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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Sheriff’s 10K Trail Run on Sunday

sheriff's trail runFor fun, For Adventure or For Challenge…You Decide!

No Wine. No Cocoa. No Gimmicks.

THIS IS GONNA HURT!

Want to challenge yourself, have a good time and stay in shape? Sign up for the Sheriff’s 10K Trail Run,  a grueling off-pavement trail run along foot paths and fire roads surrounding the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Training Center. The 6.2 mile course includes challenging hills with moderate to steep inclines. Categories are divided by age and gender (12 years and older).  First 200 finishers will receive a Finisher’s Medal!
The event is Sunday, April 3 at 8 a.m.
Proceeds benefit volunteers of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and Star in Motion, a nonprofit organization. Star in Motion fosters positive relationships between the public safety community and the public and supports the health and well-being of the public safety community.
For registration and fee information, visit http://www.starinmotion.org/sheriffs10ktrailrun.php

Tacos and Taxes! Free tax preparation on April 2

OUtreach Flyer combined_Page_1Don’t wait until the last minute to get your taxes prepared and e-filed.

If you made less than $54,000 in 2015, come to the Boys & Girls Club of San Bernardino, 1180 W. 9th Street in San Bernardino from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 and get your taxes done for free!

There is free parking available and the location is along OmniTrans Route 4 at the 9th and Mt. Vernon stop.

The event will feature:

  • Free tax preparation & e-filing
  • Free bag of groceries
  • Free tacos
  • Free medical screenings
  • A resource fair
  • Family activities

Walk-ins are accepted but appointments are preferred. Call (909) 347-1255 to make an appointment.

Please bring:

  • Proof of income including W-2s and 1099s
  • Documentation of deductible expenses
  • Form of Government Identification
  • Social Security Card for each family member
  • Account and routing numbers for checking or savings accounts for direct deposit and a faster refund
  • Health Insurance Marketplace Statement  (1095-A, B, and/or C)
  • Copy of 2014 tax return, if available

Click here for more information in English and Spanish.

Government Works: Graphic Design Unit wins nine awards

Final Government Works StampThe County’s Graphic Design Unit won nine bronze “ADDY” awards from the Inland Empire American Advertising Awards held on March 18 at the Mission Inn in Riverside.

The American Advertising Awards is one of the largest advertising competitions in the nation. Thousands of advertising and design firms – both private and public sector – enter this prestigious industry competition.

This was the first time the County has entered the competition.

Click here to view the Graphic Design Unit’s winning artwork, which includes the County logo and the SB Strong logo.

This is an example of how Government Works.

County Library to remodel Big Bear Lake Branch

bigbearlakelibraryThe County Library’s Big Bear Branch will undergo a remodel with fresh paint, new carpet, flooring, furniture and some reconfiguration of the existing layout. While the remodel is taking place, the library will temporarily close from April 11 to May 20. Customers are encouraged to visit the Running Springs, Lake Arrowhead or Crestline branch libraries during the remodel.

“I’m excited about the upcoming changes to the library,” said James Ramos, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. “Once complete, I’m sure residents will be pleased with the fresh, updated look and we’re looking forward to celebrating the reopening.”

The library is set to reopen at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21 and the public is invited to celebrate with a ribbon cutting, children’s performer, crafts and more. The Friends of the Big Bear Lake Branch library will also be holding their annual book sale.

The San Bernardino County Library System is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serves a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all people who call San Bernardino County home.

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision, by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community. For more information on the San Bernardino County library system, please visit http://www.sbclib.org/ or call (909) 387-2220.

Popular Train Days event returns to the Museum

traindaysThe San Bernardino County Museum will be filled to the brim with model trains during its annual Train Days event, April 2 through 10.

Train Days has become so popular that the museum has extended its run from one weekend in past years to a full eight days this year. A dozen different Southern California Train Clubs will bring their modular layouts and other family-friendly exhibits to the main museum in Redlands, as well as for the first time to the County’s branch museum in Apple Valley, the Victor Valley Museum.

“This is a deeply beloved annual community event and we eagerly anticipate the thrill for young and old alike. Imagine these small trains and layouts with villages, mountains, circuses, cityscapes, and railyards inside and outside the museum, and the opportunity to learn about the trains with model train experts and club members,” said Melissa Russo, the museum’s director.

Scheduled to participate are the Antelope Valley N’Scalers (at the Victor Valley Museum), the Backyard Railroad Company, Green River Junction Railroad, High Desert Modular Railroad Club, Orange County Module Railroaders, Orange County ‘N’Gineers, Mark Anthony Circus Trains, Mile Post 535 Club, N-Land Pacific Modular Club, Southern California Traction Club, and ZoCal Z Scale Group.

Train Days kicks off Saturday, April 2 with a Museum Association Member’s pancake breakfast, sponsored by Redlands Noon Kiwanis, and at 11 a.m. the museum will invite visitors to participate in a Guinness World challenge to achieve the largest Soul Train Dance on record. Participants can find more information and rsvp at www.sbcounty.gov/museum or call (909) 798-8608.

Train Days and the County Museum’s other exciting events and exhibits reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under 5 and Museum Association members are admitted free. The Victor Valley Museum is at 11873 Apple Valley Road in Apple Valley. It is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is $5 (adult), $4 (military or senior), and $2.50 (student or child). Train Days is included with museum admission. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Get ready for Pi Day at the County Museum

Prepi dayPi (Greek letter “π”) is a number that represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, approximately 3.14159. Pi Day is recognized as March 14 (3.14) around the world—coincidentally, the same date as Albert Einstein’s birthday! You can get ready for Pi Day at the San Bernardino County Museum on Sunday, March 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. with special activities related to mathematics.

Pi is an irrational number. It continues infinitely without repeating itself or forming a pattern. It has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. At the museum, we’ve posted the first 40 digits on the wall of the Schuiling Gallery. Visitors are invited to bring along a sample of their favorite numeral to post on the wall near Pi.

Family activities on the museum’s Pre-Pi afternoon will center on crafts using numbers, circles, geometry, and math concepts. Have you ever seen an object with just one edge and just one surface? You will learn to make your own and amaze your friends! Test out Pi – does it always work for measuring a circle? Use the Pi wheel and see. In addition to a variety of crafts, the Museum will also serve free slices of pie at 3:14 p.m. as supplies last. Pie, unlike Pi, isn’t infinite!

Pre-Pi Day and the County Museum’s other exciting events and exhibits reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under 5 and Museum Association members are admitted free. Pre-Pi Day activities are included with museum admission. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Museum set to break Guinness record with largest Soul Train Dance

20160402-Soul-TrainThe San Bernardino County Museum has announced that the Guinness World Record organization has officially accepted the museum’s application to achieve the world’s Largest Soul Train Dance. This record-breaking event will take place on Saturday, April 2 at 11 a.m. to open the popular week-long Train Days. The museum will need to gather 427 dancing participants to beat the previous record of 426 set in 2014 at Arizona’s Goodyear Ballpark.

No experience in line dancing – or doing the Locomotion – is required, and all ages are encouraged to participate in the dance.

“Dancing is one of the most joyful, social activities on the planet, and we want to show the rest of the world the joy that represents San Bernardino County. We need to have everyone dancing at the same time for the record to count,” said Museum Director Melissa Russo. “We’ll be organizing everyone in the Museum’s Courtyard starting around 10:15 a.m. to start the music at 11 sharp. Seniors, parents, students, toddlers, babes-in-arms—everybody counts.”

The San Bernardino County Museum Association will be hosting a member’s breakfast just before the Soul Train Dance. Maggie Latimer, the Association’s Executive Director said, “What better way to kick off Train Days than by joining 450 other people doing the Locomotion? We’re asking all our museum members to participate, and we want to make sure we have everyone from the community along for the fun – and for the record!”

A special promotion including admission discounts and free T-shirts is offered to everyone who commits to helping break the record by making a reservation on the museum’s website at www.sbcounty.gov/museum. Train Days will run April 2 – April 10 and is included with general admission.  Participants in the Soul Train Dance can enjoy a 50 percent discount on admission by using the promo code DANCE.

Train Days and the County Museum’s other exciting events and exhibits reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under 5 and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Candidate filing deadline reminder for 2016 Presidential Primary

elections officeFriday, March 11 is the last day for potential candidates to return completed candidate filing documents for offices up for election in the 2016 Presidential Primary Election.

There are more than 50 federal, state, county, and local offices up for election in San Bernardino County, which include:

  • Federal Offices

o   United States Senator

o   United States Representatives for districts 8, 27, 31, 35 and 39

  • State Offices

o   State Senators for districts 21, 23, 25 and 29

o   Members of the State Assembly for districts 33, 36, 40, 41, 42, 47, 52, and 55

  • County Offices

o   Superior Court Judges for 33 offices

o   County Supervisors for districts 1, 3 and 5

  • Local Offices

o   City of Loma Linda City Council Members

Citizens who are interested in running for any of the offices up for election may obtain and file the appropriate documents at the San Bernardino County Elections Office, 777 E. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Completed candidate filing documents must be filed at the Elections Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2016.

Candidates running for offices up for election in the City of Loma Linda must pick up and file their candidate filing documents at Loma Linda City Hall, 25541 Barton Road, Loma Linda, during regular business hours.

In addition to the offices above, a special recall election will be held in the 2016 Presidential Primary Election for two members on the Yermo Community Services District Board of Directors.  Candidate filing is underway for these offices and continues through 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2016.

For more information on this election, please visit the Elections Office website at www.sbcountyelections.com or call (909) 387-8300.

This is BIG! County has new display in Sacramento

San Bernardino County has a new face in the state capitol.

The first floor of the state capitol in Sacramento is the main traffic area for tourists and other capitol visitors and features approximately 5-foot-by-4-foot display cases for each of the state’s 58 counties.

After more than 16 years without an update, the county’s display case is now sporting a new look.display

A 3-D, postcard-themed diorama commissioned in late 2014 by the Board of Supervisors touts San Bernardino’s status as the nation’s largest county and features a swirl of photos highlighting the county’s natural beauty, diversity, tourist attractions, business opportunities, and quality of life.

“Our county stands out from the crowd in terms of business, recreation, beauty, and excitement, and we wanted our capitol display to reflect that,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos.

Designed and constructed by Bill Butler, director of design for San Bernardino-based Garner Holt Productions, the images in the display include the county’s renowned educational and healthcare institutions, agriculture, mining, Ontario International and Chino airports, the San Bernardino County Museum, Calico Ghost Town, the Colorado River, Lake Arrowhead, skiing, rock climbing, Auto Club Speedway, and Mumford & Sons performing at the San Manuel Amphitheater.

“The next time you’re in Sacramento, look for our new display,” Chairman Ramos said.

 

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