DEATH CAFE AT YUCCA MESA COMMUNITY CENTER

The Death Café is back. Reporter Sara Snyder tells where to go for a lively discussion…

The Transition Joshua Tree Heart and Soul Team invites the public to the Death Café. At Death Cafes, people drink coffee, eat cake, and discuss death. The aim is to increase awareness of

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN GETS LIFE FOR RAPE OF 12-YEAR-OLD

A 35-year-old Yucca Valley man was sentenced to life without parole on Wednesday for the rape of a 12-year-old Claremont girl last year. Joseph Davall broke into the girl’s home in March 2014 and sexually assaulted her in her bed while she was home alone. When he left, he took

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RIDER HURT IN DIRT BIKE VERSUS SUV CRASH

We have limited information about a dirt bike rider was injured Thursday when he was struck by an SUV on Old Woman Springs Road in Yucca Valley. Shortly before 5:30, the unidentified dirt biker rider was crossing Old Woman Springs Road near Sunnyslope when he was hit by a man

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ANOTHER IRS TAX SCAM

Now that the end of tax season is here, federal officials are warning about scammers posing as IRS agents. The IRS imposter scam tops the list of tax scams to be on the lookout for this year, according to law enforcement officials. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives tips on how

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MOVER ARRESTED

An employee of a moving company was arrested Thursday, accused of stealing from the customer he was packing for a move. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a residence on Copper Drive on board the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms about 10:30 Thursday morning. A supervisor at

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COLLEGE APPROVES $162,000 PRESIDENT/SUPERINTENDANT CONTRACT

The Copper Mountain College board met in three sessions yesterday: a regular session, a joint session with the Morongo Unified School Board, and a closed session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files reports on both public sessions. In his first report Lipsitz says a formal contract was made with

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COLLEGE AND SCHOOL BOARDS MEET IN JOINT SESSION

The joint meeting of the college and school boards saw the two entities downright giddy over the session. Mike Lipsitz said no decisions were made but optimism filled the room… When the elected governing boards from Copper Mountain College and the Morongo Unified School District met in an eagerly anticipated

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW AT WAL-MART

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, May 16, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone marrow

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HI-DESERT CHORUS CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND

The Hi-Desert Chorus will hold its very popular spring concert May 16 and 17 in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. The doors open at 2, with the concert starting at 2:30. Directed by Jeff Lantz, the concert will feature old favorites, as well as a new

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL DINNER TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS

The Associated Student Body at Twentynine Palms High School is hosting a fund-raising dinner to benefit Special Olympics. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation… The Twentynine Palms ASB President, Jarod Burks, is holding a benefit dinner for the Special Olympics Southern California on Saturday, May 23, starting at 7:00 p.m.

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, May 16. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:45 p.m. and end about 1:30 a.m. Saturn is as bright as it will ever be year and five or six of its moons will be visible. Bring

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of May is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, May

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JOSHUA TREE VFW COOKIN’ UP SOMETHING DIFFERENT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up something different for dinner tonight—chili and chili fries, from 4:00 to 6:00. There is no Sunday breakfast. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

SKY VIEW CHAPEL RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE TOMORROW

Sky View Chapel will hold a rummage and bake sale Saturday, May 16, starting at 8 a.m. The church is located at 7475 Sunny Vista Road in Joshua Tree.

DESERT FERMENTERS MEET TOMORROW

Those who prepare food and beverages using fermentation techniques will meet together tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains… SoCal Desert Fermenters will hold its quarterly meeting for both novice and experienced fermenters to share experiences, techniques, recipes, and tastes of homemade fermented foods and beverages. Examples include sauerkraut, sourdough bread,

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LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL TRACK TEAMS ON THE FIELD TOMORROW

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School and Twentynine Palms High School track teams will participate in the CIF preliminaries at Estancia High School.

CAR WASH TO BENEFIT ONAGA ELEMENTARY SCIENCE CAMP

Come out and support Onaga’s sixth grade science camp car wash fundraiser Sunday May, 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Onaga Elementary School. They are asking for $5 donations.

YUCCA VALLEY VOTERS PASS SEWER ASSESSMENT BY LARGE MARGIN

Prior to the opening of the ballots for the formation of an assessment district for the Yucca Valley sewer project, the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors held a public hearing yesterday morning, in which residents could ask questions about the assessment district. Most of the comments made by residents

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YUCCA VALLEY MARINE SAFE, HELPING VICTIMS OF NEPAL EARTHQUAKES

A Marine from Yucca Valley is in Nepal helping with the humanitarian aid following two major earthquakes there in the last two weeks. Sergeant Juan Alcaraz is a crew chief assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, which is based at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside. The squadron is part

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DRUG AND NEEDLE DROP-OFF AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER SATURDAY

Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a drop-off event for unwanted prescription drugs and used needles. The event takes place Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to noon in front of the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree. Drugs and used needles are a contamination and

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