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Monthly Archives: April 2015
Hundreds of runners, walkers, and cyclists are expected for the 10th Annual Cucamonga Challenge starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Central Park in Rancho Cucamonga. The Cucamonga Challenge, presented by the Friends of the Pacific Electric Trail, was created as a lifelong initiative to challenge individuals with their own fitness goals, from couch to trail to intermediate and expert fitness levels.
The annual Cucamonga Challenge is a family event, which is held to encourage health and wellness goals while connecting with the community. The Countywide Vision recognizes that wellness is a key element in our community, and is essential toward attaining educational goals and a robust economy. The realization of the Countywide Vision depends on support, participation, and leadership from all community stakeholders, including non-profit organizations.
Join us to support the Friends of the Pacific Electric Trail in its efforts to promote the use of the 21-mile Pacific Electric Trail in the Inland Empire and contribute to the achievement of the Countywide Vision by fostering wellness.
The event is open to all levels. The Cucamonga Challenge will consist of five events:
* 35-mile Bike Ride
* 8-mile Pacific Electric Trail Ride
For route maps, registration and other information, visit: www.CucamongaChallenge.com. Costs vary depending on the event. The event location is: Central Park, 11200 Baseline Road, in Rancho Cucamonga.
Friends of the Pacific Electric Trail, a 501 c(3) organization, promotes the use of the 21-mile Pacific Electric Trail to encourage a healthy lifestyle. The PE Trail is a rail-trail that connects five cities: Rialto, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, and Montclair. All funds raised from the Cucamonga Challenge will support trail amenities such as benches, rest stops, bike racks, pet stations, and drought-tolerant landscaping.
The National Weather Service in San Diego recently presented Hesperia resident Phillip Dupree with an award for his 15 years of service to the Cooperative Observing Program.
Noel Isla, Observing Program Leader, Mike Watkins, Hydrometeorological Technician, and Tina Stall, Meteorologist Intern, traveled to the High Desert Emergency Operations Center in Hesperia to make the presentation.
Mr. Dupree is a dedicated Sky-warn coordinator for San Bernardino County and has been reporting the daily temperatures and precipitation from his home in Hesperia for the past 15 years. He also provides vital reports to the Weather Forecast Office during storms, fires, plane crashes, and more.
Mr. Dupree is proud of his many years of service in weather support, and looks forward to contributing further in the future. Members of the High Desert EOC and San Bernardino County Fire Department were also in attendance, and presented Mr. Dupree with their own award for his dedicated weather support services.
Achieving the Countywide Vision, increasing jobs and economic value, and ensuring the development of a well-planned, balanced, and sustainable county are among the goals and objectives established April 7 by the Board of Supervisors for the coming year.
“The Goals & Objectives are a promise to the people of San Bernardino County that the Board of Supervisors is fully committed to creating an outstanding quality of life for our residents, visitors, and investors,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos. “Continuing our work toward achieving the Countywide Vision in collaboration with our cities and towns, schools, businesses, and other stakeholders will ensure that our county community will continue to thrive and succeed for generations to come.”
Annual goals and objectives were established to create a clear line of authority between the public, as represented by the Board of Supervisors, and the activities carried out by County Government. The Board meets annually with the Chief Executive Officer as part of the CEO’s performance evaluation to develop the Goals & Objectives, which are then publicly discussed and acted upon by the Board. All proposals submitted to the Board and all activities carried out by County departments and staff must be tied to one or more of the Goals & Objectives.
“This Board has a strong commitment toward open and honest government,” Chairman Ramos said. “Publicly setting goals and objectives ensures that the public sets the County’s course and that County Government is accountable to the public for the work it does in our communities and how it spends the taxpayers’ dollars.”
The categories under which the Goals & Objectives fall are
— Implement the Countywide Vision
— Create, Maintain and Grow Jobs and Economic Value in the County
— Improve County Government Operations
— Operate in a Fiscally Responsible and Business-like Manner
— Ensure Development of a Well-Planned, Balanced, and Sustainable County
— Provide for the Safety, Health, and Social Service Needs of County Residents
— Pursue County Goals and Objectives by Working with Other Agencies
The County’s primary goal remains implementation of the Countywide Vision, www.sbcounty.gov/vision, by convening conversations on community collaboration and collective action, and supporting the work of the Vision element groups.