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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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED

The regular Twentynine Palms City Council meeting scheduled for tonight will not be held. The next meeting of the Council will be held on Tuesday, August 26, at 6 p.m.

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL, JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT FILING DONE, FIVE RUN FOR MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Reporter Dan Stork has the current list of candidates for positions that will be on the November ballot for Twentynine Palms City Council, Joshua Basin Water District, and the Morongo Unified School District… Five candidates are vying—so far—for the three seats up for grabs on Twentynine Palms City Council. Standing

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SOME LOCAL CANDIDATE FILINGS EXTENDED, INCUMBENTS NOT RUNNING

Because incumbents have not filed for reelection, filing deadlines have been extended for some local elected offices. The City of Twentynine Palms announced that as a result of the non-filing of incumbent Council member Jay Corbin, the nomination period for filing papers for the Office of Twentynine Palms City Council

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ONE FILED, FIVE PULL PAPERS, FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL

With little more than a week left to file for candidacy in the November election, only one candidate for City Council in Twentynine Palms has completed filing procedures. The City Clerk says more says several more applications are in the pipeline. As of the end of the day on July

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29 PALMS CITY COUNCIL NAMES PLANNING COMMISIONER IN SHORT SESSION

In its shortest meeting in recent memory, the Twentynine Palms City Council, its numbers reduced to a bare quorum in the absence of Jay Corbin and Cora Heiser, filled the vacancy on the Planning Commission, and dispatched the rest of its agenda without much discussion. Dan Stork peers through the

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TNPCC MEETS IN SMALL YET DIVERSE MEETING

The Twentynine Palms City Council has a small, yet diverse agenda for its July 22 meeting. Dan Stork previews the topics…

The first order of business at the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting on July 22 is a public hearing on confirming the assessment for the coming year, and hearing

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CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD OPENS MONDAY

The candidacy filing window for the November elections is about to open. Reporter Dan Stork tells office hopefuls that they can do it online…

The period for filing to be a candidate for public office in the November 14 election opens July 14 and closes August 8. If no incumbent

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STATE SAYS TWENTYNINE PALMS HAS TO GIVE BACK $2 MILLION

The State Controller’s Office has decreed that a loan repayment of $2.1 million by the Twentynine Palms Redevelopment Agency to the City was inappropriate and must be repaid to the RDA’s Successor Agency, a move that the City says is un-Constitutional. A press release from the City states that the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION EYES PROPERTY AT LEAR AND THE HIGHWAY FOR AMBULANCE

A special meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council has been called for 10 a.m. (this morning) July 3, at City Hall. It will be a closed session meeting, to discuss a parcel of property on Twentynine Palms highway across from the Lear Avenue intersection, south of the highway. The

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LOCAL COUNCIL FILINGS START JULY 14

It promises to be a crowded field for the November 4th elections for Twentynine Palms City Council. Reporter Dan Stork tells what prospective candidates must do to participate in the campaign… Twentynine Palms City Clerk Cindy Villescas described to local media the steps that she and prospective City Council candidates

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PLANS A MEETING TO PLAN A MEETING

Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony for improvements on National Park Drive, featuring metal sculptures by artist Ricardo Breceda, the Twentynine Palms City Council moved to City Hall, where they planned a meeting whose purpose was to plan a meeting. Reporter Dan Stork explains, and relates what else transpired…

Metal sculptor

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS: WATER DISTRICT MEETING & REDEVELOPMENT LITIGATION

At tonight’s City Council meeting in Twentynine Palms, a request by the Water District for a joint meeting returns to the agenda, as does litigation over the dissolved Redevelopment Agency. Reporter Dan Stork says that a ribbon cutting, Planning Commission issues, and aid to local businesses will be treated before

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RIBBON CUTTING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS NATIONAL PARK DRIVE TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a ribbon cutting tomorrow afternoon at 5:30 p.m. midway down National Park Drive, on the center median across from the Old Schoolhouse Museum. The ribbon cutting will celebrate completion of the National Park Drive improvement project, which consists of new curbs, gutters, and

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FORMER YUCCA VALLEY MANAGER ANDY TAKATA IS INTERIM TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY MANAGER

“Three” proved to be the charm for the Twentynine Palms City Council at its regular meeting last night. Dan Stork explains why, and reports that a familiar figure will be filling the post of interim city manager… After celebrating the remodeling of the Senior Center with an open house before

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: CITY MANAGER, ART ADVISORS, A DRAFT BUDGET AND MORE

An interim city manager, or a contract for city manager services? — That’s one decision facing the Twentynine Palms City Council. Dan Stork says that bid rejections, real estate acquisition, and more, is afoot… The consent agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting on June 10 includes the rejection

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL IN SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION TODAY

In a continuation of its May 19 special meeting, the Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a special, closed-session meeting at 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 9. The sole item on the agenda is to discuss the appointment of an interim city manager, following interviews conducted by Dan Mintz and Jay

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PUTS OFF THE WATER BOARD

After sharing what they felt they could about the firing of City Manager Joe Guzzetta, the Twentynine Palms City Council went on to current business. Reporter Dan Stork says that included a request by the Water District, and a decision about the post of Development Director… The first discussion item

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TRIES TO EXPLAIN THE EXPLANATION OF CITY MANAGER FIRING

Members of the Twentynine Palms City Council devoted a portion of their regular meeting to explaining why they weren’t explaining their decision to fire City Manager Joe Guzzetta, and to hinting at what they wouldn’t explain. Reporter Dan Stork draws the lines for you to read between… At the beginning

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT: WATER BOARD MEETING, HIRING ON THE AGENDA

A potential discussion with the Water District and hiring a Community Development Director are among the items before the Twentynine Palms City Council. Reporter Dan Stork previews those items and the rest of the agenda… The first scheduled discussion of the Twentynine Palms City Council at its May 27 meeting

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