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“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Case for Humility in Politics
Entitlement. Arrogance. Pretension. Hubris. All are found in abundance in American public life these days. And their presence has contributed to the decline of public discourse, the rush to bad policymaking and the abuse of taxpayer dollars.

We need a restoration of humility in politics—and not the kind that comes when you’ve been caught doing something wrong. Rather, it should be the kind that comes from keeping an open mind, respecting the public dollars over which you have been given stewardship, understanding your own fallibility and treating others with dignity even when you disagree with them.
Profile of Service: Crestline Couple Brings Touch of Home to U.S. Troops
When Bill and Diane Boone started sending packages of soap, deodorant, toothpaste and other every-day essentials to their daughter stationed in Iraq, the Crestline couple never dreamed they would be sending similar packages to hundreds of U.S. troops serving throughout Iraq and Afghanistan.

But that’s exactly what happened.
Positive News from SB County's Economic Development Agency
Molycorp Minerals, the only producer of rare earths in the Western Hemisphere, has secured the final permits needed to start work on its state-of-the-art rare earth manufacturing facility at Mountain Pass in the Mojave Desert.

This $531 million project will generate 700 jobs during the 18-month construction phase and up to 300 permanent jobs once the facility is operational.

But perhaps even more important, this project will increase the domestic supply of rare earths, which are essential for many consumer electronic products such as flat screen TVs. Rare earths are also used to manufacture lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles.
2nd District Trivia
2/17/2010 The Lewis Library and Technology Center hosts Teen Game night at 4 p.m. every Thursday. Come test your video game skills with other teens.

2/19/2010 The Upland Certified Farmers Market features more than a dozen vendors selling a variety of organic and non-organic fresh fruits and vegetables, among other produce and products.
This Month in History
2/1/1929 The Madonna of the Trail statue in Upland was officially dedicated.

2/18/1862 In response to the worst recorded flood in San Bernardino County’s recorded history, the Board of Supervisors issued an order requiring all County jail inmates to be placed on chain gangs to repair damaged roadways.
2nd District Trivia
Last Issue's Answer: The sites now occupied by California Steel Industries and the Auto Club Speedway were originally part of the Wade Hog Farm, described by some as the world's largest hog farm. The farm was replaced by the Kaiser Steel Plant in 1942.

Question: Where did George Chaffey get the name for the Etiwanda colony that he helped establish in 1882, in what is now Rancho Cucamonga?
This Month in History
1/25/2011 Redevelopment Provides Lifeline for Cherry Interchange Project

12/14/2010 County, Rancho Cucamonga Partner on Active Shooter Response Program

12/14/2010 Supervisors Approve First Phase of Cherry Avenue Widening Project

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