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.

County Sends Aid Workers to Hurricane Victims

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– San Bernardino County is sending up to 18 mental health professionals to communities devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, under an action by the Board of Supervisors. The Supervisors’ approval ratifies an action taken by Chairman…

Foster Parents Needed at VVAPL

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– “It’s so exciting to raise them up and send them to good homes,” said long-time VVAPL Humane Society dog foster Christine Meyers about the many puppies and their moms she’s cared for over the past…

County Launches New EZ Online Permitting System

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The County of San Bernardino is making it more convenient for homeowners and professional builders to submit, track, and monitor projects through the new EZ Online Permitting system, a web-based portal that can be accessed…

Ontario Airport Posts August 2017 Statistics

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 By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Airline passenger traffic at Ontario International Airport (ONT) increased 8.2 percent in August 2017 compared with the same month in 2016. In August 2017, the airport served a total of 387,351 passengers compared with 357,854…

Mojave Flick Review: It

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Editor’s note: We all love movies, but rather than ask a syndicated columnist who has never visited our beautiful High Desert, we commissioned our own local movie critic: Nolan P. Smith to review films and give us a local perspective.…

Board Appoints New Director of Regional Parks

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Beahta Davis, an experienced parks and recreation professional, was appointed director of San Bernardino County Regional Parks by the Board of Supervisors. Davis comes to the County of San Bernardino from Baltimore County, Maryland where…