Supervisor Lovingood Will Not Seek Re-election In 2020

Simone Graham – Editor: I have to admit, I was stunned when I read this. I know the county supervisor’s job is taxing and requires one to be everywhere attending functions and events to show support for his or her district. One of my teacher friends from a long time back, was very happy when her husband decided not to run again for a district down the hill and, instead, got his CPA certification and ran for San Bernardino County Treasurer. She finally got her family time back with her husband. He was in that no-public-appearances treasurer position for awhile and his signature was on the bottom of my paycheck for a long time.

The L.A. County Fair Begins Friday After Next

Simone Graham – Editor: It is that time of year again and I can hardly wait. I love the L.A. County Fair! It is California’s largest and most attended fair event. Nothing rejuvenates me more than the thought of seeing my favorite exhibits, scouting out my favorite foods, and seeing what is new for this year’s fair.  It is the close of summer’s activities, signals the beginning of school, and ushers in fall season and cooler weather. The Fair starts August 30 and continues until September 22 with Monday and Tuesdays dark. Of course, that first weekend, Labor Day Weekend, it is open on Monday.  I like to use the back entrance by the NHRA car museum as it is

Pest Invading Our California Live Oak: Campers Buy Your Wood Where You Camp!

U.S. Forest Service – San Bernardino National Forest, Calif. – Big news, and it is not great. A tree-killing pest has been detected in the Big Bear area, specifically the Sugarloaf neighborhood. U.S. Forest Service staff, along with CAL FIRE San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Unit, last week found goldspotted oak borers, an invasive species from Arizona, on a recently-killed oak tree on private property. This is the second known infestation within the forest, the first being in Idyllwild on private property in 2012.

Apple Valley Designates $93,000 For Social Services & Parks Improvements

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. – The Town Council presented checks totaling more than $93,000 to thirteen local non-profits for social service programs. The awarded programs include foster youth services, transitional age youth housing, student school supplies, youth activities including boxing, fair housing services, homeless shelter and services, and domestic violence shelter and services, to name a few.

The Fiscal Year 2019-20 Action Plan also allocates another $311,000 in annual federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds for parks improvements and the Town’s residential rehab loan program.

AV Lions Club Health Fair – Get Your Eyes Checked, Too

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. – On Saturday, August 17, 2019 California Lions Friends in Sight, The Town of Apple Valley, The Apple Valley Lions Club and IEHP present “Giving the Gift of Sight” Health Fair at the Apple Valley Conference Center 14955 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley, CA 92307. So, come on down to get your eyes checked!

The vision screening will be conducted by California Lions Friends in Sight and will include free recycled eyeglasses. The event will

Apple Valley Town Council Approves By-District Elections

APPLE VALLEY, Calif – Four months after the first public hearing, the Town Council approved a by-district voting process for future Town Council elections.

Since the Town’s incorporation in 1988, members of the Town Council have been elected through an at-large election system, in which voters from the entire Town vote for the council members. In a by-district election system, however, a council candidate must reside within an election district and is elected by only voters residing within that same geographic district.

Spring Valley Lake Road Resurfacing Approved By SBC Board

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Following Supervisor Lovingood’s motion, the County Board of Supervisors approved a $12.4 million contract with Sully-Miller Contracting Company to rehabilitate about 30 miles of roads in Spring Valley Lake. The details of the work to be done on each group of roads vary related to initial phases of conventional asphalt leveling course and stress absorbing material interlayer, but all roads will receive a new rubberized asphalt concrete surface.

ComAv Purchases New Low Emission Airliner Tugs With MDAQMD $500K Grant

VICTORVILLE, Calif. — New airliner tug vehicles purchased with a Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) grant will allow local business, ComAv, to operate more efficiently, while cutting more than 2.5 tons per year of emissions.

Thanks to Carl Moyer funding provided by MDAQMD, ComAv (Commercial Aviation Services) – which handles premier airliner asset management and technical services – replaced two 1976 International Diesel Tugs with two 2019 Towbar Tractor B950s, reducing emissions by 96%. MDAQMD’s funds covered 71.5% of the cost of the new equipment.

Nominations Open for Mojave Desert AQMD Annual Exemplar Award

VICTORVILLE, Calif. – MDAQMD: The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District is now accepting nominations for its 2018-2019 Exemplar Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions toward the prevention or control of air pollution in the Mojave Desert Air Basin.

Eligible candidates include local businesses, industries, schools, organizations and individuals who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to clean air through the development of voluntary air pollution reduction and/or prevention programs.

New 4 Way Stop in AV Coming In August

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. – Town of Apple Valley: The Town Council unanimously voted to add an all-way (four-way) stop at the intersection of Tonawanda Road and Shoshonee/ Flathead roads in response to public concern about speed and safety in the area made at the May 14 Town Council meeting.

Per the Town Manager’s direction, Engineering staff evaluated speed limits, collision history, and overall traffic control measures in the area and determined that the existing traffic control measures in place are correct.