“A DOLL’S HOUSE” AUDITIONS AT THEATRE 29

As soon as one production at Theatre 29 opens to the public, rehearsals start for the next. Mike Lipsitz has the auditions call for “A Doll’s House”…

Actors of all ages are needed for the Theatre 29 production of “A Doll’s House,” Kurt Schauppner directs the show which runs from

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PROPOSED NEW LAW WOULD ALLOW CITIES TO REGULATE MASSAGE PARLORS

State lawmakers proposed new legislation on Wednesday for the regulation of massage therapy in California that would give cities more power to regulate massage parlors. Cities have complained for years that the 2008 Massage Therapy Law prohibited them from enacting laws to regulate massage parlors, and since the law went

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TWO MOTORCYCLE RIDERS KILLED ON AMBOY ROAD IN SEPARATE CRASHES

Two motorcycle riders were killed in separate accidents on Amboy Road Thursday afternoon. According to the County coroner, Jerry Douglas, 63, of Hernando, Mississippi, was riding his motorcycle with friends on Amboy Road between Twentynine Palms and Amboy when his motorcycle left the road and overturned on the sand shoulder

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COUNTY FIRE CAPTAIN IN JOSHUA TREE PROMOTED TO BATTALION CHIEF

County Fire Captain Steve Lasiter, who helms Station 36 in Joshua Tree, was promoted to Battalion Chief Wednesday. Lasiter started his 22-year-career as a paid-call fire fighter in Yucca Valley in 1992, and has worked at the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, Arrowhead, and Fontana, before returning to

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“NUNSET BLVD” OPENS TONIGHT

Opening night for “Nunset Boulevard,” the latest in the blockbuster “Nunsense” franchise of musical comedies, is tonight at Theatre 29, and is sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT. For the opening night performance only, the doors open at 6 p.m. with light hors d’oeuvres, and

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FREE SOLAR EXPO FOR HOMEOWNERS SATURDAY

The County is sponsoring a free public expo on solar options for homeowners. The Solar Options for Homeowners expo aims to bring area property owners together with solar power companies, contractors, installers, consultants, and lenders. Energy consultants will discuss whether buying or leasing a solar energy system is the most

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FOUR TEENS INJURED IN ROLLOVER CRASH NEAR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TUESDAY NIGHT

Four teenagers were injured late Tuesday night when their car rolled over near the Joshua Tree entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. According to the California Highway Patrol, about 11:30 p.m., a 16-year-old Joshua Tree girl was driving a green 2003 Toyota Solara southbound on Quail Springs Road, toward the

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HOW WATER IN YUCCA VALLEY AFFECTS GROUNDWATER RECHARGE

US Geological Survey scientists, who educated a large group in Joshua Tree about aquifers last Friday afternoon, touched upon how a water treatment plant in Yucca Valley might affect groundwater in Joshua Basin. Reporter Dan Stork says it sounds like good news for Joshua Tree…

During the lively Q&A that

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TENSIONS HIGH AT TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETING

Tensions were high last night during the Twentynine Palms Water District’s meeting about the Fire Department. The Board of Directors is considering four options to raise funds needed to continue operations of the Fire Department. Three of the options include a tax increase, while the fourth option is to do

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SUSPICIOUS FENCE FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS WEDNESDAY

The Sheriff’s department is investigating a small fire in Twentynine Palms Wednesday that burned a section of a wooden fence. Sometime between 3 and 4 p.m., Twentynine Palms fire fighters were called to a fence fire in the 5400 block of Chia Avenue, off of Buena Vista. Fire fighters were

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TO HOST HEALTH FAIR SATURDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center is holding a free day of health information and screenings for Morongo Basin residents. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says Saturday is a great day to “spring into health”…

The Hi-Desert Medical Center invites you to “Spring into Health” at the annual Health Fair Saturday, April 26, from

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CHARGED UPGRADED TO MANSLAUGHTER AGAINST WOMAN ACCUSED IN JOSHUA TREE DUI

The charges against a woman accused of causing a head-on crash in Joshua Tree 10 days ago that killed a woman and critically injured her husband and 1-year-old daughter, were upgraded Saturday from felony DUI to gross vehicular manslaughter. According to the California Highway Patrol, Jennifer Zapata, 22, of Magna,

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN FORMALLY CHARGED IN CLAREMONT RAPE

A 34-year-old Yucca Valley man was formally charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office with multiple sex crimes against children. Joseph Davall is charged with seven felony counts, including four charges of sexual assault, two burglary charges, and making criminal threats. According to Claremont police, Davall broke into

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PROJECT PHOENIX UPDATE AT TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Rolling stock inventory condition, capital improvement schedule, the law enforcement costs of homelessness, city signage, and Project Phoenix status were all discussed at the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting last night. Reporter Dan Stork has details…

Design for a proposed Twentynine Palms “wayfinding” sign, approved by the City Council.

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MIKE LIPSITZ NAMED FIELD REP FOR COUNTY SUPERVISOR

Mike Lipsitz, honorary mayor of Landers, Z107.7 reporter, chair of the Municipal Advisory Commission, and out-going president of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club, was officially named as field representative for the County’s Third District Supervisor James Ramos Tuesday. Lipsitz’s contract was approved at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting. Supervisor Ramos

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THIEVES STEAL CABLE FROM YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

The Yucca Valley High School was burglarized over the weekend. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 1,000 feet of black power cable was stolen from the school’s construction site. The cable, which was attached to wooden poles, is valued at about $4,000. The Sheriff’s Department is investigating.

WOMAN STABBED IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY IN CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY

A Desert Hot Springs woman was stabbed in a case of mistaken identity in Yucca Valley Saturday evening, and a Joshua Tree woman is in custody. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Erica Devine was arguing with another woman in the 58600 block of Barron Drive in Yucca Valley shortly

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DOG ATTACKS WOMAN IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, IS SHOT DEAD

A dog was shot and killed in Twentynine Palms Saturday afternoon after it attacked a woman and her dog. According to a Sheriff’s report, Alecia Endres and Christina Anderson arrived at a home in the 74500 block of Valle Vista about 3:30 p.m. when two dogs ran at them barking

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR SPOUSE ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday afternoon, accused of beating up his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, neighbors reported that Joseph Lopez, 27, of the 7300 block of Bannock Trail, broke out the back windshield of his girlfriend’s car about 8:30 a.m., as well as windows to the

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TOURISM, HOMELESS PRISONERS, PROJECT PHOENIX ON TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council is in for a busy evening of listening and talking at their meeting tonight. Reporter Dan Stork says topics include tourism, a program for homeless released prisoners, Project Phoenix, new city signage, and budget planning topics… The Twentynine Palms City Council starts its 6 p.m.

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