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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN BREAKS WIFE'S CELL PHONE, ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms man who didn’t want his wife recording him was arrested early Friday morning for breaking her cell phone. According to a Sheriff’s report, two women went to a bar in the 73600 block of Highway 62. Brandon Carpenter, the husband of one of the women, saw them...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL IN BRISK MEETING

The Twentynine Palms City Council moved briskly through its agenda Tuesday night. Reporter Dan Stork recaps the action…

The Twentynine Palms City Council began its May 26 meeting by approving an amendment to the Development Code that will establish guidelines for single room occupancy facilities, in accordance with state guidelines. There...
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GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

More than 75 entries took part in the 65th annual Grubstake Day parade, held on the highway in Yucca Valley Saturday. The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the parade entries. First place in dance was the California Youth Spirit Corps All Stars. The Youth category...
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JOSHUA TREE WATER PARK OPENS TODAY

The Joshua Tree water park will open today for the summer. The water park’s hours will be Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Water from the water park is recycled to irrigate the park district’s baseball field, and irrigation of the park is being...
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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER APPROVES BUDGET, AUDIT CONTRACT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files this report…

Last night in Landers, the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors set and adopted the agency’s budget for fiscal 2015-2016, approved the coming fiscal year’s ad valorem tax for District 1 at...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT ON WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors will meet at 6:00 tonight. The board will hold a public hearing on mandatory restrictions for water conservation, and will then, vote on a resolution to comply with state drought regulations. Next the board will hold a budget workshop and a rate...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will review current term expirations and discuss recruitment plans; discuss website options and computer repair; review alternatives for an alarm service; and update its petty cash...
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REGIONAL COUNCIL ON AGING MEETS TOMORROW

The Regional Council on Aging will have its next meeting on Thursday, May 28, at 1 p.m. in the Yucca Valley Nutrition Center. Questions answered, solutions found for “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.” The speakers are Cindy Lopez, Helping Hand Kinship Support Services and Damian Wright, Supervisor of Children/Family Services. Everyone is...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS JUNIOR HIGH MUSIC SCHOOL CONCERT TONIGHT, HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT TOMORROW

Twentynine Palms High School will highlight their music department in concert tomorrow night. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation…

The Twentynine Palms High School music department will present their final concert of the school year on Thursday, May 28th with performances by the Select Choir, Concert Choir, and Symphonic Band. The...
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LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL LION SHOWCASE TOMORROW

Check out the diverse talents of students at the Third Annual La Contenta Lion Showcase on Thursday, May 28. Watch students perform on stage and enjoy displayed student work all on the same night. Admission is free, and doors open at 5 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. Refreshments will be...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIP NIGHT TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms High School annual senior awards and scholarships program will be held tonight, Wednesday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school MPR. Twentynine Palms High School seniors will be honored with numerous scholarships and awards. Representatives from many local organizations, clubs and businesses will award scholarships...
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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL RENAISSANCE ACADEMIC AWARDS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley High School’s Annual Renaissance Academic Awards Night will be held tonight, Wednesday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Yucca Valley High School Trojan Gymnasium. The Jazz Band, under the direction of Bill Barrett, will perform at 6:00 p.m. The award program will begin promptly at 6:30...
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JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN ON BICYCLE HIT AND KILLED SUNDAY NIGHT

A Joshua Tree musician was killed Sunday evening when the bicycle he was riding was hit by a car. According to the California Highway Patrol, Tim Kelly, 58, was riding his bike northbound on Sunburst Avenue near Jericho Lane about 8:15 p.m. A 2014 Chevrolet Sonic, driven by Derek Burnham,...
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TODDLER FALLS INTO WASHING MACHINE TUB

A toddler suffered bad cuts when he fell into a washing machine tub that was being used as a fire pit in Morongo Valley Monday evening. According to Fire Engineer Mark Murphy, the parents brought the 16-month-old boy to the fire station just after 7:30 p.m. with a cut that went all...
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ANOTHER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON SCAM

Recently, some Morongo Basin residents were called by people pretending to be employees of Southern California Edison. The callers said the residents had outstanding bills, and demanded the customers make payments with prepaid cards over the telephone. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips on how to avoid being a...
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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF STRONG ARM ROBBERY

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Sunday evening, accused of strong arm robbery after a dispute at a storage locker facility. According to a Sheriff’s report, Suzanna Schroeder, 37, went to a storage facility in the 7300 block of Hopi Trail in Yucca Valley shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday, and...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT A $3.5 MILLION SHERIFF’S CONTRACT

Budget, science camp, a code amendment, and a services contract are scheduled for discussion by the Twentynine Palms City Council this week. Reporter Dan Stork has the order of the agenda…
After holding a ribbon cutting ceremony over improvements at Knott’s Sky Park at 5:15 p.m. to the Development Code...
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CHP OFFERS TEEN “START SMART” DRIVERS CLASS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another free Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom instruction on collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing elements, and driver responsibilities. The class will be held on Wednesday, May 27, in the CHP offices on the...
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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER TO ADOPT BUDGET TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency board will meet in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the meeting will discuss budget, ad valorem taxes, and audit services…
Tonight’s regular 6 p.m. meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board is a number cruncher’s dream come true. Directors are expected...
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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER IN TWO COMMITTEE MEETINGS TOMORROW

With ballots on the Hi-Desert Medical Center affiliation with Tenet Healthcare due to reach mailboxes this week, public interest in the governing board is likely to increase. Two committees meet this week. The Finance Committee meets tomorrow (Wednesday) to look at the Medical Center’s April financials, and March financials for...
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