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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS, RATE STUDY AND CITY TERMINATION CLAUSE ON TAP

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the board will look at water and fire business…
The Twentynine Palms Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, November 19, starting at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting, the water district will continue to receive recommendations...
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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD MAY SET WATER ASSESSMENT VOTE DATE TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board may set a date for sewer assessment vote tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look…
The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold their regular meeting tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will be asked to schedule a date...
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SIGN UP TODAY FOR A HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BLOOD DRIVE NEXT WEEK

Lifestream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, November 26, at Hi-Desert Water District in Yucca Valley from 9 to 1. Donors will receive a mini-physical. Donors must be at least 15 years old, weigh 110 pounds, and be in general good health. Blood donors should maintain their regular...
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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT LOOKS AT WELL NOISE, CONFICT OF INTEREST CODE

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Among items of interest is spending a lot of money to quiet a loud well. Reporter Caitlin Logan has more…
The Joshua Basin Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, November 19, starting at 7:00 p.m. This...
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HOLIDAY ART AND CRAFT FAIR FOR AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY SATURDAY

The annual 29 Palms Art Gallery Holiday Art and Craft Fair will be held this Saturday, November 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the historic Gallery at the corner of Cottonwood and National Park Drives in Twentynine Palms. Featured in the sale will be items by desert artists...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery Board meets tomorrow afternoon. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks their agenda…
The Twentynine Palms Cemetery Board of Trustees will meet tomorrow, Thursday, November 20, at 5:30 p.m. with a full load of agenda items to discuss. These discussion items, resuming from October, include; continuing the argument on...
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TWENTYNINE PALM CHAMBER OFFERS 2015 COMPLIANCE POSTERS

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce reminds merchants to protect their business and livelihood. State and federal law requires that you maintain compliance regarding employment regulations every year. The Chamber of Commerce offers these 2015 California and Federal Employment Compliance materials to help serve you and your business. Orders are...
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CONGRESS MOVES TO NAME TWENTYNINE PALMS POST OFFICE FOR LATE MAC DUBE

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley introduced a bill earlier this year that was passed by the House of Representatives yesterday that would rename the post office in Twentynine Palms as the Colonel M.J. ‘Mac’ Dube United States Marine Corps Post Office Building. Before his death in April, Dube served...
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JOSHUA TREE RESIDENTS TRADE VIEWS WITH ALTA MIRA DEVELOPERS

On behalf of Supervisor James Ramos, his field representative Mike Lipsitz invited a small “focus group” to meet with the developers of the 248-house Alta Mira gated community proposed for Joshua Tree. Following a storm of concern about a closed meeting, the gathering was opened to media, although the Supervisor’s...
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JURY FINDS TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN GUILTY IN MURDER OF LASAHWN LIGHTFOOT

A man accused of shooting a Twentynine Palms man he believed informed on him was found guilty yesterday. On October 18, 2013, LaShawn Lightfoot, 42, went to visit an acquaintance in an apartment complex in the 5800 block of Bagley Avenue. When he arrived, he was ambushed by Torey Simpson,...
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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the council’s agenda…
The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet in regular session tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the Council will be introduced to the Youth Commissioners, whom they will later appoint to...
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SCHOOL BOARD MAY APPROVE SOLAR ENERGY CONTRACT TONIGHT

The major pieces of business before the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education at its November 18 meeting are about the much-discussed solar energy project. After discussing required easements in the 5:30 p.m. closed session, the 7 p.m. open session will include a public hearing on entering into a...
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SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS THURSDAY

The Special Education Local Plan Area of Morongo Unified School District is holding a meeting of the Community Advisory Committee noon Thursday, at the new Joshua Tree Elementary School. The CAC consists of teachers, parents, school staff, and community members concerned with the educational needs of disabled youth. This meeting’s...
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THEATRE 29 GALA OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY TO BENEFIT TLC

This Friday is the gala Opening Night for “Shakespeare in Hollywood” at Theatre 29. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely says the opening night will benefit TLC………
The opening night gala for Theatre 29’s final production of 2014, “Shakespeare in Hollywood,” will be sponsored by Tender Loving Christmas. This comedy farce by...
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LIONS CLUB GIVES CLOSING DONATION TO REACH-OUT

Reach Out Morongo Basin was the recipient of a generous donation from the 29 Palms Lions Club in the amount of $5795. Reach Out executive director Robin Schlosser said, “With over 75 years of service to our community the Twentynine Palms Lions Club will be closing its doors and we...
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YUCCA VALLEY MARIJUANA BALLOT INITIATIVE PROPONENT ANSWERS OBJECTIONS

The proposed medical marijuana ordinance for Yucca Valley has met some objections and reservations. Reporter Dan Stork reports that Jason Elsasser, the main proponent of the measure has written a rebuttal to four objections that he terms “myths”…
The Alliance for Safe Access has answers to critics of its proposed...
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BALLOT SOKESMAN ON Z107.7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW FRIDAY

The owner of the Yucca Valley Medical Marijuana Resource Group, Jason Elsasser, will be on the Up Close show Friday, November 21. Elsasser is also the sponsor of the ordinance petition that would require the Town of Yucca Valley to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in Town limits. This is your...
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COLLEGE CULTURAL SERIES LOOKS AT NATIVE AMERCANS THURSDAY

The Third Thursday Cultural Series continues this week at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Caitin Logan invites you to learn more about this region’s Native Americans…
Copper Mountain College’s Cultural Education Enhancement Committee (CEEC) continues their Third Thursday Cultural Series with “Serrano Culture and Serrano Bighorn Sheep Songs” in honor of...
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LOCAL POP-PUNK BAND RELEASES NEW ALBUM

Forever Came Calling, a four-piece pop punk band from Twentynine Palms, has released a new album. The new album, “What Matters Most,” marks the band’s first new full-length release in over two years, as well as their second full-length release on Pure Noise Records. Characterized by catchy guitar riffs, powerful...
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YUCCA VALLEY MAN DEAD, BROTHER ACCUSED OF MURDER

A Yucca Valley man is dead, and his brother was arrested for his murder early Saturday morning. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, Jerry Zimmerle, 25, and Justin Zimmerle, 24, were fighting in the 7500 block of Palm Avenue shortly after 2:30 a.m. Saturday when Jerry Zimmerle is accused...
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