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November 6, 2015

Supervisor Curt Hagman at Your Service

Supervisor Curt Hagman Fourth District Supervisor Curt Hagman’s experience in community service began many years ago when he and his wife Grace became active members of the PTA in the Chino Valley Unified School District in support of their children Jonathan and Elizabeth. Supervisor Hagman then became a Parks & Recreation Commissioner in Chino Hills before he was elected to the Chino Hills City Council in 2004. In 2008, Curt Hagman served as Mayor of Chino Hills before being elected to represent California’s 55th Assembly District in November of that year. As an Assemblyman, Curt served on five committees and was elected to the Assembly leadership by his peers. Among his many accomplishments was the creation of the Middle Class Scholarship, which slashed the cost of in-state tuition of students whose families earned less than $150,000 per year.

In 2014, Curt Hagman was elected to the San Bernardino Board of Supervisors to represent the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Montclair, Ontario, and the southern portion of Upland. “You are the reason I ran for public office, and serving you is my top priority,” noted Hagman, “Please let me know how I may be of service.”


Supervisor Hagman has picked the pet of the month for November. Toby is an 8-year-old corgi blend looking for his forever home. He walks well on a leash, gets along with other dogs and is a total gentleman! Come meet him. Toby’s parents had to surrender him to Priceless Pets because they were moving into a new home that didn’t allow him to come along. Toby is a great walking companion and loves to curl up on little dog beds. It is the cutest thing to see him on the smallest of beds.

Toby More about Toby:
  • Good with dogs and all people
  • Reaction to new people: Friendly
  • House trained
  • Neutered
  • Color: White with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
  • Activity level: Moderately Active
  • Owner experience needed: None
  • Indoor/outdoor: Indoor and Outdoor
Toby is available at Priceless Pets, located at 2587 C Chino Hills Parkway in Chino Hills. You can contact them at (909) 203-3695 or visit their website:

Save the Date!

December 10th 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm - Join the Supervisor for a Christmas Open House

Chino Hills City Hall Lobby 14000 City Center Drive Chino Hills

For more information, see the supervisor’s website, or call (909) 465-6265.

IEHP and How to Enroll

IEHP Eligible Inland Empire residents can take advantage of important health protections available through IEHP. Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP), a Joint Powers Agency, is a not-for-profit health plan. Established on July 26, 1994, IEHP commenced operations on September 1, 1996. Today, IEHP organizes healthcare for 1,124,780 members in San Bernardino and Riverside counties in the following programs: Medi-Cal (including adults, families with children and seniors and people with disabilities), Cal MediConnect (Medicare-Medicaid Plan), Medicare Special Needs Plan, and Healthy Kids Program.

Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) is the Local Initiative plan for the Inland Empire with more than 85% of the Medi-Cal managed care market compared to its competitor, Molina. IEHP is one of the first plans in California to participate in Cal MediConnect (CMC). CMC offers coordinated medical, behavioral health, and long-term services and supports for people with both Medicare and Medi-Cal.

IEHP participates in Cal MediConnect, a major component of California’s new Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI). The program is for people with both Medicare and Medi-Cal who will receive coordinated medical, behavioral health, long-term care, and Home-and Community-Based Services (HCBS) through a single health plan.

The goal is to improve care by integrating the following healthcare services:
  • Medicare and Medi-Cal benefits
  • Long-term care
  • Behavioral health
  • Home and community-based services (HCBS) such as In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) and Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP).

IEHP DualChoice will be available in both Riverside and San Bernardino counties where 80,000 people with Medicare and Medi-Cal are eligible for the program. IEHP estimates that about 50,000 will join IEHP for the Medi-Cal benefits and more than 20,000 new people will join for their Medicare benefits as well. With more members joining IEHP, it is important that they work together with current and new providers to provide quality care

To enroll, please call Health Care Options (HCO) at 1-844-580-7272, 8am – 5pm (PST), Monday – Friday. TTY/TDD users should call 1-800-430-7077.

Workforce Development Board Applications Invited

Supervisor Curt Hagman invites applications from all qualified Fourth District residents for the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board (WDB). This important agency is established pursuant to the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to set policy for and provide oversight of workforce development programs in San Bernardino County. The WDB identifies growing employment centers and trains local residents to fill the new jobs and assists business in avoiding employee layoffs through improving their businesses’ productivity, showing them how to reduce costs and operate more efficiently.

IEHP Success stories include 181 jobs saved, 39 jobs created, $895,000 in business savings and $7,852,000 in revenue increases. The entity also hosted 23 workshops attended by 760 businesses on topics such as labor law, marketing updates, Affordable Care Act, social media for small businesses and many more.

Each County Supervisor appoints two business members to sit on the 19 member Board. “Open government has always been a priority of mine” noted Hagman “All qualified residents of the Fourth District deserve fair consideration for all my appointments and I look forward to receiving your application.” In addition to requirements posted for the position, Supervisor Hagman is requiring the selected appointee’s business or organization be barred from receiving any WDB services to prevent potential conflicts of interest.

By law, business members of the WDB must provide employment opportunities for members of the public and must participate in one or more local business organizations or trade associations. If you feel you qualify for an appointment, please fill out the application found at


El Niño

Be Prepared, the “Godzilla of El Niños” will most likely hit Southern California this winter. The large amount of rain that meteorologists are predicting can result in flooding and mudslides which means that some residents may face evacuation. The San Bernardino County Fire Department has prepared a list of items for families to assemble a disaster supply kit; this should include at least these items:

  • Water. Have at least 3 gallons per person in airtight containers. Replace it every six months. Chlorine bleach or iodine tablets are great to purify water by putting eight drops per gallon if necessary.
  • Food. Enough to last you at least a week.
  • First aid kit. Keep it well stocked especially with bandages and disinfectants.
  • Flashlights. Keep it besides your bed and in accessible locations. Also have extra batteries.
  • Radio. Keep a battery operated radio handy, it will be the best source of information along with extra batteries.
  • Special needs. Have at least a week’s supply of infant food, pet food, and medication.
  • Tools. You should have an adjustable pipe wrench to turn off water and gas.
  • Fire extinguisher. Teach each family member how to use it. It should be suitable for all types of fire.
  • Cooking sources. Store an outdoor camping stove and a few pots.
  • Extras. You should have extra clothes, blankets, shoes, personal items and money.
The heavy rains may also cause flooded roadways. Here are some tips to keep in mind to be safe while driving during storms:

  • Do not drive where water is covering the road. You can be stranded or trapped. Also, parts of the road may be washed out.
  • Do not try to cross waters of unknown depth. The water may be much deeper than it looks. Avoid dips and low spots.
  • If your car stalls in a flooded area, abandon it as soon as possible. Floodwater can rise rapidly and sweep a car and its occupants away.

For more information regarding El Niño, or other emergencies, contact the San Bernardino County Fire Department at (909) 387-5950 or go to their website:

Car in flood water


Introduction to County Departments: Airports

The County of San Bernardino Department of Airports provides for the management, maintenance, and operation of six county-owned airports. They also assist San Bernardino County’s private and municipal airport operators with planning, interpretation, and implementation of FAA general aviation requirements.

Chino Airport The six airports included in the county system are: Apple Valley, Baker, Barstow-Daggett, Chino, Needles, and Twentynine Palms. The airports have various service levels. For example, Chino is the largest airport in the system. It is designated a Reliever Airport, which means it is designated by the FAA to relieve congestion at Commercial Service Airports and to provide improved general aviation access to the overall community. The other five airports are designated General Aviation, which is the most common classification for airports in the country, they handle smaller craft. All the airports have planes permanently based at them with maintenance facilities of various capabilities, except for Baker which is used for emergency services. There are over 700 aircraft based at the airports including single and multiple engine planes, jets and helicopters. Over 267,000 planes take off or land at the airports every year.

In addition to performing general airport functions, the County hosts two airshows each year. Chino Airport hosts an airshow the first weekend of May which is co-sponsored by the Planes of Fame Museum. Apple Valley hosts its airshow the second Saturday of October; it is sponsored by the County Department of Airports.

For more information, you can contact the Airports Department through the county website at or call (909) 387-8810.

National Pink Glove Dance Competition

Chino Valley Medical Center won first place in the fifth annual National Pink Glove Dance Competition. The Pink Glove Dance video competition was started by the Medline Corporation in 2011; it is the only campaign of its kind that brings together thousands of healthcare professionals, patients, and communities to celebrate hope for a cure and honor all who’ve been affected by breast cancer through the joy of dancing. The Chino Valley Medical Center (CVMC) won first place in the small bed category for the 2015 competition as determined by public voting; the rewards included a $10,000 donation from Medline to the breast cancer charity of CVMC’S choice, Relay for Life. CVMC’s winning video represents everyone in the community teaming up to fight cancer. On October 1, 2015 Supervisor Hagman presented a Certificate of Recognition to the Chief Medical Officer at CVMC, Dr. James M. Lally, commemorating the award. "This win means we've succeeded in heightening awareness for breast cancer," Dr. Lally said at the ceremony. Furthermore, as part of the facility's fundraising efforts during the competition, more than $2,000 was raised for The Chino Relay for Life Foundation. The video can be viewed at:

Pink Glove Dance Chino Valley Medical Center, a subsidiary of Prime Healthcare Services, is a 126 bed facility located at 5451 Walnut Avenue Chino, CA. It has a bustling emergency department, 14 intensive care beds, full radiological and laboratory services; as well as a comprehensive operative suite with separate GI and pain facilities. Patients and visitors often express their sense of the hospital's "family" atmosphere. This is due not only to the efficient size of the facility, but more importantly because of the warm, personalized care given by their staff. With over 400 registered nurses, technicians and support personnel at your service, Chino Valley Medical Center is a place for you to heal.

Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor serving the healthcare industry with medical supplies and clinical solutions that help customers achieve both clinical and financial success. In 2009, Medline Industries, Inc. turned everyday exam gloves from blue to pink to promote breast cancer awareness. Medline created the Pink Glove Dance video competition in 2011. The Medline Pink Glove Dance competition has inspired nearly 1,000 dance videos and raised more than $1 million for breast cancer charities nationwide

Upland Veterans Memorial

The City of Upland will have a parade followed by the unveiling of their new Veterans Monument. The event will be Wednesday, November 11, 2015 with the parade at noon and the unveiling at 1:00 P.M. The parade begins at the Cooper Museum in downtown Upland and ends at the Civic Center Courtyard. The Cooper Museum is located at 217 East "A" Street, and the Veterans Plaza is located at the Civic Center – 460 N. Euclid Ave.

Upland Veterans Memorial


Supervisor Hagman in the Fourth District

Chino Neighborhood House Chino Neighborhood House
On October 26, Supervisor Hagman stopped by the Chino Neighborhood House to deliver Halloween costumes for boys and girls to enjoy the Halloween festivities. Chino Neighborhood House is a non-profit organization that provides food, clothing, household items, and baby necessities to those in need. They are located at 13130 6th St, Chino.

Mary Cotter Mary Cotter
On October 28, 2015, Supervisor Hagman presented a Certificate of Recognition to Mary Cotter at the Montclair Senior Center for her ongoing contributions to that organization. Earlier in October, Mary celebrated her Birthday like any other Birthday over the last 25 years, by helping at the Senior Center. The remarkable thing about Mary is that she just turned 103 years old. She dressed up as Wonder Woman for the occasion; she danced and served drinks to the other participants stating, “They call me the barmaid because I am serving drinks.”

Ms. Cotter has been featured on articles in the Huffington Post and ABC TV. According to the director at the Senior Center her story and video went viral on social media, and Lynda Carter sent her birthday wishes via Twitter and Facebook. When asked about the secret to life and her longevity she replied, “Just keeping busy.”

Ontario Rotary
Ontario Rotary On October 22, Supervisor Hagman addressed the Ontario Rotary Club. The Supervisor discussed with them his major initiatives regarding future development of the Ontario International Airport. His expansion plans for the airport include major development around the airport to create more businesses and office space. Hagman also wants to dramatically expand the number of airlines and passengers served by the Airport, and is traveling to China to personally work on bringing more international carriers and flights into Ontario.

The Supervisor also talked about his innovative public safety plan to have San Bernardino to be the first county to be able to allow people to text 911 and receive assistance in an emergency. Lastly, he discussed his proposed county wide wi-fi plan that would be free to San Bernardino County residents and allow them to work on homework or read books off a tablet without charge anywhere in the County.