CRAFT AND BAKE SALE AT JOSHUA TREE CHURCH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Head to the First Baptist Church on Sunset Road in Joshua Tree this Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3 for a craft and food sale. Check out the holiday wreaths and flowers and many other gift items from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SPECTACULAR HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A small boutique hotel in Twentynine Palms is once again putting on a spectacular holiday light show, and is inviting Morongo Basin residents to enjoy the twinkling and sparkling display. Edica Gonzalez has the details… The Sunnyvale Garden Suites Hotel is once again hosting a holiday light show set to

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EVENTS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT DESERT CHRIST PARK

December is off to a busy start at Desert Christ Park. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on the park and the foundation that runs it … The annual meeting of the Desert Christ Park Foundation is in the park at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, December 2) rain or shine. Desert

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION DEADLINE TOMORROW

The City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the 2017 youth basketball league until tomorrow. Registrations will be accepted online at 29palms.org and at the Recreation office through Friday, December 2, until 6:00 p.m. The registration fee is $46 per child and includes a uniform.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys’ soccer team hosted the Saints of Xavier Prep on Monday night for their home opener. A tough second half saw the score end with at 6-2 win for Xavier prep. Coach Nathan Niles said freshman keeper Juan Duran played very well with several

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CHRISTOPHER LEE SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON, NO PAROLE

CHRISTOPHER LEE SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON, NO PAROLE Christopher Lee was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole Tuesday for the murder of Erin Corwin, 19, of Twentynine Palms. Corwin’s husband, mother and sister gave victim impact statements prior to the sentencing, in which they stressed how her

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PREGNANT WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN JOSHUA TREE

Following up on a report of a dead body, Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 6800 block of Mt. Shasta Avenue in Joshua Tree at about 9:30 a.m. Monday morning. Deputies found a 35-year-old woman who was seven months pregnant lying face down inside a Winnebago parked at the location.

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“YOU’LL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT” “A CHRISTMAS STORY” CONTINUES AT THEATRE 29

In “A Christmas Story” at Theatre 29, young Ralphie Parker may shoot his eye out, but he still wants a BB gun for Christmas. Tickets for this popular story are going fast. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… “A Christmas Story,” the classic, heart-warming family movie, has come to life in

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“ADOPT-A-CHILD” PROGRAM HELPS KIDS OUT OF THEIR HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The Basin Wide Foundation needs help in making sure that children, out of their homes through no fault of their own, have a happy Christmas. Children in the Child Protective Services program are often found during the holidays in temporary homes or foster care. The Basin Wide Foundation sponsors an

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READY SB COUNTY APP AIMS TO HELP IN NATURAL DISASTERS

The state of California and San Bernardino County have set up websites and apps to help residents in case of natural disasters and emergencies. The California Office of Emergency Services, caloes.ca.gov, has tips for individuals, families, businesses, and schools and teachers, on how to prepare. Kirby Davis has more information

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“SOLAR CHALLENGE” LOOKS FOR IDEAS TO SPREAD LOCAL ACCESS TO SOLAR

Solar energy innovators, your help is needed. Reporter David Haldane tells us about a cash-yielding contest open to your ideas… Want to do something to help spread solar energy in the Morongo Basin? The federal government wants to hear from you! The U.S. Department of Energy has announced an 18-month

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YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER MEETING TOMORROW

Calling all seniors 60 years and older, you can have a say in what you want at your Yucca Valley Senior Center. Come join the monthly meeting of the Senior Club of Yucca Valley, 9 a.m. Thursday, December 1 at the Senior Center in the Yucca Valley Community Complex. All

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STEWARDSHIP EVENT IN SAND TO SNOW MONUMENT THIS SATURDAY

Pitch in this Saturday with the BLM and Mojave Desert Land Trust as a way to discover the Sand to Snow National Monument and improve it for others. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains … The Mojave Desert Land Trust and the Bureau of Land Management Barstow Field Office have organized a

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan wrestling varsity team won a dual match at home 51-19 against Cathedral City Tuesday night. Coach Larry Giron said the next home meet for the Trojans is Wednesday, December 14 at 5 p.m. versus Rancho Mirage High School. The three quickest pins of the

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SERVICES SET FOR RAM NANDYALA

Ram Nandyala, a 30-year resident of Yucca Valley, died November 21; he was 35 years old. He is survived by his parents, Rocky and Suryamani Nandyala of Yucca Valley; a sister, Vinuta Chaudhari of LaVerne; and brother Sirish Nandyala of Yucca Valley. He was a computer professional and had completed

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SWAT TEAM CALLED FOR ARMED BARRICADED SUSPECT IN MORONGO VALLEY

The County Sheriff’s responded to a Morongo Valley home last night in what turned into an all-night standoff with SWAT team and air support. About 7:50 p.m. the Sheriff’s department received a call from the suspect’s mother after 35-year-old Luke Schrader began demonstrating bizarre and violent behavior. According to the

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ONGOING WALMART CON ENDS IN ARREST

Jason Bay, 37, thought he had a good con going by bringing a receipt from the previous day to Walmart, shopping for identical items, then bypassing the cashier to fraudulently return the items for cash. Sharp-eyed clerks at the Yucca Valley Walmart return desk recognized Bay and his familiar con

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN NEARLY FALLS PREY TO A RENTAL SCAM

A homeowner was almost the victim of a rental scam. She had listed the home in Yucca Valley for sale, then saw that her home was also being listed online as a home for rent. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers the following tips to help you avoid being the victim

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MORONGO VALLEY MEETING TO DISCUSS FIRE DEPARTMENT STAFF CUTS TONIGHT

Staffing cuts at Morongo Valley’s beleaguered fire department are the topic at a special workshop this evening. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details. In Morongo Valley tonight, the Community Services District will hold a special workshop meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Covington Park Community Building. The Board plans to look

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COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The final edition of Mayor Robert “Bob” Leone’s “Coffee with the Mayor” series is tomorrow (Wednesday, November 30). The public is invited to join Leone and Town of Yucca Valley management staff for an informal discussion of items of interest and to learn about current events, projects, and news in

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