TWENTYNINE PALMS FILM FEST SEEKS SCREENPLAYS

Organizers of the 29 Palms Military Film Festival are looking for screenplays for its inaugural film fest to be held in May. The event will honor military films and the courage that inspired them. To enter a military-themed screenplay for consideration in the festival, call 323-782-1300 or email marcberry@basiclead.com. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HOME EXPLODES; DRUGS SUSPECTED

Suspected drugs inside a refrigerator at a Twentynine Palms mobile home blew up yesterday, completely destroying the home. About 8:25 p.m., Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to the Desert Oasis Mobile Home Park, in the 72200 block of Joshua Drive, for an explosion. The explosion blew out the windows and

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SIGN UP FOR THE HEALTHY HEARTS RUN

Attention runners: It’s time to get signed up for the annual Healthy Hearts run in Yucca Valley. Reporter David Knutson gets out his running shoes… It’s time to put that New Year’s resolution to work! The “Healthy Hearts 5k Run and 2k Community Health Walk” will be on Saturday, February

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ONE ARREST AFTER AN UNRULY TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A routine Twentynine Palms City Council meeting turned unruly Tuesday evening. The city council held a special session for a second hearing of its new ordinance that bans medical marijuana within city limits. City manager Frank Luckino said that when it became obvious that city council members were going to

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STOLEN TRUCK FOUND IN TWENTYNINE PALMS; BURNED IN ARSON BEFORE OWNER CAN RETRIEVE IT

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of arson of a hay truck that was stolen Sunday in Tehachapi and found Tuesday in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff’s reports, the hay truck was discovered abandoned by a passer-by near Samarkand and Sunset about 3 p.m. Tuesday. The passer-by called the

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YOUTH ART PROGRAM GRANTS OFFERED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Public Arts Advisory Committee of the City of Twentynine Palms is offering small grants to support the arts programs for youth in Twentynine Palms and the Marine base. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how you can apply for the grant… The Public Arts Advisory Committee of Twentynine Palms, has established

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OUSTED TWENTYNINE PALMS BASKETBALL COACH WEIGHS IN

Twentynine Palms High School officials issued a statement about a mid-season basketball team coaching change Tuesday that provided very little information. Yesterday, the ousted head coach, Kevin Cole, responded. Cole told Z107.7 News, he is saddened that he was asked to resign. “I did not file the appropriate paperwork for

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULE

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team traveled to Rancho Mirage yesterday and came home with a 65-44 De Anza league win last night. Coach Jess Geeson said sophomore Savannah Beasley led the team with 20 points. She was followed by fellow sophomores Kloee Scaccionoce and Hannah Hovious

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY DISTRICT CLOSED SESSION TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold a special closed session meeting 11 a.m. Thursday, January 21. The sole item on the agenda is a mid-year employee evaluation and job description review. The meeting will be held in the cemetery office on Encelia Avenue in Twentynine Palms.

WE REVIEW “THE SUNSHINE BOYS” AT THEATRE 29

“The Sunshine Boys” opened last weekend at Theatre 29. The Neil Simon comedy follows the story of Lewis and Clark, a former vaudevillian duo who reunite for a TV special. Reporter Rebecca Havely attended and offers this review… The hilarious Neil Simon comedy, “The Sunshine Boys,” opened to enthusiastic audiences

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FOUR ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS PROBATION CHECK

Four Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Monday morning after deputies went to a home with an arrest warrant for two of them. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7500 block of North Star Avenue about 10:30 a.m. There they found Angela Vasquez, 36; Morgan

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL MID-SEASON BASKETBALL COACHING CHANGE

Twentynine Palms High School has experienced mid-season coaching changes with the boys’ basketball program. In a brief statement, Twentynine Palms High School Principal Justen Monical said, “Administration has appointed athletic director Jeremy Johnson interim coach through the remainder of the season.” Two assistant coaches, Matt Shragge and Mike Hill, will

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams will face Desert Mirage High School with girls traveling away and boys playing at home. Both games begin at 6 p.m.

Also tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School varsity boys’ and girls’ basketball

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MORE VEHICLE BURGLARIES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

At least four vehicle burglaries that happened Friday night and Saturday morning in Twentynine Palms are believed to be linked. According to Sheriff’s reports, the vehicles were parked in the 73700 block of Raymond Drive, and at a business in the 4900 block of Adobe Road, when the burglaries were

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Sunday morning, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called for help about 3:20 a.m., saying that her boyfriend had beat her up and refused to leave her home in the 4500 block of Adobe Road in Twentynine

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MAN FLEES AFTER TRAFFIC STOP, HELD ON WEAPONS CHARGES

A passenger who fled when Sheriff’s deputies stopped the vehicle for an obstructed rear license plate, was arrested early Sunday morning, accused of possessing a dangerous weapon. According to a Sheriff’s report, the car was stopped near Adobe Road and Baseline Road about 1 a.m. While the deputy was talking

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PAROLE COMPLIANCE CHECK RESULTS IN ARREST OF WOMAN FOR POSSESSION OF TEAR GAS

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Friday, accused of possessing tear gas. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 71100 block of Taco Drive Friday about 9:20 p.m. to assist with a parole compliance check of Maria Bassett, 33. During the search, deputies located a

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A LOOK AT ANOTHER FEATURE IN THE UPCOMING PARADE OF HOMES

Seven homes have been selected for Reach Out Morongo Basin’s February 14th Parade of Homes tour. The annual fundraiser brings in thousands of dollars to support services for Basin senior and disabled residents. The seven homes have been chosen for their artistic, historic or other unique attributes. Reporter Mike Lipsitz

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AUDITIONS TONIGHT FOR “LITTLE MERMAID” AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” auditions are tonight at Theater 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details…

Tonight Director Gary Daigneault and Musical Director Ed Will will cast the musical, “Disney’s,THE LITTLE MERMAID” at Theater 29 at 6 p.m. They are seeking singers for the roles of Ariel, the Little

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS TO HOLD STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOPS

The City of Twentynine Palms urges the community to attend a series of Strategic Planning Workshops Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening January 26, 27, and 28, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, on Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms.

Topics of discussion will be the City’s Mission and

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