SPRINGSTEEN EXPERIENCE AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

A Bruce Springsteen tribute band takes the stage for the free Live at the Rock concert tonight at the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms tonight. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says come on down tonight where they’ll be Dancing in the Dark…

Tonight, August 21, the Springsteen Experience, a Bruce

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO GIVE FIRE RESPONSIBILITY TO THE COUNTY

The Twentynine Palms City Council met in a special meeting last night to consider whether it should express its support for the Twentynine Palms Water District to transfer control of its Fire Department to San Bernardino County. The water district approved the annexation proposal August 5th. The Fire Department faces

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MORONGO UNIFIED ADMINISTRATORS ON “UP CLOSE” SHOW FRIDAY

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District open Monday. Tomorrow’s Up Close Show on Z107.7 will be a “Back-to-School” special, with Superintendent Tom Baumgarten and Director of Secondary Curriculum Amy Woods. Call in with your questions about busing, lunches, curriculum, scheduling, or going back to school. It all begins at

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BANK MANAGER, DEPUTY, SAVE VICTIM FROM IRS SCAM

The IRS has received 500,000 complaints about tax scams in just the last year. At a US Senate hearing in March, the deputy inspector general said about 4,000 people have collectively lost $20 million. He added that the scams are an effective and fast way to steal the taxpayers’ money.

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STAR PARTY AT SKY'S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, August 22. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:45 p.m. and end about 1 a.m. The highlight of the evening will be Saturn and its rings along with a perfect first quarter moon. Bring water, snacks,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council, in its role as the successor agency to the redevelopment agency, will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight, Wednesday, August 19. The sole item on the agenda is consideration of a resolution of city fire services as required by the Local Agency Formation Commission.

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“THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH” OPENS AT THEATRE 29 FRIDAY

Theatre 29 invites you to the gala opening of the sci-fi drama, “The Man From Earth.” The event will benefit two local non-profits. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more…

“The Man From Earth” opens Friday night, August 21 at Theatre 29. Both the Twentynine Palms Library and the Gladys Carol Scholarship

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM STARTS MONDAY

Registration is now open for the Twentynine Palms Youth Club after-school program. The program offers literacy and math programs, P.E., as well as homework assistance for students in first through sixth grades. The after-school program, which starts August 24, is free for students at Oasis Elementary School; $100 for students

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ZUMBA CLASSES AT TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION

The Twentynine Palms Recreation is offering Zumba classes for children ages 4 to 11. Classes will be instructed by certified Zumba instructor Tanesha Atwell. Classes will be held at the Community Services building on Mondays from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. for ages 4 to 6 and on Wednesdays from 6:00

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BREAK-IN AT RACQUETBALL COURTS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS LUCKIE PARK

Thieves broke into the racquetball courts at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms sometime over the weekend. Twentynine Palms employees arrived at the courts about 9:30 Monday morning and discovered that unknown suspects had broken into the court and stole cash from a lock box, as well as a large bag

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL CALLS SPECIAL MEETING FOR TOMORROW

Continuing the process to turn over responsibility for fire protection to the County, the Twentynine Palms City Council, will hold a special meeting tomorrow night at 6:00. The sole item on the agenda is consideration of a resolution of city fire services as required by the Local Agency Formation Commission.

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BEWARE DOOR-TO-DOOR SOLICITORS

With the warmer weather that comes along with summer, so do the door-to-door solicitors. And while many operate fairly and honestly, there are ways to spot those who are simply looking for a quick buck. Reporter Dan Stork gives some tips on how to protect yourself from unscrupulous solicitors…

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD IN SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 19. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will discuss the resignation of Trustee Sandra Gray, which is effective August 20. Gray was appointed in March 2015 and her term was

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS 120 TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS

More than 120 students from across the Morongo Basin participated in a two-week camp at Twentynine Palms High School that exposed them to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, or STEAM. The students in grades 7 through 12 partnered with nine teachers to learn more about medical careers, computer engineering,

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LOOKY-LOOS CRASH INTO A SHERIFF'S PATROL CAR

Looky-loos driving past a traffic crash on Highway 62 Sunday morning crashed into the back of a Sheriff’s patrol car. Luckily, no one was injured during the second crash. About 9:15 a.m., Gary Horn, 40, was driving a 2015 Toyota Sienna westbound on the highway. As he approached Monte Vista

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CYBER SCAMS TARGETING LOCAL VICTIMS

We know that scam artists use phony websites and email to try and gain access to your credit cards and banking information, but few people are aware the cybercriminals also look for victims via the telephone. That’s what recently happened to a Twentynine Palms woman when, according to the Sheriff’s

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SPEECH SCREENING OFFERED FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS

The Morongo Unified school District is offering speech screening for kids from 3 to 5 years old tomorrow and Wednesday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says don’t miss this important opportunity… The Morongo Unified School District is offering speech screening for preschool children, aged 3 to 5 years old. Speech screenings

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SCHOOL BUS ROUTES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

School bus routes have been updated and some revisions have been made. Bus route information is available on the Morongo Unified School District website at www.morongo.k12.ca.us under the Transportation tab and also on the front page. Please check your child’s route and bus number to make sure you have the

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RED CROSS, REACH-OUT OFFERING A RE-CONNECTION WORKSHOP FOR MILITARY

The American Red Cross and Reach Out Morongo Basin have teamed up to offer a free workshop for military families. The “Communicating Clearly Workshop” is for service members, veterans and their families. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… Communicating clearly is the focus of this family rebuilding workshop. Valuable

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HEAT WAVE IS COMING; PREPARE YOURSELF

With temperatures expected to hit 110 degrees by Sunday, the county health officer has issued a heat advisory for portions of San Bernardino county. Residents are urged to stay cool by staying in air conditioned buildings. There are several cooling centers in the Morongo Basin. Cooling centers are the Yucca

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