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Eleventh Edition May 2014

Give BIG San Bernardino County

Check out this PSA from your Board of Supervisors regarding the day of giving to local nonprofits on May 8th!

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Catching up with a former 3rd District Intern

Ian Harriman graduated from the University of Redlands in the Spring of 2013. Prior to his graduation, he spent time interning with Supervisor Ramos’ office. At the 3rd District Office, he was responsible for assisting the Legislative Analyst with upcoming legislation content, specifically regarding upcoming actions by the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG). In addition, he responded to constituent requests and helped alleviate issues in a responsible manner.

What is Ian doing now?

Currently, he is working for an international public transportation technologies consulting firm out of Berlin, Germany. He began working at the Washington, DC office and shortly after the summer of 2013, he moved to Iowa to help expand the Midwest office. He is currently responsible for all business development efforts and Request for Proposals responses. Since being hired, he has also written two white papers which will be presented at the American Public Transit Association’s Annual Expo and ITS America’s World Congress this summer.

As he progresses through his professional career, Ian says it is hard not to assign credit to the Third District Office for allowing him to learn and grow behind their doors. “I learned how to converse with people who were much higher up on the food-chain than I, how to prepare for and participate in meetings, and most importantly, how to be an asset and be seen as one.”

Supervisor Ramos is proud of what Ian has been able to accomplish thus far and hopes he remains in touch so we know what else he achieves throughout his professional career.

Supervisor Ramos Around the District

Angelus Oaks

Coffee with the Supervisor in Angelus Oaks- Supervisor Ramos thanks the residents of Angelus Oaks for joining him for coffee and sharing their concerns. A special thank you to the Fire Chief for lending us the facility and to the lovely resident Mary Raineri who baked those delicious chocolate croissants!

Big Bear City

Coffee with the Supervisor in Big Bear City- Many Big Bear City residents joined the Supervisor for coffee and appetizers at the Barnstorm Café. Thank you to the Café owner Renee for hosting this event!

Look for a "Coffee with the Supervisor" in Grand Terrace during the month of May!

Hwy 38 Dedication

A portion of Hwy 38 was dedicated as the Detective Jeremiah MacKay Memorial Highway to honor the late Det. MacKay who sacrificed his life last year in the line of duty. We will never forget Detective Jeremiah MacKay and the sacrifice he made to protect our community; a community he grew up in and loved defending. We dedicate Hwy 38 in his memory and hope it serves as a constant reminder of the courageous men and women who risk their own safety in order to protect others.

Progress in the Third District

Supervisor’s Solar Options Expo Puts Focus on Rooftop Systems

Nearly 200 Morongo Basin residents turned out on Saturday, April 26th to meet face to face with solar industry professionals. This expo brought area property owners together with solar power companies, contractors, installers, consultants and lenders form the new HERO (Home Energy Renovation Opportunity) program. Representatives from Southern California Edison were there to explain their role in the mix, and property owners crowded around the HERO table to be pre-qualified for financing on the spot.

The Basin’s two highest volume residential solar contractors, Mark Heinz of Solar Now in Yucca Valley, and John Wilson of Ambassador Energy out of Twentynine Palms, agreed that Saturday’s Expo was among the best they had attended.

Supervisor Ramos thanks the residents who attended and the contractors for their participation in bringing rooftop solar to the Morongo Basin. Bolstered by the enthusiastic public response and apparent commercial success, Supervisor Ramos is considering other communities in the Third District that would benefit from a “Solar Options” program.

I-215 HOV Gap Closure

The carpool lane addition will occur by rebuilding the outside and inside freeway shoulders and restriping the lands to allow for three general purpose lands and the new carpool lane in both directions. Railroad bridges will be rebuilt and bridges crossing the Union Pacific Railroad Tracks, Interstate 10 and the Santa Ana River will be widened.

The project will close the gap between carpool lanes recently built north of Orange Show Road in San Bernardino and being built south of the 60/91/215 interchange in Riverside. The lanes are designed to encourage ridesharing through carpools and vanpools and improve the efficiency, safety and operations of traffic moving between the two counties.

“Our new contractor, Stinger Bridge & Iron stressed how they wanted to hire local workers from this area,” stated Gabriel Villarreal with Ironworkers Local 433. “The Ironworkers Local 433 of San Bernardino delivered with 95% of the workers coming from the Inland Empire. No better way to do business and help our communities.”

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

May Mental Health Month began in 1949. This year’s national theme is “Mind Your Health” which is directly linked to the Countywide Vision element of Wellness. The Department of Behavioral Heath has adopted this year’s theme and will encourage County residents to fully embrace the concept that health and wellness not only improve health in the mind, body and spirit, but also maximizes one’s potential to lead a full and productive life.

Activities planned this year to promote wellness and recovery fror the residents of San Bernardino County include:

Consumer Art Exhibit: May 1-31, 2014 at the National Orange Show Art Gallery and San Bernardino County Museum

Community Partner Meet and Greet: May 6, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., County of San Bernardino Government Center

“A New State of Mind” Documentary Screening: May 13, 2014, 4:00 -6:00 p.m., One Stop Transitional Age Youth Center, 780 E. Gilbert St., San Bernardino.

DBH Expo: May 22, 2014, 2:00 -6:00 p.m., County of San Bernardino Health Services, 850 E. Foothill Blvd., Rialto.

“Evening with the Stars” Ninth Annual Recognition and Education Banquet: May 28, 2014, 6:00 -9:00 p.m., San Bernardino Hilton, 285 East Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino. Dinner is $40 per person. For more information, please contact Rachel Cierpich at (909) 382-3171 or 7-1-1 for TTY users.

Third District Community Forum

Angelus Oaks

Angelus Oaks - One of the sweetest areas in our local San Bernardino Mountains is Angelus Oaks, nestled along the slopes of San Bernardino Peak. Angelus Oaks is considered the Gem of Scenic Highway 38, offering a gateway to all the recreational activities the Forest has to offer: Hiking, fishing, mountain and road biking, camping, snow play and an escape from the smog and congestion from below. Only 20 minutes from Redlands and Yucaipa, Angelus Oaks is home to over 500 full-time residents.

There are two Lodges for rest and relaxation: The Whispering Pines Cabins and Art Gallery, owned by artist Nino Gonzalez and The Lodge at Angelus Oaks, operated by Sunny and Charles Morley.

When you’re famished from your walk on the many hiking trails, you can have a nice breakfast, lunch or dinner at The Oaks Restaurant. The Oaks is owned and operated by Tom and Kathy Berens and family. Home cooking, great breakfasts and tasty entrees are on the menu.

Did you forget anything on your mountain adventure? Not to worry, The Country Store, owned by Garry Vibert, has everything you need, from food and beverages, to first aid and automotive supplies. The Country Store also has gas pumps if you forgot to fill up before you left home.

Accessing Your Government
County Clerk

Need a marriage license? Need a fictitious business name?

The County Clerk is responsible for filing, registering, and issuing marriage licenses, licensing fictitious business names, process servers, unlawful detainer assistants, legal document assistants, professional photocopiers, power of attorney, issuing bonds and oaths, certifications, and authentications.

The County Clerk also performs marriage ceremonies and authorizes Commissioner For One Day appointments. Each certificate requires certain documentation in order to be processed. Please avoid the frustration of multiple trips and check out the website to make sure you show up with the necessary documents!

Make sure to check out my newly redesigned website for more information on events throughout the County, latest news, and additional resources.