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OKTOBERFEST TODAY

kalif krauts The Yucca Valley Rotary’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest and Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25 will feature the Poland Brothers and the Warsaw Group with their “Kalifornia Krauts” performance. The master of ceremonies is Z107.7’s Pat Michaels, and Burgermeister is Chamber of Commerce President Tom Huls, who will lead the crowd in the Chicken Dance, as well as the log sawing, keg tossing, and stein-holding contests. There is a costume contest for kids, and a “Pre-Decorated” Pumpkin contest at 4 p.m. for the kids along with jump houses, games and prizes.  Presale discount packages are now on sale at the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce and on line at: www.yvrotary.org. General admission at the door is $5 per adult and $2 for kids under 13. Discounts for drinks, food, and steins are included in presale packages. There will be food vendors, and a vendor fair of various booths. The fun starts at 2 p.m. at the Little League Hoffman Field on Little League Drive, just off Palm or Grand Avenues, North of Highway 62. For more information, please call 760-365-6323.


TWO MATINEES THIS WEEKEND FOR “BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS"

There’s two weekends left in the run of “Brighton Beach Memoirs”.  Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells how to get your tickets…

Get your tickets now for “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the first in a three-play series by Neil Simon, currently playing at St. Joseph of Arimathea Church in Yucca Valley. There will be a 2:00 p.m. matinee performance tomorrow, and Sunday, November 2, and a 7 p.m. show on Saturday, November 1. The show’s cast includes its director, Rebecca Havely as Kate, Leonard Weber as Jack, Vincent Thomas as Stanley, Desert Theatre League award winner Trevor Carpenter as Eugene, Shelly Sheckler as Blanche, Elizabeth Schmelling as Nora, and Madison Tuttle as Laurie. This show will make you laugh and cry. Tickets are $9 and $11 and are available in advance at Align the Spine Chiropractic in Yucca Valley, from a cast member, from members of St. Joseph’s Church, or at the door (cash only, please). For reservations, call 760-365-7133; just leave a message and someone will return your call to confirm. The Church is located at 56312 Onaga Trail, in Yucca Valley.  Reporting for Z107.7, this is managing editor Tami Roleff.


FRIDAY MORNING CRASH AT ROUTE 62 AND YUCCA MESA

We have sketchy details on a traffic collision in Yucca Valley Friday morning. One man is in custody following the rear-end crash at Yucca Mesa and Highway 62. Shortly before 9:30 a.m., westbound traffic was stopping for a red light at the intersection when a still-unidentified man driving a white Volvo rear-ended a Mazda, and then spun off and hit a white van in the next land. The woman driving the Mazda said the Volvo’s driver asked to use her phone, but when she said she was using it, he ran off westbound, in the desert. CHP officers caught the man after a short pursuit and took him in to custody. A witness said the white van then drove off, and a woman and two children in the Volvo were taken to a hospital. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.


REACH OUT IS REACHING OUT

Reach Out Morongo Basin is reaching out for people to help.  Taylor Thacker tells how you can inquire about assistance from our local people-helping-people organization…

Reach Out Morongo Basin is seeking senior and disabled persons needing home repairs or yard work for upcoming service projects coordinated with volunteers from 3/7 Infantry Battalion, 3/11 Artillery Battalion and 1st Tank Battalion aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center for upcoming service projects scheduled for Monday January 26, and with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion on Friday January 30. Requests for home repairs such as painting, light carpentry and other repairs not requiring permits as well as yard work projects are being sought. Homes must be the primary residence and owned by the senior or disabled person requesting the assistance. All requests will require inspection to evaluate the scope of work required. For more information or to sign up for this program please call 760-361-1410.


JOSHUA TREE HALLOWEEN HAUNT TONIGHT

This Saturday, October 25, the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District will be hosting a Halloween Haunt Festival from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy an evening filled with frightful fun. There will be activity booths such as, win a fish, painting, ring toss, cake walk, photo booth, and more. If you dare, travel through the haunted house maze. Food will be available for sale such as hotdogs, candy apples, and funnel cakes. Presale tickets are available online at JoshuaTreeRecAndPark.org; buy early and save. A portion of the proceeds go to participating non-profit organizations. For more information, contact the Joshua Tree Community Center at 760-366-8415.


CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL AT YV UNITED METHODIST

All are invited to the Children’s Fall Festival tomorrow, Sunday October 26, from 2 to 3 pm at the United Methodist Church in Yucca Valley.  The event is free, but children are encouraged to bring canned food for the church’s community food pantry.  Join in the games, prizes, candy, and a costume contest in which everyone in costume will be a winner.  The curch is located at 57273 Onaga Trail.


FITNESS THROUGH MOVEMENT IN JOSHUA TREE

You know you should be getting some exercise.  ROP Broadcasting student Giovanny Guzman says that you can get a leg up on the effort in Joshua Tree…

Joshua Tree has a senior fitness class. It’s popular for cardio, strength, flexibility, and balance exercises. This class is designed for seniors, but the community is welcome to come and exercise. The class starts on Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; $2 drop-in or $10 a month. Classes are held at the Joshua Tree community center, 6171 Sunburst Avenue Joshua Tree. Call 760-366-8415 go online and check out their website and type: www.JoshuaTreeRecAndPark.org also follow them on Facebook and receive updates on new sessions.  Reporting for Z1077 news, I’m Giovanny Guzman.


ACTING CLASSES OFFERED AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 will offer on-going weekly acting classes for those who want to study and learn more about acting. The classes will be led by Abe Daniels, who has 30 years of acting experience and has received several awards from the Desert Theatre League. Students will explore acting techniques using the Method approach, and will cover characterizations, scene study, monologues, and dialogues. The classes are open to actors age 16 and up. Classes will be held every Sunday at Theatre 29 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per month.To sign up, or for more information, call Daniels at 626-233-4768.


MARINE CORPS MOTORCYCLE SAFETY TRAINING

The Marine Corps is working to develop a new motorcycle safety training course that would target inexperienced riders. In an effort to stem deaths and serious injuries caused by motorcycle accidents, Marine Corps Safety Division officials are now developing the Riders Essential Skills Training — or REST — course. Despite a dramatic decrease in motorcycle fatalities since a high of 25 in 2008, accidents and death remain a persistent problem with one Marine already killed just 20 days into fiscal 2015, according to statistics published by the Naval Safety Center. Still under development, REST will work to combat preventable motorcycle accidents that are the result of rider error.


TPJHS SPIRIT WEEK

It’s Spirit Week at Twentynine Palms Junior High School. Monday, (October 27) is Pajama Day; Tuesday, (October 28) is Nerd Day; Wednesday, (October 29) is Twin Day; Thursday, (October 30) is Rags to Riches Day; Friday, (October 31) is Sports Day. The ASB is also sponsoring drug-free and live responsibly lunchtime activities.


24 LOCAL CANDIDATES TO BE AT POLITICAL POP-UP TOMORROW

Z107.7 Radio and the Sportsman’s Club are sponsoring a non-partisan office political pop-up event Saturday morning from 9 to 11 a.m.; 24 local candidates have now confirmed they will be in attendance. The free event is designed to give residents a chance to talk with the candidates prior to the November 4 general election. All candidates are welcome to bring campaign materials and meet and greet with Morongo Basin voters at the Joshua Tree Sportsman Club on Sunburst. There is no charge for candidates or attendees. Any candidates who wish to confirm can e-mail Z1077 News at Z1077fm@gmail.com. A complete list of all the candidates that have said they will be in attendance is in this story at Z1077fm.com

Candidates who have confirmed so far are:

Yucca Valley Town Council: Bob Leone, Ron Cohen, Charles Mc Henry, Susan Simmons, Rick Dennison and Lori Herbel. (Jeff Drozd sent regrets as he had another commitment)
Twentynine Palms City Council: Dan Mintz, Jim Harris, Adam Lunn, Bill Easter, John Cole and MacArthur Wright
Hi-Desert Water District: Dan Munsey, Margo Sturges and Gina Orban
School Board: Doris Lawless, Chris Proudfoot, Hillary Slotta, Gary Horn, and Dr. Cindy MacVay.
Joshua Basin Water District: Vic Fuller, Rebecca Unger, and Bob Johnson
Hi-Desert Medical Center: Marge Doyle


COMMUNITY HEALTH FORUM SET FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28

Community Vital Signs is an effort aimed at a comprehensive county health care that been going on for over three years. Reporter Dan Stork says a forum to gather community input is coming to Joshua Tree…
A Community Vital Signs forum, with Supervisor James Ramos in attendance, will be held in Joshua Tree on Tuesday October 28. Community Vital Signs is an ongoing County program whose goal is to establish a health improvement framework, using community input about desired health services. The Third District Community Forum will go from 2 to 4 pm at the Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst Avenue, Joshua Tree. For more information, visit http://communityvitalsigns.org/


JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK A VICTIM OF VANDAL PAINTING ACRYLIC IN NATIONAL PARKS

The National Park Service is investigating reports of vandalism — acrylic painting on rocks — in Joshua Tree and at least ten national parks in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, and Utah. Details are not yet available because the case is under investigation, but the vandalism is believed to have occurred in Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Death Valley, Sequoia-Kings Canyon, Joshua Tree, Rocky Mountain, Crater Lake, Bryce Canyon, Zion and Canyon lands. A National Park Service spokesperson said, “There are forums for artistic expression in national parks because national parks inspire artistic creativity. These images are outside that forum and outside the law.” See the link below for more information on the serial investigation.

http://www.modernhiker.com/2014/10/21/instagram-artist-defaces-national-parks/


COTTONWOOD SPRING TRAILS NOW OPEN IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The trails at the Cottonwood Spring area in Joshua Tree National Park finally reopened Thursday after being closed for more than a year. Last September, a flash flood in the park wiped out sections of the road and trails and campground in the Cottonwood Spring area. The re-opened trails include Cottonwood Spring, Lost Palms Oasis, and the Mastodon Mine Loop in the southern part of the park. Some off-trail areas at Cottonwood Spring are staying closed for now to allow for additional work. The Cottonwood Visitor Center is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Rangers will have additional information about hiking in the area.


“BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” AT ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Neil Simon play, “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” will present two matinee shows this weekend at the St. Joseph of Arimathea Church in Yucca Valley. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation…
Get your tickets now for “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the first in a three-play series by Neil Simon, currently playing at St. Joseph of Arimathea Church in Yucca Valley. There will be a 2:00 p.m. matinee performance tomorrow, Saturday, October 25, and also on Sunday, October 26, and Sunday, November 2, and a 7 p.m. show on Saturday, November 1. The show’s cast includes its director, Rebecca Havely as Kate, Leonard Weber as Jack, Vincent Thomas as Stanley, Desert Theatre League award winner Trevor Carpenter as Eugene, Shelly Sheckler as Blanche, Elizabeth Schmelling as Nora, and Madison Tuttle as Laurie. This show will make you laugh and cry. Tickets are $9 and $11 and are available in advance at Align the Spine Chiropractic in Yucca Valley, from a cast member, from members of St. Joseph’s Church, or at the door (cash only, please). For reservations, call 760-365-7133; just leave a message and someone will return your call to confirm. The Church is located at 56312 Onaga Trail, in Yucca Valley.


ACTING CLASSES OFFERED AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 will offer on-going weekly acting classes for those who want to study and learn more about acting. The classes will be led by Abe Daniels, who has 30 years of acting experience and has received several awards from the Desert Theatre League. Students will explore acting techniques using the Method approach, and will cover characterizations, scene study, monologues, and dialogues. The classes are open to actors age 16 and up. Classes will be held every Sunday at Theatre 29 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per month.To sign up, or for more information, call Daniels at 626-233-4768.


HALLOWEEN SPOOK-TACULAR TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

A Halloween Spook-tacular event is planned for the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley tomorrow. Reporter Caitlin Logan has more…
On Saturday, October 25, the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and the Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department will host a Halloween Spooktacular at the Yucca Valley Community Center from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Participants of all ages are invited for a day of Halloween-themed games and activities. Dress in costume or come as you are and enjoy frightfully fun activities including face painting, a kids’ dance, contests, and spooky crafts. Enter the costume contest and carved pumpkin contest. You can even trick or treat. All activities are free to the public.


PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE AWES LOCAL RESIDENTS

From local schools, National Park Service, Sky’s the Limit and more, hundreds of local residents gathered to safely view a partial solar eclipse visible in our Morongo Basin yesterday. Starting at 2:07, the moon traveled between the Earth and the sun, and cast its shadow on the sun. In the Morongo Basin, roughly 40 percent of the sun was eclipsed. The maximum eclipse was at 3:27, and ended at 4:52. Pictures of the eclipse taken by our own Tami Roleff are in this story at www.z1077fm.com.

Courtesy of Tami Roleff.

Courtesy of Tami Roleff.

Eclipse on October 23, 2014. Photo courtesy of Tami Roleff.

Eclipse on October 23, 2014. Photo courtesy of Tami Roleff.

Courtesy of Tami Roleff. Solar eclipse on 10/23/2014.

Courtesy of Tami Roleff. Solar eclipse on 10/23/2014.

Solar eclipse photo courtesy of Tami Roleff.

Solar eclipse photo courtesy of Tami Roleff.


2ND ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The 2nd Annual Oktoberfest will oom-pah its way into Yucca Valley with our own Pat Michaels handling the emcee duties. Reporter Dan Stork has your invitation…
The Yucca Valley Rotary’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest and Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25, will feature the Poland Brothers and the Warsaw Group with their “Kalifornia Krauts” performance. The master of ceremonies is Z107.7’s Pat Michaels, and Burgermeister is Chamber of Commerce President Tom Huls, who will lead the crowd in the Chicken Dance, as well as the log-sawing, keg-tossing, and stein-holding contests. There is a costume contest for kids, and a “Pre-Decorated” Pumpkin contest at 4 p.m. for the kids along with jump houses, games and prizes. Discount packages are on sale at the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce and on line at: www.yvrotary.org. General admission at the door is $5 per adult and $2 for kids under 13. Discounts for drinks, food, and steins are included in presale packages. There will be food vendors, and a vendor fair of various booths. The fun starts at 2 p.m. at the Little League Hoffman Field on Little League Drive, just off Palm or Grand Avenues, North of Highway 62. For more information, please call 760-365-6323.

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Bergermeister Chamber of Commerce President Tom Huls

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Kalifornia Krauts


FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN MORONGO VALLEY MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership had a problem delivering surplus food for local food banks to distribute to low-income residents in the Morongo Basin on Monday. Food will be distributed in Morongo Valley on Monday, October 27, at Church of the Lighted Cross, 11518 Elbow Lane, from 8 to 10 a.m. Food distribution will resume on its regular date next month, on November 17.


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