COUNTY COURTS TO OFFER ON-LINE RESTRAINING ORDER SYSTEM

The San Bernardino County Court system has initiated a free online system for people requesting a restraining order due to domestic violence. The applicant for a restraining order answers a few questions on the court’s website. The request can then be submitted to the court electronically 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The restraining order request will be processed by the next business day, and applicants will be notified via the website about the time and location for their hearing date with the judge, thus eliminating the need to come to the court house to obtain, complete, and file the request for the restraining order. The website link to file a restraining order request can be found with this story at Z1077fm.com. For more information, call Sharon Bragg at 909-521-3448.

http://sb-court.org/Divisions/FamilyLaw/DomesticViolence/OnlineRequestDVRestrainingOrder.aspx

BUSINESS MENTOR WORKSHOPS AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FRIDAY

SCORE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. SCORE volunteers have been helping small business owners for nearly fifty years. On Thursday, SCORE volunteers will hold workshops at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Sara Snyder has details…
Do you have or want to learn the skills necessary to run and manage a business profitably? Do you know how to prepare a great business plan and sell like a champion? How about learning skills to use the Internet and social media to benefit your business or start a new one? These and many more workshops will be available to you free on Thursday, June 19, at Copper Mountain Campus from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Bell Center Community Room in Joshua Tree. The workshops will be run by experienced SCORE Mentors that have been helping grow small businesses across America, one business at a time! SCORE mentors will share with you their experiences in recognizing problems when they occur, and understanding marketing, finance, administration, personnel resources, and a myriad of other subjects. For more information call the SCORE office at 760-773-6507 or your local area Chamber of Commerce.

BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, June 18, in the Helen Gray Center at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not be at risk for AIDS or hepatitis. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 877-827-4376.

YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

Get your blankets and lawn chairs ready for this year’s Yucca Valley Summer Concert Series. Z107.7 has proudly sponsored the immensely popular free events since their start 20 years ago. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has this year’s concert line-up…
The Town of Yucca Valley will offer a variety of six bands for its 20th annual Summer Music Festival. The free concert series will start off July 12 with the swing group, Big Papa and the Six Pack of Cool. July 19 will feature the R and B/blues group Adrianna Marie and Her Groovecutters. The country band Pacific Rose will perform July 26. Returning to the concert series on August 2 is the reggae band Upstream. The Latin/Salsa group Chico is set to perform August 9. And closing out the concert series on August 16 is the group New Sensations, playing music from the ’80s to today. All concerts will be held on the community center ballfield; gates open at 6:30 and concerts start at 7 p.m.

TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITORS CENTER ART GALLERY CALL FOR ART

Desert artists are invited to submit one piece of original art for the summer Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center. The theme is “Water in the Desert: Scarcity and Abundance.” Artwork must depict or be inspired by the theme of water in the desert, focusing on either its scarcity or abundance. Artwork should be dropped off Friday, June 27, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Artists who are unable to make the scheduled drop-off time should call the Chamber of Commerce at 760-367-3445 to make other arrangements. An opening reception with music and refreshments will be held Friday, July 11, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

COMMUNITY DRUM CIRLE THURSDAY MORNING

Nationally-known Joshua Tree percussionist Sam Sloneker will facilitate a community drum circle Thursday, June 19, at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church, Onaga at Church Street in Yucca Valley, during Dr. Lou Gerhardt’s weekly Positive Living Seminar. The experience is open to the general public and there is no charge. If you have questions or need transportation call Gerhardt at 760-367-4627.

TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION TO DISCUSS SIGN CODES TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission returns to review of the Development Code at its June 17 meeting. Reporter Dan Stork reviews the discussion…
For its June 17 meeting, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will hold its 39th study session on an update of the City’s Development Code. Up for discussion tonight is section 19.82, Signs. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in City Hall on Adobe Road.

YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE COMPLETES NAVY TRAINING

Navy Seaman Apprentice Sara Kennedy, daughter of Rebecca Pessa of Yucca Valley, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. During the eight-week program, Kennedy completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. Kennedy is a 2012 graduate of Yucca Valley High School.

JOSHUA TREE SUMMER SPLASH THIS SATURDAY

Get the kids together for some cool fun in Joshua Tree this Saturday. Reporter Diana Jones invites you to the Summer Splash…
The Joshua Tree Summer Splash is a free family event that will have something for everyone. Not only will it be a celebration of the Joshua Tree Community Center’s 50th anniversary, but there will be a car and tractor show, games and crafts, music, cake walks, dance and yoga demonstrations, cowboy poetry, and more. And don’t forget the dunk tank, in which you’ll have the opportunity to dunk Sgt. Green of the CHP, Captain Dale Mondary of the Sheriff’s Department; Garrett Gruwell of La Contenta Middle School, James Powell of Twentynine Palms Junior High, Norman Troy of Yucca Valley High School, and Merle Able, Ben Costello, Mike “Grumpy” Kelliher, and Chad Chadwick. The JT Summer Splash is set for Saturday, June 21, from 9 to 3 at the Joshua Tree Community Center, off Sunburst Avenue.

YUCCA VALLEY LOBOS FOOTBALL AND CHEER CAMP THIS WEEK

The Yucca Valley Lobos is holding a free youth football and cheer camp this week in Yucca Valley. Football runs through Thursday, June 19, and cheer camp runs through Wednesday, June 18. Both camps are from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brehm Sports Park, north of the Boys and Girls Club in Yucca Valley. Registration is now open for Lobos football and cheer teams. Register online or at camp. The physicals are due by July 28. Especially needed are children for the Pee Wee age group of 10 to 13 years. For more information, call Gabriel Hammet at 760-799-8119.