
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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST DOG ATTACKS

Walking in the desert can be a relaxing way to exercise but encountering aggressive dogs can be terrifying and dangerous. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips about how to protect yourself if you are threatened by loose dogs…
Dog attacks can be vicious and bloody. Reduce your risk of...
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SAVE THE DATE FOR YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INSTALLATION, AWARDS DINNER

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will install its new officers and present awards at an Italian Laid-Back Luau. The dinner, featuring antipasto salad, pineapple chutney chicken or pork, roasted veggies, scalloped potatoes, and tiramisu, will be held at the Roost at Hawk’s Landing golf course June 29 from 5...
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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED ON CONSPIRACY WARRANT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Thursday morning following a traffic stop when it was determined he had a warrant for his arrest. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a black Chevy truck for having an obscured license plate and no license plate light Thursday morning near...
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TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS CARNIVAL

Discount tickets for the Grubstake Days carnival are now available. Discount tickets are 10 for $6 until May 25. Tickets may be purchased at the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce, Yucca Valley Boys and Girls Club, and in front of Vons in Yucca Valley from 9 to 1 Saturday, May...
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FREE MEAL FOR MILITARY ON MEMORIAL DAY AT TORTOISE ROCK

Military service members are invited to enjoy a free cheeseburger and fries at the Oasis Grill at Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms on Memorial Day, May 27. The free meal is offered from noon to 6 p.m. to honor those who have served in the military.

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WHAT MORMONS REALLY BELIEVE DISCUSSED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

The topic of discussion at Lifetree Café tomorrow is the beliefs of Mormons. With more here’s reporter Eric Knabe…
The beliefs and practices of the Mormon faith will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, May 21 at 4 P.M. The program—titled “Mormons: Christian? Cult? What do they really believe?”—includes...
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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE SHOW AT BOXO HOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE

An artist who was in residence at BoxoHouse four years ago will show an exhibition of her work that sprang from her residency. Heather L. Johnson rode her motorcycle from New Jersey to Joshua Tree in 2013 and collected texts, artifacts, and other memorabilia from the places she visited. Then...
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TWO CAMPFIRE TALKS TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Park rangers from Joshua Tree National Park will hold two evening campfire talks in the park tonight. A talk on tortoise tales will be held at Jumbo Rocks campground amphitheater, while at the Cottonwood campground amphitheater the topic will be on water in the desert. Both talks are at 8 p.m.

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TO HOLD EXTRAVAGANZA TODAY

Make plans to support the talented and hard-working students of Yucca Valley High School this Saturday as students present their Fifth Annual Extravaganza, an event designed to showcase the talents of the visual and performing arts at the school. The event will feature art, music, improv, drama, food and games....
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MAY MEETING TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE

If you enjoy eating, learning about good food, and meeting new people—and who doesn’t—the Transition Joshua Tree local food program offers a free, educational event every month. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says Sunday’s program will feature the foods of Thailand…
Transition Joshua Tree holds its community dinner and produce giveaway on...
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