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Lori Herbel announces her candidacy for Yucca Valley Town Council

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley, yv feature  /  5 Comments

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Former Yucca Valley Town Council Member and Pro-Tem, Lori Herbel, has tossed her hat into the ring. Lori Herbel was a champion of preserving the natural resources of the town and known for her commitment to all of the people,  the public and taxpayers. She often was on the opposing side of the so-called “bubble […]

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Revisiting Vacation Rentals

By   /  July 27, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, Feature  /  1 Comment

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Twentynine Palms Planning Commission and the City Council are revisiting the issue of VACATION RENTALS. For years vacation rentals have not been allowed in 29 Palms. Even though, some vacation rentals have illegally operating for years within the vast desert boundaries of the city. On July 23 The Desert Sun Editorial Board (Link below) wrote an article about vacation rentals in Palm […]

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Huell Howser’s trail is well-worth following

By   /  July 26, 2014  /  Entertainment  /  1 Comment

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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 do, perhaps that’s some kind of dereliction of duty. But after he died prematurely last year, I began to realize what a great loss we had all suffered. […]

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Press Release, County Supervisor Ramos oppose massive wind project

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  General Posts, San Bernardino Co  /  No Comments

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  NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   *** July 24, 2014 ***               Molly Wiltshire, Communications Director                                                                                                                               (909) 269-1198 Molly.Wiltshire@bos.sbcounty.gov Ramos, Lovingood oppose massive wind project  San Bernardino County Supervisors James Ramos and Robert A. Lovingood have sent a joint letter to the Bureau of Land Management strongly opposing the North Peak […]

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The lineup of candidates wanting to take charge of Twentynine Palms

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms  /  No Comments

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Twentynine Palms – Incumbents Jim Harris and Dan Mintz are running for another four years with a legacy on the council of mismanagement, both have an anti-transparency record, they’ve shown they are fiscally irresponsible and they have neglected the local infrastructure, opting for pet projects and plundering public funds. Old hat John Cole, one of the Good ol’ Boys – and […]

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

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

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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 Palms Fire Department.  But that may not be likely since last night the TPWD disclosed the results of a $49,375 telephone survey by the Lew Edwards Group. The survey disclosed that […]

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HJTA Files Class Action Against Pasadena Over Unfair Water Rates

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  Feature  /  No Comments

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The lawsuit asks the court to declare Pasadena’s rate structure invalid, and to award refunds to its nonresident customers.  July 23, 2014 ♦ Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association ♦ The City of Pasadena has been served with a class action lawsuit filed by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association on behalf of nonresident water customers, challenging the rates the […]

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Disappearance of Marine’s pregnant wife taking new twists, turns

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, Feature  /  4 Comments

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By Doug Saunders, The Sun <<  |  UPDATED: 1 MIN AGO  Partial story posted hereinbelow: Records show Lee was arrested July 4 when homicide detectives serving a search warrant in his home while investigating Corwin’s disappearance found what they called “a destructive device.” That destructive device is a potato gun, according to the affidavit. A potato […]

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Is Hawk’s Landing Golf Club in compliance with Hi-Desert Water District Codes?

By   /  July 21, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley, yv feature  /  4 Comments

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  This is a follow-uo to “Yucca Valley Hawk’s Landing Golf Club at Blue skies imprudent on water useage.“ July 12, mid day, around 2:00, all the sprinklers were on full blast at Hawk’s Landing. It was though it imprudent to water during the heat of the day and at the height of the evaporation rate. […]

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Blowback from the firing of City Manager Joe Guzzetta

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

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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. Cora Heiser is correct that her job is to “protect the corporation” (the city of 29 is a corporation). However her job is to serve the public and the […]

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Four Search Warrants Issued Under Seal in the Investigation of Missing 19-yr. Old Erwin Corwin:

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  Feature  /  2 Comments

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TWENTYNINE PALMS – SYNOPSOS San Diego CBS 8 News reports that an eyewitness has come forward in the case of missing 19 year old Erwin Corwin. As a result, a total of four search warrants have been drawn up and signed by Joshua Tree court Judge Jon Ferguson. The judge sealed all four probable cause affidavits associated […]

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Yucca Valley Hawk’s Landing Golf Club at Blue skies imprudent on water useage

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley, yv feature  /  1 Comment

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Yesterday California water regulators — the State Water Quality Control Board to be specific — voted Tuesday to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water on lawns, landscaping and car washing, as a report showed that consumption throughout the state has actually risen amid the worst drought in nearly four […]

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Morongo Basin Horsemen’s Association Big Event Saturday

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, Entertainment  /  No Comments

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“What about that direction” Council Members?

By   /  July 15, 2014  /  Opinion  /  22 Comments

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Updated 7-15-14 @ 8:00 p.m. ♦ Twentynine Palms – Fiscal Armageddon pretty much sums it up for the city. Bad choices have been made. Now the city has to pony up $2,138,600 for their ultra vires acts for ignoring California laws as it pertains to winding down the old RDA. When a very remote desert city is in […]

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