RAGTIME A HIT AT THEATRE 29

”Ragtime” continues to wow audiences at Theatre 29. Les Taylor tells us who’s who in the cast…

Capacity crowds have enjoyed performances of the epic musical “Ragtime” at Theatre 29 since opening night. Comments from audience members include “Incredible” “inspiring” “unbelievable voices” and “the best I’ve ever heard at this

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD TO BE DISTRIBUTED MONDAY

Free federal surplus food will be given out this Monday, some of the locations have been changed. Reporter Dan Stork has the when and where…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, May 20. The locations and times

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR EARLY RELEASE PROBATION VIOLATION

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Wednesday morning after he was found to be in violation of his early release probation. About 10:45 yesterday, deputies went to the 9000 block of Lanning Lane to conduct a probation check on Brye McDonald, 40, who was on supervised probation for possession of

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR MIKE SMILEY THIS FRIDAY

Mike Smiley, a 15-year-resident of Joshua Tree, died Friday, May 10. He was 60 years old. Mike Smiley is survived by his wife, Betty Young, his son, Chad Smiley, of Kennewick, Washington, and three grandchildren. Smiley was a well-known artist in the Morongo Basin who was self-taught in metal, silver

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CLINCHES JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP

In Junior Team Tennis, Stars Division action May 10, Twentynine Palms clinched the league championship with a win over the Morongo Valley “Smurfs,” 26 games to 22, at Covington Park. Twentynine Palms was also 2012 league champs. In other Stars Division action, Yucca Valley #1 defeated Yucca Valley #2, 27

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“GEORGIA O’KEEFE”, AT THE GROVES THEATER IN MORONGO VALLEY

The original play “Georgia O’Keefe” continues its run at the intimate Grove’s Theater in Morongo Valley. Special Correspondent Les Taylor has more on the show and tickets…

“Georgia O’Keefe,” the third in a series of biographical dramas on great artists by award winning playwright Dolores Becker-Trost debuted at the Groves

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FIRE AT YUCCA VALLEY HOME SATURDAY EVENING

A Yucca Valley home suffered significant damage from a fire Saturday evening. Shortly before 5 p.m., a neighbor called 911 after seeing smoke and flames coming from a bedroom window of a home in the 6400 block of Manzanita. Firefighters from Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, Morongo Valley, and the Combat

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“GEORGIA O’KEEFE” AT GROVES THEATER

Groves Cabin Theatre in Morongo Valley debuts “Georgia O’Keefe”, the latest in award-winning playwright Dolores Becker Trost’s series of plays on great artists. The original play will open Saturday for three weekends through Sunday, May 19. Joy Groves plays Georgia O’Keeffe, and Alfred Stieglitz is portrayed by Lloyd Steele. Sue

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“GEORGIA O’KEEFE” OPENS SATURDAY AT GROVES THEATER

Groves Cabin Theatre in Morongo Valley is proud to debut “Georgia O’Keefe”, the latest in award-winning playwright Dolores Becker Trost’s series of plays on great artists. The original play will open Saturday for three weekends through Sunday, May 19. Georgia O’Keefe’s life reflected the struggle perhaps all true artists experience—the

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MORE ROADWORK, THIS TIME IN MORONGO VALLEY

An emergency project to remove and replace the existing asphalt concrete on Highway 62′s Dry Morongo Wash Bridge in Morongo Valley will take place starting today through Friday. The project will grind the existing bridge deck and replace with new material to ensure the bridge deck’s smooth transition. The work

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LOCAL JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY MEETS TOMORROW

The John Birch Society has a local chapter in the Morongo Basin that meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month. At its April 25 meeting, the local John Birch Society chapter will continue the discussion on opposition to the United Nation’s Agenda 21, which it believes

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PICK-UP CATCHES ON FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY

A pick-up truck was completely destroyed in a fire early Saturday morning. According to a press release from the Morongo Valley Fire Department, fire fighters were dispatched at 12:15 a.m. to a vehicle fire on Highway 62 near Bella Vista Drive, where they found a Ford F-150, on the eastbound

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD meets in regular and closed sessions tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz lets us know what the Board will be considering… The Morongo Valley Community Services District Board meets in regular session at 7:00 tonight in the Covington Park Multi-Purpose Room. Following agency reports and consideration of routine

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FOUR MARIJUANA DELIVERY SERVICES NOW IN OUR MORONGO BASIN

In a follow-up to our story last week about an unpermitted medical marijuana dispensary in Morongo Valley, Z107.7 News has learned that there are at least four marijuana delivery services in the Morongo Basin. The weed on wheels businesses will deliver anything from edibles to an ounce of bud. According

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TRAVELING VOLLEYBALL TEAM DISAPPOINTED IN TOURNAMENT

The Morongo Volleyball Club 18U team from traveled to the American Sports Center in Anaheim Sunday. The team lost all three matches, but scores were close. The first two matches went into the tie breaker third set and were only separated by a few points. The final match of the

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HARASSMENT ARREST IN MV

A man who was harassing a water company work crew was arrested in Morongo Valley Thursday. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 10 a.m., a work crew was measuring for a pipeline next to the Morongo Café near Park Avenue and the highway, when Brent Beaty, 41, started harassing them,

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MORONGO VALLEY MARIJUANA DISPENSARY: A CLOSE LOOK AT THE LAW

Questions have been raised about the legality of medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas of the county. Under federal law, marijuana—whether it’s purpose is recreational or medicinal—is illegal, but state and local authorities do not enforce the federal law. State law allows medical marijuana dispensaries—provided they don’t make a profit.

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MORONGO VALLEY SPRINGFEST TOMORROW

Big doin’s in Morongo Valley tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to… The Morongo Valley Springfest is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, at Morongo Valley’s Covington Park. Sponsored by the Firefighter Auxiliary, the event will include a burrito breakfast, a walk through Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, vendors, kids’ activities,

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A DISPUTE AT AN ILLEGAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY LEADS TO ASSAULT

A dispute over a car blocking the entrance to a suspected illegal Morongo Valley Marijuana Dispensary led to an arrest Tuesday for assault. According to a Sheriff’s report, Nelson Mora, 35, parked his truck in front of the entrance to Blue Tide Alternative Medicine, in the 49700 block of Twentynine

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SPRINGFEST IN MORONGO VALLEY THIS SATURDAY

Some community fun for a good cause in Morongo Valley this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you to Springfest 2013…

Morongo Valley’s Springfest 2013 is April 13 in Covington Park and Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. The annual festival aims to promote a healthy, sustainable Morongo Valley. The festivities kick off

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