JOSHUA BASIN WATER ACCUSES SOLAR FIELD OF WATER THEFT

The Joshua Basin Water District accused a company operating a commercial solar field in Joshua Tree of water theft. According to a release from the district, a telemetry alarm notified crews early November 4 of a line break near the Sun Edison solar project in Joshua Tree. Staff discovered a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WEED SHOW WINNERS

A busy weekend with perfect weather drew over 450 visitors—including some from Switzerland—to the Old Schoolhouse Museum for the Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s Annual Weed Show. The theme this year was All Rhyme, No Reason, and 35 individuals entered 146 compositions showcasing local desert weeds and appropriate accessories. The People’s

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A SPATE OF VANDALISM IN YUCCA VALLEY

Numerous Yucca Valley homes were vandalized during the night Sunday. According to Sheriff’s reports, a home in the 7700 block of Inca Trail reported graffiti spray painted on a wall behind the residence. A home in the 58000 block of Hidden Gold had its outside lights smashed during the night;

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD SPECIAL MEETING WEDNESDAY

The Morongo Valley Community Services District has scheduled a special meeting. Reporter Dan Stork says it will deal with governance issues… At special meeting on Wednesday, November 12, the Morongo Valley Community Services District will discuss a sunshine ordinance, policies for the board’s relations among directors and with district staff,

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MUSIC AND MEDITATION AT HARRISON HOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE

A unique experience of music and meditation this week in Joshua Tree. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more on the workshop and performance at Harrison House… The Harrison House of Joshua Tree presents Tara Komungo. This unique event combines a three-day music and meditation workshop with a final live performance. Komungo

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends meets Wednesday November 12 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of Hi-Desert Medical Center. Joshua Tree Compassionate Friends is a national support organization reaching out to parents grieving the death of a child.

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DECORATED FIGHTER PILOT AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

A decorated fighter pilot will be the guest for the Wednesday lecture series at Hi-Desert Nature Museum tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details… A Vietnam-era fighter pilot will be the guest speaker at the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Second Wednesday Lecture Series. Retired Colonel Dr. Dean Hunter flew 166

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SERVICES SET FOR JOHN HART

John D. Hart, a 32-year-resident of Twentynine Palms, died Wednesday, November 5. He was 73 years old. John Hart is survived by his wife, Linda Hart, daughters Lisa Aldridge and Jennifer Link, and son John Hart, all of Twentynine Palms; and two grandchildren. He was the owner/operator and “Bug Man”

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MARINE CORPS CELEBRATES 239 YEARS TODAY

This is the 239th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps. On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia passed a resolution stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for service as landing forces with the fleet. This resolution established the Continental Marines and marked the

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MORONGO BASIN VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin’s Veterans’ Day tribute alternates between Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley each year. This year, the ceremony will be held in Yucca Valley Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 11, at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Attendees are invited to arrive at 10 a.m., with the formal program beginning at 11

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HOUSE FOR VETERAN TO BE BUILT IN THREE DAYS THIS WEEKEND

Join the Fuller Center as they build a house for a military veteran and his family in Twentynine Palms in three days. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 7 a.m. Friday, November 14, with construction beginning at 8 a.m. The home blessing and dedication will be held at 4

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND BLOCK GRANTS

Renewable energy and block grants are on the agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council. Reporter Dan Stork has the details… In the featured informational presentation at the November meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC, Erin Adams will talk about sustainable energy production at the Marine Corps Air Ground

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SMALL VEGETATION FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY EARLY MONDAY

Yucca Valley firefighters responded to a small vegetation fire northwest of Paradise Park early this morning that is “suspicious in origin.” About 3 a.m., a fire, less than a quarter acre in size, was burning trash, weeds, and grass about a couple hundred yards off the road near Balsa and

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MINOR INJURIES IN ATV VERSUS VEHICLE CRASH FRIDAY IN YUCCA MESA

A father and son escaped serious injury when the all-terrain vehicle they were on collided with a car in Yucca Mesa Friday evening. About 6:30 p.m., the unidentified man, who had his 3-year-old son with him, was riding his ATV eastbound. As he was crossing Avalon Avenue between Luna Vista

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DESERT SKY DINNER THIS SATURDAY MARKS CDPA 2OTH

Dinner and dancing this Saturday will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation… Join the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce and Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act.

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MURDER IN THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY THIS FRIDAY

Get ready for a “Murder in the Library” at the Twentynine Palms Library this Friday, November 14, at 6:30 p.m. Library Mystery Theater is improvisational and interactive. During the performance, audience members will become master sleuths, watching a radio show production and ensuing shenanigans, and then combing the library for

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL OPENS ORIGINAL MUSICAL WEDNESDAY

The Yucca Valley High School Theater Department will open the curtain on an original musical this Wednesday, Assignment reporter Rebecca Havely tells you who is cast and how to get tickets… The upcoming student-written and directed production of “The H Factor” that will be offered at the Yucca Valley High

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BLUE AND WHITE GALA AT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB FRIDAY

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert will hold their annual live and silent auction fund-raiser this Friday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details and your invitation… “Blue and White” is the theme of this year’s annual live and silent auction for the Boys and Girls Club of the

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GRAND OPENING OF TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES WEDNESDAY

The construction of new administration offices at Twentynine Palms High School suffered through lengthy delays. But Reporter Dan Stork says that’s all in the past, and the school wants to celebrate its new facility… Twentynine Palms High School will be celebrating the grand opening of its new administrative complex on

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TWENTYNINE PALMS BEATS YUCCA VALLEY IN BATTLE OF THE BELL

For the tenth consecutive season, the Twentynine Palms varsity Wildcats kept their hands on the “Bell” in the 48th annual Kiwanis Club’s Hi-Desert Championship game, known to all as the “Battle of the Bell.” Leading 27 to 20 after the first half, the ’Cats scored 20 unanswered second half points,

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