HOLIDAY FUN AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

A variety of holiday fun is planned for the Joshua Tree Library tomorrow. Reporter Dan Stork has your invitation…. The Joshua Tree Branch Library invites families to the library for holiday fun on Saturday December 14. The library will be hosting their “Santa’s Workshop” on December 14 from 1 to

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NEW CEO/ADMINISTRATOR NAMED AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

At an Emergency meeting yesterday, the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board announced the new hospital CEO Administrator. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the new hospital boss is a familiar face… Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors has named a new chief executive officer. Following a closed session meeting late yesterday afternoon, the

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LOCAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets this Saturday morning at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and a $10 full breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the regular meeting begins at 10 a.m. On the agenda is a brief review of the year, followed

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, December 12, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. Among the items on the consent agenda are treasurer, ridership, operations, administrative and financial reports. The board will also be asked to approve a

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board will meet in regular session tomorrow. Reorganization, committee assignments, and where to spend money are all on the agenda. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look… The regular monthly meeting of the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees begins at 3 p.m. tomorrow with a

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HOSPITAL BOARD REORGANIZES

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board reorganized and heard from TLC last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at the meeting and files this report… Mara Cantelo of Tender Loving Cause opened last night’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors by recognizing some of the many volunteers whose programs

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular Joshua Tree Clean Team pickup will be tomorrow morning at the Joshua Tree Library (at Park Boulevard and Highway 62). The volunteers will be cleaning up downtown Joshua Tree in preparation for the holidays. The team will start at 8 a.m. and work for one short hour.

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HOSPITAL BOARD TO HEAR FROM FIRM THAT MARKETS HOSPITALS

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets tonight. After a presentation by a company that sells hospitals, a board reorganization is set. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the rest of the agenda… Prior to tonight’s regular 6 p.m. meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board, directors convene a special 4:30 p.m. open

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FREEZE WARNING CONTINUES, PROTECT YOUR PIPES!

The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning here in our Morongo Basin through tomorrow morning. With Temperatures in the 20’s, Reporter Taylor Thacker reminds you to watch for freezing pipes… Standing water in pipes and hoses expands as it freezes, possibly causing pipes and hoses to break.

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SUPERVISOR RAMOS RECAPS ACCOMPLISHMENTS

In his address to the Basin Wide Foundation’s breakfast meeting on Thursday, Third District County Supervisor James Ramos marked his first year in office with a recap of accomplishments and a peek at future aims. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has highlights… Chief among accomplishments, Ramos described a new sense of

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT

Having finished with installation and setting of priorities, the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council is ready for its first meeting in what should be its regular format. Assignment reporter Dan Stork has the agenda… The December 9 meeting of the Big MAC starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Joshua Tree

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET WEDNESDAY

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, will hold their monthly meeting Wednesday evening 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Helen Gray Center on the campus of the Hi Desert Medical Center. The group is

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CHP COLLECTING TOYS

The California Highway Patrol is collecting toys to distribute to local needy children. Bring your new, unwrapped toy to the California Highway Patrol office in Joshua Tree or to the Yucca Valley Wal-Mart, pharmacy entrance. For more information, call CHP Officer Joan Griffin at 760-366-3707.

OVER 100 ATTEND DRUG COURT GRADUATION

The Joshua Tree Drug Court held its 19th semi-annual graduation at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Reporter Dan Stork observed the celebration… Before a packed room of well over 100 family, friends, and well-wishers at the Yucca Valley Community Center, Judge Rod Cortez handed out diplomas to the latest graduates

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PICTURES WITH SANTA IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Saturday, December 7, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District will host a Holiday Fair including pictures with Santa. Get your family holiday pictures taken by a professional photographer, and get them back in time for gift giving. While waiting for your photo opportunity

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SOME HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS FROM COUNTY FIRE

The San Bernardino County Fire Department would like to remind you of the following holiday safety tips. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz explains some of the ways to ensure a safe holiday season… Before setting up lighted decorations, check for burned-out lights, empty sockets and broken bulbs. Inspect wires for breaks

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SPORTSMANS CLUB SWAP MEET IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Sportsman Club in Joshua Tree will hold its monthly swap meet tomorrow. Shop for great bargains on new and used items, Admission is free, and vendors are always welcome. Spaces rent for just $20; for non-profit organizations, the space is free. Call Jose at 760-275-6876. The swap meets are

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A BUSY JOSHUA TREE VFW

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

RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

The California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, December 13, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on White Feather Road. Entertainment will be provided by the Condor Elementary School Choir. Members wishing to reserve lunch should call Sherry Craft, at 760-881-5275, no later than Monday, December 9.

MARIJUANA ANTI-PROHIBITON PROJECT MEETS SATURDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

Recent court decisions affecting access to medical marijuana dispensaries and personal cultivation will be the subject of this month’s meeting of the Marijuana Anti-Prohibition Project. The featured speaker will be marijuana advocate Lanny Swerdlow. The meeting is set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 7, at the Listening Lounge in downtown

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