2005 thru 2007

Yvonne Parks - 2012

01-03-12 - Mayor Parks called a fellow Council Member a "Son of a Bitch."

01-03-12 - Terry Chapman - City of DHS Agreement

01-03-12 - Terry Chapman - Contract Amendment

01-03-12 - Memorandum of Understanding - MOU (1)

01-03-12 - Memorandum of Understanding - MOU (2)

01-04-12 - Flamingo Hotel Fiasco

01-10-12 - $52 Million Golf Cart Path

01-17-12 - Meeting Called on Short Notice

01-20-12 - Desert Hot Springs to Lose Authority Over Mobile Home Parks.

01-23-12 - Mayor Gives In To Sons of Bitches

01-23-12 - Another Temecula Connection - City Finance Director Gives Job to Friend

01-26-12 - City Losing It - Authority Transferred to State

01-27-12 - The Karl Baker Tax Increase Plan Loses

01-29-12 - Palm Springs Area City Manager Pay Down, Still High

02-03-12 - More City Money to Temecula

02-04-12 - Spontaneous Combustion - Time For Recall - Citizens Supporting Police Call For Recall

02-07-12 - Daniels Finally Getting Performance Review

02-07-12 - Desert Hot Springs Police Officer's Hearing Ends in Trip to Hospital

02-11-12 - Your One Site Grab Bag of Desert Hot Springs' World Wellness & Music Festival Story Amusement

02-15-12 - Seniors Short Changed - Administrated by Outsiders - Local Services Shut Out

02-15-12 - Desert Hot Springs Police Morale Low, Survey Shows

02-16-12 - Desert Hot Springs Officers Downplay Talk of Low Morale

02-17-12 - City Keeps Contract with Management Groups

02-21-12 - Seniors Next to Protest Against Karl Baker

02-21-12 - Gang Violence a 'Significant Concern' Desert Hot Springs Police Chief Says

02-22-12 - Desert Hot Springs Withholds Support of Whitewater River Trail

02-22-12 - Two Bunch Palms Resort Sold to Hollywood High-Rollers with Ambitious Plans

02-22-12 - The Brophy Flush - Economic Development Constipated

02-24-12 - DHS Residents Encouraged by Decline in Violent Crimes

02-26-12 - Desert Hot Springs Police Union: City Council Like 'Spoiled Children'

03-02-12 - Cheating Democracy - Mayor Parks Votes Against City

03-04-12 - Fatal Flaws of Golf Cart Joy Ride

03-15-12 - Checks Endorsed in the Name of Karl Baker

03-15-12 - (10-28-11) City of Desert Hot Springs Internal Investigation Sent to Riverside County District Attorney

03-25-12 - Desert Hot Springs Councilman Russell Betts Gets His Microphone Turned Off at Meeting

03-29-12 - Councilman Betts Censored - First Amendment Violated

04-04-12 - Assistant City Manager, Finance Director Jason Simpson 'No Longer With' Desert Hot Springs

04-05-12 - Rubber Stamp Simpson Quits

04-11-12 - Sex Crime or Extortion? The Laura Green Matter - Uncovering Laura Green

04-11-12 - California Strips DHS of Mobile Home Park Authority

04-17-12 - Embattled Radio Host Lee Rayburn Leaves Valley

04-19-12 - State of the City - Mayor Yvonne Parks

04-28-12 - Desert Hot Springs Calls in Team-Building Consultant - $25,000 - $30,000 - Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

05-01-12 - Desert Hot Springs Paid Former Finance Director Jason Simpson More Than $30,000 Upon Departure

05-02-12 - Existing DHS Official Paid $36,000+ City Has Paid Two Others Big, Secret Settlements in the Past Two Years

04-05-12 - Jason Simpson - Agreement & General Release

05-04-12 - Official's Complaint Targeted Councilman - Betts

05-06-12 - Coachella Valley Mayor's Meeting Reveals Tension, Resentment

05-14-12 - DHS City Council to Vote on 'Get-Along' Counseling

05-15-12 - DHS Council Opts Against Spending Money on Team-Building

05-15-12 - DHS City Council Says No To 'Get Along' Consultant - In Other News - Recall on the Way

05-17-12 - Letter: Council Counseling an Unconscionable Idea

05-24-12 - Group Misses Deadline to Recall City Leaders

05-25-12 - City of Desert Hot Springs Facing Budget Deficit

05-30-12 - Price Tag for DHS Officials' Feud so Far: $87,000

05-30-12 - DHS Sees $45,573 in Attorney Fees Over Harassment Complaint

06-01-12 - Broadcaster's Request to Dismiss Defamation Lawsuit Denied

06-01-12 - Editorial: Thumbs Down: Desert Hot Springs Nonsense Costing Taxpayers Money

06-04-12 - Riverside County on the Justice Departments Watch List for Voter Discrimination

06-06-12 - DHS to Host Town Hall Forum on City Budget Today - Included Budget Documents

06-06-12 - City of Desert Hot Springs - FY 2012 - 2013 Operating Budget

06-06-12 - Letter: In Defense of DHS Councilman Russell Betts

06-11-12 - DHS Wants to Extend Interim Finance Director's Contract

06-12-12 - 3 to 2 Vote on Budget Plan

06-18-12 - Flamingo Hotel Resort & Spa Burns In DHS

06-19-12 - City Budget Uses $3.2M in Reserves

07-08-12 - DHS Considers Anti-Graffiti Effort

07-06-12 - DHS Marketing Contract Could Cost $191K

07-06-12 - DHS May Spend $75K on Jail Securities Staff

07-16-12 - World Wellness & Music Festival II

07-19-12 - Festival Advisory Committee to Give It One More Try

07-21-12 - It's Not Just City Council Salaries Deserving A Look

07-21-12 - Developer, Insurance Company Off Hook for Paving at Agua Dulce - Taxpayers Stuck Holding the Bill

07-22-12 - DHS Seeks Firm to Film Meetings

07-22-12 - History - Delete, The Purge Continues
07-23-12 - Former DHS Police Sgt. Anthony Sclafani Sentenced to Four Years for Excessive Force
07-25-12 - Fired Indio Chief Brad Ramos Joins DHS Police
07-28-12 - Eagle Point Bonds = $1,226,502.83 & Agua Dulce Bond Expired = $173,999.00
08-19-12 - DHS Getting a Wal-Mart?
08-20-12 - DHS Police Officer Accused of Sexting
08-23-12 - How Much Are They Paid Compared to Palm Desert?
08-25-12 - 6 U.S. Cities That Fell Off the Fiscal Cliff - And Survived
08-27-12 - Petaluma Police Chief Williams Takes Oath

09-02-12 - Ex-Indio Police Chief Set For DHS Post
09-03-12 - DHS to Consider Music Festival Plans
09-04-12 - Longtime DHS City Attorney Ruben Duran Leaves Legal Firm
09-05-12 - DHS Attorney Changes Firms
09-12-12 - City of DHS Takes Out Full Page Ad in Desert Star
09-12-12 - Promoter Found - World Wellness & Music Festival to be Renamed "Spa City Presents."
09-13-12 - City of DHS Takes Out Full Page Ad in Desert Star
09-13-12 - DHS Music Festival Back On Track
09-14-12 - The 2012 Christmas Parade Is On!
09-15-12 - Open Message to the Good Citizens of DHS - By Gabriel King
09-17-12 - DHS May Drop Law Firm to Keep City Attorney
09-18-12 - City Council Meeting - FODHS
09-19-12 - Alexander Haig and Approval of City Council Agendas
09-19-12 - City of DHS Will Not Hire Attorney's New Firm
09-20-12 - Freedom of Speech Scorned
09-23-12 -   City of DHS Runs Second Ad in Local Newspaper - The Desert Star
09-26-12 - Sudden City Attorney Departure Finds City Council With Two Substitutes
09-27-12 - Confrontational DHS City Council Meeting - KESQ Video
09-28-12 - WOW! City Council Meeting Blow Up
09-28-12 - A Closer Look at a Funny Number - City Legal Expenses Last Year: $338,665.00 Or $630,374.53?
09-30-12 - SHOCKING NEGLECT!  CITY HALL IS SLUM LORD!!
09-30-12 - Public Comment

10-01-12 - The Firm - Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP - Position Partner
10-02-12 - RFP - Request For Proposal - City Legal Services
10-04-12 - Ramos Quits a Month After Joining DHSPD
10-07-12 - Redevelopment Agency Property Fire Sale to Begin Soon
10-07-12 - "There Is Virtually No Office Space Left In Desert Hot Springs."
10-07-12 - Agendas Up
10-07-12 - City Manager Can't Figure Out What To Do With Ball Field, Punts to Council
10-09-12 - The King
10-10-12 - Bad Boy Baker Back in News

10-11-12 - City RDA Oversight Agency Given the News - County Building on Palm Drive Near Vons Will Not Be a Medical Clinic

10-11-12 - Music Festival Advisory Committee Comes Up Empty on Wellness & World Music Festival II

10-12-12 - City 2nd Quarter Economic Data Released

10-14-12 - Coachella Valley Cities Pile Up High Reserves

10-14-12 - Agenda Up! City Council Meeting - Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012

10-15-12 - A First Look at Progress, Issues & Cost of the Health & Wellness Center

10-17-12 - City Council Votes to Allow Citizens to Have a Parade - Dec. 15, 2012

10-19-12 - Drop The World Wellness & Music Festival Name & Go With The Show

10-21-12 - It's Beginning to Look a Whole Lot Like Christmas

10-22-12 - The Disgusting Accounts of DHS Politics in Those Friends of Desert Hot Springs Archives

10-23-12 - Good Deeds Not Unpunished: DHS Asks Volunteers to Leave Church Lot

10-23-12 - City Council Meeting - Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012

10-26-12 - Why Did Council Members Change Seats?

10-27-12 - Reelection Bids & Challengers - 2013

10-30-12 - City Council Meeting Called - 2012 Economic Investment Forum & Tour. Nov. 2, 2012

11-17-12 - CITY FALLS $3 MILLION IN HOLE
11-19-12 - 250 Holiday Turkeys to be Distributed to Needy Families in DHS - Thanks to Council Members Russell Betts, Adam Sanchez and Dillon Road House.
11-30-12 - DHS City Council Calls Special Meeting to Hire New Attorney

12-01-12 - DEBATING CITY ATTORNEY CONTRACT

12-01-12 - CITY MANAGER RICK DANIELS STEALS SHOW

12-03-12 - DHS TO CONSIDER GIVING UP ON WELLNESS & WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL

12-05-12 - DESERT HOT SPRING'S FAILED $265,000 FESTIVAL EXPERIMENT: A TIMELINE

12-05-12 - DHS DROPS MUSIC FESTIVAL PLAN THAT COST $265K

12-05-12 - DHS MAYOR WANTS 'TO BE QUEEN,' CITY COUNCILMAN SAYS DURING DEBATE

12-14-12 - JEWISH TEMPLE DEAL SINKING

12-16-12 - CITY MANAGER SENDS BIZ TO SON

12-18-12 - RAIN ON PARADE

12-20-12 - CITY OF DHS EAGER TO SELL LAND FOR PLANNED CLINIC

12-21-12 - DEVELOPMENTS UNFINISHED DESPITE CITY MANAGER'S SAY SO

12-21-12 - MAYOR PARKS THREATENS SUIT AGAINST MUSIC FESTIVAL CLARKE

12-27-12 - PEELING LAYERS FROM HEALTH CLINIC ONION - WHAT IS TRUE?

12-28-12 - CITY MANAGER INTRODUCES "NEW CITY MANAGER"

12-29-12 - ANOTHER POLICE OFFICER LAWSUIT

12-30-12 - SO WE SAVE $500,000. HOW MUCH GOOD WOULD THAT DO?