SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, May 31. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:45 p.m. and end about 2 a.m. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on the waxing crescent moon, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn. For more information, call 760-367-7222.

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PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS AND NEXT WEEK

Pre-School storytime will be offered today and next Thursday at the Twentynine Palms Library. Reporter Taylor Thacker has the details… Calling all preschooler aged children. The Twentynine Palms Library’s preschool story time is walking through the alphabet. Each week, a different letter will be featured through age appropriate storytelling, apron

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms High School music department will present its Spring Concert Thursday, May 29. The doors to the Wildcat Gym open at 6:15; the concert starts at 7. Admission is $5 and concessions will be available.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TRIES TO EXPLAIN THE EXPLANATION OF CITY MANAGER FIRING

Members of the Twentynine Palms City Council devoted a portion of their regular meeting to explaining why they weren’t explaining their decision to fire City Manager Joe Guzzetta, and to hinting at what they wouldn’t explain. Reporter Dan Stork draws the lines for you to read between… At the beginning

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, BUDGET WORKSHOP, FIRE TAX ON AGENDA

The Twentynine Palms Water District will begin its meeting tonight with the discussion and possible adoption of a groundwater management plan update. Next, the directors will hold a budget workshop. Following staff reports, the Fire Department will discuss and take possible action on fire protection fees and charges. Directors will

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

Directors for the Twentynine Palms Public Cemetery District will hold their monthly meeting Thursday, May 29, at the cemetery office on Encelia Avenue in Twentynine Palms. Among the items on the routine agenda, the directors will go in to closed session to discuss and possibly approve performance evaluations and possible

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TEEN BOOK CLUB MEETS TOMORROW AT TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

The Twentynine Palms Library’s Teen Book Club meet tomorrow afternoon. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details… The Twentynine Palms Teen Book Club will have their monthly meeting on Thursday, May 29, from 4 to 5 p.m. They will discuss the book Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. This book is about a

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UNHELMETED OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLE RIDER KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH

A Lakeside man was killed Saturday morning in Twentynine Palms riding his off-road motorcycle without a helmet. According to Sheriff’s reports, Marshall Winn, 31, left his family and friends about 9:30 to go for a motorcycle ride in the open desert. When he did not return, they went looking for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT: WATER BOARD MEETING, HIRING ON THE AGENDA

A potential discussion with the Water District and hiring a Community Development Director are among the items before the Twentynine Palms City Council. Reporter Dan Stork previews those items and the rest of the agenda… The first scheduled discussion of the Twentynine Palms City Council at its May 27 meeting

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VEHICLE FIRE AT TWENTYNINE PALMS GAS STATION MONDAY

A vehicle had to be towed away after it caught on fire at a gas station in Twentynine Palms Monday morning. According to Fire Captain Matt Helmkamp, a vehicle was having mechanical problems about 10:30 a.m., and the driver pulled into the rear of the FasTrip gas station in the

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN, TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN, ARRESTED AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested for felony spouse abuse following a fight with her boyfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jessica Aparicio, 25, and her boyfriend were drinking about 11:30 p.m. Sunday night when she decided to leave the residence in the 4300 block of Inez Street with her

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OPEN HOUSE FOR NEW AND INCOMING STUDENTS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL THURSDAY

Twentynine Palms High School will hold an open house 5 p.m. Thursday, May 29, for all new and incoming students. The open house will start with a meeting with the principal in the multi-purpose room, after which parents and students will be able to tour the campus and meet with

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ARRESTS FOR BURGLARY IN WONDER VALLEY AND YUCCA VALLEY

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, accused of burglary. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, a deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Daniel Weber, 33, in the 74700 block of Sunset Drive. During the course of the traffic stop, the deputy determined that Weber

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday afternoon accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman reported that her boyfriend, Steven Aldama, 55, threw her down and she hit her head, causing her head to bleed. The woman tried to run away, but Aldama followed her,

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3RD BATTALION, 4TH MARINES, DEACTIVATION SET

Third Battalion, 4th Marines, “The Thundering Third,” will deactivate during a ceremony aboard the Combat Center held at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Grey Field, May 30. Since its initial inception in 1925, this is the unit’s 6th period of activation. Since its reactivation in 1994, 3/4 served on seven combat

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION ASTRONOMY GATHERING NEXT WEEK

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department and Sky’s the Limit will be hosting an astronomy gathering for students in the fifth or sixth grades. They will meet from 6:30 until 7:30 on Tuesday, May 27, and Thursday the 29, at the Community Services Building in Luckie Park. They will

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SKY’S THE LIMIT HOSTING NIGHT SKY VIEWING SATURDAY

This Saturday and next brings some celestial fun at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to the “evenings with the cosmos”…. Saturday’s May 24 and 31 promise excellent viewing of constellations, galaxies and quasars at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School and Twentynine Palms High School track squads will be participating in the CIF final meet at Cerritos College in Cerritos.

MARINE BASE COMMANDING GENERAL BERGER TO TAKE COMMAND OF 1MEF

The commanding general of both the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Maj. Gen. David Berger, will become commander of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, the Defense Department announced Wednesday.

The 1st MEF is based at Camp Pendleton.

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS PLANNED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND JOSHUA TREE

Memorial Day is the traditional day to remember and pay tribute to those who have served our country in the military. Memorial Day events are being planned for both Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms this Memorial Day Monday. The Joshua Tree Memorial Park will hold its 13th annual Memorial Day

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