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“Because of the media hype and woefully inadequate information, too many people nowadays are deathly afraid of their food, and what does fear of food do to the digestive system? ...And if digestion is poor, the whole body politic suffers.”

—Julia Child
A Fresh Look at Food Trucks
Have you heard about the food truck renaissance that has folks buzzing about kimchi quesadillas, Mexican-Chinese fusion cuisine, and other tasty creations offered by a growing number of mobile food vendors in Los Angeles and other Southern California cities?

If so, maybe you’ve also wondered, “Why don't we have that here?”

Turns out the County of San Bernardino has prohibited the sale of freshly prepared foods from mobile kitchens for longer than anyone around here can remember. The County allows the sale of pre-packaged food items from ice cream trucks or carts, but if you need to cook or prepare food to sell it, you’re out of luck.
Embracing Self-Reliance
Self-reliance is a bedrock virtue of our nation. When our Founding Fathers drafted the U.S. Constitution 235 years ago, they envisioned a limited federal government that protected the liberty of its citizens, not one based on morally corrupting cradle-to-grave public services that eventually create drones of the state.

They knew self-reliant individuals—not citizens dependent on government—were the key to building and maintaining a prosperous, peaceful nation. Self-reliance remains as important today as it was two centuries ago despite the introduction of so many government welfare and social programs.
Supervisor Rutherford: News from Washington, DC
Last week I travelled to our nation’s capital for the legislative conference of the National Association of Counties and meetings with our County’s Congressional delegation.

The message from Capitol Hill was clear: the Congress understands the need to cut spending, and earmarks are no longer being used to designate local spending of federal funds.
Profile of Service: Linda Burton Connects the Dots
Linda Burton knows there’s strength in numbers.

As the part-time coordinator of the Fontana Community Assistance Program (CAP), Linda depends on a coalition of nonprofits, churches, schools, and other agencies that she helped build from the ground up to help residents in need.

The Fontana CAP—based at Water of Life Church in Fontana—was initiated in May 2004 to create a one-stop shop to connect residents with food banks, domestic violence shelters, child care providers, drug abuse counselors, and other services.
2nd District Trivia
3/27/2011 NASCAR returns to the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana for the Auto Club 400 NSCS at noon.

3/30/2011 The Inland Empire Asian Business Association will host a seminar from 9 a.m. to noon at the Carnegie Cultural Center located at 123 D St. in Upland to help businesses find trade opportunities with South Korean businesses. The cost is $20.
This Month in History
3/2/1927 Babe Ruth became the highest paid player in Major League Baseball when he signed a $70,000-a-year contract to play for the New York Yankees. In today’s dollars $70,000 is equal to a little less than $1 million.

3/5/1770 The Boston Massacre took place when British soldiers killed five colonists who had been taunting them.
2nd District Trivia
Last Issue’s Answer: George Chaffey named the Etiwanda colony after a popular Native American Chief who lived near Lake Michigan. The Chief was well-known to many Canadians, and Chaffey—a native Canadian—wanted to lure more of his countrymen to the new settlement.

Question: Who was San Sevaine Creek named after?
This Month in History
3/14/2011 County Fire: Would you be ready to ride it out if an earthquake hit today?

2/23/2011 San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board’s On-The-Job Training Program Relieves Welfare Rolls

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