YUCCA VALLEY MAN FOUND MURDERED IN TENT BEHIND WAL-MART

A Yucca Valley man was found murdered in a makeshift tent behind Wal-Mart Sunday afternoon. A release from the Sheriff’s homicide detail said at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, deputies from the Yucca Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a deceased man, later identified as Jackie Singer, 58, of

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WE REVIEW “SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” AT THEATRE 29

Our local community Theater 29’s final offering this season is the Ken Ludwig farce “Shakespeare in Hollywood.” Director John Wright has conjured a strong cast that includes Theater 29 faves and able newcomers. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely offers this review of the production… You’ve heard of a play within a

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AN ARREST FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Saturday morning after his wife said he choked her. According to a Sheriff’s report, Randall Garrett, 27, was arguing with his wife shortly before 3 a.m. in the 58600 block of Sunflower Drive when the woman said the argument turned physical. The woman

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TWO ARRESTED FOR CAR THEFT IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two men were arrested in the wee hours of Saturday morning after they were seen trying to steal a vehicle in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michael Paaverud, 28, and Glen Stephens, 25, and two others, were in the 3500 block of Condalia Avenue about 4:45 a.m. when

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ADOPT A CAT FROM THE YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER

This is a great time to adopt a cat from the Yucca Valley Animal Shelter. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a donor is paying for most of the fees… Make your Christmas a “Meow-y” one by adopting a cat from the Yucca Valley Animal Shelter. Due to generous donations to

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NO TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT

The regular Twentynine Palms City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 25, at 6 p.m. will not be held. The next meeting of the City Council will be held on Tuesday, December 9, at 6 p.m.

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

Copper Mountain College will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday November 27 through November 30. Online registration will be available for eligible students during this time. The college will resume its normal operating hours on December 1.

BURRTEC TRASH PICK-UP ONE DAY LATE THIS WEEK

Burrtec Waste and Recycling Services will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 27. Trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

NURSING PROGRAM OFFERED AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Copper Mountain College is offering a great program for students who are interested in nursing. ROP broadcast student Marie Linton has more on the program… Students who are interested in the nursing career field can attend Copper Mountain College and get a range of degrees, including an associated degree in

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SECOND ANNUAL JOSHUA TREE HOLIDAY MARKET THIS WEEKEND

The Second Annual Joshua Tree Holiday Market will be held November 28, 29 and 30, on Park Boulevard across from the Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center, next to Coyote Corner. The market will start at noon Friday until 10 p.m. and start up at 10 a.m. on Saturday and

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NEW SHOW OPENS FRIDAY AT GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

A new show will open Friday, November 28, at Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree. “Through the Lenz” will feature photography by Georgia Toney, Ellie Tyler, Vera Topinka, Michael Gerry, and Tami Roleff. An artists’ reception will be held during the Second Saturday Art Crawl, December 13, from 5 to 8

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YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION SPONSORING LETTERS TO SANTA

Yucca Valley Recreation is offering kids a chance to write to Santa Claus. Reporter Caitlin Logan has the address for the North Pole… Would you like to write to Santa Claus? Now through December 5, Santa’s elves will pick up letters to Santa. Letters can be dropped off at the

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING THANKSGIVING MEAL

Food for Life wishes all a happy Thanksgiving. They remind you that their free Thanksgiving meal for low-income individuals and families will be held on Thanksgiving Day from 1 to 4 p.m. A full turkey dinner will be served at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine

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MAN KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY AFTERNOON

We have very limited information about a homicide in Yucca Valley yesterday. About 3:23 p.m., investigators were called to a location off Avalon where a man was killed. The man’s identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin. We will have more information as it becomes available.

FIRE DESTROYS A HOME IN NORTH JOSHUA TREE SUNDAY NIGHT

A fire destroyed a home in north Joshua Tree last night. Callers reported hearing numerous explosions from a home in the 63000 block of Sunny Sands about 8 p.m., and fire fighters could see smoke and flames from the home as they approached. The 1,100 square-foot, single-story home was fully

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POWER OUTAGE AFFECTS 2,000 CUSTOMERS IN MORONGO VALLEY, YUCCA VALLEY

Nearly 2,000 customers were without power for two to three hours Sunday morning. Southern California Edison reports that the first outage was reported just after 10 a.m. for residents along Highway 62 from Morongo Valley to Yucca Valley. Power was restored for most customers about 12:30. High winds may have

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SPIRITED BIDDING AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE’S WREATH AUCTION

The 29 wreaths in the fifth annual Festival of Wreaths auction yesterday brought in more than $10,500 for the Copper Mountain College Foundation. Executive director Sandy Smith said this year’s event was a record breaker. About 125 people attended the auction that saw some very spirited bidding. The highest bid

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOMELESS COUNT

We may not see them, or if we do, we may not pay attention to them. But they’re there, living on the fringes of society. The homeless population of the Morongo Basin comes and goes. The Department of Housing and Urban Development requires that all sheltered and unsheltered homeless people

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THEATRE 29 TO RE-ORGANIZE BOARD NEXT MONTH

The all-volunteer board of directors of the non-profit Theatre 29 will be reorganizing early next month and is looking for those interested in serving. Theatre 29 will hold its annual Board of Directors elections and reorganization December 9 at 6 p.m. at the theater, 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms.

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SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR 2015 SEASON AT THEATRE 29

Season tickets for Theatre 29’s 2015 season are now available. Season tickets offer a significant savings over the year. They are also a gift that keeps on giving as they are good for seven productions over the entire year. Reporter Caitlin Logan tells you how to order…

Season tickets are

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