FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will have a USDA Food Distribution on Wednesday January 7, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. until they run out of food. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather and remember

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FREE, TWO-DAY ART WORKSHOP OFFERED BY JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS PROGRAM

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency is offering a free, 2 day, community art workshop. Pre-registration is required. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to register…

The Fundamentals of Landscape Painting is the subject of the free two-day art workshop offered by Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency. The instructor, Art Mortimer,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host Desert Mirage High School at home. The girls start at 6; the boys at 7.

Also today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys and girls’ basketball teams will host the Desert Hot Springs

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LUCERNE VALLEY MAN KILLED WALKING ACROSS S.R. 247 LAST NIGHT

A Lucerne Valley man was killed last night walking across State Route 247, Old Woman Springs Road. According to the County Coroner, at 6:43 p.m. Sunday, 69-year-old Lucerne resident Alfred Moreau was walking across Old Woman Springs Road when he was struck by a vehicle. Moreau was transported to an

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YET ANOTHER SCAM TO WATCH OUT FOR

The dishonest people that try to trick you out of your hard-earned money are at it again. Reporter Taylor Thacker warns us about another scam that targets Craig’s List offerings… Con artists are always scheming to take your money. In a recent scam, an individual who posted an object for

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THEATRE 29 NAMES TWO “VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR” FOR 2014

Two Morongo Basin residents were named “Volunteers of the Year” Saturday night at the annual Theatre 29 Volunteer Appreciation dinner at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. A packed house of over 120 showed their appreciation as the 2014 Board President Brian Tabeling named Judy Andreshak and Mike Lipsitz to the

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AUDITIONS ONE WEEK FROM TODAY FOR “URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL”

Auditions for Theatre 29’s “Urinetown, the Musical,” the edgy new Broadway hit, are coming up. Actors as well as a back stage crew are needed for the production. Here’s entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely with all the opportunities… Theater 29 Director Gary Daigneault and his team seek several performers for the

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CALL FOR ART FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITORS’ CENTER

“Winter Skies” will be the theme for the winter Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center in downtown Twentynine Palms January, February, and March 2015. Area artists are invited to submit an original piece of art for possible inclusion in the group exhibition, and are asked

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APPLICATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

The Copper Mountain College Foundation is looking for applications to the prestigious Greenleaf Scholarship Program. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to apply for this remarkable educational opportunity… Local high school seniors are invited to apply for the Roy Greenleaf Jr. Scholarship sponsored by the Copper Mountain College Foundation.

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VETERANS’ SERVICES TOMORROW AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

The San Bernardino Vet Center offers re-adjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to veterans in the Morongo Basin tomorrow and every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, in Joshua Tree, in the Office of Student Services.

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. The support group meets tomorrow and the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and

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LECTURE ON LOST CITY AT OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM FRIDAY

The Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park, in partnership with the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, is presenting another great lecture in their Old Schoolhouse lecture series. This one focuses on a lost city. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Somewhere in the Mojave Desert, an Ophir city once

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School wrestling teams stayed busy over the holiday break. Coach Brandon Whitbred said the varsity boys posted their share of strong showings as well, capped by the team champion honors at the Beaumont Tournament. Trevor Scott and Gabriel Contreras each placed fifth, and Michael McKay and

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FURNACE AND SPACE HEATER SAFETY TIPS

Accidents involving furnaces and space heaters are a major cause of preventable home fires. County Fire urges residents to keep safe while they keep warm. Here is Caitlin Logan with some cool weather safety tips to help you stay warm safely… Stay safe while you stay warm! Before weather gets

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MORE NEW LAWS FOR 2015

School districts that gather information about students from social media can only collect information that is directly related to school or student safety. The information must be destroyed when the student turns 18 or leaves the school district. The Department of Motor Vehicles must provide a free identification card to

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RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET

The California Retired Teachers Association will begin 2015 by meeting on Friday, January 9, at 10 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road. Members will enjoy a talk on “Travel Extends Your Life,” to be presented by Steve Kanold. Please call Gay Smith at 760-369-2211 no later than

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VISITOR’S CENTER MOVES

Joshua Tree National Park will be starting a seismic retrofit project at the park’s Oasis Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms. While the project is under construction, the Oasis visitor information desk and bookstore have moved to a temporary building just south of the visitor center. Visitor services will be unaffected,

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MORE NEW LAWS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1

One new law that took effect January 1 is good news for military families stationed in California. Military spouses and domestic partners who are licensed to practice their profession in other states will be able to get a 12-month temporary license to practice in California when their spouses are stationed

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FIREPLACE SAFETY TIPS

Accidents involving fireplaces are a major cause of preventable home fires. County Fire urges residents to keep safe while they keep warm. Here is Caitlin Logan with some cool weather safety tips to help you stay warm safely… Stay safe while you stay warm! Have your chimneys inspected and cleaned

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MOJAVE DESERT JIM AT ROSE AND BUSTER’S TONIGHT

A local author, explorer, and photographer will talk about his adventures in the Mojave Desert Sunday, January 4, at Rose and Buster’s Wine Tasting Room in Old Town Yucca Valley. Death Valley Jim has explored Death Valley, Joshua Tree National Park, and the upper Mojave Desert and written several books

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