A CLEBRATION OF THE DESERT PROTECTION ACT IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Twenty years ago this fall, the California Desert Protection Act enlarged and re-designated Joshua Tree and Death Valley national monuments as national parks, established the Mojave National Preserve, and designated 69 new Bureau of Land Management wilderness areas. Reporter Caitlin Logan says the 20th anniversary of the California Desert protection

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ALCOHOL SUSPECTED IN CRASH OF VEHICLE INTO A BUILDING

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash in Yucca Valley early Thursday morning. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matthew Yost, Richard Sanchez, 27, of Yucca Valley, was driving his 1995 Lexus northbound on Avalon Avenue about 2:18 a.m. when he lost control of the car rounding a curve.

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TWO SUSPICIOUS FIRES IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s arson squad is investigating two suspicious fires in Yucca Valley Thursday. About 5:45 p.m., fire fighters from Joshua Tree were on a medical aid call in Yucca Valley when they saw smoke coming from behind the Airway Medical Center. They arrived to find a dumpster fully involved in

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TLC VOLUNTEEERS TO MEET ON MONDAYS

The volunteers that put on the annual Tender Loving Cause events for the holidays will start meeting regularly next week. Managing editor Tami Roleff says mark Mondays on your calendar if you want to help… Tender Loving Cause, the all-volunteer organization that has put on Tender Loving Christmas for 30

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NO CHANGE IN ELECTION RESULTS

Nothing has changed in the election results except more votes have been counted, with damaged ballots and vote-by-mail ballots dropped off at the polls still to be counted.

BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, November 8, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for

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BICYCLE RODEO IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Town of Yucca Valley, in conjunction with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, will host a “State Safe Routes to School Program” and bicycle rodeo for Yucca Valley students on Saturday, November 8, at the Yucca Valley Community Center. The event kicks off at 9:00 a.m. in the Yucca

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE SOLAR POTLUCK TOMORROW

Transition Joshua Tree is having a weekend potluck that focuses on “The New Economy.” Reporter Dan Stork says bring your solar cooker… Transition Joshua Tree will have a solar-powered potluck on Saturday November 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Trading Post, 61716 Twentynine Palms Highway.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY RECEPTION TONIGHT, WEED SHOW THIS WEEKEND

Local artists Shea Cline, Tanner McGuire, and Guild members will be showing new work in November at the historic Twentynine Palms Art Gallery. A special evening reception and artist talk will be held on Friday, Nov. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the show at

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DINNER AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. The Saturday Marine Birthday barbecue has been cancelled, as well as Sunday breakfast. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

St. Martin in the Field Episcopal Church will serve the free Food for Life meal tomorrow from 3 to 5 at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. Food for Life is still looking for volunteers for cooking, setting up, serving, and cleaning up. If you

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47TH ANNUAL “BATTLE OF THE BELL” FOOTBALL GAME TONIGHT

Tonight is the 47th Battle of The Bell football game, in which cross-basin rivals—the Yucca Valley High School Trojans and the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats—go head to head for not just bragging rights, but for the all-important league placement. Tonight’s annual high school tradition will decide not only who

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MOJAVE RATTLESKATERS ROLLER DERBY IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Mojave Rattle Skaters women’s roller derby team will face off against San Gabriel Valley this Saturday, in their final bout of the season. The bout will take place at Brehm Sports Park in Yucca Valley. The park is located on Little League drive, across from the Boys and Girls

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ volleyball team will be participating in the CIF playoffs from Saturday, (November 8), through November 22.

SERVICES SET FOR RICHARD CASEY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

Richard Alan Casey of Twentynine Palms, died October 20 from an aggressive form of melanoma. He was 53 years old. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Dana Casey; children Andrew Casey, and Samantha Casey-Lane and son-in-law Mark Lane, of Las Vegas; parents Andy and Mary Casey of

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CAR ROLLS OVER INTO HOUSE IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS MORNING

We have sketchy information about an early morning traffic crash in Yucca Valley. About 2:18, an unidentified male driver was traveling on Palomar Avenue near Onaga Trail when he lost control of his car, which overturned and rolled into a house on the west side of the street. The driver

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PAGEANT CELEBRATES 239TH BIRTHDAY OF THE MARINE CORPS TODAY

Today, Thursday November 6, the Combat Center will celebrate the Marine Corps 239th birthday by holding a pageant of uniforms at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field, Thursday. The pageant is to instill in all Marines a sense of pride based on the history passed from one generation to the

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INTERIM TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY MANAGER LEAVING

Following any election, there is a cascade of changes as government officials move on or move out. Reporter Dan Stork says that one local musical chairs exercise involves state, county, and city government… Chad Mayes’ victory in the 42nd Assembly District race leaves County Supervisor Janice Rutherford without a Chief

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NO CHANGE IN RESULTS AFTER LATEST ELECTION FIGURES

Even with two local races relatively close, the latest figures from the county elections office showed no change in results. Of interest is the report shows that county-wide, more voters voted by mail than went to the polling place; 27.15% of registered voters in the County voted in Tuesday’s election.

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PART 2: TRAFFIC LIGHTS WON’T SYNC

The Yucca Valley Town Council learned at its meeting Tuesday night that CalTrans’ traffic signal synchronization project has hit a little snafu. The software program has been installed, but, it’s not working. CalTrans hopes to get it up and running soon, however. Managing editor Tami Roleff joins us for part

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