POT DEALER ARRESTED AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of selling marijuana at Copper Mountain College. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses called the Sheriff’s Department about 12:40 p.m. to report suspicious activity surrounding a vehicle in the parking lot at Copper Mountain College. Deputies noticed multiple people coming to

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SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORKSHOP

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting was split between workshops and regular business. Today, reporter Dan Stork tells about the Advanced Placement workshop…

A second workshop preceding the regular meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education was about Advanced Placement courses. The pass rate

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1 BILLION DOLLAR STATE DROUGHT-RELIEF EMERGENCY BILL PROPOSED

The State Governor and lawmakers proposed a $1 billion in drought-relief spending yesterday, money that could be used to increase the Inland-area water supply by recycling, capturing stormwater and cleaning up groundwater. The two bills include $128 million to ease immediate impacts of the drought such as dry wells, job

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ST JOSEPH’S PLAYERS AUDITIONING FOR “BILOXI BLUES” TUESDAY

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley are holding open auditions for the Neil Simon comedy, “Biloxi Blues” Tuesday night, March 24. The show opens May 8 with weekend performances through May 31. Director Rebecca Havely has the details…

Auditions for the St. Joseph’s Players next production, “Biloxi Blues” are

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, March 21, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone

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MORONGO VALLEY BURRITO BREAKFAST BENEFITS FIRE ENGINE FUND

The Morongo Valley Firefighters’ Auxiliary will hold a burrito breakfast fundraiser Saturday, March 21. The fundraiser will include breakfast of burritos filled with eggs, potatoes, cheese, meat or veggie sausage; an art show by the Art Colony of Morongo Valley, and raffles. Breakfast is from 8 to 11 and is

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BUSY WEEK FOR THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. The Sunday breakfast is pancakes, eggs, omelets, quesadillas, and more from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR REACH-OUT BENEFIT AUCTION

Reach out Morongo basin is planning their 3rd annual art auction for May 2nd. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says they are looking for donations……

The third annual art auction to benefit Reach Out Morongo Basin, has been changed to May 2. The first two auctions were held in December at

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine palms High School Wildcats track and field team faced off with the Shadow Hills Knights in a DeAnza league match up. Coach Ronda Morton said the boys fell by the unofficial score of 54-72. Sophomore, Spencer Walton led cats with 11 points, Freshman KJ Morton added in 9

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JOSHUA TREE’S JESIKA VON RABBIT RELEASING SOLO ALBUM

Joshua Trees’ own, Jesika von Rabbit, known for her singing with local band, Gram Rabbit, is celebrating her solo album release with two upcoming concerts. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with all the details…

Jesika von Rabbit performs a live stage show with an entourage of dancers in two upcoming album

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SERVCIES FOR BESSIE MAE CATLEBERRY

Bessie Mae Castleberry, a 20-year-resident of Twentynine Palms, died March 13. She was 90 years old. Bessie Mae Castleberry is survived by a daughter, Deborah Bouleware of Brooklyn, New York; three sons, Raymond Greenidge, of Twentynine Palms, Norman Greenidge of Los Angeles, and Glenn Castleberry of Dallas, Texas; eight grandchildren,

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HI-DESERT WATER CELEBRATES 1% STATE SEWER SYSTEM LOAN

Hi-Desert Water District celebrates a low-cost loan last night. The tone at the meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors was restrained jubilation. Reporter Dan Stork explains the joy and the restraint… The directors of the Hi-Desert Water District thanked staff, Yucca Valley town officials, regulatory officials and

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SERIAL TRESPASSER ARRESTED AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday morning for continually trespassing at Yucca Valley High School. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Kweisi Hall, 18, had been repeatedly warned by school and law enforcement officials to stay off the school campus. He refused to do so and after an investigation, Kweisi

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER TABLES ALTA MIRA WILL-SERVE LETTER DECISION

Faced with a decision to give the controversial Alta Mira Housing development a will-serve letter for water service, the Joshua Basin Water Board dropped back and punted last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there… Following a presentation from proponents of the planned 248-unit Alta Mira residential housing project in their

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TWO NAMED TO TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD

At Tuesday’s meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, two Twentynine Palms residents were appointed to the Twentynine Palms Cemetery District’s board of directors. The supervisors approved Third District Supervisor’s James Ramos’ appointments of Zander Hardin and Sandra Gray to fill two vacant seats on the Twentynine Palms

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“URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL” AT THEATRE 29 GETTING CRITICAL ACCLAIM

The edgy new musical comedy, “Urinetown the Musical,” continues to receive critical acclaim at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… Theatre and film critic Jack Lyons attended a performance of “Urinetown the Musical” last weekend and says in The Desert Star Weekly, “The cast of enthusiastic performers give it

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FUNK BAND CONCERT TONIGHT TO BENEFIT ELEMENTARY SCIENCE CAMP

A popular local funk band will hold a concert tonight at the Twentynine Palms Elks Lodge to raise money to send sixth graders from Twentynine Palms Elementary School to science camp. Desert Sol features music from The Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, K.C. & the Sunshine Band, Cool

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS AREAS OF FISCAL CONCERN

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting was split between workshops and regular business. Today, reporter Dan Stork tells about the budget workshop…

During a public workshop preceding the regular session of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting, Assistant Superintendent Sharon Flores presented the 2nd

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board has called a special meeting for tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us why… The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors meets in special session at 6 p.m. today. The board will consider approval of a single action item, that being approval of a policy that

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY HELPS SCIENCE CAMP FUNDING

The Yucca Valley Noon Rotary Club recently partnered with two elementary schools to help families of sixth grade students send their children to science camp. The Rotary Club is partnering with Onaga Elementary and Yucca Valley Elementary Schools to provide matching funds for families who are unable to raise the

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