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Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, a time to celebrate and honor the culture, history, and contributions of AANHPI communities. AANHPI folks have been a crucial part of the fabric of the United States from its beginning, from Indigenous people to immigrants seeking a new life to bold innovators and brave leaders

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month began in 1978 as a weeklong celebration before being extended to a full month in 1992. The month of May was originally chosen because the first documented Japanese immigrant to America arrived in May of 1843 and two decades later, the golden spike was driven into the first transcontinental railroad, which was completed largely by using the exploited labor of Chinese immigrants. It is essential that we recognize the systematic racism faced by AANHPI communities, both in the past and in the present, and commit every day to fight against that bigotry.

There are many opportunities this month to celebrate our AANHPI communities and learn about their rich heritages. Nationally, federal institutions such as the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian have joined together to create some wonderful resources and events throughout May.

To learn more, please visit www.asianpacificheritage.gov.

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Since its inception in 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month has been a cornerstone of addressing the challenges faced by millions of Americans living with mental health conditions.

Throughout the month, NAMI actively participates in this national movement, dedicated to eradicating stigma, extending support, fostering public education and advocating for policies that prioritize the well-being of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

For more resources visit: National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

California Tourism Month

In 2016, the California Legislature passed a bipartisan resolution declaring May California Tourism Month, spotlighting tourism’s role as a key economic driver for the Golden State.

Travel is ingrained in the state’s very identity, and its economic and cultural benefits are undeniable.

This year, Visit California is calling on California tourism partners to communicate that tourism is back and to share tourism's economic impact with local representatives, media and your community.

Tourism Month kicked off with a press conference by Visit California President & CEO Caroline Beteta, live from Los Angeles International Airport’s Tom Bradley Terminal.

For more information visit VISIT CALIFORNIA.

National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance designated by the United States Congress and held on the first Thursday of May, when people are asked "to turn to God in prayer and meditation".

The president is required by law to sign a proclamation each year, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day.

Coach Schneider’s Basketball Camp

June 10-14 • 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Twentynine Palms Parks & Recreation Department is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated return of Coach Schneider’s Basketball Camp, offering an exciting opportunity for budding athletes to hone their skills and unleash their potential on the court.

Open for registration until May 31 at 5:00 p.m., Coach Schneider’s Basketball Camp is tailored for ages 8-14 and promises a week-long immersive experience from June 10-14. Taking place at the Twentynine Palms Community Center located at 6547 Freedom Way, this comprehensive camp will run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. daily.

Registration for Coach Schneider’s Basketball Camp is priced at $80 per player, offering exceptional value for an enriching summer experience.

Secure your sport today by registering online at 29palms.org before the May 31 deadline. For more information, please contact Coach Michael Schneider by email at smiker233@hotmail.com. REGISTER NOW!

Explore the Exciting Lineup of Events Supported by Visit 29 Palms’ Sponsorship and Event Grant Program

In January 2024, Visit 29 Palms, the City of Twentynine Palms’ Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) launched a new Sponsorship and Event Grant Program, with the goal of driving community engagement, attracting overnight visitors, and supporting the city’s five key destination pillars.

After two rounds of open calls for proposals, the TBID Advisory Board is thrilled to have awarded funding support for 28 events and programming through the March – December period. This includes everything from music festivals, film festivals, half marathons, rock climbing events and bouldering competitions, art festivals and studio tours, wellness weekends, comedy nights, and more!


To learn more about this program, and to see all of the upcoming sponsored events, head on over to Visit29.org.

Public Records Requests Are Going Green

The City of Twentynine Palms has partnered with Just FOIA to streamline our Public Records Request process. In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, we will no longer be accepting paper request forms.

To submit a new request simply visit 29palms.org and follow the steps below:


  1. Hover over "Government" in the dropdown menu.
  2. Under "City Clerk" select "Forms".
  3. Click on the "Request for Public Records", here you will be directed to the Public Records Request portal.


The new Public Records Request portal allows you to check the status of a submitted request by clining the "Track Status" link and entering the "Request Number" sent to you in a confirmation email. To search the record request archive, please click on the "Search Archive" link and enter keywords that could be associated with your search.

Congressman Jay Obernolte Mobile Office Hours

U.S. Congressman Jay Obernolte proudly represents California’s 23rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He dedicated to ensuring the High Desert and Inland Empire have a strong voice fighting for their interests.

Jay Obernolte's staff travels throughout our district every month to bring federal resources closer to your home.

If you or a family member need help with any federal government agency, please stop by during one of our mobile office sessions (3rd Thursday of odd numbered months):

  • May 16
  • July 18
  • September 19
  • November 21

From 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at City Hall, 6136 Adobe Rd. Twentynine Palms, CA 92277.

We are here to serve you!

For more information please visit Congressman Jay Obernolte's website.

Local Resources and Programs for Veterans

The City of Twentynine Palms harbors a notable veteran community, serving as the home to the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center the largest training base for the Marine Corps globally.

To help honor those who have served, the City in collaboration with numerous local organizations offers a diverse range of services to support veterans in navigating benefits and documentation. These services encompass education benefits, pension benefits, medical applications, and disability compensation.

Visit Veteran Resources and Services to learn more!

City of Twentynine Palms

6136 Adobe Road

Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

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