San Bernardino County Chief Executive Officer, Greg Devereaux attended the Community Cabinet meeting on Thursday, Feb 19. He quickly responded to an invitation from Snowline School District Superintendent, Luke Ontroverous to meet with the community and basically share some ideas of ways to serve the Tri-Community best.CLICK HERE TO LOG ON OR CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Phelan Pinon Hills Community Services District Board meeting focused, in large part, on the area’s water supply. Honeywell Smart Grid Solutions Account Executive Ty Peck was able to secure a Smart Grid Investment Grant in the amount of $14,711.CLICK HERE TO LOG ON OR CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
“What was the earliest year Fire Hazard ordinances were enforced in Wrightwood?” Going back to an article in The San Bernardino Daily Sun, John found that in 1932 Ray Tuller, was charged with failing to reduce the fire hazard from around his house in Wrightwood. Tuller pleaded not guilty to, what the article referred to as, “an old county ordinance.”CLICK HERE TO LOG ON OR CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
40 participants took to the Mountain High North Disc Course. The Wrightwood Ice Bowl has been held five times with the first being 1999 then a hiatus until 2011, and the past four years consecutively. The local beneficiary has always been the Wrightwood St. Vincent De Paul food outreach. CLICK HERE TO LOG ON OR CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
On February 19, Quinn Culver and David Chang Choi were inducted at the Lions Club meeting. Lion Alice Birster sponsored David and Lion Carl Smith sponsored Quinn into the Club and well-respected Lion Ed Bordenkircher performed the induction ceremony. CLICK HERE TO LOG ON OR CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Headline News for the week of February 19, 2015
• Serrano hosts ROP/CTE job fair
Hundreds of students packed the Old Gym at Serrano High School last Friday, to learn more about the Regional Occupational Program (ROP) and Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses offered on campus. Get the Complete Storyy! CLICK HERE TO LOG ON OR CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
• Hwy 138 widening to start next month
Caltrans held the first of two community meetings on Feb 12 in Phelan at the Womack Auditorium and the second on Feb 17 from 6:30-8pm in the Wrightwood Community Center. The Caltrans team and representatives of the contractors were present to take questions and give participants a tour of the large maps, which showed the Hwy 138 Widening Project’s first phase. CLICK HERE TO LOG ON OR CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
• Snowline approves power savings program
At the February 10 Snowline Joint Unified School District Board Meeting, Kathleen Neff from Schneider Electric made a presentation to the Board that emphasized the retro-fit of LED lighting at both the Serrano and the Pinon Mesa gymnasiums. Working through an Energy Savings Performance Contract that is funded through California Prop 39 funding, Schneider will look at other potential savings throughout the District and make recommendations of their findings. CLICK HERE TO LOG ON OR CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
• Wrightwood community is mourning the loss of one its own, Loren R. Wendt aka Magic
Known as “Magic” Loren was Wrightwood’s honorary mayor for three terms. Memorial Services scheduled for February 28, 2015 at the Desert View Memorial Park, Victorville, at 4:00 p.m. Get the complete story about Loren's life - CLICK HERE OR CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
• SHERIFF Reports: Assault With A Deadly Weapon
• SHERIFF Reports: Snowline Music teacher arrested
Headline News for the week of February 12, 2015
• CSD staff has been working with Tesco, under contract with Honeywell, to upgrade the computer systems that operate the wells for the water system. The plan had been to use the existing hardware server and software. Get The Complete Story!CLICK HERE
• County agencies report to PPHCSD
Sheriff Sgt. Mello attended last week’s PPHCSD Board meeting and gave an accounting of calls received and reports made during the month of January. 865 calls for service were received from Phelan, with 81 reports written. Piñon Hills had a total of 291 calls with 33 reports, and 75 calls were received from El Mirage with 16 reports taken.Get The Complete Story!CLICK HERE
• New Firefighters, Council member introduced at MAC meeting
Wrightwood Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) met on Monday February 9, the meeting was pushed up from its usual third-Monday spot due the Presidents’ Day holiday next week. One the first pieces of business was for Bonnie Ross to introduce and welcome a new MAC member, Natalie Lopiccolo.Get The Complete Story!CLICK HERE
• Grassroots organization helps seed High Desert charities
Each month the Academy for Grassroots Organizations holds an open meeting of High Desert non-profit public charities and foundations to network and listen to representatives of guest organizations speak on their programs and grant opportunities. This month it was the Wellness Foundation that explained their various programs and the easy steps it takes to apply for a grant.Get The Complete Story!CLICK HERE
Wrightwood Historical Society.
• Last Friday by Suzanne Bauman spoke to the members of the Wrightwood Historical Society. Suzanne spent many hours researching Kate Mullendore, though information was sparse, she gave a comprehensive discussion.Get The Complete Story!CLICK HERE
• High Desert Gymnastics celebrates 8 years serving the Tri-Community
Greg and Charissa Porcu had enough of encroaching urbanism in Riverside and chose to venture into a new frontier known as Pinon Hills.Get The Complete Story!CLICK HERE
• Timberline Lions Club News
The Timberline Lions Club is pleased to announce the induction of a new member. Todd Newman was sworn in at the Lions Club meeting on January 15, 2015. Lion Bill Swift sponsored Todd into the Club and well-respected Lion, Ed Bordenkircher, performed the induction ceremony.Get The Complete Story!CLICK HERE