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“The difficulties and struggles of today are but the price we must pay for the accomplishments and victories of tomorrow.”

—William Boetcker
Hometown Hardware Store Started Small
In 1966, Charlie Pagano—a former fisherman with a penchant for fixing and building stuff—opened a hardware store in a small trailer along Foothill Boulevard in Fontana.

“There weren’t a lot of choices out here in those days, so he decided to start a hardware store himself,” said Rod Pugh, Pagano’s grandson and Sales Account Manager at Foothill Builders Industrial Supply, a.k.a. Foothill Builders Mart.
Animal Shelter Volunteer Loves Job
After Nancy Wiengenstein retired from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, she searched for something meaningful to do with all of her newfound free time, and she found just what she was looking for as an animal shelter volunteer.

Today, the 63–year–old Rancho Cucamonga resident is one of the longest–serving volunteers at the Upland Animal Shelter.
Project Protects Canyon Road
In January, construction crews completed the final phase of a project that will protect South Fork Road from being damaged or washed out completely when Lytle Creek is inundated with storm water runoff.

South Fork Road was susceptible to washouts and damage from creek flooding because the metal corrugated pipe that allowed water to flow below the road wasn’t able to accommodate large amounts of water and debris during flooding events.
Program Provides Inmates with Skills
An award–winning program based at the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center in San Bernardino helps inmates escape the spiraling cycle of drugs and crime consuming their lives by teaching them the job and coping skills they need to survive on the outside.

“We try to figure out how to transition them back into the community,” said Miriam Gomez, director of the Inmate Rehabilitation though Occupational and Development Systems (InROADS) for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
Upcoming Events
02/01/2013 Victoria’s Farmers Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on South Mainstreet at Victoria Gardens Mall. There is no cost to attend. Please visit for more information. This event takes place every Friday at the same time and place

02/07/2013 The Lewis Library will host a family friendly movie from 6 to 8 p.m. at 8437 Sierra Avenue in Fontana at the Steelworkers’ Auditorium. There is no cost to attend. Call (909) 349-6979 for more information. This event is held every Thursday at the same time and place.
This Month in History
02/01/1887 Harvey Wilcox registered the district of Hollywood with the Los Angeles County Recorder’s office with hopes that the area would grow as a quite community for devout Christian living.

02/03/1959 Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson died in a plane crash near Mason City, Iowa.

02/05/1883 The Southern Pacific Railroad completed its “Sunset Route” stretching from New Orleans to California.

02/09/1960 Joanne Woodward became the first actress to earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2nd District Trivia
Last Issue’s Answer: A lumber mill crew working in what is today Cedar Pines Park chose to call a high spot on the mountain “Job’s Peak” because an ox named Job would often graze there.

Question: What did Nobel Prize–winning scientist Albert Michelson accurately measure with the help of Mt. Baldy?
Recent Press Releases
01/08/2013 Rutherford elected Board Chair; Ovitt chosen Vice Chair

01/24/2013 JPA declines to consider eminent domain proposals

12/31/12 The County of San Bernardino: 2012 in Review

01/12/2013 Bald Eagles Seen In Local Mountains

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