THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR NEW IMPROVISATIONAL TROUPE

The improv workshops and auditions at Theatre 29 were immensely successful. Director Chris Fleischman has cast “The Baker’s Dozen,” the theater’s inaugural improvisational comedy troupe. With the cast list, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely… The “Baker‘s Dozen” Improv Troupe consists of 13 talented comedian/actors. The troupe’s director Chris Fleischman will be

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT TOMORROW

Twentynine Palms High School will hold a spring concert Tuesday, May 23. The Symphonic Band, Select Choir, and Concert Choir will all be performing. The final concert of the year will be held in the high school’s gym. The doors open at 6:15 with the concert beginning at 7 p.m.

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TILES AVAILABLE FOR THEATRE 29 SERENITY GARDEN

Theatre 29 has big plans for its new Serenity Patio just to the east of the theater building. This area includes a giant Simi Dabah sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that you, too, can be

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ADD ICE TO YOUR CELL PHONE

Adding an In Case of Emergency, or ICE, contact to your cell phone can help emergency personnel contact your friends or loved ones if you are badly injured in an accident and can’t speak for yourself. Reporter Edica Gonzalez explains this simple idea… Your emergency contact person should be someone

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START SMART CLASSES FOR NEW DRIVER

The CHP Morongo Basin is hosting a Start Smart driving awareness class for newly licensed drivers. Reporter Eric Knabe has the class details… Start Smart is designed to provide teens and their parents with an interactive, safe driving awareness class. This class is 1 ½ to 2 hours long and

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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST DOG ATTACKS

Walking in the desert can be a relaxing way to exercise but encountering aggressive dogs can be terrifying and dangerous. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips about how to protect yourself if you are threatened by loose dogs… Dog attacks can be vicious and bloody. Reduce your risk of

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS CARNIVAL

Discount tickets for the Grubstake Days carnival are now available. Discount tickets are 10 for $6 until May 25. Tickets may be purchased at the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce, Yucca Valley Boys and Girls Club, and in front of Vons in Yucca Valley from 9 to 1 Saturday, May

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FREE MEAL FOR MILITARY ON MEMORIAL DAY AT TORTOISE ROCK

Military service members are invited to enjoy a free cheeseburger and fries at the Oasis Grill at Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms on Memorial Day, May 27. The free meal is offered from noon to 6 p.m. to honor those who have served in the military.

LAST WEEKEND FOR “INTO THE WOODS” AT THEATRE 29

The Broadway musical, “Into the Woods,” will end its run with two more performances this weekend at Theatre 29. “Into the Woods” intermingles the lives of many of your favorite fairytale characters in unexpected ways. A baker and his wife, cursed by a witch, journey into the woods to reverse

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CAT ON A POWER POLE CAUSES TWENTYNINE PALMS POWER OUTAGE

Some Twentynine Palms residents were without power for over an hour Thursday night as crews worked to rescue a cat up a power pole. About 8 p.m., Southern California Edison crews were called to the Twentynine Palms cemetery because a cat was on top of a power pole. After trying

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LAST WEEKEND FOR “INTO THE WOODS” AT THEATRE 29

The Broadway musical, “Into the Woods,” will end its run with three performances this weekend at Theatre 29. “Into the Woods” intermingles the lives of many of your favorite fairytale characters in unexpected ways. A baker and his wife, cursed by a witch, journey into the woods to reverse the

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THREE CAMPFIRE TALKS THIS WEEKEND IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Park rangers from Joshua Tree National Park will hold three evening campfire talks in the park this weekend. Friday, May 19, stories from Keys’ Ranch is the focus of a talk at the Jumbo Rocks campground amphitheater. On Saturday, May 20, a talk on tortoise tales will be held at

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GUNS AND ROSES TRIBUTE 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 So Easy”…

If you’ve got an “Appetite for Destruction,” head to the Guns N Roses tribute band concert

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A MOTHER’S DAY TRAGEDY FOR A TWENTYNINE PALMS FAMILY

While most of us celebrated a happy Mother’s Day this past weekend, one family suffered an unthinkable tragedy. Reporter David Haldane has the story…

Mother’s Day. It’s a holiday that means different things to different people, mostly having to do with flowers, chocolate, nurturance and love.

For Brent Slavik, a

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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE EXPO IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Reach Out Morongo Basin is hosting an emergency preparedness and response expo tomorrow. Here with all the details is reporter Rebecca Havely… If you and your family want to be prepared for an emergency such as a long term power outage, flash floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters then this

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“SOUNDS OF FREEDOM“ CONTINUES TO RATTLE LOCAL WINDOWS

The “Sound of Freedom” is still rattling windows in the Morongo Basin and will for the next two weeks. The Marine Corps is conducting Integrated Training Exercise 3-17 on board the Combat Center through June 2. Early Wednesday morning a series of big booms had some residents thinking there were

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE TO GET SILVER STAR FOR SAVING LINGUIST DURING ENEMY FIRE

The Marine Corps will present the third-highest combat award to an Iraq War veteran Thursday, following a review that upgraded his commendation. Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Glenn M. Walters, will present the Silver Star Medal to Capt. Andrew Kim, an officer with Marine Corps Tactics and Operations

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TWENTYNINE PALMS JOINT PLANNING/COUNCIL MEETING CALLS FOR DOWNTOWN CHANGES

Change is in the atmosphere of Twentynine Palms. Reporter David Haldane attended a meeting last night that took a major step towards ushering it in…

Out with the old, in with the new! That was the gist of last night’s joint meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council and Planning

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DRUG SALES ALLEGED IN YUCCA VALLEY, TWENTYNINE PALMS, AND JOSHUA TREE ARRESTS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Monday, accused of drug dealing. About 8:20 p.m., deputies stopped near Bonair Road and Highway 62 to check on a man, later identified as Jason Brown, 35, who had fallen off his bicycle. A deputy checked the area and found baggies of suspected methamphetamine

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BOARD MEMBER SOUGHT BY TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY DISTRICT

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery Board of Trustees is looking for a volunteer to fill a current vacancy on its five-member board. Eligible residents must reside within the Cemetery District and be a registered voter. Cemetery board meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Appointments

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