TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL APPROVES HOTEL ASSESSMENT

The Twentynine Palms City Council met last night. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details…

Last night’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council began with a presentation of the Air Quality Award by the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District to the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. accepting the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT MORE 4-CORNER IMPROVEMENTS

A new Starbucks, Cold Stone Creamery, Surf City Squeeze, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and Kahala Coffee, and Twentynine Souvenirs and Gifts are all coming to the intersection of Adobe Road and Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms, which means a new traffic signal. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains…

With the expected

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL IN SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION TODAY

The Twentynine Palms City Council will meet in a special, closed session, at 1:00 this afternoon. The council will conference with legal counsel on two cases of anticipated litigation.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL WAIVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY BUILDING FEES

Robbing Peter to pay Paul? Probably not, though it may have appeared that way at last night’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Reporter David Haldane was there and explains… The Twentynine Palms Historical Society will spend less than expected expanding its Old Schoolhouse Museum. Housing the city’s tourists,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS TOURISM DISTRICT FUNDING TONIGHT

The recently formed Twentynine Palms Tourism Business Improvement District is about to get its due. Reporter David Haldane explains… Attention hospitality providers doing business in Twentynine Palms is about to get more expensive. That’s the word from the City Council, which tonight will consider a 1.5 percent nightly assessment on

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING ON TOURISM MARKETING TONIGHT

Missing the legal requirement to put out a public notice by 24 minutes, the Twentynine Palms Tourism Business Improvement District called a special session for 4 p.m. this afternoon at City Hall. The meeting will focus on tourism and marketing with a review of the City’s Tourism marketing plan for

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FACING A LAWSUIT, TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL REDUCES SEX OFFENDER RESTRICTIONS

In a turnabout from the hysteria surrounding past discussion on repeal of Twentynine Palms Municipal Code 11.32, the City Council last night held their noses and voted 5-0 to do away with the local law which forbids registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of schools, parks or day

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EASING SEX OFFENDER RESTRICTIONS ON TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA TONIGHT

The agony continues at tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council when officials again consider the issue of residential restrictions on registered sex offenders. The city has been slapped with a lawsuit for remaining out of compliance with a State Supreme Court decision ruling the current residential restrictions unconstitutional.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER HEARS JOINT SEWER PROJECT PROPOSAL FROM CITY MANAGER

Twentynine Palms City Manager Frank Luckino, a former chief financial officer with Hi-Desert Water District and former Yucca Valley council member, gave a presentation last night to the Twentynine Palms Water District, about a joint sewer project between the city and the Marine Corps Combat Center. Reporter Eric Knabe was

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A FULL HOUSE SEES TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL POSTPONE SEX OFFENDER RESTRICTION VOTE

Lots of people showed up at last night’s Twentynine Palms City Council meeting for what promised to be a good show. They weren’t disappointed. Reporter David Haldane explains… The Twentynine Palms City Council couldn’t stomach what it had to do. So, last night, instead of repealing local restrictions on where

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TO CHANGE SEX OFFENDER RESTRICTIONS

The Twentynine Palms City Council will be tackling a thorny issue at tonight’s meeting, namely residential restrictions imposed on registered sex offenders. Reporter David Haldane explains… If you’re a sex offender in Twentynine Palms, you can rest easy; after tonight’s City Council meeting you’ll likely be able to live where

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL APPROVES MOBILE AND FIXED LICENSE PLATE READERS

The Twentynine Palms City Council has made it harder to traverse that city without being noticed. Reporter David Haldane explains… If you ever steal a car, better not drive it through Twentynine Palms. That’s the main takeaway from last night’s City Council meeting at which something called the Automated License

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS LICENSE PLATE READERS IN THE CITY

The Twentynine Palms City Council meets tonight to consider, among other things, improving and expanding the vision of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Reporter David Haldane explains… If you’re a scofflaw in Twentynine Palms, your days of traversing city streets without detection may be numbered. At its regular meeting

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS TO BE OFFICIAL GATEWAY TO MOJAVE TRAILS MONUMENT

It’s no secret that the City of Twentynine Palms wants to attract more visitors. Last night the City Council took a couple of steps in that direction. Reporter David Haldane was there and files this report… Tourism. That was the main subject at last night’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS IN RARE MONDAY SESSION, TOURISM DOMINATES THE AGENDA

“Gateway community” is a term one hears a lot around the Morongo Basin these days, especially in Twentynine Palms where the city council meets tonight instead of its usual Tuesday. Reporter David Haldane explains…

If not one kind of gateway, perhaps another. That may be the upshot of tonight’s meeting

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL SAYS “NO” TO TOURISM MARKETING GROUP

The Twentynine Palms City Council got lots done last night, but not with one voice. Reporter David Haldane, who was there, explains… Summer funding for tourism in Twentynine Palms? Fuhgettaboutit! That was the answer a divided City Council delivered last night to Joshua Tree Gateway Communities, a nonprofit tourism marketing

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL: MORE TOURIST FUNDS, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CONTRACT

Old arguments never die. Or at least, not for a while. Reporter David Haldane tells us about the local version of that in Twentynine Palms… And the winner is … Joshua Tree or Twentynine Palms? The answer could be decided at tonight’s Twentynine Palms City Council meeting at which an

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SEEKING TOURISM DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD

The Twentynine Palms City Council is seeking volunteers to serve on the advisory board for the Tourism Business Improvement District. The advisory board will create and direct the city’s tourism marketing plan. Those interested in being a part of the board must submit a letter along with a resume to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS NEW TOURISM DISTRICT HAS SOME BUSINESSES CRYING FOUL

Twentynine Palms is implementing a new measure to increase tourism over the objections of some local business owners who are crying foul. Reporter David Haldane attended last night’s City Council meeting and filed this report… Hoteliers of Twentynine Palms, get out your wallets! That was the main takeaway from last

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL: TOURISM DISTRICT, $3.5 MILLION LAW FOR ENFORCEMENT

The Twentynine Palms City Council wants to promote tourism in the city. Listen up, because you could be paying for it. Reporter David Haldane has the story… If you own a hotel or rent your house to vacationers in Twentynine Palms, you might want to pay attention to tonight’s City

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