TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Tuesday, accused of beating her children. According to a Sheriff’s report, Julie Pierce, 23, was moving out of a residence in the 73800 block of Desert Trail Drive and was hitting her two step-children, 8 and 9 years old. The deputy determined both children

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CHRISTMAS LIGHTINGS PLANNED IN JOSHUA TREE, MORONGO VALLEY, TWENTYNINE PALMS, AND YUCCA VALLEY

Holidays lightings are being planned in communities all around our Morongo Basin. The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to help light up their village and kick off the winter holidays in their seventh annual “The Stars Come Out in Joshua Tree” promotion. The merchants and any other star

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REACH OUT ON HOLIDAY SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Reach Out Morongo Basin and the Twentynine Palms Senior Center will be closing at 2 p.m. today and will closed Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28. The Senior Center and Senior Nutrition programs will reopen with all services on Monday, December 1. They

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WE REVIEW “SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” AT THEATRE 29

Our local community Theater 29’s final offering this season is the Ken Ludwig farce “Shakespeare in Hollywood.” Director John Wright has conjured a strong cast that includes Theater 29 faves and able newcomers. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely offers this review of the production… You’ve heard of a play within a

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NO TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT

The regular Twentynine Palms City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 25, at 6 p.m. will not be held. The next meeting of the City Council will be held on Tuesday, December 9, at 6 p.m.

FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING THANKSGIVING MEAL

Food for Life wishes all a happy Thanksgiving. They remind you that their free Thanksgiving meal for low-income individuals and families will be held on Thanksgiving Day from 1 to 4 p.m. A full turkey dinner will be served at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine

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THEATRE 29 TO RE-ORGANIZE BOARD NEXT MONTH

The all-volunteer board of directors of the non-profit Theatre 29 will be reorganizing early next month and is looking for those interested in serving. Theatre 29 will hold its annual Board of Directors elections and reorganization December 9 at 6 p.m. at the theater, 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms.

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SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR 2015 SEASON AT THEATRE 29

Season tickets for Theatre 29’s 2015 season are now available. Season tickets offer a significant savings over the year. They are also a gift that keeps on giving as they are good for seven productions over the entire year. Reporter Caitlin Logan tells you how to order…

Season tickets are

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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow at the Little Church of the Desert in Twentynine Palms from 2 to 6:0 p.m. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be

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“SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” OPENS AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Tonight’s opening night gala for Theatre 29’s final production of 2014, “Shakespeare in Hollywood,” is sponsored by Tender Loving Cause, the celebrated non-profit organization that has put on the Tender Loving Christmas event for the past 30 years. In this hilarious comedy-farce, its 1934, and Shakespeare’s most famous fairies, Oberon

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COLDWELL BANKER ROADRUNNER REALTY BUYS WILLOWTREE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Coldwell Banker Roadrunner Realty owners Jeff and Mike Poland have announced they have acquired Willow Tree Realty of Twentynine Palms, at 73395 Sullivan Road. The acquisition was announced in joint statements that went to existing Willow Tree clients. According to the Polands, “We are humbled yet excited to have been

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING TOMORROW AND THANKSGIVING

Food For life of Twentynine Palms will be serving two free meals to those in need in the next week. The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will serve tomorrow from 3 to 5 at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. Then on Thanksgiving Day,

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RETIREMENT BENEFITS STRAINING TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT FINANCES

Rate increases at the Twentynine Palms Water District were the topic of discussion at last night’s meeting of the Board of Directors. Water rates have not increased since 2011, and the water district does not charge ratepayers enough to fully cover the cost of its retiree health benefits and California

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TWO ARRESTED IN TWO SEPARATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENTS

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested Tuesday in separate incidents for felony spouse abuse. About 8 a.m., a woman in the 7400 block of Saladin called police to report her boyfriend, Michael Bylund, 50, had beat her up. According to the Sheriff’s report, Bylund hit her, kicked her, and dragged

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Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Cancels Meeting for Tonight

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District’s board of directors’ special meeting for tonight has been cancelled due to a lack of a quorum. The Board has not set a date yet for a rescheduled meeting.

SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, November 22. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:20 p.m. and end with moonrise about 1 a.m. The focus of the star party will be globular clusters and planetary nebulae. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs,

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AUDITONS FOR “THE IDEAL HUSBAND” AT THEATRE 29 SUNDAY

Auditions for the classic farce “An Ideal Husband” by Oscar Wilde are scheduled this Sunday afternoon. This will be the first show of the 2015 season at Theater 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Theater 29 veteran director Butch Pelfrey seeks eight men and six woman for the cast

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS, RATE STUDY AND CITY TERMINATION CLAUSE ON TAP

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the board will look at water and fire business… The Twentynine Palms Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, November 19, starting at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting, the water district will continue to receive recommendations

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HOLIDAY ART AND CRAFT FAIR FOR AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY SATURDAY

The annual 29 Palms Art Gallery Holiday Art and Craft Fair will be held this Saturday, November 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the historic Gallery at the corner of Cottonwood and National Park Drives in Twentynine Palms. Featured in the sale will be items by desert artists

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery Board meets tomorrow afternoon. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks their agenda… The Twentynine Palms Cemetery Board of Trustees will meet tomorrow, Thursday, November 20, at 5:30 p.m. with a full load of agenda items to discuss. These discussion items, resuming from October, include; continuing the argument on

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