Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced $7,146,526 for the San Bernardino International Airport Authority’s Airport Improvement Program. This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding will help the San Bernardino International Airport increase productivity as they continue to expand their commercial flights. “A more efficient airport will help address supply chain issues and lower costs here in the Inland Empire,” said Rep. Aguilar. “This airport is an important economic engine of our region responsible for nearly 13,000 jobs and $2 billion in economic activity. I will always prioritize our economic growth and look forward to working closely with our airport commission members to secure more funding.” “We greatly appreciate the continued support of Congressman Aguilar and the FAA for prioritizing this important infrastructure project that will be used to serve aviation customers and the traveling public for many years to come,” said Mark Gibbs, Director of Aviation, San Bernardino International Airport Authority. The FAA’s Airport Improvement Program, established in 1982, provides grants to public-use airports to improve safety and efficiency. Improvement projects this grant funding can be awarded to include, fixing taxiways, runways, weather stations, ramps and more.
The Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley (HSSBV) is currently offering appointments for 700 $20 spay and neuter surgeries for both cats and dogs thanks to a generous grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture, as part of the Pet Lovers License Plate grant. Members of the community that would like to take advantage of this special $20 pricing must call 909-386-1400 to book an appointment. The program must be mentioned at the time of making the appointment; you are not automatically enrolled. It is first come, first serviced and only available while funding lasts. Appointments for participation in the program can also be made in person by visiting the HSSBV Veterinary Clinic at 374 W. Orange Show Road.
On Friday, June 17th, Members of the December 2nd Memorial Committee unveiled a permanent memorial in honor of the 14 lives lost in the San Bernardino terror attack on December 2nd, 2015. The 14 victims’ loved ones attended the unveiling, local dignitaries like Supervisors Curt Hagman and Joe Baca Jr., Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gomez Reyes, Representative Pete Aguilar, and dozens of community members acknowledged the lost lives, first responders who provided aid, and the San Bernardino County Government. The memorial, which lies on the east side of the San Bernardino County Government Center at 385 N. Arrowhead Ave., is now open to the public from dusk to dawn. “The Curtain of Courage Memorial and the people it represents will be a forever landmark for us to reflect and remember what happened on December 2nd, 2015,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. “We won’t forget the victims and the impact this had on our County. This memorial reminds us that hate didn’t win and that our community held on to us to get us through the pain and tragedy.” A memorial plaque with all
On Thursday, June 23rd, nine new streets will be named after San Bernardino’s original nine police officers in a 10:00 am dedication ceremony near the corner of Meyers Road and Little League Drive. The public is invited to attend. The dedication will include the unveiling of a specially made stone, at the entrance to the new housing development, which is a replica of the original badge worn by the nine officers back in 1905, along with a plaque commemorating the officers. The ceremony will also feature the San Bernardino Police Department’s equestrian unit and honor guard, as well as city and community leaders. This street dedication is thanks to over ten years of hard work and dedication of the San Bernardino Police Historical Society, which proposed naming city streets after the original officers back in 2011. The nine streets make up a new housing development by GFR Homes. “We were so excited to hear from Felix Robles of GFR Homes,” said San Bernardino Police Historical Society Chairman and retired SBPD Sergeant Dennis Houser. “Felix remembered our proposal and was in the process of building a