Steering Committee Newsletter
August 2021
Healthy RC Living

It's time to go back to school, which means it’s the perfect time to refresh your knowledge on why it’s important to save energy!

Visit to sign up for weekly energy saving tips and learn how being more energy efficient can help fight climate change! #KeepItGolden #SustainableRC

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed new and unforeseen pressures on all of us. Whether it’s trying to telework while the kids are screaming in another room, or dealing with financial insecurity, this new normal is taxing on our inner resources. The good news is, we are all in this together and we are resilient! Check out how you can build resiliency through daily habits that help bolster your spirit and strengthen your mental well-being. Choose one and try it out!

Chicken Marsala
serves 4


✔ 2 tbsp. oil, divided
✔ 4 (4-oz.) chicken breast
✔ 3/4 tsp. black pepper, divided
✔ 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, divided
✔ 1/4 cup onion, chopped
✔ 2 garlic cloves, chopped
✔ 1 (8-oz.) pack of mushrooms
✔ 4 thyme sprigs
✔ 1 tbsp. cornstarch slurry
✔ 2/3 cup unsalted chicken stock
✔ 2/3 cup Marsala wine
✔ 2 oz. heavy cream

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

Registration is currently open for virtual and outdoor in-person classes! Offering a variety of classes with everything from fitness to dance, to S.T.E.A.M class offerings, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

If you’re unable to make it out to one of our local parks, the City of Rancho Cucamonga's Community Services Department also offers plenty of virtual options for you to stay active at home. Visit for more information or simply click on the button below for a complete list of class offerings and enroll today!
Healthy RC Highlights
Youth Leader Tobacco Prevention for Parents, Youth, and Local Decision-Makers 
Youth Leaders designed and created impactful public awareness videos showcasing several components of addressing tobacco prevention among parents, youth, and local decision-makers. The City of Rancho Cucamonga was awarded $9,500 to create these videos through the amazing work that the Healthy RC Youth Leaders have done through their vape policy research. These videos were made as part of a partnership with San Bernardino Superintendent of Schools, where they will be used as a multi-media toolkit for school districts across the county. In the Parent Awareness Video, Youth Leaders offer advice for parents, reminding them to show empathy and concern if they find out that their child is using tobacco. Many times, youth are turning to tobacco because of a greater issue related to stress, anxiety, and mental health. Parents can help guide their children through the process of seeking appropriate resources.

In addition, Youth Leader Amoha Bhale also created a stop-motion TikTok video suggesting positive coping skills instead of turning to tobacco and vaping. In another Youth Engagement video, Youth Leaders and Rancho Cucamonga City Manager John Gillison shared how cultivating effective relationships with stakeholders plays a key role in building capacity and skills for youth in creating policy solutions on tobacco prevention. These resources will continue to be shared via social media, the City website, and the school community for the benefit of parents, youth, and school administrators.  

Are you interested in becoming a Healthy RC Youth Leader? The Healthy RC Youth Leaders program is still accepting applications from passionate students ages 12-17 to join the team during the 2021-2022 school year. Meetings are held twice a month on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you would like to help make Rancho Cucamonga the healthiest it can be, then Healthy RC Youth Leaders is for you! For more information, visit For inquiries, call 1-909-774-2044 or email
Recreation Interest Survey
What programs and events would you like to see in Rancho Cucamonga?

As the City of Rancho Cucamonga Community Services Department evaluates the future operations and programming needs of residents in our community, feedback from community members is crucial to ensure we are hitting the mark in the programs and services we provide.

The information gathered will help us develop a long-term strategy to create and support future recreation opportunities for all ages.

Click here to contribute to the future of recreation in Rancho Cucamonga by taking our survey.
The Rancho Cucamonga Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of a new service, the 24/7 Library. The 24/7 Library is filled with popular books and DVDs for all ages to borrow and is located at the RC Family Resource Center at 9791 Arrow Route.
Please join us on Wednesday, August 18th at 4:00 p.m. at the 24/7 Library for a special launch event including a City Council ribbon cutting, demonstrations of the 24/7 Library, library card registrations, and free giveaways while supplies last.

For more information about Rancho Cucamonga Public Library resources, please visit or call 1-909-477-2720.
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 celebrating 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.
Healthy RC presents the Healthy Mind and Body Resource Guide
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the Healthy RC Mental Health Subcommittee created a virtual series on Healthy Mind and Body during the month of May to respond to the urgent need for tailored resources and support for families facing overwhelming stress. 

Residents came together to listen and discuss with presenter Raymond Martinez, Holistic Health and Fitness Coach from Awareness Training, who gave health and wellness strategies on Stress and Emotional Eating, as well as Managing Diet and Lifestyle. His presentations focused on self-awareness, reflective journaling, and creating behavioral changes around food consumption and sleep that optimize your energy and create a sustainable framework for your lifestyle. Jared Valdez, a PhD candidate from Wholistic Health Collaborative, also presented for the Sleep and Mindfulness workshop and provided recommendations for improving sleep hygiene for optimal health.
One attendee shared, “Thank you so much. The resources at tonight’s event were really helpful, especially hearing others who have some of the same issues and being able to share in such a short amount of time.” 
For those who missed the series, you can tune in and watch them or view the presentation using the Healthy Mind and Body Resource Guide, which offers cooking recipes, book recommendations, and guided meditations, so you can put all the skills into practice!

To join Healthy RC's Mental Health Subcommittee or for any inquiries regarding its initiatives, email or call 1-909-774-2044.  
Helpful Resources
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!

To learn more, 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.
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Behind on your mortgage?
Have a landlord-tenant or mobile home issue?
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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