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“All great and honorable actions are accompanied with great difficulties, and both must be enterprised and overcome with answerable courage. ”

—William Bradford
Welcome New Second District Residents
San Bernardino County’s redistricting plan became official on Oct. 27, 2011, and I am happy to welcome the residents of Agua Fria, Arrowbear Lake, Blue Jay, Cedar Glen, Deer Lodge Park, Enchanted Forest, Fredalba, Grass Valley, Green Valley Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Rim Forest, Running Springs, Skyforest, Smiley Park, and Twin Peaks to the Second District.

Redistricting is a constitutional requirement to preserve the principle of one person–one vote, but despite that significance, it will go mostly unnoticed.
Mountain Couple Embraces Volunteering
When Bob and Irene Wirtenberger were planning to retire, they traveled to parts of Northern California, Washington, and Oregon searching for just the right place.

Bob had grown up in North Dakota and wanted to retire somewhere they could enjoy the four seasons, but the couple, who lived in Northridge at the time, also wanted to stay close to their family in Southern California.
Celebration of Giving Campaign Launched
Children’s Fund of San Bernardino County has officially launched its 23rd annual Celebration of Giving Campaign to help make the holidays a little brighter for needy children in our County.

Last year, Children’s Fund provided toys and gifts to about 24,000 disadvantaged children through County agencies such as Children and Family Services, Public Health, Behavioral Health, and Preschool Services.
Reflections on the Virtue of Gratitude
I listened to one of the “Occupy” protestors trying to explain why she was camping out. She rambled on about wanting a free college education, a free car, and free health insurance. In the same breath she managed to express disdain for this country and the freedom she has to obtain an education, drive and make healthy choices.
Employee Spotlight: Curbing Parking Woes
When Redwood Elementary School’s principal contacted my office about a red curb that was causing headaches for parents and school staff, we contacted Public Works Engineer and Chief Traffic Investigator Mike Phillips to look into the situation.
Upcoming Events
11/11/2011 The City of Fontana will host a Veterans Day remembrance at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Rose Garden located at 16830 Spring St.

11/12/2011 The City of Rancho Cucamonga will host the Founders Day Parade and other activities from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Main Street at the Victoria Gardens Shopping Center.
This Month in History
11/8/1966 Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California.

11/29/1777 San Jose, California is founded as el Pueblo de San Jos de Guadalupe. It was the first civilian settlement in California.

11/30/1977 The City of Rancho Cucamonga was incorporated.

2nd District Trivia
Last Issue’s Answer: William C. Crosby served as San Bernardino County’s first Second District Supervisor after the County was formed in the mid-1800s. At the time, there were only three Supervisorial districts.

Question: What is the name of the inn built in 1892 on 40 areas owned by the Arrowhead Mountain Club and John Mooney?
Recent Press Releases
10/27/2011 Supervisor Supports Governor’s Pension Proposals

11/1/2011 County Works with Fontana to Add Turn Lane to Cherry Avenue Project

11/1/2011 Exemption Ordinance Saves County Businesses More than $2.8 Million

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