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April 1, 2016

Chino Hills is a Basketball Powerhouse

Chino Hills Huskies The City of Chino Hills has become a Boys’ Basketball Powerhouse. Last week, both Boys’ High School teams from Chino Hills competed in CIF State title games. Twelve schools from throughout all of California competed, and our two schools, from within five miles of each other, were both there. Chino Hills High and Ruben S. Ayala High are both within the Chino Valley Unified School District. In the CIF Open Division, Chino Hills High won in impressive fashion. In the CIF Division 3 Final, Ayala High lost to Manteca in a hard-fought contest.

The Chino Hills Huskies capped off a superlative season ranked as the number one team in the nation with a 35-0 record. On Saturday, March 26, the Huskies beat Concord De La Salle at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento by a score of 70-50. Chino Hills trailed by two at halftime, and although their scoring was far below their average, there was no panic in the team. Coach Steve Baik put great trust in the team, telling them to play the game they knew how to play. Over the course of the playoffs, the 20-point blowout in the finals was the closest any team had come to defeating the Huskies. Throughout the entire season, the Huskies scored 100 points or more 18 times, tying a state record.

A lot of the Huskies' success can be attributed to the Ball brothers, Senior Lonzo, Junior LiAngelo and Freshman LaMelo, who by themselves, are a fantastic story that could fill this entire newsletter. Junior Elizjah Scott and Freshman Onyeka Okongwu contributed the power to compliment the run and gun style that the Ball brothers love to play. Prior to the season, the three brothers were looking forward to playing together on the same team. They had been playing basketball together and against each other for as long as they could remember, and knew that it would be a very memorable season for all of them. Winning the state title was the icing on the cake. All three brothers have committed to playing at UCLA. Lonzo, a 6-foot-6-inch point guard, is already projected to be a NBA lottery pick in 2017. Perhaps we can convince him to stay at UCLA; I’m sure Bruin fans would love to see all three Ball brothers playing together again on the same team in four years.

Ayala High School Bulldogs The Ayala Bulldogs (33-4) also had a great season, culminating with a strong playoff run. In their loss to Manteca (29-6), the team ran into a very impressive shot blocker, Kenny Wooten. The 6-foot-8 senior from Manteca played a great game and was dominant in the middle, perhaps the main reason why the Bulldogs shot just 28.6 percent. This was the last game for seven seniors on the team, all of whom had been starters. Ayala may have come in second, but who wants to live in a town named “Lard”?


Creating Local Jobs through International Investment

Supervisor Hagman and Supervisor Ramos On March 22, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Fourth District Supervisor Curt Hagman’s initiative inviting a high-level delegation from the City of WuXi, in China’s southern Jiangsu Province, to visit San Bernardino County.

Inviting the delegation to visit San Bernardino is the next step in forming a sister-city relationship between San Bernardino County and the City of WuXi. Hagman stated, “Creating San Bernardino County’s first ever sister-city relationship with this economic powerhouse will directly benefit local job creation.”

Hagman continued, “San Bernardino County is a natural place for International businesses to expand into, and the gateway to markets across the country. Our location is a major advantage and I am actively working to ensure we bring jobs here. I’m also working very hard to increase air traffic at Ontario International Airport. Encouraging international business relationships is the logical first step to accomplishing that goal.”

Budha A visit from the delegation of WuXi is especially significant in light of the increasing international interest in the now locally controlled Ontario International Airport located in Hagman’s Fourth District. His trip to the province last November was regarded as a major success, with numerous businesses and several airlines there interested in doing business in San Bernardino County because of its position in Southern California’s Trade Corridor.

Western San Bernardino County has advanced into a major distribution center for the Chinese economy, which is second only to ours in the world today and growing fast. Increasing flights into and out of Ontario Airport, combined with the growing truck and rail distribution network throughout the County will add thousands of jobs over time for San Bernardino County residents.

This is BIG! County has new display in Sacramento

San Bernardino County Display in the State Capital San Bernardino County has a new face in the state capitol.

The first floor of the state capitol in Sacramento is the main traffic area for tourists and other capitol visitors and features approximately 5-foot-by-4-foot display cases for each of the state’s 58 counties.

After more than 16 years without an update, the county’s display case is now sporting a new look.

A 3-D, postcard-themed diorama, commissioned in late 2014 by the Board of Supervisors, touts San Bernardino’s status as the nation’s largest county, and features a swirl of photos highlighting the county’s natural beauty, diversity, tourist attractions, business opportunities, and quality of life.

“Our county stands out from the crowd in terms of business, recreation, beauty, and excitement, and we wanted our capitol display to reflect that,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos.

Designed and constructed by Bill Butler, director of design for San Bernardino-based Garner Holt Productions, the images in the display include the county’s renowned educational and healthcare institutions, agriculture, mining, Ontario International and Chino airports, the San Bernardino County Museum, Calico Ghost Town, the Colorado River, Lake Arrowhead, skiing, rock climbing, Auto Club Speedway, and Mumford & Sons performing at the San Manuel Amphitheater.

“The next time you’re in Sacramento, look for our new display,” Chairman Ramos said.

Lolita Next Up for Adoption

Lolita Last month, Maguire, our Maltese/Terrier mix, moved into his loving home. This month Supervisor Hagman has chosen Lolita, a two-year-old Great Dane as his Pet of the Month. Lolita is looking to land into your heart and home. She is a total sweetheart, gets along with other dogs and would love to find a home to call her forever home. She has had to have a leg amputated due to an infection. Lolita is a big dog and should have a big yard with a six-foot fence. Despite only having three legs, she wanders around wonderfully and would make a unique addition to any family!

Come in to Priceless Pets to see Lolita, along with many other cats and dogs looking for their forever home. 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

66ers host SB Strong Night

The Inland Empire 66ers Professional Baseball Club will host “SB Strong Night” to honor the victims of the December 2 terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. SB Strong Night will be held at San Manuel Stadium during the 66ers home game on April 15. The home team will be playing the San Jose Giants. The night will also celebrate the strength and vibrancy that San Bernardino and the entire Inland Empire region have shown throughout the difficult healing process.

San Bernardino Strong During the contest, the 66ers will be wearing special uniforms, which will be emblazoned with the iconic SB Strong Arrowhead logo and SB Strong hats. The 66ers jerseys will be auctioned off with bids placed during the game and the proceeds will be donated to the Arrowhead United Way SB Relief Fund and to the San Bernardino Police Foundation. The San Jose Giants have graciously agreed to wear SB Strong themed jerseys of their own that night and will auction them off on June 14 when the 66ers visit the Giants at San Jose Municipal Stadium.

In addition to the auction, proceeds of every walk-up ticket sold for the event will be donated to the Arrowhead United Way SB Relief Fund and the San Bernardino Police Foundation. The County of San Bernardino is also using this as a fundraiser for Arrowhead United Way's SB Relief Fund as 100% of each ticket purchased by the county will go directly to the charity. Fans in attendance will receive a SB Strong hat provided by San Bernardino's own Optimal Sports Nutrition while supplies last.

"As an organization we wanted to show our support for the victims, families and all those affected by the events of December 2 from the get-go," 66ers General Manager Joe Hudson said. "This support has come in many forms ranging from the vigil, our t-shirt fundraiser, which raised over $28,000 for the SB United Relief Fund and now San Bernardino Strong Night. The 66ers are engrained in this community and I think it's fitting that we celebrate the strength of San Bernardino here at the ballpark."

Supervisor Hagman, along with many members of his staff and other County employees, will be in attendance. “This is a great way to show that we will never forget the victims and events of December second,” he stated, adding, “Not only does this help the victims of December 2, but it also helps strengthen the community and support our local team.”


April 18 is Tax Day – April 10 is Property Tax Day

Time for Taxes You get three extra days to file your federal tax return in 2016. The tax deadline is April 18. You can thank Washington, D.C. for the extra days. Washington will celebrate Emancipation Day on April 15. Emancipation Day is normally celebrated on April 16. It’s the day President Abraham Lincoln signed the law ending slavery in Washington, D.C. Since April 16 falls on a Saturday in 2016, Emancipation Day will be celebrated on April 15. Therefore, Tax Day will be pushed back to April 18. Since the Federal taxes are due April 18, California has also made the 18th the state deadline, even though April 15 is not a holiday in the State.

For owners of real property in San Bernardino County, your secured property tax bill’s second installment payment deadline is April 10. A 10% penalty will be added, plus a $10.00 cost will be added if not paid as of 5:00 p.m., or your payment is not postmarked by April 10. Taxpayers who send their payments by mail are cautioned that the USPS only postmarks certain mail depending on the type of postage used, and may not postmark mail on the same day it is deposited by a taxpayer.


Supervisor Hagman in the Fourth District

Public Safety Salute Public Safety Salute
On March 2, Supervisor Hagman was the Master of Ceremonies at the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Salute to Public Safety. The event, held at the Los Serranos Golf and Country Club, was to honor the men and women of the Fire, Police and Sheriff’s Departments serving the Chino Valley. The Keynote Speaker was San Bernardino Chief of Police Jarrod Burguan who spoke about the events of the Terrorist Attack of December 2, and addressed the bravery of all our public safety officials and the respect they deserve.

Six Public Safety Personnel were honored at the luncheon. The Chino Hills Police Department honorees (who are actually members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department) were Deputy Maria Colombi and Office Specialist Annette Villa. Chino Police Department honored Corporal Jonathan Monroe and Police Records Technician Michelle Ogilby. The Chino Valley Independent Fire District honored Firefighter Jonathan Cripe and Fire Inspector Lena Lin. After presenting the awards, Supervisor Hagman stated, “I am so proud of all the honorees. They, along with all their colleagues in public safety, deserve our thanks and respect for their daily contributions towards our protection.”

Supervisor Hagman Receives Outstanding Eagle Scout Award Supervisor Hagman Receives Outstanding Eagle Scout Award
Supervisor Hagman was honored by the Boy Scouts of America, California Inland Empire Council, with the NESA(National Eagle Scout Association) Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA). This is a prestigious recognition granted by the local council to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state, or regional level. All NOESA recipients must be Eagle Scouts in good standing with the Boy Scouts of America, and either be registered with or have their primary residence within the boundaries of the nominating council. Each recipient’s actions and accomplishments should elevate the stature of Eagle Scouts in the public eye, and each recipient shall be held to the standards set forth in the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and national BSA standards for membership. Curt received the award on March 12 at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside. He stated, “Becoming an Eagle Scout had a strong impact on my life. Boy Scouts is a great organization that has a great deal to teach to all young men.”

Fishing Derby for Kids Regional Parks Holds Fishing Derby for Kids
The San Bernardino County Regional Parks held a Trout Fishing Derby for Kids on Saturday, March 19, at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park. Over 25 prizes were awarded based upon the size of the fish, including the smallest trout caught. The biggest trout weighed 2 pounds, 11 ounces, and the smallest weighed 7 ounces. The prize winners are pictured in the adjoining photo. Supervisor Hagman was unable to attend, but his staff was on hand. “I encourage the residents of San Bernardino County to get out and enjoy our parks, there are many events taking place, and you can always enjoy the fishing and camping as well as enjoying the fresh air,” he stated.

Regional Parks has fishing events scheduled for every Saturday in April. These events are sponsored by F.O.R. Parks and Bass Pro Shops. For more information, call Regional Parks at (909) 387-2757, or visit their website at:

Bark Around Ayala Park Bark Around Ayala Park
Supervisor Hagman’s staff and furry family members celebrated the annual Bark Around Ayala Park with the City of Chino on Saturday March 12. The event is held every year to promote healthy living for man and his best friend, and featured special City of Chino Police K-9 Unit demonstrations, a dog fashion show, little dog races (no betting), an agility contest, and a trick competition. Familiar partners in attendance were our friends at Priceless Pets, the Inland Valley Humane Society, Chino Valley Medical Center, Healthy Chino, and many other vendors each with information on how to take longer, better walks with our four-legged friends.

The master of ceremonies was Chino’s very own Mayor Pro Tem Eunice Ulloa, who gave an emotional opening statement before firing the starting pistol for the day’s games. The little dog races featured some of the fiercest competition, with new speed records set in both the teacup Chihuahua, and the miniature Dachshund categories. The audience was “bouncing” for the dog agility contest, and “rolling over” for the dog trick competition. Our own ambassador, Sadie the Staffordshire, brought home the second place award for the best trick, by fetching Supervisor Hagman’s newsletter on cue (as each resident of the district should do). After a long day of exercise and treats, the dozens of dogs in attendance headed for their homes, vowing to return next year with new tricks.