Sterling Inn Is Growing Again in the High Desert

Koelsch Senior Communities is growing again in the High Desert. Sterling Inn, located in Victorville, is scheduled for a $9 million enhancement to its already illustrious community in the beautiful High Desert.

Set to begin in September 2016, this new construction project will include an additional 37 units. Also included will be enhancements and upgrades throughout the community.

Sterling Inn will grow from 98,000 sq.ft. to 133, 000 sq.ft, and will add new parking spaces. Continuing in its history of quality design and craftsmanship, there will be new one bedroom units, larger studios and two bedroom units. Development is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017.

For more information, please contact Don Barber, Executive Director at Sterling Inn at, or call (760) 245-2999.

Second generation, family owned and operated for over 58 years, Koelsch Senior Communities leads the industry in independent, assisted living and memory care by training and employing licensed nurses and professional staff on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The communities utilize the specially designed Personal Touch ProgramSM, instilling significance in every interaction.

Koelsch Senior Communities are committed to brining dignity, respect and the highest standards of service to our residents and family members.


Brainstorming 4 Us Holds 10th Annual Walk, Run or Roll 4 Thought

The 10th annual Walk, Run or Roll 4 Thought 5k walkathon was held at Victor Valley College on March 19.

The event raises awareness about traumatic brain injury, aneurysm, stroke or any attack on the brain. The goal of Brainstorming 4 Us is to bring public attention to the incidence and the consequences of brain injury, and to support activities and legislation related to brain injury.

Some of the funds raised go towards Brain Injury Resource Bags that are placed at trauma centers throughout California for distribution to families who are suddenly introduced to brain injury by the dreaded emergency phone call.

The group helps organize support groups for survivors and caregivers of brain injury, and also educates the public, schools, police departments and the medical community on the reality of life after a brain injury.

For more information visit:, or call (760)946-2481.

CA Board of Equalization Selects New Chair and Vice Chair

At the Board of Equalization (BOE) February meeting in Culver City, the Board selected Member Fiona Ma as its new Chair and Member Diaane Harkey as Vice Chair.

“Congratulations to Fiona Ma and Diane Harkey on being voted Chair and Vice Chair,” said Board of Equalization Member George Runner. “They do great work on behalf of California taxpayers and I look forward to working with them in their new roles.”

The other Board members are: Jerome Horton, George Runner, and State Controller Betty T. Yee.

The five-member Board meets monthly and is the only elected tax board in the country. The BOE administers more than 30 tax and fee programs. During fiscal year 2014-15, the BOE generated $60.5 billion of revenue. The BOE’s monthly meetings offer taxpayers and other interested parties opportunities to participate in the formulation of rules and regulations adopted by the Board.