MORONGO VALLEY CSD IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board has called a special meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us why… Tonight in Morongo Valley, the Community Services District will meet in special session in order to review employee insurance programs, available options, anticipated increases, and consider potential changes to Board Policy. There are

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats Volleyball Team defeated the Rams of Desert Mirage yesterday in four sets, and all Ladycat players saw playtime. The Ladycats were led by seniors Tusia Brown and Cherokee Turner. Brown had 15 kills, one ace serve. Turner had 11 kills and two ace serves.

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WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU CALL 9-1-1

We like to think that if we call 911, help will arrive immediately. Unfortunately, “immediately” can sometimes be as long as 5 to 10 minutes, or longer, minutes that are critical in helping an injured person or saving a house on fire. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains what you can

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YESTERDAY’S HIGH WINDS CAUSE DAMAGE IN MORONGO BASIN

Yesterday’s high winds caused some damage in the Morongo Basin. In Twentynine Palms, the wind sheered off a power line pole at its base about 8:30 a.m. in the 4700 block of Adobe Road. The power lines kept the pole from falling to the ground. Twentynine Palms Fire Captain Matt

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DISPUTE OVER MUSIC SENDS ONE TO HOSPITAL, ONE TO JAIL

A disagreement over what music two workers should listen to landed one in the hospital and the other in jail yesterday. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 5 p.m., Filimaua Fatu, 26, of Twentynine Palms, started arguing with his co-worker over the choice of music they should listen to while

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A FELONY ARREST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday after his girlfriend said he hit her. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, the woman went to the home of Seth Lewis, 35, in the 6500 block of Wilshire Avenue shortly before noon Saturday to serve him some legal paperwork. Porter said during

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS: SIGN AND STUDY SESSION #28

October has five Tuesdays this year, and the diligent Planning Commission of Twentynine Palms will use the fortuitous calendar circumstance to squeeze in another meeting this month. Dan Stork relates what will be discussed… The meeting of the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission on October 29 features an application by the

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200 MARINES RETURN TO MARINE BASE AFTER 7-MONTH DEPLOYMENT

Another Marine unit returned to Twentynine Palms yesterday after a 7-month deployment to Afghanistan. About 200 Marines with Third Combat Engineer Battalion returned to the Combat Center yesterday; a smaller advance party returned to Twentynine Palms about two weeks ago. This was the unit’s last deployment to Afghanistan; after multiple

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WORKSHOP TOMORROW ON YUCCA VALLEY MEDIAN AND SIDEWALK PROJECT

The Town of Yucca Valley will hold its fourth workshop Wednesday, October 30, on Highway 62 improvements. The construction project will add curbs, gutters, sidewalks, street lights, raised median islands from Apache to Palm Avenues, and a traffic signal at Highway 62 and Church Street. The Town has budgeted $2.9

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ANNUAL TWENTYNINE PALMS WEED SHOW THIS WEEKEND

Since 1941 the Twentynine Palms Weed Show has been an annual tradition for local desert dwellers. The Weed Show is sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society and participation is open to anyone who puts together a composition of dried desert weeds and objects found in the desert, either natural

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TOYS FOR TOTS TAKING REGISTRATIONS

Toys for Tots are now taking names of kids to receive toys from this year’s program. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to register… Registration is now open to request a toy from the Marine Corps program Toys for Tots. The Marine Corps Toys for Tots collects new toys

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular Joshua Tree Clean Team pick-up is tomorrow morning, at Alta Loma and Sherwood. The team will start at 8 a.m. and work for one short hour. Afterwards, the team will meet for optional coffee and conversation at the Park Rock Cafe. The volunteers are dedicated and have

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HALLOWEEN FUN FEST THURSDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms Recreation and Z107.7 Radio are co-sponsoring this year’s Halloween Fun Fest for the 25th year. The free event is designed to be a safe alternative to trick or treating for kids 10 and under. Game booths with candy prizes and a not-so-scary haunted house will be featured at

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ROTARY CLUBS RAFFLING OFF A NEW HARLEY

The combined Rotary Clubs of the Morongo Basin are raffling off a new Harley-Davidson Motorcycle to benefit Copper Mountain College. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to get tickets… If you’ve been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the brand new Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail motorcycle traveling about the Basin

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ART IN THE PARK TO BENEFIT YOUTH SPORTS COALITION

The community is invited to the new Brehm Park Family Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 2 for a day of art in the park. The all-ages event will allow participants to paint a custom tile that will become part of a permanent mosaic in

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TEEN MURDER MYSTERY PARTY AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY THURSDAY

Have a mysterious good time at the Twentynine Palms Library murder mystery party this Thursday, October 31 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. when participants will brave mayhem and murder at the Old Doom Mansion. Pizza and soda will be served and costumes are encouraged. The event is open to teens

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ART TOURS VISITOR WINS NEW LINN GUITAR

One visitor’s experience points out the great local benefits of the Highway 62 art tours, held the past few weekends. In this case, Karan Flohra of Cypress attended the second weekend of the Highway 62 Art Tours with her aunt Julee Gilleland…

ArtFX and furnishings in Yucca valley was

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR PRACTICING FOR CARNEGIE HALL PERFORMANCE

On a New York City street, an out-of-town visitor stops a policeman and asks, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The cop answers, “Practice, practice, practice.” Dan Stork says that the Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir is doing that, and a lot more… The Twentynine Palms High School

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RETIRED TEACHER MEETING NOVEMBER 8

The California Retired Teacher Association will meet Friday, November 8, at 10 a.m. at the Helen Gray Educational Complex at the hospital in Joshua Tree. The program will be presented by Pete Wood and Sandy Smith, representing the Copper Mountain College Foundation, and will be followed by lunch. All educators

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS IN LEAGUE FINALS AT INDIAN WELLS TENNIS GARDEN

The Twentynine Palms girls’ tennis team will be participating in the De Anza League Tennis Finals Wednesday and Thursday. The matches will be played at the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens. The seeding for the matches begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Match play starts at 1 p.m. both Wednesday and Thursday.