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Chair Tim Humphreville Reflects Poorly on Planning Commission

By   /  March 13, 2014  /  Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  5 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Tuesday evening, I attended the 3 hour meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission meeting.  I could count five persons sitting in the audience, two represented the local media and one was from the Marine Base Division G-5. After 2 1/2 hours, I was the only citizen sitting in the audience straining […]

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More details on the Andy Takata resignation…or fired?

By   /  January 27, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Banning, California- Cactus Thorns reported the Banning City Manager, Andy Takata, resigned without posting the reasons until the information we were given could be verified. Takata was the previous past manager for the Town of Yucca Valley. Following his career on the local Banning blog reveals he has been in hot water after several controversial […]

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The smell of Napalm: A call to Terminate with cause

By   /  August 19, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Yucca Valley, CA:  August 19, 2013 – In response to a Yucca Valley Town Council agenda item proposing the release of Town Manager Mark Nuaimi, proponents of the recall of Council Members George Huntington and Robert Lombardo have reiterated that the recall is not about the performance of Town Manager Mark Nuaimi but about the […]

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Sign Recall Petitions Everywhere!

By   /  July 26, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Yucca Valley, Ca.- It seems Recall fever has struck Yucca Valley and the movement has snowballed during the hot hellish month of July in the Hi-Desert! Citizens from all walks of life are disgusted by the demeaning letters to the Editor criticizing the 100′s and 100′s that have signed the Recall petitions. In an effort […]

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Is Local Media Broken?

By   /  June 5, 2013  /  Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Morongo Basin of Communities - Local radio and newspapers are broken to a degree, and it’s time to fix it. Local media has all but abandoned substantive local reporting in our corner of the desert and focuses instead on auto crashes, house fires, random shootings, obituaries, government meetings, double standards propaganda and press releases.   “Local media […]

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Blog…Tool…Open…Help…Know… and other Four-Letter-Words

By   /  January 15, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  3 Comments

Blog is NOT a four letter word and is a successful Tool used by Cactus Thorns to advocate Open transparency in local governments of Towns and Cities. The rules of engagement have changed and traditional local media no longer have total control over what is being reported, or not reported. Volunteer citizen reporters of Cactus […]

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