Winners “Flair For Clean Air” Annual Student Contest

VICTORVILLE, Calif. – A new group of students have some earnings to spend as they see fit after they were selected as this year’s winners in the Clean Air Month Poster Contest, an annual competition hosted by the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District.

This year’s contest theme, “A Flair for Clean Air,” prompted student artists to create hand-drawn posters depicting small changes people can make in their every-day routines to reduce air pollution and protect air quality. Winners were awarded at first, second and third place in four categories: kindergarten to second grade, third to fifth grade, sixth to eighth grade and ninth through 12th grade.

Friday’s Notes: Supervisor Lovingood’s Updates On Ridgecrest Before Evening Quake

VICTORVILLE, Calif. – At least there were services, first responders, and press already on site in Ridgecrest. Here is Friday’s information sent through Supervisor Lovingood’s Facebook page with Saturday morning updates included. Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency for San Bernardino County

Update July 6, 2019, 8:00 a.m.: Per SB County at 4:53 a.m. 7/6: Trona residents can now travel to Red Cross shelter, Kerr McGee Community Center, 100 West California Ave, Ridgecrest. 371 beds still available. Hwy 178 westbound from Trona to Ridgecrest now open w/ escorts. EB 178 still closed.

Victorville’s Fireworks Enforcement Task Force Issues 15 Citations

VICTORVILLE, Calif. – The City of Victorville announced that its Fireworks Enforcement Task Force has already issued 15 citations with half of the citations attributable to reports received from residents via the City’s new online reporting tool.

The City created the online reporting tool two weeks ago as a more convenient and anonymous way for residents to report illegal fireworks. “Catching someone using illegal fireworks is difficult, but armed with exact locations reported by our residents our job has become easier; and our task force has become much more effective,” said Victorville Fire Chief Greg Benson.

Assemblyman Obernolte Recognizes Apple Valley Police Activities League as Nonprofit of the Year

Sacramento, Calif. – Today, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) recognized Apple Valley Police Activities League as the 2019 Nonprofit of the Year for the 33rd Assembly District.

The Apple Valley Police Activities League was founded in 2003 by the Apple Valley Police Department. The department wanted to create a program that would provide positive activities for youth to participate in and to help build a constructive relationship between

Two Local School Districts To Receive Electric Buses

Victorville, Calif. – Thanks to a grant from the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD), three new all-electric buses will be joining the fleets at two local school districts, improving the air quality for students, bus drivers and the Mojave Desert.

The buses have been ordered and should arrive ready for use in four to five months, according to Brad Poiriez, Executive Director of the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District.

City Of Victorville Hosts First-Ever Neighborhood Pop Up

Victorville, Calif. – Earlier this month, the City of Victorville hosted its first-ever Neighborhood PopUp. The PopUp at Brentwood Park featured a Bark in the Park and Movie in the Park. Brentwood neighbors were treated to free refreshments, carnival games, a doggie fashion show, two pop up dog parks, and a showing of The Secret Life of Pets.

Victorville Task Force to Conduct Illegal Fireworks Enforcement Sweeps

Victorville, Calif. – The City of Victorville issued an announcement reminding the public that all fireworks, even those considered safe and sane, are prohibited within the City of Victorville. The City has formed a task force consisting of Sheriff’s Department Deputies, Fire Personnel and Officers from the City’s Code Enforcement and Animal Control Divisions to conduct fireworks enforcement sweeps during the months of June and July.

Agio Real Estate Presents The 2019 Sunset Concert Series

Apple Valley, CA – Agio Real Estate, Inc. understands that offering fun, free opportunities for families to gather, listen to live music, visit with friends, and share a meal is an important facet of a thriving community. To keep these opportunities available locally, Agio Real Estate has partnered with the Town of Apple Valley as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 Sunset Concert Series.

It’s Time To Build An I-15 Bypass Route

San Bernardino, Calif. – By Robert Lovingood: The Cajon Pass is a vital crossroads. It’s where the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains meet. And where the Los Angeles Basin connects to the High Desert and beyond, by way of Interstate 15.

As a major logistics corridor, the safety of nearly 300,000 daily Cajon Pass commuters, travelers and truckers is regularly threatened by both man made and natural calamities. Car accidents, wildfires, railroad derailments and other mishaps frequently bring traffic to a stop for hours. Christmas morning of 2018, the northbound roadway experienced a hard closure as some 40 vehicles had collided in a snowy, chain-reaction. Nine people went to the hospital. Thousands were stuck in their cars for up to 3 ½ hours.

Victor Valley College Hosts Adult Education Graduation

Victorville, Calif. – Charity Lindsey: During the only event of its kind in the High Desert, hundreds of adult education graduates from local high school districts were honored with a collective ceremony at Victor Valley College on Friday. The second annual commencement of the Victor Valley Adult Education Regional Consortium included about 240 participating students of the 470 who graduated from Apple Valley Unified, Hesperia Unified, Snowline Joint Unified and Victor Valley Union High school districts.