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The local Board here in Yucca Valley just started using Supra lockboxes last year (I also belong to the Palm Springs Board and they have been using them for some time).  I like the idea of being able to see who and when the lockbox was opened.  However, I still use the old combo boxes in a couple...
In the boom of 2005, 75% of my buyers were fist time buyers in their 20's.Keeping this in mind, a new real estate office opened in this area.  It's name is Monster Realty.  Several agents in the area commented, "what kind of name is that for a real estate office. My reply:  it's a good one!  This...
Yucca Valley is about 20 miles from the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at 29 Palms. Sometimes, though not too often, you can hear the distant rumbling of artillery or bombs exploding on the base.  A friend of mine, a retired "gunnie" told me that the base is larger then the state of Rhode ...
Students who want to apply for scholarships from the Marine Corps  Scholorship Foundation have until March 3 to apply.Children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen serving with Marines are eligible for these academic college scholarships.  The foundation provides academic needs based scholarships to upst...
Bryan D. O'Connor, a graduate of Twentynine Palms High School, will be inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame this year.  O,Connor, a retired Marine Corps colonel, was pilot on STS-61B, the second ever night shuttle  launch, and was commander on STS-40.  To be eligible, an astronaut must have m...
Of the 8,000 housing units in Yucca Valley, 70% are owner -occupied--the average family size is 3.  Just over half of the population is married, with the median income in 2005 at $37,000.  For those who work, the average travel time is 30 min.  Travel time from Yucca Valley to the Marine Corps Ai...
San Bernardino County Supervisor Hansberger has drafted a proposed ordinance requiring all landlords to obtain a business license at a cost of $50 for each rental unit that they own.  Also, the landlord or representive must be available 24/7 for calls for repairs, and must respond with in 2 hours...
As a Realtor I probably should already know this, what is the myth or reality of burying a statue of St. Joseph in the yard of a home for sale?  I asked a couple of other Realtors, and they couldn't give me an answer other than it brings luck to the home for finding a buyer.
Sky's the Limit, the non profit organization dedicated to building an Observatory and Nature Center adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park in 29 Palms welcomes the return of the 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians as "stewards of the Hi-Desert"."We believe the 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians are ded...
Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at 29 Palms public affairs officer, Capt. Neal Fisher has announced major construction on the base has been approved.  This includes $34.3 million for bachelor enlisted quarters and parking, $67.5 million for operations centers.  Also approved is $21.4 millio...

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