TWO CANDIDATES PREPARE TO RUN AGAINST CHAD MAYES FOR STATE ASSEMBLY

Two potential candidates are preparing to challenge California Republican Assembly member Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley in the June 2018 primary. Gary Jeandron, former Palm Springs Police Chief, has been seeking the support of local GOP organizers, He’s expected to officially announce his campaign today. Jeandron is the second person

…View Full Story…

NO ELECTION FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD

Anyone thinking about the August 2017 mail ballot election for three seats on the Twentynine Palms Water Board can stop now. That race has ended before it began. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains…

The San Bernardino County Elections Office confirmed to Z107.7 News yesterday that the race for the Twentynine Palms

…View Full Story…

CANDIDATE FILING FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT EXTENDED

It’s not too late to file for anyone thinking to run for the Twentynine Palms Water Board. That’s because the Friday deadline has been extended. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us why… Candidate filing for a seat on the Twentynine Palms Water District board has been extended to 5 p.m. this

…View Full Story…

TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD CANDIDATE FILING DEADLINE FRIDAY AT 5

There’s a mail ballot election at the end of August, but for anyone living outside the Twentynine Palms Water District, you wouldn’t know it. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… Candidate filing is underway for the August 29, 2017 Consolidated Mail Ballot Election and will continue through 5 p.m. Friday, June

…View Full Story…

FILING PERIOD OPENS FOR THREE SEATS ON TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Three four-year terms for the Twentynine Palms Water District board of directors are up for election in August. Twentynine Palms residents interested in running for election may obtain and file the candidate filing documents from the water district office, or from the San Bernardino County Elections Office, 777 East Rialto

…View Full Story…

COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO BE CHALLENGED IN THE NEXT ELECTION

A 17-year senior prosecutor in the San Bernardino County district attorney’s office is challenging his boss’s re-election bid in 2018. John Thomas announced his campaign for district attorney Monday, March 20. He will run against District Attorney Mike Ramos, who has served as the county’s top prosecutor for 15 years.

…View Full Story…

RITA RAMIREZ TO RUN AGAINST PAUL COOK AGAIN

Four months since Rita Ramirez lost to Rep. Paul Cook in the 2016 congressional election, she’s already looking for a rematch. At a recent protest at Cook’s office in Redlands, Ramirez was handing out fliers that read “2016 Elections: Dr. Rita Ramirez will run for Congress District 8 in 2018.”

…View Full Story…

NATIONAL AND STATE ELECTION RESULTS

In yesterday’s presidential election, Donald Trump beat out Hillary Clinton, with 279 electoral votes to 218. Kamala Harris is California’s next U.S. senator, with 66 percent of the vote. Congressman Paul Cook and Assemblyman Chad Mayes easily kept their seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and California Assembly, with

…View Full Story…

LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS

In what the Registrar of Voters calls “Final Unofficial Results” in local contests, Jeff Drozd and Robert Lombardo are the winners for the Yucca Valley Town Council, Drozd with 31.55 percent and Lombardo with 28.78 percent. In Twentynine Palms, Steve Bilderain and Joel Klink are the winners with 31.07 percent

…View Full Story…

CALIFORNIA STATE MEASURE RESULTS

The Statewide Proposition results are: Prop 51: YES, Borrows $9 billion in school bonds Prop 52: YES, Restricts diverting funds away from Medi-Cal Prop 53: NO, Would have forced a statewide vote on bonds bigger than $2 billion Prop 54: YES, requires legislation to be published online before final vote

…View Full Story…

HOW TO RETURN BALLOTS IN TIME FOR TUESDAY’S ELECTION

Area residents who are voting by mail must return their ballots to the county elections office in time for Tuesday’s election. The ballots may be mailed, but must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, November 8, and received within three business days following the election. To ensure your ballot is

…View Full Story…

WHAT HAPPENS TO ELECTION BALLOTS WITH INSUFFICIENT POSTAGE?

What happens to election ballots with insufficient postage? With California’s 17 initiatives this election cycle, that mail-in ballot is thicker and heavier than it’s been in a long time. In fact, it’s so heavy that, in many counties, it takes more than one stamp to get the ballot back to

…View Full Story…

FINAL YUCCA VALLEY TAX MEASURES MEETING TOMORROW

The Town of Yucca Valley will hold informational sessions for the two tax measures placed on the November ballot for Yucca Valley voters. Measure Y would provide local funds (that are protected by law from the state), for local town services, including public safety and street and pothole repair. Measure

…View Full Story…

EARLY VOTING STARTS IN YUCCA VALLEY TODAY

Beginning today, Monday, October 31, voters in the Morongo Basin can cast an early ballot in Yucca Valley prior to the November 8 presidential general election. The early voting site at the Yucca Valley Town Hall will also collect mail-in ballots from voters. Earlier this month, early voting began at

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA BASIN WATER CANDIDATES FORUM TOMORROW

A candidates’ forum for the Joshua Basin Water District Board will be held tomorrow. Reporter and Forum Moderator Mike Lipsitz tells you when and where… Meet and query the five candidates vying for three board seats at the Joshua Basin Water District at a public forum 6:30 p.m. to 8

…View Full Story…

SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES FORUM TONIGHT

A forum featuring candidates for the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education is set for tonight (Thursday, October 13). Sponsored by the Morongo Teachers Association, the event is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Friendly Hills Elementary School, 7252 Sunny Vista Road, in Joshua Tree. Members of the

…View Full Story…

OUR ENDORSEMENTS FOR THE YUCCA VALLEY AND 29 PALMS COUNCILS

Today Z107.7 begins a series of endorsements for local offices and untangling the crowded state ballot. We begin the series with the Z107.7 News Editorial Board’s endorsements for the Yucca Valley Town Council and the Twentynine Palms City Council. For the Yucca Valley Council, we are endorsing incumbent Robert Lombardo

…View Full Story…

COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE LOOKING FOR POLL WORKERS

The November 8 election is expected to be a busy one with national, state, and local candidates and initiatives on the ballot. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the county is looking for poll workers… The San Bernardino County Elections Office is recruiting poll workers for the November 8 general election.

…View Full Story…

VOTER GUIDES HIT MORONGO BASIN MAILBOXES

Morongo Basin residents should start receiving their voter information guides this week for November’s general election. The guide includes a sample ballot as well as information about the propositions, local measures, and voting. The back cover of the guide has the voter’s polling location. Voters are encouraged to hold on

…View Full Story…

NON-PARTISAN POLITICAL POP-UP PUTS CANDIDATES AND VOTERS TOGETHER

Candidates for offices across the Morongo Basin met with voters at Saturday’s non-partisan political pop up sponsored by Z107.7 and the Sportsman’s Club in Joshua Tree. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us who turned out to meet with voters…

Candidates and voters turned out in about equal numbers offering ample access

…View Full Story…