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MAC Elizabeth Karman Scolds Desert Heights Residents

By   /  June 14, 2014  /  Feature, San Bernardino Co  /  1 Comment

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Morongo Basin, Ca.,- Maybe if appointee Elizabeth Karman, resident of Landers, had taken a “Time Out” she wouldn’t have lost her cool sitting on the elevated platform of the Big MAC dais, San Bernardino Municipal Advisory Council, during last meeting of June 9, 2014. Karman Property profile-Landers Instead of sitting patiently emoting a drop of concern […]

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Distinguishing Morongo Basin MAC Council from the 29 Palms City Council

By   /  June 10, 2014  /  Opinion, San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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Updated June 11 @ 7:38 a.m.:  This story will connect with what distinguished good local government from bad local government. It will also review a report concerning Desert Heights issues and how MAC might best represent that community.    RIGHT TO THE POINT  I attended the June 9th Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) Meeting […]

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Where are the Citizens of Desert Heights?

By   /  May 17, 2014  /  General Posts  /  Comments Off

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Do you know where is Desert Heights? Hmmm, who are the residents of Desert Heights and how can anyone contact them? The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council met last week to discuss whether Desert Heights should have a representative seated on the dais.  What became of their discussion was no one had any idea where […]

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Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council Meets May 12, 2014 to Discuss Adding Desert Heights Representation

By   /  May 8, 2014  /  San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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MORONGO BASIN MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL  To Third District County Supervisor James C. Ramos, Joshua Tree Office 63665 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92252    T. 760.366.1488    F. 760.366.1489     AGENDA Regular Open Session Meeting     6:30 PM, Monday, May 12, 2014 Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst Ave., Joshua Tree, CA […]

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Mike Lipsitz Hired as Third District Field Representative

By   /  April 21, 2014  /  Feature, San Bernardino Co  /  3 Comments

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  Morongo Basin, As posted by Cactus Thorns on March 16, 2014, local Landers resident Mike Lipsitz will be hired effective April 21st as the Field Representative for Third District Supervisor, James Ramos.  Lipsitz, who is also employed by Z107.7 radio as a news reporter, will have to walk a fine line to hold down […]

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Where is the Yucca Mesa and Desert Heights Representation on the Big MAC?

By   /  March 18, 2014  /  Opinion, San Bernardino Co  /  2 Comments

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OPINION, The San Bernardino Municipal Advisory Council was formed by 3rd District Supervisor James Ramos to represent the unincorporated communities. The following appointees were reported by a press release from Ramos office to represent their communities: Max Rossi (Wonder Valley) Larry Parrott (Flamingo Heights) David Peach (Joshua Tree) Mark Lundquist (Joshua Tree) Jack Dugan (Pioneertown) […]

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Caveat: Warm weather drawing rattlesnakes out early

By   /  March 14, 2014  /  Environment, Feature, General Posts, News  /  Comments Off

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Forward to news article: They’re out in San Diego County. How about the lower and warmer East End of the Morongo Basin?  I haven’t seen one (yet).   I’m walking every day with my Anatolian Shepard in Desert Heights for long periods of time  where there are about 15-20 thousand acres of open BLM land with  no […]

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Exposé: A Better Understanding of Twentynine Palms

By   /  March 11, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, Opinion  /  1 Comment

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Updated 3-11-14 @7:30 p.m.  I thought I would try something different.  Such behavior broadened my understanding of Twentynine Palms. I walked the city and hung out on feet walking from store to store and place to place for  4 1/2 hours. Yesterday, I left my wheels at home and rode the MBTA Lear special to […]

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An Appeal to the Morongo Basin Community

By   /  April 10, 2013  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

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Immediately below is an open letter to the Morongo Basin and Mojave Desert communities concerning the future of the desert, and its visual and the environmental quality of life in the Morongo Basin and afar. The letter is from Seth Shteir, Field Representative for the California Desert National Parks Conservation Association. His letter was received […]

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Response to Rescue Guy re Brazilian Fire Analogy

By   /  January 30, 2013  /  General Posts  /  12 Comments

Brazilian fire: One father said, “Those responsible are the people we elected to protect us. City Hall,” he specified. “they failed to prevent this from happening.” Another father said, “One minute my daughter is dancing, having some fun with friends — the next minute they are dead…” I concede I was too graphic in my […]

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Brazil Fire puts the Spotlight on 29 Palms and the Casino Coming to Town

By   /  January 29, 2013  /  News, Opinion  /  5 Comments

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BLOGGER’S NOTES “The disaster, the worst fire of its kind in more than a decade, also raises questions of whether Brazilian authorities are up to the task of ensuring safety in such venues as it prepares to host next year’s World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.” In like manner, Twentynine Palms also raises questions of […]

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Early morning fire killing 80 people, injuring 200

By   /  January 27, 2013  /  News, Opinion  /  2 Comments

This was in Brazil but does 29 Palms  have a morgue in town to handle unspeakable numbers of fatalities? “Twentynine Palms has three large hotels chains; Staters Brothers Shopping Center; a few strip mall with many businesses, an elementary school, middle school, and high school; on North Adobe Rd. a huge old two-story structure converted into a nightclub that Marines […]

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Coping with Two-Alarm Fires in Twentynine Palms

By   /  January 26, 2013  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  1 Comment

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Driving to the Post Office to check my mailbox after Thursday’s Oversight Board meeting, it was very noticeable the Bowladium Family Fun Center was very active. In addition to family bowling with many lanes available, there is a very popular Family Sports Bar which seemed to be full because many people were outside on the […]

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29 Stakeholder concerns: Project Leatheneck Hi-Power Transmission Line

By   /  February 14, 2011  /  29 Palms, General Posts  /  1 Comment

What you see in this photo are neon light stuck in the ground under a Hi-power transmission line. The ambient Electro-magnet Field lights them up like candles a behemoth birthday cake.

As most of you know there are two Edison Hi-Power Transmission Lines that are proposed in Twentynine Palms and unincorporated 29 that will directly feed into the Marine base to satisfy their growing need for more electrical power. All told, when complete, there will be a total of 20 miles of lines. One proposed line […]

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