PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME THURSDAY AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

The Twentynine Palms Library’s preschool story time is walking through the alphabet. This Thursday, February 6, 2014, preschool story time will be exploring the letter P. Children are invited to bring something to share, that begins with the featured letter. Parents and babysitters are invited to bring their three-, four-,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

A construction trailer, cell phone towers, Mylar balloons, and the Development Code are all on the agenda of the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meeting tonight. Dan Stork fills in details…

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on an application to extend a Temporary Use Permit for

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SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat softball and baseball teams are sponsoring a co-ed softball tournament this Friday and Saturday. The 12-person teams must have an equal number of men and women. The tournament will be held at the Luckie Park softball fields. The registration fee is $160. To register,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Joshua Springs Lightning boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will travel to Riverside to play La Sierra Academy. The girls’ game starts at 5:30; tip-off for the boys is at 7.

 

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’

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ONE IN CUSTODY AFTER A SHOOTING AT A TWENTYNINE PALMS CAR WASH

One man is in custody for attempted murder after shooting another man at a carwash in Twentynine Palms Friday morning. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, the victim, who has only been identified as a Hispanic male from Twentynine Palms, was washing his GMC Yukon in the self-service carwash in

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STATE WATER EMERGENCY WILL DIRECTLY IMPACT THE MORONGO BASIN

The Governor’s declaration of a water emergency is trickling down to local levels. Dan Stork surveys the local impact of drastic measures by the state’s Department of Water Resources…

The California State Water Project (SWP) supplies water from the Feather River watershed and the Sacramento Delta water distribution area to

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GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF TEAM

The Twentynine Palms High School golf team will hold a fundraiser golf tournament Saturday, February 15at Roadrunner Dunes Golf Course in Twentynine Palms. Entry fee is $60 per person, and includes a four-person scramble for 18 holes of golf, food, and prizes. There’ll be prize money for closest to the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES

The Twentynine Palms High School Girls Basketball team competed in the Play 4 Kay tournament in San Juan Capistrano Saturday. Top Division 4 teams competed in 10 different games to raise money for breast cancer. Twentynine Palms beat Cantwell Sacred Heart 54-39. Twentynine Palms’ record is now: 18-and-4 overall, 6-and-0

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MURDER SUSPECT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS WAS AN EARLY-RELEASE PRISONER

The suspect in the murder of a Twentynine Palms man Monday night had been released from prison early and was on probation under California’s prison realignment plan, known as AB109. Police suspect Raymond Burney, 51, of Twentynine Palms, of shooting and killing a still-unidentified Twentynine Palms man about 9:40 Monday

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 3 OF 3: VACATION HOME RENTALS, FIRE DEPARTMENT LOAN FORGIVEN

Reporter Dan Stork broke his report on a very long Twentynine Palms City Council meeting Tuesday night into three parts. In today’s final installment: Building abatement, vacation home rentals, two vacated positions, fire truck loan forgiveness, and a policy for unpaved roads…

Building abatement program

Development Director Matt McCleary showed

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NEW LUCKIE PARK EXCERCISE EQUIPMENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The outdoor exercise equipment installed in Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms is now open for public to use; a ribbon cutting is set for Tuesday, February 11, at 5:30 p.m. Solar lights will be installed sometime in late February or early March. If you’re walking around the park, the distance

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THEATRE 29 OFFERS MATINEE OF CLASSIC COMEDY THIS SUNDAY

The classic comedy, “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, continues its run weekends at Theatre 29 through February 8 with a matinee this Sunday. The play, directed by Butch Pelfrey, features Broadway-class period costuming by Kathryn Ferguson, and a delightfully imagined and intricate setting designed by Pelfrey with

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MBTA GIVES $18,000 TO REACH OUT FOR TRANSPORTATION

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority donated $18,000 to Reach-Out Morongo Basin last week. Reach Out’s Executive Director Robin Schlosser said the donation will be used for the charity’s transportation program to provide rides for low-income, senior, and disabled neighbors in the Morongo Basin to health care providers and services in

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PARKING LOT SALE AT TWENTYNINE PALMS UMC CHURCH TOMORROW

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will hold a parking lot sale Saturday, February 1, from 9 to noon at the church. One parking space is $10 suggested donation. Lots of children’s toys and household goods will be available for sale. The church is at 6250 Mesquite Springs Road

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Lady Cats basketball squad travelled up the mountain Wednesday to Big Bear and came back with a 65 – 24 win. Coach Tim Stanford said top scorers were Andrileah Lee, 14 points; Nokomis Cabrera, 11 points; Cherokee Turner, nine points and nine rebounds; and Tatiyanna

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LOCAL TEACHER A FINALIST FOR CALIFORNIA TEACHER OF THE YEAR

A Twentynine Palms High School teacher was honored last week with 10 other teachers as a finalist for 2014 California Teacher of the Year for Region 10. Donna Petre was nominated for her work with students with severe disabilities at Twentynine Palms High School. She coordinates the efforts of many

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2 OF 3: PROJECT PHOENIX, A DRAG STRIP, AND TOURISM

Dan Stork broke his report on a very long Twentynine Palms City Council meeting Tuesday night into three parts. In today’s second part: A property management plan, Project Phoenix bond litigation, drag strip boosters, and a tourism marketing contract…

Property management plan

There are four City-owned properties affected by the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Public Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting tonight (Thursday, January 30) at 5:30. Among the items on the agenda, the board will be asked to approve the mid-year budget review, and discuss and approve revisions to the cemetery’s price list. The final item

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FOUR-ROTARY CLUB FOOD DRIVE SET FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

The four Rotary clubs of the Morongo Basin have partnered together for the first annual Morongo Basin Meals Food Drive on Valentine’s Day. The drive is to collect thousands of pounds of food for local area food banks and organizations to help feed our needy in the Morongo Basin and

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The 29 Palms High School boy’s Wildcat basketball team continued De Anza league play Wednesday night in Big Bear. Coach Michael Schneider said with two members stricken with flu-like symptoms, the game was a defensive battle in the first half, with the wildcats holding a 21-16 lead at intermission. With

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