MARIJUANA SALES ARREST AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of selling marijuana at Copper Mountain College. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses called the Sheriff’s Department about 12:40 p.m. to report suspicious activity surrounding a vehicle in the parking lot at Copper Mountain College. Deputies noticed multiple people coming to

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, March 21. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:40 p.m. and end about midnight. The winter Milky Way will be easy to see, as well as several distant galaxies and Jupiter. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks,

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URINETOWN THE MUSICAL RECEIVES CRITICAL ACCLAIM

The edgy musical comedy, “Urinetown the Musical” continues to receive critical acclaim at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more…

Theatre and film critic, Jack Lyons attended a performance of “Urinetown the Musical” last weekend and says in The Desert Star Weekly, “The cast of enthusiastic performers give it their

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE GENERAL MEETING

Transition Joshua Tree will hold a general membership meeting Sunday, March 22, from 5 to 8 p.m., with a potluck dinner beginning at 5. Bring a dish to share along with your own plate, cup, and utensils. There will be a special presentation of Heart and Soul: The Musical. The

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29P YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION

The City of Twentynine Palms has a wealth of recreation programs. ROP broadcasting student Alexys Sanders says that the successful teen basketball program is accepting registrations…

The city of Twentynine Palms 2015 Spring Teen Basketball League starts soon. Registrations will be taken at the Twentynine Palms Recreation Office at 74362

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a Sunday breakfast is pancakes, eggs, omelets, quesadillas, and more from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

MARINE DOING SPEEDING BIKE WHEELIES UP ADOBE ROAD CITED

Twentynine Palms deputies arrested a reckless motorcycle rider who was speeding and doing wheelies Wednesday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy spotted Corporal Zachary Coffinger, 24, a Marine with Third Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, about 12:18 p.m. doing wheelies on his 2002 Honda motorcycle as he was driving

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POT DEALER ARRESTED AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of selling marijuana at Copper Mountain College. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses called the Sheriff’s Department about 12:40 p.m. to report suspicious activity surrounding a vehicle in the parking lot at Copper Mountain College. Deputies noticed multiple people coming to

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SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORKSHOP

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting was split between workshops and regular business. Today, reporter Dan Stork tells about the Advanced Placement workshop…

A second workshop preceding the regular meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education was about Advanced Placement courses. The pass rate

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1 BILLION DOLLAR STATE DROUGHT-RELIEF EMERGENCY BILL PROPOSED

The State Governor and lawmakers proposed a $1 billion in drought-relief spending yesterday, money that could be used to increase the Inland-area water supply by recycling, capturing stormwater and cleaning up groundwater. The two bills include $128 million to ease immediate impacts of the drought such as dry wells, job

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ST JOSEPH’S PLAYERS AUDITIONING FOR “BILOXI BLUES” TUESDAY

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley are holding open auditions for the Neil Simon comedy, “Biloxi Blues” Tuesday night, March 24. The show opens May 8 with weekend performances through May 31. Director Rebecca Havely has the details…

Auditions for the St. Joseph’s Players next production, “Biloxi Blues” are

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, March 21, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone

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MORONGO VALLEY BURRITO BREAKFAST BENEFITS FIRE ENGINE FUND

The Morongo Valley Firefighters’ Auxiliary will hold a burrito breakfast fundraiser Saturday, March 21. The fundraiser will include breakfast of burritos filled with eggs, potatoes, cheese, meat or veggie sausage; an art show by the Art Colony of Morongo Valley, and raffles. Breakfast is from 8 to 11 and is

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BUSY WEEK FOR THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. The Sunday breakfast is pancakes, eggs, omelets, quesadillas, and more from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR REACH-OUT BENEFIT AUCTION

Reach out Morongo basin is planning their 3rd annual art auction for May 2nd. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says they are looking for donations……

The third annual art auction to benefit Reach Out Morongo Basin, has been changed to May 2. The first two auctions were held in December at

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine palms High School Wildcats track and field team faced off with the Shadow Hills Knights in a DeAnza league match up. Coach Ronda Morton said the boys fell by the unofficial score of 54-72. Sophomore, Spencer Walton led cats with 11 points, Freshman KJ Morton added in 9

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JOSHUA TREE’S JESIKA VON RABBIT RELEASING SOLO ALBUM

Joshua Trees’ own, Jesika von Rabbit, known for her singing with local band, Gram Rabbit, is celebrating her solo album release with two upcoming concerts. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with all the details…

Jesika von Rabbit performs a live stage show with an entourage of dancers in two upcoming album

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SERVCIES FOR BESSIE MAE CATLEBERRY

Bessie Mae Castleberry, a 20-year-resident of Twentynine Palms, died March 13. She was 90 years old. Bessie Mae Castleberry is survived by a daughter, Deborah Bouleware of Brooklyn, New York; three sons, Raymond Greenidge, of Twentynine Palms, Norman Greenidge of Los Angeles, and Glenn Castleberry of Dallas, Texas; eight grandchildren,

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HI-DESERT WATER CELEBRATES 1% STATE SEWER SYSTEM LOAN

Hi-Desert Water District celebrates a low-cost loan last night. The tone at the meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors was restrained jubilation. Reporter Dan Stork explains the joy and the restraint… The directors of the Hi-Desert Water District thanked staff, Yucca Valley town officials, regulatory officials and

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SERIAL TRESPASSER ARRESTED AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday morning for continually trespassing at Yucca Valley High School. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Kweisi Hall, 18, had been repeatedly warned by school and law enforcement officials to stay off the school campus. He refused to do so and after an investigation, Kweisi

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