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Fontana Recalls Two Board Members with 7% Voter Turnout

By   /  July 21, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Fontana- The recall of two Fontana Unified School District Trustee members last Tuesday with a meager turnout of voters highlights the high success rate of any recall once placed on the ballot.  A few questions raised about the effectiveness of the after school program run by the City of Fontana using  FUSD grant funds of […]

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How Did We Get Here in only 3 Years?

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

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Here is some background for first time readers: the “Sky Harbor Four” are the elected or appointed Council members that live/have lived in the high-end residential area named Sky Harbor with the highest incomes in town. This small bubble of council members appointed their friends and neighbors to fill two council seats. […]

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Deficit Spending a Bad Habit to Break

By   /  April 28, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  5 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Deficit spending appears a bad habit hard to break by Town Manager Mark Nuaimi that even took place while he was the elected Mayor of Fontana.  He has a track record of deficit spending and dipping into reserves in Yucca Valley, Colton and even spending $1.6 million dollars reserves in Fontana in […]

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Town Manager Nuaimi Threatens Lawsuit on Blog

By   /  April 19, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  19 Comments

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 Yucca Valley, Ca.- Movie Script Draft. ACT TWO: Dark set. Fade-in to jury seated in box. Pan to attorney for defendant, Citizen Dave Peach. . “Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, . This is another frivolous lawsuit by Mr. Mark Nuaimi which he threatened against Morongo Basin citizen, David Peach, on the local newspaper, Hi-Desert […]

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Never Hire a Politician as a Town Manager,101

By   /  April 9, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  6 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.- What happens when a town hires a politician as a town manager who lives 80 miles away? Tossing aside concerns of the residents and citizens of the town, every move is planned out like a political chess game. Calculating for the maximum value for a position of power or to feather his […]

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The Ugly Americans

By   /  April 6, 2013  /  Candidates, Yucca Valley  /  5 Comments

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 Yucca Valley, CA – The sound and fury of in-fighting can be heard all across the Morongo Basin, and in the mean streets of Yucca Valley. The in-fighting is occurring during YV Town Council meetings after two recent ballot box defeats whereby four incumbents took direct hits on their power base.  They are angry now. So […]

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“Sky Harbor Four” PR Nightmare…Look for the Rabbit-out-of-the-Hat Trick!

By   /  April 5, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca., Pitch forks are the hot selling items at our local hardware store and with good reason. The “Sky Harbor Four” led by town manager, Mark Nuaimi, set in motion a series of events akin to shooting themselves in the foot, over and over….over and over, causing a public relations nightmare. I predict […]

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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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RDA News: Give me a break! It ain’t going to happen.

By   /  February 24, 2011  /  News, Opinion, Riverside Co, San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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Commentary | Opinion | Branson Hunter The people are not behind the continuing funding of RDA during California’s financial crises of the century. You can read the story about which this blog is about in today’s Daily Bulletin, titled “Cities look to the people to save redevelopment funding.“ The Mayor of  Fontana, Acquanetta Warren, told […]

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