ARREST FOR BURGLARY, DRUGS, IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, JOSHUA TREE, AND LANDERS

A Twentynine Palms transient was arrested last week, accused of burglary. According to a Sheriff’s department, a neighbor in the 6200 block of Cholla Avenue reported seeing an unknown man in a nearby back yard about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 1, apparently trying to break into a vacant home. The

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AUDITIONS SEPTEMBER 19TH FOR “A CHRISTMAS STORY” AT THEATRE 29

Auditions are set at Theatre 29 for the hit comedy “A Christmas Story.” Director Eric Ross will cast the beloved Christmas classic September 19 at 6 p.m. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast break down… “A Christmas Story” follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS TAKING PUBLIC INPUT ON PROJECT PHOENIX TOMORROW

Residents of the City of Twentynine Palms are invited to find out what Project Phoenix is all about, and give their suggestions as well. Reporter David Haldane says the meeting is tomorrow evening… Wondering what all the fuss is about in downtown Twentynine Palms? If so, you can find out

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM BACK TO REGULAR HOURS

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society Old Schoolhouse Museum has returned to its regular hours. The schoolhouse will now be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The museum’s library and archives are open for those wishing to do research on Wednesday mornings between 9:00 and 11:30 a.m. For

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MAY APPOINT NEW MEMBER TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District board will convene in special session today at 6 p.m. today. On the agenda, the board is expected to select a new director to finish out the term of Chancy Chambers who resigned last month. Also tonight, the water board will consider revisions to the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TAKES A LOSS

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats volleyball team lost to the Knights of Shadow Hills last night. Coach Missy Bond said The Ladycats were led by junior Lindsey Scamman who had four kills, four blocks, and one ace serve. Senior Tatiyanna Mackall had two blocks and three ace serves. The

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SUNDAY MATINEE FOR THEATRE 29’S “THE SECRET GARDEN”

Based on the beloved Frances Hodgson Burnett novel, “The Secret Garden” is set in 1905 India. It tells the story of young Mary Lennox who— after the sudden death of her parent—is sent to live with an unknown uncle at the bleak Misselthwaite Manor in England. She finds solace in

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FORMER TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER PRESIDENT CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLEMENT

The District Attorney’s office has filed criminal charges against the former president of the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce. On Monday, Carey Alderson, 46, was charged with embezzlement by an employee for allegedly using the chamber’s credit card to pay his personal gas and electric bills, totaling $678.65. The alleged

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FROM THEATRE 29 TO THE SILVER SCREEN: LOCAL 12-YEAR-OLD IN A MAJOR MOVIE

From Theatre 29 to the Silver Screen, a 12-year-old Twentynine Palms actress will appear with Eddie Murphy in a new major film, set for release in two weeks. Reporter David Haldane talks with Natalie Coughlin… Natalie Coughlin hopes not to be remembered as the girl who dropped a can on

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BEATLES TRIBUTE AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Tonight’s Live at the Rock free concert series promises to be a “really, really big show,” featuring The Silver Beatles. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says come to the Tortoise Rock Casino and “don’t miss this Magical Mystery Tour”… Beatles tribute band, The Silver Beatles, is tonight’s featured band at the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats volleyball team played Cathedral City at home last night and beat them in three sets. The Ladycats are now 2-0. The girls won 25-16, 25-23, and 25-12. Coach Missy Bond said, “The Ladycats were led by senior Tatiyanna Mackall with 10 kills and two

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF SLASHING HER SON WITH A KNIFE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Tuesday evening, accused of slashing her son with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was called to the 72800 block of Sun Valley Drive in Twentynine Palms shortly before 8 p.m. concerning a domestic disturbance. Adena Sowell, 41, started arguing with

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WE REVIEW “THE SECRET GARDEN” AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29’s production of the musical “The Secret Garden” directed by Kathryn Ferguson, opened last weekend to enthusiastic audiences. The classic tale follows the story of young Mary Lennox. After losing her parents, she finds family she never knew she had. Through the charms of a mystical garden, she helps

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS MEN ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested Monday night, accused of burglary. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies responded to the 5000 block of Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms just after 11 p.m. for a burglary. Deputies found that unknown suspects had forced entry into the Golden Barber. The owner was

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BATTLING COUPLE BOTH ARRESTED FOR FELONY SPOUSAL ABUSE

Two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Friday, following a fight in which they beat each other up. According to a Sheriff’s report, Mariela Martinez, 28, and Shawn Weems, 27, got into an argument in the 73700 block of Raymond Drive about 6:30 p.m. that became physical when Martinez hit Weems

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THEATRE 29 HOLDS ADDITIONAL AUDITIONS FOR “HALLOWEEN HAUNT” TONIGHT

Theatre 29 is extending auditions another day and holding auditions again tonight for the upcoming “Halloween Haunt.” A haunted mansion that was unknowingly built on top of an abandoned mine after it’s’ collapse. “Resurgence” is the premise for this year’s Halloween Haunt at Theatre 29. Director Cyrus Short is holding

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District will hold its regular meeting tonight (Tuesday, August 30) at 6 p.m. Note the new date and time. The board will review its policy on grave markers and other memorials, discuss the possibility of shade covers for services, and landscape plans. The meeting will be

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A LIGHT AGENDA FOR THE TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight. Reporter David Haldane looks at a light agenda… The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight with a light agenda. First it will hold a public hearing to review plans for new storage building at the Twentynine Palms Family Fitness Center on the 73700

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION TAKING SIGN-UPS FOR YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department is taking registrations for their 2016 youth soccer league. Girls and boys ages 4 through 14 can register at the Recreation Office at 74362 Joe Davis Dr., or online at 29palms.org, through Wednesday September 7. Registration fee is $46 per participant. For information

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MAN ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ABUSING TWENTYNINE PALMS CHILDREN FOR YEARS

A Redlands man was arrested Thursday, accused of multiple counts of sexual molestation of two Twentynine Palms children. According to a Sheriff’s report, on February 25, deputies learned that Johnny Villanueva, 33, had sexually molested a child for several years in Twentynine Palms. The abuse began when the child was

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