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The Fix Was Inn…but it Didn’t Cut the Mustard

By   /  February 12, 2014  /  29 Palms, Feature  /  5 Comments

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Twentynine Palms, Cal.- The Twentynine Palms City Council met in regular session last evening to discuss a full agenda after calling the meeting to order and listening to a beautiful piece of classical music I have not heard in a long time. The Twentynine Palms Council decided to allow and respect each citizen’s right to […]

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Rats Jumping 29 Palms Ship!

By   /  January 29, 2014  /  29 Palms, Feature, Project Phoenix  /  Comments Off

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Twentynine Palms, Ca.,- Matt McCleary, the interim Community Development Director hired in 2013,  tendered his resignation to the Twentynine Palms Council.  He has secured employment in the private sector and will be jumping ship in 60 days. No doubt the scathing testimony tying McCleary’s involvement with Phoenix Project by City Attorney, Patrick Munoz, pushed this […]

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Councilmen Mintz and Corbin’s Corrupt Junket to Sacramento

By   /  January 28, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, Feature  /  3 Comments

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-  EDITORIAL  OPINION OF BRANSON HUNTER  - Twentynine Palms -How low can you people stoop? Councilmen Mintz and Corbin were paraded up to Sacramento by the real power in this city, — Schyster bond attorney, A. Patrick Munoz. You all know Munoz, the  “Wolf of Twentynine Palms” who plunged the city into a $30 million […]

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The Wolf of Twentynne Palms

By   /  January 1, 2014  /  29 Palms, Feature, Project Phoenix  /  Comments Off

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Updated 01-02-2013 @7:19 p.m: Twentynine Palms, CA – The Wolf of Twentynne Palms is not a major motion picture playing at your local theater. It’s localized true life drama about the manipulators, schemer and money-handlers shaking down taxpayers with absolutely zero benefit to the public or the city.  The damage: A million bucks in attorney fees; a 30 […]

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Empty talk from council member

By   /  December 8, 2013  /  29 Palms, Feature  /  2 Comments

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Twentynine Palms – It hasn’t taken long for the newest member on the city council to incorporate political rhetoric as a means of misleading in speech by speaking or acting in two different ways. Council Member Cora Heiser’s latest political journey of apostasy — a total desertion of or departure from one’s principles or causes […]

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Puffed up like pigeons

By   /  September 16, 2013  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, Opinion  /  9 Comments

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The desert city of Twentynine Palms is not providing for the public’s safety? City council members have their own narrow agenda which is to spend as much money as fast as they can before the next city election. The city is diverting public funds intended for public’s safety to nonpriority projects. The City’s short list on […]

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Tinker Bell, Street Sign and the Council Boys

By   /  July 30, 2013  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Twentynine Palms, CA – Many streets on the west side of Donnell Hill that run into SR 62 have no street signs. Is Tinker Bell able wave a Magic Wand in order to expedite some of those $247,500 Housing and Urban Development funds for use on street signs over there on that forgotten side of the […]

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From 29 with Love, the Unger Legacy

By   /  May 26, 2013  /  29 Palms  /  5 Comments

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Local Desert Trail reporter, Rebecca Unger, is credited with doing an outstanding job reporting on city council meetings. We are all better off as a small community and better informed because of Rebecca’s commitment to Excellence in Journalism. To that end, have you noticed when Rebecca is reporting on city council meetings she now has to […]

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City manager says he wasn’t pushed to resign

By   /  May 22, 2013  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  6 Comments

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The  header to this story is a bit misleading. The Moreno Valley city manager said this week he wasn’t pushed to resign. It was not the Richard Warne (Twentynine Palms outgoing city manager) who said that. There are huge similarities with shockingly dissimilar result. Both erstwhile city managers voluntarily severed their respective contractual obligations with their city. […]

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29 in the Business of Enriching Rutan & Tucker and “Bad Legal Advice Attorney,” A. Patrick Munoz

By   /  February 27, 2013  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  4 Comments

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Visit this Link: “Proposed 2011-2012 City Budget: Piercing the veil of the City Attorney” The “closed session” vote  Tuesday –  to pursue litigation against the Department of Finance over the proceeds of bonds issued by the dissolved Redevelopment Agency – was “totally improper.” Improper because there is NO statutory required for a vote like this to be […]

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Meet A. Patrick Muñoz, money-sucking vampire backed by 5 Incompetent Fools

By   /  April 7, 2012  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  5 Comments

Opinion by Branson Hunter – Updated 2:17 Saturday, April 2 Our local government is a sham. I can prove it. What we have here are Five Incompetent Fools being led around by a money-sucking vampire and a self-serving City Manager who is not beholden to taxpayers.                   […]

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29 Palms: (1) Redevelopment Shutdown. (2) Residents & Businesses at Great Risk?

By   /  March 31, 2012  /  29 Palms, News, Opinion, Project Phoenix  /  15 Comments

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“An intelligent person who does stupid things is still stupid.” At the bottom  readers will find a Press Enterprise article; the 29 Palms de facto Coup d’Etat; the fire tax H&I quickview peril; a lack of Plan B ensuring the safety of residents  and local business; a possible insurance  increase for business and town residents; […]

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Tuesday Night’s City Council Meeting is Shaping Up to be a Showdown: Corbin vs Staff

By   /  March 27, 2012  /  News, Project Phoenix  /  Comments Off

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Come on out tomorrow night and watch another episode of “Parking Wars.” I think it was about this time last year when Louisiana Chicken finally received the approval to proceed after months of problems with code enforcement and parking availability. Parking comes up again tomorrow night, the discussion will center around the exceptions for buildings that existed prior to Twentynine […]

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29 Palms: Some troubling FPPC 700s

By   /  June 23, 2011  /  29 Palms, News, Opinion  /  3 Comments

The following pdf file is the most current (2011) FPPC Statement of Economic Interest on file at City Hall in Twentynine Palms. The City Clerk was kind enough to provide them to Cactus Thorns via e-mail in pdf format. They have been put up online as a public service so people may be aware of […]

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