LAST CHANCE TO FOR “FARNDALE MURDER MYSTERY” AT THEATRE 29

Tonight’s performance of the “Farndale Murder Mystery” is the last one in the comedy’s run at Theatre 29. A check of the theatre’s web site at theatre29.org on Friday morning showed many seats available in the first three rows. People who have seen it already reported experiencing side-splitting laughter throughout.

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UNITY HOME ASKS PUBLIC FOR HELP

Morongo Basin Unity Home Domestic Violence Shelter, Outreach and Thrift Store is once again in need of household donations of any kind. Donations and proceeds from the shelter’s thrift store go directly to support their clients. Especially needed now is a small pick-up truck to transport donations within the community.

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JOSHUA TREE ANIMAL SHELTER

One of the hallmarks of a community is how it cares for its dependent animals. ROP Broadcasting student Brianna Bickle highlights the animal shelter in Joshua Tree…

The Morongo Basin Humane Society known as, M.B.H.S., runs the no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree. Every one of the staff, volunteers, and

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL PROM CLOSET

The Yucca Valley High School S-Club is accepting donated dresses for its prom dress closet. The dresses can be dropped off at the Yucca Valley High School front office through April 4. The dresses will be free to any student in the Morongo Basin who comes to the school, accompanied

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Earthquake Jolts Southern California

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake, centered in La Habra, jolted Southern California at 9:11 p.m. tonight. The earthquake came about an hour after a 3.6 earthquake, also centered in La Habra, and was followed by two more aftershocks, with a magnitude of 3.4 at 9:11 and 3.6 9:30. The Morongo Basin

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THREE TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAJOR CRIME SPREE

Sheriff’s investigators may have broken a major regional crime spree. Three Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Tuesday, accused of stealing merchandise and attempting to return it for a refund. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Suzanne Torres, 32, Patrick Wunderlee, 30, and Scott Downen, 61, went to the Food for Less

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COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS TRAIN IN YUCCA VALLEY

Local county firefighters are constantly training to keep their skills sharp. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells us how… During the month of February, Yucca Valley firefighters responded to only four fires. In order to keep their skills sharp, County Fire Captain Steve Lasiter says they have to practice and train

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER REQUEST TO CHANGE ELECTIONS DENIED

At Wednesday’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors, the Directors learned that the Water District’s request to move their elections to even years had been denied, so the elections will continue to take place on odd years. On the Fire side, there were 158 calls for

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WELL-OWNERS INVITED TO WEBINAR SERIES

Three free webinars for homeowners with wells will be offered in April. The webinars will be presented by the National Ground Water Association and will cover groundwater protection on April 2; well maintenance on April 9; and well flooding on April 17. Well owners should register now at www.wellowner.org, and

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INDOOR AND OUTDOOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS BOOTHS NOW AVAILABLE

It is springtime, and that means it is time to start planning for the Annual Grubstake Days Community Fair in Yucca Valley. Reporter Dan Stork says it is time to reserve your booth… The Yucca Valley Grubstakes Days event, on Saturday May 24, will include a Home and Craft show,

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT GETS PRELIMINARY PROPERTY OWNER COSTS FOR SEWER SYSTEM

At its meeting last night, the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors received a preliminary estimate for four options for property tax assessments facing property owners in the three phases of the proposed sewer project. The board will also be faced with the decision of using a contractor who can

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CAR FIRE EARLY THIS MORNING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS APARTMENT COMPLEX

Twentynine Palms fire fighters were called to a car fire in the early morning hours today. According to Fire Chief Jim Thompson, about 3:30 a.m., a fire started burning a Chevy Malibu under a metal carport at an apartment complex in the 6300 block of Bagley Avenue. A Mitsubishi Eclipse

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF CRIMINAL NEGLECT OF HIS MOTHER

A Morongo Valley man was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of severely neglecting his elderly mother. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, Neville Chung, 58, and his sister brought their 93-year-old mother to the emergency room at Hi-Desert Medical Center about 9 p.m. Monday night because she was unresponsive. After

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ALMOST 100 ATTEND JOSHUA TREE LAND USE MEETING

A full house was on hand last night as the County hosted a meeting about Land Use Issues in Joshua Tree. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files this report……

Nearly 100 people turned out for last night’s County-sponsored Community Open House in Joshua Tree. The meeting was a follow-up

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PROTEST AGAINST COMMERCIAL SOLAR SATURDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

Opponents of big solar are planning a protest Saturday afternoon in Joshua Tree. Opponents cite the threat to desert vistas, the demand on local water supplies, and the negative impact on tourism. The protest was originally conceived by members of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club, but was expanded to include

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COUNTY FIRE SAYS HIGH WINDS BRING FIRE DANGER

With the high winds blowing through the Morongo Basin today, the San Bernardino County Fire Department reminds residents to be smart and safe about open flames. The high winds and low humidity result in a high fire potential, and the County suspends all burn permits when there is a high

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL REOPENS THE DISCUSSION ON VACATION HOME RENTALS

The process was so nice, they’re doing it twice—reopening the public discussion of vacation home rentals that Twentynine Palms pursued for 16 months in 2009 and 2010. Reporter Dan Stork says that the City Council talked about sculpture and archaeology, too…

As Interim Development Director Matt McCleary explained to the

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COUNTY HOSTS MEETING ABOUT JOSHUA TREE LAND USE TONIGHT

The County will hold a second Joshua Tree community meeting tonight. Topics will include the desired character of the community of Joshua Tree, environmental concerns, renewable energy, transportation, bike and pedestrian facilities, tourism, housing, and incorporation. The community is invited to participate from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March

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COUNTY FIRE PROMOTES DAN MUNSEY TO HIGH DESERT DIVISION CHIEF

County Fire Battalion Chief Dan Munsey of Yucca Valley, who serves as a Hi-Desert Water District Board member, was appointed as the High Desert Division Chief Saturday.

The High Desert Division ranges from the Inyo County line in the north, to the Nevada state line to the east, south

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES HAWK’S LANDING GOLF COURSE

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission gave a thumbs up to plans for the new Hawk’s Landing Golf Course last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at last night’s meeting and files this report…

The developers of the Hawk’s Landing at Blue Skies Golf Club got the go-ahead last night

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