CDPA ANNIVERSARY ART EXHIBIT OPENS IN JOSHUA TREE FRIDAY

An art exhibit will mark the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act. Reporter Cassie Zimarik invites you to Joshua Tree Friday evening… On Friday, November 14, there will be an opening reception for the CDPA 20th Anniversary Exhibit. The exhibit will feature artwork from Joshua Tree National Park

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HEAR ABOUT MIGRATORY BIRDS AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will host a lecture Thursday, November 13, on bird migration. The Morongo Basin has a large number of birds that stop during their migratory journeys. Each species has a different, but equally interesting migration story. This presentation starts at noon; admission is $5 for the general

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NEW MURAL CELBRATES CDPA 20TH ANNIVERSARY

Continuing the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act, a new mural will be dedicated in Twentynine Palms Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation…… Local artists Chuck Caplinger and Art Mortimer have been busy painting a new mural on the Old Schoolhouse museum in

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ENROLLMENT STARTS SATURDAY FOR COVERED CALIFORNIA

Under the Affordable Care Act, all Americans are required to have health insurance. Open enrollment for obtaining insurance coverage for 2015 in California’s insurance marketplace, Covered California, begins Saturday, November 15. If you find the marketplace too confusing, you can use the services of certified agents for Covered California, such

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PEDESTRIAN KILLED CROSSING THE HIGHWAY IN MORONGO VALLEY

A pedestrian was killed last night in Morongo Valley as he attempted to cross the highway. About 5:50 p.m., the elderly Morongo Valley man was crossing Highway 62 southbound at Desert Willow when he was struck by a Sheryl Scott, 50, of Morongo Valley, who was driving westbound in a

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A COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY

Morongo Valley fire fighters were called to a commercial structure fire Monday afternoon. According to Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, an alarm went out at 12:16 p.m. from the Village Mart, on the corner of Senilis and the Highway. The store’s coolers had an electrical malfunction, which charged the building with

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MET LAST NIGHT, TWO RESOLUTIONS PASSED

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council heard about Marine Base programs, met the new National Park superintendent, and hoped to prod the county into action in diverse areas. Reporter Dan Stork reports on those items, and on a rejected invitation revealed during public comment… Erin Adams, from the Community Plan

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ATTEMPTED ROBBERY OF YUCCA VALLEY TACO SHOP BY FINGERPOINT

A Los Angeles man was arrested Monday night after he attempted to rob a taco shop with his finger. Shortly after closing, at 10:12 p.m., Michael Clark, 21, walked into Algoberto’s Taco Shop in the 56100 block of 29 Palms Highway, with his face covered and his hand under his

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER EVADING DEPUITES

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday night after he fled from a Sheriff’s deputy in Landers. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick, a deputy tried to stop a blue pick-up truck about 11:35 p.m. near Reche Road and Belfield Boulevard for equipment violations. The driver sped off and turned

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TOMORROW NIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council meets one day late because of the Veterans Day holiday. Reporter Dan Stork tells what it will talk about… Following a closed session at 5:15 p.m. to confer on two cases of potential litigation and to talk about recruitment of a City Manager, the Twentynine

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER ACCUSES SOLAR FIELD OF WATER THEFT

The Joshua Basin Water District accused a company operating a commercial solar field in Joshua Tree of water theft. According to a release from the district, a telemetry alarm notified crews early November 4 of a line break near the Sun Edison solar project in Joshua Tree. Staff discovered a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WEED SHOW WINNERS

A busy weekend with perfect weather drew over 450 visitors—including some from Switzerland—to the Old Schoolhouse Museum for the Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s Annual Weed Show. The theme this year was All Rhyme, No Reason, and 35 individuals entered 146 compositions showcasing local desert weeds and appropriate accessories. The People’s

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A SPATE OF VANDALISM IN YUCCA VALLEY

Numerous Yucca Valley homes were vandalized during the night Sunday. According to Sheriff’s reports, a home in the 7700 block of Inca Trail reported graffiti spray painted on a wall behind the residence. A home in the 58000 block of Hidden Gold had its outside lights smashed during the night;

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD SPECIAL MEETING WEDNESDAY

The Morongo Valley Community Services District has scheduled a special meeting. Reporter Dan Stork says it will deal with governance issues… At special meeting on Wednesday, November 12, the Morongo Valley Community Services District will discuss a sunshine ordinance, policies for the board’s relations among directors and with district staff,

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MUSIC AND MEDITATION AT HARRISON HOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE

A unique experience of music and meditation this week in Joshua Tree. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more on the workshop and performance at Harrison House… The Harrison House of Joshua Tree presents Tara Komungo. This unique event combines a three-day music and meditation workshop with a final live performance. Komungo

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends meets Wednesday November 12 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of Hi-Desert Medical Center. Joshua Tree Compassionate Friends is a national support organization reaching out to parents grieving the death of a child.

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DECORATED FIGHTER PILOT AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

A decorated fighter pilot will be the guest for the Wednesday lecture series at Hi-Desert Nature Museum tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details… A Vietnam-era fighter pilot will be the guest speaker at the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Second Wednesday Lecture Series. Retired Colonel Dr. Dean Hunter flew 166

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SERVICES SET FOR JOHN HART

John D. Hart, a 32-year-resident of Twentynine Palms, died Wednesday, November 5. He was 73 years old. John Hart is survived by his wife, Linda Hart, daughters Lisa Aldridge and Jennifer Link, and son John Hart, all of Twentynine Palms; and two grandchildren. He was the owner/operator and “Bug Man”

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MARINE CORPS CELEBRATES 239 YEARS TODAY

This is the 239th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps. On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia passed a resolution stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for service as landing forces with the fleet. This resolution established the Continental Marines and marked the

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MORONGO BASIN VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin’s Veterans’ Day tribute alternates between Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley each year. This year, the ceremony will be held in Yucca Valley Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 11, at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Attendees are invited to arrive at 10 a.m., with the formal program beginning at 11

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