VFW KITCHEN

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner tonight, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread, for only $6. There is no Sunday breakfast this week. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY TOMORROW

The Sheriff’s Department will take all of your unused and unwanted prescription drugs tomorrow. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details…

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration offer the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of

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MOJAVE VIPERS YOUNG MARINES CAR WASH SATURDAY

The Mojave Vipers Young Marines will hold a car wash on the Marine base at building 1102 on Friday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds will go toward sending the Young Marines to a national encampment in Oklahoma during the summer.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School track team will travel away to Vista Murrieta. The event starts at 8 a.m.

FOUR TEENS INJURED IN ROLLOVER CRASH NEAR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TUESDAY NIGHT

Four teenagers were injured late Tuesday night when their car rolled over near the Joshua Tree entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. According to the California Highway Patrol, about 11:30 p.m., a 16-year-old Joshua Tree girl was driving a green 2003 Toyota Solara southbound on Quail Springs Road, toward the

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HOW WATER IN YUCCA VALLEY AFFECTS GROUNDWATER RECHARGE

US Geological Survey scientists, who educated a large group in Joshua Tree about aquifers last Friday afternoon, touched upon how a water treatment plant in Yucca Valley might affect groundwater in Joshua Basin. Reporter Dan Stork says it sounds like good news for Joshua Tree…

During the lively Q&A that

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TENSIONS HIGH AT TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETING

Tensions were high last night during the Twentynine Palms Water District’s meeting about the Fire Department. The Board of Directors is considering four options to raise funds needed to continue operations of the Fire Department. Three of the options include a tax increase, while the fourth option is to do

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SUSPICIOUS FENCE FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS WEDNESDAY

The Sheriff’s department is investigating a small fire in Twentynine Palms Wednesday that burned a section of a wooden fence. Sometime between 3 and 4 p.m., Twentynine Palms fire fighters were called to a fence fire in the 5400 block of Chia Avenue, off of Buena Vista. Fire fighters were

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TO HOST HEALTH FAIR SATURDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center is holding a free day of health information and screenings for Morongo Basin residents. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says Saturday is a great day to “spring into health”…

The Hi-Desert Medical Center invites you to “Spring into Health” at the annual Health Fair Saturday, April 26, from

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT WARNS OF SO-CAL EDISON PHONE SCAM

The Sheriff’s Department is warning residents and businesses that it has received a number of reports about a telephone scam. Imposters claiming to be from SoCal Edison are calling businesses and telling them their electric bills are overdue. The caller then demands immediate payment through a prepaid cash or debit

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COUNTY WARNS OF SCAMS PHONE CALLS FROM ALLEGED PUBLIC DEFENDERS

And some County residents are the victim of another scam, in which a scammer calls and impersonates a loved one, and says they are in jail for driving under the influence and hit-and-run. The impersonator tells the victim that a public defender has worked out a great deal; the case

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“THE TRAMP AND THE ROUGH-RIDER” AT THE 29 PALMS INN

Two great figures from America’s past will come alive at the Twentynine Palms Inn Sunday afternoon. Reporter Taylor Thacker says to make your reservations now for “The Tramp and the Rough-Rider”… Imagine stepping back in time to the early 1900s and meeting naturalist John Muir and President Theodore Roosevelt as

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host an evening with the cosmos Saturday, April 26. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:30 p.m. and end about 1 a.m. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on the constellation Leo, Mars, and Jupiter. Visitors should bring binoculars or

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SUNDAY AUDITIONS FOR THEATRE 29’S “A DOLL’S HOUSE”

Auditions have been announced for Theatre 29’s production of “A Doll’s House.” Award-winning director Kurt Schauppner has set auditions for the classic drama by Henrik Ibsen for 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27 on the theater’s main stage. “A Doll’s House” tells the story of Nora Helmer, a seemingly happy housewife

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ROTARY SEEKING COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SHOW

The Yucca Valley Rotary club is making plans for its annual 4th of July celebration, including a community fair and fireworks show. Plans for the day include a community fair with vendors, children’s activities, great food, music and other great entertainment. Local residents and businesses are asked help support the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS VACATION HOME WORKSHOP NEXT WEEK

A process that played out nearly four years ago in Twentynine Palms will be revisited next week. Reporter Dan Stork serves notice of a public workshop on vacation home rentals…

The City of Twentynine Palms invites all members of the community to attend a special workshop of the City Council

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports tomorrow, the Joshua Springs Lightning baseball and softball teams will travel away to play Temecula Prep. Both games will start at 3:15.

CHARGED UPGRADED TO MANSLAUGHTER AGAINST WOMAN ACCUSED IN JOSHUA TREE DUI

The charges against a woman accused of causing a head-on crash in Joshua Tree 10 days ago that killed a woman and critically injured her husband and 1-year-old daughter, were upgraded Saturday from felony DUI to gross vehicular manslaughter. According to the California Highway Patrol, Jennifer Zapata, 22, of Magna,

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN FORMALLY CHARGED IN CLAREMONT RAPE

A 34-year-old Yucca Valley man was formally charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office with multiple sex crimes against children. Joseph Davall is charged with seven felony counts, including four charges of sexual assault, two burglary charges, and making criminal threats. According to Claremont police, Davall broke into

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PROJECT PHOENIX UPDATE AT TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Rolling stock inventory condition, capital improvement schedule, the law enforcement costs of homelessness, city signage, and Project Phoenix status were all discussed at the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting last night. Reporter Dan Stork has details…

Design for a proposed Twentynine Palms “wayfinding” sign, approved by the City Council.

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