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The San Bernardino County Library celebrates Seuss

The San Bernardino County Library invites residents to join in the celebration of everyone’s favorite author, Dr. Seuss. A week-long celebration of reading and Dr. Seuss is in store, in support of the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read, and NEA’s Read Across America initiative. Starting Thursday, March 1 through Sunday, March 11, each of our 32 branch libraries will host a special-themed storytime or event featuring popular Dr. Seuss stories.

All SBCL branches will host fun programs for the whole family which include crafts and reading favorite Dr. Seuss stories. Select branches will offer opportunity drawings for prizes and more. Please check with your local County library for more details.

NEA’s Read Across America is an annual reading initiative and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.

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 www.sbclib.org or call (909) 387-2220.

Arthropolooza–the Ultimate Bug Fest Buzzing at the Museum

Have you ever joined in to build a community caterpillar? Don’t miss your chance at Arthropolooza, at the San Bernardino County Museum on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18, 12 to 4 p.m. The community caterpillar, butterfly demonstrations, bug pendants, and butterflies and mosquitoes crafty comparisons are among the family activities you’ll enjoy at this popular annual event.

Discover the fascinating world of arthropods—insects, arachnids, myriapods, and more. At the same time, activities and presentations will look at love from a whole new perspective: symbiotic relationships. Parasites need love, too!

Special guests will be on hand to display and answer questions about beneficial insects—and pests! An entomologist at the University of California at Riverside will talk about the devastating Asian citrus psyllid pest, its associated bacterial disease, and how the public can help protect the citrus industry. The UCR Entomology Department will set up interactive activities. Master Gardeners will share information on pollinators and about gardening for butterflies, bees, and beneficial insects. On Saturday only, San Bernardino County Environmental Health Services will provide information about mosquito and vector control.

Step into the Museum Exploration Station for live insect encounters. Purchase a variety of insect-related merchandise at the Museum Store, from the ever-popular icky rubber bugs to insect books, toys, and posters.

Museum Director Melissa Russo said, “Whether you love insects or not, this is a fun chance to get up close and learn more about the benefits of the tiny critters that inhabit every corner of our world. As a critical part of our earth’s ecosystem we like introducing the positive contributions of bugs, especially during Valentine’s Day week, when love is in the air…so to speak.”

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

Art exhibit marks Black History Month at County Museum

Bernard Hoyes – Candlelight Vigil

African Americans Press On Through Art and Media open Feb. 1 through Feb. 25

The San Bernardino County Museum, in partnership with the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce, presents an art exhibit featuring the works of prominent African American artists from throughout Southern California to recognize Black History Month. “African Americans Press On Through Art and Media” opens at the Museum on Feb. 1 and continues through Feb. 25.

Artists participating in the exhibit include Charles A. Bibbs (Riverside, CA), Synthia Saint James (Los Angeles), Aziz Diagne (Los Angeles), Bernard Hoyes (Desert Hot Springs), Aldonia R. Bailey (Altadena), Gary V. Lett (Pomona), Heather Hilliard Bonds (Pasadena), John Lloyd McClinton (Paramount), and Roscoe Lee Owens (Pasadena).

Heather Hilliard Bonds – Lady Sings the Blues

“The Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce is honored to work with the San Bernardino County Museum on this project to introduce everyone to Black art and culture,” said Willie Ellison, COO for the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce. “We look forward to making this an annual event.”

The museum’s curator of visitor engagement & exhibits, David Myers said, “we’re excited to launch this partnership with the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce. This exhibit is an opportunity for the museum to continue to expand our cultural programming, and celebrate the contributions of people from all backgrounds and experiences.”

“This Black History art exhibition demonstrates a new energy, willingness, and determination to stay purely creative artists,” said Bibbs. “Our youth will continue to press forward to achieve and evolve artistically to meet the challenges of an ever-changing art world.”

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.

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). EBT card holders and families are admitted for $1. Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. This special exhibit is included with museum general admission. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcounty.gov/museum. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Survey for Fundamental Community Plans Now Available

The County wants to hear from residents, businesses and property owners in 22 Fundamental Plan Communities!

The County is seeking input from its smaller or more remote communities as part of the Countywide Plan and Community Plan Continuum efforts.  The public is invited to take a survey to tell the County about your community and how you want your community to improve.  We need your input!

The information will be used to create a Fundamental Plan that includes a Community Profile and a list of Action Items for the Community to make changes.  The following communities have been identified to receive a Fundamental Plan:

  • Amboy
  • Barstow Heights
  • Cadiz
  • Forest Falls
  • Goff
  • Hinkley
  • Hodge
  • Kramer Junction
  • Lenwood
  • Ludlow
  • Mountain Home Village
  • Mountain View Acres
  • Nipton
  • Red Mountain
  • Rice
  • Siberia
  • Spring Valley Lake
  • Trona
  • Vidal
  • Vidal Junction
  • Wonder Valley
  • Zzyzx

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?

Please visit countywideplan.com/surveys to take an online survey by March 30, 2018 to ensure your voice is heard.

If you (or know others that do not) have good internet access, please contact Jess Bruckhart at (909) 387-4738 or Jessie.Bruckhart@lus.sbcounty.gov.   Please mail completed hard copies back to the County by March 30, 2018, addressed to:

  • Jess Bruckhart, Planner
  • County of San Bernardino
  • Land Use Services Department
  • 385 N. Arrowhead Ave, First Floor
  • San Bernardino, CA 92415-0187

ABOUT THE COUNTYWIDE PLAN AND COMMUNITY PLANS

From 2010 to 2011, the creation of a Countywide Vision included input from over 100 topical experts, 25 special districts and agencies, 18 community meetings, and over 3,600 resident surveys.  In 2015, the County launched the preparation of the first Countywide Plan, which is being developed over the course of three years to enhance coordination with the public, with outside agencies and organizations, and within the County organization itself.  It will serve as a resource for efficient and effective decision-making regarding countywide services and resources.

The Countywide Plan effort includes updating and creating new Community Plans Continuum to guide local expectations for County services and set clear direction for the future of specified unincorporated communities.  Within this continuum, Fundamental Plans are created for communities that are primarily characterized by open space or farmland with a scattering of residential homes and/or highway commercial uses, or an area where growth is constrained by adjacent land ownership, such as federal lands and state park lands.

The ongoing civic engagement process for the Countywide Plan has included over 75 public meetings in dozens of communities, attracting over 2,000 participants.

Visit countywideplan.com for additional information, and to sign up for text or email updates.

The New Book Festival returns to the Hesperia Branch Library

The San Bernardino County Library invites residents to the Hesperia Branch Library for the 3rd Annual New Book Festival. Once again, thousands of new books will be available for patrons for the very first time. Be among the first to crack open one of these wonderful new titles. Come and celebrate literacy and meet Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, and Spider Man. Don’t forget to take pictures. Check out the Batmobile, a fire engine, or a police car up close. Build memories in the Jumbo Block play area, make fun crafts, enjoy face painting and balloon artists, dance to a live DJ, and much more.

This event is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read. The 3rd Annual Hesperia New Book Festival will take place on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 from 3 to 7 p.m. Visitors should bring their library card, as every 15 items checked out during the event earns visitors an opportunity drawing ticket for a chance to win awesome prizes. All activities are free and open to all ages.

The Hesperia Library is at 9650 7th Avenue in Hesperia.

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.

Come to the Block Party at the Highland Branch Library

The San Bernardino County Library invites residents to the Highland Sam J. Racadio & Environmental Learning Center to let their constructive imaginations run wild at this Block Party event.  Build an amazing experience, meet and greet characters from the Lego Movie and build a LEGO car to race.  Don’t forget to take pictures.  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 Wednesday, January 24 from 4 to 6 p.m.  Visitors should bring their library card, as every 15 items checked out during the event earns visitors 10 minutes of playtime in our Jumbo Block Building Room and an opportunity drawing ticket for a chance to win awesome incentives!  All activities are free and open to all ages.

The Highland Sam J. Racadio & Environmental Learning Center is at 7863 Central Avenue in Highland.

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.

Come out to the Superhero Event at the Chino Hills Branch Library

The San Bernardino County Library invites residents to the Chino Hills James S. Thalman Library to embrace their inner heroes at this Superhero event.  Have an amazing experience and meet Captain America, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Don’t forget to take pictures.  Enjoy a variety of fun-filled crafts, face painting, and more.

This event is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read. The Superhero event will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 4 to 7 p.m.  Visitors should bring their library card, as every 15 items checked out during the event earns visitors 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 ONE MILLION circulations!

The Chino Hills James S. Thalman 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.

Applications now being accepted for the Civil Grand Jury

Applications for the 2018-2019 San Bernardino County Civil Grand Jury are now being accepted. Successful applicants will serve as Grand Jurors for the fiscal year period beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019.

The Civil Grand Jury is charged by the California Penal Code to investigate all aspects of county governance, including cities and special districts, and also potentially hear information on certain criminal investigations. All communications to the Grand Jury are confidential and every signed citizen complaint is responded to after investigated. Service as a Grand Juror involves an average of three to five full working days per week, which is compensated at $25 per day, plus meals and appropriate mileage. The regular Grand Jury meeting place is located in the City of San Bernardino.

To be eligible for selection, a person must be at least 18 years of age, a United States citizen, and a resident of California and the County of San Bernardino for at least one year prior to appointment. Other requirements include: sufficient knowledge of the English language, possession of natural faculties, of ordinary intelligence, sound judgment, and good character. By law, elected public officials are not eligible.

Interested citizens can download the application on-line here. Applications can also be obtained by calling (909) 387-9120 or in-person located at 172 West Third Street, Second Floor, San Bernardino, CA. The application deadline is April 6, 2018. Click here for details.

Lucerne Valley-Camp Rock Transfer Station available to Lucerne residents

The County of San Bernardino Department of Public Works Solid Waste Management Division is reminding residents of Lucerne about our Transfer Station in Lucerne for residential trash.

Lucerne Valley Camp Rock Transfer Station is at 27805 Squaw Bush Road in Lucerne Valley. Operational hours are Wednesday through Monday 8a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Closed Tuesdays).  This disposal site is for county unincorporated residents only.  Each residential property owner in the unincorporated area is sent a Land Use punch card annually and this must be presented when using the facility.

Household hazardous materials cannot be brought to any San Bernardino County disposal site.  For information on Household Hazardous Waste, including disposal locations, please refer to 1-800-OILYCAT or http://www.sbcfire.org/ofm/hhw/HouseholdHazardousWaste.aspx.

For further information about Solid Waste Management please visit our website at;

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/dpw/SolidWasteManagement.aspx or call 909-386-8701.

Civil Grand Jury offers presentation to educate public

The San Bernardino County Civil Grand Jury has produced a brief power-point presentation to educate the public on its responsibilities and duties concerning local and county governments. Members of the current Grand Jury are available to present the program.

The presentation includes:

  • Overview of the responsibilities of the Civil Grand Jury
  • How to file a Citizen Complaint
  • How to apply for the Civil Grand Jury

Members of the Grand Jury are also available to staff a booth at civic events.

If your organization would be interested in scheduling a presentation or having a Civil Grand Jury booth at an event, please contact Norma Grosjean, Grand Jury Assistant, at norma.grosjean@gj.sbcounty.gov or (909) 387-9120.

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