January 21, 2016: Chris Piercy, history/Bridge program teacher, Serrano High School was one of five teachers from San Bernardino County among 10 educators from the region who were honored at the annual California League of High Schools’ (CLHS) Educator of the Year event. Read the complete story CLICK HERE
January 20, 2016: It was a long night for Phelan Pinon Hills Community Services District (CSD) Management Staff and Board members, and for the residents who attended the General Board Meeting. The resulting vote at the end of that long night was in favor of the water rate increase. Read the complete story CLICK HERE
January 24, 2016: The Rose O’Leary Community Center in Baldy Mesa was rededicated by Pastor Rosalind Strong and Reggie Cervantes. All in attendance enjoyed the ceremony as Pastor Strong brought a spiritual note to the event and Cervantes instilled the civic tone. Read the complete story CLICK HERE
January 16: Harmony Lynn Latham, 21 year-old Wrightwood resident and the current “Miss Hesperia Wranglers” was awarded the title of Miss Rodeo USA 2016 . The title comes after a weeklong series of competitive rodeo events, tours of museums, interviews, modeling, and written exams in Oklahoma.
Members of Wrightwood’s Certificate Emergency Preparedness Team (CERT) urged residents to prepare for the heavy rainfall and snow this El Nino season. With the increasing confidence of heavy rainfall amounts of 7 to 10 inches or more resulting in potentially dangerous flooding volunteers from CERT made trips around the community handing out sandbags and information.
January 18: The Phelan Chamber of Commerce induction of the 2016 Board of Directors, newly elected President Charlie Johnson made it clear that his goal and direction for the Board is to work together as a team, sharing objectives, looking at new ideas as well as developing more commerce in the area. Though he has not revealed his plan to accomplish this task, it is a strong commitment to the area, the community and business. He also mentions that he will strive to work with the Pinon Hills Chamber in whatever capacity they can develop cooperatively.
January 11, 2016: A great deal of the MAC meeting focused on the winter traffic woes, and solutions. From reports given by the Sheriff and County Fire Departments it was clear that while traffic gridlock during a snowy winter weekend is a fact of Wrightwood life, preemptive measures like those employed last week make a huge difference. (Read the complete Story CLICK HERE)
Jauary 8, 2016: At the previous meeting, in December, the Board elected Dan Whalen to the position of President and Kathy Pace to the position of Vice President. In President Whalen’s absence Wednesday, Pace chaired the meeting. Also absent from the meeting was Alex Brandon. As has been the case for several Board meetings in a row, the public comments portion of the night focused largely on concerns about water rate hikes. (Read the complete Story CLICK HERE)
Monday, January 11, 2016: Georgina Richardson waited outside of the Victorville courtroom where her stepfather Sigfredo Concepcion is on trial for the July 8, 2012 murder of his wife Linda Concepcion at their Cayucos Road home in Phelan. Nearly 3 years after the crime, on March 20, 2015 at 5:30pm, Sigfredo Concepcion, at his home on Evergreen Road in Pinon Hills, was arrested for the murder. (Read the complete story CLICK HERE)