TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL IN BUSY SESSION TONIGHT

After skipping the first meeting in July, the Twentynine Palms City Council has a busy agenda this week. Dan Stork lists items of interest… The July 23 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council starts with a closed session at 5:15 pm to discuss one anticipated case of litigation, real

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MAN FOUND DEAD SATURDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS POOL

A man was found dead in a pool in Twentynine Palms Saturday afternoon. Preliminary reports indicate that 911 received a call at 1:05 p.m. from a home in the 75600 block of Encanto Drive that an 18-year-old man had been found dead in the pool. There were no obvious signs

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEET TOMORROW, TWO LOCAL ITEMS ON AGENDA

The County Board of Supervisors meets tomorrow in Regular session. Two items are on the agenda of local interest. A new videoconferencing center in Joshua Tree allows local residents to attend electronically without having to go to San Bernardino. Reporter Dan Stork tells us what affects us on that agenda…

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MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PLANNING MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will be hosting a Mental Health Services Community Planning Meeting for the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health. The meeting will be this Wednesday, July 25, 2013 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Santa Fe Social Clubhouse, 56020 Santa Fe Trail, Suite M,

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HIGHWAY REPAIR WORK CONTINUES THIS WEEK

The ongoing road improvement project to rehabilitate the pavement on Highway 62 in Yucca Valley to Twentynine Palms from Yucca Mesa Road to Bermuda Avenue will continue this week with lane closures. The project will grind the existing roadway and replace with new asphalt. The work continues this week from

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SOLAR CAR CHALLENGE COMING TO TWENTYNINE PALMS NEXT MONDAY

Make a point to be at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms next Monday, a week from today. The fascination and hi-tech solar challenge will be coming in to the city. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation… You are invited to see the solar car challenge! Fourteen High School teams will

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LEARN ABOUT THE FIVE CANDIDATES FOR THREE SEATS ON THE TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD

There are 5 candidates vying for 3 seats on the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors. (The election is by mail, with ballots due back by August 27.) Reporter Dan Stork posed the same set of questions to each candidate—position on retention of the Fire Department by the Water

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ROUTE 62 ROADWORK

A project to rehabilitate the pavement on Highway 62 in Yucca Valley to Twentynine Palms from Yucca Mesa Road to Bermuda Avenue will continue this week with lane closures. The project will grind the existing roadway and replace with new asphalt. The work continues this week from Saddleback Road to

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“PERILS OF GOLDILOCKS” CONTINUES

We treated ourselves to “The Perils of Goldilocks” last weekend at Theatre 29. I dare you to leave without a grin on your face. Special Assignment Reporter Les Taylor tells how you can join in the funny-silly-fest… ”The Perils of Goldilocks,” the popular summer youth theatre production now on stage

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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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