CHARGES EXPECTED AGAINST MARINE WHO KILLED YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN IN HUMVEE CRASH IN APRIL

The California Highway Patrol has confirmed that it has recommended that the District Attorney file charges against the Marine who killed a Yucca Valley woman in a crash in April. Juan Lira, 19, an active-duty Marine, was driving a humvee in a convoy traveling from Camp Pendleton to Twentynine Palms

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CHICKEN-FRIED STEAK AT JOSHUA TREE VFW SUNDAY MORNING

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will hold a Sunday breakfast of chicken-fried steak special from 8 to 11.

FREE BREAKFAST IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Joshua Tree Community United Methodist Church will provide a free community breakfast buffet Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. Used clothing, shoes, coats and blankets are free to those in need as supplies last. The community is invited. The church is located at 6213 East Parkway.

THREE LOCAL RESIDENTS AWARDED CAL STATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Morongo Basin students were among 16 awarded a prestigious scholarship from Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert campus. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the kudos… Three Morongo Basin residents are among 16 recipients of the prestigious Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship from Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus for the

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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA BREAKFAST TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association will host their first Saturday breakfast tomorrow morning from 8 to 11 at the Center located at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. All of your breakfast favorites will be served up with a healthy portion of good old fashioned neighborliness for $5

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SPORTSMAN CLUB SWAP MEET TOMORROW IN JOSHUA TREE

The Sportsman Club in Joshua Tree will hold its monthly swap meet tomorrow. Shop for great bargains on new and used items, crafts and collectibles, books, and eclectic artwork. Admission is free, and vendors are always welcome. Spaces rent for just $20; for non-profit organizations, the space is free. Call

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR CHILD CRUELTY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday after school officials notified law enforcement that his children said he punched them as punishment for misbehavior. Keith Viera, 34, of Joshua Tree, was arrested for investigation of misdemeanor child cruelty, booked at the Morongo Basin Jail with his bail set at $5,000.

SUPERVISORS TO HEAR JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL STORE APPEAL

The County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a public hearing on the Dollar General store planned for Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork has the date… After the San Bernardino County Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for a Dollar General store in Joshua Tree, a local group including an

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BAND CONCERT AT LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL TOMORROW

La Contenta Middle School Band will perform in Concert tomorrow, May 30, at 6 p.m. in the school’s multi-purpose room. Admission is free.

JOSHUA TREE SHAKESPEARE GUILD CLEAN-UP/Q-UP THIS SATURDAY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

The Joshua Tree Shakespeare Guild is gearing up to renovate its newly-acquired space, and is hosting “Clean-Up/Q-Up” this Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. They invite Twentynine Palms Marines to help with the massive clean-up effort. Located at 61850 Chollita Road in Joshua Tree, the 15,000 square-foot facility known as

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PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS MAY GO UP, MEETING IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

When property values declined during the economic meltdown many residents saw their property taxes go down. Now that things are improving, you may see your taxes go back up. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a meeting with the county tax assessor’s office will be held in Joshua Tree tonight…

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT IN LABOR NEGOTIATIONS. MEET ADVISORS TONIGHT

Following a special 6:30 closed session conference on labor negotiations, the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors will convene in a joint open meeting with the Citizens Advisory Committee at 7:00 in order to meet the new members of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee followed by their orientation. It all

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MEMORIAL DAY AT JT MEMORIAL PARK

The Joshua Tree Memorial Park will hold its 12th annual Memorial Day Observance this Monday, May 27. There will be military speakers, a release of white doves, live music, a free barbecue, raffles for charity, and more. The event will be held from 11 to 4 at the cemetery, 60121

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SYNTHETIC DRUG RAIDS

Five smoke shops and two homes were raided in the Morongo Basin Thursday, and tens of thousands of dollars of synthetic drugs were seized. According to a Sheriff’s press release, detectives from the Narcotics division Marijuana Eradication Team raided the Adobe Smoke Shop, K Smoke Shop, and STC Smoke Shop

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JT VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post is serving Sunday breakfast from 8 to 11 am. Chow down on all you can eat pancakes, plus bacon, sausage, omelets, burritos, and SOS. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The VFW post is located at 6402 Veterans Way,

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FIVE LOCAL SMOKE SHOPS, TWO HOMES RAIDED IN SEARCH FOR SYNTHETIC NARCOTICS

Five smoke shops and two homes were raided in the Morongo Basin Thursday, and tens of thousands of dollars of synthetic drugs were seized. According to a Sheriff’s press release, detectives from the Narcotics division Marijuana Eradication Team raided the Adobe Smoke Shop, K Smoke Shop, and STC Smoke Shop

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FOUR YEARS FOR MAN CONVICTED IN JOHNSON VALLEY TRIPLE FATAL CRASH

Charles Persons, 32, who plead guilty to vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence in a February crash that killed three Hesperia teenagers, was sentenced to four years in prison yesterday. Persons, from Thousands Oaks, was driving from the King of the Hammers event in Johnson Valley when he crashed his truck

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EIGHT LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS COMPETE IN DISTRICT SPELLING BEE

Local students from eight local students participated in a spelling bee… “Frequency…F-R-E-Q-U-E-N-C-Y, frequency!” That was the tie breaking word that won it for Yucca Mesa Elementary fifth grade student, Psypris Serano taking first place. When asked how it felt her reaction was, “When I heard I won, I

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MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE AT JOSHUA TREE MEMORIAL PARK MONDAY

The Joshua Tree Memorial Park will hold its 12th annual Memorial Day Observance this Monday, May 27. There will be military speakers, a release of white doves, live music, a free barbecue, raffles for charity, and more. The event will be held from 11 to 4 at the cemetery, 60121

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A BUSY KITCHEN AY THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will have a busy weekend kitchen schedule with a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 for $5. Sunday is all you can eat pancakes, plus bacon, sausage, omelets, burritos, and SOS. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.