OHV ENFORCEMENT OPERATION NETS FOUR TICKETS, 24 WARNINGS

January 2 and 3, a multi-agency Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement operation took place throughout the Morongo Basin. The operation involved County Sheriff’s and Code Enforcement Officers. They targeted areas where high volumes of complaints about off highway vehicle activity have recently originated. The operation focused on the Yucca Mesa, Landers, Sunfair

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“AN IDEAL HUSBAND” OPENS FRIDAY AT THEATRE 29

The opening night gala for Theatre 29’s first production of the 2015 season, Oscar Wilde’s comedy “An Ideal Husband” will be sponsored by Soroptimists International of 29 Palms. Here’s entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely with all the gala details… The classic comedy, “An Ideal Husband,” opens the Theatre 29 season with

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SIX BURGLARIES AND ATTEMPTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating at least six burglaries and attempted burglaries over the New Year’s weekend in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff’s reports, burglars attempted to break into a business in the Historic Plaza between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The employee said the door had pry

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LUCERNE VALLEY MAN KILLED WALKING ACROSS S.R. 247 LAST NIGHT

A Lucerne Valley man was killed last night walking across State Route 247, Old Woman Springs Road. According to the County Coroner, at 6:43 p.m. Sunday, 69-year-old Lucerne resident Alfred Moreau was walking across Old Woman Springs Road when he was struck by a vehicle. Moreau was transported to an

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YET ANOTHER SCAM TO WATCH OUT FOR

The dishonest people that try to trick you out of your hard-earned money are at it again. Reporter Taylor Thacker warns us about another scam that targets Craig’s List offerings… Con artists are always scheming to take your money. In a recent scam, an individual who posted an object for

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THEATRE 29 NAMES TWO “VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR” FOR 2014

Two Morongo Basin residents were named “Volunteers of the Year” Saturday night at the annual Theatre 29 Volunteer Appreciation dinner at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. A packed house of over 120 showed their appreciation as the 2014 Board President Brian Tabeling named Judy Andreshak and Mike Lipsitz to the

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AUDITIONS ONE WEEK FROM TODAY FOR “URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL”

Auditions for Theatre 29’s “Urinetown, the Musical,” the edgy new Broadway hit, are coming up. Actors as well as a back stage crew are needed for the production. Here’s entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely with all the opportunities… Theater 29 Director Gary Daigneault and his team seek several performers for the

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CALL FOR ART FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITORS’ CENTER

“Winter Skies” will be the theme for the winter Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center in downtown Twentynine Palms January, February, and March 2015. Area artists are invited to submit an original piece of art for possible inclusion in the group exhibition, and are asked

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FURNACE AND SPACE HEATER SAFETY TIPS

Accidents involving furnaces and space heaters are a major cause of preventable home fires. County Fire urges residents to keep safe while they keep warm. Here is Caitlin Logan with some cool weather safety tips to help you stay warm safely… Stay safe while you stay warm! Before weather gets

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MORE NEW LAWS FOR 2015

School districts that gather information about students from social media can only collect information that is directly related to school or student safety. The information must be destroyed when the student turns 18 or leaves the school district. The Department of Motor Vehicles must provide a free identification card to

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RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET

The California Retired Teachers Association will begin 2015 by meeting on Friday, January 9, at 10 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road. Members will enjoy a talk on “Travel Extends Your Life,” to be presented by Steve Kanold. Please call Gay Smith at 760-369-2211 no later than

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VISITOR’S CENTER MOVES

Joshua Tree National Park will be starting a seismic retrofit project at the park’s Oasis Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms. While the project is under construction, the Oasis visitor information desk and bookstore have moved to a temporary building just south of the visitor center. Visitor services will be unaffected,

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MORE NEW LAWS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1

One new law that took effect January 1 is good news for military families stationed in California. Military spouses and domestic partners who are licensed to practice their profession in other states will be able to get a 12-month temporary license to practice in California when their spouses are stationed

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FIREPLACE SAFETY TIPS

Accidents involving fireplaces are a major cause of preventable home fires. County Fire urges residents to keep safe while they keep warm. Here is Caitlin Logan with some cool weather safety tips to help you stay warm safely… Stay safe while you stay warm! Have your chimneys inspected and cleaned

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MOJAVE DESERT JIM AT ROSE AND BUSTER’S TONIGHT

A local author, explorer, and photographer will talk about his adventures in the Mojave Desert Sunday, January 4, at Rose and Buster’s Wine Tasting Room in Old Town Yucca Valley. Death Valley Jim has explored Death Valley, Joshua Tree National Park, and the upper Mojave Desert and written several books

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SOROPTIMISTS SPONSOR OPENING NIGHT GALA OF “AN IDEAL HUSBAND”

The opening night gala for Theatre 29’s first production of the 2015 season, Oscar Wilde’s comedy “An Ideal Husband” will be sponsored by Soroptimists International of Twentynine Palms. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the gala details… The classic comedy, “An Ideal Husband” opens the Theatre 29 season with a gala

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HOMES VANDALIZED

Two nearby homes in Twentynine Palms reported vandalism Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, a home in the 71900 block of Buena Vista and a home in the 71900 block of Gorgonio Drive both reported that windows to the residence and garage were broken sometime within the past month. The

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LEGAL BATTLE OVER EAGLE MOUNTAIN IS OVER

A 28-year legal battle over the use of the former Kaiser Eagle Mountain Iron Mine property is over. United States District Judge Robert Timlin ruled December 18 that the 2,846 acres of land be returned to the public, setting aside a planned land exchange and any further development plans for

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WINTER STORM BLAMED FOR MULTIPLE CRASHES, ROAD CLOSURES

The roads were a mess Wednesday, due to snow and black ice from Tuesday night’s winter storm that dropped up to 2 inches of snow in the region. A La Quinta man was killed Tuesday evening at Reche Road and Old Woman Springs Road. A big rig got stuck on

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NEW LAWS TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 1

More than 900 new state laws took effect in 2015. Here are highlights from just a few of them that took effect as of yesterday: Restaurants must allow dogs on outdoor patios, as long as there is a separate patio entrance and the dogs are kept on a leash. Undocumented

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