TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The agenda of tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting shows some movement on the use of Project Phoenix funds. Reporter Dan Stork tells what else is in store at tonight’s meeting…

The Twentynine Palms City Council will have the annual, pro forma public hearing on lighting and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday, accused of sexually molesting a girl. According to a Sheriff’s report, the girl’s mother discovered the molestation, and went to a home in the 73800 block of Two Mile Road in Twentynine Palms about noon on Saturday to confront the suspect, identified as

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AFTER HE THREATENS TO BODY SLAM A BABY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Monday evening after he threatened to body slam a baby and broke his ex-girlfriend’s hand. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michael Kroll, 40, of the 7700 block of North Star, was arguing with his ex-girlfriend about 5:30 p.m. when he picked up a 6-month-old

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TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TO OFFER FREE CLASSES FOR DEALERS

Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms will be offering free classes to learn how to be a dealer for table games. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to sign up…

Tortoise Rock Casino is offering a free opportunity for you to learn how to become a table game dealer. The

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FORMER TWENTYNINE PALMS MAYOR/COUNCILMAN TRIES STAND-UP COMEDY IN LOS ANGELES

In retirement, a former Twentynine Palms city councilman and mayor is developing a new direction for himself. Reporter Dan Stork chatted with Jay Corbin about his efforts as a standup comic…

We’d heard that Jay Corbin, who retired from his consulting practice in December, after completing one term on the

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SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ACCEPTS PLEA BARGAIN IN CHILD PORN, SEX ABUSE CASE

A former school bus driver for the Morongo Unified School District, accused of child pornography and child sexual abuse, accepted a plea bargain Friday. Alex Gomez, 57, of Twentynine Palms, pleaded guilty to two counts of lewd acts with a child and possession of child pornography in exchange for dropping

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN THROWN FROM JEEP, HOSPITALIZED

A Twentynine Palms Marine was injured when he was thrown from a Jeep he was riding Friday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michael Klouchek, 24, was driving a Jeep on a dirt road near Encelia and Laura Lane when the Jeep hit a dirt berm and he was thrown

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HIGH SPEED PURSUIT ON JOSHUA TREE DIRT ROADS

Two people were arrested Friday morning following a high-speed pursuit on dirt roads in Joshua Tree. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Leach, around 9 a.m. Friday, he saw a 2007 Mazda 6 sedan driving eastbound on Pipeline Road and cross Sunfair without slowing or stopping. Leach turned on his lights

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VENDORS NEEDED FOR FOURTH OF JULY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

And there will be fireworks in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms on the Fourth of July. Reporter Dan Stork says there’s still room for vendors at the 4th of July celebration in Twentynine Palms…

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the City of Twentynine Palms, is actively

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

An excessive heat warning is in place for temperatures up to 117 this weekend. An excessive heat warning is issued when temperatures are forecast to reach dangerous levels that will stress the body if precautions are not taken. Cooling centers are: Yucca Valley Town offices normal business hours. The Yucca

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTS A MIXER

Join the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce for a June Mixer this evening, Thursday, June 18, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The mixer will be held at the Twentynine Palms Visitors Center, 73484 Twentynine Palms Highway. Network with area business owners and representatives and sample food from various local restaurants.

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FREE MOVIE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS’ LUCKIE PARK TONIGHT

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department presents “Movies in Luckie Park” Thursday nights through July 30, on the north side of the racquetball courts starting at approximately 8:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for the community to gather and enjoy family entertainment at its best. Refreshments will be offered

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STEAM CAMP OFFERED AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

It will be STEAM-y in more ways than one in Twentynine Palms this August. Reporter Dan Stork says invites teenagers to sign up for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics camp at Twentynine Palms High School… Students in grades 7 through 12, throughout the Morongo Basin are invited to come

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN THREATENS TO BLOW UP GIRLFRIEND WITH PROPANE TANK

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday evening, accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Robert Hughes, 30, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 6500 block of Pine Avenue when he punched the woman in the head. The report states Hughes then turned on

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EXTREME HEAT OPENS COOLING CENTERS LOCALLY

An excessive heat watch is in place for temperatures up to 117 this weekend. Cooling centers have been designated. Yucca Valley Town offices are open normal business hours. The Yucca Valley Community Center is open five days a week during the hottest part of the day; Hi-Desert Nature Museum is

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY PLANS TOUR OF ROUGHLEY MANOR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Morongo Basin Historical Society still has openings available for its field trip to the Roughley Manor in Twentynine Palms. Owners Gary and Jan Peters will give a behind-the-scenes tour of the 1926 ranch and three-story house that was the former home of Bill and Elizabeth Campbell, early homesteaders in

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SPECTACULAR COSTUMING IN “MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” AT THEATRE 29

The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” the murderous musical comedy, is playing now at Theatre 29. The talented cast is clad with award-worthy costumes by an award-winning costume designer. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely has more…

The Mystery of Edwin Drood” cast is clad with exceptional costumes by award-winning master costumer Kathryn

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION CANCELS ANOTHER MEETING

Once again, the regular meeting of the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission has been cancelled. The Commission will not meet tonight, June 16. The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for Tuesday June 30 at 6 p.m. in city hall on Adobe Road.

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER OFFER SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

Hi-Desert Medical Center will partner up with other area agencies to administer a summer food service program. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Family Health Clinics are partnering with the US Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program and the Morongo Unified School District to offer free lunches

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FIREWORKS PLANNED IN YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

This is the last year the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley plans to sponsor the annual Fourth of July fireworks show in Yucca Valley, before passing the torch to another organization to carry on the tradition. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the club plans to go out with a bang…

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