On Sunday, April 22 the cities of San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, and Claremont will host a 6.5-mile CicLAvia open streets event from 9 am to 4 pm. The popular CicLAvia open streets events bring together thousands of participants of all ages to enjoy and rediscover their communities on car-free streets.
The event features family-friendly activities along the route including rock-climbing walls, kid's bike safety programs, music, and more. Bike helmets are required for everyone under 18 years old riding a bike.
Celebrate Earth Day with us on April 22 from 9 am - 4 pm at the Civic Center. The City's Earth Day Celebrations will take place alongside the exciting CicLAvia open streets event. Visitors can create arts and crafts from recycled materials, win prizes by testing their knowledge on best practices and fun facts, and learn about resources and simple steps to make a difference every day in caring for our planet!
For more information, contact the Public Works Department at (909) 394-6240.
Recently residents have reported seeing coyotes around their neighborhoods. Although coyotes are most active in the early evening through early morning hours, some residents have also reported seeing them out in the middle of the day.
Follow these tips to keep your family and pets safe and discourage wildlife from visiting your yard:
* Never intentionally feed wildlife.
* Wildlife is attracted to an easy meal; don't leave pet food or water outside, especially at night.
* Bring your pets inside before dark. Shut pet doors at dusk.
* Secure the lids of your outdoor garbage cans.
* Pick up fallen fruit from the ground nightly. Pick fruit when it's ripe.
* Fence or net areas that you wish to protect.
* Clear away woodpiles and brush piles after the winter. Keep vegetation near the house neatly trimmed.
* Close access to crawl spaces, attic, shed and garage spaces. Keep all doors closed at night.
* Cap or screen off your chimney to keep animals from falling in or building nests in the chimney.
* Keep barbecues clean and inside the garage.
* Keep compost in locked containers.
If you notice an aggressive coyote in your neighborhood, call the Inland Valley Humane Society at (909) 623-9777.Visit their website at https://www.ivhsspca.org/ for additional information.
The weekly Farmers Market, hosted by Advocates for Healthy Living, is back! The Market takes place every Wednesday evening from 4 pm to 8:30 pm through September 5, with extended hours during non-school days until 9 pm.
Take the night off from cooking and come out to enjoy specially prepared foods such as BBQ delights, tamales, sweets, and roasted corn. Certified growers will be selling all of your favorite California fruits, vegetables, and flowers. EBT/SNAP Accepted.
With live bands, handcrafted gifts and home decor, and a variety of games and rides, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Support the San Dimas Farmers Market and make every Wednesday a night of family fun and entertainment. Find the Market on Facebook at sandimasfarmersmarket for weekly promotions.
The Farmers Market will be located on First Street, east of Iglesia, and in a portion of the City Hall parking lot. For additional information, call or text Advocates for Healthy Living at (909) 581-4744.
The San Dimas Equestrian Commission and the City are looking for volunteers for the annual trail clean-up project scheduled for Saturday, April 28 with a rain-date of May 5. Each year the Commission hosts a trail clean-up of trails in and adjacent to Horsethief Canyon Park.
The clean-up will take place from 9 am to noon with refreshments and lunch provided. The City will provide guidance and some tools. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves and wear sturdy shoes. This a great opportunity for individuals to obtain required community service hours, especially scouts and students. Volunteers must be at least 10 years of age to participate.
For more information or to RSVP to volunteer, call (909) 394-6210. RSVP's are encouraged so the Commission can plan for the appropriate amount of supplies.
The City of San Dimas in partnership with the Watershed Conservation Authority want to inform residents of the start of the demolition of the three buildings on the City's property site.
The City is coordinating with the contractor, Interior Demolition, Inc. who will be responsible for the demolition of the three buildings on the City's portion of the project area. Construction trucks will be passing through the areas of Calle Bandera and Avenida Loma Vista.
Work is expected to last approximately six weeks.
For more information, visit www.watershedconservationauthority.org or contact the Community Development Department at (909) 394-6282.
The windows and doors have been installed on the Recreation Building as the Marchant Park Improvement Project continues to progress. The ventilation system ducting, thermal insulation and rough electrical components have been completed in the interior of the building.
Work has begun on the installation of new irrigation components as well as forming of the new sidewalks and mow curbs around the Recreation Building.
Painting of the tennis courts fencing and light poles have been completed. The tennis courts will receive new wind screens and will be resurfaced.
The Project is scheduled to be completed in early summer 2018 and a grand opening is planned for mid July. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 909-394-6230.