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Monthly Archives: November 2013
Don’t forget Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting at 10 a.m. inside the Covington Chambers at the County Government Center, 385 North Arrowhead Avenue in San Bernardino. The agenda provides more information about what’s on the consent and discussion calendars.
Also, the Homeownership Protection Program Joint Powers Authority is meeting at 9 a.m. Friday in the Covington Chambers. The JPA will discuss moving forward with letters of intent with four groups who have proposed concepts for homeowner protection and foreclosure programs.
The 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.
San 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.
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
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!”
The 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