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DESERT HOT SPRINGS: Man bitten by rattlesnake

By   /  July 6, 2014  /  Desert Hot Springs, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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A man was bitten twice by a rattlesnake in Desert Hot Springs Saturday morning, July 5. The victim was bitten about 10:18 a.m. in the 64600 block of Dillon Road, according to a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department news release. He was taken to an area hospital. Information about his condition was not available.   […]

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Desert Hot Springs City Down to $450 in General Fund

By   /  April 24, 2014  /  Desert Hot Springs, Feature, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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  TheDesertSun.com-DESERT HOT SPRINGS – The city’s general fund has dipped to $450, but leaders say they can make payroll through June 30 with incoming tax revenue and a contract prepayment from their waste hauler. A sizable payment from property and sales and use tax — in the ballpark of $1 million — is due […]

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Needles Next California City Flirting With Insolvency

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  Desert Hot Springs, Feature, General Posts, Needles, San Bernardino Co  /  6 Comments

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    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 […]

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“Outspoken” blogger appointed to Planning Commission.

By   /  January 22, 2014  /  Desert Hot Springs, Riverside Co  /  1 Comment

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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 […]

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DHS-Elects New Mayor…Parks is out.

By   /  November 25, 2013  /  Desert Hot Springs, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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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 […]

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City of DHS facing a 2nd Bankruptcy?

By   /  November 16, 2013  /  Desert Hot Springs, riv feature  /  Comments Off

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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 […]

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DHS Mayor Yvonne Parks Ousted by 12 Vote Upset!

By   /  November 14, 2013  /  Desert Hot Springs, Feature, riv feature, Riverside Co  /  1 Comment

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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 […]

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DHS Mayor Survives Election- Loses Her Majority Vote

By   /  November 6, 2013  /  Desert Hot Springs, News, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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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 […]

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Councilman Blames His Handicap Parking Violation on Photographer of Incident

By   /  October 18, 2013  /  Desert Hot Springs, General Posts, News, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

Councilman Scott Matas Parks in Handicap Spaces

“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.

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Sex Pics Police Officer Delivers City Council Endorsement

By   /  October 17, 2013  /  Desert Hot Springs, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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 […]

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Skyborne Cancels Peter Chryssikos Alarm Contract

By   /  October 10, 2013  /  Desert Hot Springs, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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Skyborne HOA cancels contract of the unlicensed contractor. Under indictment by the DA, Chyssikos hires big name attorney John Patrick Dolan.

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Former DHS Police Officer Heath Dead

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  Desert Hot Springs, News, Police Blotter, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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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.

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Former City Councilman Hoped to Hide His Weiner Problem Applying for City Manager Job

By   /  September 15, 2013  /  Desert Hot Springs, News, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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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.

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City Manager Rick Daniels Endorsed by Convicted Felon

By   /  September 15, 2013  /  Desert Hot Springs, Needles, News, Riverside Co, San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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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.

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