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There’s Gold in Them There Hills, Hilltoppers that is.

By   /  April 6, 2013  /  News  /  16 Comments

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There are still a few good things left that we can count on and Hilltoppers and the first week-end in April is one of them. Twentynine Palms and the Hilltoppers motorcycle club have had a standing date for the past 17 years.  Today was Round 3 of the District 37 AMA Big6 Grand Prix Series. […]

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29 Palms City Council Votes to Stay Out of The Water Department’s Business

By   /  February 13, 2013  /  News  /  6 Comments

  It wasn’t until I got home and my husband asked me why I would vote no that it really hit me that my vote may have been misunderstood. He of all people knows that I support public safety and believe that it is a priority.The motion was to stay out of the Water Department’s […]

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Twentynine Palms City Budget:The Novella

By   /  January 13, 2013  /  News  /  1 Comment

The new version of the city’s budget has yet to appear online, so I thought I would summarize the top 3 or 4 city departments for your reading pleasure. Taking top honors is the Police Department. According to Warne’s numbers, we pay 3,199,000.00 to the PD and that accounts for 38% of the budget. No […]

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No Winners in the Blame Game

By   /  January 12, 2013  /  News  /  3 Comments

System of a Down is a band that took their name from a poem written by one of their members, the poem’s title is “Victims of a Down.”  29 Palms is currently experiencing a System of a Down. Our current situation, in my opinon, is a result of a breakdown in  transparency and honesty. Mr. Warne’s […]

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Every Journey Starts With One Small Step

By   /  December 28, 2012  /  News  /  3 Comments

 I began a journey, approximately five months ago, when I signed up to run for a city council seat.  I reached the end of that short journey when the County Registrar of Voters certified the results.  And now as many of you have said, “The real work begins.” I am thankful to all of you […]

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Looking For The Pot Of Gold At The End Of The Rainbow

By   /  November 29, 2012  /  General Posts, News  /  34 Comments

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We have before us a golden opportunity to unite as a community and solve a problem. The 29 Palms Fire Department can’t continue to operate the downtown station and the Lear Station in its present financial condition. That is a fact. We the citizens have some choices to make. That’s a fact. Two measures were […]

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Together We Will Do Better!

By   /  November 7, 2012  /  Opinion  /  8 Comments

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Dear Voters, Thank you 29 voters! I did not receive the endorsement of the paper or the radio, but as I stated, it was the people’s endorsement that I sought. I am thankful that you did endorse me, and I am willing to work with you to make 29 a better community.  The next few weeks, I will try to […]

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To The Voters of Twentynine

By   /  October 21, 2012  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

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Dear Voters, With a little more than two weeks until election day, I want to reiterate why I am seeking your vote.  The Hi Desert Publishing Co. compliments me as a researcher and a watchdog, but then decides that I am better suited to a commission. We only have one and that is the Planning […]

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Cora Heiser For City Council: Together We Can Do Better

By   /  September 29, 2012  /  Candidates, General Posts  /  5 Comments

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Dear Citizens of 29 Palms, As stated in the Brown Act, ” In enacting this chapter, the Legislature finds and declares that the public commissions, boards and councils and the other public agencies in this State exist to aid in the conduct of the people’s business. It is the intent of the law that their […]

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Alert! Base Expansion Final Environmental Impact Statement Finished

By   /  July 27, 2012  /  News  /  Comments Off

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The Navy’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed expansion  is available to the public as of today,  July 27, 2012 on the following website at www.marine.mil/unit/29palms/las. The EIS is also available at the following local libraries: Barstow, Joshua Tree, Lucerne Valley, Needles, Apple Valley, Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, and Victorville. Be aware that the EIS is large file and […]

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State Suspends Part Of The Brown Act

By   /  July 12, 2012  /  News  /  1 Comment

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Little attention is being given to California’s decision to suspend the agenda requirement part of the Open Meeting Law, otherwise known as The Ralph M Brown Act. The Brown Act was enacted in 1953 to safeguard the people’s rights to participate in local government. However, last month  a key element of the Brown Act was suspended for […]

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Planning Commission Approves Retail Building

By   /  July 4, 2012  /  General Posts  /  Comments Off

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Last night the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission approved a 12,480 sq ft retail building which will be located between the Del Taco and the medical building.  I arrived late and didn’t catch all the details, but maybe one of the PCs will follow this with a comment or two.  I didn’t catch why the term […]

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Let’s Bring Back the Sunshine to the 29 Palms City Hall

By   /  June 17, 2012  /  News  /  Comments Off

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California Codes Government Code Section 54950-54963 The people of this State do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies  which serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public  servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not  good for them to know. The […]

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29 Palms City Council Agenda: a Must Read

By   /  June 11, 2012  /  29 Palms, Opinion, Project Phoenix  /  6 Comments

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It appears that the staff, headed by City Manager Warne, has a new way of doing business. I usually read the staff reports to prepare for the upcoming council meeting and to inform the readers of what’s on the menu for the night.  Well, I was surprised on May 8th, 2012, when Matt McCleary of RSG, presented an […]

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