FREE USDA FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute free USDA food to in-need residents of the Morongo Basin at three locations Monday (July 19). Hilary Sloane has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday. The locations and times are:

The Joshua Tree Community Center (6171 Sunburst Avenue) in Joshua Tree from 10 a.m. to noon.

Belfield Hall (58380 Reche Road) in Landers from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

And at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (59077 Yucca Trail) in Yucca Valley from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

For more information, call 909-723-1580.

SHAKESPEARE SHOW CONCLUDES AT JOSHUA TREE SUMMER THEATRE UNDER THE STARS

The Joshua Tree Summer Theatre Under The Stars live outdoor performance series continues with a show on four of the greatest writers of the renaissance. Entertainment Reporter Charlie Thomas says tonight is the final night to see the show…

Wind Walkers and Thought Theatre presents “Shakespeare in Revue”, under the direction and adaptation of Miri Hunter. In this imaginary take on the origins of some of the greatest writers of the renaissance, four would be writers, Frances Beaumount, William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Kyd meet in their local bar, the Ghostwriter Saloon, where they share the struggles of becoming the world’s best playwright. Featuring Nathan Bosworth, Kevin Hayles, Kurt Schnauppner and Chalise Kunz. This production runs July 9 – 18 at 8:15PM. For tickets go online to www.windwalkersmedicinewheel.com or call 626-233-4768.

MUSD CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS OPEN TO ADULTS

The Morongo Unified School District will re-open its course offerings within their Career Technical Education Program at the Academy of College and Career Excellence this Fall. Sara Snyder has the details on the program…

This year MUSD will be offering five no-cost programs open to the public that include Cyber Security, Pharmacy Technician, Private Security Guard, Registered Dental Assistant, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Students who take these courses have the ability to change their lives over the course of the nine-month programs. Students who have completed the programs, have gone on to successful careers, and have been accepted to top college programs. If you are interested in registering for one of the courses or obtaining more information, contact Christy Bong at 760-228-1162, option 2. The program is open to adults however, high school juniors and seniors have priority and can register with their school site counselor. All classes begin on August 23. You can find more information on the CTE program by following the link below.

Program Link: https://www.morongousd.com/CTEOfferings.aspx

REGISTRATIONS CONTINUE FOR YUCCA VALLEY LOBOS FOOTBALL AND CHEER TEAMS

The Yucca Valley Lobos youth tackle football and cheer teams are holding sign ups every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Community Center park practice field. The program is for children ages 5-14. The $250 registration fee includes insurance; rental for the uniform, helmet, and shoulder pads, jersey and cheer uniform for players to keep, and an end-of-season participation trophy. Completed physicals are required for each player. The season begins July 26. For more information, contact President Will Nieves at 760-401-9602, Vice President Michael Ramos at 323-681-9486, or Secretary Jessica Barreto at 323-516-3582.

DON’T LEAVE DOGS IN CARS IN HOT WEATHER

While there are no excessive heat advisories expected for the Morongo Basin, temperatures are still well above triple digits. With high summer temperatures, residents are urged to be extra careful with their pets in the hot weather. Here with safety tips about dogs and cars is reporter Ernest Figueroa…

On a hot day, temperatures inside of a vehicle can quickly rise to dangerous levels. The temperature inside a car can reach 120 degrees in minutes, regardless of whether the windows are rolled down or not. Dogs can only cool themselves by panting or sweating through their paws. A hot car doesn’t provide enough fresh air for their body temperature to stay at a safe level. Dogs can sustain brain damage or even die in as little as fifteen minutes. If you see an animal in distress in a parked car, immediately call your local animal shelter or the Sheriff’s Department at 760-245-4211 or 760-366-3781. Be prepared to provide a vehicle description and license plate number.