“THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE” AT GROVES CABIN THEATRE

“The Artificial Jungle,” playwright Charles Ludlam’s self-proclaimed ”masterpiece of suspense”, opens at Groves Cabin Theatre in Morongo Valley on Saturday, February 15.

In “The Artificial Jungle,” the sociopathic Roxanne schemes to bump off Chester Nurdiger, her pet-store owner husband. Chester uses ventriloquism to sell a mute parrot to an unsuspecting

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“ON GOLDEN POND” AT ST. JOSEPH’S

If you’re still lusting for live theater –there’s more. Mike Lipsitz invites you to enjoy “On Golden Pond”…

The St. Joseph’s Players production of the classic comedy/drama “On Golden Pond,” opens Friday, February 21, in the Parish Hall at the St. Joseph of Arimathea Church at Onaga Tr. & Church

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NATIVE PLANTS LECTURE

Local botanist and native plant expert Robin Kobaly will be the featured speaker at a presentation hosted by the Mojave Water Agency. Kobaly will discuss “Surrounded by Ancients,” about the long-lived native plants of the southwest, how to estimate their age, and how they can enhance desert landscaping. The lecture

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E-WASTE DROPOFF LOCATIONS

If you’re taking advantage of President’s Day sales and buying new TVs, computers, or other electronic equipment, and need to get rid of your old ones, you can drop them off for recycling in Twentynine Palms. Cardinal Van and Storage, 73873 Calle Todd Road, just off Adobe Road, will accept

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ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST

Students from all local high schools are invited to participate in the 2014 Four-Way Test Speech Contest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley. Students must be high school students or home study students at high school level and live within Rotary District 5330. Prizes will be awarded for

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CRASH SENDS 17-YEAR-OLD DIRT BIKE RIDER TO HOSPITAL

A 17-year-old boy was injured this morning when he was hit while riding his dirt bike in Yucca Valley. According to CHP officer Randy O’Brien, about 11:40, a 12-year-old and a 17-year-old boy were riding their dirt bikes northbound on La Contenta and traveling through the Highway 62 intersection on

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING THIS MORNING

With just 12 minutes to spare to comply with State open meeting laws, The Twentynine Palms City Council has called special meeting for 9:30 this morning. The meeting will be held in City Hall. The Special meeting will allow the Council to formally adopt the 2013-2021 Housing Element and addendum

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION PART 3 OF 3: ROADS, HIGHWAYS, AND CAPITAL PROJECTS

Managing editor Tami Roleff broke her report on Tuesday’s wide-ranging Yucca Valley Planning Commission meeting into three parts. In today’s third and final report, highway and road improvements, and other capital projects… The existing playground equipment at Paradise Park has been demolished and the new playground equipment has been installed

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DONNA MUÑOZ PARTS COMPANY WITH SUPERVISOR RAMOS

Donna Muñoz, field representative for the county’s Third District Supervisor James Ramos, has left his office to “pursue other opportunities,” according to a statement released by his office Thursday. Ramos said Muñoz played a vital role in maintaining communication between his office and the residents of the Morongo Basin, and

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CONGRESSMAN COOK SPONSORS BILL ON FOSTER CARE PLACEMENT

CONGRESSMAN COOK SPONSORS BILL ON FOSTER CARE PLACEMENT The area’s congressman has allied himself with a bill that has the potential to improve the process of placing children in foster care. Dan Stork explains… Rep. Paul Cook has signed on as an original cosponsor to H.R. 3923, the “Child Protection

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TESTING HI-TECH METER READERS

The Hi-Desert Water District will begin a pilot program of high-tech meter readers in the Western Hills area of Yucca Valley. About 160 meters in the area south of Buena Vista Drive, between Old Woman Springs Road and Warren Vista Avenue were due for replacement. The meters can take readings

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS COMMERCIAL SOLAR MONDAY

Installation of industrial-scale solar fields in rural living zones will be one of the topics discussed at the Homestead Valley Community Council meeting Monday, February 17. Residents are invited to comment on federal, state, or local issues of interest. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. at Belfield Hall, 58380 Reche

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TO CELEBRATE CHOCALATE LOVERS MONTH NEXT WEEK

Copper Mountain College will celebrate Chocolate Lovers Month next week. Reporter Mike Lipsitz gets out his bon-bons… Copper Mountain College celebrates National Chocolate Lovers Month at a brown bag Cultural Series event from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, in the Bell Center’s Community Room in Joshua Tree.

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STAR TWIRLERS TO SQUARE DANCE TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge on Yucca Trail, at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Brent Lively will be doing the calling. Lines will be at 7:00 p.m. and between tips. For further information; contact Dennis at 760-366-8626 or Diane

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FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Tomorrow, Food for Life Ministries will serve a free meal in Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms from 3 to 5.

SPORTSMAN’S BINGO TO BENEFIT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAM

Bingo at the Sportsman’s Club Sunday, February 16, will benefit the Yucca Valley High School Music Department. The doors will open at 3 p.m., with early bird bingo starting at 4:30. The final game will end about 9 p.m. There will also be raffles. The music department is looking for

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SCHOOL DISTRICT EXPLAINS NEW COMMON CORE STANDARDS

MUSD curriculum specialist Dr. Deborah Turner explains the Common Core to parents.

“An Introduction to the Common Core Standard: What It Means for You and Your Children.” That was the title of a presentation at an informational meeting hosted by the Morongo Unified School District Office of Instructional Services

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PONY LEAGUE PLAYER EVALUATIONS TOMORROW

Hi-Desert Pony League baseball kicks off player evaluations at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registrations will be taken during this time as well. The cost is $50 and includes the hat, jersey, belt, pants, socks, and end-of-year award. Hi-Desert Pony League will be

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY DOG PARADE IN LANDERS TOMORROW

A dog parade and pet day in Landers tomorrow will support the Morongo Basin Historical Society. Managing Editor Tami Roleff gets out her leash… Mr. Bob Barker, a cute, scruffy white dog, is the mascot of the Morongo Basin Historical Society. The Historical Society is holding a dog parade and

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ soccer team traveled to Shadow Hills for a De Anza League game. Coach Scott Phillips said the Lady Trojans played hard, but fell short 7-0.

Next up for the Lady Trojans Soccer team will be “Senior Appreciation” against Desert Mirage High School in Trojan

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