A RASH OF BURGLARIES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

At least five homes were burglarized in Twentynine Palms this past weekend. According to Sheriff’s reports, residents in the 72100 block of Sunnyslope Drive, 5600 block of Encelia Avenue, 72400 Sun Valley Drive, 5400 block of Mariposa Avenue, and 6100 block of Mariposa Avenue reported burglaries in which computers and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

The Twentynine Palms Branch Library is recruiting volunteers 14 years of age or older, who are interested in a fun and exciting volunteering opportunity in their community. Join the Galactic Forces for the 2015 summer reading program. Volunteers will be asked to attend a training/orientation class on June 13 at

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LECTURE ON DEATH VALLEY AT OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM FRIDAY

This Friday’s lecture in the Old Schoolhouse museum series is all about Death Valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to attend, and even have dinner with the speaker…

The Old Schoolhouse Museum will present their final lecture of the Old Schoolhouse series that will feature Dr. Char Miller who

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MIDSUMMER CELEBRATION AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a midsummer celebration on Saturday, June 13, starting at 6 p.m. The event will include the dedication of 10 sculptures donated by local artist Simi Dabah, a poetry reading by Cynthia Anderson, the raffle of a quilt. Music will be provided

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ONE ARREST AFTER 3 MEN STABBED FRIDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FRIDAY NIGHT

Three men were stabbed during an argument in Twentynine Palms Friday night, and the suspected assailant was arrested the next day. According to a Sheriff’s report, Steven Perez, 24, was arguing with the men in the 6600 block of Desert Queen Avenue in Twentynine Palms shortly before 11:30 p.m. Friday

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER TO LOOK AT ANNEXING FIRE DEPARTMENT TO THE COUNTY

The Twentynine Palms Water District is looking at annexing the fire department to the county. Reporter Rebecca Havely says a special meeting tonight will see members named to an ad hoc committee…

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors has called a special meeting today, Monday, June 8. In

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SUSPECT FLUSHED OUT WITH PEPPER SPRAY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested and sprayed with pepper spray after he failed to come out of his hiding spot in an attic. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 6400 block of Mesquite Avenue about 4 p.m. Thursday to follow up a report

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THEATRE 29 SUMMER YOUTH THEATER PROGRAM DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline has been extended for the for the 2015 Theatre 29 summer youth theater program. The program will run Monday through Friday, from July 6 through July 30, with four performances of “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” July 31 and August 1. The program will break into two age groups,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ROTARY COLLECTING ELECTRONIC WASTE

Twentynine Palms Rotary Club is collecting electronic waste. If you have an old TV or computer and are wondering how to dispose of those items, the Twentynine Palms Rotary Club is accepting electronic waste on an ongoing basis at Cardinal Van and storage in Twentynine Palms, located at 73873 Calle

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TWENTYNINE PALMS GRANDFATHER ACCUSED OF FELONY CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday evening, accused of child cruelty when he disciplined his grandchild. According to a Sheriff’s report, Robert Feskanich, 47, in the 6400 block of Mariposa Avenue was supposed to babysit his three-year-old grandson about 6:30 p.m. The report states Feskanich called his son to

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THE DROUGHT CONTINUES, SOME WATER CONSERVATION TIPS

The water districts in the Morongo Basin area have all implemented regulations to reduce water consumption. Managing editor Tami Roleff says leaky plumbing can waste a lot of water…

The first thing you should do to conserve water is to check your water meter for leaky plumbing. Check it last

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BROADWAY MUSICAL “MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” AT THEATRE 29

The comedic musical whodunit “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” is open at Theatre 29. The Broadway hit show will run through June 27. Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” recreates the lively, bawdy world of a Victorian-era British music hall. A distinguished company of actors

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SCHOOL TRANSITION TIPS FOR MILITARY PARENTS

It’s a fact of life—military families move a lot, and that makes school transitions a frequent concern. Tom Cruz, MCAGCC’s liaison to the Morongo Unified School District, has distributed the Top Ten Transition Tips for Marine parents. Reporter Dan Stork passes them along…

If you’re an active duty Marine, and

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MORONGO BASIN CHAPTER OF NEWBORNS IN NEED STARTS UP

Newborns in Need is a national charity that donates essential items to sick or needy babies. A local chapter has started in the Morongo Basin, and the charity is in need of volunteers who can sew, sort baby items, and make posters. In addition, donations of diapers, diaper bags, large

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SKY PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, June 6. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 9 p.m. and end about 11:30 p.m. The highlight of the evening will be Saturn and its moons and rings. Bring water, snacks, chairs, and dress for cold

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CALL FOR ART FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW

The Third Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art show will open in November this year. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the call for art is out…

Submissions are now being accepted for the third annual juried Joshua Tree National Park art show. The art exhibition will be held at the

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SERVICES SET FOR ROGER JOHNSON

Roger Johnson, a long-time educator and former counselor at Twentynine Palms High School, passed away on June 3, at Desert Regional Medical Center, with his family by his side. Roger Johnson was a tremendous advocate for students and a great supporter of Twentynine Palms High School. Services will be held

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday morning, after his girlfriend said he punched her. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident of the Starview Mobile Home Park in the 5300 block of Adobe Road said the woman came to his door about 5:30 Tuesday morning, saying her boyfriend, Michael

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PARKING LOT SALE AT TWENTYNINE PALMS’ UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SATURDAY

On Saturday, June 6, the United Methodist Church in Twentynine Palms will be holding a parking lot sale. Spaces are available for those wishing to sell their own treasures. A suggested donation of $10 for one space or $15 for two spaces would be appreciated. The sale will be held

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WE REVIEW “THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” AT THEATRE 29

Theater 29 opened “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” last Friday night, a musical based on an unfinished novel by Charles Dickens. In a Victorian-era music hall, a troupe of actors breaks the proverbial “fourth wall,” and asks the audience to choose a murderer amongst the many suspects in the cast.

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