YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY EXPANSION

Expansion of an assisted living facility on Joshua Lane and outdoor displays for a new store were on the agenda for the Yucca valley Planning Commission last night. Managing Deport Tami Roleff was there and files this report… Despite receiving letters from neighbors objecting to the expansion of an assisted

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YUCCA VALLEY REPUBLICAN WOMEN MEET SUNDAY

Yucca Valley Republican Women will hold their Installation Dinner meeting this Monday, November 18, at 6 p.m. Yucca Valley’s own Chad Mayes will be the installing officer and speaker for the evening on “Election 2014 – Get Motivated.” Mayes served three terms on the Yucca Valley Town Council and served

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RELAY FOR LIFE CRAFT BAZAAR AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER SATURDAY

Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Relay for Life team is sponsoring a community craft bazaar Saturday, November 16, from 8 to 2:30 at the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus. Handmade soaps, jewelry, jams, cards, and homemade knitted, embroidered and personalized items will all be available for sale. More vendors

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW, VOTING FOR STUDENT REP ON AGENDA

The Copper Mountain College Board will meet tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… The regular monthly meeting of the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees begins at 3 p.m. tomorrow. Topping the action agenda is a possible decision on whether or not to grant voting privileges to the Student

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DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

A holiday boutique and luncheon will be held Friday, November 15, and Saturday, November 16, at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley. The boutique is open Friday, 8 to 4 and Saturday, 9 to noon. The luncheon is served 11:30 to 1 Friday only. The boutique will feature crafts,

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AN INVITATION TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FOR SUNDAY

Family-Up! invites everyone to spend the day with them in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday, November 17. The group will picnic, hike, and rock scramble. Those interested in the event should meet at 11:30 a.m. at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 56750 Mountain View Trail, or if you prefer to drive

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY VISITS WHITEWATER PRESERVE THIS FRIDAY

The Historical Society is travelling to the Whitewater Preserve this Friday. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to join them… Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society on their car pool to the Whitewater Preserve. Naturalist Dawn Boatman will be the host for the day and will share the history of the

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YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS VOLLEYBALL LOSE 1ST ROUND CIF PLAYOFF GAMES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans volleyball team travelled to West Valley High School yesterday to take on the Lady Mustangs in round 1 CIF playoffs. Yucca Valley High School lost in three sets. Coach Matt Jennings said standouts were: Ashley Priest, with one block, two kills; Chelsea LeBoutillier,

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NEW, BASIN-WIDE MUNCIPAL ADVISORY COMMISSION MET LAST NIGHT

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council met for the first time last night. About two dozen members of the public turned out to weigh in on a handful of topics relevant to the County Board of Supervisors. The eight neophyte MAC members listened intensely to public comments on a proposed

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DRYWALL CONTAINS FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY HOUSE FIRE

Drywall is believed to have kept a fire from spreading at a house in Yucca Valley yesterday. According to County Fire Captain Rick Denison, Yucca Valley firefighters were called to a small structure fire in the 58500 block of Paxton Avenue at 7:38 p.m. Denison said they arrived to find

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YUCCA VALLEY TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT TO FOCUS ON SPEEDING

This week, traffic enforcement officers in Yucca Valley will focus on speeding and other violations on Highway 62 between Sage Avenue and Church Street. The Sheriff’s Department reminds motorists the speed limit in the construction zone on the west end of Yucca Valley is 35 miles per hour and construction

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEET TONIGHT, PRAYER AND CONSULTANTS ON THE AGENDA

Environmental consulting firms, invocations before meetings, and a nuisance abatement are the subjects at tonight’s Twentynine Palms City Council meeting. Dan Stork provides some details… The Twentynine Palms City Council will discuss the practice of invocations before meetings at its November 12 meeting. Also up for discussion is the selection

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WINTER LIGHT PARADES ANNOUNCED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND YUCCA VALLEY

The dates for the winter light parades for both Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley have been announced. The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 19th Annual Winter Light Parade Tuesday, December 3, beginning at 5:15 p.m. The parade will head down Adobe Road. The Chamber

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HOSPTAL BOARD EXPECTED TO NAME INTERIM CEO TONIGHT

The Hospital Board is expected to name a new CEO when they meet tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the Agenda… Tonight’s regular meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board begins with a 6 p.m. open session with just a single item on the action agenda, that being the expected approval

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMMORROW

The next regular Joshua Tree Clean Team trash and litter pickup will be tomorrow at Sunburst (north) and Hwy 62. The team will start at 8 a.m. and work for one short hour. Afterwards, the team will meet for optional coffee and conversation at the Park Rock Cafe. The volunteers

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says 2 items are on the agenda… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission has two items on its agenda tonight. The first item is a request for a conditional use permit for an assisted living facility. The

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CHAPARRAL ARTISTS CALL FOR ART FOR NOVEMBER SHOW

Chaparral Artists Guild is calling for art for its November show, “Reflections.” Artists should bring their artwork to A Roadside Attraction Art Gallery Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m., or Friday, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. An opening reception with light refreshments will be held Sunday, November 17, from 1

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“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” OPENS FRIDAY WITH RELAY FOR LIFE BENEFIT

The Dickens Christmas Classic “A Christmas Carol” opens this Friday night at Theatre 29 for a 5 week run. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the opening night gala benefits Relay for Life… Morongo Basin Relay for Life sponsors the opening night gala for the holiday standard, Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child(ren), announces their monthly meeting Wednesday from 4:30 pm to 6 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center. For more information, Kristin

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HISTORY OF THE DALE MINING DISTRICT AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Dale District Gold Mining was a fascinating part of the rich history of our Morongo Basin. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to learn more about it tomorrow night… Discover the history of gold mining in the Dale District, which is located 15 miles southeast of Twentynine Palms. Historians and miners

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