SCHOOL ATTENDANCE MONTH IN CALIFORNIA

The California legislature has declared September “School Attendance Awareness Month,” in an effort to urge families, communities, and schools to prioritize student attendance and to underscore the direct connection between attendance and academic achievement. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the state is involved in a national initiative to reduce chronic

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“SHATTERED CEILINGS” HONORS WOMEN AT THEATRE 29 THIS WEEKEND

A special theatrical presentation at Theatre 29 this weekend recognizes the remarkable achievements of American women. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the show will only play this Friday and Saturday… Theatre 29 celebrates American women with a touring play called “Shattered Ceilings” that they will host on September 26 and 27

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ACTING CLASSES OFFERRED AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 will offer on-going weekly acting classes for those who want to study and learn more about acting. The classes will be led by Abe Daniels, who has 30 years of acting experience and has received several awards from the Desert Theatre League. Students will explore acting techniques using

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TOMORROW IS NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY

Have you registered to vote yet? Reporter Dan Stork says that San Bernardino County is part of a national effort to make it easy, tomorrow…

Tuesday, September 23, is the third annual National Voter Registration Day, on which the San Bernardino County Elections Office is making a special push to

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ACTION

The Twentynine Palms Varsity Wildcats Football team went on the road to play Indian Springs High School in San Bernardino Friday night and brought back a hard fought 27-21 victory. Coach Ernest Martinez said defensive standouts on the night were junior linebackers Arlen Myers, Andrew Wilson, and Kyle Hope. The

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN MISSING

********MISSING PERSON ALERT******* The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in searching for a 68-year-old Yucca Valley woman. Dayle Will, left her home in the 7400 block of Church Street about 7 a.m. Saturday morning driving a white 2005 Dodge Caravan with a California personalized plate that reads

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PHOTOGRAPHY IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Take only photos, leave only footprints. Ranger Pam Tripp says that’s good advice to take in Joshua Tree National Park…

A common question from visitors is “where is the best place for taking pictures”. At Joshua Tree National Park there is no easy answer, except to say “anywhere”. Every artist’s

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CALL FOR ART: “GOLD, IRON & STEEL” AT TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITOR CENTER

“Gold, Iron and Steel: A Metallic History of the Morongo Basin”, is the theme for the fall Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce, 73484 29 Palms Hwy., downtown Twentynine Palms.

Desert artists may submit one original piece of art for possible

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BICYCLE SAFETY TIPS

From this bicyclist’s point of view, the Morongo Basin is not a very bicycle-friendly place. That makes these safety tips – that reporter Cassie Zimarik passes along – all the more important…

The California Highway Patrol joins with safekids.org in offering the following safety tips for bicyclists:

“Use your head,

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29P TEEN BOOK CLUB MEETS THURSDAY

The Twentynine Palms teen book club will meet Thursday, September 25 to discuss Enna Burning, by Shannon Hale. Enna Burning is the follow-up to Goose Girl, a fantasy novel for young adults. Enna discovers she has the special gift of being able to start fires at will, but she soon

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MONDAY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in this school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School Lady ’Cat tennis and volleyball teams will travel away to Rancho Mirage High School. Tennis starts at 3:15; volleyball at 4:30. The Yucca Valley High School volleyball team will travel away to Big Bear; the match starts at

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GREAT CALIFORNIA SHAKEOUT COMING

The Great California ShakeOut is the largest earthquake drill ever, organized statewide to inspire Californians to get ready for big earthquakes, and to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes. What we do now, before a big earthquake, will determine what our lives will be like afterwards. The ShakeOut Drill will take

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SIDEWALK ASTRONOMY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit is offering Sidewalk Astronomy this Saturday/ Reporter Caitlin Logan gets out her telescope……

Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center offers a Sidewalk Astronomy session on Saturday, September 20th, in between 7:25 pm and 2 am. This free event takes place at 9697 Utah Trail in Twentynine

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NEW FILM, “STAGE DOOR DIVAS” DEBUTS TONIGHT IN PALMS SPRINGS

The creative team behind the hit off-Broadway musical “Fabulous Divas of Broadway” and “Fabulous Divas of Hollywood,” recently seen at Theatre 29, have combined the highlights from both shows into one film, “Stage Door Divas.” Stage Door Divas is an 80-minute documentary film that chronicles Alan Palmer’s love of the

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CASINO NIGHT BENEFITS JOSHUA TREE VFW

Practice your poker face and your dice-throwing. It’s Casino Night tonight in Joshua Tree. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how you can be a part of a fund raiser for the Joshua Tree VFW Post…

Black Jack, craps, poker and roulette. If you like gaming, place your bets on

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JEWISH HIGH HOLY DAYS SERVICES IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Religious services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and for Yom Kippur, will be held in Desert Hot Springs, at Mission Lakes Country Club. The Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and Desert Area, is sponsoring these observances during the High Holy Days. Admission is free to Jewish residents of

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LEARN SURVIVAL SKILLS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The desert is a great place to explore, but can be treacherous. Reporter Cara Conway has the notice for a survival skills course…

Desert Survival is critical and many times needed when least expected. The Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park wants to help educate and develop proper reaction

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3D DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY SYSTEM AT HDMC

Hi-Desert Medical Center has recently obtained a 3-D digital mammography system. Not available anywhere else in the region, this innovative new technology allows doctors to see breast tissue detail in a way never before possible to help find breast cancer at its earliest stages, when it’s most treatable. This technology

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ONE-YEAR-OLD SURVIVES BEING WASHED AWAY IN JOSHUA TREE FLOODING

A one-year-old Joshua Tree boy miraculously survived after being swept away by flood water in Joshua Tree. The powerful flood Tuesday destroyed the family home, washed away the boy’s bedroom—and carried one-year-old Tristan away along with it.

“We really thought that we lost him,” Tristan’s mother Ryan Scarcy said. A

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SWIFT WATER RESCUES ARE DANGEROUS: PART 2 OF 2 IN A SPECIAL REPORT

All county fire fighters receive basic training in swift water rescues, and some receive advanced training. The county’s fire department strictly regulates how swift water rescues are done, and who can perform them, and requires a minimum of five specially trained rescue personnel for swift water rescues: a supervisor who

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