EIGHT YEARS IN PRISON FOR MARINE WHO KILLED TWENTYNINE PALMS DENTIST, WIFE IN DUI CRASH

Mariah Natividad, a Twentynine Palms Marine who pleaded guilty in April to a DUI crash that killed a prominent Twentynine Palms dentist and his wife, was sentenced to eight years in state prison Wednesday. Natividad, 23, was a lance corporal with the Exercise Support Division on the Combat Center in

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FIRE CREWS RESPOND TO BRUSH FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

On June 21, at 10:27 am , a fire was reported in the Quail Springs area of Joshua Tree National Park. Fire crews from CAL FIRE, San Bernardino County, BLM and National Park Service responded to a brush fire approximately 100 yards off the road near mile marker #21. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTHER ARRESTED FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT, ANIMAL CRUELTY

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Monday, accused of child endangerment and animal cruelty. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a deputy went to a home in the 5800 block of Halsey Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 10 a.m. to assist an animal control officer. The Palm n Paws Animal Shelter

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A REMINDER ABOUT PETS AND HOT CARS

As the extreme heat continues in our Morongo Basin, cooling centers remain open in our desert communities, go to: http://z1077fm.com/extreme-heat-continues-cooling-centers-open-29-palms-extends-hours/. Managing editor Tami Roleff also has this timely reminder about dogs in hot cars… On a hot day, temperatures inside of a vehicle can quickly rise to dangerous levels. The

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WE REVIEW THE DEBUT OF THE THEATRE 29 IMPROVISATIONAL THEATRE TROUPE

The new improv comedy troupe, The Baker’s Dozen, debuted to a sold-out house at Theatre 29 with overflow seating added. Reporter Rebecca Havely was there and offers kudos to the cast… If you’ve been to see an improv comedy show you know it’s a blast; if you’ve never been its

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NAMES NEW OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce held its installation of officers and directors at Bistro 29, June 15. The new executive committee and directors are: President, Jacob Smith; Vice-President, Aaron J. Kyle; Treasurer, Jim Brakebill; and Secretary, Denise Cullum. Board members are: Kevin Hatcher, Tim Christians, Wanda Llewellyn, Star Bassion,

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TWO LA MEN LOST IN DESERT, FOUND ON MARINE BASE SATURDAY

Two Los Angeles-area men who got lost after leaving a party in Joshua Tree, got their truck stuck in the desert, and thought they’d walk to Big Bear, were guests of the county Saturday night until they were sober again. Marco Salinas, 21, of Los Angeles, and William Ruiz, 35,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight with a light agenda. Though there will be no public hearings or action items, the commissioners will hear sub-committee reports on the vision and zoning for the Downtown Economic Revitalization Specific Plan, and receive official notification of an approved administrative use permit for

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COLOR CAMP STARTS TOMORROW AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery presents their wildly popular youth summer art program Color Camp. The first session, Paint & Chalk, begins on Tuesday, June 20, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Reporter Eric Knabe provides the artistic details…

The program includes 6 sessions from June 20 to June 29, 8:30 to

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SUMMER PROGRAM AT YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARIES

The Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley libraries are both offering a summer program through July 29. Family movies are shown on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Twentynine Palms; in Yucca Valley, the movies are shown on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Crafts are offered on Mondays in Yucca Valley and on

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PET REGULATIONS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Extreme heat can affect our pets as well. Park Ranger Pam Tripp reminds hikers of the rules for pets in the National Park…

Imagine hiking in the summer heat wearing a fur coat and hiking in bare feet. This scenario plays out all too often in Joshua Tree National Park.

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LIBRARIES OFFER SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

The Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley libraries are both offering a summer reading program through July 29. Family movies are shown on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Twentynine Palms; in Yucca Valley, the movies are shown on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Crafts are offered on Mondays in Yucca Valley and

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KEEP COOL THIS WEEKEND IN LOCAL POOLS

The Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley pools will be open to escape the heat. In Twentynine Palms, the pool at Luckie Park is open 1 to 5 p.m. every day through August 28, with a final weekend September 3 and 4. Admission is $3 per person, $1.50 for seniors, or

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER SHE CRASHES CAR INTO POWER POLE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested late Wednesday night,accused of driving into a power pole and fleeing the scene. According to Sheriff’s reports, Kirsten Cooper, 23, crashed her white Dodge car into a power pole in the alley behind the Budget Motel on Deer Trail and Santa Fe Trail, about

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY COLOR CAMP

The 29 Palms Art Gallery presents their wildly popular youth summer art program Color Camp. The first session, Paint and Chalk, starts Tuesday. Reporter Eric Knabe provides the artistic details…

The program includes 6 sessions, from June 20 to June 29, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The focus of camp

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INTERNSHIPS FOR GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Twentynine Palms High School and Yucca Valley High School both have graduates who are ready to intern with local businesses. The Transition Partnership Program and Career Pathways program has graduates who are work-ready and eligible for subsidized work placements in area businesses. In Twentynine Palms, call Lori Jo Cosgriff at

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SATURN’S RINGS HIGHLIGHT AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, June 17. The event begins at 8:45 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights of the night sky include Saturn and its

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BODY OF A COACHELLA WOMAN FOUND NEAR HER STUCK CAR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A body found in Twentynine Palms yesterday has been identified as a Coachella woman. The body was spotted by a Twentynine Palms man driving on a nearby dirt road, who reported it to the Sheriff’s department. The County coroner said Thursday, June 15, at about 11:00 AM, the body of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS BREAKFAST TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms High School cheerleaders will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday, June 17. The breakfast will be served in the Twentynine Palms Senior Center, 6539 Adobe Road, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $5 each and children 3 and under are free. Tickets are available in advance

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SANTANA TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

The Tortoise Rock Casino free Live at the Rock concert series runs every Friday night through October on the outdoor stage. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details on tonight’s tribute to the smooth sounds of Carlos Santana…

Carlos Santana pioneered the fusion of rock with Latin and African rhythms highlighting percussion

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