NEW SHOW OPENS FRIDAY AT GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

A new show will open Friday, November 28, at Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree. “Through the Lenz” will feature photography by Georgia Toney, Ellie Tyler, Vera Topinka, Michael Gerry, and Tami Roleff. An artists’ reception will be held during the Second Saturday Art Crawl, December 13, from 5 to 8

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YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION SPONSORING LETTERS TO SANTA

Yucca Valley Recreation is offering kids a chance to write to Santa Claus. Reporter Caitlin Logan has the address for the North Pole… Would you like to write to Santa Claus? Now through December 5, Santa’s elves will pick up letters to Santa. Letters can be dropped off at the

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING THANKSGIVING MEAL

Food for Life wishes all a happy Thanksgiving. They remind you that their free Thanksgiving meal for low-income individuals and families will be held on Thanksgiving Day from 1 to 4 p.m. A full turkey dinner will be served at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine

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MAN KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY AFTERNOON

We have very limited information about a homicide in Yucca Valley yesterday. About 3:23 p.m., investigators were called to a location off Avalon where a man was killed. The man’s identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin. We will have more information as it becomes available.

FIRE DESTROYS A HOME IN NORTH JOSHUA TREE SUNDAY NIGHT

A fire destroyed a home in north Joshua Tree last night. Callers reported hearing numerous explosions from a home in the 63000 block of Sunny Sands about 8 p.m., and fire fighters could see smoke and flames from the home as they approached. The 1,100 square-foot, single-story home was fully

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POWER OUTAGE AFFECTS 2,000 CUSTOMERS IN MORONGO VALLEY, YUCCA VALLEY

Nearly 2,000 customers were without power for two to three hours Sunday morning. Southern California Edison reports that the first outage was reported just after 10 a.m. for residents along Highway 62 from Morongo Valley to Yucca Valley. Power was restored for most customers about 12:30. High winds may have

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SPIRITED BIDDING AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE’S WREATH AUCTION

The 29 wreaths in the fifth annual Festival of Wreaths auction yesterday brought in more than $10,500 for the Copper Mountain College Foundation. Executive director Sandy Smith said this year’s event was a record breaker. About 125 people attended the auction that saw some very spirited bidding. The highest bid

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOMELESS COUNT

We may not see them, or if we do, we may not pay attention to them. But they’re there, living on the fringes of society. The homeless population of the Morongo Basin comes and goes. The Department of Housing and Urban Development requires that all sheltered and unsheltered homeless people

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THEATRE 29 TO RE-ORGANIZE BOARD NEXT MONTH

The all-volunteer board of directors of the non-profit Theatre 29 will be reorganizing early next month and is looking for those interested in serving. Theatre 29 will hold its annual Board of Directors elections and reorganization December 9 at 6 p.m. at the theater, 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms.

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SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR 2015 SEASON AT THEATRE 29

Season tickets for Theatre 29’s 2015 season are now available. Season tickets offer a significant savings over the year. They are also a gift that keeps on giving as they are good for seven productions over the entire year. Reporter Caitlin Logan tells you how to order…

Season tickets are

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REACH OUT AND MARINES TO HELP SENIORS, DISABLED WITH SMALL HOME REPAIRS AND YARDWORK

Reach Out Morongo Basin is looking for people it can help. Taylor Thacker tells how you can inquire about assistance from our local people-helping-people organization…

Reach Out Morongo Basin is seeking senior and disabled persons needing home repairs or yard work for upcoming service projects coordinated with volunteers from 3/7

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COALITION TO WORK ON REDUCING TEEN DRINKING

Many people think it’s “right of passage” or inevitable: teen drinking. A group of Twentynine Palms residents is trying to change that perception, and to deter underage drinking. Reporter Cassie Zimarik reports on how you can learn more about reducing teen drinking…

Many residents worry about teenagers these days hanging

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JOSHUA TREE CHAMBER SELLING STARS; LIGHTING CEREMONY SET FOR FRIDAY

It’s time to fill the beautiful night skies of Joshua Tree with more stars. For seven years in a row, businesses in Joshua Tree have displayed the lighted stars in front of their shops from Black Friday into January. This year, the six-foot, lighted stars will be sold at the

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LEARN HOW TO BE A COMMERCIAL PILOT

Being a commercial pilot is exciting, challenging, and yes, a wee bit glamorous. But you can’t just send off a resume and expect to get a job flying planes. ROP broadcast student Michael Gandara talked with a local pilot about what it takes to become a commercial pilot… Ever looked

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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow at the Little Church of the Desert in Twentynine Palms from 2 to 6:0 p.m. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS SCRIMMAGE

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will scrimmage against Palm Desert High School at 3:30 today. The girls will play at home; the boys will travel to Palm Desert.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA PETITIONS DELIVERED TO YUCCA VALLEY TOWN HALL

Yucca Valley’s only medical marijuana dispensary was forced to shut down last December by a town ordinance that prohibited its operation in the town limits. Since then, residents have been trying to convince the Town Council to repeal its ban on dispensaries. Yesterday, representatives from the Alliance 4 Safe Access

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CAR FIRE AND CRASH IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Yucca Valley fire fighters were busy yesterday. About 1:45 p.m., fire fighters were called to a vehicle fire on the highway between Palm and Grand Avenues. An eastbound VW had caught on fire for unknown reasons, and the station’s newly assigned probationary fire fighters put the fire out in a

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CALL FOR “YUCCA VALLEY’S GOT TALENT” PERFORMERS

The town of Yucca Valley’s High Desert Nature Museum is seeking submission for Yucca Valley’s Got Talent. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely explains how to apply for an opportunity to be featured in this one-night only event… Do you sing, dance, play an instrument, do stand-up comedy, dramatic or comedic skits,

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“SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” OPENS AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Tonight’s opening night gala for Theatre 29’s final production of 2014, “Shakespeare in Hollywood,” is sponsored by Tender Loving Cause, the celebrated non-profit organization that has put on the Tender Loving Christmas event for the past 30 years. In this hilarious comedy-farce, its 1934, and Shakespeare’s most famous fairies, Oberon

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