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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TO TAKE UP MEASURES J AND K

The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a closed and open session at its regular meeting tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff highlights some of the items on the council’s agenda…

Tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council will start with a closed session at 5:30 p.m. during which the council will conference with legal counsel over potential litigation. The regular meeting starts at 6 with a presentation from the California Office of Emergency Services on earthquake education and awareness. Then following a routine consent agenda, the council will hear an update from the California Welcome Center. The council will then discuss whether to pass a resolution to support or oppose Measure J or K, measures that revise the county’s charter. Town staff are recommending support of Measure J. And finally, the council will hear a year-end budget report.

Tonight’s meeting will be available online or in person in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center.

CALIFORNIA WELCOME CENTER ART FESTIVAL CANCELLED

The California Welcome Center’s 2020 Art Festival has been cancelled.

THE TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITOR CENTER, CALIFORNIA WELCOME CENTER REOPEN

The Twentynine Palms Visitor Center in downtown Twentynine Palms and the California Welcome Center in Yucca Valley have reopened. The visitor centers have implemented new safety measures, including infection prevention measures, controls for social distancing, a reduction in building occupancy, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting, and staff training. Face masks are required for both visitors and staff at both the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and the California Welcome Center. Visitors are also asked to use the hand sanitizing station at the entrance doors and to observe floor markings for social distancing. The Twentynine Palms Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The California Welcome Center is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CALIFORNIA WELCOME CENTER ART FESTIVAL WINNERS NAMED

Although the California Welcome Center in Yucca Valley is closed to the public during the coronavirus pandemic, the winners of its second annual art festival were recently announced. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the names of the winners…

The California Welcome Center has announced the winners of its 2020 Art Festival Contest. In the mixed media category, Elisabeth Pollnow of Twentynine Palms won for her entry, “White Poppy,” made of clay and creosote wood. Robert Arnett, of Glendora and Wonder Valley, won the painting category for his oil painting “Getting By on the 395.” There were two winners in the photography category: Mitch Miller of Yucca Valley, for his photo “Flare: Joshua Tree National Park,” and Mark Robben, of Rancho Palos Verdes for his photo, “Bristlecone Pine Dancers.” The winning entries can be seen below. Congratulations to all the winners.

MIXED MEDIA

Elisabeth Pollnow, Twentynine Palms, CA
“White Poppy”
Clay with Creosote Root on Wood, 24″ x 24″

PAINTING

Robert Arnett, Glendora, CA
“Getting By on the 395”
 Oil on Linen on Panel, 10″ x 11″

 PHOTOGRAPHY

Mitch Miller, Yucca Valley, CA
“Flare, Joshua Tree National Park”
Photograph, 16″ x 24″

PHOTOGRAPHY

Mark Robben, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
“Bristlecone Pine Dancers”
Photograph, 19″ x 13″

ART FESTIVAL IN YUCCA VALLEY CANCELLED

Due to current situation of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Art Festival at the California Welcome Center, originally scheduled for April 25 and 26, has been postponed until the fall. All art entries have been received and will  be judged soon. A date for the art show will be announced soon.