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“God sends children to enlarge our hearts, and make us unselfish and full of kindly sympathies and affections.”

—Mary Howitt
2013 State of the County Highlights Success
More than 1,000 people attended the 2013 State of the County event on April 10 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.

The County of San Bernardino hosts the event annually to promote the County and to share its success stories with the business, community, public safety, and education leaders in attendance.
Vista Metals Makes Aluminum Better
Southern California’s booming aerospace industry enticed the founders of Vista Metals Corp. to locate their business in unincorporated Fontana more than four decades ago, and over the years, the company has molded itself into the world’s largest producer of specialty aluminum products.

But don’t show up at Vista Metals looking for a new lightweight aluminum bike frame or car bumper.
RC Resident Helping Recognize Mothers
When Bev Nelson learned about some inappropriate activity that took place during her oldest son’s overnight trip with his high school chorus, she went straight to the principal to let him know how she felt about the lack of supervision.

“He said something that really made me stop and think,” Nelson said. “He said, ‘Where were you?’”

For the next 15 years, Nelson—a Rancho Cucamonga resident and the mother of eight—planned, organized, and chaperoned countless chorus trips, including journeys to competitions in Canada and Europe.
Child Support Services Works with Parents
The San Bernardino County Department of Child Support Services has a message for parents who are not meeting their financial responsibility to their children: We will work with you.

Last year, the department handled about 118,000 cases and collected more than $169 million in child support payments.
Partnership Preserves Printed Past
A partnership between the County of San Bernardino, The Sun newspaper, and Cal State San Bernardino aims to preserve and digitize old newspapers and photographs so the public can view and use the records.

The San Bernardino County Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk helped get the cooperative project started.
Public Works Offers Interactive Maps
Residents can find information about county roads, flood control facilities, waste disposal sites and more on a new website launched by the San Bernardino County Department of Public Works.

Among other things, the website shows what roads are maintained by the County of San Bernardino, it lists County Road yards along with phone numbers and contact names, and it identifies roads closed because of damage or construction.
Upcoming Events
05/04/2013 The City of Rancho Cucamonga will host the 2013 Cinco De Mayo celebration from 1 to 6 p.m. at Old Town Park located at 10033 Feron Boulevard. The event will feature food, games, music, and rides.

05/05/2013 The Mountain Meals on Wheels annual spaghetti dinner will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mountain Communities Senior Center in Twin Peaks. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

05/11/2013 The 12th annual Bid for Kids Dinner and Auction will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa. Proceeds from the event benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Mountain Communities. Call (909) 338-9390 for more information.

This Month in History
05/06/1939 California author John Steinbeck received the Pulitzer Prize for his novel “The Grapes of Wrath,” which depicted a Depression-era Oklahoma farm family’s move to California.

05/08/1886 Dr. John S. Pemberton sold the first Coca-Cola at Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia.

05/09/1868 Reno was chosen as the name of a northwestern Nevada town. It was named after General Jesse Lee Reno, a Union officer in the Civil War.

05/15/1906 The City of Upland was incorporated.

2nd District Trivia
Last Issue’s Answer: Benjamin D. Wilson is credited with being the first European to explore the Big Bear Valley. He led an expedition of 22 men there in 1845 on a mission to catch cattle rustlers.

Question: What is the name of the citrus packing house founded in 1906 by Arthur Gregory, who also developed Lake Gregory in Crestline?
Recent Press Releases
05/01/2013 Edison to Host Grant Workshops

04/08/2013 Rim Rec and Park Announces New Program

04/16/13 Rancho Cucamonga Library Hosts History Night

05/01/2013 County Hospital to Host Free Cancer Screenings

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