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Parks, McKee Spark Polls

Parks, McKee Spark Polls

DESERT HOT SPRINGS – It was a big night for mayoral incumbent Yvonne Parks and city council member candidate Joe McKee in this city. By the time the Riverside County Registrar of Voters had posted the final results for Election Night, Nov. 5 (and Desert Star Weekly went to press), Parks and McKee were the confident winners in their respective races. With 100 percent of […]

Riverside County CONSOLIDATED GENERAL ELECTION November 5, 2013

Riverside County CONSOLIDATED GENERAL ELECTION November 5, 2013

Explanation of Completed Precincts: The number of completed precincts includes all precincts without a polling place, known as mail-ballot-only precincts, and the number of polling places counted as of the time of the update report. Vote totals include these ballots as well as other vote-by-mail (absentee) ballots counted as of the time of the update. […]

DHS City Council Candidates Speak

DHS City Council Candidates Speak

DESERT HOT SPRINGS – Four candidates, including two incumbents, are in the running for city council during the municipal election here on Nov. 5. 2013. Newcomers Robert Bentley, an author, journalist and reverend, and newcomer Joe McKee, a retired corporate manager, are in the contest not only against each other but incumbents Scott Matas and […]

DHS City Council Candidates Speak: Jan Pye

DHS City Council Candidates Speak: Jan Pye

Pye on Attracting Business: Our role as your city leaders is to be a positive partner with our local business community. What sells a city today is quality of lifestyle, an available workforce, affordability of housing and cooperation from city staff. We have that in Desert Hot Springs, and my role as one of your […]

DHS City Council Candidates Speak: Joe McKee

DHS City Council Candidates Speak: Joe McKee

JOE McKEE McKee on Attracting Business: Our first priority is to raise the average household income to a level that comfortably supports families. This will not be achieved by bringing in more minimum-wage, part-time retail jobs that offer no benefits. We must attract industry with its higher hourly wage scale and benefits package. Because of […]

DHS City Council Candidates Speak: SCOTT MATAS

DHS City Council Candidates Speak:  SCOTT MATAS

SCOTT MATAS Matas on Attracting Business: Our economic development plan has been in place for over two years and we are seeing continue growth and interest in our community. The following projects are either inquiring about Desert Hot Springs or in some sort of permit/ construction phase (as of Oct. 6): 1. Borrego Solar (under […]

Hands of Christ Ministries Presents 2nd Annual Dinner and Live Auction

Hands of Christ Ministries Presents 2nd Annual Dinner and Live Auction

The Coachella Valley Christmas Store wisely combines the message of hope with the joy of the Christmas Season! The Narrow Door along with the LOV Movement and other collaborative partners throughout the Coachella Valley, are celebrating the 10th year of The Coachella Valley Christmas Store.  We are committed to identifying needs of valley families throughout the […]

John -Paul Valdez

John -Paul Valdez

JOHN-PAUL VALDEZ   Valdez on DHS Now: “The major issue facing Desert Hot Springs is a budget that is not clearing the hurdle. We simply don’t have the money we’re spending, and there are a lot of reasons. People will give you the ‘Coulda, woulda, shoulda’ story: ‘Oh, well, the economy’s down.’   “Now, I’m […]

Adam Sanchez

Adam Sanchez

ADAM SANCHEZ Sanchez on DHS Now: “We’re in a financial crisis. This year, the council approved a budget of $18 million knowing there’s only $16 million or less in revenue. I voted no for the last two budgets I’ve been on council; I’ve only been on council a year and half. The first year, they […]

Desert Hot Springs Mayoral Candidate Special ‘Yvonne Parks’

Desert Hot Springs Mayoral Candidate Special ‘Yvonne Parks’

YVONNE PARKS   Parks on DHS Now: “Overall, as far as the infrastructure, recreation for our youth and seniors, our medical clinic that’s opening in a couple of weeks, our new Health and Wellness center — all that is very good. “We’re having some difficulty with our budget. The projected budget is $18 million and […]