LOS ANGELES MAN ARRESTED IN JOSHUA TREE ON WARRANT

A Los Angeles man was arrested late Wednesday night, after deputies were called to a Joshua Tree home for a welfare check. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies received a request about 10 p.m. Wednesday to make a welfare check at a home in the 61400 block of La Jolla

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GALLERY 62 SEPTEMBER EXHIBIT OPENS STARTS TONIGHT

The fall art season has begun. Gallery 62’s September exhibit, Pathways, features works by local artists. The public is invited to attend an opening reception on tonight, Saturday, September 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. during the Joshua Tree Second Saturday Art Walk. Gallery 62 is open Sat from 9

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JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND CONCERT TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Jazz Band will celebrate its fourth anniversary of playing under the stars during the Second Saturday festivities tonight, September 10. The band will play in the Zannedelions Boutique courtyard, 61877 29 Palms Highway, behind the bottle fence, from 7 to 10 p.m. There will be a no

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JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT

The Joshua Tree Jazz Band will celebrate its fourth anniversary of playing under the stars during the Second Saturday festivities Saturday, September 10. The band will play in the Zannedelions Boutique courtyard, 61877 29 Palms Highway, behind the bottle fence, from 7 to 10 p.m. There will be a no

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RAY LAMB RECEPTION AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TOMORROW

His work has been on display at the Joshua Tree Library since the beginning of the month, and now it’s time for Ray Lamb to talk about it. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to the reception… The Friends of the Joshua Tree Library and the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAM PART OF BHAKTI FEST AT JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER

A group of 60 at-risk children from Los Angeles will be bussed to Joshua Tree to take part in Bhakti Fest at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center this weekend. The children are part of the After School All-Stars LA program, founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1992. At Bhakti Fest, the

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ARREST FOR BURGLARY, DRUGS, IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, JOSHUA TREE, AND LANDERS

A Twentynine Palms transient was arrested last week, accused of burglary. According to a Sheriff’s department, a neighbor in the 6200 block of Cholla Avenue reported seeing an unknown man in a nearby back yard about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 1, apparently trying to break into a vacant home. The

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FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD GIVEAWAY IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to noon, Friday, September 9, at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street, in Joshua Tree.

DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet Saturday, September 10, at 10 a.m. in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. The morning begins with an optional $10 breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to all

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CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE CONCERT RESULTS IN ONLY TWO ARRESTS

The three-day concert at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center last weekend was relatively quiet and peaceful. The Sheriff’s Department reports that only two arrests were made during the event. Daniel Cruz, 22, of Anaheim, allegedly approached security guards about 9:30 p.m. Sunday and asked if they had any drugs for

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FINAL LINE-UP FOR THIS WEEKEND’S “TASTE OF MORONGO”

This Saturday is the 9th annual “Taste of Morongo Basin” event, giving attendees a chance to taste the best of area restaurants. Reporter Edica Gonzales says the line-up has been set… Come hungry to the ninth annual Taste of Morongo this Saturday, September 10, starting at 6 p.m. at the

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD CONSIDERS ASSISTANCE POLICY

The Joshua Basin Water District board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board will look at their assistance policy and capacity fee… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board will consider an adjustment to the district’s policy for assisting customers who experience

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TWO BURGLARIES AT JOSHUA TREE MINI STORAGE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating at least two burglaries at the Joshua Tree Mini Storage facility. According to Sheriff’s reports, two people reported similar burglaries at the storage facility in the 61300 block of 29 Palms Highway Saturday afternoon, in which the padlocks to their units had been removed sometime

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FREE ENTRANCE TO NATIONAL PARKS FOR FOURTH GRADERS

It’s back. Due to popular demand, the National Park Service is continuing its free annual pass to all national parks for fourth graders and their families. The 2017 pass is good through August 31, 2017. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has all the details… There is exciting news for all fourth

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VEHICLE BURGLARIES IN JOSHUA TREE

Two vehicles just a few doors apart were burglarized in Joshua Tree sometime Tuesday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, two residents in the 60700 block of Mirada Trail went out to their cars parked in their driveways between 6 and 6:30 a.m. One resident discovered that a window in

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JOSHUA TREE VFW OPEN LABOR DAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post’s Sunday’s breakfast special is chicken fried steak. And the post will be open at 11 a.m. for lunch Labor Day, Monday, September 5. On the menu are chili hot dogs in cornbread and much more. The VFW Post is located on Veterans

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SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti and meatballs dinner tonight, Friday, September 2, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread, for $7. Sunday is a pancake breakfast special and a steak and egg breakfast special, in addition to the regular menu,

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JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER CLEARING AND CONCERT PERMITS, PART 2

Yesterday we reported on the Joshua Tree Retreat Center’s lawful clearing of several acres on the property’s west side adjacent to Highway 62. The area will be used to organize and consolidate parking for upcoming and future events. And while the clearing was within the facility’s legal rights, it generated

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THEATRE 29 TO ANNOUNCES 2017 SEASON AT TRI-CHAMBER MIXER

Theatre 29 will join with the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce to unveil their highly anticipated 2017 performance season. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… A special tri-Chamber mixer is planned for Thursday, September 15 from 5 to 7 p.m., at which the seven productions for Theatre 29’s 2017

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN STOPPED IN JOSHUA TREE WITH STOLEN CAR, GUN

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon, accused of driving a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, the California Highway Patrol stopped a 2003 Toyota in the 61700 block of 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree about 1:30 p.m. Inside the car was Ryan

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