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Yucca Valley Golf Course Owner Ignores Drought to Fill Lake

By   /  March 7, 2014  /  Feature, General Posts, Yucca Valley  /  3 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- I am patiently waiting for the Hi Desert Star (Brehm Communications) to publish my Soap Box addressing their golf course filling up the large lake at the height of this severe drought and the subsequent short letter to explain why my Soap Box letter is being delayed.  In the meantime, I will […]

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No Charity in Yucca Valley…Support Organizations Turned Away

By   /  February 26, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  2 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The Yucca Valley Town Council met last week on February 18th to add another 3 1/2 hour meeting notch  to their headboard.  Agenda items 1 through 13 passed by at a normal pace. There was a CDBG presentation of agenda item #14 to discuss the distribution of Community Development Block Grants.  Previously […]

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Should Yucca Mesa Vote for Annexation?

By   /  February 23, 2014  /  General Posts, Yucca Valley  /  19 Comments

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Yucca Mesa, Ca.,- There are two choices facing Yucca Mesa when LAFCO, Local Agency Formation Commission of San Bernardino, reviews their next SOI, Sphere of Influence…a bad choice or the worse choice.  Neither one would be anything to celebrate but let’s look at both options and the bottom line. Yucca Mesa may soon be peppered […]

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California Department of Water Resources Report on Yucca Valley

By   /  February 16, 2014  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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I have many documents to share with readers to help shed light on the sewer prohibition placed on the “individual” septic tank owners.  The Hi-Desert Water District is anticipating rolling out the sewer assessment figures in March or April but I won’t hold my breath.  In the meantime, I will begin post important documents pertaining […]

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Dear BBK…Hi-Desert Water District Shrugs off Ratepayer Concerns

By   /  February 9, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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An Open Letter to John Brown, Attorney, BBK, Best, Best & Krieger Law Dear Mr. Brown, On February 5, 2014, I attended the meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District held at their offices in Yucca Valley.  During the short 3 minutes allowed during Public Comments to address the Board, I expressed  my concerns regarding commercial […]

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More details on the Andy Takata resignation…or fired?

By   /  January 27, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Banning, California- Cactus Thorns reported the Banning City Manager, Andy Takata, resigned without posting the reasons until the information we were given could be verified. Takata was the previous past manager for the Town of Yucca Valley. Following his career on the local Banning blog reveals he has been in hot water after several controversial […]

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PDF Copy of Complaint Filed in Superior Court Against the Town of Yucca Valley, et al.

By   /  January 21, 2014  /  Feature, News, Yucca Valley, yv feature  /  6 Comments

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                                                   PDF-OCR file >> CIVDS1400401 Compaint Mirage Front Properties, LLC v Town of Yucca  The above PDF Link is the complete 81 Page Complaint Filed in Superior Court Against the Town of […]

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81 Page Complaint Filed in Superior Court Against the Town of Yucca Valley

By   /  January 20, 2014  /  Feature, News, Yucca Valley, yv feature  /  4 Comments

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This is going to be a costly lawsuit against Yucca Valley. It deals with interim Town Manager Shane Stueckle‘s and Town Council’s management of a developer. As you can see below there are eight defendants. The complaint was filed on January 13, 2014. Yucca Valley will have thirty days in which to respond to the Summons and Complaint […]

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Arresting homeless after harassing them?

By   /  November 25, 2013  /  Feature, Yucca Valley, yv feature  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, CA  ”I can’t stop wondering what the biggest church in our community has done to help the homeless, not combat, but help the needy.” — Dustin V. The author of this article has lived in the Morongo Basin his entire life. The article as been edited to fit the format of Cactus Thorns. […]

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Citizens Stuck Paying for Hwy 62 Widening Costs?

By   /  November 7, 2013  /  Yucca Valley, yv feature  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- A small town with a small town attitude fails to help businesses coming into Yucca Valley or survive these hard economic times, unless you are a BFF of Staff.  The lack of notification and recent bad timing of installing the medians is cutting into businesses sales and will impact their bottom line […]

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Breaking News! Yucca Valley Recall Signatures Fall Short!

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  3 Comments

Breaking News Yucca Valley Recall

Yucca Valley, Ca.,-On September 11, 2013, the Town of Yucca Valley requested every signature be validated by the San Bernardino Registrar of Voters on the petitions turned in with over 5000 signatures. Today, the San Bernardino Registrar of Voters emailed the town with results indicating the signatures were insufficient to qualify the recall to be placed […]

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Dear Yucca Valley Chamber… About Those Texts

By   /  September 24, 2013  /  yv feature  /  4 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce “rescinded” my membership six months ago violating the terms of  their bylaws YV Chamber Bylaws and not citing any reason for their action. At that time, Jennifer Collins was the President of the chamber and concocted a slanted survey consisting of only 14% of the total […]

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Yucca Valley Recall- Waiting for Validation of Signatures

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

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Yucca Valley Recall.com- The petitions were turned in to the Town Clerk on September 10, 2013, by Ron Cohen, the Yucca Valley Recall spokesman.  Over 5000 signatures were counted by Lesley Copeland before submitting the petitions to the San Bernardino Registrar of Voters to validate the signatures. In her cover letter dated September 10, 2013 […]

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Hi-Desert Water District’s Gift of Public Funds?

By   /  September 18, 2013  /  News, yv feature  /  27 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- There are two things that really tick me off…compulsive liars and someone playing  “Big Shot or High Roller” with someone else’s money.  The recent brouhaha of the use of public funds by the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce for a “little get-away to Las Vegas to reduce stress” using tax dollars funneled […]

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