SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, March 28. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:45 p.m. and end about 12:30 a.m. The first quarter moon will be just west of Jupiter and are the night’s primary exhibits. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board, responsible for both water and fire services, will meet tonight in regular session. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the agenda… The Twentynine Palms Water District is scheduled to have their regular meeting on Wednesday, March 25, starting at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting, the Water

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COMMUNITY SWAP MEET IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms High School Interact Club is holding its annual community swap meet on Saturday, March 28 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Community Center on Joe Davis Drive, across from Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms. Craft vendors, artists, and direct sales companies will mingle with household

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DUNK THE SUPERINTENDANT AT THE ROTARY CARNIVAL FRIDAY

Public officials are used to being accused of being “all wet.” The Superintendent of Schools is getting ahead of the accusation, and is being joined by at least one other elected official… Morongo Unified School District Superintendent Tom Baumgarten will be donating his time–and body–to be soaked by anyone with

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat golf team will host Yucca Valley at home, with tee-off at 2:45 p.m.

The Yucca Valley High School baseball team will host Cajon High School at home Thursday, with the first pitch at 3:15.

The Twentynine Palms

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REPEAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARREST FOR A TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN

A Twentynine Palms man who pleaded guilty last year to battery—and who was sentenced to a batterers’ intervention program—was arrested Saturday evening for beating up a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness called to report that John Shafer, 29, of the 74400 block of Joe Davis Drive, was

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council welcomes new City Manager Frank Luckino with a long list of discussions. Reporter Dan Stork has that list…

The Twentynine Palms City Council starts its March 24 meeting by proclaiming April to be both Donate Life Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and by recognizing

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF FELONY SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Saturday night, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, multiple neighbors called to report a woman screaming and banging on vehicles in the 6800 block of Pine Springs about 10 p.m. Saturday night. After an investigation, Alyssa Streets, 25, was arrested

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GUITAR CLUB STARTS UP AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

A new guitar club has been formed on the Twentynine Palms High School campus. Co-founder and ROP broadcast student Colby Thomas accompanies himself with the details… Twentynine Palms High School has been offering a Guitar Club as of this year. The Guitar Club gives students a chance to practice as

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The local Twentynine Palms Recreation basketball All-Stars were named “Kings of the IE” at Beaumont youth basketball tournament. Spokesman Ricky Shadowens said the eighth grade boys’ team battled back after a loss to find themselves in the championship game, but came up short and came in second place. The third

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VA ON THE MOVE MOBILE VET CENTER IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

VA on the Move, a mobile vet center from the Department of Veterans Affairs, is coming to Twentynine Palms. Reporter Dan Stork tells where and when, and what services will be offered… On Tuesday, March 24, a Veterans Administration van will be parked in front of City Hall, 6136 Adobe

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DISABLED AMERICAN VETS MOBILE SERVICE OFFICE IN 29 PALMS TOMORROW

The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office will be in Twentynine Palms tomorrow. Service Officers will advise and assist veterans with any and all questions about rights, benefits, and claims. This service is free of charge, even without a membership to DAV. The DAV Mobile Service Office program will be

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HILLTOPPERS GRAND PRIX MOTORCYCLE RACES IN 29 PALMS THIS WEEKEND

An influx of off-road motorcycle racers and their families and fans into the Twentynine Palms area this week. The 41st annual Hilltopper Motorcycle Club Grand Prix will be held this Saturday and Sunday. ROP Broadcast student Alena Hanschild has details and ticket information… American Motorcycle Association and Hilltoppers Motorcycle Club

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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, March 24, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 2 to 6 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those

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SUCCESSFUL “DESERT SOL” CONCERT HELP LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

After a successful concert March 19, the Desert Sõl Band would like to thank the community for their support. Band members said over 125 people filled the Twentynine Palms Elk’s Lodge to listen to the performance. Desert Sõl features a full horn section creating a big band sound. With the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms Wildcats boys’ tennis team defeated Shadow Hills High School at home Friday, 13 to 5, in their first conference match of the season. Coach William Shay said the Wildcats were led by singles players Jarod Burkes, John Lanza, and Sam Choi, each sweeping all three sets. In

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MARINE DOING SPEEDING BIKE WHEELIES UP ADOBE ROAD CITED

Twentynine Palms deputies arrested a reckless motorcycle rider who was speeding and doing wheelies Wednesday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy spotted Corporal Zachary Coffinger, 24, a Marine with Third Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, about 12:18 p.m. doing wheelies on his 2002 Honda motorcycle as he was driving

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SERVCIES FOR BESSIE MAE CATLEBERRY

Bessie Mae Castleberry, a 20-year-resident of Twentynine Palms, died March 13. She was 90 years old. Bessie Mae Castleberry is survived by a daughter, Deborah Bouleware of Brooklyn, New York; three sons, Raymond Greenidge, of Twentynine Palms, Norman Greenidge of Los Angeles, and Glenn Castleberry of Dallas, Texas; eight grandchildren,

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TWO NAMED TO TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD

At Tuesday’s meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, two Twentynine Palms residents were appointed to the Twentynine Palms Cemetery District’s board of directors. The supervisors approved Third District Supervisor’s James Ramos’ appointments of Zander Hardin and Sandra Gray to fill two vacant seats on the Twentynine Palms

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“URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL” AT THEATRE 29 GETTING CRITICAL ACCLAIM

The edgy new musical comedy, “Urinetown the Musical,” continues to receive critical acclaim at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… Theatre and film critic Jack Lyons attended a performance of “Urinetown the Musical” last weekend and says in The Desert Star Weekly, “The cast of enthusiastic performers give it

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