TIPS FOR A SAFE MEAL ON THANKSGIVING

Many of us will spend a long time tomorrow in the kitchen preparing the traditional Thanksgiving holiday meal. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has some tips on how to do it safely…

With any holiday food preparation, proper food handling and storage are important to keep your family and friends safe.

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY AND BURRTEC TAKING TOMORROW OFF

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate bus service on Thursday, November 28, in observance of Thanksgiving Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Friday, November 29.

Burrtec Waste and Recycling will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Waste and recycling pick-ups will be delayed by one day

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CONTINUING CARE CENTER LAUDED FOR REDUCING USE OF ANTI-PSYCHOTICS

Health industry experts have given kudos to the Continuing Care Center in Joshua Tree for cutting down on their use of drugs. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains…

Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Continuing Care Center has been recognized for safely reducing the off-label use of antipsychotics by the American Health Care Association, which

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JOSHUA TREE STARLIGHTING AND CAROLING FRIDAY EVENING

Joshua Tree’s downtown businesses will light their “stars” at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, the 29th of November, as the start of the holiday season. There will also be caroling downtown that night. Participants are asked to meet at Pie for the People at 5:31 p.m. for a quick, no host,

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CHURCHES OFFER FREE THANKSGIVING MEALS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

Faith Lutheran Church in Joshua Tree will serve a free Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday, November 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. The church is located at 6336 Hallee Road. For more information, call 760-366-8146.

Thursday, November 28, the Food For Life Staff will host the Thanksgiving Meal, The Betty Garrett

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE STUDENT SHOW OPENS AT GLASS OUTHOUSE SATURDAY

Copper Mountain College student artists will be featured next month at the Glass Outhouse Gallery east of Twentynine Palms. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a reception will be held this Sunday… Called “dazzling” and “eclectic” visual art of the Copper Mountain College student art show will be on exhibit at the

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER CALLS SPECIAL MEETING FOR TUESDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors has called a special closed session meeting 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Helen Gray Education Center to conference with attorneys on a personnel and benefits issue.

SEE’S CANDY FOR SALE AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

Holiday time means it’s time to get your holiday candy. Dan Stork says, get it at the Joshua Tree Library, and be a friend to the library… See’s holiday candy is available now through December 23rd at the Joshua Tree Library. The Friends of the Joshua Tree library are offering

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TWICE A MONTH

A bereavement support group meets twice a month to help those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The free meetings provide a safe and comfortable setting to help heal and recover after a loved one’s death. Gloria Beatle, a hospice social worker with the Hi-Desert Home Care

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AN ASSAULT OVER PARKING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS CASINO CONSTRUCTION SITE

A Joshua Tree man was angry over how someone parked his truck, and so he punched him in the mouth. According to a Sheriff’s report, Allen Kendall, 40, was angry because a man wouldn’t move his truck at the construction site of Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms, and because

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THERE’S A NEW SHERIFF’S LIEUTENANT IN TOWN

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station has a new Lieutenant Sheriff to take over for Lieutenant Brad Toms. Lieutenant Russ Wilkes took over about two weeks ago. Wilkes joined the Sheriff’s Department 26 years ago, and worked for the department for a few years before transferring to the county Marshal’s system.

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STATE HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE TO STICK WITH ORIGINAL DEADLINE

The board overseeing California’s health insurance exchange voted unanimously yesterday to stick with its current year-end deadline of phasing out more than one million individual health insurance policies that fail to meet requirements of the federal health care overhaul, turning aside a plea by President Barack Obama to let those

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CMC FOUNDATION FESTIVAL OF WREATHS THIS SUNDAY

The annual Festival of the wreaths will be held this Sunday at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the event is unique to our Hi-Desert… The Copper Mountain College Foundation’s Festival of Wreaths has become a local holiday tradition and an excellent way to kick off the season. This

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MORONGO BASIN HAVEN COLLECTING BICYCLES AND SLEEPING BAGS

The Morongo Basin Haven is a one-stop resource center that connects homeless families and homeless individuals with local service providers. There is a great need for Sleeping Bags and Bicycles. Those items, new or used, need to be in good condition. Items can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to

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JOSHUA TREE CHAMBER LOOKING FOR HOLIDAY FAIR VENDORS

The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce is holding its first holiday market, Saturday, December 14. The market will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Joshua Tree, on Park Boulevard next to Coyote Corner. Vendor booths are $50 and $90 for Chamber members; higher for non-members of

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT CONSIDERS STATEWIDE WATER ACTION PLAN TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District the board will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. tonight. Among the items to be considered is a resolution in support of a statewide water action plan by the Association of California Water Agencies. The plan outlines 15 actions to improve water supply reliability,

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JTAG CALLS FOR ARTISTS FOR DECEMBER SHOW

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery, JTAG, is putting out a call for art for its December show. The themed show is titled PLACE. Artwork may describe geography–whether of an actual place or of the artist’s self, a place in history, or where the artist is now or is going in

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS INCREASE OVERSIGHT OVER RENEWABLE ENERGY

The involvement of San Bernardino County in the oversight of renewable energy is growing. Dan Stork says it shows up in two places on today’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting… Two items on the consent agenda of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors meeting for November 19 relate to renewable

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY FOR LA QUINTA BANK ROBBERY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested in Yucca Valley Sunday for investigation of a bank robbery in La Quinta earlier this month. Deputies from the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station arrested Harold Ghaemmaghami, 50, from Joshua Tree, at a residence at 5741 Primrose Drive, in Yucca Valley on suspicion of an

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AVIATION MONTH EVENT AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE THURSDAY

This is Aviation Month and Copper Mountain College is inviting you to a special presentation this Thursday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… Copper Mountain College commemorates National Aviation Month with a lecture from retired Col. Dr. Dean Hunter on Thursday, November 21 from noon to 1 p.m. in the

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