Short Term Rental Code DRAFT Ordinance Unincorporated Areas San Bernardino County
SHORT-TERM RESIDENTIAL RENTAL CODE
§ 84.28.010 Purpose.
The purpose of this Chapter is to establish permit procedures, maintenance and operational standards, and enforcement and administrative processes for the regulation of single family residential structures used for transient occupancies in the unincorporated portions of San Bernardino County.
If you are an owner or manager of a currently active vacation rental, an advocacy group has formed called the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities Vacation Rentals Association. For more info please contact Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joshua Tree Downtown Map
The Downtown Map and Business Directory is now available at the Chamber office, downtown locations and is being distributed to many outside locations. Download a copy here > Advertise for the next edition of the map, spaces are filling up fast! more info >
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Playhouse Reader’s Theater Series presents Dante’s rollicking LA COMEDIA
JOSHUA TREE, CA – The Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s prestigious Hi-Desert Playhouse theater division continues its new “First Fridays! Reader’s Theater” series with La Comedia: Dante’s Journey to the Gates of Paradise-Boel Larsson & Andy Harmon’s rollicking adaptation of Dante’s The Divine Comedy on March 4, 2016 at 7pm in the Center’s Blak Box Theater.
LA COMEDIA was Dante’s original title for The Divine Comedy, the poem that chronicles his epic journey through the vast landscape of the medieval afterlife. Originally composed during the poet’s sixteen year exile for ‘treason’ against the Pope and completed just weeks before his death in 1321, this adaptation transforms the story into a jaunty, tragicomic, burlesque presented by a poverty stricken trio of traveling actors who – playing all the parts – weave Dante’s real-life ordeals into the fabric of his imagined tale!
Where directors, playwrights, and actors rehearse and present exceptional reader’s theater, the series showcases superb acting talent in a professional setting with an intent to create thoughtful discussion and social community for live theater actors and enthusiasts. General admission tickets are only $7 and include a complimentary beverage. A cash bar is also available.
To purchase tickets or for more information patrons may visit www.hidesertculturalcenter.org, visit the Hi-Desert Cultural Center Box Office in person Monday through Friday from 1-5pm, or call the Box Office at 760.366.3777 from 9am-5pm. The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is located at 61231 Hwy 62 in Joshua Tree, CA.
GALLERY 62 OPENS SECOND EXHIBIT AT NEW LARGER LOCATION – NEXT TO JTAG
“ABSTRACT NOW IN JOSHUA TREE”
Friday, March 4th marks the beginning of Gallery 62’s second exhibit at its new location at 61607 Twentynine Palms Hwy in Joshua Tree. An Opening Reception will be held Saturday, March 12th, from 6-8 pm during the Joshua Tree 2nd Saturday Art Crawl. Gallery 62, the cooperative gallery of the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council is pleased to present the Feature Exhibit, “Abstract Now in Joshua Tree.”
This powerful exhibit will run from March 4 through March 27. The gallery is open Fridays 11-5, Saturdays 9-5, and Sundays 11-4. The Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council also sponsors the highly acclaimed annual Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours in October. Gallery 62 welcomes and encourages new members to join the Arts Council. More information can be found at http://www.hwy62arttours.org/gallery62.php
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Lecture and slideshow with Dr. Paul Koudounaris
Sunday March 6, 5pm
What is your dog trying to tell you? Maybe more than you know.
Throughout history, there have been undeniable cases of unexplained or psychic phenomena involving dogs. We’re talking about the real deal–genuine and verified occurences that make you question how we communicate and perceive knowledge.
Award winning author and occult historian Paul Koudounaris will talk about this history, accompanied by slideshow images. Learn about Kurwenal, from Weimar, Germany, history’s most eloquent dog. Or Jim the Wonder Dog from Missouri, who could even answer questions in Morse Code.
How and why do some some dogs attain these powers? This lecture will be a strange but riveting journey thorugh canine history.
Auditions at Copper Mountain College
The Cultural Education Enhancement Committee (CEEC) of Copper Mountain College will be presenting Eve Ensler’s controversial play, “The Vagina Monologues” on April 23, 2016.
The Auditions are Monday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 9, 2016 in the Library Meeting Room located in Quad 300 in the Library Meeting Room from 5:30 to 8 PM.
The CEEC will be casting thirteen women for these roles. You do not have to be a student and age does not matter. Due to the nature and significance of this show, all the performers are women. The producer has set a flexible rehearsal timeline to work around any schedule. There will be only one performance held April 23, 2016 in the Bell Center Community Room.
Come be a part of this historic show! For more information please contact Robert Wanless or Jessica Wuerth at firstname.lastname@example.org. Presented by the Cultural Education Enhancement Committee.
29 Palms Senior Center
MORONGO BASIN – Reach Out Morongo Basin will be hosting AMMA Transit Planning for a local workshop/meeting on unmet transportation needs for senior, disabled and low income individuals on the Morongo Basin. The workshop will be held at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center 6539 Adobe Rd, Twentynine Palms, Ca on Wednesday March 9 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. AMMA Transit Planning is working with San Bernardino County Associated Governments (SANBAG) to update the Area Plan on transportation needs within the Morongo Basin and throughout San Bernardino County.
Community participation is needed to help identify unmet transportation needs for persons with disabilities, persons of low income and older adults. It develops potential projects and strategies to meet the needs of transportation needs of agencies, organizations and consumers and could help secure federal funding to meet local needs. We value your input and urge you to attend. For more information contact Reach Out Morongo Basin at 760-361-1410.
Women’s History Month
Copper Mountain College continues their tradition of celebrating National Women’s History Month on March 10, 2016 from 12 to 1 p.m.
Women and men from CMC and the Morongo Basin Community are invited to come dressed as their favorite woman from history and present an optional brief “in character” speech.
Participants in costume are asked to meet and register in front of the Superintendent/President’s Office in Quad 100 by 11:45 a.m. A parade will then proceed across campus to the amphitheater behind Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen in Quad 300, where each person can give a three-minute speech as their chosen woman. Past honorees have ranged from the hatchet-wielding temperance advocate Carrie Nation to foodie pioneer chef Julia Child.
Art Show: Up & Out of the Rabbit Hole
Up and Out the Rabbit-Hole – Beatnik Art Opening
Saturday March 12, 6pm
Basically the “Parameters” of the show are…
there really are no “Parameters? Sharameters” for the show….
Off with our heads!
Join Allegedly Alexandria, Olivia De Haulleville, Robyn Goudy and the rest of the Beatnik crew for UnBirthdays (Pisces Birthdays), coffee/tea parties, natural food Potluck (Please bring somethimg to share if you can), special and less than special guests and the Beat Lounge challenge to believe as many as 6 impossible things before breakfast.
Songwriters in the Ground
Songwriters in the Round
Sunday March 13, 5pm
Lynn won a GRAMMY for writing the title cut on Rodney Crowell and Emmy Lou Harris’ 2014 album, “Old Yellow Moon.”
Doug Gill was nominated for a GRAMMY in 2013. These two talented and soulful writers are here from Nashville and will be joined by your ITR host, Rags & Bones for a very special evening of song.
For the first time in four years, the 29 Palms Art Gallery will host its 2016 Spring Art Auction – Shamrocks in the Desert. On Saturday, March 19th art supporters, artists, contributors, patrons and community members are invited to join in the festivities for an entertaining evening that supports the Gallery. All proceeds will help fund more than 30 exhibitions, 20 education classes, and important maintenance for our historic adobe.
Admission is $10 per person and includes 2 drink tickets and a paddle. Tickets are limited – advance purchase is recommended. For more information visit our new website at www.29palmsartgallery.com.
Doors open at 4 pm for a special preview and cocktail hour. Silent auction begins at 4 and closes at 7:45. Live auction begins at 6:00 with an intermission at 7:15 and concludes at 9 pm.
Harrison House The first event is a “workparty” March 5th & 6th, during which members of the Joshua Tree permaculture community and the national organization AmeriCorps NCCC will join forces to prepare the Harrison House grounds for international permaculture expert Warren Brush’s course, Introduction to Permaculture Design, which will be held April 15th through 17th. The Introduction to Permaculture Course begins with a Friday evening lecture by Warren Brush that is open to the public and a Saturday and Sunday Course with limited enrollment that will consist of hands-on instruction in sustainable gardening, composting, permaculture design, and related topics.
Together, the workparty and permaculture course comprise the first major event to be held as part of the newly added ecological branch of the Harrison House mission.
A Way Back Home A guided Journey of Reckoning and Reconciliation between Veterans and Civilians for the Healing of Moral and Ethical Injury Associated with Post Traumatic Soul Disorder. A non-sectarian journey of ritual based healing of the wounds of PTSD based on ancient wisdom and traditions.
New Arts & Technology Public Charter School Petitions Formation Under Morongo Unified
JOSHUA TREE – Building on its unprecedented success of the Hi-Desert Arts Academy program, leadership from the Hi-Desert Cultural Center and the educational and financial communities are petitioning Morongo Unified School District to start a new public charter school for students grades 4-12 that offers a rigorous arts, technology, and vocational curriculum. The proposed Joshua Tree Arts & Technology Academy (JTATA) encourages interested parents to learn more about the new charter school at www.jtata.org and to read and sign the charter school petition at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center in Joshua Tree before February 29.
For more information or to show your support, visit www.jtata.org, send an email to email@example.com, or stop by the Hi-Desert Cultural Center at 61231 Hwy 62 in downtown Joshua Tree between 1pm and 6:30pm weekdays.
Reach Out Morongo Basin to Host Opening Night of Little Mermaid
Reach Out Morongo Basin will benefit from two major musical events in March, opening night of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” at Theatre 29, 63637 Sullivan Road, and a solo piano concert by Richard Bishop Jr. at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 56750 Mountain View Trail.
“The Little Mermaid,” under the direction of Theatre 29 veteran Gary Daigneault, will open Friday, March 11.
Opening night tickets are $25 each and are available at Z107.7 6448 Hallee Rd #5, Joshua Tree, The Desert Trail, 6396 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms, and at Reach Out Morongo Basin offices in the Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley senior centers.
Services provided by Reach Out Morongo Basin volunteers run the gamut from friendly visits and help with home repairs to transportation to and from medical appointments.
For more information call (760) 361-1410.
The twenty-fifth annual Spell-A-Thon will be held Saturday, March 12, at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree, from 9 a.m. to noon. A spelling bee for adults, the Spell-A-Thon is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Twentynine Palms to benefit the Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy, which provides free and confidential one-on-one tutoring to adults in the Morongo Basin.
Teams of three people will listen to the words given them by the pronouncer, write them down, and team members will spell the words aloud in rotation. You don’t have to be an amazing speller to have fun and help your team. We will begin with a practice round where misspellings don’t count. Your team can be made up of your friends, co-workers, or fellow service club members. Let us know by Wednesday, March 9, the names of your team and its members.
For more information or to sign up your team, call 760-362-9612, 760-972-7205, or 760-362-4132.
My name is Obenson Oscar and I write as a representative of a member
based service program called AmeriCorps National Civilian and Community
Corps (NCCC). We are a branch of the Coporation for National and
Community Service (CNCS) and our goal is to strengthen communities and
develop leaders through team-based national community service.
My team of 12 members and I are currently residing in Joshua Tree
working with the nearby Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT). We’ll be here
until the 15th of March to assist their organization with restoration,
education, and facilities work for the area.
While in the county we are also intending to actively search for
independent service projects (ISPs), thus where establishing contact
with you comes into play. I write in order inquire as to whether or not
it would be possible to establish a series of days during the weekends
between now and the 15th of March which my team could drive over and
provide some volunteering assistance.
We are a team of 12 strong, capable, and determined individuals. On any
given day we would appear with a minimum of at least four and no more
than 13. Our backgrounds are service based and as such we are fully
equipped to serve in the ways outlined on your website.
You can reach me at 302-344-7952 and or email.
Morongo Basin Democratic Club Scholarship
In the spirit of this motto the members of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club are
launching its first Scholarship Program for deserving Morongo Basin School District seniors. This scholarship serves to stimulate interest in living as active participants in our community through higher education. Scholarships will be offered to aspiring students through the counseling offices of out three local high schools
Contact your high school counseling office for an application.
Applications are due by April 15, 2016.
Luckie Park Car Show
Hike with Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent
Twentynine Palms, CA-Joshua Tree National Park- The National Park Service turns 100 years old this year. In recognition and celebration of this milestone, Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent, David Smith will be leading hikes up 5 different peaks in the park. The schedule is as follows:
Eagle Peak 5350′, 10 miles – March 5th, (Meet at Cottonwood Visitor Center 0830, all day)
Queen Mountain 5687′, 4 miles – April 2nd, (Meet at Joshua Tree Visitor Center 0800, half day)
Quail Mountain 5813′ 12 miles – April 30th, (Meet at Joshua Tree Visitor Center 0700, all day)
These hikes are all challenging and participants should be fit and in good health. Be sure and bring appropriate footwear for hiking as well as a hat, sunscreen, food and water. Please call 760 367-5502 to RSVP.
Joshua Tree Clean Team
Every 2nd, 4th, 5th Wednesday
7:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M. June, July, August, September
8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. All Other Months
There will be Trash Bags, Grabber Sticks and Gloves Available
For More Information Call – 760 366-8415
Coming up at the Desert Institute
The BLACK ROCK LECTURE series will return to it’s original venue: the Black Rock Ranger Station on the third Friday of the month. Here is the current schedule of speakers and their topics:
MARCH 18 – Jamie Haney, Joshua Tree resident, will be talking about her solo hike of the Pacific Coast Trail.
THESE LECTURES BEGIN AT 7PM AND ARE FREE. NOTE: the Copper Mountain College panel seminars will be moved to the FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH and will get a new name, to avoid confusion with the Black Rock Lecture Series. Stand by for an announcement of the topics and speakers!
Our Fall classes are now available for enrollment!
Click for a downloadable, interactive catalog,
or to enroll in any of our courses
call 760-367-5535 (Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm).
Old Schoolhouse Lecture Series The Desert Institute is proud to present the Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Old Schoolhouse Lecture Series
March 11 – Frank Critzer and the Legend of Giant Rock with Barbara Harris
April 8 – The Underhills of 29 Palms with Ann Congdon
May 13 – Joshua Trees: Mystery and Myths with Chris Clarke
June 10 – Cowboy Poetry and Humor with Richard Brewer
The lectures begin at 7 pm and admission is $5.00. New: You can purchase a subscription for the entire series for only $40. and, as a subscriber, you will have a reserved seat held until 10 minutes before the lecture begins. Clickhere to purchase your series subscription. As always, you can join the speaker for dinner at 5 pm at the 29 Palms Inn. Please call 760-367-5535 for dinner reservations no later than the Wednesday prior to the dinner!