“BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” OPENS IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

“Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the second in a three-play series by Neil Simon, opens Friday at St. Joseph of Arimathea Church in Yucca Valley. After opening night, the show will run 7 p.m. Saturdays on October 11 and 18, and November 1. Matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. will be on Saturday,

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PIRATES INVADING LANDERS THIS WEEKEND

Pirates will be invading Landers this weekend. Reporter Caitlin Logan shivers the timbers… The Ren Faire Pirate Invasion of Landers will be held as a fund raiser for Homestead Valley Park, at 1501 Belfield Blvd. in Landers. The event takes place October 11th from 10 am to 6 pm and

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MARINES HELP DESERT CHRIST PARK, HELP SOUGHT FOR SATURDAY

Marines from the Twentynine Palms Combat Center spent Saturday, October 4, working at Desert Christ Park in Yucca Valley painting the fence and performing other chores to help spruce up the park. More volunteers are needed this Saturday, October 11, to finish the clean-up projects. If you would like to

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VOTERS GUIDES GOING OUT THIS WEEK

You can get informed about the issues on the November ballot, and you can even vote now—if you want to take a trip to San Bernardino. Reporter Dan Stork has information about voter guides and early voting… Voter Information Guides began being delivered to voters’ mailboxes on Saturday, October 4,

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will gather for campaign updates and a presentation from the California League of Conservation Voters. Fellowship and a $10 breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the meeting and presentation begin at 10 a.m. It all happens at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus

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STATE ASSEMBLY CANDIDATE DEBATE ON Z107.7 TOMORROW

The candidates for state assembly will be on the Z107.7 “Up Close” show tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says this will be the only time the two will face off… The two candidates for California’s 42nd Assembly District, Republican Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley, and Democrat Karalee Hargrove, of Twentynine

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OLD SCHOOLHOUSE LECTURE ON BONITA DOME HOMES

Join artist and craftsman Gabe Wendling at the Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s next Second Friday lecture. Wendling will speak on the history of building dome homes from ancient times to right now in Joshua Tree, where he created the Bonita Dome. The lecture will be held 7 p.m. October 10

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CRAFT AND BAKE SALE AT JOSHUA TREE 1ST BAPTIST CHURCH

Joshua Tree First Baptist Church is hosting its annual craft and bake sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Friday and Saturday at 6740 Sunset Road, on the south side, up from the Farmers Market. All proceeds are donated to local charities. For further information please contact Claudette McIntosh at

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BOOK SALE SATURDAY AT BLESSED SACRAMENT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Blessed Sacrament Church in Twentynine Palms is having a Bag Book Sale on Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There are hundreds of great books for children of all ages, plus activities for the classroom. Books are $5 a bag. All proceeds go to the Church. Blessed

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CD RELEASE AT THE 29 PALMS INN TOMORROW

A special musical event at the 29 Palms Inn Friday will celebrate the release of a new CD. Reporter Taylor Thacker says come out and hear the Soul Pattern Project… Independently produced and distributed Soul Pattern Project will play live at the Historic 29 Palms Inn as part of their

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MAN KILLED IN ROLL-OVER CRASH IN LANDERS THIS MORNING

A man was killed early this morning in a roll-over crash in Landers. About 3 a.m., the driver, who has not yet been identified, was driving a 4-door sedan northbound on Old Woman Springs Road when he lost control near La Brisa Drive. The car left the road and overturned,

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AGE OF DRIVER IN YUCCA VALLEY FATAL CRASH CORRECTED

A correction to our story about the crash in Yucca Valley Monday night in which a 13-year-old boy died. Owen McNichols, 13, of Morongo Valley, was crossing the highway southbound in a marked crosswalk on a Razor scooter at Inca Trail at 6:15 p.m. Monday, when he was hit by

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TWO JUVENILES ARRETED WITH STOLEN GO-CART

Two juveniles were arrested Saturday after they were found with a stolen go-cart in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy performed a vehicle check on a go-cart being driven on Cherokee Trail at 29 Palms Highway about 2:40 a.m. Saturday morning. The 13-year-old juvenile driving the go-cart

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN CITED FOR STEALING TOILET PAPER

And from the really?? file…

A Yucca Valley woman was cited at the Tortoise Rock Casino for stealing … toilet paper. According to a Sheriff’s report, Rebecca Judson, 32, went to the casino Sunday morning to gamble. While there, she went into the restroom, where, the report states, “she realized

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL: BLACK ROACK ROAD AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA

In a hastily called ceremony, the Yucca Valley Town Council held a ribbon-cutting for the Brehm Sports Park prior to its regular meeting yesterday. And then at the start of the meeting, the Council formally recognized Bill and Mona Brehm with a proclamation for their dedication, commitment and generosity to

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT PAVEMENT WORK STARTS TOMORROW

The highway improvement project in Yucca Valley is nearing completion. The sidewalks, curbs, gutters, handicap ramps, and raised medians have all been completed. On Thursday and Friday, October 9 and 10, pavement work will begin, starting with the westbound outside lane, then the eastbound outside lane, before moving to the

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS FROM SOLAR VENDORS

In recent months, an ad hoc committee of volunteers created a request for proposal for solar energy generation in the Morongo Unified School District. The committee received responses from 9 vendors, and whittled that list down to three. Reporter Dan Stork reports what happened when the final three made their

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FINANCING RELEASED FOR 42ND ASSEMBLY DISRICT RACE

Fundraising in the local Assembly race continues to favor candidates who had the most success before the primary. In the 42nd Assembly District, Republican Chad Mayes has raised nearly five times the money as Democrat Karalee Hargrove. Mayes’ campaign finance report showed the former Yucca Valley councilman has raised $245,420

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DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR MILITARY FAMILY TO APPLY FOR A HOME

The deadline for military veterans to apply for a new home in Twentynine Palms is October 15. The home is a project of the non-profit organization Desert Communities Fuller Center for Housing, and will be built by professional contractors and volunteers in two days in November. The home will carry

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SLEEPING BAGS NEEDED FOR THE HOMELESS

Morongo Basin Haven will be holding their annual sleeping bag drive to be given to many of the community’s homeless. The drive began today and will go through December 1. They are asking for gently used or new sleeping bags. Please drop off sleeping bags at the Basin Wide Foundation

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