OVERFLOW SEATING ADDED TO SOLD-OUT “MARY POPPINS” AT THEATRE 29

Tickets for Theatre 29’s production of “Mary Poppins” have sold out, but managing editor Tami Roleff says you can still see this popular show from Disney… Mary Poppins is the story of the Banks family whose children, Jane and Michael, are out of control and need a new nanny. When

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TOMORROW IS TRANSIT APPRECIATION DAY FOR THE MBTA

Tomorrow is a special day for our own Morongo Basin Transit Authority, the MBTA, as they celebrate their own Transit Appreciation Day. Reporter Edica Gonzales says be sure to give their employees a hearty “Thank You”… Ok, so maybe it’s not an official holiday yet, but for the Morongo Basin

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR 67TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS IN MAY

Plans are underway for the 67th Annual Yucca Valley Grubstake Days, and organizers invite you to help plan the fun. It takes a bundle of volunteers to make this happen, so don’t be shy, call and sign-up to help today! Grubstake Western kick-off mixer at the Elks Lodge, Grubstake rodeo,

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YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH PLANNING A PAINT NIGHT FUND-RAISER

A Yucca Valley church will hold a paint night for artists and wanna-be artists of all ages. Reporter Kirby Davis gets out her paint brushes… Desert Hills Presbyterian Church’s youth group will hold a paint night Thursday, March 30, for painters and wanna-be artists of all ages. Canvases, paints, and

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HOLISTIC HERBS AND KIDNEYS AT RAINBOW STEW SATURDAY

Learn how herbs and holistic methods can help improve kidney function at a free event at Rainbow Stew, Saturday, March 18. Charla Shamhart will lead the session starting at 1 p.m. The event is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call Shamhart at 760-401-0689. Rainbow Stew is

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TOMORROW IS THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR SQUARE AND LINE DANCE CLASSES

Tonight is the last day to sign up for square and line dancing classes from the Star Twirlers Square Dance club. Managing Editor Tami Roleff doh-see-dohs in with details… Thursday, March 16, is the last night that new students will be accepted for square and line dancing classes, sponsored by

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TRACK TEAM NOTCHES LEAGUE WIN

Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats track and field hosted their first De Anza League meet against the Desert Mirage Rams. The boys defeated the Rams 70-57 and were led by top scorer KJ Morton who earned 19.5 points in the 4×1, 100 meters, 300 hurdles, and triple jump. The Lady

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PUTS MORATORIUM ON MASSAGE PARLORS

The Twentynine Palms City Council last night took action on massage parlors and taxis, but not on vacation rentals. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this story… If you want to open a massage parlor in Twentynine Palms, you may have to cool your heels a bit. The City

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION HEARS MARIJUANA PROHIBITION ARGUMENTS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission heard from nearly three dozen residents at its public hearing Tuesday night about an ordinance that would prohibit all commercial marijuana uses with the town, and regulate personal use and cultivation of recreational marijuana. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at the meeting, and says the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN CAUGHT SHOPLIFTING HAD NEARLY $200,000 IN ARREST WARRANTS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested on nearly $200,000 in warrants after he was caught shoplifting. About 4 p.m., deputies were called to Walmart when a store employee observed the man, later identified as Jarod Davis, 30, put grocery and electronic items inside a backpack and reusable shopping bags and

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STAGE PLAY, “A FEW GOOD MEN” PLAYING WEEKENDS IN YUCCA VALLEY

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley mount their largest production yet with the Aaron Sorkin courtroom drama, “A Few Good Men.” Edica Gonzalez says seats are still available… “A Few Good Men” is the St. Joseph’s Players’ eighth show over the last four seasons. Smaller cast shows have been

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REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, EXHIBIT OPENS TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” is a new exhibit at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum that showcases artwork made from recycled or reused materials. It’s goal is to make people think about a throw-away society by sharing the artists’ visions of reused and recycled materials. The exhibit includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, and mixed

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE BURRITO BREAKFAST THIS SATURDAY

The Morongo Valley Fire Fighter’s Auxiliary will hold its annual burrito breakfast this Saturday, March 18, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Covington Park multipurpose room. After breakfast, check out the community yard sale, which goes until 2 p.m. Vendors who are interested in participating in the yard

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER LOOKS AT $130,000 IN OFFICE IMPROVEMENTS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what’s on the agenda… On tonight’s regular session agenda is a resolution to establish a board policy for the retention and destruction of records, a proposal to replace the 30-year-old heating and air conditioning system at the

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HI-DESERT WATER LOOKS AT PERSONNEL AND MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board also meets in regular session. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the board will look at personnel and membranes… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors are the modifications of the current position of staff accountant

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PIONEERTOWN WESTERN RE-ENACTORS LOOKING FOR COWBOYS

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West show, the volunteers that do the fun Western re-enactment shows at Pioneertown, is putting out a casting call for Western enthusiasts who want to join their fun, family-oriented group of actors. No experience is necessary. Shows begin in April. Contact Paden for details at

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TWENTYNINE PALMS UNITED METHODIST OBSERVE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH SUNDAY

The United Methodist Women of Twentynine Palms will observe Women’s History Month this Sunday, March 19. In celebration of local women, guest speaker, historian and author Pat Rimmington will present a talk on “Pioneering Women of the Desert.” Rimmington volunteered to transcribe oral interviews of the homesteaders, cowboys, and miners

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: MASSAGE PARLORS, VACATION RENTALS, AND TAXIS

Massage parlors, vacation rentals and taxi stands are on tonight’s agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Here with more is reporter David Haldane… If you harbor feelings about massage parlors, you might want to attend tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council. On the agenda: a proposal to

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF RUNNING A DRUG LAB

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of running a drug lab. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the 6300 block of Fortuna Avenue about 10:30 a.m. with a search warrant. There they found Eric Danielson, 31, along with tools that had been recently stolen from the

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS ACCUSED OF DEALING DRUGS

Two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Friday, accused of dealing drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 71500 block of Sun Valley Drive for a probation and parole compliance check. While there, they found Jennifer Paoletto, 36, and Journey Robinson, 29, along with methamphetamine,

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