Tag Archives: 2012

POSTAL SERVICE STOPS SATURDAY MAIL DELIVERY

Delivery of common “mail” on Saturdays to stop in one of the most significant steps taken by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to cut $2-billion costs at the struggling U.S. Congress controlled agency.   Packages (parcels) will continue to be delivered … Continue reading

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Mail-order Merchants hit by Postage Rate Increases effective Jan 27, 2013

U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced it would raise postage rates on January 27, 2013, pending review by the Postal Regulatory Commission. Online product sellers are increasingly feeling the pressure to offer “free shipping” to their customers. Of course, the seller is compelled by … Continue reading

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Hi-Desert Cultural Center – June 2012 Lineup

  The Joshua Tree Philharmonic has a nick-name: “JPHIL” and for JUNE 2012 they are presenting 8 musical performances at the Joshua Tree Blak-Box Theater Phantom of the Opera 8 Performances The Phantom Of The Opera – Joshua Tree Philharmonic Find … Continue reading

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SBCO Supervisor pay may be cut to less than half

      SBCO ballot initiative to cut County supervisors salaries down from $153 thousand to $60 thousand will be on the Nov 6, 2012 ballot. San Bernardino County – March 29, 2012 San Bernardino County board of supervisors Tuesday … Continue reading

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Major construction in Joshua Tree…What is it?

New Housing? Elementary School Project Looms in Joshua Tree   UPDATE!! Not being able to find any information on this “project”, I inquired with Laraine Turk, (MBCA) who in turn sent the inquiry to David Fick (MBCA) who promptly responded with an overview … Continue reading

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Postal Service begs Congress for $$ relief

USPS may ask Congress to raise First-Class postage to 50 cents  Posted Feb 16, 2012 : 11 p.m. PST United States Postal Service is losing billions of dollars a year due to crushing competition from E-mail and texting. Now USPS officials … Continue reading

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REMINDER: UPDATE TAX RETURN SOFTWARE

Several “late-breaking” changes in tax forms and laws may not have gotten into your software before they shipped it… or you downloaded it into your computer. Be certain to UPDATE your software before entering your tax return information. On-Line (the … Continue reading

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HR-3860 Bill to force rehiring more Vets

Employers claim economic hardship for not hiring Vets By Rick Maze – Staff writer – ARMY TIMES Posted : Thursday Feb 2, 2012 A California lawmaker wants to block most U.S. companies from using the excuse of poor economic times … Continue reading

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Desert Stories V – A photo album

Joshua Tree California – Saturday January 28, 2012 Blak-Box Theater on the 29-Palms highway The Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s parking lot in the heart of Joshua Tree was packed to the brim as was the theater during performances. Intermissions found hundreds of … Continue reading

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PROPERTY TAXES – Many changes for 2012

  The laws that affect property taxes undergo several important changes for 2012. By Debra C. Cohen Special to the Camarillo Acorn – Jan 27, 2012 Certain portions of property tax bill payments still qualify as itemized deductions on income … Continue reading

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BLAK BOX “Desert Stories V” SOLD OUT

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Eric Burdon, joins exciting slate of artists performing for Desert Stories V in Joshua Tree, Saturday, January 28, 2012. The theater doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with performances beginning after 7:00 p.m. Details … Continue reading

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2012 Travel/Adventure show features Calif Deserts

California Deserts Visitors Association returns from the 2012 Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show January 21, 2012 By Steve Brown   The California Deserts Visitors Association has returned from the 2012 Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show, marking the association’s … Continue reading

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USA POSTAGE RATE INCREASES – When & How Much?

  There seems to be a little confusion as to WHEN the price of postage stamps rise in 2012. Some say January 22, a Sunday and others have “heard” January 24, a Tuesday for 2012. . The price of a … Continue reading

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Desert Photo Contest

Amateur & Pro SAVE OUR DESERT photo competition 2012   Permanently attached to your camera?   Out in all weather clicking away? Then here’s your chance to share your outdoor photos with the world. Save Our Desert is pleased to announce … Continue reading

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Calif 2012 Employer Laws now in effect

Summary of 18 most important CALIFORNIA EMPLOYER LAWS …. for 2012. More next year. The California Legislature passed a number of measures impacting employers during the 2011 legislative session. Those bills were signed into law by the Governor. A summary of … Continue reading

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