A VIOLENT ASSAULT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Wednesday after allegedly attacking a neighbor with a metal pipe. According to the sheriff’s department, Ricardo Rocha, 34, went to a home in the 6500 block of Eucalyptus Ave. just after midnight where he found his wife with another man. The men argued

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CANDY BAR THEFT ESCALATES TO AN ARMED ROBBERY IN YUCCA VALLEY

A simple candy bar theft escalated into a felony robbery Wednesday when a Landers man allegedly grabbed the arm of a gas station employee who was attempting to call 911. According to the sheriff’s department, Eriberto Zapien, 32, went to the Chevron station on the 57200 block of Highway 62

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YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATES FORUM LAST NIGHT

The four candidates for Yucca Valley Town Council met Thursday evening to discuss their views on various issues facing the town. The candidates’ forum started 15 minutes late and without incumbent Dr. Robert Lombardo, who showed up about 30 minutes later, due to a dental emergency at his practice, he

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PUBLIC’S HELP SOUGHT AFTER YUCCA VALLEY JEWELRY STORE ROBBERY

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a Yucca Valley jewelry store yesterday. Just after 1 p.m. Thursday, a man entered Marconette’s Jewelry Store in the 57000 block of 29 Palms Highway and asked to see several pieces of jewelry. Once the

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MORE BB GUN BREAKAGE IN DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE

The latest in a series of BB gun attacks damaged a Joshua Tree business for the second time in three days, according to the sheriff’s department. The windows of an art gallery on the 61800 block of Highway 62 were punctured by 4 to 5 BBs in a possible drive-by

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A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The leaders of Twentynine Palms churches, government and law enforcement all got together last night for a community conversation. The meeting was inspired by incidents around the nation bringing protestors out to the streets. Reporter David Haldane was there… There were lots of empty seats at last night’s Community Conversation

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A BUSY SATURDAY IN LANDERS

Most Saturdays in Landers are best described as slow and uneventful, but tomorrow will be anything but as hundreds converge on this small community a few miles north of Yucca Valley. Many will be heading to the annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival at Gubler Orchids on Belfield Blvd. Others will

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FREE FALL FESTIVAL IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Mark your calendars for a free fall festival featuring carnival rides, music, fireworks, and petting zoo in Desert Hot Springs. The Desert Hot Springs Fall Festival is a family-friendly event set from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, October 1, and is free. Live music will be provided by Gin Piston,

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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA SWAP MEET, BREAKFAST TOMORROW

It will be breakfast and a swap meet at Copper Mountain Mesa’s Community center tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… The Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center will hold a swap meet on Saturday, October 1, along with the popular $7, First Saturday Breakfast. Both events are at the Community

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BLESSING OF ANIMALS IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

You can get your favorite furry friend blessed Sunday at the Art Queen complex in Joshua Tree. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more…. A blessing of the animals will be held Sunday, October 2, in Joshua Tree. Residents are encouraged to bring their dogs, cats, goats, horses, birds, reptiles, and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS BOY SCOUT TROOP 229 RUMMAGE SALE TOMORROW

Boy Scout Troop 229 will be holding a rummage sale this Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Little School of the Desert (just behind Little Church of the Desert). The rummage sale is a fundraiser to help scouts purchase uniforms and assist

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING FREE MEALS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

This Saturday, October 1, the Food For Life meal will be prepared by Palms Baptist Church and will consist of chicken alfredo, salad, and dessert. The hot meal will be served from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, across from Del Taco restaurant on the highway.

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SERVING SPAGHETTI DINNER TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti and meatballs dinner tonight, Friday, September 30, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread, for $7. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday, from 11 to 1. The Joshua Tree VFW post is located on Veterans Way

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will hold its general meeting Monday October 3, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30 and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00pm. Lori Conway will present the day’s program, Tips and Tricks for a Better Quilt. There will also

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A TRIBUTE TO KEITH URBAN AT THE TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

The free, live at the rock concert series continues at Tortoise Rock Casino tonight with Urban Skies. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with more… Friday, September 30, at 8 p.m. raise ‘em up for Urban Skies and their tribute performance to Keith Urban. Enjoy a free live concert under a starry

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat football team will host the Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles at home. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. The Joshua Springs Christian School Lightning football team will travel to Rancho Mirage to play Palm Valley High School. Kick-off is at

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NEW CALIFORNIA RIGHT TO RESCUE ACT EXPLAINED

There’s nothing more infuriating or heartbreaking than seeing a dog locked in a car on a hot day. Even on cool 70-degree days, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise to more than 100 degrees in a short time. On Saturday, September 24, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Right to Rescue

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A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

In light of violent incidents around the country, leading to a disconnect between government, law enforcement and citizens, local Twentynine Palms leaders and citizens are getting together tonight for what is called a community conversation. Reporter David Haldane says the public is invited to participate… How does a community build

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DONNA JOHNSON RETIRING FROM HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER AFTER 51 YEARS

Gas was 31 cents a gallon, the mini-skirt was introduced, and the “Sound of Music” was the year’s top grossing film; it was 1965 and twenty-two-year-old Donna Johnson began working at Hi-Desert Memorial Hospital in Yucca Valley. Assignment report Mike Lipsitz picks up the story from there… Tomorrow, Hi-Desert Medical

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THIEVES’ REMORSE IN A BIZARRE CASE OF A STOLEN LICENSE PLATE

In a case that could be characterized as thieves’ remorse, a Morongo Valley man was arrested Saturday after a bizarre case of a stolen license plate. According to Sheriff’s reports, employees from Liberty Automotive in Morongo Valley called about 8 a.m. Saturday to report a license plate had been stolen

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