TWO VEHICLE CRASH SENDS PREGNANT WOMAN TO HOSPITAL

A pregnant woman was taken to the hospital Thursday following a broad-side collision in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a car driven by a woman identified only as “Castellano,” was northbound on Acoma Trail and had stopped at the stoplight at the highway about 8 p.m. When the

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THEATRE 29 OFFERING TILES FOR SERENITY PATIO

Theatre 29 has big plans for its new Serenity Patio just to the east of the theater building. This area includes a giant Simi Dabah sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that you, too, can be

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RUBBER DUCKIES ARE BACK

The Rubber Duckies are back! The Center for Healthy Generations, formerly the Morongo Basin Senior Support Center in Yucca Valley, is hosting a Rubber Ducky fundraiser September 18 at 6 p.m. The Center for Healthy Generations is located at 57121 Sunnyslope Drive. Call 760-365-9661 for more information.

HUNKS COMING TO TORTOISE ROCK CASINO IN SEPTEMBER

Las Vegas-style show will be coming to Tortoise Rock Casino in September. It’s Hunks: The Show, featuring chiseled men that have been hand-picked from around the world. The production is 8 p.m. September 19, and includes choreographed dance numbers, elaborate costume changes, acrobatics, comedy, and singing, with everything from “A

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RIDE YOUR OFF-ROAD VEHICLE RESPONSIBLY

Next weekend is Labor Day, and the Morongo Basin will experience an increase in off-road activity and illegal trespass. Make sure that your actions do not ruin the off-road experience for others. Reporter Sara Snyder has some tips on how to ride responsibly… According to county, state, and federal laws,

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SAVE THE DATE FOR TASTE OF MORONGO BASIN

Mark your calendar to save the date for the Eighth Annual Taste of Morongo. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Joshua Tree’s Foundation, the extremely popular event will be held Saturday, September 12 at the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College. Taste of Morongo features food from about a dozen

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MAJOR EXERCISE STARTS SUNDAY ABOARD THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

The Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center will hold a battalion-level exercise on the Twentynine Palms Marine base starting today, August 30, through September 8. Marines and sailors of Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, will take part in the

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SUSPECT IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING ARSON FIRE AT WALMART

A suspect is in custody following an arson fire at Wal-mart early this morning. About 1:30 a.m., propane tanks stored outside the garden area caught on fire in front of the store. When firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, Wonder Valley, the Combat Center, and Morongo Valley arrived,

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HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT ENDS IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH, ARREST

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested following a high-speed pursuit through residential streets and crash. Shortly after 2 p.m., a deputy tried to make a traffic stop on Rene Ruiz, 19, near Highway 62 and El Rey Avenue in Twentynine Palms. A Sheriff’s report states that Ruiz fled on his

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STATE SUSPENDS EXIT EXAM REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL

Since 2006, all California high school students have been required to pass the California High School Exit Exam, or CAHSEE, before they could receive their diploma. The exam tests students’ knowledge and competency in math and English. However, with the change over to Common Core standards, the testing was abruptly

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MORONGO BASIN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL KICKS OFF TONIGHT

High school sports are back today with three football games. The Yucca Valley High School Trojans will host Granite Hills at home at 7 p.m. The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats will host a scrimmage against Temple City at home. The junior varsity game starts at 5, with the varsity

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PIONEER DAYS CONTESTS KICK OFF THE EVENT SEPTEMBER 19TH

The 55th annual Pioneer Pass Challenge sees the unique event returning to its roots. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to sign up for this very extreme golf event… The 2015 Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge returns to the original site of the Blue Skies Golf Course and the new Hawk’s

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JOSHUA TREE CHAMBER MIXER TONIGHT

Mojave Sands and Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce are holding their Second Annual End of Summer Mixer on Sunday, August 30, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mojave Sands. (corner of Hwy 62 and Sunburst). There will be fabulous prizes, great food to purchase and local musicians. Come prepared to

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YUCCA MESA POTLUCK DINNER TONIGHT

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will hold its regular potluck dinner Friday, August 28. The evening will cover sustainable energy, from rainwater harvesting, gray water systems, and private solar energy, as well as septic systems as related to the sewer project in Yucca Valley. The potluck starts at 6 p.m.

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PIONEER DAYS CONTESTS KICK OFF THE EVENT SEPTEMBER 19TH

The Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days will hold three contests during the kick-off on Saturday, September 19, at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms. At noon is the hat contest for Best Men’s Hat, Best Women’s Hat, and Best Children’s Hat. The pie baking contest starts at 1 p.m. (although pies must

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YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION SOFTBALL LEAGUE TAKING APPLICATIONS

Yucca Valley Recreation is offering four adult slow pitch softball leagues, teams will play an average of ten games followed by playoffs and a championship game; league play begins the week of September 8. Teams may choose men’s league, ladies league and two coed leagues. Games will be played once

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2: TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND A SCULPTURE

During a three-hour meeting Tuesday night, the Twentynine Palms City Council received an update on future traffic signals on the highway. CalTrans will install a signal at Utah Trail and Highway 62, with the state agency bearing 100 percent of the costs due to it being deemed a “safety issue.”

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY RESIDENTS FACE CHILD ABUSE CHARGES

Two Yucca Valley residents were arrested Tuesday and are facing possible child endangerment charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a home in the 7800 block of Valley Vista Avenue about 2 p.m. for a report of a man and woman fighting. During a parole compliance check

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MOVES COUNTY TAKEOVER OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FORWARD

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board took the next step in turning over responsibility for fire protection to the county last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at that meeting and files this report… Last night the governing board for the Twentynine Palms Fire Department voted to move forward with the

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MAJOR EXERCISE STARTS SUNDAY ABOARD THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

The Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center will hold a battalion-level exercise on the Twentynine Palms Marine base starting Sunday, August 30, through September 8. Marines and sailors of Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, will take part in the

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