PHYSICAL AND SEXUAL ASSAULT RESULTS IN AN ARREST IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Sunday morning, accused of assaulting a woman physically and sexually. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness called about 8 a.m. to report that a woman was covered in bruises and belt marks, and also had a swollen eye. The victim said her boyfriend,

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REPEAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARREST FOR A TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN

A Twentynine Palms man who pleaded guilty last year to battery—and who was sentenced to a batterers’ intervention program—was arrested Saturday evening for beating up a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness called to report that John Shafer, 29, of the 74400 block of Joe Davis Drive, was

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council welcomes new City Manager Frank Luckino with a long list of discussions. Reporter Dan Stork has that list…

The Twentynine Palms City Council starts its March 24 meeting by proclaiming April to be both Donate Life Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and by recognizing

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF FELONY SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Saturday night, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, multiple neighbors called to report a woman screaming and banging on vehicles in the 6800 block of Pine Springs about 10 p.m. Saturday night. After an investigation, Alyssa Streets, 25, was arrested

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BICYCLIST ARRESTED AFTER THEFTS FROM WAL-MART

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Friday afternoon after thefts from Wal-Mart. According to a Sheriff’s report, James Spencer, 29, rode a black mountain bike to Wal-Mart, and while in the store, concealed electronics and bike parts in his pockets and waist band. The report states he then left the store

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FUND-RAISER WILL BENEFIT CANCER STRICKEN YUCCA MESA GIRL

Z107.7 has featured a couple stories about Abigail Snipes, the 12-year-old girl from Yucca Mesa with a 15-pound tumor on her neck. The tumor was removed in January, and Abigail is receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatments at Loma Linda University Hospital. Friends of the Snipes family are organizing a fundraising

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TWO ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY ON DRUG AND WEAPONS CHARGES

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested Friday morning, accused of possessing drugs and a stolen gun. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, a deputy stopped a vehicle at Cibola Trail and Papago Trail in Yucca Valley about 11 a.m. for having an expired registration. During the investigation, deputies determined that

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VA ON THE MOVE MOBILE VET CENTER IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

VA on the Move, a mobile vet center from the Department of Veterans Affairs, is coming to Twentynine Palms. Reporter Dan Stork tells where and when, and what services will be offered… On Tuesday, March 24, a Veterans Administration van will be parked in front of City Hall, 6136 Adobe

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DISABLED AMERICAN VETS MOBILE SERVICE OFFICE IN 29 PALMS TOMORROW

The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office will be in Twentynine Palms tomorrow. Service Officers will advise and assist veterans with any and all questions about rights, benefits, and claims. This service is free of charge, even without a membership to DAV. The DAV Mobile Service Office program will be

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HILLTOPPERS GRAND PRIX MOTORCYCLE RACES IN 29 PALMS THIS WEEKEND

An influx of off-road motorcycle racers and their families and fans into the Twentynine Palms area this week. The 41st annual Hilltopper Motorcycle Club Grand Prix will be held this Saturday and Sunday. ROP Broadcast student Alena Hanschild has details and ticket information… American Motorcycle Association and Hilltoppers Motorcycle Club

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YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

As a regular hiker in Joshua Tree National Park, I appreciate the maintenance done on the trails. Ranger Pam Tripp says that teen-agers can be part of keeping the Park in shape, and get paid for it…

The eight week Youth Conservation Corps program will once again be sponsored

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WRISTBANDS FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS ROTARY CARNIVAL

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club will be having its annual Rotary Carnival March 26-29 in Luckie Park. Wristband tickets will be sold at Stater Brothers this weekend, March 20-22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wristband tickets can also be purchased at the Parks and Recreation Office, Bowladium, US Bank

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CASTING CALL FOR PIONEERTOWN WILD WEST SHOW

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show of Pioneertown is putting out an official casting call. The Mane Street Stampede is looking for a few good volunteer ladies and gentlemen actors, with a good sense of humor, to perform with them Saturdays from April 4 until October 31 this year,

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TPHS ANIME CLUB

What’s anime? ROP broadcasting student Allora Steele tells Twentynine Palms High School students how they can find out, and get involved in it…

Twentynine Palms High School has an anime club. The club meets from 12:21 to 12:51 once a week. The clubs purpose is to bring together fans of

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PASSOVER SEDER IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin and Desert Hot Springs — including military personnel — are invited to a community Passover Seder during this year’s Passover holiday. The Seder is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Desert. The festival service and meal will be taking place at Mission Lakes

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MARIJUANA SALES ARREST AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of selling marijuana at Copper Mountain College. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses called the Sheriff’s Department about 12:40 p.m. to report suspicious activity surrounding a vehicle in the parking lot at Copper Mountain College. Deputies noticed multiple people coming to

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, March 21. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:40 p.m. and end about midnight. The winter Milky Way will be easy to see, as well as several distant galaxies and Jupiter. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks,

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URINETOWN THE MUSICAL RECEIVES CRITICAL ACCLAIM

The edgy musical comedy, “Urinetown the Musical” continues to receive critical acclaim at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more…

Theatre and film critic, Jack Lyons attended a performance of “Urinetown the Musical” last weekend and says in The Desert Star Weekly, “The cast of enthusiastic performers give it their

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE GENERAL MEETING

Transition Joshua Tree will hold a general membership meeting Sunday, March 22, from 5 to 8 p.m., with a potluck dinner beginning at 5. Bring a dish to share along with your own plate, cup, and utensils. There will be a special presentation of Heart and Soul: The Musical. The

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29P YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION

The City of Twentynine Palms has a wealth of recreation programs. ROP broadcasting student Alexys Sanders says that the successful teen basketball program is accepting registrations…

The city of Twentynine Palms 2015 Spring Teen Basketball League starts soon. Registrations will be taken at the Twentynine Palms Recreation Office at 74362

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