Second annual ‘Home Run for Health’ planned for May 3

Residents and baseball fans throughout the Inland Empire are invited to hit a “Home Run for Health” May 3 when the Inland Empire 66ers face-off against the Lake Elsinore Storm.

Riverside University Health System – Public Health, the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health and the California Health Collaborative – Tobacco Control Program are teaming up again to share positive health messages while enjoying America’s favorite pastime.

Admission to the public will be free when the 66ers host the Storm at San Manuel Stadium, 280 South E Street in San Bernardino.

Fans are invited to pick free vouchers while supplies last. One voucher can be redeemed for four tickets and families are limited to two vouchers, for eight tickets total. Parking is $7 per vehicle and can be paid in credit or cash.

“We are very excited for the chance to meet with residents and talk to them about our programs and all the many ways we can help to improve their health and well-being,” said Kim Saruwatari, Riverside County public health director. “We’re planning on this being another great night at the ballpark.”

Last year’s inaugural event enjoyed a near-sellout crowd at San Manuel Stadium with thousands of fans stopping by the concourse to learn more about available public health programs, resources and services.

This year will feature a pre-game parade and a free Fun Zone for the kids.

Vouchers are being distributed at the following locations:

 

Riverside University Health System – Public Health

Health Administration Building

4065 County Circle Drive

Riverside

Phone: 951.358.5000

San Bernardino County Tobacco Control Program

685 E. Carnegie Drive, Suite 140

San Bernardino

Phone: 909.381.4532

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health

Vital Statistics Registration Office

340 N. Mountain View Avenue
San Bernardino
Phone: 800.782.4264


Published April 16, 2018 | By County of San Bernardino | Leave a comment | Number of Views (8)



New Book Festival and 10th Anniversary of the Fontana Branch Library

The San Bernardino County Library invites residents to the Fontana Lewis Library & Technology Center for the 3rd Annual New Book Festival and 10th Anniversary.  Once again, thousands of new books will be available for patrons for the very first time.  Be among the first to crack open one of these wonderful new titles.  Come and celebrate literacy and meet Wonder Woman, Batman, Captain America, and Spider Man. Don’t forget to take pictures.  Come see the Batmobile, a fire engine, or a police car up close. Build memories in the Jumbo Block play area, make fun crafts, enjoy face painting and balloon artists, dance to a live DJ, and much more.

This event is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read. The 3rd Annual Fontana New Book Festival will take place on Saturday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Visitors should bring their library card, as every 15 items checked out during the event earns visitors an opportunity drawing ticket for a chance to win awesome prizes.  All activities are free and open to all ages.

The Fontana Lewis Library & Technology Center is at 8437 Sierra Avenue in Fontana.

The San Bernardino County Library System is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serves a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all people who call San Bernardino County home.

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County library system, please visit http://www.sbclib.org/ or call (909) 387-2220.


Published April 5, 2018 | By County of San Bernardino | Leave a comment | Number of Views (30)



Come to the Library Luau at the Highland Library branch

The San Bernardino County Library invites residents to the Highland Sam J. Racadio Library & Environmental Learning Center for a Library Luau.  Don’t forget to take pictures with Moana. Enjoy a variety of fun-filled crafts, a balloon artist, face painter, and more.

This event is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read. The Library Luau will take place on Tuesday, April 10 from 4 to 7 p.m.  Visitors should bring their library cards, as every 15 items checked out during the event earns visitors an opportunity drawing ticket for a chance to win awesome prizes  All activities are free and open to all ages.

The Sam J. Racadio Library & Environmental Learning Center is at 7863 Central Avenue in Highland.

The San Bernardino County Library System is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serves a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all people who call San Bernardino County home.

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County library system, please visit http://www.sbclib.org/ or call (909) 387-2220.


Published April 4, 2018 | By County of San Bernardino | Leave a comment | Number of Views (25)



Apple Valley Branch Library Grand Reopening on April 28

The San Bernardino County Library invites residents to the widely anticipated Grand Reopening of the Newton T. Bass Apple Valley Branch Library on Saturday, April 28 at 10 a.m.

Join the community and local dignitaries for the opening ceremony and ribbon cutting as the doors to this greatly valued High Desert resource are reopened.

“This will be an outstanding day for Apple Valley,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Robert Lovingood, a resident of Apple Valley. “This is a great town with great people and we are thanking them for their patience and support with a greatly improved library.”

Following the ceremony, enjoy a morning of fun and activities for the whole family including a live DJ, face painting, crafts, giveaways and appearances by Captain America and Princess Belle. Then take time to tour the newly renovated library that houses all new public use computers, an automatic book return sorter, new high-efficiently LED lighting, a completely upgraded HVAC system, and more than 25,000 new books and materials.

This reopening comes after the completion of an extensive retrofit of the previously compromised roof truss system, which forced the library to close in mid-2015 and relocate to a temporary location while work was conducted. Over the course of the closed period the County worked diligently on a solution that ultimately required the complete removal, redesign and replacement of the roof truss system. The County is excited to see this project come to completion and looks forward to continuing to serve the community.

This event is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read. Visitors should bring their library card as every 15 items checked out during the event earns visitors an awesome inflatable hammer and an opportunity drawing ticket for a chance to win fantastic incentives!  All activities are free and open to all ages.

The Newton T. Bass Apple Valley Branch Library is at 14901 Dale Evans Parkway.

The San Bernardino County Library System is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serves a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all people who call San Bernardino County home.

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County library system, please visit the library website or call (909) 387-2220.


Published March 30, 2018 | By Administrator | Leave a comment | Number of Views (31)



Free home fruit production and preservation and sustainable landscape workshops

The University of California Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver program, supported in part by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, will conduct free workshops on home fruit production and preservation and sustainable landscaping on Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sam J. Racadio Branch Library, 7863 Central Avenue in Highland.

From 9 a.m. to noon, UCCE master gardeners and master food preservers will teach a course on fruit tree selection, planting and care, and preserving mountain-grown produce.

From 1 to 4 p.m., UCCE master gardeners will teach a course on landscape tree and shrub selection, planting, and care.

The event will also feature free giveaways.

 


Published March 22, 2018 | By Administrator | 4 Comments | Number of Views (92)



Property Tax Deadline is April 10

April 10 marks the last day San Bernardino County property owners can pay the second installment of property taxes without penalty. Property taxes are the largest discretionary source of funding for the County, and a significant source of funding for school districts, community college districts, and special districts.

Spread the word about the upcoming deadline and the many quick and easy ways to pay. Visit www.mytaxcollector.com or click here for more information.


Published March 22, 2018 | By County of San Bernardino | Leave a comment | Number of Views (126)



Lazer Broadcasting issue closed to further public testimony

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 20, will continue its consideration of an appeal to a County Planning Commission decision that would allow Lazer Broadcasting Corp. to establish a radio broadcast facility in Oak Glen near Yucaipa. However, the public hearing was closed on Feb. 13 following extensive public testimony. No further public testimony will be allowed on March 20.

Although there will not be an opportunity to comment on March 20, the public is welcome to attend the meeting to observe the board’s deliberations, or watch the meeting live here. Any additional comments can be submitted to the Board in writing though the Clerk of the Board at COB@sbcounty.gov.


Published March 19, 2018 | By Administrator | Leave a comment | Number of Views (51)



New grand jury website makes it easy to apply for a seat or submit a complaint

The Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino is pleased to announce the launch of its new San Bernardino County Grand Jury website.

In addition to the specific information about the Grand Jury, the website was redesigned as a tool for the public to have a greater understanding of and access to the application process, filing complaints and viewing reports. New features include a Grand Jury calendar, updated news bulletins and electronic mailing list.

The website will be updated regularly with news regarding recruitment, the final report, events, Grand Jury presentations, and other information regarding important dates. The Grand Jury’s mission is to ensure the public is informed of concerning investigations about county and city government functions. Visitors are encouraged to explore the new website and subscribe to the Grand Jury’s mailing list.

Grand Jury recruitment is still open and accepting applications from qualified residents. Interested individuals can now apply online here. The deadline to submit an application is April 6.

If you have any questions, please contact the Grand Jury Assistant at (909) 387-9120.


Published March 19, 2018 | By Administrator | Leave a comment | Number of Views (64)



Regional Parks now hiring lifeguards for summer swim season

From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend the San Bernardino County Regional Parks opens its swim complexes for families to enjoy. We would like to invite any interested candidates to apply as a Lifeguard at one of our Regional Parks for the 2018 Summer Season.

All applicants are required to have C.P.R. and First Aid certifications, prior to the first day of employment.  Lifeguards will be required to show proof of current Lifeguard Certifications, valid through September 2018. All requirements must be met before the first day of work. Bilingual abilities strongly desired.

The following positions are available for the 2018 Summer Swim Season:

Pool Manager – $ 15.25 hourly (1 at each site)

·         21 years of age or older

·         5 Years of Lifeguard Experience

·         1-2 Years of Supervisory Experience

Senior Lifeguard – $ 12.50 hourly (2 at each site)

  • 18 years of age or older
  • 3 Years of Lifeguard Experience
Returning Lifeguard – $ 12.00 hourly

  • 16 years of age or older
  • 1 or more years Lifeguard Experience with Regional Parks
New Lifeguard – $ 11.50 hourly

·         16 Years of age or older

 

Summer Help Process Calendar

  • Applications will be accepted continuously through April 2018
  • Interviews will be scheduled January thru May of 2018
  • Hiring Process for selected applicants will begin in February 2018
  • Orientation and Training will be scheduled for April and May 2018

All selected applicants will be interviewed by Park and Administrative Staff, at Regional Parks Administration.  Preferred work location is not guaranteed and will be decided by Park staffing needs.

Please visit www.sbcounty.gov/hr or www.sbcounty.gov/park and apply today!


Published March 14, 2018 | By County of San Bernardino | Leave a comment | Number of Views (58)



Celebrate Lt. Jim Considine – a hero of our own

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Lt. Jim Considine, who was shot and wounded after a traffic stop in the county area of Victorville nearly 21 years ago, will be honored as Hero of the Night at an upcoming Ontario Reign hockey game.

On Sept. 27, 1997, Lt. Considine was a deputy sheriff assigned to patrol and was assisting his partner on a traffic stop when the assailant did not stop immediately and lured them to an isolated area.

Once there, the suspect opened fire on Lt. Considine and other deputies using an AK-47 assault rifle at close range. Lt. Considine was wounded four times, but returned fire and killed the attacker.

Lt. Considine recovered from his injuries, but one of his legs was so badly injured it prevented him from serving as a deputy any longer.

Eventually, Lt. Considine’s leg was amputated, he was fitted with a prosthetic leg and he decided to return to the Sheriff’s Department. Lt. Considine not only qualified as a deputy sheriff, he went on to pass through the most rigorous S.W.A.T. program imaginable and graduated at the top of his class.

At the time of the shooting, Lt. Considine was holding a MAGLITE flashlight which now sits in the MAGLITE Museum with the AK-47 round lodged inside. He believes it saved his life.

The public is invited to attend the Ontario Reign hockey game at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 where Lt. Considine will be honored during a special ceremony and given the opportunity to drop the puck. The game will be held at Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 Ontario Center in Ontario.

Click here for tickets.


Published March 9, 2018 | By County of San Bernardino | 1 Comments | Number of Views (103)





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