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Popular Strings Conservatory Presents Free Year-End Recital Open to the Public

By   /  May 2, 2014  /  Entertainment, Feature  /  Comments Off

Popular Strings Conservatory Presents Free Year-End Recital Open to the Public

Registration opens for the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s Summer Camp Strings Conservatory classes with free* loaner violins available  JOSHUA TREE, CA – The Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s popular Strings Conservatory celebrates another fantastic year of success with a free recital that is open to the public.  Ranging from beginners to advanced intermediate players from the Center’s recent […]

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Like Jimmy Stewart, Morongo Basin discovers “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

By   /  April 28, 2014  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off

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FLASHBACK-DECEMBER 2009-Our very own Saint, Mara Cantelo and her 115 volunteers once again gave the Basin its most wonderful gift of the year: Christmas dinner for families, workers, the homeless, seniors, people out of work, welfare folks, regular residents, visitors from other Hi-Desert Communities and everyone else that showed up for the most wonderful Christmas […]

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Why Appointed Merl Abel Should NOT Run for Office, Part II

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Candidates, Feature, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

Merl Abel was appointed to the Town Council Wednesday evening. (Courtesy photo)

Yucca Valley cannot afford another term by Councilman Abel, who was appointed by only FOUR votes to a the 3 1/2 year term left remaining when Chad Mayes resigned to become employed by Supervisor Janice Rutherford.  Prior to his appointment, Abel never attended ANY council meetings and NEVER ran for any office, relying on appointments […]

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Unbelievable Amnesia! Appointed Merl Abel to Seek YV Council Seat in November…

By   /  April 21, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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  Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The timing could not be any worse for Appointed Councilman Merl Abel to announce his candidacy to run for office this November after telling everyone he would not seek office, as also announced by Council member Dawn Rowe that she would not seek reelection. Abel, whose actions could have easily supported […]

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News-Tip: Ethics in local and county government

By   /  April 12, 2014  /  General Posts  /  Comments Off

News-Tip is a new thing in Cactus Thorns. We encourage whistle blowing concerning public officials and other forms of corruption or questionable practices in local and county government. All sources will be kept confidential. That is a firm commitment. Ethics in government is important: “If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; […]

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Debunking Councilman Harris & Gary Daignault’s double-speak Project Phoenix Dupery

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Updated today @ 5:46 p.m. I refuse to be a verbal punching bag for [Daigneault's] twisted, infantile ego maniac narcissistic personality.” — Ron Brault, President of the 29 Palms Pistol & Rifle Club >>Link. On April 11, 2014, Up Close this morning Harris called in to promote Project Phoenix (hereinafter “PP”).  Well… they’re at it again. […]

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Surefire hit comedy & acclaimed visual artists Morris & James at Hi-Desert Cultural Center

By   /  April 10, 2014  /  Entertainment, Feature, General Posts, News  /  Comments Off

Moon Over Buffalo - Comedy! at Hi-Desert Cultural Center

SUREFIRE HIT COMEDY & NEW ART EXHIBITS! All-star cast plays in Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s new “uproarious” theatrical comedy, Moon Over Buffalo Cultural Center Art Gallery features the fine art of S.E. James & Darlene Morris APRIL 4-19, 2014 Fridays @ 7pm Saturdays @ 7pm Saturday Matinee – Apr 12 @ 2pm Tickets – $15/$20 JOSHUA […]

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A riviting film: “Brothers”

By   /  April 8, 2014  /  General Posts, Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

I highly recommend this movie! “Brothers” is a heart wrenching film.  A film in which you’ll share every bit of your compassion, with ever fiber of your being, with the homeland characters in this family. We all hear about this war. The  rhetoric is dry and stale.  And we’re so far removed from the reality […]

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REVIEW: Comedy Ensemble Delivers Madcap Humor in Delightful Play

By   /  April 5, 2014  /  Entertainment, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Joshua Tree, Ca.,- Run…don’t walk to the next showing of “Moon over Buffalo,” by playwright Ken Ludwig, beginning April 4th-April 19, 2014, at the Hi Desert Cultural Center. Comedy is the most difficult to perform because of the demanding attention of timing needed to hit the mark with perfect tempo.  This large talented local cast […]

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Comedy & New Art Exhibit Opening FRIDAY NIGHT!

By   /  April 3, 2014  /  Entertainment, Feature, General Posts, News  /  Comments Off

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COMEDY & NEW ART EXHIBIT OPENING FRIDAY NIGHT! All-star cast to play Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s new “uproarious” theatrical comedy, Moon Over Buffalo Cultural Center Art Gallery to feature the fine art of S.E. James & Darlene Morris APRIL 4-19, 2014 Fridays @ 7pm Saturdays @ 7pm Sat Matinee Apr 12 @ 2pm Tickets – $15/$20 […]

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Award-winning cast to play Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s newest theatrical comedy, “Moon Over Buffalo”

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Entertainment, General Posts, News  /  Comments Off

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JOSHUA TREE, CA – With an incomparable 50-year tradition of award-winning theater, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s latest theatrical production, Moon Over Buffalo, will feature a cast and crew rich in accolades and talent and will open Friday, April 4th at the Center’s state-of-the-art Blak Box Theater. Directed by Wendy Cohen, who was again honored last […]

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Fabulous Divas Comes to 29

By   /  March 25, 2014  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off

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The creative team behind the hit off-Broadway musical, “Fabulous Divas of Broadway,” is at again, bringing the “Fabulous Divas of Hollywood” to Theatre 29 for two performances. Writer and creator Alan Palmer stars in this audacious tribute to Hollywood films and the divas who starred in them. With fast-paced costume changes, Palmer’s impressions of Cher, Meryl Streep, Audrey […]

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Part II: Gary Daigneault: “Why are people so suspicious in the Morongo Basin?”

By   /  March 25, 2014  /  Feature, Opinion  /  4 Comments

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Part I is Linked here. Look for two more articles in this series under a new title to be published by one of Cactus Thorns’ editors.  ∞ Kicking the Hornet Nest ∞ On March 24, 2014, Public person Gary Daigneault, owner of Joshua Tree radio station Z107.7, discussed his involvement concerning a $3,000.00 loan the city […]

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15 OHV Citations given in Western Side of Morongo Basin.

By   /  March 22, 2014  /  Feature, Johnson Valley, Landers, OHV Issues  /  Comments Off

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On Saturday, March 22, 2014 / 0800-1700, a multi-agency Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Enforcement operation took place throughout the Morongo Basin.  The operation involved Rangers from the Bureau of Land Management, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies and San Bernardino County Code Enforcement Officers, and was briefly supported by a sheriff’s helicopter. Personnel assigned to the […]

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