TNPCC MEETS TONIGHT: BUDGET PLANNING, PUBLIC ART, HOMELESSMESS

An evening of discussions is on the agenda for the Twentynine Palms City Council. Dan Stork says they’ll cover budget planning, public art, and homelessness…

In the first discussion item on the agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council on April 8, the Council will approve the Budget Calendar and

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MAN CRASHES THROUGH HOUSE WHILE FAMILY IS SLEEPING

A family had a rude awakening Sunday morning when a man broke through the walls of their house into their bedroom while they were sleeping. According to a Sheriff’s report, the homeowners were sleeping in their bedroom when about 7 a.m., a black man the residents described as “homeless” and

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YUCCA VALLEY CAREGIVER ARRESTED FOR DRUGS, ELDER ABUSE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Sunday morning after drugs were found in her residence. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 56800 block of Antelope Trail about 3:45 to execute a search warrant. During the search, deputies recovered methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. During the

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ONE IN CUSTODY AFTER MORONGO VALLEY STABBING MURDER

A suspect is in custody after a man was stabbed to death Saturday afternoon in Morongo Valley. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, 911 received a call at 4:16 p.m. saying a Ford pick-up truck was parked on North Star Trail, just east of Big Morongo Road, with a male

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ONE KILLED IN MOTORYCLE VERSUS MOTORCYCLE HEAD-ON IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A woman was killed in a head-on motorcycle crash in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday afternoon. According to County Fire Captain John Garber, about 1:53 p.m., Joshua Tree fire fighters and paramedics were called to a crash between two motorcycle riders about a mile and a half inside the west

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CRITICAL MISSING PERSON BEING SOUGHT

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a critical missing person with Alzheimer’s Disease. Oscar Nava is a 75-year-old white man, 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, with gray hair and a gray beard. He was wearing a blue baseball hat, blue jeans, brown work boots, gray

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MARINES HELP LOCAL SENIOR CITIZENS

A Neighbors-Helping-Neighbors program has doubled in size since last fall. About 60 Marines from 1st Tank Battalion from the Marine base in Twentynine Palms fanned out to 25 homes in the Morongo Basin on Friday, April 4, to help seniors, the disabled, and veterans with yard work and home repairs

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN BREAKS IN, HOLDS FATHER AT KNIFEPOINT

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday after he broke into his parents’ home and threatened his father with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, William Peach, 60, forced his way into his father’s home in the 74700 block of Serrano Drive in Twentynine Palms about 7 p.m. Saturday.

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CRITICAL MISSING PERSON ALERT

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a critical missing person with Alzheimer’s Disease. Oscar Nava is 75 years old, 6 feet tall, 160 #, gray hair, gray beard, and was wearing a blue baseball hat, blue jeans, brown work boots, gray shirt, and a green

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YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

Teenagers have an opportunity to perform a valuable public service while enjoying being outdoors in Joshua Tree National Park. Ranger Pam Tripp tells how to become part of the Youth Conservation Corps…

This summer, Joshua Tree National Park will sponsor an eight-week, Youth Conservation Corps program. Youths between the ages

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FABULOUS DIVAS OF HOLLYWOOD AT THEATRE 29

Tickets are now available for a special limited engagement at Theatre 29. Assignment reporter Sara Snyder has more on “The Fabulous Divas of Hollywood”…

The creative team behind the hit off-Broadway musical, “Fabulous Divas of Broadway,” is at again, bringing the “Fabulous Divas of Hollywood” to Theatre 29 for two

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3RD ANNUAL WOOF WALK READY TO GO

The Morongo Basin Humane Society’s annual Woof Walk is set for April 12, 2014 from 9:30-2:00 at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown. The person who brings in the most pledge money at the walk will win $500. Participants with $250 in pledges are eligible to win a 1968 fully restored

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OASIS 5TH-GRADER RAISING FUNDS FOR PEOPLE TO PEOPLE PROGRAM

A local 5thgrader has a great opportunity to learn about international cooperation in Europe. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says Pearl Burch is raising money for her trip…

Pearl Burch, a fifth-grader at Oasis Elementary School in Twentynine Palms, was selected to attend the People to People Student Ambassador Program as

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CACTUS SEWABLE QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet Monday in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30, meeting begins promptly at 1 p.m. Guests are welcome. They will have a table with the boutique items that didn’t sell at their quilt show, all at half price.

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HILLTOPPERS MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS WEEKEND

The 40th Annual Hilltoppers off-road motorcycle Grand Prix is today and tomorrow, at the Twentynine Palms Motorsports Arena, east of the city off Highway 62 on Mojave Road. This grand prix is an AMA-sanctioned event and part of the GPR Big Six Grand Prix Series. The race attracts hundreds of

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RELAY FOR LIFE THIS WEEKEND

The annual “Relay for Life” event, benefiting the American Cancer Society, is set for this weekend. Assignment reporter Diana Jones has more…

Hundreds of local residents will join the fight against cancer this weekend in the Morongo Basin’s Relay for Life event held by the American Cancer Society. The annual

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

The Joshua Tree National Park Art Festival has been celebrating the inspiration of nature for 20 years. Over thirty local and regional artists will be on hand this weekend at the festival to show and sell their work, sharing their personal interpretation of Joshua Tree National Park and the desert

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DESERT CHIC PARTY TO BENEFIT TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Tickets are still available for the Desert Chic Wine and Cheese Social this Saturday night, April 5, sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society at the historic home of Bill and Prudie Underhill, Broadview Hacienda. This fundraiser, besides teaching you a little about pairing wine and cheese, will support the

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY FIELD TRIP AND MARKETPLACE

The Morongo Basin Historical Society has two events going on today. During the day the Society’s Museum Marketplace in Lander has goodies for your garden, from vermi-compost to vegetable seedlings, as well as collectibles and treasures at the vendors’ tables. The cement portico has been poured, so all vendors will

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CHP ENFORCING “ZERO TOLERANCE” FOR DISTRACTED DRIVERS IN APRIL

The California Highway Patrol will be enforcing “zero tolerance” during April for Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distracted driving is any activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from the primary task of driving. Several common distracted driving practices include using handheld wireless phones, iPods, and GPS; anything that causes drivers

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