Category: Community Action


Victorville, Calif. – Do you plan to spruce up your yard or neighborhood?  The City of Victorville and Victorville Disposal are joining forces to host a Free Dump Day on Saturday, Nov. 17.  This event is free for all City of Victorville residents and will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Victor Valley Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), located at 17000 Abbey Ln. in Victorville.

Garden trimmings, broken fences, old furniture, toilets, mattresses, appliances, scrap metal, cardboard boxes, and extra trash can be disposed of free of charge during the event.  No tires, hazardous waste, paint, oil, compressed cylinders, dirt, or asbestos materials will be accepted.


This Free Dump Day is for City of Victorville residents only, and proof of Victorville residency such as a current water or utility bill is required.  No business waste will be accepted.


The City of Victorville provides additional convenient disposal options for residents throughout the year.  City residents who have furniture/bulky items, tires, TVs, computers, or other electronic wastes can drop off these items for free at the City of Victorville Recycling Center located at 15164 Anacapa Rd.  The Recycling Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Hazardous materials including paint and motor oil can be dropped off for free at the City of Victorville Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Center located on Loves Lane, off of Desert Knolls Drive, behind the County Fairgrounds.  The HHW Collection Center is open every Wednesday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


For more information about the Free Dump Day on Nov. 17 and other clean up and disposal programs, residents should call the City of Victorville Environmental Programs Division at (760) 955-8615 or visit


Missing Service Poodle Returned Just in Time for Valentine's Day

He once was lost, but now is found!

Kramer, Nik Glaser’s proclaimed noodle-loving golden doodle, disappeared from his Venice, Los Angeles apartment over the holiday break under suspicious circumstances.

For the past nearly 2 months, Glaser launched a ferocious campaign by foot, flier and social media to sic his missing service dog that treats his anxiety.

Glaser also filed a police report and set up an anonymous tip line, begging for the safe return of his dog, no questions asked.

The tips poured in, ranging from claims of witnesses seeing the dog being sold on Craig’s List to sightings everywhere from Runyon Canyon to South Los Angeles. Glaser would get his hopes up as he chased down each lead, the heartbreak mounting.

Yesterday a woman named Linda Zlot Pearson posted a message on the Bring Kramer Home Facebook page asking “Could this be your Kramer at the South L.A. Shelter?”

A few hours later, Glaser was on a plane from Seattle, where he has since relocated to accept a new job, and from where he had been making trips down in his continued desperate search to find Kramer.

This time, the identification was pawsitive.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, their reunion was nothing short of the epic love fest you’d expect – check out the adorable video here:

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Update 2/10/16 – 1:30pm: Sorry to keep you all on the edge of your seats. Quick update, Kramer and I have just stepped off the plane safe and sound in Seattle. My phone is nearly dead so please bear with us just a little longer smile emoticon Feel good content to follow shortly. — at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac).

Lovingood Presents a New Life for Old Route 66

Route 66 once was the High Desert’s sole connection to the San Bernardino Valley and the Los Angeles basin. Then the 1950s ushered in Interstate 15 and the era of the freeway.

As every local commuter well knows, Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass is undergoing a major upgrade, including widening, resurfacing and new transition roads. The $324 million project is set to be complete in mid-2016.

But what most people don’t know is that segments of old Route 66 in San Bernardino County will soon have new life.

The first is a partial bypass road in the Cajon Pass.

Cajon Boulevard (as Route 66 is known in the Cajon Pass) runs from Kenwood Avenue in Devore, up the pass until a couple of miles below the Highway 138 junction. At that point, I-15 obliterated old Route 66. Building a road to reconnect Cajon Boulevard to Highway 138 would require bridging the railroad tracks and traversing a long section of Cajon Creek and would be hugely expensive. Bulldozing a new roadway might be physically possible, but environmental obstacles would be daunting.

To the south, Cajon Boulevard currently proceeds three-quarters of a mile south of Kenwood Avenue where it again dead ends into I-15. However, the I-15/I-215 Interchange project currently under construction will, based on the County’s recommendation, rebuild Cajon Boulevard from this current terminus, underneath the new interchange. It will then connect with the existing portion of Cajon Boulevard that ends just north of Devore Road. From this point, Cajon Boulevard continues south into San Bernardino.

Nearby, Caltrans is planning to straighten many of the hairpin curves on Highway 138 going east of I-15 into Summit Valley. That could start as soon as next spring. This project will improve traffic flow for those interested in using Summit Valley Road from Hesperia as an alternate to the portion of I-15 above Highway 138.

Elsewhere in in the County, Route 66 is being also being restored.
In the spring, the County will begin work on almost six miles of National Trails Highway, from the Victorville City Line to Bryman Road. This is in addition to six miles of paving work on National Trails Highway from the Victorville city limits to Bryman Road. In 2013, the County completed a four-mile resurfacing project on National Trails in the Helendale/Oro Grande area. And on Dec. 15, the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution of support for the California Historic Route 66 Needles to Barstow Corridor Management Plan. It’s the first step toward seeking National Scenic Byway designation for the segment.

Out in the East Mojave, storms last year did significant damage along National Trails Highway to 40 bridges and even washed away sections of pavement, making segments of Route 66 impassable. County work crews quickly repaired 12 areas of roadway and all but three of the bridges allowing us to reopen the segment of National Trails Highway between Barstow and Cadiz Road. Repairs on the more heavily damaged bridges was recently completed, allowing us to reopen the section between Cadiz Road and Essex Road, reconnecting National Trails Highway to Interstate 40.

While freeways are essential to our transportation network, old Route 66 in San Bernardino County is seeing new life.