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“No one is so rich that he does not need another’s help; no one so poor as not to be useful in some way to his fellow man; and the disposition to ask assistance from others with confidence and to grant it with kindness is part of our very nature.”

—Pope Leo XIII
Volunteers Make It Happen
Volunteers make a difference in our communities every day by giving of themselves to help others. Whether you volunteer a few hours a week, a couple of days a month, or just once a year, the good feeling you get from knowing you’ve done something to improve your community or help people in need is well worth the effort and time.

Thanks to programs like HandsOn Inland Empire, it’s easy to find volunteer opportunities that match your experience, interests, and even your busy schedule.
Profile in Service: The Perpetual Little League Dad
Like a lot of dads, Doug Morris found himself helping coach Little League baseball when his first son became interested in the sport about 25 years ago. His sons, Scott and Devin, liked baseball but not enough to continue playing long, and they gave it up for other activities like basketball and football after several years.

While most Little League dads bow out when their children no longer play, Doug stuck around, and today, the 56-year-old Rancho Cucamonga resident serves as the volunteer district administrator for Little League District 71, which boasts about 2,200 players in Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana.
Roundtable Provides Forum for Businesses
On March 31, I hosted my inaugural Business Roundtable at the Jessie Turner Community Center in Fontana to give local business people an opportunity to share their thoughts about the County’s business climate with me.

State Assemblyman Mike Morrell joined me and provided some brief remarks about the budget battles occurring in Sacramento. In addition, County Workforce Development Specialist Nick DeMartz and County Redevelopment Director Kathy Thomas shared information about County efforts to assist local businesses. They also answered questions from individuals after the forum.
State of the County Attracts More than 900 Attendees
The 2011 State of the County provided more than 900 business representatives, residents, civic and education leaders with information received from the County’s proactive Visioning Process, which included input from hundreds of residents at community meetings held throughout the County, as well as thousands of online surveys, and roundtables with more than 25 expert groups including retail, environment, home building, military, education, health care, and commercial real estate.
Upcoming Events
4/19/2011 Congressman David Dreier, San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board, the California Employment Development Department, and the City of Rancho Cucamonga will host a job fair at the Goldy Lewis Community Center.

4/23/2011 Upland Foothill Kiwanis & the City of Upland Recreation Division will sponsor an egg hunt at Memorial Park.
This Month in History
4/5/1792 U.S. President George Washington vetoed the Apportionment Act, which would have fixed the size of the United States House of Representatives based on the United States Census of 1790. It was the first use of the Presidential veto power.

4/26/1853 The County of San Bernardino was created by a Legislative Act from a portion of sprawling Los Angeles County.
2nd District Trivia
Last Issue’s Answer: San Sevaine Creek was named after French winemaker Pierre Sainsevaine, who established a winery in Rancho Cucamonga in 1865.

Question: Which of the following is not an earlier name for Crestline, which was officially named in 1906 following a naming contest to promote real estate in the mountain community?

Crest City, Pine Mont, Lake Gregory, or Mormon Springs
Recent Press Releases
4/8/2011 Sheriff: Second Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 30

4/18/2011 Public Works: One Day Only Backyard Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Event

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