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Bailiff whack that man’s pee pee

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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On March 24, 2014, at 8:36 p.m., officers from the Coachella Police Department responded to a report of a male exposing himself at De Oro Park, located near the intersection of Avenue 50 and Avenida De Oro, Coachella. Francisco Javier Cervantes, a 36-year-old Coachella resident, was arrested and transported to the Thermal Station. Thermal Station […]

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Colorado River provides training for Marines

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  Mohave Co  /  Comments Off

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Mojave Daily News.com-LAUGHLIN — A host of Marines descended upon the Colorado River south of Laughlin last week, where they received training on their rapid water skills. Encamped along Pipeline Beach, about 40 members of the 7th Engineering Support Battalion of the 1st Marine Logistics Group from Camp Pendleton spent five days on the water. […]

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Rancho Mirage Council Member Attacked With Anti-Gay Slur in Election Mailer

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Rancho Mirage, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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CaliforniaCityNews.org- A Rancho Mirage council race has taken an ugly turn after a mailer targeted the race’s openly gay incumbent with a homophobic slur. Scott Hines successfully campaigned in 2010 for a seat on the Rancho Mirage city council; however the previous race was also marred with anti-gay attacks. One flyer from an opponent claimed […]

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Campaign finance update

By   /  March 25, 2014  /  Candidates, San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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San Bernardino, Ca.,- A recent post by InlandPolitics.com reports on the campaign finances for the following seats: San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors – 2nd and 4th Districts, Sheriff-Coroner, District Attorney, Tax Collector and Assessor. For the complete list of donations, expenses, cash-on-hand and debt, click here>LINK     Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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Riverside County: Campaign Donations Update

By   /  March 25, 2014  /  Candidates, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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Riverside County, Ca.,- InlandPolitics.com has posted an update on campaign finance reports filed by the following candidates for the following seats:  Riverside County Board of Supervisors for the 2nd, 4th and 5th Districts, Sheriff and District Attorney. There are three elected incumbents that declared $80,000-$100,000 in debt. For the complete list of contributions, expenses, cash-on-hand […]

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TWENTYNINE PALMS: Base could lose 8 percent of personnel

By   /  March 22, 2014  /  29 Palms, Feature  /  Comments Off

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PE.com-Officials at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center near Twentynine Palms said they expect to lose about 1,100 personnel in the next few months. The move is part of the ongoing reduction in force that began last year in anticipation of the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan. Initially, the wartime high of 202,000 Marines […]

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Fire destroys Historic Building

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  29 Palms, Feature  /  Comments Off

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On Tuesday March 18th, at 2:31 pm, firefighters responded to a reported structure fire at the Singing Trees Mobile Home Park in the 74600 block of Amboy Road located in the City of Twentynine Palms. 29 Palms firefighters arrived to find a two-story multi-unit residence with heavy fire showing from the second floor. With mutual […]

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Sunshine Week-Vote Yes on Proposition 42

By   /  March 17, 2014  /  Feature, General Posts  /  Comments Off

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MyDesertSun.com-Commentary-On June 3, California voters will have a chance to lock in the state’s open meeting and open records acts. As we celebrate Sunshine Week — the newspaper industry’s annual celebration of transparency in government — The Desert Sun strongly encourages you to do so. Open meetings and open records are essential to democracy. California […]

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An Interview with Dan Harp

By   /  March 17, 2014  /  Feature, San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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Dan Harp is one of two candidates for the office of San Bernardino County Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk. He agreed to an interview and I sent him several questions. Among those questions were: Can you tell us what the functions are of San Bernardino County Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk? Why is it an elected rather than appointed office? Harp’s […]

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San Jose’s Pension Reforms: A Case Study

By   /  March 17, 2014  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off

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San Jose’s pension reforms can serve as a model for cities across the country, says Adam Summers, a senior policy analyst with the Reason Foundation. Due largely to huge increases in salaries and benefits, San Jose’s unfunded liabilities skyrocketed over the last decade. Between 1991 and 2009, adjusting for inflation, the average annual benefit for […]

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DA Candidate Struggles for Campaign Donations

By   /  March 15, 2014  /  Feature, San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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SAN BERNARDINO, CA – Last Friday, District Attorney candidate Grover Merritt cobbled together over $29,000 to file a candidate statement to appear in the June sample ballot mailed to all San Bernardino County voters.    Because Merritt’s fundraising has been anemic, showing a paltry $4,600 raised through December 31, 2013, it’s a mystery how he […]

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Zachary J. Miller, Yucca Valley High School Teacher Charged Sex with a Minor

By   /  March 12, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Hi Desert Star Breaking News- YUCCA VALLEY— Local sheriff’s deputies have issued a warrant for the arrest of a Yucca Valley High School teacher. Zachary J. Miller, 33, of Yucca Valley, has been on administrative leave since Jan. 31, following complaints of a sexual relationship between Miller and a 17-year-old female student.   According to […]

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SAR rescues climber after fall

By   /  March 10, 2014  /  Mohave Co  /  Comments Off

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Mohave County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Units responded Saturday (3/8) afternoon to rescue a male subject who had fallen about 50 feet after his rope snapped. Robert Rodriguez, 21, of Kingman, was hiking with two friends when he was rappelling down to a stream when the accident happened. At approximately 4:30 p.m., SAR units responded […]

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Daylight Savings Time Begins-Set Clocks Forward 1 Hour

By   /  March 9, 2014  /  Feature, General Posts  /  Comments Off

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Rotwnews.com-Mountain Communities – Time in the mountain communities springs forward one hour on Sunday, March 9.During Daylight Saving Time, clocks are turned forward an hour, effectively moving an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening.   Local fire agencies encourage residents to not forget to change  batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon […]

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