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.

Bad and Games

hb20130208

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. A study indicates that playing the bad guy in a violent video game raises the risk of a teen doing…

A Mighty Power Unleashed to Fight ID Fraud

License-Barcode-300x300

By Staff Reports (DGIwire) – “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” This sage advice comes from Ferris Bueller, of the 1986 smash hit Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. He’s not wrong—life…

Another 200 Calories

hb20130731-1

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Will you do better for your weight if you eat at a full-service restaurant rather than a fast food place?…

Ode to the T-Shirt

T-shirts-300x242-2

By Staff Reports (DGIwire) — Who doesn’t own at least one T-shirt? Someone once said “To err is divine, to wear a t-shirt is just plain comfortable and…cool.” Ok, I made that up, but it’s true: Does anything feel better…

Beware of the Chair

hb20130607-1

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Lots of time being inactive could change your body in ways that undermine the value of your workout. Researchers at…

Skip the Skin Cancer

hb20130218

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Fun in the sun?  Sure, if you do it right. But there’s a way to do it so wrong you…