Paul Cook

Paul Cook

CALIFORNIA's 8th DISTRICT

Congressman Cook Newsletter: July 22, 2014

2014/07/22

Capitol Update Valley Voices: What’s Really Going on in Israel?  Hamas, the terrorist organization that rules the Gaza Strip, recently began launching thousands of rockets into Israeli cities. Israel has responded by launching airstrikes targeting weapons caches, rocket production facilities, and rocket launch sites and sending ground troops into the strip.   This recent outbreak of violence can be attributed to the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens, one of whom was an American citizen, by Palestinian terrorists likely with ties to Hamas. Following this unprovoked attack, three radical Israelis captured and killed a Palestinian teen in a revenge killing for the murder of the Israeli teens. While the three Israelis responsible for this murder were quickly arrested and charged by the Israeli police, the Palestinian terrorists who murdered the Israeli teens remain at large.   Israel has come under international criticism for its response to the Hamas attacks because of reports of numerous civilian casualties. Blaming Israel for these deaths fails to recognize the tremendous efforts Israel makes to inform the Palestinians about the time and location of planned strikes. Before strikes, Israeli authorities frequently call, send text messages, and drop leaflets urging residents in the areas to be targeted to evacuate. The only locations targeted by the Israeli military are those directly linked to the rockets being launched at Israel, which Hamas intentionally places in civilian areas.   In contrast to Israeli efforts to reduce civilian casualties, Hamas commanders continue to call on Palestinian civilians to ignore the Israeli warnings and remain in the targeted locations. Hamas uses the Palestinian population as human shields, often placing weapons caches and terrorist command centers in hospitals and next to kindergartens. At the same time, as many as 100 rockets fired by Hamas targeting Israel have landed in the Gaza Strip, contributing to Palestinian casualties. Hamas also openly admitted to launching rockets targeting an Israeli nuclear power plant and succeeded in disabling a conventional power plant in Israel that supplies power to the Gaza Strip, further worsening the humanitarian situation for Palestinians. The contrast is clear: Israel takes every effort to protect civilians on both sides, while Hamas’ rockets are being fired indiscriminately at both Israeli and Palestinian civilians.   Recently, Israel agreed to a ceasefire brokered by Egypt and halted all strikes on the Gaza Strip. Hamas rejected this agreement and launched more than 30 rockets during the six hours of the ceasefire, forcing the Israeli military to resume its offensive. In the past two weeks, Hamas has launched over 1,200 rockets towards Israel, with over 1,000 landing on Israeli territory. Over six million Israeli citizens live within range of Hamas’ rockets, which are striking every major city in the country. The Israeli attacks in Gaza are strictly in self-defense and their strategic goal is to put an end to these deadly attacks. Israel is our strongest ally in the Middle East and the region’s only democracy. They are fighting the same sort of radical militants that carry out terrorist attacks against the U.S. Israel shares the same values as the U.S. and are a pillar of stability in an unstable part of the world. Our continued support for Israel in putting an end to the terrorist threat from Hamas is in the interest of the U.S. and our shared allies.    This editorial was first published in the Victorville Daily Press. You can read it here.    Bipartisan Wildfire Prevention Act Last week, Congressman Cook introduced legislation to help limit and potentially prevent the damaging effects of future wildfires. Under the current system, the federal government awards grants to prepare for future disasters such as hurricanes, floods and tornadoes, but does not cover devastating wildfires that burn through our communities. This bill would change that inequity and ensure that wildfires are treated just like other disasters when it comes to receiving grant funding. Dry, arid areas, like our own, are especially susceptible to these wildfires and pose a serious threat to the well-being and livelihood of our citizens. If we can more effectively prepare for these deadly fires, we will be able to significantly limit the destructive effects of these natural disasters. The Bipartisan Wildfire Prevention Act will effectively ensure a safer tomorrow for our local communities, the nation at large, and firefighters like the 20 newest Inyo Interagency Hotshot Crew members. Thank you for your service and welcome to the district!  The Honor Flight Act  Today, Congressman Cook voted in support of H.R. 4812, the “Honor Flight Act.” This bill passed the United States House of Representatives with wide bipartisan support. Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization that works with Southwest Airlines and other non-profits to transport American veterans to Washington to visit memorials built and dedicated in honor of their service. Currently, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) supports the Honor Flight Network by expediting the screening process for veterans. H.R. 4812 makes this permanent.   Cook said, “This bill is about much more than expedited screening for veterans; it’s about showing these veterans the respect and appreciation they deserve as they travel to their memorials. I’ve been to the memorials as the Honor Flight buses pull up, and I can’t even begin to put into words the gratitude in the faces of these American heroes as they are welcomed to their memorials. I’m proud to have voted for this bill.”   For more information on Honor Flight Network, please visit: http://www.honorflight.org/   District Update Job Fair in Victorville  The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board will host the 2014 High Desert Regional Job Fair on August 13, 2014 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM at the Hilton Garden Inn.  This event will offer business owners the chance to meet, interview and hire high-quality, experienced workers to fill full and part-time positions, organizers say. The job fair is made possible by the collaboration between the High Desert cities, Chamber of Commerce offices, El Dorado Broadcasters, and the Daily Press. The address to the Hilton Garden Inn is 12603 Mariposa Road in Victorville, CA 92395.   If you are an employer interested in taking part, register no later than August 11, 2014 here.     Joshua Tree National Park hosts over 1.4 million visitors in 2013  Congratulations to Joshua Tree National Park on hosting more than 1.4 million visitors in 2013! According to the park service’s economic report, 2013 surpassed all expectations, producing 500 full and part time jobs in both the private and public sector, while generating $29.4 million in revenue.   2014 is projected to do even better providing a needed economic boost for the Joshua Tree community. As the park has done in the past, it will continue to prosper and generate support for the surrounding community and economy.   Veterans Corner  Information for Military Retires with Combat- Related Disability Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) is a program that was created for disability and non-disability military retirees with combat-related disabilities.  It is a tax-free entitlement that that is paid each month. To qualify for CRSC you must be entitled to and/or receiving military retired pay, be rated at least 10 percent disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), waive your VA pay for retired pay, and file a CRSC application with you Branch of Service. For more information please visit here or call my Apple Valley District Office at 760-247-1815. Please be sure to follow me on Twitter (@RepPaulCook), find me on Facebook(Facebook.com/RepPaulCook), and subscribe to my YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/RepPaulCook)- See you there!  Read More

Rep. Paul Cook Votes To Support Honor Flight

2014/07/22

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R – Apple Valley) voted in support of H.R. 4812, the “Honor Flight Act.” This bill passed the United States House of Representatives with wide bipartisan support. Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization that works with Southwest Airlines and other non-profits to transport American veterans to Washington to visit memorials built and dedicated in honor of their service. Currently, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) supports the Honor Flight Network by expediting the screening process for veterans. H.R. 4812 makes this permanent. Cook said, “This bill is about much more than expedited screening for veterans; it’s about showing these veterans the respect and appreciation they deserve as they travel to their memorials. I’ve been to the memorials as the Honor Flight buses pull up, and I can’t even begin to put into words the gratitude in the faces of these American heroes as they are welcomed to their memorials. I’m proud to have voted for this bill.” A member of the House Foreign Affairs, Armed Services, and Veterans’ Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. Read More

Congressman Cook Newsletter: July 15, 2014

2014/07/15

Capitol Update It's time to Expedite the Return of Immigrant Children to Their Home Countries Last week, Congressman Cook cosponsored legislation to close a loophole under current immigration law that has prevented children from countries non-contiguous with the US from being quickly reunited with their families in their home countries.   Under current law, unaccompanied children from Mexico or Canada can be screened within 48 hours and quickly repatriated back across the border if they are not trafficking victims nor claiming asylum. However, children from countries that are not contiguous with the US must go through a time-consuming legal process. In fact, these children are currently waiting 578 days on average for a hearing. Cook said, “It’s unconscionable that kids are waiting nearly 600 days for a hearing. We should use the same process that is used with Mexico and Canada to return Central American kids to their families. This important bill is a big step toward securing our border and clearing the backlog of immigration casework. It'll also save taxpayers a lot of money.”   This bill was introduced earlier today and could be considered later this month.   Grant to Expand Veterans Access to Healthcare Coming to Bishop  Yesterday, Congressman Cook announced that the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8988 in Bishop, California will receive an $80,000 grant to improve local veterans’ access to healthcare in Inyo and Mono Counties. Veterans living in rural areas often have trouble finding transportation to VA medical centers for care. Many are forced to travel hundreds of miles to receive VA care.  This grant will assist approximately 849 veterans in these counties.   Cook said, “As the representative of California’s largest rural district, I’ve heard from veterans who are forced drive up to five hours for VA medical care. This grant will help some of our nation’s finest men and women get the medical care they’ve earned. VFW Post 8988 provides exceptional services for veterans in Bishop, and I’m proud to see this grant awarded to it.”   We must Invest in American Small Businesses Congressman Cook voted in support of H.R. 4718, a bill to make equipment depreciation permanent for American small businesses. This bill will open the door for economic growth by giving small businesses the stability and certainty they need to create jobs. Under current tax law, a small business owner may depreciate up to 50 percent of the cost of the equipment necessary to keep their business competitive in the first year. H.R. 4718 will make permanent this section of the tax code, allowing small businesses to modernize their infrastructure and create a stable environment for business owners to make capital purchases. This will allow for a more efficient production of American products and stronger job growth. Cook said, “As we’ve seen, short term tax policy is bad for businesses and bad for economic growth. This legislation brings stability to America’s job creators. It gives them the ability to plan ahead for growing their business and reinvesting capital to create new jobs. I’m proud to support this important jobs bill.”   Expand STEM Education to Include Computer Science Yesterday, Congressman Cook voted in support of H.R. 5031, “the STEM Education Act.” This bipartisan bill authorizes education programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). This bill improves K-12 competency by adding computer science to the list of disciplines. Cook said, “To ensure a strong economic future for our country, we have to make sure our students are learning the skills they need to compete on a global level. This important bill gives students the skills they need for a successful future and will help ensure our country remains a global leader in science. ”   District Update Transportation Options and Independence Resource Fair On August 6, 2014 from 8:00AM to 12:00PM, there will be a Transportation Options and Independence Resource Jobs Fair taking place at the main entrance to the Veteran Affairs Medical Center Loma Linda Hospital.  There will be refreshments, information, and giveaways. Please see the flier below for more information. Apple Valley Storm Looks to Take Gold at National Cup With the world still buzzing from the recent World Cup finish in Brazil, our very own Apple Valley Storm team is geared up to take on the top teams the United States has to offer at the National Cup in Greensboro, North Carolina. The under-17 boys team is looking to make their way onto the national stage for the first time in team history, after pummeling the competition at the Western Regionals this past month. Competing in a national competition is an honor in itself, but Coach Casarez has higher aspirations for his club stating bluntly in a recent interview that “We’re going there to win nationals.” After the convincing fashion in which the team won their recent qualifier in Davis, California by outscoring their competition 8-0 in the four game tournament, it is no wonder they feel good about their chances taking gold at the National Cup XIII. Veterans Corner  UPDATE: Audit of the High Desert Vet Center  The Veteran Affairs internal audit into client service issues at the High Desert Vet Center is completed and the report has been sent to the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Human Resource officials for review. This audit was prompted after my office received several complaints from veterans about the service they received at the High Desert Veteran Resource Center.  My district staff in Apple Valley immediately met with these veterans and their families, heard their concerns, and demanded that the VA be held accountable for the behavior of their employees. I’m eager to see the results of this audit so that we can improve services for veterans in the High Desert.   As your Representative in Congress, I believe it's my duty to ensure that veterans receive the best medical treatment available from the VA, and I'll work tirelessly to advocate on their behalf.  If you're experiencing difficulties with obtaining your benefits from the VA, please contact my Apple Valley office at 760-247-1815.   Please click here to read more about the High Desert Vet Center in the Victorville Daily Press: http://www.vvdailypress.com/article/20140710/NEWS/140719988/12967/LIFESTYLE     Read More

Rep. Paul Cook Votes To Expand STEM Education

2014/07/14

  WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R – Apple Valley) voted in support of H.R. 5031, “the STEM Education Act.” This bipartisan bill authorizes education programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). This bill improve K-12 competency by adding computer science to the list of disciplines. Cook said, “To ensure a strong economic future for our country, we have to make sure our students are learning the skills they need to compete on a global level. This important bill gives students the skills they need for a successful future and will help ensure our country remains a global leader in science. ”  A member of the House Foreign Affairs, Armed Services, and Veterans’ Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. Read More

Rep. Paul Cook Announces Grant to Expand Veterans Access to Healthcare

2014/07/14

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R – Apple Valley) announced that the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8988 in Bishop, California will receive an $80,000 grant to improve local veterans’ access to healthcare in Inyo and Mono Counties. Veterans living in rural areas often have trouble finding transportation to VA medical centers for care. Many are forced to travel hundreds of miles to receive VA care This grant will assist approximately 849 veterans in these counties.  Cook said, “As the representative of California’s largest rural district, I’ve heard from veterans who are forced drive up to five hours for VA medical care. This grant will help some of our nation’s finest men and women get the medical care they’ve earned. VFW Post 8988 provides exceptional services for veterans in Bishop, and I’m  proud to see this grant awarded to it.” A member of the House Foreign Affairs, Armed Services, and Veterans’ Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. ### Read More

Rep. Paul Cook Cosponsors Bill to Expedite Return of Immigrant Children to Home Countries

2014/07/11

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R – Apple Valley) cosponsored legislation to close a loophole that has prevented children from countries non-contiguous with the US from being quickly reunited with their families in their home countries.   Under current law, unaccompanied children from Mexico or Canada can be screened within 48 hours and quickly repatriated back across the border if they are not trafficking victims nor claiming asylum. However, children from countries that are not contiguous with the US must go through a time-consuming legal process. In fact, these children are currently waiting 578 days on average for a hearing. Cook said, “It’s unconscionable that kids are waiting nearly 600 days for a hearing. We should use the same process that is used with Mexico and Canada to return Central American kids to their families. This important bill is a big step toward securing our border and clearing the backlog of immigration casework. It'll also save taxpayers a lot of money.” This bill was introduced earlier today and could be considered later this month. A member of the House Foreign Affairs, Armed Services, and Veterans’ Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. ### Read More

Rep. Paul Cook Votes to Invest in American Small Businesses

2014/07/11

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R – Apple Valley) voted in support of H.R. 4718, a bill to make equipment depreciation permanent for American small businesses. This bill will open the door for economic growth by giving small businesses the stability and certainty they need to create jobs. Under current tax law, a small business owner may depreciate up to 50 percent of the cost of the equipment necessary to keep their business competitive in the first year. H.R. 4718 will make permanent this section of the tax code, allowing small businesses to modernize their infrastructure and create a stable environment for business owners to make capital purchases. This will allow for a more efficient production of American products and stronger job growth. Cook said, “As we’ve seen, short term tax policy is bad for businesses and bad for economic growth. This legislation brings stability to America’s job creators. It gives them the ability to plan ahead for growing their business and reinvesting capital to create new jobs. I’m proud to support this important jobs bill.” A member of the House Foreign Affairs, Armed Services, and Veterans’ Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. Read More

Rep. Paul Cook Votes to Get Americans Back to Work

2014/07/10

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R – Apple Valley) voted in support of H.R. 803, the “Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.” This bipartisan, bicameral bill reforms America’s workforce investment system and puts people back to work. To ensure America’s economy operates at its full potential, Americans looking for work must have the skills needed for the work. H.R. 803 consolidates 15 federal workforce development programs and aligns them with skills training and education initiatives that provide job seekers with the skills they need to match job openings. Cook said, “H.R. 803 is a jobs bill. Allowing American workers the opportunity to acquire the skills they need for jobs they apply to is one of my priorities in Congress. This bill streamlines burdensome federal mandates, promotes skills for in-demand jobs, reduces administrative costs, and delivers strong accountability over the use of taxpayer dollars. This bill is a huge win for the American people.” A member of the House Foreign Affairs, Armed Services, and Veterans’ Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. Read More

Rep. Paul Cook Announces Early Childhood Education Grant for High Desert

2014/07/09

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R – Apple Valley) announced that San Bernardino County will receive a $42 million federal grant to benefit childhood and early childhood education programs. There are currently 11 Head Start and Early Head Start programs across the High Desert. Located in Hesperia, Adelanto, Apple Valley, and Victorville, these facilities enroll roughly 6,000 children. This grant restores $2.1 million in funds lost during sequestration and supports staff members, facilities, school supplies, meals, immunization and dental, hearing and mental health services for students. Cook said, “As an educator, I understand the importance of ensuring that children receive a quality education starting at a young age. This funding is a long term investment in our children’s future and I’m glad to see this money going to San Bernardino County students.” A member of the House Foreign Affairs, Armed Services, and Veterans’ Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. ### Read More

Congressman Cook Newsletter: July 8, 2014

2014/07/08

Capitol Update Making Sense of The Most Recent Crisis in Iraq-An Editorial by Congressman Paul Cook Iraq is back in the news, and the news has not been good. ISIS, which stands for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, is a radical and militant Sunni terrorist organization intent on establishing an independent state in portions of Iraq and Syria. Recently, ISIS carried out a series of successful attacks in  northern Iraq and captured major cities including Mosul and Tikrit. These cities are home to large oil refineries and are of strategic importance to the Iraqi people. Earlier this week, ISIS launched a full-scale assault on Baghdad, home to the Iraqi government and the U.S. Embassy. These attacks demonstrate the continued instability in Iraq and the fragile state of the Iraqi government and military. In response to the ISIS offensive, the Iranian government, which is dominated by Shiite Muslims, sent troops into Iraq to battle ISIS. Iran has vowed to protect important Shiite holy sites that Sunni militants have threatened to destroy. The deployment of Iranian forces into Iraq could lead to the development of a long-term sectarian conflict that has the potential to draw in other regional powers, including Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Israel. This would cause a significant disruption to the global economy and hurt the already fragile Iraqi economy. Such a conflict could also lead to the creation of new safe havens for terrorists, from which they could launch new attacks on America. The U.S. responded to the crisis by redirecting an aircraft carrier and other ships into the Persian Gulf and recently started flying surveillance missions over Iraq. Additionally, a detachment of Marines was sent to the embassy in Baghdad to provide additional security and protect U.S. diplomats. The Iraqi government has called for the U.S. to launch airstrikes on ISIS militants, but the Obama administration has yet to decide on the level of U.S. involvement. To be clear, there is no easy solution to the current conflict in Iraq. The conflict between Sunni and Shiite Muslims dates back centuries, and Iraq itself could take decades to stabilize, even without assaults from groups like ISIS. The rapidly deteriorating situation in Iraq, the ongoing conflict in Syria and Russia’s provocative actions in the Ukraine serve as stark reminders of the need to maintain a strong U.S. military to counter emerging threats. However, there are significant challenges in maintaining the strength of our armed forces and supporting veterans amid shifting budget priorities. The threats to America and our allies are real, and we must maintain our military strength. This is the only way to ensure what Reagan called “peace through strength,” wise words for this uncertain time. Only a strong America can deter our enemies and ensure we have the strength to protect its people, homeland and interests. This editorial first appeared in the Hi-Desert Star. You can read it here.  Public Health Services Are Vital  Congressman Cook voted on three bills that protect public health services being administered across the Eighth District. The bills passed include: H.R. 1281, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013 amends the Public Health Service Act to extend a grant program for screening and counseling services related to heritable disorders. This bill makes it possible to expand eligible grantees to include health professional organizations and early childhood health systems.     H.R. 1098, the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act of 2013 amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize funding for the center for Disease Control and Prevention projects to reduce the incidence of traumatic brain injury, and traumatic brain injury surveillance systems. H.R. 4631, the Autism CARES Act reauthorizes the Combating Autism Act (CAA), which was first enacted in 2006 and then reauthorized again in 2011. This law has made possible investments in autism research, treatment, training, and services, including the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), a body comprised of public and private partners charged with coordinating federal efforts to address autism. These bills passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support and are headed to the United States Senate for their further consideration. Veterans Corner Audit of the High Desert Vet Center On Way Over the last few months my office received several complaints from veterans about the service they received at the High Desert Veteran Resource Center.  My district staff in Apple Valley immediately met with these veterans and their families, heard their concerns, and demanded that the US Department of Veterans be held accountable for the behavior of their employees. As a result of my office’s involvement, VA officials conducted an audit of the High Desert Vet Center and have pledged to make significant staffing changes at the facility. As your Representative in Congress, I believe it is my duty to ensure that veterans receive the best medical treatment available from the VA, and I will work tirelessly to advocate on their behalf.  If you are experiencing difficulties with obtaining your benefits from the VA, please contact my Apple Valley office at 760-247-1815. Please click here to read more about the High Desert Vet Center in the Victorville Daily Press. Read More

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Col. Paul Cook (ret.) was elected to serve in the US House of Representatives in November 2012.  He represents California’s 8th Congressional District which includes the high desert communities of San Bernardino County as well as Mono and Inyo counties.  He currently serves on the House Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Veterans’ Affairs committees.

An infantry officer who served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps and a veteran of the Vietnam War, Col. Cook’s military career spanned twenty-six years. His actions in combat earned him a number of honors, including two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star Medal with a V for valor. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1992 as a colonel.

After retirement, Cook continued his service by seeking and winning a seat on the Yucca Valley Town Council, ultimately serving as Mayor. He became known for his commitment to conservative fiscal policies that protected working families from higher taxes.

In 2006, Cook’s neighbors elected him to represent them in the California State Assembly. Since then, he has distinguished himself by tackling some of the most important issues of the day, like fighting government corruption, reducing taxes, and increasing penalties on sex offenders who prey on children. As Chairman of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee, he has been a tireless advocate for veterans and military families.

Holding a lifelong commitment to education, Cook has taught history and political science at Copper Mountain College, California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB), and University of California, Riverside (UCR). He holds a master’s in political science from UCR and a master’s in public administration from CSUSB.

Cook has held leadership posts with his local United Way and Red Cross chapters and served as past Executive Director of the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American Legion. He and his wife Jeanne reside in Yucca Valley.


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