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Thursday, January 29, 2009

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COUNTY TRYING TO AVOID LAY-OFFS OF COUNTY WORKERS

SHERIFF URGES BASIC SAFETY TRAINING FOR YOUR KIDS

3RD DISTRICT COUNTY SUPERVISORS REP IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MULLS THE PROBLEM OF UNSOLICITED PRINTED MATERIAL

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE STATE EMPLOYEE UNION CHAPTER NAMES NEW OFFICERS

ANOTHER LONG NIGHT FOR THE BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB INVITES VOTES ON NEW TEEN CENTER*

WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE BREA POLOS*

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

 

COUNTY TRYING TO AVOID LAY-OFFS OF COUNTY WORKERS
County Supervisors approved a program Tuesday that aims to avoid layoffs of county workers by temporarily transferring employees from cash-strapped departments to other county positions. The Temporary Assignment Program was proposed by the county's human resources department and backed by leaders of the county Public Employees Union. With the economic downturn, county authorities have been seeking ways to avoid layoffs. They said Layoffs and furloughs of County employees are still an option.

SHERIFF URGES BASIC SAFETY TRAINING FOR YOUR KIDS
The sheriff’s department wants you to keep your kids safe and protected. Today, sheriff’s service specialist Anita Baker has some quick reminders on what you can do at home to help ------
Teach your children their full names, address and home telephone number including area code. Make sure they know your full name. Make sure your children know how to reach you at work or on your cell phone. Teach your children how and when to use 9-1-1 and make sure your children have a trusted adult to call if they’re scared or have an emergency.

3RD DISTRICT COUNTY SUPERVISORS REP IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW
Joshua Tree residents will get an opportunity to meet each week with the field representative for 3rd District County Supervisor Neil Derry. Representative Alan Rasmussen will be at the Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce offices every Friday from 9-4. Rasmussen will be available to help residents with county issues and answer questions about available county services. The office is located at 61325 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. You can also contact Rasmussen by phone Fridays from 9-4 at the Joshua Tree Chamber at 366-3723.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MULLS THE PROBLEM OF UNSOLICITED PRINTED MATERIAL
The Twentynine Palms City Council met Tuesday with a busy agenda. Reporter Dan Stork told us yesterday about comments on marine base expansion and a new housing development. Today, in part two, we focus on the city’s look at unsolicited printed materials ------
At its January 27th meeting, the 29 Palms City Council took up, but did not take final action upon, a proposed ban on unsolicited written material. Such a ban would target distribution of materials including phone books and advertising fliers, which many regard as equivalent to littering. Legal Counsel Patrick Munoz told the City Council, "Whenever you’re dealing with anything that falls within the 1st Amendment, you have to tread real carefully." He advised that regulations must be content-neutral, narrowly tailored to serve a legitimate government interest, and leave open ample channels of communication. He suggested that an acceptable ordinance could include the following:

  • "a refusal registry – anybody that doesn’t want to receive this stuff, let us know and we’ll compile a list"
  • "have a cleanup requirement, that after 30 days that whoever distributed the material has to come back and clean it up if it’s still out there"
  • "have a permit, where when they come in to deliver material, they have to let us know when they’re going to be out distributing"


The Council directed city staff to draft an ordinance that would meet constitutional guidelines, and which would do so at minimal cost and administrative inconvenience.

 

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE STATE EMPLOYEE UNION CHAPTER NAMES NEW OFFICERS
The local Copper Mountain College Chapter of the California School Employee Association will install new officers Saturday. The union’s installation will be held at 1:00pm at La Casita Restaurant in Yucca Valley. Joining the Copper Mountain College chapter 800 will be Members from Morongo Unified School District, Chapter 29. The newly Elected Board is; President, Virginia Moore, Vice President, Scott Keane, Treasurer, Michelle Cox, Secretary, Roseanna Speer-Garcia, and Chapter Public Relations Officer, Catherine Inscore.

 

ANOTHER LONG NIGHT FOR THE BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD
The board of directors for the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency, the water provider for the Landers area, met in regular session. True to form, nothing was easy, managing editor Karl Gardner reports ------
It was a long night for the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency board Wednesday, taking over an hour just to wade through the routine consent calendar. Despite objections from Board Member Duane Lesiewski, Judy Coro-Lorono remained in the President’s seat, Mike McBride Vice President, during board reorganization. Next, the board approved a resolution that allows future negotiations with Hi Desert Water District to establish ground water recharge on the mesa. Again Lesiewski was in opposition, voicing concerns over past litigation with Hi Desert. In their first unanimous action of the evening, the board authorized $6000 to repair the Johnson Valley well, damaged by freezing temperatures in December. More work is needed on a plan to stabilize rates for bulk and commercial water haulers said the Board, sending that issuer back to staff. Its last action, with Lesiewski opposing, the board directed a $300 termination fee on customers who voluntarily cancel service.

 

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB INVITES VOTES ON NEW TEEN CENTER*

 

WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE BREA POLOS*


HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats traveled to Thermal last night to play the Desert Mirage Rams in a De Anza League game. Coach Larry Bowden said The Rams were overwhelmed from the start and down 48 to 10 at the half. The Cats cruised in with a 79 to 35 victory. Robert Caldwell and Montreal Harris each scored 19 points to lead the Wildcats. The Wildcats are now 5-0 in the De Anza League and 13 - 7 overall. Their next game is Friday night in Yucca Valley against the Trojans, JV at 6:00 Varsity at 7:30. The Yucca Valley Lady Trojans began last nights De Anza League contest with a 23-8 first quarter and coasted to a 64-16 win over Desert Hot Springs in Trojan Gym. Coach Jess Geeson said Freshman Lindsay Sullivan led the team with 12 points and 10 rebounds while senior Lauren Bushong tallied 11 points and 10 rebounds. Junior Sophia Herrera had a season high 9 steals off the bench for Yucca, who improved to 4-1 in league and 15-5 overall. The Lady Trojans travel to Twentynine Palms this Friday for a 7:30pm game which will likely decide the league title. The Yucca Valley High School girls' varsity soccer team fought hard Tuesday against the first place Desert Hot Springs in a clash of two of the top teams in the De Anza League. Coach Scott Phillips said The Lady Trojans did not disappoint as the game went back and forth. Desert Hot Springs was able to prevail with a 2-1 score. Jennifer Micklus continued her scoring ways with a goal and Courtney Ambrosius provided an assist. Local high school grapplers are in action today as the Yucca Valley Trojan co-ed wrestling team take on the Rams of Desert Mirage High School, this evening at Yucca Valley, with the meet beginning at 6:30. Tomorrow the Yucca Valley Trojans are on the road to Moreno Valley facing the Canyon Springs High School Cougars, that meet begins at 3.

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