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County moves to eliminate Treasurer-Tax Collector

By   /  May 19, 2014  /  News  /  3 Comments

The county will immediately save more than $500,000 a year and could eventually realize more than $1 million in annual savings thanks to action taken today by the Board of Supervisors to reorganize the county’s fiscal departments. Besides the cost savings, which are vital as the county enters into a difficult budget year, the reorganization […]

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One question divides same-sex marriage proponents: When?

By   /  March 29, 2014  /  General Posts  /  Comments Off

Some want to set a vote in 2012 on overturning Proposition 8, fearing that the planned 2010 ballot measure, if it fails, could further polarize voters. A measure to reinstate marriage rights for gays and lesbians on next year’s ballot has stirred anxiety and doubts among some gay rights activists.

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St Patrick’s Day Dinner March 15th-Yucca Mesa

By   /  March 10, 2014  /  Entertainment, Feature, General Posts  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Mesa, Ca.- It’s that time of the year again and the Yucca Mesa Community is putting on their famous St. Patrick’s Day Dinner.  Part fundraiser, part great company and fantastic food arranged by the volunteers of the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association, also known as…YMIA.  Dinner will be served between the hours of 4pm-7pm at […]

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Big Lizards: Don’t Have a Seizure Over the ObamaCare Cloture Vote…

By   /  February 17, 2014  /  General Posts  /  Comments Off

…You’d only have to rely upon ObamaCare to cure you! This post by John Hinderaker at Power Line is fairly typical of what I’ve been reading: Mary Landrieu announced today that she will vote for cloture on the Democrats’ government medicine bill tonight. The Democrats now have 60 votes and will’ [...]

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Total Buzz: Dems need one more yes to move health bill

By   /  February 11, 2014  /  General Posts  /  Comments Off

Number of comments: 5 Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., will vote yes health bill debate. Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu just announced she’s going to vote later today to allow Majority Leader Harry Reid’s health care reform bill to move to a formal debate. That [...]

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SB 7: Cities Stand to Lose Home Rule over Municipal Affairs

By   /  September 9, 2013  /  General Posts, News, RDA  /  Comments Off

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Up to 51 charter cities are at risk of losing their authority over public works projects, should Governor Brown sign SB 7 this week. SB 7 explicitly targets cities that have voter-approved provisions in their charters that authorize the optional use of prevailing wage. Since the state cannot enforce its will on cities with independent […]

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Chambers Comes in First in TPWD Elections, Morongo Results in

By   /  August 27, 2013  /  29 Palms, Candidates, San Bernardino Co  /  1 Comment

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Results are in for the 2013 Board Elections for the Twentynine Palms Water District with our own favorite son and contributor to the blog Chancey Chambers landsliding the competition by well over 100 votes. Coming in second was Anita “Suzi” Horn. Roger Shinaver came in third to win reelection and round out the field. Chambers […]

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4 to 1, the old Heave Ho to Nuaimi

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

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In a 4-1 vote Mark Nuaimi was shown the door over in Yucca Valley Tuesday Night  when the  Council fired  the fellow without cause. Several people spoke prior to the closed door session demanding the head of Nuaimi on a stick….. Well maybe not a stick but  they all expressed  what they felt as cause […]

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Recall: City of San Bernardino in deep doo doo

By   /  May 25, 2013  /  News, San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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San Bernardino, Riverside counties prepared to say no to request to handle recall The sun | By Ryan Hagen | 5/23/2013 07:28:06 PM PDT SAN BERNARDINO — If the City Council thought it took care of the conflict of interest inherent in having officials targeted by a recall campaign handle that same recall by asking the […]

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The council shined tonight, but later polished the shoes of A. Patrick Munoz

By   /  March 12, 2013  /  29 Palms, News, Opinion, Project Phoenix  /  41 Comments

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UPDATED 10:10 PM, Tuesday: Just a quick rundown on tonight city council meeting.  More will be posted tomorrow morning. CLOSED SESSION No word on the closed session to evaluate the performance of the city manager. I was the only one seated in the audience at  4:30 PM waiting for a possible challenge  to the closed meeting but I was politely […]

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The state of politics in Yucca Valley.

By   /  March 7, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  35 Comments

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Yucca Valley, CA— In the special election here this week I was appalled at not only the outcome, but that roughly 9000 ballots were sent out and only about 2600 returned. This ended up electing a old washed up politician who left this town a wreck when he left it last time. What is so […]

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Thou Shall Not Steal Campaign Signs

By   /  March 4, 2013  /  Candidates, News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca,- In less than 48 hours from now, the Yucca Valley election will be decided by the first all Mail-in Vote by the citizens. Thank goodness because it seems the politics in Yucca Valley continues to a new low bar with each passing election. As usual, there is a problem with damaged signs […]

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Former Mayor Bob Leone Regarding Unmailed Ballots

By   /  March 2, 2013  /  Candidates, News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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I am running for the open Town Council seat because I want to bring my leadership, independence, and common sense back to our community. I do not agree with cutting the swimming program for our children and the Summer Concert Series so the Council may continue to fund car allowances for department heads: Finance Department $9,000; Community Services $6,000; Community […]

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Rialto City Council Appoints former Council Member to fill Vacant Seat

By   /  January 30, 2013  /  News  /  Comments Off

RIALTO –In a earlier post on Cactus Thorns, it was reported the Rialto City Council was deadlocked on appointing a new member to fill the vacant seat.  Facing a deadline of February 9, 2013, to appoint or call for an election, where a Special Election could cost up to $285,000. Cactus Thorns Post  link The […]

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