This Weekend: VVAPL Holiday Food Drive & Pet Adoptions

Simone Graham – Editor: VVAPL Humane Society’s 5th Annual Holiday Dry Dog and Cat Food and Goods Drive kicks off Friday, November 16 and runs through December 22, 2018. This year’s goal is 5,000 pounds of food and goods. All brands of dry dog and cat food are accepted, and every $1 donated counts as 2 pounds of food. The humane society feeds an average of 100 pets daily, going through close to 2000 pounds of dry dog and cat food every month at a cost of $1,000.

Seniors “Age Well, Drive Smart” Class Nov. 20/RSVP

Seniors ages 65+ are invited to join the CHP – Victorville “Age Well, Drive Smart” driver education class from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Oak Hills Community Center.

Hesperia Rec Fall Kids Kamp Nov. 19 – 21 & Skating Party Packages

Simone Graham – Editor: Schools have a combination of vacation days and a two-day holiday next week. Hesperia Recreation offers school age child care for parents for the first three days of that week. Hesperia Recreation is also announcing skate party packages at Power Play Center skating rink.

Mojave Desert Wildfire Smoke Advisory Until Further Notice

Simone Graham – Editor: UPDATED 11/15/2018: Forecasts on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 showed a likely return of smoke impact to the Mojave Desert Air Basin from fires burning throughout California. Smoke from prescribed burns in Arizona’s Northern Kaibab Forest is also likely to continue impacting the Colorado River Valley, the Mojave National Preserve

Honoring All Who Served

Simone Graham – Editor: OfficeHolidays.com: The day of recognition for Veterans of the Great War (World War I) on this date was first proclaimed by President Wilson on November 11, 1919. In May 1938, the 11th of November in each year was declared a legal holiday and was known as ‘Armistice Day’.

Veterans Day Ceremonies and Parades

Simone Graham – Editor: The City of Victorville will host its 22nd Annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony, Nov. 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Old Town Victorville. Also, Hesperia Recreation and Park District is hosting a special Veterans Day Ceremony which will be held on November 11 at Hesperia Lake Park

Victoria Garden’s Tree Lighting is Tonight at 7:00 pm

Simone Graham – Editor: Victoria Garden’s Tree Lighting is tonight at 7:00 p.m. I thought was getting ahead of the game by checking to see when the malls are going to start the Christmas festivities. Surprise! The Santa Arrival Event complete with fireworks and tree lighting is happening today. In order to accommodate all guests, this event will be standing only. No chairs or blankets will be permitted in Chaffey

High Wind Power Shutoff Areas Close to the HD

Simone Graham – Editor: When the windy season ends in the High Desert, it begins in the Inland Empire with Santa Ana conditions. This announcement does not affect us here, but it is interesting to note that the power companies are taking action to head-off wild fires and how many areas will be affected. If you commute for work to one of these areas, you may be without electricity at the office on those days. Due to projected extreme fire conditions, Southern

THIS WEEK New Jobs Nov. 3 – Nov. 9: SB County, Big Bear Zookeeper

San Bernardino County HR:

New jobs open now. Apply for an opportunity to make a difference with San Bernardino County. http://www.sbcounty.gov/jobs

Nov. 6, 2018: Statewide General Election Results Posting Schedule

Simone Graham – Editor: This site also gives assigned polling places, mail ballot drop-off locations, in addition to election results. If you do not have time to watch the evening news and/or do not take a newspaper so you can check for the results with your morning coffee, then check-in to the website below. Be kind to your Facebook Friends and save the “voting gloating” (if your candidate