24-HOUR HOTLINE FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

The Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services provides a 24-hour crisis hot-line to help survivors of sexual assault. Counselors can accompany sexual assault survivors to medical exams, police and legal interviews, and court appearances. Speakers are available to talk to schools and community groups about sexual assault, and rape prevention. The

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EMPTY BOWLS BENEFIT FOR REACH OUT MORONGO FOOD BANK

The Center for Healthy Generations will hold the Empty Bowls Benefit to raise money for the Morongo Basin food banks. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has more information on the event and how you can attend…

The Empty Bowls Benefit combines delicious home-made soups and breads made by local cooks, served in

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FESTIVAL OF WREATHS SUNDAY

Copper Mountain College Foundation will host the 8th Annual Festival of Wreaths Sunday, November 19. Reporter Eric Knabe has all the festive details…

This event is the official start of the holiday season for the Morongo Basin, to raise money for local college students. The afternoon consists of a live

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR “MEET ME IN ST LOUIS” GALA OPENING AT THEATRE 29

“Meet Me in St Louis” is a classic, family-friendly musical opening in two weeks at Theatre 29 with a gala fundraiser hosted by Kiwanis Club of Twentynine Palms. Here with your invitation is Rebecca Havely…

What better way to begin the holiday season than with a musical for the

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STAR PARTY TONIGHT AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center in Twentynine Palms will hold a star party Saturday, November 18, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Many spectacular cosmic sights are visible at this time of year, from star clusters and nebulae. The Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy are still visible. The

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9TH ANNUAL YUCCA VALLEY GOURD FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

Mark your calendars for the ninth annual gourd art festival, set for November 18 and 19 at the Yucca Valley Community Center. The free event will feature gourd artists and crafts vendors from all over southern California. In addition to the holiday shopping, there will be classes taught by renowned

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Z107.7 KICKS OFF ITS HOLIDAY BUSINESS DECORATING CONTEST

’Tis the season! Business owners can get into the holiday spirit by entering their business in the annual Holiday Decorating Contest, co-sponsored by Z107.7 Radio and www.Z1077FM.com. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says all it takes to enter is a phone call…

Z107.7 announces the annual holiday decorating contest, a tradition that

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JOHNSON VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF RAPE, SPOUSE ABUSE, AND BURGLARY

A Johnson Valley man was arrested last Thursday, accused of felony spouse abuse, burglary, and attempted rape. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a home in the 56300 block of Joshua Drive in Yucca Valley about 11 a.m. for a report that a man, later identified as

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HEALTH CARE DISTRICT GETS GOOD NEWS AND GOOD NEWS

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District Board of Directors met in regular meeting last night, Reporter Eric Knabe has the highlights…

The meeting began on a high point with the Morongo Transit Authority presenting checks for the two MBTA transportation grants in which they will purchase a new van that will

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NEW COUNTY FIRE BATTALION CHIEF COMING TO THE MORONGO BASIN

The Morongo Basin welcomes a new county fire battalion chief as of Monday, November 20. Battalion Chief Donnie Viloria has been a firefighter for 30 years, which includes 15 years with Newberry Springs and Fort Irwin, before joining the county fire department in 2002. Prior to his new assignment here,

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LOCAL WORLD WAR II VETERANS SOUGHT FOR HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT

They’re called “The Greatest Generation.” But now the people who saved the world from fascism during World War II are dying off at the alarming rate of more than 600 per day. One young photographer hopes to preserve their legacy in a very visual way. Reporter David Haldane explains…

Before

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PIONEERTOWN’S THOUGHT THEATRE ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR TWO PRODUCTIONS

Pioneertown’s Thought Theatre announces the audition date for the second half of its inaugural season. Two productions will be cast. With the auditions details, here is reporter Rebecca Havley…

Thought Theatre will hold auditions for two upcoming productions: an original music revue entitled “Stand for Freedom Cabaret” and for the

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SERVING UP THANKSGIVING DINNER TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer an early Thanksgiving dinner Friday, November 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. The VFW will open at 11 a.m. There will be no Taco Wednesday on November 22. The VFW Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

This week Food for Life in Twentynine Palms will be serving spaghetti, salad, and dessert at Church of the Nazarene (across from Del Taco) from 3 to 5 p.m. Patrick Smith will be cooking the meal with help from the board.

“OPERATION GOBBLE” GIVING OUT TURKEYS IN MORONGO VALLEY TODAY

For 27 years, “Operation Gobble” has put Thanksgiving turkeys on holiday tables of Morongo Valley families. Reporter Mike Lipsitz dishes up the stuffing…

Some six dozen holiday birds will land on the tables of as many needy families in Morongo Valley this Thanksgiving. The Morongo Valley Community Services District, or

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JOAN OF ANGELS AND WRITING CLASSES AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

If you believe in angels, make plans to attend Rainbow Stew’s next class Saturday, November 18. Joan of Angels is a spiritual teacher and messenger for angelic and celestial beings. The $20 class is set for 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. at Rainbow Stew, located in Old Town Yucca Valley on

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LOCAL MAN WINS BAJA 1000 MOTORCYCLE RACE

A prestigious win for a local off-road competition team—Yucca Valley’s Mark Samuels, 27, and team won the 50th running of the Baja 1000 in the motorcycle division; that’s 1,134 miles of fun in just about 21 hours.

Mark Samuels

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ACTION THIS WEEKEND

In college sports this weekend, the Copper Mountain College men’s basketball team will participate in the Allan Hancock Tourney Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Santa Maria.

Tomorrow, the women’s team will host Glendale Community College in the Bell Center Gym, starting at 5 p.m.

PALM VISTA ELEMENTARY PLACED ON LOCK-DOWN DUE TO POLICE ACTIVITY

UPDATE 11 a.m.:

In an abundance of caution, because of police activity in the neighborhood, Palm Vista Elementary School in Twentynine Palms was placed on lock-down This morning. Superintendent Tom Baumgarten said because it occurred just as students were arriving for classes, the students who were arriving on buses

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YUCCA VALLEY RESIDENT SCAMMED OUT OF $15,000

A Yucca Valley resident is out $15,000 after falling victim to a Nigerian scam. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim said a friend, whom she had never met, traveled to Nigeria in 2016 and recently asked for money to get out of Nigeria. The victim received several checks, supposedly

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