ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE

The 65th Annual Grubstake Days parade is planned for May 23. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says entries are now being sought by the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce… Entries are now being accepted for the 65th annual Grubstake Days parade, set to take place Saturday, May 23. This year’s theme

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MAJOR EXERCISE ON MAINSIDE OF MARINE BASE TOMORROW

Residents at the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms and surrounding areas will hear a lot of noise and activity tomorrow, Friday, April 17, as Marines practice a non-combatant evacuation operation exercise. Marines will simulate the evacuation of civilians from a potentially hostile area. Helicopter and tilt-rotor flights will be conducted

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GROVE’S THEATER ANNOUNCES CAST OF “THE WEIR”

The delightfully intimate Grove’s Cabin Theater in Morongo Valley has announced casting for their next production. Reporter Rebecca Haveley has the cast for “the Weir”… The Groves Cabin Theatre of Morongo Valley announces the cast of its next offering, “The Weir,” by Conor McPherson, directed by Karl Weimer. Ghostly tales

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RAINBOW STEW ART FAIR THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will be holding its third annual Art Fair April 18 and 19. Come and meet the artists in person who offer their work in gourd art, copper art, jewelry, painting, photography, and more. The art fair will be held outside the store, 55509 29 Palms

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

There will be a distribution of federal surplus food at the Church of the Nazarene, 56428 Buena Vista Drive in Yucca Valley, from 10 to noon on Friday, April 17.

CALTRANS PUTS THE KIBOSH ON A TWENTYNINE PALMS ART PROJECT

Earlier this school year, a civic beautification idea was put forward in Twentynine Palms. The idea is still alive, but it has hit a snag. Reporter Dan Stork explains… A while back, a call went out to artistically-inclined students at Twentynine Palms High School about a public art project. Under

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Yesterday the Twentynine Palms High School swim team met with Yucca Valley at home. The boy’s team showed outstanding improvements, but fell short to the Trojans 84-to-86. This leaves them 1-1 in league and 3-3 overall. As for the Lady Wildcats, the team dominated with a score of 119-to-51, leaving

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN BUYING CAR ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

A Yucca Valley woman said she was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday evening when she tried to buy a car. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman was going to buy a car from a private party and had arranged for the seller to bring the car to her home in

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS, REVIEWS REQUIREMENTS FOR BTI

Managing editor Tami Roleff was at the meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission last night. She says a review of commercial guidelines led to a set of requirements for a business… The 60-foot tall cell phone tower disguised as a pine tree on Primrose Trail in Yucca Valley was

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ACLU SAYS BEATING BY COUNTY DEPUTIES PART OF LARGER PROBLEM

A spokesman for the American Civil Liberties Union says a federal investigation into the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has been too long in coming. The FBI announced Friday it would conduct a civil rights investigation into the televised beating of a man as he was taken into custody. Thursday,

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WE REVIEW “WAIT UNTIL DARK” AT THEATRE 29

The mystery thriller, “Wait Until Dark,” opened last weekend at Theater 29. Set in 1960 Greenwich Village, New York, this haunting tale follows three ex-con men on a desperate search for a drug-filled doll that leads them to the apartment of a young blind woman oblivious to the dangers the

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT SAYS GOODBYE TO BOLHA, PLANS FOR CHROMIUM-6 STANDARDS

The Joshua Basin Water Board will honor retiring Shirley Bolha and address new chromium-6 standards tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a close look at the agenda… Following recognition of Shirley Bolha, who retires after 47 years with the Joshua Basin Water District, the board of directors will take up a

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FRIENDS OF YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY BOOK SALES START TOMORROW

The Friends of the Yucca Valley Library will have many gently used best-selling books, videos and DVDs, records and magazines for sale during its spring book sale. Customers can also bid on rare, old, and just plain interesting items on the silent auction table. All proceeds from the book sale

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RECYCLED ART CLASS SATURDAY AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery is hosting a class on recycled assemblage for Earth Day with local artist Ed Keesling. The class will be held Saturday, April 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the art gallery on Cottonwood Drive in Twentynine Palms. The cost if $5, and pre-registration is

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT IN FULL SESSION

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the full agenda ranges from a line of credit to the possible censure of a director… At tonight’s regular 7:00 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, directors will consider several items of new business, including possible extension

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SCHOOL PLAY AT YUCCA MESA ELEMENTARY TOMORROW

Tomorrow is a special day at Yucca Mesa Elementary School. Students there will strut their acting chops in three performances of the school play. Reporter Rebecca Havely has details… The Yucca Mesa Elementary School presents its annual play, “Haphazardly Ever After,” a modern retelling of classic fairy tales. Kings, queens,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms Wildcat golf team hosted Desert Hot Springs High School in a league match yesterday and came away with a 256-298 victory, to go 7-1 in the DeAnza League. Coach Grant Whipple said the ’Cats will take a week off and host Big Bear and Desert Mirage in

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VEHICLE FIRE BLOCKS THE EASTBOUND MORONGO GRADE YESTERDAY

A vehicle fire on the Morongo Grade Monday evening closed the eastbound lanes. Witnesses said a pick-up truck pulling a fifth wheel motor home going up the grade caught fire about 5:00 p.m. The truck was fully involved in flames by the time firefighters arrived. Fire and emergency vehicles blocked

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT FOR STEALING TOW TRUCK

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested at gunpoint early Monday morning, accused of stealing a tow truck. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michael Calvert, 28, used a bolt cutter to break into a tow truck yard in the 7500 block of Baseline Road about 4:30 a.m. and stole a tow

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, WE CHECK THE AGENDA

The decision items before the Twentynine Palms City Council at its next regular meeting concern environmental law, a lobbyist contract, and traffic light construction. Reporter Dan Stork has details…

The April 14 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council starts off with multiple proclamations, including recognition of April as Child

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