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.

Transition of Crisis Services in the Morongo Basin

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– WHO: Community members, advocates, consumers, family members, caregivers, service providers, community and county partners within in the County of San Bernardino who are interested in receiving or referring individuals to crisis mental health services in the…

Who Gets The Meds

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Mayo Clinic researchers think almost 70 percent of Americans are prescribed at least one drug every year. Researcher Jennifer St.…

Way to Relax: Lee Vining, California

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

By Janice Eck Pictures by Chris and Janice Eck (Victor Valley)– With summer coming to a close and fall just around the corner, the weather is perfect to enjoy nature at its best. If you enjoy fishing, hiking, off-roading, the…

Sleeping Natural

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Early to bed, early to rise? More likely the opposite in our electrified world. But one small study indicates a way…

Heading Early Toward Diabetes

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Data on Mexican-American children indicates many are headed early toward diabetes and other health problems. Scientists at Texas Biomedical Research…

Museum Open Labor Day Monday

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands, usually closed on Mondays, will be open on the Labor Day holiday, Monday, September 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular museum admission fees apply. Visitors will see exhibits…

Hands, Feet, Mouths, and Kids

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Kids can give love, but they also can give a lot of diseases. One they share commonly is hand, foot…