JOSHUA TREE VFW BUSY THIS WEEKEND

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up a spaghetti and meatball dinner tonight, (Friday, May 26) from 4 to 6 p.m. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

LOCAL AUTHOR SIGNING BOOKS THIS SATURDAY

A local author will be signing copies of his book tomorrow. Reporter Edica Gonzales invites you to meet Paolo Ficara at Rainbow Stew…

Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will hold a book-signing Saturday, May 27, featuring an author who will share his evolution from a Sicilian farm boy into a

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BLOOD DRIVE AT WAL-MART SATURDAY

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, May 27, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free

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PRETENDERS TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

The free Live at the Rock concert series runs every Friday night through October on the outdoor stage at Tortoise Rock Casino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says get ready to rock tonight; it’s going to be the “Talk of the Town”…

Ever get the feeling that you’re … back in the

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MEMORIAL DAY CLOSURES

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, post offices, and Copper Mountain College will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 29, in observance of

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BRITISH APPAREL MARKETING TEAM CRITICIZED FOR ILLEGAL NATIONAL PARK ABUSE

A group of young men who travel the world and film themselves doing stunts to promote a British clothing brand recently released a video of themselves breaking several laws in Joshua Tree National Park. The group of nine men can be seen running up and launching themselves off a Joshua

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VACANT HOUSE BURNS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS…AGAIN

A vacant house caught fire in Twentynine Palms Wednesday night. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Bobby Cox, the house in the 6400 block of Yucca Avenue had burned before and was uninhabitable, and all utilities had been turned off. Firefighters from Twentynine Palms, Wonder Valley, Yucca Valley, and the

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BEWARE THE “YES” SCAM

A good reason not to answer calls from unknown numbers is because of a fraud, like the “Say ‘yes’” scam. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… News reports warn the of the “Say Yes” scam. A scammer will call and ask a question to attempt to get the victim to say

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YUCCA VALLEY MEN ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND DRUG POSSESSION

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Tuesday, accusing of beating up his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 57300 block of Warren Way about 1:30 a.m. A woman told deputies she and Nekoda Pardee, 20, had an argument that turned physical. The deputy saw

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SIGN UP FOR THE THEATRE 29 SUMMER YOUTH THEATER PROGRAM

Applications are now available for the Theatre 29 summer youth theater program. The program will run Monday through Friday from June 26 through July 27. Juniors (ages 7 to 11) meet from 10:00 a.m. to noon, and seniors (ages 12 to 17) meet from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Generous grants

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CELEBRATE THE NEW MOON TONIGHT AT RAINBOW STEW

Local woman are being invited to celebrate the new moon tonight. Reporter Edica Gonzales has your invitation… Women around the world have been gathering together to celebrate the New Moon. Thursday, May 25, Rainbow Stew will hold its own gathering starting at 7 p.m. to celebrate and honor divine feminine

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS PONY EXPRESS RIDE ENDS IN PIONEERTOWN TOMORROW

The Grubstake Days Pony Express ride tradition is back for 2017. The Pony Express rider will arrive at the Pioneertown Post Office at 1:00 tomorrow, rumor has some low-down varmints may try to bushwhack the rider. Reporter Eric Knabe has more… During Grubstakes Days, come out and cheer the Pony

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LAST DAY FOR DISCOUNT GRUBSTAKE DAYS CARNIVAL TICKETS, KICK-OFF TONIGHT

Today is the last day to get discount tickets for the Grubstake Days carnival. Discount tickets are 10 for $6. Tickets may be purchased at the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce, Yucca Valley Boys and Girls Club, and at the Z107.7 studios in Joshua Tree. Tickets may also be purchased

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YUCCA VALLEY TEEN QUALIFIES FOR 2017 CROSSFIT GAMES

A Yucca Valley teen is one of the most physically fit girls in the nation. She will be competing in August at a CrossFit competition. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more…

A Yucca Valley teenager has qualified to compete at the 2017 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin. Sequoia Barrera is

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL NAMED A NATIONAL BEST HIGH SCHOOL

For the third year in a row, Twentynine Palms High School received a bronze recognition by US News and World Report for best high schools in America, narrowly missing the silver distinction by 1.8 points. Principal Justin Monical said, “TPHS anticipates the silver distinction in 2018 as the data used

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LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL ART AND TALENT SHOW TONIGHT

La Contenta Middle School will showcase their students in an art and talent show tonight, Thursday, May 26. The art show will be in the school library, open from 5:00 to 5:30 and again from 8:00 to 8:30. For the Lion Showcase Talent Show, doors open at 5:00 and the

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HELP THOSE IN NEED

Tomorrow is the deadline for a group of Yucca Valley High School students helping people in need. Reporter David Haldane has the details… If you were homeless, would you need toothpaste? How about deodorant, shampoo, razors and band aids? What about pre-stamped envelopes for letters to loved ones and words

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WE MARK THE PASSING OF LEROY GODDEN

Leroy Godden, a 15-year-resident of Yucca Valley, died May 21. He was 62 years old. Leroy Godden is survived by his sisters, Nalee Mock, Alysa Henderson, and Rondel Shafer, all of Yucca Valley; and his brothers, Jody Godden of Joshua Tree, and Sean Godden of Yucca Valley. Services have not

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FIRE DESTROYS A JOSHUA TREE HOME

A home in the Desert Heights area of Twentynine Palms is a total loss after a fire Tuesday afternoon, and smoke from the fire could be seen for miles. Firefighters from Twentynine Palms, Wonder Valley, the Combat Center, and Joshua Tree were called to the home of Joanie Johnson and

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION DENIES RECONSIDERATION OF MARIJUANA BAN

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission made a few tweaks to the short-term vacation rental ordinance, changing quiet time hours to 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.; requiring (removable) signs with 24-hour contact information; and requiring a minimum age of 21 for renters of short-term rentals. The ordinance will now go to

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