“YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” OPENS FRIDAY AT THEATRE 29

“Alive. It’s alive! It’s alive!” “Young Frankenstein,” a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ classic 1974 comedy film masterpiece, opens this Friday at Theatre 29 for a five-week run. The story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s

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AUDITIONS FOR “SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” IN ONE WEEK

Even as one show opens, the hard-working volunteers at Theatre 29 are preparing for their next production. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says auditions will be held a week from today… Auditions for the last production of Theatre 29’s 2014 season, “Shakespeare in Hollywood”, have been scheduled for Monday, October 6 at

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JOSHUA TREE GEM, MINERAL, AND CRAFT SHOW OPENS WEDNESDAY

The 39th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Craft show is coming to the Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree. The show runs from Wednesday, October 1, through Sunday, October 5, with doors opening at 9 a.m. daily. More than 60 vendors will offer rough and polished gems, jewelry, beads, gifts, minerals, geodes,

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CONTESTANTS SOUGHT FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS PIONEER DAYS OUTHOUSE RACES

Signups are now being accepted for the Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days Outhouse Races. Build it, sit on it, and push your outhouse to the finish line! Roll it the fastest and your team will win the coveted Toilet Seat Trophy! Challenge your friends, heck, challenge your enemies. Four walls, a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SOROPTIMISTS SEEKING TRAINING AWARD APPLICANTS

The Twentynine Palms Soroptimist Club is giving young women in our area and opportunity for educational cash awards. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to apply… Soroptimist International of Twentynine Palms is actively seeking applicants for their 2014 “Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women.” This program is

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AND SPORTS SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats football team opened the 2014 De Anza league season with a 30-22 win over the newest De Anza league school, Rancho Mirage. Coach Ernest Martinez said key standouts from Friday’s game were Beayahn Carrllo with 215 yards on 17 carries, and Jimmy Shragge with

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KEYS RANCH TOURS

The popular Keys Ranch Tours are about to resume. Ranger Pam Tripp has the time and fee schedules…

Joshua Tree National Park is pleased to announce our Keys Ranch tours for the 2014 through 2015 season. Beginning October 17, tours of the historic ranch will be offered three times a

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BE A PART OF THE GREAT SHAKEOUT

Are you ready for the Big One? Managing Editor Tami Roleff says there’s still time to register for the Great California Shakeout…

The earth starts shaking. It could be “The Big One.” Do you know what to do the moment the shaking starts? Your instinctive actions can save you from

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RELAY FOR LIFE SPONSORS “BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” OPENING NIGHT GALA

Relay for Life of Morongo Basin will be hosting the Opening Night Gala of “Brighton Beach Memoirs”, by Neil Simon, on Friday, October 10 at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph of Arimathea in Yucca at the corner of Church St. and Onaga Trail in Yucca Valley.

Brighton Beach Memoirs will

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CALIFORNIA BAG BAN

Do you have your reusable grocery bags with you when you shop? Reporter Caitlin Logan says that next year it’ll cost you if you don’t…

California is poised to become the first state in the nation to enact a statewide ban on single-use grocery store plastic bags. While opponents argue

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ tennis and volleyball teams will travel away to Indio to play Shadow Hills High School. The tennis match starts at 3:15; volleyball at 4:30.

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ volleyball team will travel away tomorrow to

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NEW SUPERINTENDENT STARTS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park employees gathered Wednesday morning, September 24, to welcome Superintendent David Smith, who assumed his new role on Monday. Smith spoke about his leadership priorities and fielded questions from park staff.

In his remarks, Smith addressed:

Threats to the park Need for taking care of park staff

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THEATRE 29 CELEBRATES AMERICAN WOMEN WITH “SHATTERED CEILINGS”

Tonight is the last chance to take in “Shattered Ceilings” at Theatre 29. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells about this effort to shine a light on some great American women…

After discovering that there was a severe lack of plays about great American women, the California Desert Regional Theater set

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CHURCH’S MEN’S GROUP HOLDS FUNDRAISER SATURDAY

The men’s group at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will hold their end-of-season fund-raiser this afternoon, Saturday, September 27, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to join them for hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, watermelon and soft drinks! All this for $8 for adults and $4 for kids. The

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YUCCA VALLEY YOUTH COMMISSION

The Yucca Valley Youth Commission has extended their recruitment dates. Reporter Caitlin Logan tells teens how to apply…

The Town of Yucca Valley has a Youth Commission that provides communication between Yucca Valley’s elected officials and Yucca Valley Youth. Yucca students in grades 7 through 12 are eligible to serve.

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FUNDRAISER FOR MORONGO VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT

A breakfast and rummage sale in Morongo Valley’s Covington Park will benefit the Morongo Valley Fire Department. The Fire Fighters Auxiliary is hosting breakfast, set for 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 4; tickets are $7 for adults, $3.50 for children. The breakfast will feature homemade pancakes, eggs, sausage

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PAINTING AND DRAWING COURSES OFFERED

The desert is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Reporter Cara Conway says there’s a course that will help you realize your artistic yearnings…

Bring out your inner artist! The Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park is introducing residents to oil, watercolor, and clayboard painting and drawing! Learn to re-create

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JOSHUA TREE VFW BREAKFAST SUNDAY, TACOS WEDNESDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a Sunday pancake breakfast with breakfast burritos, omelets, and more from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The VFW post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown JT.

MAJOR HIGHWAY PROJECT COMING TO STATE ROUTE 247

Motorists who drive on State Route 247, also known as Old Woman Springs Road, should prepare to be inconvenienced for the next seven months or so. CalTrans is planning an $8 million dollar project on eight miles of the highway, from El Cortez Road to Handley Road that will start

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AS ELECTIONS APPROACH, CAMPAIGN SIGN ISSUES

At least one candidate for a local office has complained about disappearing campaign signs. What can be done about it? Reporter Dan Stork says, not much … State law has a fair bit to say about the responsibilities of parties who put out campaign signs in the run-up to balloting.

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