LOCAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will elect a new club president and executive board at this Saturday’s meeting, followed by an address from Greg Rodriguez, candidate for the 42nd Assembly seat in 2016. Also on Saturday, members will review a draft of by-law changes and organize for the Grubstake Day

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ART INSTRUCTORS’ SHOW OPENS AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

A new art exhibit opens Saturday at Copper Mountain College, Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the show is the first of its kind… Mirrors and Windows is the first invitational exhibition of art by some 18 contemporary artists who are art instructors affiliated with 13 southern California community colleges. The artists

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ART RECEPTION AND JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND CONCERT SATURDAY

Gallery 62 art gallery in Joshua Tree will hold the opening reception for its new show on Saturday, May 9, during the Saturday night Art Crawl from 6 to 8 p.m. Artists on display in May are Patrick Webster, Patricia Knight, Eric Saks, Nichole Vikdal, and Esther Shaw. During the

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BOXOHOUSE OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY

BoxoHouse will hold an open house Saturday, May 9, for its latest artist-in-residence. Chris Peters works with sculptures and video, and during his two-week residency, Peters researched, photographed, and recorded subjects for this exhibition as well as three future projects. Peters is on the faculty at the School of Art

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CAR THIEF ARRESTED AFTER JOSHUA TREE CAR AND FOOT CHASE

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested early Monday morning, accused of stealing a car in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of the 1992 Honda Civic discovered just after midnight Monday his car was missing from his driveway in the 61400 block of Sunburst Drive. The

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT MEETING CANCELED

The regular meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors scheduled for 7 p.m. this evening has been canceled. The Board’s next regular meeting is scheduled for May 20.

BLUEGRASS JAM IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

The bluegrass jam will be this Wednesday, May 6, at the JT Trading Post, at 6 p.m. Please come and sing a song, strum along, or just relax and enjoy the music. Bluegrass jams are held the first Wednesday of every month. Americana, folk, blues, country, and other forms of

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JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED ON SAN PEDRO FISHING BOAT

Authorities Monday identified a Joshua Tree man who died after being pulled off a small commercial fishing boat at the breakwater near the Los Angeles Harbor Lighthouse. Firefighters dispatched at 1:21 p.m. last Tuesday found the unconscious man on the boat, near the San Pedro harbor entrance. Erik Scott of

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

A long meeting for the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education features employee recognitions and the District’s vote on the wastewater treatment measure. Reporter Dan Stork describes the agenda… The lead item on the action agenda at the May 5 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE NAMES NEW SUPERINTENDANT/PRESIDENT

Copper Mountain College announced their selection for superintendent/president yesterday. Mike Lipsitz has the introduction of a familiar face… In a surprise announcement late yesterday, Jeff A. Cummings was named Copper Mountain College superintendent/president effective May 15, following the expected contract approval by the Board of Trustees the day prior. Cummings

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LANDERS SOLAR APPEAL IN FRONT OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TOMORROW

The disputed solar project in Landers reaches the County Board of Supervisors tomorrow. Local residents can weigh-in with their opinions from the county building in Joshua Tree. At the Tuesday May 5 meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will consider an appeal by the Landers Community Association of

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JTAG CALLS FOR ART: CLIMATE CHANGE: TRUTH OR DARE

Jtag—the Joshua Tree Art Gallery is putting out a call for artists for a June Art Show. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the theme is a popular subject…

Climate change is a “hot” topic (pun intended) that is regularly debated in the public media. The Joshua Tree Art Gallery is

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JOSHUA TREE VFW HAS A BUSY KITCHEN THIS WEEK

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. The Sunday breakfast is chicken fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

BREAKFAST ON COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA TOMORROW

Tomorrow, May 2 is time for the First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association. Their friendly volunteers start serving at 8 a.m. and keep going till 11 a.m. The best Five Dollar Breakfast can be found at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. Come for the

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY PLANS JOSHUA TREE ARCHITECTURAL TOUR

A unique Tour will offer an opportunity to see the wide variety of architecture in our wonderful quirky Morongo Basin. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has tour details… On Saturday, May 16th, the Morongo Basin Historical Society will be hosting a field trip titled “Joshua Tree Architectural Tour-Harrison House and Bonita Domes.”

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDANT ON Z107.7 TOMORROW

The superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park will be the guest on tomorrow’s Up Close Show here on Z107.7. David Smith will be able to answer your questions about vandalism and graffiti in the park, archeological and cultural sites that have closed to the public, the park’s impact on the

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HOSPITAL BOARD IN SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board has called a special closed session meeting for tonight. The meeting is set for 7:15 at the Helen Gray Center on the hospital’s Joshua Tree campus. The meeting has been called to first evaluate the job performance, then negotiate with CEO/Administrator Bob Tyk.

SIXTEEN COLLEGE STUDENTS AWARDED “TRY ONE ON US” SCHOLARSHIPS

Sixteen Copper Mountain College students will benefit from a new scholarship program of the Copper Mountain College foundation. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the what and the who… “Try One on Us” is a scholarship recently unveiled by the Copper Mountain College Foundation at the annual Greenleaf awards ceremony, when 16

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

The California Retired Teachers Association will welcome Dr. Stephanie Slahor to its upcoming meeting, to be held on Friday, May 8, at 10:00 at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Dr. Slahor will entertain members with her presentation on the wonders of our neighboring state, Nevada.

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HIGH-SPEED MOTORCYCLE CHASE ENDS WITH ARREST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE

A high speed chase through Twentynine Palms Tuesday morning, with speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, ended with the arrest of a Twentynine Palms Marine. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 8:19, Deputy Wayne Greer attempted to stop a motorcycle rider in Twentynine Palms traveling westbound on Indian

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