DESERT DAZE BRINGS SOCIAL MEDIA ANGER, BUT ONLY 14 COMPLAINTS

This weekend’s three-day, “outsider” rock music festival, Desert Daze, has come and gone. And like a classic deal with the devil, festival host Joshua Tree Retreat Center emerges from the ephemera with a new abundance that has come at a cost. In this story, reporter Mike Lipsitz helps clear up

…View Full Story…

ENFORCEMENT, MONITORING STEPPED UP IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FOLLOWING THEFTS, VIOLATIONS

Joshua Tree National Park has experienced several cases of vandalism, thefts, and violations of closed areas in the park. Due to two separate incidents in recent weeks, the park is stepping up its monitoring and enforcement of those in violation of no-entry areas in around the Keys Ranch area. Four

…View Full Story…

FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Edica Gonzalez has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday. The

…View Full Story…

TWO JOSHUA TREE MEN ARRESTED FOR NUMEROUS BURGLARIES

Two Joshua Tree men were arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of breaking into multiple vehicles in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 57200 block of Jarana Court called about 1:30 to report a vehicle burglary in progress. Arriving deputies learned that at least five vehicles

…View Full Story…

FREE 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, October 14, at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street, in Joshua Tree.

JOSHUA TREE MAN STRUCK AND KILLED BY SUSPECTED DUI DRIVER IN PALMS SPRINGS

A Joshua Tree man was struck and killed by a suspected DUI driver in Palms Springs early this morning. The California Highway Patrol said Austin Ulshafer, 29, from Cathedral City was arrested on suspicion of DUI after the two-car crash. CHP Investigators said Ulshafer was driving a GMC pickup truck

…View Full Story…

DESERT DAZE MUSIC FESTIVAL AT THE JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER THIS WEEKEND

The Psychedelic Music Festival, Desert Daze, with attendance estimated at 10,000, is coming to the Joshua Tree Retreat Center this weekend, October 14-16. The festival announcement caused some controversy with local residents objecting to its size and effect on local resources. The fifth annual festival, with passes offering camping and

…View Full Story…

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College board of trustees meet at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Bell Center’s community room. Right off, the board will adjourn to closed session for evaluation of the president/superintendent, to consider an employee dismissal or discipline, and to meet with a negotiator for two employee organizations. Back

…View Full Story…

NON-PARTISAN POLITICAL POP-UP PUTS CANDIDATES AND VOTERS TOGETHER

Candidates for offices across the Morongo Basin met with voters at Saturday’s non-partisan political pop up sponsored by Z107.7 and the Sportsman’s Club in Joshua Tree. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us who turned out to meet with voters…

Candidates and voters turned out in about equal numbers offering ample access

…View Full Story…

SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, VOCATIONAL EQUIPMENT AND A TEXTBOOK REVIEW

Occupational training is on the agenda of tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter David Haldane takes a look… Future dental technicians and food service workers will get a treat at tonight’s regular meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education; several thousand

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out tomorrow, Wednesday, October 12. They will meet at the Joshua Tree Library at a new start time of 8:00 a.m. The Clean Team volunteers will work for one short hour and then meet for coffee and conversation at the Part Rock Cafe.

…View Full Story…

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, at the Helen Gray Center in Joshua Tree. For more information, please contact Kristin

…View Full Story…

LEARN ABOUT REMOTE AND MISUNDERSTOOD CALIFORNIA DESERT LANDS

A very unique opportunity to discover some of the most remote and misunderstood lands in the California, under a spectacular full moon, is being offered n by the Mojave Desert Land trust, Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells how take part in the journey…… California’s desert communities will celebrate the National Park

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE VFW PARKING LOT SALE THIS WEEKEND

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will hold a parking lot sale Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9. The sale starts at 8 a.m. and goes until the post runs out of items to sell. Funds raised from the sale will be used toward the post’s

…View Full Story…

SECOND SATURDAY FESTIVITIES IN JOSHUA TREE

It’s time for the Second Saturday festivities again, possibly the last one outside for the season. Music by the Joshua Tree Jazzband starts 7 p.m. in the Zannedelions Boutique courtyard at 61877 Twentynine Palms Highway in downtown Joshua Tree. Sponsored by the Joshua Tree Foundation for the Betterment of Musicianship

…View Full Story…

SECOND SATURDAY FESTIVITIES IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

It’s time for the Second Saturday festivities in Joshua Tree again. Music by the Joshua Tree Jazz band starts 7 p.m. in the Zanndelions Boutique courtyard at 61877 Twentynine Palms Highway in downtown Joshua Tree. the program will feature music, libations, munchies and friends.

A NIKE COMMERCIAL SHOT AT FRIENDLY HILLS ELEMENTARY YESTERDAY

It was certainly no ordinary Wednesday at Friendly Hills Elementary School yesterday. The tranquil quiet of the still playground was replaced by the swarm of activity that comes with the production of a Nike commercial featuring NBA Star LeBron James. While James was not at the filming, he will be

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board will look at some rules and regulations and work on reservoirs tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board will consider amending the district’s rules and regulations on excessive water use and the water

…View Full Story…

29 PALMS CANDIDATES FORUM THIS FRIDAY, NON-PARTISAN POP-UP SATURDAY

Two opportunities to hear from local candidates this weekend. Friday night, October 7, a Z107.7 News Twentynine Palms City Council election candidates’ forum will be held at the Community Services Building at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. as a public service. Each candidate will

…View Full Story…

MORONGO BASIN UNITY HOME ROARING 20’S THEMED GALA TICKETS AVAILABLE

Sport your spiffy 20’s fashions and support a good cause. The Morongo Basin Unity Home is holding a Roaring 20’s themed Gala with prizes, contests, a live DJ, great Italian food, auctions, and more. Tickets are $20 per person or $35 per couple for the swanky event set for 6

…View Full Story…