GALLERY 62 EXHIBIT OPENING SATURDAY

Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree will hold an opening reception Saturday, May 13, for its new art show, “Women’s Empowerment: Nasty Women.” The show features the artworks of 33 local artists, both women and men, along with signature artist Casey Kiernan with a video installation and photography. The opening reception

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet Saturday, May 13, 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 registered Democrats and

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what’s on the agenda… Following a 2:30 closed session on contract renewal for President/ Superintendent Jeff Cummings, the CMC board of trustees will reconvene to open session at 3 p.m. Then following a public hearing on

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST “RALLY FOR THE MONUMENTS” SEES 160 PARTICIPANTS

A group calling itself “Desert Defenders” rallied at the Mojave Desert Land Trust offices in Joshua Tree yesterday. In April, President Trump signed an executive order directing the Secretary of the Interior to review all national monuments over 100,000 acres that were created between 1996 and 2016 by the Antiquities

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A WARM RECEPTION TO CALTRANS DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC PLANS

At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council in Joshua Tree, representatives from Caltrans held a final presentation on their pilot plan for more safely moving vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists through the Joshua Tree business district. And for an audience not known for cordiality, the plan was

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SEX TRAFFICKERS SENTENCED FRIDAY

The Twentynine Palms residents who were convicted last month on sex trafficking charges were sentenced Friday in Joshua Tree Superior Court. Kevin Akins, 28, was sentenced by Judge Rodney Cortez to 20 years in state prison at Chino for pandering. In addition, he was sentenced to eight years for causing

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ATTACKS ANOTHER WITH LIQUOR BOTTLE

A Joshua Tree man who hit another man with a liquor bottle because the victim refused to give him a ride and had no work for him to do, was arrested Sunday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, Quincy Arredondo, 23, approached a resident who was working in his front

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, will meet tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm The meeting will be held at the Helen Gray Education Center located on

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SCHOOL BOARD IN STUDY, CLOSED, AND OPEN SESSIONS TODAY

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will meet in a work-study session at 5 p.m. today to discuss the district’s strategic plan. The board will then go into closed session at 6 p.m., to discuss student expulsions and readmissions; discipline, dismissal or release of a district employee; negotiations

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MORONGO BASIN MAC SHOULD SEE CALTRANS DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE PLAN TONIGHT

Anyone who’s ever walked or driven through Joshua Tree’s business district knows that it can sometimes be risky. After outlining a plan to fix that, a Caltrans spokesman was tardy in providing the details. Reporter David Haldane says that may be corrected tonight… Joshua Tree residents holding their breaths for

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24-HOUR CELEBRATION OF LOU HARRISON’S LIFE THIS SUNDAY

A special and unique day is planned at Harrison House Music Arts and ecology in Joshua Tree this Sunday. Reporter Kirby Davis says the 24-hour event will celebrate the 100th birthday of quintessential California Composer Lou Harrison… Harrison House will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lou Harrison’s birthday with a

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST RALLY FOR THE MONUMENTS THIS AFTERNOON

The Mojave Desert Land Trust will host a rally this afternoon to show its support for California’s desert national monuments. The rally, “Monuments for All” is set for 5:30 p.m. today, Monday May 8, at the Mojave Desert Land Trust’s office in Joshua Tree (60124 Twentynine Palms Highway), and will

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COLDWELL BANKER AGENT AWARDED INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT’S ELITE AWARD

Andy Patel, a broker-associate with Coldwell Banker Roadrunner Realty, has been named to the company’s 2016 International President’s Elite. Only the top 2 percent of all sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system qualified for this distinguished group. Last year, Patel successfully closed 53 transaction, representing 29 sellers and

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FOOD FOR LIFE SEEKING MUSICIANS

Do you play an instrument and love to sing? Consider joining Food For Life one Saturday and entertain their diners. If this sounds of interest to you, please contact Wally Currie at 760-449-8683 to make arrangements.

DALE BASIN WELL OWNERS ASSOCIATION MEETS SUNDAY

The Dale Basin Well Owners Association meets 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Godwin Christian Fellowship Church, 6389 Godwin Road, in Wonder Valley. Note the change of location. There will be an update on the state of water and wells in Wonder Valley, an update on the Cadiz project,

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NEW APP MAKES IT EASIER AND FASTER TO GET INTO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

We’ve all heard about peak attendance and long entrance lines at Joshua Tree National Park. Now the park service has made it easier and faster to get into the park. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says pull over and get out your smart phone… Joshua Tree National Park now offers a free

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CHICKEN-FRIED STEAK FOR BREAKFAST AT VFW

Sunday breakfast for the Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will feature Kenny’s chicken-fried steak from8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

NEW SHOW AT GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

A new show opened yesterday at Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree. The show, “Women’s Empowerment: Nasty Women,” features the artworks of 33 local artists, both women and men, along with signature artist Casey Kiernan with a video installation and photography. An opening reception is set for Saturday, May 13, from

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JOSHUA TREE MOBILE HOME CALLED A TOTAL LOSS AFTER FIRE THURSDAY

A Joshua Tree mobile home is a total loss following a fire Thursday afternoon. County Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said firefighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms, and CalFire were called to the Joshua Estates Mobile Home Park in the 62400 block of 29 Palms Highway at 3:28 p.m.

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GRUBSTAKE CARNIVAL TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

The 67th annual Grubstake Days celebration is coming to Yucca Valley May 25 through 29. Grubstake carnival discount tickets are available now through May 25 at the Yucca Valley Chamber, Yucca Valley Boys and Girls Club and in front of Vons in Yucca Valley on Saturdays May 6, 13 and

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