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Daring Fire Rescue in Red Hill: Two Lives Saved Amidst Garage Inferno

Issue #013

In This Issue of the CucamongaConnect Newsletter

🌡️ Today’s Weather - Cooler Forecast Ahead

📅 Upcoming Events

📝 Daring Fire Rescue in Red Hill: Two Lives Saved Amidst Garage Inferno

📝 Driving Safe This Thanksgiving: CHP's Maximum Enforcement in Effect

🏈 Sports

🔦 Local Business Highlight - Promote Your Black Friday Deals

Thanksgiving Weather Shift: Santa Ana Winds Subside, Cooler Days Ahead in Southland

The Southland region experienced a significant decrease in the intensity of Santa Ana winds, leading to the cessation of high wind warnings and advisories across most areas. Despite the reduction in wind strength, breezy conditions are anticipated to persist into Wednesday, with a notable decline in temperatures expected around Thanksgiving.

The National Weather Service reported that, while the winds are not as strong as they were on Monday, they will continue to influence warmer temperatures in inland regions until Wednesday. The gradual shift to an onshore flow will initiate a cooling trend, particularly along the coast.

The forecast indicates a considerable drop in temperatures from Thanksgiving through the weekend, with temperatures falling below the seasonal norm. The National Weather Service also predicts a potential resurgence of Santa Ana winds early next week, which may bring a slight warming trend.

Cloud cover, including high clouds and the possibility of morning low clouds and fog, is expected around Thanksgiving, with a more definitive return by Friday. Temperatures are set to decrease significantly, moving from the 80s down to the 60s by Friday, and similar conditions are anticipated for Thanksgiving in many areas.

In the Inland Empire, Thanksgiving is expected to bring cloudy skies with afternoon highs in the mid-60s and nighttime lows dropping to the 40s.

Daring Fire Rescue in Red Hill: Two Lives Saved Amidst Garage Inferno

photo courtesy of Fontana Herald News

In a dramatic rescue operation, two individuals were saved from a house engulfed in flames in Rancho Cucamonga, as reported by the local Fire District.

The incident occurred on November 21st at around 10:28 a.m. Firefighters were dispatched to a residential area near Base Line Road and Carnelian Street in the Red Hill community after receiving reports of a house fire, with smoke visibly emanating from the garage.

Upon their arrival, the fire crew encountered a significant blaze in the garage that was rapidly spreading to the rest of the house. During the firefighting efforts, they were informed that two people were trapped inside the building.

Firefighters immediately switched to an aggressive offensive strategy, focusing on rescuing the trapped individuals. They successfully located and extricated both victims from the house. Unfortunately, both individuals had suffered severe smoke inhalation. They were promptly transported to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

After ensuring the victims' safety, the fire crew continued their efforts to contain the blaze. The fire was eventually brought under control at around 11:16 a.m.

An investigation into the cause of the fire was underway at the time of the report.

Safety and Socialization: Upland's Dual Project Launch to Transform City Life!

The City of Upland is poised for significant improvements with the announcement of funding for two major community projects by Second District Supervisor Jesse Armendarez and a colleague. These projects are aimed at enhancing both the quality of life and safety for Upland residents.

The first project will revitalize the Baldy View Dog Park. This initiative includes a substantial overhaul and expansion of the park's designated areas for both large and small dogs. Plans for the park include the installation of new fences, lighting, and shade structures. Additionally, a walking path and new sod will be added to boost both the park's beauty and functionality. These improvements are expected to promote healthier living spaces and encourage social interactions among pet owners and their dogs.

The second project focuses on improving public safety in Downtown Upland. This involves the strategic placement of several surveillance cameras throughout the downtown area. The primary goal of this measure is to greatly enhance public safety and security, making the downtown region of Upland a safer and more inviting place for its residents, workers, and visitors.

Both projects, supported by these newly allocated funds, represent significant steps towards enriching Upland's community amenities and safeguarding its public spaces. The excitement surrounding the start of these projects reflects Upland's dedication to ongoing improvement and urban development.

Driving Safe This Thanksgiving: CHP's Maximum Enforcement in Effect

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is gearing up for an intensified enforcement campaign across the state, starting Wednesday and lasting through the Thanksgiving weekend. This initiative, part of the agency's annual effort, aims to reduce the number of intoxicated and reckless drivers on the roads during this busy travel period.

The "maximum enforcement period," which spans from Wednesday evening to Sunday night, will see all available CHP officers actively patrolling highways and rural areas for those violating traffic laws. CHP Commissioner Sean Duryee emphasized that Thanksgiving, while a time for celebration, also sees an uptick in travel and, consequently, a higher likelihood of traffic incidents.

Duryee stated that the officers will not only enforce the laws but also offer aid to motorists who may find themselves stranded or in need of assistance. He reflected on the previous year's statistics during the same period, noting the high number of traffic-related fatalities (37), DUI arrests (1,016), and thousands of citations for speeding and seat-belt infractions.

In his message to the public, Commissioner Duryee urged travelers to prioritize safety during the holiday season. He emphasized the importance of adhering to speed limits, avoiding distractions, and ensuring that all passengers are using seat belts. He concluded by reminding that responsible driving is key to a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Know Of An Event & Want To Tell Us About It?
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Upland’s 16th Annual Turkey Trot 5K & 1K Run
Thanksgiving Morning - Thursday, November 23

UPDATE: The event is SOLD OUT, but you can still come out and cheer on the participants!

Get more information by clicking here.

Holiday Clay @ Rustic Modern Collective
Saturday, November 25 · 1 - 4pm PST

Join us for a fun-filled in-person event at Rustic and Modern Collective! Get your hands dirty and unleash your creativity with our Holiday Clay workshop. Located on North 2nd Avenue in Upland, CA, USA, this event is perfect for all ages and skill levels. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned artist, our talented instructors will guide you through the process of creating unique clay masterpieces. So, mark your calendars and don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to make memories and bring home your very own clay creations!

Rustic and Modern Collective, North 2nd Avenue, Upland, CA, USA
200 North 2nd Avenue Upland, CA 91786

Get more info by clicking here.

Pictures With Santa
Tue. Nov 21 - Sat. Dec 23

It's the most wonderful time of the year, Santa's here! Don't miss out on capturing tree-mendous family photos this year - make your reservation to meet and take pictures with Santa today!

Get more details on the Facebook Event page by clicking here

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias
Sat. & Sun. Nov 25 & 26

For more info click here.

Zane Lamprey • THIRSTY! COMEDY TOUR • Upland, CA
Thu Nov. 30

Catch Zane Lamprey's New THIRSTY! Stand-Up Comedy Tour! Join us for a night of stand-up and amazing craft beer!


As a pre-game, watch Zane's Amazon Prime stand-up special Tender Looks! The THIRSTY! show is completely different, so watching his special won't ruin the show.

Zane Lamprey is known for being the guy who gets paid to travel around the world and drink, which has lead him to finding himself in many awkward and interesting situations.Come listen to his fantastic stories from his adventures and misadventures!

This event is strictly for 21+

Get more info and tickets by clicking here

High School Athletic Schedules - November

Chaffey College Athletic Schedules - Seasonal

Men’s Sports

Women’s Sports

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