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29 Palms: Discretionary slush funds under attack

By   /  May 16, 2014  /  29 Palms, Feature  /  1 Comment

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Friday, May 16, 2014 ~ Twentynine Palms – A few day ago, the Editorial Board of the Sacramento Bee condemned their City Council’s use of discretionary account funding for special projects. The Editorial Board detailed how their city charter allows members of Sacramento’s City Council to keep ‘discretionary accounts’ which allows them to personally direct funds […]

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Ethics Training for Twentynine Palms City Council

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, Feature  /  Comments Off

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April 22, 2014 – Updated 1:40 p.m. Twentynine Palms, CA – Sure all council members are good people… bla, bla, bla. Now that that is out of the way, let’s talk. Jay Corbin is not running for another four years. He will be missed though he has made mistakes. Cora Heiser and Joel Klink’s seats […]

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Much Ado about Nothing: Two Curtain Warming Babbling Buffoons

By   /  April 20, 2014  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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April 20,  2014 | OP-Ed Twentynine Palms, CA  -  During airing of the April 4 Close Up show babbling buffoons – Councilman Jim Harris and host Gary Daigneault –talked little about nothing. It was a feel good drama that punk’d. At the very end of the show Harris called in. Their short exchange served-up a fluffy mass of […]

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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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