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“Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow:The year is going, let him go;Ring out the false, ring in the true.”

—Lord Tennyson
Humble Beginnings for Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts
In 1944, two die-hard skiers named Jim Chaffee and Herb Leffler started what would later become Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts Inc.

Like other local ski resorts, including Snow Valley and the now-closed location in Green Valley Lake, Mt. Baldy started as a rope tow.
Getting a Kick Out of Reading
When Master Neil Beisel shows up at Grapeland Elementary School in his full martial arts uniform, students sit up and pay attention.

Master Beisel is one of many local professionals who participate in Grapeland’s Reading Buddies program, promotes reading by having guests read books to students.
County Spotlight: Ag/Weights and Measures
The San Bernardino County Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures has a lot of roles and responsibilities. One of them is to ensure that commercial scales are operating properly.

The scales checked by the Department range in size from small jewelry balances to railroad track scales capable of weighing 320,000 pounds.
App Makes Reporting Code Violations A Snap
Residents armed with smart phones can report graffiti, illegal vendors, overgrown weeds, and other code violations in unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County with a touch of the screen with a free application called SBcode.
Lake Gregory Improvement Committee News
In December, members of the Lake Gregory Improvement Committee met with California Department of Fish and Game, Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, and County Regional Parks officials regarding a long-term maintenance strategy for Lake Gregory.
Upcoming Events
01/10/2012 The City of Fontana will host Healthy Fontana Nights from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cypress Neighborhood Center located at 8380 Cypress Ave. Call (909) 350-6542 for more information.

01/10/2012 The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will meet at 10 a.m. at the County Government Center located at 385 N. Arrowhead Ave. in San Bernardino.
This Month in History
01/02/1959 The U.S.S.R. launched the first artificial satellite to orbit the moon.

01/05/1933 Construction began on the Golden Gate Bridge over the San Francisco Bay.

01/09/2007 Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the i-Phone at Macworld 2007 in San Francisco.

2nd District Trivia
Last Issue’s Answer: Mt. San Antonio got its nickname—Mt. Baldy—because of the lack of vegetation on the peak. Gold miners working in the area in the mid-1800s nicknamed the peak “Old Baldy,” and the name stuck.

Question: Which U.S. President worked as an elevator operator in San Bernardino?
Recent Press Releases
12/13/2011 Supervisor Selects Proven Communicator for New Mountain District Representative

12/19/2011 Free pet adoptions for veterans at county shelters

12/07/2011 Volunteers Needed to Count Bald Eagles

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