TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR CHOKING 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Monday morning after relatives said he choked his 6-year-old niece. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jeremy Cannon, 33, was choking the girl about 12:20 in the 6000 block of Juniper Avenue in Twentynine Palms. The report says a family member hit Cannon over

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

On the agenda of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting tonight are more individual school plans, recognition for two schools, a musical performance, and a very long action agenda. Dan Stork summarizes what’s in store… The December 3 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of

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TLC “STUFF THE BUS” FOOD DRIVE STARTS TODAY

Tender Loving Cause, or TLC, has been organizing volunteers to provide a free Christmas meal to residents of the Morongo Basin for the past 29 years. But feeding 5,000 people a turkey and ham dinner with all the sides isn’t the only thing TLC does. The organization also provides gift

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GREATER LANDERS AREA CLEAN-UP SET FOR THIS SATURDAY

Mark your calendar for the Greater Landers Clean Up this Saturday, December 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your trash, old furniture and appliances, rugs, tires—YES TIRES—to Homestead Valley Park on Belfield Blvd. in Landers. It’s free; bring all the trash you want! Even electronics are okay, just

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HARD AT WORK ON THIS YEAR’S YEARBOOK

Students at Twentynine Palms High School are hard at work getting their award-winning Yearbook ready. ROP Broadcast student Tusia Brown has more… Have you ever wondered how much it takes to produce a yearbook? Lariana Martinez, president of Twentynine Highschools’ yearbook staff was asked some questions regarding training process, organization,

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SECOND ANNUAL HOLIDAY ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT REACH-OUT

Organizers of the Second Annual Hi Desert Holiday Art Auction have been receiving lots of donations of artwork from all over the Morongo Basin and from as far away as Utah and Australia so this year’s auction promises to have something for all tastes. Jewelry, photography, paintings, etchings, metalwork and

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW AND FAIRE THIS FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY

An inaugural event spanning five venues and three days this weekend is centered on the artistic beauty of Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Dan Stork has the event line-up for the Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Faire… On December 6, 7, and 8, Twentynine Palms will host the

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HIGH DESERT SHRINE CLUB CHRISTMAS DINNER SATURDAY

The High Desert Shrine Club will be having their annual Christmas Dinner this Saturday, December 7, at 1 p.m. The cost of the meal is $15. They will be having roast beef with all the trimmings. All proceeds will be going to benefit the Shriners’ Hospital in Los Angeles. The

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TWENTYNINE PALM RECREATION TAKING YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE REGISTRATIONS

The Twentynine Palms Recreation Youth Basketball leagues are starting up soon. ROP Broadcast Student Jaylan Lane tells you how get the kids signed up… The City of Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for the 2014 youth basketball league. According to Kary Minatrea, children in Kindergarten

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan girls’ basketball team opened their season with a 68-50 loss to the Bears of Riverside Poly last night in a first round game at the West Valley Tip Off Classic. Coach Jess Geeson said Yucca Valley was led by senior Hannah Hughes who

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AN ARREST IN YUCCA VALLEY AFTER THANKSGIVING DAY ATTEMPTED MURDER

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Thursday morning, accused of attempted murder. According to a Sheriff’s report, Shawna Estrada, 44, used a kitchen knife to slash an unidentified man in the neck in the 7100 block of Murray Lane in Yucca Valley about 6 a.m. Estrada and the victim were

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AN ARREST AFTER THREATENED MURDER AND VIOLENCE IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday night after he threatened to kill two other men. According to a Sheriff’s report, Mark Epstein, 56, was arguing with an unidentified man in the 6200 block of East Parkway Boulevard in Joshua Tree shortly before 10 p.m. The report states that Epstein

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS TO CONSIDER SOLAR ORDINANCE TOMORROW

The solar energy ordinance reviewed recently by the County Planning Commission is now ready for the Board of Supervisors. Dan Stork tells how you can view the discussion tomorrow, and be a part of it locally… An ordinance on the regulation of commercial solar energy generation facilities will be discussed

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TWENTYNINE PALMS AREA GOLD MINE SOLD TO MAJOR FIRM

According to industry sources, last month the Jewelry Exchange completed the acquisition of a gold mine in the Twentynine Palms area. Called “Gold-Stone,” the mine is a quartz mine that is made up of three parcels of land spanning approximately 60 acres, just northeast of Joshua Tree National Park. The

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YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION TAKING LETTERS TO SANTA

Yucca Valley Recreation will be helping Santa Claus return letters written to him this year. Reporter Taylor Thacker has the North Pole postal schedule… Santa’s elves will be visiting Yucca Valley to pick up children’s letters to Santa. Letters can be dropped off in the special mailbox in the Yucca

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LIGHT PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in the 19th Annual Winter Light Parade to be held in conjunction with the City’s tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday, December 3, beginning at 5:15 p.m. The parade staging area is on Crestview Dr. between Adobe Rd. and Ocotillo Dr.

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW-COST VACCINE CLINICS

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine clinics in December for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Clinics will be held from 10 to 2 in Joshua Tree, behind the

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TLC LOOKING FOR DONATIONS

A holiday tradition, Tender Loving Cause, or TLC, is already gearing up for its 28th annual Christmas event. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says TLC is looking for donations… Tender Loving Cause, or TLC, has been organizing volunteers to provide a free Christmas meal to residents of the Morongo Basin for

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BASIN-WIDE BREAKFAST TO FEATURE SUPERVISOR RAMOS

The Basin Wide Foundation will hold their monthly breakfast meeting this Thursday, December 5, at Helen Gray Center at the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. Third District County of San Bernardino Supervisor James Ramos will outline this past year’s accomplishments and touch on issues and what’s ahead for the

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PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DINNER AND FAMILY GAME NIGHT WEDNESDAY

It’s dinner and family game night at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church Wednesday, December 4, starting at 6 p.m. Following dinner there will be crafts for the kids and games for the adults. The church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail, Yucca Valley. RSVP to the office at 760-365-6331.