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U.S.Newspaper circulation/Reporting responsibility of the Trail and the Star

By   /  March 4, 2014  /  29 Palms, General Posts, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

iePolitics ran an AP story this morning that I found interesting.  It deals with the way in which newspapers subscriptions and readership is counted. As we know, U.S. newspapers are losing subscribers at a staggering rate. But a few dailies stand out because new auditing rules have made it easier for them to say their […]

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Dan O’Brien- Adds One More Birthday Candle on March 1st

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  29 Palms, News  /  2 Comments

It was difficult to choose one photo to put up on this post. Dan O’Brien, Publisher of Cactus Thorns, has many great photos to choose from on his Facebook page. Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, Air Force, Cousin, Friend and Publisher of this blog, O’Brien is always quick to say he serves the Lord first. […]

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Water Diet: What is Yucca Valley going to do?

By   /  February 18, 2014  /  Environment, Yucca Valley, yv feature  /  1 Comment

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What is Yucca Valley going to do? The town council screwed up big time allowing the published of the local newspapers to control water rights to the former Blue Skies Golf Course. Dawn Rove was wheeling and dealing big time over the golf course scandal. The lady is up to her eyelashes in this controversy […]

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FBI, IC3 Checks Out Cactus Thorns

By   /  July 20, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Cactus Thorns.com- It was only a matter of time the FBI made their presence known on the Cactus Thorns blog because readers have been filing numerous complaints with the Attorney General, the San Bernardino District Attorney PIU, the Department of Finance, the FPPC and the Secretary of State regarding election code violations. Last evening, during […]

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Local storytelling with a purpose

By   /  June 19, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  3 Comments

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People are consuming more information today than ever before. And they are impatient about getting it. People are hungry for local information and storytelling with a purpose. We in the Morongo Basin are no different. We are impatient about getting our information. The print media comes out twice a week. Local broadcast news and information […]

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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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Happy Birthday DanO! March 1st

By   /  February 28, 2013  /  29 Palms, News  /  5 Comments

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It was difficult to choose one photo to put up on this post. Dan O’Brien, Publisher of Cactus Thorns, has many great photos to choose from on his Facebook page. Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Air Force, Cousin, Friend and Publisher of this blog, O’Brien is always quick to say he serves the Lord first. On behalf […]

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My Ring, My Rules

By   /  January 25, 2013  /  General Posts  /  2 Comments

In the 12 years this blog has been published, I have begrudgingly learned the hard way that this publication is best served with some sort of balance. I started 12 years ago wanting to give another perspective to the news and happening of the Basin that was not that of the social elite that dominate […]

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