On the weekend of May 7th, eight Snowline students competed at the State History Day competition in Rocklin, California. SJUSD’s first ever State Champion is heading to the National History Day competition in College Park, Maryland, in June. Harley Boulanger competed in the Senior Individual Website category with her website titled, “GIRL FIGHT: How a Heated Exchange between Women Defeated the E.R.A. (Equal Rights Amendment).” Champions from each county move forward, and only 2 projects from each category are selected through an in-depth interview and multi-round judging process. Harley has a few weeks to make any revisions to her work based on the judges’ input, and then her project will be submitted to the national judges for review. On June 14, she will be interviewed by a panel of judges, and on June 16, the national winners will be announced.Click Here to read the complete story
The boardroom was packed with participants and supporters of the various English as a Second Language Programs (ESL) as Matt Wells took to the podium to report on the success of the Adult School Program. He explained that this year they had three classes (two daytime and one evening) with 57 participants. Most of the participants were parents who witnessed the success of their children having learned English and were encouraged to share in the benefits of familiarity with the language primarily spoken in the District.Click Here to read the complete story
The May 24 Caltrans community meeting was held at the Phelan Community Center at 6:30pm to a crowd of three community members. Public Liaison Officer TyeishaPrunty and Caltrans Project Manager Elvira Lenard gave an overview stating during the first year, they kept to the timeline. Completion however, will be pushed back from December 2016 to May 2017, due to issues with getting permission from the State Water Resource Board to do work at the Sheep Creek Wash. This delay will affect the completion of the bridge widening, but completion of the rest of the project is expected by the initial due date. Click Here to read the complete story
May 19, 2016 issue
• If you were lucky enough to see the Majestics’ performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast last weekend, you were treated to some of the best that Serrano’s Performing Arts departments have to offer. If you haven’t already seen the show, you have three more opportunities to do so this weekend. Based on the Academy Award winning animated film, the Broadway stage production ran for more than 13 years and garnered nine Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical. Along with the original songs, by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, the stage version includes additional songs written by Menken with Tim Rice.Click Here to read the complete story
• Monday’s Wrightwood MAC meeting ran nearly twice as long as usual, as reports and updates from the Sheriff and Fire departments included several important local issues. Sheriff Deputy Toll reported on a rash of tire slashing in Wrightwood that took place between May 10 and May 13. He said that the department has no leads and is requesting that anyone with security cameras in the areas of the crimes look at their recordings and watch for any unusual activity.Click Here to read the complete story
• SB County Fire Captain Steve Roeber from Station 14 reported to the Wrightwood MAC on Monday, the new Battalion Chief for Wrightwood, Phelan, and the city of Hesperia is Kelly Anderson. Anderson’s assignment fills a vacancy left by Chief Jeff Birchfield when he promoted to Division Chief and transferred to Division 1.Click Here to read the complete story
NEWS - May 12, 2016
13th Annual Wildfire and Disaster Awareness Day
Last Saturday, the parking lot the Wrightwood Community Building and the Vivian Null Park were transformed into an educational theater focusing on preparedness for Tri-Community. The 13th Annual Wildfire and Disaster Awareness Day (WDAD) drew a steady parade of residents and friends who enjoyed visiting the booths staged by various participating agencies and vendors during the 5-hour event.
Each year the event has a slightly different profile as the Wrightwood Fire Safe Council (WFSC) expands its breadth of agency participation. With involvement from additional sources, families have an opportunity to interact, observe and practice safety techniques for threats like wildfires, drought, and earthquakes. Read the complete story – CLICK HERE
Quest lands at Mountain High
On Monday May 9, Mercy Air flew several circles between the east side of Wrightwood and Mountain High. This was not however, a mission to save a life; the helicopter landed at the ski resort on a mission of charity.
Every year for the past 15, Mountain High resort has supported Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors, an organization whose mission is to, “Provide Awareness to our Communities about Burn Injuries, Promote the Prevention of Burns and Raise Funds to Assist Burn Survivors, Burn Centers, Burn Foundations and Burn Associations.” Read the complete story – CLICK HERE
Locals hear from Democratic candidates
On May 1st, Wrightwood’s Democratic Club hosted a Meet and Greet with three of this year’s candidates for public office. Approximately 30 Tri-community Democrats attended the event held at the Wrightwood Museum. Lynne Haile, one of the organizers of the event, explained that before the local event, the candidates had been at the summit held earlier that day at Victor Valley College. Haile provided an overview of the topics discussed at the Meet and Greet. Read the complete story – CLICK HERE