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“Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.”

—Charles Dickens
Animal Control More than Just Cats and Dogs
Dogs and cats come to mind when most of us think of animal control services, but the San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control Division (ACC) certainly isn’t bound by that stereotype.

In addition to taking in thousands of stray and abandoned cats and dogs last year, ACC also provided shelter to 231 other animals including 52 horses, 13 turtles, three snakes, an emu, five peafowl, two parrots, 12 pigs, three sheep, and dozens of other non-canine, non-feline animals.
Rancho Business Sparked Popular TV Show
A heart-wrenching scene Cory Chalmers witnessed while working as a paramedic in 1995 led to the creation of a now-thriving Rancho Cucamonga-based business and to the production of a television show that sparked a national discussion about compulsive hoarding.

Chalmers had considered starting a business focused on cleaning homes soiled by gruesome illnesses, accidents or deaths because he’d encountered quite a few as a paramedic and he always worried about how the cleanups would affect already distraught families.

Then a suicide call changed everything.
Volunteers Bring Historic Home to Life
A historic Rancho Cucamonga home would have fallen to a bulldozer’s blade in the 1970s if it hadn’t been for volunteers dedicated to preserving the century-old home for the community to enjoy.

“History in a book is just words,” said Kathy Holguin, who serves as Chair of Las Guias—a branch of a volunteer group formed to support the John Rains House. “When you see the inside of this house, you get an idea of what it was really like back then.”
Car Shows Return to Fontana
Classic cars, hot rods, low riders, motorcycles and other specialty vehicles will be on display in the Civic Center Campus parking lot in Fontana on the first Friday of every month through September.

The City of Fontana began hosting free cars shows in the downtown area in 2005 to bring residents and visitors to the area, which features one of the largest libraries in the County—the Lewis Library and Technology Center—and the Center Stage Theater. The City’s downtown is also home to a number of locally owned businesses.
Upcoming Events
04/02/2013 The Crest Forest Municipal Advisory Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room at the Crestline Sanitation District located at 24516 Lake Drive in Crestline.

04/05/2013 Supervisor Janice Rutherford will host “Breakfast with Your Supervisor” with special guest Congressman Paul Cook at 7:30 a.m. at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa. The breakfast costs $15, including tax and tip. Call (909) 387-9045 or click here to email your RSVP.

04/06/2013 The Lake Arrowhead Library hosts storytime with Princess Caelia at 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of every month. This event is perfect for children ages 3 to 8. The library is located at 27235 Hwy 189.

This Month in History
04/01/1877 American prospector Edward Schieffelin set off for southwestern Arizona where he eventually discovered one of the richest silver mines in the west—the Tombstone Lode.

04/02/1917 Suffragist and pacifist Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress, took her seat in the Capitol as a representative for Montana.

04/04/1968 Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King was shot and killed at a motel in Memphis. He was 39 years old.

04/06/1830 American religious leader Joseph Smith established the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during a small meeting of believers in Fayette Township, New York.

2nd District Trivia
Last Issue’s Answer: Montclair was known as Monte Vista until 1958 when residents voted to change the name because there was already a Monte Vista in Northern California.

Question: Who is credited with being the first European settler to explore what would later become known as the Big Bear Valley in 1845?
Recent Press Releases
03/13/2013 Settlement Ends Civil Litigation

03/12/2013 Local Contractor Given OK to Dredge Lake Gregory

03/12/13 Board Urges Responsible Healthcare Reform Implementation

03/19/2013 Home Preservation Summit Planned

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