ARRESTS FOR BURGLARY IN WONDER VALLEY AND YUCCA VALLEY

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, accused of burglary. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, a deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Daniel Weber, 33, in the 74700 block of Sunset Drive. During the course of the traffic stop, the deputy determined that Weber

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday afternoon accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman reported that her boyfriend, Steven Aldama, 55, threw her down and she hit her head, causing her head to bleed. The woman tried to run away, but Aldama followed her,

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3RD BATTALION, 4TH MARINES, DEACTIVATION SET

Third Battalion, 4th Marines, “The Thundering Third,” will deactivate during a ceremony aboard the Combat Center held at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Grey Field, May 30. Since its initial inception in 1925, this is the unit’s 6th period of activation. Since its reactivation in 1994, 3/4 served on seven combat

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION ASTRONOMY GATHERING NEXT WEEK

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department and Sky’s the Limit will be hosting an astronomy gathering for students in the fifth or sixth grades. They will meet from 6:30 until 7:30 on Tuesday, May 27, and Thursday the 29, at the Community Services Building in Luckie Park. They will

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SKY’S THE LIMIT HOSTING NIGHT SKY VIEWING SATURDAY

This Saturday and next brings some celestial fun at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to the “evenings with the cosmos”…. Saturday’s May 24 and 31 promise excellent viewing of constellations, galaxies and quasars at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School and Twentynine Palms High School track squads will be participating in the CIF final meet at Cerritos College in Cerritos.

MARINE BASE COMMANDING GENERAL BERGER TO TAKE COMMAND OF 1MEF

The commanding general of both the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Maj. Gen. David Berger, will become commander of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, the Defense Department announced Wednesday.

The 1st MEF is based at Camp Pendleton.

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS PLANNED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND JOSHUA TREE

Memorial Day is the traditional day to remember and pay tribute to those who have served our country in the military. Memorial Day events are being planned for both Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms this Memorial Day Monday. The Joshua Tree Memorial Park will hold its 13th annual Memorial Day

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TWENTYNINE PALMS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT SPRING CONCERT TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Junior High School Music Department, under the direction of Dr. Kelly Corbin, will be putting on their Spring End of the Year Concert at the school tonight. Corbin urges residents to “Come out and support live music and it will be sure to amaze you.” The concert

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, May 24. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:45 p.m. and end about 2 a.m. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on galaxies, quasars, and Saturn and Mars. Visitors should bring binoculars or telescopes, chairs,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFER SOCCER CAMPS

Youth Soccer Camps will be offered in Twentynine Palms for girls and boys ages 4 through 15. The camps will be broken down into age groups from 4 to 6 years, 7 to 10 years and 11 to 15 years. Camps will run from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. for ages

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL DEFENDS MANAGER FIRING, HEARS OF LACK OF CONFIDENCE

In a continuation of the meeting in which City Manager Joe Guzzetta was fired, the Twentynine Palms City Council listened to residents, and decided on a course of action. Reporter Dan Stork was there and describes some unhappy citizens… The Twentynine Palms City Council heard public comment, before they withdrew

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BASKETBALL CAMPS OFERRED BY TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION

In Twentynine Palms, Coach Schneider’s Basketball Camp will be offered to girls and boys ages 8-14. The camp runs June 16 through June 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at the Twentynine Palms High School gym. The registration fee includes a camp basketball, t-shirt, certificate of participation,

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BACK-TO-BACK FIRES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FRIDAY

Twentynine Palms fire fighters were busy with back-to-back fires Friday. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Captain Matt Helmkamp, fire fighters were called to a home in the 6100 block of Daisy Avenue at 5:35 p.m., where they found heavy black smoke and flames on the outside of the home, climbing

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TO APPOINT INTERIM CITY MANAGER TODAY

A reminder for Twentynine Palms residents: The Twentynine Palms City Council will re-convene its meeting of last Tuesday—at which it fired City Manager Joe Guzzetta—at 5 p.m. Monday May 19. Monday’s meeting will start with a closed session on the appointment of a City Manager, and will follow with an

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TRIBAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL STUDENTS

Students in the Morongo Basin are invited to apply for the Theresa A. Mike Scholarship, sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians. The scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000 can be used for tuition, fees, books, or living expenses at any accredited university, community college, or technical school.

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DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN JUNE THIRD ELECTION TODAY

What is the voter registration deadline? Where can you drop off a mail ballot? Reporter Dan Stork has the answers… The deadline for voter registration for the June 3 primary election is today, May 19. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked no later than May 19, 2014 in order to

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MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MUFFIN HILL THIS SATURDAY

Margaret “Muffin” Hill died peacefully at her home Friday, May 16. She was 83 years old. Muffin Hill was an art impresario for many years in the Hi-Desert. She was a 2013 recipient of the 8th Congressional District’s Women of Distinction Award, and a member of the Self-Realization Fellowship, Theatre

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KIDS CRAFT AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Library is having a kids craft tomorrow from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The craft for this month is a paper flower umbrella! The program is free and all supplies will be provided. Bring your imagination and plan to have a fantastic time. For more information, please

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FREE SURPLUS FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of May is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, May

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