YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ CONCERT SATURDAY

It’s an evening of jazz at the Yucca Valley High School Saturday, May 16. The high school band will play different types of jazz music in the multi-purpose room. The event includes a dinner of pulled pork or chicken sandwiches. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; dinner and the concert start

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ONE HURT, ONE ARRESTED FOR DUI IN TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH

A suspected drunk driver was arrested Sunday morning after he crashed into another vehicle in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, Marine Lance Corporal Kevin Jefferson, 22, of First Tanks Battalion on board the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, was driving his 2013 Chevy Cruze northbound on Adobe Road

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BATTLING TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested early Sunday morning, accused of fighting and threatening each other following an argument. According to a Sheriff’s report, Taylor Geiger, 20, and Dillon Geiger, 21, were arguing about 2:30 a.m. at their home in the 6500 block of Gatehill Drive on board the Combat

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, WE CHECK THE AGENDA

At its next regular meeting, the Twentynine Palms City Council continues its review of next year’s budget, and considers two changes in the development code. Reporter Dan Stork has details…

The Twentynine Palms City Council will start its May 12 meeting with a resolution in support of the Hi-Desert Memorial

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HI-DESERT WATER ASSESSMENT BALLOTS TO BE COUNTED TOMORROW

All ballots for the proposed formation of the Hi-Desert Water District’s assessment district must be turned in before tomorrow morning’s 9 a.m. public hearing by the water district. The water district board of directors will begin the meeting with a vote to approve the purchase of 10 pieces of equipment.

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YUCCA VALLEY SEEKS INPUT ON PEDESTRIAN AND BIKE ROUTES AND TRAILS

If you have an idea about new pedestrian and bike routes and trails in Yucca Valley, then mark your calendars to attend a special workshop tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the town of Yucca Valley is seeking public input…

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission and the town’s Parks, Recreation,

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DEPUTIES’ NAMES RELEASED IN CASE OF TELEVISED BEATING OF APPLE VALLEY MAN

The Sheriff’s Department has released the names of the deputies involved in the televised beating of an Apple Valley man following a chase on a stolen horse a month ago. Placed on administrative leave are Deputies Nicholas Downey, Scott Hamilton, David Moore, Dominic Moody, Detective William Doemner, and Sergeant James

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN SENTENCED IN HIT-AND-RUN DEATH OF MOTORCYCLIST

A 70-year-old Yucca Valley man was sentenced Friday in the hit-and-run death of a motorcyclist in Yucca Mesa last year. Ronald Svidergol was sentenced to two years in state prison for the charge of hit-and-run resulting in death, and 364 days in county jail for vehicular manslaughter, with credit for

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Thursday morning, accused of exposing himself to a minor. According to a Sheriff’s report, probation officers made a compliance check about 9:30 a.m. on Richard Arteaga, 39, at a home in the 10400 block of San Jacinto. Officers discovered that Arteaga exposed himself in

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MORONGO BASIN MAC LOOKS AT BLM ROUTE PROJECT TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin MAC meeting for this month lacks its usual featured informational presentation. But reporter Dan Stork says there will be discussion on a matter of regional interest… In addition to public safety and member reports, the May 11 agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council features a

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FULL HOUSE AT OPENING OF STATE SENATOR’S YUCCA VALLEY OFFICE

Elected and appointed government officials, as well as business owners and residents packed the new district office of state Senator Jean Fuller during an open house Friday. Fuller represents the 16th Senate District, which covers the Morongo Basin. Fuller’s field representative is Jim Schooler, who will hold office hours Tuesday,

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TRASH OR TREASURE IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Let’s fact it: Many artifacts within Joshua Tree National Park seem like old trash. However, anything over 50 years old is considered historic, and in many cases, these artifacts may be the only visible remains of a historic site. Archeological sites are non-renewable resources. When a site is disturbed, the

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FLAMENCO PERFORMANCE AT THEATER 29

Seattle-based flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show to Theater 29 for a one-night-only special performance tonight at 8 p.m. Reporter Rebecca Havely says tickets are still available…

The performance Como El Viento Flamenco En Vivo will grace the stage at Theater 29 in Twentynine Palms. It is one

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SKULL ROCK TRAIL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

The public is invited to comment on an environmental assessment for a new trail at Skull Rock in Joshua Tree National Park. The trail was designed several years ago by students in a summer program of the Gifted and Talented Education. The .7-mile loop trail will begin and end in

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TOWN SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT FOR TRAILS PROJECT

If you have an idea about new pedestrian and bike routes and trails in Yucca Valley, then mark your calendars to attend a special workshop May 12. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the town of Yucca Valley is seeking public input…

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission and the town’s Parks,

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YVHS 20TH REUNION

The Yucca Valley High School class of 1995 will hold its 20th reunion Saturday, June 6. The reunion will be held in La Quinta at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa. Tickets are $85 and includes a southwest-style buffet dinner and dancing, with music by a DJ. The reunion is

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SUV ROLLOVER SHOWS SEAT BELT VALUE

A man who was not wearing his seatbelt suffered major injuries when he was ejected from the vehicle he was riding in during a crash Thursday evening. According to the California Highway Patrol, Toa Solomona, 40, of Twentynine Palms, was driving a 2004 Ford F150 4-door pick-up truck in the

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CAR BREAK-INS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Three residents in Twentynine Palms reported their cars had been broken into Wednesday night. According to Sheriff’s reports, the thefts occurred in the 72200 block of Sunnyslope and 72300 block of Highway 62. Portable DVD players, tires and wheels, and a duffel bag containing BMX riding gear were stolen from

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, May 9. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:40 p.m. and end about 1:30 a.m. Highlights of the night will be galaxies and globular clusters, and Saturn will rise later in the evening. Bring water, snacks,

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MIRRORS & WINDOWS

Also tonight, a new exhibit opens at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells who’s showing…

Mirrors & Windows is the first invitational exhibition of art by some 18 contemporary artists who are art instructors affiliated with 13 Southern California community colleges. The artists work and teach in distinctly different

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