Affordable Bloomington community project secures $1.5 million
Construction will move forward on a 190-unit affordable housing community thanks to nearly $1.5 million in tax credits approved today by the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee. The tax credits were awarded to the first phase of the community which includes a new County library and community center. Construction is projected to begin early 2015. Click here for the full press release.
Now growing: the future of agriculture at our County Museum
On Sept. 19, the County Museum opened the Aquaponics Exhibit, a collaborative community garden project built by The Incredible Edible Community Garden, Serving Proud Industries and their local partners. The exhibit utilizes a highly sustainable method of growing that cycles (fertilized) water from a fish tank over a series of plants that digest the fertilizer. Click here for a video explaining aquaponics.
Josie joins "Thank a Hero, Hire a Veteran" job fair
The first annual "Thank a Hero, Hire a Veteran" job fair was held Sept. 19 at the Jessie Turner Community Center in Fontana. Veterans and non-veterans were welcome as dozens of employers were on show. Veterans Partnering With Communities, Inc. (VPWC) organized the event, a nonprofit organization aimed to end veteran unemployment and homelessness. Click here for the entire photo album.
Supervisor Gonzales speaks to Women of St. Bernardine
The Women of St. Bernardine, a new philanthropic foundation benefitting St. Bernardine's Medical Center, held their inaugural luncheon on Sept. 18 where Supervisor Gonzales gave an introductory speech. Click here to see a video clip of the speech. You can view the photo album from the event by clicking here. Email Regina.Webster@dignityhealth.org for more information.
Riverside and San Bernardino County hold joint meeting
San Bernardino County and Riverside County's respective Board of Supervisors held a joint meeting on Sept. 16, 2014 to discuss issues important to our region. The agenda highlighted challenges and opportunities we face regarding further Affordable Care Act implementation, AB 109, and the future of Ontario Airport. Click here for the entire photo album.