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Circling the Wagons to Silence Individual Freedom of Speech?

By   /  June 2, 2014  /  Feature, San Bernardino Co  /  1 Comment

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Developing Story: The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors have the following “Consent Agenda” item placed on tomorrow’s meeting. Full agenda>LINK June 3, 2014 Consent Calendar for County Board of Supervisors.>LINK REPORT/RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA RECOMMENDATION(S) AND RECORD OF ACTION June 3, 2014 JAMES C. […]

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Stiffed $200,000 in Unpaid Bed Tax: Nuaimi’s “LoveNest?”

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

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(OPINION) Yucca Valley, Ca.,- After trying to obtain documents through PRR, Public Records Requests from the Town confirming the amount of TOT bed tax paid by each hotel/motel in Yucca Valley and was informed the information was “confidential,” I knew I had to re-phrase my inquiry. The “Nuaimi stench” still lingers… This is exactly the […]

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Bill W. and Dr. Bob: The beginning of A.A., Alcoholics Anonymous

By   /  June 2, 2014  /  Environment, Feature  /  Comments Off

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Joshua Tree, Ca.,- Did you miss this wonderful production last Saturday? The sold-out play at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center was a real hit and told the dramatic story of two persons, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, whose lives came together to save each other from the grips of alcoholism during the early 1930′s. Compelled to […]

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Upland City Manager Vacancy…Nuaimi?

By   /  May 31, 2014  /  Feature, San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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Upland, Ca.,- (OPINION) CT readers, please forward this post to the unpopular fired ex-town manager/politician, Mark Nuaimi, so he may rush in with his stellar resume. There is a vacancy for the position of City Manager in Upland.  As the City of Upland struggles to avoid bankruptcy, Nuaimi can ride the gravy train for a […]

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My Campaign Donation: Refused or Rejected?…Ouch!

By   /  May 31, 2014  /  Feature, Opinion  /  1 Comment

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(HUMOR)-How many persons or corporations have experienced refusal (rejection) of their campaign donation(s)?  My donation is a small amount compared to others, but it is considered a large sum of money in this household because things are financially tight right now.  In fact, it came from my “stash” money or in the good ol’ days […]

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29 Palms Agencies Bicker over “Joint Meeting”…

By   /  May 30, 2014  /  Feature, Opinion  /  8 Comments

Council Bickers

(OPINION)Twentynine Palms, Ca.,- I have just reviewed two DVD’s of the Twentynine Palms Council meeting and the meeting held by the 29 Palms Water Department held the following evening. Let’s just say…I was more comfortable having my wisdom tooth extracted. What started out as a very simple question, “Could the 29 Palms City Council meet […]

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It’s Official…Councilman Harris to Seek Re-election

By   /  May 30, 2014  /  29 Palms, Candidates, Feature  /  7 Comments

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Twentynine Palms, Ca.,- After being asked at most council meetings by “inquiring minds,” Councilman Jim Harris has decided to run for another term of office.  According to the Desert Trail printed edition, Harris made his announcement on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. The story written by Rebecca Unger has not been posted online for me to […]

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Four Years Later:The Yucca Valley Grim Reaper

By   /  May 29, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  4 Comments

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“THE YUCCA VALLEY GRIM REAPER” was first published on July 28, 2010. Here we are four years later, and the safety improvements at the new AM/PM Arco SonicBurger have not been completed and there is NO performance/completion bond posted by the builder to insure these improvements would come to fruition. . The postponement of the […]

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Merl Abel Caught in Political Web: Goes Back on his Word

By   /  May 28, 2014  /  Feature, Opinion  /  3 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- I am concerned with the sparse turnout predicted by many for the upcoming primary to determine who will run in the November election. Local candidates are tossing their hats entering the race for various positions as they begin to raise funds. Voter apathy, or disgust, will allow those candidates with the most […]

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Planning Commission: Citizen Input on Home Occupation Permits

By   /  May 28, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Last evening, the Planning Commission heard from 51 residents to discuss the HOP, Home Occupation Permits draft ordinance. At the previous meeting, several residents spoke out against the fast-tracking of the HOP Development Code update.  The advertised formal “hearing” in the legal section completely bypassed the suggested workshop format denying additional input […]

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Political Blogger shares Primary Predictions: No Chad Mayes

By   /  May 28, 2014  /  Feature, San Bernardino Co, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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IEPolitics.com-San Bernardino, Ca.,- It takes guts to post primary predictions which has nothing to do with candidate endorsements.  I enjoyed having lunch with the Administrator of IEPolitics last month. She has very good instincts and has been a great resource helping me secure public records documents that are often sitting in her files. We were […]

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Local Realtors: Sewer Sticker Shock…

By   /  May 28, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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  Realtors Realize Sewer Sticker Shock . Yucca Valley, Ca.,-I was invited to attend the local Realtor Association luncheon meeting last week along with a handful of other “civilians” who are not licensed realtors. . There had been previous Wastewater presentations to this group but last Thursday, they were officially presented with the estimated sewer […]

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The “Bubble People”

By   /  May 27, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- They are out there…the Bubble People.  They ask…”Are you one of us…or one of “Them?” Floating about in their bubble environment, for some kept inflated by their unconstrained gaseous outbursts of various orifices, they mingle among themselves oblivious to their actions deemed righteous or pious by their associates…the other “Bubble People.” Often […]

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Home Based Delivery Trucks? UPS…United Parcel…or Semi-Truck?

By   /  May 27, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  3 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Please attend the Home Occupation workshop today, May 27, 2014, at the Yucca Valley Community Center at 6PM.  The Planning Commissioners need to hear from YOU and your neighbors as they are reviewing the Development Code Update addressing HOP, Home Occupation Permits. Now is the time to be pro-active to shape this […]

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