JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY PART OF PALM SPRINGS MODERNISM WEEK

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery is participating in Palm Springs Modernism Week. Reporter Dan Stork directs you to where you can find its pop-up gallery…

Works from a baker’s dozen of artists will be on exhibit at a pop-up show established by the Joshua Tree Art Gallery down the hill.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ and boys’ basketball teams host La Quinta High School at home. The girls game begins at 6; the boys’ at 7:30.

The Joshua Springs boys and girls basketball teams travel away to Desert Christian Academy. The girls’

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TWO HURT IN THURSDAY AFTERNOON CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY

Two women were taken to the hospital last night after a two-car crash in Morongo Valley that shut down the highway for about an hour. According to Morongo Valley Fire Chief “Jock” Johnson, firefighters were called to the crash at Elm Street and Highway 62 at 6:33 p.m. There they

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YUCCA VALLEY AMATEUR ASTRONOMER SAM DAVIDSON PASSED AWAY TUESDAY

Sam Davidson, a 30-year resident of Yucca Valley, died at home October 22. He was 86 years old. Sam Davidson is survived by two daughters, Caryn Davidson of Joshua Tree, and Dale Davidson of New York, NY; granddaughter Claire Davidson, of Hemet; and his former wife and life-long friend, Inge

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WOMAN INJURED IN YUCCA GRADE CRASH MONDAY

A woman driving eastbound on Highway 62 yesterday was sent to the hospital after she crashed her car into the concrete divider on the Yucca Grade about 4:40 p.m. According to Morongo Valley Fire Chief Jock Johnson, the woman, identified only as being in her 40s, suffered serious injuries in

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FANTASY SPRINGS INVITES YOU TO TAKE THE CUPCAKE CHALLENGE

Are you an amateur baker who can make a cupcake like a pro? If so, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino wants you to participate in the Fantasy Cupcake Challenge. Managing editor Tami Roleff indulges her sweet tooth with the following report… On Sunday, November 17, the resort will play host to

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TWO HOSPITALIZED AFTER MOTORCYCLE CRASHES INTO TRUCK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two people were hospitalized yesterday after the Yamaha motorcycle they were on crashed into a pick-up truck in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, Matthew Fletcher, 24, with passenger Ashlee Demund, 26, was attempting to cross Highway 62 southbound at Split Rock when his motorcycle collided with a Ford

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HURT LEARNING TO RIDE MOTORCYCLE

A Twentynine Palms man was hospitalized Saturday after he crashed a motorcycle he was learning to ride. Shortly before 7 p.m., Christopher Sorrell, 28, was learning how to ride a 2005 Harley–Davidson motorcycle in the 5900 block of Lupine Avenue in Twentynine Palms. Sorrell accelerated at a high rate of

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School girls tennis team hosts Palm Springs High School at home. Match time is 3:15.

Also tomorrow, the Joshua Springs High School girls’ volleyball team travels away to Lucerne Valley for a 5 p.m. game.

JEWISH NEW YEAR SERVICES IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Religious services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and for Yom Kippur, will be held in Desert Hot Springs, at Mission Lakes Country Club, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and the Desert Area. Admission is free to Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin and Desert Hot

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FOUND DOG TRACED TO TWO OWNERS

On August 15, Yucca Valley Animal Officer Kim Casey responded to an early morning Sheriff’s report regarding an injured dog that had been rescued by a citizen. The Lhasa/Terrier mix was transported to the vet for care and had suffered minor injuries. In an effort to locate the dog’s owner,

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PALM SPRINGS POLICE RELEASE REPORT ON FATAL SHOOTING OF TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE

Palm Springs police shot Marine Cpl. Allan DeVillena six times in the upper body as he tried to drive away drunk from a parking ramp last November, according to documents obtained Tuesday by the Palm Springs Desert Sun. The report says he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18, more than

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN STILL ON LIFE SUPPORT

The Twentynine Palms man who was hit by a car Saturday night remains on life support, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office. Jason Harpel, 38, was walking southbound on Lear Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 9 p.m. Saturday when he was hit by Alissa Myers, 25, who was driving

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JEWISH NEW YEAR SERVICES IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Religious services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and for Yom Kippur, will be held in Desert Hot Springs, at Mission Lakes Country Club. The Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and the Desert Area, is sponsoring these observances during the High Holy Days. Admission is free to Jewish residents

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WILDFIRE STATUS UPDATE

On Saturday, firefighters made substantial progress against the Mountain Fire, which has been burning between Palm Springs and Idyllwild since Monday afternoon. As of Sunday morning, it is listed as 49% contained, with full containment expected by Friday, August 26. In the wake of overnight rains, and forecasted continuing thunderstorm

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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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SOS NEEDS SHUTTLE DRIVERS FOR MARINES ON SUNDAY

Soldiers Organized Services, or SOS, needs volunteer drivers to transport Marines from the Palm Springs Airport to the base in Twentynine Palms on Sunday. Drivers are needed between 4 and 10 p.m. Drivers would pick up the Marines at the Palm Springs USO, just north of the main entrance to

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AMERICAN LEGION HONORS YUCCA VALLEY HEROES

Henry and Wanda Sandoz of Yucca Valley got a standing ovation Saturday afternoon at the American Legion Department of California’s 95th annual convention in Palm Springs. The couple was acknowledged for keeping a war memorial cross in the Mojave Desert. The battle between the couple and the American Civil Liberties

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PALM SPRINGS MAN HURT IN AMBOY ROAD ROLLOVER

A Palm Springs man suspected of falling asleep at the wheel rolled his car on Amboy Road Monday afternoon. According to a press release from the California Highway Patrol, Claude Smithern, 89, was driving a 1987 Lincoln Continental southbound on Amboy Road, north of Bell King Road, when it’s believed

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CHP NAMES THOSE INVOLVED IN WEDNESDAYS JOSHUA TREE DUI HEAD-ON

The California Highway Patrol has identified the drivers involved in the head-on crash on Highway 62 Wednesday evening. Mario Zanin, 29, of Palm Springs, was driving a red 2004 Acura eastbound on the highway at 8:50 p.m. while intoxicated. His car traveled into the westbound lanes, where it collided head

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