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MUSD Superintendent Message BEFORE Being Placed on Paid Leave

By   /  June 24, 2014  /  Feature, San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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Hello –  As my first year as Superintendent nears its end, I would like to share information on the progress the District is making toward meeting Board goals.  Education in California is undergoing major changes, including curriculum changes due to Common Core and budget changes due to the shift to a Local Control Funding Formula. […]

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Muffin’s Celebration of Life: Public Invitation

By   /  June 24, 2014  /  Entertainment, Feature  /  Comments Off

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“MUFFIN” HILL CELEBRATION OF LIFE           A Celebration of Life for Muffin Hill has been set for Friday, June 27 at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in Noble Hall. A 23-year resident of Twentynine Palms, Ms. Hill passed away May 16. Her friends and associates in the art communities and throughout Morongo Basin are invited to this informal […]

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ANOTHER Medians/Sidewalk Meeting June 25: 9am-10am

By   /  June 24, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Highway (SR) 62 From Apache Trail to Palm Avenue Median Island and Sidewalk Project Public Information Workshop   UPDATE: PRESS RELEASE Town of Yucca Valley Press Release Highway (SR) 62 From Apache Trail to Palm Avenue Median Island and Sidewalk Project Public Information Workshop June 17, 2014 Release # 14-0040 For Information Contact Alex Qishta, Project Engineer […]

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Hi-Desert Water Director Graham Silences “Free Speech”

By   /  June 14, 2014  /  Feature, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Hi-Desert Water District Director Sarann Graham’s letter to the editor quoted Thumper’s Rule, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say it at all,” which may be a teaching moment for a great-grandchild, but what about the right to free speech protected by the First Amendment? Specifically, Graham criticized Mr. David Peach for expressing his […]

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MAC Elizabeth Karman Scolds Desert Heights Residents

By   /  June 14, 2014  /  Feature, San Bernardino Co  /  1 Comment

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Morongo Basin, Ca.,- Maybe if appointee Elizabeth Karman, resident of Landers, had taken a “Time Out” she wouldn’t have lost her cool sitting on the elevated platform of the Big MAC dais, San Bernardino Municipal Advisory Council, during last meeting of June 9, 2014. Karman Property profile-Landers Instead of sitting patiently emoting a drop of concern […]

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Different Campaign Sign Rules for “Us” and “Them?”

By   /  June 13, 2014  /  Feature, San Bernardino Co  /  2 Comments

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Morongo Basin, Ca.,- There are rules regulating placement of campaign signs and some very definite do’s and dont’s.  The Yucca Valley Sign ordinance states the candidate must complete an application and provide a map of the sign placements. I can assure you NO ONE is allowed to attach/affix ANY signs, campaign or yard sales signs […]

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A Moment of Silence for Free Speech

By   /  June 13, 2014  /  Feature, San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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Morongo Basin, Ca.,- My appearance before the San Bernardino Board of Supervisors via teleconference was to follow up on my “Open Letter to Supervisor James Ramos,” expressing my concern over decommissioning someone for their opinions as a private individual.  My letter was forwarded to each member of the BOS and their respective Chief of Staff […]

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HDWD Sewer Outreach Meetings…Liens on your Homes…WAKE UP!

By   /  June 11, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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  Yucca Valley, Ca.,-Ballots will be mailed out in August to seek approval to lien your residential/commercial and vacant land in the Town of Yucca Valley. Of the votes mailed back to the Hi-Desert Water District, only 50% +1 vote is needed to pass. Your property WILL be indebted for 30 years to pay for […]

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BREAKING: Andy Takata selected by 29 Palms Council

By   /  June 10, 2014  /  29 Palms, Feature  /  9 Comments

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Twentynine Palms, Ca.,- The search is over to locate an interim City Manager. The Twentynine Palms City council emerged from their closed session at 10:05 pm to announce their selection among several candidates vying for this position.  Andy Takata, the past Town Manager of Yucca Valley and recently released by the City of Banning, has […]

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Minutes Scrubbed to Conceal Tim Humphreville’s Bad Temper

By   /  June 10, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- In another example of cronyism, collusion and cover-up, Chair Tim Humphreville refused to correct the minutes of the May 13, 2014, Planning Commission meeting. The minutes are inaccurate in order to conceal the lack of professionalism by Humphreville. Hiding behind a microphone as he muffles and mumbles, there are no DVD recordings […]

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Will Planning Commision Ignore Citizen Concerns…again?

By   /  June 9, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  2 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The Yucca Valley Planning Commission is scheduled to meet tomorrow, Tuesday June 10, 2014, at 6 pm at the Community Center, to discuss/review/revise the Home Occupation Permit as part of the Development Code update. The HOP agenda is hastily assembled and difficult to understand, which may be part of the plan to […]

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42nd Assembly Race: Karalee Hargrove Top Vote-Getter!

By   /  June 9, 2014  /  Candidates, Feature, San Bernardino Co  /  9 Comments

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The semi-official results are in! State Assembly Race District 42- The Secretary of State website reports Riverside County voter turnout of 18.7% and San Bernardino County turnout of 14.8%. All precincts have reported.  The final official results must be reported to the SOS by July 4, 2014. The top two candidates receiving the most votes […]

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Karalee Hargrove Holds on to Lead, 42nd Assembly

By   /  June 3, 2014  /  Feature, San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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  Morongo Basin, Ca.,- The Little Engine That Could, Candidate Karalee Hargrove, looks like she will pull this election off according to the early State results.>LINK June 3, 2014, at 11:28PM, here is an update for the 42nd State Assembly race: Karalee Hargrove 17,034  39.6% Chad Mayes 13,874   32.3% Gary Jeandron  12,112  28.2%   Here […]

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First Early Vote Results Released…

By   /  June 3, 2014  /  Feature  /  Comments Off

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  Morongo Basin, Ca.,- Here is a snapshot of some early posted results for our area as of 8:05 PM San Bernardino County>LINK Governor Gerry Brown 28,679  39.96% Tim Donnelly 16,898  23.54% Neel Kashari   16,253  22.65%   Attorney General Kamala Harris 28,309 41.9%   Congress District 8 Paul Cook 6,905  58.45%   US Senator: Jean […]

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