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Twentynine Palms looking back, looking forward 2014-2015

Twentynine Palms looking back, looking forward 2014-2015

One of the local pioneering son of Twentynine Palms, Mark Clemons, has been adding to a discussion in a Cactus Thorns at this Link.  Mark has been commenting about…

The adventures of 29 Palms Larry Briggs

The adventures of 29 Palms Larry Briggs

Op-Ed Twentynine Palms (12-17-14) – Larry Briggs is a good fellow. And he is generous with his money in terms of giving a helping hand to city activities that…

Unable to locate the Bowden KBB Corporation

Unable to locate the Bowden KBB Corporation

Updated 5:55 P.M. ♦ Twentynine Palms (12-13-14) – One can say there is a political if not legal scandal brewing at city hall with the appointment and pay package…

City Attorney Exposed Trying to Influence Government Decision

City Attorney Exposed Trying to Influence Government Decision

OP-Ed ♦  Twentynine Palms (12-11-14) – During Tuesday’s council meeting Council Member Cora Heiser pulled “Item 13“ from the consent calendar. After which, council members engaged in a heated…

Council Member Cora  Heiser Railroaded

Council Member Cora Heiser Railroaded

Twentynine Palms – This is a synopsis of some of the things that occured at  last night’s city council meeting.   THE RAILROADING OF COUNCIL MEMBER CORA HEISER…

“Jingle Paws” Food Drive at Palms-N-Paws, Twentynine Palms  Dec. 10 to Dec. 24

“Jingle Paws” Food Drive at Palms-N-Paws, Twentynine Palms Dec. 10 to Dec. 24

Palms-N-Paws, the official animal shelter of the City of Twentynine Palms, is hosting a special “Jingle Paws” food drive for animals for the holidays. The food drive will…

BIG Christmas present for Larry Bowden; councilmen swearing in

BIG Christmas present for Larry Bowden; councilmen swearing in

Twentynined Palms (12-5-14) – Two items of interest on the December 9 City Council Consent Calendar. Judge Bert Swift will administer the Oath to an incumbent councilman, a former…

TPWD: California Request for Public Records. Another proposed increase for residential users?

TPWD: California Request for Public Records. Another proposed increase for residential users?

Twentynine Palms (11-30-14) – Having been a census taker in the TPWD area, there are many rate-paying single grandmothers and grandfathers that are of advanced age in the…

TPWD General Manager Declares War

TPWD General Manager Declares War

November 21, 2014 Twentynine Palms – The water district held its regular meeting last night. TPWD General Manager, Tamara Alaniz, dropped white phosphorus bombs on the homes of…

Profiling Council Member McAuthur Wright

Profiling Council Member McAuthur Wright

“The city can’t keep doing business as usual and survive. It’s time for change. I’m that person that can make it happen.” — Council Member McAuthur Wright ♦ UPDATED ♦…

Councilwoman Cora Heiser’s new moves; council hires acting city manager

Councilwoman Cora Heiser’s new moves; council hires acting city manager

Twentynine Palms – November 13, 2014 ♦ In closed session last night the Twentynine Palms City Council appointed local resident, Larry Bowden, as acting city manager, reports local radio…

Humm… Free housing for city executives, the city hiring a lobbyist?

Humm… Free housing for city executives, the city hiring a lobbyist?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 ♦  Twentynine Palms – The city manager has sent out a request for proposals to obtain a lobbyist for the city. Does that make sense?…

“You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

“You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

  November 8, 2014 ♦”You Can’t Always Get What You Want” —   Mike Jagger and Keth Richards The November 2014 local elections are over. Seems the JSCC all turned out…

Making life tolerable.

Making life tolerable.

The benefit or the curse depending on how one sees it, of having a job out of town is you get a nonchalance about local issues. This nonchalance…

Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences

Somebody asked me today what benefits will Danny Mintz, John Cole, and MacArthur Wright receive from the city for being elected to the city council. I told the…

Yucca Valley

Y.V., 29 Palms: Local Governments, Successor Agencies, Oversight Boards…

Y.V., 29 Palms: Local Governments, Successor Agencies, Oversight Boards…

Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley (12-13-14) – Below are a few issues the City, Town Council,…

Hi-Desert Water District Chokes Future Build-out of Yucca Valley

Hi-Desert Water District Chokes Future Build-out of Yucca Valley

Yucca Valley, Ca.,- (December 8, 2014), The incompetent General Manager of the Hi-Desert Water District,…

Yucca Valley Walmart can do better

Yucca Valley Walmart can do better

  Shopping at Walmart should not be an adventure in pain, suffering and anxiety. Perceptibly…

HDMC CAN DO BETTER

HDMC CAN DO BETTER

Cactus Thorns News Service ♦ Twentynine Palms (12-6-14) – Like many others, I have had…

Yucca Valley man murdered behind Walmart (backtalk included)

Yucca Valley man murdered behind Walmart (backtalk included)

  Yucca Valley – Z107.7 FM reported today that a 58 year old man was…

John’s Place Serving Free Thanksgiving Meals and Breakfast

John’s Place Serving Free Thanksgiving Meals and Breakfast

On Thanksgiving Day for the last consecutive 26 years the owner of John’s Place ,…

“Can’t Wait ‘Til They Cut Him Off!”-Sleazy Stadum

“Can’t Wait ‘Til They Cut Him Off!”-Sleazy Stadum

Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Unable to shake off the sleazy stench, not that he ever tried…

Sewer Issue floating on poor HDWD water management practices.

Sewer Issue floating on poor HDWD water management practices.

ORIGINALLY POSTED OCTOBER 28, 2011 (3 YEARS AGO)-I’ve kept reasonably silent up until now about…

Yucca Valley Community Update

Yucca Valley Community Update

Welcome to the Thanksgiving 2014 edition of the Town’s Community update. We trust that you…

A modern Abel and Cain?

A modern Abel and Cain?

The tragic story of two brothers On Saturday, November 15, 2014, at approximately 02:39 a.m.,…

Yucca Valley Council to Chop Down Protected Native Plants

Yucca Valley Council to Chop Down Protected Native Plants

Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The Yucca Valley Town Council has received a 1,066 page agenda and…

Easement Appraiser Sheds Light on more HDWD Incompentence

Easement Appraiser Sheds Light on more HDWD Incompentence

Yucca Valley, Ca.,- There are numerous Hi-Desert Water District flub-ups to write about it is…

Yucca Valley “Land Barons” Carve Up Spoils

Yucca Valley “Land Barons” Carve Up Spoils

Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Originally published December 4, 2013- Large property owners, Yucca Valley Land Barons,…

1,021 Page Agenda: Strips Native Plants/Special Interest Overlays & Bans Mayor Lombardo’s Freight Containers

1,021 Page Agenda: Strips Native Plants/Special Interest Overlays & Bans Mayor Lombardo’s Freight Containers

Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Bring cans of room spray to the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting…

Election Day… Thank God It’s Over…

Election Day… Thank God It’s Over…

The election season is now behind us thank God!  The Town of Yucca Valley voted,…

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Water Wars

It’s time to tell EPA and the Corps: Ditch the rule

It’s time to tell EPA and the Corps: Ditch the rule

For the past six months, Farm Bureau has been urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to drop a proposed rule that would…

Unger, Fuller and Johnson Sweep Joshua Basin Water District

Unger, Fuller and Johnson Sweep Joshua Basin Water District

        Joshua Tree, Ca.,- JBWD Candidates Rebecca Unger, Victoria Fuller and Bob Johnson can relax because early results and this final update has confirmed their…

Three Hi-Desert Water District Incumbents Keep Seats

Three Hi-Desert Water District Incumbents Keep Seats

  Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Facing a $150 million dollar sewer project that will result in economical ethnic cleansing of the rural town of 20,700 citizens, mostly low income,…

HDWD Sarann Graham 2012 Campaign Donations

HDWD Sarann Graham 2012 Campaign Donations

Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Shall we examine the NINE campaign filings by Hi-Desert Water Director Sarann Graham, resident of the Country Club Estates, for her 2012 campaign? Just follow…

Lizzy Karman from Landers wins 2014 Golden Crock-Pot Award

Lizzy Karman from Landers wins 2014 Golden Crock-Pot Award

2014 Humor/Politics-It’s nice to find some humor in these last 12 crazy political days filled with silly antics counting down to the November election. No reason to wait…

Yucca Mesa Potluck Features Hi-Desert Water District Candidate Forum Friday

Yucca Mesa Potluck Features Hi-Desert Water District Candidate Forum Friday

PRESS RELEASE Yucca Mesa, Ca,- The public is invited to attend the Yucca Mesa Community Potluck this Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Community Center located at 3133…

Drought: Water guzzlers are the regulators!

Drought: Water guzzlers are the regulators!

Excerpts: “In 2013, eight other officials used more than 1,100 gallons per day. That’s triple the state’s average. Among them was Randy Record, chairman of the board of…

Hi-Desert Candidate Forum

Hi-Desert Candidate Forum

      Come to the Candidate Forum October 9th.        …

Lowest Gas Prices in Twentynine Palms

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Larry BriggsLarry Briggs on Twentynine Palms looking back, looking forward 2014-2015
The push for tourists is just starting. Why don't you get more races out at the raceway. Means more hot …
Larry BriggsLarry Briggs on Twentynine Palms looking back, looking forward 2014-2015
We are trying to get the tourists to stay in 29. Hotel rates have gone down. As far as being …
Dan OBrienDan OBrien on Twentynine Palms looking back, looking forward 2014-2015
Is that so..... Hows that working out for the city? Most of the TOT is generated from base contracting and off …
michaelvmichaelv on Twentynine Palms looking back, looking forward 2014-2015
I don't agree with you on this on Larry. Most tourists stay in Joshua Tree or Yucca Valley. Why? there …
Steve SpearSteve Spear on Twentynine Palms looking back, looking forward 2014-2015
Well. We tried being the opponents to the 31 million bond deal that still went through and here we are …
Larry BriggsLarry Briggs on Twentynine Palms looking back, looking forward 2014-2015
That's not an answer. The tourist would stay here in 29 and take side trips to other sites in the …
Dan OBrienDan OBrien on Twentynine Palms looking back, looking forward 2014-2015
What possible reason would a tourist want to stay and play here?
Larry BriggsLarry Briggs on Twentynine Palms looking back, looking forward 2014-2015
To sum up this discussion: What, if anything, is Cactus Thorns doing to "Build a better city'?
Candidates

State watchdog launches probe of California GOP spending

State watchdog launches probe of California GOP spending

SYNOPSIS: “Independent expenditures are allowed as long as parties and other committees making them don’t coordinate with a candidate. While the…

Proudfoot and Slotta MUSD Board Members: New Tally Nov. 6, 2014

Proudfoot and Slotta MUSD Board Members: New Tally Nov. 6, 2014

  UPDATED Nov 6th.  Next ROV update November 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM.   Morongo Unified School District 95/95 100.00%  …

Chad Mayes Secures Seat for 42nd Assembly District

Chad Mayes Secures Seat for 42nd Assembly District

Morongo Basin, Ca.,- The 42nd District straddles San Bernardino County and Riverside County where two individuals from our community, Karalee Hargrove…

Morongo Unified School District: Neck and Neck

Morongo Unified School District: Neck and Neck

  (NEXT UPDATE: San Bernardino Registrar of Voters 2:05 AM)   The recent update from the San Bernardino Registrar of Voters…

MUSD/Hospital/Water Districts Early Voting Results

MUSD/Hospital/Water Districts Early Voting Results

          Morongo Unified School District14/95 14.74% Vote Count Percent GARY L. HORN 1,184 15.55% L. HILARY SLOTTA…

Karalee Hargrove’s Incredible 33,000 mile Journey: Photo Essay

Karalee Hargrove’s Incredible 33,000 mile Journey: Photo Essay

      For more photos, visit Karalee’s website>LINK CBS Local2 interview with Karalee> LINK…

Dismal Results: Low Voter Turnout Predicted 2014

Dismal Results: Low Voter Turnout Predicted 2014

San Bernardino County-According to data posted on politicaldata.com, voter turnout may reach an all time low.  The Administrator of Inland Politics,…

Yucca Valley Nine Town Council Candidates “Show Me the Money!”

Yucca Valley Nine Town Council Candidates “Show Me the Money!”

Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The 9 candidates vying for Yucca Valley Town Council are listed in this post as a public service…

Opinion

Why do three chauvinist warthogs fear Councilwoman Cora Heiser?

Why do three chauvinist warthogs fear Councilwoman Cora Heiser?

  Twentynine Palms (12-12-14) – Caveat: If you don’t take lightly to editorials throwing stones or parodying local sleazy and sinister politicians — and if you find…

California attorney general and Brady group to appeal Peruta shall-issue case

California attorney general and Brady group to appeal Peruta shall-issue case

  The California attorney general, along with a national gun control group, will push for a federal court to further review the state’s landmark concealed carry case.…

Supervisor Ramos next Chairman of Board?

Supervisor Ramos next Chairman of Board?

  Sharon Gilbert Inland Empire News Examiner As required in the Charter of the County of San Bernardino, during the first meeting of the new year, the…

Did Elizabeth Karman violate FPPC rules?

Did Elizabeth Karman violate FPPC rules?

10 Day Notification Request to Correct Website/Issue Disclosure Statement Sent via emailNovember 7, 2014Elizabeth Karman 57120 Luna Vista Ln Landers, CA 92285 APN: 0629-191-05 County Service Area…

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields

By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in…

This Tuesday, Hold Your Nose and Throw the Bums Out!

This Tuesday, Hold Your Nose and Throw the Bums Out!

  This is one of those years that you just want to forget the whole thing. What a miserable lot we have to vote for. Both political…

Morongo Basin Matters: Corruption and Coverups in San Bernardino County

Morongo Basin Matters: Corruption and Coverups in San Bernardino County

Morongo Basin Matters: Corruption and Coverups in San Bernardino County Congressman Paul Cook recommended that Mark Nuaimi apply for the position of town manager in Yucca Valley.…

Riverside Sheriff says NO on 47

Riverside Sheriff says NO on 47

Proposition 47’s title, “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act,” is misleading and is a collection of poor changes that will produce the opposite of what that title portends.…

Morongo Basin

Pre-meeting invitation: DRECP Plan for solar, wind and geothermal

Pre-meeting invitation: DRECP Plan for solar, wind and geothermal

  PRESS RELEASE   Good afternoon, all!   Please join us for our Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) pre-meeting at the Joshua Tree San Bernardino County…

Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council Agenda

Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council Agenda

PRESS RELEASE: Please find the MAC Meeting Agenda for Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council To Third District County Supervisor James C. Ramos  …

Z107.7 Confirms Local Candidates attending Political Pop-Up.

Z107.7 Confirms Local Candidates attending Political Pop-Up.

Morongo Basin, Ca.,- There are many candidates running for office and voters will have a chance to meet with a few one-on-one before casting their votes on…

James Ramos Holds Community “Quality of Life”Forum

James Ramos Holds Community “Quality of Life”Forum

PRESS RELEASE Please join 3rd District County Supervisor James Ramos & Community Vital Signs at a free Community Forum to help transform Morongo Basin into a healthier…

Supervisor James Ramos to address local council this Monday

Supervisor James Ramos to address local council this Monday

  Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council To Third District County Supervisor James C. Ramos   AGENDA Regular Open Session Meeting   ¯   6:30 PM, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014…

Owen McNichols, 13

Owen McNichols, 13

On 10-6-14 at 6:15 PM, Owen McNichols, age:13, from Morongo, was walking in the crosswalk across Twentynine Palms Highway at Inca trail in Yucca Valley and was…

Dayle Will Celebration of Life Sunday Oct 12th @ 2 PM

Dayle Will Celebration of Life Sunday Oct 12th @ 2 PM

Friends and Family are invited to bring a food dish to share because it is anticipated there will be over 150 persons or more attending. . The…

Hargrove adds Congressman Takano to growing list of endorsements

Hargrove adds Congressman Takano to growing list of endorsements

  Press Release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Karalee Hargrove, candidate for California’s 42nd Assembly District in November’s general election is proud to announce the endorsement of Congressman Mark…

High Desert

High Desert Corridor input sought

High Desert Corridor input sought

The regional High Desert Corridor proposal is designed to improve travel safety and connect areas of the Antelope Valley with the Victor Valley. The proposed main corridor…

56 Arrested, 1/2 Ton of Pot Seized and 22 Guns taken

56 Arrested, 1/2 Ton of Pot Seized and 22 Guns taken

Over a three week period, members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Marijuana Enforcement Team investigated various properties throughout the High Desert that were suspected of…

Deputies make grusome discovery

Deputies make grusome discovery

Coroner case 701407200 Back on Monday, September 22, 2014, Sterling Michael Marshall, a 29 year old resident of Colorado Springs, was reported missing to the San Bernardino…

Cold Case Squad Gets Their Man.

Cold Case Squad Gets Their Man.

On Monday, March 7, 2011, at approximately 5:50 P.M., Rafael Chavez called 911 to report that he found his girlfriend Rhonda McClain, 41, of Apple Valley, California  submerged…

Feds Get into a gun fight

Feds Get into a gun fight

On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at approximately 5:30 a.m., deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to a residence in the 12500 block of Sunny Vista Avenue,…

Remains Found in Newberry Springs

Remains Found in Newberry Springs

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at approximately 5:42 p.m. a deputy from the Barstow Sheriff’s Station was flagged down by a citizen who discovered human skeletal remains…

She thought she’d make a crank call on the prison

She thought she’d make a crank call on the prison

On Friday, June 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Deputy Brett Haynes was called to the GEO Correctional Facility located at 10450 Rancho Rd in the City of…

Crash Dumps Carrots on the 15 Freeway in Hesperia

Crash Dumps Carrots on the 15 Freeway in Hesperia

SBSun.com:Breaking News-Posted: 05/09/14, 4:53 PM PDT    HESPERIA >> A crash involving a tractor trailer and another truck has strewn carrots across the northbound lanes of the…

Johnson Valley

Katrina Eberhardt, 29

Katrina Eberhardt, 29

On 09/27/2014 at 9:00 P.M., 29 year-old Landers resident Katrina Eberhardt  was the passenger on a 1983 ATV traveling north on Booth Rd. near Joshua Lane, in Landers. …

This Month in Johnson Valley

This Month in Johnson Valley

• ​Oktoberfest Countdown   ​ Remember, next Saturday, October 4, is the 6th Annual Johnson Valley Oktoberfest ​…s​ pecially brewed ales, lagers and ciders for you to…

Desert Fun Run

Desert Fun Run

The Morongo Basin Search and Rescue team is a volunteer group with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and was formed in 1957. The 40 plus member…

Obernolte advocates for small business – LVL

Obernolte advocates for small business – LVL

LUCERNE VALLEY LEADER • Big Bear mayor Jay Obernolte, who will contend for the State Assembly seat vacated by Tim Donnelly in November, shared his hopes for the…

OHV public meeting gets heated

OHV public meeting gets heated

  By PETER DAY, LucerneValleyLeader.com   LUCERNE VALLEY • Like off-road racers throttling their engines at a King of Hammers competition, Saturday’s meeting to discuss changes in…

Johnson Valley Report: King of the Hammers

Johnson Valley Report: King of the Hammers

The King of the Hammers off-road competition, billed as the ultimate desert race, began here in Johnson Valley and has spread its mystique across the country and…

From Our Friends in Johnson Valley: Solar Seminar June 18

From Our Friends in Johnson Valley: Solar Seminar June 18

Talking about installing a solar system for the Community Center and the Fire Station has been going on for years. The discussion is becoming even more timely…

Cook applauds Lucerne Valley Veterans Monument

Cook applauds Lucerne Valley Veterans Monument

UNVEILING: Lucerne Valley Veterans Monument Committee member Peggy Roork, left, and chairwoman Patti Riddle, right, unveil the monument. In attendance- Rep. Paul Cook, Third District Supervisor James…

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