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Santa Clara University: On Favoritism, Cronyism, and Nepotism

By   /  November 12, 2010  /  General Posts, Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman These materials were prepared for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics program in Government Ethics by Senior Fellow Judy Nadler and Communications Director Miriam Schulman. The Center provides training in local government ethics for public officials. For more information, contact Judy Nadler. What are favoritism, cronyism, and nepotism? What […]

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Twentynine Palms Wants In On The Towing Action

By   /  November 11, 2010  /  29 Palms, General Posts, Opinion  /  8 Comments

money bags

The city of Twentynine Palms must be in dire need of some “chump” change and guess who they think are the chumps? You and me. Recently, tow businesses received a notice from city hall.  This notice informed the tow truck owners that the City of Twentynine Palms has a $48 administrative fee in place for towing, […]

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What? No Veteran’s Day Event In 29 Palms?

By   /  November 11, 2010  /  29 Palms, General Posts, Opinion  /  19 Comments

wtf

My husband, a Vietnam Veteran, asked me if there was anything going on this year in 29 Palms for Veteran’s Day. I searched the newspapers for the last three weeks and there wasn’t any mention of anything going on in 29 Palms. What a disappointment that there was nothing going on in town at all, […]

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“Finally, someone has stepped in.”

By   /  November 11, 2010  /  General Posts, News, Opinion  /  Comments Off

The interesting thing about this event is that Inland Empire bloggers have been writing about this and gathering evidence for several years. Finally someone has stepped in. ∞ Commentary ∞ InlandPolitics: The Insider: Feds calling shots in ARMC investigation Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 9:28 a.m., San Bernardino -  Is the District Attorney really calling the […]

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YUCCA VALLEY SEWER TALK….CFO Luckino to WPAC

By   /  November 9, 2010  /  General Posts, News, Opinion, San Bernardino Co, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

Protect Desert Water

Protecting our ground water Yucca Valley, Ca. - This evening, the Wastewater Public Advisory Committee celebrated three years of sewer discussions with servings of chocolate cake and ice cream after posing for their photo-op. WPAC member Jimm Petersen told me even though there are new members, the original cast were still in the majority.  HDWD Director […]

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WPAC TALKING SEWERS FOR THREE YEARS!

By   /  November 6, 2010  /  News, Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, California A Special Celebration…… Wastewater Public Advisory Committee celebrates 3 years!  There is a regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 9th, at 6:30 pm at the Hi-Desert Water District Offices. There may be a surprise cake for this special event and HDWD Board members might even join in the celebration. Shhh! It is a surprise! […]

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CHIEF OF STAFF-Chad Mayes, Moving on up!

By   /  November 6, 2010  /  News, Opinion, San Bernardino Co, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

Moving on up

SB COUNTY SUPERVISOR’S CHIEF OF STAFF-Chad Mayes  A Brief Overview… It is truly amazing to me what a Google search will turn up in answer to my questions. I found this article dated January 17, 2009, describing Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt’s six-year tenure (2000-2006) as the First District’s Chief of Staff to then-Supervisor Bill Postmus. This post […]

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“I’m Baaaaaack!” Hi-Desert Water District Election 2010

By   /  November 6, 2010  /  Candidates, News, Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  8 Comments

I'mBackHedda

  HDWD Post Election Report…..    “Thank you for your vote!”      Yucca Valley-Ca. I am very thankful to the voters that put their trust in me to represent them on the Hi-Desert Water Board in this last election. To the 3,028 voters that placed their mark next to my name, please know that I will […]

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Sticking My Nose in the City Business License Dept.

By   /  November 4, 2010  /  29 Palms, General Posts, News, Opinion  /  3 Comments

Sticking my nose in the city business

Since the elections are over, I thought this might be a good time to update a previous story. My very first blog was about a towing business that had towed my car illegally, the lack of knowledge about CVC 22658, and what appeared to be a business operating with an illegal business license. For the […]

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A fork in the road

By   /  November 4, 2010  /  29 Palms, Opinion, Riverside Co, Yucca Valley  /  12 Comments

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I think I told you folks some weeks ago, when the dust settled from the recent elections, we would be making some changes. I want to work with my readers to make sure that these changes are going to make Cactus Thorns better. I’d like to open up a section on the seldom used forum […]

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InlandPolitics: As usual Inland Empire ballot count process another disaster

By   /  November 3, 2010  /  Candidates, General Posts, Opinion  /  2 Comments

Oops!

EDITORIAL Administrator, inlandPolitics, Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 4:40 a.m -SAN BERNARDINO – Holding true to form, the Riverside and especially San Bernardino County ballot tallying or lack thereof, impacts statewide election results. Once again the only two major counties which can’t seem to effectively count its ballots as of this hour. The race for California […]

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I voted… How ’bout you?

By   /  November 2, 2010  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  5 Comments

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The Nation Depends on YOU!

By   /  November 2, 2010  /  29 Palms, News, Opinion, Riverside Co, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

No matter your Party. No matter your choices. No matter if we agree or not. Get out today and go to your Polling Station and VOTE. Exercise your God given right to decide the destiny of our Town, County, State and Nation. It is not only your Right but your Duty as an American Citizen. […]

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First Time Blogger, Long Time Voter

By   /  November 1, 2010  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  2 Comments

Twentynine Palms, CA— As a first time blogger, I’ve been following your site for a couple of months. I applaud you for your efforts on putting information that the common voter would not have access to. My reasons for wanting the current ‘status quo’ to go is: I have lived in Twentynine Palms for about […]

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