BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, December 9, at Vons in Yucca Valley from noon to 5 p.m. Donors with O-negative blood are especially needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. For

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HEALTHCARE DISTRICT BOARD DONATES PUBLIC FUNDS TO A PRIVATE CHARITY

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District Board of Directors met in regular session last night, with a resolution to donate district funds to Mara’s Christmas Wish project. Reporter Eric Knabe has the highlights…

The resolution broke into a lengthy discussion before its vote.

Originally, Secretary Joe Sullivan felt the proposed amount

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JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND IN CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT

The Joshua Tree Jazz Band will hold a concert Saturday, December 9, during the Second Saturday Art Crawl. The concert will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. in back of Zannedelions Boutique at 61877 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. There will be a no host bar and munchies

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ART COLONY OF MORONGO VALLEY NEEDS CHILDREN’S ART SUBMISSIONS TOMORROW

The Art Colony of Morongo Valley will be having a children’s art show in their gallery in Covington Park in Morongo Valley for the rest of the month of December. Submissions for this judged art show must be brought in this Saturday at the Art Colony’s gallery between the hours

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PURIFOY MUSEUM ADDS ADDITIONAL TOUR DATE

Take a little holiday time to re-energize and stimulate your senses at the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Art Museum. A docent-guided tour will be offered at his outdoor art installation. These tours have been filling up quickly. With details on how to sign up, here’s reporter Tanisha Cureton…

Last month’s tours

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A BIG WIN FOR COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BASKETBALL

A huge win for the Copper Mountain College men’s basketball team last night in the quarterfinal round of the 80th annual Modesto Junior College Tournament. The Fighting Cacti, who are ranked seventh in the state, faced off versus a traditional power, and fifth-ranked team in the state, Fresno City College,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team avenged a season opening loss with a 69-53 win over the San Jacinto Tigers last night in Trojan Gym. The Yucca girls lost to the Tigers 61-42 last week in a first-round game at the West Valley Tournament, but were able

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AT LARGE VS. DISTRICT ELECTIONS SUBJECT OF Z107.7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

Recently, the City of Twentynine Palms, Town of Yucca Valley, and the Morongo Unified School District have received letters from a Los Angeles lawyer claiming that the government agencies are in violation of the California Voting Rights Act because at-large elections, the attorney argues, discriminate against minority voters by diluting

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HEALTHCARE DISTRICT TO DISCUSS GIFT OF PUBLIC FUNDS TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District will meet tomorrow night reporter Eric Knabe has the agenda… The Morongo Basin Healthcare District will start tomorrow in a regular meeting with a recognition of the MBHD Health Fair Committee and presentation by CFO Scott Wartell. The board will then go on to two

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TWO ACCUSED OF POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY IN JOSHUA TREE

Two people were arrested in Joshua Tree Tuesday, accused of possession of stolen property. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim called the Sheriff’s Department about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday to report that a vehicle believed to belong to the suspects, Larissa Hutchinson, 24, and Gareth Hylla, 40, was at a

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR, SKIRTS RATE INCREASE ACTION

The Joshua Basin Water District’s board passed several unanimous resolutions last night, but took no action in connection with the rate study, aka rate increase. That was due in part to the absence of Director Bob Johnson. Reporter Mike Lipsitz, though, was there … Last night in Joshua Tree, the

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“MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS” CONTINUES ITS RUN AT THEATRE 29

The beloved classic musical, “Meet Me in St. Louis,” continues its run at Theatre 29. With more, here’s Rebecca Havely… The musical “Meet Me in St. Louis”—based on the classic film of the same name—is filled with songs you know and love like, “The Boy Next Door,” “The Trolley Song,”

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OPENING RECEPTION AT GALLERY 62 SATURDAY

Gallery 62 Art Gallery will hold an opening reception Saturday, December 9 for its newest exhibition, High Desert Holidays. The show will feature the artwork of dozens of artists with a variety of work priced at under $100. Signature artists are Valerie Davis with wands, jewelry, and paintings, and Laurie

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MORONGO BASIN DEMOCRATS TO LEARN ABOUT DARK SKIES SATURDAY

Joshua Tree National Park was recently designated an International Dark Sky Park. Learn more about dark skies and the park during a presentation at the Morongo Basin Democratic club’s monthly meeting Saturday, December 9. The 10 a.m. meeting is preceded by an optional $10 buffet breakfast at 9 a.m. at

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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS COLLECTING TOYS FOR “MARA’S CHRISTMAS WISH”

Southern California Firefighters are celebrating their 25th anniversary of the Spark of Love Toy Drive. The campaign collects new, unwrapped toys to help our local children in need. Here’s Tanisha Cureton with the details… During the last 25 years, the Spark of Love Toy Drive, sponsored by county firefighters, has

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERING DANCE AND TUMBLING CLASSES FOR LITTLE ONES

The Twentynine Palms Recreation Department dance and tumbling programs are accepting registrations. The dance program has a new dance instructor, Kayla Decker. Classes are offered for ages 2 and up in ballet/tap, jazz/hip-hop, and introduction to dance. A dance recital will take place in late April. Registrations are also being

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ORIGAMI DECORATIONS CLASS AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY TOMORROW

The 29 Palms Art Gallery invites the public of all ages to an art class, “Making Holiday Origami Decorations,” on Friday, December 8, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Reporter Eric Knabe has more… This art class is suitable for all ages, so bring the family out. Participants will learn

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports today, Twentynine Palms boys’ and girls’ soccer teams will play Big Bear High School. The boys will play at home starting at 5 p.m.; the girls will travel away to Big Bear, with their game starting at 3 p.m. Also today, the Yucca Valley

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PUTS MARIJUANA INITIATIVE ON THE JUNE 2018 BALLOT

Outgoing Yucca Valley Mayor Merl Abel discussed the vision for Yucca Valley in the next five years during his State of the Town address at last night’s town council meeting. In five years, by 2022, most the town’s major projects will be completed: sewer and the wastewater treatment facility, street

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CLIMBER RESCUED BY HELICOPTER IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SATURDAY

A rock climber who fell in Joshua Tree National Park Saturday was rescued by Sheriff’s deputies in a night-time helicopter hoist. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Angela Guo of San Diego was climbing in Ryan Canyon when she fell about 150 feet and was suspended in mid-air by a rope

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