TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN WITH LENGTHY CRIMINAL RECORD ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms man with a lengthy criminal record was arrested again Wednesday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, Danny Rios, 32, was in the area of Two Mile Road and Bagley Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 9 a.m. Wednesday. When he saw a deputy patrolling, Rios hopped a fence

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER TRASHING HIS HOUSE IN DOMESTIC DISPUTE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly destroyed his house during a fight with his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Pernell Jones, 24, became angry over the balance in the couple’s account at the bank. The report states that when Jones returned home, he broke

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WINTER SAFETY TIPS FROM COUNTY FIRE

Winter weather means you will be using more heat in your house. Reporter Taylor Thacker passes on the winter heating safety tips from the county fire department… Winter weather is on its way and during this time we like to lay by the fire or crank up our thermostats. However,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHURCH GIVING AWAY TOYS AND FOOD TOMORROW

The Spirit and Truth Worship Center Church of Twentynine Palms is collecting toys and gently used clothing for children ages 0 to 15. The toy and clothing donations will then be distributed Saturday morning, December 14, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church, 4751 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms.

SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church Saturday, December 14, at 7 p.m. Musicians of all types are invited to come and play country, bluegrass, and gospel music. The church is located at 5688 Sunrise Road. Call 760-361-0086 for a free ride to the church.

ELKS HOOP SHOOT THIS SUNDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The competition for the annual Elks national free-throwing contest will be held at the Twentynine Palms Junior High School gym this Sunday, December 15 at noon. Boys and girls in three age categories from 8-13 will each have 25 shots at the hoop. The ones with the best scores advance

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team got back in the win column with a 60-30 win over Granite Hills High School (Apple Valley) last night in a first-round game at the Hesperia Christian Holiday Classic. Coach Jess Geeson said junior Yvonne Tran led the scoring with 15

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS TOMORROW AND MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday,

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“THE ACCIDENTAL ARTIST” AT THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM TOMORROW

The 29 Palms Historical society will present a lecture Friday night about “The Accidental Artist”. Reporter Taylor Thacker explains……. The 29 Palms Historical Society presents the story of Ricardo Breceda, the accidental artist. Ten short years ago, Breceda was an injured construction worker making a living selling boots. Now, his

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CELEBRATE THEIR CULTURES TOMORROW

Twentynine Palms High School is unique in the wide range of cultures represented by their students. Tomorrow at 12:30 they will celebrate their diversity with the annual “International festival.” ROP Students Trinity Toomalatai spoke with organizer, teacher Derek Keith… There is an event called International Festival that is coming up

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULE

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team suffered a close loss Tuesday night, 35-30 to the San Jacinto Tigers in Trojan Gym. Coach Jess Geson said senior Hannah Hughes put in eight points to lead Yucca Valley while freshman Taylor Spitz followed with seven points.

The Yucca Valley

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL HEARS “STATE OF THE CITY,” DOG PARK LOCATIONS, AND MORE ON PRAYERS

After an electrically-charged preamble to the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting, a previously discussed issue was resurrected. The Council also reorganized itself and sniffed out locations for a dog park. Dan Stork has details… The chilly night led the Twentynine Palms City Council to make short work of a ribbon

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ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT TOMORROW AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

Your chance to hear the same talented group of student who have been invited to Carnegie Hall! The Twentynine Palms High School Holiday concert is tomorrow. ROP Broadcast student Nina Dizon has your invitation… The holidays are here, and so is the Twentynine Palms High School Annual Holiday Concert! The

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A MONDAY MEETING ON THE FUTURE OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LITTLE LEAGUE

This Monday, December 16, Little League District 58 Administrator, Howard Reeves, will be hosting a Town Hall meeting to discuss the future of Twentynine Palms Little League. The primary purpose of the meeting is to find people who are interested in filling up key positions on the board of directors

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: REORGANIZATION, STATE OF THE CITY, A DOG PARK

On the agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting tonight are three R’s: ribbon cutting, reorganization, and canine recreation. Dan Stork tells about those, and more… Preceding its regular meeting on December 10, the Twentynine Palms City Council will have a ribbon cutting at 5:30 at Bucklin Park for

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DE ANZA LEAGUE STANDOUTS NAMED AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL BANQUET

The Twentynine Palms Wildcats had their end-of-the-season banquet this past weekend and announced the De Anza League selections from the 2013 football team. Talo Wilson was named Special Teams MVP and a first team All-League selection. Five other Wildcats joined Wilson on the first team: seniors Darren Murphy, Jake Culver,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT CONCERT THURSDAY

Make plans to attend the Twentynine Palms High School music concert this Thursday. Reporter Dan Stork has details… The Twentynine Palms High School Music Department presents a Holiday Concert this Thursday, December 12. It starts at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. The admission

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FREEZE WARNING CONTINUES, PROTECT YOUR PIPES!

The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning here in our Morongo Basin through tomorrow morning. With Temperatures in the 20’s, Reporter Taylor Thacker reminds you to watch for freezing pipes… Standing water in pipes and hoses expands as it freezes, possibly causing pipes and hoses to break.

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TWO ARRESTED IN TWO SEPARATE HIGH SPEED CHASES SATURDAY

Morongo Basin Sheriff deputies arrested two people in separate chases Saturday. In Twentynine Palms, Deputy Shaunna Ables and Detective Heidi Hague attempted to stop a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero driven by James Jarrard, 37, of Twentynine Palms, for a minor equipment violation about 4:45 p.m. near El Paseo and Lorraine. Jarrard

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SUPERVISOR RAMOS RECAPS ACCOMPLISHMENTS

In his address to the Basin Wide Foundation’s breakfast meeting on Thursday, Third District County Supervisor James Ramos marked his first year in office with a recap of accomplishments and a peek at future aims. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has highlights… Chief among accomplishments, Ramos described a new sense of

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