Steering Committee Newsletter
February 2021
Healthy RC Living

This Black History Month, we look to our past to help inform and build our future. Take the time to honor those who came before you and how they paved the way for a better tomorrow. When you can, practice energy efficiency to ensure a brighter, greener tomorrow for Californians everywhere! #BlackHistoryMonth #KeepItGolden #SustainableRC

Here are a few things you can do to get started:

  • Turn off non-essential lighting
  • Adjust your thermostat
  • Use timers for appliances
  • Do chores during the day
  • Charge devices overnight
Black History Month Challenge: Celebrating Black Authors

This year, the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library is celebrating Black authors and Black History Month with a reading challenge through Beanstack. Sign up today and journey through history with our community at

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.

Veggie Frittata
serves 4


  • 2 quarts boiling water
  • 1 pound thin asparagus
  • 1 cup sliced onions
  • ½ pound red peppers, sliced
  • 8 eggs
  • salt pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 scallions, white and green part, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup packed chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, cubed (optional)


  1. Snap off thick ends of asparagus. Cut into ½-inch pieces. Blanch in boiling water until bright green. Drain and refresh under cold water. Drain thoroughly.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Beat eggs with fork and season with salt and pepper.
  4. In large nonstick pan, heat oil over medium heat and add onions. Cover pan and cook 2-3 minutes until onions are tender.
  5. Add asparagus, peppers and chopped parsley to skillet and stir well. Spread evenly over bottom. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Pour in egg mixture. Eggs should cover vegetables. Add cream cheese cubes and scallions and increase heat to medium. Cover and cook until crust forms underneath, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Transfer pan to oven and bake uncovered, until firm, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from oven. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  8. Cut and serve.

Note: Grilled eggplant and low fat cream cheese may be added to increase fiber and protein. This is an excellent dish for brunch and can be accompanied with a spinach and walnut salad.

Have you ever noticed that if you eat something “unhealthy,” you don’t always feel at your best? It turns out, your diet has a huge impact on your entire body, including your mental health! Research has shown a direct relationship between the gut and the brain. In fact, eating has been proven to affect your mood and the way you function. When you don’t eat well, you don’t deal with life’s curveballs well, and your resilience can take a hit. Check out these tips to find out how healthy eating can boost your resilience!
Healthy RC Partner Highlight
Interested in harnessing the power of local data?

The City Health Dashboard is a great tool that makes using local data easy! Its new video series explains why and how to use the tools and resources offered on the Dashboard. Each video follows a fictional character as they use the Dashboard to move from data to action in their community.

In this video, a community coalition leader named Donna explores the City Health Dashboard’s data and demographic breakdowns in order to better understand equitable access to healthy foods across the town’s neighborhoods.

Hop on the Dashboard and explore Rancho Cucamonga's health data today!
Healthy RC Celebrates National Day of Racial Healing
On Tuesday, January 19th, Healthy RC’s Compassionate Community Subcommittee participated in the National Day of Racial Healing. This annual event provides a venue for contemplation that fosters racial healing and unites communities across the country to advance the work in racial equity and social justice. Hosted and launched by W.K. Kellogg Foundation in 2017, it aims to bring all people together in their common humanity and inspire collective action to create a more just and equitable world. Over ten Compassionate Community Subcommittee members represented the City of Rancho Cucamonga in the live event, hoping to learn from and be inspired by other communities, as we continue our own efforts to accomplish those very same objectives in our city.

Prominent celebrities such as John Legend, Yara Shahidi, Hasan Minhaj, Padma Lakshmi, and Camila Cabello participated in crucial discussions. They emphasized that this important work truly starts at the local level and in the very hearts of our own neighborhoods. They encouraged everyone to remain actively involved, continue the conversations, and engage with local leaders to advocate for reform where needed. The City of Rancho Cucamonga was joined by many other communities and organizations across the country working towards these common goals (see photo of event map). Healthy RC’s Compassionate Community Subcommittee is currently developing a workplan that tackles some of these issues. The workplan specifically considers and prioritizes the community feedback received from the focus groups of the recently concluded Building a Path to Unity symposium last November. 

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.
Healthy RC Hosts Training on Teen Mental Health First Aid
On Friday, January 29th, Healthy RC provided its community partners and stakeholders with a free training opportunity that prepares them to support teen mental health challenges. Over 20 Healthy RC community partners from various Healthy RC programs and subcommittees including the Youth Leaders, the Mental Health Subcommittee, and the Compassionate Community Subcommittee, participated in this 4.5-hour training. Dr. Teresa Etheridge from the Humanity Center 4 Change facilitated the training using the Youth Mental Health First Aid USA curriculum from the National Council for Behavioral Health. As a Mental Health First Aider, those who participated are now prepared to understand, identify, and respond to young people experiencing mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and substance use disorders. Even though a Mental Health First Aid training does not teach someone to be a therapist, it teaches and equips them with the right tools and knowledge to provide initial help until appropriate professional resources are available. For many, this initial support can be a game-changer. With this certification, these Healthy RC community partners are also now part of a nationwide network of caring people making a difference in teen mental health and their communities nationwide! 
To join Healthy RC's Mental Health Subcommittee or for any inquiries regarding its initiatives, email or call 1-909-774-2044.
Helpful Resources
The City of Rancho Cucamonga is now a certified LEED Silver City!
Did you know that the City of Rancho Cucamonga has recently earned a Silver Certification in the 2020 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Cities and Communities Program? Rancho Cucamonga is one of the first cities in California to earn this prestigious designation! One of our areas of strength is land use, as demonstrated by our efforts in the General Plan Update, the ARTE Multi-family Building, and the Etiwanda Heights Neighborhood & Conservation Plan.
The City is honored and very excited to officially become a part of this global network of cities and communities implementing responsible and sustainable strategies to improve quality of life. For inquiries, email or call 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