LIFETREE CAFÉ TO DISCUSS POLICE USE OF FORCE

A community discussion group has rescheduled a topic, previously thought as too controversial, for this Sunday. Reporter Kirby Davis says the Lifetree Café will talk about the subject of perceived police brutality… A special episode of Lifetree Cafe discussing violent encounters between citizens and law enforcement officers will be explored

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL COMEDY “ONCE UPON A WOLF” OPENS TOMORROW

Twentynine Palms High School will present its spring play, opening this Friday night. Edica Gonzalez has all the details… “Once Upon a Wolf” opens Friday, April 28, at Twentynine Palms High School. The comedy features the Big Bad Wolf who decides he doesn’t want to be the bad guy anymore.

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LOCAL SCHOOLS TO BE PART OF A NEW LEAGUE

The California Interscholastic Federation is rolling out new leagues in the region that will affect our two local public high schools starting in 2018. Instead of the old DeAnza League, Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley will be part of a reshuffled Desert Valley League with Cathedral City, Coachella Valley, Desert

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SWIM TEAMS GO UNDEFEATED IN LEAGUE

The Twentynine Palms High School swim teams finished their season undefeated this year, when they beat the Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles. The girls last won the DeAnza League championship in 2015; their score against the Golden Eagles was 130 to 39; the boys won 129 to 31. The boys

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TWENTYNINE PALMS TRACK TEAM RESULTS

Twentynine Palms High School track and field hosted Desert Hot Springs yesterday in a DeAnza League dual. The girls were narrowly edged 54-55, and the boys won 62-54.

Multiple victorious performances were turned in by: Adam and Selemara Mapuatuli who each earned 10 points in the shot put and discus.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan golf team will travel away to play Rancho Mirage High School on the Gary Player Golf Course. Tee-off is at 2:45 p.m.

Also today, the Trojan softball team will host Rancho Mirage High School at home. First pitch is

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SHERIFF INVESTIGATING THEFT OF OVER $11,000.00 FROM YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of check theft against a Yucca Valley church. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the St. Joseph of Arimathea Church about 12:30 Monday afternoon. The church’s treasurer discovered that an unknown suspect had made multiple unauthorized transactions from the church’s checking account, totaling more

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INTENTIONAL FLOODING OF HOMES IN YUCCA VALLEY AND 29 PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating two similar cases of vandalism in Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley. On Saturday, deputies were called to the 6500 block of Desert Queen Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 7:30 p.m. when neighbors noticed water in the front yard of an apartment building. Neighbors and the

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION DISCUSSES SHORT TERM RENTALS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission held its first public hearing last night on its draft ordinance concerning short-term vacation rentals. Managing editor Tami Roleff said commissioners heard from residents who spoke on both sides of the issue… At last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, commissioners heard from

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LOTS OF TALK, NOT MUCH ACTION AT 29 PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING

The Twentynine Palms City Council met last night with lots on its plate, but not on its spoon. Reporter David Haldane was there and explains… There was lots of discussion, but not much action. That was the tone of the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting last night, where only one

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FIREFIGHTERS UNION QUESTION TWENTYNINE PALMS EQUIPMENT LEVELS

A Twitter notice and a Facebook post from the local professional firefighter’s union says public safety is at risk in the city of Twentynine Palms. The postings question a decision by County fire to have just one medic engine in Twentynine Palms, claiming it places public safety at risk. The

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CHANGE IN LUNCH POLICY MISUNDERSTANDING AT ONAGA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

A robocall to parents of students at Onaga Elementary School has caused some misunderstanding. Interim Superintendent Doug Weller said it appears that a parent may have misunderstood a robocall that went out the other day. The school used to have a Friday-only policy for parents; in other words, parents were

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER TO END MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION

Tonight in Twentynine Palms, the Water District looks to put an end to the mandatory water conservation measures it had instituted in response to the statewide drought. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… Looking beyond routine items on the consent agenda, a single action item awaits board vote at tonight’s meeting

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POSTAL CUSTOMERS FIGHTING BACK AGAINST MAIL THEFT

Postal customers fed up with their mail being stolen and seeming indifference by the U.S. Postal Service are taking it on themselves to thwart the thefts and solve the crimes. A new service, Informed Delivery, allows them to see images of their letters before they are delivered. “We have to

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HIT MUSICAL “INTO THE WOODS” OPENS FRIDAY AT THEATRE 29

The Broadway musical, “Into the Woods,” will open with a gala performance at Theatre 29 this Friday, sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Rotary Club. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Opening night gala tickets for “Into the Woods” at Theatre 29 are available through any Twentynine Palms Rotarian or at

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PIONEERTOWN TROUPE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER COMEDY WESTERN ACTORS

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show, based in Pioneertown, is looking for volunteer comedy western actors. No experience necessary. They are a non-profit group and donate part of their donations back to local children’s charities. For more information, call Paden at 760-366-3333.

YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL DRUM LINE PERFORMS TONIGHT

The award-winning Yucca Valley High School Drumline is giving up Prom for more competition. They will give a final and sendoff performance tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… Some students in the Yucca Valley High School Winter Percussion Ensemble will not be going to Prom on Saturday because

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ varsity tennis team hosted the Trojans of Yucca Valley on Monday. The Wildcats came away with a decisive win, 12 to 6, over the Trojans. In singles action the Wildcats were led by Brett Hope, who won all three of his sets, while Nathan

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, VIOLATING RELEASE BOND

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Saturday morning, accused of hitting his wife and pulling her hair. Deputies were called to the 7400 block of Kellogg Avenue about 2 a.m. for a report of a man and woman yelling at each other. After an investigation, Craig Carter, 44, was

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WONDER VALLEY HOMESTEAD CABIN TOTAL LOSS IN FIRE MONDAY

An abandoned homestead cabin in Wonder Valley is a total loss following a fire Monday evening. Firefighters from Wonder Valley, Twentynine Palms, and the Combat Center were called to the small cabin at Schooler Road and Raymond Drive just after 7:30 p.m. County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said smoke

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