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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AUDITIONS FOR THEATRE 29 “HALLOWEEN HAUNT” TONIGHT

Theatre 29 is holding auditions tonight for the upcoming “Halloween Haunt.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has the auditions details… 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 has

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REGISTER FOR THE DAV AIR RIFLE COMPETITION

A special competition for disabled veterans is being planned by the local DAV chapter. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to sign up for the second annual air rifle competition… If you’re a disabled veteran who likes to shoot, this competition is for you. The Disabled American Vets, National Rifle

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SPONSORS SOUGHT FOR REACH OUT PARADE OF HOMES

The 13th annual Reach Out Morongo Basin “Parade of Homes” fund-raiser is set for Sunday, February 19. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says it’s not too late to be a sponsor… Reach Out Morongo Basin’s “Parade of Homes” is the organization’s primary annual fundraiser. It brings in thousands of dollars to

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AUDITIONS MONDAY FOR “HALLOWEEN HAUNT” AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 announces auditions for the highly anticipated return of the eleventh incarnation of their highly successful Halloween haunt. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the audition’s details… Director Cyrus Short has auditions planned for “Resurgence,” this year’s Halloween haunted house. Adventurous souls will explore a haunted mansion that was unknowingly

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THEATRE 29’S “THE SECRET GARDEN” OPENS THIS WEEKEND

The musical “The Secret Garden,” the redemptive family tale of love, loss and renewal opened Friday for a five-week run through September 24, at Theatre 29. Based on the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, “The Secret Garden” tells the story of how 10-year-old Mary Lennox is sent to live

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS ARRESTED FOR CHILD CRUELTY

Two Twentynine Palms parents were arrested Tuesday, accused of child cruelty. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 6300 block of Smoke Tree Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 7 p.m. July 20, for an unresponsive 4-month-old boy. The baby was taken to the Naval Hospital in Twentynine

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“THE MUSICAL “SECRET GARDEN” OPENS TONIGHT AT THEATRE 29

The musical “The Secret Garden,” the redemptive family tale of love, loss and renewal opens tonight for a five-week run through September 24, at Theatre 29. The opening night gala of the hit three-time Tony-Award winning Broadway musical is sponsored by Friends of the Twentynine Palms Library and The Gladys

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