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Police Commander Ed Smith Has New Job

By   /  January 2, 2013  /  Desert Hot Springs, News, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

Police Commander Ed Smith

Whoever came up with that idea of Ed Smith going to work for Tony Clarke should get an award because Smith’s public relations kept the music festival afloat.

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Mayor Parks Threatens Suit Against Music Festival Clarke

By   /  December 21, 2012  /  Desert Hot Springs, News, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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Desert Hot Springs Mayor Yvonne Parks threatens to sue Tony Clarke, the promoter of the defunct Music Festival that cost city $265,000. There’s a problem with that.

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More Money Lost

By   /  January 23, 2012  /  Desert Hot Springs, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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Local desert region businesses are discriminated against as Desert Hot Springs city finance director Jason Simpson gives away city money to a friend in Temecula. What seems like a conspiracy is a big win for Temecula Computer Service.

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City Manager Prepares Committee What to Say

By   /  October 16, 2011  /  Candidates, Desert Hot Springs, News, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

Rick Daniels and Yvonne Parks

“Election season is underway,” Daniels reminded them, then instructed Committee members to prepare answers for…

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Pilgrimage to Mecca

By   /  May 3, 2011  /  General Posts, Mecca, Riverside Co  /  2 Comments

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It didn’t begin with a government handout subsidizing expenses but with the private enterprise and passion spearheaded by one local young man intent on creating a special and enduring event.

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Led Zeppelin Comes to Desert

By   /  April 1, 2011  /  Desert Hot Springs, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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Desert Hot Springs Music Festival lands big name band. Charlie Sheen rumored to MC. Mayor Parks not in support of Smoke-out.

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Another Promoter Scam

By   /  March 28, 2011  /  Desert Hot Springs, Riverside Co  /  4 Comments

Brian Quintana with Marines from 29 Palms and leaders of the Scars to Freedom charity

Just days prior to the event and after hundreds of tickets were sold, the Desert Valley Star discovered no performers were booked and some celebrities had never heard of Quintana or the event.

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They Fired My Project Manager

By   /  February 21, 2011  /  Desert Hot Springs, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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The City terminated Green’s employment while Daniels was “gone” in rehab for alcohol abuse.

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Burnt Bridges

By   /  February 21, 2011  /  Desert Hot Springs, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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“My feeling was if the city was paying him a quarter million he was OK”

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Barrett Issues Music Festival Warning

By   /  February 21, 2011  /  Desert Hot Springs, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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“…everything they say can be used by Tony against them for preventing him from doing what he has a contract to do.””

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Baffled with Bullshit

By   /  January 6, 2011  /  Desert Hot Springs, General Posts, News, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

Promoter Tony Clarke had canceled two previous council dates and on Tuesday made remarks of no substance to the council. Then Clarke rushed away when television and other news reporters sought answers. There is still no date for the festival and no acts lined up and Clarke is not answering phone calls and email. Councilman Karl Baker is not amused.

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DHS City Manager in Rehab

By   /  September 25, 2010  /  General Posts, Riverside Co  /  4 Comments

Desert Hot Springs City Manager Rick Daniels

For Desert Hot Springs City Manager Rick Daniels, a highly public figure, a decision to enter a rehab facility for alcohol use comes with an added burden of being front page news.

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