FREE LUNCHES FOR STUDENTS OFFERRED IN YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

Morongo Basin students up to age 18 can receive a free lunch in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms. The free lunch program begins Monday, June 23, and runs through Friday, August 1. Lunches will include a sandwich or pita, fresh fruit, vegetable, and milk. The free lunches will be available

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FREE MOVIE IN LUCKIE PARK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT: “ENDERS GAME”

The free “Movies in Luckie Park” series continues tonight in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to kick back on the cool grass and watch “Enders Game”… The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department presents their free event, Movies in Luckie Park, with “Ender’s Game” playing on Thursday, June

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WOMAN RESCUED FROM TEETERING CAR ON YUCCA GRADE THIS MORNING

A woman had to be rescued early this morning after her car went into a ditch in the Yucca Grade. Shortly after 5:30 a.m., a woman driving eastbound on Highway 62 going up the Yucca Grade drove off the side of the road, with her car perched precariously over the

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS APPROVE $4.8 BILLION BUDGET, STILL SHORTFALLS

It’s the time of year when bodies at many levels of government grapple with budgets for the following fiscal year. Tuesday, San Bernardino County announced approval of a balanced budget for 2014-2015. Reporter Dan Stork describes how that is to be achieved… The $4.8 billion San Bernardino County budget for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION INVITES THE PUBLIC, THEN PLODS THROUGH SIGN CODES

Last night, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission met to discuss the City’s sign code, largely excluding the public who were specially requested to attend. The meeting was billed as an opportunity for the Planning Commissioners to review the city’s sign code and make any necessary changes. Even though the public

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, PUBLIC HEARING ON AVAILABILITY CHARGES

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says among items if interest on the agenda is a public hearing… The Joshua Basin Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, June 18, starting at 7:00 p.m. During this meeting, the Board will have a public

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW IN CLOSED AND OPEN SESSIONS

The Board of Trustees for Copper Mountain College will hold two special meetings Thursday (June 19) morning. The first meeting is a closed session at 10 a.m. and is a continuation of the meeting from June 12, in which trustees will discuss the employment and appointment of a superintendent/president. The

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICE DISTRICT MEETS: COMPENSATION, BUDGET, AND A FIRE LEVY

The June 18 Morongo Valley CSD meeting will deal with a variety of mostly financial matters. Reporter Dan Stork says it includes general manager compensation, next year’s budget, and the fire levy… The June 18 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District Board of Directors starts at 7 p.m.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER INSTALLATION AND MIXER TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual installation event and summer mixer Thursday, June 19, at 6 p.m. at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Twentynine Palms. The Chamber will thank the outgoing board members, welcome incoming board members, and recognize those that made a difference in

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COUNTY COURTS TO OFFER ON-LINE RESTRAINING ORDER SYSTEM

The San Bernardino County Court system has initiated a free online system for people requesting a restraining order due to domestic violence. The applicant for a restraining order answers a few questions on the court’s website. The request can then be submitted to the court electronically 24 hours a day,

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BUSINESS MENTOR WORKSHOPS AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FRIDAY

SCORE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. SCORE volunteers have been helping small business owners for nearly fifty years. On Thursday, SCORE volunteers will hold workshops at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Sara Snyder has

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, June 18, in the Helen Gray Center at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be

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YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

Get your blankets and lawn chairs ready for this year’s Yucca Valley Summer Concert Series. Z107.7 has proudly sponsored the immensely popular free events since their start 20 years ago. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has this year’s concert line-up… The Town of Yucca Valley will offer a variety of six

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TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITORS CENTER ART GALLERY CALL FOR ART

Desert artists are invited to submit one piece of original art for the summer Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center. The theme is “Water in the Desert: Scarcity and Abundance.” Artwork must depict or be inspired by the theme of water in the desert, focusing

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COMMUNITY DRUM CIRLE THURSDAY MORNING

Nationally-known Joshua Tree percussionist Sam Sloneker will facilitate a community drum circle Thursday, June 19, at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church, Onaga at Church Street in Yucca Valley, during Dr. Lou Gerhardt’s weekly Positive Living Seminar. The experience is open to the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION TO DISCUSS SIGN CODES TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission returns to review of the Development Code at its June 17 meeting. Reporter Dan Stork reviews the discussion… For its June 17 meeting, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will hold its 39th study session on an update of the City’s Development Code. Up for discussion

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE COMPLETES NAVY TRAINING

Navy Seaman Apprentice Sara Kennedy, daughter of Rebecca Pessa of Yucca Valley, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. During the eight-week program, Kennedy completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety

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JOSHUA TREE SUMMER SPLASH THIS SATURDAY

Get the kids together for some cool fun in Joshua Tree this Saturday. Reporter Diana Jones invites you to the Summer Splash… The Joshua Tree Summer Splash is a free family event that will have something for everyone. Not only will it be a celebration of the Joshua Tree Community

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YUCCA VALLEY LOBOS FOOTBALL AND CHEER CAMP THIS WEEK

The Yucca Valley Lobos is holding a free youth football and cheer camp this week in Yucca Valley. Football runs through Thursday, June 19, and cheer camp runs through Wednesday, June 18. Both camps are from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brehm Sports Park, north of the Boys and

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ATTEMPTED STABBING IN LANDERS SUNDAY EVENING

A Landers man was arrested Sunday evening after he tried to stab someone with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, after Brian Grajkowski, 50, made a crude comment about a woman, he was told to stop talking like that and to leave the property in the 7800 block of

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