FELON ARRESTED WITH GUN IN PLAIN VIEW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A convicted felon was arrested in Twentynine Palms Wednesday after he was seen walking down the street with a weapon in plain view. According to a Sheriff’s report, shortly before 8 a.m., a resident in the 72600 block of Juanita Drive reported seeing Darkise Gorman, 31, of Los Angeles, walking

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER BUSTING OUT WINDSHEILD

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Wednesday, after her boyfriend said she busted out his car’s windshield. According to a Sheriff’s report, Tracy James, 39, had a heated argument with her boyfriend in the 5600 block of Lupine Avenue about 7:30 a.m., and threw a large rock at him, hitting

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT/CEO

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce has selected a new president/chief executive officer. Wanda Stadum, owner of Signs by Wanda in Yucca Valley for 28 years, will assume her new duties as of May 16. Cheryl Nankervis, who has been with the Chamber since 1993, will be retiring as of

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting 3 p.m. Monday, March 17, at the Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue, just off Aberdeen Road. Representatives from the fire department and Sheriff’s office usually make community reports and can answer questions. Residents from Johnson Valley, Flamingo Heights,

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FIVE STARS FOR THE CONTINUING CARE CENTER

The local Continuing Care Center, part of Hi-Desert Medical Center, was singled out for excellence recently. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says it is five stars for the CCC… The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded the Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Continuing Care Center Five Stars, its highest rating. The rating

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STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCE IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a Plus level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight. Richard Brewer will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:30. Bob Paull will be cueing rounds from 7:00 to 7:30 and between tips. For further information contact Dennis at 760-366-8626.

OLD SCHOOLHOUSE LECTURE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

An archeologist who works on the Twentynine Palms Marine base will be the guest lecturer at the Second Friday Lecture series at the Twentynine Palms Old Schoolhouse Museum tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff digs deep to you the details… The Morongo Basin has a rich archeological history that goes back

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SERVING UP FOOD THIS WEEK

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a corned beef and cabbage dinner, tonight from 4:00 to 6:00, for a $7 donation. No Sunday breakfast is scheduled. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

On March 15 Palms Baptist Church will be serving the Food for Life meal at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall from 3 to 5 p.m. They will be serving chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetables and dessert.

FREE FEDERAL FOOD TO BE DISTRIBUTED MONDAY

The third Monday of March is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, March

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TRUE VINE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH CAR WASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The True Vine Fellowship Ministry will hold a carwash fundraiser Saturday, March 15 to support the church’s youth and community outreach programs. The carwash will be held from 9 to 2 in the Santana’s parking lot in Twentynine Palms, 73680 Sun Valley Drive.

READING RALLY AT TWENTYNINE PALMS UNITED METHODIST

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will be hosting a Reading Rally on March 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. Local teachers and church members will be reading their favorite books as well as leading songs and movement activities. This is not a religious program but a celebration of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ARTIST GALLERY OPEN FOR VISITORS

Area and visiting artists are featured at the quaint Twentynine Palms Art Gallery. ROP Broadcast student Nicolas Champion has more on the non-profit attraction… Did you know that Twentynine Palms has an art gallery? It is located next to the Twentynine Palms Inn and the Old Schoolhouse Museum. The gallery

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ELEMENTARY TAKING KIDERGARTEN REGISTRATIONS

Twentynine Palms Elementary School is holding a kindergarten round-up to pre-enroll children for the 2014-2015 school year. Children must turn 5 by September 1, 2014. To pre-enroll, parents must make an appointment and pick up a kindergarten enrollment packet, starting Monday, March 17. Parents must bring to their appointment the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School softball team will travel to Palm Springs for a double header. Game times are 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Wildcat track team will be participating in the Distance International Tournament in Great Oak, with the first event

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ACCUSED OF SEX WITH 17-YEAR-OLD STUDENT

A 33-year-old Yucca Valley High School teacher is expected to turn himself in to the Sheriff’s Department today, to answer charges that he had sex with a female student. A Joshua Tree Superior Court judge issued a warrant for the arrest of Zachary Miller Wednesday. According to the District Attorney’s

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YUCCA VALLEY RECALL PROPONENT ANNOUNCES RUN FOR TOWN COUNCIL

Yucca Valley recall proponent and an outspoken critic of the Yucca Valley Town Council, Ron Cohen, plans to put his money where his mouth is and toss his hat in the ring for a seat on the Council. Cohen made the announcement at Saturday’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Democratic

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2: VETERAN’S PARK, PUBLIC COMMENTS

Reporter Dan Stork split his report on a lengthy Twentynine Palms City Council meeting into two parts. Today: a discussion of plans for Veterans’ Park, which dominated the meeting; how to pay for a street project; and a survey of public comments… An extremely long discussion, which included Public Art

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY MEN HELD AFTER FIGHT WITH JUVENILES

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of fighting with two juveniles. According to a Sheriff’s report, neighbors called police about 3:05 a.m. to report a fight in the street near Acoma and Papago Trail. Witnesses reported that the suspects, later identified as Angel Castro, 25, and

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A RASH OF CAR BURGLARIES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Eleven vehicles in Yucca Valley were broken into Monday night-Tuesday morning. According to Sheriff’s reports, vehicles in the 7400, 8100, and 8200 blocks of Church Street, the 7500 block of Deer Trail, and the 56200 block of Joshua Drive, were all tampered with between midnight Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday

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