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 Twentynine Palms for the yearly rent of $1.00, this agreement was made with the understanding Theatre 29 was a non-profit in good standing, but that is not the case according to the Attorney General:
Records indicate the Attorney General issued a First Notice to Comply to Theatre 29 on August 18, 2011>Theatre2955820549.
A Second Notice to Register was sent on December 29, 2011.>THEATRE_29_Dec29_2011_AG
In a past email to the President of the Board, Brian Tabeling, I brought this matter to his attention they have been out of compliance with their non-profit status and sent him a copy of the above Second Notice letter. Here is the email exchange>Theatre29_Email_exchanges_2012
During these past weeks examining Theatre 29′s practice of misrepresenting their ticket sales, reviewing their tax filings and asking about the “$18,000 Grant to hire an architect” (which there is NO record of >Theatre29_PRA_Mar_2012)…..the Attorney General also issued their FINAL NOTICE to comply last month.
Theatre 29 has crossed the line with the Attorney General facing loss of their tax exempt status and penalties. The Board of Directors will each be held responsible for this non-compliance according to the Department of Justice.
FINAL NOTICE> THEATRE_29_1394049393165
Readers, please scroll down this page to review the series of investigative posts on Theatre 29′s recent claims of “Sold Out Performances,” and “Outgrowing their current location,” and “Receiving an $18,000 Grant for an architect to design a new theatre for Project Phoenix,” and Gary Daigneault’s recent outrageous claim…
“Cactus Thorns has always had the information, they choose not to acknowledge it in order to further their agenda.”
Looks like Daigneault kicked the Hornet’s Nest…
Part I: Gary Daigneault: “Why are people so suspicious in the Morongo Basin?”
Part II: Gary Daigneault: “Why are people so suspicious in the Morongo Basin?”
Gary Daigneault’s Smoking Gun Video
Theatre 29′s Recent 990 Tax Filings (Where’s the $18,000 Architect Grant Gary?)>LINK
Doin’ the Math on Theatre 29′s Ticket Sales>LINK
Here are the Doc’s: $18,000 Grant NOT Designated for Project Phoenix Theatre Design>LINK