BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

A bereavement support group will meet tomorrow in Joshua Tree. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the meeting will be at Faith Lutheran Church… Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. Meetings provide a safe, comfortable setting to

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING SCORES FIRST WIN OF SEASON

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan wrestling team placed first in the first competition of the season at Desert Mirage Dual JV Tournament November 26, with 13 wrestlers earning medals. Yucca Valley dominated the competition with the first team going undefeated. The Yucca Valley wrestling team will showcase their talent

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REMINDERS TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE USERS FROM THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Although many think the desert is the perfect place to ride their off-highway vehicles into the sunset, there are many laws governing where OHVs can be ridden. With some important reminders about land-use issues and off-highway vehicles in the Morongo Basin, here is Sheriff’s Service Specialist Anita Baker…

The San

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TIPS FOR A SAFE MEAL ON THANKSGIVING

Many of us will spend a long time tomorrow in the kitchen preparing the traditional Thanksgiving holiday meal. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has some tips on how to do it safely…

With any holiday food preparation, proper food handling and storage are important to keep your family and friends safe.

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY AND BURRTEC TAKING TOMORROW OFF

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate bus service on Thursday, November 28, in observance of Thanksgiving Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Friday, November 29.

Burrtec Waste and Recycling will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Waste and recycling pick-ups will be delayed by one day

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VNA LECTURE: “GRIEF AND THE HOLIDAYS” MONDAY

The Visiting Nurse’s Association California Hospice will be presenting Grief and the Holidays, a free seminar for any adult in the community who is grieving the loss of a loved one. Members of the community are invited to attend a session on Monday, December 2, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

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HAND COUNTING OF RECALL BALLOTS COST TOWN $8,000.00 MORE

The Town of Yucca Valley will have to foot the bill for the recent recount of recall petitions against council members George Huntington and Robert Lombardo. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains that the $20,000 bill includes nearly $8,000 for a hand recount, and the final bill will likely be much

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SHOPPING SAFETY TIPS FROM THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

With the holiday shopping season upon us, the Sheriff’s Department would like to remind you to make safety a priority. By taking a few extra precautions you can help ensure your holiday is a happy and safe one: Lock your vehicle and home. Ladies should carry their purses close to

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MORONGO BASIN MAC LAYS OUT PRIORITIES AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council met with the intent of establishing priorities among the issues it will address. Dan Stork tells how they went about doing this…

Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council members look to County Field Representative Donna Munoz. From left to right: Munoz, Jack Dugan, Elizabeth

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL AND BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY MEETINGS FOR TONIGHT CANCELLED

The regular meetings for the Twentynine Palms City Council and Bighorn Desert View Water Agency, set for tonight, have been cancelled. The next city council meeting is December 10 at 6 p.m.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER WANTS YOU IN THE 19TH ANNUAL LIGHT PARADE

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce to invites you to participate in the 19th Annual Winter Light Parade, to be held in conjunction with the City’s tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday, December 3, beginning at 5:15 p.m. The parade staging area is on Crestview Drive between Adobe Road and Ocotillo

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A REMINDER ABOUT THE “ADOPT-A-CHILD” PROGRAM

There is still time to sign up for a special holiday program by “Adopting a Child” in foster or temporary homes. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to take part….. There is still time for you to make a child very happy this Christmas! Dreams for Kids “Adopt a Child

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CHURCHES OFFER FREE THANKSGIVING MEALS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

Faith Lutheran Church in Joshua Tree will serve a free Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday, November 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. The church is located at 6336 Hallee Road. For more information, call 760-366-8146.

Thursday, November 28, the Food For Life Staff will host the Thanksgiving Meal, The Betty Garrett

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A JOHN’S PLACE TRADITION: FREE THANKSGIVING DAY MEALS

It is the season of giving, and one local restaurant is doing just that. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells us about a John’s Place tradition… If you are alone, or just don’t want to cook for Thanksgiving, John’s Place will serve you a meal for free. For about a quarter

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TAY CENTER OFFERS SERVICES FOR THE YOUNG HOMELESS

Pacific Clinic’s TAY Center offers young adults a safe and comfortable place to define and accomplish their life goals. Clients can come to the TAY Center to meet their basic needs such as a meal, shower and a place to do laundry. Once they become drop-in clients they can utilize

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE STUDENT SHOW OPENS AT GLASS OUTHOUSE SATURDAY

Copper Mountain College student artists will be featured next month at the Glass Outhouse Gallery east of Twentynine Palms. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a reception will be held this Sunday… Called “dazzling” and “eclectic” visual art of the Copper Mountain College student art show will be on exhibit at the

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YUCCA VALLEY RECALL ATTEMPT IS OFFICIALLY A FAILURE

The last nail has been driven into the coffin of an attempted recall of Yucca Valley Town Councilman George Huntington and Robert Lombardo. Friday, the County Registrar of Voters sent official notification that a 100 percent hand recount of petitions to place a recall on the ballot had still fallen

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A REMINDER ABOUT OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE USE DURING HOLIDAY WEEK

With the long Thanksgiving holiday coming up, many residents and visitors will be out riding their off-highway vehicles in the desert. Sheriff’s Safety Specialist Anita Baker has these reminders for off-highway enthusiasts… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Morongo Basin Station, would like to remind OHV enthusiasts of some safety

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YUCCA VALLEY CRIME SWEEP NETS 12 ARRESTS FRIDAY

Twelve people were arrested in Yucca Valley Friday during a crime sweep by the Sheriff’s Department. According to a Sheriff’s press release, officers from the county District Attorney’s office, Probation Department, and Sheriff’s deputies conducted parole and probation compliance checks at 18 residences between 2 p.m. and midnight Friday, and

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY CRASHES SEND TWO MEN TO HOSPITAL THIS WEEKEND

The Jaws of Life had to be used to rescue a 43-year-old man who was injured during a single-vehicle rollover crash early this morning in Yucca Valley. According to Fire Captain Jay Dimoff, about 2 a.m., John Strickland, 43 rolled his white Suburban at the intersection of Joshua Lane and

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