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An Open Letter to Mr. George Huntington-Recent Yucca Valley Mayor

By   /  January 10, 2013  /  Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  12 Comments

Yucca Valley, Ca.,-Dear Mr. Huntington, The citizens of Yucca Valley have the highest respect for you. Your many years on the Yucca Valley Planning Commission served our Town well during the construction boom times and hectic reviews of all the plans submitted.  As a builder, you had a clear grasp of the elevations, set backs […]

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Department of Finance……”Under Penalty of Perjury and other Criminal Penalties…”

By   /  January 9, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca,-The Department of Finance is unwinding the 400 RDA, Redevelopment Agencies, by allowing the Towns and Cities to send their claims of ROPS, Recognized Payment Obligations, with some trying to back date the transaction dates and others choosing to tie up the funds by illegal bonding hoping no one is going to notice. […]

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Where is the Transparency in Government by Yucca Valley Council Members?

By   /  January 9, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  23 Comments

Transparency

Yucca Valley, Ca.,- In a recent post on Cactus Thorns, we learned the Yucca Valley Town Council members meet individually behind closed doors to review the agenda for the Council meeting beforehand with Town Manager Mark Nuaimi. Serial Meetings Behind Closed Doors. The Town Manager explained during their individual agenda reviews, the elected Council members […]

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Yucca Valley Senior Housing Scheme-Nuaimi Commits Town to $3.2 million Dollars

By   /  January 3, 2013  /  Opinion  /  16 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,-OPINION-Quick! Pull the plug on this run-away project asap! Why would anyone approve a plan to build 74 Senior Housing one-bedroom units at a cost of $227,299.00 per unit, or $140.00 per square foot, for a total construction cost of $17,047,409.00? That is the Senior Housing proposal pushed forward by Yucca Valley Town […]

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Confirmed! Mark Nuaimi’s “Total Package” Exceeds $20,000 per month

By   /  January 2, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  7 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Cal.,- Town Manager Mark Nuaimi has taken issue with statements he is paid $20,000.00 per month to NOT make mistakes. Nuaimi Submitted on 2012/12/30 at 8:03 am “Here are the facts: The salary I receive at Yucca Valley is not $20k monthly. I also receive less than my predecessor and my total compensation […]

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Should Nuaimi be Terminated for Cause? Public Opinion Poll…Cast Your Vote

By   /  January 1, 2013  /  Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Yucca Valley, Ca.- OPINION- This is the start of a New Year. Let us move forward to an era of transparency of our local government driven by local Blogs and citizen watchdog reporters. The Town hired Staff need to be reminded they are paid by our tax dollars and work for “We the People.” The […]

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Town Manager Mark Nuaimi – Can Yucca Valley Afford to Keep this Guy?

By   /  December 31, 2012  /  Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  8 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.-OPINION- The list of Yucca Valley Town Manager, Mark Nuaimi’s, spending spree continues in this story asking the question: Can Yucca Valley afford this Town Manager? Nuaimi was hired July of 2010 and is paid close to $20,000.00 per month when you add up salary, perks and benefits, to NOT make mistakes. However, […]

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Parks & Rec cut $48,000, Eliminates $118,440 in Maintenance Positions, Police cut $391,000

By   /  December 30, 2012  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

Ridgecrest, Cal.,- A small city similar to Yucca Valley with the same demographics has addressed their $658,000 budget deficit by re-examining their Parks and Recreation Programs.  In a 4-1 vote to fill the gap in the budget, Town Council members have voted in a series of cuts to bring in a balanced budget for the […]

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Mark Nuaimi 2012- A Closer Look —— Part One

By   /  December 29, 2012  /  Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  24 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- OPINION-A small rural town of 20,700 population with an average income of $35,000 per household has weathered the storm of the Great Recession under the leadership of Town Manager, Mark Nuaimi….or perhaps not. Nuaimi Hired July 2010-Salary $20,000.00 per month. This Manager set out to rip out the very fabric of “Community” […]

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We Survived the Sinking of the Titanic….at Copper Mountain College!

By   /  December 27, 2012  /  Entertainment, General Posts  /  Comments Off

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Copper Mountain College- Looking back at 2012, there have been many memorable events that took place in our Morongo Basin and the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic fundraiser at Copper Mountain College ranks right up there at the top of my list. My husband and I searched for props […]

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Watchout for Defective Verizon Jet-Packs Sent Out to Customers!

By   /  December 26, 2012  /  News  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.- If you have a Verizon account for your internet service please heed this warning.  There is a huge marketing attempt to “upgrade” millions of Verizon users to the 4G Jet Pack with 10 spot capacity.  The moment you sign on, with a 2 year contract and $30.00 upgrade fee and $90.00 for […]

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Will the Hi-Desert Nature Museum Face the Axe…Again?

By   /  December 25, 2012  /  Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  6 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca,- In a blink of an eye, there will be the mid year review of the Town budget  as the New Year is quickly approaching. Pulling out of this Great Recession is going to take a longer time for Yucca Valley compared to surrounding communities.  Several projects were brought in over budget ignoring […]

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Jesus Is The Reason For The Season 2012

By   /  December 24, 2012  /  29 Palms, Desert Hot Springs, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Riverside Co, San Bernardino Co, Thousand Palms, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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SILENT NIGHT “The origin of the Christmas carol we know as Silent Night was a poem that was written in 1816 by an Austrian priest called Joseph Mohr. On Christmas Eve in 1818 in the small alpine village called Oberndorf it is reputed that the organ at St. Nicholas Church had broken. Joseph Mohr gave […]

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“Blog – It Really Isn’t a Four Letter Word”

By   /  December 21, 2012  /  Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Posters Note:  In a story recently posted, there was a reference to an article written by Fontana Mayor Mark Nuaimi that appears to he is defending and praising blogs.  Well, not exactly…. In his 2007 article written for the California City News, he tosses out an Irreverent Barb regarding a story printed by a local “fishwrap,” and […]

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