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A FPPC slap on the wrist for City Manager Andy Takata

By   /  June 23, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, Feature  /  7 Comments

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Updated 6-23-14 @ 6:02 p.m. ♦ Twentynne Palms – Residents of this remote, business-starved desert city — with a fire department so underfunded it is incapable of proving public safety 24/7 – have an authentic right to know what its city council knows concerning its new interim city manager, Andy Takata.  Andy Takata has been around the block […]

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29 Palms: Proposed playhouse akin to failed Amphitheater in San Manuel

By   /  June 2, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, Entertainment  /  Comments Off

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  The Press Enterprise ran a story today that when San Bernardino County was planning to build an outdoor amphitheater at Glen Helen Regional Park, officials saw it as a potential cash cow. Expectations were high. Since it opened in 1993, the amphitheater venue continues to  cause the county to dig into its general fund to cover […]

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REDUX: City Council has Marathon Meeting 2010

By   /  May 16, 2014  /  29 Palms, News  /  12 Comments

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(POSTED JANUARY 13, 2010)-In your typical fashion Gary D gets it wrong again. Its almost as if he is compelled to get it wrong. The appeal for the stop light was approved not as Gary suggests in his radio reports this morning denied. Mayor Flock asked the City Attorney after the vote, “Does that mean […]

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Fire destroys Historic Building

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  29 Palms, Feature  /  Comments Off

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On Tuesday March 18th, at 2:31 pm, firefighters responded to a reported structure fire at the Singing Trees Mobile Home Park in the 74600 block of Amboy Road located in the City of Twentynine Palms. 29 Palms firefighters arrived to find a two-story multi-unit residence with heavy fire showing from the second floor. With mutual […]

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Another Southland City Gets Ass handed to it by Court

By   /  March 16, 2014  /  29 Palms, Feature, Project Phoenix  /  6 Comments

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 Another City, another lawsuit and another decision against a stubborn municipal government, unwilling to play by the rules. West Covina City administrators Friday warned that a recent decision in Sacramento Superior Court could result in the state raiding nearly all of West Covina’s $12 million cash reserve.  In an Article written in the The San […]

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Countdown to Tortoise Rock Casino Opening in Twentynine Palms on March 31st

By   /  March 15, 2014  /  Entertainment, Feature  /  Comments Off

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Twentynine Palms, Ca.,- At the time of this post, there are 15:19:26:10 days-hours-minutes-seconds until the Grand Opening of the new Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms on March 31, 2014, based on their countdown clock. Here is the link to the clock>LINK The Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians website states: The Twenty-Nine Palms Band […]

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Gary Daignault Z107.7: Credit due and criticism due

By   /  March 14, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms  /  Comments Off

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CREDIT DUE During the  Close Up show this morning Gary Daignault (its host) highlighted the local grumbling over concerns about the Theatre 29 and the city’s involvement surrounding paying for the electronic sign. Daignault’s manner, explanations and his entire attitude was non-confrontation and professional. Rather than criticize those who have proffered concerned, he explained the […]

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Open Letter to Theatre 29 President Brian Tabeling

By   /  March 12, 2014  /  29 Palms, Entertainment, Feature  /  15 Comments

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Updated  3-12-14 @  9:25 with photo and caption. Greetings Mr. President. My name is Ben Holstrom. I am a local taxpayer living in the Twentynine Palms sphere of influence unincorporated area of Desert Heights.  I do My property taxes are collected by the county of San Bernardino and then subsequently disbursed pay  taxes in the City of Twentynine […]

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DOF Tells Twentynine to sell 29! property

By   /  February 26, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, Feature  /  Comments Off

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The Department of Finance (DOF) is playing hardball with the City of Twentynine Palms. The DOF has demanded in a letter to the City that they must return ownership of former RDA lots to the Successor Agency and then put them up for sale. You think the DOF knows something about the future of the […]

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Just an observation on the great Howser land deal

By   /  February 12, 2014  /  29 Palms  /  Comments Off

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Don’t you find it odd that the Huell Howser Trust was willing to sell 70 acres of ground but not willing to have their name attached? The Howser trust has more money and the potential to generate more money than anyone on the Morongo Basin. If it was so important to keep the subject 70 […]

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What Would I Do If I Were A City Councilman?

By   /  February 12, 2014  /  29 Palms, Candidates, News, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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There seems to be a question about whether I will run for City Council again or not. It is a little early for me to answer that question at this time. Vise to say that I am considering it. Before I decide what it is that I will be doing in 2014, I sat down […]

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City’s Sweetheart deal for the rich folks on Sunrise

By   /  February 10, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, Feature  /  2 Comments

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The City of Twentynine Palms is about to spend $350,000 for 70 Acres of vacant land across the street from the late Huell Howser’s House…. cause Staff says its a good idea. Not that it has a tax valuation of less than $150,000 and some one plans to make a killing or that it is […]

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Twentynine Palms 2013 Weed Show Winners

By   /  November 5, 2013  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off

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TWENTYNINE PALMS – Perfect weather drew over 700 visitors to the Old Schoolhouse Museum for the Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s annual Weed Show. The theme for this year’s weed show, “29 Palms Gold” paid tribute to the recently deceased friend of Twentynine Palms, Huell Howser. Fifty-five individuals collectively entered 177 compositions showcasing local desert flora, […]

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$247K to Gild National Park Drive

By   /  July 18, 2013  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  1 Comment

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Along with the approval of  the Sheriff’s contract and  many other things…. We are asked to “Approve the Use of $247,500 in HUD Grant Funds Toward National Park Drive.” this Tuesday the 23rd of July’s Council Meeting. Just after we spent $100,000 on capital improvements to National Park Drive last year, and the years before […]

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