ARMED ROBBERY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, SUSPECT SOUGHT

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man suspected of an armed robbery in Twentynine Palms Tuesday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a man with a black bandana over his face entered the Adobe Smoke Shop in the 6400 block of Adobe Road

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MAY NAME A CITY MANGER IN CLOSED SESSION

When is a public meeting neither “regular” nor “special”? Reporter Dan Stork has the answer to the riddle: it applies to a meeting tonight of the Twentynine Palms City Council… In a meeting that is technically a continuation of last week’s regular meeting that was adjourned to February 18, the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL, JOSHUA SPRINGS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IN BASKETBALL PLAY-OFFS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team will face Whittier Christian High School tonight at 7 p.m. in Wildcat gymnasium for a first-round CIF match up. After winning a share of the De Anza league championship, the ’Cats will take on the higher, 13th-seeded Heralds of Whittier Christian High

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SPILLED GAS PLUS SHOP VAC EQUALS TWO BURNED OUT CARS

A Marine learned yesterday that using a shop vac to clean up spilled gasoline probably isn’t such a good idea. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Captain Matt Helmkamp, Benjamin Potter, 27, had spilled gas in the back of his Jeep parked under a carport in the 801 Housing area off

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT REVEALS TIMELINE FOR ALANIZ OUT, KOLISZ IN AS GENERAL MANAGER

The Twentynine Palms Water District has defined the somewhat confusing chain of events that recently resulted in a change in management. At a special February 4 meeting, the Twentynine Palms Water District reported out of a closed session that was agendized for “potential litigation,” that it had allowed its contract

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION STUDIES SIGNS AND OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission returns to its revamp of the City’s Development Code. Reporter Dan Stork previews the topics… Signs and off-street parking and loading will each be the topic of a study session at the meeting of the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission, as the Commission returns to its

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COLDWELL BANKER REALTY RIBBON CUTTING WEDNESDAY

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is welcoming the expansion and relocation of Coldwell Banker Roadrunner Realty. You are invited to join the Chamber of Commerce as they celebrate the new downtown location with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Wednesday, February 18th at 3:00pm. A small reception with light hors d’oeuvres

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22 MARINES TREATED AFTER TRAINING ACCIDENT ABOARD THE 29 PALMS BASE

Twenty-two Marines were treated for exposure to a fire-retardant gas Thursday after an extinguishing system accidentally went off in an assault vehicle during a training exercise, but there were no serious injuries. Marine Base representatives said an equipment malfunction caused the fire suppression system to go off inside an amphibious

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FIREFIGHTERS SAVE TWENTYNINE PALMS HOUSE

An aggressive attack by Twentynine Palms firefighters saved a house yesterday afternoon. According to Fire Chief Jim Thompson, Twentynine Palms firefighters, assisted by fire fighters from the Combat Center and Wonder Valley, were dispatched to a home in the 73000 block of Sun Valley Drive at 1:09 p.m. Upon arrival,

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING FREE MEALS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Food for Life serves hot, nutritious meals from 3 to 5 p.m. each Saturday at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms.

AUDITIONS SET FOR “WAIT UNTIL DARK” AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 announces auditions for their third show of the 2015 season. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast break down… Theatre 29 director Ben Bees will hold open auditions for the suspense thriller, “Wait Until Dark,” on Monday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. He is looking to cast five to

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, February 14. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 6 p.m. and end about 11:30 p.m. Jupiter will be bright and four of its moons will be visible. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs, and dress for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL APPROVES VACATION HOME RENTALS IN 4-HOUR MARATHON

A full agenda for the Twentynine Palms City Council produced a meeting almost four hours long. Reporter Dan Stork tells what went down, starting with the passing of the long-discussed vacation home rental ordinance…

Vacation home rental ordinance approved

The Twentynine Palms City Council devoted the largest block of time

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NATIONAL PARKS FREE THIS PRESIDENTS’ DAY WEEKEND

To celebrate Presidents Day weekend, Joshua Tree and all 405 National Parks are waiving entrance fees on this Saturday, February 14 through Monday, February 16. Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are reminded that the weather in February can be unpredictable and temperatures may fluctuate. When hiking or walking, always

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VALENTINE’S DAYS DINNER AND DANCE AT GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP CENTER

Gospel Fellowship Christian Center Church of Twentynine Palms will host an elegant evening with dinner and dancing on Valentine’s Day. The theme of the evening is “Love Languages.” There will be fine food, music, dancing, and more from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 each and will be available

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB OFFER VALENTINE’S DAY SITTER SERVICE

The Twentynine Palms Youth Club will help parents go out on a Valentine’s Date Night. Reporter Rebecca Havely says they will provide the sitter… Moms and Dads, do you have a date night planned with your Valentine? Well, if a sitter is what you need, then you’re in luck! The

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team beat the Rams of Desert Mirage high school last night, cruising to a 52-to-40 point win. Coach Michael Schneider said the night was highlighted by nice defensive play from everyone on the team. D’Shaun Barrett led all scorers with 19 points. Jimmy

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VACATION RENTALS AND SOCIAL HOSTING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT

A social host ordinance and vacation home rentals are among the items on a busy agenda for the Twentynine Palms City Council. Dan Stork has the full list… Three public hearings head the agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council on February 10. A social host ordinance, concerning consumption of

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DRAWING AND PAINTING CLASS TOMORROW AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY

Learn how to develop your own artistic style of painting and drawing skills with a class led by a noted local artist. Reporter Rebecca Havely gets out her paintbrush to fill in the details… The Twentynine Palms Art gallery is offering an adult art class: Drawing and Painting from Life,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ wrestling team put on a great performance at the Southern Division Championships Saturday at Upland High School. Coach Brandon Whitbred said the Lady Trojans tied for sixth place overall in a field of over 50 schools. All five of the Trojan girls wrestled well,

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