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A Citizen’s Letter-Yucca Valley Code Enforcement

By   /  April 10, 2014  /  General Posts, Yucca Valley  /  21 Comments

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Dear Cactus Thorns: So what’s going on with Code Enforcement in Yucca Valley? A Yucca Valley code enforcement officer has issued several citations on a residential property representing several thousand dollars in fines for the following violations: (1) overweight vehicles on the property, (2) performing mechanic work out of their house in a residential neighborhood, […]

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Yucca Valley Code Enforcement Becomes In-Active?

By   /  April 10, 2014  /  Yucca Valley  /  No Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Introduction-A citizen submitted a letter and asks the question, “Why is Code Enforcement allowing car repairs to take place in the front yard of a single family residence in a quiet neighborhood, running a generator 12 hours a day while repairing  8-10 cars parked in the yard since the first complaint was […]

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Friendly Hills: Urgent Notice of Public Hearing

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  9 Comments

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URGENT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING APRIL 23, 2014, 8:30 AM (Location has not been determined by the Town, call 760-469-3036 for bulletins and to volunteer) Yucca Valley Home Occupation Permit (HOP) 11-05 YOUR PROPERTY VALUES AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN WESTERN HILLS ESTATES AND ADJACENT COULD TAKE A NOSEDIVE TO BENEFIT ONE INDIVIDUAL IF YOU […]

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A riviting film: “Brothers”

By   /  April 8, 2014  /  General Posts, Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  No Comments

I highly recommend this movie! “Brothers” is a heart wrenching film.  A film in which you’ll share every bit of your compassion, with ever fiber of your being, with the homeland characters in this family. We all hear about this war. The  rhetoric is dry and stale.  And we’re so far removed from the reality […]

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REVIEW: Comedy Ensemble Delivers Madcap Humor in Delightful Play

By   /  April 5, 2014  /  Entertainment, Yucca Valley  /  No Comments

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Joshua Tree, Ca.,- Run…don’t walk to the next showing of “Moon over Buffalo,” by playwright Ken Ludwig, beginning April 4th-April 19, 2014, at the Hi Desert Cultural Center. Comedy is the most difficult to perform because of the demanding attention of timing needed to hit the mark with perfect tempo.  This large talented local cast […]

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Cook Votes To End ObamaCare’s 30-hour Workweek

By   /  April 4, 2014  /  Yucca Valley  /  No Comments

The Protect American Workers Act, co-authored by Congressman Paul Cook, would eliminate ObamaCare’s 30-hour workweek. President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill. (File Photo)

  Rotwnews.com-Washington, D.C. – Congressman Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley/8), who represents the mountain communities, has voted to eliminate language in ObamaCare that defines full-time workers as working more than 30 hours a week. Cook is a co-author of the Save American Workers Act, H.R. 2575. Congressman )Paul Cook (File Photo) A media release from Cook’s office […]

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UPDATED: Martha Talking Sewers With Margo…Redux

By   /  April 4, 2014  /  Yucca Valley  /  No Comments

Margo and Martha in the Sewers of Cathederal City

On November 19, 2010, I posted this story about my visit with Martha Van Rooijen, an expert in the business of sewers, grant writing, out reach to pass the assessment vote and project coordination. She was instrumental assisting the residents of the Cove in Cathedral City . I was very pleased when the HDWD decided […]

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My Questions for Hi-Desert Water District CFO

By   /  April 2, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  No Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- At the recent Hi-Desert Water District meeting, there was a proposal to the Board of Directors to consider constructing the collection system in-house in order to save money but would take five years.  Contracting out to professionals would take two years to complete the sewer project. In reviewing the in-house proposal  I […]

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An Open Letter to John M. Freter of Sky Harbor

By   /  April 2, 2014  /  Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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  Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Dear Mr. Freter, I must congratulate you for slipping past the scrutiny and fact-checking by the Hi-Desert Star to submit your inaccurate Letter to the Editor, “No Facts behind slam of water district,” published March 25, 2014. You Sir are misinformed and have misled the readers of the Hi-Desert Star.  While […]

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Them !

By   /  April 2, 2014  /  Yucca Valley  /  5 Comments

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I had to register to be able to respond to MichaelV’s question about why so few people use this forum to get involved in local issues. I was registered to comment here on Cactus Thorns years back but I quickly learned how certain persons will use a forum like this to attempt to intimidate you […]

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Hi-Desert Water District Under the Gun: Sewer Decisions & Gamble in-house Construction?

By   /  April 2, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  No Comments

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Incompetent HDWD General Manager proposes in-house construction Yucca Valley, Ca.,- If you live in Yucca Valley, you should attend this evening’s Hi-Desert Water District Board meeting at 6 pm at their office.  The Board of Directors will hear reports from Carollo Engineers, their hired engineer representative that specializes in the construction of waste water treatment […]

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UPDATE: This and That! Graham Speaks Up & Marshalls on Track!

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  15 Comments

This and That

Can anyone confirm or deny… 1. UPDATE-A major retail store will be pulling out of Yucca Valley? The leasing agent for Marshalls confirmed they are NOT pulling out. 2. Fired ex-Town Manager has been meeting/consulting with Yucca Valley Staff? …or “Stake Holders?” 3. UPDATE: The Marine Base has an abnormal high rate of auto accidents […]

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HDWD Sarann Graham- “Big Shot” with Public Funds…again!

By   /  March 29, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

Money-to-Burn

Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Hi-Desert Water District Director Sarann Graham loves to toss money around especially when it isn’t coming out of her pocket but off the backs of the rate payers. At the Special Meeting held yesterday, agenda item #8 was a proposal to spend $1,500 to underwrite the 4th annual Desert Wise Garden Tour […]

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Andy Takata- Banning City Manager Fired…”Litigation may result”

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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PE.com-Banning, California-The Banning City Council has fired City Manager Andy Takata, saying in a written statement the council “lost confidence in Mr. Takata’s management.” The city’s contract attorney, David Aleshire, read a statement at the Tuesday, March 25, council meeting that said council members “will not individually comment on this matter.” Takata will leave without […]

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