WE REVIEW “BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” BY ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS

The St. Joseph’s Players in Yucca Valley are performing “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the first in a coming-of-age, semi-autobiographical trilogy by Neil Simon. It’s 1937 in Brooklyn, New York, and the Jerome family—parents Jack and Kate, and sons Stanley and Eugene—have welcomed Kate’s widowed sister Blanche and her two daughters, Nora

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, October 17, at Wal-mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for

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BOXOHOUSE EXHIBITION IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

A special art exhibition in Joshua Tree tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker says come to the BoxoHOUSE…

Artist Heather L. Johnson, who travelled around the United States creating artwork that represented the beautiful sights she saw, will be presenting her artwork at an exhibition on Saturday, October 18, at the BoxoHOUSE

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SCULPTURE CLASS FOR KIDS AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM SATURDAY

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will offer a sculpture class for children Saturday as part of its Kid Ed-Ventures series. Children will be taught the basics of sculpture, and will be able to take home a creatively designed creature. The free class starts at 10:30 at the museum in Yucca Valley.

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WILDERNESS SOCIETY HIKES WHITEWATER CANYON TOMORROW

With an eye to the potential environmental impact of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, the Wilderness Society is planning to spotlight 12 California desert treasures in upcoming tours. Reporter Dan Stork tells about one scheduled for the Whitewater Canyon area tomorrow… Matt Jatovsky, a former ranger at the Mojave

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TOMORROW

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, October 18. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 6:45 p.m. and end about 2:00 a.m. The focus of the star party will be large spiral galaxies and brilliant globular clusters. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs,

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LEGO CHALLENGE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

How creative can you get with Lego bricks? Reporter Caitlin Logan says you can show your stuff off during Pioneer Days in Twentynine Palms… As part of this year’s Pioneer Day celebration in Twentynine Palms, there will be a Lego design challenge, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 19, in

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SIGN-UPS FOR TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

The Tri-Valley Little League is now registering boys and girls ages 4 to 16 for the 2015 season. Discounts are available for three or more children in a household, or if players are registered October 18 or October 25. Registration will be held in the Yucca Room of the Yucca

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OLD TIMERS GATHER TOMORROW

The annual old-timers gathering, a Pioneer days tradition in Twentynine Palms, is set for tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation… Join the Twentynine Palms Historical Society for the Old Timers Gathering on Saturday, October 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Old Schoolhouse Museum in Twentynine Palms. The

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ volleyball team will participate in the Nike Tournament of Champions.

In high school football, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team will host Rancho Mirage High School at home. The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat football team will

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FAMILY OF WOMAN KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS RAISING BURIAL FUNDS

The family of a woman killed in Twentynine Palms is trying to raise funds. Agnes Quitano, 19, who graduated from High School in Guam in 2013, was six months pregnant when she was killed in Twentynine Palms Thursday evening, October 9. The fetus also did not survive. “We lost them

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD CANDIDIATES EXPRESS SIMILAR VIEWS

In a crisp event that ran barely an hour, the three candidates for two open seats on the Board of Directors of the Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District showed little substantive difference in their responses during a forum on Wednesday night. Reporter Dan Stork gives a snapshot of what was said…

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AARON’S FINED OVER $28 MILLION IN SETTLEMENT

The state on Monday announced a $28.4 million settlement with Aaron’s, Inc., the nation’s second largest rent-to-own business, to resolve allegations the company violated California consumer protection and privacy laws. Aaron’s has a store in the Von’s Center in Yucca Valley. “Aaron’s concealed its illegal privacy and business practices from

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AN ARREST FOR PROWLING IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday night after he was caught breaking into a house. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor reported that a prowler had been in the 7400 block of Cibola Trail for the last few nights, and that she heard glass breaking and saw a

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CREDIT CARD PHONE SCAMMERS WORKING LOCALLY

The phone scammers are busy locally. Managing Editor Tami Roleff described her experience… I received a phone call recently from a blocked phone number and when I answered it, I heard an automated voice message saying that my MasterCard account had been locked, and to “press 1 to unlock the

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MONDAY IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER ELECTION

The deadline to register to vote for the November election is Monday, October 20. Register online at sbcountyelections.com, or pick up voter registration forms at the post office, city or town clerk’s office, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Public Health or Transitional Assistance Department in Yucca Valley

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MEDICARE OPTIONS FOR SENIORS TO BE EXPLAINED TOMORROW

Local seniors can find out about Medicare options tomorrow in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how… Health Net will be having an informational event for senior citizens about Medicare options. On Friday, October 17, from 9 to 11 a.m., Health Net will be present at the Twentynine Palms

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26 OF 53 ARTISTS NAMED FOR NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW ARE LOCAL

Of the 53 artists selected for the second annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition, 26 are local to the Morongo Basin. Twentynine Palms artists include Robert Arnett, Chuck Caplinger, Anne Lear, Mark Spangenberg, and Gillyan Thorburn. From Joshua Tree are Fred Fulmer, Coco Hall, James Hammons, Gerhard Kammer, Anahita

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REPTILES FOR SCIENCE TONIGHT AT OASIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Learn about reptiles for a good cause tonight. Reporter Caitlin Logan invites you to Oasis Elementary School in Twentynine Palms…. Come meet and learn about reptiles from around the world! Reptiles for Science is an event that will be held as a fundraiser for sixth grade science camp. There will

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LECTURE ON CHALLENGES TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TOMORROW

The Desert Institute and Copper Mountain College will hold a free lecture Friday, October 17 on “Challenges to Joshua Tree National Park.” Panelists will include Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith; the park’s Chief of Resources Andrea Comptom; and the park’s Chief of Interpretation Jennie Albrinck. The lecture is

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