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Under the stars, on the field with Vision2Read and the 66ers

Vision2Read_Logo_FINALBring your tents and sleeping bags for a fun night at the Vision2Read Family Sleepover following the Inland Empire 66ers baseball game on Saturday, July 16.

The game begins at 7:05 p.m. at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino. Following the game, families are invited to camp overnight in the outfield and watch a movie made from an all-time favorite book, “The Princess Bride.”

Tickets to the game and Family Sleepover may be purchased for $15 at Vision2Read.com.

“This is a great way to spend a fun evening with your family and raise awareness about the importance of reading,” said James Ramos, Chairman of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.inlandempire66ers

A hot dog and soda will be provided during the game. Ice cream will be served during the movie. Coffee and light refreshments will be available in the morning. The stadium is at 280 South E Street in San Bernardino. Security will be provided throughout the event.

For more information about the Vision2Read Family Sleepover, watch this video.

Vision2Read, a year-long literacy initiative of the Countywide Vision project, aims to raise the bar on literacy in our county by focusing on the importance of reading, connecting people who need help or who can help to literacy resources. Sixty-nine percent of San Bernardino County third graders do not meet new California English language arts and literacy standards and 32 million adults nationwide can’t read.

Literacy has an impact on a number of elements in our community such as jobs and the economy, education, public safety and wellness. When literacy skills are nurtured and encouraged, children and adults can reach their potential, the local economy can continue to prosper and the county will have a more educated workforce to attract employers to the region.

Visit Vision2Read.com for additional information about the campaign and literacy resources.

County honored as “Employer of the Year”

The County of San Bernardino was honored on June 8 as “Employer of the Year for a Small Company” by the Inland Empire Chapter of the International Right of Way Association. Although San Bernardino County is the Inland Empire’s largest employer, fewer than 30 of the county’s 22,000 employees work on right-of-way matters, thus the “small company” designation. Caltrans received the large company honors this year.res photo

In addition, San Bernardino County Real Property Agent Kelley Kelley was installed as the chapter president. “I have a past real estate client who would say, ‘I am just glad to be here and be a part of it all.’ This is exactly how I feel, today, and always,” Kelley said. “I feel so proud to be a part of San Bernardino County Real Estate Services and the IRWA.  I am committed to doing whatever it takes to learn and grow with the county and to successfully lead Chapter 57 for the upcoming 2016/2017 year.”

Also, County Real Estate Services Manager Marilee Rendulich earned the annual President’s Award, and Real Property Agent Nancy Summers earned the Senior Right of Way Professional Designation. This designation is the highest achievement that can be earned and requires approximately 200 hours of coursework related to the right of way industry. It typically takes about five years to achieve this designation.

Final Government Works StampPictured is the County’s Real Estate Services Acquisitions/Right of Way Team, left to right, Real Property Agent Michele Cohn, Real Estate Services Director Terry Thompson, Real Estate Services Assistant Director Janet Lowe, Kelley, Rendulich and Summers. Other team members present were Real Property Agents Brandon Ocasio and Jennifer Goodell.

The International Right of Way Association is a professional organization comprised of global infrastructure real estate practitioners. IRWA serves professionals who acquire, manage and transfer the land rights needed for building and maintaining energy and transportation infrastructure.

Check up on your doctor’s license

The Medical Board of California has made it easier than ever for Californians to check up on their doctors.

The Medical Board encourages consumers to check up on their doctor’s license.  Such a checkup is simple and helps consumers make informed choices when choosing a doctor.

To determine a doctor’s status, go to the Medical Board’s website at www.mbc.ca.gov. Please note: if you do not have a computer, call (800) 633-2322 and someone at the Medical Board will look up the doctor for you.

To use the website, click on “License Search” on the home page. Then choose the license type by clicking the checkbox for “Physician and Surgeon.” Then click “Search by Name.”FRONT_panel

Enter the doctor’s last name and first initial. If it is a common last name, enter the entire first name. Make sure the names are spelled correctly. Then click on “Search.”

Click on his or her name. Review license details, including verifying whether any disciplinary actions are listed at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions regarding the information on the doctor’s profile, you may contact the Medical Board or discuss it with your doctor.

The Medical Board also encourages consumers to sign up for the MBC Subscribers’ Alerts on the home page to be notified by email of disciplinary actions taken against a physician’s license, including probationary status, suspension or revocation.

Encouraging patients to check up on their doctor’s license is part of the Medical Board’s ongoing mission of consumer protection. For more information or assistance, please call (800) 633-2322.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the County Museum

sbcmuseum entryBring Mom to the San Bernardino County Museum on Mother’s Day, May 8, and create a special gift for her during a Family Fun Sunday. Craft activities, scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m., are included with general museum admission.

Special exhibits open during the day include “Mysteries at the Museum,” “California Bling,” and “Turn Left at the Rockies.” Families will also enjoy sharing memories on the Remembering Ramps and disappearing into the walls as they learn about how animals disguise themselves in nature. Fossils, birds, mammals, and prehistoric and historic artifacts are also on exhibit. The Exploration Station live animal gallery will also be open from 1 to 4 p.m.

Family Fun 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 five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Needlework demonstrations are is included with museum admission. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Qualified to be Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector?

The Board of Supervisors is seeking qualified county residents to apply for the position of County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector. The incumbent, Larry Walker, is retiring on March 4 and before that date the board must appoint someone to fill the remainder of Mr. Walker’s four-year term, which ends in January 2019. The board will conduct a public process to appoint Mr. Walker’s logosmallersuccessor, including a public interview of the most-qualified applicants.

State law requires the Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector to be a registered voter who lives within the County of San Bernardino and to possess certain specific qualifications in the areas of accounting and finance. Information on the process, qualifications, and how to apply can be found at http://cms.sbcounty.gov/hr/Home.aspx. The deadline to apply is January 29.

 

Photos: Jan. 4 County Family Gathering

SB Strong Logo 1County employees were moved by the compassionate, inspiring and powerful speeches former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Pastor Rick Warren gave during Monday’s event at Citizen’s Business Bank Arena.

We were also moved by the performances of soloist Bridgett Bentley and the San Bernardino County Association of African American Employees Choir. They performed amazing renditions of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and “Lean on Me.”

To view photos from the event, click here to see our Facebook page.

 

 

County news conference this morning. Watch it live

The Board of Supervisors, County Public Health and Environmental Health managers, and doctors from Arrowhead Regional Medical Center will conduct a news conference at 7:30 a.m. today, mourning bandMonday, December 7, to discuss the December 2 tragedy. Only the news media can attend the news conference, but everyone can watch it live on CountyDirect at http://www.sbcounty.gov/main/countydirect.asp.

 

A statement from Board Chairman James Ramos

logosmallerWords cannot describe the sadness and horror the Board of Supervisors feels in the wake of this unimaginable tragedy.
The county’s role and focus at this point is providing support and safety to our employees, their loved ones, and our community. For that reason, the Board of Supervisors tonight took action to suspend all but only the most essential county services tomorrow, December 3, and Friday, December 4.
The Board will do everything within its power to assist, provide services, and comfort everyone affected by this traumatic event.
Law enforcement has the county’s full support in its effort to address this incident, find out what happened and why, and bring those responsible to justice.
I would like to thank Governor Brown for personally contacting me to offer his condolences and support during this difficult times. The county is thankful for the support our agencies have received from the state, the federal government, and our neighboring cities and counties.
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