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September 1, 2016

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Hagman Honors American Heroes on 9/11

On Sunday, September 11, 2016, America will remember the 15th anniversary of the Islamist Terror Attack on America that claimed the lives of almost 3,000 innocent Americans, injured over 6,000 others and caused $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage. Total overall costs of the attack to date are estimated at $3 trillion dollars.

Never Forget "Special tribute is due the firefighters and police who lost their lives while saving others on that tragic day", said San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman. "This was the deadliest day in the history of the United States for fire and police, with 343 firefighters and 72 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. These heroes deserve our remembrance and respect for their heroic sacrifices on behalf of their fellow Americans".

Four large passenger airliners were hijacked by 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists that morning. Two of the airliners were crashed into the 110-story twin towers in New York City, causing both skyscrapers to collapse in less than two hours, along with the collapse of the 47-story 7 World Center tower and significant damage to many other large surrounding structures.

The third airliner was crashed into the Pentagon, leading to a partial collapse of the building's western side. The fourth plane was heading to Washington D.C., when a heroic uprising by passengers forced it to crash into a field in Pennsylvania, killing all aboard.

The attacks caused major economic damage to New York and had global economic impacts. Wall Street was closed for a week civilian airspace was closed through September 13, canceling thousands of flights and causing major disruptions for travelers and businesses.

On November 18, 2006, construction began on the new One World Trade Center building. It was officially opened on November 3, 2014. Numerous memorials to the attack have been constructed, including the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington County, Virginia, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Celebrate the Birthday of Our National Government

All Americans know that July 4 is Independence Day, the birthday of our nation. However, September 17 is the date that historians and scholars consider the birthday of our form of government. Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia. When Constitution Day falls on a weekend or on another holiday, schools and other institutions observe the holiday on an adjacent weekday. The law establishing the present holiday was created in 2004. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as "Citizenship Day". In addition to renaming the holiday "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day", the act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions, and all federal agencies, provide educational programming on the United States Constitution on that day. Iowa schools first recognized Constitution Day in 1911. In 1917, the Sons of the American Revolution formed a committee to promote Constitution Day. The committee included members such as Calvin Coolidge, John D. Rockefeller, and General John Pershing.

Constitution Here are a few interesting facts about the Constitution, perhaps the most important government document ever created: John Adams referred to the Constitution as, “The greatest single effort of national deliberation that the world has ever seen”; George Washington wrote to the Marquis de Lafayette that, “It (the Constitution) appears to me, then, little short of a miracle”; The Constitution has 4,400 words; it is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world; some of the original framers and many delegates in the state ratifying conventions were very troubled that the original Constitution lacked a description of individual rights; and in 1791, Americans added a list of rights to the Constitution - the first ten amendments became known as The Bill of Rights.


San Bernardino County Launches Disaster Preparedness App

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. In light of that fact and the recent fire emergencies in the County, residents are encouraged to use ‘Ready SB’ before, during, and after emergencies. The new smartphone app was created through the San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services (County OES) in partnership with QuickSeries Publishing. Ready SB provides residents with multiple resources that will assist them in preparing for a disaster. It is now available as a free download from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store and can immediately help residents prepare themselves for emergencies.

Disaster Preparedness App Ready SB has many resources available including: My Plan, Alerts, My Status, Evacmap & Shelters, Need To Know, and Resource List. Ready SB’s features can work with or without Internet connection. The app was created through a grant administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This is the first app of its kind within the state of California. Public safety officials urge residents to utilize the Ready SB app to make a family emergency plan and stay informed during emergencies. “Ready SB makes emergency preparedness easier than ever. With one app, residents can stay informed and know exactly what to do to stay safe in case of an emergency,” said Michael Antonucci, Emergency Services Manager of County OES.

Residents are reminded to take the necessary steps to protect their families as firefighters continue to battle and monitor ongoing fires. “The San Bernardino County Fire Department goes above and beyond to protect its residents from emergencies. Now with the Ready SB app, we’re empowering residents with the information they need to take action and prevent themselves from becoming victims of a disaster,” said Fire Chief Mark Hartwig. For more information on emergency preparedness, visit

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 in the United States. People recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group's heritage and culture. Hispanic Heritage Week was established by legislation sponsored by Rep. Edward R. Roybal and first proclaimed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968. The commemorative week was expanded by legislation and enacted into law on August 17, 1988, by President Ronald Reagan to cover a 30-day period.

National Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. These nations all declared their independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21, respectively.

Hispanic Heritage Month also celebrates the long and important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans in North America, starting with Christopher Columbus landing on an island in the Caribbean on the morning of October 12, 1492, and claiming the entire area for Spain. A map of late 18th-century North America shows this presence, from the small outpost of San Francisco founded in the desolate wilderness of Alta California in 1776, through the Spanish province of Texas with its vaqueros (cowboys), to the fortress of St. Augustine, Florida — the first continuous European settlement in North America, founded in 1565, forty-two years before the English landed in Jamestown, Virginia.

Many events will be held throughout the District during the month. The Ontario Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will kick off the month by holding its Fiestas Patrias celebration on Sunday, September 11, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm at the Ontario Town Square located at 224 N. Euclid Ave., Ontario. For more information on this event, visit the Chamber’s website at: For other events in the area, you may contact your local city or Chamber of Commerce.

Upcoming Events

Doggie POOL-ooza

Doggie POOL-ooza
September 10 and 11
9 am - 4 pm
Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park
800 North Archibald Ave, Ontario, CA 91764

Sheriff’s Rodeo Sheriff’s Rodeo
San Bernardino County is hosting the 17th annual Sheriff’s Rodeo in Devore from September 16-18.

Come out for 3 days of fun and excitement for the whole family, as the bull riders, barrel racers, and steer wrestlers awe the crowd with their wondrous feats. The event is one of the biggest PRCA-sanctioned rodeos and allows residents, business owners, government officials and law enforcement to come together and strengthen the community.

For a complete list of locations where tickets for the event can be purchased, and a list of contacts for the event, visit

Enjoy a Day at the Fair
The L.A. County Fair runs from Sept. 2-25 this year. Each city within the 4th district has a “Day at the Fair”, which includes a community reception and a local hero presentation, followed by a parade through the fairgrounds. Additionally, cities have arranged for a $5 admission ticket offer to the Fair on that city’s day. The dates for each city are: Chino 9-14; Ontario 9-16; Upland and Montclair 9-22; and Chino Hills 9-23. For more information Fair contact your city or you can go to the Fair’s website where the events are listed and the $5 admission ticket is available:

Workforce Development Department
The San Bernardino County Workforce Development Department (WDD) has many resources available on their website to help employers and employees succeed in business. They also host workshops in the community. Within the 4th District, they host a number of workshops at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce located at 3200 Inland Empire Blvd. Suite 130, Ontario, CA 91764. Some upcoming workshops at the Chamber of Commerce include: September 15 – Wage and Hour Update; October 13 – Effective use of Social Media: A Hands on Approach; and November 10 – How to use your personal network to grow your business on LinkedIn. They also have a Free Human Resources Hotline - 1-877-282-3763. For more information, and many more resources, visit their website at:

Upland Fallen Officer Memorial Upland Fallen Officer Memorial Unveiling
Please join the Upland Police Department for the unveiling of the Upland Fallen Officer Memorial, honoring Officer Ernest R. Dark. Officer Dark was in pursuit of a speeding vehicle on September 13, 1940. He was traveling westbound on Foothill Boulevard. He chased the vehicle into the adjacent town of Claremont at speeds reaching 90 mph. At the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Yale Avenue, his vehicle struck another vehicle making a left turn in front of him. Officer Dark died four days later from injuries he suffered in the collision. The inquest found that the other motorist's "careless driving" caused the collision. Officer Dark was entombed at the Pomona Mausoleum in Pomona. Officer Dark was survived by his wife, Walteen, and his two children, Harold and Maxine.

The unveiling will be on September 17, the anniversary of Officer Dark’s passing. Following the ceremony, enjoy an Open House with food, police displays, a Use of Force Simulator, and activities for the entire family. The ceremony is at 9:00 am at the Upland Police Department, 1499 W. 13th Street, Upland.

For more information, please contact Officer Anthony Kabayan by phone at (909) 920-6530 or by email at

Coffee with Curt
On the morning of Saturday, September 17th, come join Fourth District Supervisor Curt Hagman and 55th Assembly District Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang for “Coffee with Curt”.

Coffee with Curt
This event with take place at Dripp Coffee Bar, located in The Shoppes at Chino Hills at, 13855 City Center Dr. #3015, Chino Hills, CA 91709. Come out from 8am to 10am to speak directly to your representatives about the County of San Bernardino, the city of Chino Hills, or anything else that may interest you within the community. For more information about “Coffee with Curt”, please contact our District Office at (909) 465-5265. To RSVP for the coffee, follow this link to Eventbrite: RSVP is requested, but is not required.

Chino Hills New Book Festival
Come join Supervisor Curt Hagman at the James S. Thalman Chino Hills Branch Library for the 2nd Annual New Book Festival.

Last year’s festival brought over 2,000 attendees, and allowed the library to unveil 4,000 new books. This year the library will allow thousands of new books to be released to the public. The event will also include many events such as fairytale characters, music, balloon artists, airbrush painting, and a dance party with Cat in the Hat. All of these events are free of charge, and will take place from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Saturday, September 17, at 14020 City Center Dr. in Chino Hills.

Special booths will be set up where new customers can sign up for library cards, so bring the whole family for a night of fun!


Your Supervisor in the Community

Coffee with Curt Coffee with Curt
Saturday, August 27 from 8 am until 10 am, Supervisor Hagman and Ontario Councilman Alan Wapner held a coffee together at Page One Coffee in the Ontario Library. More than twenty-five constituents attended to have questions answered, voice any concerns they had, or just meet with their local elected officials to discuss important issues. The main topics discussed were the return of the Ontario Airport to local control and public safety communication improvements. The next coffee will be September 17.

Frontier Solving Issues Frontier Solving Issues in the Fourth District
Supervisor Hagman partnered with Frontier Communications to help solve some of the technical and billing issues that customers in the 4th District have had regarding voice, broadband and FiOS services. With concerns coming to light at the Board of Supervisors meeting on July 12, the Supervisor decided to set up face-to-face meetings between Frontier and its customers. Over 45 residents were helped at the meetings, which were held at Chino Hills City Hall on August 18. Frontier had representatives on hand to solve many different problems; they even had technicians available who went to customers’ homes immediately to solve equipment issues. If residents feel there is a need for another problem solving session, contact the District Office.

Preschool Services Department Preschool Services Department Annual Conference
The Preschool Services Department (PSD) held its annual conference at the Ontario Convention Center on August 24. Supervisor Hagman welcomed the group of more than 700, and thanked the Community Partnership Award winners – Kohl’s Department Stores and Omar Montoya, the Kaiser Permanente Foundation, Nancy Swanson of the Transitional Assistance Department and Karen Scott of First 5, as well as Tanagram Interiors for their generous donation. PSD does an outstanding job of bringing early childhood education, including health, behavioral and nutritional education, parent education and school readiness education, to children, families and communities who are most in need of these services. PSD and the Head Start program have been in existence for 51 years, since 1965. The PSD Mission is, “To Improve the Well Being of Children, Empower Families and Strengthen Communities.” The theme of this year’s conference was, “If it is to be, Then it is up to ME”.

Small Business Development Day ABAIE Small Business Development Day
On August 17, Supervisor Hagman spoke at the 5th Annual Small Business Development Day held by the Asian Business Association of the Inland Empire (ABAIE). The group is the local branch of an organization devoted to business networking among Asian owned businesses and connecting them to the business community. The Supervisor spoke about small business development, and the important role played by the ABAIE specifically in growing the San Bernardino County economy. He incorporated his own background as an entrepreneur, and encouraged the group that they too can succeed as small businesspeople. The County is a sponsor of this important event along with a number of major businesses.

Priceless Pet Event Adopt a Priceless Pet Event
On Aug. 27, Supervisor Hagman sponsored the pet adoption event held at the Priceless Pet orphanage in Chino Hills. Over 150 people stopped by who were interested in adopting a new family friend. Many pets were adopted and the Supervisor provided a bag of food for each pet that found a new forever home, and doughnuts for all people in attendance.