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Lack of another Station causes loss of life

By   /  January 7, 2014  /  29 Palms, Feature  /  1 Comment

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On Sunday January 5th, at 5:58 pm, firefighters responded to a reported structure fire in the 6600 block of El Rey Avenue located in the City of Twentynine Palms.   29 Palms firefighters arrived to find a single-family residence well involved in fire with flames coming from every window of the house. With bystanders reporting […]

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100 years under IRS and the Fed: Don’t blame Jefferson -Watchdog.org

By   /  January 4, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The year 2013 marked the 100th anniversary of two ignominious events in America: the imposition of a permanent federal income tax and the creation of the Federal Reserve Board. Thomas Jefferson — Virginia’s second governor in the post-colonial era and the nation’s third president — opposed both actions on constitutional grounds. He prevailed, as long as […]

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GHOSTS OF REDEVELOPMENT PAST HAUNT STATE IN THE NEW YEAR | UTSanDiego.com

By   /  January 4, 2014  /  Feature, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Sacramento — California’s 1940s-era urban-renewal program, known as “redevelopment,” died an unexpected death in June 2011 when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law killing the agencies. But redevelopment’s longtime critics have had a hard time celebrating their victory given the endless efforts to reanimate it. First, redevelopment supporters took their case to the state Supreme […]

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Phil Everly, of Everly Brothers fame, dies at 74, wife says

By   /  January 3, 2014  /  Entertainment, Feature  /  Comments Off

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Legendary pop singer Phil Everly, who together with his brother, Don, formed one of the 1960s most popular pop duos, died Friday, his wife, Patti Everly, told the Los Angeles Times. He was 74. “We are absolutely heartbroken,” she told the newspaper, adding that Everly’s death was brought on after a lifetime of cigarette smoking. […]

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Cold man arrested for breaking into Mohave County building

By   /  January 2, 2014  /  Mohave Co  /  Comments Off

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KINGMAN – A transient looking for a warm place to sleep was arrested Monday after he broke into the Mohave County Administration Building. Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Anthony Reyes Fierro, 33, a transient, Monday morning for felony burglary and criminal damage. At 8:34 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the Mohave County Administration building at […]

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Feet on the Ground, Head in the Sky Exhibit

By   /  January 2, 2014  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off

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Art Opening/Entertainment-Everyone is invited to”Feet on the Ground, Head in the Sky” art exhibit by Janis Commentz and Esther Shaw at the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery in Wonder Valley this Sat January 4th from 1-5 pm. There is no charge to attend. Live music and refreshments. The show will be open weekends in January. Janis […]

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Attempted Jailbreak – Blythe

By   /  December 31, 2013  /  Blythe, News, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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On December 29, 2013, at about 2:20 a.m., deputies assigned to the Blythe Jail were conducting security checks of inmate cells within the facility. During this check, two deputies were assaulted by inmates housed at the facility. Two other deputies responded to aid the victims who were engaged in a physical fight with the attacking […]

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New year brings new laws for drivers, gun owners

By   /  December 31, 2013  /  Feature  /  Comments Off

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While the New Year brings resolutions and hopes for change, there are some changes that California residents can count on – new laws. Effective Jan. 1, the following laws will take place in the Golden State, affecting several areas of daily life. Although texting or operating any hand-held device is currently prohibited while driving in […]

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Upland Lurches Towards Bankruptcy Cliff

By   /  December 29, 2013  /  Feature, San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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Upland, Ca.,- One of the more affluent cities of San Bernardino is marching lock step towards bankruptcy. With an annual budget of $39 million, “such a filing seemed inevitable, given city management’s inability to rein in current personnel and future retirement costs, which account for nearly 80 percent of the city budget.” With Budget Panel […]

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Hi-Desert Medical Center Facing Financial Meltdown

By   /  December 29, 2013  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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JOSHUA TREE — The Hi-Desert Medical Center governing board on December 11 voted unanimously to promote Robert Tyk, the hospital’s chief financial officer for the last 11 months, to the position of chief executive officer. The board’s action follows by less than two months what was termed a mutually agreed-upon decision for current chief executive […]

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Postage Rates increase January 26th

By   /  December 29, 2013  /  Feature, News  /  Comments Off

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By Michael P. Neufeld Residents planning to mail a something need to be aware of new postage rates that will take effect in Sunday, January 26. The U.S. Postal Service is “temporarily” raising the price to send most types of letters and packages in order to help the agency recover from a loss of revenue due […]

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City Manager Predicts Project Phoenix in 2014

By   /  December 29, 2013  /  29 Feature, Feature, Project Phoenix  /  1 Comment

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Twentynine Palms, Ca.,- Reporter Rebecca Unger asked what are the Changes and Challenges facing the city for 2014. Here is the response from Twentynine Palms City Manager Joe Guzzetta: “The City Council’s top concern is economic development, and I think we’re moving in a positive direction. We hope to access $10 million in Project Phoenix […]

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125th Rose Parade-”Dreams Come True”

By   /  December 28, 2013  /  Entertainment, Feature  /  Comments Off

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The 125th Rose Parade presented by Honda is themed “Dreams Come True.” The theme is a reminder that not only is it possible to attain the seemingly unattainable through extraordinary focus, effort, and belief in the probability of success, but that it has been done.  Throughout all of human history, we have achieved “the impossible” by […]

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Military sex assault reports jump by 50%

By   /  December 28, 2013  /  Feature, News  /  Comments Off

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Washington- In this June 4, 2013 file photo, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, center, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing investigating the growing epidemic of sexual assaults within the military. The number of reported sexual assaults across the military shot up by more than 50 percent this […]

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