AVOID FROZEN PIPES

With freezing overnight temperatures forecast for the weekend and through most of next week,Joshua Basin Water District reminds its customers that a few simple steps will help to avoid breaks and flooding that can occur when water pipes freeze. Standing water in pipes and hoses expands as it freezes; this

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FIRST SATURDAY IN OLD TOWN

Come out tonight to First Saturday in Old Town Yucca Valley. First Saturday is a late-night shopping event in which 25 businesses will stay open late, until 9 p.m. Open businesses include consignment shops, home décor, arts and antiques, vintage and new clothing, restaurants, and the brand new Rose and

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FIREFIGHTER AND CHP TOY COLLECTION

Morongo Basin firefighters and the California Highway Patrol will be collecting toys to distribute to needy children. Boxes where residents can drop off toys will be in local businesses, banks, and mobile home parks, including at the Z107.7 studio in Joshua Tree. In addition, Walmart will host a “stuff the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL HOLIDAY CONCERT

ROP Broadcasting student Nina Dizon has your invitation for a musical treat at Twentynine Palms High School this week…

The holidays are here, and so is the Twentynine Palms High School Annual Holiday Concert! The Holiday Concert will be held Thursday, December 12, at the Twentynine Palms High School Gymnasium

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AFTER ATTACKING HIS HUSBAND

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday evening, accused of attacking his spouse. According to a Sheriff’s report, Adolfo Alban-Cardenas, 19, hit his husband with a belt. The report also states that Alban-Cardenas pulled a large kitchen knife on him. After an investigation, Adolfo Alban-Cardenas was arrested on suspicion of

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CONSTRUCTION ON YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR HOUSING TO AFFECT TRAFFIC

Street improvements, including storm drains and other utility work for the Senior Housing Project are scheduled to begin Monday December 9. The first phase of work will include the installation of flood control facilities on Dumosa Avenue, north of Antelope Trail. This work will take about 60 days to complete,

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OVER 100 ATTEND DRUG COURT GRADUATION

The Joshua Tree Drug Court held its 19th semi-annual graduation at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Reporter Dan Stork observed the celebration… Before a packed room of well over 100 family, friends, and well-wishers at the Yucca Valley Community Center, Judge Rod Cortez handed out diplomas to the latest graduates

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART FAIRE AND SHOW OPENS TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Fair opens tonight with a reception and award ceremony at 5 p.m. at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. The show and fair continues through the weekend at five venues in Twentynine Palms, the Joshua Tree National Park Oasis Visitor Center headquarters, 29

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SANTA CLAUS COMING TO YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Santa Claus is coming to Yucca Valley. The San Bernardino County Fire Department will chauffeur Santa Claus in a fire engine tour of the town on Saturday, December 7. The event will begin with Santa boarding the “big red sleigh” for a stop at Jacobs Park (Onaga Trail at Hopi

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YUCCA VALLEY BUSINESSMAN’S ATTORNEY DEMANDS TOWN HALT MEDIAN PROJECT

A Yucca Valley businessman has hired an attorney to formally request that the Town Council reconsider its approval of the median and sidewalk project in the west end of town. The project, known as PLHDP, will install medians from Apache Trail to just east of Palm Avenue, to prevent vehicles

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FATHER ARRESTED FOR CHILD CRUELTY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested for child abuse Wednesday after a school principal noticed the man’s son had been injured. According to a Sheriff’s report, the principal at Condor Elementary was talking with the boy at school when the boy told him his jaw hurt because his father grabbed

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW AND FAIRE THIS WEEKEND

The inaugural Joshua Tree national Park Art Show and Faire kicks off Friday in Twentynine Palms. Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp says the event is a team effort…. Joshua Tree National Park staff, along with the town of Twentynine Palms will host the first Joshua Tree NP Art

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MARIJUANA ANTI-PROHIBITON PROJECT MEETS SATURDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

Recent court decisions affecting access to medical marijuana dispensaries and personal cultivation will be the subject of this month’s meeting of the Marijuana Anti-Prohibition Project. The featured speaker will be marijuana advocate Lanny Swerdlow. The meeting is set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 7, at the Listening Lounge in downtown

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS TOMORROW IN CLOSED SESSION

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special closed session meeting 11 a.m. Friday in the Helen Gray Education Center, on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree. The sole item on the agenda is a discussion concerning personnel and benefits.

COUNTY SUPERVISORS APPROVE COMMERCIAL SOLAR ORDINANCE

About two dozen citizens gave the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors their views on the proposed ordinance regulating commercial solar power generation projects, with about half doing so via the teleconferencing facility in Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork observed proceedings from the county government building in Joshua Tree and

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CHP LOOKING FOR HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER AFTER WOMAN HITS MBTA BUS

The California Highway Patrol is searching for the driver involved in a hit-and-run accident last week that injured a Joshua Tree woman. According to a CHP press release, a dark colored Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound on Highway 62 in the left lane about 4:05 p.m. on Friday, November 29,

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MARINE BASE LIVE-FIRE EXPLOSIONS MAY BE HEARD OFF BASE

Marine Corps air and ground units will be conducting combined live-fire exercises aboard the base beginning today through December 16. Depending on atmospheric conditions, the sound of the explosions may be amplified. The Marine Corps has established a website for residents to file reports on the sounds from the exercises.

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YUCCA VALLEY’S NEW ANIMAL SHELTER OPENS NEXT WEEK

After literally years of conception, planning, and construction, the new Yucca Valley Animal Shelter will open next week. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the transition starts Friday… Yucca Valley’s new animal shelter will open the week of December 9. In order to transition to the new facility, the shelter will

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LETTER CARRIERS COLLECTING FOOD SATURDAY

This Saturday, December 7, Twentynine Palms letter carriers will be picking up food for their annual Christmas food drive. Residents are asked to leave food in or by their mailbox for the letter carrier to pick up. Please no glass. Residents who have post office boxes can bring food to

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RV CRASH KILLS HEMET MAN EAST OF JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

An 85-year-old Hemet man was killed and his passenger hurt when their Winnebago motor home ran off State Route 62 and overturned east of Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree National Park, according to the County Coroner and California Highway Patrol Investigators. James Stout died at the scene at 10:39 a.m.

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