Friday, September 20, 2019

Trespass Arrest Authorization form.

Our MAC (Municipal Advisory Council) Delegate, Steve Reyes, writes:
During the last Community Meeting I was asked if a "Trespass Letter" was permitted in Wonder Valley.  I spoke to Lt. Niles from the Morongo Station and he provided me with the Trespass Arrest Authorization form.  Once you fill out the form, drop it off at the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Morongo Station at White Feather Road.  What the letter will do is authorize the arrest and or investigation of individuals who are trespassing on your property.  I encourage everyone to first clearly mark their property with their respective home address and post "No Trespassing Signs." This will make it abundantly clear unwelcome individuals are not to come onto your property.

Teresa Sitz adds:
You can pick up an address sign at the Wonder Valley Community Center beween the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, and as long as we're not busy with an event.

I also recommend that you make a couple of copies of the form and make sure your agent has a copy.

Great job, Steve!

Download to print.
Trespass Arrest Authorization form.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Desert Trail Column - September 19, 2019

On Saturday, September 21, Wonder Valley Community Church, 82575 Amboy Road at Kuhns Road, invites everyone to a free movie. There will be munchies at 11 and the movie will start at noon. Call Pastor Lonnie Casper at 760-391-0480 for further information.
Also on Saturday, The Palms, 83131 Amboy Road at Thompson Road, will present Succulents, an Evening of Small Juicy Theater. For further information, call 760-361-2810.
Three events will take place simultaneously at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, on Wednesday, September 25. First, the mobile medical van will be providing primary healthcare services from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This includes exams, lab test referrals, prescription refills, immunizations and blood pressure checks. Appointments are encouraged, but not required. Care is provided regardless of insurance or ability to pay. For appointments or inquiries, call 760-365-9305.
Inside the WVCC, Cooking from the Distributions will take place starting at 9 a.m. Dietician Mary Kelly will integrate food distribution items into recipes and provide recipe books and handouts for cooking and using crockpots. Disease prevention and nutrition will be covered through teaching and games. This event is sponsored by the Morongo Basin Healthcare District, and there is no charge to attend.
At 11 a.m., the Salvation Army Food Distribution will begin, and will continue until the food is gone. The food is from Trader Joe’s and usually includes fresh meat, bread, fruits and veggies.

Mark your calendars for some upcoming events. At our community center, a Weed Show how-to with Ted Meyers on September 28, Miri Hunter and the Big Read also on September 28, and Bob Dougherty from Aging and Adult Services on October 16. At The Palms, The Big Read on September 29. At Wonder Valley Community Church, a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on October 12.

Most events at our WVCC are sponsored by our local nonprofit Friends of Wonder Valley. For additional information on any local event, contact WVCC Coordinator Teresa Sitz at or 760-367-9880.
We send out Rainbows-of-Sapphires-and-Asters to Eddie Kim, Bernice Barcott and Les Lindsley who celebrate their special days this week. Happy birthday to Les, Bernice and Eddie!
For those wishing to go to the Twentynine Palms Nutrition Site for lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Reach Out Morongo Basin will pick you up at The Palms at 10 a.m. and return you at 2 p.m. If you have a transportation problem and cannot get to The Palms, they may pick you up and drop you off at your residence. Call 760-361-1410.
Today’s Thought: Got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.

File under... careful what you wish for.

Judge Rules San Bernardino County Violated The Brown Act, Voids Dawn Rowe’s Appointment
By Benjamin Purper, September 29, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsome will be appointing the next Supervisor. The County will appeal.

I was skeptical when she first took office, having worked for Rep. Paul Cook, but she's done right by us so far.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Local Baand: Kroms

Dominic and Naomi Bruxer, of Wonder Valley, make up the Kroms. You can hear their music at:


Give them a listen. They were so sweet last year, giving everyone who came to the WVCC a free Christmas album of their music. Thanks, you two!!!

Monday, September 16, 2019

California Desert Art | Artist Sharon Ellis

Friendly Universe: The Electric Landscapes of Sharon Ellis

Sharon Ellis is a landscape painter often compared to her childhood hero, Charles Burchfield. She recently moved from Los Angeles to Yucca Valley, and spent part of her childhood visiting a great-aunt in Wonder Valley.

Click through above. Her paintings are magical.

Big Read | Community Open Readings

Cholla Needles Arts & Literary Library Presents: Survival

1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 29, 2019
Palms Restaurant & Bar, 83131 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley CA 92277

NEW BIG READ Morongo Basin Community Open Readings

Open to the entire community - bring your own creation, or recite a piece that inspires you. You may also share your opinion or thoughts on survival. This is a free event.

Big Read: Traveling Symphony at WWVC.

As part of the Big Read, Thought Theatre will present the Traveling Symphony. The Traveling Symphony is a group of actors and musicians and the like who, among other things, do snippets of Shakespeare, other writers, and the occasional classical concert. Join the Traveling Symphony as they bring an exciting sound presentation of “Station Eleven” as written by Emily St. John Mandel to life.

A donation of $5 is requested, but one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Miri Hunter