SIX BURGLARIES AND ATTEMPTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating at least six burglaries and attempted burglaries over the New Year’s weekend in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff’s reports, burglars attempted to break into a business in the Historic Plaza between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The employee said the door had pry

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AUDITIONS ONE WEEK FROM TODAY FOR “URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL”

Auditions for Theatre 29’s “Urinetown, the Musical,” the edgy new Broadway hit, are coming up. Actors as well as a back stage crew are needed for the production. Here’s entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely with all the opportunities… Theater 29 Director Gary Daigneault and his team seek several performers for the

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CALL FOR ART FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITORS’ CENTER

“Winter Skies” will be the theme for the winter Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center in downtown Twentynine Palms January, February, and March 2015. Area artists are invited to submit an original piece of art for possible inclusion in the group exhibition, and are asked

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LECTURE ON LOST CITY AT OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM FRIDAY

The Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park, in partnership with the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, is presenting another great lecture in their Old Schoolhouse lecture series. This one focuses on a lost city. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Somewhere in the Mojave Desert, an Ophir city once

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School wrestling teams stayed busy over the holiday break. Coach Brandon Whitbred said the varsity boys posted their share of strong showings as well, capped by the team champion honors at the Beaumont Tournament. Trevor Scott and Gabriel Contreras each placed fifth, and Michael McKay and

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SOROPTIMISTS SPONSOR OPENING NIGHT GALA OF “AN IDEAL HUSBAND”

The opening night gala for Theatre 29’s first production of the 2015 season, Oscar Wilde’s comedy “An Ideal Husband” will be sponsored by Soroptimists International of Twentynine Palms. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the gala details… The classic comedy, “An Ideal Husband” opens the Theatre 29 season with a gala

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HOMES VANDALIZED

Two nearby homes in Twentynine Palms reported vandalism Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, a home in the 71900 block of Buena Vista and a home in the 71900 block of Gorgonio Drive both reported that windows to the residence and garage were broken sometime within the past month. The

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DAV TO MEET

The DAV Morongo Basin Chapter #60 will hold its next monthly meeting on Saturday, January 3, at 9 a.m. All area veterans and their guests are invited to attend. The meeting will be held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, located at 67330 29 Palms Highway in Twentynine Palms.

SENIOR NUTRITION CENTERS AND TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY CLOSED TODAY AND TOMORROW

The Senior Nutrition centers in Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Twentynine Palms will be closed today. They will reopen Friday. The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District offices will be closed today New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The grounds will remain open sunrise to sunset.

MOTORCYCLE RIDER INJURED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH MONDAY AFTERNOON

A motorcycle rider suffered a pretty severe wound to his leg after a collision with a car yesterday afternoon in Twentynine Palms. About 1:05, a man, identified only as a Marine, was riding his Yamaha motorcycle southbound on Adobe Road just south of the main gate of the Combat Center,

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THEATRE 29 TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR EDGY NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL

Theater 29 announces open auditions for the edgy new Broadway hit, “Urine Town the Musical.” Yes that’s really the name of this hilarious satire of the legal system, populism, municipal politics, social irresponsibility, and musical theatre itself. The multi-award winning show is a triple Tony Winner and is set in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RESIGNS, APPLICANTS SOUGHT

The executive director of the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce has resigned. Cynthia Truitt gave her notice December 23; January 9 will be her last day at the helm of the Chamber. Truitt said she needed to find employment offering benefits and will be joining the marketing Department at Marine

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DAV MORONGO BASIN CHAPTER 60 MEETS SATURDAY

The DAV Morongo Basin Chapter #60 will hold its next monthly meeting on Saturday, January 3, at 9 a.m. All area veterans and their guests are invited to attend. The meeting will be held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, located at 67330 29 Palms Highway in Twentynine Palms.

CIVIL LAWSUIT IN SHERIFF’S DEPUTY FATAL CRASH GOES TO ARBITRATION

The case involving a Sheriff’s deputy who killed a Twentynine Palms man in a 2013 crash has gone to mediation. About 7:30 p.m. April 30, 2013, Deputy Erdem Gorgolu was driving eastbound on the highway in front of the Stater Brothers shopping center in Twentynine Palms when his patrol car

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FREE ACTING CLASSES STARTING JANUARY 11 AT THEATRE 29

Free acting classes resume at Theatre 29 with actor/director Abe Daniels. Here’s entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely with more information… Sunday, January 11, free method acting classes begin again at Theatre 29 after a brief holiday hiatus. Instructor Abe Daniels, the winner of multiple Desert Theater League awards for acting and

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2015 SEASON TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 is offering 2015 season tickets. Patrons who go to every show at regular price would pay $84 over the course of a year; season tickets are available now for $68, a savings of $16. Senior and military season tickets are $56 and season tickets for students (with ID)

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OFFICERS

The Board of Directors for the non-profit Community Theatre organization, Theatre 29 elected new officers and Board Members for 2015. Here’s entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely with the specifics… New officers have been elected for the Board of Directors at Theatre 29. In reorganizing the Executive Board for 2015, the board

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SKY’S THE LIMIT TO HOLD STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, December 27. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end about 11 p.m. The first quarter moon will be spectacular, and Jupiter and its moons will appear about 9:30. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks,

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SEX OFFENDER FOUND OUT OF COMPLIANCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A registered sex offender was taken into custody at his Twentynine Palms home Monday. The Sheriff’s Department said Deputies Dominick and Casey received information that Joseph Bickel, 34, a convicted sex offender from Missouri, had been living in the city of Twentynine Palms for a couple months and had not

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REACH OUT IS LOOKING FOR SENIORS WHO NEED HELP

Reach out Morongo Basin is linking Marines up with area seniors who can use a little help. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up to be part of this unique program… Reach Out Morongo Basin is seeking senior and disabled persons needing home repairs or yard work for

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