• Road Work Underway on Varner Road in Thousand Palms

    Road work is underway on a heavily trafficked corridor in Thousand Palms. Crews are placing a new layer of pavement along four total miles of Varner Road, along with widening shoulders. Work will take an estimated two months to wrap up. The thoroughfare runs parallel to Interstate 10, and is a popular route for traversing […]

  • California Gas Tax Increase and New Laws Go Into Effect in July

    New laws and a gas tax increase in the state with fuel prices well above the national average are starting Monday in California. The new legislation includes new background checks for ammunition purchases, requirements for medical professionals on probation and a mandated timeline for law enforcement body camera recordings to be made public. Scroll down […]

  • Rising Gas Prices Fuel Proposition Six Supporters

    If it feels like you’ve been paying more at the pump this month, it’s because you are. Gas prices are nearing their highest levels in four years, according to Oil Price Information Service. With the gas tax on the November ballot, the proposed measure, Proposition Six, continues to be a talker. “Well yes, especially for […]

  • Proposition Six: Prices at the Pump

    A California gas tax repeal effort has qualified for the November ballot. The fight over the repeal could end up being one of the costliest statewide measures and the scope spans to the Coachella Valley. Mayors, carpenters, council members, and engineers stood shoulder-to-shoulder at Patriot Park Thursday to speak in opposition of Proposition Six. Proposition […]

  • Gas Tax Repeal Initiative to Go Before California Voters

    California voters will decide this November whether to get rid of higher gas taxes and vehicle registration fees approved last year. Secretary of State Alex Padilla said Monday that initiative supporters collected enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. The move was widely expected after organizers turned in far more signatures than required. The […]

  • Conservatives Turn in 940,000 Signatures for Anti-Gas Tax Initiative

    An effort by California conservatives to repeal a recent increase in gas taxes and vehicle registration is ramping up. Supporters on Monday turned in more than 940,000 signatures to put the question before voters in November. That comes just days after state transportation officials announced $2.6 billion in mass transit improvements funded in part by […]

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