MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR RONALD PALMER HAS DIED

Ronald Palmer, a member of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Directors and Twentynine Palms resident, died Wednesday evening. Palmer, who was just re-elected to the school board, had been a member of the school board since 2007. Palmer retired after teaching math at Twentynine Palms Junior High. He

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SEARCH CONTINUES IN CASE OF MISSING LOS ANGELES COUPLE

UPDATE: 10 a.m. The couple has been found safe in Mexico. Los Angeles police said they would be reunited with their families. A Facebook post from the couple’s family said Aaron Morganstein and Masha Mitkova were at the sand dunes at Osborne Lookout at the Imperial Sand Dunes on Sunday

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YUCCA VALLEY MARCHING BAND FREE PERFORMANCE TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan Marching Band and Color Guard spend a lot of time performing at football games, competitions, pep assemblies, and spirit marches; tonight, this award-winning ensemble wants to perform for you. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … The Yucca Valley High School Trojan Marching Band

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SEARCH WARRANT RESULTS IN ARREST FOR POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested Tuesday after Sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant in a stolen property investigation. Deputies went to the 6100 block of Encelia Avenue where they discovered about $10,000 worth of stolen property, as well as several pounds of marijuana, methamphetamine, ammunition, and body armor. Also

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR CHOKING WOMAN

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested on suspicion of spouse abuse Wednesday. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to 6600 block of Mariposa Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 8 a.m. following a report of a domestic disturbance. Deputies say that 39-year-old Francisco Nunez had allegedly choked a woman

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ARTISTS’ TEA SUNDAY IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park, is partnering with Copper Mountain College, the Mojave Desert Land Trust, and BoxoHouse, along with the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, to create innovative programs and projects in the park. Kirby Davis fills in the details… As part of the Joshua Tree

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TECHNOLOGY AND RELATIONSHIPS EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

The consequences of living online will be explored at Lifetree Café Sunday, November 20. The 4 p.m. program, entitled “Living Online: Provocative Thoughts from the Author of ‘Is Google Making Us Stupid?’” features a filmed interview with Nicholas Carr. During the free program, participants will have the opportunity to discuss

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NEW LOCAL PROGRAMMING COMING TO Z107.7

An extra half hour of local programming will be added to Z107.7’s schedules Sunday afternoons. Reporter Mike Lipsitz joins us again with the details… Sunday afternoons on Z107.7 is gaining another local, quirky show, starting this Sunday, November 20. Jill Carey Michaels, an artist, performer, and author of “Debutante without

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ROBOTICS TEAMS ADVANCE IN TOURNAMENTS

The Twentynine Palms High School robotics team, known as the STEAMCats (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), surprised the competition and recorded their first robotics tournament win in school history and is going to the state championships. The SteamCats—and their counterparts in the junior high school—were ranked 22nd and 27th

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AUDITIONS SATURDAY FOR “A FEW GOOD MEN”

The St. Joseph’s Players will be holding call back auditions for the Aaron Sorkin court room drama, “A Few Good Men” this Saturday. Those who missed the first round of auditions are invited to try out as well. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more audition details… The St. Joseph’s Players community

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BOXOHOUSE EXHIBITION CANCELLED

The BoxoHouse open house featuring ceramic artist Yassi Mazandi set for Saturday, November 19, has been cancelled.

DONATIONS ACCEPTED TODAY FOR TLC WHITE ELEPHANT SALE THIS WEEKEND

White elephant in the desert? Back by popular demand, Tender Loving Christmas is holding a white elephant sale this weekend and is soliciting donations. If you have any white elephant items hanging around, T.L.C. would love them. A white elephant sale is a fundraiser made up of new or used

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ART TALK AT JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SATURDAY

A Twentynine Palms artist will be discussing her innovative and imaginative photography at a lecture tomorrow. Edica Gonzales says the place to be is the Joshua Tree library… The Friends of the Joshua Tree Library and the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council will host a reception and artist talk for

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THANKSGIVING DINNER TONIGHT AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree VFW Post 7264 will serve up a Thanksgiving dinner tonight from 4 to 6 p.m. Come enjoy turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, roll, and pumpkin pie, all for $8. Sunday the VFW will be serving a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11. And don’t

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CIF FOOTBALL AND CROSS COUNTRY

In high school sports tonight, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats will travel to Anaheim and take on undefeated Katella High School in the quarterfinals of the CIF Division 11 playoff bracket. The Wildcats are 8-3, and Katella has an 11-0 record. The CIF playoff game will be played at

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LONGTIME TEACHER AND BOARD MEMBER RONALD PALMER PASSES AWAY

The Morongo Unified School District is sad to announce the passing of Board Member Ronald Palmer.

Mr. Palmer served with distinction as a math teacher and trustee, with over three decades of service to the Morongo Basin. He was very dedicated to the students of Morongo Unified and we

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YUCCA VALLEY PROBATIONER FOUND WITH MARIJUANA CULTIVATION AND AMMUNITION

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday following a probation compliance check. According to the Sheriff’s Department, probation officers went to the 1600 block of Deer Trail in Yucca Valley about 4 p.m. where they found a marijuana growing operation and 58-year-old Jay Klausing as well as ammunition. Klausing is

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING A WOMAN

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday evening after he beat up a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, Joshua Steiger, 32, and a woman were arguing about 7:20 p.m. Saturday in the 61700 block of Oleander in Joshua Tree. The report states that the woman tried to grab some

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF DEALING DRUGS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested November 10, accusing of being a drug dealer. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle for expired registration tags near Sunset Road and Alta Vista Drive in Joshua Tree about 2:30 a.m. Inside the vehicle was Kevin Saville, 53. During a

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested November 12, accused of possession of stolen property. According to a Sheriff’s report, Angela Cranfill, 38, was stopped near Palm Avenue and Stardust Trail in Yucca Valley about 1:40 a.m. After an investigation, Angela Cranfill was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property,

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