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“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.”

—Benjamin Franklin
County Museum Unearthing Ice Age Fossils
As one might expect, the San Bernardino County Museum is charged with preserving the County’s history and culture.

But did you know that paleontologists from the County Museum are also uncovering Ice Age fossils entombed in a desert wash just outside of Las Vegas?
Hospital Volunteer Puts Patients at Ease
Audrey Bailey likes to meet new people and help them feel at ease. That’s why she is a perfect fit for her job as a volunteer at the Kaiser Medical Center in Fontana.

“The stories you hear from people remind you of how much we are connected,” Bailey said. “It’s in my blood. I’m always anticipating ‘Who am I going to meet today?’“
Christian Camp Offers Mountain Retreats
Thousand Pines Christian Camp and Conference Center sprouted from generosity of Lake Gregory’s namesake and creator more than 70 years ago and continues to grow and attract thousands of visitors to the San Bernardino Mountain community of Crestline every year.

It all started in 1939 when the Southern California Baptist Convention—an assembly of area Baptist churches—accepted Arthur Gregory Sr.’s donation of 10 acres that had been used to house crews constructing the lake and its earthen dam.
Imported Wood May Contain Invasive Pest
A tiny pest that has devastated tens of thousands of oak trees in the Cleveland National Forest in San Diego County is inching its way closer to San Bernardino County by piggybacking on imported firewood.

Officials recently confirmed the discovery of the goldspotted oak borer—a beetle about the half the size of a penny—in Riverside County, and there is real concern that the invasive pest could make its way farther north.
Cherry Avenue Widening Moves Forward
After a long delay, the Cherry Avenue widening project in Fontana is back on track.

Crews began staging their equipment on Cherry Avenue between Whittram and Foothill boulevards in December, and if all goes as planned, the construction—which will add a third lane—will be completed this Spring.
Ordinance Ends Unlimited Contributions
Candidates for San Bernardino County elected offices can no longer collect unlimited contributions thanks to a campaign finance reform ordinance that went into effect on January 1, 2013.

Under the ordinance, candidates for County offices cannot accept more than $3,900 from a single source, including corporations, special interest groups, and individuals, per election cycle.
Upcoming Events
01/02/2013 The City of Upland will host Upland’s Biggest Loser Challenge to encourage residents to make and meet new fitness goals. Cost is $50 per team of two. Call the Recreation Division at (909) 931-4280 for more information.

01/03/2013 The Steelworkers’ Auditorium will host a family friendly movie from 6 to 8 p.m. at 8437 Sierra Avenue in Fontana. 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
01/01/1958 Johnny Cash played his first prison concert for the inmates at San Quentin State Prison just outside San Francisco.

01/03/1924 King Tut’s sarcophagus was uncovered near Luxor, Egypt.

01/13/1929 Legendary frontier marshal Wyatt Earp died at age 80 in Los Angeles, California.

01/17/1994 The Northridge earthquake struck Los Angles killing 54 people and causing millions of dollars in property damage.

2nd District Trivia
Last Issue’s Answer: The agricultural settlement that sprang up in the 1860s in what is today north Fontana was called Grapeland.

Question: Why did a lumber mill crew working in what is today Cedar Pines Park chose to call a high spot on the mountain “Job’s Peak”?
Recent Press Releases
12/03/2012 Sabre–toothed cat fossils discovered in Las Vegas

11/26/2012 Applications for County Grand Jury Being Accepted

12/18/12 Supervisors Approve Contract with FPPC

12/01/2012 Volunteers Needed for Homeless Count

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