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Corwin Body Found crumpled at bottom of 140 ft mine shaft by Search & Rescue

Corwin Body Found crumpled at bottom of 140 ft mine shaft by Search & Rescue

DesertSun.com-Twentynine Palms, Ca-Ex-Marine Christopher Lee was arrested Sunday night in the killing of Erin Corwin, a missing Marine wife who was found crumpled at the bottom of a…

The MINTZ-HARRIS-COLE Machine

The MINTZ-HARRIS-COLE Machine

By Branson Hunter ♦ Twentynine Palms – Given the record of the MINTZ-COLE-HARRIS machine, it is laughable (if not facetious) that they have the conviction to want to control…

Poor Little Erin Corwin Found

Poor Little Erin Corwin Found

During the nearly eight week extensive investigation and search, using forensics and technology, Detectives were able to identify a possible location of Erin Corwin. The search area covered…

Council Elections Just An Observation Part 1

Council Elections Just An Observation Part 1

Given the slate there is a clear difference for the future of 29 Palms. Lets take a look.   Danny Mintz – Voted to put the city into…

Its Official… Bill Easter is Running

Its Official… Bill Easter is Running

  Its Official…I’m running and so are five others vying for three seats on the 29 Palms City Council. I wish my fellow candidates the best and can’t…

Grace Under Fire: 29 Chamber Executive Director Cynthia Truitt

Grace Under Fire: 29 Chamber Executive Director Cynthia Truitt

by Margo Sturges-Twentynine Palms, Ca.,- There is never an expiration date on giving kudos to an organization or an individual but I must admit, this is long overdue. …

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Basin Water Issues

Hi-Desert Water District: “Light at the end of the tunnel?”

Hi-Desert Water District: “Light at the end of the tunnel?”

by Margo Sturges...Yucca Valley, Ca.,- It was another packed full house last evening at the…

Hi-Desert Water District: Sewer Vote Postponment Wednesday?

Hi-Desert Water District: Sewer Vote Postponment Wednesday?

by Margo Sturges-Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The Hi-Desert Water District will continue their 3 1/2 hour…

HDWD Postpones Decision to Postpone Assessment Vote

HDWD Postpones Decision to Postpone Assessment Vote

By Margo Sturges-Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The Hi-Desert Water District met last evening in a Special…

Hi-Desert Water District…”Let’s Make a Deal?”

Hi-Desert Water District…”Let’s Make a Deal?”

By Margo Sturges-Yucca Valley, Ca.,- One of my concerns with the Hi-Desert Water District sewer…

Orban, Sturges to Challenge HDWD Board Status Quo

Orban, Sturges to Challenge HDWD Board Status Quo

Yucca Valley, Cal.,- Two Hi-Desert Water District ratepayers filed candidate papers with the San Bernardino…

HDWD slow to act on water wasters, or taking drought serious

HDWD slow  to act on water wasters, or taking drought serious

YUCCA VALLEY – While water district and water regulators around the state are squarely tackled…

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Susan Simmons Seeks Council Seat

Susan Simmons Seeks Council Seat

PRESS RELEASE: UPDATED:VOTE SUSAN SIMMONS>LINK   YUCCA VALLEY – Susan Simmons, a 25-year resident of Yucca Valley and a small business owner, has declared her candidacy for Yucca…

Nine Candidates Vie for Three Yucca Valley Council Seats

Nine Candidates Vie for Three Yucca Valley Council Seats

By Margo Sturges-Yucca Valley, Ca.- The candidate filing period was extended to Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Keeping her word she would not seek re-election, Council woman Dawn Rowe…

YV Planning Commissioners Vote 4-1, Gun Sales Permitted Residential RL-5 Acres

YV Planning Commissioners Vote 4-1, Gun Sales Permitted Residential RL-5 Acres

By Margo Sturges-Yucca Valley, Ca.,- It was great to see the Planning Commission meeting well attended for last evening’s important vote on HOP, Home Occupation Permits, however, the…

YV Planning Commission says…Screw You Citizens!

YV Planning Commission says…Screw You Citizens!

By Margo Sturges-(UPDATE: Correct email Dr.RobertLombardo@Gmail.com)Yucca Valley, Ca.,-Take a hike citizens! Screw you and your concerns! Chair Tim Humphreville, the ONLY vote for gun sales out of residential…

Yucca Valley Planning Commission Concerns

Yucca Valley Planning Commission Concerns

By Margo Sturges-Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Just a hunch…I believe Planning Commission Chair Tim Humphreville will be running for some office of some sort…so he can see his name…

A simpleminded Yucca Valley Town Council, stupid is as stupid does?

A simpleminded Yucca Valley Town Council, stupid is as stupid does?

  Yucca Valley – Where in the world is common sense to be found on the town council? The town will benefit as a healthy, thriving community when…

Yucca Valley Planning Commission: Hide n’ Seek Agenda Packet/Minutes?

Yucca Valley Planning Commission: Hide n’ Seek Agenda Packet/Minutes?

By Margo Sturges-Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The Yucca Valley Planning Commission is scheduled to meet Tuesday at 6 PM in the Community Center to decide many important issues.  There…

Town of Yucca Valley Update

Town of Yucca Valley Update

Yucca Valley, Ca- If you would like to know about the status of the private development going on in Yucca Valley…Marshall’s, PetCo, the Golf Course or the Yucca…

San Bernardino Co

Democratic Women Fundraiser: Sandra Fluke/Eduardo Garcia/Karalee Hargrove

Democratic Women Fundraiser: Sandra Fluke/Eduardo Garcia/Karalee Hargrove

    Meet the Candidates Luncheon September 13, 2014, Doors open 11 am   A FUNDRAISER FOR: . Sandra Fluke, Candidate…

Saturday Aug 16 Sobriety Checkpoint in JT

Saturday Aug 16 Sobriety Checkpoint in JT

The California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, August 16, 2014, in the Joshua Tree area of San…

Randomized Alphabet Drawings Sets Up Ballot Positions

Randomized Alphabet Drawings Sets Up Ballot Positions

By Margo Sturges-2014 Elections- San Bernardino County/Statewide The Secretary of State has conducted a randomized alphabet drawing to determine candidate ballot…

There Are No Secrets on the Internet…..Google This! Zillow That!

There Are No Secrets on the Internet…..Google This! Zillow That!

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 By Margo Sturges-Yucca Valley, Ca. I am probably the last person that should be writing…

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Steve SpearSteve Spear on Vegetables are silent, so too are incumbents seeking reelection
Very interesting piece. It is indeed early in the election process but as you point out Bill Easter is out in …
Dan OBrienDan OBrien on Poor Little Erin Corwin Found
My heart goes out for the brave young Mr. Corwin and the family of beautiful Erin. May they find some comfort …
Branson HunterBranson Hunter on Grace Under Fire: 29 Chamber Executive Director Cynthia Truitt
Cynthia is the best thing that has happened to the Chamber in a long while.
Branson HunterBranson Hunter on Its Official… Bill Easter is Running
Mr. Easter has all the positive marks. Given the record of the MINTZ-COLE-HARRIS machine, it is laughable (if not facetious) …
Branson HunterBranson Hunter on Council Elections Just An Observation Part 1
Steve, good summation. Time for fresh minds to take the city forward. More of the same will eventually chauffeur in more …
Dan OBrienDan OBrien on Walmart Enters the Health Care Market
Anyone in a professional capacity either doctor, lawyer or Tinsmith is in it for the profit. Altruism is as hard …
ironmanironman on Walmart Enters the Health Care Market
Jim Morrison and the Doors had a song, "The End", how appropriate is that? I do not and will not allow …
Steve SpearSteve Spear on Its Official… Bill Easter is Running
Steve I agree with you. Given the slate there is a clear difference for the future of 29 Palms. Lets take a …

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Desert Hot Springs

DESERT HOT SPRINGS: Man bitten by rattlesnake

DESERT HOT SPRINGS: Man bitten by rattlesnake

A man was bitten twice by a rattlesnake in Desert Hot Springs Saturday morning, July 5. The victim was bitten about 10:18 a.m. in the 64600 block…

Desert Hot Springs City Down to $450 in General Fund

Desert Hot Springs City Down to $450 in General Fund

  TheDesertSun.com-DESERT HOT SPRINGS – The city’s general fund has dipped to $450, but leaders say they can make payroll through June 30 with incoming tax revenue…

Needles Next California City Flirting With Insolvency

Needles Next California City Flirting With Insolvency

    Needles, Ca.,-The Needles city council was speechless when informed by its city manager that it will burn through all its reserves and be out of…

“Outspoken” blogger appointed to Planning Commission.

“Outspoken” blogger appointed to Planning Commission.

Desert Hot Springs, Ca.,- Dean Gray, Investigative reporter, Publisher, Editor and…..Blogger, was appointed to the DHS Planning Commission last evening after raising a few eyebrows. Gray, a…

Environment

Environmental Regulation through Litigation

Environmental Regulation through Litigation

Through sue and settle litigation, interest groups have forced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue new regulations, often bypassing proper procedures, writes Ann Norman, senior research…

HEY, GOOFY: ‘Thou Shall Not Kill’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Thou Shall Not Hunt’ #ClashDaily

HEY, GOOFY: ‘Thou Shall Not Kill’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Thou Shall Not Hunt’ #ClashDaily

Here is an excerpt from my new book, Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting from Genesis to Revelation: I wish I had a new gun…

Northern California man fined for poaching, skinning 60 bobcats, foxes

Northern California man fined for poaching, skinning 60 bobcats, foxes

A Northern California man has pleaded guilty to illegally poaching 60 bobcats and gray foxes for their pelts, snaring them in traps he set over 900 square…

Safety Tips For Summer Travel

Safety Tips For Summer Travel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –The California Highway Patrol (CHP) knows that as summer nears so does the desire to get outside to enjoy the beautiful weather for which this…

News

Walmart Enters the Health Care Market

Walmart Enters the Health Care Market

By January 2015, Walmart will be operating a dozen primary care clinics across the country. Writing for Forbes, Dan Diamond, managing editor of the Advisory Board’s Daily…

Federal Appeals Court Upholds California Campaign Finance Provisions

Federal Appeals Court Upholds California Campaign Finance Provisions

California Fair Political Practices Commission 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, CA 95814 http://www.fppc.ca.gov For Immediate Release: May 21, 2014 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jay Wierenga, FPPC (916)…

Two SB Supervisorial Seats to be Decided June 3

Two SB Supervisorial Seats to be Decided June 3

  PressEnterprise.com-2nd District Supervisor Janice Rutheford is facing Randolph Beasley; Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod and Assemblyman Curt Hagman face off in the 4th District. The June 3…

January 14, 2010-Klasky Stalks Cactus Thorns Publisher

January 14, 2010-Klasky Stalks Cactus Thorns Publisher

(REDUX:Oringinal post: January 2010)-This was sent to the President of Friends of Giant Rock. ——— Original Message ———- From: “Philip M. Klasky” <pklasky@igc.org> To: ray@friendsofgiantrock.com Subject: Dan…

OHV Issues

San Miguel Island Closure Irks Officials

San Miguel Island Closure Irks Officials

When the Navy closed San Miguel Island in April for the first time in 50 years, officials said it was to look for old, unexploded bombs that…

CZ Ron Aldrich, 62, A man for the times

CZ Ron Aldrich, 62, A man for the times

CZ Ron Aldrich passed away Monday night from a massive heart attack. Ron was one of the founders of the CZ Club here on the west coast…

Johnson Valley Report: King of the Hammers

Johnson Valley Report: King of the Hammers

The King of the Hammers off-road competition, billed as the ultimate desert race, began here in Johnson Valley and has spread its mystique across the country and…

From Our Friends in Johnson Valley: Solar Seminar June 18

From Our Friends in Johnson Valley: Solar Seminar June 18

Talking about installing a solar system for the Community Center and the Fire Station has been going on for years. The discussion is becoming even more timely…

Opinion

’tis the Season: Election 2014

’tis the Season: Election 2014

  Once again it is the glorious Election Season. That special period of time when individuals actually put themselves up for not only a political position but…

M.A. Ursich does a little pissing and moaning of his own

M.A. Ursich does a little pissing and moaning of his own

Seems to me Mr. Montgomery you and this old “Hack” Margo Sturges have no respect for other citizens and some of the other candidates vying for one…

Yucca Valley Recall worth every penny!

Yucca Valley Recall worth every penny!

Yucca Valley, Cal- The recall was worth every penny. It helped bring attention to the horrible manner in which our town is being run. It’s unfortunate that…

And Bob Leone makes Three!

And Bob Leone makes Three!

Yucca Valley, Ca.,- A local radio station reports the popular Yucca Valley Councilman, Bob Leone, will be running for re-election this November. Leone, a three term councilman…

A 2014 ballot initiative to raise the parcel tax to fund the TPFD not likely

A 2014 ballot initiative to raise the parcel tax to fund the TPFD not likely

Twentynine Palms – A parcel tax hike for TPWD ratepayers could appear on the 2014 November ballot. Ostensibly, the purpose would be to fund a cash strapped Twentynine…

Blowback from the firing of City Manager Joe Guzzetta

Blowback from the firing of City Manager Joe Guzzetta

Council, Guzzetta break silence on firing. See newspaper article below ♦ Twentynine Palms (Opinion and News)- The story below was published in the Desert Trail on Saturday, May 31, 2014.…

Police Blotter

Yes She saw one before but not so small

Yes She saw one before but not so small

On June 26, 2014, at 10:56 A.M., deputies assigned to the Eastvale Police Department responded to a report of indecent exposure that occurred on a walking trail…

Come on Little Feller… Let Randy show you what he’s got…..

Come on Little Feller… Let Randy show you what he’s got…..

HEMET– On June 6, 2014, deputies from the Hemet Station were dispatched to the unincorporated community of Anza to investigate a male adult in a pickup truck…

St Louis Archbishop ‘I Didn’t Know it Was Illegal for Priests to Have Sex With Children’

St Louis Archbishop ‘I Didn’t Know it Was Illegal for Priests to Have Sex With Children’

Posted: 15 Jun 2014 08:00 PM PDT A St Louis archbishop embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal has claimed he didn’t know it was illegal for priests to…

Diaper Sniper headed home

Diaper Sniper headed home

On Tuesday, June 3, 2014 Detective Frey of the Crimes Against Children Detail received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that Patrick…

Child Safety Seat Check-Up Event

Child Safety Seat Check-Up Event

The California Highway Patrol will be conducting a Child Safety Seat Check-Up on June 10th, 2014. The free event will be held at the Yucca Valley Wal-Mart…

Four Day Only Call for CHP Jobs

Four Day Only Call for CHP Jobs

CHP LOOKS TO HIRE OFFICER CANDIDATESD URING FOUR-DAY APPLICATION PERIOD SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will accept applications in July from individuals interested in a…

Yucca Valley

HDWD GM Muzik Speaking Out Both Sides of his Mouth

HDWD GM Muzik Speaking Out Both Sides of his Mouth

By Margo Sturges-Yucca Valley, Ca.,- At the Tuesday sewer outreach meeting held at 6pm at the Hi-Desert Water District office, there were 12 or so attendees which…

Hotel Stiffs Yucca Valley Bed Tax (TOT)

Hotel Stiffs Yucca Valley Bed Tax (TOT)

Yucca Valley, Ca.,-A local hotel often used by the unpopular fired ex-town manager, Mark Nuaimi, has been behind on paying their bed tax to the town to…

Hi-Desert Water District Releases Higher Sewer Assessment Costs

Hi-Desert Water District Releases Higher Sewer Assessment Costs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Poland Public Information (760) 228-6267 Jenniferp@hdwd.comJuly 31, 2014 Sewer Project Costs Updated – Collection System Design Now 90% Complete Yucca Valley, CA…

Merl Abel Lied to Me…

Merl Abel Lied to Me…

Yucca Valley, Ca.,- I do not use the word “lied” very often but it seems the younger generation have no problem telling lies.  That is why I…

Why was my Soapbox gutted by 300 words?

Why was my Soapbox gutted by 300 words?

Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Surely it must have been an accident so I will give the local newspaper the benefit of the doubt there was a misunderstanding. All…

Lori Herbel announces her candidacy for Yucca Valley Town Council

Lori Herbel announces her candidacy for Yucca Valley Town Council

Former Yucca Valley Town Council Member and Pro-Tem, Lori Herbel, has tossed her hat into the ring. Lori Herbel was a champion for preserving the natural resources…

Entertainment

Red Hot Auction to benefit Hastie Bus Project- Aug 23rd

Red Hot Auction to benefit Hastie Bus Project- Aug 23rd

  ;;; Twentynine Palms Historical Twentynine Palms Historical Howdy Everyone Especially You! Hopefully you are aware of the upcoming RED HOT Auction on Saturday, August 23 @…

Harrison House Presents Victoria Williams

Harrison House Presents Victoria Williams

  Dear Friends & Music Lovers: Harrison House Music & Arts is pleased to present singer/songwriter Victoria Williams in her first Joshua Tree solo concert performance on…

Getting a visa to live in Mexico

Getting a visa to live in Mexico

The Secretaría de Gobernación released the guidelines for the immigration process today. Honestly, I am a little disappointed by some of the requirements: some may make it…

Huell Howser’s trail is well-worth following

Huell Howser’s trail is well-worth following

By Trevor Summons, The Sun POSTED: 07/26/14, 1:02 AM PDT | I have to confess that I didn’t follow the late Huell Howser on TV too much. Considering what I…

**SOLD-OUT!** Performers From the World-Famous Hollywood MAGIC CASTLE!… “Magic Theater – Club Night!” July 26

**SOLD-OUT!** Performers From the World-Famous Hollywood MAGIC CASTLE!… “Magic Theater – Club Night!” July 26

Performers from the World-Famous Hollywood MAGIC CASTLE!… “Magic Theater – Club Night!” at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center Featuring the great… Rob Watkins Joe Guzman Xtreme Dean UPDATE:…

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