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Past Treasurer and FOGR Founder Dead At 59

By   /  June 9, 2010  /  News, OHV Issues, Yucca Valley  /  4 Comments

Past treasurer and co-founder of the Friends of Giant Rock off-road club, Robert (Bobby) Pessa, passed quietly at his home in Yucca Valley, Saturday. His death was unexpected and appears to have been from natural causes. He was 59 years old. Even as our hearts are saddened by this great loss, our prayers go out […]

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Flock denys Alderson ability to Speak During Free Comment Time

By   /  June 9, 2010  /  29 Palms, News, Opinion  /  Comments Off

In what can only be explained as pure political denial of the 1st Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Mayor Flock last night stopped Carey Alderson in his attempt of political speech under the 4.0 PUBLIC COMMENTS – This is the time for the public to address the City Council. 4.1 This is the time for the […]

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Early Numbers It’s Brown against Whitman

By   /  June 8, 2010  /  News  /  Comments Off

San Bernardino County | Registrar of Voters | Current Elections | Election Results San Bernardino CountySTATEWIDE DIRECT PRIMARY ELECTIONJune 8, 2010 Last Updated: June 8, 2010 8:09 PMRegistration & Turnout801,272 Voters Vote Count PercentVote By Mail Turnout 72,132 9.00%Precinct Turnout 3,368 0.42%Total 75,500 9.42% Non Partisan Registration & Turnout145,790 Voters Vote Count PercentVote By Mail […]

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Did the radio station fumble the ball?

By   /  June 8, 2010  /  News  /  5 Comments

There was no mention of the Soabpox Derby race on the local radio station. The soapbox derby kids got the short end of the stick. That spectacular event took place last Friday. The Twentynine Palms Soapbox Derby Race was held in Twentynine Palms. People came in from all over. The 29 Palms Chamber of Commerce […]

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Don’t Ask Me

By   /  June 7, 2010  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off

If you were wondering if I was going to give you my choices for the primary, you are schist out of luck. All I know is I am voting against every incumbent this season. If they served, I want it served on a platter. Off with their heads. Shuffle them all off to the a […]

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Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt to be 2010 BSA Distinguished Citizen

By   /  June 7, 2010  /  News  /  Comments Off

APPLE VALLEY – The Boy Scouts of America, High Desert District, will honor San Bernardino County Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt as their 2010 Distinguished Citizen of the Year at an annual benefit dinner on Wednesday, June 30. The Distinguished Citizen Award is bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated integrity and genuine concern for others in both […]

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Victorville putting money away for rainy day, why not 29?

By   /  June 6, 2010  /  29 Palms, News, Opinion  /  6 Comments

Is it time for the City Council of Twentynine Palms to slow down a tad and take a look at establishing a safety net for the future. Henry David Thoreau thought it was important to be prepared for whatever may turn up from heaven or earth. The town of Victorville seems to understand the concept […]

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66 Years ago Today

By   /  June 6, 2010  /  General Posts  /  Comments Off

June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, […]

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Kool photos of Soapbox derby kids!

By   /  June 5, 2010  /  29 Palms, News  /  4 Comments

These photos of soapbox derby kids were taken during the 29 Palms Soapbox Derby, Friday, June 4, 2010. The Derby is sponsored by the Arms Services YMCA and the City of 29 Palms.  It is held annually in June in downtown Twentynine Palms on the Eastside of the historical Donnell Hill. The ASYMCA had a […]

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29 Could Have It’s own Budget Woes

By   /  June 5, 2010  /  News  /  5 Comments

I received my copy of the proposed 2010 – 2011 city budget on Thursday. The first item that drew my attention was the projected budget surplus. After accounting for all projected revenues and all projected expenditures the budget leaves $1,500.00 to add to the city reserves. This equates to a budget surplus of $125.00 a […]

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Kudos to all the soapbox derby kids

By   /  June 4, 2010  /  29 Palms, News  /  1 Comment

Cactus Thorns soapbox derby car beats out the City of Twentynine Palms  entry. The fastest time of the day goes to the Cactus Thorns and its driver, Jessie James Valdez.  I was told that was a screaming 26 seconds! There were large numbers of people out in the heat today viewing the many unique and […]

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Cactus Thorns Claims Media Bragging Rights

By   /  June 4, 2010  /  29 Palms, News  /  1 Comment

Faster than a speeding bullet, able to devastate the competition, winners of every one of their heats our racers for Cactus Thorns were a mighty sight to behold. I’m not sure that anyone was officially declared winner of anything but I’m claiming bragging rights for all of us here at Cactus Thorns. Three cheers to […]

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Special Privilages for Artist about to be shoved down your throat

By   /  June 4, 2010  /  29 Palms, News, Opinion  /  4 Comments

I almost missed this piece of crap being shoved down our throats. You need to contact your Council today and Monday to tell them, Not One Red Cent More to Special Interests. CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE OF EXEMPTION PC 10-07 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Twentynine Palms […]

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Heat Advisory for 29 Palms

By   /  June 3, 2010  /  29 Palms, News  /  Comments Off

With temperatures expected to climb in the next few days, the City of Twentynine Palms urges residents to help reduce the risk of heat-related problems by following a few simple steps to stay cool: -Turn on air conditioning, swamp coolers, portable or ceiling fans to help keep rooms cooler. -Increase your fluid intake, especially water, […]

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