COMPLETE LOCAL PRELIMINARY ELECTION RESULTS

Here are the preliminary results from yesterday’s elections; provisional and some absentee ballots remain to be counted. Two races are relatively close, but are unlikely to change:

Yucca Valley Town Council: Rick Denison, Merl Abel, and Bob Leone. Twentynine Palms City Council: John Cole, Dan Mintz, and McArthur Wright (Adam

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MORONGO BASIN DEMS TO OFFER FREE RIDES TO POLLS TOMORROW

While nearly half of California’s voters have already mailed their ballots, the remainder are expected to go to the polls election day. If you need transportation to the polls to vote or to turn in a vote-by-mail ballot on Tuesday, the Morongo Basin Democratic Club has organized an Election Day

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26 LOCAL CANDIDATES AT POLITICAL POP-UP IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

While attendance from the general public was light, the local candidates present thought the political pop-up Saturday was a good idea. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report… Twenty-six candidates for local offices showed up at the non-partisan political pop-up event held Saturday at the Sportsman’s Club

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22 LOCAL CANDIDATES CONFIRM FOR Z107.7 POLITICAL POP-UP SATURDAY

Come meet the local non-partisan candidates for Joshua Basin Water District, Hi-Desert Water District, Hi-Desert Medical Center, the Morongo Unified School District, Yucca Valley Town Council, and Twentynine Palms City Council. Z107.7 Radio and the Sportsman’s Club are sponsoring a non-partisan office political pop-up event this Saturday, from 9 to

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SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES FORUM LAST NIGHT

A forum for Morongo Unified School District Board of Education candidates drew an audience of about 70, dominated by District employees last night. Reporter Dan Stork tells what they were asked, and hones in on a question that exposed individual priorities… The dozen questions posed to school board candidates ranged

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SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES FORUM WEDNESDAY

Morongo Teachers Association (MTA) and California School Employees Association (CSEA) together, announce a School Board Candidates forum this Wednesday, October 22, at 6:00 p.m. at Friendly Hills Elementary School in Joshua Tree. All five candidates running for two open seats have confirmed their attendance to this question and answer public

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MORE CANIDIDATES CONFIRM FOR Z107.7 POLITICAL POP-UP SATURDAY

Some 20 local candidates for non-partisan offices have confirmed they will be in attendance at a political pop-up event this coming Saturday. Z107.7 Radio and the Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club are co-hosting the event. The public is invited to come and meet the candidates for Yucca Valley Town Council, Twentynine

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Z107.7 NEWS MAKES ENDORSEMENTS FOR LOCAL ELECTED OFFICES

With some 33 candidates running for 15 open seats on local councils and boards, today, Z107.7 News makes our endorsements. These endorsements represent the views of the entire Z107.7 editorial board, not just the news director. For Congress there was no question, local resident Paul Cook has done an exemplary

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD CANDIDIATES EXPRESS SIMILAR VIEWS

In a crisp event that ran barely an hour, the three candidates for two open seats on the Board of Directors of the Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District showed little substantive difference in their responses during a forum on Wednesday night. Reporter Dan Stork gives a snapshot of what was said…

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MONDAY IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER ELECTION

The deadline to register to vote for the November election is Monday, October 20. Register online at sbcountyelections.com, or pick up voter registration forms at the post office, city or town clerk’s office, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Public Health or Transitional Assistance Department in Yucca Valley

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LOCAL CANDIDIATES POLITICAL POP-UP EVENT SET FOR NEXT WEEK

Attention local candidates for non-partisan offices. A political pop-up event is being sponsored by Z107.7 Radio and the Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club. The public is invited to come and meet the candidates for Yucca Valley Town Council, Twentynine Palms City Council, Morongo Unified School Board, Joshua Basin Water District, Hi-Desert

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Z107.7’S MAYES VERSUS HARGROVE DEBATE NOW AVAILABLE ON ITUNES

The only debate in the race for 42nd State Assembly District is now available as a podcast. The October 10 face-off on the Z107.7 “Up Close Show” was the only debate of the race between Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley and Karalee Hargrove of Twentynine Palms. During the on-air debate,

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER CANDIDATE FORUM TOMORROW NIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center will host a candidate forum for their own Board election Tomorrow night. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has your invitation… Come to the Helen Gray Education Center in Joshua Tree on Wednesday, October 15, at 6:00 for the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board Candidate Forum. This forum will feature

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VOTERS GUIDES GOING OUT THIS WEEK

You can get informed about the issues on the November ballot, and you can even vote now—if you want to take a trip to San Bernardino. Reporter Dan Stork has information about voter guides and early voting… Voter Information Guides began being delivered to voters’ mailboxes on Saturday, October 4,

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STATE ASSEMBLY CANDIDATE DEBATE ON Z107.7 TOMORROW

The candidates for state assembly will be on the Z107.7 “Up Close” show tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says this will be the only time the two will face off… The two candidates for California’s 42nd Assembly District, Republican Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley, and Democrat Karalee Hargrove, of Twentynine

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FINANCING RELEASED FOR 42ND ASSEMBLY DISRICT RACE

Fundraising in the local Assembly race continues to favor candidates who had the most success before the primary. In the 42nd Assembly District, Republican Chad Mayes has raised nearly five times the money as Democrat Karalee Hargrove. Mayes’ campaign finance report showed the former Yucca Valley councilman has raised $245,420

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AS ELECTIONS APPROACH, CAMPAIGN SIGN ISSUES

At least one candidate for a local office has complained about disappearing campaign signs. What can be done about it? Reporter Dan Stork says, not much … State law has a fair bit to say about the responsibilities of parties who put out campaign signs in the run-up to balloting.

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TOMORROW IS NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY

Have you registered to vote yet? Reporter Dan Stork says that San Bernardino County is part of a national effort to make it easy, tomorrow…

Tuesday, September 23, is the third annual National Voter Registration Day, on which the San Bernardino County Elections Office is making a special push to

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LOCAL CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD IS OVER, WE HAVE THE FULL LIST

The deadlines for candidate filings in local races have brought a few late comers to our ballots. Six candidates are vying for the three seats up for grabs on Twentynine Palms City Council. Standing for re-election are incumbents Dan Mintz and Jim Harrris, with challengers Bill Easter, McArthur Wright, John

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO CONSIDER POSTPONING ASSESSMENT BALLOT TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will consider putting off the mail-in ballot for the sewer system assessment district tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors special meeting held last Thursday is continued to another special meeting tonight. Among the items on

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