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“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. 

Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.”

—St Francis de Sales
Patience in an Instant World
Remember when it took several minutes or longer to load a simple Webpage on a dial-up connection? At the time, it seemed like a minor inconvenience to connect to the World Wide Web as we often called it then, but today such a delay would confound even the most tolerant among us.

We have grown accustomed or perhaps addicted to high-speed connections that provide near instant gratification. Experiencing even the slightest delay sends us searching for the newest technology to speed things up.
Supervisor Rutherford’s Report from the National Association of Counties
Last month I attended the annual conference of the National Association of Counties in Portland, OR.

The most valuable aspect of a conference like this is networking with my colleagues from around the state and nation. I was keenly aware of the contrasts between our county and most of the other counties in the nation.
Volunteer Discovers New Career Path at Library
Jorge Torres, 25, is one of the thousands of San Bernardino County residents who volunteer their time to help out in our County library system.

Jorge, an AB Miller High School graduate who grew up in Fontana, began volunteering at the Lewis Library and Technology Center earlier this year.
Food Trucks: Coming Soon to the County
Food trucks didn’t get the green light on Aug. 9, but the Board unanimously agreed to proceed with developing new rules to allow more stationary food truck events.

Many spoke at the hearing, most arguing for a lifting the County's food truck ban, including a restaurant owner who wants to expand his business by having a truck. Another local restaurateur favored the ban, arguing such competition was unfair to brick-and-mortar establishments.
Volunteers Pick Fruit, Vegetables for Food Pantries
Are you tired of picking up fruit that’s fallen from your trees? Well, the volunteers with GleaningHOPE program can help.
Upcoming Events
9/4/2011 Lake Gregory Regional Park in Crestline will host the popular end-of-summer sand sculpture contest. The contests begin at 10 a.m.

9/29/2011 Join Supervisor Rutherford for breakfast at The Big Apple Restaurant in Fontana. Discuss issues facing the region, and get to know your county supervisor. Call (909) 948-5037 to RSVP or for more information.
This Month in History
9/3/1982 Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sponsored a 3-day music festival billed as the next Woodstock at Glen Helen Regional Park in Devore.

9/9/1850 California was admitted into the Union as the 31st state.

9/25/1956 The first transatlantic telephone cable was inaugurated.

2nd District Trivia
Last Issue’s Answer: The former Mickey Thompson’s Fontana International Dragway, which operated from 1955 to 1972, would be located in the Village of Heritage in Fontana if it were still around today.

Question: What is the name of the community that once encompassed Devore? (Hint: The community was named after a Native American village located near the Cajon Pass.)
Recent Press Releases
7/20/2011 County Route Marker program gets its kickoff on Route 66

7/27/2011 County shares results of homeless survey and report

8/1/2011 SANBAG President McCallon takes Office

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