YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the council’s agenda… The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet in regular session tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the Council will be introduced to the Youth Commissioners, whom they will later appoint to

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SCHOOL BOARD MAY APPROVE SOLAR ENERGY CONTRACT TONIGHT

The major pieces of business before the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education at its November 18 meeting are about the much-discussed solar energy project. After discussing required easements in the 5:30 p.m. closed session, the 7 p.m. open session will include a public hearing on entering into a

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SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS THURSDAY

The Special Education Local Plan Area of Morongo Unified School District is holding a meeting of the Community Advisory Committee noon Thursday, at the new Joshua Tree Elementary School. The CAC consists of teachers, parents, school staff, and community members concerned with the educational needs of disabled youth. This meeting’s

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THEATRE 29 GALA OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY TO BENEFIT TLC

This Friday is the gala Opening Night for “Shakespeare in Hollywood” at Theatre 29. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely says the opening night will benefit TLC……… The opening night gala for Theatre 29’s final production of 2014, “Shakespeare in Hollywood,” will be sponsored by Tender Loving Christmas. This comedy farce by

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LIONS CLUB GIVES CLOSING DONATION TO REACH-OUT

Reach Out Morongo Basin was the recipient of a generous donation from the 29 Palms Lions Club in the amount of $5795. Reach Out executive director Robin Schlosser said, “With over 75 years of service to our community the Twentynine Palms Lions Club will be closing its doors and we

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YUCCA VALLEY MARIJUANA BALLOT INITIATIVE PROPONENT ANSWERS OBJECTIONS

The proposed medical marijuana ordinance for Yucca Valley has met some objections and reservations. Reporter Dan Stork reports that Jason Elsasser, the main proponent of the measure has written a rebuttal to four objections that he terms “myths”… The Alliance for Safe Access has answers to critics of its proposed

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BALLOT SOKESMAN ON Z107.7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW FRIDAY

The owner of the Yucca Valley Medical Marijuana Resource Group, Jason Elsasser, will be on the Up Close show Friday, November 21. Elsasser is also the sponsor of the ordinance petition that would require the Town of Yucca Valley to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in Town limits. This is your

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COLLEGE CULTURAL SERIES LOOKS AT NATIVE AMERCANS THURSDAY

The Third Thursday Cultural Series continues this week at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Caitin Logan invites you to learn more about this region’s Native Americans… Copper Mountain College’s Cultural Education Enhancement Committee (CEEC) continues their Third Thursday Cultural Series with “Serrano Culture and Serrano Bighorn Sheep Songs” in honor of

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LOCAL POP-PUNK BAND RELEASES NEW ALBUM

Forever Came Calling, a four-piece pop punk band from Twentynine Palms, has released a new album. The new album, “What Matters Most,” marks the band’s first new full-length release in over two years, as well as their second full-length release on Pure Noise Records. Characterized by catchy guitar riffs, powerful

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN DEAD, BROTHER ACCUSED OF MURDER

A Yucca Valley man is dead, and his brother was arrested for his murder early Saturday morning. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, Jerry Zimmerle, 25, and Justin Zimmerle, 24, were fighting in the 7500 block of Palm Avenue shortly after 2:30 a.m. Saturday when Jerry Zimmerle is accused

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AMBULANCE OPERATORS ADDED TO THREE LOCAL FIRE STATIONS

While Yucca Valley’s fire department was established to fight fires, the truth is, 88 percent of the area’s 6,000 annual calls are for medical aids, such as traffic collisions, falls, and injuries. With such a high percentage of medical aid calls, chances are when a call for a fire came

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ANNUAL COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST THIS FRIDAY

The Annual Community Prayer Breakfast, a long-time Morongo Basin tradition, has been set for Friday, November 21. This year’s keynote speaker is retired Lieutenant General William Boykin. The prayer breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome Gym in Yucca Valley. Tickets are $15

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ANNUAL COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST THIS FRIDAY

The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) continues to be the focus of many local environmentalists’ interests. Dan Stork says there will be a related meeting this week, and a meeting before the meeting… Following requests by local residents, the Bureau of Land Management has scheduled an opportunity for public

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS FREE SEMINAR ON ADVANCED DIRECTIVES WEDNESDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center will present a free seminar on advanced directives this Wednesday. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says while the seminar is free, you do need to register ahead of time… You may have heard about the importance of advance directives and durable power of attorney for healthcare; however, you

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VETERANS COUNSELING TOMORROW AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to Veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, Calif., in the Office

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FOOD FOR LIFE GETS MAJOR DONATION

The Food for Life Ministries has been awarded a $1,000 grant for its ministry. The grant was the result of efforts of June Richardson and the Sodexo Government Services Twentynine Palms Team, who held a fundraiser to help support Food for Life. Since 1999, the Sodexo Foundation has granted more

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE COLLECTING ANIMAL SHELTER DONATIONS

The local Sheriff’s Station is collecting donations for our local no-kill animal shelter. Reporter Caitlin Logan tells you how to donate… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is seeking out donations for “no-kill” animal shelters. The Morongo Basin station is encouraging any donations of pet food, cleaning supplies, and other

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. The support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30

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PIZZA UNDERGROUND AT PAPPY AND HARRIET’S TOMORROW

There could be a treat, or not, in store at Pappy and Harriet’s tomorrow night as the band “Pizza Underground”—fronted by former child star Macauley Culkin—takes the local stage. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the group has not always had a great reception… Former child star Macaulay Culkin is hoping

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SERVICES FRIDAY FOR JESSE JAMES HOWARD JUNIOR

Jessie James Howard Jr. of Twentynine Palms died October 27 of sudden infant death syndrome. He was three months old. Jessie is survived by his parents, Jessie James Howard Senior of Yucca Valley and Melonie Howard of Twentynine Palms. A service will be held at Wiefels and Sons in Yucca

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