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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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Four Years Later:The Yucca Valley Grim Reaper

By   /  May 29, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  4 Comments

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“THE YUCCA VALLEY GRIM REAPER” was first published on July 28, 2010. Here we are four years later, and the safety improvements at the new AM/PM Arco SonicBurger have not been completed and there is NO performance/completion bond posted by the builder to insure these improvements would come to fruition. . The postponement of the […]

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29 Palms Council Members Slammed by Public

By   /  May 20, 2014  /  29 Palms, Feature  /  4 Comments

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Twentynine Palms, Ca.- The Twentynine Palms City Council met yesterday at 5PM to reconvene their meeting of last Tuesday, where they fired City Manager Joe Guzzetta. Their orchestrated action came down without any previous criticism of his performance or placing of any probation status on his employment. There were no charges of impropriety or illegal […]

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REDUX: January 2010-HVCC Open Government Workshop

By   /  May 19, 2014  /  Johnson Valley  /  Comments Off

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ORIGINAL POST JANUARY 2010-Open Government Workshop January 27, 2010 8:45 A.M. – Admission is Free and there is no need to register Yucca Valley Community Center – Yucca Room Dumosa and the Twentynine Palms Highway in Yucca Valley The Homestead Valley Community Council will be sponsoring an all day Open Government workshop on Wednesday, January […]

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REDUX: January 2010-Off Roading Legacy is worth fighting for

By   /  May 18, 2014  /  OHV Issues  /  7 Comments

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(Originally posted January 2010)-29 Palms Off Roaders have a wonderful and long history of homesteading and public service. From the very first homesteaders off-roading was a not only a way to get from point A to point B but the only way many could get into the basin. The Off-Road Legacy is heralded in murals […]

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REDUX 2010:Celebrating 15 years of the Sun Runner

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

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(PUBLISHED JANUARY 2010) It seems like it was just like yesterday that Terry Waite was cruising the streets with that beat the crap old Bronco promoting the Grand Prix and staying out of the way of his beloved as she built the Sun Runner Magazine. Can you believe it? It has been 15 years since […]

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SB Sentinel: Persistence Pays Off for 29 Palms

By   /  May 16, 2014  /  29 Feature, Feature, Project Phoenix  /  8 Comments

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Persistence Pays Off For 29 Palms In Fight With State Over RDA Funds   SB Sentinel.com-May 2014- The city of Twentynine Palms’ intrepid foray to the forefront of California cities challenging the redevelopment agency-shuttering legislation passed by the state of California in 2011 has paid off, with a court ruling last month that overturned the […]

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REDUX: City Council has Marathon Meeting 2010

By   /  May 16, 2014  /  29 Palms, News  /  12 Comments

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(POSTED JANUARY 13, 2010)-In your typical fashion Gary D gets it wrong again. Its almost as if he is compelled to get it wrong. The appeal for the stop light was approved not as Gary suggests in his radio reports this morning denied. Mayor Flock asked the City Attorney after the vote, “Does that mean […]

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Desert Trail Editorial: Project Phoenix…Get Involved

By   /  May 15, 2014  /  Opinion, Project Phoenix  /  10 Comments

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Twentynine Palms, Ca- Today’s edition of the local newspaper’s thought-provoking Editorial encourages citizens to get involved with THEIR Project Phoenix and writes: Things are starting to happen with Project Phoenix, the long-smoldering plan to revitalize downtown Twentynine Palms but not before the Twentynine Palms City Council sits down to rethink the project based on less […]

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How Sanitary is your Favorite Restaurant?

By   /  May 13, 2014  /  News  /  1 Comment

San Bernardino County Environmental Health Specialist routinely inspects all food facilities twice a year to determine the level of sanitation. Effective January 1, 2010, California restaurants will no longer be able to use trans fat to prepare foods for the public. Inspected retail food establishments receive a score according to their inspection report. The author […]

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Off Roader Stands Up to be counted

By   /  May 9, 2014  /  News  /  3 Comments

The Desert Trail Your view: And speaking of personal attacks James Goldsborough Twentynine Palms Dear editor, It’s a poor idea to speak of something one has no knowledge of, much worse to publish your ignorance in a public forum week after week. Comparing off-road hobbyists to pedophiles and rapists is beyond offensive. This “person” repeatedly […]

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2010 LA TIMES: Two ways of life collide in Wonder Valley

By   /  May 7, 2014  /  News  /  5 Comments

David Kelly did a bang up job of reporting on the continuing saga of the attack on our desert lifestyles by the environmental wackos that have dominated the local political scene for quite sometime. This is really the first time that the LA Times has given the Off-Road Community at least a fair shake. You […]

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Where was the public notice?

By   /  May 5, 2014  /  29 Palms  /  1 Comment

(FLASHBACK-JANUARY 3, 2010) it is rare that you can prove a illegal meeting of the Twentynine Palms City council. It is even rarer to have the proof on the cities web site right before our eyes. Meetings of public bodies must be “open and public,” actions may not be secret, and action taken in violation […]

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Jan. 1, 2010-Donnell Responds to the Community

By   /  May 5, 2014  /  29 Palms  /  94 Comments

(2010 FLASHBACK-94 Comments)This will be my only response to all the Blogs pertaining to me here on this site.(1) People, this is America, and people have the 1st amendment to free speech. I realize that there are many in this community that do not care for me for one reason or another. That is fine, […]

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