SUNDAY MATINEE FOR THEATRE 29’S “THE SECRET GARDEN”

Based on the beloved Frances Hodgson Burnett novel, “The Secret Garden” is set in 1905 India. It tells the story of young Mary Lennox who— after the sudden death of her parent—is sent to live with an unknown uncle at the bleak Misselthwaite Manor in England. She finds solace in

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EIGHT MEN ARRESTED FOLLOWING MARIJUANA RAIDS IN MORONGO BASIN WEDNESDAY

DEPUTIES RAID EIGHT PROPERTIES, ARREST EIGHT, IN MARIJUANA ERADICATION SWEEP Sheriff’s deputies raided eight properties in Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, and Landers Wednesday, seizing more than 1,800 marijuana plants and arresting eight people. According to Sheriff’s reports, starting about 8:30 a.m., deputies from the specialized Marijuana Enforcement Team went to

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HEMET WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER MURDER OF DESERT HOT SPRINGS WOMAN

A Hemet woman was arrested Wednesday, accused of murdering a 59-year-old Desert Hot Springs woman. According to Desert Hot Springs police, detectives were called to investigate the suspicious death of Chandra Saras in the 64100 block of Mont Blanc Court about 10 a.m. Monday, August 15. Detectives served search warrants

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THREE LOCAL COUNTY COMMUNITY PLAN MEETINGS NEXT WEEK   

San Bernardino County is updating the community plans for several areas in the Morongo Basin. Part of the larger countywide plan, the community plans establish development guidelines, and goals with the aim of creating or maintaining the type of communities that residents there want to see. You might say that

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING TO USE STUN GUN ON WOMAN

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday, accused of threatening to use a stun gun on a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, Joshua Stevens, 35, was arguing with a woman in the 6500 block of Lupine Avenue about 2:30 p.m. The woman went into her bedroom and closed the

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HI-DESERT CHORUS ANNOUNCES NEW CHOIR DIRECTOR

The High Desert Chorus knew it would be a challenge to replace Jeff Lantz as musical director when he stepped down last December, however they have announced their new director. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… The High Desert Chorus has announced that Bill Barrett will return as musical director

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LANDERS ASSOCIATION MEETS TOMORROW

The monthly membership meeting of the Landers Association is this Saturday, September 10, at Belfield Hall just east of the Moose Lodge on Reche Road in Landers. The 3 p.m. business meeting will follow an hour of fellowship and potluck starting at 2 p.m. On the agenda is a brief

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WONDER VALLEY COMMUNITY MEETING TOMORROW

The residents of Wonder Valley are invited to a community meeting tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what will be discussed… The monthly Wonder Valley community meeting takes place Saturday, September 10, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road. Up for discussion at this

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GALLERY 62 SEPTEMBER EXHIBIT OPENS STARTS TOMORROW

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 Saturday, September 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. during the Joshua Tree Second Saturday Art Walk. Gallery 62 is open Sat from 9 to

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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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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING FREE MEALS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Food for Life will be hosted by Reach Out Morongo Basin this week, September 10. They will be serving dirty rice (rice, meat, vegetables) with salad, fruit, and dessert. The meal will be served from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Twentynine Palms, across from

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KISS TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

A Kiss tribute band takes the stage for the free “Live at the Rock” concert series tonight at the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says be there and get ready to rock and roll all night… Tonight, Z107.7 FM presents Kissed Alive, the Kiss tribute

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HI-DESERT HEALTH CLINICS TO PRESCRIBE “TAKE A HIKE” FOR FREE PARK ENTRY

The doctors at the Hi-Desert Family Health Clinics in cooperation with Joshua Tree National Park will be writing important prescriptions for health. Reporter Kirby Davis said they will recommend patients “Take a Hike”… The Hi-Desert Family Health Clinics are partnering with Joshua Tree National Park to get the clinics’ patients

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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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AUDITIONS SEPTEMBER 19TH FOR “A CHRISTMAS STORY” AT THEATRE 29

Auditions are set at Theatre 29 for the hit comedy “A Christmas Story.” Director Eric Ross will cast the beloved Christmas classic September 19 at 6 p.m. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast break down… “A Christmas Story” follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red

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UNITY HOME ANNOUNCES STAFF OPENINGS

Morongo Basin Unity Home Domestic Violence Shelter and Outreach Center has openings for part-time and full-time domestic violence advocates. Applicants must be self-starters, able to work with minimal supervision with a heart for helping others. Must have computer skills, and be detail-oriented. Morongo Basin Unity Home offers proper training to

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MOJAVE WATER AGENCY INVITES YOU TO UNDERSTAND GROUNDWATER

The Mojave Water Agency is offering a unique opportunity to learn about our areas Groundwater. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to sign up… The Mojave Water Agency has worked with scientists from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to understand and manage our region’s groundwater basins for 25 years.

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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.