“THE MAN FROM EARTH” OPEN AUDITIONS AT THEATER 29

Theater 29 will hold open auditions for the Sci-Fi Drama, “The Man from Earth” on Monday July, 13 at 6:30 p.m. Reporter Rebecca Havely has a breakdown of the roles to be cast …

Director Eddie Tucker will cast 10-12 actors in the following roles… John is a history professor

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SUMMER POPUP BOUTIQUE IN JOSHUA TREE

During the 1980s, Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles was the place to go for punks, rock stars, and bold-style junkies. One of the trend-setting shops was Neo 80, a boutique frequented by the likes of Madonna and Olivia Newton John. Klaus Wille and Lisa Elliot are reviving their Neo 80

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FUGITIVE WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER CLOSES HIGHWAY IN EASTERN JOSHUA TREE

A fugitive on the run for the past 16 months shut down Highway 62 in Joshua Tree yesterday morning as he was arrested at gunpoint, accused of stabbing a man in Yucca Valley. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Jim Thornburg, Natividad “Manny” Fonseca, 34, was staying at a home in the

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TWO MORE ARRESTS FROM YUCCA VALLEY DRUG HOUSE RAID

Deputies arrested two more people Wednesday at a Yucca Valley house that was the location of a drug raid last week where three people were arrested on various drug-related charges. According to a sheriff’s report, deputies returned to the home in the 7400 block of Joshua View about 10:30 a.m.

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FORMER MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF’S STATION CAPTAIN SAYS GOODBYE

Former Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Captain Dale Mondary retired as captain of the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station in June to take over as chief of police in Desert Hot Springs. Wednesday evening, Captain Mondary sent an open letter to the residents of the Morongo Basin, explaining his decision, and giving them

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CHP OFFERS FREE “START SMART” DRIVING CLASSES FOR TEENS

The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another free Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom instruction on collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing elements, and driver responsibilities. The material has been updated, so even if you have been before, drivers can benefit

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MARINES TO SHARE JOHNSON VALLEY FOR LARGE-SCALE EXERCISE

When the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center expanded, it agreed to a shared-use arrangement for some BLM land. As part ofn its outreach promise, the Marine Corps agreed to give off-roaders 12 to 18 months advance notice before it uses the land. Dan Stork reports that there will be

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FORMER MARINE ACCUSED IN MURDER OF ERIN CORWIN GETS NEW JUDGE

The court case of the former Twentynine Palms Marine accused of killing his former lover and dumping her body down a mine shaft, will continue under a different judge. On Tuesday, the Fourth District Court of Appeals granted a peremptory challenge by Christopher Lee’s attorney to change judges. In April,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CALLED OUT ON MASS GRADING SUBDIVISION

Even though the project was approved some years ago, the recent mass grading for a new Yucca Valley subdivision is causing a lot of controversy. Strong public reaction led to what amounts to a public shaming of the Yucca Valley Town Council at their Tuesday meeting. Managing Editor Tami Roleff

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CHP LOOKING FOR HELP IN LOCATING HIT AND RUN DRIVER

The California Highway Patrol is asking for help in finding the driver involved in a hit-and-run that hospitalized a man. According to the CHP, Paul Paddock, 22, of Twentynine Palms, was sitting on the ground in front of Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown about 2 a.m. Sunday, June 28, with

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FIRE DESTROYS MOTORHOME IN JOSHUA TREE

A motorhome was a total loss following a fire in north Joshua Tree Wednesday afternoon. Shortly before 3 p.m., firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, the Combat Center, and the National Park Service responded to a motorhome on fire in the 63000 block of Lakeview Road. County Fire

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AS HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER RESTRUCTURES, CEO BOB TYK STEPPING DOWN

Since voters approved the hospital’s lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare in late June, there has been a lot of speculation over the future of current CEO Bob Tyk. Tonight’s special meeting of the Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District Board of Directors puts an end to the speculation. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains…

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JOSHUA TREE ARTIST HIT ON THE HIGHWAY LAST MONTH HAS DIED

The Joshua Tree artist who was hit by a car as he attempted to cross the highway in Joshua Tree last month died Sunday. According to the California Highway Patrol, Anita Barker, 53, was driving eastbound on the highway about 40 to 45 miles per hour in the number 1

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ALTERCATION LEADS TO ASSAULT AND SHOTS FIRED IN JOSHUA TREE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an assault in which shots were fired in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon. According to preliminary reports, deputies were called to a home in the 59400 block of Cielito Drive about 1:30 p.m. for a report of a man beaten with a baseball bat. The victim told

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES ARTISTS EXCEPTION TO HOME PERMIT REQUIREMENT

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session last night. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the meeting had hellos, farewells, and a break for local artists…

The Yucca Valley Town Council opened its meeting last night welcoming new Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Joling, and closed it by saying farewell to

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MORE BURGLARIES IN YUCCA VALLEY

There has been a rash of burglaries in Yucca Valley. Yesterday, we reported five, and at least three more burglaries in Yucca Valley were reported Monday, and three people were arrested in connection with at least one of the burglaries. A generator and tools were reported stolen from a home

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COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW, TO CONSIDER EDUCATION SCHEDULE

The Copper Mountain College Board meets in open session tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda…

Following a 2 p.m. closed session for a president/superintendent performance evaluation, the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees convenes in regular open session at 3:00 tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community Room on the

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STRING OF BURGLARIES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Yucca Valley residents reported at least six burglaries and attempted burglaries Sunday. According to Sheriff’s reports, a vehicle and cell phone were stolen from a home in the 7400 block of Elk Trail. The 2005 Ford was found parked around the corner, possibly due to the fact it had a

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GAS STATION VIOLENCE, THEFT, LEAD TO ARREST

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Saturday, accused of attacking a woman and stealing her purse. About 11 a.m., a deputy saw Juanita Sharp, 50, punching a man at a gas station in the 61700 block of 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. The deputy detained Sharp, at which time,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CONSIDERS LETTING ARTISTS WORK FROM HOME WITHOUT PERMITS

The Yucca Valley Town Council will consider allowing artists to work in their homes without a home occupations permit tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks tonight’s council agenda…

Among the items on the consent agenda of tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, council members will be asked to

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