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

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Entertainment  /  No Comments

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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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Lickety-split news

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  News  /  3 Comments

Bill O’Reilly gets Riled. Seems he didn’t like his characterization on Law & Order earlier this week  when John Larroquette’s character mentioning O’Reilly, Beck and Limbaugh, he said, “They are like a cancer spreading ignorance and hate. O’Reilly said producer Dick Wolf is a “coward” and a “liar”. For more on hate and ignorance, read […]

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

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  29 Palms, OHV Issues, Opinion  /  4 Comments

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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For elderly in rural areas, too difficult for many to hang on

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  General Posts, News, Opinion, Survival  /  2 Comments

While we’re re-committing America to an undefinable, protracted and un-winnable war in Afghanistan, we are beating our sick, our poor, our weak elevated elderly into third-world existence. Meanwhile, today in Oslo President Obama gives a bedazzling speech on the goodness of War as he accepts the Noble Peace Award. Next year, more cuts to the […]

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The Constitution will surely be neglected…

By   /  April 14, 2014  /  News  /  1 Comment

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has lost a quarter of its yearly donations after a major donor cut off $19 million in annual donations because of economic difficulties. David Gelbaum, a wealthy California conservationist, said he was indefinitely stopping the donations that had made him the New York-based group’s largest anonymous […]

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Hi-Desert Star: Pros urge owners to protect pets in winter

By   /  April 12, 2014  /  General Posts  /  No Comments

Nice article Courtney.  Often we believe our pets have the inflexible ability to endure  and survive in cold weather akin to the skills of animals in the wild. Not so. Our domesticated family pets are very vulnerable to cold weather and need to be cared for in a responsible manner.  Here are some verbatim excerpts […]

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News-Tip: Ethics in local and county government

By   /  April 12, 2014  /  General Posts  /  No Comments

News-Tip is a new thing in Cactus Thorns. We encourage whistle blowing concerning public officials and other forms of corruption or questionable practices in local and county government. All sources will be kept confidential. That is a firm commitment. Ethics in government is important: “If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; […]

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Initiative to reduce the Legislature to part time gaining steam

By   /  April 12, 2014  /  General Posts  /  1 Comment

Citizens for California Reform have been collecting signatures for nearly a month to get the initiative, called The Citizen Legislature Act, on the November 2010 ballot. “We haven’t done an original count, but it’s looking really good,” Holt said.  There’s a lot of interest.”– Proponent Gabriella Holt,  Citizens for California Reform “While we understand that […]

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Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council Meeting/Agenda

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  Feature, San Bernardino Co  /  No Comments

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Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council Joshua Tree Community Center 6171 Sunburst Ave., Joshua Tree, CA 92252  AGENDA Regular Open Session Meeting 6:30 PM, Monday, April 14, 2014 A.   Call to Order  (1 minute) B.   Pledge of Allegiance  (2 minutes) C.   Roll Call  (2 minutes) D.   Adoption of the Agenda  (2 minutes) E.   Approval of Prior Minutes  (3 minutes) F.   Call for Public Comment  (15 minutes) At this […]

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Debunking Councilman Harris & Gary Daignault’s double-speak Project Phoenix Dupery

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

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Updated today @ 5:46 p.m. I refuse to be a verbal punching bag for [Daigneault's] twisted, infantile ego maniac narcissistic personality.” — Ron Brault, President of the 29 Palms Pistol & Rifle Club >>Link. On April 11, 2014, Up Close this morning Harris called in to promote Project Phoenix (hereinafter “PP”).  Well… they’re at it again. […]

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Feinstein & Bernanke Mobilizing to Cut Social Security & Medicare

By   /  April 10, 2014  /  General Posts  /  No Comments

The following is essentially a reprint from an email I received. It’s also headliner news that America’s Social Security and medicare programs are in peril of being slashed by a private committee to pay for a war that was planned to continue in perpetuity, without an end. Feinstein and the ominous Federal Reserve needs to […]

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Friendly Hills: Urgent Notice of Public Hearing

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  9 Comments

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URGENT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING APRIL 23, 2014, 8:30 AM (Location has not been determined by the Town, call 760-469-3036 for bulletins and to volunteer) Yucca Valley Home Occupation Permit (HOP) 11-05 YOUR PROPERTY VALUES AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN WESTERN HILLS ESTATES AND ADJACENT COULD TAKE A NOSEDIVE TO BENEFIT ONE INDIVIDUAL IF YOU […]

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CAR WASH TO BENEFIT FALLEN MARINE

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, Feature  /  No Comments

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Vets Cruzin for a Cause/Change For Vets will hold a car/truck/bike wash on Saturday, April 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., to raise funeral funds for the family of fallen a Marine.   The event will be held at the Change For Vets Thrift Shop located at 5758 Adobe Rd, Suite B in Twentynine […]

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