TWENTYNINE PALMS CHURCH BURGLARIZED

A Twentynine Palms church was burglarized sometime last week. According to a Sheriff’s report, an unknown person entered the church office in the 72300 block of Larrea Avenue between Tuesday and 10 a.m. Sunday morning and stole several hundred dollars’ worth of grocery store gift cards. Anyone with information should

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RAPE CRISIS CENTER HAS 24-HOUR HOTLINE

While you may think it could never happen to you, sexual assault is a real danger and concern for both sexes and all ages. Reporter Rebecca Havely says the Morongo Basin Rape Crisis Center is manning a 24-hour-a-day anonymous hotline… It could never happen to me is one of the

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PERSEID METEOR SHOWER EXPECTED TO BE AN “OUTBURST” THIS YEAR

What’s often the best meteor shower of the year—the Perseids—is predicted to be even better when the shooting stars appear in the night sky later this week. Forecasters are predicting a Perseid outburst this year with double normal rates on the night of August 11-12, rates could soar to 200

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT LOOKING FOR APPOINTEE TO BOARD

At yesterday’s special meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District, the four remaining board members voted to fill by appointment the open seat left by the resignation of Chancy Chambers. The district will post a notice of vacancy and call for interested candidates to submit a letter of interest and

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The next regular meeting of the Joshua Tree Clean Team is tomorrow, Wednesday, August 10. The hard-working volunteers will meet at Highway 62 and Valley View (south side) from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Coffee and conversation following at the Park Rock Cafe.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE YUCCA VALLEY 5K GLOW RUN

Some fun and exercise in the dark next weekend for area runners. Reporter Kirby Davis says it is time to sign up for Yucca Valley’s 5K Glow Run… Runners of all ages are invited to wear their best glow-in-the-dark gear for a 5K night run. The Light the Night 5K

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING FOR TONIGHT CANCELLED

The regular Twentynine Palms City Council meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight has been cancelled. The next regular city council meeting is set for Tuesday, August 23, at 6 p.m. at City Hall in Twentynine Palms. For more information, call 760-367-6799.

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CLOSED TOMORROW MORNING

Copper Mountain College will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, for faculty and staff development. Normal business hours will resume at 1 p.m.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, will meet tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Helen Gray Center in Joshua Tree. The group is facilitated by

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PILOT FIRE BURNING IN NEARBY SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAINS

A fast-moving fire on the north side of the San Bernardino Mountains on Sunday burned 1,500 acres in eight hours and forced evacuations near Silverwood Lake. The 4,500-acre Pilot Fire is burning timber and brush east of the lake in the San Bernardino National Forest, filling the air with thick,

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SUPERVISORS TAKE UP CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE SOLAR FARM TOMORROW

The last item on tomorrow’s 64-item Board of Supervisor’s agenda looks to be the final showdown in the protracted battle between energy behemoth Nextera, and Morongo Basin environmental groups. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … At tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested late Thursday night, accused of beating on a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies received a report of a man beating a woman, who was bleeding, in the 75100 block of Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms about 11 p.m. Thursday. The caller also

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT CONDUCTING HOMELESS OUTREACH PROGRAM

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has launched a new public awareness campaign about homelessness, “Positive Change, Not Spare Change.” According to the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement, or HOPE team, 65 percent of panhandlers are not homeless. The HOPE team says giving money to panhandlers contributes to the

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CAST FOR “SECRET GARDEN” AT THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCED

The classically haunting hit Broadway musical, “The Secret Garden,” has been cast at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast list… Theatre 29 proudly announces the cast of “The Secret Garden.” The redemptive family tale of love, loss and renewal is under the artistic and musical direction of multi-award

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THEATRE 29 CONCLUDES VERY SUCCESSFUL SUMMER YOUTH THEATER PROGRAM

The wildly successful Theater 29 summer youth theater program came to a joyous celebrated conclusion after six sold-out performances of “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” over the weekend. More than 80 young participants and adult volunteers celebrated with a smile-soaked cast party Sunday afternoon at the multi-award winning Twentynine Palms Theater. The

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HI-DESERT WATER ADOPTS URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN

Every five years, the state requires water districts with more than 3,000 customers to submit a water management plan. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors heard some good news about their plan… The Hi-Desert Water District, together with a consulting firm, prepared an Urban

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER SPECIAL MEETING AFTER DIRECTOR CHANCEY CHAMBER RESIGNS

The Twentynine Palms Water District will meet in a special session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the meeting is to decide how to fill the seat of Board Member Chancey Chambers, who recently resigned… The Twentynine Palms Water District meets in special session today at 5 p.m. At this meeting

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LOCAL RELAY FOR LIFE RAMPING UP

Morongo Basin Relay for Life is ramping back up, and it is time to start planning. Relay for Life spokesperson Cathy Inscore said this year the community has the opportunity to choose a model that reflects its unique qualities and one that will help increase community participation. To help with

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MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT CELEBRATES NATIONAL COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER WEEK

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District is celebrating National Community Health Center Week, August 7 through August 13. Health centers started as a pilot project during President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty and have grown into the country’s largest primary care network. More than 24 million Americans use more than 9,000

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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP SET FOR MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, August 8. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.