Victorville April 27 Dog Vaccination & Adoption Event Open To All

Victorville, CA– Do you need to vaccinate that cute pooch of yours? Are you looking for a new, “fur-ever” friend? If so, come out to the dog vaccination and adoption event organized by the City of Victorville and the VVAPL Humane Society on April 27 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event will be take place in front of Victorville City Hall located at 14343 Civic Dr.

Earth Day 2019

Simone Graham – Editor: During the month of April, our High Desert cities have been observing Earth Day with Community Clean Up days, tire recycling, and e-waste recycling. Earth Day is April 22 and though most of the local and Inland Empire events have passed there are still a few near us. If you want to get out for a day trip and do some volunteering or participate in festivities out of the HD, there are still several left in the SoCal area. Also, the San Bernardino Transit Authority is offering free bus rides next week to promote public transit See HDG Facebook post 4/19). A fitting event to help preserve our planet.

Work Begins On Mobility, Safety Improvements To Highway 395

San Bernardino, CA – SBCTA: Construction has begun on nearly $60 million in mobility and safety improvements to U.S. Highway 395, part of a series of efforts between the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority and the California Highway Patrol to address this critical High Desert corridor.

Assemb. Obernolte’s Bill To Protect Small Businesses From Penalties Passes Committee

Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Jay Obernolte’s (R-Hesperia) bill to allow state agencies discretion when enforcing monetary penalties for regulatory infractions on small businesses passed out of the Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee this week.

“Over-regulation and excessive fines are forcing many California entrepreneurs out of business,” Assemblyman Obernolte said. “My bill will give state agencies the discretion to waive fines for first-time violations if the mistake was inadvertent and the business owner is cooperating. For minor regulatory infractions, we should be working with owners to ensure that these businesses can keep their doors open and provide much-needed jobs to our communities.”

VVC Students Can Certify To Become Avionics Techs: Partner with General Atomics

Victorville, CA: Victor Valley College — In two short years, Victor Valley College students interested in Aviation careers can become certified Avionics Technicians for remotely piloted aircraft. The best part, they get paid during training that will provide them with an opportunity to gain experience and develop a skill set. Thanks to a $692,000 grant awarded to Victor Valley College from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office and a partnership with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the ETAP (Electronics Technician Apprenticeship Program) will provide valuable career training and skills required for employment opportunities in an in-demand and fast growing industry sector.

Get Ready For Easter Events/Apple Valley, Victorville, Hesperia, Calico, SVLCC

Simone Graham – Editor: There are three local city events for you and your family to choose from this weekend. Also, Spring Valley Lake Country Club invites the public to make reservations for its annual Easter brunch and Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. Make your reservations for a time close to the 12:00 p.m. hunt and remember to bring baskets for the kids to stash their finds from the putting green.

Public Hearing Set To Discuss By-District Voting In Apple Valley

Apple Valley, CA : On March 26 the Apple Valley Town Council will hold the first in a series of Public Hearings to discuss switching from at-large to by-district voting.

The members of the Town Council are currently elected through an at-large election system, which means that the electors from the entire Town vote for the council members. In a by-district election system, a council candidate must reside within an election district

VVC College, SB County Positions Open April 6 – 12

Victor Valley Community College:

Job Title: FULL TIME INSTRUCTOR, NURSING
Opening Date/Time: Wed. 03/20/19 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 05/05/19 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $53,955.00 – $113,197.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-time
Department: Instruction – Health, Science & Public Safety
FLSA: Exempt position, not eligible for overtime compensation.
See full description and qualifications: Nursing Instructor

Assemb. Obernolte & Victorville Mayor Garcia To Host Free Vets Tax Prep

HESPERIA, CA – Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) announced he and Victorville Mayor Gloria Garcia will be hosting the annual free tax preparation event for veterans.

“We owe our veterans so much for the sacrifices they have made to our country,” stated Assemblyman Obernolte. “I am honored to host this event offering free tax preparation to our veterans as a small way of showing my appreciation to all those who have served.”

Annual Free Tax Preparation for Veterans: Friday, April 12th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

VVC’s Fire Technology Program Receives Grant From San Manuel

VICTORVILLE, CA — By Charity Lindsey, vvcforme.com: The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians recently granted $98,194 to the Victor Valley College Foundation to help enhance and increase capacity for the Fire Technology program provided at the Victor Valley College Regional Public Safety Training Center.

Thanks to San Manuel’s generous grant to the A.C.T.S project, funding will allow the Fire Technology department to purchase 25 new SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) packs as well as physical fitness agility training equipment. Both will provide students