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2001-03-06 00:00:00 
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DHS Mayoral Election Decided By November 3 Ballots  »  Ron's Log
The agenda for the city council meeting on December 1 includes details on how the voting went in each precinct, for each candidate, mail-in or walk-in. The last time I looked at this, I think about two-thirds of the votes in Desert Hot Springs were by mail. 71% of the ballots were cast by mail in this most recent election. One might think, then, that the outcome was pretty much decided before the traditional November 3 ballot. And you would be mostly right. Comparing mail-in totals with ballot totals below, one sees that the November 3 ballot moved Richard Duffle ...
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Posted:  11/27 6:06am
Adelanto Follows Desert Hot Springs  »  Ron's Log
The City of Adelanto will permit marijuana grow facilities. Their city council approved the measure Monday night. They will be permitted in the industrial zone which the article says covers only 1½ square miles. I would have thought 90% of Adelanto would be zoned industrial. (Adelanto map.) There is no special tax on them yet, but one will be on the ballot in November 2016. The biggest difference between Adelanto's ordinance and ours is that Adelanto requires a distance of 2,500 feet of schools, churches, public parks, or daycare centers. ...
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Posted:  11/26 4:07am
"The Insanity Of Your Stupidity"  »  Ron's Log
Scott Matas explains his opposition to the so-called “Good Wage Ordinance” at the November 17, 2015 city council meeting. Scott Matas is the new Mayor, to be sworn in on December 1. You can perhaps see why I thought it was so important to replace the current mayor. ...
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Posted:  11/26 12:58am
Good Deal On Kindles This Week  »  Ron's Log
$50 for a Kindle this week. That's the version with "special offers" which is nothing more than a static ad that appears as your screen saver after you've stopped reading. If that's too much for you, $20 more gets you a Kindle without that. Even the somewhat nicer Paperwhite Kindle is available for $100 ($20 off). ...
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Posted:  11/24 9:52pm
City Meeting Courtesies  »  Ron's Log
Here’s the story of a medical marijuana dispensary applicant being rejected in Santa Barbara. The objections from the citizens were the usual baseless, uninformed stuff. But it was rejected for a wacky parking lot solution and inconsistencies in the application. I'm sure it didn't help that the applicant, who was either ignorant of proper decorum or who had gotten so angry he just didn't care, tried to shut up the Planning Commissioner who was explaining why his application would be rejected. We had a developer come before our Planning Commission and our City Council with an attitude like ...
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Posted:  11/23 11:36pm