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Former Ramos Opponents Unite in Support of Grover Merritt for District Attorney

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By   5 hours ago

    Rancho Cucamonga—Veteran Criminal Prosecutor Grover Merritt today earned the endorsement of two former candidates for District Attorney. “Grover Merritt has my complete and unqualified support in his bid for the office of District Attorney,” declared local Attorney Frank Guzman, who ran for DA in 2010. “I have found him to be an individual […]

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Council Meeting: A touching moment, a funny moment, an update on Project Phoenix and bobbing heads at the dais

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By   11 hours ago

29 Palms Council Meeting April 22, 2014  Agenda Item 4. Update on Project Phoenix Presentation by Bond Legal Counsel A. Patrick Muñoz  City bond attorney Muñoz gave a lengthy presentation concerning the city bond, Project Phoenix and the city’s litigation. He began with the March 2011 inception of the bond debt. Muñoz’s rapid-fire staccato approach […]

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Why Appointed Merl Abel Should NOT Run for Office, Part II

Merl Abel was appointed to the Town Council Wednesday evening. (Courtesy photo)

By   20 hours ago

Yucca Valley cannot afford another term by Councilman Abel, who was appointed by only FOUR votes to a the 3 1/2 year term left remaining when Chad Mayes resigned to become employed by Supervisor Janice Rutherford.  Prior to his appointment, Abel never attended ANY council meetings and NEVER ran for any office, relying on appointments […]

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Ethics Training for Twentynine Palms City Council

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By   1 day ago

April 22, 2014 – Updated 1:40 p.m. Twentynine Palms, CA – Sure all council members are good people… bla, bla, bla. Now that that is out of the way, let’s talk. Jay Corbin is not running for another four years. He will be missed though he has made mistakes. Cora Heiser and Joel Klink’s seats […]

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Put your mouth where your money is….. Apply for Planning Commission

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By   2 days ago

Planning Commission Opening, Twentynine Palms Applications Due by May 15   Applications are now being accepted for an upcoming vacancy on the City of Twentynine Palms Planning Commission. Citizens residing within the city limits of Twentynine Palms who are registered voters and are interested in serving on the Planning Commission may submit a completed application […]

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Mike Lipsitz Hired as Third District Field Representative

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By   2 days ago

  Morongo Basin, As posted by Cactus Thorns on March 16, 2014, local Landers resident Mike Lipsitz will be hired effective April 21st as the Field Representative for Third District Supervisor, James Ramos.  Lipsitz, who is also employed by Z107.7 radio as a news reporter, will have to walk a fine line to hold down […]

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Unbelievable Amnesia! Appointed Merl Abel to Seek YV Council Seat in November…

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By   2 days ago

  Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The timing could not be any worse for Appointed Councilman Merl Abel to announce his candidacy to run for office this November after telling everyone he would not seek office, as also announced by Council member Dawn Rowe that she would not seek reelection. Abel, whose actions could have easily supported […]

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4th Annual Desert-Wise Home Landscape Tour

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By   3 days ago

      MORONGO BASIN, CA—On Saturday, April 26, from 9 am to 4 pm, over 20 Morongo Basin homes will showcase drought-tolerant landscapes on the 4th Annual Desert-Wise Landscape Tour. This popular, self-guided tour is sponsored by the Morongo Basin Conservation Association and features beautiful home landscapes throughout the Basin communities—Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, […]

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Questions for the Phab Project Phoenix Pholks

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By   17 hours ago

Twentynine Palms, Ca.,- Just curious folks.  I attended the early outreach meeting years ago about Project Phoenix. I asked about the sewer system the city was going to install at “no cost to the surrounding businesses” in the project and asked about the associated maintenance costs.  I was told by ex-City Manager, Richard Warne, the […]

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Who Appointed Timmy Humphreville as Spokeman for the Sewer Project?

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By   2 days ago

  Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Wet behind the ears and possibly embarrassingly elsewhere, Timothy Dean Humphreville, aka the accidental Yucca Valley Planning Commission Chair Timmy, has appointed himself to be the spokesman for the Yucca Valley sewer project with comments in his usual condescending manner to concerned citizens who are more informed than he could ever […]

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Much Ado about Nothing: Two Curtain Warming Babbling Buffoons

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By   3 days ago

April 20,  2014 | OP-Ed Twentynine Palms, CA  -  During airing of the April 4 Close Up show babbling buffoons – Councilman Jim Harris and host Gary Daigneault –talked little about nothing. It was a feel good drama that punk’d. At the very end of the show Harris called in. Their short exchange served-up a fluffy mass of […]

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HDWD Director Hough Chastises Resident in Audience…Again??

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By   7 days ago

Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Here we go again!  And the Hi-Desert Water District wonders why citizens do not attend their meetings more often? A ratepayer with properties located in Phase One and his residence located in the Country Club Estates, identified himself as a past Project Manager for several multimillion dollar projects in the Los Angeles […]

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Yucca Valley National CORE Senior Housing Chicken Coops Unfit for Human Occupancy?

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By   1 week ago

The April 15 e-edition of the Hi-Desert Star is a telling story about “Senior housing unit collapses on shaky storage props.” You be the judge… the entire foundation also collapsed even though alleged to be in compliance with building codes. Here is the Link to the newspaper story and accompanying photo of collapsed housing units. The structural integrity of the wooden box housing frames are […]

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A call to all OHV riders, put on your thinking caps

By   1 week ago

Forget the cow for the moment. I respectfully request input on two issues.  Just these two issue mind you. I don’t want to make it too difficult for the thinking man like Ken. Many times I’ve attempted in good faith to get a responses on two trail and staging issues. Namely, how are all those […]

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A reminder: COW Lies like an old rug

By   1 week ago

Community OHV Watch (COW) has managed to buffalo and bamboozle since the very beginning of their organization. They have managed to whine at such a shrill level that  for a few years they had Public Safety and many Elected Officials thinking that they must be 10,000 strong and could sway whole voter blocks. We now […]

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Dreaming of Kenny’s, but I’ll settle with Walmart

By   1 week ago

Every time we go into Rite-Aid anymore to get a prescription filled or refilled it becomes this big dramatic hassle. I wax fondly of the days of Kenny’s Drug Store and the always fast and efficient service of Carrol Barrett. It seems the days of really caring for folks ended when they closed their door. […]

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Council Meeting: A touching moment, a funny moment, an update on Project Phoenix and bobbing heads at the dais

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By   11 hours ago

29 Palms Council Meeting April 22, 2014  Agenda Item 4. Update on Project Phoenix Presentation by Bond Legal Counsel A. Patrick Muñoz  City bond attorney Muñoz gave a lengthy presentation concerning the city bond, Project Phoenix and the city’s litigation. He began with the March 2011 inception of the bond debt. Muñoz’s rapid-fire staccato approach […]

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Questions for the Phab Project Phoenix Pholks

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By   17 hours ago

Twentynine Palms, Ca.,- Just curious folks.  I attended the early outreach meeting years ago about Project Phoenix. I asked about the sewer system the city was going to install at “no cost to the surrounding businesses” in the project and asked about the associated maintenance costs.  I was told by ex-City Manager, Richard Warne, the […]

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Ethics Training for Twentynine Palms City Council

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By   1 day ago

April 22, 2014 – Updated 1:40 p.m. Twentynine Palms, CA – Sure all council members are good people… bla, bla, bla. Now that that is out of the way, let’s talk. Jay Corbin is not running for another four years. He will be missed though he has made mistakes. Cora Heiser and Joel Klink’s seats […]

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Put your mouth where your money is….. Apply for Planning Commission

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By   2 days ago

Planning Commission Opening, Twentynine Palms Applications Due by May 15   Applications are now being accepted for an upcoming vacancy on the City of Twentynine Palms Planning Commission. Citizens residing within the city limits of Twentynine Palms who are registered voters and are interested in serving on the Planning Commission may submit a completed application […]

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Much Ado about Nothing: Two Curtain Warming Babbling Buffoons

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By   3 days ago

April 20,  2014 | OP-Ed Twentynine Palms, CA  -  During airing of the April 4 Close Up show babbling buffoons – Councilman Jim Harris and host Gary Daigneault –talked little about nothing. It was a feel good drama that punk’d. At the very end of the show Harris called in. Their short exchange served-up a fluffy mass of […]

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Attorney General’s Final Notice to Theatre 29…May Lose Tax-Exempt Status & Face Penalties

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By   4 days ago

Twentynine Palms, Ca.,- Let’s examine another problem facing Theatre 29 that appears to be ignored in hopes that it will all go away all by itself. Theatre 29 touts it is a non-profit 501(c)(3) but has not been in compliance for several years. The last time I reviewed the sweetheart contract from the City of […]

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Lear Rd. Accident Victim Named

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By   6 days ago

The San Bernardino County Sheriff/Corner realeased the name of the Roll Over victim during the accident of April 12, 2014. On April 12, 2014, at 3:00 AM, San Bernardino County Sheriff Department deputies were dispatched to Lear Ave. and Two Mile Road, in Twentynine Palms for a report of a two vehicle roll over traffic […]

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A call to all OHV riders, put on your thinking caps

By   1 week ago

Forget the cow for the moment. I respectfully request input on two issues.  Just these two issue mind you. I don’t want to make it too difficult for the thinking man like Ken. Many times I’ve attempted in good faith to get a responses on two trail and staging issues. Namely, how are all those […]

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Why Appointed Merl Abel Should NOT Run for Office, Part II

Merl Abel was appointed to the Town Council Wednesday evening. (Courtesy photo)

By   20 hours ago

Yucca Valley cannot afford another term by Councilman Abel, who was appointed by only FOUR votes to a the 3 1/2 year term left remaining when Chad Mayes resigned to become employed by Supervisor Janice Rutherford.  Prior to his appointment, Abel never attended ANY council meetings and NEVER ran for any office, relying on appointments […]

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Who Appointed Timmy Humphreville as Spokeman for the Sewer Project?

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By   2 days ago

  Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Wet behind the ears and possibly embarrassingly elsewhere, Timothy Dean Humphreville, aka the accidental Yucca Valley Planning Commission Chair Timmy, has appointed himself to be the spokesman for the Yucca Valley sewer project with comments in his usual condescending manner to concerned citizens who are more informed than he could ever […]

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Unbelievable Amnesia! Appointed Merl Abel to Seek YV Council Seat in November…

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By   2 days ago

  Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The timing could not be any worse for Appointed Councilman Merl Abel to announce his candidacy to run for office this November after telling everyone he would not seek office, as also announced by Council member Dawn Rowe that she would not seek reelection. Abel, whose actions could have easily supported […]

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UPDATE: Bob Dutton Joins Guest Speaker Sheriff McMahon- Monday, April 21st @ 5PM

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By   5 days ago

UPDATE-Bob Dutton, candidate for Assessor’s Office will participate in Monday’s dinner meeting to discuss the progress of his campaign. Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Sheriff John McMahon will be the guest speaker at the dinner meeting of the Morongo Basin Republicans on April 21st at 5:00 PM at the Evangelical Free Church  located at 6804 Mohawk Trail, […]

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Charles McHenry Announces Bid for Town Council

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By   6 days ago

Yucca Valley, Ca.- Another resident has tossed his hat into the ring announcing his run for a seat on the Yucca Valley Town Council for the November election. Charles McHenry was a member of the Yucca Valley Traffic Commission and a member of the GPAC, General Plan Advisory Committee. He currently is employed at the […]

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Pismo Beach Puts an End to Prayers at City Council Meetings

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  CaliforniaCityNews.org-The Pismo Beach City Council voted 3 to 0 Monday to settle a lawsuit targeting its use of prayer during council meetings. Council members Kris Vardas and Mary Ann Reiss were absent for the vote. Under the terms of the settlement, the city chaplain position will be eliminated and all forms of prayer will […]

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Hi-Desert Water District Moves Forward with Sewer Project

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By   6 days ago

Yucca Valley, Ca.,- In a whirlwind meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District, there were many steps taken by the Board of Directors to move the sewer project forward and address the maintenance needs of a  high producing well.  Thousands of dollars were awarded to several low-bid vendors ranging from appraisals on 245 parcels for sewer […]

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Yucca Valley Senior $18 Million Housing Fiasco: Lego Land with Cracks

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By   1 week ago

Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The “Nuaimi Curse,”aka, the C.O.R.E. Renaissance Senior Housing Project is one remnant left over from the ex-unpopular Town Manager/Politician Mark Nuaimi.  This doomed project bounces between Bad and Worse as it hobbles towards completion in one of the greatest examples of “Bait n’ Switch.” Part II of my “Nuaimi Stench” story has […]

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Former Ramos Opponents Unite in Support of Grover Merritt for District Attorney

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By   5 hours ago

    Rancho Cucamonga—Veteran Criminal Prosecutor Grover Merritt today earned the endorsement of two former candidates for District Attorney. “Grover Merritt has my complete and unqualified support in his bid for the office of District Attorney,” declared local Attorney Frank Guzman, who ran for DA in 2010. “I have found him to be an individual […]

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Mike Lipsitz Hired as Third District Field Representative

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By   2 days ago

  Morongo Basin, As posted by Cactus Thorns on March 16, 2014, local Landers resident Mike Lipsitz will be hired effective April 21st as the Field Representative for Third District Supervisor, James Ramos.  Lipsitz, who is also employed by Z107.7 radio as a news reporter, will have to walk a fine line to hold down […]

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4th Annual Desert-Wise Home Landscape Tour

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By   3 days ago

      MORONGO BASIN, CA—On Saturday, April 26, from 9 am to 4 pm, over 20 Morongo Basin homes will showcase drought-tolerant landscapes on the 4th Annual Desert-Wise Landscape Tour. This popular, self-guided tour is sponsored by the Morongo Basin Conservation Association and features beautiful home landscapes throughout the Basin communities—Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, […]

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Four City Elders Counsel Upland To Dispense With Pension Liability

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By   5 days ago

  SBSentinel.com-Four Upland residents with extensive financial management and business management experience have called upon the Upland City Council to move ahead with city employee pension reform and workforce reductions. . All four expressed the view that if the city does not make meaningful, substantial and immediate inroads on the amount of money it is […]

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Silver Tsunami of Retiring City Managers Predicted

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By   6 days ago

  CaliforniaCityNews.com- Cue the music from the movie Jaws. It’s out there—it’s coming right toward us, and it could impact local government and its citizens as much as any other challenge that today’s cities and counties face. The “Silver Tsunami” is a borrowed term we’re using to describe the pending retirement tidal wave of California’s […]

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Earth Day Clean-Up Section Section 33!

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By   6 days ago

      Bring your hat, gloves, work gear and water to celebrate the one year anniversary of Section 33 with an Earth Day clean up!    Saturday April 19th, 9am-Noon.  Meet on La Contenta across from the middle school.  For more information contact Frazier Hanley 760-366-5440           Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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Reminder: Renewable Energy Meeting Today!

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By   7 days ago

Join your Morongo Basin neighbors, friends and regional partners. Let’s tell the County what is important to us   about Renewable Energy and Conservation.   Come to the San Bernardino County “SPARC” Meeting    Thursday, April 17th 2014, 6-8 PM Yucca Valley Community Center     SPARC = San Bernardino County Partnership For Renewable Energy […]

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Elizabeth Karman MAC Appointee-No Friend of the Mesa

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By   1 week ago

“I’ll never lift one finger to help Yucca Mesa Association until I receive an apology from all of you!” -Elizabeth Karman resident of Landers, appointed by Third District Supervisor James Ramos to represent the concerns of Yucca Mesa Community. Elizabeth Karman…No Friend of Yucca Mesa. Joshua Tree, Ca.,- As predicted and revealed during the past […]

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Good Friday Pilgrimage to Mt. Rubidoux

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By   6 days ago

RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Worshippers will make their annual pilgrimage up Mt. Rubidoux for Sunday’s Easter sunrise service. It’s the 105th annual ecumenical service – the longest-running outdoor event of its kind. It starts at 6am. Hundreds of worshippers will take the 45 minute climb. Parking is available at the Bonaminio Park. Another Easter service […]

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Palm Desert Explorers make good showing

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By   2 weeks ago

On April 5-6, 2014, The Sherriff’s  Explorer Post 507 from the Palm Desert Station  participated in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department North County Explorer Competition in Castaic, California.  The purpose of the competition was to serve as a learning experience, camaraderie development, demonstrating the skills learned by the explorers, and applying those skills to […]

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I swear officer I only had two beers

By   3 weeks ago

On December 2nd, 2009 at about 10:20 PM an officer from the Rancho Mirage Police Department attempted to stop a white BMW near Highway 111 and Rancho Rd. in Rancho Mirage. The vehicle evaded at a high rate of speed displaying driving actions consistent with driving under the influence of alcohol. The officer initiated a […]

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Police chief hit with felony charges

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The Press-Interprise, by Jan Sears – The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office has filed eight felony charges today against the chief of the Mt. San Jacinto College Police Department. The cases are being prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Deborah Lucky of the DA’s Public Integrity Unit. The charges against Kevin Harold Segawa include bribery, perjury […]

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Bailiff whack that man’s pee pee

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By   4 weeks ago

On March 24, 2014, at 8:36 p.m., officers from the Coachella Police Department responded to a report of a male exposing himself at De Oro Park, located near the intersection of Avenue 50 and Avenida De Oro, Coachella. Francisco Javier Cervantes, a 36-year-old Coachella resident, was arrested and transported to the Thermal Station. Thermal Station […]

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Rancho Mirage Council Member Attacked With Anti-Gay Slur in Election Mailer

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By   4 weeks ago

CaliforniaCityNews.org- A Rancho Mirage council race has taken an ugly turn after a mailer targeted the race’s openly gay incumbent with a homophobic slur. Scott Hines successfully campaigned in 2010 for a seat on the Rancho Mirage city council; however the previous race was also marred with anti-gay attacks. One flyer from an opponent claimed […]

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Update: Morrell Wins Hands Down as Bill Emmerson’s replacement for the 23rd State Senate District

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By   4 weeks ago

UPDATE:  10 p.m. Posting of Unofficial Election Night Results – State Senate District 23 Special Primary Election   Next Update  – Final Unofficial Election Night Results   STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 23   Vote Count Percent LIB – JEFF HEWITT 2,313 6.28% DEM – RONALD J. O’DONNELL 5,442 14.77% DEM – AMEENAH FULLER 3,642 9.89% REP […]

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Riverside County: Campaign Donations Update

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By   4 weeks ago

Riverside County, Ca.,- InlandPolitics.com has posted an update on campaign finance reports filed by the following candidates for the following seats:  Riverside County Board of Supervisors for the 2nd, 4th and 5th Districts, Sheriff and District Attorney. There are three elected incumbents that declared $80,000-$100,000 in debt. For the complete list of contributions, expenses, cash-on-hand […]

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Bullhead City Places 1% Tax on Ballot for Street Repairs

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By   6 days ago

  BULLHEAD CITY — The agenda item referred to placing a “dedicated sales tax proposal” on the August ballot. The discussion among most of the 15 speakers — and six members of the Bullhead City Council who voted in favor of letting voters decide the fate of a 1-cent increase in the city’s sales tax […]

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Colorado River provides training for Marines

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By   4 weeks ago

Mojave Daily News.com-LAUGHLIN — A host of Marines descended upon the Colorado River south of Laughlin last week, where they received training on their rapid water skills. Encamped along Pipeline Beach, about 40 members of the 7th Engineering Support Battalion of the 1st Marine Logistics Group from Camp Pendleton spent five days on the water. […]

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SAR rescues climber after fall

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By   1 month ago

Mohave County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Units responded Saturday (3/8) afternoon to rescue a male subject who had fallen about 50 feet after his rope snapped. Robert Rodriguez, 21, of Kingman, was hiking with two friends when he was rappelling down to a stream when the accident happened. At approximately 4:30 p.m., SAR units responded […]

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Squatter Busted by SO

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By   2 months ago

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Edward Donald Jones, 69, a transient, Sunday (3/2) afternoon for burglary and criminal trespassing, both felonies. Approximately 3:30 p.m., deputies were contacted about a suspicious incident by a homeowner. The homeowner said that he currently has his house listed for sale in the 2600 block of Thunderhead Drive. The homeowner […]

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Alcohol makes people stupid

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By   2 months ago

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single vehicle injury accident that occurred in the 3100 block of E  Devlin Avenue Saturday (2/22) evening. Approximately 9:41 p.m. deputies responded and upon arrival, deputies observed an accident scene where  Maroon Ford F350 truck crashed into a residence. The driver was initially unconscious and the female passenger […]

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Tristan busted in a drug induced stupor

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By   3 months ago

I am thinking that a mom and dad are somewhere thinking…. “Our little Tristan Amber, wouldn’t be a druggie.” At about 8:10 a.m., deputies were flagged down by a male subject in the area of Camp Mohave Road and Calle Del Media. The male subject said that he responded to his ex-wife’s house because she […]

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Sheriff comes down hard on Needles Pot Dealers

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By   3 months ago

The Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team, Needles Station deputies and the Mojave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Teams (MAGNET) in Bullhead and Lake Havasu City conducted a multi-agency investigation over the past several weeks. Various involved subjects, marijuana dispensaries and private homes were identified, resulting in the service of 13 search warrants.    In 1996 California voters […]

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Man robs bank with Obama Phone

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By   3 months ago

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies and detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred at the National Bank of Arizona located at 4263 W Highway 68 in Golden Valley early Friday (1/24) evening. At about 5:30 p.m., the suspect entered the business demanding money, but he did not brandish a weapon during the incident. The suspect left […]

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A Candidate’s Birthday Party…Just Bring Money

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- I’m sorry to sound so cynical but, just when does a birthday party to celebrate one’s 37th turn into a campaign cash cow event for invitees to pledge $99 and upward for some ice cream, candles, cake and political stumping? Am I the only one remembering local political candidates holding free outdoor […]

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Happy Easter

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Wu-Tang cuts off Own Wang

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By   5 days ago

Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper cuts off his own penis before attempting suicide by jumping from a building Andre Johnson was rushed to hospital along with his penis on Wednesday after he jumped from a second-floor balcony at a building in Hollywood Friends said Mr Johnson ‘acted without warning and no hard drugs were involved’ He is […]

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Simon Cowell eats crow after watching an astonishing 79-year-old ballroom dancer

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By   1 week ago

7 minutes. You know him as the crotchety Brit who brutally dashed the dreams of so many burgeoning singers on American Idol. His new gig is judging a wide swath of performers on Britain’s Got Talent. You have to see him humbled after rejecting an incredible 79-year-old ballroom dancer right before she gives the performance […]

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Surefire hit comedy & acclaimed visual artists Morris & James at Hi-Desert Cultural Center

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SUREFIRE HIT COMEDY & NEW ART EXHIBITS! All-star cast plays in Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s new “uproarious” theatrical comedy, Moon Over Buffalo Cultural Center Art Gallery features the fine art of S.E. James & Darlene Morris APRIL 4-19, 2014 Fridays @ 7pm Saturdays @ 7pm Saturday Matinee – Apr 12 @ 2pm Tickets – $15/$20 JOSHUA […]

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Hilltoppers 29 Palms Grand Prix more than I expected.

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By   2 weeks ago

Twentynine Palms, CA— The First Weekend of April for the last 18 years has been the most important three days of the year. While others in town get dewy eyed and gooey undies  for  an art festival or a carnival sideshow, I love the sound of motorcycles and the smell of racing fuel. For 8 […]

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REVIEW: Comedy Ensemble Delivers Madcap Humor in Delightful Play

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By   3 weeks ago

Joshua Tree, Ca.,- Run…don’t walk to the next showing of “Moon over Buffalo,” by playwright Ken Ludwig, beginning April 4th-April 19, 2014, at the Hi Desert Cultural Center. Comedy is the most difficult to perform because of the demanding attention of timing needed to hit the mark with perfect tempo.  This large talented local cast […]

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Comedy & New Art Exhibit Opening FRIDAY NIGHT!

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COMEDY & NEW ART EXHIBIT OPENING FRIDAY NIGHT! All-star cast to play Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s new “uproarious” theatrical comedy, Moon Over Buffalo Cultural Center Art Gallery to feature the fine art of S.E. James & Darlene Morris APRIL 4-19, 2014 Fridays @ 7pm Saturdays @ 7pm Sat Matinee Apr 12 @ 2pm Tickets – $15/$20 […]

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Utah: BLM pricing recreating out of desert

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UTV Industry News: BLM Proposing Significant Fee Increase at Little Sahara Recreation Area Little Sahara Recreation Area, Utah – Federal officials are proposing a hefty increase in fees for users at Little Sahara Recreation Area. Nearly 300,000 enthusiasts flocked to the dunes in 2009 and BLM says they have not been collecting enough money to […]

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A call to all OHV riders, put on your thinking caps

By   1 week ago

Forget the cow for the moment. I respectfully request input on two issues.  Just these two issue mind you. I don’t want to make it too difficult for the thinking man like Ken. Many times I’ve attempted in good faith to get a responses on two trail and staging issues. Namely, how are all those […]

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A reminder: COW Lies like an old rug

By   1 week ago

Community OHV Watch (COW) has managed to buffalo and bamboozle since the very beginning of their organization. They have managed to whine at such a shrill level that  for a few years they had Public Safety and many Elected Officials thinking that they must be 10,000 strong and could sway whole voter blocks. We now […]

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Sunfair Dry Lake Bed ORV Violations

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Joshua Tree, CA - Sunfair Dry Lake Bed Z107.7 News | April 14, 2014  It was not your typical off-road experience when representatives from the County Sheriff’s Department, Bureau of Land Management, Marine Corps Base, the National Park Service and County Supervisor James Ramos office buckled up and set out in a convoy toward Sunfair Dry […]

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Restore liberty: repeal over-burdensome helmet law

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By   2 weeks ago

“Any people that would give up liberty for a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Ben Franklin   These words from one of our great country’s founders serve as a reminder that personal freedom is at the core of our identity as Americans and Californians. In an age when government has become […]

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2014 King of the Hammers Video link

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By   4 weeks ago

Hammers video • New on ultra4racing.com. Click on “Featured Video” to see the trailer for the movie of the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire. Get a taste of what goes on in the mighty rocks and sands of Johnson Valley during Hammers Week. Goose bumps time. The movie is named […]

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Solar panels causing some storms

By   4 weeks ago

Even as California and the federal government encourage solar power, homeowners often have to fight homeowners associations for their right to install the systems. Ready to chuck his electric bills, Camarillo resident Marc Weinberg last year asked his homeowners association for permission to put solar panels on his roof. Likes(0)Dislikes(1)

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Chinese National killed at Dumont Dunes

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By   1 month ago

On 03/22/2014 at 1:45 PM, a 911 call was received reporting an all terrain vehicle (ATV) accident on the western face of Competition Hill at Dumont Dunes. Emergency medical personnel responded arriving at 2:00 PM. They found the passenger of a 2014 Can Am Commander, a 44 year old Chinese male resident of Los Angeles, […]

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Homicide investigators arrest two suspects believed to be involved in the murder of Justin Neil Schalk

By   2 days ago

    LOCATION: Stoddard Wells Road / Lucerne Valley Cutoff, Stoddard Valley VICTIM: Justin Neil Schalk, 40, Los Angeles SUSPECT(s): Sean Allen Briskey, 30, Montclair Major Austin, 31, Montclair SUMMARY ***Update April 21, 2014*** On Friday, April 18, 2014, the human remains found inside the burning vehicle were positively identified as Justin Neil Schalk. On […]

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Cleaning up the streets of Hemet

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By   6 days ago

On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, members of the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT) working in cooperation with the Hemet Police Department conducted an enforcement operation targeting street prostitution occurring along Florida Avenue in the city of Hemet. The purpose of the operation was to disrupt sex trafficking, with a particular emphasis on the […]

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Reduce Aggressive Driving Incidents and Tactically Enforce Speed (RADIATES)

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By   1 week ago

  The majority of collisions in California that end in death or injury begin with a speeding or aggressive driver. To address this issue, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has embarked on a yearlong, lifesaving endeavor to reduce the frequency of these collisions throughout the state.  To assist the CHP in this traffic safety effort, […]

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Looking into misconduct at West Valley Jail

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By   2 weeks ago

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon has ordered an internal investigation into allegations of mistreatment of inmates at the West Valley Detention Center by members of the department. On Wednesday, March 5, members of the Sheriff’s Department command staff received information regarding possible misconduct by department personnel at the West Valley Detention Center and immediately […]

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Robert Mitchum Arrested in Blythe

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By   2 weeks ago

On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014, members from Colorado River Sheriff’s Station and California Department of Corrections Adult Parole conducted compliance checks on registered sex offenders within the unincorporated community areas of Blythe, Mesa Verde, Ripley, and North River.   14 compliance checks were completed 3 parole searches were completed 2 probation searches were completed 5 […]

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Bobcat Auger recovered

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By   2 weeks ago

During September of 2013, unknown suspect(s) stole a Bobcat auger attachment from a playground that was being built at the Yucca Valley Community Center.  Initial investigation into the matter led to no arrests and no suspect leads.   On Monday, April 07, 2014,  deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Rural Crimes Task Force, […]

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Missing Yucca Valley Man Found

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By   2 weeks ago

***UPDATED INFORMATION – On 040714, at approximately 1000, Oscar Nava was located in Indio, California.  He was taken to an area hospital and is receiving medical treatment.  The Morongo Basin Station would like to thank the public for the tips and information on the whereabouts of Nava.***   The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Morongo […]

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Building trust with the community one cup at a time.

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By   3 weeks ago

On Monday, April 14, 2014, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, the Perris Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop.  The event will be held at the Starbucks Coffee, located at 1688 N. Perris Blvd., in the city of Perris.  The Morongo Basin would be well served by one of these soon.   In […]

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