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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, September 27, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44...
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DROP IN TO PLAY BOARD GAMES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Some good old-fashioned old-school fun is being offered by Yucca Valley Recreation. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says you can drop in to play some low-tech board games…
Remember the good old days playing board games? The Yucca Valley Parks and Rec Department is holding drop-in session every other Monday where people...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School varsity Trojans dominated the undefeated Palo Verde Yellow Jackets Friday night, 58-14. Offensively, the Trojans had 699 total yards and nine touchdowns on the night. Lucas Lopez ran for 387 yards and five touchdowns and Jake Moore had five catches for 120 yards. Amosa said...
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FREE FALL FESTIVAL COMING TO DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Mark your calendars for a free fall festival featuring carnival rides, music, fireworks, and petting zoo in Desert Hot Springs. The Desert Hot Springs Fall Festival is a family-friendly event set from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, October 1, and is free. Live music will be provided by Gin Piston,...
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YUCCA VALLEY RECRUITING YOUTH COMMISSIONERS

The Town of Yucca Valley is recruiting for their youth commission. Kirby Davis tells you how to apply…
The Yucca Valley Youth Commission is made up of students in grades 7 through 12 who attend school in Yucca Valley. Youth commissioners produce informative video programs, present forums to local schools,...
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DINNER AND PRODUCE GIVE-AWAY AT JOSHUA TREE CHURCH TODAY

The Community United Methodist Church in Joshua Tree is hosting a community dinner and produce giveaway tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has all the details…
“September Seasonal Sensations” is the title of a program this Sunday, September 25, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church...
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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, September 26. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

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JEWISH HIGH HOLIDAYS OBSERVANCES

Observations of the upcoming Jewish High Holidays are available to Morongo Basin residents. Reporter Davis Haldane tells you how to participate…
If you’re wondering where to go for the Jewish High Holidays, you’re in luck: The Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and the Desert Area is sponsoring free observances open...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ volleyball and tennis teams will travel away to Desert Hot Springs to play the Golden Eagles. Both games start at 3:15. The Twentynine Palms High School girls’ volleyball and tennis teams will host Rancho Mirage High School at...
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VANDALS STRIKE BREHM SPORTS PARK

Vandals struck at the Brehm Sports Park in Yucca Valley Thursday. According to a Sheriff’s report, sometime between 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and 12:30 Thursday afternoon, the door to the handicapped stall in the men’s restroom was kicked off, and a concrete picnic table was damaged. Damages are estimated in the...
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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER WANTS CANCER PATIENTS TO LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER

Women who are going through treatments for cancer are invited to a free workshop, Look Good, Feel Better, at the Hi-Desert Medical Center. The class offers complimentary group, individual, and online sessions that teach women how to deal with temporary hair loss, and changes to skin, complexions, and nails due...
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CALL FOR ART FOR “TOUGH AS NAILS: WOMEN PIONEERS”

If you’re an artist with works that depict women who homesteaded in our desert community, the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery needs you. Here’s staff reporter Edica Gonzalez with a call for art…
The Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and art gallery has put out a call for art for its...
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EXHIBIT CLOSES TODAY AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

Today is your last day to see the current exhibit at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum before a new exhibit comes in this week. Managing editor Tami Roleff has all the details…
Today is your last chance to see the current exhibit, “Framed: Step into Art.” This interactive and educational...
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CALFIRE PREPARED FOR FIRE RISK THIS WEEKEND

The Santa Ana wind event forecast for this weekend could be significant for much of San Bernardino County. The latest computer models show winds increasing on Sunday. These winds will be accompanied by single digit humidity and high temperatures. This weekend, CAL FIRE will bring in a strike team of...
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SAVE THE DATE FOR JOHNSON VALLEY OKTOBERFEST

Save the date for the 7th annual Oktoberfest celebration in Johnson Valley. The beer garden at the Johnson Valley Oktoberfest opens at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 1. There’ll be a section of craft beers, hard cider, domestic beers, German wine, plus soft drinks, water and fresh pretzels. A German buffet...
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SKY’S THE LIMIT TO HOLD STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, September 24. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will end about 11:30, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will be Saturn, Mars Neptune and Uranus, as well as the...
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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN CONVICTED OF EMBEZZLING FROM SCHOOL DISTRICT

A Joshua Tree woman was convicted Wednesday of embezzling from the Morongo Unified School District. Karin Buttinelli, 50, worked in the school district’s payroll and benefits office when she gave herself 68 hours of overtime that she did not earn in August and October 2014, for a total of $1,927. Jurors heard...
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CHP INVESTIGATING ROLL-OVER CRASH IN PIONEERTOWN

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a roll-over crash in Pioneertown Thursday afternoon. County firefighters from Yucca Mesa who were called to the crash about 5:10 p.m. near Pipes Canyon Road and Rim Rock Road found a white Nissan truck on its passenger side in a home’s front yard, but...
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PUBLIC LANDS DAY IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AND BIG MORONGO CANYON

Joshua Tree National Park and the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve invite volunteers to the 23rd annual National Public Lands Day events. Reporter Rebecca Havley tells us what’s going on in Joshua Tree National Park…
Mark your calendar on Saturday, September 24 from 8 a.m. till noon. National Public Lands...
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ALL BLOOD DONATIONS MUST NOW BE CHECKED FOR THE ZIKA VIRUS

LifeStream blood bank has started testing all blood donations for the Zika virus, in compliance with FDA recommendations. If potential donors decline to have their blood tested for Zika, they will not be able to give blood. A LifeStream spokesman said testing for the Zika virus ensures the continued safety...
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