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If you are interested in adopting a pet, the Devore Animal Shelter is located at 19777 Shelter Way in San Bernardino, CA. Hours for the shelter are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information please call (909) 386-9820 or visit our website for lost and adoptable pets at www.sbcounty.gov/acc. We accept cash, VISA and MasterCard. Also visit the Facebook page for Animal Care and Control’s Homeward Bound pets at https://www.facebook.com/HomewardBoundPets#!/HomewardBoundPets.
Today the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors recognized the San Bernardino County Fire Department Office of Emergency Services for recently being awarded the California Emergency Services Association (CESA) Public Safety Gold Award for its Mass Care and Shelter, Shelter Operations Compound (SHOC) Program. The CESA Public Safety Gold Award is the top award for public safety emergency management programs in the State of California.
On Thursday, October 17, 2013, Mike Antonucci, OES Emergency Services Manager and Zack Mullennix, OES Emergency Services Officer, were on hand at this year’s CESA Conference in Santa Rosa to receive the award. The CESA State Awards Committee was greatly impressed by the program and called it “an innovative and ground breaking approach to sheltering large groups”.
San Bernardino County’s SHOC Program is a collaborative effort between County Fire, multiple County departments, cities within the Operational Area, the American Red Cross and other partner agencies.
The October 17, 2013 Great ShakeOut was a success in San Bernardino County with 620,412 participants from all sectors including government, school districts, healthcare facilities, nonprofit organizations and local families.
The Great ShakeOut is a worldwide drill performed to increase awareness of earthquakes and help prepare in the event of a disaster.
All San Bernardino County departments participated in the drop, cover and hold on exercise. Some departments followed that exercise with a fire following an earthquake drill and evacuation.
The County Museum held special events the day of the ShakeOut with hundreds of adults and children from nearby schools learning about the impact of earthquakes. The 2014 Great California ShakeOut is scheduled for 10:16 a.m. on October 16, 2014.
The HS Connection newsletter is distributed via email every month with success stories shared by staff, training recognition of exemplary customer service, opportunities for employees, and legislative changes and improvements to Human Services programs.
“We are very excited about the progress the Human Services Communications team has made in the past year,” said Chief Learning Officer Summer Adams. “This award tells us we are headed in the right direction and we look forward to continuing to help tell the success stories of our Human Services Departments and to help them reach our residents.”
HS Connection Editor Cynthia Malvin accepted the Capella Award during the PRSA’s 2013 Polaris Awards banquet on October 24.
Human Services is dedicated to the health and wellness of all of the County’s 2 million residents. Human Services includes the administrative divisions and departments of Aging and Adult Services, Behavioral Health, Child Support Services, Children and Family Services, Children’s Network, Preschool Services, Public Health, Transitional Assistance and Veterans Affairs.
County programs aimed at reducing truancy, preventing the spread of West Nile Virus, providing preschool services to foster children, improving customer service and shortening the time to obtain search warrants were honored today as among the best in the state.
California State Association of Counties Executive Director Matt Cate appeared at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting to deliver five 2013 CSAC Challenge Awards to the Public Defender’s Office, Environmental Health, Transitional Assistance, Children and Family Services, Preschool Services, and Information Services.
“These awards reflect the resourcefulness of County employees and their dedication to developing more efficient and effective ways to serve and protect our residents,” San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chair Janice Rutherford said. “I commend the staff members who earned this year’s CSAC Challenge Awards, and I challenge all of our employees to continue offering their ideas about how the County can improve customer service and better use its resources.”
The annual CSAC awards are considered a highly competitive recognition program that honors the best and most innovative among California’s 58 counties. This year, 18 counties were honored with awards after a panel of judges evaluated 220 entries. The CSAC Challenge Awards provide meaningful examples of how County employees are committed to achieving the Countywide Vision and creating a county in which those who reside and invest can prosper and achieve well-being.
Rise and shine early Saturday, November 23rd and join Regional Parks at Cucamonga-Guasti in Ontario for “Sunrise Fishing”. For this one special day the park will extend their hours for some fishing and fun from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. With two freshly stocked lakes (500 pounds of Ruby Red Trout and 500 pounds of Nebraska Tail walker Trout) fishing will be a blast. Sunrise Fishing [pdf]
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.