“STEEL MAGNOLIAS” AT ST. JOSEPH’S

A new Yucca Valley theater company offers “Steel Magnolias” in Yucca Valley. The St. Joseph’s Players play runs Fridays and Saturdays through July 27 at 7 p.m., with a Sunday matinees this weekend at 2 p.m. The performance takes place at St. Joseph of Arimathea Church in Yucca Valley, at

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“PERILS OF GOLDILOCKS” CONTINUES

We treated ourselves to “The Perils of Goldilocks” last weekend at Theatre 29. I dare you to leave without a grin on your face. Special Assignment Reporter Les Taylor tells how you can join in the funny-silly-fest… ”The Perils of Goldilocks,” the popular summer youth theatre production now on stage

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DUI CHECKPOINT

The California Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint tonight, Saturday, July 20. Officers will be stopping drivers at an undisclosed area in the unincorporated area of San Bernardino County sometime between the hours 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Drivers will be checked for signs of alcohol or drug

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CAR ARSON INVESTIGATED

The Sheriff’s arson unit has been called in to investigate a suspicious car fire in Twentynine Palms early Thursday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a car fire was reported at 3:38 a.m. Thursday in the 73500 block of Buena Vista Drive. Witnesses reported hearing glass exploding. When firefighters arrived

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JAZZ BAND AT YV SUMMER CONCERT

A dynamic ensemble of homegrown talent returns to the Yucca Valley Summer Music Festival. Reporter Taylor Thacker says, don’t miss Bill Barrett’s All-Star Jazz Band… Enjoy a music filled summer this year at the 19th annual Summer Music Festival! The entertainment continues on July 20th, with a performance by the

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WILDFIRE STATUS UPDATE

As of 11 p.m. Friday night the Mountain fire between Palm Springs and Idyllwild had grown to over 27000 acres, and was listed as 15% contained. Firefighters had been able to make excellent progress on the southeast side of the fire near Trails End on Morris Ranch Road in Garner

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BENEFIT CAR WASHES IN YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Yucca Valley High School football team will hold a car wash and bake sale, Saturday, July 19, from 8 to noon in the Napa Auto Parts store in Yucca Valley. Come out and support the Yucca Valley High School football team.

A charity car wash tomorrow in Twentynine Palms

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FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Food For Life is a non-profit ministry feeding the hungry in Twentynine Palms. The meals are served at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall from 3 to 5 p.m. each Saturday. Food Pantry volunteers will be serving up hot dogs and hamburgers.

JOSHUA TREE VFW KITCHEN BUSY THIS WEEK

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will serve up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:30 to 6:30 at the post at 6402 Veterans Way. Sunday Breakfast from 8 to 11 is pancakes, eggs, omelets, bacon, sausage, breakfast burritos, and quesadillas. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from

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FOUR ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE NAMED BY JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park and the Joshua Tree National Park Association have announced their selections for the 2013-2014 Artist-in-Residence Program (AIR). Reporter Dan Stork tells who they are, and which art forms they practice…

Four visual artists, a sculptor/videographer, and a writer were invited to participate in sixth year Joshua

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“STEEL MAGNOLIAS” AT ST. JOSEPH’S IN YUCCA VALLEY

A new Yucca Valley theater company offers “Steel Magnolias” in Yucca Valley. The St. Joseph’s Players play runs Fridays and Saturdays through July 27 at 7 p.m., with a Sunday matinees this weekend at 2 p.m. The performance takes place at St. Joseph of Arimathea Church in Yucca Valley, at

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GO GEOCACHING WITH THE MOJAVE WATER AGENCY

The Mojave Water Agency is inviting you to come geocache with them. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains…

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game. Participants use a set of GPS coordinates to navigate to a hidden geocache. The Mojave Water Agency is sponsoring a free session called “The Adventure of Geocaching.”

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THIEVES ARE STEALING BACKFLOW DEVICES

Burglars hit at least four Yucca Valley properties and stole the large brass backflow device near the properties’ water meters. Backflow devices prevent cross-contamination of the water system from hazards that may be located on private property. Victimized were: a convenience store and restaurant in the 57300 block of Twentynine

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TWO ARRESTS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, after his girlfriend said he assaulted her. According to a Sheriff’s report, Todd Stewart, 36, of the 6900 block of Balsa Avenue, was arguing with his girlfriend shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday. His girlfriend told police that a pushing match started between them

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CHP OFFERING START SMART DRIVING CLASS FOR TEEN DRIVERS

The local CHP is offering teen drivers a free “Start Smart” driving class. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up for a class this coming Wednesday…

Drivers between 16 and 19 years old are three times more likely to get into a fatal accident than those between 30

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MOUNTAIN FIRE NOW AT 23,000 ACRES, SMOKE ADVISORY REMAINS

Day four of the nearby Mountain Fire sees firefighters making great progress in rocky terrain and high temperatures. Two C-130 aircraft Mobile Airborne Fire Fighting System, have been deployed by the 146th Air wing of the California National Guard. As weather conditions continue to change the fire remains active on

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ENVIRONMENTALISTS CALL FOR BLITZ OPPOSING COMMERCIAL SOLAR

The Morongo Basin Conservation Association is calling for a blitz of pleas to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on or before July 23, to urge extension of a moratorium on commercial solar energy development projects. Dan Stork has the background…

A public hearing before the County Board of

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TWO ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER IN TWENTYNINE PALMS BRAWL

Two Twentynine Palms men have been charged with attempted murder in last weekend’s brawl in Twentynine Palms in which a Marine was seriously injured, and other residents have been arrested on lesser charges. Sheriff’s investigators said a party had been held in the 73800 block of Sun Valley Drive Saturday

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FREE FAMILY MOVIE AT LUCKIE PARK TONIGHT

Grab the family and come on down to Luckie Park tonight to take part in Movies in the Park, a free event sponsored by Twentynine Palms Recreation Department and Z107.7. Chanda-Lyn Fraschetti has the details… “The Little Rascals” is a hilarious comedy for the entire family. Full of your favorite

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB GET MUCH-NEEDED DONATION

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert has new kitchen equipment thanks to a donation from The Community Foundation of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The Boys and Girls club received a donation of more than $9000, which the club used to buy a new commercial refrigerator, freezer, and

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