MARINES HELP CLEAN OUT HOME OF JOSHUA TREE FLOOD VICTIM

Following September’s flash flood that inundated homes with up to two feet of mud in South Joshua Tree, residents begged the county for help. After touring the devastated area, Supervisor James Ramos told his staff to be creative in finding help for those who needed it. Field Representative Mike Lipsitz

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS APPROVES MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES

Three medical marijuana dispensaries will open soon in nearby Desert Hot Springs. Their city council voted last night on how many shops and the criteria for applications. The criteria includes financial and criminal backgrounds; how the business would be organized; the number of patients the shop expects to serve; and

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STILL TIME TO COMMENT ON RENEWABLE ENERGY PLAN

The clock is ticking on getting public input on the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. Reporter Dan Stork tells how you can have your voice heard… The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), California Energy Commission (CEC) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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FREE ACTING CLASSES OFERRED AT THEATRE 29

Free acting classes are being offered at Theatre 29 for the month of November. The free classes, for beginners through experienced are being given to give attendees a chance to see how the classes work and what they offer. Ages 16 and up are welcome, classes are limited in size

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD IN CLOSED SESSION TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will hold a closed session meeting Thursday, October 30, at 9 a.m. On the agenda, the trustees will discuss the recruitment and employment of a superintendent/president. The meeting will be held in Room 111 of the college in Joshua Tree.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW AFTERNOON

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery Board, who saw major vandalism over the weekend and pushback on new rules recently, will meet in regular session tomorrow. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks the agenda… The Twentynine Palms Cemetery Board of Trustees will meet tomorrow on Thursday, October 30, at 5:30 p.m. In the meeting,

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TODDLER BOOT CAMP TOMORRROW AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

The Twentynine Palms Library’s toddler boot camp meets Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m., and is open to children 1-3 years of age. This program is designed for the more active toddler and will be focused on the development of gross motor skills, listening skills, following directions, stretching and being active.

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HALLOWEEN FUN FEST FRIDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department, and Z107.7 Radio are co-sponsoring the Halloween Fun Fest Friday, October 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. It will be an evening of games, free trick-or-treat bags, candy, and a not-so-scary haunted house. The free event is for children ages 10 and under,

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180 MINISTRIES CHILI COOK-OFF FRIDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

180 Ministries will hold their annual harvest and chili cook off this Friday, October 31, beginning at 6 p.m. The free event will include a bounce house and games for the whole family. 180 Ministries has moved to a new location on Hallee Road next to the bicycle shop in

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TENNIS OFFERRED BY JOSHUA TREE RECREATION

Joshua Tree Recreation is offering access to their tennis courts. ROP Broadcast student Brenden Nguyen has details… Did you know that there people looking to play tennis with you? Have you ever wanted to join a tennis club or buy a key for individual play? Well, keys, giving district court

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PARENT VISITATION AT TWENTYNINE PALMS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL THIS WEEK

At the Twentynine Palms Junior High School, parent visitation days will be the last two days of the month this year. On Thursday, October 30, parents can come visit A-day classes. On Friday, October 31, parents can visit B-day classes. They shall do this for each last A-day and B-day

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OTHER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School varsity tennis team beat Rancho Mirage High School 11-7 and took the league championship with a record of 12-0 for the season. In singles, Carrie Scofield went 1-2, Rachel Green 1-2, and Miranda Green 1-2. In doubles, Aimee Frank and Cionne Lonergan were 3-0; Dawn

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CHILD PORNOGRAPHER, FORMER SCHOOL CUSTODIAN, SENTENCED

A former Twentynine Palms Junior High School custodian was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison on Friday. Matthew Frazer, 43, of Yucca Valley, had pleaded guilty in July to one felony count each of distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography. Frazer was arrested in January following

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY VANDALIZED

Vandals destroyed the irrigation system at the Twentynine Palms cemetery sometime over the weekend. When cemetery workers arrived at work Monday morning, they noticed that the irrigation pipes for the cemetery’s rose garden had been ripped out of the ground and broken, and the sprinkler heads had also been broken

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS IN OPEN AND CLOSED SESSION

A wide-ranging meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council covers administrative employees, medical marijuana definitions, and city signs and trails. Reporter Dan Stork lists those topics and more… Following a closed session at 5 p.m. to evaluate the performance of the City Development Director and to talk about recruitment of

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ONE ARRESTED IN A BOLD JOSHUA TREE VEHICLE THEFT

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday, after he allegedly stole a truck, then took it for a joyride. According to a Sheriff’s report, the truck’s owner called the Sheriff’s Department shortly before 6 p.m. Friday to report someone was in his truck and trying to steal it from the

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THREE ARRESTED WITH ILLEGAL DRUGS IN JOSHUA TREE

On Thursday, in the 6000 block of Outpost Road, three Joshua Tree residents were arrested for investigation of various drug charges: Richelle Hopperandrade, 30, on suspicion of possession of controlled substances for sales; and Richard Lane, 33, and Geoffrey Davis, 44, for keeping a place to sell drugs and possession

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY PLANS VETERAN’S TRIBUTE

With Veteran’s Day approaching, the Town of Yucca Valley is making plans. Reporter Caitlin Logan has details of the tribute… The Town of Yucca Valley will host the Morongo Basin Veterans’ Tribute on Tuesday, November 11, at the north side of the Yucca Valley Community Center from 10:00 a.m. until

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE OF DRUGS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Sunday, accused of driving under the influence of drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy observed Kevin Cruz, 42, driving fast through a residential neighborhood in North Joshua Tree about 11:45 p.m. The deputy located Cruz near Petunia and El Reposo Avenue. The

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DRUGS AND WARRANTS LEAD TO ARREST OF A YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Saturday after she was found hiding in her home with drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the 7600 block of Cherokee Trail about 12:40 p.m. to serve an arrest warrant on Cheri Gilson, 40, who was wanted for forgery and burglary.

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