TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS ACCUSED OF SEX TRAFFICKING

Accused of operating a brothel and sex trafficking of a minor, two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested last week. According to the Sheriff’s Department, in June, deputies discovered a teen girl who had been abandoned in the desert in Twentynine Palms, and realized she had been the victim of sex

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TWENTYNINE PALMS STRATEGIC PLANNING, DAY 2: PROJECT PHOENIX

Last night was part 2 of a three-day strategic planning session for the Twentynine Palms City Council. Reporter David Haldane said last night’s session was dominated by “Project Phoenix”… The buzz got even louder last night on day 2 of a three-day strategic planning workshop in Twentynine Palms. Foremost on

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER REORGANIZES, TO LOOK AT OTHER FEES

At last night’s regular monthly meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District, the board re-elected Sam Moore as president and Chauncey Chambers as vice president. Then, getting down to business, the board approved purchase of three replacement portable generators and formed an ad hoc committee to look at the district’s

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“THE SUNSHINE BOYS” CONTINUES ITS RUN AT THEATRE 29

The hilarious Neil Simon comedy, “The Sunshine Boys” continues its run at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… “The Sunshine Boys” focuses on aging Al Lewis and Willie Clark, a one-time vaudevillian team known as “Lewis and Clark” who, over 40-odd years, not only grew to hate each other,

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, January 30. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms Observatory about 6 p.m. and end about 10 p.m. The highlight of the evening will be the winter Milky Way, and eight first-magnitude stars, and nebulae. Visitors may use Sky’s

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms Wildcats boys’ basketball team traveled to Big Bear High School last night and came off the mountain with a 76-47 win. Coach Jeremy Johnson said D’Shaun Barrett led the ’Cats with 16 points, Andrew Wilson had 14 points, Kyle Hope 11 points, and Adam Bell nine points.

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TWO ARRESTED, ONE CONVICTED, IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SEX TRAFFICKING RING

Accused of operating a brothel and sex trafficking of a minor, two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested last week. According to the Sheriff’s Department, in June, deputies discovered a teen girl who had been abandoned in the desert in Twentynine Palms, and realized she had been the victim of sex

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TWENTYNINE PALMS STRATEGIC PLANNING, DAY 1: PUBLIC SAFETY

The first of three strategic planning meetings for the City of Twentynine Palms were held last night. Reporter David Haldane says public safety was front and center… A three-night strategic planning workshop by the Twentynine Palms City Council got off to a spirited start Tuesday with a larger-than-expected crowd. At

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FRIENDS OF TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY ANNUAL MEETING SATURDAY

The Friends of the Twentynine Palms Library will hold their Annual Meeting Saturday, January 30, at 11 a.m. in the Library’s community room. The public is encouraged to attend to learn more about current projects, share ideas, ask questions about the library, and enjoy light refreshments. For more information, call

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold their regular meeting Thursday, January 28, at 11 a.m. Under new business, the directors will discuss the final audit for 2014-15, and storm water diversion. Under old business, the directors will discuss the well, wall repair, and computer hardware and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEETS WITH FIRE AND WATER BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District and Fire Department board hold their regular monthly meetings tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has some of the details … Both the Twentynine Palms Water District and fire department meetings will be held tonight. Water begins at 6 p.m. and opens with public comments followed by

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TWENTYNINE PALMS STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETINGS START TONIGHT

The first in three strategic planning sessions will be held tonight by the city of Twentynine Palms. Reporter David Haldane says the public is urged to get involved… A three-day strategic planning workshop for the City of Twentynine Palms kicks off tonight with an introduction and discussion of community safety

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Yucca Valley varsity boys’ basketball played the Big Bear Bears yesterday and won 85-51. Coach Gilbert Berry said they were led by Jamal Robinson and Tommy Geiger. Five players had eight or more points in the team effort. The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team traveled up to Big Bear

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STRATEGIC PLANNING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

You can have some input in the future plans for the city of Twentynine Palms. Reporter David Haldane has a look this week’s three strategic planning meetings… People aren’t the only ones who begin the year with resolutions. Cities do too and to that end, the Twentynine Palms City Council

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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. O-negative blood is especially needed. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood

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LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Yucca Valley High School boys’ soccer won against Twentynine Palms High School, by a score of 4 to 1. Coach Jorge Rodriguez said senior Andrew Bellucci scored a hat trick (three goals); senior Oscar Hernandez scored one goal. Senior Giovanni Costagliola had one assist, and senior Bryan Grijalva also had

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TILES AVAILABLE FOR THEATRE 29 SERENITY GARDEN

Theatre 29 has big plans for its new Serenity Patio just to the east of the theater building. This area includes a giant Simi Dabah sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that you, too, can be

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PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT

Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp asks you to keep your park clean… Many visitors to Joshua Tree National Park make efforts to reduce the amount of waste they produce by re-using or recycling. While it is great to use a compost heap for kitchen scraps or organic waste

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS TO HOLD STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOPS

The public is encouraged to attend a series of strategic planning workshops in Twentynine Palms this week. The workshops will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the city council chambers, beginning each evening at 5 p.m. Topics of discussion include the city’s mission and vision statement, community safety, community

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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, January 26, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. O-negative blood is especially needed. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood

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