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Why Appointed Merl Abel Should NOT Run for Office, Part II

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Candidates, Feature, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

Merl Abel was appointed to the Town Council Wednesday evening. (Courtesy photo)

Yucca Valley cannot afford another term by Councilman Abel, who was appointed by only FOUR votes to a the 3 1/2 year term left remaining when Chad Mayes resigned to become employed by Supervisor Janice Rutherford.  Prior to his appointment, Abel never attended ANY council meetings and NEVER ran for any office, relying on appointments […]

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Who Appointed Timmy Humphreville as Spokeman for the Sewer Project?

By   /  April 21, 2014  /  Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  No Comments

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  Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Wet behind the ears and possibly embarrassingly elsewhere, Timothy Dean Humphreville, aka the accidental Yucca Valley Planning Commission Chair Timmy, has appointed himself to be the spokesman for the Yucca Valley sewer project with comments in his usual condescending manner to concerned citizens who are more informed than he could ever […]

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Unbelievable Amnesia! Appointed Merl Abel to Seek YV Council Seat in November…

By   /  April 21, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  No Comments

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  Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The timing could not be any worse for Appointed Councilman Merl Abel to announce his candidacy to run for office this November after telling everyone he would not seek office, as also announced by Council member Dawn Rowe that she would not seek reelection. Abel, whose actions could have easily supported […]

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UPDATE: Bob Dutton Joins Guest Speaker Sheriff McMahon- Monday, April 21st @ 5PM

By   /  April 18, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  No Comments

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UPDATE-Bob Dutton, candidate for Assessor’s Office will participate in Monday’s dinner meeting to discuss the progress of his campaign. Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Sheriff John McMahon will be the guest speaker at the dinner meeting of the Morongo Basin Republicans on April 21st at 5:00 PM at the Evangelical Free Church  located at 6804 Mohawk Trail, […]

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Charles McHenry Announces Bid for Town Council

By   /  April 18, 2014  /  Candidates, Feature, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Yucca Valley, Ca.- Another resident has tossed his hat into the ring announcing his run for a seat on the Yucca Valley Town Council for the November election. Charles McHenry was a member of the Yucca Valley Traffic Commission and a member of the GPAC, General Plan Advisory Committee. He currently is employed at the […]

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Pismo Beach Puts an End to Prayers at City Council Meetings

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

  CaliforniaCityNews.org-The Pismo Beach City Council voted 3 to 0 Monday to settle a lawsuit targeting its use of prayer during council meetings. Council members Kris Vardas and Mary Ann Reiss were absent for the vote. Under the terms of the settlement, the city chaplain position will be eliminated and all forms of prayer will […]

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Hi-Desert Water District Moves Forward with Sewer Project

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  No Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- In a whirlwind meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District, there were many steps taken by the Board of Directors to move the sewer project forward and address the maintenance needs of a  high producing well.  Thousands of dollars were awarded to several low-bid vendors ranging from appraisals on 245 parcels for sewer […]

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Yucca Valley Senior $18 Million Housing Fiasco: Lego Land with Cracks

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  No Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The “Nuaimi Curse,”aka, the C.O.R.E. Renaissance Senior Housing Project is one remnant left over from the ex-unpopular Town Manager/Politician Mark Nuaimi.  This doomed project bounces between Bad and Worse as it hobbles towards completion in one of the greatest examples of “Bait n’ Switch.” Part II of my “Nuaimi Stench” story has […]

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Yucca Valley National CORE Senior Housing Chicken Coops Unfit for Human Occupancy?

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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The April 15 e-edition of the Hi-Desert Star is a telling story about “Senior housing unit collapses on shaky storage props.” You be the judge… the entire foundation also collapsed even though alleged to be in compliance with building codes. Here is the Link to the newspaper story and accompanying photo of collapsed housing units. The structural integrity of the wooden box housing frames are […]

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Fired Andy Takata Files Lawsuit Against City of Banning

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  No Comments

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PE.COM-Banning, Ca.,-Banning’s former city manager and police chief have filed a joint defamation, libel and slander claim against the city, specifically mentioning one councilman in connection with the resignation of the chief and termination of the manager. Former City Manager Andy Takata and former Police Chief Leonard Purvis filed the claim last month. Takata also […]

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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  /  Comments Off

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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  /  16 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  /  Comments Off

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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