FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents in Yucca Valley, at the offices of Pacific Clinics tomorrow, March 5. Pacific Clinics is located at 56020 Santa Fe Trail. The distribution will be from 3 to 5 in the afternoon. Recipients are requested to

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks a busy agenda….. Among the items on the consent agenda for the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting tonight, the Council will be asked to approve a contract with the County for the animal shelter and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

For its March 4 meeting, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will hold its 34th study session on an update of the City’s Development Code. Up for discussion tonight is section 19.82 — Offstreet Parking. The meeting starts at 6 pm in City Hall on Adobe Road.

BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, March 5, at the Yucca Valley Community Center from 12 to 4 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be free of

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RIBBON CUTTING FOR HOMELESS VETERANS THRIFTSHOP TOMORROW

Join the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce as they welcome Change for Vets thrift store to the community with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m. All sales and donations received at Change for Vets go toward the fight to end homelessness for American vets. Change for Vets

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK NAMES INTERIM SUPERINTENDANT, GENERATING $62 MILION ANNUALLY

Without fanfare, the National Park Service has moved a Joshua Tree National Park official into the position of acting superintendent. Reporter Dan Stork tells about the appointment of Andrea Compton… With the retirement of Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent Mark Butler, the National Park Service has started the recruitment process

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TOMORROW IS THE DEADLINE FOR SPELLING BEE TEAM REGISTRATION

Tomorrow is the deadline to register for the Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy’s 23rd Annual Spell-a-thon. The spelling bee for adults will be held from 9 to noon March 8 at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. Teams of

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GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP CHURCH OFFERS YOUTH ACTIVITIES

A Twentynine Palms Church is offering young people a way to get together with friends. ROP Broadcast student Christopher Hasley has more on the Gospel Fellowship youth club…… Gospel fellowship Christian Center Church is having a youth night every Monday night at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Located at 5898 Adobe

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

The California Retired Teachers’ Association will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 14, at the Helen Gray Center on White Feather Road in Joshua Tree. Guest speakers will Mary Reeves and Kelly Lomax, of the California Emergency Response Team (CERT). Please call Sherry Craft, 760-881-5275, no later than Monday,

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JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY ADULT BOOK CLUB MEETS TUESDAYS

A new program at the Joshua Tree Branch Library combines book discussion with local history. Reporter Dan Stork joins us again, and invites you to join the adult book club, starting up today… The Joshua Tree library will host a series of adult book club meetings Tuesday evenings at 6:00

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HIGH SCHOOL AND YOUTH SPORTS ROUNDUP

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats Boys’ tennis team competed in their first pre-season match-up against the Cathedral City High School Lions in Cathedral City yesterday. Coach Larry Battle said the Wildcats lost to the Lions 3-15.

Seven teams from Twentynine Palms traveled to Needles over the weekend for the

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MAN SHOT AND KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY NIGHT

A Twentynine Palms man was reported to have been shot in the head and killed Sunday night. Sheriff’s homicide detectives were called to a home in the 7300 block of Saladin Avenue last night. Z107.7 News will have more information as it becomes available.

POWER OUT AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL OVER THE WEEKEND

Teachers at Yucca Valley High School report that the high school was without power Monday morning, and has been without power all weekend. According to County Fire Captain Rick Denison, Yucca Valley firefighters were called to a reported transformer explosion right across from the high school at 8:22 Saturday morning.

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FIVE ARRESTED IN PUBLIC NUISANCE SWEEP

Five men were arrested Friday in Yucca Valley during an 8-hour panhandling and public nuisance sweep by the Sheriff’s Department. Arrested were Paul Garrison, 26, and Michael Flores, 23, for panhandling near Warren Vista and Highway 62. Flores was also found to be wanted on multiple felony burglary warrants. Michael

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ONE IN CUSTODY AFTER AN OFF-ROAD VEHICLE EVADES ARREST

Good detective work by two Sheriff’s deputies led to the arrest of a Twentynine Palms man Friday night after he was seen speeding on his off-road vehicle. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, about 8:18, Deputies Ericson Dominick and Shaunna Able saw Alejandro Gomez, 18, driving a quad about 80

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AUDITIONS FOR “NUNSET BOULEVARD” TONIGHT AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 will hold open auditions for the musical “Nunset Boulevard” tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says backstage help volunteers are also welcome… Auditions are tonight for “Nunset Boulevard,” the latest in the hilarious musical comedy series. If you’re interested in being in the Theatre 29 production, come to the main

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WONDER VALLEY MAN ARRESTED ON WEAPONS CHARGES

A Wonder Valley man on felony probation was arrested Thursday after weapons and ammunition were found in his home. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the home of William Wetterer, 67, of the 4700 block of Wilson Road about 8:30 a.m. for a probation compliance check. Deputies searched

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF BITING HUSBAND

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Thursday evening after her husband said she bit him. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man arrived home in the 57200 block of Juarez Drive and his wife, Yolanda Gilmore, 44, started arguing with him because he was late getting home. The man told

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UNITY HOME OFFERING STATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION TRAINING

Morongo Basin Unity Home will be offering its 40-hour California state Mandated Training class beginning March 4, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Classes will be every Tuesday and Thursday for 5 weeks. Unity Home offers this course to our community free of charge. For questions, or to enroll,

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DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING AT YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION

Yucca Valley Recreation will be offering dog obedience classes starting this Thursday. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get fluffy signed up… Find the joys of having an obedient dog with a six week Basic Dog Obedience Training Course beginning on Thursday, March 6th at the Yucca Valley Community

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