THUNDERSTORMS BRING FLOODING, 400 CARS STRANDED EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

Thunderstorms that swept across Southern California Sunday led to one death and caused flooding and mudslides that stranded more than 2,000 others. Locally, 26 people were rescued and 400 vehicles were stranded, due to flash flooding on Highway 62 east of Twentynine Palms Sunday afternoon. County Fire Captain Wayne Thompson

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SCRAPPERS ARRESTED ON BASE WITH UNEXPLODED ORDINANCE

Two people were arrested Wednesday on the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center after they were found with scrap metals, weapons, and drugs. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick, the base’s military police came across Strader Surratt, 29, and Ashley Dedrick, 22, both of North Carolina, on the base and noticed

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday afternoon, accused of beating up his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Gerald Jonas, 30, was arguing with his wife in the 14700 block of Indian Cove Road about 11 a.m. The Sheriff’s report states that Jonas began to throw items around the

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FIRE DESTROYS AN SUV IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

An SUV was destroyed in a fire Saturday evening in Twentynine Palms. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Engineer Lee Martin, a GMC Envoy was traveling eastbound on Two Mile Road, a mile east of Lear Avenue, shortly before 7 when the interior caught on fire. The driver called 911 and

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650 STOPPED, 11 TICKETS WRITTEN IN TWENTYNINE PALMS CHECKPOINT

More than 650 vehicles were screened during a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint in Twentynine Palms Saturday, with zero arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Five drivers were cited or arrested for operating an unlicensed vehicle or with a suspended or revoked license; one arrested on other criminal

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE DEPARTMENT BALANCES BUDGET WITH PERSONELL CUTBACK

Facing a financial deficit, the Twentynine Palms Fire Department has been forced to cut back on its service level for 2014-15, but has balanced their budget. According to the District’s newsletter, projections for the department had shown they would slip into a deficit had they maintained the same level as

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AUDITIONS FOR “YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” AT THEATRE 29 IN TWO WEEKS

Auditions for the hilarious musical, Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein, are just two weeks from today. Reporter Cara Conway tells when and where to try out… Calling all actors and actresses in the Hi-Desert! Directors Gary Daigneault and Bill Barrett are looking for talent between the ages of mid-20′s to mid

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3RD COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION TO BE DEACTIVATED TOMORROW

3rd Combat Engineer Battalion will be deactivated during a ceremony at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine base Tuesday, August 5. The Battalion was first formed in 1942 in support of the campaigns at Bougainville, Guam, and Iwo Jima, and deactivated at the end of

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SHERIFF’S DUI CHECKPOINT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint this Saturday, August 2, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location. Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Officers will also

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CALL FOR ART FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION

The second annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition will be held on December 5-7, at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms. A Call for Art has been issued for this year’s juried art exhibition, a highlight of the event, which features artwork depicting or inspired by Joshua Tree

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TEEN CRAFTS AT THE TWENTYNINE PAMS LIBRARY TOMORROW

Tomorrow from 1 to 4 p.m. is teen crafts at the Twentynine Palms Library. This month’s craft is a felt and ribbon bookmark. Enjoy refreshments as you create your one-of-a-kind craft. All supplies are provided by the Friends of the Library. The event is open to teens in grades 7-12.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION FALL YOUTH SPORTS REGISTRATIONS OPEN TODAY

The City of Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department will start accepting registrations for its youth soccer and youth volleyball programs today. The co-ed youth soccer league is open to girls and boys ages 4-14. The league fee is $45 per child, which includes a uniform. The league will begin

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARESTED FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested after fighting with her husband. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deborah Valek, 23, was arguing with her husband in the 2700 block of Ranch Road when the argument escalated, and Valek began striking him with her fists. The report states when he laughed at

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION MOVIE IN LUCKIE PARK TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms recreation Movies in Luckie Park series will have its final evening tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says come see “The Nut Job”… The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department presents the final movie in the Movies in Luckie Park series with “The Nut Job,” scheduled to play on

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FIRST QUARTER MOON, MARS, SATURN AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY NIGHT

The public is invited for a tour of the lunar landscape, Mars and Saturn on this Saturday, August 2 at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center, just north of the entrance to the Joshua Tree National Park in Twentynine Palms. This free event begins around 8:20 p.m. and continues

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29 PALMS INN TO REOPEN TOMORROW

The restaurant at the historic 29 Palms Inn will be reopening tomorrow after a brief summer refurbishing. Restaurant fans and regulars are asked to join the Twentynine Palms Inn for a special “Welcome Back” dinner, beginning at 5 p.m. tomorrow evening, August 1. The 29 Palms Inn is located at

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO BUILD A HOUSE IN TWO DAYS FOR A VETERAN

Yesterday, Z107.7 News featured a non-profit building a house in Twentynine Palms in two days for a military veteran. Today, Managing Editor Tami Roleff says they are looking for volunteers… The Desert Communities Fuller Center for Housing, or Fuller, plans to build a home in Twentynine Palms for a low-income

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ONE FILED, FIVE PULL PAPERS, FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL

With little more than a week left to file for candidacy in the November election, only one candidate for City Council in Twentynine Palms has completed filing procedures. The City Clerk says more says several more applications are in the pipeline. As of the end of the day on July

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MANIC COMEDY, “THE 39 STEPS” CAST AT THEATRE 29

The multi-talented performers at Theatre 29 are hard at work rehearsing their next show, the manic comedy, “The 39 Steps.” Reporter Taylor Thacker has the cast list… Theatre 29 and Director Charles Harvey have announced casting for the summer theatrical production of Theatre 29’s 2014 season, the hysterically madcap spy

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Directors for the Twentynine Palms Public Cemetery District will hold their monthly meeting Thursday, July 31, at the cemetery office on Encelia Avenue in Twentynine Palms. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will be asked to discuss and approve a conflict of interest code; revisions to the current

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