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“Sky Harbor Four” PR Nightmare…Look for the Rabbit-out-of-the-Hat Trick!

By   /  April 5, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca., Pitch forks are the hot selling items at our local hardware store and with good reason. The “Sky Harbor Four” led by town manager, Mark Nuaimi, set in motion a series of events akin to shooting themselves in the foot, over and over….over and over, causing a public relations nightmare. I predict […]

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Mayor pro-tem Robert Lombardo Booed by Citizens at Council Meeting

By   /  April 3, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- After the “Sky Harbor Four” Council members blocked the nominations of elected Councilman Bob Leone, the meeting went downhill from there.  The budget update was presented by Finance Director, Curtis Yakimow, then the agenda item was opened up for public input from citizens. Acting as an elected Mayor, Town Manager Mark Nuaimi, […]

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Four Council Members Block Leone’s Appointments to Commissions

By   /  April 3, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  32 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.- The room was packed with citizens waiting to voice their concerns on the slashing of popular programs by Town Manager, Mark Nuaimi, which was agenda item #9.  Young parents brought their small children and teenagers sat holding their written speech in their hands as they mouthed the words over and over. The […]

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City of Stockton Eligible for Bankruptcy-Calpers in the Balance

By   /  April 1, 2013  /  News  /  Comments Off

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Sacramento, Ca.,-A federal judge ruled today, Stockton is eligible for bankruptcy protection turning aside creditors’ arguments the city was not truly insolvent when it sought protection and improperly failed to seek pension concessions. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Christopher Klein’s ruling permits Stockton to proceed with a Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy case after it became the […]

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Cactus Thorns:This and That!

By   /  March 30, 2013  /  News  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- This a time when I need to hear on matters that have come to my attention for follow-up.  “This and That!” borrowed from Inlandpolitics.com with permission from the Administrator, is a way to group these few items together in one post listed in random order to confirm or deny: -THREE Yucca Valley […]

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Nuaimi Dips Town Reserves $300,000 for “Incentives” and Slashes Other Employees

By   /  March 28, 2013  /  News  /  28 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca., After Town Manager Mark Nuaimi secured  his 3 year contract and raise for his total package of $293,000.00 a year, which was authorized by inexperienced councilmen Abel, Lombardo Huntington and Rowe, he proceeded to drop the children’s swim program and the concerts in the park. For the second time in less than […]

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Making History in Yucca Valley: Leone Swearing In Ceremony (Photos)

By   /  March 28, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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ELECTIONS 2013-Bob Leone took his seat as the newest member of the Yucca Valley Town Council last week. This is his second time around on the council. Leone served three terms on the council from 1996 to 2008. After the departure of most of the experienced members of the council and resignation of a newer […]

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An “Op-ed” on Supervisor James Ramos’ “Bizarre Op-ed”

By   /  March 28, 2013  /  Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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OPINION-An op-ed,  Supervisor’s bizarre op-ed , by the Administrator of Inland Politics begins, “I was stunned to read an online opinion editorial by County Supervisor James Ramos on Wednesday.” InlandPolitics.com continues: “The op-ed titled “San Bernardino airport has a brighter future” published on The Sun newspaper website, and also in the print version, is bizarre […]

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U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Prayers at Lancaster Council Meetings

By   /  March 28, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Lancaster, California.,-If you plan to attend a Lancaster City Council meeting, be prepared to have the government meeting begin with invocations from different religious beliefs. Three years ago, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris, was quoted he was “growing a Christian community,” and later explained he only meant a loving community. According to the Los Angeles […]

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Chad Mayes to Run for State Assembly- Cook Holds Local Fundraiser

By   /  March 26, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- US Congressman Paul Cook will headline a fundraising event for GOP State Assembly candidate Chad Mayes in April. An early supporter and longtime ally, Cook will appear with Mayes backers: Supervisor James Ramos, Council member Robert Lombardo Council Member George Huntington Council Member Dawn Rowe. Event Details A Reception Honoring State Assembly […]

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Colton’s $4.9 Million Senior Housing of 120 Units vs Nuaimi’s $18 Million for 75 Units in YV?

By   /  March 24, 2013  /  News  /  23 Comments

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Colton, Ca.,- After sorting out the Senior Housing fiasco created by Mark Nuaimi during his 3.75 years in Colton, construction is underway for the city’s new affordable senior housing complex.  The housing complex is named The Villas with a Mission style design providing 40 two-bedroom units and 80 one-bedroom units, including a 2,500 square foot […]

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A Closer Look at Copper Mountain College- California Watch Investigative Report

By   /  March 23, 2013  /  News  /  2 Comments

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Morongo Basin, Ca.,- The Press Enterprise  reports in two series, an analysis by California Watch of smaller Community college districts examining Copper Mountain College, the second-smallest district in the state with 3,000 students enrolled a year, and College of the Desert with 13,000 enrolled students, located in Palm Desert. California Watch, the state’s largest investigative […]

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How To Spot a Sociopath- a Charismatic Nut Job!

By   /  March 22, 2013  /  General Posts, News  /  2 Comments

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TEN RED FLAGS that could save you from being swept under the influence of a charismatic nut job. (NaturalNews) One of the more offensive duties of being an investigative journalist is taking out the trash — exposing liars, fraudsters, con artists and scammers for the people they truly are. Each time we investigate a sociopath, […]

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Standing Room Only for Leone’s Swearing-In to Yucca Valley Council!

By   /  March 20, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,-Last evening, there were over 96 citizens attending the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting, not counting Council members and Staff.  Friends, family, supporters and dignitaries were present for the newly elected Robert “Bob” Leone to take his place on the dais.  Twentynine Palms Councilwoman Cora Heiser graced us with her presence and several […]

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