• August 15, 2017: WCSD addressed the resignation of Board member Stephanie Carroll. She will not be able to complete her term, as she is leaving Wrightwood with her family. With regrets Stephanie said her final day would be at the ending of this meeting. . You'll find the full story - click here. • August 10, 2017: Music in the Pines concluded the 2017 summer concert series at The Apple Farm with two bands that were vastly different in nature yet similarly energetic in delivery. You'll find the full story - click here. August 9, 2017: Victor Valley Deputy Moyer and K9 Ellie responded to several 911 calls reporting a shooting. Ashley Beauchamp was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for Murder. You'll find the full story - click here. • August 8, 2017: Snowline Joint Unified School District’s (SJUSD) plan for the “Development Impacts and Mitigation Strategies” You'll find the full story - click here. • August 8, 2017: State’s Revised Water Quality Standards Temporary: May Positively Impact District’s Chromium-6 Mitigation Project You'll find the full story - click here. • August 4, 2017" the meeting of the Wrightwood Historical Society (WHS), Odessa Red offered an intimate look into the life of Calico legend, Annie Kline Townsend. You'll find the full story - click here.
Auguat 6, 2017: Village Grind in the Wrightwood hosted two intimate dinner parties featuring an array of local musicians You'll find the full story - click here. August 5, 2017: Phelan woman’s show horse mauled in rare mountain lion attack You'll find the full story - click here. August 4, 2017: Summer storm brings dangerous flash flood, turning streets into rivers You'll find the full story - click here. August 3, 2017: Wrightwood Community Services District (WCSD) heared comments about the Solid Waste fee as it pertains to residents in both San Bernardino (SBC) and Los Angeles (LAC) counties. You'll find the full story - click here. August 2, 2017: a dozen young cyclists stopped at Jensen’s before heading up Highway 2, on their way to the Pacific Ocean. Overland Summers is a national organization, offering “introductory, biking, hiking, language, writing, service and field studies programs. You'll find the full story - click here. August 1, 2017: Continuing with special meetings, as the Wrightwood Community Services District (WCSD) tends to the odious task of starting a government agency from scratch, Monday’s agenda concerned the hiring of a General Manager (GM). You'll find the full story - click here. July 31, 2017: As part of the cap and trade bill extension, the hotly contested Fire Prevention Fee has been suspended. You'll find the full story - click here. July 31, 2017: Stacey Kozel, a solo hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), who also happens to be paraplegic, arrived in Oregon.You'll find the full story - click here. July 29, 2017: Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group, Phelan, held an open house inviting the community. The guests had the opportunity to meet the staff, tour the facility, ask questions and enjoy refreshments.You'll find the full story - click here. July 27, 2017: Taken by surprise last Thursday night at Music in the Pines, audience members were impressed with the presentation of Casual Encounters Live Band Karaoke at The Apple Farm venue in Wrightwood. You'll find the full story - click here.
• July 17, 2017:A small fire broke out on the south side of Highway 138, near Oil Well Road, on Monday. At approximately 11 a.m., the blaze, dubbed the “Pinon Incident,” was reported and San Bernardino National Forest (SBNF) Fire units responded.Click here for the complete story. • July 13, 2017: Cal Trans Public Information Officer (PIO) Tyeisha Prunty and three employees of Flat Iron, the contractor for the project, met with the public, for what will likely be the last project update.Click here for the complete story. • July 15, 2017, at approximately 9:19am, deputies responded to the report of a theft from Sanska Construction on Highway 138. Multiple pieces of construction equipment were vandalized and items were stolen including batteries, computers for grading equipment, and cameras.Click here for the complete story. • July13, 2017: Last Thursday in Wrightwood, Music in the Pines presented an evening of Blues Music at The Apple Farm, which included all varieties of that genre. Opening the “Cruise and Blues” concert, Seville Street Blues Band featured vocalist extraordinaire LaNeika Gallon belting out the lyrics, while guest guitar legend Terry “Big T” DeRouen scorched the strings.Click here for the complete story. • July 3rd, 50-year old Matthew Paulson, of Carpenteria, fell nearly 500 feet while hiking the PCT above Heath Canyon. Paulson was unable to get cell phone reception, and it was getting dark. He took shelter in a bush on the side of the mountain. On July 4th, Paulson made his way up the steep terrain until he had reception, and called for help. Click here for the complete story. • July 10, 2017 the USGS reported that at 5:43 p.m. a 3.0 magnitude, 3km depth (2.36 miles) was recorded with the epicenter located SW Pinon Hills Click here for the complete story. • Wrightwood Chamber of Commerce announced the 2017/18 Honorary Mayor and the Wrightwoodian of the Year. Both appointments were awarded to Smiths, and each elected by the Chamber of Commerce. Click here for the complete story. • July 8, 2017 Mountaineer Days’ organizers, the Wrightwood Chamber of Commerce Click here for the complete story. • July 3, Phelan Pinon Hills Parks and Recreation brought the summer concert featuring Caliente, a high desert premier band, playing a variety of music from country to rock and roll and blues. Click here for the complete story.
• July 2017 - Wrightwood Village Trail Committee took it upon themselves to spruce up the trail, for the 4th of July, with American Flags. John Lenau, Ron Parody and Sue Parody came out Monday morning and placed flags on the wooden “W” at Lone Pine and Hwy 2 near the trail. Ready the complete story - Click Here • July 2017 - On July 1st the Wrightwood Community Services District (WCSD) held its first meeting of the Board of Directors. LAFCO Executive Officer Kathleen Rawlings-McDonald gave the elected directors the Oath of Office and the board began the task of taking over governance of Wrightwood’s Street Lighting, Solid Waste, and Parks and Recreation.Ready the complete story - Click Here • July 2017 - Superintendent Doctor Ryan Holman presented the second in a series of monthly programs regarding long-term debt repayment solutions for Snowline Joint Unified School District (SJUSD). The areas identified were revenue increases and decreases. Ready the complete story - Click Here • June 15, 2017 - District 4L5 Governor Rob Manning administered the oath of office to the newly elected Timberline Lions Club board. Ready the complete story - Click Here
• June 24, 2017 Red Barn Opry - Country Western Music fans, and close friends of Madelyn McCready-Cimino, who passed away in January, came together last Saturday evening for a special 8th year edition of The Red Barn Opry. John Wilkens, at his Wilkensville Corner Theater and Old Western Town in Wrightwood. Find complete story - Click Here • June 23, 2017 Mountain Hardware - Celebrating the 54th year in business- Mike Troeger owner of Mountain Hardware-once again hosted his Customer Appreciation Party for the 17th year with a free concert. Find complete story - Click Here • June 18, 2017 Pacific Crest neighborhood threatened once again with a vegetation fire near the Blue Cut Fire area - A vegetation fire broke out around 12:15 p.m. Saturday, June 17, in the open hillside on the ridge east of Zermatt Drive and Lone Pine Canyon Road. Various agencies quickly worked the blaze containing it to an area away from structures. SB Co Sheriff placed a mandatory evacuation affecting five homeowners. Complete story- CLICK here • June 19, 2017 Eight-hour power outage in Wrightwood - At 8:02 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2017, the 5,600 residents (3,100 homes and businesses) in Wrightwood were without power for eight hours or more despite a heat advisory. The planned outage notices were mailed in advance, and follow-up letters came days before.Complete story- CLICK here • June 16, 2017 RACE Communications Addresses SJUSD Board - RACE Communications opened the school board meeting with a presentation by Raul Alcaraz, CEO of RACE Communications. He reported on the much-needed Internet services focusing on an advanced fiber network for the cities of Phelan, Pinion Hills, and Oak Hills. Complete story- CLICK here • June 14, 2017 - Sinkhole Closes Angeles Crest Highway - Retired firefighter still puts public safety first Wanting to get a better look at the manhole sized void in the pavement, Ray turned back and found a safe place to pull off the road. On closer inspection, the area was more than a troublesome pothole. It was a sinkhole, measuring 10 feet deep. Even as Ray was looking at the damage, bits of asphalt were slowly crumbling, enlarging the hole as the pieces fell in. He looked inside the hole and saw that it was undercutting the roadway clear across to the westbound lane. Cracks on either side indicated failing aggregate several feet further in both directions. Find the complete story - Click Here • June 7, 2017 - Phelan Pinon Hills Community Services District Board meeting - Don Bartz, General Manager, presented the final budget to fund operations for the 2017-18 year. The PPHCSD budget expenses total $ 7,031,489 and revenue will be $7,731,489. The budget’s most significant issue will be the continued impact of state mandated water conservation measures, which will result in increased expenses to the District and reduction of water sales resulting from conservation programs. Find the complete story - Click Here • June 6 meeting Phelan Pinon Hills Community Services District (PPHCSD) Board approved the purchase of two parcels for future community parks. The two parcels will be purchased from the San Bernardino County Tax Collector’s office for tax-default properties. The first parcel is 24.87 acres located in the area of Cedar Street and Shasta Road, south of Phelan Road, at a cost of $10,050. Find the complete story - Click Here • June 8, 2017 - A close-knit community of Korean artists opened their studios/galleries to the public at three locations; Devore, Phelan, and Wrightwood. In Devore on the Cajon Boulevard section of historic Route 66, sculptor Sung Il Kim, age 59, and his ceramicist wife Mariana Kim have created a utopian work environment overlooking the Cajon Wash and mountains to the south. Find the complete story - Click Here