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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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Car vs Pedestrian: Possible Fatality

By   /  January 4, 2011  /  News  /  Comments Off

CHP and The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department are working a car vs pedestrian accident at  Indian Trail and Hilltop Dive in Desert Heights. We’ll try to get more information as we are able. Condolences go out to the family of the victim. . . . . . . Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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The County ought to get on this!

By   /  October 24, 2010  /  29 Palms, News, Opinion  /  33 Comments

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This is the largest hot spot area for illegal dumpers in Desert Heights, located on Canyon Road.  Here is the newest dump. Isn’t it lovely? [UPDATE #2, Tuesday,Oct 26: Investigation pending. The renter of the home from which the illegal dump originated is indeed a person of interest. Her information was re-posted (below). It’s down […]

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Desert Heights: A Tale of Two dogs

By   /  September 22, 2010  /  29 Palms, News, Survival  /  21 Comments

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∞ Chow-Chow and Champ ∞ Champ My neighbor got a little puppy about a year ago. His name is Champ. He’s now a happy little guy at about 65 pounds. Not so little any longer — he’s a grown Bullmastiff. He was outside the other day minding his business like he always does. Three dogs […]

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Giant (mutant) Mojave Green on the prowl in desert neighborhood

By   /  August 17, 2010  /  29 Palms, Survival  /  Comments Off

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An “eight foot” — freak of nature Mojave Green — rattlesnake is keeping a Desert Heights neighborhood in unincorporated 29 Palms area on alert.  One area resident is quick to assert she doesn’t go out after sundown. The last two searing months of summer, August and September, are the time of the year when the […]

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