“BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” AT ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Neil Simon play, “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” will present two matinee shows this weekend at the St. Joseph of Arimathea Church in Yucca Valley. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… Get your tickets now for “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the first in a three-play series by Neil Simon, currently playing

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HALLOWEEN SPOOK-TACULAR TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

A Halloween Spook-tacular event is planned for the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley tomorrow. Reporter Caitlin Logan has more… On Saturday, October 25, the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and the Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department will host a Halloween Spooktacular at the Yucca Valley Community Center from 10:00 a.m.

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2ND ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The 2nd Annual Oktoberfest will oom-pah its way into Yucca Valley with our own Pat Michaels handling the emcee duties. Reporter Dan Stork has your invitation… The Yucca Valley Rotary’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest and Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25, will feature the Poland Brothers and the Warsaw Group with

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SQUARE DANCING TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight at 55946 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. Cliff Simpson will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Bob Paul will be cueing rounds from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. and between

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REGISTER NOW FOR YUCCA VALLEY YOUTH BASKETBALL

Registration is underway for the Yucca Valley Recreation Youth Basketball League. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get signed up… Registration for the Town of Yucca Valley Youth Basketball League is underway and will continue through November 21. The program opens on November 22 with a player evaluation clinic

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OKTOBERFEST THIS SATURDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Oktoberfest is set for this Saturday in Yucca Valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites to come out and get your oom-pah on… Oktoberfest is right around the corner scheduled for October 25, and many fun activities are on this year’s agenda. Some of the activities include the Safe and Sane Grand

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SIX-MONTH ROAD PROJECT STARTS ON STATE ROUTE 247

CalTrans has started work on Highway 247/Old Woman Springs Road. For at least the next six months, workers will be widening the shoulders and installing rumble strips from El Cortez Road in Yucca Valley to just north of Napa Road in Landers. Construction hours are between 6 p.m. and 6

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RUMMAGE SALE ITEMS SOUGHT FOR SANTA FE CLUBHOUSE

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse is accepting donations now for its rummage sale, set for October 30 and 31. If you need to have something picked up please call the Clubhouse at 760-369-4057. Talk to Phebe or Susie. If they are able to pick up your items, they will. All

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CLUB VOLLEYBALL SIGN-UPS AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SATURDAY

Come and learn about Hwy 62 Club Volleyball at the Yucca Valley High School gymnasium Saturday, October 25 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Come sign up and get information regarding practices, tuition and more. Even meet some of the coaches. Visit their website www.hwy62volleyballclub.shutterfly.com to download registration forms ahead of

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Joshua Springs girls’ volleyball team will host Baptist Christian School at home. First serve is at 5:30.

FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership had a problem delivering surplus food for local food banks to distribute to low-income residents in the Morongo Basin on Monday. Deliveries will be made Wednesday (tomorrow) to three food distribution sites: the Yucca Valley Community Center, from 8:30 to 10:30, the Joshua Tree Community Center,

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSIONER RESIGNS

Tim Humphreville, the chair of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, told Mayor Robert Lombardo in a phone call last week that he plans to resign from the Planning Commission effective November 1. Former Council Member Frank Luckino named Humphreville to the Planning Commission in 2010; his appointment was confirmed by

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SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY FRIDAY

A house fire in Yucca Valley Friday afternoon is “suspicious in nature,” according to fire officials. County Fire Captain Darrell Feuerhahn said Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Mesa fire fighters were called to the blaze at 4:11 p.m. The fire started in a debris pile of junk, weeds, lumber,

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION FRIDAY

The third Monday of October 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, October

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WE REVIEW “BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” BY ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS

The St. Joseph’s Players in Yucca Valley are performing “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the first in a coming-of-age, semi-autobiographical trilogy by Neil Simon. It’s 1937 in Brooklyn, New York, and the Jerome family—parents Jack and Kate, and sons Stanley and Eugene—have welcomed Kate’s widowed sister Blanche and her two daughters, Nora

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, October 17, at Wal-mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for

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SCULPTURE CLASS FOR KIDS AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM SATURDAY

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will offer a sculpture class for children Saturday as part of its Kid Ed-Ventures series. Children will be taught the basics of sculpture, and will be able to take home a creatively designed creature. The free class starts at 10:30 at the museum in Yucca Valley.

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SIGN-UPS FOR TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

The Tri-Valley Little League is now registering boys and girls ages 4 to 16 for the 2015 season. Discounts are available for three or more children in a household, or if players are registered October 18 or October 25. Registration will be held in the Yucca Room of the Yucca

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AARON’S FINED OVER $28 MILLION IN SETTLEMENT

The state on Monday announced a $28.4 million settlement with Aaron’s, Inc., the nation’s second largest rent-to-own business, to resolve allegations the company violated California consumer protection and privacy laws. Aaron’s has a store in the Von’s Center in Yucca Valley. “Aaron’s concealed its illegal privacy and business practices from

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AN ARREST FOR PROWLING IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday night after he was caught breaking into a house. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor reported that a prowler had been in the 7400 block of Cibola Trail for the last few nights, and that she heard glass breaking and saw a

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