Category Archives: Local Senior Citizen Forum

Just like it sounds. A moderated open discussion forum for our Local Senior Citizens concerning senior issues from economics, health care, housing, to transportation and other issues.

A Musical History Of The World

JOSHUA TREE PHILHARMONIC’s “History Of The World” in 2013 Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday – May 16, 17, 18 & 19. Times are 7 p.m. and the Sunday show starts at 2:00 p.m. The amazing Joshua Tree Philharmonic (JPHIL) returns … Continue reading

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JT Nat’l Park officials close popular Park sites

  Graffiti forces closure of popular Joshua Tree Nat’l Park sites The Associated Press Posted:   04/13/2013 08:12:22 PM PDT April 14, 2013 3:48 AM GMT  –  Updated:   04/13/2013 08:48:25 PM PDT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif.  -  Acts of graffiti … Continue reading

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BOBCAT Assembly Bill AB-1213

Trapped BOBCATS rise 51% during 2012-2013 trapping season. This priceless photo is from Annica Kreuters photo collection of a bobcat mother and her two cubs within close proximity of her Joshua Tree back yard and home. Kreuters has tracked the growth and behavior of visiting … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree Philharmonic Spring/Summer Season

  Joshua Tree Philharmonic Spring Season PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 02/07/13 JOSHUA TREE, CA – After December’s sold-out concert series featuring the music of Mannheim Steamroller, and sponsored by Chip Davis himself, musicians from the Morongo Basin, Coachella Valley, … Continue reading

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POSTAL SERVICE STOPS SATURDAY MAIL DELIVERY

Delivery of common “mail” on Saturdays to stop in one of the most significant steps taken by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to cut $2-billion costs at the struggling U.S. Congress controlled agency.   Packages (parcels) will continue to be delivered … Continue reading

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Massage

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Julius Ceasar Casting Call

JOSHUA TREE, CA – In the Cultural Center’s second casting call this month in support of its almost fifty-year tradition of staging the Desert’s best in live theatre, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center in association with The Yucca Valley Shakespeare Guild is … Continue reading

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Local Entertainment News

  Hi-Desert Cultural Center announces Casting Call for “The Dining Room” JOSHUA TREE, CA – Continuing its almost fifty-year tradition of staging the Desert’s best in live theatre, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center announces a superb opportunity for area actors and … Continue reading

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Massage Therapy FAQs 2

What are the characteristics of Body Massage therapies? Which are the most popular? Here we’ll explore ten or more different “styles” or “types” of massage therapy to learn the differences between each type and potentially learn the “best” type for your … Continue reading

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VETERAN DENIED MEDICAL/DENTAL BENEFITS

Dateline: September 18, 2012 I applied to the Veteran’s Administration for medical/dental benefits. On September 19, 2012 I received the “denial letter” from the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, wherein it describes the reasons for the denial. Rather than editorialize … Continue reading

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UGLY NEWS AROUND TOWN – Updated Sep 20, 2012

This will be “short”… but I’ll update, or, add to it as time goes forward About the middle of March this year, this writer, Bill Ford, and Founder of this JoshuaTreeStar.com  was stricken with what turns out to be Stage 4 … Continue reading

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD GIVE-AWAY “Monday”

FREE SURPLUS FOOD -  MONDAY IN THE MORONGO BASIN  Free surplus food for low-income households is distributed at various Morongo Basin locations. This is a regular monthly event, “generally” on the THIRD MONDAY of EACH MONTH unless otherwise notified. January & February are generally … Continue reading

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Calif to charge you USE TAX… Update Mar 2012

All Calif residents to pay USE TAX whether you owe it or not. Oct 2011: Gov Brown signed into law a scheme to collect $mega-millions from California residents to offset the $multi-billion debt. What is USE TAX? A short answer: … Continue reading

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New Feature — Polls to vote your opinion

VOTE YOUR OPINION… a new feature to serve the Morongo Basin population I received software that will provide a simple “poll” concerning various “issues” within the sphere of influence of the general Morongo Basin region — as a public service — and have … Continue reading

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Senior Driver Safety Course in the Morongo Basin

  Freshening your driving skills in a classroom might reduce mishaps and insurance costs A Driver Safety course is designed to help you accomplish the following: Update your driving knowledge and recent changes in the laws Learn defensive-driving skills to … Continue reading

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