Dean M Gray

Dean M Gray

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ALL Desert Hot Springs Crime Scene Evidence Compromised by Police

CSI

When crime scene evidence is mishandled or inappropriately stored the guilty can go free. It also means persons can be wrongly arrested and convicted. Evidence handled by the DHS PD has been improperly stored and mishandled. This has been going on for years according to FBI. Even if all these matters were corrected today that would not solve the problems of past mishandling of evidence. Mayor Adam Sanchez stands in the way of the solution.
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Al Schmidt Returns

Al Schmidt -former city couincilman and planning commissioner - lost The Village Shopping Center and is not happy about that.

Al Schmidt during his time as a planning commissioner successfully lobbied the city to wave city fees to build his shopping center named “The Village.” The project sold and Schmidt is now calling the new owner “that bastard” and complaining about the new owner not paying those fees. Continue Reading →

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Turning A Failed Economic Development Scheme Around – Fixing the Rudy Acosta Plan

Art Gallery

“We need to do something to jump-start businesses in the city,” said Paula Terifaj, chairperson of the city’s Community and Cultural Affairs Commission. “Something has to be done to get businesses in there,” said Heather Coladonato, CEO of the city’s Chamber of Commerce. “All these buildings are perfect for art galleries,” said Robert Ballantyne. “Our local businesses need help and its time to get the ball rolling,” said Pamela Berry, president of the Desert Hot Springs Merchant Association. Continue Reading →

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Pete Chryss Trial Begins April 7 – Touching Public Officials Rick Daniels, Scott Matas, Jan Pye and Karl Baker

Chryss Home Automation website

The long awaited trial of Peter Paul Chryssikos Jr. involves two cities, public officials and city manager plus a million dollar lawsuit against news media. Attorneys Dave Baron and John Patrick Dolan are tangled in the web along with Rick Daniels, council members Scott Matas, Jan Pye and Karl Baker. The violation is a misdemeanor usually solved with payment of a small fine and an agreement not to continue violating the law. Not this case. Continue Reading →

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The Desert Hot Springs Bankrupt News Story

Welcome to Desert Hot Springs

The city is inching back from the brink of bankruptcy with spending cuts and a new city council majority dedicated to fiscal accountability. While not everyone got the story right, the perception of the world has rested on the idea of the city undergoing bankruptcy, even though the city has not declared itself bankrupt. Continue Reading →

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Needles Next California City Flirting With Bankruptcy

Rick Daniels Party Protesters

The Needles city council was speechless when informed by its city manager that it will burn through all its reserves and be out of cash within the year. When hired in Needles, Rick Daniels was billed as a economic turn-around city manager capable of working magic to reverse the city’s dying economic base. Daniels is near universally now recognized in Desert Hot Springs as having spent the city to the brink of bankruptcy. Continue Reading →

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Objecting to 5 Hour Bus Ride for Education at College Of the Desert

Sunline Transit Bus

Long stuck at the back of the bus by a general lack of support from public agencies is motivating Desert Hot Springs to plead for change. Students are enduring difficulties securing discounted bus passes. Citizens advocating solutions brought this to the attention of Sunline Transit and the College Foundation and achieved some success. Continue Reading →

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Walmart To Oppose Public Safety

A rare photo of Chris Lucker at a political fund raising event. Shown with Desert Hot Springs mayor Yvonne Parks.

Beverly Hills lobbyist Chris Lucker said that Walmart – his client – will likely oppose a public safety tax in Desert Hot Springs intended to support police and fire fighters. Lucker’s plan is to confuse voters. The truth is that this is a tax on vacant land not affecting homeowners, renters or local businesses. Councilman Scott Matas expressed uncertainty about supporting public safety. Continue Reading →

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