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February 5, 2016

Hagman Makes Veterans Health Care His Priority

Supervisor Hagman with U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 expanded medical services to veterans who have faced unacceptable and medically hazardous waiting times for essential medical care, or for whom a regular Veterans Administration medical facility is simply inaccessible. Through innovative partnerships with private and public agencies, the County of San Bernardino will rescue veterans waiting for critical health procedures and specialty care that require immediate attention. The partnership is part of the Veteran Choice Program, and will make it possible for San Bernardino County Veterans to receive time-critical care from health care providers in our communities rather than the Veterans Administration.

“It is my honor to improve San Bernardino County veterans’ quality of life by giving them the medical care they need and deserve when they need it. Our men and women in uniform placed their lives on the line for our nation, and they deserve health care unchained by bureaucracy and responsive now to their needs” said Hagman. “I will do everything in my power to ensure veterans receive the quality care they deserve in San Bernardino County.”

In addition to approving Veterans Choice, the Board of Supervisors also established policies that effectively eliminated homelessness for veterans in the county last year. A total of 401 San Bernardino County veterans were identified as homeless, and a County government led advisory group of community and private partners found housing for all of them by the end of 2015. These 401 veterans had their housing issues resolved, along with 100 additional veterans who either became homeless or moved into the County after the count was completed.

Flag with uniform “I’m focused on solving problems as your Supervisor and housing homeless veterans have been one of my first priorities.” commented Hagman. U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald met with the Board to praise their success as a model of what can be done in housing homeless veterans.

The Board of Supervisors applied existing resources to find housing for all the homeless veterans, but this time changed the focus on how resources would be applied. For instance, some landlords were hesitant to rent to homeless veterans because of other costs, but the Board tapped into one-time general fund resources to cover security deposits and any other costs to help landlords feel secure in leasing to them.

You're Invited to the Health Fair!

February is Heart Health Month Supervisor Hagman’s office, in partnership with the City of Ontario, the Inland Empire Health Plan and the Department of Public Health, is hosting a free health fair on Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Westwind Community Center at 2455 East Riverside Drive, Ontario from 10 am to 1 pm. Health Fair activities will include free blood pressure screenings, free diabetic screenings and access to a variety of educational materials, including lectures by local medical professionals.

Hagman expressed his support for American Heart Month and upcoming health fair by stating, “The goal of this health fair is to bring attention to this illness and to provide resources and information to the community about preventing heart disease through simple lifestyle changes and identifying treatable risk factors such as diabetes and high blood pressure”. Supervisor Hagman has invited the American Heart Association to participate during Friday’s health fair to provide free blood pressure and diabetic screenings to residents that would like to ensure their heart is in good shape.

Give your heart the gift of health during American Heart Month, and join Supervisor Hagman and his team on February 26th from 10 am to 1 pm. Please contact or for additional information.



San Bernardino County Fights Human Trafficking

Supervisor Hagman Speaking The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is fighting the fastest growing criminal industry in the world – human trafficking. People around the world and in our very own county are being deprived of their basic freedoms and human rights by being exploited and coerced into forced labor or prostitution – sometimes both. The County is doing its part in rescuing exploited people and prosecuting the perpetrators behind this heinous abuse of human rights by working with our District Attorney to crack down on Johns.

The District Attorney’s Office (DA) investigates and prosecutes those who participate in these crimes in San Bernardino County. One way to deter customers is through the release of names and photographs of defendants convicted of solicitation in the county. A special unit, the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Joint Investigative Task Force made 221 arrests in 2014 and since the inception of the #STOPTHEJOHN project, 57 defendants have had their photographs released to the public. These photographs can be seen by clicking on this link: Stop-the-John Project

Supervisor Hagman strongly supports San Bernardino County’s tough approach stating, “We are doing everything we can to track down perpetrators and bring them to justice. Criminals who exploit others will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and we will not back down until those being exploited are freed from this horrible abuse and loss of personal freedom”.

Convictions According to official numbers released by the DA, San Bernardino County’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit, “convicted 14 traffickers who were sentenced to state prison for a total of 69 years and 4 months” in 2013. These numbers went up in 2014, with “17 traffickers who were sentenced to state prison for a total of 66 years and two months with one life sentence”. Last year, “25 traffickers were sentenced to state prison for a total of 214 years and 2 months, with three life sentences”. Additional information can be accessed through: Human Trafficking Statistics

The ongoing efforts of the County of San Bernardino and District Attorney involve help from the community and local law enforcement. San Bernardino County has worked hard to develop partnerships with other Government Organization Partners, NGO Partners, and Law Enforcement Agencies, to combat human trafficking. A full list of these organizations can be found at the following link: Training and Partnerships

Members of the community can get involved with outreach and education or find out more about services available to victims by contacting the San Bernardino County Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE) at (909) 383-9677. Additional contact information and resources can be found on the DA’s website at: Human Trafficking Resources

Supervisor Hagman encourages residents to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity stating, “I hope that our County continues to work towards eradicating this industry within our borders. To do so we will need all hands on deck, helping to report, track down, prosecute, and convict those who take advantage of other human beings. Doing anything less would be an injustice to the victims of human trafficking”.

OIAA Selects New CEO

The Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) recently announced their offer to hire Kelly J. Fredericks as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ontario Airport. This marks the first major action by the newly empowered OIAA after gaining control of the airport pursuant to a 2015 agreement with Los Angeles World Airways (LAWA) that ended almost 40 years of control by LAWA of the Ontario International Airport.

“Fredericks is a rising star in the aviation industry and brings a long history of leadership and proven performance to the table. The Board is confident that Kelly can implement our vision of turning Ontario International Airport into a major destination for people and cargo in the western United States,” explained Supervisor Hagman. He noted, “I personally look forward to greatly increasing the number of passengers and amount of cargo handled by Ontario Airport in the next decade. The airport will play a major role in the economic revitalization of San Bernardino County and Southern California, and will add thousands of new, high paying jobs to our region.”

Fredericks is highly-respected in the airport/aviation industry and boasts 32 years of aviation related experience. He has served in a number of management/leadership roles over the course of his career, and he has provided planning, design, operations, and management guidance to a variety of airports as a consultant.
Prior to his selection to the position of CEO of Ontario Airport, Fredericks worked as the CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) which oversees the operation and development of a six airport system. Kelly has also served as the Executive Director of Erie Municipal Airport Authority and worked as a Deputy Aviation Director for the Allegheny County Department of Aviation.

Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA)
The OIAA is tasked with turning around an airport that saw passenger traffic drop from 7.2 million in 2007 to 3.8 million in 2015. The agency now has the independence and authority to change policies and hire personnel who will fulfill its expansive vision. The most important hire is the new CEO, who has broad authority under the direction of the Board to take actions that will facilitate bringing more airlines and more flights to the airport. OIAA is convinced that Fredericks’ extensive background and success in the aviation industry is the perfect fit to revitalizing Ontario Airport.


February is Black History Month

To recognize the contributions of African Americans to our community, the San Bernardino County Association of African American Employees will host the 23nd Annual Black History Month & Scholarship Celebration. The theme of the event is, "Grounded in the Past...Living in the Present...Leaning Towards the Future"

Black History Month The featured guest speaker will be Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson of Louisiana. She is Louisiana's 25th Chief Justice. She is the second woman, and first African American Chief Justice in the nation.

The Celebration will honor a number of prominent citizens: Phyllis Morris, County of San Bernardino Public Defender, Paulette Ward, County of San Bernardino Deputy Public Defender and President of Richard T. Fields Bar Association, Cheryl Brown, 47th District Assembly Member and Founder/Owner of Black Voice News, Regina Weatherspoon-Bell, Director of Dreamers, Visionaries and Leaders and 1st District Supervisor Field Representative, Shelley Kennedy-Smith, Riverside County Sheriffs Chief Deputy, 7th woman and 1st African American woman appointed to serve in this position, and Kiry Gray, District Executive and Clerk of Court, United States District Court, Central District of California.

The event will also recognize local Community High School and College SBCAAAE Scholarship Recipients. The Celebration will be held Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m at the National Orange Show Events Center 689 S. E St. San Bernardino. Tickets may also be purchased by contacting SBCAAAE at or via mail, check payable to SBCAAAE to PO Box 11734, San Bernardino, CA 92423.

Play Go Fish! With Our Regional Parks

The San Bernardino County Regional Parks Department hosts many events for the public to learn to fish and improve their fishing skills. Regional Parks hosts fishing workshops for children and adults as well as trout derbies for kids and all ages. The workshops begin with participants traveling through stations lead by volunteer fishing specialists to learn the basic fundamentals of lake shore fishing. These stations include knot tying, casting, cleaning, cooking and more. Immediately following the educational stations participants can choose to partake in a two hour open fishing session where all tackle and equipment is provided. The workshops run from 7:30 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. The Junior Fishing Workshops (for children ages 7 to 15 years old) for 2016 are: Glen Helen on February 20, Mojave Narrows on March 5, Yucaipa on April 9, and Cucamonga-Guasti on April 23. The cost is $8 and children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Trout Derbies for Kids (ages 7-15 only) this year are: Yucaipa on February 6, Cucamonga-Guasti on March 19, and Mojave Narrows on April 16. The cost is $4 per child. There are many prizes available including one for the smallest trout caught.

Trout Derbies for all ages this year are: Yucaipa on February 27, Prado on March 12, and Mojave Narrows on April 2. The cost is $20 per participant and many prizes are awarded, including $800 in cash.

All events are co-sponsored by the Friends Of Regional Parks (F.O.R. Parks). All fees above also require the $10 vehicle entry fee. Any person age 16 or over wishing to fish must have a valid California State Fishing License which is available at certain local retailers or online at For more information about any of these events contact Regional Parks at (909) 38-PARKS (387-2757) or visit their website:

El Nino Information Offered to Fourth District Residents

El Niño Ahead The Fourth District website has been upgraded to include a tab for a lot of helpful resources regarding El Niño and preparation. El Niño is still a very real threat; so far many of the storms have been pushed to the north of us due to high pressure. It has always been the forecast that February and March would be the worst months for the storms, and forecasters still believe that is the case. The tab has three videos of interviews conducted with four different county organizations describing preparation efforts done at the County level to prepare for the coming storms; the videos have interviews from: County Fire, the Sheriff, the Department of Public Works, and the Office of Emergency Services.

The tab also has information on resources available to prepare for the storms such as sandbag locations and what homeowners can do to prepare their property for possible high water. There is also general information about El Niño and its history. The address for the website is:


Supervisor Hagman in the Fourth District

Greta Greta Deserves Seniority
Supervisor Hagman has made his pick for Pet of the Month for February, her name is Greta. Greta is one regal beagle! Greta is a 12-year-old senior looking to snuggle into her furever home. She is as sweet as can be, gets along great with other dogs and would love a home to retire in. She walks well on a leash, loves to cuddle up on her favorite blanket, and does not bark like many beagles! Greta is available at Priceless Pets. Their orphanage is located at 2587 Chino Hills Parkway, Suite C, Chino Hills, CA 91709.

For more information, visit the Supervisor’s website or contact Priceless Pets directly at (909) 203-3695 or visit their website at

Chinese New Year Supervisor Hagman Joins In Celebration of Chinese New Year
San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman commended the upcoming celebrations of Chinese New Year in honor of the beginning of year 4714 on February 8, 2016. “This is an important holiday for over one and a half billion people” noted Hagman. “Hundreds of thousands around southern California and many in the Fourth Supervisorial District will sweep away bad luck and welcome the Year of the Monkey. Grace and I join them in celebrating this wonderful Spring Festival whose history stretches back thousands of years in China.”

Chinese New Year marks the beginning of the year on the Chinese lunar calendar. It is celebrated with feasts and ceremonies honoring ancestors and bringing families together. It is one of the most important holidays in many Asian countries including Southeast Asia and the Philippines in addition to China.

Boy Scout Troop 623 Hagman Honors Upland Boy Scout Troop
Supervisor Curt Hagman joined Mayor Ray Musser and the Upland City Council in honoring the Fiftieth Anniversary of Boy Scout Troop 623 on January 25, 2016 at the Upland City Council Meeting. Troop 623 was chartered in 1965 at Grace Lutheran Church in Upland. They met there until 1969 when Col. Art Bridge donated the Quonset hut on his citrus grove to the troop and had it moved to the church property. The Troop moved the hut piece by piece to Cable Airport with the help of parents and alumni in 2004 after the church property was sold.

Troop 623 has produced more than 100 Eagle Scouts, has conducted countless service projects and is regarded as the premier high-adventure troop in the area because of its focus on hiking, backpacking, camping and other outdoor activities. “As an Eagle Scout and the father of an Eagle Scout I know how valuable the Boy Scouts are to raising leaders and men of character,” said Hagman. “Producing more than 100 Eagles is the mark of an elite group of highly successful volunteer leaders. I am very impressed with what I learned about Troop 623 and wish them continued success in their next 50 years.”

Troop 623 is proudly celebrating 50 years of serving the community and helping young men become active, engaged citizens of good moral character.

Kaiser Permanente Kaiser Expands Health Care in Fourth District
Supervisor Hagman spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Kaiser Permanente 50,000 square foot, three story medical office building in Chino on January 15, 2016. Kaiser Permanente’s Chino Grand Medical Offices, located at 3750 Grand Ave., will feature 57 exam rooms and 42 physician offices. Primary and Specialty Care services will include Primary Care, Optometry, Behavioral Health, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Imaging and a Nurse Treatment Center. Kaiser Permanente’s San Bernardino County Service Area has provided comprehensive, affordable health care to the Inland Empire for 70 years and serves more than 525,000 members. The Chino Grand Medical Office Building is scheduled to welcome members in early 2017. – You can see more at: