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What's New in San Dimas
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018

City Commission Vacancies (Jan 30, 2018)

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The City of San Dimas invites you to become active in your community.

The Equestrian and Public Safety Commissions are recruiting residents of the city to become a member of the commission. The Public Safety Commission appointment is potentially for three (2) two year terms - term expires in 2024. The Equestrian Commission appointment is filling an unexpected vacancy of two (2) year terms - term expires in 2021.

Click here to view the Commission's purpose.

Click here to access the application.

Applications are being accepted in the City Clerk's office until 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2018.

Applications are also available in the City Clerk's office at City Hall, 245 E. Bonita Ave, San Dimas. For more information please contact the City Clerk's office at (909)394-6210.

Schedule for the Vietnam Veterans "Wall that Heals" (Feb 20, 2018)

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:

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Residents Invited to Community Meeting for Homelessness Plan (Feb 21, 2018)

The City of San Dimas will be conducting an outreach meeting to gather input from residents to assist in writing a successful Homeless Planning Guide. This meeting will be held on Thursday, March 8 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the Senior Center, 201 E Bonita Ave.

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Lapel Pins Available for Vietnam Veterans (Feb 20, 2018)

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:

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Residents Encouraged to Review Waste Management Billing (Feb 8, 2018)

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As of February 1, Waste Management officially took over trash service billing from Golden State Water for San Dimas residents, offering one point for contact for both customer service and billing.

By now residents should have received a bill from Waste Management for February trash services (this is the only time you will receive a monthly bill from Waste Management). Beginning in March you will be billed by Waste Management on a bi-monthly basis.

As this is a new system, the City is asking residents to check their billing statements to ensure everything is correct and they are billed for the right services.

If you find an error with your bill, contact Waste Management Customer Service at (800) 266-7551.

LA County Initiative Helps Residents Dispose of Sharps (Feb 8, 2018)

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.

Click here and visit CARDYourSharps.com for more information on this initiative.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Now Hiring (Jan 24, 2018)

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) is now hiring for a wide range of positions. With several career tracks and more than 350 specialized units, LASD offers unlimited possibilities to pursue the path that's right for you.

Whether you're interested in custody, patrol, or both, all candidates enter the academy at the Deputy Sheriff Trainee rank.

A successful candidate will have these attributes to become a Deputy Sheriff:

Possess and demonstrate integrity
Demonstrated ability to use good judgment and problem solving
Capacity for empathy and compassion
Capacity to multi-task
Ability to demonstrate courage and to take responsibility
Ability to be resourceful and show initiative
Demonstrating assertiveness
Capacity for engaging in teamwork and ability to collaborate

For more information and to apply, visit www.lasdcareers.org.

Marchant Park Improvement Project (Oct 20, 2017)

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The City of San Dimas Parks and Recreation Department is happy to report that the Marchant Park Improvement Project is ongoing and moving forward. The demolition phase has been completed, and new construction can be seen throughout the park site.

Framing for the new recreation building is underway. This building will include a total of 2271 square feet of recreational space and will provide ADA accessibility. Preparation of the playground areas is complete and installation of the new playground equipment is beginning. Once all of the play apparatus is installed, a new rubberized surfacing that provides ADA access will be installed underneath. New concrete walkways around the playground have been installed, providing new accessible pathways throughout the park.

The new roof and other exterior improvements to the Little League Storage and Snack Bar Concession buildings are nearly completed as well.

The Project is scheduled to be completed in late Spring 2018. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (909) 394-6230 and check back for regular updates.

Family Festival & Easter Egg Hunts (Feb 7, 2018)

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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.
 

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Community Nominations for Distinguished Service to Youth Awards (Jan 18, 2018)

The City of San Dimas and the San Dimas Parks and Recreation Commission are accepting nominations from the community for Distinguished Service to Youth Awards. The purpose of the awards, which have been given annually since 1976, is to recognize and honor people in the community who have demonstrated exceptional service to San Dimas youth and to create an awareness of the need for citizens to become involved in youth programs.

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