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11/16/2017 4:57:50 PM
 

Tree Lighting Festival, Dec. 2

We hope you can join us as we light up City Hall for the holidays on Dec. 2!  Our tree lighting will be at dusk followed by a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.  We have plenty of fun planned to get you in the holiday spirit!  The event will be at City Hall from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Learn more in our Press Release and Flyer

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11/6/2017 9:42:27 AM
 

FREE Dump Day:  Nov. 18

Collect your old furniture, appliances and yard trimmings and bring them to the Materials Recovery Facility for our FREE Dump Day, Nov. 18.  Learn more in our Press Release and Flyer.          

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11/6/2017 9:37:13 AM
 

Ballot Measure K

The Nov. 7 ballot will include Measure K.  You can learn more by reviewing the ballot measure and impartial analysis below.   

Measure K      Impartial Analysis      Ordinance 2371     Frequently Asked Questions

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11/6/2017 9:32:11 AM
 

Veterans Day Events Planned for Nov. 11

Hope you can join us for our 21st Annual Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony in Old Town Victorville on Nov. 11.  We extend our gratitude to the contributors who donated in support of this event:  Southern California Logistics Airport, Sam Thatte Visual Communications and Southern California Edison.  Learn more in our Press Release.

 

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10/26/2017 5:05:44 PM
 

New Digital ID Dog Tags Available:  Oct. 30

We will begin issuing new ID dog tags that provide digital tracking information to help reunite you with your lost dog.   Press Release

 

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10/23/2017 10:18:05 AM
 

Community Forum About Measure K:  Oct. 24

If you'd like to learn more about Ballot Measure K, the City will host a Community Forum on Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. in Council Chambers.  

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10/12/2017 7:29:09 PM
 

Veterans Day Events Planned for Nov. 11

We will host our 21st Annual Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony on Nov. 11 in Old Town Victorville.  We are seeking groups to participate in the parade, local Veterans to honor in the Ceremony, and runners for our Freedom Mile Run. 

Press Release     Parade Flyer     Parade Application     

Salute to Victorville Veterans     Veteran Information Form

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10/12/2017 6:40:35 PM
 

Online Permitting & Licensing System Goes Live Oct. 16

This new system will enable you to apply for licenses and permits, pay fees, track the progress of your applications and much more online.                             Press Release           Link to Online Permitting & Licensing System

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10/10/2017 6:25:44 PM
 

FREE Dump Day:  Nov. 18

Collect your old furniture, appliances and yard trimmings and bring them to the Materials Recovery Facility for our FREE Dump Day, Nov. 18.  Learn more in our Flyer.          

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10/10/2017 10:20:44 AM
 

Ballot Measure K

The Nov. 7 ballot will include Measure K.  You can learn more by reviewing the ballot measure and impartial analysis below.   

Measure K      Impartial Analysis      Ordinance 2371     Frequently Asked Questions

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10/4/2017 9:03:55 AM
 

Victorville City Library Offers Patrons Super-Fast Internet Access

The Victorville City Library just introduced its super-fast internet connection.  The internet upgrade was installed by the City's IT Division and was funded by a grant from the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives.    Press Release

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9/28/2017 4:05:46 PM
 

16th Annual Fall Festival Music Lineup & Schedule:  Oct. 6 & 7  

Come out to Victorville City Hall, Oct. 6 & 7 for the Victor Valley's largest community event and street fair!  Fall Festival will kick-off Friday night, Oct. 6 with Phat Cat Swinger in concert.  Gates open at 7 p.m., and the performance starts at 8 p.m.  Food vendors will be available.  The street fair on Saturday, Oct. 7 will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature live musical performances on two concert stages, a Kids Zone, book fair, delicious food vendors and much more.  All performances and activities are FREE!   Press Release

 

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9/28/2017 3:42:25 PM
 

Veterans Day Events Planned for Nov. 11

We will host our 21st Annual Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony on Nov. 11 in Old Town Victorville.  We are seeking groups to participate in the parade, local Veterans to honor in the Ceremony, and runners for our Freedom Mile Run. 

Press Release     Parade Flyer     Parade Application     

Salute to Victorville Veterans     Veteran Information Form

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9/27/2017 8:52:46 AM
 

Dog Vaccination & Adoption Event:  Oct. 14

We're teaming with VVAPL Humane Society to host this event planned for 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Oct. 14 in front of City Hall.  We'll be offering dog licensing, low-cost vaccinations, microchips and pet adoptions.  Press Release

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9/26/2017 3:00:29 PM
 

FREE Home Winterization Workshop

We're joining forces with Mojave Water Agency to host a workshop that will teach you how to winterize your home inside and out.  Planned for Oct. 14, this workshop is FREE and open to any Victor Valley resident.       Press Release          Flyer   

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9/6/2017 4:19:31 PM
 

Salute to Victorville Veterans

Victorville Veterans, we want to honor you this Veterans Day!  Please complete our Veteran Information Form so we can recognize you or a Veteran you know at our Veterans Day Ceremony, and in the event program and slideshow.  The submission Deadline is Oct. 15.  Victorville's 21st Annual Veterans Day Ceremony is planned for Nov. 11.    

Veteran Information Form      Flyer     Press Release     Parade Application

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8/31/2017 6:09:12 PM
 

Community Clean Up, Oct. 21

We're looking for volunteers and sponsors to join our Community Cleanup.  Have your logo appear on t-shirts worn by hundreds of volunteers and support a great cause.  Call (760) 955-8615 or read our Press Release to learn more.    

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8/24/2017 12:24:27 PM
 

Sponsors and Donors Sought for 21st Annual Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony

We could use your help with our Veterans Day events planned for Nov. 11.  Your contribution will help us increase the number of Veterans recognized during our Salute to Victorville Veterans and improve the quality of the recognition.  All contributions will be tax-deductible through our collaboration with non-profit, Benefit Everyone, Assist Recreation and Sports (BEARS). 

Event Information               Contributor Guide          Contribution Form                

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8/23/2017 12:15:53 PM
 

16th Annual Fall Festival Music Lineup & Schedule:  Oct. 6 & 7  

Come out to Victorville City Hall, Oct. 6 & 7 for the Victor Valley's largest community event and street fair!  Fall Festival will kick-off Friday night, Oct. 6 with Phat Cat Swinger in concert.  Gates open at 7 p.m., and the performance starts at 8 p.m.  The street fair on Saturday, Oct. 7 will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature live musical performances on two concert stages, a Kids Zone, book fair, delicious food vendors and much more.  All performances and activities are FREE!   Press Release

 

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8/23/2017 10:18:10 AM
 

Crews to Apply Slurry Seal:  Nisqualli, La Mesa & Amethyst Roads

Starting Aug. 23, crews will be applying slurry seal to portions of Nisqualli, La Mesa and Amethyst Roads.  Please see our Media Alert for the work schedule and locations. 

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8/14/2017 12:47:50 PM
 

City Wins $15,000 Let's Play Grant from Dr Pepper Snapple Group & KaBOOM!

The grant will be used to build a new playground at Schmidt Park.  Read more in our Press Release

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8/9/2017 4:40:58 PM
 

New Traffic Signal at Amethyst & Mojave

Our new traffic signal at the intersection of Amethyst Road and Mojave Drive will go online, Aug. 10.  The signal will be set to a three-way flash at first then be fully operational on Aug. 15.  Please use caution in the area as motorists develop awareness for this new traffic signal.    Press Release

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8/3/2017 10:55:21 AM
 

FREE Shred Fest, Mulch Giveaway & Disposal Event:  Aug. 5

 You're invited to join us for this free event for High Desert residents, Aug. 5 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Materials Recovery Facility on Abbey Lane.  Learn more in our event Flyer and Press Release

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7/31/2017 5:30:15 PM
 

Animal Care & Control Services Will Move to City Hall:  Aug. 14

 As of Aug. 14, you will be able to apply for a dog license, file reports, schedule microchip appointments and pay fines at City Hall.   Our office on Amargosa will close to the public on Aug. 13.  Sheltering services will continue to be provided by Victor Valley Animal Protective League.   Please see our Press Release  for more details.

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7/13/2017 4:45:38 PM
 

Sponsors and Vendors Sought for 16th Annual Fall Festival! 

We invite you to be a part of the premier, family-friendly, street fair in the Victor Valley.  Our Fall Festival is planned for Oct. 6 & 7 at Victorville City Hall.  Due to popular demand, we've added Friday night festivities!  Interested Sponsors and Vendors, please don't delay! 

Sponsor Application          Vendor Application      Press Release (Revised)

 

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7/11/2017 10:42:49 AM
 

Help Build a Stronger and Safer Community by Attending National Night Out

The Victorville Police Department will be hosting the 34th Annual National Night Out on Aug. 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Victorville City Hall.  Learn about keeping your family and home safe while enjoying great food and fun.  Click here to see the Event Flyer.

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6/28/2017 1:29:09 PM
 

Celebrate the 4th of July in Victorville

Bring the family out for the biggest and most spectacular fireworks show in the High Desert. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. at the Fairgrounds. Admission and parking are free!  No pets, alcohol or BBQ's permitted. Tune into the Route 103.1 FM to hear the show!   As a friendly reminder, fireworks are prohibited in the City of Victorville.  Please leave the fireworks to the professionals.  See more details in our Press Release

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6/27/2017 12:05:31 PM
 

Website Redesign Survey - Have Your Say!  Deadline Extended to July 15

We are in the beginning stages of a complete redesign of our website.  Please share your thoughts to help us design a website to best serve you.  The survey is available until July 15.  Click here to take the survey.  We value your input!

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6/26/2017 3:00:29 PM
 

Neighborhood Watch Informational Meeting

If you'd like to learn more about the Neighborhood Watch program come out to this Informational Meeting for all residents of the High Desert, July 10 at the Hesperia Police Department.  Learn more in this Flyer.

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6/15/2017 5:06:52 PM
 

High Temperatures Expected

San Bernardino County has issued a heat advisory.  Higher than normal temperatures are expected in our area through Wednesday, June 21.  Please take necessary precautions to protect you and your loved ones.  Safety tips can be found in this Press Release.  Click this link to access real-time heat risk information from the National Weather Service, and click this link for a list of cooling centers

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6/14/2017 2:20:31 PM
 

Winners of Public Works Essay Contest Announced

Filberto Escobedo, Ulyssa Perez and Jaedyn Young are the top-three finishers in our Public Works Essay Contest.  Their essays were chosen from nearly 300 essays submitted by local fourth-grade students following our Public Works Day event.  Read more in our Press Release

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6/14/2017 10:51:28 AM
 

City to Host Blood Drive with American Red Cross:  June 21

Your blood donation can help save three lives.  Please join us for our blood drive on June 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Training Rooms 1 & 2 at City Hall.  Appointments are highly encouraged.  Click here to make an appointment.  Learn more by reading our Press Release.   

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6/12/2017 1:03:52 PM
 

Vote Today & Help Us Win a $20,000 Playground Grant!

We are a finalist in the Let's Play Video Contest.  The top five vote-getters will win a $20,000 grant from Dr. Pepper Snapple and KaBOOM to build a new playground.  You can help us by voting once a day every day until June 23.  Click here to vote.  Learn more by reading our Press Release

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6/7/2017 3:37:10 PM
 

Website Redesign Survey - Have Your Say!

We are in the beginning stages of a complete redesign of our website.  Please share your input to help us design a website to best serve you.  The survey is available until June 23.  Click here to take the survey. 

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6/7/2017 3:20:35 PM
 

Mayor Garcia to Join Assemblyman Obernolte for Senior Scam Stopper Seminar

You are invited to this FREE seminar planned for June 23 at City Hall.  Click here for details.

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6/1/2017 6:02:06 PM
 

16th Annual Fall Festival:  Oct. 6 & 7

We are seeking sponsors and vendors for our Fall Festival.  New Friday evening hours have been added to this family-friendly, street fair that features live music and dance performances, food vendors, arts & crafts, a FREE KidZone and much more.  See our Press Release for more information.

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6/1/2017 4:26:06 PM
 

FREE Landscape Conversion Class

Learn how to create a drought-tolerant landscape of your very own.  Join us at City Hall, June 10 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Call (760) 955-2016 to register today!  Following the class, participants will be invited to tour our Center Street Demonstration Garden.  Learn more in our Event Flyer.

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6/1/2017 10:47:22 AM
 

Water & Sanitation Bill Insert  

Click here to view the latest insert from our water & sanitation billing.  Get information about upcoming City events, water conservation updates, and clean up programs.    

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5/25/2017 4:49:06 PM
 

Pool at Doris Davies Park Opens on Memorial Day 

We will open the pool at Doris Davies Park on May 29 with Recreation Swim from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  For pool hours and to learn about swim classes, read our Press Release

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5/25/2017 8:48:09 AM
 

City Headlines:  Fourth Graders Get Up-Close View on Public Works Day

We recently hosted nearly 300 fourth graders from Victor Elementary School District for our 17th Annual Public Works Day at Sunset Ridge Park.  Click here  to view a photo and article about Public Works Day that appeared in the Daily Press on May 25. 

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5/24/2017 8:40:45 AM
 

City Announces Summer Recreation Programs and Activities

Did you know that we offer hundreds of summer programs, classes and activities for youth, teens and adults? A full list of our Recreation offerings is available in the new Summer Rec Pages & City Guide. 

Rec Pages & City Guide                    Press Release

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5/15/2017 12:14:07 PM
 

Landscape Rehabilitation at Transportation Center to Begin May 18

The City will replace landscaping at the Victor Valley Transportation Center with drought-tolerant plants and water-wise irrigation.  As a result, parking at the Center may be reduced.  Commuters are encouraged to park in the dirt lot just east of the Center if needed.  Learn more in our Press Release.

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5/11/2017 3:50:36 PM
 

City Awards $1.6 M in HUD Grants to Improve Local Community 

The grants were awarded to local programs designed to increase economic opportunities, improve living conditions, and expand fair housing for Victorville citizens.  Learn more in our Press Release

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5/11/2017 3:40:23 PM
 

FREE Landscape Conversion Class

Learn how to create a drought-tolerant landscape of your very own.  Join us at City Hall, June 10 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Call (760) 955-2016 to register today!  Following the class, participants will be invited to tour our Center Street Demonstration Garden.  Learn more in our Event Flyer.

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4/27/2017 4:17:02 PM
 

Join us for Earth Day at the MRF

Hope you can come out to the Materials Recovery Facility on May 6 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for our FREE event featuring tire amnesty, a shred fest, compost and mulch giveaway, tours, raffle prizes and more!  Learn more in our Event Flyer and Press Release

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4/27/2017 12:31:12 PM
 

City to Rehabilitate Portions of La Mesa, Nisqualli & Amethyst Roads

On May 8, the City will launch an $11.3 M project to rehabilitate 9.6 miles of heavily-traveled roadways as well as other improvements such as adding bike lanes and pedestrian access.  Learn more by viewing our Press Release and Project Map.      

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4/13/2017 4:42:52 PM
 

FREE Drip Irrigation Class

If you'd like to learn more about drip irrigation systems, join us for our FREE class, April 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at City Hall.  See our Flyer and Press Release for more details.     

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4/10/2017 11:41:01 AM
 

Water & Sanitation Bill Insert

Click here to view the most recent insert from our water & sanitation billing.   Get information about upcoming City events, water conservation updates, and clean up programs.

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4/10/2017 11:35:30 AM
 

Spring Festival & Egg Hunt

Hope you can join us for this year's Spring Festival & Egg Hunt, April 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hook Park.  With a bunny trail, egg hunts, Kids Zone, food and vendors; there's something for everyone!    See our Event Flyer for more details.  

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4/10/2017 8:31:24 AM
 

New Industrial Facility Under Construction at SCLA

City officials joined with Stirling Development to celebrate the wall raising on a new 370,023-square-foot industrial facility at Victorville's Southern California Logistics Airport.  The new facility is expected to generate 200 new jobs.  Learn more in this Press Release.    

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3/27/2017 9:20:46 AM
 

Neighborhood Watch Informational Meeting

Interested in participating in or starting a Neighborhood Watch?  An informational meeting will be held at Victorville City Hall, April 5.  Learn more in this Flyer.

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3/23/2017 9:40:31 AM
 

Homebuyer Workshop Planned

Dream of owning your own home and need some tips?  Join us for our Homebuyer Workshop on April 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Conference Room D at City Hall.  Learn more in our Event Flyer and Press Release.      

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3/20/2017 5:12:50 PM
 

 

Low-Cost Dog Vaccination Clinic & Adoption Event

Need to get your dog vaccinated?  Looking for a new "fur-ever" friend?  Come out to our Low-Cost Dog Vaccination Clinic & Adoption Event.  The event will be held April 8 in the parking lot on the south side of Victorville City Hall.  See the details in our Press Release  and Event Flyer.  

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3/20/2017 4:52:23 PM
 

Free Irrigation Troubleshooting Class

High Desert Residents are invited to attend a FREE class to learn more about irrigation systems.  The event will be held at Victorville City Hall on March 24.  Learn more in our Press Release and Event Flyer.  

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3/15/2017 9:56:22 AM
 

Volunteers Needed for Community Clean Up Day:  April 8

We could use your help with our Community Clean Up.  Click here for our new online registration.  More information is available in our Press Release.

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3/13/2017 1:23:57 PM
 

City of Victorville Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey & Workshop

We are in the process of updating our hazard mitigation plan and we invite your input.  The goal of the plan is to reduce the risk of injury and damage to property from future events like wildfires, floods and earthquakes.  Please take our survey and plan to join us for a Stakeholders Meeting, March 16.  Learn more in our Press Release

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3/8/2017 3:48:25 PM
 

Victorville State Of The City 2017: We have a story to tell! 

 At this year's State of the City presentation, our Council Members shared the defining stories of 2016 in key areas such as economic growth, retail expansion, improved infrastructure and community strength that foretell a promising future for Victorville!  We invite you to watch this video of our State of the City presentation and to view our Storybook.   

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3/7/2017 3:21:35 PM
 

Test Your Smoke Alarms

While you are adjusting your clocks for daylight saving time, please take a moment to replace the batteries in your smoke alarms and to test that your smoke alarms are functioning properly.  Learn more in our Public Service Announcement.

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2/28/2017 11:43:11 AM
 

FREE Neighborhood Clean Up/Dump Day:  March 4

Victorville residents are invited to join us for this free event designed to help you with neighborhood and yard clean ups.  Bring your yard trimmings, broken fences and old appliances and dispose of them for free between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.!  For more information, see our Press Release.

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2/27/2017 5:35:45 PM
 

City of Victorville Launches Sewer Inspection Project

We have contracted with ProPipe to inspect 440 miles of sewer pipelines throughout the City.  The project is expected to last until the end of December 2017.  Learn more in our Press Release

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2/22/2017 2:44:04 PM
 

Volunteers Needed for Community Clean Up Day:  April 8

We could use your help with our Community Clean Up.  Click here for our new online registration.  More information is available in our Press Release.

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2/22/2017 11:30:50 AM
 

Water & Sanitation Bill Insert

Click here to view the most recent insert from our water & sanitation billing.  Get information about upcoming City events, water conservation updates, and clean up programs.

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2/16/2017 7:10:33 PM
 

Cracker Barrel Submits Plans for First California Location in Victorville

Southern-themed restaurant and country store will expand Victorville's Restaurant Row.  Learn more in our Press Release

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2/15/2017 12:09:45 PM
 

Planning Commission to Host Workshop in Old Town

On Feb. 23, our Planning Commission will host the second of three workshops regarding the City's Old Town Specific Plan.  This workshop will focus on land use, development standards, and design guidelines.  We invite you to join us.  Learn more details in our Flyer.  

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2/15/2017 10:31:14 AM
 

American Red Cross to Host Home Fire Campaign in Victorville

On Feb. 18, American Red Cross Volunteers will install free smoke detectors and provide fire safety tips in the Victor Villa Mobile Home Park.  The effort is being supported by San Bernardino County Fire and the City of Victorville.  To volunteer or to learn more, see our Press Release.  

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2/2/2017 5:54:51 PM
 

Road Improvements to LaMesa & Amethyst Roads Planned

The City of Victorville will improve 7.3 miles of LaMesa and Amethyst Roads.  Work is expected to begin no later than the end of April and finish by the end of July.  Please see our Press Release  for more information. 

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2/1/2017 5:19:15 PM
 

FREE Shred Fest, Mulch Giveaway & Disposal Event:  Feb. 4

Have some documents to shred?  Need to dispose of old TVs or mattresses?  Please take advantage of this free event for all High Desert residents at the Materials Recovery Facility, Feb. 4 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Read our Press Release for more information.

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1/26/2017 3:45:02 PM
 

Interested in Serving on a City Committee?

We are seeking applications for our Legislative Review Committee and our Community Services Advisory Council.  Click here to learn more.  

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1/26/2017 3:37:44 PM
 

Sponsors Needed for Community Clean Up, April 8

We Have your logo appear on t-shirts worn by hundreds of volunteers and support a great cause.  Call (760) 955-3306 or read our Press Release  to learn more.    

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1/26/2017 3:16:01 PM
 

City Library Now a Passport Acceptance Agency

U.S. Residents can now apply for their passports at the Victorville City Library.  Make an appointment by calling (760) 245-4222, ext. 3.  View the Press Release 

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1/26/2017 3:01:00 PM
 

Civil Rights Essay Contest Winner Announced

Local student, Diego LeComte won the City of Victorville's Civil Rights Essay Contest.  Diego's winning essay about Civil Rights Leader, Frederick Douglass is now on display in our Civil Rights Memorial.  Read our Press Release  to learn more.    

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1/5/2017 3:58:37 PM
 

Volunteers Needed for American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign

The City of Victorville is collaborating with the American Red Cross and San Bernardino County Fire to promote fire safety in our community.  We need volunteers to help with our Home Fire Campaign on Feb. 18.  Please read our Press Release and Flyer for more information.   

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