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Green Giants

“At Large in our Communities”

Jazz comes to Claremont

“Your Entertainment & Shopping Center ”

Poncho Sanchez

“Coming to Citizens Business Bank Arena”


Photo: Archie Mitchell, left, and Waldo Waterman, first Friends of Ontario Airport.

Today’s LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT), voted “Best Alternate Airport in Southern California” by Forbes. com, offers the best in services and amenities including: Select Shopping and Dining Whether biding time before departure, wanting to satisfy a big appetite, or looking for a unique gift for someone special, travelers can choose from a variety of shops and restaurants in the airport’s terminals. Internet Access - WiFi Internet service is available in the public areas of the terminals including ticketing, baggage claim, gates, and shops and restaurants. There is also a WiFi hotspot in the Rental Car Facility. Pedicab Service - Free Pedicab service between the terminals and Parking Lots 2, 3, and 4, is provided Monday through Friday. Each vehicle comfortably seats two adult passengers and has plenty of space for luggage. While Pedicab rides are provided at no charge to the traveling public, drivers are allowed to accept tips. Banking and Insurance - Travelers have access to automated teller machines and insurance kiosks for convenience. AiRADIO 770 AM Tune in to AiRadio 770 AM for up-to-date airport information. The station provides information on terminal and airline locations, parking, ground transportation, services and amenities, and travel tips. USO - A modern, 6,000 square-foot USO facility, located in the airport’s Administration Building, serves more than 20,000 active duty, reserve, and retired service members and their families each year. Public Art Program - Travelers passing through ONT’s twin terminal complex are treated to a $1.6 million public art program that complements the cutting-edge architecture of the facilities and reflects the region’s cultural diversity.



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Urban Living Magazine The Heart of Southern California Vol. 2, Issue 4 Fall/Winter 2008


PUBLISHERS Christina Cardenas Bill Martinez Robert Saiz

EDITOR Christina Cardenas Teresa Vicuna

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Shirley L. Summers Teresa Vicuna

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Christina Cardenas Bob Joswick Teresa Vicuna Ernie Vilchis Damien Arrula Harold Johnson Steve Pougnet Paul Biane Christine Villegas




Jon Kawa Matthew Matsuoka


The Collectors Street Faire on Pomona’s Antique Row by Christina Cardenas


Chef’s Corner “Best Steaks in Town” by Christina Cardenas


Fontana looks to turn Cans into Cash, again


Can the Inland Empire Court the NFL? by Bob Joswick


Green Giants >>> Mayor Palm Springs Steve Pougnet by Mayor Palm Springs Steve Pougnet


Sustain ability…. City Style! by Damien Arrula


Shawn Harris


Green County Offers Multifaceted Approach By Paul Biane

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SUBSCRIBE To order subscriptions or reprints please email To advertise contact Bill Martinez 909.944.5750 or or visit our web-site at Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy in this publication. The publisher cannot accept responsibility for ad content, typographical errors or admissions. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without written consent of Urban Living Magazine. Urban Living Magazine is not responsible for any unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or other materials. All submissions become the property of Urban Living Magazine and can not be edited, published, or otherwise used in any medium.

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LA/Ontario International Airport’s Green Efforts by Harold Johnson

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COMMUNITY DAY OPEN 23 HOUSE 10.18.08 Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm

Grand Opening

Here’s your chance to explore and get a sneak peak at the new Entertainment ICON of the Inland Empire – Citizens Business Bank Arena! Bring your entire family for this fun filled day of live music, displays, and entertainment. Learn more about upcoming shows, how to rent a party suite or obtain group ticket discounts. Find out how to buy a ticket, where to find the box office, guest services, and more. Pick up the complimentary Fan Guide, enjoy a taste of the arena with a stop at the concession stands or pick up merchandise and get ready to cheer for the Ontario Reign Hockey Team. You’ll be amazed at this ultimate venue with seating up to 11,000 – come explore the new home to Inland Empire fans! A R E N A

Citizens Bank Business Arena Open House 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario-located just N. of Interstate 10 between Haven and Milliken Ave. 909.484.2020

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Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce Sponsors a Trip to China – Community Welcome Temecula, CA

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The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Chamber trip to China in 2009, March 1 9, 2009. Trip Highlights: Beijing, Tian An Men Square, The Great Wall, Lingering Gardens Suzhou, Hangzhou Yu Garden and Shanghai. This year we are offering an optional trip to Xi’an to visit the Terra Cotta Warriors. This optional trip to Xi’an is designed mainly for those who are traveling to China for the second time, as they have already visited Suzhou and Hangzhou during their first visit to China. The cost for this optional trip is $450. The cost of the trip is Double Occupancy: $1799.00 Single:$2249.00.Price includes:Roundtrip International Airfare, 5-Star or 4-Star hotel accommodations, 3meals a day, deluxe tour bus, Business Partners’ Dinner/Conference, English-speaking tour guides and Admission tickets to tourist attractions. The deadline to register is December 12, 2008. Checks should be made payable to TVCC. Call Jennifer or Melissa at the Chamber today for more information on the trip!

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>> COMMUNITY The Collectors Street Faire on Pomona’s Antique Row

Five times a year the 100 and 200 blocks of East 2nd Street in Pomona come alive early in the day with the sound of vendors setting up booths. It is time for the Collectors Street Faire, one of the longest-running events of its type in Southern California. For over twenty years the owners of the individual antique shops and malls on Antique Row have hosted this Faire, highlighting antiques and collectibles from a select group of sellers. Whether a customer is starting up a collection, or is an advanced collector looking for a special item, this is the place to be from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In addition, most of the existing stores offer discounts and sale items until the end of regular business hours at 5:00 p.m.

During the Street Faire, the 100 and 200 blocks of East 2nd Street are closed to through traffic, allowing the public to stroll the tree-lined street to look for those special goods from earlier times. Some sellers have been with us from the beginning, while others are “first timers.” They may be a local person, or someone who has traveled from Phoenix, San Diego, or other distant points. The Collectors Street Faire has received a lot of help the past few years from the Downtown Pomona Owners Association (DPOA) and Antique Row is grateful for that assistance. The Faire is always on the last Saturday in the months of January, March, May, September and November. Information about the Faire may be obtained by calling (909) 620 7430.

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“Live entertainment 7 nights a week.”

fter enjoying your fine meal, dance the night away at Misty’s Lounge, where the live entertainment and party atmosphere has made Misty’s the most popular nightclub in town. Featuring today’s top 40 hits and music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

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>> EDUCATION ANTONIO’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 8045 N. Vineyard Ave. Rancho Cucamonga 909.941.0047 Open 7 days a week from 11:00-10:00 This is a classic Italian Restaurant, serving Lunch and Dinner daily. Full Bar. THE ISLAMORADA FISH COMPANY RESTAURANT 7777 Victoria Gardens Lane Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 Phone: 909-922-5500 Regular Store Hours Fri-Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am / Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Mon-Thur 9:00 am - 10:00 pm One of the unique features of the Rancho Cucamonga Bass Pro Shops store will be the inclusion of a 8,900 square foot, full- service restaurant, known as the Islamorada Fish Company. BENIHANA 3760 East Inland Empire Blvd. Ontario 909.483.0937 Lunch 11:30-2:00 Dinner Mon. – Thurs. 5:00-10:00 Fri and Sat. till 11:00 Twenty Teppan tables set the stage for fun where your own personal chef prepares a meal of steak, chicken, seafood and vegetables all cooked to perfection right before your eyes. Sushi appetizers can be ordered in the dining room or a whole sushi feast can be enjoyed in the sushi bar which offers an array of creative seafood tastes. Reservations Recommended. Cask ‘N Cleaver Steakhouse 8689 9th Street 909.982.7108 Rancho Cucamonga Lunch M-F 11:30-2:00 Dinner M-Th 5:00-9:00 Fri & Sat 5:00-10:00 Enjoy steaks, primerib, seafood, fresh fish, chicken, and salad bar, served in an atmosphere of friendliness. Wine-list and full bar. THE CELLAR 195 N. Central Ave., Upland 909.946.3604 Soft lighting and warm woods set the mood in this finedining restaurant and night club. Full bar, nightly entertainment, large dance floor. Lunch and Dinner Daily. Reservations recommended. VIP Lounge. CHEESECAKE FACTORY, THE 12379 North Mainstreet, Rancho Cucamonga 909.463.3011 Mon – Thurs. 11:00-11:00 Fri. & Sat.11:00-12:30 Sun. 10:00-11:00 Come and enjoy more than just a cheesecake, at this unique upscale casual restaurant. With over 200 menu selections including Appetizers, Specialty Salads, Pastas, and Pizzas, as well as great steaks and chops, Fresh Fish, and Sandwiches. Serving Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Dining, a Full Bar, and Sunday Brunch. CORNER BAGELS 9635 Milliken Ave. #106, Rancho Cucamonga 909.273.1326 Corner Bagels is fun, relaxing and delicious offering a wide variety of coffees, cappuccinos and espressos and 22 varieties of flavored bagels. Lunch menu: Sandwiches using the freshest, healthy ingredients catering to your every desire. Anytime of the day - stop by - relax, eat and use internet service ABSOLUTELY FREE. DAVE AND BUSTERS 4821 Mills Circle, Ontario 909.987.1557 Entertainment…We’ve got it. Bring your friends and family and enjoy as our restaurant serves up the highest quality food in an elegant atmosphere fit for everyone. Our exciting menu has a full array of high quality selections. There’s something for everyone.… KABUKI JAPANESE RESTAURANT 12595 North Mainstreet, Rancho Cucamonga 909.646.8555 Sun.Thurs. 11am-10:30 pm Fri & Sat. 11am-11pm Enjoy your lunch or dinner in an elegant, contemporary atmosphere, featuring dining rooms, patio dining, full bar and outstanding sushi bar, with ½ off prices.



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KINGS FISH HOUSE 12427 North Mainstreet Rancho Cucamonga 909.803.1280 Family-Friendly restaurant. Seafood selections ranging from classic to modern, Casual to upscale. For non fish lovers there is a variety of Chicken and Meats. Full Bar, outside dining available. LUCILLE’S SMOKEHOUSE BAR-B-QUE 12624 North Mainstreet, Rancho Cucamonga 909.463.7427 Sun.-Thurs. 11am-10pm Fri. & Sat. 11am-11pm Lucille’s is a place where they put savory barbecue right in front of you. Even in salads- plus all the essential appetizers, side dishes, and desserts. Live Blues on Friday and Saturday nights. MISTY’S LOUNGE 222 N. Vineyard Ave., Ontario (in the DoubleTree Hotel) 909.937.0900 Nightly entertainment 7 days a week. Featuring today’s top 40’s and music from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. Happy Hour: Mon. – Fri. 4:30pm-7pm. Open: Mon. – Fri 4:30 pm to close. Sat. & Sun. 11am – close. NEW YORK GRILL 950 Ontario Mills Drive, Ontario 909.987.1928 This dynamic style restaurant brings the state of New York City’s finest restaurant to the Inland Empire. This fine dining atmosphere brings a wide variety of Prime steaks, Australian Lobster, and Almond crusted Pacific Mahi-Mahi, and much more. Full bar. Nightly entertainment. Reservations recommended. OMAKASE RESTAURANT 3720 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside CA 909.788.8820 traditional Japanese dining while incorporating a warm & truly unique atmosphere that is most commonly found in europe. our kitchen utilizes only local, organic & sustainable ingredients, all of which come from family farms dedicated to producing the best product possible. ORCHID GRILL, THE 429 N. Vineyard Ave., Ontario 909.937.8000 Casually Elegant atmosphere with exotic orchards that are a “must see.” A menu of delicious French and continental dishes. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. PANDA INN 3223 East Centre Lake, Ontario 909.3902888 Award wining Mandarin and Szechuan Cuisine. With the chef’s specialties including; Wok-Seared Mongolian Beef, Sweet & Pungent Chicken, Tofu and Spicy Eggplant, and Honey- Walnut Shrimp. Full bar. Reservations honored. P.F. CHANGS CHINA BISTRO 7870 Monticello Ave., Rancho Cucamonga 909.463.4095 Sun.-Thurs. 11am-11pm Fri. & Sat. 11am-12pm Founded in 1993, this contemporary and consistently outstanding restaurant has a unique

combination of Chinese cuisine, attentive service, wine, and tempting desserts all served in a stylish, high-energy bistro. PORTER’S PRIME STEAK HOUSE 222 N. Vineyard Ave. (in the Doubletree Hotel), Ontario 909.418.4808 Lunch Tue-Fri. dinner nightly. Sun. Brunch From light sides to delicious sides, from ocean fresh seafood to finely prepared Angus steaks, Porter's has an option for every palate. In addition to our choice meats. We are always pleased to offer vegetarian fare upon request. Bon apetit! ROSA’S 425 N. Vineyard Ave., Ontario 909.937.1220 Mon.-Fri. 11:30-9:30 Sat. 4:30- 10:30 Finest Italian cuisine served in elegant, intimate surroundings. Live piano music will accompany your evening dining while you enjoy exciting, authentic Italian entrees. Reservations recommended. SAFFRON’S CAFÉ 2903 Guasti Road, Guasti 909.605.7677 This charming café will delight your senses with their heavenly baked goods from their European Bakery. The menu changes weekly, promoting creativity in the culinary arts. SAKANA STEAK HOUSE & SUSHI BAR 820 W. Foothill Blvd., Upland 909.608.1668 Come and enjoy Teppan dining. Watch the chef slice and dice your meal of steak, chicken, seafood, and/or vegetables. Sushi bar. Full bar. Lunch and dinner daily. SPAGGI’S ITALIAN GRILL 1651 W. Foothill Blvd., Upland 909.579.0497 This romantic setting Italian restaurant has an extensive wine list and a variety of Italy’s traditional recipes. Patio dining available. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Reservations recommended. THREE FORKS RESTAURANT 580 W. 1st St., Claremont, CA 91711 / 888-933-6757 Hours:Mon.-Sat. 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. & 5:30 - 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. / Sun. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: brunch Sun. 5:30 - 9 p.m.: farmers market prix fixe supper An upscale, yet rustic wild game and chop house restaurant with the spirit of Montana and the farm fresh produce of California. The emphasis on organic and sustainable products play a key role at The Forks. Be sure to make reservations for our Sunday brunch, as well as our, Sunday evening farmers market inspired Chef’s Supper, a four course prix fixe menu. YARD HOUSE 12473 Mainstreet, Rancho Cucamonga 909.646.7116 Sun.-Thurs. 11am-11:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11am-1:30 am This upscale vibrant restaurant is great for everyone.

calendar Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Date: Saturday, October 4, 2008 Time: 8:00PM PDT “High-octane nitro jive” is how one would describe Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. The Grammy-nominated swing band will make their Lewis Family Playhouse debut in a special one-night only performance. Join us as the Swing Masters, bring the swinging sounds of the 40’s and 50’s in a high-energy performance sure to bring out the swing kids in all of us.

Business Expo 17th Annual Business & Health Expo Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Pechanga Resort & Casino 45000 Pechanga Parkway Grand Ballroom 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Grand Opening Celebration 10.18.08 Community Day Open House Here’s your chance to explore and get a sneak peak at the new Entertainment ICON of the Inland Empire – Citizens Business Bank Arena! Bring your entire family for this fun filled day of live music, displays, and entertainment.  Learn more about upcoming shows,  how to rent a party suite or obtain group ticket discounts. Find out how to buy a ticket, where to find the box office, guest services, and more.  Pick up the complimentary Fan Guide, enjoy a taste of the arena with a stop at the concession stands or pick up merchandise and get ready to cheer for the Ontario Reign Hockey Team. You’ll be amazed at this ultimate venue with seating up to 11,000 – come explore the new home to Inland Empire fans!   Date: Saturday, Oct 18, 2008 Time: 10:00AM - 6:00PM Tickets: No admission ticket is required

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City 10.24.08 Citizens Business Bank Arena has announced one of the first events on calendar, the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City! The Inland Empire community will have the opportunity to attend this exciting NBA preseason game. “As a part of our Grand Opening celebration we are thrilled to have this preseason game to kick off a fun filled weekend of exciting events at the Arena” said Sue Oxarart, Director of Marketing for Citizens Business Bank Arena. $10 - $300 7:00PM

Ontario Reign vs. Las Vegas Wranglers


The Ontario Reign will play 36 home games during the 2008-2009 season. Don’t miss out on all of the action and fun of the Reign’s inaugural season in Ontario. Get your season tickets now and don’t miss any of the action of this ECHL team. “As a part of our Grand Opening celebration we are thrilled to have this game to kick off a fun filled weekend of exciting events at the Arena” said Sue Oxarart, Director of Marketing for Citizens Business Bank Arena. Is there any way to get a ticket NOW? Yes - Club Seat owners will have a presale opportunity. There is still time to purchase a club seat and take advantage of this perk, along with one of the best views and VIP Club access. Please refer to the Club Seat information here or for more information or call 909-484-2133. Ontario Reign vs. Bakersfield Condors 10.29.08 For more information, log on to or call (909) 941-PUCK 7:00PM - 11:00PM Tickets can be bought and sold, just not scalped. $10, $14, $17, $19, $30

69th Grape Harvest Festival: October 31, 2008 California’s oldest Grape Harvest Festival comes to the Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter & Sports Complex, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Location 8408 Rochester ave.

Breast Cancer Walk City of Pomona holds Art walk on the 11th for Breast Cancer Walk. City of Pomona holds Art walk on the 25th for Cruise Night. City of Pomona holds Farmers Market 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.

Ontario Reign vs. Stockton Thunder


The Reign will feature tomorrow’s NHL stars, providing hard hitting, high scoring, and non-stop excitement at the new world class Citizens Business Bank Arena. For more information, log on to or call (909) 941-PUCK 7:00PM - 11:00PM $10, $14, $17, $19, $30

City of Pomona Holds Farmers Market on the 5, 12, 19

City of Pomona holds Art Walk on the 8 City of Pomona holds Art Walk/ Cruise Night/ Collector’s Street Faire on the 29

December: City of Pomona holds Farmers Market on the 3, 10, 17 City of Pomona holds Holiday Parade on the 6th

City of Pomona Holds Art Walk on the 13 City of Pomona holds Art Walk/ Cruise Night on the 27

LIVE JAZZ September 19 - October 17 2008



7:00pm - 8:30pm Claremont Depot 200 W. First Street Claremont

Enjoy the rest of your evening in the Village, with over 100 Shops & 40 Dining Spots For more information please call 909.399.5490 or visit

November: Ontario Reign vs. Phoenix RoadRunners 11.01.08

7:00PM - 11:00PM $12, $17, $21, $23, $40 For more information, log on to or call (909) 41-PUCK

Fiesta de Comida 11.05.08 Featuring Poncho Sanchez

Presenting fine foods from over 30 unique Restaurants. All proceeds go to Ontario-Montclair YMCA.In Concert: Poncho Sanchez 8:30 - 10 PM 6:00PM 10:00PM Call 909.986.5847

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COMMUNITY DAY OPEN HOUSE 10.18.08 Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm

Grand Opening

Here’s your chance to explore and get a sneak peak at the new Entertainment ICON of the Inland Empire – Citizens Business Bank Arena! Bring your entire family for this fun filled day of live music, displays, and entertainment. Learn more about upcoming shows, how to rent a party suite or obtain group ticket discounts. Find out how to buy a ticket, where to find the box office, guest services, and more. Pick up the complimentary Fan Guide, enjoy a taste of the arena with a stop at the concession stands or pick up merchandise and get ready to cheer for the Ontario Reign Hockey Team. You’ll be amazed at this ultimate venue with seating up to 11,000 – come explore the new home to Inland Empire fans! A R E N A 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario-located just N. of Interstate 10 between Haven and Milliken Ave. 909.484.2020



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Enjoy the rest of your evening in the Village, with over 100 shops and 40 dining spots. Urban Living Magazine




LA/ONTARIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ANNOUNCES NEW FLIGHTS (Ontario, Calif. – September 5, 2008) -- In the wake of airline scheduling cutbacks, Great Lakes Airlines is adding flights at LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT). Beginning Sept. 8, Great Lakes starts service to Visalia and Merced in California, and Prescott and Phoenix in Arizona. The airline will use Beechcraft 1900D aircraft. “ With other airlines recently cutting destinations and frequencies at ONT, we welcome the arrival of Great Lakes Airlines,” said Jess Romo, ONT’s manager. “Passengers now have flights to new destinations in central California and Arizona.” “Great Lakes is excited to bring our convenient and reliable service to ONT,” said Chuck Howell, CEO of Great Lakes Airlines. “Our new daily flights will give residents in Visalia and Merced, California as well as Prescott, Arizona the opportunity to do business in the L.A. Basin or connect to one of several destinations served by the airport.”



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Great Lakes Airline is offering four daily flights departing ONT at 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and 3:09 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. The four flights arriving at ONT include a 7:45 a.m. and 2:49 p.m. from Visalia, and 11:03 a.m. and 5:18 p.m. from Prescott. ONT is a medium-hub, full-service airport with commercial jet service to major U.S. cities and through service to many international destinations. ONT is located in the Inland Empire, approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. The airport is the centerpiece of one of the fastest-growing transportation regions in the United States. ONT's service area includes a population of six million people living in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and portions of north Orange County and east Los Angeles County. ONT is one of four airports owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a Los Angeles City

department that oversees an airport system in the nation’s second largest metropolitan area. The other airports owned and operated by LAWA are Los Angeles International, LA/Palmdale Regional and Van Nuys General Aviation. Great Lakes is currently providing scheduled passenger service at 50 airports in fourteen states with a fleet of Embraer EMB-120 Brasilias and Raytheon/Beechcraft 1900D regional airliners. A current route map may be viewed at http:// route_map.htm.

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La Verne Chamber of Commerce

Claremont Chamber of Commerce

2078 Bonita Ave

205 Yale Avenue

La Verne, CA 91750

Claremont, CA 91711

(909) 593-5265

Phone: 909.624.1681

Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce 7945 Vineyard Ave., Suite. D-5 Rancho Cucamonga, CA. 91730 909.987.1012



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Fontana Chamber of Commerce 8491 Sierra Ave. Fontana CA, 92335 909.822.4433

Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce 26790 Ynez Court Temecula, CA 92591 866.676.5090

Murrieta Chamber of Commerce 41870 Kalmia Street,

The Pomona Chamber of Commerce

Suite 135, Murrieta, CA 92562

101 W. Mission Blvd. #223


Pomona, CA. 91769


<< CEO CORNER Dennis Knox, CEO and Managing Director Southwest Healthcare System

In March 2008, Southwest Healthcare System welcomed a new CEO/ Managing Director. With more than 28 years of healthcare management experience, Dennis Knox is responsible for strategic and operational activities at Inland Valley Medical Center and Rancho Springs Medical Center. “Our healthcare system consists of two hospitals: Rancho Springs Hospital in Murrieta and Inland Valley Hospital in Wildomar. We serve southwest Riverside County and are renowned for our emergency service capabilities. We have 21 emergency room beds and are in the process of growing so that we will soon have 54 beds (27 on each campus). We will be able to accommodate over 100,000 visits a year so we can handle community need.” The hospitals are also well known for their Women & Infants Health Care Center featuring a neo-natal unit, their expanding cardiac program and constructing open heart operating rooms. “There is a cost-benefit analysis to going green, and we’re trying to make it happen anyway we can. For now, we are starting by making the offices green—from using recyclables for paper and implanting energy efficiencies wherever we can.”

Steven Moreau, President & CEO San Antonio Community Hospital

San Antonio Community Hospital is a not for profit hospital that is 100 year old. Steven Moreau was selected to serve as the hospital’s CEO in February 2008. “We’ve had three very successful years, in fact, the most successful years in the company’s history.” Like many other hospitals facing today’s economic and workforce challenges, Moreau states that the current climate in healthcare is “almost like the perfect storm; we’re faced with a lack of funding for healthcare from the state and federal government, the costs to provide healthcare are not decreasing; people are living longer and technology is continually improving; therefore, the opportunities we must create are to cultivate a technologically savvy, highly educated workforce to help serve our patients.” Steven C. Moreau is an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees. He joined the hospital as President & Chief Executive Officer in March of 2005. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, was Chief Executive Officer of Bakersfield Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, and, before that, Vice President of Facilities Development and Professional Services at Riverside Community Hospital. San Antonio Community Hospital is part of the State’s Healthy Hospitals initiative.The initiative focuses on personal health, creating a healthier environment for our patients to live in; focusing on mind, body, spirit. “Although the initiative is not overtly green, there is a green side of it that is more about lessening the carbon impact on people and the environment.”

Karolee M. Sowle, FACHE, CEO

Desert Regional Medical Center

Long before“green”was an urban planning buzzword, desert dwellers understood the value of environmental conservation and the need to plan ahead. The hospital was the first company to get involved in the Mayor’s Sustainability Initiative. “We’ve conducted an energy audit and have found that it makes good sense to go green, because you’re a better corporate citizen and it also can reduce your operational costs.” Located in Palm Springs, California, the Desert Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is a 367 bed hospital operated by Tenet Health Care, Inc, and features specialty units such as its Center for Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, the Institute of Clinical Orthopedics and Neuroscience, and the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Karolee Sowlee was named CEO of this prestigious hospital in March 2008. Her background in medicine is extensive, and she is no stranger DRMC, having served as interim CEO since November 2006, its COO since 2002, and Chief Nursing Officer since 1996. She holds and Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Viterbo University in La Crosse, a Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MBA from University of Washington, La Crosse. Her education was perhaps first fueled by her experience serving as a nurse in Vietnam. Karolee promotes a culture that fosters trust, respect and communication at all levels of interaction at the hospital. Over the years, she has seen the population in the Desert grow and change firsthand, and leverages her leading role to support this community’s growth, “not only by providing quality healthcare, but providing quality jobs, too.”

Margaret Peterson, CEO

Victor Valley Community Hospital

Victor Valley Community Hospital, founded in 1967, is the only community owned hospital in the High Desert and it is just starting out its green initiative. “When we look at the amount of regulations on healthcare, we often get very discouraged at how we can ‘go green.’ But even though it may be difficult and mired in regulations or can be expensive, people in this industry often don’t take time to look at the long-term outcomes that can be achieved. Our perspective is that going green is an initiative that is going to bear fruit in the future and is worth the extra effort.” We anticipate that their green initiative will be as successful as many of the hospital’s other recent accomplishments. For the past three years, the hospital has received awards for its excellent maternity care programs. Ms. Peterson stated that “our community is very young and by providing excellent maternity care, not only are we becoming part of one of the happiest times in a family’s life, but we are also providing a critical need to the residents of our community. Every year we have been planning for what the community needs, and this year we are doing something unique--a Men’s Health Expo. Our keynote speaker is going to be Bruce Jenner. We are very excited about this event and believe that he is someone who epitomizes health and will be able to connect with the community.” Ms. Peterson assumed the role of CEO of the 115 bed hospital in 2006. Prior to that she served for five years as President and CEO of Simi Valley Hospital and Healthcare Services. “In all, our focus is on community health and wellness. We love to work with people and we take pride in dealing with people who are visiting us at their very best or very worst.” VVCH is ready to serve. Thank you to the Hospital Association of Southern California for arranging our Hospital CEO interviews. For information on getting involved issues discussed by these CEO’s visit to register for the American Health Care Congress October 21st and 22nd in Ontario California.

>> Christine Villegas

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>> COMMUNITY Fontana looks to turn Cans into Cash, again Fontana, California, September 15, 2008. The Mayor and City Council invited the public to participate in the national Cans for Cash City Recycling Challenge from October 1 through 31. By placing aluminum beverage cans in the curbside recycling bins, designated drop-off centers, or at community centers and parks, residents will give the City of Fontana an opportunity to win the national contest for the third year in a row. Each year, the U.S. Council of Mayors, Novellis Corporation, and Keep America Beautiful challenge cities across the country to recycle and compete in Cans for Cash. Participating cities are placed into one of four divisions based on the population size of the city. For two years in a row,Fontana has been the national leader for their population category. In 2007 alone, Fontana recycled 745,000 lbs of aluminum cans and the city looks to win again in 2008.



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”In this time when most communities are talking green, Fontana is putting words to action in our recycling efforts,” says Mayor Mark Nuaimi, adding “I am proud of our community and I look forward to a repeat.” The Cans for Cash drive promotes sustainable living through recycling while providing financial rewards to be used for educational outreach recycling programs. For the city of Fontana the benefits of the challenge have been a two year net gain of $10,000 and the diversion of nearly 1 million total lbs of aluminum beverage cans from the landfill. Additionally, residents have benefited greatly from the increased availability of recycling opportunities thanks to the monies won in the contests. To find out more about the Cans for Cash Recycling Challenge or to participate please call the Fontana Environmental Program at (909) 350-6760.

Fontana, California, September 15, 2008. The Mayor and City Council invited the public to the monthly Cruise Night on Friday, October 3 on Spring Street and Sierra Avenue from 5 to 10 pm. The featured band is Jim Palmer and the Jazz Norwegians. The crowds keep coming to Fontana for one of the hottest Cruise Night events in Southern California. Each month families bring their children for a night filled with fun people, live entertainment, good food, and some pretty spectacular cars. Kids also enjoy stopping at the Mobile Recreation Unit where free animal balloons and face paints are available. Cruise Night in Fontana is sponsored by the Donut Gang and Empire Classics. Clubs. Individuals are welcomed to register their cars for the exhibition or to sign up to be a vendor by calling (909) 428-8360. For more information about the Fontana Cruise Night, please call (909) 428-8360 or visit



>> BUSINESS LA/ONTARIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EXHIBITS NEW ARTWORK FEATURING “EVERYDAY” COLLECTABLES (Ontario, California – September 8, 2008) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, announces two new exhibits on display at LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT). The exhibits feature collections from various artists portraying how their passions for collectables influence or are incorporated into their artwork. Each exhibit consists of 12 display cases and is located in Terminals 2 and 4. Both exhibits are on display through January 4, 2009, and can be viewed by passengers on the second floor of each terminal. The exhibit, “Miniatures are BIG,” is on display in Terminal 2. The exhibit was curated by Susan Subtle Dintenfass with the help of Oakland-based architects David Weingarten and Lucia Howard. Their firm, Ace Architects, designs whimsical and eclectic buildings that range from theme parks to private homes. For more than a quarter of a century, they have been collecting miniature buildings and monuments from all over the world. Their collection now numbers 5,000 miniatures and over 130 of them are on display at ONT. Four of the display cases in this exhibit include models of structures that Ace Architects designed. When David Weingarten



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is asked if Ace’s designs have been influenced by their collection, he says, “Model buildings are employed in ways similar to books, providing sources both of inspiration and instruction.” A second exhibit, also curated by Dintenfass, “Karyl Sisson: Everyday Objects d’Art,” is on display in Terminal 4. This exhibit features the collection of artist Karyl Sisson, which focuses on what used to be called “notions.” These are the fixings from women’s clothing or are worn on a woman’s actual body such as bobby pins and hairpins. Sisson has transformed these feminine objects, all of which once had a particular purpose, into original, post-functional works of art. Her innovative and unique way of presentation is precise and geometric. “My basic structures develop by interlocking the materials; no nails, no armatures and, when possible, no glue is used,” said Sisson. Everything she has created is meticulously made with attention to color and texture. Sisson makes ordinary stuff, ordinarily thrown out or tossed into a sewing box and forgotten, into artistic treasures. The purpose of the Art Exhibits Program at ONT is to educate and entertain the traveling public. Exhibits may be historic, popular, artistic, or graphic design in nature and come from museums, fine art, archives, environment, or other fields. ONT’s $1.6 million public art program consists of works created by a diverse group

of world-class artists. These works celebrate the culture, history and beauty of Southern California and symbolize travel and aviation. ONT is a medium-hub, full-service airport with commercial jet service to major U.S. cities and through service to many international destinations. ONT is located in the Inland Empire, approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. The airport is the centerpiece of one of the fastest-growing transportation regions in the United States. ONT's service area includes a population of six million people living in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and portions of north Orange County and east Los Angeles County. ONT is one of four airports owned and operated by LAWA, a Los Angeles City department that oversees an airport system in the nation’s second largest metropolitan area. The other airports owned and operated by LAWA are and Los Angeles International Airports, LA/Palmdale Regional and Van Nuys General Aviation.


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<< SPORTS Can the Inland Empire Court the NFL? The NFL season is not far off. The national sports talk shows are filling the air waves with player interviews and speculation on who will make the play-offs. Pro Football will be played each Sunday and Monday across the country. The only games being played in the Los Angeles area are among the politicos; county commissioners, coliseum commissioners, city council, and a host of special interest groups. Their end-fighting seems to be over proposals that benefit each of their pet projects, not the NFL’s. Until recently, the Los Angeles groups have favored a choice of economically depressed areas such as the South Central area and others that would require major face lifts. Should an NFL owner be burdened with a major redevelopment which the City and County of Los Angeles has attempted to force on them over the last decade? Billionaire developer, Ed Roski Jr. has drawn mild interest from the NFL with his 800 million dollar proposal to develop a 600 acre retail and stadium complex in the hillside area of Diamond Bar and the City of Industry. In a quote from the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin a spokesperson for the NFL responded to the project. “Mr. Roski’s site certainly seems to present an interesting possibility.” Hardly a rousing endorsement but enough to earn the Roski group a trip to the NFL mecca, New York City, for more discussion. What are we in the Inland Empire waiting for? The Los Angeles groups don’t own the bargaining rights with the NFL owners. The opportunity is being served up on a silver platter. The main dish is a NFL team and stadium for the I.E. Geographically we are a diverse region that can offer many sites similar to Roski’s hillside location near the 60 and 57 freeways. The collective strengths of the combined cities and communities of the I.E. is our asset. What was Anaheim before Disneyland? Irving, Texas before the Cowboys built a stadium? Could John Steinbeck’s poor sharecropper, Tom Joad (The Grapes of Wrath), have envisioned the dust bowl town of Oklahoma City attracting a gem in the form of a NBA franchise from Seattle? The juggernaut, which the NFL has

become, is moving out of inner cities. Their new stadiums have easy in and out parking, more ladies restrooms, better food selections, luxury suites, comfortable seating and that’s only the beginning. Sure . . . the hard core fan will fight his way past vermin feasting on last weeks trash, sit on a milk crate behind a steel beam to watch his or her team. They’ll endure the drive through an area of boardedover store fronts and streets littered with empty wine bottles still wrapped in paper bags. They’ll gladly ante-up their hardearned cash for the privilege to be part of what has become the great American tradition—pro football. Thankfully, those antiquated stadiums are slowly going the way of the ancient Roman coliseums. But where are the locations of the proposed state-of-the-art replacements for Los Angeles? Why would an NFL owner consider a redevelopment area the Los Angeles politico’s favor? It is painfully obvious the owners and now Mr. Ed Roski Jr. recognize the political agendas and have refused to play along. Bulldozers and dynamite can clear a plot of land for the stadium in which their Sunday gladiators can do battle. What happens to the casual fans who want to share the experience with their families? Must they also don armor and arrive at the game site in a Hummer? Will they be protected by the watchful eyes of black and white stripped officials? Will they march off fifteen yard penalties for personal fouls? Give credit to the wisdom of the NFL owners, through their lack of action, they have sent a message to Los Angeles— they are concerned about their fans. Over the past few years,the I.E.has attracted many notable venues for meetings and the sports fan. The Ontario Convention Center, NASCAR at the Fontana Raceway (which many argue is more popular than the NFL). The Pomona Raceway hosts two major drag races each year. The newest is the Citizens Business Bank Arena, in Ontario, which will open this fall, seating over 10,000 spectators. This October it will host a Lakers pre-season game. It will be home ice for The Ontario Reign Hockey team which is affiliated with the Los Angeles Kings. Is there a future or current NFL owner who would be willing to recognize that the I.E.

is an attractive area to visitors’. The NFL fan that travels here for a week-end game will have many choices for hospitality, gaming and entertainment. Our area has seen a boom in hotels, restaurants, and shopping. The I. E. offers scenic views of several mountain ranges, with the possibility of them being snow-capped in the latter part of the season. Recently, Lucas Oil Products spent $122 Million dollars for naming rights to the new football stadium for The Indianapolis Colts. The founders, Forrest Lucas and his wife began their business in Corona. Can they be enticed into owning an NFL team? How long will they be satisfied with just having their name on a building? The real status belongs to those few elite owners who own the logo on the helmet. The communal strengths of our civic and opinion leaders can begin the push to make the NFL know who we are. The City of Irwindale’s 1994 attempt to lure the Raiders to their fair city with the offer of a rock quarry and nine million dollars was ill-fated and misguided. Someone, however, had the gumption to try. Will the I.E. step up and take action? History is on our side. The idea of an Inland Empire arose as a newspaper’s ploy, in the early 1900’s to lure people and business to this remote area and that it did. The world discovered our regions riches in the beginning of the last century. Economic growth came from the willingness of growers to make investments in land, water and hard work. Citrus is no longer King, however, those early visionaries took the first steps to create the Inland Empire. Now, we’re at the turn of another century. Do we have a new Emperor for The Inland Empire? >> Bob Joswick, former NFL player.

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>> COMMUNITY 69th Grape Harvest Festival! Have you ever heard of California’s Oldest Grape Harvest Festival? The Spirit of the Grape Harvest Festival dates back over 200 years to the planting of the first Mission grapes at the Mission San Gabriel Archangel. As Rancho Cucamonga grew throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries, each of the individual wineries and the various Catholic churches in the area held their own version of a grape harvest festival, celebrating the end of the harvest season and the comparing the fruits of their labor. But in 1939, citizens of the Alta Loma, Etiwanda and Cucamonga areas decided to officially recognize the 100th anniversary of the planting of the “Mother Vineyard” with the first “Wine and Grape Festival”, a celebration that soon became a local tradition. Throughout the years, local wineries and service clubs continued to celebrate the tradition of the Grape Harvest Festival (a.k.a. Wine Festival) until 1981 when the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce took over the production of the festival, creating one of the largest regional events of its kind. In 1987, the California State Legislature designated the Festival as officially being,

“California’s Oldest Grape Harvest Festival “. The Grape Harvest Festival is one of the few festivals that still offer traditional Grape Stomps for both visitors and local celebrities, as well as over 100 arts and crafts, game booths, and a petting zoo. Join us for an evening of continuous live entertainment, wine tasting and a carnival for all ages!

Wine Appreciation & Entertainment Open til Midnight on Friday and Saturday! Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Location: The Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter & Sports Complex (Quakes Stadium) Dates:

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 31, November 1, and November 2, 2008 2008 Grape Harvest Festival Volunteers Want to be apart of California’s Oldest Grape Harvest Festival? The Grape Harvest Festival presents many opportunities for volunteers. If you or your organization would be interested in being part of the heritage of the community, please contact the Chamber. (Carnival tickets for sale and available for fundraising programs) E-Mail: Website:



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GREEN LIVING Green Giants Front Lines of Sustain ability

San Bernardino Green County Offers Multifaceted Approach

LA/Ontario International Airport Save Energy and Reduce Pollution

The Way of Our Future

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GREEN GIANTS The Front Lines of Sustain ability We recently interviewed local Hospital CEO’s about their initiatives to improve the affect of these “mini local cities” on green issues in their communities. In it’s simplest form, sustain ability can be defined as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Some prefer the phrase,“think globally, act locally.” Others use the Three E’s – environmental health, economic vitality and social equity. Our local communities are at the front lines and a new generation of local leaders is recognizing the enormous opportunity that our shared values of a cleaner, healthier and more vital community represent. The signs of this shift are all around us. We engage stakeholders in developing a shared vision and participating in the creation of community sustain ability plans. Such plans include identifying goals, strategies and action plans along with mechanisms to track progress. We live in challenging and exciting times where we must embrace change in order to deliver on the promise of the future. We live in a time when all across our communities, homes and businesses we see the opportunities that inherent stainable practices. As elected leaders, we must encourage, educate, inform and engage our communities to join the path to a sustainable future.

We encourage everyone to find a way to engage on this issue, individually or as part of a local city, business or civic group effort. Learn about the programs that are underway in your community. Log on at home or at your public library to learn more about ways you can increase your energy and water efficiency or reduce your carbon footprint. Get involved at your workplace, homeowners association or place of worship. Find a way to make positive change happen in your community and in your own life. Sustain ability is central to our quality of life and our economic vitality. “We are honored to be among a group of local elected leaders,” says Karolee M. Sowle, CEO of Desert Regional Medical Center, “who understand that it takes a willingness to invest in ourselves to insure a better future.” What we do right now and how we do it will set the stage for future generations. We know that we can work together to leave things better than we found them. In so many important ways, time starts now.

Steven C. Moreau President & Chief Executive Officer SAN ANTONIO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

“Our footprint is to identify our part as a team. We have programs like our rideshare program, van pools as well as encouraging healthy life styles to our employees and community. On other note, waste reduction and recycling efforts are on the top of our minds.”

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Dianne Nitta RN,MA Vise-President & Chief Executive Officer

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF SAN BERNARDINO “The pipeline we have created is our asthma program which educates children and their families in our communities so that they can live a healthier and more prosperous life.”

Dennis Knox CEO/ Managing Director

SOUTHWEST HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS “As we move more towards the area of the green issues, we encourage our staff and employees to find ways to do their part in waste disposal and reduction of petroleum products.”

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“The City of Palm Springs has adopted bold, self improvement goals including reducing energy use by 20% and water use by 50% by 2012, transitioning its fleet to clean air and alternative fuel vehicles, and becoming a waste free city. The City of Palm Desert has embarked upon a program to reduce energy use by 30% with its citywide “Set to Save” program. The City of La Quinta, in cooperation with Coachella Valley Water District, has developed an aggressive water efficiency program. And there’s more. Recently forty-five local leaders met in Palm Springs as part of a community initiative to kick off the Palm Springs Path to a Sustainable Community. Riverside County Supervisors Roy Wilson and Marion Ashley each offered early support with pledges to make the County Administrative Building across from Palm Springs City Hall a model for energy efficient renovation and the establishment of the first designated city/county ‘Clean Tech Zone’. All of the participants were provided with a list of first steps that they each could take toward stainability now; and were asked to commit to at least five years of working with the city and the community to develop and implement a master plan for future stainability. In Palm Springs we recognize that stainability challenges cannot be solved in isolation. For us, the process is as important as the plan. While the city is taking the first steps to make improvements in areas we can control, we are beginning what will be an ongoing process to engage stakeholders in developing a shared vision and to participate in the development of a community stainability plan with goals, strategies and action plan as well as mechanisms to track and monitor progress along the way.” >>> Mayor of Palm Springs, Steve Pougnet

Karolee M. Sowle, FACHE CEO/ Health Leader

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Green County Offers Multifaceted Approach Green County San Bernardino is a multifaceted program aimed at encouraging residents, business owners, and developers to go “green.” Under the program, the County waives building fees when home and business owners install solar or wind energy systems, highly energy-efficient air-conditioning systems, or tankless water heaters. More than 100 fees have been waived in the past year, saving home and business owners thousands of dollars. The County also provides priority plan processing for homebuilders who follow California Green Builder standards. Green Builder homes are highly water and

energy efficient. Green Builder homes move to the top of the County’s priority list, which means the homebuilders get their product inspected and on the market faster than those who don’t build “green.” As part of Green County, we distributed about 30,000 reusable shopping bags. Our goal was to cut waste by providing residents with free, sturdy bags that could be used for hundreds of shopping trips. The bags are now available for a nominal fee at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands and some of our Regional Park locations. In addition, San Bernardino County has committed to follow Leadership in

Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standards when it constructs new offices or makes major renovations at County-owned buildings. LEED-certified buildings use far less energy and water than those that don’t.

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programs the City offers to its community. These range from recycling at large events, to programs right in your home. While these concepts aren’t new, it’s important to point out that Claremont has managed to keep 56% of its refuse out of our local landfills. This is an impressive feat considering many Southern California cities are still struggling with diverting even half of their waste. In addition to their recycling programs, Claremont’s sustain ability extends its notion that green waste has more than one use and diverts nearly 100% of their green waste into ground cover for agriculture farmers, mulch or compost. If diverting green waste wasn’t enough, the City has begun converting many of its medians into drought tolerant landscaping and drip irrigation systems, which will substantially reduce the City’s water use and runoff into the City’s storm drains. Keeping in line with water reduction, the City is installing waterless urinals in its park restrooms, and is experimenting with artificial turf in high foot traffic areas of the City. But it doesn’t stop there. Many of us have begun feeling the impact of rising fuel cots; however, the City of Claremont had the foresight to build a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at its City Yard nearly five years ago. The City now has an impressive 14 vehicles that run on CNG and three hybrid vehicles--even the city manager

and a couple council members drive hybrids! To promote the idea that sustain ability can be a shared ideal, the City has partnered with other local agencies in which the City allows them to use their CNG fuel. Another sustainable idea that Claremont has promoted is the use of re-usable shopping bags instead of plastic or paper bags. In keeping with this idea, the City has begun distributing these free bags at large City events, including the upcoming Village Venture on October 24. What’s next you might ask from a city of only 35,000? Well, why not solar-powered City facilities or paperless agendas at community meetings. Either way you look at it, Claremont is definitely on track toward becoming a sustainable model for other cities and everyday consumers like you and I to follow.

For the past decade, the demand on natural resources has grown exponentially on a local, regional and global scale due to increased population growth, high consumption levels, and a desire to feed our growing economies. These demands negatively impact our natural environment, the communities we live in and the quality of our lives, and more importantly, the lives of our children and future generations. Recognizing this impact on the environment, the City of Claremont has been a leader in promoting sustain ability at the city level. As a city known for its tree-lined streets, native botanic gardens and pristine colleges, it’s no wonder sustain ability would be on the forefront of Claremont’s residents and businesses. As mentioned in one of our previous articles, Claremont is drafting a sustain ability plan that will hopefully lead the region in promoting environmental ideals. However, what you may not know is that this unique city has already done quite a bit in the area of sustain ability. According to Scott Carroll, Claremont’s Community Services Director, one of the biggest ways the City has made an impact on the environment is by the number of recycling

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>> Paul Biane Chairman, Board of Supervisors Second District

>> Damien Arrula

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Local youth soccer leagues now have a home at the City of Pomona's first artificial turf soccer complex, opening on Saturday, June 28th.


Veterans Park Soccer Complex

$6 Million U.S. Soccer Federation Conditions Park is City’s 26th Park


The City of Pomona, CA has scored an everlasting goal with th the completion of the City’s 26 Park, the new Veteran's

Park Soccer Complex. Soccer enthusiasts and residents alike will try out the new soccer fields on Saturday, June 28th as the park is unveiled to the community. The opening ceremonies, starting at 9:30 a.m., will feature youth soccer clinics presented by the Cal Poly Pomona Soccer Team. The park features four synthetic turf fields, a concession stand, and restroom facilities. Field 1 of 4 was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Soccer Federation and Nike. The park is situated at a uniquely converted industrial location nestled in the redeveloping area north of Mission Boulevard and west of State Route-71. Learn more about soccer and consider making a donation to the U.S. Soccer Federation by visiting their website at Date: Saturday, June 28, 2008 Location: 1945 West Mission Blvd. at State Route 71, entrance on Mission Boulevard Time: 9:30 a.m. Note: Please wear flat-sole shoes, no heels allowed on artificial turf

NO STREET SHOES, METAL OR V-CLEATS. Turf is designed for athletic shoes, polyurethane cleats, or standard molded cleats only. Contact: City's Community Services, Parks and Recreation Department at (909) 620-2321.

LA/Ontario International Airport’s Green Efforts to Save Energy and Reduce Pollution

From left, Utility Crew employees Paul Flowers, Jesse Galvez and Robert Garcia sort cardboard at ONT’s recycling yard. The cardboard is compacted into bales and recycled.

Utility Crew Supervisor Lodis Woodmore and Maintenance Laborer Jesse Galvez inspect plastic bottles collected from various facilities throughout ONT before transporting them to a recycling facility.



Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has been a leader in environmentally friendly operations for many years with green programs at each of its four airports including LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT). At ONT, green efforts are built-in - literally. The airport’s twin terminals opened 10 years ago with environmental friendliness in its design and engineering. The built-in glass structures are designed to make the terminals more energy efficient, allowing daylight in while maintaining a comfortable environment. To reduce vehicle emissions, all new vehicles at ONT use alternate fuel and the airport’s shuttle buses are powered by natural gas. Lastly, ONT participates in an extensive employee Rideshare Program which gives employees a number of voluntary options including vanpools, carpools, public transit incentives and more to avoid driving alone to and from work. In 2007-08, the 13 vanpools at ONT eliminated over one million commute miles for the year which reduced one million pounds of CO2 emissions, and saved nearly 85,000 gallons of gasoline. Green activities are incorporated into the daily routine of employees throughout the airport. In 1999, ONT launched its awardwinning recycling program. Employees recycle mixed paper, magazines, beverage containers, cardboard, metal, green gardening

waste, asphalt, concrete, batteries, tires, scrap wood and pallets. The airport’s landscape crew uses native plants to reduce watering requirements. And employees conscientiously turn off all utilities and appliances when not being used. Other green efforts at ONT include the use of energy efficient light fixtures; high velocity air conditioning (HVAC) units, and recycled material and green products when available. ONT is a medium-hub, full-service airport with commercial jet service to major U.S. cities and through service to many international destinations. ONT is located in the Inland Empire, approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. The airport is the centerpiece of one of the fastest-growing transportation regions in the United States. ONT's service area includes a population of six million people living in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and portions of north Orange County and east Los Angeles County. ONT is one of four airports owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a Los Angeles City department that oversees an airport system in the nation’s second largest metropolitan area. The other airports owned and operated by LAWA are Los Angeles International, LA/Palmdale Regional and Van Nuys General Aviation. >> Harold Johnson

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