“YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” RUNNING THREE MORE WEEKS

The latest offering from Theatre 29—Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein”—is based on the classic 1974 comedy film masterpiece. The story follows bright young Dr. “Fronkensteen” as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life. With scary and hilarious complications, the show remains true to the humorous

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“BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” CONTINUES AT ST. JOSEPH’S

“Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the first in a three-play series by Neil Simon, opened last night at St. Joseph of Arimathea Church in Yucca Valley. After opening night, the show will run 7 p.m. Saturdays on October 11 and 18, and November 1. Matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. will be on

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“FROM DOOR TO DOOR” AT GROVES CABIN THEATRE

The comedic drama “From Door to Door” continues at Groves Cabin Theatre through Sunday October 26. This production is directed by multiple Desert Theatre League award winner Wendy Cohen. It features Joy Groves as Bessie – the grandmother, Vicki Montgomery as Mary – the mother, and Phylicia Mason as Deborah

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DUI LEADS TO CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree man was hospitalized following a one-vehicle crash Friday morning, suspected of being under the influence of heroin. The man, identified only as being 63 years old, was driving a white Ford Ranger truck eastbound on Highway 62 about 10:15 a.m. when he started swerving, crossed both westbound

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RASH OF BURGLARIES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Homes were burglarized in Yucca Valley Thursday night. A resident in the 5500 block of Santa Fe Trail reported that someone broke a window to his residence and stole an X-Box and Dewalt drill. A resident in the 7400 block of Rockaway reported a bedroom window was open and the

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LEGO CHALLENGE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

Also at Pioneer Days is a Lego challenge. 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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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

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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36TH COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS TOOK COMMAND FRIDAY

Gen. Joe Dunford became the 36th commandant of the Marine Corps on Friday during a formal ceremony held at Marine Barracks Washington. Dunford, 58, succeeded Gen. Jim Amos, who retired after 44 years of service—42 of those in the Marine Corps—following the passage of command. Amos, 67, made history in

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FOUNDATION FALL DINNER

The Copper Mountain College Foundation will host its annual fall dinner October 25 in the brand new Christine Proudfoot Student Activity Center, as part of the center’s dedication ceremony. The theme this year is Jewel in the Desert, An Archeological Dig. Tickets are $75 per person, or help sponsor a

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB AUCTION

“Blue and White” is the theme of this year’s annual live and silent auction for the Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert. The event, set for Friday, November 14, will feature fine wine tasting, gourmet hors d’ouevres, decadent desserts, and an art gallery. A social hour, tasting, and shopping

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN COMPETES IN WORLD ARM WRESTLING

Arm wrestling is international. Catlin Logan says a local man has made his mark…

Jeremy Petruncio, a twenty-nine year old Yucca Valley resident, has recently competed in the World Arm Wrestling Federation in Lithuania. He qualified and received sponsorship when he won at the Team USA Nationals in Reno, back

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OLD WOMAN SPRINGS RANCH FIELD TRIP

Way out on Old Woman Springs Road is Old Woman Springs Ranch. Cassie Zimarik invites you to take a close look at the Ranch tomorrow…

On October 19 at noon, the Morongo Basin Historical Society will be hosting their exclusive Old Woman Springs Ranch field trip. This is a rare

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Z107.7 NEWS MAKES ENDORSEMENTS FOR LOCAL ELECTED OFFICES

With some 33 candidates running for 15 open seats on local councils and boards, today, Z107.7 News makes our endorsements. These endorsements represent the views of the entire Z107.7 editorial board, not just the news director. For Congress there was no question, local resident Paul Cook has done an exemplary

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION FRIDAY

The third Monday of October is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, October

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PIONEER DAYS ROAD CLOSURES TOMORROW MORNING

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is holding the 2014 Pioneer Days Parade on October 18, at 10:00 a.m. State Route 62 (Hwy 62) will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. between Oasis Avenue and National Park Drive. Commuter traveling east will be diverted via Oasis Avenue, left

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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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