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City names Merrill new Public Works Director

City names Merrill new Public Works Director

The City of San Bernardino has appointed Lynn Merrill the city’s new Public Works Director. Merrill has 40 years of experience in public works and waste management, with part of his career having been served at the City previously. “Lynn Merrill has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and we …

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City Manager gets hands on with Housing and Homeless Division

City on right track to deal with vagrancy in public parks

San Bernardino City Manager Charles Montoya is taking matters into his own hands. Following a January 12 injunction prohibiting San Bernardino from removing homeless encampments, the Housing and Homeless Division will now be under direct oversight of the City Manager’s office. The reason, Montoya states, is due to several projects …

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City receives $35 Million to Build Housing for Homeless

City receives $35 Million to Build Housing for Homeless

San Bernardino announced last week it has been awarded a $34.9 million Project Homekey grant from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to provide interim housing for chronically homeless men in the City. It is the largest grant awarded during the current round of Homekey funding and …

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San Bernardino County offering free tax services for low income residents

Free VITA tax services available for eligible county residents

San Bernardino County’s Transitional Assistance Department has partnered with the IRS to once again provide free tax preparation and e-filing services to eligible low- to moderate-income taxpayers. Starting January 22, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)/Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program will provide free services to eligible individuals and families …

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Feldheym Library to hold book sale on Saturday Jan. 20

San Bernardino Public Library holding book sale to fund programs

The popular Saturday Book Sale is returning to San Bernardino’s Norman F. Feldheym Library on January 20 and 27 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. The sale is organized by the Friends of the San Bernardino Public Library (SBPL) and proceeds from the event enable the Friends of SBPL to …

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Volunteers needed for 2024 homeless point-in-time count

Volunteers Needed for January 27 Homeless Point-In-Time Count

The annual homeless point-in-time count (PITC) is coming January 25th and San Bernardino is looking for volunteers to assist with the count. “Addressing homelessness is a top priority for San Bernardino,” said Mayor Helen Tran. “We hope San Bernardino residents will once again turn out to be an important part …

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Federal Court blocks California from implementing ‘gun-free’ zones

Federal Court blocks California from implementing 'gun-free' zones

Californians with carry permits can use them without risking prosecution for entering the state’s newly created gun-free zones, for now. In an unexpected ruling over the weekend, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit dissolved an administrative stay that allowed Senate Bill 2 to take effect January 1 …

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Federal funding will help reduce wildfire risk in San Bernardino Valley

Federal funding will help reduce wildfire risk in San Bernardino Valley

Last month Rep. Pete Aguilar announced federal funding would be made available make the Inland Empire more resilient to deadly wildfires. Aguilar joined U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and other officials to share that more than $800,000 from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will go to support the San …

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San Bernardino receives grant to plan improvements to Baseline Street

San Bernardino will be able to plan road improvements along Baseline Street thanks to a $240,800 grant it received from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). “Baseline Street is one of the most important streets in San Bernardino, as it runs from the most eastern to the most western part …

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County selects Dillard for top job combating homelessness

County selects Dillard for top job combating homelessness

The County of San Bernardino recently announced Marcus Dillard will be the new chief for the County’s Office of Homeless Services. Dillard, a Marine Corps veteran, has housed more than 900 homeless individuals while with Riverside County’s Project Roomkey program and the March Veterans Village. His prior experience also includes …

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