Category Archives: blight

What’s happening here is foolish and heartbreaking

What the San Bernardino County government is doing to Joshua Tree is a disgrace — foolishly marring what should be the County’s crown jewel. The National Park’s attendance has soared in the last two years, and our area’s profile continues … Continue reading

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BAD NEWS: CA. SUPREME COURT DECLINES TO HEAR JOSHUA TREE’S CASE AGAINST DOLLAR GENERAL

David Fick of the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance posted on Facebook: Late today, Friday October 14th, the JT BA has been notified by our legal representation that the State Supreme Court has Denied our Petition for Review of the … Continue reading

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STOP INDUSTRIAL SOLAR SPRAWL IN JOSHUA TREE WILDLIFE CORRIDOR JUST OUTSIDE OF NATIONAL PARK

This is a fundraiser to appeal the Planning Commission’s recent misguided approval of a proposed 115-acre industrial solar farm on Sunfair. We are appealing the decision to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, where we have a much better … Continue reading

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ALTA MIRA HEARING RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY, MAR 24! SAY NO TO GATED CONDOS IN JOSHUA TREE!

There was a power outage last Thursday, March 17 at the local teleconferencing center that affected the Planning Commission meeting on the abominable “Alta Mira” high-density gated condo project. The discussion on Alta Mira has been rescheduled for this Thursday, … Continue reading

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THURSDAY, MARCH 17: STAND UP AGAINST UNWELCOME “ALTA MIRA” GATED HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL

“Alta Mira” is a proposal to build a 105-acre, 248-home gated community in Joshua Tree south of the 62 next to the Friendly Hills Elementary School, with individual units retailing in the $250k range. Developers say the project would be … Continue reading

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JAN 16, 2016: WORKSHOP TO HALT SPREAD OF ORV ROUTES ACROSS JOSHUA TREE

This is a workshop to help us write letters to the Bureau of Land Management about keeping off-road vehicle (ORV) routes off BLM and other land in our Joshua Tree neighborhoods. If you don’t want a fleet of ORVs driving … Continue reading

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BATTLE AGAINST DOLLAR GENERAL – UPDATE

We’re headed into 2016, over four years since this battle begun, and we’re still winning. Here’s the latest from local radio station 107.7: BATTLE LINES UNCLEAR IN JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL DISPUTE November 17th, 2015 The effort to stop the … Continue reading

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PLEASE HELP STOP BLM’S PLAN TO RADICALLY INCREASE ORV TRAFFIC IN JOSHUA TREE

Above: a wild desert tortoise walking in BLM land in North Joshua Tree. Photo by Stephanie Smith, April 29, 2015. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to radically increase the amount of land in Joshua Tree (and the … Continue reading

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[Thurs Jan 15] MAC MTG ON HORRIBLE PROPOSED NEW SOLAR FIELD IN JOSHUA TREE

Above: More than a hundred acres of pristine north Joshua Tree desert wilderness have already been scraped, fenced off and covered in solar panels by Sun Edison Solar to prop up an ass-backwards energy strategy. Imagine another one of these … Continue reading

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JOSHUA TREE’S BATTLE AGAINST DOLLAR GENERAL COVERED IN MAJOR DESERT SUN FEATURE

Extremely well-reported piece (and two-minute film!) by Brett Kelman in the Desert Sun [Palm Springs] on our battle against Dollar General in Joshua Tree, now entering its fourth year… In Joshua Tree, Dollar General still unwelcome by Brett Kelman The … Continue reading

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