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Dakota Bob Sturges in Major Accident

By   /  May 25, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  3 Comments

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Riverside, Ca.,- Bob Sturges, a beloved 28 year resident of the Morongo Basin was involved in a major  accident yesterday when a red semi crashed into his small truck closing Highway 60 in Rubidoux. The Highway Patrol reported “the accident happened when a red semi with a flatbed crashed into a gold pickup.” (The Sturges […]

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29 Palms Golf Course For Sale-Online Auction

By   /  May 23, 2013  /  29 Palms  /  Comments Off

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Twentynine Palms, Ca.,- There is still time to register to bid on the Roadrunner Golf Course 0n 4733 Desert Knoll Road in Twentynine Palms, a 9-hole regulation length property on approximately 51 acres of land. The online auction takes place on May 29, 2013, from 10am-2 pm, PST. The starting bid of $346,500 for 51 […]

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Luckino Leaves HDWD for Blythe

By   /  May 23, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  3 Comments

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BREAKING NEWS! Yucca Valley, Ca.- Frank Luckino is leaving the Hi-Desert Water District the first week in June for a new position in the city of Blythe.  Recently promoted to the position of Assistant Manager/Chief Financial Officer of the HDWD,  Luckino’s resume will now include his new job title as Finance Director. Officials at Blythe […]

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Water District to Receive Balanced Budget

By   /  May 23, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- At the regular board meeting of June 5, 2013, Hi-Desert Water District Assistant General Manager/Chief Financial Officer Frank Luckino will present another balanced budget to the Hi-Desert Water District as his parting gift to the Board and our community. Luckino was hired by the City of Blythe as their Financial Director and […]

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Redevelopment Lawsuits hits 100 Mark

By   /  May 21, 2013  /  29 Palms, Project Phoenix  /  7 Comments

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According to the League of California Cities newsletter, it’s been a busy season for lawyers and courts as the number of lawsuits filed against the Department of Finance hits the 100 mark.  The City of Twentynine Palms/Successor Agency filed their case on April 24, 2013, listed as #94 in their lawsuit against the State. Source>link […]

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Defiant Against Citizens, Abel Kills Political Future

By   /  May 20, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,-  The resignation of Councilman Chad Mayes left a vacancy of over 3 1/2 years  on the dais. The council, led by Mayor George Huntington, chose to appoint instead of calling for an election.  This is one of several reasons citizens have filed to recall Huntington and remove him from office. The current […]

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How Did We Get Here in only 3 Years?

By   /  May 19, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Here is some background for first time readers: the “Sky Harbor Four” are the elected or appointed Council members that live/have lived in the high-end residential area named Sky Harbor with the highest incomes in town. This small bubble of council members appointed their friends and neighbors to fill two council seats. […]

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The Pick of the Letters

By   /  May 18, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- An observation of the local newspaper’s decision of which letters to publish, print, post on the web or add their “fact-check” comment points to a definite bias, in my opinion. For example, there is a letter to the editor from Mr. Jim Boyle exalting the virtues of his friend, Councilman George Huntington, […]

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HDWD Director Graham Reckless with Sewer Costs

By   /  May 16, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  4 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- At the Hi-Desert Water District board meeting of May 15, 2013, Director Sarann Graham revealed her loyalty to Town Manager Mark Nuaimi sitting in the audience instead of the voters.  With a wink and a coo, Graham supported the expansion of the sewer project to include complete paving of the roads adding […]

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HDWD $melly $ewer Bu$inesss

By   /  May 15, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,-  For the past few months, the Hi-Desert Water District has been keeping their noses to the grindstone and keeping their heads down except for Director Sarann Graham weighing in against the recall of her buddies.  The HDWD has been securing grants for their continued work in order to comply with the California […]

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Recall Movement Advances

By   /  May 13, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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YUCCA VALLEY-Ron Cohen, lead proponent and spokesman delivered Proof of Publication with blank copies of two recall petitions to Yucca Valley Town Clerk, Jamie Anderson. This prescribed step by the Secretary of State and Elections Code advances the Concerned Citizens recall one step closer to gathering signatures.  On April 30, 2013, Cohen served Yucca Valley […]

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Jeff Drozd Acting Up Again!

By   /  May 13, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Councilman George Huntington is one of two recently served with Recall notices by Concerned Citizens of Yucca Valley. Not cited as a reason for Recall, but should have been, is his appointment to the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, Jeff Drozd.  Unable to “stand-down” during this time of re-evaluation by all, Drozd parades […]

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Local Lincoln Club Jeopardizes Mayes Campaign

By   /  May 12, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  6 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The Morongo Basin Lincoln Club has taken steps to question the reasons supporting the Yucca Valley Recall movement without learning the facts, which are a matter of public record. In a recent comment posted on a Facebook page, Joseph Sullivan, current President of the MB Lincoln club writes, “Great idea for an […]

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Let’s Budget Nuaimi’s Termination for Fiscal 2012/2013.

By   /  May 11, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Having been inspired by our neighbors to the east with the termination of their city manager, Richard Warne, I have been contacted by citizens asking the costs to terminate town manager, Mark Nuaimi. It is a great question and the timing is right because Yucca Valley is preparing the budget for fiscal […]

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