JOSHUA TREE’S SECTION 6 ON WAY TO BEING A COMMUNITY PARK

Over 50 years ago, Section 6 in Joshua Tree was set aside for a community park. Reporter Dan Stork says that some concrete developments are bringing that goal into sight…

The awarding of a grant for the Desert View Conservation Area Park, planned for Section 6 in Joshua Tree, was

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW-COST PET SERVICES LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in June for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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HI-DESERT WATER ADDS NEW WATER CONSERVATION REGULATIONS

The Hi-Desert Water District is toughening up on water conservation in Yucca Valley. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at last night’s meeting and outlines the new regulations…

In order to comply with new water conservation regulations, the Hi-Desert Water District amended its current water restrictions to prohibit using potable water

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PARKING LOT SALE AT TWENTYNINE PALMS’ UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SATURDAY

On Saturday, June 6, the United Methodist Church in Twentynine Palms will be holding a parking lot sale. Spaces are available for those wishing to sell their own treasures. A suggested donation of $10 for one space or $15 for two spaces would be appreciated. The sale will be held

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MEDITATION AT YUCCA VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SATURDAY

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will offer a free introductory class on mindfulness meditation on Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 a.m. In addition, a four-class introductory series will be offered beginning Monday, June 8, at 9:30 a.m. The classes will be led by Janice Pask, who also offers

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LAST WEEKEND TO SEE “BILOXI BLUES” AT ST. JOSEPH’S IN YUCCA VALLEY

If you haven’t seen “Biloxi Blues” at St. Joseph’s in Yucca Valley, this weekend is your last chance. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to get tickets…

The St. Joseph’s Players’ production of “Biloxi Blues” is one third of a play trilogy by Neil Simon called “The Eugene Trilogy.” The

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET JUNE 12

The California Retired Teachers Association will hold its June meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 12. Members will meet at the home of Martha Snider, at the corner of Wesley and La Brisa, in Joshua Tree, and it will be a pot luck at which scholarship recipients will be

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FREE CELL PHONE FOR LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS

The Lifeline Assistance Program is a government-sponsored program that provides free landlines to low-income residents. The program was recently expanded to include cell phones. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains who is eligible, and how to apply for a free cell phone…

Residents who participate in a government-subsidized program may qualify

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TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM AVAILABLE

The Morongo Unified School District will be providing a transitional kindergarten program for the 2015-2016 school year for students whose fifth birthday falls on or between September 2 and December 2, 2015. Please pick up, fill out, and return an enrollment packet at the elementary school in your neighborhood. Once

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TRACK TEAM IN STATE COMPETITION

In high school sports, the Yucca Valley High School track team will participate in the state championships at Buchanan High School Friday and Saturday.

***** BREAKING NEWS******* YUCCA VALLEY TEACHER PLEADS GUILTY TO UNLAWFUL SEX WITH MINOR

A Yucca Valley High School teacher, accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, and whose February trial ended in a mistrial, accepted a plea bargain in Joshua Tree court Friday. Zachary Miller, 34, pleaded guilty to one charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor more than

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YUCCA VALLEY VOTERS SAY NO TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA; MEASURE “X” DEFEATED

Yucca Valley residents yesterday defeated an initiative to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the town. With about one-third of the town’s 9,800 registered voters casting ballots, the final unofficial results are 57 percent against Measure X, with only 43 percent of voters for the proposed ordinance. Only 730 of the

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9-YEAR-OLD BEATEN WITH A 2X4; PARENTS ARRESTED

A Johnson Valley couple was arrested Friday, after their young daughter said she was beaten with a 2×4. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, a teacher questioned a 9-year-old student about black-and-blue bruises on her left hand. The girl said her father, Brandon DaSilva, 33, of the 5200 block of

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS, CHANNEL 10 EYED FOR TAKEOVER

The Yucca Valley Town Council meeting began last night with a presentation on the Marine base’s economic effects on the Morongo Basin and recognition of Diane Olsen and Al Arrowood as the full- and part-time employees of the year. Also recognized were Sheriff’s Captain Dale Mondary—who will be leaving next

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GOATS KILLED IN JOSHUA TREE FIRE

Several goats were killed in a fire in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon. According to County Fire Captain Donnie Viloria, neighbors in the 64000 block of Moonlight Mesa Road smelled smoke about 3:45 p.m. and discovered a travel trailer and surrounding buildings were on fire and called 911. No one was

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ARSON SUSPECTED IN YUCCA VALLEY BRUSH FIRE TUESDAY

Yucca Valley firefighters responded to an arson fire in the desert east of Machris Park yesterday. About 7:17 p.m., a witness said a white man, dressed all in black, was seen running from a wash where a fire was burning about a 30-by-30-foot section of desert just west of Lisbon

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SCHOOL BOARD REVIEWS BUDGET, HONORS EMPLOYEES

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education recognized retirees and employees with long service to the district at its Tuesday meeting. Reporter Dan Stork says they also approved a draft budget…

The June 2 meeting of the MUSD Board of Education began with recognition of employees who have reached

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD IN SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special closed session meeting at 6:00 tonight (June 3) to discuss trade secrets with the Camden Group Healthcare Management and Consulting firm. The meeting will be held in the Helen Gray Education Center boardroom.

WE REVIEW “THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” AT THEATRE 29

Theater 29 opened “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” last Friday night, a musical based on an unfinished novel by Charles Dickens. In a Victorian-era music hall, a troupe of actors breaks the proverbial “fourth wall,” and asks the audience to choose a murderer amongst the many suspects in the cast.

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“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” ON THE JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY STAGE TOMORROW

Be our guest. Joshua Tree Elementary School proudly presents Beauty and the Beast, Jr., this Thursday, June 4. The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. with the performance at 6 p.m. Admission is $3 per

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