YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold its first meeting of 2015 tonight. On the agenda, the commission will be asked to approve a 10-by-13-foot street vacation at the southwest corner of Sage Avenue and Hidden

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys and girls basketball teams will travel away to Desert Hot Springs to play the Golden Eagles. Tip-off for the girls is at 6; boys start at 7:30.

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will travel

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2014 SETS NEW RECORD FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VISITATION

A new National Park Service report shows that nearly 1.6 million people visited Joshua Tree National Park in 2014, up from 1.4 million in 2013. Park Superintendent David Smith said, “Joshua Tree has evolved from a fall-through-spring park, to a year-round destination.” Over 180,000 people visited the park in December,

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT, ORV ENFORCEMENT ON AGENDA

In its January meeting tonight, the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council again considers solar development. Reporter Dan Stork says that a crisis walk-in center and OHV enforcement are also on the agenda… There will be three informational presentations at the January meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council tonight,

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ACCUSED YUCCA VALLEY HOME DEPOT MURDERER REFUSES TO GO TO COURT

The Yucca Valley man accused of killing a man in an RV in the Home Depot parking lot in August refused to leave the jail for a court appearance Friday. James Webb, 34, who is being held at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, was due in court

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TRIAL POSTPONED FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ACCUSED OF SEX WITH STUDENT

A Yucca Valley High School teacher accused of unlawful and lewd acts with a minor agreed Friday to postpone his trial until next week. According to court records, Zachary Miller, 34, was in Joshua Tree Superior Court Friday for a trial readiness hearing when judge Bert Swift accepted a motion

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council meets tonight in regular session, a day earlier than usual. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Twentynine Palms City council will meet in a regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. this Monday, January 12; note the change of day from Tuesday to Monday for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY OFFERS HELP WITH THE DMV DRIVERS EXAM

The Twentynine Palms Library is currently offering a free six-week mature driver education class. This six-week continuous class will cover information needed to pass the DMV written exam. Adults 18 years and older can join the class any time at 2:00 p.m. every Wednesday, through February 11, and no pre-registration

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AUDITIONS FOR “URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL” AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT AT 7

The edgy, new Broadway hit “Urinetown the Musical” is being cast tonight at Theatre 29. Here’s entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely to tell you how to prepare… Theater 29 director Gary Daigneault and his team seek several performers for the cast of “Urinetown the Musical.” They will cast 10 men and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY SELECTS NEW DIRECTORS

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society appointed its officers and recognized a new board member at its monthly meeting Thursday, January 8. By unanimous vote, Les Snodgrass will serve another year as the society’s president, and long-serving treasurer Nolan Lockwood will remain at the books. Greg Mendoza was appointed vice president;

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PLEIN AIR PAINTING CLASSES OFFERED AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

A treat for local artists and art students: Nationally known artist, muralist, and new Twentynine Palms resident, Art Mortimer will be giving classes at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Cassie Zimarik gets out her portable easel… Enrollment is now open for Art Mortimer’s “Fundamentals of Plein Air Painting” class to be

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School junior varsity and girls’ wrestling teams had strong finishes at tournaments Saturday. Coach Brandon Whitbread said Gary Koger and Wade Ingersoll each placed second at the Palm Springs JV tournament. At the Lady Coyote Classic at Indian Springs High School, Fernanda Macias placed fourth, Julianne

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AUDITIONS FOR “URINETOWN THE MUSICAL” MONDAY

Auditions for Theatre 29’s “Urine Town the Musical,” the edgy new Broadway hit, are tomorrow. Actors as well as a back stage crew are needed for the production. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Theater 29 director Gary Daigneault and his team seek several performers for the cast of “Urinetown

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SLOW JAMS ON Z107.7 TONIGHT

With the start of a new year comes new programming to Z107.7. Reporter Sara Snyder says late-night listeners will be treated to music for loving… Smooth and sexy, old and new R&B love songs can be heard five nights a week in a new program on Z107.7, Slow Jams. Monday

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LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in January for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION TOMORROW

The third Monday of the month is the usual day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin, but in January, the food will be distributed tomorrow. Reporter Diana Jones has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute

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“AN IDEAL HUSBAND” AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Last night was the opening night gala for Theatre 29’s first show of the 2015 season, the Oscar Wilde classic, “An Ideal Husband.” Tickets are still available for tonight’s show. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells us who’s in the cast… Co-directors Butch Pelfrey and Tom Highfill announce their casting choices for

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SIGN-UPS BEGIN FOR LITTLE LEAGUE, PONY LEAGUE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, YUCCA VALLEY

Even though it’s still winter, it’s time to start thinking about baseball and softball. ROP student Latasia Benavente has more… Do you like baseball, softball or T-ball? Sign-up for Twentynine Palms Little League, TPLL. According to League President Ronda Morton They’re accepting anyone from ages 4-17; 18-year-olds are also allowed

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STAR PARTY TONIGHT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, January 10. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end about 10:30 p.m. Early January is one of the finest months to observe the heavens. Many of the best and brightest constellations are out

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SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH IN TONIGHT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church Saturday, January 10, at 7 p.m. Musicians of all types are invited to come and play country, bluegrass, and gospel music. The church is located at 5688 Sunrise Road. For more information, or a free ride to the

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