Message from County Supervisor Lovingood's newsletter: Following a swarm of earthquakes that hit the Trona area July 4 and 5, the County Board of Supervisors voted to waive permit fees for post-disaster recovery and repairs to residential properties. “Trona is a small but strong community,” Supervisor Lovingood said. “The swarm of earthquakes may have jolted the town. But the residents stood ‘Trona Strong’ and are an inspiring example of resilience and of neighbors caring for each other.” The board-approved waivers are up to a maximum of $1,500 per property, in Trona and surrounding County of San Bernardino communities damaged by the earthquakes. Permits for partial demolition and/or repairs for most of the tagged structures would cost less than $1,000. Properties requiring moderate alterations or additional inspections and consultation with staff could rise to the requested maximum of $1,500 per property. Upon completion of initial damage assessments in Trona and surrounding County communities following the 2019 July 4 and 5 Earthquake Swarm, 30 residences received red tags, meaning “unsafe to enter”. An additional 52 residences received yellow tags, meaning “unsafe to occupy”. The difference between red and yellow tags is the occupant may enter the yellow tagged structure briefly to retrieve belongings.
Reminder to all parents that have children starting kindergarten: Student must have all their shots and physical required done before they start school. Please bring proof to the elementary office.
Message from Searles Valley Water Company. The Boil water order has been lifted. Water is good to consume.
This message is from the Water Company: This is an update to let you know that we are moved into our temporary home. We are on Searles Street across from the U. S. Post Office building. We are open for business at our usual hours of 7:00 AM - Noon and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, except for weekends and holidays. Our regular phone numbers are not working. Our phone numbers, until further notice, are 760-382-3776 and 760-382-8553. We are answering these phones. You can still pay your bills by mail to P.O. Box 577, Trona, CA 93592. There is a lot of construction going on around our building. Take care and watch for construction traffic. Please bear with us as we work out the kinks! TRONA STRONG! Audrey Schuyler Manager, Searles Domestic Water Company
This is a link from San Bernardino County Bulletin. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/CASANBE/bulletins/250e71d
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church is collecting plastic bottles. Money collected will be added to the earthquake fund that has been opened by Community Chest at Desert Valleys. Please drop off you plastic bottles at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. We need to RECYCLE!
TOWN MEETING I Just received a call from Dominque at Senior Groves office. There will be a Town Meeting tomorrow at 10:00 am at the High School Gym. Officials from Federal, State and County offices will be in attendance, including Senator Groves, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte
While supplies last meals are being served at the Cumberland Presbyterian church
Hot Meals are being served at the Cumberland Presbyterian church and Four Square church this evening
The Salvation Army is serving meals at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 83456 Argus Ave right now
TJUSD: We would like to send our condolences to everyone who has suffered through this horrific event. It is in these moments where we are defined. Just like in other natural disasters we have seen before, human beings are coming out to help and support one another. We would like to thank all those who have come to provide aid to the community of Trona. Unfortunately, the school is still an unknown. We do not know the extent of the damages but we hope to have more information soon. For now until further notice, the school will be closed. We will continue to send out any updates and new information. Please help us in spreading this information to the community. We are grateful for the support being provided by both the state and federal governments and hope that it will continue through this trying time as we rebuild. Thank you and be safe. Trona Joint Unified School Administration Team
From Searles Domestic Water Company: Poineer Point residents please practice extreme water conservation. Please remember...when we do get water service restored to Searles Valley, Pioneer Point is at the end of the sys
This is a message from Searles Domestic Water Company: While crew are repairing water mains and restoring service, please conserve water as much as possible. Please share this information with friends and family.
The Red Cross will have two units driving through the neighborhoods of Trona to offer "comfort kits" and "clean up kits" water and other items that may be needed. Please be on the look out for these units that plan to arrive in Trona around the 3:00 o'clock hour today. There is also a Red Cross shelter set up at 100 W. California Ave. in Ridgecrest with those supplies if you are in need of them.
Trona Community Pool will be closed today.
Summertime Cafeteria Menu https://5il.co/6scb
Don't forget Trona High School's Graduation is tomorrow, June 7, at 8:00 pm.
May and June Cafeteria Menu https://5il.co/6scb
Senior Car Wash this Saturday from 10am to 2pm. All proceeds will help support the senior trip! Baked goods and beverages will be sold.
Trona Branch Library is reopening Saturday, May 4th!!!