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VICTORVILLE — The City Council will convene at 6 p.m. Tuesday for its regularly scheduled meeting inside council chambers at City Hall, 14343 Civic Dr. Notable items on the agenda include:Agreement not to exceed $42,000 with Spohn Ranch for the design of a skate park at Doris Davies ParkPurchase of five command vehicles for the city fire department, costing $134,755Purchase of two paramedic squad vehicles for the city fire department, costing […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20180219/victorville-city-council-meeting-what-to-watch?rssfeed=true
APPLE VALLEY — The Town Council has chosen not to revoke the business license of Bright Futures Academy (BFA), a private school in the process of repairing its reputation, which was damaged by a 15-month spike in crime and violent incidents at its campus here.“The improvement is remarkable,” Council member Barb Stanton said. “I really feel torn that this got so bad for a while — as we all know — but now it’s gotten so good. […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20180218/bright-futures-academy-keeps-its-apple-valley-business-license?rssfeed=true
BISHOP — A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California forced mandatory evacuations and threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, after it tripled in size overnight, officials said.
The blaze scorched 3½ square miles of chaparral bush and shrub oak in the small town of Bishop on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada that is popular for hiking, fishing, climbing and hunting. Firefighters made some gains against the flames, which they found had burned a slightly smaller area after doing more accurate mapping.
It comes as California has seen some record-high temperatures and little rain after emerging
First in a two-part series.
Quick: Name the Newport Harbor High football coach before Jeff Brinkley, who announced his retirement after 32 seasons last month.
The answer? Mike Giddings. And if you got it right, you’re probably an old-school follower of Tar Ball.
While Giddings only coached the Sailors for four years, his impact was legendary as he changed the fortunes of the school’s football program for decades to come.
Brinkley will go down as the all-time leader in most coaching statistical categories in school and Newport-Mesa Unified School District history. But Giddings created a new vibe following a series of down years
The Cristina Garcia sexual-harassment scandal expanded when a former aide said the California assemblywoman suggested staffers join her in a game of “spin the bottle” and fired him after he complained.
First reported by Politico, the complaint filed Saturday with the state Department of Fair Employment & Housing by a former Garcia staffer identified as J. David Kernick follows allegations reported Feb. 8 that the Bell Gardens Democrat tried to grope a male legislative aide and a male lobbyist.
Garcia denied those accusations but volunteered to take unpaid leave while the Assembly Rules Committee investigates.
The charges have received particular attention
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, the Michigan utility’s president and CEO told The Associated Press.
The utility plans to generate 40 percent of its power from renewable sources such as wind and solar energy by then, Patti Poppe said in an interview ahead of the public announcement Monday. She said the utility will also will rely on natural gas, hydropower and improved efficiency to meet customer needs.
Consumers Energy and DTE Energy Co., which supply most of Michigan’s electricity, are
Irish dance will be on display at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts this weekend.
Dublin Irish Dance will take up the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza with an Irish céilí, also known as a traditional Irish gathering. The event in the plaza before the night’s show is free to attend.
The Reelers will perform live Irish jigs and folk music. Refreshments will be sold.
When: 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24.
Where: Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa
Information: scfta.orgOriginal Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/02/19/free-irish-dance-party-at-the-segerstrom-arts-center/
UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts dance department will present its annual production “Dance Visions,” featuring original choreography from the faculty, including Lar Lubovitch, Molly Lynch, Donald McKayle and Lisa Naugle. The shows start 8 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 24.
The Bumper Jacksons paint America’s story from the sounds of New Orleans to the hollers of the Appalachian Mountains. Folding together early styles of jazz, blues and country swing, the Bumper Jacksons strike a balance between paying homage
Years-old ballistic vests, lacking medical apparatus, vehicles with bald tires and antiquated cameras and monitors are some of the core issues to which union leaders point.Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20180217/victorville-prison-sent-back-3m-while-union-officials-raised-equipment-concerns?rssfeed=true
VICTORVILLE — The Make-A-Wish Foundation threw a wish presentation party Friday at Olive Garden for 6-year-old Jose Enciso, who has acute lymphoblastic leukemia.”I think it’s great that we can do something for someone in a difficult situation,” Olive Garden Service Manager Craig Smith said.Claudia Enciso, Jose’s mother, told the Daily Press they first heard about the Make-A-Wish Foundation at Loma Linda University Medical Center, where Jose […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20180216/dream-come-true-local-boys-disneyland-wish-fulfilled?rssfeed=true