ORCHID FESTIVAL IN LANDERS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

It’s happening now — the 19th annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival. With more on the festival fun, here is managing editor Tami Roleff…

For 19 years, Gubler Orchids in Landers and the Sunset Rotary Club have been sponsoring the Orchid Festival, a two-day fun fest of flowers, classes and demonstrations,

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BON JOVI TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK

Tonight is the final concert of Tortoise Rock Casino’s summer concert series, and will feature a Bon Jovi tribute band. The festivities will include a barbecue, starting at 5 p.m., with prices starting at $7. The Bon Jovi tribute band, “Blaze of Glory,” will start the show on the outdoor

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SEARCH AND RESCUE BENEFIT DESERT RUN THIS WEEKEND

This weekend’s Desert Run will help support our local search and rescue team. Reporter Caitlin Logan invites off-road enthusiasts to come on out and play…

As you can imagine, it can be costly to volunteer to help save lives. To help offset costs, the Morongo Basin Search and Rescue team

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“YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” HAS OPENED AT THEATRE 29

“Young Frankenstein,” a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ classic 1974 comedy film masterpiece, is now playing at Theatre 29 for a five-week run. The story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse

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CHURCH FAMILY OUTING SUNDAY

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will sponsor a family outing Sunday, October 5, to Los Rios Rancho, a historic apple farm in Oak Glen. Meet at the church at 11:30 to carpool, or meet at the site at 12:45 if you drive yourself. Bring a lunch from home or enjoy barbecue

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OKTOBERFEST TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY

Tickets go on sale today for the Yucca Valley Oktoberfest, set for October 25. Reporter Cara Conway tells you how to get them…

Let the festivities begin on Saturday, October 25, when the second annual Oktoberfest and Fall Festival takes place from 2 to 9 p.m. Partnering with the Yucca

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29 PALMS ART GALLERY RECEPTION SUNDAY

“Art Detour: Hi-Desert Highlights” opens this week at the 29 Palms Art Gallery, with a reception on Sunday, October 5, from 12 to 3 p.m. The exhibition features desert art in all three gallery rooms and will remain on display through Sunday, November 2. “Art Detour: Hi-Desert Highlights” draws attention

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DRUG ARRESTS IN WONDER VALLEY

Two men were arrested Thursday following a probation compliance check in Wonder Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 82900 block of Amboy Road shortly before 11 a.m. During a search of the home, deputies found hallucinogenic mushrooms, methamphetamine, and prescription medication in the

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CAR FIRE IN LANDERS

A car was destroyed in a fire Thursday afternoon in Landers. About 2:30 p.m., fire fighters were called to a car fire on Juniper Road near Reche Road. Flames were coming from the car’s engine compartment, and starting to burn the interior of the older model Nissan Maxima. The driver

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will serving up Sunday breakfast of chicken fried steak or pork chops from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

A STRANGE CASE OF MUSICAL STOLEN CARS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Sheriff’s investigators are scratching their heads over a strange case of musical stolen cars in Yucca Valley Wednesday. From what deputies have been able to piece together, the thief tried to steal a black 1993 Honda Civic from the parking lot in the Dollar Tree store in the 58600 block

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM: PART 3 OF 3

All nine candidates for the Yucca Valley Town Council took part in a forum Tuesday night, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Candidates answered a variety of questions, ranging from their views on medical marijuana dispensaries in the town, and on development impact fees; the wastewater treatment project; and a

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CASE OF TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN KILLED BY SPEEDING DEPUTY GOING TO MEDIATION

The family of the Twentynine Palms man whose car was hit by a Sheriff’s deputy, killing the driver, is going to mediation with the Sheriff’s Department. On April 30, 2013, Luc Van Bui, 64, was pulling out of the parking lot by the Twentynine Palms Stater Brothers onto Highway 62

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SEARCH AND RESCUE BENEFIT DESERT RUN THIS WEEKEND

This weekend’s Desert Run will help support our local search and rescue team. Reporter Caitlin Logan invites off-road enthusiasts to come on out and play… As you can imagine, it can be costly to volunteer to help save lives. To help offset costs, the Morongo Basin Search and Rescue team

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RETIRED TEACHERS TO HEAR ABOUT FIRE SAFETY

California Retired Teachers will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 10, at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Captain Robert Marquez, of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department, will discuss home fire safety, placing special emphasis on smoke alarms. Please call Gay Smith at 760-369-2211 no

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RABIES CLINIC TOMORROW

In Twentynine Palms, an opportunity to get important rabies vaccinations at a low cost for your pets tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker says take advantage of the Twentynine Palms animal control offer… The Palms-N-Paws Animal Shelter will hold a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic for cats and dogs on Saturday, October 4,

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AUDITIONS FOR “SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” MONDAY AT THEATRE 29

Even as “Young Frankenstein” opens this weekend at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms, it’s almost time to audition for the last play of the Theatre 29 2014 season. Reporter Dan Stork has the casting call for “Shakespeare in Hollywood”… Auditions for the last production of Theatre 29’s 2014 season, “Shakespeare

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SUNDAY ACTING CLASSES AT THEATRE 29

In a related story, Theatre 29 will offer on-going weekly acting classes now on Sundays for those who want to study and learn more about acting. The classes will be led by Abe Daniels, who has 30 years of acting experience with the Actor’s Studio and has received several awards

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ORCHID FESTIVAL IN LANDERS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Coming up soon, it’s the 19th annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival. With more on the festival fun, here is managing editor Tami Roleff… For 19 years, Gubler Orchids in Landers and the Sunset Rotary Club have been sponsoring the Orchid Festival, a two-day fun fest of flowers, classes and demonstrations,

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A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Sunday breakfast is chicken fried steak or pork chops from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.