BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Friday, July 31, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone marrow

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HEALTHCARE DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The local healthcare district board meets tonight at their new headquarters in Yucca Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… The newly reorganized Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District Board of Directors meets in special session at 6 p.m. tonight. Following a staff report from new CEO Jackie Combs, the board will

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YOUTH THEATER PRESENTATION OF “PETER PAN JR.” OPENS TOMORROW

Theater 29’s summer youth theater program culminates this weekend with performances of “Peter Pan Jr.” Tickets are selling fast. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how to reserve your seat… The talented students of Theater 29’s summer youth program will be using all the skills they’ve learned this summer. Performing the delightful

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MOVIE IN THE PARK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department presents the final in the, “Movies in Luckie Park” series tonight on the north side of the racquetball courts with movie “Paddington,” starting at about 8:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for the community to gather and enjoy family entertainment at its best.

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE SPONSORS HEALING CHANTS TOMORROW

Sound healing circles employ sound to enhance emotional and physical health, and personal development and well-being. Reporter Dan Stork says there’s a local group that is sponsoring a circle… The Heart and Soul Team of Transition Joshua Tree will sponsor a Sound Healing Circle on July 31. Leader Karen Soriano

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BRITISH SOCCER CAMP STARTS MONDAY AT TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION

Twentynine Palms Recreation has spots available for the British Soccer Camp that will take place starting this Monday, August 3, through Friday, August 7. Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country, based upon innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the US and

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK GETS AN “F” FOR AIR POLLUTION

A report released yesterday (Tuesday) ranks Joshua Tree National Park as having some of the most polluted air of the country’s national parks. The National Parks Conservation Association graded 48 national parks on healthy air, visibility, and effects of climate change, and ranked Joshua Tree National Park as the fourth

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING: PART 1 OF 3

At its July 28 meeting, the Twentynine Palms City Council dealt with a lengthy list of presentations and discussions. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report into 3 parts. Today in part 1: Processes in progress, animal control, the I-10 closure, and the planning commission stipend…

Luckino on processes At

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COUNTY OFFERS A REWARD FOR SCOFFLAW DRONE USERS

In county news today, county supervisors approved $75,000 in rewards to catch the operators of hobby drones that interfered with three recent firefighting efforts. The board voted yesterday to provide three $25,000 rewards for information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of operators of the drones. Firefighting efforts

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FOOD TRUCKS NOW WELCOME IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

Food truck vendors got the green light from the County Board of Supervisors Tuesday to roam freely and sell their wares in the county’s unincorporated areas. But food truck vendors must still comply with regulations established in the county’s 24 cities, most of which ban free-roaming food trucks. “We’re really

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COUNTY LIBRARIES NOW OFFER FREE ANCESTRY.COM

Patrons of San Bernardino County’s 32 libraries now have access to a new tool: Ancestry.com, a database of genealogical and historical records that can be used for compiling family trees and research projects. Anyone with a library card can visit any of the county’s library branches and use the Ancestry.com

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CHP OFFERS SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORCYCLE RIDERS

Motorcycles are fun to ride, but there are dangers to riding down the highway at 65 miles per hour. California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin has some tips on how to ride safely is… Here are some important safety reminders for motorcyclists. Wear a helmet and protective gear. “No skin

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TWO ARRESTED IN JOSHUA TREE FOR TRANSPORTING HEROIN

Two people were arrested Tuesday, accused of transporting heroin. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies made a probation compliance check at the home of Julie DaSilva, 29, in the 62200 block of Dennis Avenue in Joshua Tree about 5:15 yesterday. There they found DaSilva and Shawn Lucero, 33, of Yucca

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ONE ARREST, TWO PENDING, AFTER RECOVERY OF STOLEN CAR IN JOSHUA TREE

One man was arrested, and two others are under investigation, after they were found to be in possession of a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 3:30 a.m. Friday, a man saw his stolen Honda parked in an apartment complex in the 64800 block of Chollita Road in

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YUCCA VALLEY FELON FOUND WITH DRUGS AND WEAPONS

A Yucca Valley man who was arrested on a felony warrant was also arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 58700 block of Barron Drive in Yucca Valley just after midnight on Monday morning to arrest David Beavers,

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BIGHORN DESERT WATER SETS RULES, LIENS, GETS A MILLION DOLLARS

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board met in regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there as the board adopted rules, placed tax liens, and counted their Goat Mountain money… Last night in Landers, the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors responded to a state mandate and

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YUCCA VALLEY BUSINESS OFFERS REWARD AFTER VANDALISM

The owner of a Yucca Valley landscaping business is offering a reward for information about the suspects who slashed his truck’s tires early Sunday. Larry Bost, of Bost Landscaping, noticed that someone had jumped the 6-foot fence surrounding his property in the 7400 block of Joshua Lane and slashed the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN DETAINED AFTER STALKING

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday, accused of burglary. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a motel in the 73300 block of 29 Palms Highway shortly before 4 p.m. when a woman said a man was stalking her and was staring at her motel room. Deputies

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NEIL YOUNG TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO FRIDAY

The Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms continues its series of “Live At The Rock” free concerts. Friday night, a Neil Young Tribute band will be featured. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more…

Tortoise Rock Casino concludes its July concerts featuring tribute bands with a free concert Friday, July 31.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will discuss changing job descriptions, converting hourly employees to salary, and creating a new part-time position. The directors will also review and approve the

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