FOOD DRIVE FOR ANIMALS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms animal shelter is holding a food drive for animals during the month of December. Starting today and running through December 31, donations of dry and canned dog and cat food and treat will be accepted at the animal shelter as well as at VCA Animal Hospital and

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School Board of Trustees will meet in closed and open session tonight. Reporter David Haldane checks the agendas…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will begin its meeting at 6 p.m. tonight in closed session with employee bargaining representatives and legal consul. Then, at 7,

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4 YEAR OLD AND 2 ADULTS HURT IN 3-CAR JOSHUA TREE CRASH

A 4-year-old child was among those slightly injured during a lunchtime three-vehicle collision in Joshua Tree that sent three people to the hospital with minor injuries Monday afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol, Summer Wilkins, 25, of North Carolina, was driving her 2002 Ford Focus eastbound on Highway 62

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JOSHUA TREE MAN THROWING ROCKS AT PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES ARRESTED

A Joshua Tree man was arrested for throwing rocks at people and business windows in Yucca Valley Sunday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man, later identified as Randy Anderson, 47, threw a rock at a man who was sitting in his car in the 56100 block of Highway

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MAN BREAKS FRONT GLASS AT YUCCA VALLEY DOLLAR GENERAL

UPDATE 12/2/15 Sheriff’s Corporal E. Popa has confirmed that Randy Anderson, who was arrested on suspicion of breaking windows and assault on Sunday morning, November 29, near the Jelly Donut area in Yucca Valley, is a suspect in the Dollar General window-breaking incident.

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man

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TLC BENEFIT DINNER TONIGHT

Tender Loving Christmas has provided meals for thousands of Morongo Basin residents who don’t want to spend Christmas alone. Mara Cantelo, who has coordinated Tender Loving Christmas for more than 30 years, spoke with Managing Editor Tami Roleff recently about a fund-raising dinner at a local restaurant…

For various reasons,

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JOSHUA TREE SEARCH WARRANT YIELDS AN ARREST

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday morning on multiple charges following a search warrant on his home. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies went to the home of Michael Harmon in the 3100 block of Julcrest Road about 11:30 a.m. Friday with a search warrant. Deputies located firearms,

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED OF STEALING CAR

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Friday after she was found driving a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies were called to the 61800 block of Terrace Drive in Joshua Tree about 8:45 a.m. Friday for a report of a stolen vehicle. The keys to a 2008

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MOTORHOME BURNED COMPLETELY IN JOHNSON VALLEY FIRE

A motorhome is a total loss after it was burned in a fire in Johnson Valley Friday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, residents of a cabin near Boone Road and Old Woman Springs Road left about 9 p.m. to ride their off-road vehicles. When they returned about 10:45, they

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HGH SCHOOL READY FOR GIRLS BASKETBALL SEASON

Twentynine Palms Girls Basketball season is coming up! The Twentynine Palms Girls Basketball team has been preparing all summer for this upcoming season. Last year the team went undefeated in League, and had an overall record of 21-7. Captains Adriann Miller, Courtney Stanford, and Tatiyanna Mackall are extremely excited for

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CHP START SMART DRIVING CLASS AT YVHS TOMORROW

CHP will be presenting Start Smart, a teen driving program, in the Yucca Valley High School library at 6:00 pm tomorrow, Wednesday December 2nd. Millers Driving school will be there and will offer a $10 off coupon to anyone that attends the presentation.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School wrestling team will host Beaumont High School in Trojan Gym in the first dual competition of the season. Wrestling starts at 6 p.m. with a small entry fee and a full snack bar.

The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball

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HISTORIC JOSHUA TREE BURNED IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

An iconic Joshua Tree in Joshua Tree National Park, describes as “historic” by Park officials, was discovered burning Saturday night, and park officials say the fire was set intentionally. According to a park press release, park officials were notified at 8:10 p.m. Saturday about the burning tree, located along the

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CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT PATROL OVER THE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, can also be one of the deadliest. The Morongo Basin California Highway Patrol will have all available officers on patrol during a Maximum Enforcement Period to help avoid tragedies for California motorists. Over the 2014 Thanksgiving weekend, 45 people

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER REJECTS CITY'S BAILOUT OFFER

In a special meeting last week, the Twentynine Palms City Council voted to contribute up to $1.7 million to the water district’s unfunded pension fund, since the county won’t proceed with the annexation of the fire department without a plan of how the unfunded liability will be paid. At a

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SHERIFF TO HAVE OHV ENFORCEMENT UNITS OUT THIS WEEKEND

As a reminder over this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, many off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders will be out riding their OHVs in the Morongo Basin desert areas. This holiday weekend, the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will have OHV patrol units out meeting with riders and campers, educating them, and issuing citations if

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WE REVIEW “THE FARNDALE CHRISTMAS CAROL” NOW PLAYING AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29’s latest offering, “Farndale… Christmas Carol” opened last weekend. The laugh-out-loud comedy had audiences in stitches. Reporter Rebecca Havely attended and offers this review of the production… Directed by Theatre 29 veteran Marty Neider, this show is a fast-paced comedy of errors that’s sure to please all ages. An

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FOOD FOR LIFE OFFERING FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER TOMORROW

Food For Life will be putting on the Betty Garrett Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow, Thursday, November 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. A traditional dinner of turkey, potatoes, gravy, vegetables, etc. will be served. If you would like

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TORTOISE ROCK DONATES TURKEYS TO LOCAL CHARITIES

Tortoise Rock Casino teamed up with local food banks and charities to help give area families a heart-felt Thanksgiving. To help meet the demand of food banks and local organizations that cater to the under-served families this holiday season, they split a donation of about 25 turkeys between Food for

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ROP STUDENT TALKS WITH A LOCAL VOLUNTEER ABOUT… VOLUNTEERING

Many volunteers are working today to make this Thanksgiving a special one for those in need, but the volunteers are getting a special feeling too. ROP broadcast student Danielle Candelaria asked a local volunteer, Brooklyn Jarrett, why she does it… Volunteering helps out the community immensely. Brooklyn Jarrett, a regular

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