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“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”

—William Arthur Ward
It Takes More Than Love
The staff members who manage adoptions for San Bernardino County Children and Family Services have a saying—“It takes more than love.”

That’s because patience, understanding, compassion, courage, and other positive attributes are prerequisites for those who want to adopt a child or children through the agency.
Couple Named Crestline Citizens of the Year
In July, Aaron and Kathy Creighton were busy helping organize Crestline’s annual Jamboree Days Parade, as they have over the years, when they got a little surprise.

“Someone told us, ‘As soon as you get done with this, you need to get into that car,’” Aaron said.
Father-Daughter Team Grew Rotolo Chevy
Mariano Rotolo—founder of Rotolo Chevrolet in Fontana—was 19 years old when his father died and left him to care for his mother and four siblings.

Mariano began working to support his family, and he found a niche selling lettuce, tomatoes, citrus, and other produce to local grocery stores. In 1942, he started a successful wholesale produce company called Rotolo Bros. with his brother, Anthony.
Development Code Common Sense
In accordance with a directive from the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, the Department of Land Use Services has been scouring the County Development Code and other regulations in an effort to ferret out onerous, unnecessary rules that can be modified to improve the process and make the County more business and property owner friendly.

In July, the Board approved a much-needed Development Code amendment that was generated by this ongoing effort.
County Probation Prepared for AB 109
The San Bernardino County Probation Department is moving forward with the deployment of additional officers and has established three adult day reporting centers to ensure that criminal offenders released as a result of AB 109 are being properly monitored and given resources to succeed on probation.

Under AB 109—The Public Safety Realignment Act—county probation departments have been forced to assume supervision responsibility for thousands of “low-risk” offenders who were previously under the jurisdiction of State Parole Agents.
Upcoming Events
08/02/2012 The Blue Jazz Foundation will present a concert featuring world-renowned Grammy Award winner Pancho Sanchez at the Rite-Aid Center venue located at 27177 Highway 189 in Blue Jay from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information please visit

08/3/2012 Enjoy good food to help support the community of Upland and local charities. Upland will host the annual Lions Club Fish Fry at Memorial Park from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information contact Michael Stewart at (909) 921-2330.
This Month in History
08/01/1846 The First Court of Sessions—a three-member panel of judges—was formed to prepare for a general election of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. The judges created three townships: San Bernardino, Chino, and San Salvador.

08/01/1873 English inventor Andrew Smith Hallidie successfully tested the first cable car he designed for the city of San Francisco..

08/11/1934 Federal prisoners arrived on Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay.

2nd District Trivia
Last Issue’s Answer: San Bernardino County is slightly larger than the states of New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, and Rhode Island combined.

Question: Interstate 10, which stretches from Santa Monica to Jacksonville, Florida, is also known by this moniker? (Hint: A famous explorer)
Recent Press Releases
07/24/2012 County’s Campaign Finance Reform Effort Moves Forward with New Law

07/19/2012 Heat Safety Tips for Pet Owners

07/1/2012 Bed Bugs: A Nightmare You Want to Avoid

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