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“Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white.’”

—Bing Crosby
Law Library Opens Legal World to All
The Law Library for San Bernardino County provides the public with free access to legal self-help materials, local ordinances, state laws, state and federal legislative material, and volumes upon volumes of precedent-setting case law.

The main Law Library is located in downtown San Bernardino. The Library also has branches in Rancho Cucamonga and Victorville that provide patrons with access to legal materials.
Rotarian Knowns How to Make Connections
Like a lot of people, Dirk Manley, 32, caught the volunteer “bug” when he attended his first Rotary Club meeting.

“What really stuck with me was their four-way test: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?” he said. “I wrote that down and stuck it in my pocket.”
Devore Home to Renowned Horse Trainer
Russ Thompson, owner of Russ Thompson Stables in Devore, developed his passion for horses as a child playing and working on his grandfather’s farm in Alabama.

In 1970, his grandfather moved to Southern California, and Thompson and his family moved out west to be closer to him.
New Law Opens Door to Homemade Foods
A new law that goes into effect in January opens the door for entrepreneurs with cooking skills to sell their tasty treats in local stores and restaurants and directly to customers.

The California Homemade Food Act—AB 1616—could create a thriving cottage food industry by making it possible for people to make and sell certain types of food without having to rent an expensive certified commercial kitchen.
Upcoming Events
12/01/2012 Rancho Cucamonga will host its Winter Holiday at Central Park from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 11200 Baseline Road. Cost is $3 per person and free for children five and under. A visit and picture with Santa costs an additional $5. Call (909) 477-2782 for more information.

12/01/2012 The City of Upland will host the Annual Christmas Parade and Holiday Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Downtown Upland. There is no cost to attend. Call (909) 931-4280 for more information.
This Month in History
12/01/1824 John Quincy Adams was selected by Congress as the next president of the United States after the four candidates of the 1824 election had failed to gain a majority of the Electoral College votes.

12/02/2002 Toyota’s first line of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles arrived in California.

12/11/1872 Buffalo Bill Cody made his first stage appearance in the Old West.

2nd District Trivia
Last Issue’s Answer: Sheriff Charles W. Piercy was shot and killed in a rifle duel in May 1861 after an argument about politics. Piercy had resigned from his Sheriff’s post to run for State Assembly at the time.

Question: What was the name given to the agricultural settlements that sprang up in the 1860s in what is today north Fontana?
Recent Press Releases
11/14/2012 County Committee Seeking Applicants To Finish At-Large Term

11/06/2012 County programs honored by state organization

11/15/12 Rancho Cucamonga Animal Care and Adoption Center is Sending Pets Home for the Holidays

11/01/2012 Annual Living Nativity Planned

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