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4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Near Wrightwood In Pinon Hills California – Small Aftershocks Felt – No Reports Damage Injuries

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Near Wrightwood In Pinon Hills California – Small Aftershocks Felt – No Reports Damage Injuries

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(Best Syndication) Pinon Hills Calif. - A 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck Pinon Hills California at 1:53 a.m. Tuesday morning. The quake was felt as far away as the San Fernando Valley and was centered approximately 3 miles north of Wrightwood in the unincorporated area of Pinon Hills in San Bernardino County. The epicenter was likely between Pinon Hills and Wrightwood.

There are no reports of damage. The quake felt like a quick jolt with a small shaking motion. It lasted less than 6 seconds here in Pinon Hills. The US Geological Survey (USGS)says the quake was at a depth of 5 miles (hopocentral). The coordinates were 34 Ddeg. 23.1 min. North, 117 Deg. 38.1 min. West.

The San Andreas Fault runs through Wrightwood, and Pinon Hills is located in the Southern California rift zone. (See Video Below)

Fatal Accident On Duncan Road Near Baldy Mesa – Phelan Resident Arrested For DUI Drunk Driving

Fatal Accident On Duncan Road Near Baldy Mesa – Phelan Resident Arrested For DUI Drunk Driving

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(Best Syndication) On Saturday there was an accident near the corner of Duncan Road West of Barker Road in the Phelan area. The weather was cool and calm when Phelan resident Eric Asay, 20, and a 15 year old female were involved in a crash. The minor sustained fatal injuries, according to the CHP.

The other party involved was Phelan resident Lyle Walters, 23 who was driving his 1996 Honda Accord. Walters sustained head and neck injuries and pain. The California Highway Patrol filed the following report:

Opinion: Big Earthquake Inevitable; Catastrophe Isn’t

Opinion: Big Earthquake Inevitable; Catastrophe Isn’t

Brad Mitzelfelt
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Experts tell us a major earthquake hits about every 150 years on the San Andreas Fault. It’s been 300 years since the most recent such event on the lower segment of the fault.

But our response to this realization shouldn’t be fear or denial. It should be to hasten our preparations for such an event. (See Video Below)

To help inform residents about the role they can play in earthquake preparedness, on August 31st I launched a new addition to my website at www.sbcounty.gov/mitzelfelt/earthquake_preparedness.htm. The new page includes links to resources and information such as how to how to get involved in your community’s disaster response team, how to develop a family evacuation plan, how to prepare children for disasters and how to prepare your home for an earthquake.

Snowline School District Discusses Opt Out Forms For Military Recruiting – No Child Left Behind Act Discussed

Snowline School District Discusses Opt Out Forms For Military Recruiting – No Child Left Behind Act Discussed

Michael Urman

On October 9th 2007, the Snowline School District of Pinon Hills Phelan and Wrightwood held a meeting where the opt-out form for military recruiting was discussed. By law high schools are required to provide military recruiters with personal information about their students. The only way to prevent this disclosure is for parents or guardians to fill out and sign an opt-out form.

There was some confusion regarding a conflict between the Opt-Out clause in the No Child Left Behind Act and the state education code of California. The Federal Law says students must be allowed to opt out of the military recruitment list. The state education code says that you can opt out of all disclosures, but not just one.

Road Work in Pinon Hills And Phelan

Phelan And Pinon Hills Road Work Presentation By Roy Montry At Pinon Hills MAC Meeting On October 4th 2007

Roy Montry

(Best Syndication) On October 4th 2007 San Bernardino Public Works Operations Supervisor, Roy Montry, spoke at the Pinon Hills Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meeting (See Video of the Meeting Below). He talked about the road projects in Pinon Hills and the Phelan Areas.

Montry said that Lebec Road got paved using grindings from work done on Phelan Road. The road work on Phelan Road included some drainage and ditch work along the side. The work was almost completed to Beekley. Montry says that they will complete the road work up to Highway 138 eventually. The county is presently surveying the area.

The next portion of the road project between Beekley and Highway 138 will start after January 1st 2008. Sadly, there are no plans for a bridge at the wash portion of Phelan Road, according to Montry. “There are no plans for any kind of bridge at all”, he said. “They do need to work on drainage coming between 138 and Phelan Roads, but that is all private property. So we are kind-of limited to what can be done.”

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