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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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Joshua Tree Barnstormer reveals Desert projects

New Blog presents deep research into Desert construction projects Numerous solar energy projects, chain-stores and similar issues are at the heart of a new WordPress blog, the “Joshua Tree Barnstormer“,  hosted by a well written, albeit mystical author, “The Strategist“.  The “blog” … 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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Tax Paid Nat’l Park Solar Projects Go Unused

Millions of tax dollars in projects intended to provide power to facilities in the state’s national parks and forests are sitting idle. Morongo Basin clear, for now. Story by: Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times – January 9, 2012 Millions of … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree’s New Year’s Eve Party quite impressive

Ushering in the 2012 New Year with a party sponsored by the Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce was an impressive event. Joshua Tree California - New Year’s Eve – December 31, 2011 Around 200 or so attended the lively dinner party that rang … Continue reading

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NEWS FLASH !! Joshua Tree Nutcracker HELD OVER

Extended by Popular Demand… 2 more performance dates scheduled Joshua Tree – Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 — 6 p.m. This website received confirmation Sunday, December 11, 2011 at about 6 p.m. from Bonnie Schwartz (Joshua Tree) one of the professional violinists in the … Continue reading

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CrossRoads Cafe sets new hours for 2012

The Crossroads Cafe in Joshua Tree has a long established presence as a “watering hole and eatery” for the many thousands of Joshua Tree National Park tourists and locals alike. Recently, the “sit-down”, now “full service” restaurant was purchased from the retired … Continue reading

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Dollar General Store advocate seeks signatures

Joshua Tree advocate in favor of Dollar General store in Joshua Tree seeks qualified Petition signers. Thursday evening, December 8, 2011 Julian Gonzalez, a Joshua Tree resident, has taken on the arduous task of seeking qualified signatures of local residents who … Continue reading

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DOLLAR GENERAL STORE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT

Current status of proposed Dollar General merchandise store in Joshua Tree Email received 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2011 Composed and sent by Opposition Proponent, Nicholas Holmes, a Joshua Tree resident. Briefly, Dollar General will be required to stand the … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree’s Sierra Club Leader, Elden Hughes dies at 80

Joshua Tree’s Elden Hughes, a lifelong environmental advocate, helped spearhead efforts to protect the California wilderness, including his beloved Mojave Desert. By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times December 4, 2011, 12:21 p.m. Elden Hughes, a crusader for wild places and … Continue reading

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HOT DEBATE ON 640-ACRE Property in Joshua Tree

Land trust looks to buy former Katz property in Joshua Tree  Section 33 is a 640 acre parcel of currently undeveloped property cornered at the south-side of the 29-Palms highway at La Contenta/Yucca Mesa Roads. It is the former site of a proposed … Continue reading

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TEST Desert Critter Photos – Album 1

JoshuaTreeStar’s FIRST wild critter photo Album-1       There’s about 130+ randomly picked critter photos in this slide show arrangement. Some are pretty good, some are so-so snapshots. Some have captions and several don’t. What you see is what you get! WYSIWYG (wizzy-wig). … Continue reading

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Local Horse Group Xmas Party

 Morongo Basin Horsemen’s Association The Ugly Christmas Sweater Mug & White Elephant Party! December 15 The MBHA is based in the Morongo Basin, about 40 miles north of Palm Springs, serving the communities of Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, … Continue reading

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Philharmonic at the Blak Box – This Weekend

THE NUTCRACKER – PHILHARMONIC SPECTACULAR! My next-door neighbors, Bonnie and Charlie Schwartz, asked me to provide a bit of information the community would be interested in. Bonnie is one of dozens of orchestra members; a professional violinist involved in this one-of-a-kind production. … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree Star web site featured in local newspaper

Saturday, November 19, 2011 - in the Hi-Desert Star — Yucca Valley  (A comment first: I appreciate, greatly, the inclusion of my web site as a human interest story in the Hi-Desert Star newspaper. After several emails, and a couple phone calls from … Continue reading

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