LACK OF FACTS STYMIE JOINT TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL AND WATER DISTRICT MEETING

Monday, the Twentynine Palms Water District had a joint meeting with the City of Twentynine Palms to discuss how to format a meeting on Fire Department issues. At the meeting to plan a meeting, no actions took place because the staff did not have all the facts thy needed to

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ST. JOSEPH PLAYERS FUND-RAISING BARBECUE SATURDAY

Yucca Valley’s St. Joseph’s players, now in rehearsal for “Brighton Beach Memoirs” will serve up some good food as a fund-raiser Saturday. Reporter Cassie Zimarik gets out the napkins… On Saturday, September 13, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. the cast of “Brighton Beach Memoirs” will serve a BBQ Dinner to

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APPLICATIONS STILL AVAILABLE FOR YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR HOUSING

The organization behind the new low-income senior housing is still taking applications for apartments in the Dumosa Senior Village in Yucca Valley. The very-low rent apartments have already been leased; the apartments that are still available rent for between $567 and $629 monthly, depending on the applicant’s income. Interested seniors

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YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CLUB MEETS FRIDAY

The Yucca Valley Senior Club will resume their monthly meetings this Friday, September 12, at 10 a.m. at the Yucca Valley Senior Center located at the Community Center. All seniors and those interested in helping seniors are welcome.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Not all local federal surplus food distributions are on the third Monday of the month. Reporter Dan Stork tells about another one in Joshua Tree… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents on Friday, September 12, at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street,

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LOCAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS SATURDAY

At Saturday’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club, local Democrats will vote on endorsements for the November election, followed by a presentation from California Common Cause, a non-partisan, advocacy organization working to strengthen public participation and government accountability. Fellowship and a $10 breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the meeting

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RECEPTION FOR JOSHUA HIGHLANDS ARTIST IN RESIDENCY

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist-in-Residence program will hold a reception Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… A New York artist has returned to Joshua Tree. Saul Melman, who was an artist in residence with BoxoHouse, will hold a reception for the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency Exhbition. Melman

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RUMMAGE SALE AT LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN CENTER

The Women’s Ministries of the Lighthouse Christian Center at 5475 Sunburst Ave., Joshua Tree will hold a rummage sale from 8 to 3 this Friday and 8 to 2 Saturday.

TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB “KICKIN’ IT WITH THE MAYOR” EVENT SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms Youth Club does great things for the kids of Twentynine Palms. Reporter Dan Stork says you have a chance to help the club, and get a great meal while doing it… Come to “Kickin’ It with the Mayor” on September 13, and support the programs of the

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LANDERS ELEMENTARY BACK-TO-SCHOOL MONTH TONIGHT

Landers Elementary School will hold a back-to-school night Thursday, September 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. Parents are encouraged to come meet their children’s teachers and see their classrooms. The sixth graders will hold a bake sale to raise money to send them to Science Camp.

YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL POTATO BAR MONDAY

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ volleyball team will hold a potato bar dinner Monday, September 15, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. An auction will be held for a variety of decadent desserts. The potato dinner and auction will be held in the high school gym, at 7600 Sage Avenue

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR CHILD CRUELTY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday afternoon, accused of punching his daughter. According to a Sheriff’s report, two girls, 10-year-old and 15-year-old sisters, were fighting at a home in the 58800 block of Barron Avenue about 3:30 yesterday. After the 15-year-old hit the 10-year-old, the report states that Russell

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YUCCA VALLEY LOOKS AT TOUGH RULES FOR ADULT ORIENTED BUSINESSES

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission discussed tightening the rules for operating and adult-oriented business in the Town last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at that meeting and files this report… Technically, the Town of Yucca Valley doesn’t have any adult businesses, because under the Town’s code, an adult business

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL WAIVES FEES FOR NON-PROFIT HOUSE BUILDING PROJECTS

Prior to last night’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council, the Council traveled to Theatre 29 and dedicated a new Simi Dabah metal sculpture. The sculpture, which brings to mind the “Comedy” and “Tragedy” theater masks, is the centerpiece of the theater’s new Serenity Garden. Following the dedication, council

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD HEARS THEIR FISCAL STATUS IS BEING MONITORED FOR RISK

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet in a closed session meeting 2:00 Thursday, September 11, to continue its discussion of the employment of a superintendent/president. The board will also negotiate with the College’s Faculty Association. The open session will begin at 3. First up on the agenda,

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7TH ANNUAL “TASTE OF MORONGO” THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

The 7th annual “Taste of Morongo” will be this Saturday evening. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her utensils… Joshua Tree Rotary Club presents the 7th Annual Taste of Morongo on Saturday, September 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This event takes place at the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting Wednesday, September 10, are correspondence from the Local Agency Formation Commission and an audit from the county treasurer/tax collector, and airport use and aircraft tie-down agreements. Under new business, the directors will discuss

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TWENTYNINE PALMS OLD SCHOOL HOUSE LECTURE FRIDAY NIGHT

The Old Schoolhouse Museum Friday Night lecture series continues this week. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says you can even dine with the guest before the lecture… The Twentynine Palms Historical Society will be continuing its Friday Lecture Series on September 12th with “Harlem Rides the Range”. The guest speaker will be

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CUB SCOUT PACK 903 OF YUCCA VALLEY RECRUITING NIGHT SATURDAY

Cub Scout Pack 903 in Yucca Valley is holding their annual recruitment night this Saturday September 13, at the Yucca Valley Senior center. Cub Scouts is a non-profit organization whose goal is to guide boys from 1st through 5th grade into smart, thoughtful young teens and then ultimately into responsible

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IRS PHONE SCAM TARGETING LOCAL RESIDENTS

Con men are posing as the IRS in the latest phone scam victimizing local residents. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you what to be careful of… The scammers are still trying to separate you from your money. Last week, another Morongo Basin resident received a phone call from a man

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