YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER MIXER TONIGHT AT RAINBOW STEW

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold an after-hours mixer tonight (Thursday, November 16). The mixer is set for 5 to 7 p.m. at Rainbow Stew, 55509 29 Palms Highway, in Old Town Yucca Valley. All Chamber members and guests are invited to attend.

BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW AT VONS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Lifestream will conduct a community blood drive on Friday, November 17, at Vons in Yucca Valley from noon to 5 p.m. Donors with O-negative blood are especially needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Lifestream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. For

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FESTIVAL OF WREATHS THIS SUNDAY

Copper Mountain College Foundation will host the 8th Annual Festival of Wreaths this Sunday, November 19. Reporter Eric Knabe has all the festive details… This event is the official start of the holiday season for the Morongo Basin, to raise money for local college students. The afternoon consists of a

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“ZUMBATHON” IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY TO BENEFIT REACH-OUT

Reach Out Morongo Basin is raising money with a Zumbathon this Saturday, November 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center, 6539 Adobe Road. With four incredibly passionate instructors, you are sure to have the time of your life while helping the Morongo Basin’s ‘Neighbors

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST AWARENESS HIKE TOMORROW

The Mojave Desert Land Trust and Joshua Tree Excursions have organized a hike within the Joshua Tree National Park on Friday, November 17 to raise conservation awareness. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has information on the event and how you can join… The Land and Water Conservation Fund is the main federal

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BLACK AND GOLD WRESTLING SCRIMMAGE AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley High School Wrestling team invites the public to their “Black and Gold Scrimmage” tonight, Thursday, November 16. Coach Larry Giron says there is no charge for admission but they will accept donations at the door. There will be a snack bar and souvenirs for sale. This is

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL HEARS DEFIANCE TO FORCED CHANGE IN ELECTIONS

Do at-large elections discriminate against minority voters? It’s a question being considered a lot these days by Morongo Basin cities and public agencies under pressure to elect their leaders by district. The matter came up at last night’s Twentynine Palms City Council meeting with some surprising results. Reporter David Haldane

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested late Monday night, accused of punching and kicking a child. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 7800 block of Valley Vista in Yucca Valley about 3:15 p.m. Monday for a report that someone stole a stereo from the home. When

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY VANDALISM

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday, accused of felony vandalism. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called about 1:45 p.m. to the 55500 block of 29 Palms Highway for a man whose shirt was covered in blood. The man, Samuel Baker, 36, told deputies that he received psychic

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS YUCCA VALLEY CAREER CENTER PLAN

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education met last night. Reporter Eric Knabe Fills us in on the details… Superintendent Tom Baumgarten presented an a update on the new Academy of College and Career Excellence. Plans now include partnerships with local government, the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center and

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JOSHUA TREE FELON FOUND WITH AMMUNITION

A convicted felon was arrested Monday during a probation compliance check of his home in Joshua Tree. According to the Sheriff’s department, deputies went to perform a probation compliance check on Anthony Burkins, 29, at his home in the 6000 block of Mount Shasta Avenue about 2:45 p.m. Monday. Deputies

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN DEFIES RESTRAINING ORDER IN FELONY SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man who was on felony probation for spouse abuse, and who had a restraining order filed against him, was arrested Sunday, accused of spousal abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a home in the 71600 block of Cactus Drive in Twentynine Palms about

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER MOVES TOWARD RATE HIKES TONIGHT

More talk about water rates is on tap at tonight’s regular twice-monthly meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board of directors. Reporter Mike Lipsitz is following the story… Nothing on the action agenda doesn’t mean directors at the Joshua Basin Water District will coast through tonight’s meeting. To the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER TO COMMEND ROGER SHINAVER

Tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District board will probably be short and sweet. On the agenda will be an approval of a resolution commending Roger Shinaver for eight years of distinguished service as a director of the Twentynine Palms Water District. Then the Board will review the three

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TECH HELP AVAILABLE FOR YUCCA VALLEY SENIORS

Are you still trying to figure out all those new tech devices? Teens from the Yucca Valley Youth Commission will be available to help you out. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you when and where… Need help setting up your cell phone, tablet or other electronic device? Want to learn

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE THIS SUNDAY

The Twentynine Palms Ministerial Association will hold its annual Thanksgiving service this Sunday, November 19. The service will be held at 6 p.m. at Palms Baptist Church, 5285 Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms. Light refreshments will be served following the service. The public is invited to attend. For more information,

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FOOD FOR LIFE NEEDS THANKSGIVING VOLUNTEERS

Thanksgiving is just a week away. Food For Life is busy preparing for this special day. The meal will be a full turkey dinner. This year the meal will be served at First Baptist Church on Split Rock, in Twentynine Palms from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 23.

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ENERGY HEALING CIRCLE AT RAINBOW STEW TONIGHT

Rainbow Stew will hold an energy healing circle on Wednesday, November 15. The healing circle is open to the public and no appointment is necessary. The event is free, although donations are acceptable. The healing circle will be held between 6 and 8:45 p.m. Rainbow Stew is located on the

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL BAND AND COLOR GUARD FREE CONCERT FRIDAY

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan marching band and color guard will be traveling to Westminster High School this weekend to compete in the division finals. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the band will give a free performance Friday…

The Trojan marching band and color guard performed in the California

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BASKETBALL NOTCHES A WIN FOR MEN, LOSS FOR WOMEN

The Copper Mountain College men’s Fighting Cacti basketball team notched a win against visiting Imperial Valley College last night 96-68. Coach Devin Aye said everyone scored for the men, led by Hyking Brisbon with 18 points, 15 rebounds; Tommie Groce, 12 points; and Jailen Moore, 12 points. The team is

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