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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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ROBS TWO ELDERLY VICTIMS AT KNIFEPOINT IN PALM SPRINGS

A Yucca Valley man who allegedly robbed two 80-something Palm Springs residents at knifepoint and stole their car, was behind bars in Joshua Tree Thursday. Daniel Volrich, 24, was arrested Wednesday at a Yucca Valley home for investigation of the crimes, which occurred August 26. The victims had left their

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STRAIGHT TALK ON THE DROUGHT FROM THE MOJAVE WATER AGENCY

The state is in a drought. The Mojave Water Agency will be giving a special event that will explain exactly what that means. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation…

California’s drought continues to dominate the headlines. New drought regulations are in effect and consumers are being asked to conserve every

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HIGHWAY PROJECT CONTINUES IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Yucca Valley highway project continues on Highway 62, between Apache Trail and Palm Avenue, and includes the construction of curb, gutter, sidewalks, raised median islands, and a traffic signal at Church Street. The sidewalk, curb and gutter, and handicap ramps on the north and south side of State Route

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MILITARY VETERANS URGED TO APPLY FOR NEW HOUSE

A special opportunity for military families! Applicants are being sought for a brand new home to be built in two days in Twentynine Palms. Managing Editor Tami Roleff urges local military families to sign up for this outstanding opportunity…

Military veterans, especially disabled vets, are encouraged to apply for a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SUCCESOR AGENCY MEETS MONDAY

The Oversight Board to the Successor Agency of the Twentynine Palms Redevelopment Agency will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, September 22. The routine agenda includes discussion of legislative updates that affect the board and agency, and approval of the recognized obligation payment schedule. The meeting will be held in City

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER MEETS TO DISCUSS TRADE SECRETS

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special closed session meeting at 10 a.m., Monday, September 22. The sole item on the agenda is listed as “trade secrets,” with an estimated date of disclosure Tuesday, September 23. The meeting will be held in the Helen Gray Education

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19TH ANNUAL CHARITY CAR SHOW TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

The classic cars will rumble into Yucca Valley’s Town Center Mall tomorrow for the 19th Annual Morongo Basin Old Car Club charity car show. The event kicks off tomorrow with a firefighters breakfast at 7 a.m., the car show starts at 9 a.m. with food and vendor booths, plus the

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NEW FILM, “STAGE DOOR DIVAS” DEBUTS TOMORROW 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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KID ED-VENTURES AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca valley will be offering Kid Ed-Ventures! Reporter Taylor Thacker explains…

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is kicking off a brand new education program this September. Join the Hi-Desert Nature Museum on September 20, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for an hour-long program called Kid Ed-Ventures that gets

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans hosted the Lady Broncos from Banning on Thursday. The varsity team won 3-0. Coach Matt Jennings said outstanding players were senior Ashley Priest, with 11 kills, two blocks, 10 for 12 serving; senior Haley Rayburn with three kills, 10 for 11 serving; junior

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FATAL JOSHUA TREE FLASH FLOOD VICTIM IDENTIFIED

The coroner’s office has identified the man killed in a flash flood Tuesday as Karl Wyne, 66, of Joshua Tree. Wyne had operated a local electrical business for many years and had served on the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors. Bystanders told authorities that Wyne, who was driving

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A SPECIAL REPORT ON FLASH FLOODING AND SWIFT WATER RESCUES

Managing editor Tami Roleff joins us in part one of a two-part report about flash flooding and swift water rescues… As this week’s flash flooding in Joshua Tree demonstrated, fast-moving water can be extremely dangerous in the desert. “It does not take very much moving water at all, as little

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BODY FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE IDENTIFIED

The coroner’s office has identified the body found in the desert in Joshua Tree September 6 as Glenda Latino, 46, of Landers. According to a Sheriff’s report, Latino was last seen August 16 when she checked herself out of Hi-Desert Medical Center; she was reported missing August 21. Latino’s body

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INFORMATION CORRECTED ON MISSING ELDERLY JOSHUA TREE WOMAN

The Sheriff’s Department has corrected information about a missing woman who walked away from her car in Twentynine Palms last week. Monday, September 8, Nola Taylor, 85, was driven to her home in Joshua Tree from Desert Hospital in Palm Springs by her son; she did not drive herself home

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JOSHUA TREE MAN HELD AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday evening after his girlfriend said he refused to let her leave the residence. According to a Sheriff’s report, William Porter, 27, was fighting with a woman in the 3500 block of Porter Boulevard about 4:15 p.m. The report states the woman could be

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