FREE SURPLUS FOOD TO BE DISTRIBUTED THIS MONDAY

The third Monday of June 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, June

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YOU CAN GET $1,000 FOR YOUR OLD CAR

The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District will pay you $1,000 for your 1995 and older vehicle. To qualify, your car, truck or van must be currently registered and in operating condition. Vehicles within 60 days of required smog check must pass the test. To find out if your vehicle

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council, the HVCC, will meet this Monday. Speakers will talk about living with industrial solar. Spokesperson Betty Munson said the hot topic is the Solar One project now under review by the County—200 acres on private property just across Camp Rock Road from Lone Valley Solar.

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YARD SALE IN FLAMINGO HEIGHTS SATURDAY

On Saturday, June 13, Flamingo Heights is having their yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the cooled center. They will also have several vendors selling their items. Stop by and you might just find something special you can not resist.

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THINK ABOUT MARTIAL ARTS FOR EXERCISE AND FAMILY BONDING

ROP broadcast student Colby Thomas says martial arts can build your body and your family. He talked with a local martial arts expert…

Many people are interested in martial arts, but are not sure where or how to start. Not only can training be a way to get in shape

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STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCERS DO-SI-DO TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight. The lodge is located at 55946 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. John Walter will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Bob Paull will be cueing rounds from 7:00 to

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JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY OFFERS SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Again this year, the summer reading program brings prizes and performances to the Joshua Tree library. Reporter Dan Stork outlines the incentives and the schedule…

The summer reading program at the Joshua Tree Branch Library will begin a kick-off registration day Saturday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED, THREE TWENTYNINE PALMS MEN ARRESTED

Three Twentynine Palms men were arrested yesterday, accused of stealing a vehicle and being in possession of stolen property. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, about 8 a.m. Wednesday, a 2010 Lexus was reported stolen from the 72500 block of Juanita Drive in Twentynine Palms. Then about 2 p.m. yesterday,

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MARINE BASE REPRESENTATIVE OUTLINES MORONGO BASIN IMPACT

The Morongo Basin’s largest employer is the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the base’s Assistant Chief of Staff Jim Ricker was at the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting Tuesday night to report on the base’s economic impact on the Morongo Basin…

According

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FLAG RETIREMENT DAY SET FOR THIS SATURDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

In honor of Flag Day, a flag retirement ceremony will be held Saturday, June 13, at the Joshua Tree Memorial Park. Torn or tattered American or POW flags may be dropped off at the cemetery or the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 6402 Veterans Way, in Joshua Tree. Flags may

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SALVAGE SATURDAY AT MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST

When the Mojave Desert Land Trust cleans up properties it acquires, it also acquires a lot of stuff—some of it very neat, in a desert-y sort of way. Reporter Dan Stork welcomes you to Salvage Saturdays…

The Mojave Desert Land Trust inaugurates “Salvage Saturdays” with a sale of treasures mined

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HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL, “MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” AT THEATRE 29

The comedic musical, who-done-it, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” continues its run at Theatre 29 this weekend. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how you can help solve the mystery…

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” is the winner of the Tony “Triple Crown”: Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score! A distinguished

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TAY CENTER OFFERS LOCAL SERVICES FOR HOMELESS YOUNG ADULTS

Pacific Clinic’s TAY Center offers young adults a safe and comfortable place to define and accomplish their life goals. Clients can come to the TAY Center to meet their basic needs such as a meal, shower, laundry, enrichment groups, job training, housing referrals, and a place to meet new people.

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

There will be a distribution of surplus food at The Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street in Joshua Tree, from 10 to noon on Friday, June 12.

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DEATH CAFÉ AT YUCCA MESA COMMUNITY CENTER SUNDAY

The Death Café is back. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains that it’s not a dangerous place, but somewhere 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.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MOVIES IN THE PARK SERIES OPENS TONIGHT WITH “FROZEN”

The “Summer Movies at Luckie Park” season begins tonight. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a movie with the family underneath the stars. Movies will show Thursday evenings beginning tonight, at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tonight the kids favorite, Disney’s “Big Hero 6”, will be shown on the outdoor

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JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY SHOW HIGHLIGHTS CLIMATE CHANGE

The second Saturday of the month is the time for Joshua Tree Art Crawl. Reporter Dan Stork says a local gallery is coupling it with an environmental presentation…

The Mojave Desert Land Trust will be sponsoring a presentation on climate change in Joshua Tree. It will take place at the

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YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER SOFTBALL LEAGUES REGISTRATION EXTENDED

Summer adult slow pitch softball registration has been extended in Yucca Valley. Four adult slow pitch softball leagues are being offered by the town. Teams will play an average of ten games, followed by playoffs and a championship game. League play begins the week of June 22. Teams may choose

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL: WATER CONSERVATION, FIRE, AGENDA SETTING AND EXTRA FUNDS

The Twentynine Palms City Council said goodbye to Captain Dale Mondary and hello to his successor last night. Reporter Dan Stork says it also called a halt to further turf removal, selected members for the ad hoc Fire Committee, kept agenda-setting rules as-is, and approved the Special Funds Budget…

Sheriff’s

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NEW SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN A FAMILIAR FACE IN THE MORONGO BASIN

County Sheriff John McMahon promoted Lieutenant Jeff Joling to the rank of captain yesterday. Captain Joling will take over as commander of the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station June 27. He takes over from Captain Dale Mondary who is leaving June 12 to serve as the chief of police in nearby

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