TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE SETS QUARTERLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Transition Joshua Tree invites you to learn about the Transition movement at a quarterly Membership Meeting and Potluck on Sunday, November 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Center for Healthy Generations on Sunnyslope Drive in Yucca Valley. The meeting will include an introduction and history of the

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JOSHUA TREE MAN BEATS WOMAN OVER MESSY FLOOR

A Joshua Tree man who was upset at seeing papers on the floor was arrested for domestic battery after his wife said he hit her. According to a Sheriff’s report, Emil Featherstone, 37, and his wife came home about 1:30 p.m. and Featherstone questioned why his wife’s schoolwork was on

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STATE SUPREME COURT DENIES DOLLAR GENERAL APPEAL

It appears that after five years of opposing the construction of a Dollar General store in Joshua Tree, the fight is over. Last week, the California State Supreme Court denied a petition from the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance for review of a ruling in June by the Fourth District

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DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY THIS SATURDAY

The Sheriff’s Department will host a drug take-back day this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz urges you to take advantage of this opportunity to keep yourself, your family, and our water supply safe… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration give the public another opportunity to prevent

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FREE LECTURE ON BREAST IMAGING AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

The Hi-Desert Medical Center continues its free health care lecture series with “More Than Wearing Pink.” Here’s more from reporter Rebecca Havely… The Hi-Desert Medical Center is raising awareness regarding breast imaging in its latest free lecture in a series. In the lecture “More Than Wearing Pink,” the director of

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SCHOOL DISTRICT WANTS SURPLUS PROPERTY COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS

The Morongo Unified School District is accepting applications for residents to serve on a Surplus Property Advisory Committee for the former Joshua Tree Elementary School. Committee members will review data and determine what should be considered surplus property and how it should be used or disposed of. For applications, call

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER CANDIDATES FORUM TOMORROW

A candidates’ forum for the Joshua Basin Water District Board will be held tomorrow. Reporter and Forum Moderator Mike Lipsitz tells you when and where… Meet and query the five candidates vying for three board seats at the Joshua Basin Water District at a public forum 6:30 p.m. to 8

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER MEETS IN SPECIAL SESSION TONIGHT

Tonight’s regular meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors has been cancelled. A special meeting has been called tonight with one board member taking part via telephone. At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District the board is expected to approve a contract with an outside

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BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Thursday, October 20, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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