TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR TO PERFORM AT A PADRES GAME

The Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir will get taken to the old ball game next month. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the choirs boosters are selling tickets to join them at a Padres game…

The Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir is headed to San Diego in September. The

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FOOD FOR LIFE LOOKING FOR DRIVERS

Food for Life in Twentynine Palms is looking for volunteer drivers. Are you looking for a way to spread kindness and meet some great people? Food for Life/Breaking Bread Ministry delivers hot meals to community shut-ins. About 100 meals are delivered each week, with the routes divided into four groups.

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SPRINGSTEEN EXPERIENCE AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

A Bruce Springsteen tribute band takes the stage for the free Live at the Rock concert tonight at the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms tonight. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says come on down tonight where they’ll be Dancing in the Dark…

Tonight, August 21, the Springsteen Experience, a Bruce

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SERVING FISH AND CHIPS TONIGHT, TACOS WEDNESDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and chips dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Two pieces are $6; three pieces are $7. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.The VFW Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO GIVE FIRE RESPONSIBILITY TO THE COUNTY

The Twentynine Palms City Council met in a special meeting last night to consider whether it should express its support for the Twentynine Palms Water District to transfer control of its Fire Department to San Bernardino County. The water district approved the annexation proposal August 5th. The Fire Department faces

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CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK UPDATES YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL

Former mayor, California Assemblyman, and now Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley addressed the Yucca Valley Town Council at its Tuesday night meeting. Managing editor Tami Roleff says some of the issues he addressed during his 20-minutes talk were bills that outlawed privately owned drones in fire zones, increased penalties

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SHERIFF'S CAPTAIN TALKS ABOUT “PROBLEM-ORIENTED POLICING”

When Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Joling addressed the Yucca Valley Town Council Tuesday night, he discussed a recent problem-oriented policing project that resulted in several arrests. Problem-oriented policing focuses on “quality of life” issues, such as drug possession and panhandling, that adversely affect people who live, work, and visit in Yucca

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TAKING PRESCRIPTIONS AND NEEDLES SATURDAY

Those expired prescriptions or old needles around your house pose a real danger to your family and to our environment. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says Hi-Desert Medical Center will be collecting them Saturday… Hi-Desert Medical Center hosts a drop-off event for unwanted prescription drugs and used sharps or needles on Saturday,

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MORONGO UNIFIED ADMINISTRATORS ON “UP CLOSE” SHOW FRIDAY

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District open Monday. Tomorrow’s Up Close Show on Z107.7 will be a “Back-to-School” special, with Superintendent Tom Baumgarten and Director of Secondary Curriculum Amy Woods. Call in with your questions about busing, lunches, curriculum, scheduling, or going back to school. It all begins at

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BANK MANAGER, DEPUTY, SAVE VICTIM FROM IRS SCAM

The IRS has received 500,000 complaints about tax scams in just the last year. At a US Senate hearing in March, the deputy inspector general said about 4,000 people have collectively lost $20 million. He added that the scams are an effective and fast way to steal the taxpayers’ money.

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STAR PARTY AT SKY'S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, August 22. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:45 p.m. and end about 1 a.m. The highlight of the evening will be Saturn and its rings along with a perfect first quarter moon. Bring water, snacks,

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FOUNDATION OFFERS STUDENT BUS PASSES

The Copper Mountain College Foundation is assisting students with transportation needs. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look… Because transportation can be a huge barrier for college students the Copper Mountain College Foundation is breaking down that barrier for the nearly 2,000 students enrolled there. The Foundation subsidizes bus rides

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LUAU DINNER-DANCE SATURDAY AT YUCCA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER

Get out your grass skirts and aloha wear. The Town of Yucca Valley is sponsoring a luau dinner and dance Saturday, August 22, starting at 6 p.m. in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Enjoy a live Polynesian show, complete with flaming swords, a luau-themed light supper,

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MEATLOAF DINNER AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

Chef A.C. and the Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a Thursday night dinner tonight from 4:00 to 8:00. On the menu is meatloaf, potatoes, veg, and salad, for $8. The VFW post is located at 6402 Veterans Way.

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PIPE BOMB DETONATED BY SHERIFF'S BOMB SQUAD IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s bomb and arson squad blew up a pipe bomb in Yucca Valley Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a 7-year-old girl found a suspicious device that looked like a pipe bomb in her back yard of the 7100 block of Barberry Avenue. The device was described as

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STUCK BIG RIG CLOSES OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD

Old Woman Springs Road was closed down in both directions for just over two hours Tuesday afternoon when a big rig truck making a U-turn got stuck. According to CHP Officer Randy O’Brien, the truck, which was hauling half of a mobile home, was northbound on Old Woman Springs Road

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT

The Yucca Valley Town Council dealt with routine business during its regular meeting last night. Then, following the open session, the council went into closed session for a performance evaluation of Town Manager Curtis Yakimow. A report released after the meeting states that Yakimow received a positive performance evaluation for

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SHERIFF'S STATION TAGGED, 1 ADULT ARREST, 2 JUVENILES CITED

An 18-year-old man was arrested Monday afternoon, accused of vandalizing the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station and county courthouse in Joshua Tree. Employees arriving to work about 7:30 Monday morning noticed that the courthouse, Sheriff’s Department building, and a medical office across the highway, had been tagged with graffiti overnight. An

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday afternoon, accused of beating up his girlfriend and threatening her with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called deputies from the 54600 block of 29 Palms Highway about 12:40 to say her boyfriend was beating her with a fist, and

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD LOOKING INTO ADDITIONAL TAXES

The Morongo Valley CSD Board met last night. Additional taxes, super majority, and a lease were all om the agenda. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at that meeting and files this report…

At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, directors formed an ad hoc committee to investigate

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