FREE GARDEN SEED EXCHANGE AT THE 29 PALMS INN SUNDAY

Area gardeners and amateur botanists will have a chance to exchange their best seeds this Sunday. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to a seed exchange at the 29 Palms Inn… The 29 Palms Inn is holding a free garden seed exchange event where participants will be able to trade their

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SECOND ARMED ROBBERY IN A WEEK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a second armed robbery in Twentynine Palms in less than a week. About 7 p.m. Sunday, an armed man walked in to the liquor store in the Historic Plaza, demanded cash, and tried to make the clerk walk into the back room, but the clerk ran

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL EXPECTED GET GO-AHEAD ON ENCELIA TRAFFIC LIGHT TONIGHT

There’s some good news hidden in the consent agenda for this week’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Reporter Dan Stork tells what that is, and what else will be going on at the meeting… Within the consent agenda for the February 24 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City

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TWO MARINES ARRESTED AFTER THEY BURNED THEIR NEIGHBOR’S ORV

Two Marines were arrested Saturday afternoon, after a neighbor said they made a bonfire out of his off-road vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 71600 block of Indian Trail in Twentynine Palms called deputies about 9:20 Saturday morning to report that someone had stolen firewood from

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YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOLS COMBINED MUSIC CONCERT THURSDAY

Twentynine Palms High School and Yucca Valley High School are scheduled to exhibit their talents at the annual combined music concert taking place this year in the Twentynine Palms High School gym. On Thursday, February 26, the bands and choirs from both high schools will perform. Reporter Taylor Thacker spoke

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REACH-OUT TO BENEFIT FROM FRIDAY OPENING NIGHT AT THEATRE 29

The opening night gala for “Urinetown the Musical” will benefit Reach Out Morongo Basin, the neighbors-helping-neighbors organization. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with all the information… The opening night gala of “Urinetown the Musical” is set for Friday, February 27. Arrive at 6 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres and to bid on

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CIF PLAYOFF WINS FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS, JOSHUA SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Saturday night, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ basketball team won their second round playoff game against Flintridge Sacred Heart from Pasadena, 55-50. Coach Tim Stanford said the ’Cats came out playing outstanding defense in the first quarter, holding the Tologs to 6 points. A furious second quarter left the

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NEW “EVERY KID IN A PARK” INITIATIVE WILL IMPACT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Starting this fall, fourth graders and their families can visit Joshua Tree National Park–and any of the other national park–for free. President Barack Obama unveiled his Every Kid in a Park initiative yesterday in an effort to get more young people out into the great outdoors. All fourth grade students

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TWENTYNINE PALMS OVERSIGHT BOARD MEETS MONDAY

At long intervals, an official group meets in Twentynine Palms to mop up issues related to the dissolution of the Redevelopment Agency. Reporter Dan Stork says the next such meeting is Monday… The Oversight Board to the Successor Agency to the Dissolved Twentynine Palms Redevelopment Agency will hold a regular

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FREE MEAL OFFERED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Food for Life serves hot, nutritious meals from 3 to 5 p.m. each Saturday at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. Tomorrow, Palms Baptist Church will serve hot dogs, salad and dessert.

GARAGE AND BOOK SALE AT BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH

Blessed Sacrament Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a garage sale and book sale Saturday, February 21. The sale starts at 8:00 a.m. till everything is gone. All proceeds go to the church. Blessed Sacrament church is located at 6785 Sage Avenue in Twentynine Palms. For more information, call 760-367-3343.

SERVICES SET FOR RAMON LOMELI

Ramon Lomeli, a 41-year-resident of Joshua Tree, died Monday, February 16. He was 81 years old. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Guadalupe; sons Jose Luis Lomeli of San Bernardino; Ramon Lomeli, and Jose Lomeli, of Yucca Valley; and Roberto and Cindy Lomeli of Yucaipa; daughters Maura

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TWENTYNINE PALMS U-TURN CRASH SENDS THREE TO THE HOSPITAL

A Twentynine Palms man who tried to make a U-turn on Adobe Road is believed to be responsible for a crash that sent three people to the hospital Wednesday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Lewis Roller, 91, was driving a 2000 silver Suzuki Grand Vitara northbound on Adobe

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NEW TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY MANAGER IS A FAMILIAR FACE

It was anticipated that the Twentynine Palms City Council would name a new permanent city manager following its special closed session meeting last night. Reporter Dan Stork says the council’s choice is someone well-known locally… The Twentynine Palms City Council has selected Frank Luckino to be the next city manager

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH DINNER AND LECTURE SUNDAY

In honor of Black History Month, the Apostolic Lighthouse Assembly church will host a lecture and dinner Sunday, February 22, featuring Dr. Joseph Bailey. Bailey, an orthopedic surgeon, is an expert on Black history who has written 32 books and writes for the Black Voice in San Bernardino. The lecture

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball played Whittier Christian Wednesday night in Wildcat gymnasium for the first round boys’ CIF division 4A playoff game. Coach Michael Schneider said it was a hard-fought battle on both ends of the court, but the ’Cats fell just short of beating the opponent. The

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ARMED ROBBERY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, SUSPECT SOUGHT

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man suspected of an armed robbery in Twentynine Palms Tuesday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a man with a black bandana over his face entered the Adobe Smoke Shop in the 6400 block of Adobe Road

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MAY NAME A CITY MANGER IN CLOSED SESSION

When is a public meeting neither “regular” nor “special”? Reporter Dan Stork has the answer to the riddle: it applies to a meeting tonight of the Twentynine Palms City Council… In a meeting that is technically a continuation of last week’s regular meeting that was adjourned to February 18, the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL, JOSHUA SPRINGS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IN BASKETBALL PLAY-OFFS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team will face Whittier Christian High School tonight at 7 p.m. in Wildcat gymnasium for a first-round CIF match up. After winning a share of the De Anza league championship, the ’Cats will take on the higher, 13th-seeded Heralds of Whittier Christian High

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SPILLED GAS PLUS SHOP VAC EQUALS TWO BURNED OUT CARS

A Marine learned yesterday that using a shop vac to clean up spilled gasoline probably isn’t such a good idea. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Captain Matt Helmkamp, Benjamin Potter, 27, had spilled gas in the back of his Jeep parked under a carport in the 801 Housing area off

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