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San Bernardino County Approves $4.5 Million Regional Animal Shelter

Issue #010

In This Issue of the CucamongaConnect Newsletter

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📅 Upcoming Events

📝 San Bernardino County Approves $4.5 Million Regional Animal Shelter

📝 Early Morning Blaze in Upland: Cops Spot Fire, Firefighters Douse Flames

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

🔦 Local Business Highlight - Promote Your Black Friday Deals

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Saturday Traffic Snarl: Civic Center Dr. Event to Clog Roads, Plan Your Escape!

Heads up, drivers! If you're cruising around Civic Center Dr. this Saturday, brace yourself for a bumper-to-bumper headache. From 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 18, a special event is set to turn the stretch between Red Oak St. and White Oak Ave. into a slow-moving maze.

And it's not just Civic Center Dr. getting the traffic tangle treatment. Arrow Rte., sandwiched between Red Oak St. and White Oak Ave., might just test your patience too. So, if you've got places to be and no time for a traffic jam jam, better plot a different course or leave those wheels at home. Consider yourself warned!

San Bernardino County Approves $4.5 Million Regional Animal Shelter

Bloomington, a community deeply invested in the welfare of its animal population, is on the verge of a significant development: the construction of its very own animal shelter. This advancement comes with the backing of a substantial $4.5 million state grant, part of the 2022 state budget, earmarking a new chapter in animal care within the region.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, in a unanimous decision on Tuesday, Nov. 14, moved the project forward by approving the submission of the grant application. This decision, part of the board’s consent agenda, reflects a non-controversial, collective commitment to enhancing local animal welfare infrastructure.

Slated for 18313 Valley Boulevard in Bloomington, the proposed 61,000-square-foot facility, first announced in September, is poised to be a state-of-the-art shelter. With an estimated cost of $45 million and an anticipated opening in spring 2026, the shelter promises on-site veterinary care and a modernized environment for animals. This cost includes the demolition of the previous shelter at Ayala Park.

Supervisor Joe Baca Jr., representing Bloomington in the 5th District, emphasized the shelter's significance: “The new Animal Care Center is our pledge to a safer and more loving environment for every animal in our care. It’s a step forward, ensuring countless animals find the care they deserve in a modernized setting.”

The board is expected to greenlight the construction contract next summer, following the release of funds to the county, with construction commencing in fall 2024.

Upon completion, the Bloomington shelter will join the ranks of San Bernardino County’s county-run facilities, alongside existing shelters in Big Bear and Devore. As of September, the Devore shelter alone had catered to over 4,200 dogs and cats, underscoring the pressing need for expanded animal care services in the county.

Originally reported in the Daily Bulletin

Early Morning Blaze in Upland: Cops Spot Fire, Firefighters Douse Flames

In the wee hours of the morning, Upland's finest had their eyes peeled and spotted trouble brewing on W. Foothill Boulevard. Around 3:30 a.m., Upland PD officers caught sight of smoke billowing in the 1400 block, with flames licking up bushes, a wall, and a pine tree.

But have no fear, San Bernardino County's bravest were on the scene in a flash, battling the blaze with gusto. Thanks to their quick action, no buildings or cars got a scorching. Now, the big question on everyone's mind: What sparked this unexpected inferno? Stay tuned as the heat-seeking sleuths dig in to find out.

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Marshall Charloff & Purple Xperience are coming to Lewis Family Playhouse
Fri. Nov. 17

Prepare for an unforgettable night as lead singer Marshall Charloff channels the incomparable Prince with uncanny precision.

Visit http://LewisFamilyPlayhouse.com for tickets! 💜🕺

Music at the Pacific Wine Merchants
Fri & Sat - Nov 17 & 18
6pm - 9pm

We've got two great bands scheduled to play this weekend, bringing some chill tunes fit for the fall season. Stop on by and enjoy the live music!

On Friday, November 17th, you know them. You love them! It's Daddy Knows performing live here at PWM from 6 to 9pm!

On Saturday, November 18th, come tango with this terrific trio, the Trio of Four! They're playing on the patio from 6 to 9pm!

Be sure to come on by and enjoy all the great events and music we have planned! Hope to see you all this weekend!

Sunday Funday @ The Winery
Sun. Nov 19

Join us for live music on our Country Patio performed by Bad Habit from 4-7pm. Wine, charcuterie, and other goodies will be available for purchase from the gift shop. Food will be available for purchase from Fresh Dough Bakery.

*Please note this is not a ticket-purchase-based event. Seating is first come, first serve.

San Antonio Winery, Ontario
2802 S Milliken Ave
Ontario, CA 91761

Parking: On-site

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

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