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Rapid Recovery: Downtown L.A.'s 10 Freeway Reopens Ahead of Schedule

Issue #011

In This Issue of the CucamongaConnect Newsletter

🌡️ Today’s Weather

📅 Upcoming Events

📝 Rapid Recovery: Downtown L.A.'s 10 Freeway Reopens Ahead of Schedule

📝 Succulents for Soups Event Offers Plants in Exchange For Canned Food Donations

🏈 Sports - Nationally Ranked No. 2 Etiwanda High Dominates in First Game Against St. Mary's

🔦 Local Business Highlight - Promote Your Black Friday Deals

Rapid Recovery: Downtown L.A.'s 10 Freeway Reopens Ahead of Schedule

The 10 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles, which was closed due to a severe fire, reopened much earlier than expected for Monday's commute. L.A. Mayor Karen Bass, along with other officials, celebrated the reopening. The freeway's damage, caused by an arson-related fire, is still under investigation, with authorities seeking a suspect. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced temporary closures for ongoing repairs but assured minimal traffic disruption. The reopening, crucial for the upcoming Thanksgiving travel, was accelerated by state emergency funds. The freeway's repair, including structural and maintenance work, is estimated to cost around $3 million, expected to be covered by federal funding. The reopening is also a relief for local businesses affected by the closure and aligns with increased public transportation usage, which local authorities hope to continue encouraging.

High Wind Warnings Issued Across Southern California, Including Inland Empire

Southern California is experiencing high wind warnings from Sunday to Tuesday morning, accompanied by warmer, drier weather. In areas including Riverside, San Bernardino, Corona, and Fontana, winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are expected. The Inland Empire will see temperatures in the low to high 70s, peaking at 79 degrees in some areas. Peak wind gusts could reach 55 to 75 mph in passes and canyons, with the strongest below the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County. Orange County will face northeast Santa Ana winds of 30 to 40 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph, and inland areas like Mission Viejo, Orange, and Fullerton are under a high wind warning. Coastal areas will experience slightly lower wind speeds. High temperatures in inland Orange County could reach 80 degrees by Tuesday. The Santa Clarita Valley and San Fernando Valley are also under high wind warnings, with winds potentially affecting trees and power lines. The San Fernando Valley is expected to see temperatures in the low 80s. The warning extends to the western San Gabriel Mountains and along the 5 Freeway and Highway 14 corridor, where gusts could reach up to 80 mph.

Succulents for Soups Event Offers Plants in Exchange For Canned Food Donations

Through Dec 8, the Cucamonga Valley Water District will be offering a succulent plant and a how-to care guide. Also included are tips for the efficient use of water and water-wise plants.

All food donations will be given to a local food bank to help those in need during the holiday season.

For more info you can call them at 855-654-CVWD (2893), or visit their website at https://CVWDwater.com

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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

For more details see the Facebook Events page 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.

High School Athletic Schedules - November

Nationally Ranked No. 2 Etiwanda High Dominates in First Game Against St. Mary's

The Etiwanda High School girls basketball team, ranked No. 2 nationally, started their 2023-24 season with a decisive 65-48 victory over St. Mary's of Stockton. The reigning CIF State Open Division champions, Etiwanda, demonstrated their prowess in a tough game that saw them leading by just two points at halftime. Their remarkable second-half performance widened the lead to 17 points, led by senior Kennedy Smith and junior Aliyahna Morris, each scoring 26 points. Coach Stan Delus praised the team's offensive balance and adaptability, particularly in integrating new players like junior Grace Knox and awaiting Shaena Brew's clearance to play. St. Mary's relied on key players like Texas-signee Jordan Lee and freshman Kori Rogers. Etiwanda's upcoming schedule includes challenging games in Texas, the Bahamas, and Oregon, and their next local game is set for January 5th. Coach Delus is focused on building the team's mental resilience for the season ahead.

Chaffey College Athletic Schedules - Seasonal

Men’s Sports

Women’s Sports

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