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Vol. 2 Issue 4

July/August 2013

5th District Events Fourth of July Jamboree Days July 4-6 @ 10:00 AM Music Extravaganza (Friday), Parade (Saturday) Lake Drive, Crestline Serving Up Healthy, Heart-Healthy Meals Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Oak Room, First Floor 400 North Pepper Ave, Colton

In this issue Cutting'edge*electric*vehicle*charger*comes*to*SB*.........**1* NEW!*Use*the*library*on*your*iPhone,*PC*or*device*.......**1* Josie’s*Journal,*closing*the*digital*divide*.............................**2* SB*Students*study*STEM,*Alliance*for*Education*.............**3* *SB*County*wants*to*protect*homeowners*..........................**3* Q&A*with*Chief*Information*Officer,*Jennifer*Hilber*.....**4*

see page 3 Movies in the Park, “Hercules” Rich Dauer Park—955 Torrey Pines Drive, Colton Movies in the Park, July 26 @ 8:30 PM “Wreck it Ralph” Fleming Park—525 North La Cadena Drive, Colton Movies in the Park, August 9 @ 8:30 PM “Despicable Me” Veterans Park—292 E “O” Street, Colton Movies in the Park, August 16 @ 8:30 PM “The Princess Diaries” Fleming Park—525 North La Cadena Drive, Colton


here is something special coming to the Fifth District of San Bernardino County—it’s the future, and it’s coming faster than you think. On July 31, San Bernardino will host a grand opening for the fastest electric vehicle (EV) charger available on the market. The latest and greatest in EV technology, the Blink DC Fast Charger, located at 1935 S. Waterman Ave., delivers the quickest charge known to date, capable of fully recharging an electric vehicle in fewer than 30 minutes according to the Blink company website. In total, there are 12 active Blink EV chargers in the Inland Empire. The innovative DC Fast Charger is the only one of its kind in San Bernardino County; Fontana Kaiser Permanente is home to

four of Blink’s Level 2 Chargers and Redlands’ Wal-Mart has two. Blink’s parent company, ECOtality, Inc. is dedicated to developing the clean energy future that will one day power our world. In 2009, they were designated to oversee the installation of 15,000 commercial and residential charging stations in 16 cities and six states as part of The EV Project. The project was kick started by a $114.8 million federal stimulus grant made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. That amount was then matched by private investments to total $230 million. Considered as the largest electric vehicle infrastructure development in history, the goal of The EV Project is to “enable the streamline deployment of the next generation of EVs to come” ( Continued on page 2

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All the adventures and places a book can take you are now at the touch of your fingertips, thanks to the San Bernardino County Library OverDrive Program. Electronic books (eBooks) have allowed readers better mobility when reading books—no more shuffling through numerous titles or worrying if your favorite book is “out of print.” Accessed via Internet, the County library’s OverDrive Program brings fiction and non-fiction, cookbooks, how to manuals, travel guides, children’s story books, graphic

novels, music, audiobooks and more to anyone with a library card for free. “This exciting development allows County residents to take their local library with them wherever they may go and continue their learning pursuits,” said San Bernardino County Librarian Leonard Hernandez. Continued on page 3

Josie's Press Vol. 2 Issue 4  
Josie's Press Vol. 2 Issue 4  

We highlight San Bernardino's new electric vehicle charger, the fastest on the market. San Bernardino County Library's new program that let'...