MAN ARRESTED FOR KEYING CARS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A man who was mad about being kicked out of a Twentynine Palms restaurant was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of keying about a dozen cars in a car lot. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michael Tuohey, 37, identified as a construction worker from Jacksonville, North Carolina, was asked to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PARKING LOT SALE FRIDAY

United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will hold a parking lot extravaganza, Friday, July 26, from 9 to noon, inside the church. Tables are a $10 suggested donation, or $15 for two tables. Funds raised will finance their second annual backpack and school supplies giveaway along with their famous 20-foot

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LEARN HOW TO SAVE MONEY AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

Want to learn how to save big bucks using coupons? Reporter Taylor Thacker says be at the Twentynine Palms Library Saturday… Learn to save hundreds at the Twentynine Palms Branch Library this summer! On Saturday, July 27, at 2:30 p.m., the public is invited to attend a free workshop, given

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MEETS ON WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the meeting will cover both water and fire business… The Water District and Fire Department are having a meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the Water District office at 72401 Hatch Road in Twentynine Palms. On the Water

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COUNTY EXTENDS COMMERCIAL SOLAR MORATORIUM

Remote videoconferencing came into play, as the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors extended the moratorium on commercial solar energy generation projects for another 10½ months. Dan Stork observed proceedings remotely… A parade of Hi-Desert residents addressing the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors from a government center in Hesperia

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1,000 SHOW UP FOR 150 JOBS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS CASINO JOB FAIR

Cars lined every street surrounding the Little Church of The Desert Tuesday, with the line of eager hopefuls snaking down and around the block as over 1,000 job seekers attended the job fair hosted by the new Tortoise Rock Casino. The response was so unexpected and overwhelming, the company ran

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 1 OF 3: CONTENTION OVER OPEN MEETINGS

A long Twentynine Palms City Council meeting Tuesday night covered a wide range of topics. Reporter Dan Stork breaks his report into three parts. Today in Part 1: A contentious discussion on potential Brown Act problems, and two items pulled from the consent agenda… The major item of contention at

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CORONER IDENTIFIES MAN FOUND DEAD IN POOL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The county coroner has identified the man who was found dead in a swimming pool in Twentynine Palms Saturday afternoon. Joesph Jonathan Sayer, 18, of Twentynine Palms, was found dead in the pool of a home in the 75600 block of Encanto Drive about 1 p.m. There were no obvious

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SERVICES SET FOR CAROL CALVERI-MAUCK

Carol Calveri-Mauck, a longtime Twentynine Palms elementary school teacher and one of the founders of Theatre 29, passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer. Funeral services will be this Friday, July 26, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 73002 El Paseo Drive

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TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE 9-10 YEAR OLD GIRLS BEST IN THE STATE

The Tri-Valley Little League 9-and 10-year-old girls are the best in the state, after they won the state championship against Crescenta Valley Sunday night. The girls beat Crescenta Valley Wednesday during the state play-offs, and then beat them again Sunday, 16 to 13, for the state championship. The all-star team

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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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