The City of San Dimas Parks and Recreation Department invites you to join us on Saturday, March 24(Rain Date March 31) for our Annual Family Festival & Easter Egg Hunts from 10am to 1pm at Civic Center Park, 245 E. Bonita Ave. The Family Festival features Community Connections Fair, Entertainment and San Dimas Talent Showcase. Also take advantage of our Mulch Giveaway! Bring your container/bag to get FREE organic mulch, perfect for replanting those gardens and sprucing up that landscaping. There will also be a Vendor Expo, Food Trucks and Fun Zone. Come by for a $2 Hot Diggity Dog Meal, while supplies last.
The 48th Annual City Olympics Track Meet was held on Saturday, March 10 at San Dimas High School. Track teams representing Allen Avenue, Ekstrand, Gladstone, Shull, Lone Hill, and Home School students participated in this event. The track meet was a great success and we thank the school coaches for their hard work with training these athletes. The first and second place winners will represent the City of San Dimas in the San Gabriel Valley Championships on Saturday, May12 at San Dimas High School.
The Marchant Park Improvement Project is moving forward with the construction phase. The new recreation building has been framed and the roof is nearly completed. The building's restrooms are taking shape and the building's electrical components are being installed. The exterior building decorative elements are beginning to be constructed.
The new playground equipment has been put in and the next step will be to install the rubberized surfacing for ADA accessibility. The tennis courts upgrades will begin in early March, which include new windscreens, some new fencing sections and painting the existing fence. Later in the project the basketball courts and tennis courts will be resurfaced.
The Project is scheduled to be completed in late Spring 2018. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 909-394-6230 and check back for regular updates.
Vietnam Veterans, "The Wall That Heals" hosted by San Dimas H.E.R.O.E.S (Helping Establish a Remembrance Of Every Serviceperson) will be at Lone Hill Middle School, 700 S. Lone Hill Ave, on March 22 - 25. Open 24 hours a day for all four days and FREE to the public.
The "Wall" is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and will be here along with a mobile Education Center to honor the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War. It bears the names of over 58,000 men and woman who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.
The schedule of events is as follows:
The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration has provided a special lapel pin for living U.S. military veterans who served during the Vietnam War period as a lasting memento of the nation's thanks. Living United States veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location are eligible to receive one lapel pin.
To receive your lapel pin you must provide:
A new LA County program has been launched to help increase proper disposal compliance of household sharps. The "Contain and Responsibly Dispose (CARD) Your Sharps" Initiative, provides resources to help residents safely discard their used household sharps including the option of a no-cost, FDA-cleared sharps container, regardless of their sharps provider.
Medical technology company BD launched the "CARD Your Sharps" initiative to help ensure proper containment and disposal of household sharps, a health concern that when disposed of improperly could cause injury or spread infection.
Through this initiative, any LA County resident who fills a prescription for sharps can receive by mail a free sharps container with information on convenient local disposal sites. Patients can also receive step-by-step instructions on responsible sharps disposal from 300 participating retail pharmacies.
This program supplements and supports the programs already in place in communities throughout LA County -- which help keep our beaches and waterways clean, our sanitation workers safe and help ensure that patients who use sharps are in compliance with California law.
Now through March 31 single adults 18 years old and over are eligible to access any of the Los Angeles County Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Winter Shelters. All families in need of resources are encouraged to call 2-1-1 for additional assistance.
Click here to view the flyer and find out where the nearest homeless shelter is located. In addition you can learn where to find proper transportation to each shelter.
For additional information, call the Winter Shelter Hotline at (800) 548-6047 or visit www.lahsa.org/winter-shelter.
In 2016 California voters approved Proposition 64 which allows the cultivation, sales, and use of recreational marijuana. This officially took effect on January 1, 2018.
Proposition 64 also allows cities to establish their own regulations on certain aspects regarding recreational marijuana cultivation and sales. The City of San Dimas has adopted some of these additional regulations.
With the rainy season here, homeowners and HOA managers are encouraged to continually check all drainage devices such as concrete bench drains, swales, channels, and natural stream beds on their properties to ensure that they are cleared of all debris and plant overgrowth that may obstruct rainwater flow.