COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEET TOMORROW

Tomorrow’s regular semimonthly meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino will be anything but regular. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains…

Last week Governor Gavin Newsom suspended certain provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act, California’s open meeting law. The move is part of an effort to promote social distancing and slow the spread of the coronavirus, will keeping public meetings public. So in a move that we will undoubtedly be seeing more of, members of the public are encouraged to watch a live stream of the meeting online and participate via email. The public may still attend the meeting at the County Government Center in San Bernardino, but each attendee will be required to maintain a six foot social distance from others. For a link to the live stream of tomorrow’s meeting and instructions on commenting either in advance or during the meeting, go to: https://www.sbcounty.gov/uploads/cob/Meeting_Participation_(Final_3-19).pdf

4 INJURED IN SINGLE CAR ROLLOVER CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

Four people were injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash Saturday afternoon in Joshua Tree. The vehicle was traveling westbound on Highway 62 when for unknown reasons, the 19-year-old female driver lost control near Copper Mountain Road and the vehicle left the highway and rolled over. Injured in the crash were the driver, an 18-year-old woman in the front seat, and two juveniles, a 13-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl in the back seat. All four occupants were taken by Morongo Basin Ambulance to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. The California Highway Patrol is investigating.

MOTORHOME IS TOTAL LOSS IN LANDERS

A motorhome is a total loss following a fire in Landers Sunday evening. County Fire Captain David Bullsworth said firefighters were called to the 56600 block of Cypress Lane at 7:18 p.m. The motorhome was fully involved when they arrived, but the fire did not threaten the home on the property. The cause is under investigation.

A REMINDER ABOUT PROPER USE OF 911

As COVID-19 cases rise in San Bernardino County, public health officials are anticipating an increase in emergency room visits from the public. Health officials believe this increase also may cause a strain on the 911 system. Assignment reporter Keith Bailey tells us how to avoid over straining the 911 system…

Local public health officials are urging the public to use the 911 system for actual emergencies to ensure that the first responders are available for life-threatening situations. To alleviate excessive 911 calls, the public health and safety officials are recommending that the public first contact their primary physician or their healthcare providers nurse health line for assistance. Most healthcare providers have a 24-hour nurse advice or call-for-care numbers available to serve their members for several non-emergency medical situations like colds, coughs, and questions about medications. These non-emergency calls should be directed to your provider’s non-emergency nurse advice line. The information for these services are listed on the back of your membership cards, and can be found on the providers website or Mobile apps.

If you or a loved one are experiencing any life-threatening emergency do not hesitate to call 9-1-1 and request an emergency response.

YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER WEEKLY SENIOR MEAL PACKAGES WEDNESDAYS

The Family Service Association, which provides lunches at the Yucca Valley Senior Center, is making a temporary change to its lunch program. During the COVID-19 emergency, seniors 60 and older can receive a weekly meal package consisting of five frozen meals, milk, bread and fruit. The meal packages will be distributed on Wednesdays only, starting March 25, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for seniors to take home. Seniors are limited to one meal package per person, per week. The weekly meal package distribution will continue until the COVID-19 emergency is lifted. For more information, call 951-342-3057.