Your Amazon Prime Day Purchases Raise Dollars for Research

Prime Day starts Monday, July 16 at 12:00 Pacific Standard time. Please remember our organization on Prime Day! Your shopping makes a difference. Amazon donates to Health Information Society of the Victor Valley when you shop Prime Day deals at smile.amazon.com .

Valley Fire Updates and Hiker Alert: Closures Areas

By: Simone Graham – Editor: Hiker alert: The Valley Fire Closure Area went into effect today, closing a portion of the San Gorgonio Wilderness. This includes many trails, such as Vivian Creek and San Bernardino Peak. The fire, currently over 1,300 acres and 29% contained, is in extremely steep terrain, preventing fire crews from fully containing it.

OC Fair Opening Day: Free Admission Today ‘til 3:00

By: Simone Graham – Editor: Be there for opening day on Friday, July 13. From noon until 3 p.m. the fair is offering free admission and parking. Hours are Wednesday-Friday: 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight, Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m. – Midnight, Monday-Tuesday: closed.  Admission: $12 adults; $5 ages 60 and older (Friday deal, includes one free Ferris wheel or merry-go-round); $7 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger.

It’s Here! Prime Day on Amazon is July 16th

By: Simone Graham – Editor: Amazon Prime Day 2018 starts next week at noon Monday, July 16 12 p.m. Pacific Time (Seattle time) in the US and lasts until midnight on Tuesday 17th.

July 14th Kick-off 2nd Saturdays for Families at V V Museum

By: Simone Graham – Editor: A new series of family programs, “Second Saturdays at the Victor Valley Museum”, kicks off on Saturday, July 14 from 12:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. These monthly programs focus on Victor Valley Museum collections and exhibits, with an emphasis on High Desert cultural and natural history.

THIS WEEK July 7 – June July 13: Victorville, Apple Valley, Hesperia, SB County Position Open

City of Victorville

Open Until Filled: Fire Marshall. http://www.victorvilleca.gov/Site/CityDepartments.aspx?id=14258

Town of Apple Valley

Closing July 20th: Code Enforcement Manager, full time, $7,017 – $9,914 monthly http://www.applevalley.org/services/human-resources/job-postings

Victorville’s VVC Riverwalk $11.5M Road, Safety & Bike Lane Projects

By: Simone Graham – Editor : Just a few weeks after the official start of the summer season, the City of Victorville will launch road improvement and safety projects valued at $11.5 million.  According to City officials, summer is the best time for road work because the higher temperatures help with asphalt construction; and fewer cars are on the road when school is not in session.

Morning Update: Valley and Box Fires Freeways, Roads, and Evacuations

By: Simone Graham – Editor HDG:

BOX FIRE

Current Situation: Fire crews continue to work to contain the 100-acre fire. Personnel will remain on scene until all hot spots are found and out. No structures have been damaged. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Kids Home for the Summer? AstroFest 2018 Starts July 14th With Many Free Events

By: Simone Graham – Editor HDG: This week-long event, July 14-22, in Pasadena is well organized and has something for everyone. At first, I thought this was just for kids, but after reading through the many types of talks, demonstrations, and activities, I concluded that this is just as interesting for adults as it is for elementary and high school students. Teachers on summer break may want to choose one of the lectures and pick up some new ideas for the classroom.

54th Annual Wrightwood Mountaineer Days This Weekend

By: Simone Graham – Editor HDG: Wrightwood Chamber of Commerce: FREE ADMISSION: A two-day family-oriented festival featuring Handmade Arts & Crafts, A Food Court & Vendor Village, Community Parade, Classic western re-enactments, Old-fashioned games and contests for all ages, 50/50 Raffle, and Silent Auction.