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“Christmas, my child, is love in action.

“Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.”

—Dale Evans Rogers
Looking Back at 2011
When I was sworn in as San Bernardino County’s Second District Supervisor in December 2010, I knew there was a lot of hard work ahead, many challenges to overcome, and much to learn.

San Bernardino County’s image remained tarnished by political scandals, a $114 million five-year budget deficit loomed, and Supervisors were about to embark on a redistricting process that was certain to make some constituents unhappy.
Upland Man Turns Pastime into Passion
When Don Taylor was growing up in Upland, he spent a lot of time roaming the foothills and fly-fishing in the babbling streams that snake through the San Gabriel Mountains.

“It was kind of like Huck Finn back then,” he said.
Christmas Open House Offers Chance to Give
If you don’t already have plans, I hope you can join us for tasty appetizers and lots of Christmas cheer from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at my district office at 8575 Haven Ave. in Rancho Cucamonga.

I am hosting the open house event in conjunction with State Sen. Bob Dutton, who will be serving coffee and desserts at his nearby office at 8577 Haven Ave. Suite 210.
Applications Sought for 2012-13 Grand Jury
The San Bernardino County Grand Jury is our citizen watchdog for local government. Over the years, it has helped root out corruption, waste, fraud, and abuse while also providing insightful recommendations on how to improve local government and the services it provides to residents.
County Public Works Offers Snow Removal Guide
Snow season has arrived, and while skiers, snowboarders, and snow players are jumping with glee, many mountain residents are preparing for the inevitable—snow-covered roads clogged with ill-prepared drivers and, of course, the dreaded snowplow berms.
Upcoming Events
12/10/2011 The City of Fontana will host the annual Festival of Winter from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Veterans Park located at 17255 Merrill Ave. Come enjoy holiday related activities and entertainment.

12/11/2011 The Rancho Cucamonga Community Theatre will present A Christmas Carol at 2 p.m. at the Lewis Family Playhouse.
This Month in History
12/15/1966 Walter Elias Disney—better known as Walt Disney—passed away at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. He was 65.

12/15/1791 The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, became law following ratification by the state of Virginia.

2nd District Trivia
Last Issue’s Answer: The inn built in 1892 on 40 areas owned by the Arrowhead Mountain Club and John Mooney was named The Squirrel Inn.

Question: Why is Mount San Antonio—the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains—also called Mt. Baldy?
Recent Press Releases
11/15/2011 Rutherford Seeks Nearly 20% Reduction in Elected Supervisors’ Compensation

11/18/2011 Fire Restrictions Reduced and Winter Burning Projects Underway

11/14/2011 Public Health Participates in 2011 Statewide Medical and Health Exercise

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