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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, April 25, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone marrow...
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YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION TO HOLD POTLUCK TONIGHT

Marina West of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency will be the special guest speaker at tonight’s potluck dinner meeting of the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association. Other speakers will discuss the Landers solar project. Bring your favorite dish that can feed 8 to 10 people, or donate $5 if you don’t...
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ARTIST RECEPTION AT JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SATURDAY

Susan Abbott is the artist of the month at the Joshua Tree Library this month. A reception at which Abbott will talk about her work will be held tomorrow from 12:30 to 2 at the library. Light refreshments will be served.

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RENTALS STILL AVAILABLE AT YUCCA VALLEY’S NEW SENIOR HOUSING PROJECT

Yucca Valley’s new senior housing has been open for a few months now. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says units are still available…
When Yucca Valley’s new Dumosa Senior Village began accepting applications for the one-bedroom units, many were attracted by the income-based sliding scale rents, high security, and 55-plus age requirement....
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FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

On April 25 the Catholic Community will host the Food for Life meal. The meal will be served from 3 to 5 p.m. at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall. On the menu is beef Stroganoff, vegetables, and dessert.

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SKY’S THE LIMIT HOSTS STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, April 25. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:30 p.m. and end about 12:30 a.m. The first quarter moon and Jupiter will be visible with great detail, along with several colorful double and multiple stars. Bring...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan track team will compete in the Vista Murrieta Inland Empire championship meet tomorrow. The meet begins at 8:30.

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ACCUSED MURDERER PLEADS NOT GUILTY YESTERDAY

Accused murderer Christopher Lee was in court again yesterday, pleading not guilty to charges that he killed his lover, 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms last June. Lee was formally arraigned on the murder charges three weeks ago, and yesterday’s court appearance was a formality for him to plead not...
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TODDLER FOUND WANDERING STREETS IN YUCCA VALLEY

A toddler was found wandering in the streets in Yucca Valley Wednesday evening. About 6:45 p.m., an approximately 2-year-old boy was found wandering barefoot and alone near Paradise Park, near Barron Drive and Hermosa Avenue. The youths who found the toddler called the Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff...
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COACHELLA FEST STATUE COMES TO JOSHUA TREE

A part of Coachella Fest came to Joshua Tree Tuesday. Made from white and gray Portuguese marble, The Party God—a statue of a cool cat wearing sunglasses and holding a chilled beverage can—was placed on a 10-acre vacant lot in north Joshua Tree owned by Niki and Simon Haas. The...
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MOTORCYCLE RIDER INJURED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH

A motorcycle rider was injured in a crash in Yucca Valley Wednesday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 3:15 p.m., Edward Fehd, 28, was driving a Prius westbound on the highway, just past Yucca Mesa Road, when he attempted to make a U-Turn. Kris Buck,...
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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT GETS UPDATE ON ASSESSMENT BALLOTS

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors learned at its special meeting Wednesday night that so far, about 2,900 ballots for the assessment vote have been returned. Those ballots are about 28 percent of the total; directors were initially told to expect between 20 and 40 percent of the eligible...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS SPONSORS CITY-WIDE CLEAN UP FOR EARTH DAY

The City of Twentynine Palms is sponsoring a clean-up day tomorrow, April 25, in honor of Earth Day. Reporter Diana Medley invites you to be a part of the event…
Area residents and business owners are invited to spruce up Twentynine Palms by cleaning trash and debris from their yards...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING ROOMMATE’S WALLET

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Tuesday after her roommate accused her of stealing her wallet. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim, who lives in the 71500 block of Chiverton Lane, left her purse on the back of her bedroom door when she went to bed Monday night. When...
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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday afternoon, accused of being in possession of methamphetamine. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called the Sheriff’s Department shortly before 1 p.m. to report a prowler was trying to break into her vehicle parked outside her home in the 7000 block of...
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REGISTER FOR LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley is offering certification for lifeguards. Reporter Taylor Thacker dives in with the details of the course…
Registration is underway for the Town of Yucca Valley Lifeguard Certification Course. This course will provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond...
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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, April 25. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:30 p.m. and end about 12:30 a.m. The first quarter moon and Jupiter will be visible with great detail, along with several colorful double and multiple stars. Bring...
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THEATRE 29 PLANS SUMMER YOUTH THEATER PROGRAM

Theater 29 is offering a month-long summer youth theater program, culminating in four performances of the musical “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has more details…
The summer youth program at Theater 29 will cover all aspects of live theater, including performing, costumes, make-up, set design, building and painting,...
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KIWANIS CLUB SPONSORS BASEBALL CLINIC IN PALM SPRINGS

The Greater Yucca Valley Kiwanis Clubs are sponsoring the fifth annual youth baseball clinic Saturday. Bring your favorite mitt and bat and join former major league players Derrel Thomas and Rudy Law for the morning sessions of batting, base running, and fielding drills. A hot dog lunch will follow. The...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan baseball team lost to first place Shadow Hills High School Wednesday afternoon. The Trojans bats were quiet all day except for a single by senior Jeremy Schoenborn and an RBI fielders choice hit by junior Colden McGarvie. McGarvie also pitched seven innings, striking out four batters and only...
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