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Fall into fun at the County Museum

fall leafThe third “Fall into Fun” series of family programs at the County Museum will be held on Saturday, October 19.

The theme for Saturday is “California Indian toys and tools,” and will include arts and crafts activities and storytelling. The festivities run from noon to 4 p.m. and are included with paid Museum admission.

“Fall Into Fun days are designed to engage families in fun learning activities,” said Jolene Redvale, the museum’s curator of education. “Our theme of California Indians invites exploration into cultures and the relationship of cultural traditions to the natural environment.”

Also scheduled in the series is a day for the dogs, “Do Canids Have Canines?” on November 9

Visitors can also help support education programs at the museum with the purchase of a reusable, durable, decorate-it-yourself canvas bag. The bags can be purchased at the Museum Store for $5 and customized with drawings, color, and stencils at education division activity tables.


Hesperia Reading Railroad

Fotor01007125730 copyMore than 2,300 people boarded the Hesperia Reading Railroad on Saturday, October 5. The San Bernardino County Library and First 5 San Bernardino worked together to stage the event, which promoted literacy in an atmosphere of fun.


County prepared to assist citizens seeking health insurance

coveredcaSan Bernardino County Transitional Assistance Department’s call centers are ready to answer the calls of residents seeking to enroll in Health Care Reform (HCR) Pre-Enrollment, part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), beginning today, October 1.
Staff will receive Medi-Cal eligible phone calls transferred from Covered California to help to enroll residents in expanded Medi-Cal and other Health Care coverage options via the Covered California Exchange/Marketplace. Staff will handle inquiries by phone as well as lobby walk-ins regarding health care options.
For more information about covered California, visit the Covered California website at or call 1-800-300-1506

Want to learn about earthquakes?

ShakeOut_Global_DontFreak_120x90Senior Curator of Geological Sciences Kathleen Springer will lecture on “The Great California ShakeOut: How Natural Hazard Science Creates Resilient Societies” on Sunday, September 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the County Museum. The program is included with paid museum admission.

Transitional Assistance Department prepares for Affordable Care Act

TADlogoTAD is preparing to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Enrollment efforts begin Oct.1.  There will be an estimated 95,000 additional eligible San Bernardino County residents to the Covered California Health Insurance Plan options.  TAD is preparing to serve this new population of customers and moving forward with plans for training and certifying staff in August and September on both the new policies as well as using the California Healthcare Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention System (CalHEERS).

County Surveyor one of the best

surveyorThe County Surveyor was one of more than 180 organizations honored during the Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Awards ceremony on July 10 at the annual Esri International User Conference in San Diego. Recipients of the Special Achievement in GIS award are submitted by Esri staff from thousands of organizations worldwide.

Special Districts and Regional Parks moving forward on Lake Gregory project

PedalBoat_LakeGregory_5 inSpecial Districts and Regional Parks are working with the State Department of Dam Safety to move forward on the Lake Gregory Dam project.  A plan is in place to stabilize the dam and implement a “valve release system” that will lower the lake by 50 percent in 7 days in case of an emergency. The work will make the dam seismically safe. The county saved up to $1 million by finding the inlet valve free of debris and muck which means the work can move forward without first having to clear the inlet valve.

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