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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF RAPE IS ARRESTED

A Yucca Valley man was arrested yesterday after a woman said he raped her last week. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman said she met a man named “Carlos,” later identified as Carlos Flores, 31, in an emergency room July 24. They went to Palm Springs, and the woman...
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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING UP HIS 15-YEAR-OLD PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday, accused of beating up his pregnant girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jeremy Magness, 19, and his 15-year-old girlfriend had been drinking at a party Monday night. After they left the party, they started arguing near Hanford Avenue and Yucca Trail in Yucca...
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SHERIFF’S DUI CHECKPOINT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint this Saturday, August 2, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location. Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Officers will also...
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FREE SUMMER CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW NIGHT

Get your reggae on at the Yucca Valley summer concert tomorrow night. Reporter Taylor Thacker says attendees will be jammin’ to the Caribbean sounds of Upstream…
The Town of Yucca Valley’s Summer Music Festival continues with the band Upstream scheduled to play on Saturday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. Upstream...
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CALL FOR ART FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION

The second annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition will be held on December 5-7, at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms. A Call for Art has been issued for this year’s juried art exhibition, a highlight of the event, which features artwork depicting or inspired by Joshua Tree...
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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CLOSES COTTONWOOD VISITOR CENTER

The Cottonwood Visitor Center in Joshua Tree National Park will temporarily close August 4 through August 15, due to road construction in the area. The closure will be Monday through Friday. The visitor center will be open the weekend of August 9-10 with a planned permanent reopening August 16. Pinto...
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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS SET AUDITIONS FOR “BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS”

The St. Joseph’s players of Yucca Valley will be holding auditions for “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” Managing editor Tami Roleff has more on the tryouts….
Auditions have been set for “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the next production of the St. Joseph’s Players. This coming-of-age story centers on a Polish-Jewish family in Brooklyn,...
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NON-PROFITS SOUGHT FOR 19TH ANNUAL ORCHID FESTIVAL

The Yucca Valley Sunset Rotary Club is making plans for the 19th Annual Orchid Festival in Landers October 4-5. The service club is now accepting registrations from local charities who would like to either have an informational booth or a fundraising booth at the event. There is no charge for...
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TEEN CRAFTS AT THE TWENTYNINE PAMS LIBRARY TOMORROW

Tomorrow from 1 to 4 p.m. is teen crafts at the Twentynine Palms Library. This month’s craft is a felt and ribbon bookmark. Enjoy refreshments as you create your one-of-a-kind craft. All supplies are provided by the Friends of the Library. The event is open to teens in grades 7-12....
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FIRST SATURDAY BREAKFAST TOMORROW ON COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA

It’s time for First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center located at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. Their famous $5 breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. by the friendliest volunteers on the Mesa. Come on out, cool off, have a bite and...
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JOSHUA TREE VFW RUMMAGE SALE TOMORROW

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Joshua Tree Post 7264, will have a rummage sale at the Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club on Sunburst Drive Saturday, August 2, starting at 8 a.m. All proceeds will go to the VFW post in support of veteran assistance programs.

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FULL MOON RUN IN YUCCA VALLEY NEXT FRIDAY

Attention runners: The very popular Full Moon Run in Yucca Valley is one week from today. Reporter Cara Conway laces up her running shores…
Experience Yucca Valley’s beautiful vistas during the 11th annual Full Moon Run, Friday, August 8. The moderate 5K course at Machris Park invites all ages. Registration...
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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB LAUNCH GREAT FUTURES CAMPAIGN

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert announced the launch of the Great Futures Campaign to mobilize the community in support of kids and empower today’s youth to achieve great futures. The local Club is joining Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide to redefine the opportunity equation for kids by...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION FALL YOUTH SPORTS REGISTRATIONS OPEN TODAY

The City of Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department will start accepting registrations for its youth soccer and youth volleyball programs today. The co-ed youth soccer league is open to girls and boys ages 4-14. The league fee is $45 per child, which includes a uniform. The league will begin...
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THREE FILE FOR TWO OPEN SEATS ON MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD

Two seats are available, and three candidates, so far, for the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork looks at how the contest is shaping up…
With the deadline for filing approaching, three candidates have filed declarations of candidacy for the two open seats on the Morongo...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARESTED FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested after fighting with her husband. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deborah Valek, 23, was arguing with her husband in the 2700 block of Ranch Road when the argument escalated, and Valek began striking him with her fists. The report states when he laughed at...
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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT SETS SPECIAL MEETING WITH NO-SHOW SEWER ENGINEERS

Someone has some ‘splainin’ to do after the featured act at last night’s Hi-Desert Water District Special meeting was a no-show. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says board members were not happy…
With just barely 24 hours notice, the Hi-Desert Water District held a special meeting last night for its board...
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JOSHUA TREE RECREATION PRE-SCHOOL AND SOCCER SIGN-UPS OPEN TOMORROW

Beginning tomorrow, August 1, the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District will be accepting registrations for its fall pre-school and modified soccer programs. The pre-school program is designed to prepare your child with the academic and social skills needed to enter kindergarten. The program offers two different class sessions. The...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION MOVIE IN LUCKIE PARK TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms recreation Movies in Luckie Park series will have its final evening tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says come see “The Nut Job”…
The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department presents the final movie in the Movies in Luckie Park series with “The Nut Job,” scheduled to play on...
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FIRST QUARTER MOON, MARS, SATURN AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY NIGHT

The public is invited for a tour of the lunar landscape, Mars and Saturn on this Saturday, August 2 at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center, just north of the entrance to the Joshua Tree National Park in Twentynine Palms. This free event begins around 8:20 p.m. and continues...
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