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Local Plans For Phelan And Pinon Hills Roads – Costs Skyrocketing But Slowed in 2006- Pinon Hills MAC Meeting – April 5th 2007

Local Plans For Phelan And Pinon Hills Roads – Costs Skyrocketing But Slowed in 2006- Pinon Hills MAC Meeting – April 5th 2007

Biggs and Jacobson

(Best Syndication) The high desert is in need of good safe roads. Brendon Biggs and Eric Jacobson spoke to the MAC (Municipal Advisory Council) meeting on April 5th. Jacobson is the Supervising Analyst and Biggs is Chief of Transportation Program Management. Both work for the County of San Bernardino.

Jacobson and Biggs brought the Council up to date on the county road projects. They mentioned that part of Duncan Road had been paved already. They will be paving Duncan Road from Oasis to Buckwheat Road and Johnson to Eaby Roads. They currently have biologists out trapping ground squirrels, desert tortoises and burrowing owls that have been causing some environmental concerns. The worry is that there may be some endangered species.

Fire Season Comes Early – Hesperia Fire Burns Quick For This Time Of Year - Pinon Hills MAC Meeting – April 5th 2007

Fire Season Comes Early – Hesperia Fire Burns Quick For This Time Of Year - Pinon Hills MAC Meeting – April 5th 2007

McClintock and Kittleman

(Best Syndication) Don Slater was a little late for the Thursday meeting, but Sandy Young was able to get the meeting started. San Bernardino County Fire Battalion Chief Rick McClintock and Captain Bob Kittleman were able to brief the meeting about the Hesperia fire.

McClintock gave Sandy and the other Committee members the annual report. After that he went on to tell the meeting that the Hesperia fire was a fast moving blaze. He said that the fire was burning at about 360 acres per hour, which was “phenomenal” for this time of year. There were great brush clearances though, so the fire was easier to fight.

Josh Wolf Released From Federal Detention Tuesday – Longest Held Journalist For Refusing To Turn Over Source Materials

Josh Wolf Released From Federal Detention Tuesday – Longest Held Journalist For Refusing To Turn Over Source Materials

Clip From Video

(Best Syndication) The 24 year old videographer journalist Josh Wolf was released from federal custody today. He had been held in contempt of court for refusing to turn over video tapes he made during a protest in the Bay area. Wolf served longer than any journalist in U.S. history for protecting source materials.

Wolf has filmed other protests, and sold that video to the television station (KRON) the day after the protest. Today Josh’s mother, Liz Wolf Spada, told me “ The only statement Josh has authorized anyone to make in his stead as a third party is the one he wrote yesterday in prison and gave to me”

President Bush To Meet Soldiers And Family At Fort Irwin National Training Center Near Barstow California

President Bush To Meet Soldiers And Family At Fort Irwin National Training Center Near Barstow California

Fort Irwin Training

(Best Syndication) President Bush will come to the southland Wednesday to visit the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin near Barstow. The President will fly into the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville before being taken to Fort Irwin to have lunch with soldiers and their families.

He will be met by local officials including House of Representative members Jerry Lewis (R-Redlands) and Buck McKeon (R-Santa Clarita). After that meeting the President will travel to Fort Irwin to speak with soldiers.

Highway 138 Construction Update – Summer Closure and Widening Projects For Pinon Hills and West Cajon Valley Phelan Area

Highway 138 Construction Update – Summer Closure and Widening Projects For Pinon Hills and West Cajon Valley Phelan Area

West Cajon Valley 138

(Best Syndication) The shoulder work on Highway 138 between Beekley Road and the Los Angeles County line in Pinon Hills is nearly completed, according to Dennis Putnam of Yeager Skanska. They plan to repave HWY 138 during daylight hours. The project will begin soon.

At the March 14th meeting of the Highway 138 Task Force it was learned that the repaving will take place between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. weekdays. Lanes will be closed and there will be flagging through June 11th but could last until July 4th.

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