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San Jacinto busts 63 for driving talking on cellphone

By   /  February 26, 2014  /  Police Blotter  /  Comments Off

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  On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at 8:00 AM, the San Jacinto Police Department’s Traffic Division conducted a Cellular Phone Enforcement Operation as part of its commitment to public safety. This operation was one of many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year. This operation targeted several locations throughout the city. The […]

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Morongo Basin MAC to examine land use projects this Monday

By   /  February 8, 2014  /  Feature, San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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JOSHUA TREE, California — Supervisor James Ramos Chief of Staff Philip Paule and Deputy Chief of Staff Chris Carrillo will address concerns about recent land use projects at the next meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council.The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10,  at the Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst […]

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29 Palms Council Agenda, two issues just don’t add up

By   /  January 11, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, Feature  /  2 Comments

Twentynine Palms City Council, from left: Jay Corbin, Joel Klink, Jim Harris, Cora Heiser, and dan Mintz.

  Two issues on the Staff Report and the City Council Agenda for Tuesday, January 14, 2014, that just doesn’t make any sense: (1) The League of California Cities wants 29 Palms taxpayers pay an additional surcharge, in addition to costly yearly membership fees, to help fund the League’s redevelopment litigation against the state; and […]

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A reasonable plan for Twentynine Palms…

By   /  September 23, 2013  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms  /  Comments Off

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The San Bernardino City Council, after driving the city into ruins, has learned its lesson: Tonight it will begin asking residents and other members of the public “What they think is important for the city to prioritize and consider.” Meanwhile, 29 Palms these past years and to this very day, has willingly and recklessly driven itself […]

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Funding for Encelia Light Promised

By   /  July 25, 2013  /  29 Palms  /  Comments Off

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Twentynine Palms, CA– Doing the job that our County Supervisor has failed so far to do, Councilman Jim Harris has negotiated $160.000 or about half of the cost6 for the much needed traffic light at Encelia and Hwy 62. After 5 deaths since the building of the hotels on the north east corner, and years […]

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Kidnapped!

By   /  May 25, 2013  /  Landers, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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On Friday, May 24, 2013, at approximately 1930 hours, Jerry Colvin 46 of  Indio kidnapped a old girl friend that has now ended in his arrest. Colvin refused to allow his 46 year old girlfriend to leave her home in the 58000 block of Barter Road in Landers. Colvin’s girlfriend called a male friend for […]

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Double Taxed in 29

By   /  March 20, 2013  /  News  /  4 Comments

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The 29 Palms city council recently decided to do nothing and rejected a request for assistance from the Water District for our 29 Palms Fire Department. Yucca Valley pays a little more than 4 million a year for fire protection that is provided by the county. That 4 million comes off the top of the […]

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A Look at Red Light Cameras Around the Country

By   /  March 7, 2013  /  General Posts  /  Comments Off

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Red light cameras are everywhere. They’re in hundreds of cities, including large municipalities like Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Drivers groan about them, critics call them revenue generators, and no one welcomes the sight of a red light camera ticket in their mailbox. But despite the animosity felt toward these devices, they […]

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Program Cuts Punish Voters

By   /  February 21, 2013  /  Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  8 Comments

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The Yucca Valley Town Council needs to be reminded they represent the people of the Town, not Town Hall. The latest move to cut two Town services that add greatly to the residents’ quality of life and public safety are petty and misguided. The amount of money actually being saved by canceling the swimming program […]

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29 Palms City Council Votes to Stay Out of The Water Department’s Business

By   /  February 13, 2013  /  News  /  6 Comments

  It wasn’t until I got home and my husband asked me why I would vote no that it really hit me that my vote may have been misunderstood. He of all people knows that I support public safety and believe that it is a priority.The motion was to stay out of the Water Department’s […]

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Putting out fires with garden hoses

By   /  January 16, 2013  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  1 Comment

Where is the “can do” attitude? It has been sacked with a “can’t do” mentality. Interestingly, the only two remaining members on the city council who brought the city over the financial cliff by voting for and securing a good-for-nothing $31 million bond debt — with nothing to show for it but for another debt […]

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Bigger fish to fry than City Manager Richard Warne

By   /  January 15, 2013  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  Comments Off

Yes the 29 Palms City Manager well deserves to be criticized and fired for his scheming, his heavy handed style of management, his blundering $31 million city debt and his manifest failure to take steps to protect the city with adequate public safety and fire protection. But lets be clear. The problem is the city […]

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Fire department funding options re Hesperia

By   /  July 9, 2011  /  29 Palms  /  Comments Off

Local leaders in 29 Palms should read this news article very carefully. Are officials in 29 Palms paying attention to public safety? 29 has so much money they don’t know what to do with it, but none for our 29 Palms Fire Department. The village of 29 Palms has about $9.8 million in reserve, about […]

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Local leaders cavalier about public safety?

By   /  June 28, 2011  /  29 Palms  /  15 Comments

TWENTYNINE PALMS | COMMENTARY | OPINION “When the San Andreas ruptures it won’t be triggered by the smaller faults, but “full tectonic stress….”  “A 7.5 quake is 1,000 times stronger than a 7.2 quake.” Can anyone argue that survival isn’t the first need of human beings.  A Megaquake will ‘wreck’ So Cal and our area […]

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