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“You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”

—John Wooden
A&R: From Highways to Outer Space
In 1976, Ralph Weisbart and his partner, Aundra Arrington, began designing, manufacturing and selling tarps to truckers at a business right off the 101 Freeway in Boyle Heights.
Policy Points: Benefits and Pensions
The Board of Supervisors got 2012 off to a great start by taking significant steps to reign in elected officials’ benefits and to set the stage for much-needed pension reform in the County of San Bernardino.
Devore Couple Built Family as Foster Parents
When doctors told Darcee and Wilburt “Bill” Klapp that they could not have their own children, the couple did what many in their situation did at the time. They adopted.

It was the mid-1980s, and infertility treatments like in vitro fertilization were still years from becoming effective means for sterile couples to have kids.
Traps Help Fight Mosquito-Borne Illness
San Bernardino County Environmental Health Services—a division of Public Health—monitors 19 mosquito traps that are strategically placed in communities from Upland to Needles.
2012 State of the County
Elected officials and business professionals from throughout San Bernardino County will gather at the Million Air terminal at San Bernardino International Airport on Feb. 29 for the 2012 State of the County.

This year’s presentation will focus on the County’s efforts to realize the Vision statement that was formed last year following a series of public meetings.
Free Tax Assistance Available
San Bernardino County’s Transitional Assistance Department is now offering free tax preparation services for households that earned less than $49,078 in 2011.
Upcoming Events
02/03/2012 Enjoy a blast from the past with your favorite past time activities at the Cypress Center located at 8380 Cypress Ave. in Fontana. This free event takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. Call (909) 349-6988 for information.

02/07/2012 The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will meet at 10 a.m. at 385 N. Arrowhead Avenue in San Bernardino.
This Month in History
02/01/1893 Thomas Edison completed world’s first movie studio in West Orange, New Jersey.

02/02/1943 Nazi troops surrendered to Russian forces after the Battle of Stalingrad in World War II.

02/02/1940 Frank Sinatra had his singing debut in Indianapolis.

2nd District Trivia
Last Issue’s Answer: President Lyndon B. Johnson worked as an elevator operator in the Platt Building in downtown San Bernardino in the 1920s.

Question: Which San Bernardino County Supervisor was the first woman in the County and only the second in the state to serve as Chair of the Board?
Recent Press Releases
01/10/2012 Board members cut their benefits by nearly 40 percent

01/24/2012 Supervisors Pursue Ordinance Lowering Other County Elected Officials’ Benefits

01/24/2012 Supervisors Propose County Pension Reform Measure

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