LAST CHANCE FOR “THE H FACTOR” AT YVHS

Today is your last chance to see the student-written and directed production of “The H Factor” at the Yucca Valley High School. Written and directed by senior Joseph Hesse, with an original score by Teresa McClintock, the “H” in the H-Factor has a dual meaning: It refers to the main

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SKY PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, November 15. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end with moonrise about midnight. The focus of the star party will be fall constellations, the Silver Dollar galaxy and Helix nebula. Bring binoculars, telescopes,

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DESERT SKY DINNER MARKS DESERT PROTECTION ACT ANNIVERSARY

Dinner and dancing this Saturday will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act. In addition, you can meet Matt Littrell, who has been riding horseback across the United States for four months, to raise awareness of suicide by military veterans and to raise donations for the Semper

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COYOTE COOL

Party with Coyote Cool at the Boys & Girls Club to celebrate the California Desert Protection Act’s 20th birthday. On Sunday, November 16th, from 11am to 3pm, there will be many activities to partake in. Starting at 11am, there will be a “Saving the Ancients” workshop with Robin Kobaly of

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FREE ACTING CLASSES IN NOVEMBER AT THEATRE 29

Whether or not you want to go on the stage, acting classes are a path to self-discovery. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells how to get in on ongoing classes at Theatre 29…

Free acting classes will be held at Theatre 29 through December 7. The free classes will give attendees

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“SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” OPENING GALA THIS FRIDAY

The opening night gala for Theatre 29’s final production of 2014, “Shakespeare in Hollywood”, by Ken Ludwig, will be sponsored by Tender Loving Cause. The Opening Night Gala starts at 6 p.m. with a Shakespeare-themed dinner and silent auction. The curtain rises at 7. Desserts will be served at intermission.

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND POTLUCK

Transition Joshua Tree will hold a quarterly general membership meeting on Sunday November 16 from 6 to 9 pm at the Community United Methodist Church, 6213 East Parkway in Joshua Tree. The meeting begins with a potluck — bring a dish or drink to share, and your own cutlery and

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YOUTH BASKETBALL IN YUCCA VALLEY

There’s still time to sign up for youth basketball in Yucca Valley. Reporter Caitlin Logan tells how to do it…

Play basketball for the Town of Yucca Valley! The Youth Basketball Program provides a fun and positive sports experience for boys and girls in grades 1st through 8th. Registration closes

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SAM SLONEKER CELEBRATION OF LIFE SUNDAY

A celebration of life of Sam Sloneker will be held Sunday, November 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. Sloneker was a well-known percussionist, and friend of the arts, live music, and theater. The celebration will include a jam session and potluck in the Friendship Hall of the Joshua Tree Retreat center.

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JOSHUA TREE HOME BURNS TO THE GROUND

A Joshua Tree home burned to the ground Thursday afternoon. Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick said a resident of the home in the 63600 block of Tilford Way kept oils and paints in his bedroom; due to poor ventilation the fumes combusted just after noon. The man’s mother tried to put

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MISSING 12-YEAR-OLD YUCCA VALLEY BOY FOUND SAFE

The 12-year-old boy who went missing Wednesday afternoon was found safe Thursday afternoon. Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick said the boy had been suspended from school at La Contenta Middle School for fighting, and he did not want to go home to face his parents. Warrick said the boy had thought

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ONE HOSPITALIZED, ONE ARRESTED, AFTER FIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY NIGHT

One man was hospitalized, and a second man arrested, following a violent fight in Yucca Valley yesterday. According to Sheriff’s reports, Christopher Benjamin, 23, of Yucca Valley, was arguing with his girlfriend about 9:30 p.m. in the 6300 block of Hermosa Avenue in Yucca Valley. A group of men heard

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PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND SHARP DROP-OFF AT HDMC TOMORROW

Look around your house. Are there dangerous prescription drugs or sharps around? You can dispose of them safely tomorrow. Reporter Caitlin Logan says bring them to the Hi-Desert Medical Center… Every year, thousands of pounds of prescription drugs and needles end up in landfills, posing a danger to the environment.

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DESERT SUN ARTICLE SAYS HIGHWAY 62 DEADLIEST IN THE REGION

Highway 62 is the deadliest highway in the Hi- and Low-Desert, according to an article in the Desert Sun. The newspaper studied crash reports and autopsy results from 2002 through 2012 and found that 182 people have been killed in 158 crashes on Highway 62 , and that the highway

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COUNTY OFFERING FAMILY LAW VIDEOS

The County is offering online assistance for residents going though family law issues. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how it works… Residents who are in family court over child custody, child support, or divorce can get help from San Bernardino County Superior Court through on-line videos. The videos will

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FINGERPOINT ROBBER ARRESTED FOR SIMLIAR CRIME EARLIER

The man accused of robbing a taco shop at fingerpoint Monday was linked to a similar robbery in October last year. Investigators say on October 19, 2013, an unknown black male walked into the Cheap Cigarettes business in the 56100 block of 29 Palms Highway in Yucca Valley, covered his

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MAN AND DOG INVOLVED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH

A man and his dog escaped serious injury after the truck they were in rolled onto its side following a crash in Yucca Valley Thursday afternoon. Richard Koch, 65, of Johnson Valley, was driving the Tacoma truck eastbound on the highway just east of Sage Avenue about 3:10 p.m. when

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FIRE EXPLORER PROGRAM OFFERED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Many young people consider a career as a firefighter. ROP Broadcast student Jacob Bell says the Twentynine Palms Fire Explorer program is a great place to start… Firefighting is one of the most dangerous careers in the world, but it can also be the greatest. A firefighting career can start

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SIX NEW COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS COMING TO THE MORONGO BASIN

The fire stations in Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree will be receiving new firefighters this weekend. Graduation from the county fire department’s intensive, six-days-a-week training academy for fire fighters is today. Of the 28 cadets who entered the training program 10 weeks ago, six will be coming to the Morongo

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, November 15, at Walmart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for

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