TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL FORUM, PART 1 OF 2

The six candidates for three seats on the Twentynine Palms City Council participated in a forum sponsored by z107.7 News at Theatre 29 on Thursday evening. A full house heard 2-minute opening and closing statements from each candidate, and 1-minute responses to 12 questions posed by moderator Gary Daigneault. Reporter

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD HEARS DISAGREEMENT OVER NEW RULES

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery Board of Trustees met last night in what became a very heated discussion over of new rules on what can and cannot be placed on grave sites. Residents present all spoke against the policies regarding the color of rocks, number and height of items placed, and

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GOURD ART FESTIVAL IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS WEEKEND

The annual Gourd Festival is going on in Yucca Valley this weekend. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has your invitation…

The 6th annual Gourd Art Festival is coming to Yucca Valley. The event, “Spirit of the West,” is sponsored by the Town of Yucca Valley and the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD GETS KUDOS

The Morongo Valley Community Services District was a top award winner at the fall California Special Districts Association conference held recently in Palm Springs. General Manager Donna Munoz and Fire Chief Jock Johnson accepted the award they won for Exceptional Public Outreach and Advocacy in small special districts. The award

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE OPEN HOUSE TOMORROW

The Morongo Valley Fire Department will give away 20 smoke alarms as part of its open house on Saturday, October 11. This week is National Fire Prevention Week, and the theme is Smoke Alarms Save Lives. To be entered in the drawing, pick up an application at the CSD office

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CERT COMMUNITY DISASTER PREPAREDNESS DAY TOMOROW

The Morongo Basin Community Response Team, or CERT, will hold a community disaster preparedness day Saturday, October 11, in the Walmart parking lot from 10 to 2. Representatives from SoCal Edison, the fire department, the Sheriff’s Department, ham radio operators, and others, will be at the event. There will be

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TEEN CRAFTS AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

Join the Twentynine Palms Library this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. for teen crafts. This month’s craft is painting and decorating a Halloween pumpkin. Enjoy refreshments as you create your one-of-a-kind craft. All supplies are provided by the Friends of the Library. The event is open to teens in

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A NEW ART EXHIBIT AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

Her work has been on display at the Joshua Tree Library since the beginning of the month, and now it’s time for Janis Commentz to talk about it. Reporter Dan Stork invites you to the reception…

The Friends of the Joshua Tree Library are hosting a reception and artist talk

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MEALS AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will serve up a taste of Germany tonight with its Oktoberfest. Come enjoy bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut, rye bread, and apple crisp from 4 to 6 p.m. for only $8. No Sunday breakfast is scheduled, but don’t forget Taco Wednesday from

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WRESTLING AT THE YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GYM TOMMOROW

The Amateur Athletic Union affiliated Morongo Basin Youth Wrestling Association, will host a tournament this Saturday at the Yucca Valley High School gymnasium. Weigh-ins start at 7:00 and go to 8:30 a.m. Wrestling from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be weight brackets for age divisions from 6 and

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS AND SCHEDULES

Wednesday, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ tennis team defeated Desert Mirage High School by a score of 14-4. Coach Joe Ingram said Roberta Martinez and Madison Gall won both of their sets. Samantha Crippen and Cortni Rahn won their set. The Wildcats are now 5 wins, 2 losses in

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ONE ARRESTED AFTER THREATS AT BLACK ROCK HIGH SCHOOL

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday after he threatened to shoot up a school and threatened teachers. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies were notified about noon Wednesday that Matthew Ross, 18, a student at Black Rock High School, located in the 59200 block of Sunnyslope Drive in

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MORE INFORMATION ON LANDERS FATAL ROLLOVER CRASH

We have more information about the fatal crash in Landers early Wednesday morning. According to the California Highway Patrol, Justin Mattern, 22, of Landers, was driving a 2001 Chevy Impala northbound on Old Woman Springs Road about 2:45 a.m. Just north of La Brisa Drive, the car drifted onto the

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MAN INJURED IN SKATEBOARD-VERSUS-TRUCK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 23-year-old man was injured Wednesday afternoon when he collided with a vehicle while on his skateboard in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, the driver of a gray Chevy pick-up truck was traveling north on Bagley Avenue about 12:15 when the man, who was not identified, attempted to

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SCHOOL BOARD GETS BUSING UPDATE

As is usually the case at meetings of the Morongo Unified School District, all items on the action agenda passed with little or no discussion. Reporter Dan Stork says that there were some notable presentations and reports on busing, student recognition, and more… Patrick Lucci, the Director of Transportation for

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YOU MAY HEAR A MAJOR EXERCISE ABORD THE MARINE BASE TOMORROW

Residents at the Combat Center and surrounding areas will hear a lot of noise and activity Friday, October 10, as Marines practice a non-combatant evacuation operation exercise. Marines will simulate the evacuation of civilians from a potentially hostile area from 4 to 10 p.m. tomorrow. Helicopter and tilt-rotor flights will

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WE REVIEW ”YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” AT THEATRE 29

The townspeople of Transylvania Heights watch as the Monster (Curtis Mohn) professes his love for Elizabeth (Char Childs) in Theatre 29’s current production of the hilarious “Young Frankenstein”. From Left, Gabrielle Timbrook, Anna Dean, Amanda Winters, Cyrus Short, Childs and Mohn, Graham Cooley, Pamela Crane. (Charles Harvey Photo).

“Young

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“BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” OPENS IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

“Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the second in a three-play series by Neil Simon, opens Friday at St. Joseph of Arimathea Church in Yucca Valley. After opening night, the show will run 7 p.m. Saturdays on October 11 and 18, and November 1. Matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. will be on Saturday,

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PIRATES INVADING LANDERS THIS WEEKEND

Pirates will be invading Landers this weekend. Reporter Caitlin Logan shivers the timbers… The Ren Faire Pirate Invasion of Landers will be held as a fund raiser for Homestead Valley Park, at 1501 Belfield Blvd. in Landers. The event takes place October 11th from 10 am to 6 pm and

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MARINES HELP DESERT CHRIST PARK, HELP SOUGHT FOR SATURDAY

Marines from the Twentynine Palms Combat Center spent Saturday, October 4, working at Desert Christ Park in Yucca Valley painting the fence and performing other chores to help spruce up the park. More volunteers are needed this Saturday, October 11, to finish the clean-up projects. If you would like to

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