“THE 39 STEPS” CONTINUES AT THEATRE 29

There’s lots going on in the Morongo Basin this weekend. Let’s start with the comedy/mystery “The 39 Steps”, which has been convulsing local audiences with laughter, and which continues its run at Theatre 29. A Friday morning check of the website theatre29.org shows many great seats available for tonight’s 7

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY FALL OPENING RECEPTION

The 29 Palms Art Gallery opens its fall season with a reception this Sunday, September 7, from 12 to 3 p.m. at the gallery, 74055 Cottonwood Drive, in Twentynine Palms. Refreshments will be served and admission is free. Featured are three exhibitions: Tony Milici, absurdist reductionist; Jenifer Palmer-Lacy, images from

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UNITY HOME “GRILL AND CHILL” FUNDRAISER

Saturday, September 6, Morongo Basin Unity Home is hosting its first annual “Grill and Chill” fundraiser. Come out to the Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club on Sunburst from 4-8 p.m. for food, games, and a special appearance by The Mane Street Stampede. Come watch these gunslingers, enjoy some great food, and

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RECEPTION FOR FOUR ARTISTS AT THE GLASS OUTHOUSE

Four artists will be featured at the Glass Outhouse Gallery east of Twentynine Palms. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation to the reception…..

Four artists will be exhibiting at the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery in Wonder Valley in September. An opening reception is set for Saturday, September 6, from

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A SPUDTACULAR DINNER SUNDAY AT UNITED METHODIST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will hold a “Spudtacular” baked potato dinner, Sunday, September 7, starting at 5 p.m. Load up your potato with mild chili, real bacon bits and all the extras, all for only $5. Fix a salad with a variety of dressings and choose from

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JOSHUA TREE VFW MEALS AND CASINO NIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post is serving a Sunday breakfast of chicken fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. And while you’re at the VFW, buy your tickets to the 21st Annual Casino Night, sponsored by the Desert Communities

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MATURE DRIVER EDUCATION CLASS

Drivers 70 years of age and older at the time the driver license expires must appear in person to renew his or her driver license. Written and vision tests are required. Unlike this reporter, Taylor Thacker doesn’t have to worry about this for a while. But she has some information

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JOSHUA TREE PRESCHOOL LITERACY LOUNGE EXTENDS HOURS

The Joshua Tree Preschool Literacy Lounge has extended its hours and is now open on Saturdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. Families with children age 5 and younger can get a jump on their kids’ literacy through family projects, story time, and use of technology. Through the program, children

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“BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” CAST ANNOUNCED

The St. Joseph’s players are in rehearsal for their next production, one in which playwright Neil Simon drew upon his own roots. Cassie Zimarik tells who’s who in the cast…

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley announce the cast for their next production; Neil Simon’s highly acclaimed semi-autobiographical comedy/drama

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STATE APPEALS DECISION FAVORING TWENTYNINE PALMS’ PROJECT PHOENIX BONDS

This past April, the City of Twentynine Palms won a round in its legal struggle with the California Department of Finance over the proceeds of bonds that the City issued to finance the Project Phoenix development effort. At that time, a judge ruled “that nothing in the redevelopment laws preclude[d

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL AND WATER DISTRICT WILL MEET TO MEET

Continuing the dance that began when the Twentynine Palms Water District abandoned a plan to pass control of the local fire department to San Bernardino County, the Water District and the City Council have agreed to meet. Reporter Dan Stork says that first, they will talk about what to talk

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FOUR PEOPLE ARRESTED IN THREE UNRELATED CHILD ABUSE CASES

Four people were arrested in three unrelated child abuse cases yesterday. According to Sheriff reports, Allison Feldman, 25, of the 6500 block of Sierra Avenue in Joshua Tree, is accused of hitting her husband and child Wednesday night, causing minor injuries. Allison Feldman was arrested for investigation of cruelty to

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR THREATENING TO KILL HIS BROTHER WITH A KNIFE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday evening after he threatened to kill his brother with a knife. According to the Sheriff’s department, Albert Runyon, 43, was trying to break into a home in the 55300 block of Santa Fe Trail about 6:45 p.m. yesterday. The brother told police that

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WE CORRECT A STORY ABOUT AN ARREST

This correction today: On September 2nd, Z107.7 news reported that Michael Martin, 24, of Joshua Tree, was arrested for driving on a suspended license at a Sheriff’s checkpoint and booked into the Morongo Basin jail. That information supplied to Z107.7 was incorrect; while Martin was cited and detained, he was

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY LOOKING FOR YOUTH COMMISSIONERS

The Town of Yucca Valley is recruiting for their Youth Commission. Assignment Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you how to apply…..

Did you know that the Town of Yucca Valley has a Youth Commission? Students in grades 7 through 12 who attend school in Yucca Valley are eligible to serve on

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UNITY HOME “GRILL AND CHILL” FUNDRAISER TOMORROW

Tomorrow, Saturday, September 6, Morongo Basin Unity Home is hosting its first annual “Grill and Chill” fundraiser. Come out to the Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club on Sunburst from 4-8 p.m. for food, games, and a special appearance by The Mane Street Stampede. Come watch these gunslingers, enjoy some great food,

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FOOD AND SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR LOCAL HOMELESS VETERANS

There are many homeless veterans in the Morongo Basin who are lacking the necessities to keep warm and fed. A new organization, Vets Cruzin for a Cause, is collecting jackets, blankets, and food to distribute to these homeless vets. If you have old jackets, blankets, and food you can spare,

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NEW WEBSITE IS A VETERANS PROGRAMS CLEARING HOUSE

Trying to get focused information on veterans’ programs from a general-purpose Internet search engine can be like getting a sip of water from a fire hose. Reporter Dan Stork describes a web-based start-up that seeks to control the flow…

Purportedly, there are over 50,000 organizations that provide services to veterans

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JOSHUA TREE VFW OFFERING MEALS, CASINO NIGHT TICKETS, AND A POKER RUN

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Sunday breakfast is chicken fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. And while you’re at the VFW, buy your tickets

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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA BREAKFAST TOMORROW

Welcome the new month at the First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center located at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree tomorrow. The Best $5 Breakfast is served from 8 am to 11 a.m. Come out to visit with your mesa neighbors and enjoy a good

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