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No Summer Concerts-No Swimming Program for the Children, period!

By   /  March 19, 2013  /  News  /  40 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Town manager Mark Nuaimi was the guest speaker at the Republican Women meeting yesterday.  The program was slated to address many burning questions like…what is going to move in the old Walmart building and will the town bring in a Trader Joes? Alas, Nuaimi was not at liberty to discuss the handful […]

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Maryan Barkley of Flamingo Heights Deceased

By   /  March 18, 2013  /  News  /  Comments Off

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Flamingo Height, Ca.,- Maryan Barkley passed away yesterday according to an email sent out by the Flamingo Heights Association. More details will be made available at a later date. The email says, “Maryan passed away yesterday morning.  Without her the Flamingo Heights Association would not have continued.  She resurrected it and kept it going – […]

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Bob Leone Sworn in March 19th, 6pm…Public Invited!

By   /  March 18, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Recently elected Robert “Bob” Leone will be sworn in this Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at 6:00 pm, in the Yucca Room of the Town Community center at 57090 Twentynine Palms Highway,Yucca Valley, California 92284. Town hall phone number is (760) 369-7207.  Agenda link After the results of the March 5th Special Election […]

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Measure U…David versus Goliath in Yucca Valley…the Biggest Story of 2012

By   /  March 18, 2013  /  News, Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  8 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- FLASHBACK-The biggest story of  2012 was the defeat of Measure U against the greatest odds and the most campaign money ever spent in Yucca Valley to promote Measure U, the 1% sales tax for 30 years, a General Fund tax expected to bring in $160 million to the Town’s coffers. Town Manager, […]

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FPPC Complaint by Humphreville against Councilman Leone Tossed Out!

By   /  March 15, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  4 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Planning Commissioner Timothy Dean Humphreville filed a misconduct complaint against Town Council Candidate Robert “Bob” Leone in another attempt to discredit this candidate during his run for office.  Humphreville filed his sworn complaint with the Enforcement Division of the  FPPC, the Fair Political Practices Commission. Humphreville accuses Leone of misconduct during his […]

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Yucca Valley: PFF Building? Old Walmart Building? In & Out Still Coming?

By   /  March 13, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Town Manager Mark Nuaimi is taking his act on the road to answer questions, discuss current events and give updates on the status of the PFF bank building. The foreclosed Pomona First Federal building was purchased by the  Yucca Valley Redevelopment Agency in a bidding war against the public.  It has sat […]

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Bob Leone Announces His Nominees for Commissions

By   /  March 11, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  2 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca,- At a gathering of friends, family, neighbors and supporters at an old fashion potluck BBQ, newly elected Councilman Bob Leone thanked everyone for their support.  The first thing he wanted to clarify was his interview with the Hi-Desert Star that took place on Wednesday at 10:00 am.  link  At the time of […]

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Citizen Michael Hildebrand – A Class Act

By   /  March 11, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  21 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The elections are over and “Thank You” banners are draped across Bob Leone’s campaign signs across the town.  The breaking news came out on Cactus Thorns on election day and Z107.7 called Leone the winner on Wednesday at 7am. The Hi-Desert Star held back on declaring the winner until their Saturday edition […]

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Animal Shelter Ground Breaking Last Friday-Public Not Invited!

By   /  March 10, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  3 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- In another move to shut out the public, there was a ground breaking event last February 28th at the highly controversial Yucca Valley Animal Shelter location NOT announced to the public.  There were no press releases, no announcements on the Town Website or the YV Animal Shelter Facebook page. San Bernardino Sun […]

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Balancing the Budget in Yucca Valley?

By   /  March 9, 2013  /  Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  21 Comments

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OPINION- Yucca Valley Town Manager Mark Nuaimi wrangled a $14,000 raise and a 3 year contract including added benefits increasing the cost to terminate him. His total package is now $293,000.00 per year.  He did all of this with an inexperienced council prior to the budget workshop sessions to close his $700,000-$1 million budget gap. […]

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Was Your Ballot Counted in Yucca Valley’s All Mail-in Election?

By   /  March 8, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  4 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca,- In an effort to save money for the Special Election the Town Council accepted Staff’s recommendation to conduct the first all Mail-in election. Originally guesstimated by Staff to cost $36,000.00, the Registrar of Voters has an estimated cost of $46,000.00. Resolution-Stamp page 49: link This election was called to fill the vacated […]

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Transfer of $108 million RDA Funds Still NOT Allowed

By   /  March 7, 2013  /  News, San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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San Bernardino- After the 20th review, State Controller, John Chiang, issued a 53 page report to reject San Bernardino’s last-ditch effort to place RDA, Redevelopment Agency funds into another entity to shield them from being taken away with the dissolution of the RDA agencies. City officials are still reviewing Chiang’s report and deciding whether to […]

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Bob Leone Wins Yucca Valley Council Seat, Again!

By   /  March 6, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  4 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.- The voters of Yucca Valley have spoken.  Robert “Bob” Leone has won the hearts and the votes of the citizens of Yucca Valley this evening by receiving the most votes in this all mail-in election. The first results came in at exactly 8:15 as promised by the San Bernardino Registrar of voters […]

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Colton’s Manager Rod Foster-An Example of Leadership

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

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Colton, Ca.,- I had an opportunity to meet with Colton First, a grassroots organization of several residents to discuss the council agenda and meet with Town officials about their concerns.  Last evening, the guest speaker was Rod Foster, the City Manager hired to turn Colton around after their general fund was taken down to $55,276.00. […]

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