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“Friday Frank’s” Two Year Manager Contract in Blythe

By   /  July 15, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  No Comments

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The Yucca Valley Town Council will set forth their plan to appoint a Town Manager instead of following the City of 29 Palms sage and wise decision to wait a couple of months when there is a newly seated Council after the November election. >Owen Gillick Letter to the Editor 07/11/2014 The bogus fanfare of […]

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A FPPC slap on the wrist for City Manager Andy Takata

By   /  June 23, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, Feature  /  7 Comments

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Updated 6-23-14 @ 6:02 p.m. ♦ Twentynne Palms – Residents of this remote, business-starved desert city — with a fire department so underfunded it is incapable of proving public safety 24/7 – have an authentic right to know what its city council knows concerning its new interim city manager, Andy Takata.  Andy Takata has been around the block […]

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Town Voicemail System Fizzled Out: Unable to Retrieve Messages

By   /  June 19, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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    YUCCA VALLEY PRESS RELEASE: Town of Yucca Valley Press Release Voicemail System at the Community Development Building is Temporarily Not Functional June 18, 2014 Release # 14-0041 For Information Contact Shirlene Doten at (760) 369-7207 ext. 235 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The voicemail and automated attendant features of the Town of Yucca Valley’s phone […]

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Will Planning Commision Ignore Citizen Concerns…again?

By   /  June 9, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  2 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The Yucca Valley Planning Commission is scheduled to meet tomorrow, Tuesday June 10, 2014, at 6 pm at the Community Center, to discuss/review/revise the Home Occupation Permit as part of the Development Code update. The HOP agenda is hastily assembled and difficult to understand, which may be part of the plan to […]

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REDUX 2010: Margo throws her Stetson into the ring

By   /  May 16, 2014  /  Candidates, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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By Dan O’Brien (Original Post: October 5, 2010) Yucca Valley, Ca.- Margo Sturges officially “tossed her hat into the ring” as a candidate for the Hi-Desert Water District challenging three incumbent Directors. Sturges is very involved in the community and “wears many hats.” Recently stepping down as the Planning Commissioner for the Town of Yucca […]

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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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