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How Am I Doing?

By   /  July 17, 2013  /  29 Palms  /  Comments Off

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The following Memorandum in the first person voice of Councilman Dan Mintz is satire; it is not the voice of Mintz. However, the Memo is based on facts, history, city videos, city agendas, city minutes, personal observation, city council meetings and city staff reports. It is also based upon statements of othes, local newspaper stories, […]

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PAAC Planning for a Veterans Monument

By   /  July 8, 2013  /  29 Palms  /  Comments Off

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  The Public Arts Advisory Committee (PAAC) of the City of Twentynine Palms is planning a Twentynine Palms Veterans Monument to honor the military veterans who have ties to the local community. The monument is being conceived as a commissioned art installation, which will be incorporated into a rejuvenation of the existing Veterans Park, located […]

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Cooling Centers to Remain open over Weekend

By   /  June 28, 2013  /  29 Palms  /  Comments Off

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Due to the extreme heat warnings this weekend and temperatures well over 100 degrees, the City of Twentynine Palms will open its designated Cooling Center on Saturday, June 29, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Cooling Center is located at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center, 6539 Adobe Road, across from the Twentynine Palms Fire […]

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120 and Counting: 29 Palms Cooling Center Opens

By   /  June 28, 2013  /  29 Palms  /  Comments Off

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As summer approaches and daily temperatures begin to climb into the 100s, the City of Twentynine Palms reminds residents that a designated Cooling Center is available at the Senior Center, located at 6539 Adobe Road in downtown Twentynine Palms, across from the Fire Station.   The center is climate controlled and open for residents to […]

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29 Palms Cooling Center Opens

By   /  June 6, 2013  /  29 Palms  /  Comments Off

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As summer approaches and daily temperatures begin to climb into the 100s, the City of Twentynine Palms reminds residents that a designated Cooling Center is available at the Senior Center, located at 6539 Adobe Road in downtown Twentynine Palms, across from the Fire Station.   The center is climate controlled and open for residents to […]

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It’s True Local Governments Can Lie To You

By   /  June 1, 2013  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  7 Comments

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I hope you caught the hatchet job by what is beginning to appear as the official Print Organ of the City of Twentynine Palms, the Desert Trail proudly proclaimed that Government Can Lie and they will subserviently, and in lockstep with government, bring that lie to you wrapped as truth. The City believes, that things […]

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Transparency and Fairness lose 3-2 in Closed Door Vote

By   /  May 29, 2013  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  4 Comments

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Twentynine Palms, CA– Councilmen Mintz, Klink and Corbin refused last night to take the pledge to not violate the Ralph M. Brown Act. They in their juvenile minds believe it is better to violate the law than admit that the closed door Golden Parachute given to Richard Warne was wrong. Too bad two of these […]

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It’s Car Show Time! June 1st

By   /  May 28, 2013  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off

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  Saturday, June 1, 2013 – 13th Annual Street Fair & Car Show! 5 to 9 p.m. on the highway in the downtown business district of Twentynine Palms. The Armed Services YMCA Soapbox Derby will get things rolling as they cruise down Donnell Hill. Antique, classic, and modern cars, trucks, motorcycles and more. Street vendors […]

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Last Call Before Recall!

By   /  May 27, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  7 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- With less than 72 hours away from issuing the final approval of recall petitions submitted by Concerned Citizens, let it be known to all mankind and especially to Councilmen Huntington and Lombardo, the window of opportunity will be closing to step down from office before your recall process moves forward.  Look in […]

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We need a Brown Act Pledge not another Closed Session

By   /  May 23, 2013  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  6 Comments

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There is another Closed Door Executive Session next Tuesday to discuss the possibility of yours truly, entering into litigation with the City of Twentynine Palms. I’d like to put a kibosh to such ugly rumors right now. My only intent is to work within the system to exhaust administrative relief as provided in Government Code […]

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Redevelopment Lawsuits hits 100 Mark

By   /  May 21, 2013  /  29 Palms, Project Phoenix  /  7 Comments

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According to the League of California Cities newsletter, it’s been a busy season for lawyers and courts as the number of lawsuits filed against the Department of Finance hits the 100 mark.  The City of Twentynine Palms/Successor Agency filed their case on April 24, 2013, listed as #94 in their lawsuit against the State. Source>link […]

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29 Palms Sales Tax Shrink by 4.7%

By   /  May 20, 2013  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  25 Comments

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Receipts for Twentynine Palms October through December 2012 were 4.7% lower than the same quarter a year before. The actual sales activity shrunk by 2.7% when reporting aberrations were factored out. The Warne years were not good for the City of Twentynine Palms. Building and construction posted declines that were due to a combination of […]

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Ralph M. Brown Act Amended To Require Cease And Desist Letter Before Bringing A Challenge To A Past Action of A Legislative Body

By   /  May 13, 2013  /  29 Palms, General Posts  /  Comments Off

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Editors Note:  I was asked why I issued a Cease and Desist Letter to the City of Twentynine Palms concerning the Warne Termination/retirement/resignation…… Well be cause it is now the law. Below is a great explanation of SB 1003. It became effective January 1, 2013.   Senate Bill 1003 (‘SB 1003”) amends the Ralph M. […]

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Let’s Budget Nuaimi’s Termination for Fiscal 2012/2013.

By   /  May 11, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Having been inspired by our neighbors to the east with the termination of their city manager, Richard Warne, I have been contacted by citizens asking the costs to terminate town manager, Mark Nuaimi. It is a great question and the timing is right because Yucca Valley is preparing the budget for fiscal […]

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