Dogs Burned in Trona Fire Cared for by Animal Care and Control
Dogs who have been in the care of San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control since being rescued from a deadly fire have begun the next chapter of their lives.
The four dogs survived a deadly fire in Trona earlier this month. Two of the dogs were returned to their owners.
Another two dogs, who suffered burns in the fire and received medical care for their injuries from Dr. Tracy DuPrez at Rialto’s Valley Animal Hospital, were released to a rescue, according to Brian Cronin, Chief of San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control.
“We are thankful to Dr. DuPrez and her staff for caring for these dogs in their time of need and to our rescue partners who will continue to ensure they are cared for as they continue to recover,” said Cronin.
Workforce Development Board Honors and Remembers Dr. Audrey Mathews
During Black History Month, the Workforce Development Board remembers Dr. Audrey Mathews, educator, activist, and mentor whose tireless work in promoting workforce and career development helped to transform countless lives throughout San Bernardino County.
From 2009 until her passing in 2020, Mathews served with honor and distinction as a member of the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board and as a committee member for its successor, the Workforce Development Board. As Chair of the Legislative Committee, she advocated for laws and resources to help job seekers gain life-changing career skills and pursue opportunities they never imagined possible.
Born in Chicago, Mathews would spend time in Los Angeles County and Washington, D.C. before settling in San Bernardino County. She devoted more than 35 years working in state and local government as a professor, budget director, planning director and consultant.
The Workforce Development Board is proud to name the East Valley America’s Job Center of California’s conference room in honor of Mathews, whose commitment to public service, academic achievement and providing a higher level of opportunity for all citizens continues to make a difference throughout the community she adopted as her home.
Hundreds Successfully Served at Barstow Job Fair and Record-Clearing Event
More than 300 people turned out for the Barstow Job Fair on Feb. 9 where nearly 50 employers were on hand to hire people for their businesses, including on-the-spot hiring interviews.
More than 1,000 jobs were available at the event and included thousands of positions in government and military opportunities.
Employers gathered at the Cora Harper Community Center from Barstow Community Hospital, Barstow Unified School District, Barstow Community College, the California Highway Patrol, the U.S. Army, New Hope Village and MP Materials participated.
During the event, the San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office assisted over 130 residents start the process of expungement – clearing their criminal records – to pave the way toward gainful employment.
The Department of Public Health was also on site to administer COVID-19 vaccines, education and information.
The San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board held the event in collaboration with Board of Supervisors Vice Chair and Third District Supervisor Dawn Rowe, the City of Barstow, El Dorado Broadcasting and the Greater High Desert Chamber of Commerce.
For more information about upcoming job fairs, visit the Workforce Development Board website at https://wp.sbcounty.gov/workforce/.
Probation prepares to conduct home visits on Super Bowl Sunday to ensure probationers with felony DUI convictions were complying with their terms and conditions.
San Bernardino County Probation Conducted Super Bowl Sunday DUI Compliance Checks
On Super Bowl Sunday, the San Bernardino County Probation Department visited supervised probationers with prior convictions for driving under the influence offenses.
During the 8-hour compliance operation, 55 home visits were conducted, 36 probationers contacted, all of whom were found to be in compliance.
“Community safety is always the goal of this operation,” Chief Probation Officer Tracy Reece said. “Our officers are out on Super Bowl Sunday to protect the community and deter alcohol consumption among those on our caseloads.”
The potential for alcohol consumption is typically higher on Super Bowl Sunday. During the routine, unannounced visits, Probation officers check homes and vehicles of probationers for any alcohol, drugs, and other paraphernalia to verify compliance with conditions of their probation.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Earns Recognition for Efforts to Improve Cardiovascular Health
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) has received three American Heart Association outpatient program awards in recognition of its commitment to reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke through improving high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, and blood pressure management.
Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have experienced some form of cardiovascular disease—including heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. Leading risk factors for cardiovascular disease include high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, and uncontrolled high blood pressure, but through proper risk factor diagnosis and treatment, heart disease and stroke can be prevented or managed.
“ARMC is an academic medical center that provides optimum quality comprehensive stroke care with the best resources to every member of the community and surrounding area.,” said Stroke Medical Director, Dan Miulli, D.O.
“Arrowhead Regional Medical Center is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to helping our patients have the resources to manage risk factors and hopefully reduce or avoid heart attacks, stroke, and other preventable heart concerns,” said ARMC Hospital Director, William Gilbert. “Programs like the ones that address the real-world problems of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and uncontrolled type 2 diabetes are necessary to improve health today and avoid larger problems for many patients tomorrow.”
This year, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center received the following achievement awards:
- Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ – Gold recognition
- Target: Type 2 Diabetes℠ – Participant-level recognition
- Target: BP™ – Gold recognition from both the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association (AMA)
Job Openings and Hiring Events in San Bernardino County
San Bernardino County has jobs that will be opening on Saturday.
We encourage you to apply and share these job openings with those who may be interested in them. Recruitments listed are subject to final department approval. Check sbcounty.gov/jobs for the most up- to -date recruitments.
COVID-19 Vaccine Card Information
COVID-19 Vaccine Cards are a convenient way to show proof that you have been vaccinated.
Read our FAQs at sbcovid19.com/vaccinecards and watch this video to learn more about vaccine cards and what to do if you need to replace yours.
562,551 Confirmed Cases (up 0.1% from the previous day)
6,353 Deaths (up 0.16% from the previous day)
6,348,254 Tests (up 0.2% from the previous day)
For more statistics from the COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard, click the desktop or mobile tab on the County’s sbcovid19.com website.