SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, March 28. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:45 p.m. and end about 12:30 a.m. The first quarter moon will be just west of Jupiter and are the night’s primary exhibits. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board, responsible for both water and fire services, will meet tonight in regular session. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the agenda… The Twentynine Palms Water District is scheduled to have their regular meeting on Wednesday, March 25, starting at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting, the Water

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COMMUNITY SWAP MEET IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms High School Interact Club is holding its annual community swap meet on Saturday, March 28 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Community Center on Joe Davis Drive, across from Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms. Craft vendors, artists, and direct sales companies will mingle with household

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DUNK THE SUPERINTENDANT AT THE ROTARY CARNIVAL FRIDAY

Public officials are used to being accused of being “all wet.” The Superintendent of Schools is getting ahead of the accusation, and is being joined by at least one other elected official… Morongo Unified School District Superintendent Tom Baumgarten will be donating his time–and body–to be soaked by anyone with

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat golf team will host Yucca Valley at home, with tee-off at 2:45 p.m.

The Yucca Valley High School baseball team will host Cajon High School at home Thursday, with the first pitch at 3:15.

The Twentynine Palms

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PHYSICAL AND SEXUAL ASSAULT RESULTS IN AN ARREST IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Sunday morning, accused of assaulting a woman physically and sexually. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness called about 8 a.m. to report that a woman was covered in bruises and belt marks, and also had a swollen eye. The victim said her boyfriend,

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REPEAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARREST FOR A TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN

A Twentynine Palms man who pleaded guilty last year to battery—and who was sentenced to a batterers’ intervention program—was arrested Saturday evening for beating up a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness called to report that John Shafer, 29, of the 74400 block of Joe Davis Drive, was

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council welcomes new City Manager Frank Luckino with a long list of discussions. Reporter Dan Stork has that list…

The Twentynine Palms City Council starts its March 24 meeting by proclaiming April to be both Donate Life Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and by recognizing

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF FELONY SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Saturday night, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, multiple neighbors called to report a woman screaming and banging on vehicles in the 6800 block of Pine Springs about 10 p.m. Saturday night. After an investigation, Alyssa Streets, 25, was arrested

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BICYCLIST ARRESTED AFTER THEFTS FROM WAL-MART

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Friday afternoon after thefts from Wal-Mart. According to a Sheriff’s report, James Spencer, 29, rode a black mountain bike to Wal-Mart, and while in the store, concealed electronics and bike parts in his pockets and waist band. The report states he then left the store

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a look at the agenda… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission is a report on development standards in the Old Town Specific Plan, General Plan, and commercial design guidelines

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW AT FOOD 4 LESS IN YUCCA VALLEY

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, March 25, at Food 4 Less in Yucca Valley from 10 to 2 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years

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ST. JOSEPH PLAYERS AUDITIONS FOR “BILOXI BLUES” TONIGHT

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley are holding open auditions for the Neil Simon comedy “Biloxi Blues” tonight in Yucca Valley Director Rebecca Havely has more details… The St. Joseph’s Players is casting “Biloxi Blues.” Auditions are this evening at 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph of Arimathea Church. The

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team meets every second, fourth and fifth Wednesday of the month. Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25, the volunteers will start at 8 a.m. at Highway 62 and Sunny Vista (north). There will be trash bags, grabber sticks and gloves available to make the job easier. The team

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REGIONAL COUNCIL ON AGING MEETS THURSDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Regional Council on Aging will meet Thursday, March 26, at 1 p.m. in the Yucca Valley Nutrition Center. The guest speaker will be Keri Murphy from the Social Security Administration. Murphy will speak, and answer your questions and concerns in group and privately. Refreshments will be served. Questions? Call

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BOTANIST FEATURED IN MORONGO VALLEY’S “LUNCH IN THE PARK”

“Lunch in the Park” in Morongo Valley will feature a well-known local botanist. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… Well-known local botanist Robin Kobaly will be the guest speaker Wednesday for Lunch in the Park in Morongo Valley. Kobaly will be speaking on “magical mesquite” starting at noon. Every

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HOSPITAL BOARD IN SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION THIS AFTERNOON

The Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District Board of Directors convenes a special session at 5:00 today in the Helen Gray Education Center. The one action item on the agenda will be contemplated in closed session as it involves real property negotiations between the District and Tenet California.

BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD NOT MEETING TONIGHT

The regular fourth Tuesday meeting of the Bighorn-Dessert View Water Agency will not take place this evening. The board next meets in Special Session on March 31.

GUITAR CLUB STARTS UP AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

A new guitar club has been formed on the Twentynine Palms High School campus. Co-founder and ROP broadcast student Colby Thomas accompanies himself with the details… Twentynine Palms High School has been offering a Guitar Club as of this year. The Guitar Club gives students a chance to practice as

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The local Twentynine Palms Recreation basketball All-Stars were named “Kings of the IE” at Beaumont youth basketball tournament. Spokesman Ricky Shadowens said the eighth grade boys’ team battled back after a loss to find themselves in the championship game, but came up short and came in second place. The third

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