HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT OFFER REBATES FOR LOW-FLOW TOILETS

Here is a great opportunity to save water and money. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to get a Hi-Desert Water district rebate for a low-flow toilet… Hi-Desert Water District is offering a rebate to Yucca Valley customers who replace old toilets that use 3.5 gallons per flush or

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ABOUT 300 MARINES GET CLASSIC RIDES FROM THE PALM SPRINGS AIRPORT

About 300 Marines got a classic free ride from the Palm Springs Airport to the Twentynine Palms base over the weekend. The surprise transportation was compliments of Soldiers Organized Services and the Morongo Basin Old Car Club. The Marines, returning from Thanksgiving with their families, were driven back to the

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LOCAL CHP OFFICE COLLECTING TOYS

The California Highway Patrol will be collecting toys for local needy children during its CHiPs for Kids Toy Drives. New, unwrapped toys can be brought to the CHP office in Joshua Tree anytime during business hours. Call CHP Officer Joan Griffin for more information at 760-366-3707.

BE SURE FURNACES AND SPACE HEATERS ARE WORKING PROPERLY

Accidents involving fireplaces and heating equipment are a major cause of preventable home fires. County Fire urges residents to keep safe while they keep warm. Here is Caitlin Logan with some cool weather safety tips to help you stay warm safely. Stay safe while you stay warm. Before weather gets

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEETING DECEMBER 12

California Retired Teachers Association will meet on Friday, December 12, at 10:00 a.m., at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road. Members will be treated, for the second year in a row, to a musical presentation by the Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir, under the direction of Michael Mayes.

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MOJAVE VIPERS RECRUITING YOUNG MARINES

The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is recruiting. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more about children who want to earn the title… The Mojave Vipers are looking for a few good … kids … who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The Mojave Vipers Young Marine program is

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FREE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. The support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30 p.m.

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FOOD FOR LIFE LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS MEAL HELP

Food for Life wishes to thank all our volunteers which made the Thanksgiving meal such a success. They are now gearing up for their Christmas meal. The meal will be served at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 20. Opportunities exist

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF FRAUDULENTLY RAISING FUNDS

A Joshua Tree man is being accused of fraud after using fake pictures to claim bone cancer in a fund-raiser. Kevin Fish started the fundraiser earlier this month to raise $4,000 for what he described as his “final trip home” to Louisiana before he succumbs of cancer. Palm Springs television

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CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The extended Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year. According to the California Highway Patrol, 33 people were killed on state roads last year during the Thanksgiving holiday, down from 44 in 2012. Most of the people killed in 2013—88 percent—were not wearing their seatbelt

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Tuesday, accused of beating her children. According to a Sheriff’s report, Julie Pierce, 23, was moving out of a residence in the 73800 block of Desert Trail Drive and was hitting her two step-children, 8 and 9 years old. The deputy determined both children

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TWO ARRESTED UNDER YUCCA VALLEY’S SOCIAL HOST ORDINANCE

Two Yucca Valley women were arrested Monday night for allowing minors to drink alcohol in their home. About 10 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies Shauna Ables and Ericson Dominick found a boy on Pueblo Trail who had just left a home in the 7400 block of Fox Trail. The boy was obviously

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CAR DESTROYED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A car is a total loss following a car fire in Yucca Valley Tuesday morning. Shortly after 11 a.m., a woman was driving in the 7600 block of Rockaway when she smelled something burning. After she got her child out of the Buick Riviera, the car’s engine erupted in flames.

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BASIN WIDE FOUNDATION INVITES YOU TO ADOPT A CHILD

The Basin-Wide Foundation wants you to adopt a child for gift-giving this holiday. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you how to help… As Christmas approaches, most families celebrate by spending time together and giving gifts. Sadly, for many kids in the Child Protective Services program, they won’t get this chance. Help

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CHRISTMAS LIGHTINGS PLANNED IN JOSHUA TREE, MORONGO VALLEY, TWENTYNINE PALMS, AND YUCCA VALLEY

Holidays lightings are being planned in communities all around our Morongo Basin. The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to help light up their village and kick off the winter holidays in their seventh annual “The Stars Come Out in Joshua Tree” promotion. The merchants and any other star

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YOUR THANKSGIVING MEAL COULD HARM YOUR PET

The majority of emergency room for pet visits during the Thanksgiving holiday revolve around the turkey. Don’t feed your pet any food from your Thanksgiving meal. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more about how even a small piece of turkey skin or butter-coated vegetable can cause a life-threatening illness in

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REACH OUT ON HOLIDAY SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Reach Out Morongo Basin and the Twentynine Palms Senior Center will be closing at 2 p.m. today and will closed Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28. The Senior Center and Senior Nutrition programs will reopen with all services on Monday, December 1. They

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SATURDAY DEADLINE TO SIGN-UP FOR YUCCA VALLEY’S GOT TALENT

This Saturday is the deadline to apply for the 2015 “Yucca Valley’s got Talent” competition. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up… The Town of Yucca Valley is seeking talented performers for the upcoming Yucca Valley’s Got Talent event. Those with unique or even not so unique talents

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN FOUND MURDERED IN TENT BEHIND WAL-MART

A Yucca Valley man was found murdered in a makeshift tent behind Wal-Mart Sunday afternoon. A release from the Sheriff’s homicide detail said at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, deputies from the Yucca Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a deceased man, later identified as Jackie Singer, 58, of

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WE REVIEW “SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” AT THEATRE 29

Our local community Theater 29’s final offering this season is the Ken Ludwig farce “Shakespeare in Hollywood.” Director John Wright has conjured a strong cast that includes Theater 29 faves and able newcomers. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely offers this review of the production… You’ve heard of a play within a

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