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Yucca Valley “Recall Duo” Wastes Time and Money

By   /  March 2, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  2 Comments

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(UPDATED with entire body of post 3/2/2014) Yucca Valley, Ca.,- If this post wasn’t so pathetic about wasting tax dollars…it would be funny.  The “Recall Duo” of Yucca Valley, Councilmen George Huntington and Robert Lombardo, somehow ended up on the ad hoc committee to update the Rules & Procedures of the Council manual of Procedural […]

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Update: 29 Palms Citadel Visitors Center

By   /  September 21, 2013  /  29 Palms  /  Comments Off

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Last updated 9/22/2013 @ 12:31 a.m.  I would like to update a story published in Cactus Thorns on September 14, 2013 under the headline: The Untold Story: 29 Palms Citadel Visitors Center. New information has been revealed and sent to me in four PDF files. These files are briefed below along with the PDF files. I […]

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Give Credit When Due to the Local Dems

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

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We might never know if Ron Cohen’s letter of the 6 June 2013 to the Town Council of Yucca Valley was the leading reason for the Termination of Mark Nuaimi or just a contributing factor. Ron Cohen is presently the driving force behind the Yucca Valley Recall and big wig over at the Morongo Basin […]

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$170,000 Nuaimi Severance without Explaining “Dispute”

By   /  August 17, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Yucca Valley Recall-Amidst Lack of Oversight, Town Seeks a $170,000 Nuaimi Severance without Explaining “Dispute” A recently released agenda for Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting includes a proposed severance agreement between the Town of Yucca Valley and Town Manager, Mark Nuaimi. The cost to the town will be $126,000 in salary plus the cost of […]

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How to Avoid any Severance Package

By   /  August 13, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,-At the Morongo Basin Democratic Club meeting last Saturday, Councilman George Huntington lamented it would cost $300,000 from reserves to terminate Town Manager/Politician Mark Nuaimi admitting to the many flaws and division he brought upon our community. Lombardo felt Nuaimi was an exemplary manager. No one asked these questions to the Recall Duo: […]

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Another Take on the “Nuaimi Roast”

By   /  August 11, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  2 Comments

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The morning meeting at the Morongo Basin Democratic Club was referred to as the “Nuaimi Roast,” by several in attendance.  Here is another take on that meeting posted by the Yucca Valley Recall website: Lombardo Booed Again; Mark Nuaimi on Improvement Plan–Job May Be on the Line…  Council Members Huntington and Lombardo, appearing before the […]

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Election Code Trumps “Opponents Free Speech”

By   /  August 1, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- It appears a few elected leaders need to brush up on the “EC,” Election Code regarding the State Laws and Supreme Court rulings of the protected rights of the original signatories and gatherers of signatures for petitions. There have been cases of the opponents against the Yucca Valley Recall violating the Election […]

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Recall Proponents Win Debate!

By   /  June 29, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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PRESS RELEASE June 28, 2013: Sullivan Agrees with Recall Points on “Up Close” Armed with facts and feedback from Yucca Valley residents, recall leader Ron Cohen decimated Joseph Sullivan, who is the current chair of a committee to stymie the recall of Yucca Valley Council members George Huntington and Robert Lombardo, during a debate on […]

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YV Recall Proponent Cites Willful Misconduct by Nuaimi

By   /  June 10, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  4 Comments

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PRESS RELEASE Yucca Valley Recall Proponent Requests Dismissal of Town Manager Ron Cohen, lead proponent of the Yucca Valley Recall and Concerned Citizens officially requested the immediate dismissal of town manager, Mark Nuaimi. Cohen sent notifications to each council member by mail and to each at their new email addresses. These new direct emails addresses […]

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Manager Attempts to Intercept Service

By   /  May 11, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  4 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.- The local newspaper is trying to rewrite history by reporting incorrect information. One version appears in print on the Hi-Desert Star, Wednesday, May 8, 2013 and there have been many changes of the electronic version. The printed headline reads, ” Councilmen fire back at Accusers.” Which has been changed to read, “Councilmen […]

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Lombardo Provides Response to Recall

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

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YuccaValleyRecall.com- According to the Secretary of State and the Elections Code, Mayor Pro-tem Robert Lombardo has 7 days to respond to the charges brought against him by Concerned Citizens listed in the Recall Notice to remove him from office. Their website reports the following update: Lombardo Provides Response “Council Member Robert Lombardo’s Answer to the […]

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The Smell of Napalm in the Air…Recall in Yucca Valley

By   /  April 30, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- A Notice of Intent to Circulate a Recall Petition was served to Councilman George Huntington at his residence in Sky Harbor at 8:50am to recall and remove him from office. This is the first step to recall an elected official. Citizens of Yucca Valley rallied at recent council meetings to voice their […]

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Mayor Abel Time Running Out

By   /  April 23, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  5 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Making history as the very first appointed mayor with less than two years experience,  is Merl Abel, currently seated on the Yucca Valley Town Council.  Abel rotated into that position prematurely with the resignation of 3 council members.  Unfortunately, that situation is impacting the town in a negative way. Abel was appointed […]

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Cactus Thorns Update: This and That April 15, 2013

By   /  April 15, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  6 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.- Here are a few tidbits for our readers. A few lines or two about this n’ that but not enough to post a story…. 1. Parks and Recreation Administrator confirmed on April 9th there will be Concerts in the Park and a new Director will be announced in a couple of days. […]

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