TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2: TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND A SCULPTURE

During a three-hour meeting Tuesday night, the Twentynine Palms City Council received an update on future traffic signals on the highway. CalTrans will install a signal at Utah Trail and Highway 62, with the state agency bearing 100 percent of the costs due to it being deemed a “safety issue.”

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY RESIDENTS FACE CHILD ABUSE CHARGES

Two Yucca Valley residents were arrested Tuesday and are facing possible child endangerment charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a home in the 7800 block of Valley Vista Avenue about 2 p.m. for a report of a man and woman fighting. During a parole compliance check

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MOVES COUNTY TAKEOVER OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FORWARD

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board took the next step in turning over responsibility for fire protection to the county last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at that meeting and files this report… Last night the governing board for the Twentynine Palms Fire Department voted to move forward with the

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MAJOR EXERCISE STARTS SUNDAY ABOARD THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

The Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center will hold a battalion-level exercise on the Twentynine Palms Marine base starting Sunday, August 30, through September 8. Marines and sailors of Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, will take part in the

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MISS YUCCA VALLEY PAGEANT APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

The Yucca Valley Rotary Club has applications available now for the annual Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… The annual Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant is seeking applicants. The pageant will be held on February 6, 2016. Any Yucca Valley area high school junior

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Friday, August 28, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be the Match bone marrow

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COLLEGE BOARD IN WORKSHOP SESSION TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will hold a workshop/study session at 9 a.m. Friday, August 28. Among the items the trustees will discuss are trustee self-evaluation and goal setting, as well as goal-setting for the college superintendent/president. The workshop will be held in the community room of the

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FULL MOON 5K RUN IN YUCCA VALLEY FRIDAY NIGHT

Under a magnificent night sky, the Full Moon 5k Run is tomorrow night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz laces up his running shoes… Runners of all ages, Yucca Valley’s 12th annual Full Moon 5K Run is this Friday, August 28, at 7:00 p.m. at Machris Park on Santa Barbara Drive in Yucca

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SALUTE TO 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF DESERT SHIELD DEPLOYMENT PLANNED

This is the 25th year since troops left Twentynine Palms and the Morongo Basin to be in Desert Shield. To commemorate the effort, a local committee is raising $25,000 for a four-day event called the Salute in conjunction with the Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days event. The event honors and thanks

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MANDATORY ATHLETE AND PARENT MEETING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT

A parent and student athlete meeting for NEW Twentynine Palms High School students will be held tonight, Thursday, August 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the Wildcat Gym. If you are a freshmen or a new student and are participating in a fall sport, you and your parent or guardian must

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 1: A DOG PARK AND LATE TAXES

At its regular meeting last night, the Twentynine Palms City Council upheld a penalty for the late payment of transient occupancy taxes by the owner of three hotels in the city because he was out of the country, saying it would set a precedent for other hotel owners if they

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HEARING SET FOR DOGS WHO KILLED NEIGHBORS PUPPY

A public hearing will be held in Yucca Valley Tuesday, September 1, to determine if three boxers should be declared potentially dangerous dogs. On Friday, August 21, three boxers owned by Keith and Michelle Squires got into the back yard of Jacqueline Ratliff of the 57400 block of St. Mary’s

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MEETS, FIRE DEPARTMENT TO COUNTY ON AGENDA

The Twentynine Palms Water District may give the final approval to a plan to turn responsibility for fire protection over the the county tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look… When the Twentynine Palms Water District meets at 6 p.m. tonight, directors are expected to consider amending this fiscal

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MORE LOCAL BUSINESSES SUED FOR ADA NON-COMPLIANCE

At least five more businesses, most in Yucca Valley, have been sued by a man who claims they are not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. Some of the violations include not having proper handicap-accessible parking spaces, lack of signage for the parking spaces, and faded paint

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STATE APPROVES BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER PLAN

At last night’s meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, directors learned that after nearly a year in the making, the agency has received state approval for its comprehensive Hazard Mitigation Plan. The move opens the door for the agency to seek grant funds so that it can begin to

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WARREN VALLEY BASIN WATERMASTER BOARD TO MEET TODAY

The Warren Valley Basin Watermaster board of directors will meet today. The board will approve a budget for 2015-2016, and will hear the annual report. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the board room of the Hi-Desert Water District at Inca Trail and the Highway in Yucca

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WE REVIEW “THE MAN FROM EARTH” NOW PLAYING AT THEATRE 29

The drama “The Man From Earth” opened last weekend at Theatre 29. As a close-knit group of colleagues say goodbye to young Professor John Oldman, a farewell party becomes an interrogation as Oldman shares a secret he’s been keeping for ages. Reporter Rebecca Havely offers this review of the production…

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TUESDAY DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXHIBITION

Tuesday, September 1, is the deadline for entries for the Joshua Tree National Park Juried Art Exhibition 2015, a highlight of the third annual JTNP Art Exposition at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms. Entry is open to visual artists 18 and over for original work created within the

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RED CROSS WORKSHOP FOR AFTER-DEPLOYMENT COMMUNICATION TOMORROW

Military members returning from deployment face difficulty in reconnecting the the routine. A workshop tomorrow will deal with that adjustment. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… “Communicating Clearly” is a free, one-evening workshop for service members, veterans and their families who want to improve or gain valuable communication skills and techniques.

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BREAKFAST IN THE CLASSROOM AT JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY

The Morongo Unified School District will serve “Breakfast in the Classroom” at Joshua Tree Elementary School. Breakfast in the Classroom takes the traditional school breakfast approach and improves it by moving it to the classroom. Breakfast is available to every child, at no cost, making it possible for all children

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