TAKE ME HOME HUEY INSTALLATION IN PALMS DESERT

More than four decades after the end of the Vietnam War—one of the bloodiest and least popular in U.S. history—a California artist, with the help of military personnel from the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, has shaped a discarded wartime artifact into an iconic work of

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PALM DESERT WOMAN ACCUSED OF FORGERY ON MARINE BASE

A Palm Desert woman was arrested on board the Combat Center last week, accused of various counts of fraud and forgery. We have limited details about the arrest, but about 3 p.m. November 16, deputies were called to the base to arrest Kristin Fitzpatrick, 49. Her booking record lists her

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REGISTER BY TOMORROW FOR UMBRELLA MINISTRIES ANNUAL PARENTS DINNER

Umbrella Ministries will host its annual parents’ dinner in Palm Desert Saturday, November 11, for mothers and fathers who have experienced the loss of a child. Supporters and bereaved parents are encouraged to join an evening of hope and a special program featuring speaker Greg Brown and soloist Debbie Frazer.

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DESERT THEATRE LEAGUE HONORS AREA THEATER ORGANIZATIONS

Morongo Basin theatrical organizations picked up some of the plum prizes Sunday night at the Desert Theater League’s 30th annual Desert Stars awards ceremony in Palm Desert. In addition to trophies for excelling in individual productions, five special awards were given out for theater excellence. Reporter Sara Snyder opens the

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MORONGO BASIN SINGLES INVITED TO A SPEED DATING EVENT NEXT WEEK

Morongo Basin singles are invited to participate in two speed-dating events, to be held in Palm Desert. Speed-dating is a match-making event in which participants meet up to 14 people, one person at a time, for a short conversation. After the speed-date night, those people who indicated an interest in

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INSPIRATIONAL DINNER SET FOR PARENTS WHO HAVE LOST A CHILD

A special inspirational event is being planned for parents who have lost a child. Reporter Edica Gonzales invites you to the Umbrella Ministries’ Journey of the Heart… Parents who have suffered the loss of a child are invited to a dinner to hear an inspirational talk about coping with loss.

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STATE WATER BOARD TO DISCUSS MARINE BASE WATER TREATMENT THURSDAY

The Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board will discuss a couple items of local interest at its next meeting on Thursday, September 15, starting at 9 a.m. The board will discuss waste discharge requirements for the Combat Center’s Mainside wastewater treatment facility in Twentynine Palms. The board will

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STATE WATER BOARD TO DISCUSS YUCCA VALLEY WASTEWATER DISCHARGE

Among items of local interest at the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin, board Meeting September 17, the board of directors will issue waste discharge requirements for the Hi-Desert Water District. The meeting will be held at 9 am. September 17, at the California Regional Water Quality

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OVERTURNED BIG RIG WREAKS HAVOC ON I-10 LAST NIGHT

An overturned big rig carrying 10,000 pounds of wooden cabinets wreaked havoc on Interstate 10—both eastbound and westbound—in the low-desert last night. CHP officials said at 5:10 p.m., a semi-truck overturned west of Cook Street—just north of the Emerald Desert RV Resort in Palm Desert—onto a passenger vehicle, blocking all

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STILL TIME TO COMMENT ON RENEWABLE ENERGY PLAN

The clock is ticking on getting public input on the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. Reporter Dan Stork tells how you can have your voice heard… The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), California Energy Commission (CEC) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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STATE WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD MEETS TOMORROW IN PALM DESERT

The Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board will meet 9 a.m. Thursday, September 18. Among items of local interest, the board will discuss waste discharge requirements for the Hi-Grade Materials Company in Twentynine Palms. The Board will also hear an update on the septic discharge prohibition in Yucca

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY AT PALM DESERT MALL

A 21-year-old Joshua Tree man was arrested Monday afternoon following a foot chase at the Westfield Mall in Palm Desert. Store owners called Sheriff’s deputies about 1:30 to report that Matthew Stewart was walking through the mall and stealing items from stores. Authorities say when mall security tried to stop

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FANTASY SPRINGS INVITES YOU TO TAKE THE CUPCAKE CHALLENGE

Are you an amateur baker who can make a cupcake like a pro? If so, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino wants you to participate in the Fantasy Cupcake Challenge. Managing editor Tami Roleff indulges her sweet tooth with the following report… On Sunday, November 17, the resort will play host to

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3.9 EARTHQUAKE NEAR BORREGO SPRINGS LAST NIGHT

A 3.9-magnitude earthquake hit near Borrego Springs last night, according to U.S. Geological Survey reports. The temblor, centered 26 miles south of Palm Desert, struck at 11:10 p.m., sending a jolt through the Coachella Valley. There were no reports of damage or injury.

TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE, PALM DESERT WOMAN, FATAL CRASH VICTIMS

The County Coroner has identified two women, one from Palm Desert and the other a Marine from the Twentynine Palms Marine Base, who were killed Sunday night in a head-on collision on Highway 62. Niccole Holly, 31, and Amelia Miller, 23, were pronounced dead at the scene of the 10

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TWO KILLED IN MORONGO VALLEY CRASH LAST NIGHT

Two people were killed in a high speed head-on crash in Morongo Valley shortly before 10 p.m. last night. Investigators from the California Highway Patrol said the driver of a 2009 Dodge, a 23-year- old from Twentynine Palms, was driving eastbound on State Route 62 approaching North Star Trail In

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