TEENS FACE MORE RULES TO GET DRIVER’S LICENSE

The process of getting a first-time driver’s license is getting more complicated for teens. ROP Broadcast Student Jacob Seidschlag outlines the requirements…. If you want to obtain your first driver’s license, you must first have a permit according to the DMV of California. To be eligible, you must be 15

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NEW HOMELESS SERVICES WEBSITE GOES ON-LINE

The newly designed Web site of the Morongo Basin Haven goes on-line today. The homeless problem is complex, and related services are provided by so many organizations, both public and private, that improved coordination of these is a major concern. The goal of the Morongo Basin Haven is to identify

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JOSHUA TREE VFW OFFERING MEALS THIS WEEK

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner, tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Note the change in hours. Sunday breakfast is pancakes, eggs, omelets, bacon, sausage, breakfast burritos, and quesadillas from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11

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TOYS FOR TOTS LOOKING FOR CIVILIAN VOLUNTEERS

The annual success of the Marines’ Toys for Tots drives depends in part on civilian volunteers. Dan Stork tells you how you can be a part of the effort this year… The Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation relies on local volunteers in several areas, including, assisting in the transportation

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FOOD FOR LIFE MEAL TOMORROW, LOOKING TO FOR THANKSGIVING HELP

Food for Life, the non-profit that supplies free meals to low-income residents in the Twentynine Palms area is looking for some help. The busiest time of year is ahead as they plan for the Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Volunteer help is needed to make both of these a success. Volunteers

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YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION LOOKING FOR BASKETBALL REFEREES

Yucca Valley Recreation is looking for referees for the upcoming youth basketball program. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up… The Town of Yucca Valley is accepting applications for contract referee positions for the 2013-14 Youth Basketball League. Thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations, techniques and equipment of

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DESERT PRESBYTERIAN BREAKFAST TOMORROW

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will hold a men’s breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, November 16, at Carrows in Yucca Valley.

ACTING, SINGING, AND MORE AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT

Tonight, Friday, November 15, is the International Thespian Society, or I.T.S., Café Night at Twentynine Palms High School. Come and enjoy a night of acting, singing, and much, much more. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. $3 at the door, $2 if you donate a canned food

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR CONCERT CANCELLED

The Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir was to have given performances tonight and tomorrow at Smith’s Ranch in Twentynine Palms. Those performances have been cancelled. The Select Choir will hold other fundraising efforts to raise the money they need for their trip in April to New York City and

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FIVE TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS NAMED FOR CIF HONORS

Five Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats volleyball players were named to the All-DeAnza League teams. First Team All-Lleague honors went to seniors Tusia Brown and Rebecca DeGuzman. Second Team honors went to senior Cherokee Turner and junior Nakomis Cabrera. Honorable Mention went to freshman Tatiyanna Mackall.

TWENTYNINE PALMS AND JOSHUA SPRINGS IN CIF FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

Coming up in high school sports tonight, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats and the Joshua Springs Christian School Lightning football teams advance to CIF play-offs. The Wildcats, with a record of 4 and 6 overall, 3 and 2 in league, will play in the East Valley Division CIF playoffs

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FOUR MARINES FROM CAMP PENDLETON KILLED

Four Marines were killed Wednesday morning during a range maintenance operation at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, said Marine Corps officials. The accident occurred at 11 a.m. Wednesday and is under investigation. The identities of the Marines are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Base spokesman Cpl.

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SUSPECTED RAPIST LOCATED AND ARRESTED

The Twentynine Palms man who is suspected of a rape last week was arrested without incident Sunday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, deputies received information that Louis Ontek, 42, was at a residence in the 75000 block of Encanto Drive in Twentynine Palms, where he was arrested without incident.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2: TOURISM, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND CONSULTANTS

Dan Stork broke his report on the meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council into two parts. Yesterday: The practice of prayer before meetings. Today: Tourism, code enforcement, and environmental consultants… The November 12 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council began early, with a 5 p.m. presentation by a

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FINAL VOTE IN FOR BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD

Late yesterday the County Registrar of Voters issued final vote tallies for the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency election for board of directors. Voters were to choose three out of the four names on the ballot and they sent back the three incumbents. Directors Dennis Staley and Terry Burkhart were

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COUNTY PROGRAM HELPS PAY FOR WOOD AND PROPANE

Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County’s Energy, Education and Environmental Services (EEES) program is processing Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) applications for qualifying residents to receive a cord of wood, or up to $600 towards propane. To qualify for this program, wood/propane must be your main source of heating

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PRIVATE FIRE TRUCK AIDS IN YUCCA VALLEY FIRE

Last Friday’s fire in the 5000 block of Mormon Avenue in Yucca Valley differed in one aspect from the usual house fire—a neighbor showed up with his own personal fire truck to help fight the fire. Managing editor Tami Roleff talked with the retired fire captain to find out why

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“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” BENEFIT OPENING TOMORROW AT THEATRE 29

The opening night gala of Theatre 29’s next production, “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, will be sponsored by Morongo Basin Relay for Life. Opening night is November 15. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The evening will start with heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages. There will be a silent

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CHOLLA TRANSPLANTING AND CITIZEN SCIENTISTS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park may notice work being done along the Pinto Basin Road. A contractor is working with park staff to return 800 plants back to the Cholla Cactus Garden. Work started late October and could continue through mid-January, 2014. These plants were originally salvaged and transplanted

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CASA CULURAS HOSTS JOSHUA TREE INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL

Casa de Culturas will host the 2013 Joshua Tree Indigenous Film Festival, three days of films, performances and presentations by local and indigenous artists and elders. This year the Festival will showcase the work of native scholar and elder Alfredo Acosta Figueroa, who will open the festivities with a new

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