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Concerned Citizens Have 97 Questions on Proposed Budget

By   /  May 19, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Concerned Citizen’s for Yucca Valley met for 5 hours on Sunday to formulate questions for the Town of Yucca Valley based on the latest budget proposal. There was a total of 97 questions asked with spaces provided for answers.  Consistent with the Town of Yucca Valley press release #14-0031, dated May 6, […]

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Yucca Valley Park Photos Speaks Volumes

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- One citizen trying to make a difference in his community has posted a telling photo album on Facebook to expose the disparity of the low income children living and playing in Paradise Valley and of those affluent children living in Sky Harbor. (Essig Park) There is no need for me to add […]

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Nuaimi Vortex-What Others are Reporting

By   /  August 18, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Here is what other news agencies/blogs are reporting in no particular order:   Yucca Valley Town Council Weigh Firing manager Mark Nuaimi>LINK   Cactus Thorns Posts: Breaking News: Nuaimi Gets the Boot>LINK Council Votes to Fire Nuaimi on Tuesday (3 Updates)>LINK Let’s Budget Nuaimi’s Termination in Fiscal 2012/2013>LINK Recall Proponent Cites Willful Misconduct by Nuaimi>LINK […]

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Time to unravel the Warne mess

By   /  April 29, 2013  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  1 Comment

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Former city manager Richard Warne managed to alienate almost everyone in the city of 29 Palms except for the special interest groups that loved him because he catered to their specific needs. The council is starting to discover the level of mismanagement that Warne engaged in over the last two years. That discovery started when […]

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Shopping at Save A Lot

By   /  April 28, 2013  /  29 Palms  /  1 Comment

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I know I was skeptical of Save A Lot when it came to town, but over the months it has won me over as a solid loyal customer. Their motto should be, “We might not have everything you want, but we have everything you need.” What I am struck with is how few people in […]

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Program Cuts Punish Voters

By   /  February 21, 2013  /  Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  8 Comments

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The Yucca Valley Town Council needs to be reminded they represent the people of the Town, not Town Hall. The latest move to cut two Town services that add greatly to the residents’ quality of life and public safety are petty and misguided. The amount of money actually being saved by canceling the swimming program […]

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City Audit Reveals General Fund of only $7,600 Cash for Fiscal 2012

By   /  February 11, 2013  /  General Posts, News  /  2 Comments

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Ridgecrest, Ca.-Town and Cities across the state are facing financial woes as they scramble to backfill and borrow internally to close the deficit gaps in their budget.  Following the City of Ridgecrest located north of Yucca Valley in Kern County with similar demographics and a budget of $10 million, their latest audit presentation shows a […]

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Timeline: 2010 Yucca Valley Sales Tax Question

By   /  November 13, 2012  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,-In an effort to document the beginning of a Sales Tax Measure introduced by Town Manager, Mark Nuaimi, I will publish this information for future reference to have an electronic link to the timeline. Nuaimi was hired in June 2010.  Nuaimi Contract 6/17/2010 September 20, 2010- Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce asks this […]

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Almost every Ex-redevelopment agency hands over the money to reduce school-funding obligations

By   /  July 17, 2012  /  News, Riverside Co, San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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Making the payment under protest gives the cities the option of joining a possible future lawsuit against the law. Budget: Ex-redevelopment agencies hand over more money PE-Enterprise,Sacto Bureau, by Jim Miller SACRAMENTO –Former redevelopment agencies in Riverside and San Bernardino counties handed over more than $30 million for schools and other local taxing entities in recent […]

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The State & Edison’s creepy fingers in your pockets again

By   /  April 8, 2012  /  News, Opinion  /  1 Comment

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In re News California taxes, Southern California Edison Rate Increases, Smart Meter Information You’d think during these historic and unprecedented financially troubled times that SoCal Edison and the State would have some impiety for the public, or a smidgin of respect. It’s all about getting money from your pockets by any means necessary from these […]

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San Bernardino School Board cuts 251 certificated employees

By   /  March 8, 2012  /  29 Palms, News  /  Comments Off

Just asking… Where is diversity on the 29 Oversight Board? Where is the board member representing education? Is it a stack deck or not? There are two cards in the deck: a playhouse card and an education/& investing in the city’s infrastructure card.  There are five councilmen hold ‘em close to their chests while pretending […]

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City Council to review city attorney contract as legal fees escalate

By   /  February 27, 2012  /  29 Palms, News, Opinion  /  Comments Off

Unfortunately this is Upland, not the 29 Palms City Council.  Over a 24 month period at the last analysis, on average the city of 29 Palms paid $31,250 a month for legal fees! [computation updated] Twentynine Palms City Hall pours hundreds of thousands of dollars a year into the  the client trust fund of  Rutan […]

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So… What’s the plan gentlemen?

By   /  January 10, 2012  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  Comments Off

PREDICTION… Twentynine Palms, California Tonight’s Twentynine Palms City Council meeting is going to be harbinger of a meeting –  foreshadowing future events. They will  sidestep the mandate to set up strict deadlines for dissolving the City’s exRDA; they will try and undermined the requirements of AB1x26; they will stall. The City has already relied on […]

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Riverside must cancel some redevelopment projects

By   /  January 9, 2012  /  News, Riverside Co  /  3 Comments

RIVERSIDE: City must cancel some redevelopment projects Press Enterprise, By Alicia Robinson, Jan 07, 2012 (viewed in InlandPolitics.com) Riverside may have to scrap plans for a downtown bus and train transit hub, a new shopping plaza in the Five Points area of La Sierra, relocation of two historic Victorian homes and a variety of other […]

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