CAR ARSON INVESTIGATED

The Sheriff’s arson unit has been called in to investigate a suspicious car fire in Twentynine Palms early Thursday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a car fire was reported at 3:38 a.m. Thursday in the 73500 block of Buena Vista Drive. Witnesses reported hearing glass exploding. When firefighters arrived

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BENEFIT CAR WASHES IN YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Yucca Valley High School football team will hold a car wash and bake sale, Saturday, July 19, from 8 to noon in the Napa Auto Parts store in Yucca Valley. Come out and support the Yucca Valley High School football team.

A charity car wash tomorrow in Twentynine Palms

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FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Food For Life is a non-profit ministry feeding the hungry in Twentynine Palms. The meals are served at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall from 3 to 5 p.m. each Saturday. Food Pantry volunteers will be serving up hot dogs and hamburgers.

FOUR ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE NAMED BY JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park and the Joshua Tree National Park Association have announced their selections for the 2013-2014 Artist-in-Residence Program (AIR). Reporter Dan Stork tells who they are, and which art forms they practice…

Four visual artists, a sculptor/videographer, and a writer were invited to participate in sixth year Joshua

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“PERILS OF GOLDILOCKS AT THEATRE 29

The Summer Youth Theater Production of “The Perils of Goldilocks” is now playing weekends through July 27 at Theatre 29. The show, designed for younger audiences and performers, will play, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m., and a Sunday Matinees at 2:30 p.m. this weekend. The special production is

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CHP OFFERING START SMART DRIVING CLASS FOR TEEN DRIVERS

The local CHP is offering teen drivers a free “Start Smart” driving class. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up for a class this coming Wednesday…

Drivers between 16 and 19 years old are three times more likely to get into a fatal accident than those between 30

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CHP TO CONDUCT DUI/DRIVERS LICENSE CHECKPOINT SUNDAY

The California Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint Saturday, July 20. Officers will be stopping drivers at an undisclosed area in the unincorporated area of San Bernardino County sometime between the hours 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Drivers will be checked for signs of alcohol or drug impairment,

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ENVIRONMENTALISTS CALL FOR BLITZ OPPOSING COMMERCIAL SOLAR

The Morongo Basin Conservation Association is calling for a blitz of pleas to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on or before July 23, to urge extension of a moratorium on commercial solar energy development projects. Dan Stork has the background…

A public hearing before the County Board of

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TWO ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER IN TWENTYNINE PALMS BRAWL

Two Twentynine Palms men have been charged with attempted murder in last weekend’s brawl in Twentynine Palms in which a Marine was seriously injured, and other residents have been arrested on lesser charges. Sheriff’s investigators said a party had been held in the 73800 block of Sun Valley Drive Saturday

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FREE FAMILY MOVIE AT LUCKIE PARK TONIGHT

Grab the family and come on down to Luckie Park tonight to take part in Movies in the Park, a free event sponsored by Twentynine Palms Recreation Department and Z107.7. Chanda-Lyn Fraschetti has the details… “The Little Rascals” is a hilarious comedy for the entire family. Full of your favorite

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SWIM LESSONS START MONDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms Recreation is offering swim lessons at the Luckie Park Pool. Reporter Taylor Thacker says two sessions will be offered starting this Monday… Swimming can be tons of fun if you know how to do it. The City of Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Office are now having registration

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CAT ADOPTION DAY SATURDAY AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ANIMAL SHELTER

Palms-N-Paws Animal Shelter in Twentynine Palms will host its second annual cat adoption day on Saturday, July 20, from 11 to 3. All adoptions on this day will include a first set of vaccines, a coupon for spay or neuter fees, a Home Again microchip, a cat carrier, and a

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SOLAR PANELS STOLEN IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, JOSHUA TREE

Solar power, the energy of the future, is also the newest target for thieves. The Sheriff’s Department received two reports this week of stolen solar panels, with a total value of nearly $13,000. Monday, Solar World, which has a solar field on Morongo Road near Twentynine Palms, reported an entire

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COFFEE WITH RAMOS PART 3: COURTS, RETAIL AND MENTAL HEALTH

In the final installment on the meeting of Supervisor James Ramos with local media on Monday, reporter Dan Stork reports on responses to questions about court services, retail development guidelines, and mental health services… When asked about the future of local court services, Ramos said he has been working with

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TWO MORE ARRESTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS BRAWL, MORE ON THE INVESTIGATION

In an update to a story we ran Tuesday about a weekend brawl in Twentynine Palms, two more people have been arrested. Sheriff’s investigators said shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday morning, deputies were called to a fight in the 6000 block of Ocotillo Avenue, where they found a Marine who

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SAVE THE DATE FOR SKY’S THE LIMIT

Save Saturday, September 21, for Stairway to the Stars—a festive fundraiser for Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center. The elegant evening event will be held at Vista del Sol, the brand new Community Center of Lincoln Housing off Desert Knoll and Joe Davis Road. Guests will enjoy live music,

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AREA’S FIRST BUS TO GO ON DISPLAY THIS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin’s first bus will be on display at the Old Schoolhouse Museum in Twentynine Palms Saturday. The bus, a 1928 Chevrolet, owned and operated by Johnnie Hastie, seated 12 passengers and included a wood-burning stove. Hastie drove the bus from Twentynine Palms to Banning and back every day,

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FREE YOUTH THEATRE WORKSHOP OFFERED AT THEATRE 29

Sign-ups are still being taken for a youth theater workshop being offered at Theatre 29. Special correspondent Les Taylor has details… Hey kids, you wanna be in a show but don’t know what this auditioning thing is all about? No problem, as Theatre 29 has announced a cool new youth

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COFFEE WITH RAMOS 2 OF 3, REGIONAL MACs, DISCRETIONARY FUNDS

Following “Coffee with the Supervisor” Monday morning, during which members of the public presented Supervisor James Ramos with individual concerns, local media had their own time slot in which to ask questions. In this second of three-part report, Dan Stork says that reporters used the opportunity to probe Ramos in

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JUGGLER RETURNS TO THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Library is continuing its summer reading program shows for teens tomorrow at 4 pm. Join them for a spectacular juggling show with Michael Rayner. Michael’s show has been described as “preposterous brilliance” and “whacky jugglement,” a combination of hilarious tricks and stunts with uproarious stand-up and a

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