“SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” OPENS AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Tonight’s opening night gala for Theatre 29’s final production of 2014, “Shakespeare in Hollywood,” is sponsored by Tender Loving Cause, the celebrated non-profit organization that has put on the Tender Loving Christmas event for the past 30 years. In this hilarious comedy-farce, its 1934, and Shakespeare’s most famous fairies, Oberon

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COLDWELL BANKER ROADRUNNER REALTY BUYS WILLOWTREE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Coldwell Banker Roadrunner Realty owners Jeff and Mike Poland have announced they have acquired Willow Tree Realty of Twentynine Palms, at 73395 Sullivan Road. The acquisition was announced in joint statements that went to existing Willow Tree clients. According to the Polands, “We are humbled yet excited to have been

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING TOMORROW AND THANKSGIVING

Food For life of Twentynine Palms will be serving two free meals to those in need in the next week. The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will serve tomorrow from 3 to 5 at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. Then on Thanksgiving Day,

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RETIREMENT BENEFITS STRAINING TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT FINANCES

Rate increases at the Twentynine Palms Water District were the topic of discussion at last night’s meeting of the Board of Directors. Water rates have not increased since 2011, and the water district does not charge ratepayers enough to fully cover the cost of its retiree health benefits and California

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TWO ARRESTED IN TWO SEPARATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENTS

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested Tuesday in separate incidents for felony spouse abuse. About 8 a.m., a woman in the 7400 block of Saladin called police to report her boyfriend, Michael Bylund, 50, had beat her up. According to the Sheriff’s report, Bylund hit her, kicked her, and dragged

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Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Cancels Meeting for Tonight

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District’s board of directors’ special meeting for tonight has been cancelled due to a lack of a quorum. The Board has not set a date yet for a rescheduled meeting.

SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, November 22. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:20 p.m. and end with moonrise about 1 a.m. The focus of the star party will be globular clusters and planetary nebulae. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs,

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AUDITONS FOR “THE IDEAL HUSBAND” AT THEATRE 29 SUNDAY

Auditions for the classic farce “An Ideal Husband” by Oscar Wilde are scheduled this Sunday afternoon. This will be the first show of the 2015 season at Theater 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Theater 29 veteran director Butch Pelfrey seeks eight men and six woman for the cast

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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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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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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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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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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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FOOD FOR LIFE GETS MAJOR DONATION

The Food for Life Ministries has been awarded a $1,000 grant for its ministry. The grant was the result of efforts of June Richardson and the Sodexo Government Services Twentynine Palms Team, who held a fundraiser to help support Food for Life. Since 1999, the Sodexo Foundation has granted more

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SERVICES FRIDAY FOR JESSE JAMES HOWARD JUNIOR

Jessie James Howard Jr. of Twentynine Palms died October 27 of sudden infant death syndrome. He was three months old. Jessie is survived by his parents, Jessie James Howard Senior of Yucca Valley and Melonie Howard of Twentynine Palms. A service will be held at Wiefels and Sons in Yucca

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FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Free Food for Life meals will be served by Palms Baptist Church Saturday from 3 to 5 at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall. Volunteers needed for cooking, setting up, serving, and cleaning up for the thanksgiving meal. If you are interested in working at this meal, please

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