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Fontana's Street Vendor Crackdown: Council Slaps Fees on Confiscated Carts, Sparks Outrage

Issue #009

In This Issue of the CucamongaConnect Newsletter

🌡️ Today’s Weather

📅 Upcoming Events

📝 Fontana's Street Vendor Crackdown: Council Slaps Fees on Confiscated Carts, Sparks Outrage

📝 Operation Consequences: San Bernardino County's Major Crackdown Nets Drugs, Guns, and Felons Including Rancho Cucamonga

🏈 Sports - Alta Loma High School Entertainment Corps to Compete in State Finals

🔦 Local Business Highlight - Promote Your Black Friday Deals

Fontana's Street Vendor Crackdown: Council Slaps Fees on Confiscated Carts, Sparks Outrage

The Fontana City Council is stirring up a storm with its latest move: passing an ordinance that hits street vendors right where it hurts – their wallets. In a decision that's got the city buzzing, the council voted Tuesday night to slap an impound fee on vendors whose gear gets nabbed by code enforcement.

But that's not all. The heat's been cranking up on city officials, with Mayor Acquanetta Warren speaking out against some seriously fiery rhetoric thrown their way. The reason? A controversial ordinance targeting unlicensed street vendors that's got the community up in arms.

Last month, things got heated outside the mayor's own doorstep, with protests erupting over a rule that could see unlicensed vendors slapped with misdemeanors. Street vendors are crying foul, saying these ordinances are criminalizing their hustle.

Fontana's streets are simmering with tension as this vendor vendetta unfolds, leaving everyone wondering: What's next for the city's sidewalk entrepreneurs?

Operation Consequences: San Bernardino County's Major Crackdown Nets Drugs, Guns, and Felons Including Rancho Cucamonga

In a sweeping law enforcement effort, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Gangs/Narcotics Division, in collaboration with deputies from various patrol stations, has made significant strides in combating criminal activities across multiple cities. Between November 4 and November 10, 2023, the operation spanned Highland, Victorville, Hesperia, Grand Terrace, Adelanto, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Rancho Cucamonga.

The operation primarily targeted gang members and individuals barred from possessing firearms. In a series of strategic contacts, investigators successfully seized over four pounds of methamphetamine and fentanyl, 18 firearms (including three untraceable ghost guns), and made 11 felony arrests, marking a substantial blow to local criminal networks.

This crackdown, dubbed Operation Consequences, is part of a broader initiative funded by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. The funding aims to enhance the Sheriff’s Department's capabilities in addressing quality-of-life issues that impact communities throughout the county.

Operation Consequences is set to continue over the coming months, focusing on the High Desert area and the Sheriff’s jurisdiction around the city of San Bernardino. This comprehensive operation will involve various law enforcement agencies, including the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division, Specialized Enforcement Division, patrol stations, California Highway Patrol, San Bernardino County Probation, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations.

The operation's objectives are clear: to reduce violent crime, disrupt and dismantle targeted criminal street gangs, and apprehend individuals involved in the illegal possession, manufacturing, and trafficking of firearms. This concerted effort represents a significant step in ensuring the safety and security of communities across San Bernardino County.

Etiwanda High School Class of 2013 10-Year Reunion
Sat. Nov 18

Hey there, Class of 2013! Can you believe it's been 10 years since we graduated? It's time to come together and catch up on all the memories and adventures we've had since then. Join us for the Etiwanda High School Class of 2013 10-Year Reunion 🎓 at the Haven City Market's Event Space in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

Let's relive the good old days, reconnect with old friends, and create new memories. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to reminisce and celebrate our journey so far. Mark your calendars and get ready for a nostalgic and fun-filled evening with your fellow classmates. Whether you were a math whiz, a star athlete, a drama club enthusiast, or just a friendly face in the hallways, this reunion is for YOU!

To get more details just click here.

Brews & Brushes: Paint Night
Last Name Brewery
Tue. Nov 21 - 6pm

The Original Paint Nite: Unleash your inner artist

$38 per person

Come out and join Christina's Calm Creations at Last Name Brewing in Upland for a night of painting and fun! Let's get creative for the holidays!

We will be painting the adorable, "Gnome for Autumn"

We encourage all ticket holders to be the required Legal Drinking Age to ensure all guests meet the age requirement of the brewery venue.

If you want to grab a tasty handcrafted beer especially made by Last Name Brewing or a quick bite to eat from the hosting vendor for the day I recommend arriving early. We do encourage that guests DO NOT bring their own alcoholic beverages as it violates the California ABC regulations.

Our Paint Nite event is the perfect way to relax and explore your creative side. No experience necessary! We'll provide everything you need to create a beautiful masterpiece, from the canvas and paints to the brushes and easels. Enjoy a delicious craft beer while you create your work of art with friends. We can't wait to see what you create!


Last Name Brewing
2094 Porterfield Way, Upland, CA 91786

SoCal Fiber Fair
Sat. & Sun. Nov 18 & 19

SoCal Fiber Fair is a brand-new event for knitters, crocheters, weavers, embroiderers, and yarn enthusiasts across California to come together for a weekend of fun, friendship, and (of course) lots and lots of fiber!

We'll have shops, food, displays, and activities to celebrate our love of all fiber arts!

November 18: 10am-6pm

November 19: 10am-4pm

Tickets sales start on Friday, September 1st!

For more details visit: https://socalfiberfair.com

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

For more info click here.

High School Athletic Schedules - November

Alta Loma High School Entertainment Corps to Compete in State Finals
Sat, Nov 18, 2023 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Held at: Bolsa Grande High School, 9401 Westminster Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92844

Get your tickets today for State Finals on the website at calstatebandchamps.org. 

Chaffey College Athletic Schedules - Seasonal

Men’s Sports

Women’s Sports

We Want To Spotlight Your Business on Black Friday - For FREE!

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We 💖 Love Local Businesses!

We know our community is brimming with businesses that have fascinating stories and big hearts. If you're a local business owner making waves, crafting unique experiences, or simply putting a smile on our faces, we want to chat with you! "CucamongaConnect" is eager to shine a light on the unsung heroes of our town. Let's collaborate and let the community know what makes your business special. Send us a message, and let's celebrate the spirit of Rancho Cucamonga together!

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