Category: Phelan

Phelan is an unincorporated town located in San Bernardino County, California south of SR 18 and northeast of SR 138. 30 miles east of Palmdale and 18 miles west of Victorville, the town is situated in the Victor Valley in the Mojave Desert north of the San Gabriel Mountains. As of 2007, the town of Phelan has a population just under 20,000 people, with an elevation of 4,112 ft at the town center, located at the corner of Phelan Rd at Sheep Creek Rd. It is served by the Snowline Joint Unified School District.

Called “The Land of Champagne Climate,” Phelan’s history dates back to the days of the Mormon Trail, when settlers would pass through the area on their way to San Bernardino and points beyond. Despite this long history, the area is still relatively rural. Most businesses are situated in strip malls dotted along the sides of Phelan Rd, and the “main hub” of town would be the crossroad of Phelan Rd. and Sheepcreek Rd., where the majority of commercial activity and businesses are located. Overall, there is only a handful of businesses in this town. Paved roads are few due to the low population.

The Snowline Joint Unified School District serves Phelan as well as Wrightwood, Piñon Hills, Baldy Mesa, Oak Hills, and the West Cajon Valley. The area’s schools include Piñon Mesa Middle School, Serrano High School (named after the Serrano people), Quail Valley Middle School, Baldy Mesa Elementary, Piñon Hills Elementary, Wrightwood Elementary, Vista Verde Elementary, Heritage School, Chaparral High School, Desert View Independent School, Eagle Summit Community Day School, and Phelan Elementary.

Phelan was named after Senator James D. Phelan.

Sheriff’s Rodeo Set for Sept. 28-30

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The 19th annual San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Rodeo is set for Sept. 28, 29 and 30. Sanctioned by the PRCA, the rodeo provides fun for all ages with spectacular bull riding, barrel racing, saddle and…

Vision4Safety: Beware of Crime Around You

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Supervisor Lovingood met with residents at the Senior Citizen Resource Fair in Phelan Tuesday. It was co-hosted by the High Desert Association of Realtors and my office. The Supervisor touched on the County’s Vision4Safety program http://vision4safety.com/and the…

3D-Printed Metal Parts Take to the Skies

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The aviation industry is paying more attention than ever before to the potential of 3D metal printing. That is the message of a recent article in InsideMRO, which notes that the industry’s focus is moving…

Southbound Interstate 15 Lane Closure

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Maintenance crews will be closing the #1 lane on southbound Interstate 15 (I-15) from the brake check area to the truck escape ramp in the Cajon Pass on September, 23rd for…

Northbound Interstate 15 Lane Closure

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Maintenance crews will be closing the #1 lane on northbound Interstate 15 (I-15) from State Route 138 (SR-138) for approximately three miles in the Cajon Pass area on September, 22nd …

Auto Club: Gas Prices Continue Hovering

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Southern California gasoline prices barely moved for the second straight week in most areas, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Weekend Gas Watch. The retail statewide average is $3.64 a gallon for regular unleaded,…

Resiliency Critical to Youth Suicide Prevention

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Sometimes a problem can seem insurmountable to young people because they don’t have the life experience to understand the problem or the emotions they are feeling at the time are only temporary. Unfortunately, this overwhelming…

43 Students Graduate from CSUSB CSO Academy

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Following 10 days of rigorous physical and mental training, 43 student assistants from the California State University, San Bernardino Police Department and Parking & Transportation Services celebrated their graduation from the Second Annual Community Service…