UNITY HOME EXTENDS THRIFT SHOP HOURS IN JOSHUA TREE

Morongo Basin Unity Home is a non-profit organization that helps victims of domestic violence and their families move towards living more independent and self-sufficient lives, free of violence. The Unity Home Thrift Store at 61605 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree is now open seven days a week. Store hours

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY APPROVES LIENS FOR OUTSTANDING WATER BILLS

Those customers who owe money to the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency could soon be getting a surprise on their property tax bills. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the agency’s board approved putting liens on overdue bills last night… At the conclusion of last night’s public hearing in Landers the Bighorn-Desert

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MEETS ON WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the meeting will cover both water and fire business… The Water District and Fire Department are having a meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the Water District office at 72401 Hatch Road in Twentynine Palms. On the Water

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TWO ARRESTED FOR DUI IN CHP CHECKPOINT

A checkpoint by the California Highway Patrol Saturday night resulted in two arrests for driving under the influence. The CHP screened more than 400 vehicles at a checkpoint near Bonaire Avenue and Highway 62 between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Arrested for driving under the influence were Frank Kopcinski, 27,

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COUNTY EXTENDS COMMERCIAL SOLAR MORATORIUM

Remote videoconferencing came into play, as the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors extended the moratorium on commercial solar energy generation projects for another 10½ months. Dan Stork observed proceedings remotely… A parade of Hi-Desert residents addressing the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors from a government center in Hesperia

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YUCCA VALLEY SLURRY SEAL PROJECT, WHEN AND WHERE

Due to the recent rain, Yucca Valley’s slurry seal street maintenance project schedule has been modified in order for crews to remove mud and debris from local roadways, so that the contractor may proceed with the street maintenance project. Today, Wednesday, July 24, slurry seal will be applied to: Palomar

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL: TWO ITEMS, TWO LONE LEONE “NO” VOTES

The Yucca Valley Town Council met last night. In what is becoming a recurring theme, two items were approved with Councilman Leone being the lone “no” vote. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains… Two routine matters on the agenda for the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting last night were approved with

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1,000 SHOW UP FOR 150 JOBS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS CASINO JOB FAIR

Cars lined every street surrounding the Little Church of The Desert Tuesday, with the line of eager hopefuls snaking down and around the block as over 1,000 job seekers attended the job fair hosted by the new Tortoise Rock Casino. The response was so unexpected and overwhelming, the company ran

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 1 OF 3: CONTENTION OVER OPEN MEETINGS

A long Twentynine Palms City Council meeting Tuesday night covered a wide range of topics. Reporter Dan Stork breaks his report into three parts. Today in Part 1: A contentious discussion on potential Brown Act problems, and two items pulled from the consent agenda… The major item of contention at

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CORONER IDENTIFIES MAN FOUND DEAD IN POOL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The county coroner has identified the man who was found dead in a swimming pool in Twentynine Palms Saturday afternoon. Joesph Jonathan Sayer, 18, of Twentynine Palms, was found dead in the pool of a home in the 75600 block of Encanto Drive about 1 p.m. There were no obvious

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SERVICES SET FOR CAROL CALVERI-MAUCK

Carol Calveri-Mauck, a longtime Twentynine Palms elementary school teacher and one of the founders of Theatre 29, passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer. Funeral services will be this Friday, July 26, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 73002 El Paseo Drive

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BIG MORONGO CANYON PRESERVE FAMILY FUN THIS FRIDAY

A great program this Friday at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to find out about “Leapin’ Lizards and Slitherin’ Snakes”… The Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is having its second program in its summer Family Fun Friday series. This Friday, on July 26, at 7 p.m.,

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TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE 9-10 YEAR OLD GIRLS BEST IN THE STATE

The Tri-Valley Little League 9-and 10-year-old girls are the best in the state, after they won the state championship against Crescenta Valley Sunday night. The girls beat Crescenta Valley Wednesday during the state play-offs, and then beat them again Sunday, 16 to 13, for the state championship. The all-star team

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board meets with a public hearing tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the meeting will take care of a lot of financial housework and feature a presentation… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors will hold a public hearing at tonight’s 6 p.m. meeting.

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will meet at the Sportsman Lodge on Sunburst on Wednesday, July 24th. Volunteers will meet from 7 to 8 a.m. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves and water available. Following our clean up efforts there will be an optional get together for coffee

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive Wednesday, July 24, at Vons in Yucca Valley from 2 to 5 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be free of infections or

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL IN TRASH SERVICES WORKSHOP TONIGHT

An update on trash services will be the subject of a special Town Council workshop tonight. The Town Council will be given information on various operational program and policy options associated with the Town’s solid waste program and ordinance. Community input is encouraged. The special workshop will be held in

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED WITH DUI OVER TWICE THE LEGAL LIMIT

A woman with a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit was arrested in Yucca Valley Sunday evening. According to a police report, Heather Madeiros, 25, was seen driving erratically on Indio Avenue and the Outer Highway in Yucca Valley about 8 p.m. The deputy reported that two

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PROGRESS BEING MADE IN YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR HOUSING PROJECT

The Yucca Valley Senior Housing project is making slow but steady progress. The developer, National CORE Renaissance, has transplanted most of the Joshua trees on the site. About 20 Joshua trees have been donated and moved to a new demonstration garden at the Brehm Youth Sports Park. The demonstration garden

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL IN BUSY SESSION TONIGHT

After skipping the first meeting in July, the Twentynine Palms City Council has a busy agenda this week. Dan Stork lists items of interest… The July 23 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council starts with a closed session at 5:15 pm to discuss one anticipated case of litigation, real

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