TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2: TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND A SCULPTURE

During a three-hour meeting Tuesday night, the Twentynine Palms City Council received an update on future traffic signals on the highway. CalTrans will install a signal at Utah Trail and Highway 62, with the state agency bearing 100 percent of the costs due to it being deemed a “safety issue.”

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MOVES COUNTY TAKEOVER OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FORWARD

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board took the next step in turning over responsibility for fire protection to the county last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at that meeting and files this report… Last night the governing board for the Twentynine Palms Fire Department voted to move forward with the

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MAJOR EXERCISE STARTS SUNDAY ABOARD THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

The Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center will hold a battalion-level exercise on the Twentynine Palms Marine base starting Sunday, August 30, through September 8. Marines and sailors of Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, will take part in the

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SALUTE TO 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF DESERT SHIELD DEPLOYMENT PLANNED

This is the 25th year since troops left Twentynine Palms and the Morongo Basin to be in Desert Shield. To commemorate the effort, a local committee is raising $25,000 for a four-day event called the Salute in conjunction with the Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days event. The event honors and thanks

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MANDATORY ATHLETE AND PARENT MEETING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT

A parent and student athlete meeting for NEW Twentynine Palms High School students will be held tonight, Thursday, August 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the Wildcat Gym. If you are a freshmen or a new student and are participating in a fall sport, you and your parent or guardian must

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 1: A DOG PARK AND LATE TAXES

At its regular meeting last night, the Twentynine Palms City Council upheld a penalty for the late payment of transient occupancy taxes by the owner of three hotels in the city because he was out of the country, saying it would set a precedent for other hotel owners if they

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MEETS, FIRE DEPARTMENT TO COUNTY ON AGENDA

The Twentynine Palms Water District may give the final approval to a plan to turn responsibility for fire protection over the the county tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look… When the Twentynine Palms Water District meets at 6 p.m. tonight, directors are expected to consider amending this fiscal

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WE REVIEW “THE MAN FROM EARTH” NOW PLAYING AT THEATRE 29

The drama “The Man From Earth” opened last weekend at Theatre 29. As a close-knit group of colleagues say goodbye to young Professor John Oldman, a farewell party becomes an interrogation as Oldman shares a secret he’s been keeping for ages. Reporter Rebecca Havely offers this review of the production…

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TUESDAY DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXHIBITION

Tuesday, September 1, is the deadline for entries for the Joshua Tree National Park Juried Art Exhibition 2015, a highlight of the third annual JTNP Art Exposition at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms. Entry is open to visual artists 18 and over for original work created within the

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RED CROSS WORKSHOP FOR AFTER-DEPLOYMENT COMMUNICATION TOMORROW

Military members returning from deployment face difficulty in reconnecting the the routine. A workshop tomorrow will deal with that adjustment. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… “Communicating Clearly” is a free, one-evening workshop for service members, veterans and their families who want to improve or gain valuable communication skills and techniques.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS, T.O.T. LATE FEES, DOG PARK, AND A STATUE ON A BUSY AGENDA

The Twentynine Palms City Council meeting tonight will begin with a presentation and a discussion of the city’s disaster preparedness policy. Among the items on the consent agenda is a recommendation that the city council establish a stipend for planning commissioner of $150 per meeting. Managing editor Tami Roleff details

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NO ACTIONS REPORTED AT A TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD CLOSED MEETING

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors held a special closed session meeting yesterday in which the two items of business were a discipline/dismissal/release of an employee, and a performance evaluation of Fire Chief Jim Thompson. General Manager Ray Kolisz said the board came out of closed session with

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PLAY YOUTH SOCCER AND VOLLEYBALL AT TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION

Registrations for youth soccer and volleyball are now being accepted through the Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department. Children ages 4-14 are eligible to register for soccer through Wednesday, September 9. Registrations are accepted at the recreation office Monday through Friday between 1 and 6 p.m. or online at 29palms.org.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING TODAY

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors will hold a special closed session meeting at 4 p.m. today. The first item on the agenda is the discipline/dismissal/release of a public employee. The second item in closed session is a performance evaluation of Fire Chief Jim Thompson. The meeting will

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FOUR CITED FOR BUYING ALCOHOL FOR MINORS

Four people were cited in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms Friday, accused of purchasing alcohol for minors, and three others were arrested or cited on other charges. During a shoulder-tap sting operation, minors—under the supervision of Sheriff’s deputies—visited several liquor and convenience stores and asked strangers to buy alcohol or

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AN ARREST AFTER A DRIVE-THROUGH BACKUP

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly backed his car into another car in a drive-through restaurant. According to a Sheriff’s report, Anthony Masi, 58, was in the drive-through lane at the Twentynine Palms McDonald’s when he got tired of waiting and tried to back up

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SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY, TIPS ON GETTING THERE SAFELY

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District open Monday after a long summer vacation. Whether you are walking to school or taking the bus, Z107.7 News wants you to get there safely. Reporters Mike Lipsitz and Rebecca Havely have some safety tips. We start with Mike Lipsitz on school bus

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RED CROSS DEPLOYMENT WORKSHOP NEXT WEEK

Adjusting to life stateside after deployment is difficult for all members of military families. Reporter Dan Stork says the Red Cross wants to help…

The American Red Cross and Reach Out Morongo Basin invite all active duty service members, veterans and their families to a “Communicating Clearly Workshop” to be

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR TO PERFORM AT A PADRES GAME

The Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir will get taken to the old ball game next month. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the choirs boosters are selling tickets to join them at a Padres game…

The Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir is headed to San Diego in September. The

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FOOD FOR LIFE LOOKING FOR DRIVERS

Food for Life in Twentynine Palms is looking for volunteer drivers. Are you looking for a way to spread kindness and meet some great people? Food for Life/Breaking Bread Ministry delivers hot meals to community shut-ins. About 100 meals are delivered each week, with the routes divided into four groups.

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