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Supervisor Baca, Jr. hosting Roundtable discussion about the American Rescue Plan Act

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San Bernardino, CA.- Join Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr. virtually next Wednesday, June 23rd at 6 pm via Facebook Live for an informational Roundtable discussion about the American Rescue Plan Act otherwise known as ARPA. The ARPA, also called the COVID-19 Stimulus Package or American Rescue Plan, is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill aimed to speed up the United States' recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing recession.

This event will discuss how much funding the County of San Bernadino will be receiving, how the County intends to utilize the funds, and its direct implications on the 5th County District. You will not want to miss out!

You can tune in for this presentation by visiting the Supervisor’s Facebook page. This event will be broadcasted via Facebook Live @supervisorbacajr. For more information, please call the Supervisor’s office at (909) 387- 4565.

“The funds that the County will be receiving from the ARPA will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the residents of San Bernardino County. It is important that we engage the public in this process so they know exactly how their taxpayer dollars are being spent. – Supervisor Baca, Jr.

The Fifth District includes the cities of Colton, Fontana, Rialto, San Bernardino, and the unincorporated communities of Arrowhead Farms, Bloomington, Devore, El Rancho Verde, Little Third, Rosena Ranch, and Muscoy. 

Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr. joins Never Stop Grinding Impact for a Free Dental and Vision Services Event!

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San Bernardino County Fifth District Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr., is joining Never Stop Grinding Impact, Healing California, the Rialto Police Department, the San Bernardino County Department of Human Services, and the County of San Bernardino County Department of Public Health to bring free dental and vision services to the community. The services that will be provided include free dental fillings, dental extractions, vision exams, and prescription glasses.

“I am proud to partner with these amazing organizations to bring free dental and vision services to the community. This event aims to assist those community members that are most in need during these difficult times. If you know someone who is in need of these services, please encourage them to apply. We are here to serve you. – Supervisor Baca, Jr.

You must register for this event. To register, please click here. For more information, please call our office at (909) 387-4565.

Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr. and partners hosting a Record Expungement and Hiring Event

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Join Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr., The Way World Outreach, the San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office, Workforce Development Board, and the Department of Human Services for a Record Expungement and Hiring Event. Those without a prior conviction are invited to attend the hiring portion of the event.

The event will be held from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 27th at The Way World Outreach located at 4680 Hallmark Parkway in San Bernardino. As many as 40 businesses will participate in the fields of construction, clerical, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, and distribution. There will also be a variety of agencies that will be available to offer support services. Many of the employers will be offering on-the-spot job opportunities.

You must register to attend this event. To register: http://tiny.one/hiremetoday

Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr. Joins the Devore Animal Shelter to Promote National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day!

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San Bernardino County Fifth District Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr. is collaborating with the Devore Animal Shelter during “National Pet Adopt a Shelter Pet Day” to help raise awareness about the importance of adopting shelter pets. This year, National Pet Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is on Friday, April 30th.

This partnership also includes a 5-day period where fees to adopt a pet will be significantly reduced. From April 28th to May 2nd, the fee to adopt a dog will be reduced from $116 to $25.00 and the fee to adopt a cat will be reduced from $62 to $17.00. This sponsored fee includes the pet adoption, sterilization, initial vaccination and microchip cost.

 “I chose to adopt my pet because I know how many of our furry friends are in shelters waiting for their forever home. The companionship and unconditional love a pet brings to a family is immeasurable. I want to help facilitate those feelings for others who may have been thinking about adopting. This is your sign!  – Supervisor Baca, Jr.

On April 30th, Supervisor Baca, Jr. will be releasing a video on his social media highlighting some furry friends that are ready to be adopted with instructions on how to adopt them.

Please visit Facebook: @supervisorbacajr, Instagram: @supervisorbaca, or Twitter: @SupervisorBaca. For more information, please call our office at (909) 387-4565.

Please Join Us for a Claim Your Credits Infosession!

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Join Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr., Majority Speaker Eloise Gómez Reyes, and Golden State Opportunity virtually next Thursday, April 22nd at 6pm via zoom to learn more about the CalEITC and Golden State Stimulus. We’ll share how tax credits work, what benefits ITIN filers qualify for and how to file your taxes for free. Translation in Spanish will be offered simultaneously.

You will need to RSVP for this event to receive the zoom link. To RSVP: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_bCc8o00GTKGz7KADfrfmZ

For more information, please call our office at (909) 387-4565.

Bloomington and Muscoy Community Clean up Events!

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In honor of Earth Day, Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr. will be hosting two community clean-up events on Saturday, April 17th. One clean-up event will be at Kessler Park in Bloomington from 9am-12pm and one clean-up event will be in Muscoy on the corner of 5th Ave. and Cajon Blvd. from 8:30am-12pm.

We need your help to make these events a success! Please join us as a volunteer to help beautify our communities! We will be signing-off for those looking to do community service hours so invite your service clubs!

If you and/or your organization are interested in joining, please email roxanna.gracia@bos.sbcounty.gov. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out at (909)387-4565.

Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr. Hosting "SheRoes of the 5th District" Virtual Event

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San Bernardino, CA. - San Bernardino County 5th District Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr. is happy to announce that in honor of Women’s History Month, he will be honoring phenomenal unsung women at his upcoming virtual event “SheRoes of the 5th District” on March 18th at 6pm. The women were selected from throughout the community for their accomplishments in their respective fields and for their dedication to improving the lives of others. These are the 2021 SheRoes recipients of the 5th:

  • Farah Mohamed of Rialto, Founder of Smile America Abdi Foundation
  • Kenesha Boyd of San Bernardino, Co-founder of the VRP
  • Joyce Washington of Fontana, Retiree and Community Leader
  • Amanda Maldonado-Arroyo of San Bernardino, Branch Manager at Wells Fargo and Community Activist
  • Angela McClain of Bloomington, Founder of The Olive Branch Development & Empowerment Services
  • Nellie Cortez of Colton, Retiree and Long-time Community Activist

The women who were selected for this recognition are selfless community advocates who inspire us every day and work tirelessly to improve the lives of those in our community. It is an honor to recognize them for their commitment and leadership. – Supervisor Baca, Jr.

This event will be broadcasted via Facebook Live @supervisorbacajr and YouTube Live at https://tinyurl.com/bacajr. Please visit https://fb.me/e/CwhJG3aL to RSVP. For more information, please call our office at (909) 387-4565.

Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr. hosting Free Community Food Drive Thru

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Rialto, CA. - San Bernardino County Fifth District Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr. in partnership with the City of Rialto, Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County, and the Zakat Foundation of America will host a Community Food Drive Thru on Saturday, March 27th from 9am to 12pm at the Rialto City Hall located at 150 S. Palm Ave.

Supervisor Baca, Jr. will be donating 1,000 free food boxes and resources on a first come, first served basis with no registration needed. 

 “We are living through unprecedented times and it is more important now than ever to provide resources and services to our communities. I encourage anyone who is in need to come out and join us.” – Supervisor Baca, Jr.

Other partners for this event include: Never Stop Grinding Impact, Sahaba Initiative, Smile America, Food Pantry, and Sistas Making a Difference.

For more information, please call our office at (909)387-4565.

Human Trafficking Awareness

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January 2021 has been designated Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month. A nationally proclaimed event intended to raise awareness and actively combat human trafficking.

San Bernardino County is committed to raising awareness and putting an end to human trafficking. All residents are urged to combat this countywide issue by doing their part to prevent, protect and provide services to victims in their communities. 

Children’s Network will be hosting the following awareness and prevention events:

- Human Trafficking training series in collaboration with the Sheriff’s Department every Thursday of January 2021. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/133630545559

- “Walking Wednesdays” social media campaign: Weekly social media posts to encourage the community to post their own walking/exercising efforts to “raise awareness” regarding Human trafficking prevention.

- “Forgotten Children” Documentary screening and online panel discussion on January 28, 2021. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/133630545559

Please join us in bringing attention to this important movement in the month of January 2021 and beyond. Children’s Network appreciates your continued support in the prevention of commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth.

Supervisor Joe Baca Jr. Invites Applicants for Boards and Commissions

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San Bernardino, CA. - San Bernardino County Fifth District Supervisor Joe Baca Jr. is seeking qualified applicants interested in serving on various Boards and Commissions.   

I encourage residents throughout the Fifth District communities to apply for appointment to various boards and commissions. The District has citizens who have life experience, compassion, and the desire to serve our community.  Our community needs applicants who want to help make policies that impact the environment, recreation, healthcare, social equality, economic development, housing, and seniors’ quality of life. Now is the time more than ever for everyday people to have a voice in our local government.” 

For more information about which boards and commissions are open and how to apply, please contact the Clerk of the Board.  You may call (909) 387-3841 or go online to the Clerk of the Board’s website by visiting

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/cob/Forms/BCAApplication.aspx

The Fifth District includes the cities of Colton, Fontana, Rialto, San Bernardino, and the unincorporated communities of Arrowhead Farms, Bloomington, Devore, El Rancho Verde, Little Third, and Muscoy. 

Baca welcomes first round of COVID-19 Vaccine in San Bernardino County

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Colton, CA. - San Bernardino County Fifth District Supervisor Joe Baca Jr., released the following statement after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved COVID-19 vaccination began at San Bernardino County Arrowhead Medical Center.

“Today is a momentous occasion for San Bernardino County in its fight against COVID-19.  San Bernardino County’s brave and resilient front line workers will receive the first 15, 600 doses of the Pfizer BioNtech vaccine.   These five high-risk workers represent the best of our county and embody the true meaning of public service.  

As the representative of the Fifth District, I know how critical it is for the County to start vaccinations because my community is one of the most impacted by the scourge of COVID-19. This disease has disproportionately impacted the elderly, poor, and communities of color. This vaccine and the others that will soon follow, give me and our community hope, that we can overcome this pandemic.

Our goal should be to continue to keep ourselves and loved ones safe until widespread access to the vaccine becomes available. Believe me, I can’t wait until we can get back to normal. Until then, we all must continue to do our part by wearing a mask, practicing social distance, and following CDC guidelines. 

Although it is not over yet, I know together we will conquer COVID-19.”