Steering Committee Newsletter
April 2021
Healthy RC Living

In 1970, the first #EarthDay was celebrated across the country. In 2021, we are celebrating with just as much passion and excitement for saving the Earth and fighting climate change. If everyone in California makes an effort to save energy, it will have a huge impact. Join the movement today! #KeepItGolden #HealthyRC #SustainableRC

Resilience refers to how well you can deal with and bounce back from the difficulties of life. It can mean the difference between handling pressure and losing your cool. Resilient people tend to maintain a more positive outlook and cope with stress more effectively. Remember, resilience is a lifelong practice. Building it, shaping it, and accessing it, all take practice, bravery, and time. 

Whether you're going through a tough time now or you want to be prepared for next time, click the button below for some helpful resources to fostering your own resilience!

Cranberry-Orange Nut Cookies
serves 2 ½ dz.

1 ½ cups whole-wheat pastry flour
✔ 1 tsp. baking powder
✔ 1 tsp. baking soda
✔ ½ tsp. salt
✔ 1 cup chopped nuts
✔ ½ cup chopped dried cranberries
✔ 1 cup brown sugar
✔ ½ cup smooth, unsweetened applesauce
✔ 4 oz. melted butter
✔ 1 tbsp. freshly grated orange zest
✔ 3 tbsp. orange juice
✔ 1 cup rolled oats

Click on the video above to watch and learn the simple step-by-step instructions for creating this recipe from Chef Geno!

While our facilities may provide limited services and programs to keep our #RCcommUNITY safe, you can still visit our Virtual Recreation Center for fun, creative, and educational content!

If you’re unable to make it out to one of our local parks, the City of Rancho Cucamonga's Community Services Department offers plenty of virtual options for you to stay active at home. Visit our Virtual Recreation Center or go to for more information.
Healthy RC Highlights
RC Public Art Survey
Where would you like to see public art in our city? How do you envision the arts becoming a core part of our community? Have the arts improved or transformed your life? These questions are at the heart of the City of Rancho Cucamonga’s new Public Art survey.

The City of Rancho Cucamonga is developing its first Public Art & Placemaking Plan, and we need your input! Please take our survey by clicking here and share your thoughts on how we can incorporate art into neighborhoods, streetscapes, parks, and more. Survey participants are eligible to enter and win a raffle!

For more information, please visit or click on the button below.
What time would you visit the Library? Rancho Cucamonga Public Library needs your feedback! Click the link below to complete the brief survey. We look forward to hearing from you! 
Accessibility Needs Questionnaire
The City of Rancho Cucamonga is currently in the process of updating its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan. ADA Transition Plans help Cities assess barriers to accessibility, describe how to remove them and provides a prioritization of barrier removal that can be reasonably implemented within the time frame specified in the Plan. Barriers can include things that are physical in nature, such as a lack of available ramps to access a building’s entrance, or they can be related to participation, like the inability to provide meeting materials in Braille.

This Plan will be completed in three phases, the first focusing on City owned and operated buildings, the second focusing on parks and the third focusing on our sidewalk network. The Plan will take about two years to complete.

While formal assessments of our buildings, parks, and sidewalk networks will be conducted by ADA Site Assessment Professionals, we would also like to know about your experience with potential barriers and how they affect you and your ability to use our facilities.

We value your opinions and thank you for taking the time to provide us with this very important feedback.
Get Affordable Transportation through RideRC
The City of Rancho Cucamonga and the Rancho Cucamonga Fire District are excited to announce a new pilot program, RideRC! For a limited time, qualified residents can take discounted Uber rides to medical appointments, grocery stores, pharmacies, and City facilities. This means affordable rides to important locations for those who live in a qualified area or are enrolled in a government assistance program. After completing a quick application to verify eligibility for the program, residents will use the Uber app to get to where they need to support their health as we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.

This pilot program will run until funds are exhausted. If you live in the qualified area and/or are in a government assistance program, apply today! For questions regarding the application process, please call 1-909-774-2713 or email
  • Must be 18 and over
  • Must live in Rancho Cucamonga
And meet at least one of the following requirements:

**Locations are pre-determined. Select locations offered in Ontario and Fontana.
Veterans Workshop Series
Do you know a veteran interested in learning more about academic and social support?

Join the next Veteran Community Workshop on Wednesday, May 5th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Join us in learning about student-veterans resources that will aid you when navigating various academic and social challenges. We will be diving into topics such as Veteran Readiness & Employment, disability services, and transitioning into civilian life. Come to connect and learn alongside a community of veterans in the region!
Healthy RC hosts its 3rd Annual Teen Summit
On March 24, 2021, Healthy RC hosted its 3rd Annual Teen Summit, a free virtual event that reached and helped empower over 70 high school teens through this year’s theme BUILD: Build your best self, Build resiliency, Build community, Build your future. Healthy RC Youth Leaders, Vishal Kunam and Natalie Masachi, both 12th graders at Rancho Cucamonga High School, co-hosted the event. Brenda Sarai Zuniga, a mindfulness coach, NAMI-certified speaker, and this year's keynote speaker, shared her resilience story about overcoming obstacles and breaking the stigma on mental health by seeking appropriate resources and tools.

Sponsored by IEHP and Kaiser Permanente, participants were able to attend a variety of wellness sessions, which highlighted coping skills to destress such as dance, fitness, meditation, intuitive art, yoga, and a meet and greet with Brenda. The event also created a safe space for vulnerability and courage through discussions about intersectional identities, creating boundaries, focusing on yourself, and coping with life’s toughest challenges in our #RepresentationMatters panel. We had four amazing panelists including Jaymie Leslie, an RC Public Art Committee member, artist, and Los Osos alum; Mokham Singh, infectious disease researcher and prospective medical student; Kate Mower, archeologist and LGBTQ+ advocate; and Dr. Diamreyan Ochuko, a medical doctor and Etiwanda High alum. The teens enjoyed the raw and real conversations they shared about healing and coping skills, as one teen shared, “I found the meditation and the panelists most useful today because I felt a certain relaxation when I was able to identify the situation I was going through with my family when Kate was speaking... You often find that the ones that love you the most, also hurt you the most. I loved the meditation part too because I had a stressful morning, and this really helped me to destress.” 
The BUILD Teen Summit event also incorporated a Community Leadership Discussion that provided teens a venue to have a meaningful dialogue about their concerns and priorities with multi-sector organizations ranging from healthcare, government, police, fire district, business, non-profit, and education. Teens addressed a variety of topics including social media impacts, mental health, safety concerns, a need for more safe spaces for teens, and improving access to services and resources. Many teens expressed that they felt supported and heard through this event, especially during a time when they have felt very disconnected with their peers. It was truly a remarkable youth-led event that further amplified the voices of our teen community!
Healthy RC’s Compassionate Community Subcommittee continues to lead the City’s efforts in engaging with stakeholders to identify community-centered strategies that tackle critical race-related issues, particularly in working towards a healthier and more equitable environment for all. Come join us in our regular (virtual) subcommittee meetings, typically held every 3rd Tuesday of every month at noon.

To participate or for inquiries, email or call 1-909-774-2043.
Helpful Resources
In collaboration with the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library, the Compassionate Community Subcommittee recommends the following resources and reading lists that may provide additional guidance on important conversations regarding the topics of race, social justice, and celebration of diversity:
Join us every 3rd Tuesday of the month!
Come join us in our regular (virtual) subcommittee meetings, typically held every 3rd Tuesday of every month at noon. Together, we can create a healthy, equitable, unifying, and compassionate environment for all! To participate or for inquiries,
email or call 1-909-774-2043.

Don't forget to share your #BeKindRC story and tag us on social media. You can also participate by joining our subcommittee or getting involved in any of our activities.
To join Healthy RC's Mental Health Subcommittee or for any inquiries regarding its initiatives, email or call 1-909-774-2044.
Helpful Resources
Mountainside Apartments joins Healthy RC's Green Business Recognition Program
Mountainside Apartments has joined the City of Rancho Cucamonga’s Green Business Recognition Program, which recognizes businesses that have demonstrated a commitment towards environmental sustainability. Mountainside Apartments, an affordable housing community owned and managed by National Community Renaissance (National CORE), located at 9181 Foothill Boulevard, is a multifamily complex with 384 apartment units. A variety of green practices have been incorporated into their operations that reduce natural gas usage, improve energy efficiency, promote water conservation, and strengthen resident engagement, among others. 
The Green Business Recognition Program is part of the City’s Healthy RC Program to promote environmentally sustainable practices in the community. If you are interested in joining this program and sharing your success with the community, contact Deborah Allen, Management Analyst at or at 1-909-774-2047.
Lower your Electric Bill by 50-90%
Have solar installed on your home free of charge through the Grid Alternatives program! Income-qualified homeowners living south of Foothill Boulevard can qualify. Save money and join your fellow Californians to make a positive difference by applying today! Call 1-951-465-2864 or visit

“I love these free solar panels on my home! My electricity bill is almost nonexistent, and it will make a huge difference in the summer when we need to keep the house cool with the air conditioner. I am encouraging my friends and family to apply!”   

-Claudia Paz, RC Resident
Mental Health
Subcommittee Meeting

Every 2nd Tuesday
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every 4th Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Community Champions

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Compassionate Community Subcommittee Meeting

Every 3rd Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Youth Leaders

To learn more about the application process, visit: Healthy RC website

For inquiries, contact:
Safe Routes to School

For inquiries, contact:
Evaluation Subcommittee

Every 4th Thursday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
For inquiries, e-mail or call 1-909-774-2043
*Locations and times subject to change.
Facing an eviction?
Behind on your mortgage?
Have a landlord-tenant or mobile home issue?
Feel you've been discriminated against in your housing choice?

Inland Fair Housing Mediation Board can help you! IFHMB serves as an intermediary to assist individuals in resolving issues related to housing discrimination, homeownership sustainability, rental complaints, and disputes in court through the provision of resource recommendations, education, and mediation.

For inquiries, email or call 1-909-984-2254. For further details, visit or click on their brochure below:
Community resources at your finger tips! Connect IE helps you connect to the resources you need: housing services, job training, food pantries, transportation and other low-cost or free programs. Visit to begin searching today from your smartphone or computer.
Terra Vista
Farmers' Market
Every Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Heritage Farmers' Market has set up an online ordering system for those who may not be able to make it to the market due to transportation and/or other quarantine-related issues.
City of Rancho Cucamonga
10500 Civic Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730