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July/August 2012 Vol. 1 Issue 4

Local company supports our homeless youth Local youth who once faced homelessness will soon enjoy their apartment homes filled with new furnishings, kitchen appliances and bathroom amenities, all generously donated to the county’s new Transitional Age Youth (TAY) One Stop Center by the Ashley Furniture Homestore in Colton. In April the community joined the County Department of Behavioral Health in celebrating the opening of an expanded drop-in center in San Bernardino City. The TAY Center provides a safe environment for local young men and women between the ages of 18 and 24, who are released from foster care, group homes and the juvenile justice system. Within its walls, young adults who suffer from mental and/or emotional distress receive the support that enables them to set goals and succeed in life. A highlight of the TAY Center’s expansion is its transitional living program that provides housing for young adults who are either working, in school or both and have no other place to call home. The program also offers the residents living skills support, assistance with employment, education, behavioral and primary health care services. Many Ashley Furniture stores actively support “the continued growth, development and enrichment of their communities,” according to the company website. Our local Homestore has donated to many local organizations in need and are a true community partner.

Summer’s here! Keep cool, stay safe Summer is a time to spend with family enjoying the outdoors; however, as an emergency physician, I always prepare for the different types of injuries and illness the season brings. Heat illness occurs when your body does not cool properly. The body's main way to cool is through perspiration. With the extreme heat the body can lose its ability to stay cool and the condition can be fatal. For tips on avoiding heat illness, turn to page 3!

-- Jose Marin TAY Center coordinator Robert Dodson kicks back on a donated couch.

For more information about the offerings at the TAY Center, call (909) 387-7194. For more information about the Ashley Furniture HomeStore in Colton visit the website at www.ashleyfurniturehomestore.com and click on the stores or call (909) 433-5303.

In this  issue   Local company supports youth...... Summer safety............................... Water safety ................................. Josie’s Journal .............................. Fireworks alert .............................. Fire safety .................................... Cooling centers .............................

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Keeping everyone safe, especially kids, is as easy as A-B-C Active  Adult  Supervision.  Adults,  NEVER  leave  children  alone  in  or  near  a  pool  or  spa.  Staying  within  arm’s   length  is  the  safest  d istance  to  keep  your  infants  and  toddlers  safe.   Barriers.  Ensure  that  your  pool  and  spa  barriers  are  four  feet  or  taller,  and  that  your  precious  little  ones  cannot   reach  gate  locks  or  latches.   Classes  and  Preparation.  Enrolling  your  child  (ages  1-­‐4)  in  swimming  classes  may  lower  h is  or  her  risk  of   drowning.  Even  with  lessons,  ALWAYS  teach  them  never  to  swim  alone.              Here  are  some  other  water  safety  tips  to  help  ensure  a  safe  summer:    

Keep a  cordless  phone  nearby  the  pool  in  case  of  an  emergency.   Use  life  jackets  when  in  or  near  the  water  or  participating  in  water  sport  activities.   Do  not  let  children  operate  any  type  of  watercraft  meant  for  adult  use.   Swim  only  in  designated  areas  and  avoid  diving  into  natural  bodies  of  water.   Know  how  to  p erform  CPR,  as  it  can  save  a  life.    

Let’s make this summer fun and safe! To find a local CPR class go visit www.ie-redcross.org or call (909) 888-1481 -­‐-­‐ Carissa  Cambare  

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Fire safety that hits close to home

ü Stay in an air-conditioned home or public place; electric fans do not help much in extreme weather. ü Check often on individuals who are most prone to heat illness, like seniors and the chronically ill. ü Stay hydrated, drink lots of fluids; avoid alcohol and caffeine. ü Don’t exercise in the peak heat of the day and drink even more fluids during exercise. ü Apply high quality sunscreen every hour. Sunburn can ruin your day and increase your risk of skin cancer. ü Never leave a child or pet in a car. In three to five minutes, the inside of a car can reach temperatures that can kill. Following these guidelines and other precautionary measures will help you and your family enjoy San Bernardino County’s wonderful weather responsibly and with care, avoid any unexpected trips to the ER.

During the summer months, we should take extra precautions to prevent fire breakouts. Do you know that a small fire can develop into a major disaster within minutes? It’s a devastating fact! Now is a good time for summer cleaning around the house and yard. Unlike spring cleaning, summer cleaning involves getting rid of combustible items that can easily ignite a fire. Examples include stacks of old newspapers, old paint or paint thinners, furniture polish and especially dry brush in or around your property. Also, take the time to educate yourself and family members about potential hazardous materials kept around the house. Proper storage and disposal of these items can help prevent a fire. As the temperature rises, the hedges or plants around your home may also dry out, presenting a potential fire threat. Be proactive—remember to trim and water your plants regularly. Additionally, it is important to have smoke alarms installed throughout your home. Test your alarms routinely and replace their batteries at least once a year. A home fire drill every six months is a great way to ensure that your family is always prepared. Get the children involved as you map out escape plans and identify who to call in case of emergency. It is better to be over prepared, than not to be prepared at all! For more information on fire safety and prevention, contact the San Bernardino County Fire Department at (909) 387-5974 or visit www.sbcfire.org. -- Erlinda Magbanua

-- Dr. Rodney Borger, Chair, ARMC Emergency Department

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ust a friendly reminder, fireworks are illegal in unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County. If you live in Bloomington or Muscoy, where fireworks are prohibited, and choose to use fireworks on your property you could face fines up to $1,250 for the first offense. “Safe and Sane” fireworks ONLY are still permitted in the cities of Colton and Rialto, and in specified locations of Fontana and San Bernardino. If you live in a city where fireworks are allowed, here are a few safety tips to keep in mind: ü Do not allow children to use fireworks without adult supervision. ü Always read and follow directions specified on the label. ü Always have water and a fire extinguisher nearby. -- Chris Mardis For more safety information contact www.sbcfire.org or (909) 387-5950

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Vol. 1  Issue  4  

July/August 2012  

Upcoming Events Fireworks Extravaganza                                    July  4  @  7:05PM   (Inland  E mpire  66ers  vs.  RC  Quakes)   San  Manuel  Stadium,  280  S.  E  Street,  San  Bernardino    

Boat Parade  at  Lake  Gregory                        July  8  @  7:00PM   Lake  Gregory  Regional  Park   24171  Lake  Drive,  Crestline      

City of  Colton  125 th                                                      July  21  @  12:00PM   Birthday  Celebration     Colton  High  School   777  West  Valley  Blvd.,  Colton    

Bloomington Bloomington  Branch  Library,  10145  Orchard  St.                         Mon-­‐Tue  12-­‐8PM,  W ed,  Fri  11AM-­‐6PM,  Sat  11AM-­‐5PM    

Fontana Arts  Festival                        July  28  @  5:00PM   Fontana  Park   15556  Summit  Ave.,  Fontana  

Bloomington Senior  Center,  18317  Valley  Blvd.   Mon-­‐Fri  8AM-­‐1PM  

Colton

National Night  Out                                                      August  7  @  5:00PM   Downtown  Rialto  

Hutton Community  Center,  660  Colton  Ave.   Mon-­‐Fri  8AM-­‐2PM    

Fontana Jessie  Turner  Health  &  Fitness  Community  Center,     8353  Sierra  Ave.   Mon-­‐Fri  6AM-­‐10PM,  Sat  6AM-­‐8PM,  Sun  8AM-­‐6PM    

Fontana Lewis  Library  &  Technology  Center,     8437  Sierra  Ave.     Mon,Tue,  Thu-­‐Sat  10AM-­‐6PM,  W ed  10AM-­‐8PM,  Sun  12PM-­‐5PM    

George White  Senior  Center,  8565  S.  Nuevo  Ave.   Mon-­‐Fri  8AM-­‐1PM    

Rialto Carter  Branch  Library,  2630  N.  Linden  Ave   Mon-­‐Thu  3PM-­‐8PM,  Sat  9AM-­‐5PM    

Rialto Senior  Center,  1411  S.  Riverside  Ave.   Mon-­‐Wed  10AM-­‐6PM,  Thu-­‐Fri  10AM-­‐6PM  Sat  9AM-­‐5PM  

Contact us  at  (909)  387-­‐4565   Email:  supervisorgonzales@sbcounty.gov   Website:  www.sbcounty.gov/gonzales  

San Bernardino   Fifth  Street  Senior  Center,  600  W.  5th  St.   Mon-­‐Thu  8AM-­‐4PM    

Ruben Campos  Community  Center,  1717  W.  5th  St.     Mon-­‐Fri  9AM-­‐5PM,  Sat  10AM-­‐4PM    

Rudy C.  Hernandez  Community  Center,  222  N.  Lugo  Ave.   Mon-­‐Thu  9AM-­‐8PM    

Home of  Neighborly  Service,  839  N.  Mt.  Vernon  Ave.     Mon-­‐Fri  8:30AM-­‐12PM    

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Lytle Creek  Community  Center,  380  South  K  St.     Mon-­‐Fri  9AM-­‐8PM,  Sat  12PM-­‐8PM  

Josie's Press Vol. 1 Issue 4, July/August  
Josie's Press Vol. 1 Issue 4, July/August  

Josie's Press is Supervisor Josie Gonzales' bimonthly newsletter created for and distributed throughout the fifth district of San Bernardino...

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