Dean M Gray

Dean M Gray

Dean started in the newspaper business at the age of nine earning 90 cents a week walking 3 miles delivering a newspaper door to door. He then began writing his way out of a paper bag and traveling uphill. For over 40 years Dean has been published in a variety of small newspapers and magazines. As publisher he founded an alternative city weekly newspaper in 2008 and published over 200 uninterrupted issues over 4 years to over 20,000 readers via 800 locations (and online) before selling the business. Now online with over 3 million readers worldwide. Dean is a Master Carpenter and the author of the biography of Hilda M Gray, desert homesteader. He served as Planning Commissioner for the city of Desert Hot Springs from January 2014 to January 2015 when he resigned. Dean M Gray is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors and lives in Desert Hot Springs, California.

Recent Articles

Pete Chryss Guilty…  Again!

Peter Chryss with Karl Baker

After a couple years of legal maneuvering delays Pete Chryss finally pleads guilty to cheating people as well as the two local cities of Desert Hot Springs and Indio. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan 21 and victims are encouraged to appear in court to speak and solicit restitution. Continue Reading →

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Increasing Sales Tax Not Necessary for Public Safety

Desert Hot Springs City Seal

“We don’t need to pay more for shopping in our city,” said Ms. P.D.; a resident of Desert Hot Springs, “I am for improving public safety. Saving $1 million dollars and putting more officers to work combating crime is what we need.” Opposition to the sales tax continues gaining support. Continue Reading →

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Commissioner Jeff Bowman Out of Commission in Europe

Jeff Bowman enjoying a meal in Germany on September 14, 2014 according to Facebook post.

Attendance at meetings, however, is the Holy Grail that will get a commissioner or council member derailed. In Desert Hot Springs Jeff Bowman recently joined others out of commissions, off councils and removed from other government functions. However, Bowman objects to rules that a position becomes vacant if a member fails to attend three consecutive regular meetings. Continue Reading →

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Alarming News! Unlicensed Contractor Pete Chryss Trials Update

Peter Chryssikos

The city gave nearly $40,000 to unlicensed contractor Pete Chryss who faces charges and court appearances in September. Although the city is eligible to get the money back, so far it is doing nothing and this is not the first time public funds are ignored. Continue Reading →

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