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“Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.

—Edwin Way Teale
Team Finds Hard Work Rewarding
The West Valley Search and Rescue Team isn’t your normal volunteer gig.

Team members spend countless hours every year perfecting skills and attaining official certifications in disciplines and techniques such as technical rock, technical winter, technical rope and wilderness searches.
Golden Island Takes Jerky to New Levels
Beef jerky conjures up images of the Old West in the minds of many Americans, but, in reality, humans in the Middle East and Asia began using drying techniques to preserve their meats, fish and other foods more than 12,000 years ago.
Volunteers Needed for Cleanup
Cucamonga Valley Water District, the Frontier Project, and their partners are seeking volunteers to remove trash and invasive plants from the North Etiwanda Preserve—a popular local hiking spot in the Rancho Cucamonga foothills.The cleanup will take place from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 28
Solid Waste Manages More Than Trash
Microorganisms are hard at work turning your garbage into energy-producing gas in ten sites managed by San Bernardino County’s Solid Waste Management Division.

These microbes aren’t part of some newfangled green energy technology. They have been around for years eating trash and producing gases, including many that have no redeeming value, deep within our landfills.
Celebrate National Volunteer Week
Whether they are coaching youth sports, building homes for the needy, rescuing abandoned animals, or removing litter from parks, volunteers have a real and enduring impact on our communities.

The contributions of volunteers are celebrated every day with heartfelt thank-yous, warm hugs, and simple smiles, and, once a year, our nation designates a week in April to recognize volunteers and to encourage other individuals to seek volunteer opportunities in their communities.
Upcoming Events
04/06/2012 Come and see the traveling art show at the Roving Exhibit Reception. This event takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. and is free. The event is at the Fontana Senior Center at 16710 Ceres Ave. For more information, call (909) 349-6975.

04/11/2012 The Crestline Library located at 21405 Lake Dr. in Crestline hosts free yoga classes every Monday and Wednesday at noon. Come stretch out your tensions at the library overlooking Lake Gregory.
This Month in History
04/07/1994 Rwandan armed forces killed 10 Belgian peacekeeping officers in a successful effort to discourage international intervention in the genocide that had begun only hours earlier.

04/13/1854 The City of San Bernardino was selected as the County Seat.

04/17/1854 The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors hired Dr. J.C. Peacock to serve as the County Doctor. His salary was $800 a year.

2nd District Trivia
Last Issue’s Answer: Alta Loma was formed from the colony called Ioamosa, which got its name from the combination of the Hermosa and Iowa land tracts.

Question: Where in San Bernardino County was the movie “Heidi” staring Shirley Temple filmed?
Recent Press Releases
03/13/2012 Board Approves Parking Ordinance to Provide Relief to Mountain Businesses

03/14/2012 County secures more than $7 million for homeless

03/14/2012 SANBAG Board Appoints New Executive Director

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