Amid the widest recorded earnings gap between college graduates and everyone else, an alternative to costly four-year institutions exists for students, which may especially appeal to those undecided about their career — community college. Two-year colleges offer students an opportunity to “sample or try on introductory career courses,” said Mike McCracken, a counselor for Victor Valley College, one of two High Desert CCs, […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170130/community-colleges-arent-just-cheaper---for-many-theyre-career-starters?rssfeed=true
BARSTOW — Replacement of the aging First Avenue Bridge initially had been expected to begin early this year, but the multi-million dollar project now faces a substantial delay, City Manager Curt Mitchell told the Desert Dispatch.The bridge, built in either 1929 or 1930 according to previous reports, is on tap to be torn down and replaced, along with the bridge over the Mojave River.The pricetag for the two bridges was previously reported to be $42.7 million, with money […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170130/replacement-of-barstow-first-avenue-bridge-delayed?rssfeed=true
WASHINGTON — Americans with no more than a high school diploma have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives that the earnings gap between college grads and everyone else has reached its widest point on record.The growing disparity has become a source of frustration for millions of Americans worried that they — and their children — are losing economic ground.College graduates, on average, earned 56 percent more than high school grads […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170130/deepening-divide-pay-gap-between-college-grads-and-everyone-else-at-record?rssfeed=true
VICTORVILLE — A 17-year-old male was arrested in connection to a fatal hit-and-run Friday evening, according to authorities.San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputies located a vehicle believed to be the one that struck and killed a 63-year-old Victorville woman Friday, authorities said, and arrested the 17-year-old driver for a number of violations, including suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.The collision occurred at the intersection […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170129/update-authorities-17-year-old-male-arrested-in-connection-to-fatal-hit-and-run-friday-evening?rssfeed=true
APPLE VALLEY — Registration for a popular after school program here will change to a lottery system for the 2017-18 school year, according to town officials.Parks and Recreation Manager Ralph Wright addressed the change during Tuesday’s Town Council meeting, citing an increase in demand for the limited space available in the After School Activities Program (ASAP).“One of the negatives of the success of (ASAP) has been increased want for the program and […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170129/lottery-system-to-be-implemented-for-towns-after-school-program?rssfeed=true
LOS ALAMITOS – The city has canceled a public hearing scheduled for Monday at 6 p.m. regarding the Village 605 shopping center project slated to break ground early this year.
The appellant “no longer opposes the project and has withdrawn the…
If San Diego needs a white knight after losing the Chargers, Mike Stone might be the one.
He and his fellow investors have proposed replacing the NFL with the MLS , making soccer, not football, San Diego’s rally-around, civic-spirit-raising sport. The plan includes demolishing Qualcomm Stadium and…Original Article: http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/sd-fi-mikestone-20170126-story.html
Real estate briefly: Executive promotions abound for industry vets in Orange County
It was a busy week for executive promotions and appointments at Orange County-based real estate firms. Here are the highlights: Lewis C. Horne has been appointed president of CBRE Group’s newly formed Southern California-Hawaii division. In this …
Conservation organizations are invited participate in the annual High Desert Coalition meeting, which will be held on Feb. 8. This event provides an opportunity for the public to learn more about the various conservation organizations in the High Desert. It also helps those organizations to work together for the benefit of all residents. All participating groups and organizations will be offered a table to share materials and will be given five minutes to speak. The theme is “In Your Own […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170128/conservation-groups-to-meet-feb-8?rssfeed=true
The High Desert Center for the Arts has scheduled two audition dates for its “Guys and Dolls” adaptation. Auditions will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Callbacks will be held immediately after auditions on Saturday. In order to audition, participants must have a 32-bar song prepared in the same style as the show with an MP3 track or sheet music (a cappella will not be accepted, nor will songs from the production). There also will be a dance audition, […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170128/auditions-to-be-held-for-guys-and-dolls?rssfeed=true