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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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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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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$2.5 MILLION CLAIM FILED AGAINST THE CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS FOR WATER DAMAGE

A Twentynine Palms commercial property owner filed a claim for $2.5 million against the city, alleging the city caused water damage to his property. Minh Dang purchased the property at 5025 Adobe Road, a former miniature golf and go-cart attraction, for $70,000 in January of 2015. Dang is demanding the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT WITH STARBUCKS ON THE AGENDA

The Twentynine Palms City Council meets tonight with coffee on its agenda. Reporter David Haldane explains… Twentynine Palms may be a step closer to having its own Starbucks after tonight’s city council meeting. Among the public hearings on the agenda is one pertaining to a Newport Beach developer’s application to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ACCUSED OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT

Two Twentynine Palms parents were arrested Thursday, accused of child endangerment. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy went to a home in the 72300 block of Old Dale Road about noon Thursday for a welfare check. The deputy determined the home was filthy with a strong odor of urine

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE VICTIM OF RENTAL SCAM

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department has received a report of residents who were the victims of fraud when trying to rent a home in Twentynine Palms. The victims responded to an online ad, and paid a deposit and first and last month’s rent. However, when they showed up on moving

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS EXPECTED TO MAKE LOCAL APPOINTMENTS TOMORROW

In what must be any politician’s dream come true, county supervisors are expected to appoint three candidates to three open seats on the Twentynine Palms Water District board. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on that and other expected actions at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino…

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THEATRE 29 REORGANIZING, LOOKING FOR BOARD CANDIDATES

Theatre 29 is soliciting nominations for volunteers who would like to serve on its board of directors. With more information, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely… Early next month the all-volunteer board of directors will be reorganized at Theatre 29. Anyone who is interested in serving a 2-year term on the non-profit,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION BASKETBALL CLINIC THIS SATURDAY

The City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department is co-hosting a Wildcat basketball clinic fundraiser Saturday, November 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Twentynine Palms Junior High School Gymnasium. Participants in second through eighth grades are eligible to register. The $30 registration fee includes skills instruction

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EMPTY BOWLS BENEFIT FOR REACH OUT MORONGO FOOD BAN

The Center for Healthy Generations will hold the Empty Bowls Benefit to raise money for the Reach Out Morongo Food Bank. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has more information on the event and how you can attend…

The Empty Bowls Benefit combines delicious home-made soups and breads made by local cooks, served

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HAPPINESS SECRETS EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

An hour of upward attitude adjustment will be provided at Lifetree Café in Twentynine Palms Sunday. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains…

“Smile, Even When You Think You Can’t,” is a free, one-hour program offered by Lifetree Café Sunday about proven ways to cope with difficult situations in life. During the

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FOOD FOR LIFE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR THANKSGIVING

Food for Life needs volunteers to help with its Thanksgiving meal. The organization will provide a free dinner on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23, at First Baptist Church in Twentynine Palms on Split Rock. The meal is served from 1 to 4 p.m. They will need many volunteers to help cook,

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR “MEET ME IN ST LOUIS” GALA OPENING AT THEATRE 29

“Meet Me in St Louis” is a classic, family-friendly musical opening in two weeks at Theatre 29 with a gala fundraiser hosted by Kiwanis Club of Twentynine Palms. Here with your invitation is Rebecca Havely…

What better way to begin the holiday season than with a musical for the

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SKY’S THE LIMIT AND JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO HOST NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL

Sky’s the Limit and Joshua Tree National Park are co-sponsoring a night sky festival this weekend, Friday, November 10, through Sunday, November 12. The free events—which will include solar viewing and an astronomy fair by day, and night sky viewing and astronomy programs by night—run from 5 p.m. Friday, November

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TODAY IS THE 242ND BIRTHDAY OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

On this date 242 years ago, the United States Marine Corps was born when the Continental Congress authorized the establishment of a battalion of Marines; the first Marines enlisted in Tun Tavern in Philadelphia. Every year, Marines around the world—active duty and retired, and their families—gather to honor their heritage

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WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT DISTRICT VERSUS AT-LARGE ELECTIONS

Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, and Morongo Unified School District all recently received letters from a lawyer threatening legal action unless they changed the way council and board members are elected, from “at large” elections to “district” elections. The lawyer, Kevin Shenkman of Malibu, argues that “at-large” elections dilute the vote

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TWO MARINES INJURED WHEN HIT BY A VEHICLE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THURSDAY NIGHT

Two Marines were injured when they were hit by a vehicle on Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms Thursday night. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Tim Turner, 22, who was under the influence of alcohol, was walking in Adobe Road near Samarkand Drive about 9 p.m. Turner’s companion, Julio Serrano, 21,

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MAN SUSPECTED OF ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THURSDAY

A Twentynine Palms man suspected of attempting to kidnap a 14-year-old girl last month was arrested Thursday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, the girl was outside her home in the 70800 block of Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms October 19 when a man, later identified as Freddie Day, 43,

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