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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TWENTYNINE PALMS JOINT PLANNING/COUNCIL MEETING CALLS FOR DOWNTOWN CHANGES

Change is in the atmosphere of Twentynine Palms. Reporter David Haldane attended a meeting last night that took a major step towards ushering it in…

Out with the old, in with the new! That was the gist of last night’s joint meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council and Planning

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DID THEY GET DOWNTOWN RIGHT? TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL AND PLANNERS MEET TONIGHT

Redeveloping downtown Twentynine Palms has lately been a major topic of discussion and debate. The discussion continues at a special workshop meeting tonight as city officials contemplate whether mistakes may have been made. Reporter David Haldane has the details… Did Twentynine Palms officials mess up in formulating the city’s Downtown

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AN EDITORIAL OPINION: COUNCILS, GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE SAND ON MARIJUANA

An editorial opinion from Z107.7 News… The Town of Yucca Valley is drafting a new ordinance to deal with the legalization of marijuana, both for medical and recreational use. Opponents of Measure X—a ballot measure that failed in 2015, which would have allowed two medical marijuana dispensaries in the Town

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL REVIEWS COUNTY SHORT-TERM RENTAL ORDINANCE

The Twentynine Palms City Council meeting began last night with introduction of a new employee, Brian Soster, who will be keeping the streets of Twentynine Palms clean. James Ramos’ representative, Mark Lundquist, then presented the county’s draft of its short-term rental ordinance. The still-changing document has been designed to accommodate

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSES RENTALS AND REVENUE TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council meets tonight in regular session. Reporter David Haldane says the agenda is dominated by the two big R’s… Rentals and revenues. That’s what’s on tonight’s Twentynine Palms City Council agenda. Specifically, the city’s proposed preliminary special fund budget for the next two years and a

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LOTS OF TALK, NOT MUCH ACTION AT 29 PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING

The Twentynine Palms City Council met last night with lots on its plate, but not on its spoon. Reporter David Haldane was there and explains… There was lots of discussion, but not much action. That was the tone of the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting last night, where only one

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: CARGO CONTAINERS AND CHURCHES

The Twentynine Palms City Council meets tonight with an agenda that could potentially give residents more places to put their stuff and more places to pray. It could also cost them more money. Reporter David Haldane explains… Sea-going cargo containers and places of worship top tonight’s Twentynine Palms City Council

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RETAIL STUDY HAS SOME INTERESTING CONCLUSIONS

A retail marketing study commissioned by the City of Twentynine Palms came up with some interesting conclusions. Reporter David Haldane has the details…

Groceries, furniture and clothing. Those are three of the opportunities cited in a retail market study presented at last night’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TO HEAR RETAIL MARKETING STUDY

Business will be the focus at tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Specifically, which ones to promote to rejuvenate the city’s downtown. Reporter David Haldane has the details… Project Phoenix is on the agenda at tonight’s Twentynine Palms City Council meeting. Specifically, the findings of a retail market

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