I presented at the EPA office in Washington DC this past week on facts about Night Sky and Haze pollution in the Parks According to a LA Times Article July 28. The National Parks Conservation Association reported Joshua Tree has a failure rate of clean air along with many other National Parks. Our air quality ranges from Moderate to Poor on most of the days from Spring to Summer.
My trip to Washington was sponsored by the National Park Conservation Association.
President, Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce
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.
We are pleased to announce our third annual Holiday Market, to be held from Friday November 27 – Sunday November 29!
Friday November 27 – 10am to Sundown
Saturday November 28 – 10am to Sundown
Sunday November 29 – 10am – 2pm
Saturday Music Bar – 6-9pm
Coyote Corners at 29 Palms Highway and Park Boulevard in Joshua Tree
Here’s how you can get involved.
We have booth rentals and sponsorships available today…openings are limited and there has been a lot of interest from last year’s participants, so do not delay. If you would like to simply volunteer your time in helping to coordinate the event, please send your available times to email@example.com. You can also call us at 760-366-3723.
View booth rental and sponsorship information here.
Each month we will choose and feature a new Member of the Month in the newsletter. To be included, send an email to 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 >
Seeking Volunteers, Donations and Board Members more info >
Chamber office hours: 10-12 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
6448 Hallee Road, Suite 10 (in Sam’s Plaza) 760.366.3723
Reach Out Morongo Basin will be hosting its 9th Annual Craft Fair and Bake Sale on Saturday and Sunday Nov. 7th and 8th at the 29 Palms Senior Center – 6539 Adobe Rd. from 9 am to 4 pm. Over 20 vendors with beautiful crafted goodies like handmade soaps, wood crafts, jewelry and many other beautiful items will be here and you can get a great start on your holiday shopping!
For more information call Reach Out Morongo Basin at 760-361-1410.
Hi-Desert Arts Academy
Hi-Desert Arts Academy Names “Academy Players” Youth Acting Troupe
With an unprecedented expansion to more than 250 student enrollments for the first full academic year of its professional-quality performing and visual arts classes, the new Hi-Desert Arts Academy’s theatrical division hosted auditions from its student body and awarded 14 area youth from cities spanning Desert Hot Springs to 29 Palms the exclusive opportunity to participate in its new “Academy Players” honors-level youth acting troupe. Students who exemplify a high work ethic, passion, and talent were chosen to represent the “best of the best” of the Hi-Desert Arts Academy and the Morongo Basin region.
Emmy, Tony Award-winning star Hal Linden and veteran film and TV actor Barry Cutler set to appear in World Premiere of Charles Evered’s An Actor’s Carol at Hi-Desert Cultural Center
Tony Award and three-time Emmy Award-winning actor Hal Linden, (Barney Miller, Gilmore Girls) and well-loved veteran film and TV actor Barry Cutler, (Scrubs, Deuce Bigalow) will split the bill for performances of the world premiere of Charles Evered’s An Actor’s Carol, produced by the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s prestigious Hi-Desert Playhouse theater division and directed by Evered. Linden will launch the premiere’s opening weekend of three performances December 4th and 5th, with Cutler closing the premiere’s finale weekend of three performances December 11th and 12th.
Location: Parking lot at Joshua Tree First Baptist Church (6740 Sunset Rd.)
Time: 9am – 3pm November 7
Featuring BBQ and baked goods, family vendors including furniture, appliances, clothing, memorabilia, and much more.
Joshua Tree Tortoise Telegraph Member Discount
Joshua Tree’s new independent newspaper, published by The Sun Runner (sunrunnersw.com), is giving a discount to Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce members for the month of November. Publish any size color ad for the same price as black and white! Call 760-820-1222 or write email@example.com for more details.
American Parlor at the Beatnik
Friday November 6, 7pm
Come out for our first Joshua Tree show of the season!
MEZCLA MUZIC Christopher Garcia percussion & breath instruments of indigenous Mexico and beyond Jxel Rajchenberg acoustic guitar, prepared guitar, charango, requinto jarocho, berimbau
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 8:00 PM
Suggested Donation: $15
Harrison House 6881 Mount Lassen Avenue Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Information: 760.366.4712 Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology is pleased to present MEZCLA MUZIC on Sunday, October 18 at 8:00 pm, with Christopher Garcia and Jxel Rajchenberg performing on a rich collection of indigenous Mexican, south American, and modern percussion and string instruments.
Christopher Garcia is a “native” of East Los Angeles. His background includes travel on five continents to perform a wide variety of music from indigenous Mexican on authentic instruments to contemporary percussion repertoire. Jxel, a native of Mexico City, recently completed his doctorate in the PerformerComposer program at California Institute for the Arts.
Tickets to this event are available for a donation of $15 at Joshua Tree Health Foods, 29 Palms Highway at Sunset Street, in Joshua Tree.
Joshua Tree Clean Team
We are planning a tour of the Victorville Recycling Plant on:
Monday, November 9th @ 9:30am.
We will be leaving JT @ 8:00amish and will be establishing some carpools for those that are interested in coming. Please RSVP if you would like to attend. If you have any friends that are not apart of the clean team, but would be interested in attending, please have them email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The next scheduled cleanup will be Nov. 11th, Alta Loma @ Sherwood.
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
Morongo Basin Democratic Club Fundraising Event
WE DID IT ! All three of our endorsed candidates won their elections Tuesday. Matthew Mark Campos and Johnny Tolbert were elected to the Morongo Basin Community Services District and Mike McBride won another term on the Bighorn Desert View Water Board.
Help us celebrate and meet our winners November 10th from 5:00 –
9:00 p.m. at Las Palmas Restaurant, 55792 Twentynine Palms Highway in Yucca Valley. Las Palmas will be giving a portion of the income for the evening to the MB Dems, you just need to dine there in order to make a contribution to our club. For more information, please call (760) 472-3367.
General Patton Memorial Museum
General Patton Memorial Museum are hosting a special event on November 11th in honor of Veterans Day and the Museum’s 27th anniversary. If you’ve never been to Chiriaco Summit and the Museum, this is a great opportunity to get to know a very important chapter in our desert’s history.
Details can be found in the attached release.
For more information please contact Margit F. Chiriaco Rusche at 760-485-1576 or email@example.com.
Free Entry to Joshua Tree National Park on Veteran’s Day
In honor of our nation’s veterans and the sacrifices they make, Veteran’s Day, November 11th will be a fee free day in the park.
In addition, active duty military members and their dependents are reminded that they are eligible for a free, America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. This pass allows free entrance to Joshua Tree National Park and many other federally-managed public lands on any day of the year.
Many National Park Service employees served in the military. Joshua Tree National Park would like to thank them for their service and their continuing dedication to the country as they work to preserve and protect our nation’s heritage. Come on out and Find Your Park.
Veteran’s Day Remembrance and Grand Opening of Bud and Betty’s Place for Veterans
Veterans Day is a time to pause and honor all of those who served and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this great Nation. Please join Copper Mountain College for Veterans Day Remembrance on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., in the 300 Quad on the main campus.
CMC’s Military Student Center is located in the Christine Proudfoot Student Activity Center, a special place set aside for the use of active duty service members and Veterans while attending Copper Mountain College. “It is our privilege to give to those who have given so much” expresses Sandy Smith, Foundation Executive Director.
“Desert Bighorn Sheep Wilderness Icon”
Joshua Tree National Park Art Exhibition
Join us on November 13-15, 2015 at the historic Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms, CA, as we celebrate Joshua Tree National Park and the art it has inspired.
Mil-Tree If you are in Joshua Tree don’t miss the grand opening of Bud and Betty’s Place for Veterans
29 Palms Inn
The historic Roughley Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn has been acquired by the 29 Palms Inn
Jan & Gary Peters Owners of Roughley Manor Bed & Breakfast Retire After 21 Years
Mojave Desert Land Trust Fall Gratitude Gathering
Mojave Desert Land Trust invites the public to an open house celebration on Saturday, November 14, 2015. The MDLT Fall Gratitude Gathering: A Celebration of Community and Conservation will be held from 9am to 2pm at the MDLT headquarters (60124 29 Palms Hwy) in Joshua Tree.
Desert residents looking to landscape with plants that save you time, effort and water need to look no further than the ﬁrst fall native plant sale on November 14th, at Mojave Desert Land Trust located on the highway in Joshua Tree.
The Saturday event will be open from 9AM-12 Noon, and serves as an expansion of the spring Minerva Hoyt Native Plant sale held annually at the Joshua Basin Water District. Volunteers from the Land Trust and the Water District have hand collected native plant seeds and presented them to the Joshua Tree National Park Nursery for propagation and cultivation.
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:
NOVEMBER 20 – Betty Melzer, historian and author, will be discussing her book “Losing Ground”, the displacement of San Gorgonio Pass Cahuilla people in the 19th century.
JANUARY 15 – Joe Zarki, retired Chief of Interpretation, will be discussing his new book on the history of Joshua Tree National Park
FEBRUARY 19 – Jay Theuer, archaeologist of Joshua Tree National Park, will be discussing current issues of archaeology in the park.
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
November 13 – Desert Bighorn Sheep: Wilderness Icon with Mark Jorgensen
December 11 – Homesteading: The Free Land Idea with Lorna Shuman
January 8 – The Forgotten Gold Rush with Paul Smith
February 12 – History of the 29 Palms Artists’ Guild with Pat Rimmington
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!