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Foster Farms closes Livingston plant, again

By   /  January 15, 2014  /  Environment, Feature  /  Comments Off

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After being approved to reopen by the United States Department of Agriculture following a cockroach infestation last week, Foster Farms has voluntarily suspended poultry processing at its Livingston plant to expand USDA-approved manufacturing procedures. “The company is exercising vigilance and choosing to dedicate additional time to ensuring its preventative plan is fully realized with the […]

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Say! YV Council…Don’t Hire Interim Manager John Tooker!

By   /  September 5, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Here is a simple request to our Town Council. PLEASE DO NOT HIRE JOHN TOOKER as interim manager to assist you in selecting our next town manager. Pretty please? Interim manager John Tooker assisted in the hiring of Richard Warne in Twentynine Palms AND Mark Nuaimi in Yucca Valley. We all know […]

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Let’s talk straight

By   /  July 21, 2013  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  Comments Off

forkintheroad

I Just got home from my son’s wedding in Hawaii. Maui to be exact. While I was there I received a phone call from the city manager, Joe Guzzetta. He is a wonderful person and in the short time that he has been here I feel that he will do the city well. So where […]

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Disinformation Is Corrosive and Corrupt

By   /  July 8, 2013  /  29 Palms  /  1 Comment

prof Irwin

Sins of Disinformation The Twentynine Palms city council  continuing misfeasance and shocking irreparable credibility issues has reached an impasse.  Are public officials whom spread disinformation, or whom have thrust themselves in the “causal chain of  spreading disinformation,” politically corrupted?    Simply put: If disinformation is considered a lie, our city council  is a pack of […]

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It’s True Local Governments Can Lie To You

By   /  June 1, 2013  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  7 Comments

NEWSPEAK

I hope you caught the hatchet job by what is beginning to appear as the official Print Organ of the City of Twentynine Palms, the Desert Trail proudly proclaimed that Government Can Lie and they will subserviently, and in lockstep with government, bring that lie to you wrapped as truth. The City believes, that things […]

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Transparency and Fairness lose 3-2 in Closed Door Vote

By   /  May 29, 2013  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  4 Comments

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Twentynine Palms, CA– Councilmen Mintz, Klink and Corbin refused last night to take the pledge to not violate the Ralph M. Brown Act. They in their juvenile minds believe it is better to violate the law than admit that the closed door Golden Parachute given to Richard Warne was wrong. Too bad two of these […]

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We need a Brown Act Pledge not another Closed Session

By   /  May 23, 2013  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  6 Comments

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There is another Closed Door Executive Session next Tuesday to discuss the possibility of yours truly, entering into litigation with the City of Twentynine Palms. I’d like to put a kibosh to such ugly rumors right now. My only intent is to work within the system to exhaust administrative relief as provided in Government Code […]

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Let’s Budget Nuaimi’s Termination for Fiscal 2012/2013.

By   /  May 11, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Having been inspired by our neighbors to the east with the termination of their city manager, Richard Warne, I have been contacted by citizens asking the costs to terminate town manager, Mark Nuaimi. It is a great question and the timing is right because Yucca Valley is preparing the budget for fiscal […]

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Another shot across the bow for another Brown Act violation

By   /  May 7, 2013  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  5 Comments

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I decided to step forward to call for an end to the continued violations of the Open Meetings rules codified in the Ralph M. Brown Act. This Morning, I as a former city council member and an eight year veteran of the Twentynine Palms City Council, lodged a letter to the Twentynine Palms City Council to “Correct […]

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JBWD GM Joe Guzzetta Picked as 29 City Manager

By   /  April 30, 2013  /  29 Palms  /  Comments Off

HerdingCats

We wish to welcome Joe Guzzetta to 29 Palms and hope that he is able to heal the divide that the Council keeps trying to keep open. We at Cactusthorns are willing and eager to work with Mr. Guzzetta to heal those wounds. With no public input and zero public involvement, the 29 Palms City […]

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What to do when change actually happens? Say thank you.

By   /  April 24, 2013  /  29 Palms, News  /  3 Comments

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As many of you know I filed a California Public Records Act (CPRA) request on Thursday, 18 April, 2013 with the city of 29 Palms. That request was to find out what severance package former city manager Richard Warne actually received following his departure from the city of 29 Palms. The reason for my request […]

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A fool and his money are soon parted

By   /  April 21, 2013  /  29 Palms  /  2 Comments

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Twentynine Palms, CA - Okay, so the Twentynine Palms City Council wants to replace its city manager. How do you go about doing this? A reasonable and prudent city council would look to the four corners of the City’s employment contract with its city manager. Contractually,  the city can either terminate the city manager or he […]

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City searches for new manager – The Desert Trail: News

By   /  April 17, 2013  /  29 Palms  /  Comments Off

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Just as we put up the Warne Contract for all to see the City puts out a Press Release….. I wonder why didn’t they do this last night after the closed door session or did they have to wait until the story developed? City searches for new manager – The Desert Trail: News The city […]

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Nothing to Report….. It’s the Lawyer!

By   /  April 17, 2013  /  29 Palms  /  5 Comments

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Last night’s 3 and a half hour behind the closed door meeting of the Twentynine Palms Council was fruitless. Nothing was reported to the public. So it was relayed to me by my sources. Instead of “manning up” and just telling the folks they screwed up and they apologize for an attempt to deceive the […]

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