TASTE OF MORONGO

The 7th Annual Taste of Morongo will be held on Saturday, September 13, from 6 to 8 pm at the Bell Center on the Copper Mountain College campus. The cost is $20 per person. Participating Restaurants Include: Applebee’s, Bruce’s Place, Gonzo Taco’s, J.T. Saloon, Las Palmas, Louisiana Fish & Chicken,

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SERENITY PATIO AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 has big plans for their new Serenity Patio being constructed to the East of the theater building. This area will include a giant sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Theatre-goers will be able to enjoy the peaceful seating area

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GEOLOGY COURSES OFFERED

There’s an opportunity to learn about the unique geology of Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Cara Conway rocks it out…

The natural architecture, scenery, and landscapes in Joshua Tree National Park become more magnificent when explained first hand. Explore the creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape, the history of the

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DRIVING DURING MONSOON SEASON

The Morongo Basin is in the tail end of the monsoon season. And with monsoons, comes the very real threat of flash flooding. When rain threatens, the National Weather Service may issue flood watches or flood warnings. A flood watch means a flood is possible, while

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET FRIDAY

The California Retired Teachers’ Association will kick off its 2014-15 calendar at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 13. The meeting will be held at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Robin Schlosser, representing Reach Out Morongo Basin, will be the guest speaker. Please call Gay Smith

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CACTUS SEWABLE QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet on Monday, September 8, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. They will be enjoying a luncheon together to celebrate the birthday of the Guild. Bring items you have worked on during the summer for the

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HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS AND VOLLEYBALL MONDAY

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School tennis team will travel away to San Jacinto, with first serve starting at 3:15. The Joshua Springs Christian School volleyball team will travel away to play West Shores High School in Salton City. First serve is at 5:30

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“THE 39 STEPS” CONTINUES AT THEATRE 29

There’s lots going on in the Morongo Basin this weekend. Let’s start with the comedy/mystery “The 39 Steps”, which has been convulsing local audiences with laughter, and which continues its run at Theatre 29. A Friday morning check of the website theatre29.org shows many great seats available for tonight’s 7

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY FALL OPENING RECEPTION

The 29 Palms Art Gallery opens its fall season with a reception this Sunday, September 7, from 12 to 3 p.m. at the gallery, 74055 Cottonwood Drive, in Twentynine Palms. Refreshments will be served and admission is free. Featured are three exhibitions: Tony Milici, absurdist reductionist; Jenifer Palmer-Lacy, images from

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UNITY HOME “GRILL AND CHILL” FUNDRAISER

Saturday, September 6, Morongo Basin Unity Home is hosting its first annual “Grill and Chill” fundraiser. Come out to the Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club on Sunburst from 4-8 p.m. for food, games, and a special appearance by The Mane Street Stampede. Come watch these gunslingers, enjoy some great food, and

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RECEPTION FOR FOUR ARTISTS AT THE GLASS OUTHOUSE

Four artists will be featured at the Glass Outhouse Gallery east of Twentynine Palms. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation to the reception…..

Four artists will be exhibiting at the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery in Wonder Valley in September. An opening reception is set for Saturday, September 6, from

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A SPUDTACULAR DINNER SUNDAY AT UNITED METHODIST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will hold a “Spudtacular” baked potato dinner, Sunday, September 7, starting at 5 p.m. Load up your potato with mild chili, real bacon bits and all the extras, all for only $5. Fix a salad with a variety of dressings and choose from

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JOSHUA TREE VFW MEALS AND CASINO NIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post is serving a Sunday breakfast of chicken fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. And while you’re at the VFW, buy your tickets to the 21st Annual Casino Night, sponsored by the Desert Communities

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MATURE DRIVER EDUCATION CLASS

Drivers 70 years of age and older at the time the driver license expires must appear in person to renew his or her driver license. Written and vision tests are required. Unlike this reporter, Taylor Thacker doesn’t have to worry about this for a while. But she has some information

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JOSHUA TREE PRESCHOOL LITERACY LOUNGE EXTENDS HOURS

The Joshua Tree Preschool Literacy Lounge has extended its hours and is now open on Saturdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. Families with children age 5 and younger can get a jump on their kids’ literacy through family projects, story time, and use of technology. Through the program, children

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“BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” CAST ANNOUNCED

The St. Joseph’s players are in rehearsal for their next production, one in which playwright Neil Simon drew upon his own roots. Cassie Zimarik tells who’s who in the cast…

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley announce the cast for their next production; Neil Simon’s highly acclaimed semi-autobiographical comedy/drama

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STATE APPEALS DECISION FAVORING TWENTYNINE PALMS’ PROJECT PHOENIX BONDS

This past April, the City of Twentynine Palms won a round in its legal struggle with the California Department of Finance over the proceeds of bonds that the City issued to finance the Project Phoenix development effort. At that time, a judge ruled “that nothing in the redevelopment laws preclude[d

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL AND WATER DISTRICT WILL MEET TO MEET

Continuing the dance that began when the Twentynine Palms Water District abandoned a plan to pass control of the local fire department to San Bernardino County, the Water District and the City Council have agreed to meet. Reporter Dan Stork says that first, they will talk about what to talk

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FOUR PEOPLE ARRESTED IN THREE UNRELATED CHILD ABUSE CASES

Four people were arrested in three unrelated child abuse cases yesterday. According to Sheriff reports, Allison Feldman, 25, of the 6500 block of Sierra Avenue in Joshua Tree, is accused of hitting her husband and child Wednesday night, causing minor injuries. Allison Feldman was arrested for investigation of cruelty to

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR THREATENING TO KILL HIS BROTHER WITH A KNIFE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday evening after he threatened to kill his brother with a knife. According to the Sheriff’s department, Albert Runyon, 43, was trying to break into a home in the 55300 block of Santa Fe Trail about 6:45 p.m. yesterday. The brother told police that

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