TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, STAFFING ON AGENDA

The agenda for the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting tonight is slim. Reporter Dan Stork says there will be one discussion related to filling the city’s top staff positions, in addition to a consent agenda that includes public art, a construction award, and a contract with Theatre 29… The Twentynine

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY SPOUSE ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday night after he choked his girlfriend during a fight. According to a Sheriff’s report, Robert Bolin, 48, of the 7500 block of Joshua Lane, pushed his girlfriend to the ground several times, then put her in a choke hold, causing her to nearly

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a public hearing will be held… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will be discussing the Town’s development code at its meeting tonight. The commissioners will review the draft code, take public comment, and provide direction to staff. Next,

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SHERIFF’S LOOKING FOR MISSING YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in searching for a 68-year-old Yucca Valley woman. Dayle Will left her home in the 7400 block of Church Street about 7 a.m. Saturday morning driving a white 2005 Dodge Caravan with a California personalized plate that reads “Gladly.” She has

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REMAINS OF MISSING JOSHUA TREE WOMAN FOUND

The remains of a missing Joshua Tree woman were found Sunday. The County Coroner’s office said Nola Taylor, 84, was reported missing Thursday, September 11. Her vehicle was subsequently found along a dirt road in Twentynine Palms, about 1.3 miles east of the Indian Cove Ranger Station. The car appeared

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WONDER VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE ISSUES IN TOMORROW’S COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEETING

The County Board of Supervisors will treat two issues of local interest at their next meeting tomorrow. Reporter Dan Stork says those issues relate to Wonder Valley roads and a Joshua Tree park… At its September 23 meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will take up an issue

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VEHICLE FIRE SHUTS DOWN HWY 247 SUNDAY NIGHT

A vehicle fire on Old Woman Springs Road shut down traffic on the highway for about 15 minutes last night. County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard said Yucca Mesa fire fighters were called to the fire at 8:49 p.m.; when they arrived on the scene at State Route 247 and Aberdeen,

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Tuesday, September 23, at the Little Church of the Desert in Twentynine Palms from 2 to 6:30 p.m. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN MISSING

********MISSING PERSON ALERT******* The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in searching for a 68-year-old Yucca Valley woman. Dayle Will, left her home in the 7400 block of Church Street about 7 a.m. Saturday morning driving a white 2005 Dodge Caravan with a California personalized plate that reads

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PHOTOGRAPHY IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Take only photos, leave only footprints. Ranger Pam Tripp says that’s good advice to take in Joshua Tree National Park…

A common question from visitors is “where is the best place for taking pictures”. At Joshua Tree National Park there is no easy answer, except to say “anywhere”. Every artist’s

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CALL FOR ART: “GOLD, IRON & STEEL” AT TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITOR CENTER

“Gold, Iron and Steel: A Metallic History of the Morongo Basin”, is the theme for the fall Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce, 73484 29 Palms Hwy., downtown Twentynine Palms.

Desert artists may submit one original piece of art for possible

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BICYCLE SAFETY TIPS

From this bicyclist’s point of view, the Morongo Basin is not a very bicycle-friendly place. That makes these safety tips – that reporter Cassie Zimarik passes along – all the more important…

The California Highway Patrol joins with safekids.org in offering the following safety tips for bicyclists:

“Use your head,

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29P TEEN BOOK CLUB MEETS THURSDAY

The Twentynine Palms teen book club will meet Thursday, September 25 to discuss Enna Burning, by Shannon Hale. Enna Burning is the follow-up to Goose Girl, a fantasy novel for young adults. Enna discovers she has the special gift of being able to start fires at will, but she soon

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MONDAY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in this school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School Lady ’Cat tennis and volleyball teams will travel away to Rancho Mirage High School. Tennis starts at 3:15; volleyball at 4:30. The Yucca Valley High School volleyball team will travel away to Big Bear; the match starts at

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GREAT CALIFORNIA SHAKEOUT COMING

The Great California ShakeOut is the largest earthquake drill ever, organized statewide to inspire Californians to get ready for big earthquakes, and to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes. What we do now, before a big earthquake, will determine what our lives will be like afterwards. The ShakeOut Drill will take

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SIDEWALK ASTRONOMY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit is offering Sidewalk Astronomy this Saturday/ Reporter Caitlin Logan gets out her telescope……

Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center offers a Sidewalk Astronomy session on Saturday, September 20th, in between 7:25 pm and 2 am. This free event takes place at 9697 Utah Trail in Twentynine

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NEW FILM, “STAGE DOOR DIVAS” DEBUTS TONIGHT IN PALMS SPRINGS

The creative team behind the hit off-Broadway musical “Fabulous Divas of Broadway” and “Fabulous Divas of Hollywood,” recently seen at Theatre 29, have combined the highlights from both shows into one film, “Stage Door Divas.” Stage Door Divas is an 80-minute documentary film that chronicles Alan Palmer’s love of the

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CASINO NIGHT BENEFITS JOSHUA TREE VFW

Practice your poker face and your dice-throwing. It’s Casino Night tonight in Joshua Tree. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how you can be a part of a fund raiser for the Joshua Tree VFW Post…

Black Jack, craps, poker and roulette. If you like gaming, place your bets on

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JEWISH HIGH HOLY DAYS SERVICES IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Religious services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and for Yom Kippur, will be held in Desert Hot Springs, at Mission Lakes Country Club. The Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and Desert Area, is sponsoring these observances during the High Holy Days. Admission is free to Jewish residents of

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ONE-YEAR-OLD SURVIVES BEING WASHED AWAY IN JOSHUA TREE FLOODING

A one-year-old Joshua Tree boy miraculously survived after being swept away by flood water in Joshua Tree. The powerful flood Tuesday destroyed the family home, washed away the boy’s bedroom—and carried one-year-old Tristan away along with it.

“We really thought that we lost him,” Tristan’s mother Ryan Scarcy said. A

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