YVHS 20TH REUNION

The Yucca Valley High School class of 1995 will hold its 20th reunion Saturday, June 6. The reunion will be held in La Quinta at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa. Tickets are $85 and includes a southwest-style buffet dinner and dancing, with music by a DJ. The reunion is

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SUV ROLLOVER SHOWS SEAT BELT VALUE

A man who was not wearing his seatbelt suffered major injuries when he was ejected from the vehicle he was riding in during a crash Thursday evening. According to the California Highway Patrol, Toa Solomona, 40, of Twentynine Palms, was driving a 2004 Ford F150 4-door pick-up truck in the

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CHILD MOLESTATION ARREST IN MORONGO VALLEY

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Thursday morning, accused of exposing himself to a minor. According to a Sheriff’s report, probation officers made a compliance check about 9:30 a.m. on Richard Arteaga, 39, at a home in the 10400 block of San Jacinto. Officers discovered that Arteaga exposed himself in

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CAR BREAK-INS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Three residents in Twentynine Palms reported their cars had been broken into Wednesday night. According to Sheriff’s reports, the thefts occurred in the 72200 block of Sunnyslope and 72300 block of Highway 62. Portable DVD players, tires and wheels, and a duffel bag containing BMX riding gear were stolen from

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“WAIT UNTIL DARK” FINAL WEEKEND AT THEATER 29

The final performance of the Theater 29 mystery “Wait Until Dark” is tonight. If you haven’t seen this spine-tingling thriller, now’s the time. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to get your tickets…

The final performance of the classic mystery thriller, “Wait Until Dark” by Fredrick Knott, directed by Ben

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, May 9. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:40 p.m. and end about 1:30 a.m. Highlights of the night will be galaxies and globular clusters, and Saturn will rise later in the evening. Bring water, snacks,

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MIRRORS & WINDOWS

Also tonight, a new exhibit opens at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells who’s showing…

Mirrors & Windows is the first invitational exhibition of art by some 18 contemporary artists who are art instructors affiliated with 13 Southern California community colleges. The artists work and teach in distinctly different

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GALLERY 62 RECEPTION SATURDAY NIGHT

Gallery 62 art gallery in Joshua Tree will hold the opening reception for its new show on Saturday, May 9, during the Saturday night Art Crawl from 6 to 8 p.m. Artists on display in May are Patrick Webster, Patricia Knight, Eric Saks, Nichole Vikdal, and Esther Shaw. During the

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MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN NAMED DESERT HOT SPRINGS CHIEF

The captain of the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station will be leaving to become chief of police of the Desert Hot Springs police department. Dale Mondary, who has been with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for 24 years, said his last day with the Sheriff’s Department will be June 12.

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FORMER SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ORDERED HELD FOR TRIAL

A former school bus driver from Twentynine Palms charged with lewd acts with a child, possession of child pornography, and using a concealed camera was ordered to stand trial after a preliminary hearing Thursday. Managing editor Tami Roleff was in court yesterday, and files this report…

Sheriff’s investigators told of

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HIGH WINDS BLAMED FOR YUCCA VALLEY HOUSE FIRE

Yesterday’s high winds are blamed for a house fire in Yucca Valley. According to County Fire Captain Donnie Viloria, at 2:40 p.m., a passer-by called in the small vegetation fire behind the rear of a vacant house in the 6400 block of Fortuna Avenue. Viloria said wind gusts of 35

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SQUATTERS START FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE THURSDAY NIGHT

Squatters are believed to be responsible for a fire in Joshua Tree Thursday night. According to Fire Captain Donnie Viloria, a Morongo Basin Ambulance crew smelled the smoke, investigated, discovered the fire in the 6400 block of Sunset Road, and called 911 just after 9:30. Aggressive action by firefighters from

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ROLLOVER CRASH ON HIGHWAY NEAR COLLEGE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON

We have limited information about a highway crash Thursday afternoon that sent three people to the hospital. About 5:45, a 4-door pick-up truck rolled over multiple times just east of Rotary Way near Copper Mountain College, coming to rest in the middle of the highway. One man was ejected and

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COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TUESDAY

A local resource fair will be held by Copper Mountain College this coming Tuesday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what services will be provided…

Copper Mountain College hosts a free community resource fair this Tuesday, May 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in 300 Quad on the main campus.

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VETERAN’S DISABILITY CLINIC TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

The Morongo Basin Veterans’ Disability Clinic will hold a free clinic tomorrow (Saturday, May 9), to help veterans complete and submit disability claims to the Veterans’ Administration. The clinic will be held from 10 to 4 at the Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Helen Gray Education Center. Veterans can also receive help

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LETTER CARRIERS COLLECTING FOOD TOMORROW

On Saturday, May 9, letter carriers across the Morongo Basin will be collecting food for families in need. Collect and bag non-perishable food items like canned meats, soups, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, and rice. Place the bag of food by your mail box Saturday for your mail carrier

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MUSICAL, “MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” CAST AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 has cast its next production—the comedic musical who-done-it, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” Based on an unfinished novel by Charles Dickens’, this murderous mystery re-creates the lively, bawdy world of a Victorian-era British music hall. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast list…

Veteran Theater 29 director Charles Harvey

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BOOK SIGNING AT THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Former Joshua Tree National Park ranger Joe Zarki will discuss his new book and hold a book signing at the Old Schoolhouse Museum in Twentynine Palms Saturday, May 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. His book, “Images of America—Joshua Tree National Park” will be available for purchase at the book

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SQUARE DANCING IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight. The lodge is located at 55946 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. Cliff Simpson will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Bob Paull will be cueing Rounds from 7:00 to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL AVID CLUB CARNIVAL TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms High School AVID club is holding a carnival Saturday, May 9, from 11 to 3. There will be games, food, prizes, music, face painting, dancing, and more. The High School is located at 72750 Wildcat Way in Twentynine Palms.