ACCUSED MURDERER CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT, NO NEW JUDGE…YET

The former Marine accused of killing his on-base neighbor, who he was having an affair with, and dumping her body into an abandoned mine east of Twentynine Palms, was in court yesterday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was in the courtroom as Christopher Lee’s lawyer seeks another judge…

The judge hearing

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL HONORS COMBAT CENTER’S JIM RICKER, MAY CHANGE EL PASEO DRIVE

The agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council lists many presentations and discussion items, including the designation of Jim Ricker of the Twentynine Palms Marine Base as 42nd Assembly District Veteran of the Year by Assemblyman Chad Mayes. Reporter Dan Stork surveys the full agenda…

Among the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB OFFERS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Registration begins August 3 for the Twentynine Palms Youth Club after school program. The program offers literacy and math programs, P.E., as well as homework assistance for students in first through sixth grades. The after school program, which starts August 24, is free for students at Oasis Elementary School; $100

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AUDITIONS FOR “THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL” AT THEATRE 29

Theater 29 announces open auditions for the smash hit broadway show, “The Addams Family Musical.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… Veteran director Kathryn Ferguson is seeking the creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky for the ghoulish cast of “The Addams Family Musical.” Gomez Addams is a comedic role age

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CASE OF ACCUSED MURDERER CHRISTOPHER LEE CONTINUED AGAIN

The judge hearing the case of accused murderer Christopher Lee did not reassign the case to another judge today, despite a court opinion issued earlier this month by the Court of Appeals that his lawyer’s request for a new judge was timely. Lee’s attorney David Kaloyanides had requested a change

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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, July 28, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 2:30 to 6:30 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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HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS OFFERED COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

This year, the University of California application and the Common Application computer window will open early, on August 1, for students to begin to apply to colleges. Reporter Dan Stork says that Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools will hold workshops to help students get a jump on the

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STUDENT ART DUE AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY TODAY

Attention student artists: submissions are due today for the 29 Palms Art Gallery annual youth art show. The youth art show will be held Friday, July 31, through Sunday, August 23, at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. This is open for youth between the ages of 5 and 17. Bring

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday after a high-speed pursuit through Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident reported about 5 p.m. that a vehicle was speeding down a dirt road in the Desert Heights neighborhood and that the driver threw out some trash as he crossed

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ANGRY WITH BOYFRIEND, SITS ON HIS TV

A Twentynine Palms woman who was angry with her boyfriend when he was moving his things out, sat on his TV and attacked him Thursday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Heidi Fox, 24, was arguing with her boyfriend as he was removing his television from a home in the 74900

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DO’S AND DON’TS OF RATTLESNAKE BITES

Summertime walks and hikes can sometimes bring you up closer than you’d like to desert rattlesnakes. Reporter Rebecca Havely has some do’s and don’ts to keep you safe… California has eight different species of rattlesnakes. Rattlers strike when they are threatened, deliberately provoked, or accidentally touched by someone walking or

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JOURNEY TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK TONIGHT

A Journey tribute band will take the stage for the free “Live at the Rock” concert at the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff can’t stop believing… On Friday, July 24, Journey, LTD, a tribute band to Journey, will take the stage for Live at

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A POSSIBLE ATTEMPTED MURDER IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Thursday morning, accused of attempted murder after he shot at a man in the Hanson Tract area. According to the Sheriff Department, a man saw a white sedan driving slowly and without its lights on through the neighborhood in the 7400 block of

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INCREASED TRAFFIC CAUSES INCIDENTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Photo courtesy Rodney Paulino

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating claims of assault between a trucker and a resident in Twentynine Palms early Wednesday morning. According to Sheriff reports, a big rig truck driver and another man were at a gas station in the 73900 block of 29 Palms Highway about 3:45 a.m. an argument

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TELESCOPE WORKSHOP AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Need some help repairing or setting up that telescope that has been sitting in your closet? Reporter Rebecca Havely says bring it to Sky’s the Limit this Saturday… Would be astronomers, dust off your old telescope and join the Sky’s the Limit telescope workshop on Saturday, July 25, from 8:30

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PROJECT PHOENIX PLANNING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS SO FAR

The city of Twentynine Palms got a green light from the courts earlier this year to use bond proceeds to implement Project Phoenix, the city’s downtown redevelopment effort. Z107.7 News inquired about the status of the effort. Reporter Dan Stork asked Twentynine Palms City Manager Frank Luckino whether he would

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THEATRE 29 OFFERS CUSTOM TILES IN SERENITY GARDEN

Theatre 29 has big plans for its new Serenity Patio just to the east of the theater building. This area includes a giant Simi Dabah sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Reporter Sara Snyder says that you, too, can be a

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“MOVIE IN THE PARK” IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department presents Movies in Luckie Park, Thursday nights through July 30, on the north side of the racquetball courts starting at approximately 8:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for the community to gather and enjoy family entertainment at its best. The movie tonight will

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TWO INCIDENTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Sunday morning, accused of hitting his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Don Simmons, 49, of the 4500 block of Adobe Road, started arguing with his wife about 2:30 a.m., and hit her with a mop. After an investigation, Don Simmons was arrested

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TWENTYNINE WATER AND FIRE BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board meets tonight on both water district and fire department business. In water business, after an opportunity for public comment, there are no actionable items beyond a routine consent calendar. In fire business, the board also has no items beyond public comments and consent calendar

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