MAKE PLANS FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS, SET FOR MAY 25

Make plans to attend the Grubstake Days. The event, hosted by Hi-Desert Publishing, Z107.7 Radio, the Basin-Wide Foundation, and the Town of Yucca Valley, is set for Saturday, May 25. Reporter Kristy Lockhart has details… The annual Grubstake Days community Fair will be held at the Hi-Desert Boys and Girls

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BUSY VFW KITCHEN

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on 6402 Veterans Way will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday breakfast is chicken fried steak. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

MARINE ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS 5 WEEK OLD SON

A Twentynine Palms Marine was arraigned in Joshua Tree Superior Court Wednesday, accused of killing his 5-week-old son. According to Sheriff and witness reports, shortly before 11 a.m. on April 8, 9-1-1 received a call of a baby not breathing. Corporal Zachary Brendemuhl, 26, told deputies that he had been

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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA BREAKFAST TOMORROW

It’s time for the monthly First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Assoc. located at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. All your breakfast favorites served up hot and tasty for $5. The volunteer staff adds an extra helping of friendliness to each plate at no extra

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CALTRANS REPAVING PROJECT MOVING EAST

CalTrans’ repaving project of Highway 62 continues to move east. Starting today through next Friday, May 10, CalTrans will be working from Sun View Avenue in Joshua Tree to Barranca Street in Twentynine Palms. During construction, one lane will be closed in each direction from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PART 3 OF 3: BREHM SPORTS PARK AND FUNDING REQUESTS

This week’s Yucca Valley Town Council meeting was a 4-hour marathon. Managing Editor Tami Roleff broke her report into three parts. Today, in part 3, park transition and partnership funding… Yucca Valley’s newest park, the Brehm Sports Park, is scheduled to have its grand opening May 25 for Grubstakes Day

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CINCO DE MAYO SUNDAY AT YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION CLUBHOUSE

Sunday the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is having a Cinco de Mayo party from 3 to 7 p.m. For only $10 you will get a homemade Mexican dinner plus a beverage, children under 12 will be $5.00. There will be a live band playing some fun music. At 4:30 there

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL EVENING OF JAZZ TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley High School Music Department will present an evening of jazz, for one night only, on Saturday, May 4. The concert will be held in the Yucca Valley High School multi-purpose room, at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ARTIST IN RESIDENCE TO PERFORM TOMORROW

A performance artist from Philadelphia will present the final event of Joshua Tree National Park’s artist-in-residence program Saturday, May 4. Gedney Barclay will present “Via Negativa,” a one-woman piece exploring the myth of Persephone, her first hours in the Underworld, and how creatures are transformed by their landscape. The performance,

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SPORTSMAN’S CLUB SWAP MEET TOMORROW IN JOSHUA TREE

The Sportsman Club in Joshua Tree will hold its monthly swap meet tomorrow, Admission is free, and vendors are always welcome. Spaces rent for just $20; for non-profit organizations, the space is free. Call Jose at 760-275-6876. The swap meet is from 8 to 3 at the Sportsman’s Club, on

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DALE BASIN WELL OWNERS MEET SUNDAY

The Dale Basin Well Owners Association will hold its bi-annual meeting Sunday, at 4 p.m. at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road. For more information call Mary Quame at 760-367-2411.

OLD WOOD AND RUSTY METAL AT THE GLASS OUTHOUSE

The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery in Twentynine Palms is hosting a reception on Saturday at 5 p.m. Local artist Tami Wood will debut her collection of “Old Wood and Rusty Metal” art. There will be Bluegrass music by musicians Paul and Mark. Event is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The

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CACTUS SEWABLES MEET MONDAY

The general meeting of Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will be Monday in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center; doors open at 12:30 p.m. The meeting begins promptly at 1 p.m. Marguerite Tate will be lecturing on “Inspirations from Fabric.” Guests are welcome. Donation of $3 is requested.

TRYOUT FOR SUMMER YOUTH SHOW AT THEATRE 29 MONDAY

Auditions for the Theatre 29 Youth Summer production of “The perils of Goldilocks” will be held this Monday, Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Director John Wright, and assistant director Lizzie Schmelling hold auditions for the Theatre 29 Summer Youth Theater production, “The Perils of Goldilocks,” two one-act plays performed for

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LOCAL CHURCHES OFFER MEALS AND RUMMAGE SALES

Breaking Bread Ministry is serving a free meal from 3-5 p.m. tomorrow at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms

Joshua Tree Community United Methodist Church will provide a free community breakfast buffet Saturday morning from 9 to10 a.m. Used clothing, shoes, coats and blankets are

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WE SPEAK TO A MARINE SERVING IN AFGHANISTAN

People who join the Marine Corps are often passionate about their career choice. In a far-ranging interview, managing editor Tami Roleff talked last week with a Marine deployed to Afghanistan with RCT-7 about his experiences… About two months ago, Lance Corporal Terrill Clark, 21, took a break from his non-stop

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Track and Field team traveled to Shadow Hills for the De Anza League Finals CIF Qualifying Meet yesterday. Twenty-three athletes competed. The girls’ squad of nine athletes earned 60 points for a fourth place. The top scorers were team captain Stacy Holmes, and Laveena Benavente.

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VICTIM IN FATAL CRASH WITH SHERIFFS PATROL CAR IDENTIFIED

The Sheriff’s Department has identified the driver killed in a crash with a patrol car Tuesday evening in Twentynine Palms. Deputy Erdem Gorgulu, 38, was driving his 2010 Ford Crown Victoria patrol car east on Highway 62, in response to a call for back-up, at 7:31 p.m. Luc Van Bui,

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SAME DEPUTY IN CRASH LAST SUMMER

The deputy involved in a fatal crash in Twentynine Palms Tuesday evening was also involved in a crash in Joshua Tree last summer. On July 11, Deputy Erdem Gorgulu was one of four deputies who was responding to a high-speed pursuit in Twentynine Palms. Deputy Gorgulu was driving eastbound on

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PART 2 OF 3: LEONE’S APPOINTMENTS, CALIFORNIA WELCOME CENTER FUNDING

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in a 4-hour marathon meeting Tuesday night. Managing editor Tami Roleff broke her report into 3 parts; yesterday, a recall; today appointments and welcome center funding; tomorrow, community funding requests…

The Yucca Valley Town Council unanimously approved Council member Bob Leone’s appointments to the

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