JOSHUA TREE GEM, MINERAL, AND CRAFT SHOW CONTINUES

The 39th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Craft show is coming to the Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree. The show runs from Wednesday, October 1, through Sunday, October 5, with doors opening at 9 a.m. daily. More than 60 vendors will offer rough and polished gems, jewelry, beads, gifts, minerals, geodes,

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ORCHID FESTIVAL IN LANDERS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

It’s happening now — the 19th annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival. With more on the festival fun, here is managing editor Tami Roleff…

For 19 years, Gubler Orchids in Landers and the Sunset Rotary Club have been sponsoring the Orchid Festival, a two-day fun fest of flowers, classes and demonstrations,

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BON JOVI TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK

Tonight is the final concert of Tortoise Rock Casino’s summer concert series, and will feature a Bon Jovi tribute band. The festivities will include a barbecue, starting at 5 p.m., with prices starting at $7. The Bon Jovi tribute band, “Blaze of Glory,” will start the show on the outdoor

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SEARCH AND RESCUE BENEFIT DESERT RUN THIS WEEKEND

This weekend’s Desert Run will help support our local search and rescue team. Reporter Caitlin Logan invites off-road enthusiasts to come on out and play…

As you can imagine, it can be costly to volunteer to help save lives. To help offset costs, the Morongo Basin Search and Rescue team

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“YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” HAS OPENED AT THEATRE 29

“Young Frankenstein,” a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ classic 1974 comedy film masterpiece, is now playing at Theatre 29 for a five-week run. The story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse

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A STRANGE CASE OF MUSICAL STOLEN CARS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Sheriff’s investigators are scratching their heads over a strange case of musical stolen cars in Yucca Valley Wednesday. From what deputies have been able to piece together, the thief tried to steal a black 1993 Honda Civic from the parking lot in the Dollar Tree store in the 58600 block

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM: PART 3 OF 3

All nine candidates for the Yucca Valley Town Council took part in a forum Tuesday night, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Candidates answered a variety of questions, ranging from their views on medical marijuana dispensaries in the town, and on development impact fees; the wastewater treatment project; and a

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CASE OF TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN KILLED BY SPEEDING DEPUTY GOING TO MEDIATION

The family of the Twentynine Palms man whose car was hit by a Sheriff’s deputy, killing the driver, is going to mediation with the Sheriff’s Department. On April 30, 2013, Luc Van Bui, 64, was pulling out of the parking lot by the Twentynine Palms Stater Brothers onto Highway 62

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SEARCH AND RESCUE BENEFIT DESERT RUN THIS WEEKEND

This weekend’s Desert Run will help support our local search and rescue team. Reporter Caitlin Logan invites off-road enthusiasts to come on out and play… As you can imagine, it can be costly to volunteer to help save lives. To help offset costs, the Morongo Basin Search and Rescue team

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RETIRED TEACHERS TO HEAR ABOUT FIRE SAFETY

California Retired Teachers will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 10, at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Captain Robert Marquez, of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department, will discuss home fire safety, placing special emphasis on smoke alarms. Please call Gay Smith at 760-369-2211 no

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SUSPECTED BURGLAR AND GANG MEMBER ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY NIGHT

A suspected burglar and gang member was arrested late Tuesday night after witnesses spotted him trying to break into a truck. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man was in the back yard of his condo in the 56200 block of Buena Vista in Yucca Valley about 9:10 p.m. Tuesday

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATES, PART 2 OF 3

All nine candidates for the Yucca Valley Town Council took part in a forum Tuesday night, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Candidates answered a variety of questions, ranging from their views on medical marijuana dispensaries in the town, and on development impact fees; the wastewater treatment project; and

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DESERT-WISE WORKSHOP THIS SATURDAY

Given severe water shortages from a historic drought and state emergency mandates for water reduction usage, a workshop that addresses steps that the public can take to stretch dwindling water reserves is very timely. Reporter Dan Stork tells how to participate… The Morongo Basin Conservation Association [MBCA] will host the

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Friday, October 3, at Vons in Yucca Valley from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to

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MORONGO VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS BREAKFAST AND RUMMAGE SALE SATURDAY

Some fun for a good cause in Morongo Valley Saturday. Reporter Cassie Zimarik invites you… The Morongo Valley Firefighters’ Auxiliary is hosting its annual Pancake breakfast and rummage sale. You won’t want to miss this yummy breakfast. Served in the multipurpose room at Covington Park in Morongo Valley, you will

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINES BOLSTER MIDDLE EAST CRISIS RESPONSE UNIT

Marines from our local Twentynine Palms Base, along with those from Camp Pendleton, and Miramar air station, are deploying to the Middle East as part of the military’s “crisis response capability.” The Marine Corps said yesterday that the 2,300 Marine force will be spread throughout the U.S. Central Command area.

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATES, PART 1 OF 3

All nine candidates for the Yucca Valley Town Council took part in a forum last night, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. During the two-hour event, the candidates were asked a variety of questions, such as how they would they would promote the town to businesses; what experience they had

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ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR PIONEER DAYS PARADE

Entries are being sought for this year’s 79th annual Pioneer Days Parade in Twentynine Palms. This year’s theme is, “Pioneers and Patriots” and the parade will step off at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 18. Sign up for your school, club, business, or organization, and become a part of this year’s

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION CLAMPS DOWN ON MARIJUANA DELIVERY

Before an audience that peaked at four people, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission tightened the ordinance against medical marijuana, and scheduled future agenda items. Reporter Dan Stork reports on the very quick session… When Twentynine Palms banned medical marijuana dispensaries in the City in 2009, the concept of “medical marijuana

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFER LOW-COST VACCINES, CHIPS, AND SPAY/NEUTER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in October for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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