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File your Assessment Appeals Application online!

house_balance_400The annual regular filing period for assessment appeals ends December 2, 2013. For your convenience and to ensure timely, accurate processing of your application, file online! You will receive immediate confirmation of receipt of your application. You will have the ability to review the information entered prior to submission to ensure all necessary fields have been completed. For those filing multiple appeals, common data between applications is retained, which reduces the need to enter redundant information. Access the Clerk of the Board website at www.sbcounty.gov/cob/assessmentappeals/ to access the online application and to get additional information.

Free pet adoptions for veterans during Veterans Day week

Veterans Day Pets to VetsSan Bernardino County Animal Care and Control (ACC) will recognize U.S. veterans with free pet adoptions Nov.  9-17, 2013. Veterans can adopt dogs and cats from one of the County’s animal shelter facilities located in Devore or Big Bear Lake through the shelter’s “Pets to Vets.” The outreach is part of the County’s ongoing effort to place homeless pets with loving families.  On Saturday, November 9, ACC will place up to 250 dogs or cats free of charge to qualified U.S. military veterans.  There is a limit of 2 adoptions per qualified veteran.

 The “Animals aRe First Fund” (ARFF), a local non-profit charitable organization that assists stray animals in San Bernardino County, will be paying for the vaccination, adoption and the spay or neuter fees for the first 250 adoptions made to qualified military veterans at San Bernardino County operated animal shelters. 

 “This is a wonderful opportunity to match pets that need homes with deserving military veterans who would appreciate companionship,” said Brian Cronin, Chief of San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control.

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Avoid the flu, your shot is due

Young Woman Blowing Her Nose in BedA seasonal flu shot is recommended every year for persons 6 months of age and older, to help protect you, your family, and the community from the flu. Avoid the flu by getting vaccinated today.

A seasonal flu shot is especially recommended for these high risk groups:

  • People 50 years of age and older
  • People who live in nursing homes and long-term care facilities
  • People of any age with chronic medical conditions (including asthmatics and diabetics)
  • Pregnant women
  • Home caregivers and health care workers
  • Infants and children* age 6 months up to their 19th birthday

*Depending on previous vaccination history, children aged 6 months through 8 years may be required to receive two doses of influenza vaccine

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Dog Day at the County Museum

 

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The County Museum’s education division will host “Do Canids have Canines: Dog Day at the Museum” on Saturday, November 9. Activities, which will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., are included with paid museum admission.

“Dogs fascinate us,” said Jolene Redvale, museum curator of education. “From the wildness of wolves to the dedication of domestic dogs, they really draw us in.”

The event, supported by various community organizations, will introduce visitors to the canine family—wolves, coyotes, hyenas, foxes, and Rover—and will explore the nature of being a canine.

“Dogs are amazingly diverse. Some, like the coyote, have figured out how to take advantage of human activity and habitats. Others, like the gray wolf, have suffered the effects of discrimination against predators for hundreds of years. Yet, they still hang on,” said Redvale.

Visitors will encounter rescued greyhounds from GreySave. Visitors can also witness basic obedience training, and learn the benefits of training, vaccinations, and altering. Staff will offer visitors ideas for selecting the best dog for their family, and how to care for a pet they select. Elliot’s Pet Emporium in San Bernardino will offer a coupon for free bag of dog treats at their store on E Street.

In addition, visitors can create a stuffed calico dog, and make dog figures from clay. Gallery talks on the Canidae family will take place throughout the day. Visitors will also enjoy some good storytime adventures, including those of Biscuit the Puppy and old Coyote. All activities are free with paid museum admission, and are appropriate for visitors of all ages.

“The best part of an event like this is seeing our visitors have fun together,” said Redvale. “At the Museum, there is something for everybody!”

Election Day is Tuesday November 5, 2013

votingThe 2013 Consolidated Election is being held on Tuesday, November 5. Approximately 500,000 voters in San Bernardino County are eligible to vote in this election, which includes the following areas: Baker, Chino, Chino Hills, Crestline, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Helendale, Montclair, Ontario, Phelan, Pinon Hills, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, San Bernardino, Upland, and Yucca Valley.
Voters can find their assigned polling place:

  • On the back cover of their Voter Information Guide
  • Online at www.sbcountyelections.com
  •  By calling the Elections Office at (800) 881-VOTE (8683) or (909) 387-8300

The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Voters on the permanent vote-by-mail list have already received their ballots. Those mail ballot voters who have not already returned their voted ballots can drop them off between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Election Day at any one of eighty polling places in the county, or at the San Bernardino County Elections Office.
Voters may also drop off their voted mail ballots from now through November 5, 2013 at one of thirty-two mail ballot drop-off locations throughout the county during regular business hours. The locations can  be found on the interactive Mail Ballot Drop-Off Map found at www.sbcountyelections.com

Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day in order to be accepted. A voted mail ballot postmarked on Election Day, but not received at the Elections Office by 8 p.m., will not be counted

Additional snow removal map added to Public Works interactive maps website

snowremovalThe San Bernardino County Department of Public Works has launched a website of various interactive maps for the public to view current information about where county roads, flood control and solid waste facilities are located. The maps include Transportation Road Yards, the County Maintained Road System, Temporary Road Closures, Waste Disposal Site Locations, Flood Control Facilities, Flood Control Right-of-Way and Capital Improvement Project locations.

An additional map shows county residents what roads receive snow removal services from the  Department of Public Works or County Special Districts Department. The snow removal website allows users to click on a road and receive detailed information about which county department to contact for snow removal.

The website address is http://sbcountydpw.maps.arcgis.com.  Ninety percent of Public Works activities are within the county.

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Law enforcement needs your help

sbsoSee the attached press release and photos regarding a shooting that occurred in the Victorville Walmart parking lot on October 22, 2013. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s investigators are asking anyone with information about the suspects involved to contact the Victorville Station, Detective Campas at (760)241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760)956-5001. Victorville Walmart Parking Lot Shooting October 2013

ARMC Joins National Pink Glove Dance Video Competition

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center has entered the 2013 Pink Glove Dance Video competition in support of breast cancer awareness during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The video features ARMC health care professionals dancing to raise awareness about the importance of the early detection of breast cancer. If ARMC wins the competition it will donate its prize to Susan G. Komen, a global organization working to end breast cancer. Starting now, you can vote for the video at: http://www.pinkglovedance.com/videos/2013-video-contest/arrowhead-regional-medical-center/.

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Celebrate the opening of Horseshoe Lake at Mojave Narrows

MOJAVENARROWS1Regional Parks invites you and your family to join us in celebrating the reopening of Horseshoe Lake at Mojave Narrows Regional Park in Victorville on Saturday, November 9. To commemorate this wonderful occasion, Regional Parks is hosting a day of fun and activities including a trout derby, farmer’s market, kite flying area and demos for kids.  Click here for more details.

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