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S.H.A.R.E.S. Mixer (Sep 15, 2008)

San Dimas SHARES (Senior Housing Alternatives, Referral, Education, and Support) is a free home sharing and referral service for seniors. We will be having a mixer next Wednesday, Sepetember 17th from 3 to 4 p.m. at the San Dimas Senior Center (201 E. Bonita Ave). SHARES Mixers provide a great opportunity to learn about shared housing and other programs that help seniors remain independent.
We will have special guest speakers from the Fair Housing Foundation at the mixer. This Fair Housing Foundation (800 446-3247) provides free legal advice and advocacy for San Dimas residents. Come and learn more about your housing rights.

We encourage anyone who is interested to attend. If you would like more information, please contact the San Dimas Housing Section at (909) 394-6208.

It's Time to Shoot for the Stars! (Sep 11, 2008)

The San Dimas Shooting Stars Drill Team will conduct Workshops for girls interested in participating in the drill and dance team. Workshops are open to girls in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Workshops will be held at the Stanley Plummer Community Building on Monday, September 15 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, September 17 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Beginners through advanced dancers are encouraged to attend. No experience is necessary. Girls must attend both workshops in order to tryout for the drill team. Try-outs will be held Wednesday, September 17 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. The workshops and try-outs are free of charge. There is a mandatory meeting for parents on Monday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m.

The Shooting Stars is an excellent way for girls to develop and improve their dance and drill skills; experience team cooperation; and develop self-esteem and confidence while enjoying a recreational activity. The Shooting Stars have represented the City of San Dimas for over 30 years and have performed and competed in various parades and competitions throughout Southern California.

For additional information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (909) 394-6230.

Join The Friends Of The Dog Park For Their Upcoming Events! (Sep 3, 2008)

On Saturday, September 6th, the San Dimas Friends of the Dog Park is hosting a weed-pulling party at the dog park between 7:00 a.m. and noon. Coffee, donuts and dog bones (for canines, of course) will be waiting. The San Dimas Dog Park is located in Horsethief Canyon Park at 301 Horsethief Canyon Road, San Dimas.

The monthly Friends of the Dog Park meeting will be held on Thursday, September 11th, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the San Dimas City Hall Conference Room, 245 E. Bonita Avenue.

For additional information about the San Dimas Dog Park, visit our website by clicking below.

Downtown San Dimas Specific Plan Workshop (Aug 25, 2008)

The public is invited to attend a Community Workshop for the Downtown Specific Plan. The workshop will be held on Wednesday September 17th from 6:30pm to 9pm at the San Dimas Senior/Community Center (201 East Bonita). The purpose of the workshop will be to gather input from the community about the challenges and solutions related to the Downtown. Participants will review, comment and prioritize Downtown Visioning work to date and provide input for use in preparing the Specific Plan. The meeting will be conducted in a workshop format. There will be a presentation by the consultant team and an opportunity for the public to provide comments.
For further information contact the Community Development Department at (909) 394-6280.

West Nile Virus Risk for Southern California Residents Highest Since 2004 Epidemic (Aug 14, 2008)

Southern California is leading the State in West Nile virus activity. Hundreds of dead birds and mosquito samples collected throughout the State's southern region have tested positive for the virus. So far this year, 566 dead birds and 316 mosquito samples have been confirmed positive for West Nile virus in Southern California. Preventative measures taken by both mosquito and vector control districts and the public are critical to reducing the risks of the disease. To find out more about West Nile virus and how to rid your property from mosquito breeding opportunities contact the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control website at

Register Soon For Recreation Classes! (Aug 12, 2008)

The City of San Dimas Parks and Recreation Department fall recreation classes will begin the week of September 15, 2008. Mail-in registration will begin on August 18. Resident walk-in registration will begin on September 2 and non-resident and online registration will begin on September 4.

The fall schedule includes WEBBY Ballet/Jazz/Tap Combo, WEBBY Ballet Technique, WEBBY Cheer and Hip Hop, Baton, Ballroom Dance, Country Western Dance, Folklorico, Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Drums, Piano for Homeschoolers, Private Voice Lessons, Sculpting and Drawing, Art Classes by CREATOR'Stouch, Young Rembrandts Children's Drawing Program, Introduction to Typing and Word Processing, Intro to Computers, Internet and Word Processing, Bowling, Pilates, Gymnastics, Ice Skating for Tots, Adult Ice Skating, Lil' Kickers Soccer, Karate, Kids Shape, Tai Chi, Tennis, Yoga, Dog Obedience, Canine Good Citizen Certification, Kids in the Kitchen, Tiny Tots, and Safesitter.

Information on all classes is in the fall edition of the San Dimas Frontier Newsletter available at San Dimas City Hall or by clicking below to see an on-line version of the Recreation Guide.

For further information call the Parks and Recreation Department at 909-394-6230.

Waste Management Launches New Website (Jun 6, 2008)

Waste Management launched a new website to assist San Dimas residents and businesses with their waste and recycling services. The new site provides useful information such as collection schedules, special events, contact information and sustainability tips. Customers can also call customer service by phone at 1-800-266-7551.

Eclectic Sounds Come To San Dimas This Summer (Jun 4, 2008)

The 2008 San Dimas Music in the Park concert line up brings a wonderful variety of music to Civic Center Park. The concerts take place every Wednesday beginning June 25 beginning at 7 pm. Civic Center Park is located at 245 Bonita Avenue in San Dimas. Here is a brief look at each band that is performing this year.

August 13 - BETTER CHEMISTRY - Fresh from "bringing the house down" at the House of Blues," this 9 piece reggae band returns to San Dimas to rock the town. Incorporating horns, electric guitar, percussion and a jumping, turntable DJ, they take the Rastafarian mantra to new heights.

For more information please call the City of San Dimas Parks and Recreation Department at 909-394-6230.

Abandoned Shopping Cart Hotline (Mar 11, 2008)

Abandoned shopping carts pose a nuisance and a safety hazard in the community. They also contribute to a sense of visual blight. At a cost of approximately $100 each, businesses must pick up the tab for the lost carts. A cost that could get passed on to you the customer. You can help keep the City of San Dimas beautiful by keeping our streets and neighborhoods free of abandoned shopping carts.

If you see a stray shopping cart you should contact the City's cart retrieval hotline at (909) 394-6283. Please be prepared to report the location (exact street address or nearest cross streets) of the shopping cart and the store to which it belongs.

New San Dimas Small Business Guide (Feb 25, 2008)

The City of San Dimas and the Chamber of Commerce have put together a Small Business Guide for those who would like to start a new business in the community or relocate their business to San Dimas. The Small Business Guide provides dozens of useful resources and step-by-step guides to help you in the licensing and permitting process. It also provides valuable information on establishing and operating a successful business.

You may download this useful guide on owning and operating your own business in the City of San Dimas by clicking on the link below. A printed copy of the guide is also available at City Hall.

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