OASIS ELEMENTARY PLAY TO BENEFIT SCIENCE CAMPERS

A play at Oasis Elementary School in Twentynine Palms will help the sixth graders go to science camp. Reporter Rebecca Havely invites you to “Hooray for Justice” Thursday afternoon… The Oasis Elementary School sixth grade drama club will present the play “Hooray for Justice.” The play is a comedy that

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW-COST PET SERVICES

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in April 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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NESTING RAPTORS CLOSE CLIMBING AREA IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A climbing area in Joshua Tree National Park has been temporarily closed to protect nearby nesting raptors. The “Towers of Uncertainty,” about 2 ½ miles south of Geology Tour Road, will be closed until the birds have abandoned their nest. The closure is not anticipated to last beyond June 15.

KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP AT YUCCA VALLEY ELEMENTARY

If your child will be 5 on or before September 1, 2015, he or she is ready to enter kindergarten. Reporter Dan Stork says parents in the Yucca Valley Elementary area can do their part during April… During the month of April, Yucca Valley Elementary School will be having a

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports, the Yucca Valley High School softball and baseball teams will play the Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles at home tomorrow. Both games start at 3:30.

The Trojan tennis team will travel away to Rancho Mirage tomorrow; first serve is at 3:15.

The Twentynine Palms

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GRASS-ROOTS FUND-RAISER SEES 1,500 ATTENDEES, RAISES OVER $17,000

In a remarkable grass-roots event Saturday, over 1,500 people attended “Abigail’s Day” Saturday at the Yucca Mesa Community Center. Organizers said the event, first planned as a family barbeque, grew beyond their wildest expectations into an phenomenal outpouring of community support for young Abigail Snipes, a 12-year-old cancer victim currently

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BEWARE OF THE “GRANDPARENTS’ SCAM”

An old phone scam that is making the rounds again. It’s called the “grandparents scam,” because the caller pretends to be the victim’s grandchild who needs money because of an arrest or car crash Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how you can avoid being a victim… Grandparents in Yucca Valley

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SUED BY THE ACLU OVER TASER USE

The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, asking a court to order the department to turn over documents showing steps it has taken to comply with county grand jury recommendations on the use of Tasers. The grand jury found that deaths related to the

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COUNTY SEEKING 2015-16 GRAND JURORS

Volunteers for the 2015-2016 San Bernardino County grand jury are now being requested. Reporter Dan Stork tells who can apply, what a grand juror does, and how to apply… To be eligible for selection to the county grand jury, a person must be at least 18 years of age, a

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT MAILING OUT ASSESSMENT DISTRICT BALLOTS

The Hi-Desert Water District began mailing ballots Friday to all property owners in Yucca Valley for the sewer project’s assessment district vote. Property owners will have until May 13 to vote on whether or not to support the formation of assessment districts in the town for the sewer project. Approval

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COUNTY COURTS CLOSED TUESDAY FOR CESAR CHAVEZ DAY

In observance of Cesar Chavez Day, all Superior Court locations will be closed on Tuesday, March 31.

THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES CAST FOR “WAIT UNTIL DARK”

Theatre 29 announces the cast of the suspense thriller, “Wait Until Dark,” by Frederick Knott. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details…

In open auditions, director Ben Bees chose a cast for the next Theatre 29 offering, “Wait Until Dark,” a highly suspenseful thriller about a blind housewife alone in

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BARKER DAM VANDALISM IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK REPAIRED

After months of experimentation and preparation, experts in restoring historical landmarks were in Joshua Tree National Park last week, painting over the graffiti that has marred Barker Dam for the last four years. Archaeologists and anthropologists from New Mexico and Vermont were “in-painting” the graffiti; matching the color of the

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MILITARY SERVICE A GOOD CAREER CHOICE

Many high school seniors are considering military service as a career. ROP Broadcast Student Michael Fogg tells you where to get information on the benefits of service… Thinking about joining the United States military? You’ll get to see the world and still be able to attend college. You can get

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, March 31, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 2 to 6. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone marrow

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GOLF TOURNAMENT BENEFITS YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

An upcoming golf tournament will raise funds for a special Yucca Valley high school program. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you how to tee-off at the event… On Friday, May 1, beginning at 8:00 a.m., the Yucca Valley High School Career Pathways Foundation will host their annual golf tournament to raise

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan baseball teams hosted the powerhouse Cajon Cowboys of San Bernardino Thursday afternoon. Coach Brian Schoenborn said senior Isaiah Kinder started and pitched six innings, striking out five Cowboys in the process. The final score saw a loss for the Trojans 10-0. The junior varsity

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THIS RACE WEEKEND, SHERIFF ENFORCING OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE LAWS

The Sheriff’s Department would like to remind everyone that the Hill Toppers Moto-Cross Gran Prix event in Twentynine Palms occurs this weekend Friday, March 27, through Sunday, March 29. OHV riders should ride in designated riding areas and trails only; and respect private lands. The Sheriff’s Department OHV Team and

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TWO ARRESTED WITH DRUGS AND WARRANTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two people were arrested Wednesday morning after they were found with drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy performed a traffic stop near Mariposa Avenue and Two Mile Road in Twentynine Palms about 10 a.m. Wednesday. The deputy determined that the driver, Joe Ramirez, 30, was wanted on a

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PUBLIC VOTE SET TO APPROVE HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER LEASE

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board has set the date for a public vote to approve the leasing of the local hospital to Tenet HealthCare. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at last night’s special hospital board meeting… Last night at Hi-Desert Medical Center, the governing board reconvened a special meeting from the

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