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Monthly Archives: August 2017

How to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey

San Bernardino County residents who want to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey are encouraged to donate cash, supplies or volunteer their time.

The City of Houston’s Emergency Operations Center is asking individuals who wish to volunteer to call Houston’s 2-1-1 line at (713) 685-2300.

Groups of volunteers are asked to register at www.volunteerhouston.org.

Volunteers for the medical field are encouraged to register at https://texasdisastervolunteerregistry.org/.

Cash donations are being accepted at the Harris County/City of Houston Joint Hotline at (800) 924-5985.

For corporations and businesses that want to donate supplies, please email the following information to Norma.Meadows@houstontx.gov or Carlecia.Wright@houstontx.gov:

  • Name of Organization
  • Name of Contact Person
  • Email Point of Contact
  • Equipment/Supplies/Service(s) to be provided

Donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey are also being accepted by:

 

County issues Heat Advisory, high heat temperatures expected

Temperatures are expected to soar above 100 degrees starting Saturday and through the following week, prompting County of San Bernardino Health Officer Dr. Maxwell Ohikhuare to issue a heat advisory.

“While this intense heat is not especially unusual, the recent cool weather could cause some people to be caught off guard, especially those most susceptible to heat illness,” said Ohikhuare. “Those most vulnerable are the elderly, those who work or exercise outdoors, infants and children, the homeless or poor, and people with chronic medical conditions.”

High or unusually hot temperatures can affect one’s health. People are advised to take the necessary precautions to prevent serious health effects such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke by following the tips below.

Stay cool

  • Stay in air-conditioned buildings.
  • Find an air-conditioned Cooling Center open to the public by dialing the United Way’s toll-free resource telephone line at 2-1-1, or online at http://211sb.org/cooling-centers.
  • Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device.
  • Limit outdoor activity, especially midday when it is the hottest part of the day, and avoid direct sunlight.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Take cool showers or baths to lower your body temperature.
  • Check on at-risk friends, family and neighbors at least twice a day.

Stay hydrated

  • Drink water more than usual and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
  • Drink from two to four cups of water every hour while working.
  • Avoid alcohol or liquids containing high amounts of sugar.
  • Make sure your family, friends and neighbors are drinking enough water.

For more information, contact the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health at 1-800-782-4264 or visit the National Weather Service Forecast website at http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sgx/ or the California Department of Public Health website here.

Board appoints Michael Jimenez new County Librarian

Michael Jimenez, who rose through the ranks of the County Library system, was appointed County Librarian by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

Jimenez began his career with the County Library in 2007 as a Librarian I in Fontana in charge of Youth Services. He worked his way up as a library branch manager in Rialto and Hesperia. His most recent position was Library Regional Manager overseeing up to 25 branch libraries and most recently has been responsible for the day to day operations of Library Administration.

Jimenez’s leadership and passion for learning have been an asset to the department and communities served by the vast library system. This past fiscal year, he led the library team to exceed the summer reading sign-up performance goal while reaching an all-time circulation of 5.4 million books and materials.

Jimenez earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, San Bernardino and a master’s degree in library and information science from North Carolina Central University. In 2015, he received San Bernardino County’s Award for Excellence for the department.

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 and its literacy campaign, Vision2Read, 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.

Join us for a Library Luau at the Fontana Branch Library

The San Bernardino County Library invites you to join us at the Fontana Lewis Library & Technology Center as we celebrate our first Library Luau! Build an amazing experience as you get the chance to meet and greet Moana! Don’t forget your camera! Enjoy a variety of fun-filled crafts, a balloon artist, face painter, and more.

This event is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read. The Library Luau will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. Be certain to bring your library card, as every 15 items checked out during the event earns you an opportunity drawing ticket for a chance to win awesome prizes. All activities are free and open to all ages.

The Fontana Lewis Library & Technology Center is at 8437 Sierra Avenue in Fontana.

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.

Join us for a Block Party at the Chino Hills Branch Library

The San Bernardino County Library invites you to join us at the Chino Hills James S. Thalman Branch Library as we let our constructive imaginations run wild at this Block Party event!  Build an amazing experience as you get the chance to meet and greet characters from the Lego Movie and build a LEGO car to race!  Don’t forget your camera.  Enjoy a variety of fun-filled crafts, a balloon artist, and more.

This event is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read. The Block Party event will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 4 to 7 p.m.  Be certain to bring your library card, as every 15 items checked out during the event earns you 10 minutes of playtime in our Jumbo Block Building Room and an opportunity drawing ticket for a chance to win awesome prizes.  All activities are free and open to all ages.

Join the San Bernardino County Library System as we attempt to meet our yearlong campaign goal of 1 MILLION circulations at this branch.

The Chino Hills James S. Thalman Branch Library is at 14020 City Center Drive in Chino Hills.

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.

Registration now open for Children’s Network Conference

Ron Powell

The 31st Annual Children’s Network Conference will be Sept. 20 to 21 at the Ontario Convention Center. This conference is one of the Inland Empire’s premier training events for professionals in the fields of social work, mental health, juvenile justice, child development, child welfare, medicine and nursing and is open to the public. Contact Children’s Network at (909) 383-9677 for more information or visit http://hs.sbcounty.gov/CN. The conference will feature a number of sessions for professionals who work with children.

“The 48 workshops at this year’s Children’s Network Conference will highlight topics including early childhood development, child and family welfare, issues affecting teens, education/self help, father involvement, domestic minor human trafficking, youth suicide prevention, and Trauma Informed Early Intervention,” said Kathy Turnbull, Network Officer.

Tim Burns

The Sept. 20 keynote speaker, Ron Powell, Ph.D. has over 40 years of experience in public education as a special education teacher, consultant, administrator, and adjunct faculty at the University of California, Riverside. As an author, speaker, and expert in the administration of school-based mental health services, Powell has been instrumental in the development of exemplary programs for at-risk youth. The Sept. 21 keynote speaker, Tim Burns, is an educator and author whose background includes 40 years as a high school teacher, counselor, First Offender Program facilitator, adolescent and family drug-treatment program director, and university instructor.

Watch the Video: https://youtu.be/CDY3ir-JKi8

The Cars and Stars Show

After much anticipation, plans for the second Cars and Stars Car Show have been unveiled.

The event, on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Quakes Stadium in Rancho Cucamonga, will have fun for the entire family. Tons of beautiful cars and motorcycles, food, live entertainment, kids activities, specialty vendors, an opportunity drawing, and much more. If you’re coming just to view the cars and partake in the festivities … guess what, it’s free!

Pre-Registrants will receive discounted pricing at $25 (includes a T-shirt and goodie bag). So get them while they’re hot! Must be purchased prior to Oct. 16. If you’re interested in being a vendor please contact us at carsandstarscarshow@gmail.com.

Cars & Stars was established in 2015 by members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) event. The primary function is to provide support and assistance to local charities within the Inland Empire.

The organizers are excited to announce that this year they have partnered with Stater Bros Charities. Proceeds from this event will go to breast cancer organizations throughout the Inland Empire. These organizations provide support and assistance while focusing on detection, education and guidance. To learn more about these outstanding organizations please click the links below.

https://michellesplace.org/

http://www.thepinkribbonplace.org/

For registration and additional info please visit our website at: www.carsnstarscarshow.com

Click here for more information and here for details on a commemorative coin offer.

Museum opens long anticipated Sculpted by Time exhibit

Explore the Mountains, Faults, Lakes, Caves, and Fossils of our Region

“Sculpted by Time: Our Mountains, Faults, Lakes and Caves” opens Aug. 26 in the San Bernardino County Museum’s Hall of Earth Sciences. The new series of exhibits highlights the dynamic geological and paleontological history in San Bernardino County and inland Southern California. Rock and fossil specimens on display help tell the story of the evolution of our region’s landscape, animals, and changing climates.

“The displays in ‘Sculpted by Time’ encourage visitors to explore our region’s geologic past,” said Ian Gilbert, the museum’s curator of earth sciences. “This is truly an interactive learning experience. All senses will be engaged: there are things to see, things to hear, things to touch, even things to smell!

The displays are full of exciting discoveries – finds that excited us when they were first unearthed will continue to excite visitors as they rediscover them in the museum.”

County Board of Supervisors Chair Robert Lovingood said, “This new exhibit, in development for several years, is an example of the exciting work being done at the museum to educate our citizens about the county’s extraordinary history.”

Visitors learn that the Mojave wasn’t a desert until the San Andreas Fault recently uplifted the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains. Our now arid region was once a lush landscape filled with rivers, streams, and lakes that nourished a rich diversity of plants and animals, many of which are now extinct. Fossils unearthed in the Cajon Pass of an ancient dolphin and a huge marine reptile, called an elasmosaur, demonstrate that our now mountainous region was covered by ocean waters for millions of years. A giant Ice Age ground sloth, whose fossils were found in a cave in the Mojave Desert, stands guard over the exhibit floor.

The San Bernardino County Museum’s exhibits of regional cultural and natural history, and the Museum’s other exciting events and programs, 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. “Sculpted by Time” was funded by the County of San Bernardino with support from the estate of Billie Vaughn.

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 five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcounty.gov/museum. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Do you know someone who helps our county’s young people

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Commission of San Bernardino County will hold its Annual Recognition of Service to Youth Awards Ceremony on Oct. 11 to honor individuals, service organizations, nonprofit agencies, public agencies and companies throughout the county who have made exceptional and outstanding contributions in strengthening and advocating youth programs and services.teens-youthunitedway-1

The focus of these awards is to recognize individuals and groups who go above and beyond the call of duty. The commission needs your help in identifying those who should be honored at this special tribute event. The five categories for awards are individual, nonprofit agency, public agency, service organization, and company or corporation.

The nomination form can be found here. Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Aug. 18.

Make a difference in San Bernardino County by recognizing those who assist young people in our communities.

Food trucks hit downtown San Bernardino this Thursday

Are you better than a baloney sandwich? This Thursday is the third Thursday of the month, which means you don’t have to settle for a sack lunch if you’re anywhere near downtown San Bernardino.

The city in partnership with the county will host it’s Third Thursdays Food Fest at the Court Street Square at E Street from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This week’s menu features Everything Bacon, BBQ, burgers, tacos, sandwiches, American/Hispanic/Asian fusion, savory and sweet crepes, Italian ice, and cupcakes.

And that’s no baloney.

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