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Victor Valley Cross Town Solution Soon?

By   /  May 3, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

At long last, traffic relief? | years, traffic, valley – Opinion – Victorville Daily Press STEVE WILLIAMS Opinion Page Editor We now understand that the Nisqualli Interchange, first proposed, oh, 25 years ago as a solution to the Bear Valley Road mess that has plagued Victor Valley traffic flow for years … and years … […]

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Mitzelfelt Year End Memo

By   /  April 27, 2014  /  News  /  3 Comments

  FLASHBACK TO YEAR 2009! New Fire Station Dedicated in Hesperia More than 100 people joined officials from the City of Hesperia and County of San Bernardino on November 30 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the new Fire Station 305 in Hesperia. “The County of San Bernardino is dedicated to […]

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Springtime in the Desert with Love Birds making their Nests

By   /  February 12, 2014  /  Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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This February Spring weather in the high desert has signaled a few Love Birds to start making their nests.  Princess Barbie, poor dear, is showing her age after all those years of being the center of attraction, in her own mind that is. Her 15 minutes of fame has come and gone leaving her with […]

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Will Hesperia Stop the Crony Capitalist or play with Nonprofit CYAP

By   /  January 27, 2014  /  Hesperia, News, San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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Hesperia, CA– Nonprofit CYAP – The Hesperia City Council on Tuesday 1-21-2014 delayed a vote until next month reference the funding of a possible project to the tune of $36,000.00 and counting. CYAP a local High Desert Non-Profit is attempting to establish a public access television channel which will feature local government along with original […]

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2012 Water Year Ranked 25th driest in 112 years

By   /  September 8, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,-While citizens of the Morongo Basin community are dealing with monsoon storms bringing flash floods in the high desert, the California Department of Water Resources stated there will be planning events this fall to prepare for a another possible year of drought. The water year for 2013 ends September 30th and will reflect […]

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Twentynine Palms Water District in Good Hands…

By   /  August 11, 2013  /  29 Palms  /  Comments Off

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Twentynine Palms, Ca., One of the nice things about being a reporter for Cactus Thorns are the perks provided by the publisher when on assignment.  I arranged for a luncheon appointment with the recently hired General Manager of the Twentynine Palms Water District.  I was told to put the charges on Dano’s tab…pretty cool, eh?  […]

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Palmdale Violates Voting Rights-Judge Rules

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Barstow, San Bernardino Co  /  1 Comment

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Shall cities and towns elect their City Council members “at large” or establish “voting districts?” A judge has ruled that Palmdale has violated the Voting Rights Act: “Palmdale’s method of electing City Council members by a citywide vote rather than through individual districts is keeping black and Hispanic candidates out of office, a judge has […]

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County Sheriff Policing Contracts Losing Their Luster

By   /  June 22, 2013  /  San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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InlandPolitics.com- San Bernardino County cities contracting for law enforcement services with the sheriff’s department are now reconsidering the strategy. The county has began the practice of passing administrative costs of such operations on to the contracting city. A move that may be a back breaker for Rancho Cucamonga and High Desert cities. A second component […]

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Dakota Bob Sturges in Major Accident

By   /  May 25, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  3 Comments

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Riverside, Ca.,- Bob Sturges, a beloved 28 year resident of the Morongo Basin was involved in a major  accident yesterday when a red semi crashed into his small truck closing Highway 60 in Rubidoux. The Highway Patrol reported “the accident happened when a red semi with a flatbed crashed into a gold pickup.” (The Sturges […]

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U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Prayers at Lancaster Council Meetings

By   /  March 28, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Lancaster, California.,-If you plan to attend a Lancaster City Council meeting, be prepared to have the government meeting begin with invocations from different religious beliefs. Three years ago, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris, was quoted he was “growing a Christian community,” and later explained he only meant a loving community. According to the Los Angeles […]

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Its a Great Day for the New Media

By   /  March 6, 2013  /  General Posts, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, CA- The refusal to use modern media has cost another “shoe In” candidate victory at the polls. Early on I was blessed to talk with most of the candidates of the Yucca Valley Special Election. I offered open access to the News Blog and even offered help in crafting each candidates message. Each […]

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29th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 4th

By   /  February 20, 2013  /  29 Palms, Entertainment, Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Joshua Tree, CA -  THE 29th ANNUAL CMCF GOLF SCRAMBLE:  Presented by Copper Mountain College Foundation (CMCF) in conjunction with Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District Foundation (HDMHDF)   Copper Mountain College Foundation is thrilled to announce they have partnered with Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District Foundation to present the 29th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, […]

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Snow flurries dust the Yucca Valley area…

By   /  February 20, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.- A fierce Arctic storm was predicted to pass through our area bringing rain, snow and 45 mph winds.  Some residents living in Yucca Valley woke up this morning to a quiet calm with blue skies and a scant dusting of snow on the ground. Just a few days ago this desert community […]

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Complaint alleges racial bias in Palmdale elections

By   /  February 19, 2013  /  News  /  Comments Off

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Plaintiffs say the city’s at-large election system violates the state’s 2001 Voting Rights Act, which guards against disenfranchisement of minorities. They seek a change to district-by-district voting. Case scheduled to go to trial in May alleges that Palmdale’s system of at-large council seats dilutes the influence of minority voters. By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles TimesFebruary […]

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