Needles, Ca.,-The Needles city council was speechless when informed by its city manager that it will burn through all its reserves and be out of cash within the year. When hired in Needles, Rick Daniels was billed as a economic turn-around city manager capable of working magic to reverse the city’s dying economic […]Read More →
Desert Hot Springs, Ca.,- Dean Gray, Investigative reporter, Publisher, Editor and…..Blogger, was appointed to the DHS Planning Commission last evening after raising a few eyebrows. Gray, a regular contributor to Cactus Thorns is the owner of the Desert Vortex News shedding light on local political corruption and mismanagement. Dean exposed shady dealings by the recently […]Read More →
Desert Hot Springs, Ca.,- For our readers following the election outcome of a neighboring city down the road in Riverside County, I have posted the results of the last election. Mayor Yvonne Parks was voted out by 12 votes and had ordered a recount. Here is the report by KESQ.com: Recount Over, Sanchez Is The […]Read More →
Desert Hot Springs, Ca.,- Will the city of Desert Hot Springs gain the title and be the poster child of the only city to have declared bankruptcy…twice? As the recent election results are being analyzed (and recounted by a supporter of the ousted Mayor Yvonne Parks who lost her seat by 12 votes), a DHS […]Read More →
DESERT HOT SPRINGS — Councilman Adam Sanchez eked out a 12-vote upset of incumbent Mayor Yvonne Parks to wrest the office, the Riverside County Registrar confirmed at 11:49 a.m. Saturday with unofficial final vote totals. Parks led by 11.5 percentage points following the initial count, but Sanchez narrowed the gap with every update. Desert Hot […]Read More →
Desert Hot Springs, The early results are in and Mayor Yvonne Parks has survived another term as Mayor beating out her challenger Councilman Adam Sanchez. While it may be a reason for Parks to celebrate her victory, the defeat of her “3rd” voting block, Councilwoman Jan Pye, will be a game changer for Desert Hot […]Read More →
“Congratulations for embarrassing me,” said Scott Matas to the disability activist confronting him with a photograph of his truck blocking two handicap parking spaces. The councilman’s comments in the council meeting were at various times apologetic while staunchly justifying that what he did was right. Matas repeatedly placed the weight of blame upon those who exposed his violation.
Instead of paying the fine he will fix the ticket with a donation to the charity of his choosing.Read More →
DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA – A police officer caught last year in a scandal of sexting naked pictures of himself spoke at last night’s city council meeting to endorse three city council incumbents running for re-election. He was representing the Police Officers Association. It was only a year ago that Desert Hot Springs Police Officer […]Read More →
Skyborne HOA cancels contract of the unlicensed contractor. Under indictment by the DA, Chyssikos hires big name attorney John Patrick Dolan.Read More →
Former officer Andrea Heath was involved with a variety of high profile internal matters regarding the Desert Hot Springs police department.
Heath’s $5 million discrimination lawsuit against the city naming former city manager Rick Daniels and former police chief Patrick Williams was winding its way through the courts.
Andrea Heath’s report to the FBI was instrumental in the convictions of former Desert Hot Springs police officers.
The circumstances of death are under investigation.Read More →
He lost the election but now he is shopping for a job in of all places Needles, California. An Anthony Weiner problem still dogs Karl Baker. The former councilman who lost the 2011 election after exposing himself in a sex scandal once again lets it all hang out with his praise of the former city manager of Desert Hot Springs.Read More →
The city of Needles gets letters of endorsement for Rick Daniels job application for city manager. The alias known as “The People” is a felon.Read More →
The nine protesters picketing are affiliated with Mayor Parks’ re-election campaign. Their protest appeared entirely politically motivated.Read More →
NEEDLES — City Council approved hiring Rick Daniels as the new city manager in a unanimous vote Aug. 13. All members were present. The vote didn’t come without questions and concerns from the public. Some of the questions presented to council included, “Why hire a new city manager when one exists?” and “What reasoning could […]Read More →