Friday, April 17, 2015

Living Life in Yucca Valley Golf Course

Logic reporting in that life in Yucca Valley is great.

Golf Course Closed
This is a story about the water issues in California and the Yucca Valley Golf Course.

Current California Drought began in 2012
California drought is only part of this critical story about responsibility of water usage, especially when the area is in a dry arid desert in the inland southern California region, south eastern corner of the California Mojave Desert of San Bernardino California.

Truth be told, we Catnip and I, Logic have not been better nor happier.

Logic and Catnip have just completed our first year of residency here in Yucca Valley.
We moved into Yucca Valley from Palm Springs after being there since 1999, and after visiting the city since 1964.
Things in Palm Springs (like many tourist destinations) changed.
The weather became more humid due to growth, 124+ golf courses, to many annual visitors, and under quality of life the city became a place of too many gay, and too many minorities, even for Logic, this is saying a lot. I love everyone in moderation, oh and people must be good minded and kind to all.

Visit the town of Yucca Valley, CA.

Quality of life and sustainable is why we moved into Yucca Valley and we came for the business opportunities that have prevailed since relocating here in 2014.

However, we have an issue going on up here in the high desert that is not (in our view) a good thing.

Hawks Landing Golf Club at Blue Skies
Yucca Valley has a single 12 hole golf course (with a water lake feature and 58 home lots) that just reopened on March 15 2015 (1 year after we located into Yucca Valley, CA.) after failing during the March 2006 economic recession.

Visit Hawks Landing Golf Course Blue Skies Yucca Valley, CA.

The course originally opened in 1953.

The Brehm family project
Starting in July 2012 (the year the California drought started)
They bought the golf course out of bankruptcy for little more then the asking price of $470,000.00
The golf course is owned by the local newspaper owner and his wife. While I and Catnip have not yet met this couple, we get the impression from reading in print and from online that they are good, genuine, caring, charitable people.

High level of sustainability issues exist.
So it is of quit a surprise when people we believe to be good, buy up an old golf course near the heart of the small town of Yucca Valley and rehab it for very light play activity, regardless of the usage the course utilizes an estimated below amount of water resources, resources that are no longer available for water entertainment industries like water parks and golf courses. 

Quote from the November 2014 Hi-Desert Star
“It was also a goal of the Brehm family to reduce the water usage, so I have designated over 30 acres on non-irrigated native areas and only 60 acres of turf. By comparison, the previous course had over 100 acres of irrigated turf,” course designer Cary Bickler said.

Here are the issues that concern us.
Water usage is only part of the issue with this particular course being revived.
The golf course does not utilize reclaimed water, because one does not exist here.

Yucca Valley is in the middle of a sewage plant (water reclamation) development that would allow the town to remove the individual home, apartment, or business from septic services, as the town and the High Desert Water District including the Colorado River water people claim this is bad, OK. It does however allow the return of near 3000 acre feet of water annually to the ground water system, that would be a truer statement if no septic water was returned into the aquifer, however we know water does return currently an this means that the total over 3 phases of adding the sewage system 1000 acre feet phase 1, then 1000 more acre feet phase 2, and finally 1000 acre feet in phase 3.
So what is not real great here is that while Yucca Valley will regain somewhere between 1000 and 3000 acre feet of water.

Quote from the September 14 2013 Desert Sun
At roughly 60 acres, Shadow Mountain is a relatively small course. It pumped 396 acre-feet from its well last year, enough to fill more than 195 Olympic swimming pools.
Other courses in the area pump much more. Water district documents show that nearby Ironwood Country Club pumped 1,991 acre-feet last year, while The Vintage Club pumped 2,369.

One acre foot equals 325,851 gallons, average annual water usage for a suburban family household.

Beyond the water utilized by the Hawks Landing Blue Skies Golf Club.
We are concerned about the evaporation and its contribution to the added humidity that it is generating in Yucca Valley.

Homes and business landscapes in Yucca Valley, CA.
How people live in the Morongo Basin is they do not have pools (or very few exist), nor do they have green lawns or water hungry landscaping, so this is in part, the motivation for concern about the golf course.

Distance of travel from Palm Springs to Yucca Valley:
27.1 miles by highway 22 as the crow flies.
Palm Springs is a Low Desert, Yucca Valley is a High Desert.
Altitude mean sea-level average Palm Springs is 400 to 700 feet Yucca Valley 2500 to 3400 feet.
Humidity Palm Springs higher then Yucca Valley low near non existent. 
Temperature annual averages high and low.
Palm Springs High Temp 89 degrees
Palm Springs Low Temp 60 degrees
Yucca Valley High Temp 79 degrees
Yucca Valley Low Temp 51 degrees

Remember that Logic and Catnip love Yucca Valley, it is about the great people living here.

Logic golf coruse Catnip golf course
Logic and best friend Catnip

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Living Life in Yucca Valley Twentynine Palms Marine Base

Twentynine Palms Marine Base sign
Logic and Catnip reporting in with some great news out of Yucca Valley, California.

Twentynine Palms Marines in training
We love being near the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center located in Twentynine Palms, California.
Built in 1949.

Twentynine Palms Marine Base Buildings
This is the largest Marine Base on earth at 931.7 square miles of land area.

Logic and Catnip live in Yucca Valley, a town about 20 miles air west of the base where we share the same State Route 62 Highway a 2 lane highway that runs from the Interstate 10 Freeway to the Colorado River in Arizona (142.66 miles in total length).

Sonic Drive-In Sonic Blast Ice-Cream
We enjoy often sitting around the outdoor table at the local Sonic Drive-In restaurant here in Yucca Valley that also shares this same State Route 62 talking often to Marines, their friends and family while enjoying a Sonic Blast Ice-Cream and watching the military vehicles of many types pass by, coming and going from the base heading to other bases nearer the coastline of California.

Practice does make perfect
When the base is in training of soldiers, they utilize many heavy artillery weapons, tanks, night flares, you name it and this is a sight during night training as well as the explosive sounds and vibrations felt here 22 miles from the actual base, we love every bit of it, after all the base was started here well before most any living person today.

Twentynine Palms Marine Helicoptor
Looking overhead from the Sonic Drive-In or right from our home, we often see three various models of helicopters fly over as also sit in the flight plan for helicopters heading west from the base, they fly low so this is very exciting to watch as well.

Twentynine Palms Marine Convoy Yucca Valley, CA.
What makes living in Yucca Valley so great again comes back to the people, in this case the Marines that we meet, they live, shop and eat here in Yucca Valley, many are our neighbors, those tend to be the higher ranking officers that live off base with their families. Everyone of these military members, even the base support contractors are very nice to us always.

Yucca Valley has a public airport
The airport located at a means sea-level of 3224 feet with one main measures in at 4363 feet in length and 60 feet in width and while it mostly supports single and twin engine propeller planes we have seen helicopters and a twin engine small jet land there as well.
See and even visit our wonderful airport Yucca Valley Airport

Logic loves aircraft, grew up with them as a commercial and defense machined parts contractor and that early part of my life created a real respect for these wonderful fling machines.

After our last article and opinion about Living Life In Yucca Valley Local Radio Station, we thought we should get back to what we love about living here, the people and the goings on around the greater Morongo Basin.

Love always,
Logic and Catnip

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Living Life in Yucca Valley Local Radio Station

Logic and best friend Catnip reporting in.

We have just completed our first year of living in Yucca Valley, California.
We still love it here, it is about the people, they are the best of the best.

Why are Logic and Catnip so damned happy?
Not because of this radio station article, but in a smaller part, because we are not liberals or conservatives, we are past that and now above that way of thinking.

Satellite Radio USA

Nothing or no place is perfect, nothing.
Leave it to Lance Conway aka. Logic to launch a complaint after only just one year of living in our rented house (you know what they say about renters) on our way to our own home in the coming years.

We moved to the high desert because it is a small not to active (in regards to growth) area of 4 small towns, called the Morongo Basin.

Doing the RIGHT thing
What we hope for and want from businesses, politicians and people in general, is to do what best serves the public by doing the best job possible, without a personal agenda, or a voicing of their beliefs, be that of a political or religious in nature theme.

Joshua Tree Radio Station
Liberal agenda station is a national feed participant (this is fine, it is a business and station choice).
There additional feeds from late night TV are from non-naturally funny people, also very left, left wing, too left wing nut (this too is fine another business and station choice).

They are not enjoyable to listen too.
The content of this radio station gets old really quickly to say the least.

Radio stations should report equal and balanced news, but this is not too be. 
We used to listen to a local FM radio station based out of the overly liberal town of Joshua Tree.

Local radio station owner and his wife eat at Sam’s Indian Restaurant (this is where we see them), after all it is located in the same strip mall. It is a small town in the high desert, so they tend to know everyone who walks through the door when they are there.

These things just happen when you live in a town with so few residents.

Update from AAA Automobile Club of Southern California.
Sam’s Indian Restaurant in Joshua Tree is a write in members AAA choice for best near the Joshua Tree National Park. Published in the March/April Westways Magazine sent to AAA members.

About Joshua Tree, California
7400 people call this town home and are located within a 37+ square mile area.
Joshua Tree is a town that Logic and Catnip enjoy enjoy for only one thing.
Eating at a place named Sam’s Indian Restaurant that offers more then just Indian food, but unlike the 99% of the other businesses that are involved in the Joshua Tree National Park tourism trap this one business is focused on locals, we like that a lot.

We do not like the local radio station or the town it is located within, is this a coincidence?

We cannot imagine 25 years of listening to this over and over, but that is why there are choices.
Local radio station is not well rounded.

Making good choices
Listeners, they have choices as well.
This is their business, not ours, they have the right to earn a living just like we do, we just do not need to listen to this type of information, in our opinion, just like businesses can choose not to utilize our software development services.

Better Radio Option
We are thankfully a computer software business in Yucca Valley and know how to utilize the Internet radio to bring in the stations we enjoy, in this case we bring in High Desert Radio AM KIXW Talk 960 out of nearby Victorville, California, a fair and accurate radio station that is informative.

Good informative radio High Desert Talk Radio

Fortunately for both Logic and Catnip, we never have a need to head east from Yucca Valley (except Sam’s) to visit other major cities in San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties, these are each west. 

A right to our opinion
We would like to close on this note for this update on Living Life In Yucca Valley California, we are so very thankful to be living here and we love everyone we have met to date, everyone.

Logic Radio Catnip Logic
Logic and Catnip.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Palm Springs Shopping Part 2

Palm Springs, California

Part 2 of 2

Thank you for reading part 1 of 2.

This is not a sales pitch.
You are smart enough to know the facts laid out below, this is a proven working system of utilizing a key worded domain name in an affordable way

If you have read this far you must have an interest in knowing even more about how to control your sales growth looking forward as Palm Springs area adds 4 new hotels, many restaurants, and yes new fresh retail stores in the new Palm Springs Desert Fashion Plaza.

Palm Springs is expanding
In addition to the main downtown as a place for visitors and locals to shop and hangout, there is now the North Palm Canyon Drive, South Palm Canyon Drive and even the East Palm Canyon Drive. Great for the overall Palm Springs area, true however this also spreads out the total number of exposures that your business might have otherwise gained in eyeballs and foot traffic.

How does a retailer compete with the new buzz of freshness being added daily and with even more planned and in the works?
Buy an online experience before visitors arrive into Palm Springs.

You start by growing your online exposure, get these people to commit to a visit into your store, you might even include non competing additional retailer experiences nearest your store to entice these visitors to come in while visiting the Palm Springs area.

The development and maintenance of Palm Springs Shopping ( is going to require a little effort, nothing new for you as I am sure you work hard daily in your store as it is, and if you are not into online site work, then have your online content and site service handle these efforts for you, besides you are going to be busy greeting and assisting your newly arriving foot traffic.

Understanding a domain names value.
Lets start with what keywords and and what they mean to the search engines that bring them to the visitors.

The domain name is being utilized for this educational understanding.

Where is your store located?
Palm Springs, or the Palm Springs area.

What are you offering an online visitor?
Shopping and general information about Palm Springs and the greater Palm Springs area.

A person performing a search types in: Palm Springs Shopping

What are the issues that search engines (algorithms) look at when determining which site is displayed first or at the top of the page?
Is the domain name wording providing information about shopping in Palm Springs?

Is the site a .com (the most trusted domain name extension or ending, known as a top-level-domain)?

Is the domain name a clean domain name?
Yes (in other words has the name been utilized for spamming or inappropriate uses in its past)

Is the domain name newly registered for the first time or has it been registered for a while?
No it has been registered, but not utilized by us since February 17, 2002.

Does the site have content that is the most relevant to the person searching for shops in Palm Springs?
Yes (if you build the site to have the best content related to shopping in the Palm Springs area).

Does the site support tablet and smart phone viewing abilities?
Yes (it does when you build a site these days correctly).

Is the site relate to an actual business operating in Palm Springs?
Yes (if it is actually located or registered in Palm Springs, California).

In closing:
You might be asking yourself, this is a lot of money, and effort, true but being in business is costly and efforts are well, never ending, but the acquisition of a great top level domain name becomes an asset to the buyers business.

You might also be asking yourself.
I already have a site, so how does this work for me?
The keyword domain name system is a growth tool, if you want more online, and ultimately, more foot traffic to your business, then a search trusted, well developed, and maintained site will bring people to it, from the keyword domain name the visitor then will want to know more and the links within the site along with images, and descriptions about the items you are offering will be there for them to click through to visit.

Are you utilizing social networks, and image share sites currently?
Social profiles and image sharing site are great (as an additional place for exposure), while you do not own the content, and you have little, but mostly no control over the advertising, news feeds, or site suggestions these sites offer, you have 100% control over what has to share.

This concludes our once in a lifetime offer to sale this domain name to you and allow you to build your business to be what in your heart you want it to be, or become.

Yea Yucca
Palm Springs Shopping Palm SPrings Shopping
Logic and Catnip
We are SEO / SEM certified (Search Engine Optimization / Search Engine Marketing Certified) and are here to help you, answer your questions, even see through your entire online mission to results.

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