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“One isn’t necessarily born with Courage, but one is born with potential.

Without Courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.

We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”

—Maya Angelou
Finding Real Courage
When we speak of virtue, we tend to elevate the discussion to big, theatrical significance. Yet, the most virtuous behavior—the kind we want our children to learn and emulate—is the everyday stuff that makes sharing this earth better, that reminds us of the humanity that binds us, that makes us smile and hope and want to be better ourselves.

And so when I think of courage as a virtue, I am not thinking about the big hero in Hollywood movies, or even in real-life stories about heroes risking their own lives to save others. I am thinking of the ability to face difficult tasks and to live in accordance with one’s values, even when one is afraid and even when one is criticized.
The Dragons Return to Lake Gregory
The popular Dragon Boat Races are returning to Lake Gregory Regional Park for a third year on August 20 and 21.

This competitive event is based on a Chinese custom that dates back more than 2,500 years. The competition pits teams of 12 paddlers against each other in 250-meter race. The racing vessels are 40-foot long canoes with ornate dragon heads protruding from the bow.
Upland Resident Offers “TEA” for Teen Moms
Gloria Mitchell was at a loss eight years ago when she found out her then 16-year-old daughter, Candice, was pregnant.

She knew being a teen mother would profoundly impact her child’s life, but she did not know what she could do to help her daughter stay in school and cope with the challenges of being a teen mother. One thing was certain: Gloria was going to stand by Candice and provide her with all of the love and support she needed to have her baby and continue her education.
Join the Fight Against Graffiti
Graffiti harms our communities by propagating blight, glamorizing drugs and gangs, damaging property, and lowering property values. You can help fight this scourge by reporting graffiti in your community.
Upcoming Events
7/20/2011 Supervisors will host a workshop to discuss redistricting proposals at 2 PM at the County Government Center in San Bernardino. Public comment is welcome.

7/23/2011 Philip Ostergard, author of The Inspired Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln, presents how Lincoln's faith influenced his decisions at the Upland Public Library.
This Month in History
7/1/1966 Medicare became effective. It was created when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Act of 1965. President Harry Truman was the first person enrolled in the program.

7/10/1913 The thermometer hit 134° Fahrenheit in Death Valley. It remains the hottest temperature ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere.

2nd District Trivia
Last Issue’s Answer: The Mountain View Inn once occupied the area that is now home to the Sycamore Inn in Rancho Cucamonga.

Question: The former Mickey Thompson’s Fontana International Dragway, which operated from 1955 to 1972, would be located in what residential community today?
Recent Press Releases
6/28/2011 New Sign Installed to Promote Lake Gregory Regional Park

7/6/2011 Students Get a Free Ride to College

7/15/2011 County Redistricting workshop slated for Wednesday

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