KIWANIS CLUB SPONSORS BASEBALL CLINIC IN PALM SPRINGS

The Greater Yucca Valley Kiwanis Clubs are sponsoring the fifth annual youth baseball clinic Saturday. Bring your favorite mitt and bat and join former major league players Derrel Thomas and Rudy Law for the morning sessions of batting, base running, and fielding drills. A hot dog lunch will follow. The

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TWO WOMEN ARRESTED AFTER WAL-MART THEFTS

Two women were arrested Tuesday morning, accused of stealing from Wal-Mart. According to a Sheriff’s report, Sara Wagner, 19, of Palm Springs, and Bree Lewis, 23, of Yucca Valley, were in Wal-Mart about 8 a.m. Tuesday morning when loss prevention personnel said they were tearing tags off inexpensive items and

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LOCALS PERFORM IN PALM SPRINGS USO SHOW TOMORROW

Local talent will perform in a USO show tomorrow. Yucca Valley’s Pete Astorino will be doing Jimmy Durante at the show at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Showtime begins at 2:00 p.m. This show is based on Bob Hope’s USO shows for the military all over the world. Look-alikes will

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WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT OF MARINE KILLED BY PALM SPRINGS POLICE DELAYED

A wrongful death suit against two Palm Springs police officers who shot and killed a Twentynine Palms Marine in 2012 faces yet another delay. Two years ago, Corporal Allan DeVillena II, 22, was celebrating the Marine Corps birthday in Palm Springs with a friend, Private First Class Clinton Harris. Following

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DISTRICT ATTORNEY WILL NOT CHARGE PALM SPRINGS POLICEMAN IN KILLING OF TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE

Nearly two years to the day after an unarmed Marine was shot by two police officers in a Palm Springs parking garage, Riverside County prosecutors said Thursday that they will not file charges against the police officers. Corporal Allan DeVillena II was killed by Officers Chad Nordman and Mike Heron

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ROBS TWO ELDERLY VICTIMS AT KNIFEPOINT IN PALM SPRINGS

A Yucca Valley man who allegedly robbed two 80-something Palm Springs residents at knifepoint and stole their car, was behind bars in Joshua Tree Thursday. Daniel Volrich, 24, was arrested Wednesday at a Yucca Valley home for investigation of the crimes, which occurred August 26. The victims had left their

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NEW FILM, “STAGE DOOR DIVAS” DEBUTS TOMORROW IN PALMS SPRINGS

The creative team behind the hit off-Broadway musical “Fabulous Divas of Broadway” and “Fabulous Divas of Hollywood,” recently seen at Theatre 29, have combined the highlights from both shows into one film, “Stage Door Divas.” Stage Door Divas is an 80-minute documentary film that chronicles Alan Palmer’s love of the

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FILM, “STAGE DOOR DIVAS” TO PREMIERE IN PALM SPRINGS SATURDAY

The creative team behind the hit off-Broadway musical “Fabulous Divas of Broadway” and “Fabulous Divas of Hollywood” , which was performed at Theatre 29, have combined the highlights from both shows into one film, “Stage Door Divas.” Stage Door Divas is an 80-minute documentary film that chronicles Alan Palmer’s love

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE SPONSORS TRIP TO PALM SPRINGS POWER BASEBALL

The Palm Springs Power baseball team is a summer collegiate team comprised of elite college players from all across the nation, as well as the Coachella Valley. Over the past three years, the Power team has led all nationally recognized summer collegiate teams in win percentage; since 2004, 55 of

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WITNESS SAYS POLICE WERE NOT IN HARM’S WAY IN DEADLY MARINE SHOOTING IN PALM SPRINGS IN 2012

A woman who witnessed a deadly police shooting in Palm Springs in 2012 told the Desert Sun newspaper that the two officers were not in harm’s way when they fired at a Marine’s car in a downtown parking garage. Lesley Diggins, 42, who was only a car-length away from the

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6 HURT, 2 CRITICAL, IN HWY 62 CRASH IN WEST TWENTYNINE PALMS

Six people were injured, three critically, in a two-car crash in Twentynine Palms yesterday afternoon that shut down Highway 62 for an hour. According to the Sheriff’s Department, about 4:07, a white VW Jetta attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Highway 62 from northbound Pederson near the Eagles Aerie.

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PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS SET FOR YUCCA VALLEY

The Palm Springs International Film Festival will present two free screenings of short films in the Morongo Basin this month. The first screening will be Saturday, June 14, at 2:30 p.m. in the Yucca Valley Community Center. The second screening will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the Joshua

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THREE LOCAL RESIDENTS RESCUED NEAR PALM SPRINGS TRAM MEMORIAL DAY

Three Morongo Basin residents were found early Tuesday morning after one of their wives reported them missing after a hike. Larry Duffield and Jason Popwski, of Joshua Tree, and Brian McBrayer of Yucca Valley, became stranded during a hike in Mt. San Jacinto State Park, west of Palm Springs, and

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS CONSIDERS POT SHOPS

Desert Hot Springs City leaders are exploring permitting and taxing medical marijuana dispensaries. If approved, Desert Hot Springs would join Palm Springs as one of two cities in Riverside County to permit marijuana dispensaries to operate. An audit conducted last year by Palm Springs of its three legal dispensaries revealed

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY OFFERING WINDMILL TOUR

You pass by them every time you drive past Palms Springs, those iconic wind turbines. Now the Morongo Basin Historical Society will give you a chance to learn about how they work. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to take a windmill tour…

Ever wonder what it takes to design

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THREE MULTI-VEHICLE CRASHES WITH FATALITIES AND SERIOUS INJURIES

One person was killed, and at least a dozen people were injured in three separate crashes over the weekend. Sheriff officials say that about 3 a.m. Saturday morning, a Honda Fit driven by LaVerne Romero of Cathedral City was driving westbound on Two Mile Road when she ran the stop

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ONE KILLED IN MOTORYCLE VERSUS MOTORCYCLE HEAD-ON IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A woman was killed in a head-on motorcycle crash in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday afternoon. According to County Fire Captain John Garber, about 1:53 p.m., Joshua Tree fire fighters and paramedics were called to a crash between two motorcycle riders about a mile and a half inside the west

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OPEN HOUSE FOR BOXO HOUSE ARTIST TOMORROW

A New York artist, Jennifer Karady, came to the High Desert to be the artist-in-residence for BoxoHouse in Joshua Tree after receiving a commission from the Palm Springs Art Museum to show her critically acclaimed project, “Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan.” Managing editor Tami Roleff says a reception and

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BLM MEETING TOMORROW ON RENEWABLE ENERGY PLAN

As the federal plan for siting renewable energy facilities nears completion, the BLM wants to educate the public on how to participate in the process. Reporter Dan Stork has the notice for a meeting on Saturday in the Low Desert on that subject… The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL IN TOURNAMENT ACTION

The Yucca Valley High School softball team competed in the Annual Palm Springs High School invitational softball tournament on March 7 and 8. Losing the first two games to Apple Valley and JW North high schools on Friday. Yucca Valley High School Softball Head Coach Dennis Priest said the team

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