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I want to give all the people who are affected by the new sewer system going in a heads up. Yesterday two men pulled up in front of my house on the road; they were from Hi-Desert Water company. They were flying a drone all around the area directly above my horses. Of course they are just lik…

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I am writing to alert readers to a billboard that lurks by Twentynine Palms Highway here in California’s 8th Congressional District. This billboard basically amounts to hate speech from a candidate for U.S. Congress who is running against the Republican incumbent, Paul Cook. Challenger Tim D…

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Yucca Valley’s cost of living is 1.4 percent lower than the national average, but 24 percent lower than the California average. According to the county of San Bernardino’s records, 40 percent of Yucca Valley is on food stamps; some of this proportion will be homeowners, and it isn’t right to…

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President Trump called Dr. Ford’s testimony “credible” and days later mocked and then slammed her at his campaign rallies. He also slammed Democrats, essentially equating them with “the mob.” This from a man who has stated several times that he wants to “unify our country.”

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If you live in the Joshua Basin Water District and you are writing your monthly check for the increased fees you are now forced to pay, you have every right to question your water board members about a reality check for fiscal accountability.

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When Don says that his father loaned him $1 million to start his real estate business we now know that it was a gift of over $413 million funneled to Don and the rest of the family while avoiding taxes.

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Mental illness doesn’t target a specific gender, race or nationality. It doesn’t discriminate on the basis of age, financial status or personality type. According to www.save.org, one in every five Americans are affected by some type of mental illness each year, with depression being the mos…

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Because of San Bernardino County’s constant quest for more taxation of its residents, local events can be at risk. Event ,planners please be aware that if you expect even one food vendor, you will have to have a permit. Also, the vendor has to have a permit. Fees for both can be pricey and u…

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I am asking all residents of San Bernardino County to say “no” on your (Fire Protection zone FP-5) protest form that all homeowners should have received in the mail as a public notice. SBC Fire Chief Mark Hartwig promised (the protest forms) would be mailed out to all homeowners in the count…

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Since my daughters are paying property taxes in this county of San Bernardino, I’d like to encourage local residents to vote “no” (on the Fire Protection 5 expansion) or to call the nice people at San Bernardino County Fire Department at (760) 228-6380 and they will tell you the procedure fo…

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The (San Bernardino County fire department’s proposed fire assessment) increase is to cover a $27.6 million shortfall, not to provide any extra services. SBC Fire wants some of the poorest people in the county to subsidize San Bernardino City area fire protection. Wonder Valley’s $132 increa…

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Just wanted to send out a “job well done” to the Morongo Basin Car Club Road Runners for putting on their charity car show in Yucca Valley Sept. 8. This event was well attended with the parking lot at the Town Center Mall full of classic cars, trucks, bikes and hot rods of all types. This ev…

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There is a process that property owners can use to challenge fire district annexations such as the one which would expand Fire Protection District 5 across the county and lead to higher annual fire protection assessments for some, most notably in Wonder Valley.

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I would like to say, we have some special people here in the desert. My paper deliverer, Harry, and my mailman, Joela, have made my life a little bit safer by delivering my paper and mail to my back door so I don’t have go down my driveway.

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“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.” John F. Kennedy, 1961.

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Mr. Trump, it is clearly evident why you picked a Supreme Court nominee who believes a sitting president should not face indictment.

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Last weekend we went to see “Harvey.” The only possible assessment is superb! There was one clinker though. The problem was with the beautifully produced and printed program.

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Thomas Z. Taylor says that America is “a multicultural society savagely divided over ethnicity and economic issues.” That’s only his dismal opinion. But we’re still a civil society. “Savagery” is his term, one that incites division.

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High creativity and a wonderful gathering of art energy were glowing under the full moon last Saturday evening, Aug. 25, at the Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center. It all happened at the gala opening for the new exhibition “Desert Icons,” curated by the artist Michael McCall (o…

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In response to the Ron Brault letter, “It’s not your grandfather’s Democratic party” (Aug. 16), I think that Republicans like Ron Brault should continue with their delusional Trump mentality. The dishonest accusations in the letter have been around for years and only the weak-minded believe …

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I want to thank all of the staff at the ICU at the Hi-Desert Medical Center and at the Continuing Care Center who took care of me for almost a year and who kept me from dying and gave me hope from a tracheotomy tube that was surgically implanted in my throat. I was on it for three months bef…

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